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100 years of glory: Celebrating the 2024 Club Champions

Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 14:45

Greetings from the DOG,

On Saturday the final round of the 100th Club Championships was played... it will definitely be remembered for 100 different reasons. Undoubtedly this event has become one of the flagship events annually, as it should, being the oldest competitions, at any golf club!

Gerard Hartman was crowned our 100th Club Champion with Crystal Beukes returning to the winning circle in 2024 as the Ladies Club Champion for the 6th time.

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Men's prizes breakdown

Ladies prizes breakdown

Congratulations to the winners in all the other divisions! Well played ladies and gentlemen, under some rather stormy conditions, you all remained positive and remembered that every cloud has a silver lining...

Finally a huge THANK YOU must go to American Shutters for their continuous support of the Club Championships. Please also support Xpanda, Megamix, Jetmaster and Castor & Ladder. Also adding to this memorable event annually – Titleist, Alto, Kleine Zalze, Beyerskloof, Visio, La Pommier, Neetlingshof, Villiera, Heineken Beverages, Black Rose Gin and Mimosa.

For those members who love to plan – it looks like the 2025 dates will be the 12th and 13th of April.

Brodie Reünie

Brodie spanlede van meer as twee dekades gelede het besluit dit is tyd om weer bietjie bymekaar te kom en oor die ou dae te gesels. Op die foto hier onder is spanlede van 1999 & 2004, die laaste kere wat Stellenbosch GK koning gekraai het in die Brodie Liga. By so aand kom daar natuurlik altyd goeie idees uit en is daar summier beluit dat hulle graag die huidige Brodie span wil uitdaag. Ek kan nie wag vir hulle om die wedstryd te speel nie – wie dink julle gaan wen?

Brodie span van 1999 & 2004 Reunie

Monthly Mix

The last Sunday of the month = our very popular mix competition and quiz, for April La Pommier Wines helped us to spoil everyone on the day. Winning the day with 90 stableford points, the team of Willem & Leonie Malherbe and Francois & Lindy Langenberg – that is great golf!

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4-Ball & Quiz Winners

Handicap news

If you missed the update from HNA – I have added it to my newsletter below. It continues to cause frustration amongst golfers trying to reconnect / sign in to the Handicap App. Please feel free to contact Samantha who will gladly assist with the process.

The system was taken down, for around 5 days, from the evening of Friday the 12th, until Wednesday the 17th of April, and it was due to an unauthorised attempt to gain access to the HNA server.

As soon as the activity was detected, our technical partners immediately took action to contain the ‘incursion’, and secure the system by taking the HNA handicap service offline.

With the help of industry-leading cybersecurity, and legal teams, a forensic investigation was affected. Following detailed feedback from the technical team, we are pleased to report that while there was a disruption in service, the unauthorised party’s ingress was unsuccessful, and that none of the data held by HNA was impacted by the incident.

When a system like HNA’s goes ‘down’ or offline, for whatever the reason, it certainly highlights how dependent we are on tech in all its forms, how ubiquitous tech is in most areas of our lives, and how inconvenient any interruption can be.

That said, we thank everyone for their patience, and it is important to repeat that no data, or personal information was either lost, or compromised by the breach.

There is also some good news, in that the recent issues have resulted in an overhaul of the entire system, especially as this relates to security.

As communicated previously, players are required to log in and change their passwords due to this incident.

R.I.P. Clive Williams

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Clive Williams. Clive, a passionate golfer, embodied a love for life and had a remarkably gentle soul. Recently returned from representing Boland Golf Union at the Seniors IPT, he served not just as a player, but also as a captain, friend, advisor, and a reliable shoulder for all who sought his support. This wonderful golfer also represented Stellenbosch GC when they won the Boland Senior Scratch League in 2023.

Our deepest condolences go out to his daughter Cassidy (also a member at Stellenbosch GC), and the rest of his family and friends during this difficult time. Though Clive may no longer be with us, his legacy will undoubtedly live on, remembered fondly by all whose lives he touched.

Keep it down the middle,