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Greetings from your DGC Team | Bringing your club closer
Monday, 15 July 2019

Mr. Hyun Ki Soon holed out in one on the 7th hole @ DGC on Monday 11th September… Congratulations!

Fixtures…A full line-up of forthcoming club competitions & events:

Saturday, 16th September - 4BBB Stableford

Monday, 18th September - Hollowtining – Course closed
Tuesday, 19th September - Hollowtining – Course closed
Wednesday, 20th September - AM Field - Hollowtining – Course closed
Wednesday, 20th September - PM Field - 4-Ball Alliance (Two scores to count)
Saturday, 23rd September - Monthly Medal

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Wine Tasting Tuesday 19th of September, 18h30 for 19h00


To book, please call Gabriela on 012 9768120 or e-mail her to

Now with carefully designed food and wine experiences on offer – a trip to Vergenoegd is a slice of the unhurried life of yesteryear and a taste of the contemporary return to authenticity. Vergenoegd has a timeless appeal, steeped in the comfortable rhythms of daily farm life and home to both indigenous birds and the famous Indian Runner Ducks.

Sunday, 15th October 2017 - Lion's Club Golf Day
Tournament starting at 11:30am.
Competition: 4BBB Stableford


Affiliated players play off official handicaps.
Non-affiliated players play off: Men - max 18 / Ladies - max 24

To enter:

Phone Keith Shaw on  082 469 6265 or Pierre Crayé on 082 451 0937 for entry forms.

Tickets for this year's STBB4GOOD Twilight Run are selling fast so the time to enter this popular trail run on unique routes is NOW!


Click here to find out more or to enter.

Your Nissan Dealer in the Northern suburbs, find us at 288 Durban Road for all your New and Pre-Owned vehicle requirements.

Please pay us a visit at 288 Durban Road to see our full range of Nissan vehicles, including the stunning new Qashqai, X-Trail and the rugged redefined brand new Navara. Let us structure a deal to suit you. We also have a wide variety of Used vehicles for sale.

Visit us between now and the end of September for a 50% discount on a diagnostic check on all out-of-warranty Nissan vehicles.

TELEPHONE : 021 001 3432


Improving your putting with Paul McKenzie

Watch this series of putting videos by Paul McKenzie below if you are looking to lower your scores!

Click on a video to watch.


Alignment and tee-drill

Shadow drill to prevent lateral movement
Contact us to book a putting lesson.

Hollowtining will be commencing next week and the course will be closed from Monday to 11:30 on Wednesday. At the same time we will be enlarging the chipping green to allow for more people to be able to chip towards it and take the pressure off the putting green. The 6th tee area is progressing well and the newly planted trees have made a big difference. We should have things wrapped up here by next week. The renovation of the rough area on the right side of the 4th green will be finished in about 2 weeks. I am happy with the condition of the rest of the course and we await the onset of summer with anticipation.  

I'm Keenan Friester. 22 years old. I stay in Durbanville. Hospitality is the only industry I know, I’ve been a bartender for 5 years and loving every minute of it.

I'm currently studying through UNISA and is starting my law degree in the new year.

Durbanville Golf Course is definitely the jewel of the North, the people I work with are amazing, this place could be called my home away from home.

My future plans - I'm leaving to Miami, Florida at the end of the month to work at Ballenisles Country Club. I hope to create opportunity for myself and make the most of it.

Ps - Leana is the best manager in the world.
My name is Kyle Friester. I am currently 20 years of age. I am one of the barmen at The Jewel of the North, Durbanville Golf Club.

I have been in the hospitality industry for about 2 and a half years and enjoying every moment of it. I enjoy meeting new people every day and working with such incredible staff. It would not be the same without the members and non-members that are here on a daily basis.

Durbanville Golf Club is a journey, a wonderful one. It is a place where I would come back at any time. Seeking opportunity and experiencing different cultures is one thing that I always aim for.

Scorecard holder - R200
Large tee bag - R175
Small tee bag - R150
Black tee bag - R150

Reserve an item here.

Premier Inter-Provincial Tournament - The Bryanston Country Club 18-22 September 2017
The WP Golf Premier Inter-Provincial team fly out to Gauteng today to take part in the IPT at the Bryanston Country Club.

Headed up by Elton James, the team of Cameron Johnston, Gerlou Roux, Adrian Ford, Carlo O'Reilly, Elmo Barnard, Chris Wicks and Deon Germishuys will take on the country's best golfers.

Vorster seals international breakthrough in Italy
Biella, Italy (8 September 2016) – Southern Cape’s Martin Vorster claimed his first international success and compatriots Yurav Premlall and Andre van Dyk celebrated their international debut with top 20 finishes in the 11th Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship in Italy on Thursday.

The 15-year-old Vorster from Mossel Bay carded rounds of 67 and 72 at Golf Club Biella le Betulle in Bielle to triumph by three strokes on seven-under-par 285.

