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June Update

The wet and cold weather hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of golfers, with good numbers at all competitions braving the elements to date.

“Monthly Medal” winners to date include – March – David Gray, April – Rhett Prescott, May – Robin (Strop) Weldon, June – Greg Preston.

The July Monthly Medal and 4th round of the club championships will  be held 3rd July.

AND, don’t forget, we are now running a “9 Hole” comp in conjunction with the normal 18 hole Sunday comp for those who only wish to play 9 holes – handicap is not required and scores will go towards getting a handicap. Tee times follow the usual Sunday comp.

Friday Chook Run is still running, although tee time is now 3.00/3.15 in order to beat the dark. You can also play earlier in the week if you wish, just find a partner, play your round and place card and $5.00 under the door.

In the meantime, current comps are as follows :-

  • Sunday – Men’s 18/9 holes, event according to calendar on website Tee-off 8.30/9.00. (11.30/12.00 from June)
  • Wednesday – VETS 9 Holes, Stableford (unless notified differently) Tee-off 8.30/9.00
  • Friday – Chook Run – 9 Holes, Open to all, Tee-Off Currently 3.00/3.15, 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.

Season 2022 membership renewals heave been sent out, with GST added to the cost of memberships this year, bringing the cost of adult memberships to $110.00 (incldg GST) and $33.00 (incldg GST) for juniors. Please support your community golf club and renew your membership via the payment details on the invoice.

May Update

The weather continues to be kind to us in terms of providing the ideal environment for growing grass, with the course in tiptop condition thanks to our dedicated and hardworking grounds committee.

Our trustee fairway mower however is not travelling all that well and … has died. This has left us in a bit of a dilemma, having to scramble to raise funds for a replacement – a new Kubota 72” cut diesel mower has now been ordered, at a cost of around $23,000.00 (ouch! I hear you say)

Fortunately we have been successful in securing a grant of $10,000.00 from “Golf NSW” and are also currently running a raffle to help cover the balance.

Tickets $5.00 each – 1st prize $500.00 IGA vouchers, 2nd $250.00 butcher, 3rd $100.00 vet clinic.

Draw late June, tickets are available at most businesses in Jindera, and all support is greatly appreciated.

Junior Golf

Jindera golf club hosted a round of the Golf NSW “Juniors On The Move” tournament on Sunday 16th May. This is a great initiative organised by Cade Webb of Golf NSW and the Murray Districts Golf Association (MDGA).

There were around 20 juniors from the district competing at various levels and a great day was had by all.

Congratulations to our own Bonnie McMillan for taking out the girls longest drive.

Cameron Odewahn (Accredited Coach) ran a coaching clinic for around 12 local kids leading up to the event and we are hopeful of providing more clinics further down the track.

Cameron Odewahn putting some budding champions through their paces

April Update

Things have been fairly steady at “Royal Jindera” over the past month, with plenty of work being carried out around the course and all comps running well with good numbers.

The main Sunday comp has seen two monthly medal winners to date – David Gray winning the March medal with a “Net” score of 66 and Rhett Prescott taking out the April medal with a fine score of “Net” 62.

The club championships are also underway with two rounds currently completed.

Also, we are now running a “9 Hole” comp in conjunction with the normal 18 hole Sunday comp for those who only wish to play 9 holes – handicap is not required and scores will go towards getting a handicap. Tee times 8.30/9.00.

Friday Chook Run is still running, although with earlier tee-off of 3.00/4.00 pm. You can also play earlier in the week if you wish, just find a partner, play your round and place card and $5.00 under the door.

In the meantime, current comps are as follows :-

  • Sunday – Men’s 18/9 holes, event according to calendar on website Tee-off 8.30/9.00. (11.00/12.00 from June)
  • Wednesday – VETS 9 Holes, Stableford (unless notified differently) Tee-off 8.30/9.00
  • Friday – Chook Run – 9 Holes, Open to all, Tee-Off Currently 3.00/4.00, 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.

Season 2022 membership renewals heave been sent out, with GST added to the cost of memberships this year, bringing the cost of adult memberships to $110.00 (incldg GST) and $33.00 (incldg GST) for juniors.

Please support your community golf club and renew your membership via the payment details on the invoice.

The Kimpton family enjoying a day at the course

Scores

March Update

The 2022 season proper officially began with our “Open Day” on Sunday 6th March.

 It was a “2 Ball Ambrose” with mixed and mens sections and was a great day with 50 players enjoying the wonderful weather and well maintained course – not to mention the fantastic lunch served up by the ladies.

Results –

MixedWinners – Jack and Lucy Kimpton, Runners Up – Ros McMillan and Brendan Wilson

Mens  –  Winners –  Bob Sheerans and Chris Larkin, Runners Up – Graeme Schilg and Phil Manwarring

                 Third       –  Angus and Sam McEachern, Fourth – Ash and Harvey Paech

Nearest the Line 1/10th – Mixed – Elizabeth Heir, Mens – Tony Corrin

Nearest the Pin – Brentan Polkinghorn

Scores

February Update

Rain and More Rain – Flooding creek and growing grass! Pretty well sums up February.

We also purchased another 30sqm of couch turf to put around the 9th green so as to minimise the impact of rain washing away sand from the existing turf.

The course is looking a picture even though a lot effort is reuired keeping the grass under control.

Scores for Februray

DECEMBER UPDATE

Not much happening competition wise at the course. Ladies and Vets comps in recess until new year. Sunday comp and Friday chook run (tee-off 4.30/5.00) still running.

Also plenty of mowing (with new mower) and top dressing of new turf surrounding selected greens.

To all members and visitors have a happy xmas and prosperous new year.

Grounds committee co-ordinator David Briggs on the new Kubota mower.

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