This last weekend marked the end of the first half of 2017. We hope that our members and friends of Clovelly have all had as wonderful a six months as we have had. Here’s to an even better second half of the year!
Thank you to our Member, Mike Tiffin, for the stunning image above.
General Knowledge Quiz
A friendly reminder that a general knowledge quiz night will be taking place this Friday! Our last quiz night organised by our Ladies’ Captain, Bridget Woodhouse, was such a blast and we encourage you to join us on Friday.
The quiz will start at 19:30, but if you come a littler earlier Carl will be serving his scrumptious calamari and chips, hake and chips, rib and calamari combo, his signature burger and two special meals! Just thinking about it makes you hungry!
Upgrades to Clovelly
This week saw a number of ‘upgrade’ projects near completion, both in the Clubhouse as well as on the Course.
The Ackerman Hall has received a fresh coat of paint and is only awaiting the finishing touches before the team moves into the Dining Room. The installation of new aluminium windows in the Dining Room is well on its way, with the project expected to be completed by tomorrow.
On the Course, a minor adjustment to the green-side bunker on the 14th has now been completed. This adjustment restored the general integrity of the bunker’s shape, which had been lost over years of use and maintenance. Similar face-lifts will be performed on other tired bunkers around the Course over the winter period.
We welcome your thoughts regarding these projects. If you spot an area that needs a little TLC, please let us know. We are hoping that with a little love and elbow grease, Clovellywill be in the state that our old Club deserves!
Speaking about a little love…if you have any extra blankets and would like to make a difference, please drop them off at Clovelly‘s Bookings Office or Barons Tokai, so that they can be passed onto the Vuyolwethy Community Development Project. Tinned food will also be appreciated!
Entering of Scores on Competition Days
Please note that going forward the Handicapping Committee of Clovelly Country Club will be checking all winning scorecards submitted on Wednesday and Saturday Competitions against the scores entered into the HNA system by the player. With this in mind, we would also like to ask our members to take extra care when filling out their competition scorecard and to make sure that players’ names and handicaps, the date and the necessary signatures are all filled in and that the card is legible.
Ladies of Clovelly
Pictured above left with Ladies’ Captain, Bridget Woodhouse, is Jessica Green, who won last Tuesday’s Ladies’ Competition. Pictured right is Merle Christian, who came second. Congratulations ladies!
In amongst Saturday’s Medal field were our Harry Solomon League players, who were up against Royal Cape in a round of 16 match-up. Royal Cape was the only team to beat us in the group stage of Harry Solomon, so our boys were keen to exact some revenge!
This proved to be challenging, with 3 of our home matches turning at halfway already down by a few holes! Our away team sent news that they had managed to secure 1 ½ points, which meant that our home team would need 3 points to win and progress to the quarter-finals! A fantastic display from Padraic McMahon and Peter English secured our 1st point with a 4 & 3 victory, which put the pressure on Ian McPherson and Brian Papas (pictured below), and Bobby Perel and Ian Hutchison, who had to fight back to claim the last two points needed! Both matches were decided on the 18th green with a 1 up win and 2 up win respectively. What an awesome fight back!
We now look forward to our quarter-final against King David Mowbray on 29th July 2017. Well done boys! We are super proud and wish you luck for your next match!
MichellGolf – Tips from the Pros
Many golfers sway off the ball resulting in a poor turn and bad timing. We have a simple drill to help you with that!
This exercise is as easy as hitting your golf balls with your feet together. Take your normal setup, except put your feet together. Use a 7 or 8 iron and only hit the ball at 50% of your power, perhaps a three-quarter swing. If you could hit 50 or 100 balls a week it will improve your swing. I know that 100 balls a week is probably not going to happen for most of us, but even if you just do this when you warm up it will help!
This drill is great for rotation and for staying centred. It will also help link up your arm and body swing, as long as you do NOT hit the ball too hard.
Try it out. If you have limited time this is the drill to do!
Specials in the Pro Shop
Clovelly‘s Global Golf Pro Shop has some awesome specials on at the moment! These include 20% OFF ALL BELTS, CLOVELLY UMBRELLAS NOW R450, 20% OFF MIZUNO GLOVES and TAYLORMADE AEROBURNER PRO BALLS NOW R75 PER SLEEVE