Initially disappointed with an opening one-over-par 74, the GolfRSA National Squad player broke into the top 10 with a grinding 72 in the second round.

“I tied for ninth in my debut last year, so my goal was to come back and win it,” said Vorster. “I battled with distance control in the first round and I was really disappointed to shoot over par, but I struck the ball much better in the second round to tie for seventh.”

Read the full story here.

SA juniors at the 11th Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship; credit GolfRSA.
(Left to right: Yurav Premlall, Martin Vorster, Ayden Senger and Andre van Dyk)

Click here for the live scoring.

Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of GolfRSA, a SAGA and WGSA Not-For-Profit company.
Lali Stander
Media Liaison - GolfRSA

Tel: +27 82 990 7150 / E-mail:


Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series Strand winner Sam
Simpson with Bridge Fund Managers executive director
Paul Stewart; credit Doug Carew / Splash PR.
  Simpson seals victory in BFMJS Strand
Strand, 12 September 2017 – A well-executed strategy at the closing hole at Strand Golf Club paid handsome dividends for Bellville junior Sam Simpson, who emerged victorious in the third Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series on Sunday.

Simpson beat South African Golf Development Board member Hilmi Mallick in sudden-death play-off after the pair tied on one-under-par 71, but it was his well-planned five for par at the final hole during regulation play that earned Simpson a stab at the A-Division U-19 title.

The 15-year-old erased a bogey at the second with a birdie at three and played himself into a five-way tie for the lead with an eagle at the par-five fourth. He cancelled bogeys at six and 14 with birdies at eight and 15 to move to one under.

Read more here.
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Well done Joshua Wiese on a great performance in the Bridgefund Junior Series event held on a Sunday at Strand Golf Club. T4 on gross and winning the best nett!
Keep on working hard and believing in yourself! We are very proud of you. Lana Orgovanyi.

Sam Simpson from Bellville Golf Club
in action during the Bridge Fund Managers
Junior Series at Strand Golf Club; credit Doug Carew / Splash PR.

The 10-year-old Van der Vyfer twins Andries (left) and
Nicholas from Strand Golf Club; credit GolfRSA.


Premier Amateur Tour - Steenberg Open - 10 September 2017
Just weeks ago, a runner-up at the Milnerton Open, and now his first win on the Premier Amateur Tour (PAT), Weyers Janse van Rensburg outplayed the field with a 6-under-par (69-69) total 138 to win by three shots from Durbanville's Chris Wicks.

Both players shared the lead at the halfway mark on three-under-par; it was then van Rensburg stepped up a gear and after turning on a one-over-par, 37 he rattled in four birdies in his final nine holes for an inward 32 to seal the victory.

Van Rensburg was recently selected to represent WP Golf at the Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial to take place at Oubaai Golf Estate in October.

A group of three players shared third position, Strand's Stefan Blommaert 72-71 (143), Bellville's Dean Pilkington 71-72 (143), and Steenberg Junior, Freddie Spencer 71-72 (143).

Chris Wicks heads up the PAT Order of Merit followed closely by Van Rensburg and with only six events remaining on the PAT, it is still anybody's guess as to who will take top honours at the end of the season.

View the results here.

Andre Wainwright (DGC Club Captain)… Handing over the key to Genesis our Barman, for his new & improved accommodation at the clubhouse. Thank you Genesis for 30 years of excellent service to Durbanville Golf Club!


Thank you to Richard Craddock for sponsoring the carpets for Genesis’s new accommodation.

Richard Craddock
+27 82 556 8076

Cape Town
Kevin Bates Flooring & Carpeting (Pty) Ltd
Tel: 021 464 4320 | Fax: 021 462 5027
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Kevin Bates Flooring & Carpeting (Pty) Ltd
Tel: 011 608 4270 | Fax: 011 608 4278
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100 Reserve
100 Reserve Brandy have branded a Titleist Golf Bag, together with an umbrella and club towel to be given away as a prize to one lucky customer!

All you have to do to enter is to buy a double 100 Reserve and 200ml mix for R35, or TWO double 100 Reserves and 330ml mix for R55, fill your name in on the card and drop in the box in the main bar!

The prize will be drawn on the 30th of September 2017 at Members prizegiving.

Good luck to all!

Alfie Schneeberger

Food and Beverage Manager

Par 3... 4th Hole at DGC

Every hole-in-one, on a competition day, the player/s get a free bottle of Bell’s Special Reserve.

We have a quite a few new trees on the course and some of them still need some external support help them grow as we desire. This does however lead to alot of questions and uncertainties as to when you can and can't get relief from them. Here is Helene Marais showing us excatly when you can or can't get relief.

If you have any rule queries kindly get in touch with us and we'll help you!

