This week at Clovelly – 24th November 2014

Newsletter 388 – Lyndsay Harrison – Assistant Manager

The week’s most talked about event was, I believe, the fire on the mountain above Fish Hoek which seemed ‘unputoutable’ as it lasted for 3 days.


It came across onto the Fish Hoek side on Wednesday about lunchtime and one helicopter began to fire-bomb it using one of our dams on the golf course as one supply of fresh water. On Thursday we had 3 helicopters fighting the blaze and on Friday 2 were flying.

I have been informed that there are a number of reasons they do not use sea water, one being that the spray created by the blades when picking up the water is sucked into the turbines of the machine and only military helicopters are built to withstand salt water.

Another reason is that the fynbos plants apparently do not thrive when doused with salt water. On’ googling’ this topic, I came across so many conflicting statements that I am now unsure of what is actually correct. So – does it really matter? Probably not at the end of the day.

We are just happy to be part of the solution. Hats off though to the remarkable pilots of these aircraft who, for hours on end, just go round in circles, picking up the water and dropping it. Their accuracy is astonishing.

Some of our club members were very quick to take advantage of a nice photograph of the event as it was happening and sent me the pictures to share with our readers.

Ladies Tuesday Afternoon

The Ladies Competition on Tuesday was the Nassau Alliance 2 scores to count.

During the game, our Lady Vice-Captain, Jo Gardener got herself into a spot of bother she lost her golf ball… and had all in sundry looking for it – including a very inquisitive guinea-fowl – and no Jo, that is not the interpretation of the golf term ‘birdie’!

False Bay Hospital Golf Day

Thursday brought the False Bay Hospital Fund-Raising Golf Day with a full field of golfers supporting this very worthy cause. This annual event has been taking place at our club for more years than I can remember and is very popular.

Load Shedding Chaos

Friday afternoon we experienced another few hours of Eskom’s load-shedding. Unfortunately, we were unaware of a damaged circuit breaker until the generator – which should automatically come on and supply the emergency lighting to those areas of the clubhouse with no outside light – failed to turn on leaving some people literally unable to see their hand in front of their face! Oh what fun and games…

Art & Craft Fair

Pictured above are some of the stunning hand-made goods on sale at our Art & Craft Fair on Saturday.

Ladies Networking Event

Jo Gardener, our Lady Vice-Captain, has organised what we hope to be the first of a regular event on the first Wednesday of each month for the Business Women’s Golf Network Event.

This is open to Business Women who play golf, have played golf and who are interested in playing golf. See poster above for details.

Bea McIntosh Fund-Raising Golf Day

This event, to be held on Friday 12th December, only has about 3 fourball times left.

This is a wonderful response to support a wonderful lady who is so ill and needs your help….. so take up those remaining times and also please buy as many raffle tickets as you are able to to go towards her medical expenses. Pictured is Bea in healthier times.

This Weeks Results

Tuesday 18th November 2014
Nassau Alliance 2 Scores to Count
Best Team: Holes 1 - 9
1stKaren Kent, Betty George, Bruni Bensch & Pauline Krombas47
Best Team: Holes 10 - 18
1stMarnie Wolmarans, Margaret Macdonald, Annette McGuiness & Frankie Greenwood46
Best Team: 18 Holes
1stKaren Kent, Betty George, Bruni Bensch & Pauline Krombas92
Wednesday 19th November 2014
4BBB Stableford
1stEric Warrington & Terry Bensted47
2ndStan Miller & Hilly Nachman46
3rdDavid McLeod & Nick Vaudrey45
4thJohn Cruickshank & Richard Gold44
5thDamian Wrigley & Matthew Kent43
Saturday 22nd November 2014
Combined Stableford
1stRohan Fraser & Shaun Fraser75
2ndWillie Mentor & David Mampies75
3rdDavid van Eyk & Swinger75
4thAngelo Manzoni & Gerhard Hach74
5thAdam Alhadeff & Wizz Good72
1stNick Vaudrey & Sham Riordan78
2ndBobby Perel & Wally Smith76
3rdYatish Garach & James Eckley75
4thFred Fautley & Peter Stroebel74

Friday Night Draw

The name pulled last Friday was James Young. Unfortunately James was not present! The draw now stands at R2 600.

The name of the member drawn to win the Evergreen sponsored draw was Mike Burnham-King. Unfortunately Mike was not present! This draw remains at R5 000.

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