This week at Clovelly – 29th September 2014

Newsletter 380 – Damian Wrigley – Golf Director

It has been a very eventful week here at the Club with lots of news to share.

Ackerman Championships

This Ladies event was held on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September.

The details of the results are too late for publication in this newsletter and will be covered fully next week.

Greenwall Trophy


This week kicked off with the Greenwall Trophy being played on Tuesday. This popular trophy event has been around for decades and the ladies like it for its history.

However, one thing that is not a favourite amongst the girls is the disliked bogey plus competition format. The conditions were a little challenging on Tuesday, with a slight breeze in town.

A good score projected at the start of play was around the level, minus one mark. There were plenty minus twos in the house but it was Marilyn Hugo who raised the bar. Marilyn has really been playing some steady golf as of late and seems to be enjoying herself on the course. She was this year’s Greenwall Trophy Champion on a score of level.

Heritage Day Competition

Our mid-week treat was the popular Heritage Day. On these public holidays that we are so readily given, it is customary to have an all-day competition.

This time around we spiced it up a little and had a morning competition and then an afternoon competition. In true Heritage Day style we had a braai on the go, wafting the truly South African scent of boerewors throughout the club.

Strategically placed outside the halfway house, we had sales that were off the charts with over 100 boerewors rolls sold.

Matchplay Winner

Steven Dunn is the winner of the 2014 Matchplay.

Steven Dunn is the winner of the 2014 Matchplay.

‘Jack the Lad’ Golf Day

On Thursday it was time for us to get together and give back to one particular individual in need. It was the annual ‘Jack The Lad’ Golf Day.

Jack has a neuro-degenerative condition known as PEHO syndrome. This golf day is aimed at raising funds to assist his parents, Craig and Tarryn, as looking after Jack is extremely expensive, with medical aid running out in the first few months of the year.


I was totally blown away to see so many of our members supporting this day. We had a few cancellations a couple of days before which left a big gap, but a miracle came knocking at our door, when we had a touring group of 24 Americans (pictured above) who wanted to play our course.


We were over the moon that we were not only able to accommodate them but were able to put them in the ‘Jack The Lad’ Golf Day.

They loved the extra attention we gave them and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Well done to Rochelle Marais and Carl Welgemoed for putting together a great golf day.

We had such a demand for caddies for the day that we ‘in-spanned’ some of our Security Team, Clive & Gleston, to help out – they loved the change from normal duties.

Harry Solomon League

Our Harry Solomon League boys came to the party over the weekend. The team selectors spiced things up a little with some new pairings that frankly got the job done like a sniper in the night. The end game result against Atlantis was 6.5 to 1.5.

I am proud of the team and wish them all the best for their upcoming game against the slippery side of Simonstown. To win at Simonstown we need a side that is crafty, imaginative and a great lover of gale force winds.

Golden River Spur Special Offer



New Star Born


Our biggest success story of the week has got to be Jason Sharples who shot a 76 gross off a 16 handicap. This guy’s progress has been remarkable. He joined the Club a few months back as keen as anything to learn how to play this game.

He decided that he wanted Dave Odendaal to be his teacher and arrived at Dave’s door struggling to break 100. He has had just three lessons with Dave and has carded a 76 gross.

I just love to write about this kind of thing! Dave you rock and Jason, Iong may the success last.

Clovelly’s Ryder Cup


The Ryder Cup at Clovelly was as played, as per tradition on the same weekend as the official Ryder Cup, between the 24 of the Dirty (two) Dozen against the 24 of Sunshine Corner (that is half the Saturday morning field).

The Dirty Dozen overwhelmed Sunshine Corner by 23 points to 13 thus retaining the Cup.

Pictured are Dave Martin of the Sunshine Corner and Derek Shaw of the Dirty Dozen with the trophy.

RAGA Golf Day & Clovelly Festival


It is with great excitement that we announce that the bookings are now open for this year’s Golf Festival at Clovelly Country Club.

There is a wonderful addition in that this year the RAGA Golf Day is open to members to take part in.

There are awesome package deals for those of you who want the ‘Full Monty’ and day rates for those who merely want to dabble in the experience.


  • Thursday 30th October: RAGA Golf Day packed with excitement.
  • Friday 31st October: All day golf filled with fun, music, give-aways & of course the Friday Night Club draw.
  • Saturday 1st November: All day golf with plenty to enjoy.
  • Sunday 2nd November (am): RAGA / Clovelly Junior Challenge with ‘Grease’ (The movie) as the theme.
  • Sunday 2nd November (pm) the November Monthly Mixed will take place with the usual Monthly Mixed Green Fee rates applicable. Book your tee times as normal in the Booking Office.


  • RAGA Golf Day fourball & Saturday fourball: R3 200 (That’s two fourball’s).
  • RAGA Golf day only: R2 600 per fourball.
  • Friday (am or pm): Your Member green fee rate plus R100 Competition Fee.
  • Saturday (am or pm): R1 200 per fourball.
  • Sunday (am) : RAGA / Clovelly Junior Challenge: R400 per team. Juniors need an official Club Handicap.

The main objective of these four days is to give back to you, our Members, to come together and share in the magic of Clovelly Country Club.

Your support over this time goes to a great cause and cannot be done without you, the Member.

Our last two Golf Festivals have been a great success and it’s through your support that has made them special.

Please email Damian at golf@clovelly.co.za to book your game. Telephonic bookings are now open so please call the Booking Office on 021 784 2100.

This Weeks Results

Tuesday 23rd September 2014
The Greenwall Trophy
1stMarilyn HugoLevel
2ndJacky White-1
3rdMerle Christian-1
4thMarie Pardey-1
5thCaroline Ayers-2
6thDawn Pieters-2
Wednesday 24th September 2014
4BBB Stableford - am
1stSandy Smith & Les Crookes46
2ndZubair Manuel & Benny Manuel45
3rdHelmut Peters & Noel Gordon45
4thNeil van Tonder & Roger Maslin45
5thDelfino de Sousa & Neville Wyness45
4BBB Stableford - pm
1stGavin Reeves & Mike Lombard47
2ndJan Badenhorst & Ian Gordon47
3rdBarry Price & Sharon Hutchison46
4thStuart Don & Mike Burnham-King46
Saturday 27th September 2014
4BBB Stableford + Bonus - am
1stZubair Manuel & Benny Manuel48
2ndPeter Mcleod & Gerhard Krenzer47
3rdAndrew Dallas & Craig Childs47
4thDavid Thompson & Brian Papas45
5thMalcolm Shaw & Ashley Falck45
4BBB Stableford + Bonus - pm
1stRonnie Basant & Fred Fautley52

Friday Night Draw

The name pulled last Friday was Sheila Heffernan. Unfortunately Sheila was not present! The draw now stands at R5 400.