Taking relief from a path - Jordan Spieth
I am currently on vacation in the USA, where in the past 10 days I have been lucky enough to enjoy personal, guided tours of both Congressional CC and TPC Scottsdale. Long-term readers may remember that, with his permission, I have occasionally copied content from the newsletters of Paul Kruger, PGA Professional at The Canyon Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, and am doing so again in this blog. Here is his overview of a recent interesting Rules incident involving Jordan Spieth that includes some useful reminders on taking relief from an artificial path.

“During the second round of the 99th PGA Championship held at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jordan Spieth hit a wayward drive on the par-5 10th hole, and his ball ended up on an artificially-surfaced cart path. Even though Jordan has probably taken relief from cart paths thousands of times, he still sought the assistance of a Rules Official to ensure that he was proceeding correctly. Here are the Rules that applied to his situation.

When taking relief from an artificially-surfaced cart path, Rule 24-2 [Immovable Obstruction] instructs the player to determine the nearest point of relief, and then drop the ball within one club-length of, and no nearer the hole than, the nearest point of relief. By Definition, the nearest point of relief is the point on the course nearest to where the ball lies on the cart path (i) that is not nearer the hole and (ii) where, if the ball were so positioned, no interference by the cart path would exist for the stroke the player would have made from the original position if the cart path were not there. In other words, at the nearest point of relief there will be no interference from the cart path to the lie of the ball, the player’s stance, or the area of the player’s intended swing.
After Jordan correctly determined that the nearest point of relief from the cart path was just left of the cart path, he immediately took note of the fact that the area in the vicinity of the nearest point of relief, i.e., where he would be dropping his ball, was covered with pine straw. At that point, he called over the Rules Official to find out how he might be able to avoid having to play from the pine straw.

The Rules Official advised Jordan that he could remove the pine straw which are loose impediments. According to Rule 23-1 [Loose Impediments: Relief], “Except when both the loose impediment and the ball lie in or touch the same hazard, any loose impediment may be removed without penalty.”

However, the Rules Official cautioned Jordan to be careful not to remove any of the soil underlying the pine straw when removing the pine straw. That is because Rule 13-2 [Improving Lie, Area of Intended Stance or Swing, or Line of Play] states, in part, “A player must not improve or allow to be improved … the area of his intended stance or swing [or] the area in which he is to drop or place a ball … by any of the following actions … • creating or eliminating irregularities of surface [or] • removing or pressing down sand, loose soil ….

Jordan cleared the area in which he intended to drop his ball by carefully picking up clumps of pine straw with his hand, and tossing the pine straw onto the cart path. When he dropped his ball in the required area, the ball rolled down the slope and ended up back on the cart path. Per Rule 20-2b [Dropping and Re-Dropping: When to Re-Drop], he was required to re-drop the ball because the ball rolled and came to rest “in a position where there is interference by the condition from which relief was taken under Rule 24-2b ….” As you might expect, when Jordan re-dropped his ball, it once again ended up on the cart path. In accordance with Rule 20-2b, Jordan was then permitted to place his ball “as near as possible to the spot where it first struck a part of the course when re-dropped.”

In the third photograph, you will see that, after placing his ball, Jordan ended up with a near-perfect lie on the bare dirt. However, the resulting shot was not to his liking. Perhaps this was due to the fact that Jordan neglected to remove the pine straw in the area of his intended stance?”

My thanks again to Paul Kruger for his permission to occasionally reproduce content of his newsletters in my blogs.

Good golfing,
Barry Rhodes

Who's been taking down the competition at the club?

Click here to view the results.

May we wish a very happy birthday to all those members who celebrate their birthday this week. They are:

Bryan Arwyn Arundel, Samuel Rutherford Aston, Patricia Goodwin, Kobus Jordaan, Braam Etienne Le Roux, Colin Devenish, Ingrid Owen, Marina de Kock, Warrick Justin Munro, Robert Taylor, John Woudberg, Graham Gibbons, Niki Laubscher, Robert Christopher Lugg, Lindelani Nepfumbaba, Mashudu Nepfumbaba, Werner Dawid Uys, Philip van der Merwe, Bert Vos, Oscar Dennis, Teresa Brooks, Moeried Connelly, Yoshka Da Silva, Malcolm Johnston, Buinivere Rogers, Guinivere Rogers, Marius Wasserfall, Devon Boucher, Berwyn Winston Samuel Grabham, Lollas Rodseth.

Have a wonderful day!

Two women were talking the other day over tea. "Did I tell you that my husband has taken up golf?" the first lady asked her friend.

"No, as a matter of fact, you didn't," her friend replied, "How's he doing?"

"Evidently, very well," said the first lady.

"He's only played three times, but his friends tell me that he's already throwing his clubs as far as men who've been playing the game for years."


Please Remember To Fill YOUR Divots & Repair YOUR Pitch Marks!
How many
Golfers do we
lose to work

Fortunately, people are much more aware of the need for an investment in their health. They’re going to the gym,
running on roads, riding on bikes. They’re even investing in ‘wearables’ to track their steps.



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