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Gordon Schultz aces the 15th, congratulations!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 16:26

Greetings from Stellenbosch Golf Club Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Greetings Members & Friends,

Wow, it was an experience of a lifetime for Oliver Bekker. In the end he unfortunately missed the halfway mark nevertheless I am sure it will not be his last appearance in a major championship.

Congratulations to Brooks Koepka on his first major win! Brooks Koepka (born May 3, 1990) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Ranked inside the top 25 in the Official World Golf Ranking, he chose a different route than other young Americans to get mainstay status on the PGA Tour, by starting his career on the European Challenge Tour and eventually the European Tour. He played collegiate golf at Florida State University.


Bellwood Capital sponsored Wednesday
On Wednesday we had a brand new sponsor at the club – Bellwood Capital. Those of you lucky enough to play would agree that it was a magnificent day! Drinks on the 7th, soup after play and some fantastic prizes up for grabs...

Well done to the winning foursome of Dewald Cloete, Leon Cloete, Frans Husfeld and Gerhard Beukes also scoring 93 points, but beating everyone on the countout. Thank you Louis and David from Bellwood Capital for that fantastic sponsorship. We hope you will be back soon...

Winners of the Bellwood Capital Day on Wednesday

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Honourable Gentlemen of Stellenbosch GC
This must be one of the best days at Stellenbosch Golf Club! It’s easy to understand how golf and its camaraderie started many years ago in Scotland and continues until today.

The captain's men and the president's men gathered early on Friday morning starting with bacon & egg sandwiches, before moving to the tee for the first round of 18 holes of foursome’s match play!

The captain and the president's men – Schalk Burger shaking hands with Duimpie Bayly

The captain's side dominated the morning round, but that is not what the day is all about. Everyone join for a traditional three-course Scottish meal, wearing their jacket and ties. The captain, Schalk Burger toasted the presidents men, followed by a toast from our past president Duimpie Bayly, who filled the shoes of our President Dr. Edwin Hertzog who could unfortunately not attend.

After lunch it was back to the golf course for the afternoon round.

The president's men played hard in the afternoon and was led by an unbeaten Duimpie Bayly for the day. In the end the morning lead by the captain's men was just too big.

Congratulations to the captain, Schalk Burger and his team for winning the 2017 Honourable Gentlemen.

I can’t wait for this very traditional event next year...There will be one or two changes, after some fantastic ideas were received from the gentlemen who played!

The group of Honourable Gentlemen of Stellenbosch Golf Club

Gordon Schultz aces the 15th!
For some it just comes easier than for others! Gordon Schultz hit his 4th hole-in-one on Saturday, at 77 years young. This is nothing strange to the avid golfer, who has had two at Stellenbosch GC, one at Somerset West Country Club and one at Ebotse Links. Well done Gordon, may there be many more! The drink went down very exceptionally well after the Springboks' win on Saturday evening.

Gordon Schultz hitting the perfect luck shot on the 15th from 149m with a 6-iron

In next weeks Dog’s Tale I will be tell you a little bit more about our new marshalling system Tagmarshal. Most of you are now well aware of the new system. This is the most modern way of marshalling and we can immediately see if there is a problem on the golf course, where it is and who is causing the problem.

The reports are very comprehensive and I will publish one next week for you to have a look at. But for now keep up with the fast play as the average round time has dropped by 14 minutes. WOW! It can be done...

Father & Son golf on Father’s
Day on the junior course
On Sunday we had a 130 guests joining us for a special Father’s Day lunch. What made the day a little more special was that we served the same lunch as the fathers and players had at Erin Hills during the final round of the US Open.

Gerhard did not hold back and with the help of his staff gave the dads and their families another day to remember at the golf course.

I ended the day by taking my son for a round on the junior course – something very, very special and if you have not done it yet, do it ASAP!

Remember to join us for the Special General Meeting tomorrow at 18h30 in the upstairs room. Snacks and drinks will be served after the meeting.

I suggest you start the day with a round of golf in the Wednesday competition, before attending the meeting.

Have a great week,

Good afternoon to all of our Members,

US Open Competition
Unfortunately it was not even close and definitely no cigar to all the participants of our pick-a-winner competition for the 2017 US Open. The majority of the world's top ranked players, most of whom were your picks and favorites, did not even manage to make the cut, which left the door wide open for amateurs, rookies and sectional qualifiers alike to make their mark on one of the world's biggest stages. After all was said and done, the 7th consecutive first time major champion,Brooks Koepka, was crowned.

Back to the drawing board I suppose. For all you punters out there, just dust off those crystal balls and keep a look out for our next big competition, The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, where an even bigger purse, after a second carry over, will be on offer to the member with the luckiest foresight...

Shop Talk

AHEAD Puffer Jacket Vests
Beat the cold this winter with our new range of puffer jacket vests that will be sure to keep you warm on the golf course or out socializing with your friends this winter. Come on down to the pro shop and get yours now while stocks last!

Men's and ladies Ahead Puffer jackets vests from only R 1149

Stay hydrated this winter...

We often underestimate the importance staying hydrated, especially during Winter. Get yourself a Hydration Kit that includes a water bottle filled with enery gels and dissolvable tablets that contain all the vital minerals and replenishments your body loses during the course of your round or exercise.

Hydrating kit at only R 100 and Electrolyte Sports Drink Tablets only R180 (20pack)

Funny for the week

Keep it in the fairway until next week!

Kind regards,

Team Stellenbosch Golf Club - "We'll make it happen"