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Captain’s Corner – April 2021

Captain’s Corner – April 2021

April is normally a rather unproductive month for the business fraternity due to all the public holidays that occur in that month which normally means it is a very productive month for the club because we can all play some extra golf. Let us hope it is that way this year.

Just a bit of feedback regarding the deck. We have had discussions with the erecting company, and they should be starting the completion work in the beginning of May and it should be completed by the end of May. So please be patient if you see some work in that area as we will be changing the cart path as well.

This month we are having a Captain’s draw for the first time this year and we are looking forward to a good crowd as the draw prize is standing at R35 000. I have also heard a little bird tell me that if the grand prize is not won there will be a consolation prize draw.

April also saw the return of the Monthly Medal for the men. The competition will be held every third Saturday of the month with the overall nett winner being presented with the monthly mug. The first winner of this competition was Francois Venter. The club will also be calculating an eclectic for the year and an overall winner for the year will be in line to win an awesome prize. So, make sure you attend every month.

I wonder how many of you realised that we now have a new sponsor at the club, and they have started with new flags on the course. There will be more of this company displayed on the course in the near future.

The new nursery is progressing strongly on the side of the 15th fairway towards the workshop. This is an area where they have planted new grass for our greens when needed.

For those of you who normally play in the afternoon field this is what it looks like at the club early in the morning on a beautiful day. Quite stunning.

Leagues

Most of the leagues are now underway and below is how we are faring in the various leagues.

CLUB JAN FEB MARCH MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT TOTAL
POINTS
CMR 4 5 5 2 2         18
Eagle Canyon 3 1 0 0 0           4
Goldfields 2 5 6 0 0           13
Jackal Creek 2 1 4 6 2           15
Krugersdorp (A) 3 3 2 4 6           18
Krugersdorp (B) 4 3 1 6 6           20

We have two Ladies sides playing in this league and at the time of writing they are lying first and second. Keep it up girls.

In this league we have one ladies’ side, and they are lying second.

So, if you are sitting at home on a Sunday afternoon, pop down to the club and support your teams and have one of Rusty’s famous pizzas and an ice-cold beer.

Happy birthday to all our members who celebrated their birthdays during the month of April. Hope you had a fantastic day.

Birthday First Name Surname Gender Number Age
01.04.1937 Pat Wessels F 586 84
02.04.1998 Alwyn Van Der Walt M 991613 23
03.04.1961 Simon Lubengo M 991897 60
03.04.1955 Johan Bester M 991688 66
03.04.1998 Jarryd Scharneck M 991772 23
03.04.1954 Cornelia Swanepoel F 506 67
03.04.1967 Karen Viljoen F 557 54
04.04.1962 Arrie Fouche M 2188 59
04.04.1961 Kobote Molefe F 2532 60
06.04.1981 Gerhardt Botha M 991598 40
06.04.1971 Carel Brink M 1541 50
06.04.1961 Deon Holtzhauzen M 2543 60
06.04.1940 Jenny Johnson F 551 81
06.04.1944 Brian Koertzen M 1766 77
07.04.1957 Theo Brand M 24 64
07.04.2000 Brendan Keys m 990336 21
07.04.1958 Jeff Rogers M 358 63
08.04.1951 Anne Wanliss F 991834 70
09.04.1947 William Hart M 2054 74
09.04.1970 Sanette Swanepoel F 991932 51
09.04.1987 Frederick Wessels M 991926 34
09.04.1956 Roy Schubach M 578 65
10.04.2003 Charl Coetzee M 991627 18
10.04.1968 Themba Mthembu M 990388 53
11.04.1956 Pierre Kotze M 203 65
12.04.1973 Frederick Beck M 991456 48
12.04.1973 Jason Leech M 991663 48
12.04.1993 Johann Mattheus M 2419 28
12.04.1972 Gerrit Viviers M 2803 49
14.04.1958 Willie Botha M 991808 63
14.04.1971 Nicolene Janse Van Vuuren F 2094 50
14.04.1942 Andrew Murray M 298 79
14.04.1976 Rudolph Van Der Watt M 3072 45
15.04.2001 Ruben Albrecht M 990711 20
15.04.1944 Mike Greiter M 152 77
15.04.1987 Jurie Van Der Berg M 991857 34
15.04.1945 Paul Ras M 991789 76
16.04.1948 Peter Burger M 990560 73
16.04.1954 Daniel Potgieter M 263 67
17.04.1963 Ivan Bailey M 3174 58
17.04.1979 Armand Blignaut M 1044 42
17.04.1997 Jessica Caldeira F 990245 24
17.04.1965 Barbs Douglas F 580 56
17.04.1969 Estelle Reynolds F 991132 52
17.04.1991 Juan-Pierre Walters M 991682 30
17.04.1959 Avril Wood F 2505 62
18.04.1978 Gareth Hannaway M 990449 43
19.04.1963 Gavin Hansen M 1640 58
19.04.1972 Pieter Van Der Merwe M 991566 49
19.04.1946 Leon Wessels M 739 75
20.04.1955 Eugene Botha M 70 66
20.04.1987 Morne Breedt M 990367 34
20.04.1993 Ryan Carmichael M 2016 28
20.04.1967 Ludwig Davies M 990298 54
20.04.1957 Hannetjie Small F 990151 64
20.04.1956 Roelof Strydom M 991448 65
21.04.1974 Pieter Venter M 991873 47
21.04.1959 Billy Pollock (Jnr) M 221 62
21.04.1966 Combri Van Der Westhuizen M 653 55
23.04.1973 Jason Coetzee M 611 48
23.04.1964 Gert Oosthuizen M 991912 57
23.04.1954 Andre Dreyer M 1006 67
24.04.1995 Marco Jansen Van Rensburg M 991766 26
24.04.1990 Grant Syme M 1777 31
24.04.1974 Julia Timmers F 990099 47
25.04.1969 Jaco Du Preez M 814 52
25.04.1957 Leslie Van Niekerk M 990466 64
25.04.1976 Pieter Le Roux M 991846 45
26.04.1965 Mark Caldeira M 717 56
26.04.1948 David Macdonald M 1956 73
26.04.1952 Popo Molefe M 2286 69
26.04.1973 Gert Smith M 991799 48
26.04.1937 Andrew Swanepoel M 412 84
27.04.1986 Jacques Beket M 991905 35
28.04.1981 Leighton Powell M 991929 40
28.04.1997 Liam Labuschagne M 990267 24
28.04.1957 Anton Van Heerden M 990778 64
28.04.1956 Gregg White M 990173 65
29.04.1960 Ansius Fourie M 79 61
29.04.1946 Mathias Gottfert M 150 75
29.04.2005 Alfred Venter M 991704 16
30.04.2004 Callum Garton M 991881 17
30.04.1997 Cobus Van Aswegen M 991831 24
30.04.1965 Anita Oosthuizen F 2337 56

