This week at Clovelly – 21st July 2014

Newsletter 370 – Damian Wrigley – Golf Director

British Open

I think I speak for the majority of us when I say that a great deal of this week’s excitement is focused on the Open Championship.

This year it is being played at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club. The conditions have been very favourable to the players over the first three rounds.

Rory McIlroy is looking very solid and has posted three superb rounds to go into the final round 6 shots clear of Rickie Fowler.

I am very excited to see who will lift the Claret Jug at the end of today’s play.

Ladies Section


On Tuesday the Ladies Section had their annual Christmas in July golfing event.

This is always a very popular day as the Ladies Section go out of their way to make it a special day for all. The competition format for the girls was a four ball alliance with 2 scores to count.

This event is different in that all the ladies playing in the day got a prize. The winning score was rather remarkable.Pictured above are Pat Quill, Birdie Jenkinson, Debbie Armstrong & Tegan Childs were convincing winners on 97 points.

Runners-up Dawn English, Helen Bowes, Merle Christian and Helen Barrett.

Runners-up Dawn English, Helen Bowes, Merle Christian and Helen Barrett.

Flowers for Denise Benning, and Pat Scagell from Lady Captain, Marnie Wolmarans.

Flowers for Denise Benning, and Pat Scagell from Lady Captain, Marnie Wolmarans.

Christmas in July Lunch


It’s all systems go here at the club today being Sunday, with groups in the morning, groups in the afternoon, a junior competition happening later and of course Carl’s ‘Christmas in July’ luncheon.

It is great to see the full support of the members with over 100 people booked for lunch.

Future Champions

Some of the juniors who played golf on Sunday.

Some of the juniors who played golf on Sunday.

Hout Bay Golf Club

We had the Hout Bay Golf Club enjoying our course on Sunday.

A big thank you must go out to Richard Gold for his continued support of the club and for returning each and every year with his group of players.

This year there were 50 players in the field all enjoying this fine winter’s day.

Driving Range Ball Collector

Some good news for the driving range is that the replacement vehicle that is used to collect the driving range balls has been ordered.

I would like to thank all of you who frequent the range for your support and understanding over this period.

There has been an extra bit of pressure to keep the balls circulated fast enough with them being collected manually.

Well done to the range staff for their extra efforts and also to those caddies who have given a helping hand.

WP Clovelly Foursomes

As we are playing host venue to the Western Province Clovelly Foursomes on Sunday the 27th July, you as members will be given reciprocity at a number of clubs in the Cape region.

If you wish to play golf elsewhere please call the bookings office on 021 784 2100 if you wish to be assisted in acquiring a club’s telephone number.

Spur Restaurant discount

If you are a Spur Restaurant fan I have some good news for you. I was approached by the African Spirit group a few weeks back who were very interested in helping me in the sponsoring of events here at the club.

We are very happy with what they have put on the table but there is a little extra for you the member.

If you eat out at the Golden River Spur and show them your Clovelly Country Club membership card, you will receive 10% off your bill.

This Weeks Results

Tuesday 15th July 2014
Alliance 2 scores to count
1stDebbie Armstrong, Tegan Childs, Pat Quill & Birdie Jenkinson97
2ndHelen Bowes, Helen Barrett, Merle Christian & Dawn English91
Wednesday 16th July 2014
4BBB Stableford
1stDavid Rolfe & Stuart Don46
2ndTed Parlabean & Bruce Boaden46
3rdTony Karmis & Swinger45
4thPeter Motale & Abner Skwambane44
5thIan McPherson & John Spyker44
Saturday 19th July 2014
Single Stableford (am)
1stJapie Lubbe43
2ndBilly Radloff42
3rdJason Wilmans40
4thGerald van Heerden39
5thRichard Goveia39
6thWendy Warrington38
7thStuart Don38
Single Stableford (pm)
1stRon Dunn41
2ndBrent Kleve41
3rdWizz Good38
4thGerry Sweetnam37
5thGeorgie Bowes36

Friday Night Draw

The name pulled last Friday was Andrew Mlangeni. Unfortunately Andrew was not present! The draw now stands at R3 400.