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In memory of Past President Duimpie Bayly

Friday, August 13, 2021 - 14:50

BRrrrr BRrrrr BRrrrr,

A chilly July in Stellenbosch with some lovely snow on the mountains the last couple of weeks. The rainfall measured at the club for July was 114mm and wait for it - we still did 3895 rounds. July sees the end of our financial year at the club, and I would like to thank all the members for their wonderful support once again. We’re looking forward to many more magical moments as we start our new financial year at Stellenbosch GC! Love to have a quiz on this one but, there is NO way I can wait to share this with you... Stellenbosch GC had 63 697 feet on the course during the financial year of 2020/2021 – WOW WOW WOW!
The commentator's curse turns into magic!

Please enjoy the video of a close friend of Stellenbosch GC, who honed his skills on this course for many years and still to this day is recognised as one of the greatest chippers and putters of all times.

Ball aerodynamics….

So just how far did Cameron hit the ball?

And our winner – out by only 10m – Adriaan de Waal, who estimated a distance of 138m, with the correct answer being 148m. Adriaan your Titleist cap is waiting for you in the pro shop for collection, when you join us for your next round. The dimple on the golf ball creates the aerodynamics for the ball to fly! So, make sure your ball has plenty…… No Dimples = No Distance

Member achievements

Congratulations to all the players from Stellenbosch GC continuously flying our club's flag nationally.
2021 BGU Premier IPT Team Announcement

SA IPT’s scheduled to be played at the beautiful San Lameer from the 13th to 17th September 2021. Two Stellenbosch GC members will represent the Boland Union in this prestigious tournament.
The team in no specific order:

• Ethan Smith - (Paarl GC)
• LB Boshoff - (Theewaterskloof GC)
• Karl Ochse (C) - (Stellenbosch GC) - Congratulations Captain!
• Cedric Rooi - (Worcester GC)
• Liam Millard - (Pearl Valley)
• Donovan Liddicoat - (Stellenbosch GC) - Congratulations Club Champ!
• Crismar Engelbrecht - (De Zalze)
• Jere Brits - (Paarl GC)

2021 BGU Caddies Team Announcement

It’s a pleasure for me to announce that two of our Stellenbosch GC caddies have been included in the BGU Caddie Team that will represent the Boland Golf Union at the upcoming Caddie Challenge scheduled to be played at Strand Golf Club on 11 October 2021.

• Taswald Koopman – Stellenbosch
• Marthinus Plaatjies – Stellenbosch

Congratulations Taswald and Marthinus, all of us at the club are very proud of you….. #CaddiePower

Nomads U/13 SA Championship - BGU Team announcement

More than 50% of the team will be made up from Stellenbosch GC members for the upcoming NOMADS U/13 SA Championship scheduled to be played at ERMP Golf Club from the 28th to the 30th of September 2021. Ladies and Gentlemen, please put your hands together for these four-youngsters representing the golf club later this year! Golf is in a great place...

• Nathan vd Berg – Stellenbosch GC
• Daniel vd Berg – Stellenbosch GC
• Krisjan Potgieter – Stellenbosch GC
• Nicholas Joubert – Stellenbosch GC

New look and feel for the 5th hole

Many of you would have seen the upgrade to the greenside bunkers on the 5th hole. The left waist bunker will become a mound with a smaller bunker at the front end. The waist bunker on the right in play from the tee will also become a mound with a aiming bunker at the end, fitting in with the theme of bunkers on the course. Thank you for your patience during these times as we also formalize the cart path from the 5th green to the 6th fairway. Can’t wait to see the final result!

Honourable gentlemen

The honourable men of Stellenbosch GC celebrated Women’s Day with the playing of the annual Foursomes match between the President’s men and the Captain’s men, with a very important lunch in between the 2 x 18-hole rounds to discuss strategies. Celebration of victory and friendship after the second round with more wine and soup. It was a very, very, very, very, tight match in 2021 with the President's men just winning with 14 points vs. 6 points. Next year the day will move back to its usual date of 16 June.

Gentlemen enjoying good company and lunch...

Kobus (captain) congratulating Leon (president)

Duimpie Bayly – (12/10/1939 – 11/08/2021)

Sjoe, oom Duimpie, hier sit ek nou verlore vir woorde... Nie baie dat dit met my gebeur nie, maar wanneer ek so ‘n groot gees moet groet weet ek nie waar om te begin nie. As klein mannetjie in 1983 toe ek hier begin gholf speel het saam met my pa, het ons ontmoet. Net so kort van 4 dekades het ek die voorreg gehad om Oom te leer ken, saam gholf te speel en later baie glase wyn saam te drink. Daar is geen manier om al die stories, staaltjies en lesse hier te deel nie. Al wat ek kan sê is dankie vir die mens, gees en mentor wat Oom vir so baie mense was. Die 5de en 14de bof sal altyd vir my ‘n spesiale plek bly – Rus sag! Groete Lewis

OPTIMIST: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is no disaster; It’s more like a CHA-CHA.
Keep warm and keep smiling,