Great, hope to see you all on Friday the 30th at the Captains Draw or else on the greens of our great golf course.

Gregg White – Club Captain

Captain’s Corner – March 2021

Captain’s Corner – March 2021

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

Captain’s Corner – February 2021

Captain’s Corner – February 2021

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.

BRUCE FRANKLIN

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.

Mixed Open

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.

Club Championships

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.

Knockouts

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.

Birthday First Name Surname Gender Number Age
01.02.1965 Grant Fraser M 642 56
01.02.1965 Stef Grobbelaar M 135 56
01.02.1969 Cheryl Bronkhorst F 990023 52
01.02.1977 Henry Kapp M 991225 44
01.02.1987 Brett Van Blerk M 991691 34
02.02.1942 Roland Scott M 385 79
02.02.1963 Frank Poulter M 990092 58
02.02.1993 Lynette Fourie F 990155 28
03.02.1942 Wilhelm Van Heerden M 2210 79
03.02.1949 Rolf Redelinghuys M 991720 72
03.02.1962 Jo-anne Roberts F 991178 59
04.02.1943 Johan Claassens M 990805 78
04.02.1986 Chris Hattingh M 991594 35
06.02.1974 Jaco Vosloo M 3058 47
06.02.1993 Jaco Terblanche M 991769 28
06.02.1996 Divan Coetzee M 991636 25
07.02.1949 George Koch-Maag M 991698 72
07.02.1995 Jesse McFarlane M 991740 26
07.02.1996 Devon Thomson M 2713 25
07.02.2006 Paul Hamman M 991707 15
08.02.1927 Henriette Gordon F 539 94
08.02.1951 Monty Beyneveldt M 991806 70
09.02.1970 Romeo Vassen M 990473 51
09.02.1977 Samuel Mosehle M 990291 44
10.02.1954 Hans Badenhorst M 991447 67
10.02.1969 Frans Els M 991228 52
10.02.1990 Daniel Dreyer M 2022 31
11.02.1947 Leon Kruger M 1564 74
11.02.1970 Faizel Jeena M 991813 51
12.02.1978 Rudi O’Kelly M 991621 43
12.02.1979 Donald Fraser M 991593 42
12.02.1985 Marnus Van Den Berg M 1429 36
13.02.1945 Beryl Mansfield F 2547 76
13.02.1951 Rolf Frobus M 991611 70
13.02.1952 Jan Van Der Ven M 991777 69
13.02.1978 Francois Botha M 991717 43
14.02.1946 Ben Pieterse M 991094 75
14.02.1972 Rudolph Van Tonder M 991631 49
15.02.1948 Tom Van Eeden M 444 73
15.02.1963 Arnold Botha M 771 58
15.02.1963 Johannes Potgieter M 991723 58
15.02.1973 Pieter De La Rey M 1328 48
15.02.1978 Nico Matthee M 2287 43
15.02.1983 Duncan Pienaar M 990456 38
16.02.1953 Ella Weber F 1976 68
16.02.1963 Stephen Rossiter M 1142 58
16.02.1967 Drienkie Van Doorne F 991678 54
17.02.1947 Liz Liversage F 597 74
17.02.1963 George Nickola M 2597 58
18.02.1954 Mo Lombard M 244 67
18.02.1982 Jacqueline Tucker F 990412 39
19.02.1948 Ralph Jackson F 990382 73
22.02.1967 Tersia De Koker F 990505 54
23.02.1945 Walter Du Triou M 991200 76
23.02.1953 Petrus Jansen Van Vuuren M 991727 68
23.02.1963 Pieter Bouwer M 50 58
23.02.1966 Stewart McMillan M 2942 55
24.02.1939 Derrick Thomas M 1587 82
24.02.1943 Ron Thomson M 2221 78
24.02.1971 Ryno Fourie M 991572 50
24.02.2005 Luca Rugani M 991706 16
25.02.1947 Tourle Dick M 991024 74
26.02.1970 Andre Janse Van Vuuren M 991565 51
26.02.2007 Ryan Moodley M 991715 14
27.02.1950 Barnie De Clerk M 991705 71
27.02.1950 Paddy Smith F 1973 71
27.02.1953 Pierre Van Der Westhuizen F 991768 68
27.02.1972 Dirk Maritz M 991193 49
28.02.1957 Leon Combrinck M 1653 64
28.02.1964 Charlie Sekgaile M 991153 57
28.02.1967 Danie Roets M 572 54
29.02.1948 Schalk Breytenbach M 991088 73

Ok, fellow golfers, have an awesome month and play well during club champs.

Keep well and stay safe.

Gregg

 
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