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Club news

Double draw

March 100 club draw is taking place Friday 29th March (tonight) 6pm, followed by The Southbroom Conservancy Raffle Draw at6.30pm!

Titleist fitting day

It was great to have Ryan Birnie in Southbroom last week doing a Titleist fitting with the new TS2 and TS3 drivers. Almost every golfer hit the Titleist drivers further than their own drivers. I use this new driver and it is amazing how Titleist technology gets better and better. The ball spins less so the ball flight is much improved and fitted with the right shaft and loft makes for a wonderful club. Added to this, it is important to use a ball that suits your launch angle and Titleist have all the options. Pop into the shop for a chat about this technology. It is easy to see how the Pro’s are hitting the ball so far.

Club Champs 2019

Club Champs is next weekend and should be a super weekend. The course is in great shape, so if the weather is kind, I expect some good scoring. A-Division Medal is up to a 9 course handicap and is off the white tees, while B-Division Medal is also off the white tees, but from 10 to 18 course handicap.

We then have a Stableford Division off handicap and playing off either the White or the Blue Tees. So men not wanting to play medal can still join in for a fun weekend on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. I also look forward to a good ladies field and of course there is the Annual Twilight Putting Champs after play on Saturday. Mike Anthony was asked what he needed to shoot to win this year and he suggested shooting Gavin Sole.

Southbroom Ladies Classic

Please enter online by clicking here!

Entry is R2650 which includes:
– 3 days’ golf @ Southbroom
– Your welcome gift
– Competition fees
– 3 breakfasts and grab & go halfways.
– Saturday‘Welcome & Departure’  cocktail party,
– Sunday dinner ‘Around the World’ party
– Tuesday final prizegiving lunch

(Pre-paid Southbroom Annual Playing Card holders pay R2050)

Casa Toscana Day

This Saturday (30th March) is the popular Casa Toscana Day. Thanks to Mario & Marisa for their continued sponsorship!

Annual SPCA Fundraising Golf Day

Saturday 13th April is the Annual SPCA Fundraising Golf Day which is close to many hearts and a brilliant cause to support!

Airlink news

22 March 2019
Update on Margate Airport
Airlink clarifies media reports for air services to Margate

Airlink notes and wishes to clarify media reports on the resumption of air services to Margate.
Whilst Margate and the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast are currently without a scheduled air service, Airlink has not set a date for the resumption of scheduled flights.  Airlink has expressed an interest to offer regular scheduled air services that would benefit business travellers and residents on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal within the Ray Nkonyeni Municipal precinct.

Airlink is engaged in discussions and negotiations with various role-players, including the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality and the Margate Airport management, on a range of issues, which must first be clarified and addressed prior to scheduled air services being re-instated.

Airlink will make further announcements in due course.

Local news

Classical Concert at Riverbend on Friday 5 April.

Calling Classical Music lovers!

We are offering what promises to be a very enjoyable programme. In the first half flute, oboe, cello and harpsichord will be playing duo’s, trio’s and quartets by  JS Bach, Telemann and Haydn. After the Interval, a variety of music of later periods by Mozart and Carl Maria von Weber will be accompanied by piano.

The artists will be Sabine Baird on flute, Magriet Deppe on oboe, and Aristide du Plessis on cello, accompanied by David Smith.

Concert Details

Friday 5 April at 18h30
Free wine tasting to ticket holders at 17h45.
Tickets priced at R120 will be on sale at the Riverbend shop from Thursday 14 March.
Please note that the shop opens at 9am daily.

After-Concert Dinner

Ingrid at Flavours is offering the following menu for dinner after the concert at R200pp. (This does not include a service charge.)
– Creamy chicken with broccoli, bacon and peppers served with gnocchi or Cornish pasty (beef) with butternut and potato mash and homemade gravy. Served with table salads
– Home-made mango sorbet with a little fresh fruit salad or chocolate eclairs

Note: Please pay for your dinner when buying your concert tickets, making a note of your menu preference at the same time.To facilitate catering no dinner bookings will be taken after Sunday 31 March. Your choice of wine and table seating can be arranged beforehand by phoning Flavours at 039-314-4370.

We look forward to sharing this event with you,
Robin Ransome, Angela and Des Erasmus

Welcome to our newest potential Southbroom member

Congratulations to Graham & Jenny Holford on becoming  grandparents for the first time!  They were just delighted to hold little Alex Al-Sakar   born to Lara & Harry on the 12 March in Manhattan NY


Graham  Alex & Jenny!

March & April fixtures

The Score Card

Friday 22nd March
Chicken Run

1st Mike Lig 20 pts
T2nd Errol Amm, Chris Huber, Clive Miller, Cyprian Xolo & Danie Schutte 18 pts

Saturday 23rd March
Open Alliance

1st Derrik & Bruce Matthew, Pieter and Jean-Henri Els 88 pts
2nd Quinton De Bruyn, Hanna Hierhold, Gary & Lesley Godley 84 pts
T3 Peter VD Walle, George Haynes, Peter & Graham Volck 83 pts
T3 Stephen & Ruth Egbert, Chris & Alexandra Huber 83 pts
T3 Rob Meydell, Brian Brasher, Jim Cook & Chris Miller 83 pts
T3 Augi D’ewes, Jenny Westray, Liz Fertacz & Heather Anderson 83 pts

Wednesday 27th March
Ladies Combined Stableford Alliance

1st Shirley Jeffery, Jo Ledden, Janet Humphrey & Ursula Spoerri 77 pts
2nd Heather Anderson, Liz Fertacz, Di Morris & Heleen Hissey 72 pts

Wednesday 27th March
Men’s Combined Stab Alliance

1st Dane Adendorff, Van Zyl Greyling,  Connor James & Derek James 82 pts
2nd Craig Treherne , Christer Solgevik,  Leon van Schalkvyk, & Russel Mackenzie 80 pts
3rd Colin McKay, Malcolm Greeenland, Rory O Donnell & Clive Miller 79 pts
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The Par 3 Advantage
Knowing how to use hybrids
The hybrid was invented to provide regular golfers with distance and consistency with longer shots. More forgiving and easier to use.
 But we’ve picked up a lot of uncertainty amongst golfers on how to use hybrids. From the fairway, is it played like an iron or a fairway wood? And, is it the same when you tee up the ball?
You’ll find a lot of Par 3’s that are in the long iron/hybrid distance area. It’s deliberate. On at least one or more of the holes the course designer wants to test the longer end of your approach-shot-bag. Make your hybrids your favourite clubs by learning how to use a hybrid from the tee and the fairway. It changes the game.
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Regards,
Derek and Sheena