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Greetings from Stellenbosch Golf Club

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 15:25

What a way to start!
It’s quite stressful sitting in front of your computer, thinking: "How will I start this week's Dog’s Tale?". There is just so many things happening at the club and around us! Even though the season is over, it’s anything but quiet at my favourite place, Stellenbosch GC.

Here's a little list for you!

• Monday Night Football with a Par 3 Challenge to warm up
• Mix Competition and celebrating Leonie's, our Ladies Captain, birthday
• Blaauwklippen Cup – Wednesday, 25 April 2018
• Up and Coming Club Championships - 5 and 6 May 2018
• Introduction of the Junior Club Championships – 4 May 2018
• Annual Putting Championships – 4 May 2018
• First of 4 Beyerskloof Golf Days - 2 May 2018
• Our boys doing well on tour again (Past weekend)
• Playing host to all our corporate events
(Nomads on Thursday and Ramble the following one)
• Mother’s Day Lunch at the club – 13 May 2018
• Closed for Cultural Practices (hollowtining) 7 – 11 May 2018

All I can say is thank you for the wonderful support, and I hope you are not missing out!

Monday Night Football - Varsity Cup Final 2018
Can you think of a better way to kick off your week than by playing a quick 9-hole Par 3 course, and afterwards watching Maties beat Pukke with 40 points to 7? Can I get a yes please!

In 1st position, playing his best round of the year by scoring 22 stableford points (that included a black out and a one pointer), was none other than my weekly partner, Jaco Laubscher. In close second position was Wessel Kotze, making 21 points and beating Vince Nienaber on a count out.

After the round, Jaco informed me that he is seriously thinking of giving up the full game to focus more on the shortened version…

#par3forfun #varsitycup #hamburgers #beer
Monday Night Football with a little golf before the game

Lots of Wednesday info...
We tried playing some golf on Wednesday, but that was not very successful. Nevertheless, we are extremely greatful for the 12mm of rain that came pouring down. Sadly, we had to postpone the ABC Security sponsor day. We have rescheduled for 23 May, 2018.

This upcoming Wednesday, we welcome 28 De Zalze Golf Club members to Stellenbosch Golf Club as we defend our title during the first round of the Blaauwklippen Cup 2018.

Beyerskloof will be spoiling us next week, when they kick off with their first day of the year. It is already fully booked, but don’t despair, give the shop a call and let them add you to the waiting list. I am sure we are going to be able to accommodate several members!

Mix Competition
Happy Birthday to our Ladies Captain! What better way to celebrate your special day than on the golf course with your husband and friends! As a team, we had a great day on the course and ensured a day for Leonie to remember by winning the April Mix Competition! The format, 4 Ball Alliance Stableford, gave us 18 holes of surprises and was a little different than normal, but everyone enjoyed it.

Well played team! #livingthedream

Myself, Leonie, Nicci (who played her best round ever - level par on the back nine)
and Willem 
Me and the birthday girl – check out the cake!

Club Championships 2018
Entries are coming in fast for the 2018 Stellenbosch Club Championships. Please note that there is limited space available, so enter now to avoid dissapointment.

On Friday, 4 May, for the first time ever, we will be hosting the Stellenbosch Junior Club Championships. This fun event is aimed at the young ones who still play golf for the love of the game. On the back nine they will be playing the junior course and on the front nine we will have a course set up between the ladies and blue markers, starting from 14h30. Both the Championships will be over 9 holes only and will have their own trophy (anonymously donated by one of the parents).

Click here for the entry form. You will see a spot on the form where you can write down your nomination to name the trophy. Yes that’s right, each participant will have the opportunity to pick a name for the trophy in the inaugural year. It might even be more special to win the naming of the trophy competition, rather than the first event! Please feel free to contact Erich or Pierre at the shop if you have any questions.
Putting Championships
Don’t forget to enter the Putting Championships, once again generously sponsored by Kurth Geiger, also taking place on Friday, 4 May 2018. I am sure Johan van Aswegen will be joining us to defend his title from last year…
Afterwards there will be some drinks and snacks on the deck (weather depending) and the prizegiving for the Junior Club Champs and the Putting Championships will commence.

Reciprocity – 7 to 11 May 2018
We will be doing cultural practices on the golf course from Monday, 7 May, to Friday, 11 May. The golf course will thus be closed during this period. Reciprocity has been arranged at the following golf courses:
De Zalze GC – R230
Devonvale GC – R180
Paarl GC – R200
Strand GC - TBC

Cheers for Scotland
Chris is enjoying a trip of a life time in Scotland and will be playing a few bucket list golf courses. Enjoy every moment Chris!

They are currently at St Andrew’s, where he is probably playing right now as you are reading this newsletter.

Cheers for St. Andrews!

I hope you all have a wonderful week! For those interested, we had 9mm of rain last night, with some more predicted for Wednesday and Thursday. Let’s hope for plenty! I must say, I can see a little green tint trying hard to come trough after last week's rain.

For those going away for a little R&R over the up and coming long weekend - enjoy and drive save. For those staying, we are open and waiting to spoil you every day with golf, food, beverages and the best atmosphere.

Have a great one!