Well, the first quarter of the year has passed us by, and we certainly have seen some major changes at the club.

Firstly, the halfway house was taken over by Andre (Rusty) Van Der Walt and it has been renamed, see below:

The murmurs I have been hearing from the members and visitors are all very good at the moment and so far, everyone seems very happy with the choice. Last week the morning field all had Prego rolls, purchased with their fines collections and it was certainly enjoyed by all.

If you were at the club this past weekend, then you would have also noticed that the Pro Shop has been taken over by Mark and Calvin Caldiera. With this change we hope to see a lot of sponsored golf days for the members. There is already a huge difference in the outlay of the shop, and we wish them everything of the best for the future. We all know that a club pro shop relies on the members to support them to make an existence so please guys if you need anything for your golf bag give these lads a chance and make your purchase from them.

April is the month of the AGM this year and I urge all members to attend this meeting and place your votes for the new committee. The AGM will be held on Monday 15th at 19:30 in the main hall downstairs.

The club championships were held during March and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the management of the club and all their staff for a job well done.

The course was in excellent condition and the arrangements were awesome. I would also like to thank all those lady members who took the trouble to come out and assist with the setting off the field. It is really appreciated. Special word of thanks to Cindy De Smidt for keeping us all up to date with the individual scores.

Below are the results of the men’s championships, well done:

A div: Reinhardt Erasmus
B div: Peter Moeketsi
C div: Jacques van Staden
Junior: Ruben Albrecht
Rowlings Trophy: Martin Coetzee
Seniors: Stephan Rossiter

Talking about the De Smidt family, congratulations to Cindy and Derek on having both their sons Ruan and Darrin obtaining their tour cards for the Sunshine tour. Look at this proud father below.

Congratulations must also go out to Hugo Lampbrechts for completing his first Ironman competition this weekend. Hugo finished his first Ironman competition in position 886 out of 1435 competitors, excellent work, well done lad.

Below are the various league positions that our teams are participating in this season. They are not all doing as well as we would like them to be doing but the season is still young and there certainly is lots of potential in our sides to do better.

Ladies Sunday League

Men’s Handicap League

Junior League

Men’s Mid Am League

Birthday Corner, I would like to wish the following members who celebrate their birthday during the month of April.

Mr Luke Brussaard

1949/04/01

69

Mrs Pat Wessels

1937/04/01

81

Mr Wessel Van Der Vyver

1966/04/02

52

Mr Alwyn Van Der Walt

1998/04/02

20

Mr Wynand Krynauw

1965/04/02

53

Mrs Karen Viljoen

1967/04/03

51

Mrs Cornelia Johanna Swanepoel

1954/04/03

64

Mr Arrie Fouche

1962/04/04

56

Mrs Cindy Diss

1963/04/04

55

Mrs Kobote Molefe

1961/04/04

57

Mr Deon Holtzhauzen

1961/04/06

57

Mr Carel Aaron Brink

1971/04/06

47

Mr Brian Koertzen

1944/04/06

74

Mr Gerhardt Botha

1981/04/06

37

Mrs Jennifer Ann Johnson

1940/04/06

78

Mr Theo Brand

1957/04/07

61

Mr Jacques Volschenk

1973/04/07

45

Mr Brendan Keys

2000/04/07

18

Mr Jeff Rogers

1958/04/07

60

Mr Andries Van Tonder

1940/04/08

78

Mr Johannes Rudolph Nagel

1964/04/09

54

Mr R F Schubach

1956/04/09

62

Mr William David Hart

1947/04/09

71

Mr Heinrich Gildenhuys

1971/04/09

47

Mr Cornelius Conrad Bekker

2004/04/10

14

Mr Pierre Robert Kotze

1956/04/11

62

Mr Johann Mattheus

1993/04/12

25

Mr Kenny Dalton

1968/04/12

50

Mr Gerrit Viviers

1972/04/12

46

Mrs Linda Jordan

1958/04/12

60

Mr Frederick Jacobus Beck

1973/04/12

45

Mr Johann Joachim Meyer

1956/04/12

62

Mr Neil Timmers

2004/04/13

14

Mr Ettiene Snyman

1956/04/13

62

Mr Stephen Richard Van Rensburg

1944/04/13

74

Mr Leon Minnie

1974/04/13

44

Mr Andrew James Murray

1942/04/14

76

Mr Rudolph Van Der Watt

1976/04/14

42

Mr Marne Steenkamp

1994/04/14

24

Mr Ruben Albrecht

2001/04/15

17

Mr Mike Greiter

1944/04/15

74

Mr Ryan Kourie

1981/04/15

37

Mr Serge Mokonyane

1960/04/15

58

Mr Johan Jnr Bosch

1968/04/16

50

Mr Peter Burger

1948/04/16

70

Mr Pierre Coetzee

1975/04/16

43

Mr Daniel Johannes Potgieter

1954/04/16

64

Miss Jessica Caldeira

1997/04/17

21

Mrs Estelle Reynolds

1969/04/17

49

Mrs Barbara Douglas

1965/04/17

53

Mrs Lizelle Bean

1969/04/17

49

Mr Ivan Bailey

1963/04/17

55

Mrs Avril Wood

1959/04/17

59

Mr Gareth Hannaway

1978/04/18

40

Mr Leon Wessels

1946/04/19

72

Mr Pieter Van Der Merwe

1972/04/19

46

Mr Gavin Mark Hansen

1963/04/19

55

Mrs Lynette Mamashela

1977/04/19

41

Mr Dylan Pretorius

2003/04/20

15

Mr Roelof Strydom

1956/04/20

62

Mr Hendrik Nieman

1982/04/20

36

Mr Morne Breedt

1987/04/20

31

Mrs Hannetjie Small

1957/04/20

61

Mr Peet Van Rooyen

1987/04/21

31

Mr Combri Van Der Westhuizen

1966/04/21

52

Mr Billy Pollock (jnr)

1959/04/21

59

Mr Aaron Leach

1991/04/22

27

Mr Andre Dreyer

1954/04/23

64

Mr Jason Boyd Coetzee

1973/04/23

45

Miss Marina Cunning

1961/04/23

57

Mr Grant Declan Syme

1990/04/24

28

Mr Koos Mouton

1952/04/24

66

Mrs Julia Timmers

1974/04/24

44

Mr Leslie Van Niekerk

1957/04/25

61

Mr Jaco Du Preez

1969/04/25

49

Mr Mark Caldeira

1965/04/26

53

Mr Popo Simon Molefe

1952/04/26

66

Mr Andrew Charles Swanepoel

1937/04/26

81

Mr David Bruce Macdonald

1948/04/26

70

Mr Liam Labuschagne

1997/04/28

21

Mr Anton Van Heerden

1957/04/28

61

Mrs Sharon Lee De Remilly

1968/04/28

50

Mr Hannes Croucamp

1973/04/28

45

Miss Christine Anne Smit

1977/04/28

41

Mr Gregory White

1956/04/28

62

Mr Mathias Gottfert

1946/04/29

72

Mr Ansius Fourie

1960/04/29

58

Miss Anita Oosthuizen

1965/04/30

53

Mr Dustin Hoffman

1983/04/30

35

See you on the greens.

Brian Cornellissen
Club Captain