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The Ladies Classic was a blast!
A quick snapshot of all the classic fun

Click here to see the 450 pictures on facebook.

Another year with another enjoyable Classic! Well done to all who took part this year, it was really a special 16th Tournament. With the rains the course had experienced over the last month, we were blessed to have three days of sun without a drop of rain. Congratulations to Lynne Blackstock and Karen Burns who were able to fend off Sandy FitzGerald and Gill Huddy by 2 points!

Thanks to Legends players – Des Erasmus, Mel Davies, Richard Bridgeford and Deon de Beer for sharing your talents and starting the party off so well! Saturday night’s highlight was the Southbroom Pro Shop Fashion Show. Well done to all the models, you all looked great!

This year’s theme was “Around the World in just 3 days”, commemorating Southbroom Golf Club’s 80th birthday! It was incredible to walk through the clubhouse on the Sunday night, seeing the ladies dressed up from different times and parts of the world. We had some Egyptians, cow girls, Mexicans, Hawaiian dancers, Australians, Zulu dancers, Leprechauns and the mighty All Blacks from New Zealand just to name a few!

Southbroom Dance Troupe entertained all again with dances & guest artists from all around the world
And ended off with Queen rocking the whole bar!

Sunday night was the main entertainment night

Carrying on with the theme of “Around the World in just 3 Days” Allyson Thomas (Lady Captain) and her merry team attempted to take the crowd around the world in roughly 15 minutes. We had acts from South Africa ("Waka Waka"), America ("Born in the USA" and "It’s Raining men"), Britain (The Beatles and Spice Girls), Sweden (ABBA), Spain ("La Macarena"), South Korea ("Gangnam style"), and of course to finish it off was Freddy Mercury with Queen - "We will rock you"!
The  players all dressed up to suit the great theme!

Big thanks to Allyson Thomas, Irene and Erwin Schanda and the rest the Busy Bees group from the Ladies Section, together with Jenny Fox and Della Kempthorne, who all put in a whole lot of effort and helped with the costumes, props and décor for the evenings and tournament in general. Gavin’s Clubhouse staff: Thembi, Phet, Cindy, Michelle, Sbu, Wilson and all the bar staff put on a great show of delicious food and great service altogether creating a superb evening.
There were many wonderful sponsors and thanks especially to those who manned their tees! 

Around the world in just 3 days

After the Fashion Show and Nic’s famous potjie on Saturday evening the ladies went straight to business on Sunday morning, starting with DJ’s Clinic at 9am and a Shotgun start at 10am. The wind was up early from the north and blew all day, it was by no means a gale force, but enough to remind you to take an extra club or two!

The scoring was good and competitive with Sandy FitzGerald and Gill Huddy (39 pts) and Jennifer Abernethy and Tinker de Swart (40 pts). Taking the lead on Day 1 was Lynne Blackstock and Karen Burns, together with Wendy Counihan & Binny Stephen, who had posted totals of 42 points each.


The Classic show and Winton Smile took centre stage on Sunday evening. With great food, entertainment and music its was bound to be great party filled with company, dancing and many laughs! Day 1 started an hour earlier as we settled into the tournament and mother nature decided to change it up a bit, with a stronger wind blowing from the south.

The ladies were definitely better equipped on Day 2 to battle the wind as the scoring was very good and still as competitive. Just three points separated five teams: Rene Matthew & Kathy Bush (42 pts), Biffy Dunn & Isobel Fyfe (43 pts), Lynne Blackstock & Karen Burns, and Sandy FitzGerald & Gill Huddy (All on 44 pts). Winning the day with an incredible 45 pts were our very own Lady and Vice Captain Team of Allyson Thomas & Shirley Jeffery.

Going into the final day the scores were close. Scoring on the Monday brought many back into contention so there was a lot of excitement in the air. We were greeted to mainly overcast conditions. No wind at all meant we were in for a cracker of a day. Winning the final day with a staggering 49 points were Janet Humphrey and Irene Schanda. That haul blasted them all the way up the leaderboard to a very respectable 5th spot. For the Classic, it was a two-horse race.

Playing together, Sandy FitzGerald and Gill Huddy, would have to make up three points on Lynne Blackstock and Karen Burns to lift the trophy. While they played brilliantly on the final day, Lynne and Karen did equally as well to remain in touch and eventually came in with 43 points, and Sandy and Gill’s tally with 1 point behind - 44 points. That would be enough for Lynne and Karen to secure their first ever Ladies Classic by two shots.       

A big thank you must also go out to all our sponsors and especially those who manned their tees and spoilt the players! Thanks to active tee sponsors: Realty 1 Southbroom, Coral Tree Colony, Ubuntu Resource Management, Sensasia, Cathy Halliday Properties and Lynne Blackstock!

