Have I been ill or have I been ill, wow! Let me tell you if this flu gets hold of you, brace yourself for a rough ride... Lucky for me I know a redhead that gave it his best and in the end, I pulled through – thanks Doc!

SGM

So many things have happened during the last two weeks, this place just does not slow down. As we head into the 6th month of the year, please make a note that the Special General Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 12 June at 18h30 (following prizegiving). If you had any doubts regarding the location of the meeting, as always it will be taking place on the top floor of the Clubhouse.
 

Nashua Winelands Sixes

The third round is done and dusted. It was not the brothers Grim, but rather the brothers Oosthuizen who walked away with the meat on the day. Robbie and Anton made 94 Stableford points during the 3rd round of the Nashua Winelands Challenge. The format as always was 4Ball Sixes Stableford.

After the halfway mark the overall scoreboard looks as follows:

1.    Carel Nel & Fred Kieks = 220
2.    Pieter van Coller & Cedrick van Coller = 215
3.    N Heerschap & D Horn = 215
4.    Cas Potgieter & Johan Roelofse = 207
5.    J Mouton & Frikkie van Wyk = 205
6.    Flip Liebenberg & Marnus Raath = 200

There are only two important rules to remember, at least one of the pair’s players must be a member of Stellenbosch GC and you must play at least 5 of the 6 rounds with the same partner. We are looking forward to the final three rounds – big thank you to Nashua Winelands!

 
Robbie & Stafford ready to braai
 
 

Thorburn Mixed

Sunday, Funday, Mix day – ever wondered why Sunday and Funday are one word but Mix day is two words? Could it be because there are men and women involved in the last phrase? Yip, many explanations have been put forward over the years! Men are from Mars and Woman are from Venus… Don’t stress if you have not read the book yet, nobody has found the answer anyway.

On Sunday Romy Dippenaar, Chester Visser, Lise van der Berg and Clive Silva got the “mix” right however and accumulated 100 Stableford points, our May Champions.

Something very special took place on the 9th tee box with the Thorburn Mobile Command Unit recording the players’ swings and even checking if the ball landed on the green. Gives you somewhat of a “big brother” feeling. This time however it was nice to know big brother was watching!

For your security, camera and monitoring needs, contact our sponsors whom I’m sure will gladly assist.

Where to next - To England, where the Cricket World Cup is being played at the moment with a fun “cricket” format for the day. Sadly I will not be here as I’ll be enjoying some family time in the Kalahari sun…

 
Our sponsors, Pierre and Julie, at the Mobile Command Unit
 
 
It was smiles all round at prizegiving with Thorburn & Alert Security spoiling the players
 
 
 
 

ABC Security Wednesday Meat Comp


Safety first in Stellenbosch it seems, with ABC Security sponsoring our Wednesday competition with some lovely meat prizes. Stephen Nelson and his team always make the day special - thank you Stephen, we really appreciate ABC’s continued support. Champions on the day go to the fantastic fourball of Christiaan Laubscher, Philip Pretorius, Herman Kruger and Kobus van der Merwe.

 
Action Beats Crime – Christiaan, Philip, Herman and Kobus with Stephen from ABC

Add a thrill to your Thursday

The new TS range from Titleist proves that distance is in the details.

With the TS Drivers and Fairway Woods you are guaranteed to hit it longer and straighter every time you tee it up. Titleist will be joining us on the below mentioned dates to give you the opportunity to test-drive these revolutionary clubs, so make sure you don't miss it!

The Titleist experts and our pros will be there to help you find the quickest route to more metres.


8th June: 09h30 – 13h00
12th June: 15h00 – 17h00
22nd June: 09h30 – 13h00
28th June:
15h00 – 17h00

 

Limited spots available

 

Bad lies

You get bad lies in bunkers all over the world, so stop feeling sorry for yourself, it is a hazard after all!

Pablo Larrazabal had a bad lie in the Made in Denmark tournament last week and with “bad” I mean really bad!

Take a look by clicking on the image below:

 

As you could see he could only succeed in moving the ball a few inches in the shot. The next shot was great though and he got the ball on the putting green, using two putts to hole-out.

Maybe he should have considered to proceed under the unplayable ball rule with a one stroke penalty and drop a ball in the bunker using either the “back-on-the-line” relief option or the “lateral” relief option.

After the incident Larrazabal was back to level par for the day, he made three more birdies and signed for a 68 (-3) on the day.


Upcoming events

There's always that "one" favorite event during the year one just can't miss - for me it's the annual Honourable Gentleman of Stellenbosch.

We will once again honour the traditions of golf on the 17th of June 2019, with 24 men representing the President and 24 men representing the Captain.

Don't miss out on this very special event when we celebrate the tradition of golf in the most traditional way.

 
 
 
 
Don’t forget that the entries for the annual Knockout, both singles and doubles are open, and players can enter at the shop.

We’ll be starting a bit earlier this year with more time between the matches.

Enter now >
 

CSE Stellenbosch Open


The Stellenbosch Open proudly presented by CSE was played on Sunday. This Open has been won by several great players over the years. This year we crowned a new champion!

Willie Olivier shot 30 on the back 9 to sign for a 67 in the afternoon after he shot level-par in the morning. He ended the day on 5-under par, pipping Keagan Thomas by one shot.

With only 54 players in the field, the Sunday School always joins for the first round. We always make it nice and special for them with their own Halfway House behind the 5th green.
 
 
Special Halfway for the Sunday School
 

Our Champion, Willie Olivier

As the first real winter rain sets in over our beautiful town may I end off by saying that I hope the sun always shines over all of you!

Have a great one,
Louis



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