Weekly Newsletter from the Southbroom Pro Shop

Friday, 13 April

Greetings from Derek Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Ladies Classic, 6th -8th May suddenly has 2 spots available to an emergency cancellation!
If you would like to find out more, please ring the Pro Shop on 039 316 6051.

The US Masters at Augusta National was once again a spectacle of note. It is spooky how good those guys are under that pressure. Fowler and Spieth firing birdies, with Reed trying to hang in and what a great job of guts and determination he showed over all 18 holes. The three of them put on a putting display that was special.

Augusta is all about the greens. Where you put yourself on the green and then how you putt or get up and down, and the top players simply did better than the rest- like Reeds two putt at 17.

I also feel that it is a great lesson for all golfers. If you want to improve your scoring, work hard on chipping and putting.

Invest in your short game with Titleist

I will be doing a short game and putting clinic at 10:00 on Saturday the 28th April with the latest Titleist equipment.


Janet Humphrey!  Winner of The Cora Hicks Summer Medal being congratulated by Irene Schanda
I had a great game on Wednesday with Jenny WestrayHeather Anderson and Janet Humphrey. Jen and I were very unlucky to lose to Heather and Janet, and Janet went on to win the Cora Hicks Medal. Well done!


Heather Anderson & Roger Phillips
Heather Anderson and Roger Phillips have enjoyed a great three months here, with Heather winning Club Champs. They head back home to Scotland next week like most of our overseas guests have returned or are due to leave soon.

It has been so special having all our swallows in town and enjoying their Southbroom Summers.


Solange Fox, Jean Corfe, Heather Anderson, Margaret Stoellinger & Hannah Hierhold (apologies from Gjetrud Kok)  

Bob Thomas & Bruce Matthew – Winners in the
Men’s  Gallery Cafe BB Stab
The Gallery Café BB Stableford had a good field and congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy your meals at the Gallery Cafe in Trafalgar, thanks again Avril & Peter!


Palm Nut Vultures in Southbroom! 
Great to see the Palmnut Vultures visiting Southbroom and inspecting the course! They are here to enjoy the fruit of the Kosi Palm or Raffia Palms. They are often confused for fish eagles with all their white plumage. Very Very special to have them here.

All welcome! Changing Gears Spinning & Fitness 5km walk around Southbroom Roads starting from Southbroom GC terrace. R20 donation towards SPCA! 7am on Sunday 15 April. They look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday 14th is the ever popular SPCA Fundraising Golf Day. Comp entry fee is R100, Green Fee R180. Such a good cause & close to many hearts.

Another great day coming up is the South Coast Hospice Cancer Care Classic BB Stab on 29 April.

Friday 6th April – Chicken Runners

Derek James 22 pts
Ivor Buratovic 21 pts
Colin Mckay 21 pts
Gjertrud Kok 20 pts
Bar Hirschowits 20 pts
Cadin Lang 20 pts

Saturday 7th April – Ladies, The Gallery Café BB Stab

1st– Heather Anderson & Hanna Hierhold 43 pts
2nd– Jean Corfe & Solange Fox 39 pts
3rd– Gjertrud Kok & Margeret Stoellinger 38 pts
C/O Sandy FitzGerald & Trish Amm , Lorraine Cook & Michelle Davies

Men- The Gallery Café BB Stab

1st– Bruce Matthew & Bob Thomas 45 pts
2nd– Paul Cole & Colin McKay 45 pts
3rd– Roger Phillips & Malcolm Moorley 44 pts

Wednesday 11th April – Men’s Individual Medal

1st– 68 Malcolm Moorley

Men’s Individual Stableford

1st– 35pts John Neaves
2nd– 34 pts Derek James
3rd– 32 pts Bruce Matthew

Ladies Cora Hicks Medal Summer

1st– 74 nett Janet Humphrey
2nd– 76 nett Solange Fox
3rd– 78 Nett Heather Anderson

Last week we discussed the improvements in Driver face technology over the last 2 years.
The manufacturers are looking to accommodate the strike patterns of
the regular golfer (shown below).
Those improvements are about more than preserving ball speed as you strike the ball towards the toe and heel,
they’re also about preserving accuracy. Finding the fairway is really important, even to the best as shown below.
Creating a higher MOI and therefore more accuracy off the tee means saving weight from specific
areas and repositioning that weight to increase the MOI. Even the hosel uses lighter materials in
the Cleveland HB Launcher to free up weight that can now be used lower and deeper
to ease launch and raise MOI.
 
