Let’s keep it going!

Jeff ClauseSanta Says

 

From accolades to raising the bar even more!

When you set the bar high, there are only two ways to go – up or down. I only know up. Every year, we want our golfers and guests to see something different and better. With the presentation of the course for the PGA Championship, Charlie pushed the bar sky-high with his cutting pattern and overall playability of the course. Our champion and the highest-ranked player in the field, Dean Burmester, established a 4-round course record of 267, 17-under par. How did that make me feel – GREAT. People love watching great golf and I think, in our case, watching great players perform in great conditions. Hey, this Big Man provided fantastic weather with only Friday afternoon moving to “perky” status.

Charl, I don’t think the members want to hear you coming at 4 am to get the job done. Just keep up the good work. Thanks

The Club is also picking up a great deal of business and we are now in a position where we’ll need to say NO to additional events or pay the price of overworking the team and compromising quality. Recently, we hosted an event for the Senior Amateur Golfers and all did not go well. Why do I mention it? Because like the old Heads and Shoulders (dandruff shampoo) classic commercial states, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. So, with the post-covid increases in business, we are re-aligning the ship and committed to reaching our high standards. We don’t represent a restaurant you don’t return to, we are different. We are YOUR Club. Watch this space.

Two Great Weddings

On a weekend where we played over 300 rounds of golf (one day’s golf at Stellenbosch, SA’s busiest Club), we also hosted two amazing weddings with gorgeous brides, happy parents and guests leaving with great memories – maybe some with limited memories! 

The Victoria Parker/Russel Norman Wedding on Saturday

Pieter Zietsman romps to the EP Champs

Pieter Zietsman has been in this position before winning the EP Champs in the past. This year, in the final, he smashed runner-up, Dillon Germshauy, 10 and 8 in the 36-hole final! That’s proper golf. Our own Nic V Rensburg knocked out father and son, Johnny and Jondré Ludick in the semi-finals of the Plate on Saturday so that he could meet his commitment and play with me at Knysna in the Pro-am on Sunday (questionable decision!). Meekah De Sousa won the Plate uncontested.

…in case you missed it!

Our chairman, Chris Kelway, travelled to Dubai, on behalf of the Estate to receive our award as Best Golf Course in South Africa at the World Golf Awards. We were nominated with 20 other clubs and came home with the big prize. This award caps a great two years of amazing accolades ranging from the John Collier Awards for good governance and Environmental compliance to moving up in the rankings, achieving top PGA recognition and securing a tournament that deserves MAJOR status again. It all comes down to commitment, consistency and teamwork!

 

Golfers of the Week

Saturday Competition – Individual Stableford – Percy Owen

Ladies’ Colony Club – Modified Alliance – Rose Gunton, Beth Jaskolski and Carol Boonzaier

 

Our Employee of the Month (Protea Coin) – Smiling Ernest!

Ernest Matiweane started to work for Bidvest Protea Coin on 1 June 2021, at St Francis Links.

He relocated from Port Elizabeth to Sea Vista. He has a Grade A qualification in security and has more than 11 years of experience.

“Ernest just seems to bounce out to greet the members and guests. We have always wanted personality at the front gate and Ernest gives us that!” Jeff

 

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Thank you all for caring about your course – #leading the way! Adopt a hole (AAH) works.

 

 

The 2021 Calendar and results

We look forward to our sponsored days with ITEC and Selective Lighting/The Fire Works and Pam Golding Properties and Village Square SuperSpar events.

New events – Ladies’ and Men’s Medal will be played on the 1st Wednesday of every month

7-8        Jan          Men’s Member-Member Partnership, Mark Ward and Richard Sharwood, Champions

13         Jan            ITEC Open Wednesday, Hein Spangenberg and Yan Coesens, 51pts 

27         Jan           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Hein Spangenberg, Yan Coesens, Daryl vd Vyver and David vd Vyver, 92 Points

3           Feb           Monthly MEDAL, Shaun Viljoen and Lynn Slogrove

10         Feb           ITEC Wednesday, Yan Coesens and Hein Spangenberg, 47pts

14         Feb           Valentine’s Day Dress-up Golf; Gavin and Jaunita Gobby, 41pts

20         Feb           Greensomes, Scott Keevy, and Deon Marais, 41 pts

24         Feb           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Simon Haigh, Yan Coesens, Charl Blaauw, Hein Spangenberg, 86pts

