We hope that our readers are having a fantastic week! We were surprised to note that the sun seems to be setting a little earlier already, which is all of the encouragement that we need to remember to enjoy the rest of summer and get out into nature a bit.
Thank you to Member, Shaun Holman, for this peaceful image of Clovelly. Not an angle that you view the Club from often, but simply lovely!
Club Champs Entry Forms Out
We hope that our members are excited to compete in our 2018 Club Championships! Please note that the entry forms for both the Ladies and Men’s Club Championships are both out. You will find them on a table outside of the Pro Shop. Matchplay and Chammy entry forms are out too.
Please hand all entries, with your payment, to the bookings office. Entries will only be processed once they have been paid. You can email your form and send proof of payment to either bookings1 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to pop in before entries close.
Vic van Schaik’s Hole-in-One
We were so happy to learn that Member, Vic van Schaik, scored his THIRD hole-in-one on the 11th hole this week. What an amazing three achievements! Surely this is a Clovelly record?
Over the last three weeks, RAGA has been recruiting their next batch of students from Ocean View. The students were put through a variety of fun tests and challenges to test their grit, perseverance, enthusiasm and heart.
Out of more than one hundred kids, twenty-seven were selected. Well done to all students who took part in the recruitment! We wish the lucky twenty-seven all of the best for their journey with RAGA.
Our league teams were back in action this week and we have some positive results to report!
Our men had a smasher of a week. Our Masters team recorded their first victory of the season when they took on Strand Golf Club and beat them 3 -1. Our Mid-Am side continued their momentum from last week, resulting in a resounding victory over Rondebosch with a convincing 7 – 1 scoreline. Well done gentleman and good luck with your fixtures this week!
Unfortunately, our ladies were up against pretty tough opposition and struggled to maintain their usual fantastic results. On Tuesday 20th, our Ladies played their second round out of their ten league matches. Our Silver ladies had a tough draw against Westlake, at Westlake, and sadly lost 5-1. Bronze 1, playing at Milnerton, also had a tough match, with gale-force wind adding to the challenge, and lost 3 nil to Strand.
Our luck changed with Bronze 2 who capitalized on their home advantage and beat Westlake 2-1. Bronze 3 did even better, continuing their winning ways to beat Durbanville 3-0.
Our Men’s league teams will be back in action this coming weekend and the next Ladies league round will take place on March 13th. We wish them all the best! Well done to all Clovelly league players for representing Clovelly with such great spirit!
Men’s & Main AGM
We held our 86th Men’s and Main AGMs on Saturday. We had a lovely turnout and are very grateful to everyone who came!
Our amendments to the Constitution were passed and the new Chairman and Committees were announced. Their names and positions are listed below
Vice-Captain: Greg Daly
Committee Member: Jan van Rooyen
Committee Member: Dave Thompson
Committee Member: Rob Pilkington
We wish all of our Governing Body & Committee Members the best in their new positions. Clovelly would not be where it is today if it wasn’t for all of the hard work and passion put into the Club from the Members previously in those positions. To Pat van Heerden, our past Chairman, Fred Fautley, our past Captain, and Antonio Bruni, past Men’s Golf Committee Member; thank you all for your dedication over the last eighteen months! You have all done wonderful things for Clovelly and we are very grateful!
Cape Town Open at King David Mowbray
We are proud to boast that we had four Clovelly members participate in the Cape Town Open last week. These included our resident Pros, Mike and Alan Michell, one of our talented younger members TJ Biggs, and, of course, Peter Karmis.
Unfortunately Mike and Alan missed the cut after shooting level in their first round and 5 over in their second round. It was TJ’s first official Sunshine Tour event as a professional and, despite a valiant effort, he also missed the cut.
On the other hand, Peter Karmis had an exceptional tournament shooting a 9 under par 63 on the first day. He built on this solidly over the next two days reaching a combined total of 18 under par going into the final round. This placed him two shots in the lead, ahead of a strong field. In the final round he held steady but only managed a level par 72, while Rhys Enoch from Wales carded a 3 under par 69 which meant he claimed top spot one shot ahead of Peter.
It was a great tournament and we are extremely proud of Peter Karmis, and the other fine gents who represented us at this tournament. Well done!
The Dusty Rhodes Band at Clovelly
Next Wednesday and Friday our members who hang around after golf are in for a treat as The Dusty Rhodes Band will be performing at Clovelly for our Festival. Everyone is welcome to join us, whether you are playing in the field or not.