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Keeping our course in tip-top shape

What a wonderful job Liz Norton is doing again on all our gardens, cleaning and freshening them up.
Thanks Liz, always much appreciated. There has also been some welcome rain and things are looking good for the Mixed Classic this weekend. Fun, laughter, food, friends and golf, we couldn’t ask for anything better.

After the weekend, we will do Spring Treatment, which is so necessary for the greens and I’m sure the course will be really good for the season.

It is quite interesting watching the new handicap system at work, though I’m not sure how good it is and what it will do to scores. Still, the wonderful game of golf remains captivating.

Member News

Congrats to Our Southbroom Ladies B Team for bringing home The Lewis Reynolds Trophy, played at Amanzimtoti last Sunday, 6th October. Well done Ladies! You have done us proud.

Left to right: Karen Bridgeford, Shelley Myers, Heleen Hissey & Jo Ledden!

 Congratulations Ladies!

We received sad news from Europe this week

CONDOLENCES JEAN – CLAUDE PERIDON & BOB BOSSHART

Jean Claude Peridon passed away on the 4th October; and we extend our Sincere Condolences to his wife Sophie and the Peridon family in France. Jean Claude and Sophie were regular and very keen members here for many years, enjoying their home here for many months a year,  playing in the Southbroom International Shootout and Club Champs. Jean Claude was a quiet man who loved his golf every day.

It was also a shock to hear that member Bob Bosshart had passed away suddenly in Switzerland this week after a mountain walk and fall.  Bob was part of the Zurich Highlanders Team, playing annually in the Southbroom International Shootout.  He and his wife Regina thoroughly enjoyed their summer months in Southbroom, escaping European winters. Bob always had a twinkle in his eye and zest for life, with such agreat sense of humour.
Bob Bosshart  – Rest in Peace
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Manager’s News

Gavin is flying our flag high

Our Manager Gavin has a busy few weeks, what with captaining KZN side in the recent Inter-Provincial in Mbombela.

He is now in the Cape playing in the Mid-Amateur IPT at King David Mowbray in Cape Town. In a few weeks the Mens and Ladies  KZN Inter Club tournaments will get underway!  Play well Gavin!

Please note Spring Treatment next week

Course closure

A reminder that the Course and clubhouse is closed next week, Monday 14th October until Wednesday 16th October for spring treatment and spring clean.

We will re-opening again on Thursday 17th October, with an Open Alliance Competition!

Fixture list

The Scorecard

Friday, 4th October
Chicken Run – Individual Stableford (9-hole)
1st: Chris Ledden – 21 pts
2nd: Peter Kupisiewicz & Danie Schutte – 20 pts
3rd: James Fergus, Nic Van Deventer & Malcolm Greenland – 19 pts

Saturday, 5th October
Ladies – Alliance
1st: Lyn Doveton, Felicity Lund, Jill Webster & Ghost – 89 pts
2nd: Jeanette Peyios, Lynn Blackstock, Shirley Jeffery & Ghost player – 88 pts

Men’s – Alliance
1st: George Wright, Bob Carmichael, Gordon Moody & Ghost player – 97 pts
2nd: Ant Kohrman, Riaan Croucamp, Tony Westoby & Ghost player – 91 pts
3rd: Olliver Ransome, Jim Cook, Chris Miller & Nic Van Deventer – 89 pts

Wednesday 9th October (rain, soft rain)
Ladies – BB Stableford
1st: Janet Humphrey & Di Morris – 43 pts
2nd: Lynne Blackstock & Augie D’ Ewes – 38 pts

Men’s  – BB Stableford
1st: Bob O’ Callaghan & Alex Crawford – 47 pts
2nd: Geoff Skelton & Jim Cook – 46 pts
t3rd: Chris Miller & Norman Farrell; Ken & Alex Crawford – 44 pts

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