3           Mar          Monthly MEDAL, Gross – Fred V Eyssen, Nett – Brett Wilson-Jones, 69, Stableford – Hein Spangenberg, 35pts

5           Mar          Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun, Graham Botha and Geoff Garratt, 24pts

6-7       Mar          Pam Golding Annual – SFL vs SFB, SFB, 37.15 ave, SFL, 36.83 ave (.32 difference)

10         Mar          ITEC Wednesday, Charlie Gilmore and Neil Jones, 44pts

20        Mar          Foursomes, Dave Micklem and Norman Rock, 40 pts

31         Mar          Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Norman Rock, Tim Elliott, Michael Barratt, and Ronnie Nienaber, 81pts 

2          Apr           Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun, Debbie McCracken and Michael McGahey, 24pts 

2-4      Apr           Easter Weekend

7          Apr           Monthly MEDAL, Rita Du Plessis and Malcolm White 

9         Apr            Masters Par-3, shotgun at 15h00 (sponsored by Fitch and Leeds), Graham Botha 

27-28 Apr           Ladies Championships, Medal, Lynn Slogrove (G), Rita DuPlessis (N)

1-2      May          Stableford Championships (Men and Ladies) Chris V Rensburg (A), Doug Cornish (B), Dave Hart (C), Lynn Slogrove (A), and Alison Bosch (B) 

7          May         Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun Ernest and Linda Muller (donated back). 

26       May         Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Brett Wilson-Jones, Norman Rock, Nico Van Rensburg and Gavin Gobby, 88pts (85%)

29-30 May         Pam Golding Ladies’ OPEN Weekend, Jaunita Gobby and Lettie La Grange, 86pts (85%)

2          Jun          Monthly MEDAL, Chris V Rensburg, Lynn Slogrove, Lesley Fisher and Carol Boonzaier 

4          Jun           Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun, Lesley Fisher and Gillian Hammond, 22pts c/i

16        Jun           Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday, Lesley Fisher and Susan Gray, 45pts c/i

23        Jun           Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance Noelie Pearson, Jaunita Gobby, Bimpie Olivier and Sue Gray

26        Jun           Windhoek Lager International Pairs, Norman Pretorius and Deon Marais

30-3    Jul            Nomads National Order of Merit (International Points) Rescheduled for October

7          Jul            Monthly MEDAL, Shaun Viljoen, Lynn Slogrove and Alison Bosch – Gross 

18-21   Jul            30th Road Trip (PGA Invitational) Rescheduled for November 

21         Jul            Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday – Jaunita Gobby and Bimpie Olivier

28        Jul            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Charlie Gilmour, Neil Mulder, Dave Webber and Mike Anderson

6          Aug           Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun – Norman Pretorius and Graham Botha

14        Aug           Greensomes  –  Scott Keevy and Martin King

15        Aug           Nomads Annual Game

16 – 31 Aug          Hollow-tining Spring Programme (Course Closed)

1          Sep           Monthly MEDAL, Izzy Obray, Gillian Hammond, Scott Keevy

7         Sep           Colony Challenge – Gillian Hammond and Debbie McCracken

8        Sep            Warwick Wealth / Wednesday – Chris van Rensburg and Nic van Rensburg

10      Sep            Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun – Sally Nienaber and Barry Phillips

15       Sep            Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday – Steve Emary and John Hanley

17-19 Sep            Men’s 15th Invitational Member/Guest, Tony Gunton and Mark Fensham

25-26 Sep           Links Cup (Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits) South Africa 22 1/2 – 19 1/2 

2/3     Oct            EP Champs, Altin VD Merwe, Medalist, Pieter Zietsman, Matchplay Champion

6-8     Oct            Nomads National Order of Merit/ Dimension Data, Daniel Bennett

16       Oct            Ladies’ Invitational (postponed) 

20      Oct            Easy Life Kitchens / Wednesday – Jacques VD Walt and Nic V Rensburg

22      Oct            Colony Tastes of Africa – Geoff Garratt and John Joubert; Lynn Slogrove and Sally Nienaber 

4-7     Nov           The 86th PGA Championship (Sunshine Tour Event), Dean Burmester, Champion -17

16       Nov           Colony Tastes of Africa –

28      Nov           Links Trophy – Amateur Open

 4       Dec            Ladies’ Member-Member 

11       Dec            Par-3 Champs

22-23 Dec           Men’s Medal Club Championships