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This week at Clovelly – 21st April 2014
Newsletter 357 – Lyndsay Harrison – Assistant Manager

As the weather cools down and the overseas visitors and swallows depart, so our start and end times on our timesheets change to suit the later sunrise and earlier sunsets.

From Carol Reid – one of our Members

Several weeks back as I was walking to the practice putting green before my Tuesday afternoon with the ladies, I passed a couple eating fruit salad at the outside tables – I suddenly thought that the female looked like a friend from my Scottish club, Ladies Golf Club Trion.

She turned around & indeed it was Audrey. ‘OMG’ we both said, for some reason she is the only member there who didn’t know my connection to South Africa & Clovelly. (Probably because she doesn’t often get drawn with me being a much lower handicap!). She told me the following story about Clovelly & why it was their favourite golf club in South Africa.

In February 2012, Graham & Audrey Barclay arrived at Clovelly late due to a road race and to make matters worse Graham had forgotten his credit card.

The staff were amazing, not only did they slot them in for a later tee time, (and luckily Graham knew his credit card number), but they also gave him cash as well.

As Audrey said, could you imagine that in Scotland – not! Their words – “We love Clovelly Golf Club & have told many people of our story & how helpful the staff were”.

Audrey’s only regret (also Dave’s!) that day was she couldn’t buy any golf clothes but has made up for it this year!

They are booked to return in 2015 when I will personally organise a game.

Fairies on the golf course

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I have long wondered if we had fairies on our course and I now have proof that we do.

On one of my infrequent forays onto our beautiful golf course, I was shown a stunning plant which I am told is a liverwort.

I am also told, by somebody in the know about such things, that fairies hold their meetings under liverwort plants – so do be careful not to upset our winged friends whilst you are playing your round or you may incur bad luck!

Arabella Fun Trip

Our Golf Director, Damian Wrigley, has organised for a group of Clovelly Members to go to Arabella Golf Estate on Tuesday 6th May for a fun day at a different course.

We are pleased to say that we have had great interest shown by our Members and we have filled all 50 spots.

The competition for the day will be a Betterball Stableford. Watch this space for results.

3 Club Competition

Damian is also putting together a ‘3 Club Competition’ on Sunday 18th May between 12:23 and 13:00 for Members and Visitors.

Each player may only make use of 3 golf clubs – including the putter – that best suit their tactics for the day. For example – putter, 9 iron and 5 iron. This should make for some interesting golf.

Competition Fee is R50 per player and a small prize giving will be held after the event. Call the booking office to book your game on 021 784 2100.

This Weeks Results

Wednesday 16th April 2014
4BBB Stableford
1stPaul le Roux & James Truter48
2ndCharles Foster & Anthony Ross47
3rdGary Smith & Peter Scott46
4thDave Liebrecht & Himanshu Valji46
5thBasil Britten & John Wildman46
Saturday 19th April 2014
1 - 6 Betterball, 7 -12 Combined, 13 - 18 Multiplied (am)
1stStuart Don & Stephan Carstens
2ndMike Burnham-King & Graham Morrison
3rdBarry Nefdt & David Phufl
4thJames Wight & Andy Beattie
1 - 6 Betterball, 7 -12 Combined, 13 - 18 Multiplied (pm)
1stYatish Garrach & Nawal Ramasar
2ndBobby Perel & Mike Wells
3rdAlwyn Hirsch & Gerry Sweetnam
4thTim Armstrong & Stephan Guild

Friday Night Draw

As the Club was closed for Good Friday there was no draw. The draw remains at R3 400.