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Newsletter – November 2020

Newsletter – 24 NOVEMBER 2020

Good day All Members

It’s amazing how time has flown during this challenging year and once again we would like to thank all our members and staff for their fantastic support over this year. With December and the holiday season upon us, and all the celebrations approaching, we want to wish our members and respective families a happy holidays and season’s greetings. To anyone travelling we wish you a safe trip.

It will be our pleasure being able to host and welcome everyone during this period. The Club will be open on the following Mondays 14th, 21st & 28th December as well, although we will be closed on Christmas Day 25th December and New Year’s day 1st January. We look forward to welcoming all members and visitors at our beautiful course.

Over the last few weeks we have fertilised the course from tees to greens, treated the greens for algae, poa annua and moss, double verticut and vertidrained the greens to assist with speeding up the greens. Due to the weather conditions, we have unfortunately lost numerous trees but thankfully the playing area was not affected.


We would like to invite all members to join us for a night filled with fun and laughs on 27th November @ 19:00, when we will be hosting our first Captains Draw since lock down.

There will be:

  • Live music by Lerenz Jooste one man band
  • Auction for Tee-off times
  • Auction for Parking spaces
  • Mini draw @ R10 a ticket
  • Great food

Come and join us for a much needed night out. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Upstairs and downstairs (Lapa) will be open to ensure we adhere to social distancing regulations. We also request that masks are worn when entering the club as well as when walking around.

We will be taking temperatures upon entry.

Let’s all work together to make this night one to remember.

Billie’s van die bosveld & Deli

For Black Friday we are going to do the following special:

Buy 1 kg of Droewors for only R200 p/kg or

1kg or more, A Grade Biltong for R220 p/kg.

This offer is only available on Friday 27th November.

Sponsor golf carts

We are looking for any members who would like to advertise on the golf carts.

This will be a great way to advertise your business.

If anyone is interested please contact Derek
(082 337 1828)


Our Pro shop will be having a Black Friday sale from the 27th – 30th November.

Keep a look out for great deals on Swagg / Srixon / Golf Pride and Footjoy.

Also keep your eyes open for the Pro Shop Christmas raffle which will start later this month to stand a chance to win some great prizes.

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 Be safe and take care of yourselves and your families
because you are important to us.
Looking forward to seeing everybody on the course.

Captain’s Corner – November 2020

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:

First Place:

Second Place:

Third Place:

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.

Birthday First Name Surname Gender Number Age
01.11.2001 Dillon Maher M 990845 19
01.11.1999 Devan Viljoen M 991757 21
02.11.1967 Pieter Labuschagne M 144 53
03.11.1936 Louis Fourie M 301063 84
04.11.1953 Elsabe Van Niekerk F 1947 67
04.11.1964 Monika Holtzhausen F 2542 56
04.11.1980 Anton Swanepoel M 990387 40
04.11.1983 Freddie Hudson M 991784 37
06.11.1972 Henry Ragusin M 3197 48
06.11.2003 Zander Ladeira M 990954 17
07.11.1959 Derek Levin M 991638 61
07.11.1988 Carl Ochse M 991802 32
07.11.2002 Ruben Eksteen M 991590 18
08.11.1939 Anthony May M 990735 81
08.11.1985 Marnus Nothnagel M 1740 35
08.11.1986 Ashley Slater M 990732 34
09.11.1943 Walter Kuner M 897 77
09.11.1957 Christel Viljoen F 991093 63
09.11.1970 Olly Van Den Berg M 820 50
10.11.1955 Daan Joubert M 1790 65
11.11.1944 John Van Der Merwe M 769 76
11.11.1948 Pierre Blignaut M 27 72
11.11.1966 Ivan Pedro M 991744 54
11.11.1969 Duncan Whitehead M 990935 51
12.11.1960 Paul Claven M 991792 60
13.11.1948 Ernst De Wet M 990969 72
13.11.1950 Leonard Spedding M 401 70
13.11.2002 Devon Habig M 991500 18
14.11.2003 Gerrit Viviers M 991192 17
15.11.1954 Anton Van Den Berg M 990779 66
15.11.1986 Cairen Elliott M 991803 34
16.11.1962 Gerhard Jacobs M 991605 58
16.11.1970 Joseph Mokone M 990229 50
16.11.1971 Hannes Jansen Van Vuuren M 2583 49
18.11.1953 Eugene Louw M 991139 67
18.11.1954 Monty Els M 2800 66
18.11.1988 Wandre Venter M 991683 32
20.11.1948 Antanio Mala M 991771 72
20.11.1951 Mehomad Denat M 479 69
20.11.1962 Dennis Van Heerden M 2527 58
20.11.1963 Greg Douglas M 709 57
20.11.1968 Hendrik Van Den Berg M 990535 52
21.11.1947 Chris (Snr) De La Rey M 604 73
21.11.1963 Wayne Deary M 496 57
21.11.1974 Chris (Jnr) De La Rey M 818 46
22.11.1932 Scotty Sinclair M 991738 88
22.11.1974 Aubrey De La Hunt V.D Merwe M 990924 46
22.11.1986 Kyle Poulter M 990953 34
23.11.1937 Gideon Kotze M 991659 83
23.11.2000 Jason Mostert M 991114 20
24.11.1963 Madelein Smuts F 990793 57
25.11.1966 Coleen Riemens F 2387 54
25.11.1969 Bernard Hattingh M 990692 51
26.11.1956 George Gurovich M 991043 64
26.11.1972 Elaine Caldeira F 2123 48
26.11.1972 Charmaine Cornelissen F 2794 48
26.11.1974 Brian Cornelissen M 990370 46
27.11.1955 John Potgieter M 990143 65
27.11.1979 Billy Van Wyk M 990568 41
28.11.1962 Peter Moeketsi M 2824 58
29.11.1946 Lucas Barnard M 553 74
29.11.1951 Johannes Garbers M 991820 69
29.11.1957 Nicolaas Van Niekerk M 991791 63
29.11.1978 Rika Kruger F 991584 42
29.11.1982 Andrew Morton M 3147 38
30.11.1959 Deon Jacobs M 455 61
30.11.1964 Jakobus Fourie M 990109 56
30.11.1978 Michelle Van Der Walt F 2918 42

