The names Maurice and Phyllis Bodmer are synonymous with Clovelly Country Club. Maurice joined the Club as a Professional in 1935, and Phyllis in 1947 as assistant secretary. They were married in 1962 when a reception was held for them at the Club. Both retired after yeoman service in 1980.
Probably the most famous game of golf played at Clovelly was in 1947 when Maurice Bodmer partnered Bobby Locke against “Slamming” Sam Snead and Norman von Nida in an exhibition match which was won 2 & 1 by Bodmer and Locke.
In 1937 Clovelly hosted the first “Trophy Of Light” competition for the National Council for the Blind which has subsequently become an annual event. Over the years the tournament has raised many thousands of Rands for this admirable organisation.
Michael Pevsner was the first President of the Club and remained so until his death in 1941. Gus Ackerman became the first Chairman, a position he only relinquished in 1953 when he was elected Life President, until his death in 1966. His son Raymond has succeeded him in the President’s chair.