Well, winter is definitely here. The last few days have been absolutely freezing and even I had to resort to wearing long pants. The wind chill factor also took the temperature down at least three degrees. At least the weekend coming up looks a bit better and we should not be too cold.
In spite of the weather our course is still in excellent condition, and thanks must go out to the greenkeeping staff for doing a magnificent job. You would have noticed that a number of the bunkers have received a makeover and are looking much better. The sand that has been added is a bit fluffy, but this will subside very soon and then our bunkers will be good to play out of again. Our worst bunker on the course is definitely the bunker on the left-hand side of the fifteenth and I have heard through the grapevine that Calvin and Johan are considering making that a grass bunker. I have also heard of one or two other small changes that will be done to the course so keep an eye open for these. Thanks, guys, for always giving us a course to be proud of here on the West Rand.
The men’s changerooms have also been renovated and are certainly looking marvelous. Well done guys, great work. Apparently now the ladies also want to upgrade their changerooms to look similar to the men’s.
We have decided to have some fun in the afternoon field and have a Vrouens vs Ouens next month. This will take place on the 23rd July and one of our members from the afternoon field has generously offered to sponsor a pizza for each fourball after the game in the pub. So, we will have two ladies taking on two men in a betterball competition and the winner will get two points, one point for a draw and nil for a loss. The ladies’ pairings will be collected by Ilse Van Zyl and the men’s pairings must please be given to Brian Cornelissen. I will do the draw and bookings for the day. May the best lady/man win.
Gareth Farinha was flying over the course a couple of days ago and took some pics which I thought I would share with you all. Thanks buddy.
With only two league games left for our Ladies Weekday side they are lying second and stand a good chance of winning the league. Keep it up girls, you are doing an excellent job.
Our Ladies Sunday League side are struggling a bit, but I am sure they pull a rabbit out of the hat and finish with a bang.
The Scratch League side played their first game last Sunday and managed to beat Houghton 8-0 even though Houghton only managed to pitch with 5 players. Still well done and start off the season on top of the log.
The Midam A side is third on the league after five games and only two points separate them from the side on top. The B side is lying joint third and it seems as if the competition is very strong in that league. Keep it up guys and make us proud.
The men’s Handicap league side are still struggling to find that elusive first win but maybe it will happen this month against Randpark. At the moment we are still avoiding relegation and I am sure we will stay in the B Division.
Don’t forget Father’s Day this month. Happy Father’s Day to all our father members out there.
Happy birthday to all our members who celebrate their birthday during June, hope you have an awesome day.
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See you all on our fairways.