Weekly Newsletter from the Southbroom Pro Shop

Friday, 16 November

Saturday, 17 November 2018 Email us | www.derekjames.co.za | Tel: 039 316 6051


“When you need security for yourself, business or your home, you want to feel confident that protection is top priority.

– Maser Security


View from our patio



Paul Lawson, who won The Captains Trophy last Saturday. Paul was the best playing Qualifier.
Delighted Rene Matthew was awarded with The Curlewis Shield, as the best playing Qualifier in the Ladies!
Well played!

Colin McKay was presented with a Qual chem hamper and a dozen golf balls from the Interclub Ladies as a token of thanks for sponsoring their Emoji Applied Outsourcing T shirts for Interclub!

Thank You Colin!

 Colin &  surrounded by  some of the 2018
Inter Club Team. Di Jan Lesley, Jenny
Michelle  Rene Sandy & Solange

Colin’s company  Applied Out Sourcing is also the proud Sponsor of Annual Southbroom International Shootout February 9th & 10th Feb 2019
 or 083 279 5939.

Great to see our ace Touring Southbroom Caddie Trerence Mngoma
in good company last week. He thoroughly enjoyed working at Sun City
and meeting his heros!

Pro Shop news

Is it time to  test new & upgrade your equipment?
We will be having Srixon Cleveland Demo Morning on the practice tee next Wed 21st November  from 9.30ish!



Rules evening


Friday, 23rd November
After the chicken run

Join us for a rules discussion on the 2019 changes at 6pm in the bar, and enjoy a Friday evening Fish & Chips special afterwards!


Diarise this in your diaries


Friday, the 30th November at 6.30pm

The November 100 club Draw starts at 6pm!
Followed by the Most Fowl Presentation & Chicken Run year-end dinner
All are welcome. The Southbroom Legends will be rocking the dance floor.
Book your table in the Office for only R150 p/p.
Take a look at the menu:

Tomato soup with bread rolls
Green salad

Beef Stroganoff
Roast lamb with mint sauce
Mediterranean Mixed Veg
Roasted Butternut with Pumpkin Seeds
Potato wedges

Malva pudding with cream and custard
Ice cream and chocolate sauce

Village news


What a wonderful street party last Friday evening Well Done To Main Organiser Deanne Purtell for co ordinating all and it was wonderful to see Dawne Murray enjoying her table of friends and family so soon after her double knee replacement! Amazing! This is the 3rd Southbroom Street Party     Dawne’s brain child and it was so wonderful to see over 320 Southbroomers and friends enjoying the special evening and a blessing that the wind gave us a break for a day!

Winston Smile entertained all in his amazing energetic style! The Bowling Club opened its doors and bar for those who had run out! Deli..sh Sally Harrison & Dave Page co-ordinated the beautiful starter platers!
Well Done to LM Café Maurizio and Bella took on the marathon task of 320 plated surf and turf main courses.
Desserts were stylish, tasty, yummy treats! Hearty Congratulations to all involved and especially to Realty1 Southbroom who are celebrating 50 years of Byron Purtell of purchasing the SEA Letting Agency in Southbroom. What a great achievement & family History.

Albatross Guest House has a new Chef!

My name is Nick Wilson, I proudly introduce myself to all South Coasters as the Executive Chef at Albatross Guest House. I have worked as both assistant chef and chef in various restaurants in and around the coast and so have grown in experience for the past 5 years.

I have had the opportunity to work in restaurants and hotels offering ambrosia dishes, for example, Casa Bella in Umlhanga.

I am passionate about cooking and was very proud and honoured, when I was head hunted by Albatross Guest House and offered the position as Executive Chef which I gladly accepted.

The restaurant is open for breakfast, small lunches and dinners.
I invite you to come and experience a mouth water dining experience.

Booking in advance is essential
Tel: (039)3166 572


The Scorecard

Friday, 9th November
Chicken Runners Ind Stab Front, 9 pts
John Fox & Van Zyl Greyling, 19 pts
Paul Lawson, 18 pts
Malcolm Greenland & Maeve Mullane, 15 pts

Saturday, 10th November
Ladies – Curlewis Shield
Curlewis Shield Winner – Rene Matthew, 78 nett

Ind Medal
1st – Jenny Westray, 70 nett
2nd – Candida Amm, 73 nett
3rd – Lorraine Cook, 75 nett
4th – Della Kempthorne, 77 nett

