Newsletter 469 – 13 June 2016

Progress at the Range

There has been action on the driving range as we have started with the construction of four additional greens, as part of our future vision for the driving range. We are creating a mini 9 hole mashie course for members and guests to come and experience the game. This mashie course will also serve as a training ground for future golfers. Our junior numbers have grown to a whopping 108 in total. Michell Golf, through their regular junior programmes, has increased our numbers by 38 in just this last year alone. David Matthews’ involvement in the local schools and his extreme passion for kid’s golf has also added great value to the programme.

Our tireless Greens Staff, working on the new greens at the Range.

Our tireless Greens Staff, working on the new greens at the Range.

Benny Manuel

One of our senior members, Mr Benny Manuel, turned 76 last week Sunday. Benny has been a member of the club for over 33 years now and this particular birthday was extra special for him as he managed to score his age of 76, just four shots over par. For those of you who do not know Benny, he is very competitive and plays a consistent game of golf off his 13 handicap. Benny often has something to say about his game after his round but on this occasion he was all smiles! Well done Benny, a fantastic round of golf and a wonderful achievement!

A happy Benny Manuel, after scoring 76 on his birthday.

A happy Benny Manuel, after scoring 76 on his birthday.

Special Offers at Clovelly

It is getting closer to Father’s Day and there are special offers to be taken advantage of. The Pro Shop are offering 25 % off all eye wear and Taylormade are offering a chance to win R 10 000 or a year’s supply of golf balls, by simply purchasing a sleeve of their balls. Michell Golf is offering a chance for you and two of your friends to play 18 holes of golf with a golf professional. The cost per person is R 640 and is well worth it as it includes 1 x 30 minute lesson voucher per person, 1 x video swing analysis per person and a report on your course performance. Carl is also offering a Father’s Day lunch at a superb price of R165 pp.

Barons of Tokai

On Wednesday we had our monthly Barons of Tokai sponsored day. This month’s format was a Betterball Stableford with a bonus and was won by Steven Dunn and Richard Goveia with 54 points. I would like to extend a massive thank you to Barons of Tokai for being such a proud and loyal sponsor of Clovelly Country Club for over 2 years now. The Principal Dealer, Sharlene van Dijk, and New Vehicle Sales Manager, Riyaaz Slarmie, have been extremely supportive of the club. This has been largely influenced by the number of members who have in turn shown their support by using Barons of Tokai as their preferred VW dealership. Please feel free to let the club know if there is anything that Barons of Tokai can do for you. We also welcome any emails to express thanks. Please send them to email me and I will pass them on to Sharlene.

Our member, Neil van Tonder, checking out the new Polo Sedan.

Our member, Neil van Tonder, checking out the new Polo Sedan.

Steven Dunn and Richard Goveia; Wednesday's winners!

Steven Dunn and Richard Goveia; Wednesday’s winners!

Reciprocity for Steenberg

The golf course experienced a slight growth in green fee revenue for the month of May year to date and our winter specials have been well received by the local golfing community. The club has entered into a reciprocal agreement with Steenberg and we will be offering them certain times until the end of September. Their Chairman is extremely grateful and extends his thanks to the members of Clovelly. Steenberg has informed us that Clovelly members will be extended a much reduced rate to play on their newly sodded green next year. I wish them every bit of success and hope that things go smoothly for them. Their members have had a tough experience and it’s important that we are there for them through this time.

In closing I would like to thank you all for making Clovelly Country Club such a special place. The regular reports that I receive about how welcoming we are as a club make me feel incredibly proud to be given the wonderful opportunity to serve you all.

This Week’s Results

Tuesday 7 June 2018
LGU Medal & Putting
~ Silver ~
1stGill Briggs71
2ndSharon Guild75
3rdKaren Kent76
~ Bronze ~
1stSandy Terry69
2ndMerle Christian72
3rdJune Harrison72
Wednesday 8 June 2016
Betterball Stableford with a Bonus
1stRichard Goveia & Steven Dunn54
2ndPhil Mason & Brian Michell50
3rdMike Tiffin & Clive Mildenhall48
4thTheuns Botha & Mike Muller48
5thMitch Higgins & John Barbe48
6thGary Jolley & Bart Mclea46
Saturday 11 June 2016
Betterball & Combined Stableford
~ AM ~
1stMark Bezencon & Neil Fraser69
2ndSharon Hutchison & Wayne Bosman61
3rdBarry Price & Chris Turner57
4thMark Retief & Peter Williams56
5thAlan Jackson & Malcolm Shaw56
~ PM ~
1stPeter Marais & Arthur Hanslo61
2ndTheuns Botha & Richard Gold58
3rdGareth Scott & Steven Dunn57
4thErl Hvidsten & Greg Daly57
5thAnthony Kent & Karen Kent56

Friday Night Draws

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LM&A Draw

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The name drawn for the LM&A draw was Wesley Blackmore.    Sadly Wesley was not present.    The next draw will be for R5 400

Evergreen Draw

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The name drawn for the Evergreen draw was Garth Richards.    Sadly Garth was not present!    This draw remains at R5 000.

Golden River Spur Offer

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