|Greetings from Derek||Tuesday, 29 August 2017|
A serious cold front has hit Southbroom and really the first real cold weather that we have had this winter. This cold front should move through by the weekend and we look forward to the Audi quattro Cup to be played on Saturday afternoon. It is fantastic to have Audi Centre Margate and Johan Kinsey Ahlers bringing the qualifying event to Southbroom. It is a Greensomes Stab event and the eventual Audi quattro winners will get to go to Mexico for the world finals.
Next week we are very proud to be hosting the 2017 KZN Amateur Championships and I look to seeing how some of the best amateurs in country perform around Southbroom. The course is closed on Wednesday and Thursday whilst the players qualify for the match play which ends on Sunday. There are a few member times available on the 10th tee on Friday, Saturday and Sunday but I would also encourage locals to come and watch some great golf.
We have organised reciprocity with San Lameer Wild Coast Port Shepstone & Margate for our members to play during next week and over our spring treatment closure, so phone us or come in to the Pro Shop to see your options.
Ryan Birnie from Titleist was here on Wednesday with his demo clubs and a tracker, and what a great opportunity for members to try out some great clubs. The Titleist 917 driver and 3 wood are wonderful clubs and so easy to hit, and of course the Scotty Cameron putters are possibly the best you can get.
Justin Thomas won the PGA Championship with Titleist and we are sure to see much more of him.
THE FUN RUN was held under cool cloudy skies but when the all the participants arrived to start at 7am, so did a burst of colour, energy and great enthusiasm! Lovely to see the families enjoying and always good to see new faces enjoying the morning. Special Thannks to Don Osbourn for doing all the expert record keeping and to Nick van Deventer for manning the welcome water table on the 6th hole!
Congratulations to Lizzie Currie who won the Cora Hicks Trophy on Wednesday.
Congratulations to New Grandparents
Hendrik & Sylvia Westermann who welcomed their 6th grandchild! Julius Maximilian Westermann was born on the 9th August,
Derrik & Rene Matthew were delighted with their son Craig & Donna when little Gemma Ann Matthew arrived iin the early hours of 15th August.
Tamarind Asian Take Away closing
Subs Due … Pro Forma Membership Invoices
Don’t forget to enter the next Quiz Night, Wed 30th Aug 6pm-ish after the Men’s Prizegiving!
|Friday 11th Aug
Chicken Runners Ind Stab 9h
Peter Volck 25 pts
Saturday 12th August
Chicken Run Winners
2nd– Janet Humphrey, Mary Carolan, Meryl Chambers & Jeanne Powell 83 pts
Men- Combined Stab
1st– Malcolm Moorley, Joe Carolan, Brian Brasher & Edwin Stafford 95 pts
2nd– Ross Mckay, Bob Thomas, Malcolm Greenland & John Whitnal 95 pts
3rd– Paul Cole, Dave Neilson, Gerald FitzGerald & Errol Amm 92 pts
Wednesday 16th August
Ladies- Ind Medal Cora Hicks Trophy
1st– 72 nett Lizzie Currie
2nd- 73 Allyson Thomas
3rd– 75 Mari Fielden
|Men- Ind Medal
1st– 68 Roger Hissey
2nd– 69 Gavin Sole
3rd– 72 Piet Joubert
|Men- Ind Stab
1st– 39pts Paul Cole
2nd– 34pts Art Germs
3rd- 33pts Geoff Skelton c/o John Lison
Derek and Sheena