Well done again to the hard-working Classic Committee and special thanks to Deanne Purtell (dance show choreographer), to our Ladies Committee headed up by Allyson Thomas, Shirley Jeffery and Irene Schanda, and the rest of the Southbroom Ladies team for all the wonderful décor, enthusiasm and transforming the clubhouse magically. A big thanks to the ever-efficient registration ladies: Angela Erasmus, Nicola McKenzie and Jean Blailey.

Thanks to all the Ladies Classic photographers - especially Richard Bridgeford and his on-course roving lens, Peter Munday and Gwen James for taking the team pics!

All the Tournament pictures can be found on the Southbroom Golf Club Facebook page. Click here to view the photo’s on Facebook.

You will be greatly missed, Chris Cook

Sad news this week was hearing that Chris Cook passed away peacefully. It was lovely to see Chris and Debbie a few weeks ago when they came to the Club to see their friends and our thoughts are with Debbie now.

Village news

Keeping it classical!

Listen to an extraordinary selection of beautiful and favourite classical music at the new time on a Sunday afternoon!

Sunday afternoon, 9th June at 14h30, at the Riverbend Crocodile Farm.

Elena and Boris Kerimov will form a string trio with David Snaith to play The Swan (Saint-Saens), Hungarian Dance No 5 (Brahms), Ave Maria (Caccini) and Meditation (Massenet) amongst others. These world class musicians will amaze you with their brilliance.

Tickets (R120) are on sale, from 09:00 – 16:30, at the Crocodile Farm reception from 20 May (credit card or cash).

Tea or coffee and cream scones will be available during interval at R32.

There will also be a cash bar.

Lunch beforehand at Crocodile Café is recommended.

Please book for lunch in advance on 039 316 6204.

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Fixture list


The score card

12-14 May
Ladies Classic
Pos Member # Players Score
Lynne Blackstock & Karen Burns
Gill Huddy & Sandy FitzGerald
Wendy Counihan & Binny Stephen
Allyson Thomas & Shirley Jeffery
Irene Schanda & Janet Humphrey
Rieks Tiley & Denise Grobbelaar
Jennifer Abernethy& Tinker de Swardt
Tessa Hinton & Jo Morley-Jepson
Morag Magnussen & Tessa Granger
Rachel Sellers & Heather Duve
Rene Matthew & Kathy Bush
Katherine Gascoigne & Rita du Plessis
Jo Ledden & Lesley Godley
Leigh Thackwray & Sally Chalmers
Marian Ledingham & Valeri McKenzie
Tracey Mills & Lee Varrie
Heather Clarke & Natalie Clayton
Tracy Fick & Solange Fox
Biffy Dunn & Isobel Fyfe
Heather Kruger & Linda Aitken

Wed 15th May

Ladies BB Stab
1st - Margaret Sherratt & Jeanne Powell 40 pts 
2nd - Lorraine Cook & Di Morris 38pts

Men BB Stab

1st- John Lison & Piet Joubert 43 pts
T2- Gavin Sole & Dave Fox 42 pts
T2- Ken Crawford & Gary Godley 42 pts
T2- Gary Purtell & Malcolm Greenland 42 pts

Friday 17th May
Southbroom Business Day, Alliance, 2 Scores to Count

1st - Phil Le Roux, Malcolm Greenland, Dave Neilson & Colin Mckay 87 pts
2nd - Andre Steyn, Dave Fox, Mike Lig & Paul Lawson 86 pts
3rd - Rod Lowe, James Fergus, Karl Beck & Vogelsanger 85 pts

Soutbroom Business Day Winners: Colin, Dave Malocom and great to see Phil le Roux visiting from Knysna! 

Saturday 18th May

Ladies Pam Quarmby Trophy

1st - Jill Webster, Shirley Jeffery, Shelley Myers & Irene Schanda 100 pts
2nd - Lynne Blackstock, Morag Magnusson, Augi D’ewes & Di Morris 95 pts
3rd - Candida Amm, Margie Sherratt, Jeanne Powell & Jean Corfe 88 pts
4th - Allyson Thomas, Solange Fox, Lorraine Cook & Jo Ledden 79 pts

The Pam Quarmby Day was well supported in honour of a Great Lady! and it was fabulous that her son Pat could come to PrizeGiving! Congrats to Shirley Shelley Irene & Jill on winning the Day  and thanks to Candida for co ordinating the delicios cake and orchids in Pams Honour.

Men Alliance, 2 to count  & 3 Scores to count on 3’s

1st - Geoff Skelton, Gurney Mathews, Dave & John Fox 93 pts
2nd - Piet Joubert, John Lison, Arthur Lee & Malcolm Moorley 92 pts
3rd - Gavin Sole, Johan Wentzel, Riaan Croucamp & Tony Westoby 91 pts

Monday 20th May
The SWG Gladys Paul Trophy

Congratulations Jill Webster, who won the day!

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