Weekly Newsletter from the Southbroom Pro Shop

Friday, 3 August

Monday, 06 August 2018

The Southbroom Conservancy Fundraiser Golf Day is on Saturday 4th August!

Comp fee is only R100. Come and play in a great day! We extend a huge thank you Southbroom Conservancy for all you do in keeping Southbroom beautiful and always so special!

President’s Trophy Winners

Hearty Congratulations to Riaan Croukamp & Johan Wentzel who won the President’s Trophy last Saturday.
Vic Pretorius is our Club President. He is also Chairman of Greens and it has been wonderful to see his passion for the golf course. The course has really flourished under his leadership.

Riaan Croukamp & Johan Wentzel with The Presidents Trophy

 Club President – Vic Pretorius

What a feast of golf we have been able to watch on TV over the last five weeks!

So special to see Brandon Stone winning the Scottish Open and other young South Africans doing so well. It has been Links golf time of the year which I enjoy to both watch and play. The Men’s Senior Open was great with Gimenez beating Langer by a shot around the Old Course. Tom Watson beat his age and the standard of golf in very tough conditions was superb. Langer was amazing at Carnoustie shooting -1 for the week up against all the youngsters. There is no other sport where that can happen.

Brandon Stone , Dj & Leonard Loxton from Titleist
Southbroom 2nd Green

Well done Meyer!

Our great neighbour Meyer Du Toit at San Lameer has just been awarded Golf Club Manager of 2018 by the PGA of South Africa and he so deserves the recognition. Well Done Meyer!

San Lameer is looking great having just hosted a 2 day KZN PGA  Pro Am and the Mark McNulty Pro/ Junior day which was a great success.

The Junior Pro Junior Day at San Lameer last  Saturday

Growing the game of golf

Ongoing junior programs are vital so we are doing free golf on Sunday afternoons for juniors out of season and hopefully our numbers increase. Golf in general needs more youngsters and I’m not sure that youngsters and their parents totally understand what a life skill golf is. I do think that the success of our younger players on tour will create more interest.

The Annual Round-Table Golf Day

Last weekend was well supported and it was a very festive enjoyable day as always! Well done to  Ettiene and his Round table team who organised the day.

Nu Form grandstand on the 10th tee!

July 100 Club Draw

Our Sunday Junior Special is growing!

After 12 noon school kids play at no charge and adults playing with them, pay members rates!

Congratulations to proud Grand Parents Wendy & Gordon Huddy – a bouncing new grand son!
Griffin Edgar Huddy arrived safely on the 27th July, Congratulations to delighted parents Dale & Madonna Huddy.

Congratulations to Grand Parents Glynis & Rob Nisbet. Their daughter Nicole & husband Brett Eloff were just delighted to introduce little Catherine Glynis to big brother Jonathan.

We look forward to seeing all the new babies visiting Southbroom soon!

Dale, Madonna & baby Griffin Huddy

Brett, baby Catherine, Jonathan & Nicole Eloff 

Calling all Home Owners & friends of Southbroom!

Richard Bridgeford is doing a sterling job of trying to have our roads in Southbroom repaired and upgraded.

He has asked us all to send a strongly worded complaint detailing problem areas to:

These complaints are registered and improve our position of having our roads repaired. Please ask your friends to do likewise.

The Ramsgate Book and Art Festival  2nd to 5th August is in full swing! And great to see the support happening!

Save the date! Saturday 1st September is a special Spring Alliance!

The Comp will be followed by a delicious dinner and dance with the Southbroom Legends Band! Book in the office.

Friday 27th July Chicken Run 9h Ind Stab

23 pts Malcolm Greenland
22pts Paul Cole
20 pts Danie Schutte

Saturday 28th July Ladies – BB Stab

1st – Rene Matthew & Candida Amm 46 pts
2nd – Felicity Lund & Rita Kinghorn 44 pts
3rd – Janet Humphrey & Michaela Fletcher 42 pts

Mens – Presidents Trophy BB Stab

1st – Johan Wentzel & Riaan Croucamp 49pts
2nd – Gavin Sole & Brian Jolliffe 47 pts
T3 – Craig Pitt & Mike Woolridge 46 pts
T3 – Bob Thomas & Peter Volck 46 pts

Sunday 29th July Round Table   Alliance 2 to count -Scramble Drive

1st 114pts Edwin Steyn, Elvis Khawula, Pat Mavundla & T Martin

Wed 1st August Men’s Ind Stab

1st – 36 pts Roger Hissey
t2nd 34 pts Jim Cook, Malcolm Greenland & Gordon Moody

Ladies’ Ind Stab

Incredibly windy day!

