This week at Clovelly – 26th January 2015

Newsletter 397 – John Spyker – Club Manager

We have had another week of packed fields and stunning weather, and as January draws to a close we reflect on what has been a wonderful month for the Club.

Looking at February’s bookings we should have another outstanding month!

The reports from our members and visitors have also been very positive, they are thrilled with the course and are very optimistic about Clovelly going forward.

Whew - this is a steep hill...

Whew – this is a steep hill…

Shall I take up modelling golf gear?

Shall I take up modelling golf gear?


The Ladies League, Men’s Challenge League and Premier League started this week.

Congratulations to our Ladies, they had a great start to their season this past Tuesday, with three wins out of four.

On Saturday the Men’s 2nd and 3rd Challenge sides had a brilliant start to their season.

The 2nd Challenge side had a convincing win over a very competitive King David side, and the final result was Clovelly 6.5 King David 1.5.

Our 3rd Challenge side beat a plucky Atlantis side, and the final result was Clovelly 5 Atlantis 3.

Our Premier League side also got off to a solid start with a comprehensive victory over Strand Golf Club. The final result was Clovelly 6.5 Strand 2.5. In a very close game against a competitive Royal Cape Side, Clovelly lost 5 to 4.

Overall it has been a very good start to the season so keep it up lads!

Second Challenge

Second Challenge

Third Challenge

Third Challenge

Master Class


Friday afternoon started with a Master Class on Putting from our teaching Pros, the Michell brothers.

The response from our members has been very pleasing and the numbers are starting to grow.

Michael and Alan are very proficient at what they do, and the members attending enjoy the technical aspect of the classes as well as their friendly demeanour.

Well done Michael and Alan; keep up the good work.

Events to diarise

Once again the clubhouse was packed for the Friday Night Draw. It’s awesome to experience the energy in the club at the moment!


Please diarise the forthcoming events in February:

  • 14th – Valentine’s Dinner and Dance : Great food and live music; all for the give-away price of R210 per person. Come and enjoy yourself with a loved one.
  • 22nd – Clearwater Day : Lots of prizes, activations on the golf course, a not to be missed auction by Phillip Powell, live music, good food and lots of fun!


RAGA Student does it again


Jessica Green, one of our RAGA students, played in her first major 36 hole golf competition at Durbanville Golf Club on January 11th.

She played so well that she visited the prize giving table on six occasions.

Jessica received the following:

  • Best Gross 1st round
  • Best Gross and Nett 2nd round
  • Best Gross and Nett 36 holes (open)
  • Best Gross and Nett 36 holes (closed)

Congratulations to Jessica; clearly a talent to watch out for!

Junior Golf Tournament


Our first of many 18 hole Junior Golf Competitions was held on Sunday 25th January. Some competitors pictured above.

This Weeks Results

Tuesday 20th January 2015
4 Ball Alliance
1 Score to count on Par 5's, 2 on the Par 4's and 3 on the Par 3's
1stEithne Smith, Sandy Terry, Chris Wilson & Rhona Jones87
2ndHelen Bowes, Mairin Feeley, Gaby Steyn & Emily Riordan86
3rdDawn English, Sara White, Kathleen Forrest & Swinger84
Chris Wilson, Sandy Terry, Rhona Jones & Eithne Smith with their winnings.

Chris Wilson, Sandy Terry, Rhona Jones & Eithne Smith with their winnings.

Wednesday 21st January 2015
4BBB Stableford with a Minus
1stMichael Michell & Theuns Botha46
2ndMichael Muller & Mark Chambers45
3rdPeter Scott & Basil Britten45
4thDoiran Williams & Barry Beel44
5thGuy Hishin & Rohan Fraser43
6thAbner Skwambane & Sham Young43

Saturday 24th January 2015
Betterball Stableford Multiplied
- AM -
1stMark Bezencon & Neil Fraser86
2ndMurray Zimbler & Patric Wynne85
3rdMark Hartopp & Ian Hartopp81
4thTyrone Thole & Mark Warrington79
5thZubair Manuel & Benny Manuel75
6thStuart Cowan & Cedric Touzard71
- PM -
1stEric Warrington & Clive Weir79
2ndAbe van Rooyen & Vic Christian76
3rdPieter Coetzee & Boetie Muzzell71
4thNick da Silva & Wizz Good69
5thAlwyn Hirsch & Noel Gordon65

Friday Night Draw


The name pulled last Friday was Barbara Swoboda. Unfortunately Barbara was not present! The draw now stands at R2 200.