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Monday, September 21, 2020

Congratulations and happy birthday,

Can you think of any better way to celebrate your birthday than by hitting a hole-in-one? So where do I start, happy birthday Christo Meyer and congratulations on your hole-in-one on your birthday (72nd) on the 7th hole with a 7 iron!
#HappyBirthday #HoleInOne

Hole-in-one-time for Christo on the 7th

ABC Security joins Stellenbosch GC on Valentine's Day for the first of 4 sponsored days during 2018. Chatting to Stephen Nelson from ABC Security last week he did hint about something special on Wednesday. With only three 4-balls still open, make your booking now... #ValentinesDay2018 #SponsoredDay #Surprise

Last week we chatted a little bit about the rules of golf, I then posted a question at the end, you must all be wondering what the answer is? We had a great response from our members and friends reading the newsletter. But what made me smile was that it was the low handicappers that went quite high with their answers. The winner: Five-time Boland Inter Provincial Captain – Riaan Gerber (Jnr). How many times did Riaan think a 3-ball broke the rules of golf knowingly or unknowingly during a round of 18 holes – 204 time – WOW! Sadly, it was a little bit higher, the total was around 400 times, that is 22 times per hole, 7 times per person per hole. Some of you might be laughing now and be thinking to yourself, this is not possible. A few examples would be the following: Not marking your ball when placing, or even worse, moving the ball with the golf club into a preferred lie (a favourite I see weekly); taking a drop when it is not allowed and then dropping it in the wrong spot and to top it off; not correcting your mistake, to name but a few. This just means penalty on penalty on penalty and as the saying goes ignorance of the law is not an excuse. Congratulations Riaan, a dozen Titleist Pro V golf balls are waiting for you when you visit the club again.

Cobra F8 launch at Stellenbosch GC on Friday 16 February from 14h00. Come and experience a next level driver! Then start your weekend off by joining us from 16h00 till 18h00 for a Long Drive Competition while enjoying some music, a cold beer and a boerewors roll - now does that sound like fun or what!

Last week our General Manager, Chris wrote in his newsletter to the members about the water situation at the club and he shared our success story with you all. I received this photo taken from the air on Saturday, lucky for us it does not look as bad from the ground where we are hitting the ball longer than ever and enjoying every moment of it! #HittingItLong #DrySummer #BeautifulGreens

The photo was taken by Neville Carew from his plane on Saturday 10 February 2018 (in some way it’s a beautiful photo)

On a lighter side of things Peter Hill sent me a funny story about what happened to them on the golf course during their Saturday morning round – here goes:

“Great mirth yesterday. Andy Allman (new member) and his friend Steve joined Peter on Saturday for a round of golf. Andy had to tee off on the par 4 17th. Peter was paying no attention as he was filling in the scorecard. When he looked up Andy was facing in the wrong direction, just having played his very good drive off the 17th tee down the fairway of the par 5 12th. Long afternoon ensued...”

Great to know that in the end there are always something to laugh about! Why not share your funniest story at Stellenbosch GC with us all, the best story will receive a R500 gift voucher from Stellenbosch Pro Shop. Ps. Don’t think this was Peters' best story, rumour has it the best one is yet to come! #FunnyStory #LetsShare #WhoWillWin

Look who came to visit...On Friday Marizan and her new baby boy Franco came to visit us at the club. It was great to see a bubbling Marizan and she did admit to me that she is missing us terribly!
#BabyFranco #MissingMarizan

For the last 15 years my golf partner has been trying to get me into better shape, not on the golf course, but in the gym.. so I am humoring him and making 2018 my year! It’s going to be hard to think of a funnier story than this one for me – but I’m sure I will be able to come up with one...

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My time on the treadmill was a lot better than Roy’s on the putting green! He did not see the funny side to this...
#ItHappensToTheBest #OnlyHuman #FivePutt

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Looking forward to another busy, exciting and full week at the club. #LivingTheDream

All the best,

Die “warmste kombinasie” van 2017 was Gerhard Beukes en Dewald Cloete. Hierdie kombinasie het laasjaar die Winter Uitklopkompetisie verower asook die Group One Nissan/Renault 2017-kompetisie. Verlede week het ek met Gerhard Beukes gesels en vandeesweek vertel Dewald Cloete hoe hy sy gholf geniet op Stellenbosch.

VRAAG: Waar was jy op skool?

CLOETE: Ek het skool gegaan op Tzaneen tot en met die ou standerd sewe en was daarna op Menlopark Hoërskool.

Kliek hier om verder te lees.

Last week we highlighted how, in the Launcher CBX Irons, Cleveland have brought together
metalwood innovation (distance & forgiveness) and Wedge leadership (control & precision).


If you try the Launcher CBX Irons you’ll notice the distance and forgiveness in especially the mid and longer Irons.

Face Cup Technology means that the face can
flex right to the edges. That will preserve ball
speed and launch when you strike the ball low
on the face, or towards the heel or toe.
The Irons have a lower profile as they get
longer, creating a progressively lower and
deeper CoG. The idea is to make your longer
irons as easy to launch as a Hybrid.


We think that hitting great mid and longer iron approach shots is an exhilarating feeling.
We think hitting precise shorter approaches, even from the light rough, provides real fulfillment out on the course.
We want to upgrade as many golfers’ approach shots as possible this year.
Right fitted equipment or a better swing or both.

We’re challenging all golfers who shoot in the 90’s or even above, to start a journey to better golf.
To target a score in the 80’s every time. Last week we kicked off a month of tips.
If you missed last week you can

Try taking out of your bag,
the clubs you can’t use consistently from the fairway, even if that
leaves you with just your #7,
#8 and #9 Irons and Wedges. Remove the temptation.
Now what did you score?

If your #7 Iron is the longest club that you can use consistently, then set yourself a
target to improve your #6 Iron. You’re looking to get to the level where you never badly hook or
slice your shots and, on at least 85% of the time, you’re hitting it within 10 metres of your target distance.
Don’t struggle hour after hour without any sign of improvement though. Let us help.


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