1st 27pts Jean Corfe
2nd 23pts Tammy Murphy

We want to help more of our golfers experience the joy of a sweetly struck, accurate iron shot more often.
That means increasing consistency, and how square to target line the club face is at impact.
None of this is helped by manufacturer’s all having different ‘standard’ lengths on their clubs.
We reviewed four models from four major manufacturer’s and there was nearly an inch between
their standard #7 iron lengths.
Get fitted. “You’re worth it”, especially if you’re inexperienced, or inconsistent in your ball striking.
Experienced and supremely skilled athletes can make swing adjustments to poorly fitted irons. The rest of us can’t.
This is a ‘no-brainer’. Every golfer should play with golf equipment that makes it easy to repeat a golf swing;
that brings the club face back to the ball; square to the target line. Inexperienced and learning? Make it easier.
Improving and aspiring? Make it easier. Good and competitive? Make it easier.

We want everyone; irrespective of their background, their gender, or their age; to experience
golf as potentially the greatest social and healthy activity available to them.
To do that, we’ve had to catch up with the changes in the world.
 This is a great advert that highlights how
much more important healthy, social,
outdoor activity is to married couples
as they approach retirement.

This sort of social commentary (and advertisers
who understand their market) clearly
demonstrates that past-times are
shared by couples. Less and less
does a husband or wife disappear.

 If you have a spouse who doesn’t play golf; they may have had a negative experience previously;
then let us introduce them to a world of healthy, outdoor, very social enjoyment.
We need to keep our current participants playing the game, and even make it possible for them to play more often.
We also need more golfers. So, two birds and one stone. If you have a partner who doesn’t play golf,
then send them to us, and let us introduce them to the best outdoor activity forever!

Derek and Sheena

Previous Newsletters

Friday, 19 February

Greetings from Derek Friday, 19 February 2016 2016 Southbroom International Shootout Our 2016 Southbroom International Shoot Out over the weekend sponsored by Colin Mckay of Applied Outsourcing was a great success and a whole lot of fun. Day 1 was a 4 ball Alliance... read more

Friday, 12 February

Greetings from Derek Friday, 19 February 2016 Thanks to Michelle Davies and Rene Mathew for this stunning pic of the vista from the 4th tee taken on Wednesday! Roel Germs: Veteran Congratulations to Roel Germs who played his 400th Nomads Game this week at San Lameer... read more

Friday, 5 February

Greetings from Derek Friday, 19 February 2016 The January 100 Club Draw on Friday 29th Jan was won by Lucky number 76 Jim Di Mambro! R2000.00. 2nd R1500 was won by Wilfred Bessell with No 76 & Allyson Thomas No 25 was delighted to collect the R2000 Attendance... read more

Friday, 29 January

Greetings from Derek Monday, 01 February 2016 January 100 Club Draw tonight, Friday 29th at 6pm. – 1st R2000 – 2nd R1500 – Attendance Prize up to R2000 Non Stop Fun Competitions recently The  January Pharaohs Construction Business Day was well... read more

Friday, 22 January

Greetings from Derek Friday, 29 January 2016 Early Morning at Southbroom The recent welcome rain coupled with our long hot summer days has transformed the course into a lush vista once again. Thanks to Dane for this great early morning pic taken last week! looking... read more

Friday, 15 January

Greetings from Derek Friday, 29 January 2016 Hello 2016! Thank You to all who made the December 2015 /January 2016 season great! The holiday makers & golfers were teased by the unseasonal winds but warmed by non- stop hot sunny days, they enjoyed a couple of light... read more

Wednesday, 16 December

Greetings from Derek Wednesday, 16 December 2015 Well, this is our last Newsletter of the year. We have enjoyed keeping you updated over the past 12 months, and we hope that you have enjoyed it as well. The Club’s website has enjoyed a total revamp and you must... read more

Friday, 12th December

Greetings from Derek Friday, 11 December 2015 How good is this Course looking! The soft soaking rains last week coupled with hot days this week = magic growth! The new patio area is completed and waiting for you to enjoy it! Stunning View from a Club house! New patio... read more

Friday, 4th December

Greetings from Derek Friday, 04 December 2015 It’s been a steady week with the build up to the Christmas season! And this week it seems to be all about the Ladies! Ladies Christmas Lunch Winning Team Ursula, Sandy Jeanne and Jean Thanks to the very active Ladies... read more
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