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Greetings from Stellenbosch Golf Club

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:10

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Welcome Wednesday,


Wednesday morning and only 41 days till we celebrate Christmas! It is great to sit back and reflect on a successful Abacus Eikestad Classic week! As I walked away after doing the prize giving, Gavin said to me “you don’t have to say Abacus for the next two weeks”. And guess what? I just did! What an amazing sponsor, this company went beyond what is expected from a sponsor and helped to make every day even more special! So once again... THANK YOU ABACUS!


Gordon Schultz & Clive Wagner Peter Hill (Club Captain) & Rupert Schultz & Werner Pietersen & Gavin Blows (Abacus)


A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words...

A picture is worth a thousand words,
And it tells a story just as well,
Of a landscape, a smile, or a time,
When things were just completely perfect,
And lovelier than any rhyme.

A picture is worth a thousand words,
Depicting so many different things.
For every person something unique,
A wedding, a birth, or a sunset,
Or a timeless, invaluable antique.

A picture is worth a thousand words,
Permanent proof that can't be erased.
No matter how much you may want to,
No matter how bad a mistake,
You can't make a picture untrue.

A picture is worth a thousand words,
A life is worth much more.
And looking over pictures shows,
What moments were important to you,
Since pictures are moments you chose.


Can’t start the evening without a welcome drink…G&T’S 

Peter Hill (Club Captain) & Gavin Blows (Abacus) just said it again!


Guests getting ready for prize giving and dinner – before the rugby...






Special Team of ladies who helped during the week with Chris (General Manager)



Another winning 4 Ball – don’t they just look lovely!  

Gavin and myself drawing the big raffle for the evening  

And the winner of the big draw (Membership for a Year) Ciska Serfontein



Beyerskloof spoiling the golfers on Saturday
 
Thank you Stellenbrau for your support during the week!



Manatoba Spur looked after the Halfway House on Saturday  

Thursday = suppliers, sponsors and friends’ day! Lekker…


Suppliers, sponsors and friends’ day, Welcome…
wow we had fun!
 
Winners of the suppliers, sponsors and friends’ day on Thursday with Peter



A day hosted by the pro’s – the winners on Wednesday during the members day  

Oliver Bekker handing over a signed flag he brought back from the US Open that he played in.



Tuesday was Diva Day with Kalla Venter and Paula Bester winning the day!
 
We started the week with Seniors on Monday winning the day was Pierre Marais and John Halfpenny
A little surprise on the 1st tee each day of the week….. Thanks for the lucky draws!





Thank you ABACUS – we had an awesome and we can’t wait for next year!




Mduduzi spoiling the golfers on the 13th tee box with a cup of “tee” On Friday last week we had 10mm of rain – yippee!

We also hosted the annual Rhenish Primary Golf Day. With the Western Cape experiencing a terrible drought, the golfers could not wait to tee off in the rain. Many of them have not played golf in the rain for more than two years!

A little tip I once heard from the leader in the golf industry, Jeff Clause, was “treat your guest like members and your members like royalty”. Following his advice we spoiled the ladies with something to warm themselves up during the round.

We are looking forward to welcoming Rhenish Primary back next year. The celebrations went on into the early hours of Saturday morning after a great day!

What a great couple of weeks we had and we are looking forward to some even busier times ahead.

Hope to see you all later today as we play in the final of the Blaauwklippen Cup agains De Zalze. We still have the lead although it is only marginal.

On Friday we will be welcoming Laerskool Stellenbosch!

All the best,
Louis

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