It was great to welcome back the Fish Hoek Hockey Club for their annual golf day. They have held a golf day with us for over fifteen years now and are such a wonderful group of people to host. Guy Hishin and his team did an awesome job of running and administrating the day, after successfully managing to acquire a full field of players. We thank them for their continued support and look forward to next year.
Pictured Above: Guy Hishin, one of the organizers, speaking at the Fish Hoek Hockey Club’s prize-giving.
League Pre-Season Get-Together
The men’s league sides got together for a pre-season briefing on Saturday, 20th. It was good to see such a large turnout of players excited to play. After the meeting a simulated league experience was created to give the various league sides a feel for what is to come. The first game for the Mid-Am, Harry Solomon and Masters sides is on September, 3rd.
Pictured above are some of our pre-season League players. Pictured from left; Gareth Scott, Pierre Sarembock, David Eisenstein, Justin Manson-Kullin, John Spyker, Jon Lijnes, Blake Attwell and Ron Dunn.
We are going to be able to field a solid Mid-Amateur side this year. Assisting in this success is that the age eligibility for Mid-Am has been dropped from 35 years and older to 30 years and older.
Our Harry Solomon side has always been made up of strong contenders. In the past they seemed to run out of steam before finishing the race, but I am sure this will not be an issue this year.
The Masters side this year has some great depth in its players, but they will have their work cut out for them when they come against some of the more seasoned sides.
We would like to remind you all about our upcoming AGM Meetings. The Ladies’ Section AGM is on Tuesday 23rd, August at 19h00. The Men’s Section AGM and the Main Club AGM are both on Saturday, 27th August at 18h30 and 19h00 respectively. It would be lovely to see you there.
This year’s Club AGM is really going to encourage the members as it has been such a good year to report on. The Treasurer’s Report will showcase some of these highs and the Chairman will share some of the successes over his term and reveal some of the future projects coming to Clovelly.
2016 RAGA Golf Day (Johannesburg)
Last week we reported that Pete Jones, Damian Wrigley, John Spyker and Pat van Heerden (pictured above) had flown up to Joburg to support the RAGA Golf Day, held at Houghton Golf Club. The golf day was an outstanding success.
This week Clovelly welcomed Paul Stoner to the management staff team as the Assistant Golf Director. Paul was born in Cape Town and grew up in the Southern Peninsula. Having completed his Cambridge ‘A’ Levels at Bishops College in 2007 he headed overseas to Florida, USA to work at Boca West Country Club. Upon his return he successfully completed his B Com through UNISA and in 2011 he made his move back to the golf industry, joining the Steenberg team. He worked there for six years before finding his way to Clovelly, and had the following to say about his move;
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that I have been given at Clovelly Country Club. I am excited to work with such a dynamic team and hope to enhance the golfing experience for all golfers visiting Clovelly, as well as form meaningful relationships with the people I meet along the way. I have always felt welcome at Clovelly Country Club and look forward to becoming part of the Clovelly Family.”
We are happy to have you, Paul!
Junior Pitch and Putt Competition
There was no ladies competition this week.
The Spur Offer
Friday Night Draw
The name drawn for the LM & A draw was Peter Motale.
Unfortunately Peter was not present.
The next draw will be for R 7 400.
The name drawn for the Evergreen draw was Ronald Haybrittle.
Unfortunately Ronald was not present.
This draw remains at R 5 000.