Although it has been cold, wet and often misty, Clovelly has reason to celebrate! Two of our very own members have been selected for the WP Mid Am Team. Congratulations to Dave Thompson and Daniel Joseph, and an extra round of applause for Dave who has gone a step further and will Captain the side. Well done gents and good luck for the season!
Another brilliant feat that has us all celebrating being South African is the recent victory of the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup by four young Junior Proteas! An outstanding achievement, well done!
Before we go further we would also like to extend a warm welcome to our new members; Johan de Waal, Drew Janse van Vuuren, Michael Loans, Dudley Meredith, Armin Schroecker, Tristan Bell, Nicholas Bell, Alexander Flay and Rory Gildenhuys. We hope that you feel at home at Clovelly and we wish you the best in your golfing journey!
Thank you to Member, Mike Tiffin, for sending the above picture in. The Silvermine River was just a little stream a couple of weeks ago and this rainfall will see a burst of life spring forward. If you manage to find a part of the river not so fast-flowing you should be able to see hundreds of little fish fry and tadpoles. We are so grateful to be surrounded by nature.
Be Part of ‘The Open’ at Clovelly
All avid golfers should be aware that next weekend, The Open, the oldest and one of the most prestigious professional golf tournaments in the world, is undergoing its 148th event. Although taking place at Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland, we have found a way to be part of the excitement some 14 348 kilometers away in South Africa.
We would love for you and your families to join us for a braai on Sunday to watch the final round. This weekend’s weather is looking lovely with sunny skies and hardly a breeze. We will provide the braais and salads and you can bring your meat. If you would like us to prepare braai packs for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before next Thursday.
MichellGolf has moved their Pitch n Putt competition from Saturday to Sunday so that the kids too can be part of ‘The Open’ excitement. Parents are welcome to have fun with their kids at the Range or come up to the Clubhouse and have a drink.
The Pro Shop also has a number of specials to celebrate The Open. Pop down to have a look or have a squizz at our Facebook page!
Some great news this month is that MichellGolf is joining forces with Global Golf at Clovelly. This means that in if you need any assistance or advice on the equipment that you carry in your golf bag or which new club to purchase, you can contact:
Mike on 082 679 8111 or Alan on 082 990 7154
With their extensive knowledge of golf and teaching Mike and Alan will be able to give you a professional opinion that could have a big impact on your performance. They are also able to provide fittings for Callaway, Mizuno, TaylorMade and Titleist. Go ahead and give them a call.
Coaches Mike, Alan and Dave of MichellGolf have had their hands full over the school holidays with their successful junior holiday clinics on top of their usual groups and lessons. The kids, always excited to learn, loved being outdoors and the opportunities to put their new skills to the test, especially when allowed to go onto the ‘big’ course!
Their Pitch n’ Putt competitions have also become a major junior highlight with more and more kids attending. With cricket, soccer, a jumping castle and light-hearted golf, the kids all have fun and get to make new friends. Many parents opt to hang out with the kids and it is a great opportunity to play at their level. Thank you to Clear Design for your generous sponsorship and to all the cool kids who make this event possible.
Now that our young golfers are back in school our coaches at MichellGolf are setting their sights on our lovely ladies. If you are a lady golfer at the beginning of your golf journey, come on down next Saturday for a 5 part series of hour-long golf lessons.
These classes typically see a variety of ladies with varying skills, age and backgrounds, and Coach Alan teaches in a relaxed and patient manner. There is nothing better than being at the Range in the sunshine and we highly recommend this course.
Pictured above are the Fine&Country sponsored Senior’s Monday winners, with organiser Mike Tiffin; Malcolm Morrison, Bruce Condon, David James and Torbyn Larsen. They won the competition with a score of 85 points and were followed by Dave Martin, Colin Mason, Bennie Manuel and Clive Mildenhall with 82 points.
We would like to wish Granny Murray a very happy 101st birthday! Granny Murray is Manager, John Spyker’s, mother in law and she celebrated her special day at Clovelly. We hope that she has a wonderful year ahead.
Magically misty mornings at Clovelly. The whole valley was cloaked in mist before an icy breeze off of the ocean blew it away within minutes.
Bridget Woodhouse and June Harrison were thrilled to receive ECCO shoes to the value of R 4000 after winning the C Division of May’s Interclub competition at Hermanus. What a great prize and an awesome achievement, well done, ladies!
From Westlake Golf Club, winning the Clovelly Open Foursomes Trophy, were Uli Boezaart and Christian Helmbold with a combined score of 140 over 36 holes. Well done, gentlemen!
July’s Monthly Mixed winners, Shaun Holman, Dawn English, Helen and George Bowes.
Friday Night Draw
The name drawn for the LM&A Draw on Friday, 28th June was David Jarmin.
Unfortunately, David was not present!
The name drawn for the LM&A Draw on Friday, 5th July was Craig Childs.
Unfortunately, Craig was not present!
The next draw will be for R 2 800.