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Greetings from Stellenbosch Golf Club

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:36

Fore to all!
Only 62 days until we celebrate Christmas! It’s not scary, it’s great because that means we are heading into the best time of the year...It’s the time of the year when even the non-regular golfers start pegging it up again and the regular golfer's handicaps get cut to the bone, because of more rounds of golf. No wonder Gary Player always use to say “The more I play the luckier I get”.

On Wednesday we enjoyed the annual Odd Bins Golf Day with its unique format and its unique start! Checkers is a wonderful partner of Stellenbosch Golf Club and has supported Stellenbosch Golf Club in many ways during the last decade. This year Ladismith Cheese joined them on the day adding to the prizes and some delicious cheese platters after play to enjoy with the fantastic wines. I don’t know how many of you know the story of Odd Bin Wines? Quite interesting, so excuse me if you know it, but I am going to share it anyway...

Have you discovered the secret of Odd Bins? If you have, you’re already enjoying some of the best wines for less. If not, then read on.

Odd Bins is a range of wines exclusive to Checkers. But what makes it so special?

Well, every now and then, Checkers sources limited quantities of famous wine brands. These are then carefully selected by a panel of experts, including the likes of Jan Boland Coetzee and Michael Fridjhon, and only the best of the batches are each given a unique bin number and made available to you.

They vow to keep the original label a closely guarded secret and they can bring it to you at a fraction of the original price. Once the bin is sold out, the number is never repeated.

Wow, what a great idea to help us enjoy great wines. Thank you Checkers for the continued support and to Ladismith Cheese who joined them this year!

Our winning 4-ball for the day, scored a massive 130 points, Gerhard Beukes, Kobus van Schalkwyk, Dewald Cloete and Isak Theron.

Odd Bins Day winning 4-ball with sponsors Gerrie and Riaan

The Ladies of the Boland ended their year on a high note after the day was rained out in September. We welcomed 76 ladies from all over the Boland for the final round of their Betterball Matches yesterday. I just love seeing the ladies having fun at Stellenbosch Golf Club.

League Ladies ending the year off on a high note at Stellenbosch Golf Club on Monday

The 1st annual Golf Day Putt for Rescue Paws is coming up on 1 December 2017.
Download the entry form here.

One thing Stellenbosch Golf Club can be proud of is its staff and their commitment to serve over many years. Robert Erasmusjoined us 14 years ago and celebrated his 50th birthday on Wednesday. Both the ladies and mens sections surprised him with a little gift to say thank you for everything he does for us! Happy Birthday Robert and may there be many more happy days at Stellenbosch Golf Club!

Charlene wishing Robert a happy 50th!
Robert blowing out the candles on his birthday cake!

On Saturday we had a little gremlin slip in during the Saturday afternoon prize giving, resulting in the winners of the competition not winning. So without further a due congratulations to the actual winners, Andre Kruger and Jacques De Villiers with a Betterball Medal score of 61, well played, Gentlemen.

The little gremlin I was talking about, is that their scorecard ended up in the wrong place in the pro shop and was therefore unfortunately not taken into account. Let’s not make this mistake again, please place your scorecard in the tray on the pro shop counter after any competition round. The staff will collect the cards from the box.

Pierre showing the new scoring box in the pro shop – Please hand in your cards HERE!

I would like to end off this week by congratulating Lauretta Maree on winning the Presidents Plate last Tuesday with a score +4 after the two rounds. Not often that the Ladies President gets to win her own event. Very special Lauretta! Lauretta’s term as Ladies President of Stellenbosch Golf Club also came to an end on that Tuesday. I would like to take the opportunity to thank her for her contributions during her time as Ladies President. At the same time I would like to welcome Niki De Jager as the new Ladies President of Stellenbosch Golf Club.

Have a great week,