|Greetings from Derek||Monday, 28 May 2018|
It was wonderful to see our newer members, Riaan Croucamp & Brian Joliffe, winning The Roel Germs Trophy with 48 points last Saturday. Also super to see that Roel & Art had so enjoyed playing as well coming in with 44 points. Roel hasn’t been able to play much lately, so it was great to see him feeling good again!Our Lady Captain Michelle Davies and Solange Fox are now the triumphant holders of The Noelle Edwards Trophy with 45 points. Well played!
We have put in a bunker on the 16th hole to protect the corner after the beautiful tree blew over and the new transplanted fig is gradually finding its feet. The Metzler Bunker is sponsored by our swiss members, Lukas and Erika Metzler, and is going to go a long way towards making golfers think a little more about how to play the hole, and it is stroke two.
It will be in play for long hitters from the tee and shorter hitters trying to cut the corner. Thank you Lukas & Erika!
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What a good win for Webb Simpson at the Players Championship last week. So good to see a slightly built slim guy win such a big tournament. It is always good to be fit and strong, but I see too many youngsters today lifting heavy weights when they would be better off hitting balls and Webb is proof that you don’t have to hit the ball miles to win on the biggest stage. His short game and putting was amazing and totally separated himself from the rest.I always say if you want to improve your scoring, get rid of your driver and improve your short game. Not every golfer can drive 300m, but everyone can chip and putt. Speaking of chipping and putting, we have Southbroom Members, Frank Thomas and Valerie Melvin enjoying a 10 week break from Florida USA! See ***Member News below.
It’s been a bad week for Southbroom with the sad news of 3 good men passing after illnesses so bravely fought. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and many friends.
Alan Logan, partner of Lan Yeadon. Alan was a former chairman of Southbroom Golf Club in 2010 and 2011. He was passionate about business and always happy to chat and impart his great wisdom especially if it was over a good coffee. They moved to Selborne a while back but he always enjoyed coming back to visit good friends on the South Coast. There will be a memorial for Alan on Sat 26th May – more details to follow next week.Trevor Turnbull Jackson, 72yrs old – beloved Husband of Sharon Turnbull Jackson and owner of Beachcomber Bay B&B. Trevor hadn’t played much golf during the past few years as his health failed him and he will be sorely missed by all his friends and family. Trevor’s memorial will be next week as all the family are arriving from around the world.
Jimmy Doveton – Beloved Husband of Lynne Doveton, father to Michelle, Gary & Sean. Jimmy was a keen golfer, fisherman & friend of Southbroom. A legend in the Port Edward golf and farming community. A wonderful guy who will be missed by all his friends. There will be a service for Jimmy on Tues 22nd May at the Margate Baptist Church on 11am followed by a wake at Port Edward CC.
The Lower South Coast Ladies have been in St Francis Bay for the 2018 Senior Nationals. Here is Augustine D‘Ewes 2nd from left with the LSC team where she finished in the runner up team for the Alliance Competition. Upcountry Southbroomer Biffy Dunn won Best Nett in her section. Well done ladies!
***Frank Thomas & his wife Valerie Melvin are back from the states and enjoying 10 weeks holiday here in Southbroom . Frank is the founder of Frankly Golf, and one of the world’s leading golf equipment experts and innovators. In 1969 he invented the graphite shaft, a piece of technology found in the bag of nearly every golfer today. Frank was Technical Director of the United States Golf Association (USGA) for more than a 25 years, he issued thousands of rulings on equipment and was instrumental in rewriting or modifying all the rules that govern the implements used in the game. He also directed the development of today’s Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN), the Indoor Test Range (ITR) to measure golf ball aerodynamics now used industrywide, and redesigned and introduced the Stimpmeter to quantify the speed of the greens, now used worldwide.
Valerie Melvin is co-founder and Managing Director of Frankly Golf. They produce a great newsletter every week, here is their latest one – click here.
QUIZ-PLAYERS, please remember to book your tables for the next quiz which will be held at the golf club on Wednesday 30th May, starting at the earlier time of 6pm.
The menu is chicken schnitzel, chips and salad with cheese and mushroom sauce @ R80pp.
Many thanks to Felicity Cotton for sponsoring prizes for the winning team of four. The challenge is on to knock the highly successful Cotton/Osborne pairing off the top. Extra players are permitted, but larger teams are not eligible for the prize. Maximum 15 tables.
Please let Julie Walker 0830273 6840 or the office know your teams by Monday 28th May to help with printing and catering.
The Chicken Run – Friday 11th May
Saturday 12th May
Wed 16th May
Ladies’ Medal / Stab
All the Final Ladies Classic Results can be viewed here.
More emails receivedGrateful thanks to you all for another wonderful 4 days of fun, friendship, golf & gorgeous weather. The Gatsby theme was a great success & congratulations to everyone involved in the fabulous entertainment!! Southbroom certainly exceeds expectations..We look forward to returning again next year!! Best wishes Rose Bishop & Mel Kempe
Dear Irene, Michelle, Allyson, Deanne, Derek, Sheena, Dane, Gavin and the entire Southbroom team!
A Huge thank you Sheena & your wonderful club for yet another amazing tournament
Wow . . . another fantastic performance all round. You guys are incredibly good at what you do!!
Dear D & S & all the Wonderful girls in Southbroom, Thank you so much for the most delightful few days spent in glorious Southbroom. It was really such a wonderful tournament and thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. “Hats off” to all of you who contributed to making it the success that it was and our appreciation for the hard work and effort that you always put in for our entertainment and enjoyment. Thank you for the amazing pictures.
Thank you all for a wonderful tournament – so well organized and really a great event – loved every minute of it! You all did a splendid job to make it a very memorable occasion! Look forward to next year.
Thank you so much for a fun filled and lovely classic – again!
To the Pro Shop , you have made the very best team in the history of Southbroom golf club professionals. You are an amazing team!!! See you in December…Hoping to convince Ken to play in the mixed classic with me. Xxx Lindsey Owen
**Thank you making 2018 and my first Southbroom Classic a wonderful experience. I had such fun. Romy Davis
I have been meaning to write to thank you and the team for a great Classic. I have an inkling of the time and energy that you all need to put in to make it the success it is. Thank you – we had a blast.
Derek and Sheena