This week at Clovelly – 25th August 2014

Newsletter 375 – Damian Wrigley – Golf Director

RAGA Golf Day Gauteng


The start of the week was rather special as I was invited to participate in the Raymond Ackerman Golf Academy Golf Day up in Gauteng.

I went up with John Spyker, Pete Jones and Lauren Sobotker. The chosen venue was once again Houghton Golf Club. It is always a pleasure to play in the RAGA Golf Day as it is so professionally put together.

One of our Clovelly members, Karen Denman, put a huge amount of work into the day and it showed. This year she had the added benefit of having Governing Body member Pat van Heerden fly up to help her.

The support of these days by local Gauteng business owners and suppliers to Pick n Pay is vitally important for the future sustainability of the Academy.


Lauren Sobotker, one of the former RAGA Students, delivered a speech to the players at the prize-giving ceremony, highlighting what RAGA has done for her.

Her speech was incredible. It was so good that you could have heard a pin drop in the room. It was very emotional and had me in tears, which I might add, is not easy to do. It really put into perspective for me, and a lot of people in the room, just how special the Raymond Ackerman Golf Academy is for so many young people.

The day was a huge success and the support of those who played helped raise R500 000 for the Academy. Well done to all involved in delivering a first-class experience.

I particularly enjoyed Kurt Schoenrad who was the entertainment for the evening. I have never heard him before but he was brilliant and had the room in stitches with his comical take on Lavender Hill.

Fish Hoek Hockey Club Golf Day

Moving ahead now, Friday was that time of the year again for us to host the annual ‘Fish Hoek Hockey Club Golf Day’.

A big thanks to Guy Hishin for managing to get an almost full field this year. The local support was superb and the day had such a great feel to it. Local business owners got involved and one in particular was that of ‘Fine & Country’.

The couple, Lorraine and Tony Webb, are always keen to help and show their support. Whilst mentioning the two, congratulations must go out to Lorraine Webb for being awarded the highest housing sales agent in the Western Cape for ‘Fine & Country’. This really gives evidence to how hard she works when compared to some of the other agents she is up against.

Eagle Scored

Val Evennett, Lynne Berrisford, Leon Dekker and Caroline Ayers celebrating Leon’s eagle on the 18th.

Val Evennett, Lynne Berrisford, Leon Dekker and Caroline Ayers celebrating Leon’s eagle on the 18th.

Hollow Tyning

Just a reminder, the golf course will be closed on the 1st and 2nd September for Hollow Tyning.

The Driving Range will be open and buckets of balls can be purchased at the Range for R20.

The offices will also be open from 8:00 to 14h00. Not to worry though, we have arranged reciprocity for you at Steenberg, Westlake, Milnerton and Mowbray.

I still have fourball spaces available for our trip to Arabella on Monday the 1st September, so if you would like to come along give the bookings office a call on 021 784 2100.

Men’s Golf Section AGM

The Men’s Section Golf AGM ran smoothly on Saturday evening (23rd August) with a healthy sized crowd in attendance.

Dean Boshoff, our outgoing Captain, delivered a well put together report which further solidified how great this Club really is and how much we do right. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Dean and will miss him.

I do have the privilege though of welcoming aboard the all new Men’s Captain, Dr.Yatish Garach and look forward to our time together.

The elected Vice-Captain is hard working Fred Fautley and their four office bearers are Ian McPherson, Steven Dunn, Antonio Bruni and Michael Muller.

I wish all of you the very best in your term of service.

Ice Bucket Challenge

Sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.

Our brave Raga kids took up the challenge last Friday —in freezing weather conditions – and had great fun with the boys pouring the ice & water over the girls and vice-versa… then a quick run up to the clubhouse for a well earned hot shower.


This Weeks Results

Saturday 23rd August 2014
Single Stableford (am)
1stRoger Windebank39
2ndRegina Zimmermann39
3rdTerry Preyser38
4thGiles Conradie38
5thCraig Childs38
6thJan Badenhorst37
7thLloyd Perry36
Single Stableford (pm)
1stGeorge Golding42
2ndRoss Tailford38
3rdWally Smith38
4thMike Krumbock38
5thSteve Dunn37
6thPieter Coetzee37

Spur Discount Offer

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Friday Night Draw

The name pulled last Friday was Michel Rouessart. Unfortunately Michel was not present! The draw now stands at R4 400.