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

October Update

The rain continues ….. however our course is still holding up well, such that we are the only club who has been able to host “Pennant” so far this year. The first round of pennant was hosted by Jindera on Sunday 9th October where 40 players took to the field in glorious sunshine (True), with both Jindera teams bringing home the chocolates.

Jindera A defeated Corowa and Jindera B defeated Holbrook.

The two rounds following – on the 16th and 23rd October at Albury and Culcairn respectively – were cancelled due to weather and/or poor course conditions.

The inclement weather has also caused delays with our irrigation upgrade, with marking of the course, trenching and tank installation tasks being delayed. Hopefully as things dry out we will see some action soon.

The “9-Hole” Comp is still running in conjunction the normal 18-hole Sunday comp and provides a great opportunity for those looking for an entry level into competition golf. Ideal for juniors …

The Friday night “Chook Run” is now running on Daylight Savings times, with tee-offs between 4 and 5 pm.

Our “Closing Day” men’s and mixed 2 Ball Ambrose was held on Sunday 2nd October, with 34 players enjoying a great day. Thanks again to the ladies for their “First Class” catering and everyone who helped in getting the course great condition.

Results as Follows :-

Mixed – Winners Rawinia Smithenbecker and Jake Sanders (70.25), Runners-Up Lucy and Jack Kimpton (71.5).  Balls – Julie and Julian Hayes (72.5). Daryl Klein and Mihi Smith (74.5), Ken Garfield and Elizabeth Heir (76)

Men’s –   Winners Stuart Millar and Dennis Lord (63.75), Runners-up Noah Wilson and Ethan Smead (67.0)   Balls – Rob Weldon and Simon Cossor (67.25), Neville Winter and Bob Sheerans (67.75), Frank Carmody and  Alex Vette (71.25), Ash and Harvey Paech (72), Trevor Freeman and Nev Brand (72),        Paul Spencer and Justin Dickson (70.25)

NTP –     Lucy Kimpton (7th), Julian Hayes (7th), Frank Carmody (3rd), Ethan Smead (7th,3rd)

Trophy Presentation Day 2022

Was held at the clubhouse on Friday 28th following the chook run.

LADIES

Scratch/Club Champion – Rawinia Smithenbecker

Handicap –  Mihi Smith

Match Play – Mihi Smith

Medal Of Medals – Rawinia Smithenbecker

Most Improved – Mihi Smith

Eclectic – Lucy Kimpton

MEN”S

A Grade Scratch/Club Champion – Craig McMillan

A-Grade Handicap – Greg Allen

B Grade Scratch – Greg Preston, Handicap – Chris Larkin

C Grade Scratch – Rhett Prescott, Handicap – Robin Weldon

“Col Rainbow Match Play” – Simon Cossor

Medal Of Medals – Robin Weldon

Water covering 9th/18th tees – with 6th tee in background on other side of creek

September Update

Our course is holding up well given the amount of rain we have had, with some of the major courses in the area having to close at times due to being saturated.

The September “Monthly Medal” winner was Chris Larkin.

The “Medal Of Medals” competition – which is where all previous winners of the monthly medal play off for the coveted title of “Medal of Medals Champion” – was held on Sunday 18th and won by Robin (Strop) Weldon. Congratulations to all those who participated.

The “9-Hole” Comp is still running in conjunction the normal 18-hole Sunday comp and provides a great opportunity for those looking for an entry level into competition golf. Ideal for juniors …

The Friday night “Chook Run” will revert to a 4.00/4.30 start when daylight savings starts in October.

Work on the irrigation upgrade will start around late October, early November depending on when the 220kl water tank arrives, this will be followed by trenching and installation of pipe-works.

This will involve some closing of the course for periods of time.

Our annual Tournament was held on Sunday 11th September. The “2 Ball Ambrose” mens and mixed unfortunately had to be cancelled due to flooding on the course.

The men’s event on Sunday however was a great day with 45 players enjoying a great day of golf.