This shows you that from 170 yards in the fairway, the very best golfers are more accurate on
average than they are from just 100 yards but in the rough. That is why MOI (resistance to twisting)
is so important in the latest Drivers.
We’d like to work with any golfer interested in playing more often.
We’re keen to make sure everyone of our golfers is in the fairway off the tee more often.
Interested?

The temptation as a parent is to measure your child’s relationship with the game by their competitive performance.
The relationship with the game, depending on your child’s age, should influence your thinking.
As a team, we can make sure your child develops a healthy relationship with the game.
From there, the pathway can take so many different directions with all sorts of different levels
of achievement. But, whatever the journey, we want them to enjoy the game and make a lot of friends.
Come and talk to us about the best way to introduce golf to your child
or how to develop their ability.

Regards,
Derek and Sheena

Previous Newsletters

Friday, 24 June

Greetings from Derek Sunday, 26 June 2016 100 Club draw tonight  Friday 24th June at 6PM 1st prize R2000 2nd R1500 & R1500 Attendance If you are in town this weekend don’t forget my short game clinic on Saturday morning at around 9:30am with Srixon and... read more

Friday, 17 June

Greetings from Derek Monday, 20 June 2016 On Saturday the 25th June I will be doing a half hour short game demo at 9am and Gary Hawkins, our Ace Srixon / Cleveland rep will be here with all the latest equipment for you to try out. Srixon have a crazy special of R5000... read more

Friday, 10 June

Greetings from Derek Monday, 20 June 2016 The superb weather lately has been thoroughly enjoyed by all and we hope the cold front due to arrive this weekend will not upset the golf too much. Hardly a breeze has blown and the sea has been like a mill pond, Crystal... read more

Friday, 3 June

Greetings from Derek Sunday, 05 June 2016 This Saturday is the Annual Sanlam Cancer Challenge! Ind Stab with a once off entry fee of R75. Last year Gordon Moody and Geraldine Treherne went onto win their Regionals and both enjoyed playing in the National Finals at Sun... read more

Friday, 27 May

Greetings from Derek Friday, 27 May 2016     It was a busy day last Sunday with a full field of Wild Coast Classic players teeing off both tees.  It’s the May 100 Club Draw tonight! 6pm attendance prize is R1000.00 This marks the start of the new 12 month cycle... read more

Friday, 20 May

Greetings from Derek Monday, 23 May 2016 The men’s field played for ‘The Roel Germs Trophy’ last Saturday It is a better ball bonus bogey format and was won by Rory O’Donnell and Terry Sheppard.  Roel was playing in his regular 4 ball and it was great to have him to... read more

Friday, 13 May

Greetings from Derek Saturday, 14 May 2016 What a wonderful Ladies Southbroom Amateur Classic we held this past Sunday Monday and Tuesday We welcomed all the Ladies on Saturday afternoon in the rain and it then kept on raining for the next thirty hours with over 120ml... read more

Friday, 6 May

Congratulations to Sandy Fitzgerald No 8 who was delighted to win the April 100 Club Draw R2000. Ross McKay won 2nd  Place R1500 with no 18 and the Attendance prize  was not claimed  so it will be R1000 next month.   Sandy Fitzgerald Winner  April 100 Club! Ross... read more

Friday, 29 April

Greetings from Derek Saturday, 30 April 2016 100 Club April Draw on Friday 29th at 6pm 1st place: R2000, 2nd: R1500 and the attendance kitty is R500. This is the last in the 12 month Series and we congratulate all the winners who collectively won R48 000 during the... read more
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