Hough’s It

 The Weather

Rain continues to be elusive, with just a teasing of dark clouds, thunder and lightning around, but apart from 1 whole millimeter of drops which happened upon us last night, there’s been nothing of substance to e-mail home about.

The forecasts continue to show hot and dry, with only small percentage chance of rain for at least the next week or so, but which we hope can still develop into a few showers of at least some note.

We’re still just about managing for now with our own water supply, but as decent rains stay away, it’s going to get even more difficult to maintain a green golf course.

 League News

The Ladies Bronze Thursday team tees it up tomorrow morning against Dainfern at Royal in the final of the Ladies Golf Gauteng Bronze division, so the best of luck to Grizelda Ruiters and her team of Arnie van Opstal, Anne Hofman, Coleen Dee, Denise Shapiro and Sue Nurick.

The Men’s Scratch League team plays their final match of the season at home against CCJ on Sunday in what could turn out – with another outside result going their way – into a promotion back to the top division of Central Gauteng’s Scratch Leagues.

Shop News

G/FORE has arrived!

What is G/FORE you ask?

Well, why don’t you make sure you come in to the shop on Saturday 26th October and have your feet feel why this is the chosen brand for Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Brandt Snedeker, Alvaro Quiros and even the likes of Justin Timberlake and Michael Phelps.

As much as G/FORE is about disrupting the golf space with fashion forward luxury, it’s also about maintaining class, functionality and comfortability. It’s about letting you open your shoulders when the par 5 is demanding a big tee shot and not having to worry about your spikes letting you down. Or rather you just don’t want your gear getting in the way of a full shoulder turn.

Also, our lids are right on trend and some are roomier than others, giving you the space to think about getting 1up against your opponent before you’ve even teed it up on the 1st hole.

So come and chat with Wesley from G/FORE on Saturday 26th October for a free shoe fitting… that might very well be your best decision this year!

Upcoming Events @ Houghton

This Sunday’s Bertie Lubner Caddie Trophy has been changed to a shotgun start that will begin as soon as the SA v Wales rugby semi-final is over, probably around 1pm.


Then, this coming Thursday night, Halloween – the 31st October – is the Houghton Night Run/walk – where you can earn Vitality points for doing your fitness thing, and enjoy some great Houghton chow afterwards. Let roxanne@houghton.co.za know if you’re keen to see Houghton at night from a different perspective.


The final men’s club major of the year, The Jack Gorley Trophy, a 2 weekend - 36 hole Alliance Stableford – has been rescheduled to the 9th and 16th of November due to all the World Cup rugby fixtures.


That’s about all for this week.

Hope you have a good one,

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