Winter seems to be becoming more of a reality, as the sun now struggles to get over our Clovelly Mountain in the cool mornings. Last Thursday we welcomed some much-needed rain to the valley, and although it did not help ease our drought situation, it is hopefully a sign of things to come this Winter season!
Clovelly Ladies ‘Red Hat’ Open Day
On Thursday, 23rd March the Clovelly Ladies Section hosted their ‘Red Hat’ Open Day. The day was an awesome success, with 120 ladies taking part in the competition. Pick n’ Pay made sure that there were awesome prizes up for grabs, as well as delicious boerewors rolls outside of the Half Way House. At 15h00, the skies were dark with rain clouds and the ladies were met with a few short bursts of cold rain, however, instead of deterring the ladies, our brave girls chose to rejoice, with one of our members even commenting how happy she was for her garden.
The format was something a little different for an Open Day, a regressive alliance 3,2,1 STC, and it proved challenging for most of the field. There were a few four-balls who seemed to shine in the grey weather. In 2nd place, with head-wear to match their excitement (see image below, right), were Bubbles Emmett, Chris Wilson, Christine Skjelhaug and Sue Stockley with 87 points. Rocking the competition with a brilliant display of golf from the whole team, were Liz Cameron, Bridget Woodhouse, Marnie Wolmarans and Sarah Braude, with an astounding 94 points (pictured top left).
The weather cleared up in time for the weekend, which saw all the usual suspects returning on Saturday for an enjoyable round of golf in good conditions. The competition was a Betterball Medal, and winning the morning field was Stuart Cowan and Mark Edwards, with 60 net. The winners for the afternoon were Duncan Johansen and Steve Thomas, with a score of 62. Well done!
In amongst the field we had a few of our own stars. A name that we will all recognise is Peter Karmis, who carded an amazing 63 gross, with two eagles on the 13th and 15thholes respectively. What an awesome game of golf! Just behind Peter were two aspiring youngsters, Jordan de Beer and Dylan Jenni, (pictured below) who headed out onto the course with Coach Dave for their first 18 hole round of competitive golf. They both thoroughly enjoyed their game and are looking forward to the next one. Juniors taking to the course are really great to see and we look forward to welcoming a few more youngsters over the coming months!
RIP Edith Houghton
We are saddened to note the passing of our lovely Swallow Member, Edith Houghton, who passed away peacefully on Friday, 24th March. She would have celebrated her 100th birthday in July! We wish her family and friends peace during this sad time.
Club Champs, Chammy & Matchplay
This Saturday, 1st April 2017, will the see the first round of the 2017 Men’s Club Championships being played. We have a field of 150 players confirmed for the event and we hope that it will be a competitive couple of days played in true Clovelly spirit.
For those that were unable to join us for the Championships don’t forget that the entries for the Chammy Cup and Singles Matchplay are still open if you would like the opportunity to have your name engraved on one of these Clubs trophies!
King David Mowbray R 240
or take a road trip and play at these two courses…
De Zalze R 385
Stellenbosch R 220
Frankie’s Friday on 7th, April 2017 promises to be a great day! Fine & Country are sponsoring the golf and have arranged for Georgia Jones, a local jazz saxophonist, to entertain the Friday evening crowd.
Georgia is a local musician currently living in Kalk Bay. She is an honours 4th Year BMus performance student at UCT and has performed with the likes of Darryl Andrews Big Band, Cape Town Nu Notes Band as well as Judith Sephuma at this years’ WoordFees. She also played at the 2017 Cape Town Jazz Festival with the Sekunjalo Big Band. We are sure that everyone will be excited to hear her beautiful music!