Captain’s Corner – November 2020
Howsit everyone, can you believe it, we are just about in the silly season and Christmas will be upon us before you know it.
I could almost devote this whole blog to the ladies’ section because they have definitely been the newsmakers for the past month but before I do let’s do some general info.
I am sure you have noticed that quite a number of trees have fallen over recently on the course. This is due to a lot of our trees reaching their lifespan age. I did a little digging and found this information about trees and their lifespans.
“More than 500 oak species grace the planet, united in the genus Quercus. The oak species vary in size and appearance, and also in lifespans. Under ideal conditions, some species of oak tree live 150 years or more, but short-lived varieties die after about 50 to 60 years. Individual lifespans also depend on environmental conditions, pests and diseases, and commercial development.”
Last weekend a storm went through our course and took down eight trees with it. We do ask that you be patient with the removal of these trees as it does take a bit of time. Of course, the trees that fell, hardly come into play on the golf course. LOL
It has been decided to stop the R100 lucky draw due to lack of interest but the committee is definitely looking at holding a Captain’s Draw evening again very soon.
Watch the notice boards and newsletters for more info regarding this.
Our course took a bit of a beating when that heat wave came through recently but now it has recovered nicely and looking good again. Recently our greens were a bit slow but Derek and his team are working on this and it should be back to normal this weekend. Thanks Derek, great job.
Ok, let me tell you, our ladies’ section has been extremely busy the last 30 days and we at the club are very grateful for the spirit that they bring to the club.
Let’s start off by saying congratulations to our lady president, Christine Els, for achieving a hole-in-one on the 11th hole. Apparently, this is her first one, congratulations sweetheart.
Another drive for food parcels was held and even though it was the third drive of this kind this year, they managed to pack about 100 food parcels and these were presented to our staff.
A Mixed Open was arranged by the Ladies Section as well and this was held on the 15th November after the first one had to be postponed due to inclement weather. It went ahead on the 15th and I honestly think it was a major success. We had a nice full field and some great prizes were won. Thanks to the Ladies committee for this initiative, awesome and well done all who assisted and donated for the day.
Here are some of the prize-winners:
Nearest to the Pin Men:
Nearest to the Pin Ladies:
Longest Drive Ladies:
Longest Drive Men:
A great day was had by all.
The ladies also celebrated two very important birthdays this month, Cos turned 97 and Jenny Johnson turned 80 earlier in the year. I know a lot of the members always say they hope that they will also be that spritely when they are that age. Congratulations ladies.
Congratulations goes out to a number of our members who have become new dads in the past few weeks, namely; Ray Schutte, Ollie Webb and Marne Steenkamp.
That’s about it for this month, hope you all have a fantastic month and see you next time around.
Happy birthday to all our members who celebrate their birthdays during the month of November.
|09.11.1970||Olly||Van Den Berg||M||820||50|
|11.11.1944||John||Van Der Merwe||M||769||76|
|15.11.1954||Anton||Van Den Berg||M||990779||66|
|16.11.1971||Hannes||Jansen Van Vuuren||M||2583||49|
|20.11.1968||Hendrik||Van Den Berg||M||990535||52|
|21.11.1947||Chris (Snr)||De La Rey||M||604||73|
|21.11.1974||Chris (Jnr)||De La Rey||M||818||46|
|22.11.1974||Aubrey||De La Hunt V.D Merwe||M||990924||46|
|30.11.1978||Michelle||Van Der Walt||F||2918||42|
Hope to see you all soon on our fantastic course.