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Club News

It will be greener on our side!

40mls has just fallen and the course is going to green up so brilliantly.  Thanks Richard Bridgeford for the pic!

Turning 80 with a spring in our step

What a wonderful evening we had at Southbroom on Saturday, celebrating the start of Spring and the Southbroom Golf Clubs 80th Birthday. The Legends Band had a full dance floor, playing all the favourites. The buffet style dinner was amazing and the décor was great fun, with different tables interpreting Spring & golf!

The Official opening was 31 May 1939- as a 9-hole golf course, developing into 18 holes in the early 1950’s and it is now just the most wonderful golf course.

Short course, long views

The course is short – so often not regarded as a championship golf course. But our par 3s in particular, are as good as any I have played anywhere in the world. This sounds like a big statement, but they are special and I really believe this.
The 4th is short with spectacular views and changes radically with the weather.
The 8th aims more east with great views; and don’t be short. Can be a long club even for good players.
The 11th has cross winds to deal with, water right and bunkers left and the beautiful Nigel Matthews bridge to cross.
Then the 14th, a proper links type hole with no water, playing long into the wind and it is best to bump and run downwind to a small green with bunkers both left and right. So good!

 
What’s hot in the shop?

I have some great Titleist specials in the Pro Shop.
AP1 irons plus a Vokey wedge and a bag with a lesson. Only R14 999.00, save R5 100.00
AP3 irons plus a wedge and a bag with a lesson. Only R16 999.00, save R7 100.00

Wonderful equipment and great deals. So what are you waiting for? Strike while the iron is hot and reserve now.

Members Milestones!

Congratulations to Charlie Watt (see below), who celebrated his 75h Birthday on Thursday 5th Sept.
Great to see Charlie getting back into his golf again after a long break sorting health issues out!  .

Charlie Watt  turns 75!

August 100 Club Winners

Congratulations!
1st: Colin McKay (No. 33) – R2000
2nd: Paul Cole (No. 23) – R500
The FitzGeralds won the R2000 Attendance prize with No. 8

Clubhouse news

Table d’hote Menu | 6-7 September
What’s coming up?

The next big event coming up is the 6th Mixed Classic. See invite below and don’t delay if you want to enter as the field is max 128 players!

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Fixtures

Village News

Guitar and piano music to inspire
Sunday 22nd September at 14h30.

Be stirred and cry to the unusual sound of Spanish guitar and piano on a summer Sunday afternoon!

This concert is part of the South Coast Spring Wine Festival at the Riverbend Crocodile Farm over the Heritage weekend.

Concert pianist Christopher Duigan and classical guitarist James Grace combine to play their arrangements of immortal melodies, jazz standards, Latin milonga and Spanish classics. Their session will include Fields of Gold, Tico Tico, Black Orpheus, Just The Way You Are and the theme from The Deer Hunter. Duigan’s own composition, Indigo a favourite at any Duigan and Grace concert, will complete the programme.

Embrace the sounds of Catalonia, Valencia and Argentina with these world class musicians!

Tickets (R120) are on sale at the Crocodile Farm reception
(credit card or cash).

Champagne tasting sponsored by Vinimark will precede the concert for ticket holders. There will also be a cash bar.

Lunch beforehand at Crocodile Café is recommended.

Please book in advance on 039 316 6204.

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The Score Card

Friday, 30 Aug 2019
Chicken Run

1st: Sheldon van der Merwe 20 pts
2nd: Errol Amm & Nic van Deventer 19 pts
3rd: Colin McKay & Malcolm Greenland 18 pts

Saturday, 31st August

Ladies – did not finish

Men’s
Alliance All Scores on 9 & 18

1st: George Wright, Dave Page, Vic Pretorius & Gordon Moody – 92 pts
2nd: Bob Thomas, Roger Hissey, Ant Hughes & Chris Miller – 90 pts
3rd: Martin Hutton, Gavin Sole, Howard Kelly & Geoff Skelton – 89 pts

Wednesday, 4th Sept

Ladies Alliance

1st: Leanne Ollewagen, Glynis Hutton, Lorraine Cook & Jeanne Powell – 89 pts

Men’s
Alliance 2 to count

1st: Paul Cole, Brian Brasher, Andre Ollewagen & Martin Hutton – 89 pts
2nd: Derek James, Malcolm Greenland Colin McKay & Derek Pieterse – 89pts
3rd: Gerald FitzGerald, Vic Pretorius, Jim Cook & Olliver Ransome – 86pts

Fitting for approach shot magic
We want you to evolve your thinking about your approach shots. Get more demanding about the results you want. Work with us on improving your performance.
Let’s start with what you should demand from the partnership that is your swing and your irons.
Adding distance means you’re playing a shorter club. That means literally a shorter length club. That makes it easier to square the club face and launch the ball high and with accuracy.
Squaring the face to target and squaring the sole to the ground at impact means you’ll hit more shots tighter to the target. Technique is important. Fitting is imperative. Yes, fitting is imperative to accuracy.
Once your approach hits the green you want stopping power. That requires spin and an angle of descent that means the ball will sit. So, you want technology in your iron that launches your ball on a great trajectory.
Now improve your approach
Book an assessment with us now. Let us look at your swing and technique; your irons and how the technology helps you. Let us improve the three dimensions above. Improve these and it increases the number of magical moments on the course.
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Fall in love with golf
 
We’re not trying to create the next great tour superstar. We’re trying to help junior golfers fall in love with the game of golf.
If we can do that, they’ll be healthier, happier, and have a game and friends for a lifetime.

Whether they’ve played the game before, play the game now, or have never played the game, we’ll promise you that we’ll take care of them, and set them on the pathway to a lifelong love affair with the game.

Sign your children up for one of our fun junior golf programmes.
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Regards,
Derek and Sheena