Hope to see you all soon on our fantastic course.


Captains Corner – October 2020

Well, October is upon us and with it we have entered Lockdown Level One as announced by our president, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa. With this level we have announced a number of changes at the club, slowly but surely getting us back to total normality. Some of the changes are as follows:

  • We have changed back to using two tees on a Saturday, note for now this is only on a Saturday
  • There is now an 8-minute break between tee times
  • With the advent of two tees there is now an afternoon and morning field on a Saturday again
  • This also means that the ladies’ section have their own designated tee times back and run their own competition
  • The Grab & Go concept at halfway house has been changed back to a normal sit-down snack
  • We now also have our prizegiving back and even the fines collection in the morning field is back
  • The showers are open again but you must remember to bring your own towel and toiletries

I must admit it really is great to be able to see the bulk of the morning field at prizegiving again and to be able to chat to all the buddies there. I am sure the feeling is the same in the afternoon field. With regard to the other changes I must admit I do prefer the Grab & Go concept as I do feel that it speeds up play a lot but the majority of the members do prefer to have a sit-down halfway snack or meal.

We received news about Danus, our greenkeeper, recently to say that he has recovered nicely and we ask that you all please say a little prayer for him that he may recover completely and be back with us sooner than later.

The monthly Captain’s draw has not been restored yet but we do have a monthly lucky draw which is held virtually on Zoom. The tickets are R100 each and are available at the pub or the members could make use of an EFT to the clubs account using the phrase “Lucky Draw” with your name as the reference. You may buy as many tickets as you like. The first draw was held on Friday the 9th October and the winner was Grant Symes. He won himself a very nice little R3500. 60% of the ticket money collected is paid out as a prize and the balance goes to the club. The ladies at the bar have already started selling tickets for the next draw which will be held at the end of October.

I think a huge word of thanks must go out to Derek and the team for preparing a great course for us to play on, on a daily basis. I must tell you I get to visit a number of the courses in our area and I am always very proud to get back to our course because ours is definitely a lot better than most.

Our Ladies Section held another drive to collect food for the caddies and staff and even though it was the third one this year the response was still very good and they were able to pack approximately 100 food packs which will be handed out shortly to those who need them. Thanks again to all who contributed. You don’t realise how much this is appreciated until you see the looks on the recipient’s faces when the packs are handed out. Well done ladies.

The Tee Totallers

I would like to tell you about a group of Sunday morning golfers at our club. If you hang around Krugersdorp Golf Club you might have heard about a group called the Tee Totallers or if you have ever played on a Sunday morning you would have seen some golfers wearing these purple golf shirts.

The Tee Totallers are a group of golfers who get together every Sunday and play their own competition as well as entering the club competition if there is one. On 4th October 2015 this group was formed starting off with ten members being mainly a family affair. These are the originals:

Now the group consists of 42 players and six of the original 10 are still active in the group. Every Sunday they book up to six fourballs in the field for their members. Each member lets the organiser know if they are available or not and a draw is done grouping all the players into fourballs for the Sunday matches. This is done by the brother and sister duo, Greg Douglas and Michelle Edwards.

Above we have Michelle with her son Kyle and Greg next to them. These two do an amazing job, with doubles and singles knockouts played within the group and trophies and prizes presented to the winners. There is also an eclectic held every quarter in the different handicap groups and trophies are won for these winners as well. So, the competition is also very healthy within the group. This year the group turned five years old and there were cupcakes for all to celebrate and some of the originals, such as Bruce and Dale Franklin pitched up to enjoy a drink with us as well.

The group also normally has an end of year tour and this year they are going to Highland Gate in December. Enjoy guys and it is great having someone like you lot at the club.

