|Greetings from Derek||Tuesday, 03 October 2017|
Over the last week, we have had crazy weather, especially with a hectic storm, driving rain and really serious winds last Saturday afternoon!
The winds gusted up to 120km an hour putting a quick end to the comp -other than the first 2 early starting 4 balls. The saddest damage was the total loss of the wonderful Umdoni tree on the corner of the dogleg on Hole 16. It was such a feature of the hole and will be sorely missed. Having said that, there are some very happy golfers who kept getting caught by this tree. (Every shot in golf makes someone happy!) Other than that, there was no real damage to the course but the whole village looked a mess with branches and big trees down all over the place. The clearing up operation has been in full force and all is almost back to normal again. For Tree Cutting etc, call Michael Street on 082 322 2222 & for maintenance call Russell Mackenzie on 084 652 7830.
Fortunately, only minor damage to the Club house with some of the patio sun sails taking strain, and the Pro Shop roof. Many Thanks to the Committee and to Russell MacKenzie, Nic and their teams for quicly repairing and replacing the missing Pro Shop roof tiles, the electrics and the interior ceiling portion that blew in with such a big bang.
Our Sunday morning run went ahead in the softly falling rain, the runners ran around all the fallen branches and debri from the wind. Nevertheless fun was had by all. Many runners / walkers came in happily clutching shirts full of golf balls collected from underneath all the palm trees!
Thanks to our great members & staff who helped run the event – Don Osbourn with his ever efficient timekeeping, Nic van Deventer was serving drinks on the beach section, Cleve Walker lead the way with his dogs, Julie Walker helped with registration, then ran & John Fox was directing traffic. All good fun and enjoyed by the entrants. Well done to Ute Poser on her great run in the unusual conditions. The next one will probably be in the early holiday season – before the season rush starts. We will keep you posted!
Dawne Murray is celebrating her 70th milestone birthday this week and we wish her all the best for her sensational 70’s.
Happy Birthday Dawne. Have a fabulous week of celebrations with friends & family
Always good to see members using the Club for functions etc. Here are Tony & Wendy Holness treating all Wendy’s Wakefields colleagues to lunch before she moves into her new position at Just Properties. Wendy 082 903 6663
Congratulations to September Open Day Winners steady campaigners, Johan Greef, Eugene Orsmand, Kevin Murray & Paul.
And congratulations to Roger Hissey who won The Open Day raffle run by the Ladies Section for Club Funds. Well Done Roger!
The winner of “The Man” competition played on the 12th September was Malcolm Moorley and the runner up was Piet Joubert. Well done gentlemen! Regards, Tim (P.S. Good to see Tim swinging again back after his Carpal Tunnel op on both hands!)
The Bag Room has been getting a little overcrowded of late, and there a couple of bags and carts that have been identified as belonging to previous members. We will try contact them, but there are also many duplicate items all belonging to the same person/s. Please could you help Robert identify your property and if you could remove your duplicates (if they not being used) or please feel free to donate them to less fortunate golfers. Then things will be far more manageable for the regular golfers using the bag room facility. (The excess unidentified bags carts etc are being safely stored downstairs until claimed/ sorted)
Do you have an unwanted TV?
The Caddy Club champs are next month on Monday 30th October. Its always a hotly contested day and the guys really enjoy playing competitively. Regular Playing Caddies make for better Caddies! Sponsorships always welcome!
Trail Fee Stickers The new 2017/2018 black cart trail fee stickers are available for purchase in the club office. Please collect yours from Sarah/ Adri – Annual trail fee payable of R880.
Howard Kelly and the Croc Farm are all a buzz this week end with art, wine, food and music.
The Riverbend Wine Festival is in full swing! There are a few tickets left for Sat Night The Gentry 19h30. Contact 039 316 6204 to book your spot.
|Friday 15th September
Open Day- Alliance
1st– Kevin Murray, Johan Greef, Eugene Orsmand & Paul 80 pts
|Saturday 16th September
The Wind swept all away…
Men’s – Alliance
|Wednesday 20th September
Men’s BB Stableford
1st– 48 pts Roger Hissey & Roy Deakins
Ladies BB Stableford
Derek and Sheena