Weekly Newsletter from the Southbroom Pro Shop

Friday, 15 June

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Lovely pic taken by Julie Hoste

14th Green   

The US Open is under way at Shinnecock Hills and with the wind blowing, it looks like a really tough test. It looks like a magnificent golf course and someone is going to have to do something special to win. Patience will be one of the keys because it is not the sort of course offering many birdies, so par is all important. Picking a winner is impossible, but Dustin Johnson must feel great after last week and it is always interesting watching the progress of Tiger Woods. I also think Shinnecock Hills has the most beautiful clubhouse in all of golf.


Shinnecock Hills Clubhouse
The winner of the US Open will be great on the greens as Retief Goosen was when he won at Shinnecock a few years back.


Lady Capt  Michelle  congratulates Vice Captain Allyson on her
team’s win

Vice Captain Don Osbourn  presenting the Captain vs Vice Captain  Trophy to Captain Gerald FitzGerald   13/3
Last Saturday was the Captain vs Vice Captain Tournament!
Congrats to Southbroom Captain, Gerald FitzGerald and his team on their resounding 13/3 matches won, and to Lady Vice-Captain, Allyson Thomas who enjoyed a 4 ½ / 1 ½ win.
All the players in the winning teams will receive their token R20 note.  Errol Amm shot a 2 under par 70. One helluva round to break his age and an amazing achievement. He and Gerald came in with a resounding 52 points. Mari Fielden was delighted to break 80 and scored 50 points, together with Di DiMambro.


 JIM COOK   HOLE-IN-ONE! 
The Exciting moment of the day was the news from the course that Jim Cook had aced the famous 4th Hole. For his 3rd hole in one in his golfing career. Well done Jim!

Rugby & World Cup Soccer season is here! And we look forward to enjoying the big screens in the clubhouse.

Friday– Fish & Chips day Special R60 from 11H00

Saturday – Springboks vs. England 17h00 @ Southbroom Golf Club

Curry Buffet R85
Chicken Curry Veg Curry Pork, Prawn and Butternut Curry with Basmati Rice/Sambals/Poppadum/Chutney/Coconut
For your booking, please call 039 31 66026.

The World Cup Soccer lucky draw for teams was done and the board is in the Pro Shop!


Fun on the first tee  sponsored by Gayridge Poulty Farm
Sharne’, Lisa  & Jamie  supporting the  best-dressed Golfers on the first tee,  Super Heroes! John, Billy, Bruce & Richard!
The Annual Tuna Angling Club Fundraiser was another festive day and social media is enjoying a load of fun group pics from the various hole sponsors. It’s always great to see the younger local business owners and their families & mates playing and enjoying Southbroom ~ especially with all the energy and vibe that they bring. The best dressed team made everyone smile – hidden in their crazy costumes are John Caple of Gayridge Chicken Farm (Our awesome sponsor of the Friday Chicken Run!).
Billy Lorenzo-The Tuna day Organizer. Richard Mills of Hibiscus Hospital & Bruce Cunningham.

The 28th Men’s Amateur Classic
The Classic is but a few weeks away on the 9th, 10th, 12th & 13th July We have a great entry with over 160 players coming from all over South Africa. There are a few limited spaces still available.

Enter to play in the 28th Southbroom Amateur Classic – 4 days of BB stableford at “The most popular club in KwaZulu-Natal” -Compleat Golfer, where you can look forward to an action-packed week of spirited competition, great prizes, live music & entertainment.

Players 19 years or older and affiliated to any recognized golf club are welcome.
The maximum handicap for the tournament is 21 and players must be able to verify their handicaps.
Entry is limited to 180 players, so don’t delay, enter today!

Please click on this link to enter.

Spoil your dad this Father’s Day, 17 June
Srixon Special – Get 2 sleeves of Srixon Soft Feel, UltiSoft or AD333 for just R100, you save R80!

Friday 8th June – Chicken Run
Chris Miller 24 pts
Bones Coertzen 22 pts
Nic Van Deventer 21 pts
Geoff Skelton, Paul Lawson & Dave Fox 20 pts

Saturday 9th June – Ladies- Capt v Vice Capt
Captain Michelle = 1.5 Vice-Captain Allyson = 4.5

BB Stableford
1st– Mari Fielden & Di DiMambro 50 pts
2nd– Allyson Thomas & Heleen Hissey 47 pts
3rd– Jenny Westray & Rita Kinghorn 46 pts

Men’s- Capt v Vice Capt
Captain Gerald =13 Vice-Captain Don = 3

BB Stableford
1st– Gerald FitzGerald & Errol Amm 52 pts
2nd– Bruce Matthew & Det Wichmann 50 pts
3rd– Gordon Moody & Kerry Fielden 49 pts
4th– Dave Page & George Wright 47 pts

