This week at Clovelly – 27th October 2014
Newsletter 384 – Damian Wrigley – Golf Director
Annual Staff Championships
The Annual Staff Championships was played on the afternoon of Monday 20th October, behind the Seniors. I love this day because it’s the one time in the year that we, as staff, get together and where the shoe is on the other foot. The Greens Staff, Range Staff, Caddies, Golf Operations Staff, Pro Shop Staff and Management Staff are all one, and for the first time we did the draw out of a hat.
The defending champion was David Mampies and the top contenders for the ‘A’ Division this year were William Mentoor, Daniel Joseph and Damian Wrigley.
The ‘B’ Division played Individual Stableford with Bennie Frans and Liz Cameron cleaning up. Bennie had 39 points and Liz had 37 points.
In the ‘A’ Division, we had William Mentoor on 3 over par, David Mampies on 1 over and Daniel Joseph and Damian Wrigley on level par, after the first 9 holes of the event.
The back 9 was lit up with eagles and birdies from the top brass, resulting in a leader board similar to that of the JSE. In the end it was Damian Wrigley who managed a 3 under par back 9 to beat David Mampies by 5 shots.
After the game the staff enjoyed a few drinks and snacks in the Ackerman Hall as William Mentoor facilitated the prize giving.
Ladies Spring Open Day
The Ladies Spring Open on Thursday 23rd October brought a world of colours to the club, with staff and players all dressed to the theme of ‘Spring’.
Well done to Lilian Brand and her team for putting together a first class day, and to her husband, Robin Brand, for doing the results as well as so much more.
The competition format was an Alliance two scores to count. We had a good sized field on the day and it was great to see so many Ladies from our neighbouring clubs participating in the day.
Winning the Ladies Open on a score of 87 points were Gabi Steyn, Regina Zimmerman, Norma Harrod and Gabby Gramm. On this annual golf day it is customary to select a best dressed team.
On Sunday 26th October it was our Clovelly Open which literally started with a bang, as we had an 8 pound field gun fired to signify the start of the 36 hole event. We pride ourselves in putting together a top quality event, focusing on being unique and giving the players ‘bang for their buck’.
This is made possible through the efforts of Steven Webber and his Course Staff, Dave Odendaal and his giving of superb prizes at a seriously good value, Carl with his excellent food and the Golf Operations Staff for just going the extra mile.
There were 81 players in the field from all over the Western Cape. The conditions were great, with a little breeze to keep things interesting.
The course was set up by Eric Lefson, and for those of us who know him, I need say no more. This made things interesting and a little tough, as some of the pins were very tucked away and often close to a slope. It was crazy to see Provincial golfer and Clovelly member, Antonio Bruni, putt it off the green on the 18th hole.
The field was filled with some of the best amateurs in the game. After 18 holes it was Sean Bradley and Alex Jonson who were looking good, having adjusted to the greens well. Sean, after making a double drop on hole 5, seemed to struggle to come back.
Alex Jonson, representing Westlake Golf Club, played flawless golf and after making an eagle on the 16th, was unstoppable. He was this year’s Clovelly Open Champion on 5 under par.
Clovelly Member, Joan Mauchline, pictured right scored her very first Hole-in-One on the 11th hole on Saturday 25th October.
Well done Joan – we hope this is the first of many.
This Weeks Results
|Tuesday 21st October 2014|
|Wednesday 22nd October 2014|
|1st||Tony Karmis & Peter Karmis||79|
|2nd||Steven Dunn & Ron Dunn||79|
|3rd||Charles Foster & Anthony Ross||75|
|4th||Raymond Ackerman & Stan Miller||73|
|Saturday 25th October 2014
- AM -
|1st||Barry Price & Anthony Ross||77|
|2nd||Rohan Fraser & Andy Hancock||75|
|3rd||Stuart Don & Billy Radloff||67|
|4th||Joan Mauchline & Kelly Muzzell||57|
|- PM -|
|1st||Raymond Ackerman & Warren Weiner||70|
|2nd||Ken Herringer & Clive Weir||65|
|3rd||George Golding & Hilly Nachman||61|
Friday Night Draw
The name pulled last Friday was Adrian van der Westhuyzen. Unfortunately Adrian was not present! The draw now stands at R2 400.