Thanks go to our generous sponsor in Daryl Klein of Jindera Veterinary Clinic, Craig McMillan our men’s captain and the match committee for organising the day, the ladies for another tremendous catering job and the grounds committee for ensuring the course was in great condition and the MDGA (Murray District Golf Association) for their sponsorship of prizes.

Major winners were –

A-Grade Scratch (and tournament champion) – Dave Porter (78 off 3), A-Grade Hcap Brendan Schneider (Net 70 off 10)

B-Grade Hcap (Stableford) – Winner Brendan Wilson (37 off 13), Runner-up Greg Gibbs (35 off 16)

C-Grade Hcap (stableford) – Winner Gray Spurr (39 off 28) (count back) to Runner Up Chris Larkins (39 off 23)

Best Junior – Noah Wilson

Plus numerous other prizes for best front/back nine, nearest to pin, straightest drive etc.

Upcoming Events –

Closing Day – (end of “calendard” competition season) will be on Sunday 2nd October and will be a Men’s and Mixed 2 Ball Ambrose, Tee Time 9.00/9.30 – registrations to Craig 0418966207 or admin email.

Presentation Day – will be on Sunday 9th October  beginning around 4.30 following completion of the first round of pennant matches being hosted by Jindera.

MDGA Pennant – From Sunday 9th Oct through to end of November.

Tournament prize winner Frank Carmody

August Update

Well, winter is just about done and dusted – according to the calendar anyway – however there is still plenty of wet weather golf to had yet ….

With spring arriving next week, the Sunday comp tee time will revert to 8.30/9.00 am start

“Monthly Medal” winners to date include – August – Men’s Greg Preston.

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 3.30/4.00 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.

Some VERY good news on the grant front – we have been fortunate enough to win a grant to upgrade our irrigation system, which will include the installation of a 220,000 litre colourbond tank, new electric pump, piping and sprinklers.

The grant was provided through the “Department of Responsible Gambling and Alcohol”, where a portion of taxes collected from the industry are reinvested to the community through grants.

We expect actual work on the course to begin around early November.

Our annual Tournament will be held on Saturday and Sunday, the 10th,11th of September.

Saturday is Mens, Ladies and Mixed 2 Ball Ambrose, whilst Sunday is an MDGA sponsored mens scratch and handicap event. Enquiries to “admin@jinderagolfclub.com”

This always a great day, cost for Saturdays 2 Ball Ambrose is $25.00/player including great prizes and BBQ lunch. Sunday is $35.00, with more great prizes and lunch. So if you are just looking for a fun day out, then grab a partner and register for Saturdays event. For the more serious golfers, Sundays men’s comp is also an MDGA points event.

The club has just purchased an electric golf cart for hire by members and visitors.

For bookings, contact us via email.

July Update

The weather gods have been a little kinder this month with the a few sunny days helping us to enjoy the picturesque surrounds of the Jindera Golf Club.

“Monthly Medal” winners to date include – July – Men’s Peter Penny, Ladies Lucy Kimpton.

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 3.00/3.30 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.

We ran a “KENO” 2 Ball Ambrose event on Sunday 18th July. “Keno” is a GolfNSW initiative which is a state wide competition where the winning pair in the Men’s, Ladies and mixed sections advance to `a semi final held at Deniliquin on the 30th October. The winners on that day then play in the – Expenses paid – final at Bonville (near Coffs Harbour) on the 4/7th December. It was a great day, with 24 players braving the cold wet weather. The winning pair to advance to Deniliquin was Simon Cossor and Robin (Strop) Weldon.

The ladies KENO event will be held  on Thursday 4th August, with the mixed on Sunday 7th August.

All enquiries to our email or ladies captain Rawinia Smithenbecker – 0400835401.

Our annual Tournament will be held on Saturday and Sunday, the 10th,11th of September. Saturday is Mens, Ladies and Mixed 2 Ball Ambrose, whilst Sunday is an MDGA sponsored mens scratch and handicap event.

So mark this date on your calendar – it is always a great weekend.

The club has just purchased an electric golf cart for hire by members and visitors.

For bookings, contact us via email.

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