After the previous week being a busy one, which included the Clovelly Club Championships over the weekend as well as the Seniors Championships on Monday, this past week was definitely a quieter one as some of our members seemed to take a break from the grueling rounds of Championship golf.
On Tuesday Clovelly hosted the monthly meeting of the WCGCMA. These meetings provide a unique opportunity for all Club Managers and Golf Directors of Western Cape courses to exchange ideas and discuss future opportunities. The morning meeting was followed by a round of golf on our beautiful course. All of the visiting Managers were blown away by the beauty that Clovelly has to offer. Pictured below are our very own John Spyker and Paul Stoner making sure that all the guests were entertained.
Ladies L.G.U Medal & Putting
The Ladies took on the course on Tuesday in their Monthly L.G.U Medal and putting competition. In the Bronze division Sharon Guild, pictured below right, shot a great 93 off a 19 handicap to claim top spot. Helen Bowes finished close behind her on a score of 95 off a handicap of 20. In the Silver division Bev Roberts had a solid round and shot 91 gross off a 17 handicap, however 1 shot proved to be the difference as Margaret MacDonald, pictured below left, claimed 1st place with a gross score of 90 off the same handicap. Well done ladies, these are awesome scores on a tough medal course setup!
Wednesday’s competition was a Betterball Alliance, sponsored by Barons Tokai, which gave those who decided to play a welcomed break from the Medal rounds of Club Championships. The weather conditions were testing with a good few down pours throughout the round. Despite these testing conditions 88 points by David Mcleod, Simon Drysdale, Terry Page and Nicholas Vaudrey claimed top spot. Well done gentleman!
Sunflower Fund Golf Day
On Thursday, 6th April Clovelly hosted the Sunflower Fund Golf Day. The Sunflower Fund has held its annual golf day at Clovelly for over 10 years, and is one of the most successful golf days to take place here. For the first time ever, this golf day was a shot-gun start, and the day dawned bright and sunny. However, in typical fashion for the Sunflower Golf Day, there were gusts of wind strong enough to blow over one of the Course’s gum trees.
The players and organisers were not deterred and with welcome bags filled with magazines, a Jack Daniels apron, a Cobra head cover, mints, drinks and lots of other goodies, the players set off to enjoy the Betterball Stableford game. They were spoiled on the course and were welcomed back to an auction for some amazing things, including golf packages, collector’s art, a bicycle, and an object bearing Johnny Cash’s signature. This was followed by prizegiving. The top ten pairs received fantastic prizes.
It is great to see such successful golf days! The Sunflower Fund is a South African non-profit organisation dedicated to creating awareness, educating the public and facilitating the registration process for people to join the South African Bone Marrow Registry. They have helped countless people who have blood diseases such as leukaemia, and encourage everyone to register to become donors.
Please visit www.sunflowerfund.org.
Frankie’s Friday sponsored by Fine & Country
On Friday Clovelly hosted the final Frankie’s Friday competition of the summer series, generously sponsored by Fine and Country. The wind picked up for the afternoon field, making it difficult to post good scores. However George Bowes, Phil Mason, Helen Bowes and Dawn English did not take their eyes off the prize. After a fantastic 18 holes they recorded a score of 87 points to win. Behind them was Hugh Tutton, Peter McKenna, Vince Reilly and Derek Pereira on 83 points. We would like to thank Tony and his amazing team from Fine and Country for their amazing support and generosity over the season, and for making Frankie’s Fridays such special events.
Monthly Mixed Sponsored by Pick ’n Pay Clothing Divsion
The Ladies made sure that the April Monthly Mixed was squeezed in just before Hollow tyning started, as it took place on Sunday 9th April. The day was sponsored by Pick ‘n Pay Clothing Division, and there was fun had by all who participated. The format for the day was an alternate American Scramble. Dawn English, Jessica Green, Fred Fautley and David Matthews emerged winners on an impressive score of 56 nett. Pictured below are the winners with our Ladies Captian Bridget Woodhouse, as well as a few of our committee members looking rather surprised that they received vouchers.
HelloEaster Lunch at Carl’s
Bring your family and enjoy this tasty meal on Easter Sunday!
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