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January Update

The best way to describe January is WET!

While its been good for growing grass – the flip side is a lot of work mowing and keeping the course presentable.

We have decide to undertake a program of laying couch turf around some of the greens in an attempt to improve the approach to the greens .

Beginning in December 2021 around 100sqm of couch has been laid around the 6th and partially around the 1st, 8th and 9th.

Scores for January

NOVEMBER UPDATE

The 2021 season will “officially” conclude with “Closing Day” on Sunday 5th December, with a “2 Ball Ambrose” starting 8.30/9.00 followed by the club presentations from around 2pm and lunch.

The usual comps will continue throughout the summer, with the 2022 season beginning early March as per the soon to be published 2022 calendar.

Current Competition days as follows :-

  • Sunday – Men’s 18 holes, Stableford (unless notified differently) Tee-off 8.30/9.00.
  • Wednesday – VETS 9 Holes, Stableford (unless notified differently) Tee-off 8.30/9.00
  • Sunday/Thursday – Ladies 18 Holes, Stableford (unless notified differently) Tee-off 8.30/9.00
  • Friday – Chook Run – 9 Holes, Open to all, Tee-Off Currently 3.30, will become 4.30/5.00 with daylight savings. Can also be played throughout the week – Play your game, place cards – signed and verified by partner –  with $5.00 in an envelope and slide under the door.

Membership – As mentioned previously, the number of social golfers using our course – and paying Green Fees – seems to be growing every week, which is great for the golf club and the community.

The cost of Memberships for the remainder of the year (until 30 March) is currently reduced to $50.00/adult and will be reduced as the year progresses, so a GREAT TIME TO BECOME A MEMBER – fill in a membership form – and email it to admin@jinderagolfclub.com We can help you get a handicap (if you want) and join in our very social competition days – or simply play at your leisure without having to worry about green fees!

Pennant – The Mighty Jindera Golf Club took out the 2021 MDGA Pennant competition last Sunday the 21st Nov at Thurgoona. It was a hard fought affair against a very competitive Culcairn side where all games bar one went to the 17th and 18th holes before being decided.

Thanks go out to Steve Keshire and the MDGA (Murray Districts Golf Association) team for organising another great Pennant competition.

The competing clubs were :- Jindera (A/B), Culcairn (A/B), Holbrook, Howlong (A/B), Thurgoona (A/B) Corowa (A/B), Albury and MDGA All Stars.

Course Works – The grounds committee have been working hard over the past few weeks installing some “Couch” turf around some of the greens in a bid to encourage it to spread out to the fairways thereby improving the approach to the greens. Currently targeted are the 1st, 6th, 8th and 9th greens. We ask all players to treat the new work as “GUR” and please take care, as this is the start of on-going works in this area.

Working bee to install “couch” around the 1st,6th,8th and 9th greens
Winners are Grinners – Jindera 2021 Pennant winners
Left to Right –  Ash Paech, Craig McMillan, Aaron Melbourne, Trevor Freeman, Greg Allen (Capt) (Graham Moore and Bob Sheerans unavailable).

October Update

The end of the competition season is almost upon us, with the tournament being held on the 26th September and now mostly club comps running apart from the MDGA Pennant.The MDGA (Murray Districts Golf Association) Pennant is currently underway and will run until the 21st November when the “Final” will be played between the top two teams from “Pool A” and “Pool B”.

The Jindera teams are doing very well so far – after 3 rounds “Pool A” have won 3 out 3 and “Pool B” 2 out of 3 – Go The Dogs !

Round 3 of the Pennant was held at Jindera on the 24th Oct, with around 60 players competing. It was a great day, with the course looking a treat.

Current Competition days as follows :-

  • Sunday – Men’s 18 holes, Stableford (unless notified differently) Tee-off 8.30/9.00.
  • Wednesday – VETS 9 Holes, Stableford (unless notified differently) Tee-off 8.30/9.00
  • Sunday/Thursday – Ladies 18 Holes, Stableford (unless notified differently) Tee-off 8.30/9.00
  • Friday – Chook Run – 9 Holes, Open to all, Tee-Off Currently 3.30, will become 4.30/5.00 with daylight savings. Can also be played throughout the week – Play your game, place cards – signed and verified by partner –  with $5.00 in an envelope and slide under the door.

FINALLY, the new fairway mower has arrived and been given a workout by chief pilot David Briggs. Our apologies for the inconsistency of the fairways over the past few months, however things will be back to normal very soon – hopefully!

