This will be our first ‘winter’ newsletter of 2019. It doesn’t quite feel like winter. The sun is shining and looking outside of the window soon has you daydreaming about a trip to the beach or a quick nine holes of golf. Even so, the water in the taps is distinctly cooler and the evenings carry a slight chill.
One great thing about winter is our winter specials! The ‘Early Bird’ special is back on, and for members, this means being able to place for only R 210, as long as you are in one of the first three morning tee times, weekends excluded. Visitors can play for only R 270! We also have a winter fourball special – posters below. Wishing you a happy read and a successful week ahead.
Ladies’ Club Champs
At the top of our highlights over the last two weeks was the Ladies Club Championship.
Isabella van Rooyen defended her title, winning the championship comfortably with 157 points. It was awesome to see Isabella’s Dad, Jan, and her younger brother, Jan Stals, cheering her on. One of the most wonderful things to witness is a family who lifts each other up and bands together in support. You can’t help but be happy for her win, especially considering how quickly Isabella has risen in the golfing ranks! Well done, Isabella. Your determination and discipline are paying off!
Behind Isabella were Gill Briggs and Wendy Warrington. Both finished with a final score of 166, with Wendy counted out. Winning in the silver division was Joan Mauchline and at the top of Bronze was Pat Quill. There were many other winners on the day, and hopefully, everyone enjoyed the event as much as we enjoyed hosting it! Thank you to the Ladies Committee, to Robin and Lilian Brand, and to Chris Goldsbury. Without your hard work, these events would just not be the same!
Of course, well done and thank you to all of the ladies that participated! If you would like to see more of these fantastic photos, please head over to our Facebook page.
We are really looking forward to the Men’s Club Champs, which is set to start this weekend. This is going to be a tough challenge, with 72 holes of golf required this year. We are excited to see if second-time Champion, Gareth Wobbe, is going to be kicked off of his throne or whether his nerves of steel with pay off again. Good luck to everyone playing!
Our Mid-Am team was back in action this weekend against a strong Belville side. Both teams required a win to stand a chance of securing a semi-final spot. With this in mind the teams took to the fairways with vigour and focus. Unfortunately, Belville proved too strong an opponent, with the final results being 6 ½ – 1 ½ in their favour.
To grasp just how well some of the players plaid, Leriche Ehlers of Belville carded a 29 on his back 9 holes at Clovelly! There was some phenomenal golf played and, although we lost, it was great to watch Belville in action.
Well done to all our Mid-Am players for a great season, winning 4 and losing 2. There are still a few outstanding matches for other teams due to be settled this weekend, however, it appears as though we will narrowly miss out on a semi-final spot, finishing 3rd in our category.
Our Masters side recorded a win-draw when playing against Parow last weekend, while our close competitor, Atlantic Beach, lost to Rondebosch. This gave us enough points to secure 2nd place in our group and secure a semi-final spot!
We are waiting to see who we will be drawn against once all of the clubs have completed their outstanding matches. The semi-final is scheduled for the 27th April and we wish all the Masters players the best of luck! Well done for such an outstanding season!
For now, our focus is on our Club Champs and then the Challenge Leagues later in the year.
Chammy & Matchplay Entries
With Club Championship draw out, we remind all our members to turn their attention to entering the Chammy Cup and Gus Ackerman Cup (Singles) Competitions. Entries close in two weeks time!
You can submit your entry form at the Bookings Office when you are next at the club, or email email@example.com to arrange your confirmation. Spots are filling quickly so please don’t let it slip!
SAIMENA Golf Day
We had a busy week last week, not only hosting the Western Province Womens’ Amateur Championship Series which took place over the course of three days, but also hosting the golf day for the South African Institue of Marine Engineers and Naval Architects.
Being so close to Simonstown has meant that we have been able to build a great relationship with the South African Navy and we are looking forward to another good relationship with AMSOL and SAIMENA. The SAIMENA Golf Day, expertly organized, ran like clockwork and we were so proud to show off our club, which received an abundance of compliments.
Reciprocity for Hollow Tyning
King David Mowbray, Westlake, Steenberg and Rondebosch Golf Clubs have kindly extended our members the below reciprocal rates for the week of Monday 15th April to Friday, 19th April. All bookings are subject to availability
A couple of things to take note of:
Bookings open seven days in advance. If any ladies and men would like to join Westlake’s Ladies competition or the Men’s competition please note the following:
~Ladies Comp – Tuesday, 16th April 2019. Please send through your names to firstname.lastname@example.org. The draw will be sent to Clovelly’s bookings department. There will be an added R20 comp fee.
~Men’s Comp – Wednesday,17th April 2019. Please contact Westlake on 021 788 2020 on Monday, 15th April 2019 to make your booking.
Closed on Friday, 19th for Easter Friday.
We love this throwback from 2009. How ten years can make a difference!
The Irish play a different game to the rest of us, and demonstrated by Padraic and Trish McMahon!
A protective mommy peahen eyes out photographer, Shaun Holman, as he snaps a few pics of her little chick. How cute are these babies?
How cool are these solo golf trikes? If you are interested in finding out more you can contact Joel Greenberg on email@example.com or 082 900 3544.
Our Pro Shop has a massive Callaway promotion on at the moment! Be sure to check it out!
Tips from the Pros
Tips to help you in the Club Champs
by Alan Michell, Michell Golf
1) Stick to your normal game plan.
2) When you get into trouble in strokeplay, get back to play and avoid the big numbers.
3) Avoid sucker flags. Keep it to the side where you have the most green to play with.
4) Expect faster green speeds.
5) Set achievable goals and don’t panic if you have a bad round. Scores are always higher than you think.
6) Have fun and remember the new rules!
Friday Night Draw
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