Spring has certainly sprung with full force and we welcome the growing season with excitement! The fairways are looking spectacular and the growth so far has been thick, resulting in the stripping looking superb!
Our first of the big fertilizer applications will happen toward the middle of October as we need to wait for the sub soil temperatures to reach at least 15 degrees Celsius. We are looking forward to healthy, luscious greens for the rest of the year!
Exciting news on the course are the changes that will be taking place on the sixth and sixteenth holes. A detailed proposal has been drafted by an outsourced Course Architect Group called the Morris Group. Andrew Goosen is the designer and has been working very closely with the Course Projects Committee at the club.
I encourage you all to have a look through the detailed drawings available on the table outside the Bookings Office. To facilitate the changes proposed for the sixth green a full temporary green has been sodded (pictured above) to make sure that proper play will continue through the reshaping process. The hole will play shorter but will still be a test of skill to make your par.
IPT Practice at Clovelly
Clovelly had the opportunity to host the Women’s Golf WP 2016 IPT teams on Sunday, 18th September for a practice round before they set off for the Inter-Provincial tournament in Umhlali (KZN).
It was a very productive day for the ladies, with both an indoor session and on-course practice. They were able to finalize the foursomes pairings for the IPT and all the players thoroughly enjoyed playing on our course – made even better by a great day’s weather
Pictured above are some of the ladies practicing for the IPT, including our own Katia Shaff (third from left in the first image) and Jessica Green (first from left in the second image). Good luck ladies!
Barons Tokai – Get the Amarok
Cloud 9 – Liberty Golf Day
On Thursday we hosted one of our all-time favourite golf days, The Liberty Golf Day. This day is run by two of the most electric personalities in corporate golf day organisation, Gina Read and Kelly Frasca, from Cloud 9 Golf. It is always awesome to see how Gina puts these big golf days together with such ease. This is the third year in a row that we have hosted this prestigious golf day and we are honoured that they choose Clovelly as their venue.
We are pleased to welcome some new blood to the Carl’s Catering team.
Nkosinathi (Shorty) Mhlawuli has a vast amount of experience in the golf club industry, focusing on food and beverage and operations. Nkosinathi previously worked at Simola Golf Estate for five years, as a waiter, cart barn assistant and in the management of the halfway house. Nkosinathi also spent five years working at the lovely Katberg Eco Lodge in the Eastern Cape, where he was born 31 years ago.
Nkosinathi would like to add his touch to Clovelly with more bar and deck menu offerings,
focusing on a tapas style, with a food and wine tasting menu at a later stage.
We wish him well and look forward to the enhanced meal options from Carls Catering.
The Spur Offer
Friday Night Draw
The name drawn for the LM & A draw was Deon Botha.
Unfortunately Deon was not present!
The next draw will be for R 8 600.
The name drawn for the Evergreen draw was Janeen Alford.
Unfortunately Janeen was not present!
This draw remains at R 5 000.