Open Day

An Open Day is been organised by the Ladies Section on the 1st November and I am speaking under correction here but I think it is already fully booked. You can check with Michelle – 0724056782 or Pam – 0723479623 to see if there are any spots available. It will be held on Sunday 1st November in the morning and there will be braai packs for sale in the afternoon with some fantastic prizes at stake. I suggest you get dialling immediately if you still want a spot.

Something I managed to retrieve from the Ladies newsletter regarding etiquette on the golf course:

I would like to mention a special birthday before I sign off, the lady who looks after the gardens at the club is a very special person and this year on the 6th April, she turned a spritely 80 years young. On behalf of all the members we would like to thank you for all the work you do in our gardens. Always great seeing you at the course and may you have many more wonderful years ahead.

Happy birthday to all members who celebrate their birthdays during the month of October, hope you all have a fantastic day.

Birthday First Name Surname Gender Number Age
01.10.1946 Dougie Poole M 1231 74
01.10.1951 John Tilbury M 686 69
01.10.1957 Britz Adlam M 307 63
01.10.1967 Jan Nel M 990225 53
01.10.1982 Jay-Jay Steyn M 991495 38
01.10.1985 Dawie Adlam M 482 35
01.10.2007 Kean Jooste M 991781 13
01.10.2010 Roan Viviers M 991471 10
02.10.1966 Willem Richards M 991027 54
02.10.2003 Dylan Olivier M 991187 17
03.10.1942 Filly Douglas F 943 78
03.10.2003 Schume Van Dyk F 991422 17
04.10.1962 Rusty Van Der Walt M 991650 58
04.10.1990 Ricus Dalton M 1507 30
05.10.1956 Gerhard Hendrikse M 990126 64
06.10.1945 Keith Goodwin M 145 75
06.10.1971 Johan Van Der Merwe M 1674 49
06.10.1974 John Bele M 1033 46
07.10.1949 Trevor Thomas M 419 71
07.10.1955 Jan Homan M 991674 65
07.10.1960 Simon Beckton M 421 60
07.10.1984 Daniel Van Der Merwe M 991229 36
08.10.1949 Keith Cornforth M 2494 71
08.10.1970 Petrus Albrecht M 2640 50
08.10.1976 Riaan Nieman M 991595 44
08.10.1999 Louis Pretorius M 990850 21
09.10.1942 Ian Frylinck M 991794 78
09.10.1963 Jacques Louw M 1941 57
10.10.1952 Paul Zietsman M 991793 68
12.10.1940 Ian Fraser M 132 80
13.10.1962 Cindy De Smidt F 504 58
14.10.1958 Andrew Dott M 1836 62
14.10.1994 Mitchell Van Heerden M 991176 26
15.10.1923 Cas De La Roche F 502 97
15.10.1946 Johannes Jonker M 990101 74
15.10.1953 Andre Hough M 179 67
15.10.1972 Ahmad Namutamba M 991551 48
15.10.1972 Nico Niemann M 991585 48
16.10.1988 Robbie Kelbrick M 948 32
16.10.1991 Kholofelo Maloma M 991689 29
16.10.1992 Jeanine Zweep F 2382 28
16.10.1999 Brandon Bester M 990537 21
17.10.1943 Haig Joubert M 430 77
17.10.1969 Luis Almeida M 1083 51
18.10.1996 Zanko Van Deventer M 991635 24
19.10.1955 Mona Motjuwadi F 990351 65
19.10.1977 Ilse Van Zyl F 991010 43
19.10.2003 Drico Kriel M 991719 17
20.10.1951 Gary Van Zanten M 459 69
21.10.1954 Colin Johnston M 990804 66
21.10.1977 Themba Nyide M 991513 43
22.10.1942 Jacobus Fourie M 1245 78
23.10.1954 Carel Wilkinson M 1863 66
23.10.1963 Hennie Beukes M 991814 57
24.10.1929 Ronnie Botha M 37 91
24.10.1947 Ahmed Desai M 990964 73
24.10.1956 Gary Van Der Elst M 1721 64
24.10.1992 Bradley Theunissen M 990446 28
25.10.1948 Gerrit Ras M 991790 72
25.10.1989 Ruan De Smidt M 1194 31
27.10.1942 Edward Flynn M 991612 78
27.10.1958 Peter Hrustinszky M 991774 62
27.10.1962 Ferinda Schoeman F 990550 58
27.10.1965 Sharon Hempel F 990320 55
27.10.1998 Zandre Bellingan M 3208 22
28.10.1956 Pieter Geyer M 990575 64
29.10.1998 Mohamed Kotwal M 991182 22
30.10.1946 Anne Cremer F 2952 74
30.10.1964 Wandra Marais F 2415 56
30.10.1966 Christine Els F 3087 54
30.10.2003 Roche Rautenbach M 991809 17
31.10.1930 John Moore M 289 90
31.10.1983 Thinus Nortje M 991095 37

Keep safe everyone and see you all soon on the practice green.

Gregg White


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