Weekly Newsletter from the Southbroom Pro Shop

Friday, 28 July

Greetings from Derek Friday, 04 August 2017

Peter Leeming & the Frank Eyles Trophy

Jean Corfe & the Adamson Trophy
Lifting the Trophies last weekend were Peter Leeming & Jean Corfe
Our ever-steady Jean won the Ladies Adamson Trophy  with 38 Ind Stab points and Peter  Leeming was just delighted to raise the Frank Eyles Trophy after winning a count out on 37 points from Southbroom Stalwart George Haswell.

Mari was our Golden Girl last weekend at San Lameer in the South Coast Regional Strokeplay Championships.
She cleared the table of the following trophies:   Fantastic  Well Done Mari

1) Closed Championship in the Bronze Division (19-35 h’cap)
2) Open Championship Winner
3) Open Championship Best Nett Winner
4) Winner of the Senior Championship

Mari Fielden pictured above with Jane Lind & Karen Olivant

Congratulations Emil Hierhold
Well done to Emil Hiehold who enjoyed many summer months  with his wife Hannalore in Southbroom – fine tuning his golf before heading back to Vienna in April…..

Dear Derek
In May and June I qualified for the Austrian team in the ESGA Masters (European Senior Golfers Association) Team Cup 70+ in Carlsbad, Czech Republic last week – and we won the Cup with a massive lead of 15 points in a field of 22 nations. I was particularly proud because this success was based on the BB results of the first 2 days: together with my partner we shot 46+49 points. For this we even received a second medal for the best individual result in this competition. – see me happily posing with cup and both medals. To a very large extent this is the fruit of your teaching. Probably I should rather say, of your patience.

Thanks, Emil Hierhold    

Well done Emil! Great to see all your hard work paying off  DJ

Howard Kelly in the R&A Clubhouse

 South Africans on Tour  
Howard Kelly sends his best from Scotland where he is enjoying a bucket list trip with a grand group of guys!
One of the highlights of his trip so far was having a tour of the R&A, where he proudly sported his Southbroom GC Tie and rang the Captain’s bell before enjoying a great round of golf on the Old Course!

Message from Vic Pretorius, Chairman of Greens

Dear Members,

We are that time of the year when the weather is at its best but the golf course struggles with the cooler weather.
However, the fairways and tees are the best they have ever been at this time of year and generally the course is being tidied & cleaned up and is really looking good.

Some of greens, whilst very healthy with a solid root foundation have become infested with poa. The cynodin which has been has been present in our greens for some years, becomes far more visible at this time of year.

Vic Pretorius
Chairman of Greens
Currently an aggressive salt treatment of the greens is being implemented to knock back both the poa and other foreign grasses. In Feb 2018, a chemical to stop to stop the germination of the poa, pre-emergence, will be applied.

Immediately post spring treatment (1st week of September), the large patches of cynodin Will be removed and replaced with sods of new grass. Trees for the future have been planted on the 5th and on the corner of the 10th which will eventually replace the palms which will die within the next +/_10 years.

The bunkers continue to be improved and we are trying to keep them damp to improve both the playability and consistency.
Come summer, our course should be better than ever and one that we can all be proud of!

11th Hole looking more open and clean. Its great that the bridge
sponsored by Nigel & Leslie Matthews a number of years ago -is far more visible

Neatening up!

Condolences Khanya Gcangcam 12 Dec 1976 – 24 July 2017

We extend our Sincere Condolences & Sympathies to Mrs Gcangam, their family & friends, on the very sad news of the sudden & untimely passing of Khanya Gcangcam late on Monday evening
– 24 July 2017

Khanya was a caring, dedicated & loyal man who was a member of staff at Southbroom Golf Club for over 8 years.

Lala Ngokuthula ~ Rest in Peace

If individuals feel they would like to leave something for the family- you may leave it in the Pro Shop and we will get it to them.

The Club’s ‘Christmas in July’ Dinner was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by those who attended. The Décor looked amazing and well done to all involved!  Great Food, Good Music and a full house  of Festive Folk always guarantees a party!

Week at a glance

 Fri 28th July
Concor (prev Murray & Roberts) Corp Day
Note No Chicken Run

Sat 29th July
Men: Presidents Trophy BB Stab
Ladies: Presidents Trophy BB Stab
The 100 Club Draw will be on Sat 29th at 6pm

Sunday 30th July
Round Table Golf Day R260 entry
Shot Gun Start @ 9am

Wed 2nd August
Men: Ind Stab
Ladies: Ind Stab

Sat 5th Aug

Men: Alliance
Ladies: Alliance

Sunday 6th Aug
Par 3 9h comp from 13h00


13 Handicapper adds 26 metres to his #6 Iron
A story, published in Golf Digest, told of a 13 handicapper who added 26 metres with his #6 Iron, after a fitting. You’d be amazed what the combination of shaft, shaft length, lie angle and design can do for your ability to hit solid, and long Iron shots.


Friday 21 July
Southbroom Open Day Shoot Out

1st– Ulrich Gous, Vusi Mapumulo, Koko Zithumane & Mnqobi Gogo
2nd– Dave & Eileen Neilson, Joe & Mary Carolan
3rd– Osie Osborne, Bob Clark, Spike Holly & Paul Lawson
4th– Edwin Steyn, Pat Mavundla, AB Sidumo & Sbu Ntozakhe

Saturday 22nd July

Ladies- Adamson Trophy- Ind Stab
1st– Jean Corfe 38 pts
2nd– Sandy FitzGerald 35 pts
3rd– Jeanne Powell 35 pts
Men- Frank Eyles Trophy – Ind Stab
1st– Peter Leeming 37 pts
T2– George Haswell, Eric Sandstrom & Olliver Ransome 37 pts
T5– Erwin Schanda & Graham Volck 36 pts
C/O- Stuart JAnvier, Errol Amm & Jim Cook

Wednesday 26 July

Alliance with a twist
1st– Jean Corfe 38 pts
2nd– Sandy FitzGerald 35 pts
Men’s Alliance
1st– Jean Corfe 38 pts
2nd– Sandy FitzGerald 35 pts

The proven impact of Random Practice
¹ One group of baseball hitters practised by first facing a group of fast balls; then moved on to curve-balls; then moved on to knuckle balls. The second group used Random Practice mixing up the different balls. The second group improved their hit rate in play by 57% on average; while the first group only showed a 25% improvement on average.
Let’s make sure that you’re getting the full benefit from the time you spend practising. You’ll hit more good shots.


Derek and Sheena

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