Can you believe that this time next week we will have just celebrated Christmas? Just one week after that and we will welcome 2018! This has been a wonderful year, filled with more ups than downs, and we can’t wait to see what is in store for us in the future!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our members a very merry Christmas. If you do not celebrate Christmas, then happy holidays! Thank you all for being part of our family, and we wish you all of the best for the next two weeks! We see that we may be in for some rain on Christmas day. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

Well done Peter Karmis!

Peter had a great start to his festive season as he won the 3e Actuaries OPEN hosted in Equatorial Guinea. It has been a great year for Peter, as this was his third victory for the year. Well done Peter, we are all extremely proud of your efforts and it definitely shows that hard work pays off when it comes to the game of golf. We wish you and your family all the best over the festive season and may the good form continue into 2018.

New Garden on the 6th

Before the year ends, our Garden Manager, Althia Pringle-Fraser, has been hard at work with her assistants, Joshua and Henderson, to create a new, beautiful and water-wise garden on the 6th. The wind seems to have other ideas, however, as it has been relentlessly bashing the new plants. The garden has been stablished using largely indigenous plants which were grown in our very own nursery alongside the Greens Workshop. Well done to Althia and her team on a grreat job, and we look forward to seeing the established product in months to come.

Specials in the Pro Shop

The Pro Shop has loads of amazing specials on at the moment! Please come down and spoil yourself or your loved ones. They have a number of clothing items on sale too.

New Year’s Celebrations at Clovelly

Tips from the Handicap Network

‘Tis the season to be jolly…but please remember that your scores still need to be submitted in a timely manner to avoid being penalised. The Handicap Network has the following information for you.

What is the time limit for entering my score?

All scores must be submitted as soon as possible after completion of the round. If you fail to enter a score within 72 hours of the completion of your round you will receive a penalty score.

What is the penalty for entering my score late?

If you fail to enter a score within the 72-hour window period allowed for score entry, a penalty will be awarded as soon as your late score is captured into the system. This is done to ensure all handicaps are up to date and to stop people from delaying putting in exceptional scores.

A penalty score is the lowest differential of your last 20 recorded scores added to the Standard Rating of the course played. Where the late entered score is equal to or lower than the players lowest of their last 20 differentials, the system will allocate 1 penalty stroke for handicaps below 4, and 20% of the player’s handicap for handicaps above 4 to a maximum of 4 strokes.

What can I do if I entered my score incorrectly?

No problem, contact your home club’s handicap administrator and they will be able to correct the entry for you.

What should I do if I opened my round but don’t have a valid score to enter?

In this instance where, for example, you played an unusual format (such as American Scramble or including Mulligans) or the round was rained out after only a few holes, you need to enter a ‘No Return’ (NR).

Fine & Country through the Year

Throughout the year there are a number of special events that are hosted at Clovelly Country Club, and it would be fair to say that many of these would not be possible without the generosity of our loyal sponsors. On that note we would like to specially thank Tony Webb and his wife Lorraine from Fine and Country Fish Hoek for their amazing sponsorship of various events throughout the year, they really do contribute to making our club and community a great place!

Over the past year Fine and Country have sponsored numerous events including Frankie’s Friday (on the 1st Friday of each month); the Friday Family Day forming part of the annual Clovelly Golf Festival, and we are excited to announce they have committed again for 2018!; their sponsorship has also now extended to the “Over 55s” Monday Golf group where they sponsor the last Monday of each month along with the end of year function; and of course they have regularly been involved with Clovelly Ladies section sponsoring the Club Championships as well as the Open Day. And guess what it doesn’t end there, Fine and Country are also regularly involved in sponsorship of all shapes and form for local charitable golf days held at Clovelly including the Quenton Steele Day, as well as the Fish Hoek Life Saving and Hockey Club golf days.

On a light-hearted note we overheard the other day that one of the Over-55 golfers thought that Fine & Country were running a bottle store from their offices in the main road in Fish Hoek. We can however assure you that whilst there is a good stock of Fine & Country boxed wine in the office they are a really well focused real estate office providing excellent service to buyers and sellers of property alike. Tony, Lorraine and their team really do make Fish Hoek and Clovelly a even better place to live in and for this we thank them immensely.

Spotted at Clovelly

It was lovely to see Jessica Green, who has returned from the USA for Christmas!

Staff members, Aidan Valayadum and Paul Stoner, were lucky enough to get a shot with legendary Gary Player when he visited Clovelly last week.

Bar Manager, Sebastian Brown, and General Manager, John Spyker–not looking mischievous at all! Congratulations to Sebastian on his first year wedding anniversary which he celebrated on Saturday with his wife, Emelia.

Our lovely Ladies’ Treasurer, Jacky White, with Mercia Williams, a good friend of hers’ visiting from Zimbabwe.

Forthcoming Events

Results

Member Offers

Friday Night Draw

The names drawn for the LM & A draw were Sugen Naidoo, Pat Lawson & Kathryn Connor.
Unfortunately, they were not present!
This draw remains at R 10 000.

The name drawn for the 2nd LM & A draw was Clinton Sissons.
Unfortunately, Clinton was not present!
The next draw will be for R 2 800.

The name drawn for the Evergreen draw was Laurence Mutch.
Unfortunately, Laurence was not present!
This draw remains at R 5 000.