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The poster is out!
Carl has a scrumptious menu planned for our annual Mid-Year Dinner. There are also alternatives if you do not eat lamb or prawns, so please be sure to specify these when you contact our Membership Secretary, June Featonby, to book.
We will be honouring Chris, and the late, Carol Goldsbury, whilst listening to the hugely entertaining comedian, Nik Rabinowitz! There are only 100 spaces available, so try and book earlier rather than later.
Fine & Country’s Madiba Day Project
Fine & Country would like to give a massive thank you to the Clovelly Lady Golfers and to the Men’s ‘Over-55’ Golfers for their generous sponsorship towards helping Fine & Country with their Madiba Day Project.
For Madiba Day, Fine & Country, under the guidance of Liezl Olsen & Marnie Wolmarans, decided to upgrade the garage of the SAP Family Violence, Child Protection & Sexual Offences Unit, for the benefit of the kids.This building on Banks Road, Fish Hoek (the house next to the police station) serves as a very important place for abused women and children who are able to receive help from the social workers on site.
Well done Fine & Country!
Christmas in July
On Tuesday, 18th July, the Ladies Section held their annual ‘Christmas in July’ competition. Hard to believe that it is that time of the year already!
Thirty-six ladies attended the event, and Dawn English who “never wins raffles”, won this delicious raffle supplied by Sublime Confectionary. Well done, Dawn!
On Wednesday, in the dreaded Mid-Month Medal Competition, RAGA student, Lunga Kibi, won first place in the ‘C Division’ with a score of 70, fighting off more experienced players, Allan Booth and Peter Kilian. Well done Lunga!
Chammy Cup Update
Quietly, in the background, fierce competition for Chammy Cup Winners of 2017 has been continuing. This weekend saw Steve Thomas and Duncan Johansen take on father and son combo, Ron and Steven Dunn (pictured below). Clovelly Treasurer, Wizz Good, with his partner, Shyam Makanjee, battled against Clovelly Staff Member, Bennie Frans, and his partner, Alan Jeniker.
Steven Thomas, Duncan Johansen, Wizz Good and Shyam Makanjee beat their opponents to secure themselves a place in the semi-finals. It will be interesting to see who they have to beat in the coming weeks to make it into the finals. Good luck everyone!
Members vs Caddies
On Sunday morning Clovelly was privileged to host a fantastic event, initiated by the Dirty Dozen and sponsored by Bobby Perel of Peresoft Software. This saw one of our favourite groups of members, the Dirty Dozen, matched up against our awesome caddies in an Individual Stableford competition.
The Dirty Dozen generously sponsored half-way meals and drinks, the applicable caddie fee for 18 holes and a R200 PnP voucher for each Caddie. The event was greatly appreciated and enjoyed by our caddies and has boosted their morale during this very quiet winter period at Clovelly Country Club. If there are any other members who would like to contribute towards the upliftment of our caddies during this period please contact Paul Stoner at email@example.com.
This event was a great reflection of our member’s big hearts and taste for fun. Well done guys! Pictured below are Peter Mampies, Mark Warrington, David Nxazonke and Grant Blake.
Celebrating the British Open
Ending another fantastic week, brothers Mike and Alan Michell, from MichellGolf, organised a fun 9-hole event for Sunday afternoon, which enabled our keen golfers to get their golfing fix in time to enjoy the final round of the 146th British Open and a braai.
Twenty-eight golfers joined the field, and fun was had by all. A special mention must be made of Jordan Spieth, a young golfer who is performing like a champ! Keep it up Jordan!
We are hoping to do more events like this in the future and will keep you updated. The next event that MichellGolf has coming up is their monthly Pitch n’ Putt Competition, this coming Saturday. We would love to see you there!