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Open Championship

What a fantastic Open Championship last week at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland and won by an Irishman Shane Lowry. Lowry played beautifully and when the weather turned sour on the last day he felt right at home. He hits those strong low long irons, perfect for links golf. On top of that he putted great. The course was fantastic and even though the greens were relatively slow, scores were low until the last day and it would have been impossible had the greens been quick.

Club news

We have had some wonderful weather this winter but last Saturday and Wednesday it blew really hard and conditions were extremely tough with our quick greens. The Southbroom Conservancy Golf Day on Saturday was really so tough and well done to all who finished 18 holes. Thanks toDawne Murray and her team plus all the sponsors who helped raise much needed money. Dawne reports over R51 500 was raised which goes a long way to keeping Southbroom so special. Thanks to all involved for their huge ongoing efforts to keep it that way.
Dawne Murray, Richard  Derman & Cathy Thompson The laden prize table
The Ladies Section played for the Ladies Conservancy Day prizes on Wednesday. See all the delighted winners below! The afternoon prize giving combined into a farewell for our previous Lady Captain Michelle Davies. We join in wishing Mel & Michelle well on their big move to Aus. They are going to enjoy being closer to their family.  Southbroom will miss this fabulous couple. Michelle was presented with a beautiful photo book from the Ladies, choc full of good memories of their last 10 years in Southbroom.
Congratulations all
The Business Day was won by Alex & Ken Crawford, Jill Webster & Bob O’Callaghan on 88 pts after an interesting day with a golf ball hitting one of the team player! But they all looked okay and happy at prize giving albeit a tad shaken! Russel Mackenzie won the Ladies Srixon lucky draw.
Business Day Victors Russel Mackenzie

Golf days to look forward to

Saturday 27th July Frank Eyles Trophy Ind Stab & Ladies Adamson Trophy Ind Stab
Monday 29th July Southbroom Ladies Open Day- Shotgun Start @ 9.30
Saturday 3rd Aug  Men’s & Ladies   Presidents Trophy BB Stab
Sunday 4th Aug Surf to the Turf – Scramble Drive Alliance Fundraiser
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18 Aug 2019 – Club Championships

The Score Card

Friday 19th July
Business day – Alliance

1st Bob O’Callaghan, Jill Webster, Ken & Alex Crawford – 88 pts
2nd Allyson Thomas, Judy van der Veen, Leigh Dunsdon & Ghost – 87 pts
3rd  Errol & Trish Amm, Dave & Eileen Neilsn – 87 pts
4th George Wright, Dave Page, Bob Carmichael & Gordon Moody – 85 pts

Saturday 20th July
Conservancy Golf Day – BB Stab

Men – BB Stab Conservancy  Day
1st 41 pts Werner Duggan & Pierre van de Walle
2nd  39 pts    Jim Cook & Paul Lawson
3rd  39 pts Simon Shusha & Cyprian Xolo
4th  39 pts  Tim D ‘Ewes & Allan Woods
5th  37 pts  Arthur Lee & Malcolm Moorley
6th  37 pts    Malcolm Greenland & Gary Purtell
7th 37 pts Zakir & Bobby
8th  37 pts  Errol Amm & Derek James
9th  37 pts  Dev & Patel
10h 37 pts Terry Sheppard & Doug Butcher
11h  37 pts  Olliver Ransome & Chris Miller
12th  37 pts  Rob Mavundla & Wonderbit Nxumalo

Wednesday 26 July
Ladies – BB Stab playing for Conservancy Day Prizes
1st 41 pts Sandy FitzGerald & Shelley Myers
2nd 40 pts Lee Mutch & Sharon Turnbull Jackson
3rd 38pts Rene Matthew & Michelle Davies
4th 37 pts Della Kempthorne & Helene Linder
5th 36 pts Allyson Thomas & Janet Humphrey
6th 34 pts Felix Lund & Candida Amm
7th 33 pts Lorraine Cook & Jill Webster
8th 31 pts Rita Kinghorn & Lesley Godley

Men – Alliance
1st 81pts Malcolm Greenland, Clive Miller, Rory O’Donnell & Colin McKay
2nd 79pts Chris Miller, Bob Clark, Vic Pretorius & Jim Cook

Centre of Gravity (CoG) matters

It’s why an assessment and fitting matters
If two drivers with exactly the same loft and shaft can have a difference of 20 plus metres in how far you hit the ball off the tee, then there’s one irrefutable conclusion.
What you should be buying is metres, NOT a driver. Yes, every time you’re buying a driver, we should be helping you to find the configuration that maximises your ball speed and then matches that to an angle of launch and spin rate on the ball to get you the biggest distance improvement without you losing control.
Matching swing speed, ball speed, launch angle, and spin rate on tee shots, will make up to 40 metres of difference for some golfers. How much difference would it make to you?
Come and grab some metres
Get every metre off the tee your potential deserves. Come and have a tee shot assessment and let’s see how we can add 20, 30 and even more metres to your tee shots.
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Who is XXIO?
A better life for them
The family connected
We are living in the middle of the greatest and most exciting revolution the world has ever seen. The digital and AI revolution is impacting on society and the way human beings are connected. But there has to be a balance. Your children need to have a way of staying connected with their family in all sorts of real-world ways.
Let us add balance
Have your child enroll into one of our group sessions to learn to play golf, and we’ll have them outdoors, interacting, learning new skills, and having a whole stack of fun they can take out onto the golf course. They won’t stop playing computer games, but for a couple of hours each time we’ll have them off the phone, out from in front of the screen, engaging in fun activity.
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Derek and Sheena