At last, we had a few days break from the howling South Easter and some much needed rain.
The cooler weather and rainfall we experienced this week has benefited the course, and at the same time played nicely into Steven Webber, our Course Manager’s, plans for the week which included the installation of two new filters in our pump house. This meant that there was a high chance of the irrigation being offline for a few days and the cooler weather and rain meant that it all worked out perfectly.
The installation of the new filters was completed on Thursday afternoon. Next the pump house interior will be tidied up to finish off a well-managed project. Pictured above are some of our course staff putting the final touches on the filters while receiving some valuable training.
The sodding of the 6th green is now also fully complete, and is being grown in. The official opening date of the green will be announced soon but it is all looking positive and we are looking forward to experiencing the full bent grass green. It sure is looking beautiful, as you can see in the picture above!
Invitation from Tony Webb, of Fine & Country
We are very lucky to have been able to arrange the Yonayethu Artist Production House to entertain us on Friday 2 December. We are hoping that the weather plays its part and the performance will be on the patio under the Bedouin tent. At 6.30pm we are expecting a marimba band to play and after the weekly draw at 7.15pm we will have a performance from young dancers and musicians from Masiphumele.
The Yonayethu Artist Production House is a non-profit organisation and rely primarily on donations from the public.
We look forward to seeing you all at the club on Friday 2 December 2016
Damian Wrigley & Lauren Sobotker host their Pro-Am
While all this work was going on behind the scenes the golfing experience did not stop at the club!
The week started with a bang on Monday with Damian Wrigley and Lauren Sobotker hosting their very own Pro-Am. This formed part of their final year assessment for the PGA of South Africa. The day was well supported and was a great success.
After prize-giving some fun was had by all in a chipping contest from the artificial tee box on the deck down to the 18th green. Our very own Iglin Grobbelaar came out victorious with an awesome chip to within 1 foot of the hole.
Well done to Damian and Lauren on a great event!
Pictured above : Iglin Grobbelaar teeing off the deck and winners of the Pro-Am; Mike Muller, Renate Santo, Paul Barrett and the organisers, Damian Wrigley and Lauren Sobotker. Unfortunately Arnold Cloete, the fourth player, was not available for the photo.
On a sadder note, this will be the last golf day that Damian and Lauren host at Clovelly, as they have both left the Club. Damian has been offered an opportunity at Pearl Valley Golf Estate and Lauren will be taking a temporary break from golf, to gain administration experience at a health and safety company in Tiger Valley. We wish them both success and will miss them!
Clear Design & Michell Golf’s Final Competition of the Year
Dave Matthews would like to invite kids, parents and any other adults for their fun Pitch n’ Putt Competition taking place on Saturday, 3rd December. You can come at any level and will definitely have a great time! There will be boerewors rolls, drinks and a jumping castle, so the whole family can enjoy our beautiful Range.
The Turkey Trot
Our Ladies also capitalised on the good weather and hosted the annual Turkey Trot competition on Tuesday, 22 November. As usual, the day was fun and vibrant and was thoroughly enjoyed by the 50 ladies who took part.
The format for the day was an Individual Stableford, with everyone winning a prize, however Helen Bowes managed to top the table with a great score of 40 points.
Out on the course there were all sorts of prizes up for grabs; nearest the pins, longest putts and the “turkey” prize for hitting the ball in the water on the 4th hole. By the end of the day a total of 13 ladies had been caught by the tricky water hazard in front of the 4th green. What a great day and we look forward to the event again next year!
Farewell to Lyndsay
As we approach December it sadly means that Lyndsay’s final departure date also draws nearer.
We would like to invite all members to join us for a get together to say our thank yous and goodbyes. The evening will be on Monday, 12th December 2016 at 18h00 in the restaurant area. Please join us to celebrate the many years of service Lyndsay has given to the club we call home.
Pictured above are Jonathan Ackerman, Lyndsay Harrison and Raymond Ackerman, after her farewell lunch with them.
On a lighter note we would like to take the opportunity to wish our Chairman, Pat van Heerden, a belated happy birthday for last Wednesday. We wish you many more to come! We would also like to wish JJ Saayman, one of our vice-presidents, a happy 90th birthday for 21st November!
Chammy Cup Winners!
After months of battle, Peter Coetzee and Wally Smith took on Ronnie Basant and John Caine in the Chammy Cup Finals. Peter and Wally were fast out of the starting blocks and after 9 holes they were 3 up. Ronnie and John put up a tremendous fight on the back 9, but eventually lost their match 3 down to their very competitive opponents. Congratulations Peter and Wally!
Pictured above in the first image is Men’s Captain, Fred Fautley, with Peter Coetzee and Wally Smith. Peter and Wally are seen in the next image with their opponents, John Caine and Ronnie Basant.
The Spur Offer
Friday Night Draw
The name drawn for the first LM & A draw was Tina Davies.
Unfortunately Tina was not present!
The draw remains at R 10 000.
The name drawn for the second LM & A draw was Andrew Milne.
Unfortunately Andrew was not present!
The next draw will be for R 2 200.
The name drawn for the Evergreen draw was Peter Roos.
Unfortunately Peter was not present!
This draw remains at R 5 000.