This week at Clovelly – 20th October 2014
Newsletter 383 – Damian Wrigley – Golf Director
‘Bring on the Summer’ has been the flavour of the week, with 5 star golfing conditions prevailing throughout. This paved a platform for smiles on the dials of all who were fortunate enough to be here throughout the course of this week.
Let’s go through a couple of the highlights of the week before we venture into the special and close with a high.
There were a number of trophies up for grabs over the last two weeks. Some excellent golf was played by those who were crowned champions at the end of those days.
Max & Sheilah Trophy
We start with the ever popular Max and Sheilah Trophy, which is a special event as it is in memory of Michael Muller’s parents.
There were 75 golfers in the field, which was pleasing to see. To win the Trophy one had to be a Clovelly Member and play in a male & female combination.
This was no problem for Ron Dunn and Sharon Hutchison. Sharon played well in her own right, but was absolutely amazed at what her playing partner achieved. We all know that Ron Dunn has most certainly got a golfing ability way better than his 19 handicap.
This was clearly shown on the day as he carded a 79 gross off his 19 handicap. Ron, well played sir, a spectacular showcase of your true ability!
The next trophy event, played on Tuesday, was The Friendship Cup. We had a slightly bigger field than normal, as a few of our ‘Swallow’ Members have returned to the shores of the good old Cape, as Jan van Riebeeck did so many years ago.
This is one of the few Ladies’ trophy events that is played as an Alliance. The assigned swinger for the day was Helen Bowes, which naturally excited all three balls in the field.
The added pressure may have gotten to Helen, as she did not have her best round. None the less, it catapulted the three ball of Lilian Brand, Marie Pardey and Marnie Wolmarans (pictured above) to victory on an honest score of 86 points in the ‘alliance two scores to count’ format.
Chaeli Campaign Golf Day
Now onto the special news—the news that brings a tear to the eye and a lump in the throat. On Friday 17th October, it was the Chaeli Campaign Golf Day, which over time, has become a very important annual fixture. To the member who could not get a game on Friday, let me take a minute to share why this day is so special, and hopefully next year we will have you playing in the day.
This day is all about raising funds for children with disabilities. At times I think we are all guilty of taking life for granted, and to see these kids really emphasises what a gift life truly is to us all. These kids are incredible; they are just so positive and full of life and love.
They play a huge role in the community, teaching lessons that only they can teach and showing both the able bodied and the disabled that although life may be challenging it is intended to be lived. The Chaeli Campaign helps many kids with occupational therapy, motorised wheelchairs, nutritional supplements, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and so much more.
To make these children’s dreams into realities, the Chaeli Campaign relies heavily on donations from companies, individuals and this annual golf day.
There is one of our members in particular, who finds it difficult to be praised or to fall under the limelight. However, he impresses me too often to let this one slide.
Mr Bobby Perel is an extremely special individual, who just keeps giving and giving with a heart that bursts with love and passion for those in need. He was awarded the Champions Award by Zelda Mycroft for his continued support of the Chaeli Campaign.
Bobby we are so proud to have you as a member and are blown away by what you do for others.
Harry Solomon League
Our Harry Solomon Team is unbeaten, winning 4 out of 4 games. Their match against Steenberg (pictured above are both teams) on Saturday 18th October was too close for comfort, as some of our key players are away and a few dropped us at the last minute.
The boys dug deep with a half needed by George Bowes and Ken Jenkins playing the 18th. This was achieved, and the after golf beer tasted just that much better for the team as they move into the next round full of confidence.
The ultimate achievement for the avid golfer has got to be that of a Hole-in-One. Many of us golfers will never manage to achieve this in our golfing lives.
The man of the moment is Jason Wilmans, who in my opinion, achieved the ultimate when it comes to Holes-in-One. We all know how long Jason can hit the golf ball, and this time he managed to hit it straight and long.
On the 302 metre 16th hole at Le Troessrok, Mauritius, Jason achieved his first ever hole in one on a par 4. Well done Jason!
This Weeks Results
|Tuesday 14th October 2014|
|1st||Lilian Brand, Marie Pardy, Marnie Wolmarans & Swinger||86|
|2nd||Carrie Smales, Merle Christian, Bruni Bensch & June Harrison||85|
|3rd||Sue van Zyl, Joan Mcleod, Debbie Armstrong & Swinger||85|
|Wednesday 15th October 2014|
|1st||Ferdi de Lange & Brian Michell||49|
|2nd||Roger Maslin & Emile Kruger||47|
|3rd||Bobby Perel & Jan Badenhorst||47|
|4th||Greg Daly & Peter Daly||46|
|5th||David van Eyk & Wizz Good||46|
|Saturday 18th October 2014
|Regressive Alliance 4, 3, 2, 1
|1st||Richard Goveia, Steven Dunn, John Riley & Steven Barker||129|
|2nd||Angus Lachenicht, Craig Childs, Ian Aitken & Jonathan Bernard||120|
|3rd||Derek Shirley, Ford King, Stuart Don & Doug Wilson||118|
|Regressive Alliance 4, 3, 2, 1
|1st||Basil Britten, Abner Skwambane, Sham Young & Eric Warrington||117|
|2nd||Michael Muller, Dave Mcleod, Noel Gordon & Chris Tosio||113|
Friday Night Draw
The name pulled last Friday was Brian Farrell. Unfortunately Brian was not present! The draw now stands at R2 200.