Yes, the Ides of March have come and gone and what a busy month March was. We had ladies and men’s club champs and the Souties versus the Dutchies and of course the AGM. A great month, it was indeed.

Firstly, on the weekend of the 6th March the Ladies had their club championships. I must say the ladies committee went all out to make it a success for the participants and it was a bit sad to see that the turnout was poor but maybe next year the bulk will pitch up. The full results are on the website under the Club Champs tab but congratulations to all the prize winners and especially the division winners. A special word of congratulations must go out to Megan Van Heerden who participated in her very first championships. Here are some pics of some of the fourballs.

The following weekend, 13th March, the men held their Club Championships and guess what, no rain to spoil the weekend. Everything went off as smooth as can be. An extra word of congratulations must go out to Derek and his staff, greens staff and office staff for the extra effort that went into the preparation. The entire affair was awesome and the vibe in the club over the weekend was extra special. Hannes Strooh was the overall champion. All the results and pics are available on the Club Champs tab.

I must just tell you that I had the pleasure of playing with a gentleman of note. This young fellow was playing in his 64th club champs and on Sunday he shot an 84, missing a putt on the last hole to shoot his age on championship weekend. Well done Stan, you are a scholar and a gentleman sir.

The AGM was held on the 18th March and went off without a hitch. The new committee elected is as follows:

President – Billy Pollock

Club Captain – Gregg White

Committee Members:   Grant Syme

Frank Poulter

Ian Scott

Then on Saturday 20th March the Dutchies took on the Souties. The format was betterball stableford and then we added all the scores together to decide the eventual winner. The Souties managed to pull it off winning by seven points, 500 plays 507. The next episode in this saga will take place in winter, possibly 12th June and then a final towards the end of the year. The format for each event will be different. I must thank Rusty for the braai on the day, everything was very well organised and enjoyed by all.

League

A few of the leagues have already started and by next month they will all be under way and then I will place all the league sides progress on the site.

Course Care

I got sent this piece from a lady member and would like to thank her very much for it. There are two concerns regarding course care that we as players are responsible for, namely, pitch marks and bunkers not being raked. Our rakes are being sanitised with a sanitiser that lasts for 30 days so the rakes should be safe for all to use. By fixing your pitch mark and two others on the greens will not only assist with the recovery time of the pitch mark but will leave a smoother putting surface to play on. The following course care tips should be adhered to:

  1. Fill your divots; sandbags are compulsory.
  2. Repair your pitch mark plus two other pitch marks as well.
  3. Do not litter on the course.
  4. Dispose of your cigarette butts in the dustbins available; do not leave them on the course, especially not the greens.
  5. Rake the bunkers by either using the sanitised rakes or by using your own Eazi-Rake.

With effect from April month every third Saturday will be a medal competition for the men and will be known as the monthly medal. An eclectic will also be run, and an eventual annual winner will be decided.

Happy birthday to all the members who celebrated their birthday during the month of March, hope you had a fantastic day.