Membership – As mentioned previously, the number of social golfers using our course – and paying Green Fees – seems to be growing every week, which is great for the golf club and the community.

The cost of Memberships for the remainder of the year (until 30 March) is currently reduced to $60.00/adult and will be reduced as the year progresses, so a GREAT TIME TO BECOME A MEMBER – fill in a membership form – and email it to admin@jinderagolfclub.com We can help you get a handicap (if you want) and join in our very social competition days – or simply play at your leisure without having to worry about green fees!

Junior Golf

The final clinic will be on Sunday 31st October with a shortened game and modified rules.

Thanks to Cameron Odewahn for the time he has put into the kids in somewhat difficult circumstances with the dreaded COVID situation.

Cutting up the fallen tree on the 8th fairway

Dave Briggs with New Mower – 2nd Nov 2021

September Update

September has seen a number of COVID related interruptions to our golf program, including challenges to course maintenance and our Tournament, which is FINALLY on Sunday the 26th September.

Tournament Running Sheet Handout and Local Rules

August Update

Junior Golf kicked-off on Sunday 8th August at 10.00am with around 12 kids learning the basics of golf under the expert tutelage of Cameron Odewahn. The following Sunday however was cancelled due to the new Covid restrictions brought in by the NSW government on Saturday 14th Aug. This was unfortunate as we had around 22 kids registered with a lot interest being shown by the community. The program will continue when Covid rules allow.

Jindera Golf and COVID

Given the new covid restrictions applicable to regional NSW, The advice from Golf NSW – see below – is that usual club golf may continue provided that –

  • Groups are a maximum of two players (unless they are from the same household)
  • Usual Covid restrictions are observed (5km travel limit, social distancing, Masks, Covid check-in etc)

Consequently, our usual comps. will still be on as per the following advice from golf nsw, bearing in mind that the groups must only be in pairs and that all players wear masks where required.

COVID -19: NSW Latest & FAQ’s

  • Published By Golf NSW
  • Last Updated: August 14, 2021

STAY AT HOME RULES

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and due to the risks associated with an increasing number of venues and transmissions which have occurred, the strict stay-at-home rules that were applicable to ALL of Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour have now been extended to all of regional NSW, from 5pm Saturday 14 August.

Other than in the areas of concern, people will only be able to leave home for one of the following four reasons:

  •  Shopping for food or other essential goods and services
  • Medical care or compassionate needs
  • Exercise outdoors in groups of a maximum of two (unless players are from the same household) within your own Local Government Area (LGA) OR if outside your LGA it must be within 10km of where you live (5kms from Monday 16 August))
  • Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home

JULY UPDATE

July has seen some very challenging weather for both playing golf and also for the grounds committee in trying to maintain the course.

Our annual tournament slated for the weekend of 24/25 July has been a casualty of the continued run of bad weather, exacerbated by Covid lockdown restrictions on victorian golfers.

The tournament has now been moved to the weekend of 25/26th September where we hope that the weather and Covid restrictions will align for a successful day.

JUNIOR GOLF

We will be running a junior golf clinic on Sundays beginning on the 8th August and finishing with a mini tournament on the 26th September. The clinics will run for around one hour and start either before or after the usual Sunday competition.

The age group is 6 to 14, there is no cost and membership of the golf club is not required.

The following is the current timetable :-

Age :- 6 to 14 Male/Female

Cost :- No Charge

Own Clubs:– Not Essential

Coach:- Cameron Odewahn (GofNSW Accredited Golf Coach)

DateStartFinishProgram
Sun 8th Aug10.00am11.00/11.30Grade kids – develop skills program to suit graded groups
Sun 15th Aug10.00am11.00/11.30TBA
Sun 22nd Aug10.00am11.00/1130TBA
Sun 29th Aug10.00am11.00/11.30TBA
Break   
Sun 12th Sept1.30pm2.30/3.00TBA
Sun 19th Sept1.30pm2.30/3.00TBA
Sun 26th Sept1.30pm2.30/3.00Competition/Tournament finish with BBQ, Trophies

For those interested in attending, please respond by email with the following information :-

Childs Name

Age

Golf experience – eg. Never/rarely, occasionally, regular

 admin@jinderagolfclub.com with “Junior Golf” in the subject line.

JUNE UPDATE

Our major raffle, in aid of purchasing a new fairway mower was drawn on Sunday the 13th June following the comp.

