Weekly Newsletter from the Southbroom Pro Shop
|Greetings from Derek||Tuesday, 19 September 2017|
It’s been a quieter week with the course closed for 3 days over spring treatment but all is back to normal now, and the Thursday comp players quipped that the greens were much better that they thought they would be, so credit to Charl, Nick & their team. We look forward to some spring rains and all coming thru again for summer. You will notice some patchwork on some of the greens. This is where the invasive cynodin foreign grass has been removed and new paspalum grass taken from the chipping green has replaced it.
The September Casa Toscana BB Stableford was played on Sat 2nd. Always a popular day and thanks again to Marisa, Marioand Andrea for their fabulous vouchers and sponsorship, We know all the winners enjoy wining & dining at the great local restaurant in Trafalgar http://www.casatoscanaristorante.co.za.
Congratulations to Jeanette Peyios who won the ‘Famous 5’ Ind Stab ladies competion on Thursday. Jeanette was presented with ‘The Iron Lady’ Trophy donated by Elizabeth Cochrane in 2000 and originally used in the Ladies ’Irons only’ Competition, but as club design has evolved and changed over the years, so the competition has as well and it has become the”The Famous Five’ which the Ladies play using 5 clubs only. It is a great test of skills, deciding on different shots and really is a most enjoyable, testing, different & fun format indeed.
Letter from the Manager Gavin Sole 8th Sept 2017
Club House Improvements
Due to the increase in the Annual Playing Card, the committee have re-introduced the Member Clip Card where you can purchase 20 rounds and will be credited with 23 rounds. This has definitely received a positive response and we have sold quite a few of these cards. The cost of this card is R3600.00.
Food & Beverage
Staff: Over the past year, we have had some unfortunate incidents with staff theft and fraud of members accounts. These staff were dismissed through a lengthy process and CCMA found that the club had acted fairly. We have put procedures in place and have had no further issues with members money been misappropriated. Three new waiters were employed and compliments have been received from members and guests towards these new staff.
The Committee and management have met and discussed at length the current staff costs which have increased year on year. During this period we have reduced the security monitors by 3. The club will save R168 400 per annum in this section. The Pro Shop have offered a golf cart to the club, which will be used as a security vehicle around the club to monitor the current guards and safety of members and visitors. Our favourite Car Park Security Guard sadly passed away recently, Khanya will be missed by all. Comments were received from staff who attended his funeral that he was buried like a King (Rest in Peace Khanya).
Staff Overtime: This expense will be scrutinised by committee and management & every effort will be made to curb this cost.
Course : The course committee agreed that there will be no more planned work to paving over the next 2 years and that the club could not carry the cost of the Course Paver. The club used the services of a labour lawyer and have retrenched this position. The matter has been taken to CCMA and will be heard on 29 September 2017.
Trees have ben planted on holes 5,10,14,17 & 18 and we thank members for donations received for this cause.
Functions to Diarise
Sunday 01 October – Sunday Lunch – Entertainment by Mama & Pappa James
I would like to thank the Committee, Derek, Sheena & Dane in the Pro-Shop and my staff for assisting me this past year.
Thank you Gavin Sole Club Manager
In addition to Arina’s magical voice, we will also be hosting the opportunity for the audience to perform as well. Songs will be available for sale as well as the opportunity to nominate a friend (small fun fines are payable if you decline). Proceeds for these will go towards the South Coast Hospice, so it’s a fun night towards a really worthy cause. Tickets for this evening are available at Southbroom Golf Club. As always, our events have limited seats available so please be sure to book your tickets early. Date: Thursday 21 September 2017 Time: 6 for 6.30pm @ Southbroom Golf Club Book in the office.
Village news is that the Riverbend Crocodile farm is gearing up for their annual very popular Southcoast Spring WineFestival, see poster above. Please contact Joeanne for more information 039 316 6204 to make bookings or purchase them directly at Riverbend Crocodile Farm @ the Art and Wine Cellar (9.00am – 4.30pm), daily or send us a mail on firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase via eft for collection at the door. Tickets are non-refundable.
Riverbend Crocodile Farm Southbroom
22nd September – Friday Wine Festival 30 Top Estates,160 Fantastic Wines
23rd September – Saturday “The Gentry” Light Acoustic Rock Evening
24th September – Sunday “Jazz and Shiraz” Jazz and Champagne Brunch
The Mixed Classic is our next event and the field is almost full! If you would like an entry form, please email Southbroomproshop@gmail.com
|Friday 1st Sept – Chicken Run 9h Ind Stab
17 Gordon Moody
17 Chris Miller
17 George Haynes
Sat 2nd Sept – Casa Toscana BB Stab Men
1st– 47 pts Gary Purtell & Cleve Walker
Casa Toscana BB Stab Ladies
|Thursday 7th Sept – Mens Alliance 2 to count & all 4 on highlighted holes
1st– 120 pts John Lison, Arthur Lee, Piet Joubert & Erwin Schanda
1st– 36 pts Jeanette Peyios Wins the Iron lady Trophy
Derek and Sheena