Spring Has Sprung

Spring has arrived and true to its nature the first weekend of spring was perhaps the coldest weekend of the year, but a lot of golfers will still tell you that it is still better to play golf than to go shopping.

Ruan De Smidt is having a good run now and we hope he keeps it up. In his last couple of tournaments, he has achieved the following results:

Services – 1st
ERPM – 8th
Wingate – 2nd
Krugersdorp – 1st

Now he is lying 6th on the road to the Sunshine Tour and out of the top six he has played the least number of tournaments. You GO lad.

The IGT Tournament is making a return to our club on the 21st October so if you are at a loose end during that week, make a turn at the club and see how the other half play our course.

The last weekend in August was a very significant weekend at our club with the club weekend being run over this period. The weekend started with the meat competition on the Friday afternoon, the prizes were sponsored by Frank Poulter. Thanks, a stack Frank, let’s hope this tradition carries on. Captain’s draw was held on Friday evening. This was extremely well attended with Mark Beling providing the entertainment until late into the night. Unfortunately, the jackpot was not won on the evening and is now carried over to the following draw. The jackpot is now standing at R25000.

A BIG THANK YOU GOES OUT TO ALL THE MEMBERS WHO SUPPORTED THIS WEEKEND.

See you at our next Captain’s draw – 27th September.

The Saturday morning field was fully booked and everyone one had a wonderful time. The crafts market and tea garden were also well attended and enjoyed by all.

The festivities carried on through the Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning field.

The club weekend was well supported by the club members and the feeling is that it be held on a more regular basis.

A Beerfest is planned for the near future so watch the press and please support the committee.

Krugersdorp League Sides:

Junior League:
Unfortunately, our juniors did not feature too well in the league, but it is always encouraging to see them out on the course.

Mid Am League:
Our Mid Am team have finished very well and have managed to finish second in the league which will earn them promotion to the A Division next season. Well done guys.

Scratch League A Side:
Our scratch league A side play in the C Division and are still on top of the league with two games to go, let’s hope they can maintain their position and earn promotion to the B Division.

Scratch League B Side:
Our scratch league B side competes in the D Division and should be able to keep their position in the middle of the table.

Ladies Sunday League:
Our ladies Sunday league have managed to finish second in their league and have played very well during the season losing some games by very small margins most of the time.

Several changes have happened at the club and we hope that all you members have noticed them and that you like them. Most of the feedback received regarding the new colour scheme of the club has been very positive and we wish the committee all the best for the future and hope that they can raise our club to the heights that it deserves.

Our ladies section held their spring day on Saturday the 7th September and lots of fun was had by all. Every fourball had to dress for the occasion and one of the best that I managed to see were the girls below.

Before I go, I would just like to say a huge THANK YOU to the TeeTotallers. These are a group of golfers who play at our club every Sunday morning and without them our Sunday morning would be rather empty. Every Sunday you will see these “purple people eaters” playing at our club, normally at least four to six fourballs. They are run by the brother and sister duo of Greg Douglas and Michelle Edwards, thanks a stack guys and girls and let’s hope that you feature forever.

Below a few TT’s enjoying a drink after their game.

September Birthday Wishes:

Happy birthday to all our members who celebrate their birthdays during the month of September.

Mr Len Richardson 1st
Mr Gerhard Naude 1st
Mr Albert Walter Voigt 1st
Mr Martin Thomas 1st
Mr Miles Griffiths 1st
Mr Edwin Hite 2nd
Mr David Milton 4th
Mr Kevin Riemer 4th
Mr Mike Harper 5th
Mr Thabo Alpheaus Ngwana 6th
Mr Michael Roberts 6th
Mr Pieter Viljoen 6th
Mr Brian Jacobs 6th
Mr Jorge Manuel Simoes 7th
Mr Herman De Koker 7th
Mr Merrick Wiliam Douglas 8th
Mr Gordon Kent 8th
Mr Pieter Willem Van Eeden 8th
Mr Gerry Monaghan 8th
Mr Willem Stolz 8th
Mr Jason Rossiter 8th
Mr Carel Opperman 8th
Miss Noelene Koertzen 9th
Mr Darrell Bradley 9th
Mr Mark Richards 9th
Mr Dale Matthew Walker 10th
Mr Wouter Niemann 10th
Mr Pieter Van Zittert 11th
Mrs Pam Koertzen 11th
Mr Andrew Zandberg 11th
Mr Louis Daniel Jooste 12th
Mr Darin De Smidt 12th
Mr Ryan Williscroft 12th
Mr Otto Wouda 12th
Mr Za Eem Dinat 12th
Mr Sam Hamer 13th
Mr Eric Seiderer 13th
Mr Kyle Morgan Edwards 13th
Mr William Edmund Beechey 13th
Mrs C D Banfield 14th
Mr Bazil Richardson 15th
Mr Johann Andreas Malherbe 15th
Mr Conrad Ferreira 15th
Mr Michael Ford 15th
Mr Ruan Dreyer 16th
Mrs Janin Ferreira 16th
Mr Fanie Kotze 16th
Mr Simon Diale 16th
Mr Izak Jacob Greeff 17th
Mr John Runciman 17th
Mr Gareth Farinha 17th
Mr Dieter Erasmus 18th
Mrs Leone Brandt 18th
Mr Willie Van Schalkwyk 18th
Mr Jacques Kumm 18th
Mr Gavin Cherrington 19th
Mr Andre Nel 20th
Mr Riaan Crafford 20th
Mr Andrew Green 20th
Mrs Ida-may Jansen Van Vuuren 20th
Mr Johan Hendrik Teessen 20th
Mr Tertius Janse Van Rensburg 21st
Mr Ralph Alistair Leach 21st
Mr Brad Cron 21st
Mr Abdool Hamid Akoojee 22nd
Mr Jan Frederik Cilliers 23rd
Mr Chris Joubert 23rd
Mr Jaco Roets 23rd
Mr Neil Van Noort 23rd
Mr Johannes Bosch 24th
Mr Daniel Jacobus Harmse 24th
Mr Johnathan Theron 24th
Mr Reinhard Nothnagel 25th
Miss Elaine Crewe 25th
Mr Craig Robertson 27th
Mrs Nqobile Mazibuko 27th
Mr Roger Perzl 27th
Mr Keith Whitehead 27th
Mr James Nightingale 28th
Mr Peter Clive Gilbert 28th
Mr Johan Divan Brand 30th
Mr Marthinus Philippus Prinsloo 30th
Mr Michael Turetz 30th
Mr Dane Poulter 30th

Gregg
Committee Member