Results as follows :-

Winner – Jodi McFadyen         –           $500.00 Voucher from IGA.

Second – Brook Mathewson    –           $250.00 Voucher from Jindera Butcher.

Third – Wade Delaney            –           $150.00 Voucher from Jindera Vet.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who sold and bought tickets.

Scores for June

MAY UPDATE

Highlites of May include the Golf NSW/MDGA sponsored round 2 of the “Juniors on The Move” tournament held at Jindera on 16th May and our annual charity day on the 30th May which raised $714.00 for breast cancer awareness.

Both GolfNSW and the Murray Districts Golf Association (MDGA) are great supporters of the Jindera Golf Club where we have been fortunate in receiving grants from both associations to the value of $1,100.00 from MDGA towards the promotion of junior golf, cost of purchasing a new computer and accounting software and $10,000.00 from the GolfNSW “Foundation Grants” towards the cost of a new fairway mower. It goes without saying that all help for volunteer golf courses is always greatly appreciated.

For full May results click on the following link.

Juniors On The Move – (JOM)

This is a GolfNSW initiative, in conjunction with Murray District Golf Association – (MDGA) – to which we are affiliated to promote junior golf in our region and greater NSW.

It is a junior tournament aimed at involving kids in sport – golf – with a number of rounds throughout the year hosted by various clubs in NSW – Jindera hosted round 2 on Sunday 16th May.

It was a tremendous day, with Cade Webb (GolfNSW regional manager) setting up an electronic swing analyser which the junior players and many of our normal Sunday comp players tried out. It tracks real time ball trajectory, spin, speed and other data which was displayed on the clubs outdoor scores presentation screen.

Thanks go to Rawinia Smithenbecker and Dave Gray from Jindera for organising the food and BBQ and Cameron Odewahn for conducting a coaching clinic at Jindera prior to the event.

Special mention to Our own Bonnie McMillan for winning the ladies longest drive.

Stayed tuned for further developments regarding junior golf …

For full report from Cade Webb and results click on the following link.

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

This was a 2 Ball Ambrose organised by our ladies captain Rawinia Smithenbecker and saw 24 players enjoy a wonderful day of golf whilst also raising $714.00 for Breast Cancer Awareness.

With the temperature hovering around zero degrees at tee-off, players were well rewarded with a beautiful sunny day, great BBQ lunch and plenty of prizes.

April Results

SUNDAY COMP

28/3/2021 – Stableford – Winner

4/4/2021 – Par Event – Winner

11/4/2021 – Stroke – Club Championships 1st Round – 18 players – Winner D.Klein (net 69), R/up B.Sheerans (net 71)

NameHcapDly HcapGrs ScoreNet Score
Daryl Klein18.719.08869.0Winner
Bob Sheerran19.920.09171.0Runnerup
Trevor Freeman22.723.09572.0Ball
John Metcalf1010.08272.0Ball
Greg Allen15.916.08973.0Ball
Ron Smithenbecker11.312.08674.0Ball
Ash Paech13.714.08975.0Ball
aaron melbourne24.125.010176.0Ball
Frank Carmody28.830.010676.0
David Briggs25.426.010276.0
Dave Webb28.129.010576.0
Graeme Schilg12.613.09077.0
chris Larkin22.223.010178.0
Craig McMillan66.08680.0
Dave gray21.522.010381.0
Frank Shannon20.221.0NCR0.0
Don Singleton3031.0NCR0.0

18/4/2021 – Stableford – 11 players – Winner Ron Smithenbecker (cb) 38 points, R/Up R.Gueho 38 points

NameGA HcapDly HcpNet Score
Ron Smithenbecker11.212.0381st cb
Russell Gueho2122.0382nd
David Webb29.330.036Ball
Trevor Freeman2223.035Ball
Frank Shannon20.421.035Ball
David Briggs25.226.034Ball
Daryl Klein18.119.033Ball/NTP
Stuart Millar19.820.032
Aaron Melbourne24.125.031
Don Singleton3031.028
Pat Maling25.827.024

25/4/2021 – Stableford – 12 Players – Winner B.Polkinghorn 38 Points, R/Up F.Shannon 36 Points

NameGA HcapDly HcpNet Score
Brenton Polkinghorne17.318.038
Frank Shannon20.421.036
Bob Sheeran20.121.035
Dave Briggs24.926.035
Pat Maling25.827.033
Craig Mcmillan66.030
Ash Paech13.714.030
Dave Webb27.528.029
Don singleton3031.028
Daryl Klein18.719.026
Stuart Millar20.221.025
Ron Smithebecker1111.025

VETS COMP

March Competitions

SUNDAY 14TH MARCH – ROUND 1 OF MONTHLY MEDAL

First round of the Monthly Medal “Stroke” event was held on the 14th March with 14 players competing for the coveted medal. The weather was kind to us again and the course in great shape.

