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1904 till now - it's almost time to celebrate

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 12:07

Dear Members & Friends,

The welcome rains have finally arrived in Stellenbosch! The June rains bring relief and rejuvenation to the land, quenching the thirst of the parched earth and reviving the vibrant hues of nature. As the raindrops fall gently on the golf course, the greens and fairways transform into a lush oasis, inviting golfers to tee off. PLEASE remember to fill those divots and fix those pitch marks!

The Honourable Gentlemen of Stellenbosch will be teeing off on the 17th of June and the stage is set for an exciting day at SGC, where foursomes and lunch will converge in a battle of skill and strategy. The Captain's and the President's players will face off, each determined to emerge victorious and claim the coveted title of champions in 2024.

We still have a few spots available if you would like to join in a day of golfing, eating, drinking, storytelling and great camaraderie...

Please let Marizan know if you would like to join us...

Book with Marizan

May Monthly Mix

The May Monthly Mix Competition was proudly presented by Visio Vintners, bringing smiles to everyone who enjoyed the day with us. Our champions on the day were Francois and Lindie Langenberg and they were joined by Le Roux and Debbie Vlok, with their 4-ball making 89 Stableford points.

Gabi Le Roux, Kobus van Eeden, Kurt and Joanne Anthony outsmarted everyone on the evening in the quiz competition. Our June Mix will be presented by Blaauwklippen and will be taking place on Sunday, 30 June followed by dinner and a quiz of course!

Baby Verschaeve

The Stellenbosch GC Ladies just know how to make it special for someone... Baby Verschaeve will be joining Wouter and Thalina in August and the ladies went all out with a baby shower on Tuesday! Both mom and dad are proud members of Stellenbosch GC representing the club in league and teeing it up as often as they can.

Congratulations from all of us at the club and well done ladies! You are simply the best!

Reminder of annual SGM

The Club's annual SGM will be taking place next Wednesday (12 June) at 18h30 – please contact Samantha if you did not receive the necessary documentation that was distributed via a special mail from her.

HNA news

For those of you who missed the latest HNA Newsletter, I took the liberty to include a part of it in mine... It once again highlights the importance of having a handicapping committee and the necessity to intervene when needed in adjusting players' handicaps.

"The handicap committee plays a vital role in the successful administration of a player’s Handicap Index® or H.I.™, and is equipped with tools to intervene when the calculated HI is no longer reflective of the player’s demonstrated ability in accordance with the requirements of the Rules of Handicapping. Used appropriately, these tools are designed to ensure that players are treated fairly and consistently from golf club to golf club.

A handicap committee is established by a golf club, and it is responsible for ensuring compliance with the golf club’s specified obligations and responsibilities under the Rules of Handicapping.

A handicapper is appointed by a club, and can be a staff member, club member or committee member, and the role requires keeping a friendly eye on the system, in providing members with a direct point of contact at the club, if they have any complaints, questions or issues, which they would like to discuss or report."

Celebrating two decades of dedication

What an incredible journey it has been for me and Erich, two dedicated PGA professionals who have called Stellenbosch Golf Club home for over two decades now!

After completing our studies at the University of Stellenbosch in the 90s, we embarked on a remarkable path that would take us from young golfers to respected professionals, leaving an indelible mark on the golfing community.

Throughout our careers, we’ve been instrumental in shaping the game of golf at Stellenbosch Golf Club, inspiring countless golfers, and contributing to the club's growth and success.

Our expertise, passion, and dedication have made a lasting impact on the lives of many golfers, from beginners to professionals.

Our journey has been marked by numerous achievements, including mentoring young golfers, hosting successful tournaments, and continuously improving our craft. We have been an integral part of the club's fabric, fostering a spirit of camaraderie, sportsmanship, and excellence.

It was wonderful to be celebrated by our peers at the Western Cape PGA AGM for our journey, in the presence of a mentor (Graham Webster) who was also acknowledged for his 40 years of service to the industry. #TouchingLives

A privilege to have enjoyed this journey with Stellenbosch GC

Cheers to us!

The excitement is palpable! Stellenbosch Golf Club is on the cusp of a magnificent milestone - its 120th birthday on 27 July! And what better way to celebrate than with the grand opening of the stylish 1904 lounge! This milestone marks an incredible journey through the ages, from our humble beginnings in 1904 to the present day. The club has evolved, grown, and flourished, shaped by the dedication and passion of its members, staff, and the community.

As the club celebrates its 120th year, it honours its legacy while embracing innovation and progress. I hope you will be able to join in celebrating this special birthday with us, as a fitting tribute to the club's enduring spirit and its commitment to excellence.

Here's to many more years of golfing excellence, camaraderie, and making memories at Stellenbosch Golf Club!

Cheers to a fantastic future!