Newsletter 419 – 29 June 2015

Junior Golf

It feels like forever since I did my last newsletter publication. So it’s official we have experienced our shortest day of the year on the 21st of June. Each day gets longer now and lighter that little bit earlier making those early morning games a little more bearable.

I am pleased to announce that our holiday junior clinics have officially started. A big thank you must go out to Michell Golf for putting together a fantastic holiday programme. Another star at our club is Dave Matthews who also does incredible work with the juniors. If any of you are interested in checking out what is on offer these holidays check out our website on or have a look at the Michell Golf’s Facebook page.

Onto some other positive news on the junior golf side is that we have some of junior girls playing in the Nomads S.A Junior Champs. We wish Keagan Childs, Jessica Green and Tiffany Kaptol all the very best of luck. Regardless of the results we know you will all gain valuable experience and meet new and exciting people.

From left: Raymond Ackerman Academy Student and Clovelly Junior Golfer pictured with two young ladies at the Orkney Western Province Nomads Junior Challenge.

Kayla Childs bombs one down the fairway with a balanced follow through.

Kayla Childs bombs one down the fairway with a balanced follow through.

Upcoming junior golfer and Raymond Ackerman Academy Student looking great out there in Orkney.

Upcoming junior golfer and Raymond Ackerman Academy Student looking great out there in Orkney.

Winter Specials


So far the year has gotten off to a great start with round numbers being up on last year. This is largely to do with better weather in May and promoting our winter specials from as early as the 1st of April.

One winter special is great value for money is a fourball at R1200. It includes, green fees, drive carts, 4 castle lite draughts and a pizza. The other not to forget winter offering is the early bird special. This is geared to the early riser and as a reward for getting here so early we extend a special rate of R180 your way.

Night Golf at Clovelly


Something to look forward to is the Glopro Challenge. This is a fun filled event that takes place in the dark at night. We are going to be hosting within the next month or two a Glopro Challenge. It will be played over 9 holes with the course being shortened and lit up.

I have wanted to do this for many years now and met with a lovely girl, Nathalie Cary. I will keep you all posted on the event date and would love to see as many of you participate in this event. Have a look at the link provided to see some images of what to expect

On the course

On the golf course side we are pleased at how the golf course is draining. The rainfall charts certainly reflect less rain fall than in previous years.

However on the 3 occasions that we have experienced heavy rainfall by the next day the course is playable, particularly on the par 5, 15th. There is no doubt that the work carried out to date around the river has made a significant difference. Other news is that the fourth bridge is in desperate need of a face lift.

This Weeks Results

Saturday 27 June 2015
Alliance Stableford - Various Scores
~ AM ~
1stMark Warrington, James Wight, Paul O'Linn & Malcolm Shaw116
2ndTyrone Thole, Russell Gibson, Andy Beattie & Swinger114
3rdLeon Dekker, Jonathan Bernard, Tony Williams & Alex Hetherington112
~ PM ~
1stTJ Biggs, Greg Daly, Steven Dunn & Erl Hvidsten117
2ndPieter Coetzee, George Phillips, Bobby Perel & Theuns Botha111
3rdSteven Longman, Garry Taylor, Jeremy Nash & Gavin Coppin111

Friday Night Draw

The LM & A draw


The name drawn for the LM & A draw was Selwyn Hockey.
Unfortunately Selwyn was not present!
The next draw will be for R6 600.

The Evergreen Lifestyle draw


The name drawn for the Evergreen draw was Gordon Blampied.
Unfortunately Gordon was not present!
This draw remains at R5 000.


Golden River Spur Offer