Birthday First Name Surname Gender Number Age
01.03.1949 Barry Banks M 3037 72
01.03.1948 Basie Geldenhuys M 991752 73
01.03.1968 Riaan Joubert M 654 53
01.03.1981 Claude Kumm M 990119 40
01.03.1966 Rudi Van Aswegen M 991931 55
02.03.1958 Andrew Diale M 991896 63
02.03.1966 Francois Labuschagne M 690 55
03.03.1959 Clem Lindeque M 715 62
03.03.1969 Jason Syme M 878 52
03.03.1981 Werner Van Loggerenberg M 990967 40
03.03.2004 Reagan Frylinck M 991816 17
03.03.2005 Hannes Strooh M 991776 16
03.03.2010 Cole Pheiffer M 991780 11
04.03.1983 Jaque Fourie M 2157 38
04.03.1966 Ruan Botha M 991918 55
05.03.1960 Frederick Eloff M 2780 61
05.03.1966 Theuns Bester F 990269 55
05.03.1968 Ashleigh Enslin F 990084 53
05.03.1959 Johan De Clercq M 991866 62
05.03.1969 Manny Pereira M 991868 52
06.03.1947 Alan Walker M 991694 74
06.03.1974 Dale Joubert M 988 47
06.03.1975 R Rowe M 927 46
06.03.1985 Theodorus Woudstra M 730 36
07.03.1952 Fanie Weber M 1969 69
07.03.1969 Conroy King M 991700 52
07.03.1975 Marius Kumm M 2647 46
08.03.1945 Ivan Du Plooy M 99 76
08.03.2003 Erin Cornelissen F 990590 18
09.03.1965 Johan Swart M 2528 56
09.03.1971 Ian Joubert M 991162 50
10.03.1945 Oswald Biribauer M 991622 76
10.03.1965 Deon Fullard M 990189 56
10.03.1991 Michael Van Riel M 991634 30
11.03.1961 Charmain Strauss F 2823 60
11.03.1976 Danie Van Den Berg M 815 45
11.03.1982 Jaco Bester M 990738 39
11.03.1993 Dewald Booysen M 991614 28
12.03.1944 David Smith M 1974 77
13.03.1953 George Small M 2872 68
13.03.1961 Sylvia Gouws F 990226 60
13.03.1987 Warren Liebenberg M 2521 34
14.03.1969 Anita Bouwer F 1839 52
14.03.1972 Jason Birmingham M 991722 49
14.03.1975 Peet Du Toit M 990749 46
15.03.1955 Ken Sutton M 1414 66
15.03.1957 Riana Joubert F 2120 64
15.03.1984 Lodewickus Bothma M 991708 37
15.03.2004 Aiden Smith M 991933 17
16.03.1992 Armandt Erasmus M 991202 29
16.03.1990 Aaron Van Der Walt M 991884 31
17.03.1962 Lephatsi Ntshabele M 3009 59
17.03.1972 Marius Vos M 2515 49
18.03.1949 Floris Venter M 2891 72
18.03.1954 Kobus Kruger M 991821 67
18.03.1960 Mike Van Der Walt M 990888 61
18.03.1967 Michael Richards M 696 54
18.03.1968 Lance Swanepoel M 712 53
18.03.1968 Lynn Wessels F 990497 53
18.03.1950 Johan Vorster M 991861 71
19.03.1948 Gavin Meerholz M 991608 73
19.03.1957 Ian Shaw M 650 64
19.03.1983 Andrew Joubert M 1942 38
19.03.1985 Corne Van Tonder M 991599 36
20.03.1940 Dougy Gurnell M 162 81
20.03.1972 Pieter Venter M 991930 49
21.03.1971 Denis Peche M 684 50
21.03.1975 Francois Venter M 991913 46
22.03.1950 Charles Loubser M 249 71
22.03.1950 Peter Williams M 991782 71
22.03.1966 R Gurnell M 944 55
22.03.1973 Greg Ganas M 991065 48
22.03.1978 Zander Hall M 991628 43
23.03.1947 Jannie Van Der Linde M 301095 74
23.03.1970 Awie Griesel M 2000 51
24.03.1960 Hubert Trondlin M 3091 61
24.03.1962 Catherine Jones F 991639 59
24.03.1970 Peter Hewett M 301087 51
24.03.1990 Reinhard Erasmus M 2216 31
24.03.1988 Bradley Neizel M 991891 33
25.03.1946 Joe Ruthven M 1639 75
26.03.1951 Andre Kruger M 767 70
26.03.1953 Susan Botha F 990125 68
26.03.1967 George Van Der Merwe M 2555 54
26.03.1989 Jared Fahry M 991910 32
26.03.1990 Divan Gillespie M 991884 31
27.03.1994 Calvin Caldeira M 2001 27
27.03.1996 Aldus Engelbrecht M 991915 25
28.03.1941 Tom Marsden M 271 80
28.03.2009 Rikus Brink M 991222 12
29.03.1985 Hein Nortje M 991190 36
29.03.1948 Peter Rossouw M 991859 73
30.03.1972 Vaughan Riemens M 2641 49
31.03.1999 Aldo Van Den Berg M 991563 22

 

Let us be proud of our golf course and make it the best overall experience for members and visitors.

Cheers
Gregg