I would firstly like to apologise for being so late with this page but Retha and I decided to take a well-deserved break earlier this month and that is why this one is extremely late. With this pandemic now, it can be very frustrating working at home every day and not interacting with other people as would normally happen. So, we decided to take a week at Sun City and just relax and I must say I can recommend that we all take a break sometime. Just a week will make the world of difference.
February is generally known as the month of love due to Valentine’s day and I certainly hope that all the loved ones did something special with each other over that period. I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day.
Unfortunately, several golf days have been washed away recently and with all the copious amounts of rain we have had several trees uprooted and fallen over. This gives the green keeping staff an amazing amount of extra work and we would like to thank all our playing members for their patience while we go through this period of cleaning up these fallen trees. I think we are almost averaging a tree a week. Also, with all this rain the staff have not been able to cut the rough and it has been a nightmare of note. Just recently the cutters have been able to get into the rough and it is starting to get a lot easier and accessible. It must be remembered though, that Derek and his team cannot just go into the rough and cut it down to one level, it must be cut bit by bit until the desired level is reached. So please be patient, we know it is frustrating and slows down play, but I promise it is not someone with a masochistic sense of humour, it is nature playing havoc with us.
An incredibly sad day. On the 13th of January Bruce Franklin passed away at the age of 74 years. Bruce was an icon of Krugersdorp Golf Club. If you needed to know anything about our golf course you could approach Bruce. And I mean anything, from the finances to the position of certain water pumps on the course. Bruce was born on the 15 August 1946 and would have been 75 this year. He married Dale in 1968 and at the time of his death they would have been married for 52 years, a lifetime. Bruce was an avid golfer and served the club extremely well in numerous positions. Even just before his passing the current committee were still tapping his brain for information and ideas on how to improve the club. Bruce was also a loyal Manchester United fan and he and I would have long enjoyable chats over a beer or two about our two football teams. I will miss you stacks buddy and I know all our members will miss you not being at the club. Our condolences go out to all the members of the family as well.
Please note that the Ladies Section are arranging a Mixed Open competition on Sunday the 28th of February and if you are quick enough you could still squeeze a tee time in. Contact the club or Michelle Edwards to check if there is a time available. Hope to see you all there, it is normally lots of fun and there are normally particularly good prizes. There will be live music on the day and Rusty will have a few specials on the day as well.
The Ladies champs will be held on the weekend of the 6th and 7th March and the entry form is on the notice board at the club. You can also message Retha White if you wish to enter.
The men are scheduled to play their championships on the weekend of the 13th and 14th March. A, B and C division will be played on the same weekend with A and B division playing medal and the C division playing stableford. The entry forms are also on the notice board or you can contact the club to enter.
Play well guys and girls and have lots of fun.
The draw for the Ladies singles and doubles knockout have been made as well as the mixed pairs knockout. The draw is on the notice board and is also available on this website. Let us try to stick to the designated dates for the matches. Good luck.
The lists for the men’s single and doubles knockouts are at reception with Alicia, so you can either enter there or contact Alicia at the club.
Happy birthday to all the members who celebrated their birthdays during February, hope you all had an awesome day.
|12.02.1985||Marnus||Van Den Berg||M||1429||36|
|13.02.1952||Jan||Van Der Ven||M||991777||69|
|15.02.1973||Pieter||De La Rey||M||1328||48|
|23.02.1953||Petrus||Jansen Van Vuuren||M||991727||68|
|26.02.1970||Andre||Janse Van Vuuren||M||991565||51|
|27.02.1953||Pierre||Van Der Westhuizen||F||991768||68|
Ok, fellow golfers, have an awesome month and play well during club champs.
Keep well and stay safe.