Winner of the La Cappannina Voucher – Nearest the Pin 14th: Janet Humphrey

Sunday 10th June – Tuna Angling Golf Day- Scramble Drive Alliance
1st– Grant Richards, Walter Kuhn, Heinz Engelbregt & Rowan Schoeman 117 pts
2nd– Jarryd Charlton, Kobus Van Wyk, Colin Whitely & Dimitri Courtelis 115 pts
3rd– Henk Nortje, Henk Nortje Snr, Etienne Du Plessis & Johan Meyer 114 pts
4th– Craig Jolliffe, Brad Elliott, Johan Neethling & Jaco VD Vaal 114 pts
5th– Chris & Jo Ledden, Grant & Erica Walker 110 pts
6th– Derek James, Dane Adendorff, Howard Kelly & VZ Greyling 109 pts
7th– Gary Bollinger, James, Donovan & Craig 108 pts

Wednesday 16th June – General Alliance
1st– 96pts Bob Thomas, Allyson Thomas, John Neaves & Lizzie Currie
2nd– 93pts John Fox Norman Farrell, Don Osbourn & Russell Mackenzie
3rd– 92pts Mike Lig, Colin Steyn, George Haswell & Jean Corfe
c/o Gerald & Sandy Fitzgerald & Errol & Trish Amm

Winner La Capannina Voucher – Nearest the Pin 4th: Gavin Sole

Course designers are clearly
in league with golf ball manufacturers.

How many golf courses have a
Par 3, about 5 Iron distance,
with water on the right?

They know that an Iron over 38“
long and less than 28° of loft
has a good chance of going right.

Ten years ago, we told you that your
4 Iron loft had strengthened to become
the same loft as the previous year’s 3 Iron.
Your 5 Iron will today will have the same
loft as that 3 Iron.
Without question, most golfers ought to be
replacing their 5 Iron with a Hybrid.
They should be investing in improving
their technique. And smiling as they walk
up to their ball on the green. It makes it easier
to enjoy the geese! It also means you’re
buying less golf balls.
Bring your problem distance to us. Let us spend time whether improving your technique with an existing club,
or filling the gap with a better solution. Come and spend 45 minutes with us,
and let’s see how best to fill that gap.

 
We want more golfers to have a great experience out on the golf course.
To do that, you don’t have to take on the same challenge as
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen, Shangsan Feng or Lexi Thompson.
In fact, you already don’t play the same length golf course they do.

So, let’s play more formats that make it more enjoyable for more golfers.

PGA Junior League is a format that combines a competitive element with a game that stays ‘in play’ longer
(2v2 over 3×3 holes), with the playability benefits of a Scramble format.

There are 3 ‘flags’ to be won. If you’re playing 18, why not play 2v2 better ball scramble, over 3×6 holes?

 And actually, why not find time to
play nine in this format (3×3 holes),
before or after your day?

Or nine on a Sunday afternoon
with the family?

You can still have friendly competition, but it’s likely that this is a much more social format:
you come together on the tee; for the 2nd shot; and on the green. That’s more fun together.
Try it. Try and think of different ways to play the game, to allow the less skilled the opportunity to
get much more enjoyment from the experience. Or for you to change it up and enjoy yourself more.

And if you need help finding more fairways on your own, then

Regards,
Derek and Sheena

Previous Newsletters

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... read more

Friday, 6 April

Greetings from Derek Tuesday, 17 April 2018 The Masters is here again and I think we are in for a great tournament. Tiger is back and there are a number of great players who are in top form. It is going to be so exciting watching it play out and picking a winner is... read more

Thursday, 29 March

Greetings from Derek Friday, 30 March 2018 April 100 Club Draw Friday Evening 6pm! Attendance Prize R1000 Thanks to Irene Schanda and Margaret Stoellinger for another amazing Mozart Day for the Ladies last Saturday! It really is one of the most popular days in the... read more

Friday, 23 March

Greetings from Derek Friday, 23 March 2018 Rain has played a major role in proceedings over the last week, with our Audi Centre Margate Business day being a total wash out last Friday. The clubhouse was buzzing though, with a very festive local Southbroomers 40th... read more

Friday, 16 March

Club Championship weekend was once again a wonderful event and a huge well done to all the members who played. It’s always a bit stressful, but I suppose that is what makes Club Champs and winning it, even a little more special. The weather was great, with some... read more

Friday, 9 March

Greetings from Derek Friday, 23 March 2018 What a great day the Swiss Day was! Hearty thanks to Jeurg Landolf for sponsoring the Men’s Alliance, treating each man to a draft beer and the winners all received Pro Shop vouchers. The Ladies were treated to... read more

Friday, 2 March

Greetings from Derek Wednesday, 07 March 2018 SWISS DAY  Sat 3rd March : Thanks to Southbroom member Juerg Landolf for sponsoring the Men’s Alliance. Gjetrud Kok, Regina Bosshart, Mariaan Padrutt, Ursula Spoerri,  Anita Landolf & Alexandra Huber will be... read more

Friday, 23 February

Greetings from Derek Sunday, 25 February 2018 100 Club Draw Friday 23rd Feb 6pm: Attendance Prize R3000 I had a wonderful day on Wednesday playing in the Ladies SA Masters Pro Am at San Lameer. Stacy Bregman was our Pro. What a lovely lady and brilliant golfer she is.... read more

Friday, 16 February

Greetings from Derek Monday, 19 February 2018 The Southbroom International Shootout was a happy weekend by all accounts. Thanks to all the players who participated. Congratulations to all the winning teams and a huge thank you to Colin McKay and Applied... read more
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