Results :-

Winner – Stuart Millar Net 69

Runner-Up – Rawinia Smithenbecker Net 70

Balls – T.Freeman 74, F.Carmody 75, F.Shannon 76, B.Polkinghorn 77, D.Kein 77

Scores:-

NameHcapStrokeNet Score
Stuart Millar208969
Rawinia Smithenbecker168670
Trevor Freeman239774
Frank Carmody3010575
Frank Shannon209676
Daryl Klein199677
Brendan Polkinghorne189577
Bob Sheeran209878
John Metcalf108878
Ron Smithenbecker139279
Craig McMillan69084
David Webb2511287
Meme Smith5514792
Aaron Melbourne23ncr

SUNDAY 21ST MARCH – WASHOUT

“VETS” SEASON 2021 OPEN DAY WEDNESDAY 10TH MARCH

The “Vets” season 2021 kicked off on Wedneday morning with 15 players, playing 9 holes and “3 Ball Ambrose”.

The morning was enjoyed by all, with a fine autumn day followed by BBQ lunch.

Results –

Winner’s. F Carmody, G Miller, J Haderle   27.75

Runners up – D Castles, M Dickson, D Webb 29.75.

OPEN DAY SEASON 2021 SUNDAY MARCH 7th

The Open Day for season 2021 was “Kicked-off” with a mixed and mens “2 Ball Ambrose” and a total of 48 players. It was a great day with perfect weather and the course in very good condition – thanks to the dedicated “Grounds Committee” and volunteers. Thanks also to the “Match Committee” for a well run day and the ladies for a wonderful lunch.

Winner and Runners up prizes were kindly donated by IGA Jindera.

NTP and Straightest Drive vouchers supplied by Drummond Golf.

Next Sunday – 14th March – is the first round of the Monthly Medal.

Results :-

Mens Winners – Ash Paach and Pat Maling,

Runners up – Frank Carmody and Bob Sheerans

Mixed Winners – Daryl Klein and Mihi Smith

Runners Up – Aaron Melbourne and Virginia Ebert

Straightest Drive – Ron Smithenbecker

NTP – Not Claimed

Balls – Ron and Rawinia Smithenbecker, Trevor Freeman and Mark Dickson, Steve Keshire and Greg Kent, Dave Briggs and Brenton Polkinghorn, Simon Cossor and Phil Manwarring

Scores :

NameHcap HcapComb HcapNet Score
A.Paech15P.Maling2710.563.5
M.Smith54D.Klein1918.2563.75
B.Sheerans20F.Carmody3012.564.5
D.Briggs26B.Polkinghorne181165
V. Ebert34A.Melbourne2314.2565.75
R.Smithenbecker17R.Smithenbecker127.2566.75
P.Manwarring28S.Cossor1711.2566.75
G.Kent16S.Kishere3913.7567.25
R.McMillan29C.McMillan68.7567.25
T.Freeman23M. Dickson2712.567.5
S.Millar21J.Metcalf107.7568.25
F. Shannon20D.Webb2511.2568.75
T.McGrath36K.Barton361869
D Castles18B.Castles2911.7570.5
G.Moss12G.Broad156.7571.25
H.Chaston34P.Chaston3617.573.5
J.Dent16S.Pantony188.575.5
B.Day19R.Inglewood2811.7581.25

LADIES COMPETITION

11/3/2021 – Stableford – Opening Day – Winner:- Heather Chaston (38pts), R/Up Mihi Smith (33pts)

18/3/2021 – Stableford – Winner:- Rawinia Smithenbecker (36pts), R/up Elizabeth Heir (31pts)

21/3/2021 – 3 Club Stableford 9 Holes – Winner:- Heather Chaston (15pts), R/UP Rawinia Smithenbecker (14pts)

1/4/2021 – Stableford – Winner:- Judy Gehrig (30pts), R/up Elizabeth Heir (24pts)