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, 23 October 2015

Greetings from Derek Friday, 23 October 2015 Our Southbroom Mixed Classic presented by Pharaohs Construction held over the weekend was a wonderful event. We had a full field, sunny skies, a beautiful golf course and fantastic sponsors. Sure, there was some wind, but... read more

Friday, 16 October 2015

Greetings from Derek Friday, 16 October 2015 Southbroom Mixed Classic Our Southbroom Mixed Classic presented by Pharaohs Construction is upon us and the club house is buzzing with all the finishing touches being done before the deadline! There has been a lot of... read more

Friday, 9 October 2015

Greetings from Derek Friday, 09 October 2015 The Presidents Cup will make for great viewing this weekend and the South African pair of Grace and Oosthuizen got off to a super start with a foursomes win. The International Side may struggle against a very strong and... read more

Friday, 2 October 2015

Greetings from Derek What a fantastic win for Jordan Spieth in the Tour Championship. His putting was amazing and it set him apart from the rest of the field. It’s going to be really exciting to watch the Presidents Cup next week and if the Captains match Spieth... read more

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Greetings from Derek We wish you all a good Heritage Day weekend, Safe travels! DON’T MISS THE SEPTEMBER 100 CLUB DRAW ON FRIDAY 25TH AT 6PM. 1ST R2000 2ND R1500 ATTENDANCE PRIZE R500 Course Work The 18th Tee and cart path upgrade are well under way and it will make... read more

Friday, 18 September 2015

Greetings from Derek Friday, 18 September 2015 Great Rains Some wonderful rain is falling just at the right time. Spring treatment is done, the fertilizers are down so we expect some prolific growth as the weather warms up, creating a great course for the coming busy... read more

Friday, 11 September 2015

Greetings from Derek Friday, 11 September 2015 Fun Walk/Run Last Friday Evening we had an enjoyable 5km/10km Fun Walk/ Run. 77 participants started in in the twilight and finished in the dark. It is always fun to see all the headlamps moving around the course and all... read more
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