Konnichiwa,

That song just does not want to stop playing in my head – “I have a feeling….” and you must all know why.

The Cheetahs won the Currie Cup as I mentioned in my last Dog’s Tale, with the story ending later that year when South Africa was crowned the World Champions, lifting the William Webb Ellis Trophy with pride!

No need to choose between golf and the rugby
Get ready for a Rugby World Cup Experience!

We are ready for the action starting tomorrow with the opening of the World Cup. Please come and join us for this special moment, then tee off in a never played before, front nine with 7 x par 5’s and 2 x par 4’s, with the back nine consisting of 9 x “special” par 3’s. If you can’t play 18 holes, you are welcome to join us for 9 holes only.

With the Bok’s playing at 11h45, the decision was made to have a Shotgun Start on Saturday morning at 07h00, so we can all be back to support the green & gold! If you can’t play, then join us for brunch and support the Bokke! It’s going to be amazing, make sure you don’t miss out….
 
 
Who conquered the Wednesday Competition?
11 September
 
 
Saving you time, saving you money, putting you first….

Last week Wednesday, Stafford Harding and his team looked after the members with a wonderful day as always. With its rather difficult format of 4-BBB Stableford Six’s, Herme van der Westhuizen and Martin were the winning team on the day with 83 points. Leading after round 6, yip the penultimate round was played, on 414.

A cut above the rest

How cool is this? After so many years in this wonderful game it’s hard to think you haven’t seen it all and you know me, I love NEW! So did the members when we had an old fashion barber at the club during one of our golf events. Players went for a shave and a cut before or after their round and loved it!

Our barber will be back during the week of the Abacus Eikestad Classic. Got to love his work!
 
 Kuifie en Kuifie se maatjie – all smiles!
 
Who took home the 2019 Presidents Plate?

The annual Presidents Plate was concluded on Tuesday, after the second round of the event. Benita Louw is our champion for 2019, with rounds of +3 and -2 for a total of +1 in the Bogey format. Well played Benita! Twenty-six ladies competed in this year’s event.
 
Benita with our Ladies President and Ladies Captain
 
What does wine and golf have in common?

Beyerskloof always makes it so special for the members, especially if you stay for the prizegiving. You almost get the feeling that you are unlucky if you don’t win a prize.

The champion team for the day, lifting their bats with a score of a 100 Stableford points and making 6 two clubs in the 4-ball, was the dream team of Josef Huskinsson, Christiaan Laubscher, Kobus van der Merwe and Tiaan van der Merwe.

Great round gentleman, somedays everything just works out for you. The final Beyerskloof Day will be played on the 27th of November, so save the date now.
 
All smiles for the winning team, scoring a brilliant 100 Stableford points.
 
Our wine list is top of the list

We had a very special moment last week Thursday, when we attended the Diners Club International Wine List Awards in Constantia. By now most of you might know, but for those who don’t, the Stellenbosch GC wine list was awarded Platinum status. To top it all off, our wine list was selected as the best wine list for a golf club in South Africa. A very, very, very proud moment from where we started a couple of years ago.

As Jean Pierre Rossouw (publisher of the Platter wine guide) said in his address: how fitting for the golf club situated in the Heart of the Winelands to be number one.

Gerhard has done an amazing job creating the wine list with only wines from the Stellenbosch area and for the wine connoisseur the Prestigious Wine list.
 
A very proud moment we got to share with Gerhard #beingthebest

Johan is our next PGA Professional

Continuing with proud moments, this time for me on a great achievement by my student Johan Du Buisson, as he won the PGA of South Africa Apprentice award. On Monday evening in JHB it was mentioned that Johan achieved some of the highest marks in the history of the PGA.

Johan qualified under me, and I started my career under his father-in-law Graham Webster (past chairman of the PGA), winning the same award in 2002. You have bright and brilliant future ahead of you Johan. Always remember – The Devil is in The Detail!
 
Three generations of golf professionals now. Very special!
 
Are you in the Mix?

I hope you have entered for the Cluver Markotter Mix Competition on Sunday; it’s going to be epic. Don’t forget to bring your thinking brain, as we will be doing a quiz before prizegiving. In your 4-ball’s off course….
 
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Play with the Pros

With the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tournament only two weeks away, we are starting to feel the excitement! It’s going to be very special and I might have a BIG surprise for you. How would you like to play the course with the same setup as the Pros on the Saturday? Let me know, you might even get one of the Professionals in the field as a partner…. WOW!

Reciprocity
30 September to 8 October

• Erinvale GC: R495 (including cart)
• Strand GC: R190
• De Zalze GC: R275
• Devonvale GC: R250
• Paarl GC: R200

Let’s get you all in the spirit enjoy the super song from my friend Leon Schuster...
 
See you all from tomorrow and Saturday for the big game. Can’t think of a better place to enjoy the game than at Stellenbosch GC.

Go BOKKE,
Louis



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