Men- Captains Trophy
Captains Trophy Winner
Paul Lawson, 77 nett

Ind Medal
1st – Brian Jolliffe, 73 nett
Ind Stab
1st – Peter Van De Walle, 35 nett
2nd – Clive Miller, 34 pts
T3 – Don Osbourn, 33 pts
T3 – Mike Lig, 33 pts
T3 – Dave Fox, 33 pts

Wednesday, 7th November

Ladies- BB Stab
1st –  Lorraine Cook and Jean Corfe, 45pts
2nd –  Rene Matthew and Margi Sherratt, 44pts
3rd –  Carol Lamb and Rene Matthew, 43 pts

Men- BB Stab
1st – Norman Farrell and John Neaves c/o, 48pts
2nd – Colin Steyn and George Haswell, 48 pts
3rd – Roger Hissey and Gary Godley, 47pts

Upcoming events


Dates to Diarise

Hole more putts
Take advantage of birdie opportunities
Matching the loft of your putter to your technique is critical in becoming a consistent putter and therefore seeing more putts drop. Having the incorrect loft will negatively impact many factors such as launch off the putter face, spin imparted on the ball and overall roll on the green.
Player with incorrect putter loft Player fitted for correct putter loft
If the ball launches too high with too much
spin it causes the ball to bounce. Likewise,
if the ball launches too low it causes the ball
to dig into the ground and hop. Both of these
impacts negatively on distance control and
accuracy (3-putts and shorter misses).
You’ll create a smooth repeatable roll off
the clubface,with a true roll found early.
You’ll increase your chance
of making putts. Your distance control
will improve.Fewer putts per round.
That impacts your scorecard.
Does your putter loft match your stroke?
Have you ever seen your putt bounce and just blamed it on the green?
It’s time you matched your putter to your game.
Hole more putts now.
Book a putter assessment with us now >
Technology with real impact
 Srixon Z 785 and Z 585 Drivers
The new Srixon Z 785 and Z 585 both come with real performance improvements.
We think these will make a big difference for many of our golfer’s.
Here’s why >
Play more golf
Start anywhere with the family
If you’re looking for a great family bonding session, then there’s a great way to use golf over 2 hours and 9 holes.
Let everyone play the course in a way they can enjoy it.
If you’re the expert, then tee off from the front tees. Male or female, place the emphasis on being in play. You’re not showing off how far you hit it. (By the way, quietly check if your percentage of fairways hit has improved, if you club down to fairway or hybrid).

Let your non-golfers, or inexperienced golfers, tee off from where they like. If they’ve never played golf, or have just started learning, we’d suggest 50 yards from the green. There’s no point having non-golfers hit from bunkers. Let them throw it out. This isn’t competitive. Make it a family better-ball score.

Get an introduction to golf
If, together with some friends and their family, you’d like your non-golfers to get a sound introduction
to the game first, then let us give them an introductory lesson for an hour. What a great gift!
We promise to make it fun, especially for children.
Contact us now >
Cleveland Golf RTX4 Wedges
The new Cleveland Golf RTX4 Wedges deliver ball-stopping spin and control, along with designs that offer you options.
If you haven’t upgraded your wedge set in a while, the Cleveland Golf RTX4 Wedges and the number of options they offer you greenside should be an inspiration to improve your short game.
Learn more >


Derek and Sheena

Previous Newsletters

Friday, 9 November

Sunday, 11 November 2018 Email us | www.derekjames.co.za | Tel: 039 316 6051   “When you need security for yourself, business or your home, you want to feel confident that protection is top priority.” – Maser Security   Course news 5th hole... read more

Friday, 2 November

Friday, 02 November 2018 Distance is in the details All Welcome!  We have a Titleist demo morning on Wednesday 7th November. Feel free to join Ryan Birnie and myself from 9.30 on the practice tee to try out the latest clubs from the Titleist Range, including the TS... read more

Friday, 26 October

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Friday, 19 October

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Friday, 5 October

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Friday, 14 September

Monday, 01 October 2018 Quick Message from The Manager! Re Annual Subscriptions Sept 2018 – Aug 2019 Dear Members, Annual Subscriptions are due 01 September 2018. Statements have been e-mailed to all members. Please, if you have not received the statement, please... read more

Friday, 31 August

Monday, 01 October 2018 Some great golf coming up on tour Congratulations to Bryson DeChambeau for winning the first leg of the FedExCup Playoffs. This weekend, the players will take on TPC Boston. With 30 of the 100 players not progressing to the BMW Championship... read more

Friday, 24 August

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 On tour… Another good week on the European Tour for South Africa with Thomas Aiken unlucky to lose in a playoff in Sweden. He played really well in cold and wet conditions. The next big thing on the golfing calendar is the Ryder Cup and... read more
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