Howsit Guys and Gals, wow September has arrived, and it seems as if the wind is blowing worse than it did in August. They also say the rain is only going to be arriving in October and the course really needs the rain right now. The fairways are pretty hard with lots of run, but I have played lots of other courses and our course is still looking particularly good. The courses on the East Rand are especially dry and hard.

Talking about the East Rand a number of us will soon be going out to play against Germiston in a return match. The one we played at home we won 9-1 and now we have to go defend our title.

Both the lady’s and men’s captains had their golf days and both days were successful. The men’s golf day was a 36-hole competition with foursomes being played in the afternoon and the general feeling was that we should do this on a more regular basis. We all look forward to next year’s Captain’s days.

We had some major achievements in the past couple of weeks. Ruan De Smidt won a Big Easy Tournament sponsored by Altron, both Peter Combrink and Morne Van Den Berg had holes-in-one and Calvin Caldeira had an albatross on the 12th hole. Congratulations also goes out to Simon Du Plooy for being selected to represent South Africa in the 2022 All Africa Golf Team Championship in Egypt later this month.

The Western Gauteng Senior Ladies held their championships recently and a number of our ladies were winners in their respective divisions.

CGGU hosted a golf day at Krugersdorp Golf Club recently to raise funds for CANSA. This was a first for CGGU and it was highly successful so hopefully it will happen again in the near future. The day was won by two of our own ladies, namely, Michelle Edwards and Retha White with forty-three stableford points.

One of our members enjoys spending time on our course taking photographs of the bird life on the course and he managed to capture this impressive bird during his most recent trip.

I wonder how many of you have noticed that some of our greenkeeping staff have been quite artistic with their mowers on the course cutting shapes around the markers.

Can you believe that we spent some bucks purchasing nice new distance markers for the par three’s and within one week someone had stolen the numbers off the markers. If anybody catches anyone in the process of damaging our course or stealing from the course or members and he reports it to management there will be some sort of reward for that person.

I notice that our knockouts are generally up to date and request that you please keep it that way. Please don’t hesitate to contact myself or management if you are experiencing any problems arranging a knockout game. We will try to assist.

That’s it for another month, please don’t forget about Captain’s Draw on the 30th of this month and we will have Boere vs Souties on the 22nd October.

All our members who celebrate their birthdays during September hope you all have a fantastic day.

Birthday First Name Surname Number
1st Len Richardson 1076
Miles Griffiths 990789
Martin Thomas 2993
Zihan Deysel 991919
John Smith 991833
4th Ruben Sliep 991702
5th Mike Harper 259
Struan Robertson 992004
6th Werner Labotske 992012
Mike Roberts 990172
Thabo Ngwana 990931
Pieter Viljoen 990625
7th Jorge Simoes 2293
Herman De Koker 991183
Darius Swiegelaar 991999
8th Willem Stolz 990127
Pieter Van Eeden 678
Gerry Monaghan 990787
Merrick Douglas 623
Pierre Van Eeden 991697
9th Rayne Joubert 992052
Darrell Bradley 990532
10th Johan Strauss 992034
Wouter Niemann 991586
11th Pam Koertzen 1394
Andrew Zandberg 990386
12th Darin De Smidt 2108
Otto Wouda 990325
13th Sephus Alberts 991828
William Beechey 1999
Kyle Edwards 1663
15th David Viljoen 991736
Johann Malherbe 990503
Michael Ford 121
Bazil Richardson 991253
Coenie Kruger 991829
Miguel Petersen 991888
16th Graham Fleming 616
17th Gareth Farinha 990512
18th Leone Brandt 588
Jacques Kumm 3098
Dieter Erasmus 3048
19th Charles Du Plessis 991730
Niel Marais 991973
Justin Van Der Merwe 992044
Jenni-Lee Lombard 991690
20th Johan Teessen 991230
Andrew Green 991549
21st Jay-Jay Cherry 991976
Sebastian Coetzee 992010
Tertius Janse Van Rensburg 991453
23rd Jacques Fisher 992041
Jan Cilliers 2127
Chris Joubert 991145
Neil Van Noort 2880
26th Odirile Ntshabele 991966
27th Piet Barnard 991652
Roger Perzl 708
Keith Whitehead 990936
28th Peter Gilbert 1996
James Nightingale 990640
29th George Joannou 991775
Jared-Liam Troskie 991656
Steven De Canha 991825
30th Warren Crooks 991818
Dane Poulter 990716
Divan Kruger 991811

Gregg White
Club Captain