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Greetings from your DGC Team | Bringing your club closer
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Greetings from your DGC team | Bringing your club closer

  Dear Members,

Course Update

It is wonderful to bring you the news that our dams on the 12th and 14th are now 100% full with fresh rain water from a rather wet Cape winter. Last year September we had to pump 15mil litres of effluent water into the 14th to fill it for the summer months. With the Cape dams currently standing at 75% capacity our showers with towel service will remain open in line with COCT recommendations and regulations.
Our greens are recovering well after the hollowtine earlier in the month and, although still a little slow and bumpy, the cutting height of 4mm will be reduced every week. Year to date we have had 472mm of rain which is unfortunately still 100mm less than the long term average to the end of September. We have started with the spraying program to eradicate the Eragrostis grass in the rough creeping onto the fairways. You will notice the Eragrostis will start to turn a yellowish colour and die off and the Kikuyu grass will take over again. We have recently purchased a new rough cutting machine to help keep the rough at a controlled height which should also help looking for golf balls and speed up play. The new white tee box on the 18th is now in play and the new blue tee box to the left will open shortly. Levelling and sodding will continue shortly with the new blue tee box on the 15th. The new exit cart path between the 9th and 18th greens is now open which will improve this area tremendously from cart damage.

Our New Rough Mower   Our new Cart Path Between 9th & 18th Green

2019 Budget

Your Committee and Management have been extremely hard at work preparing next year’s budget and our focus is still to deliver as much value to your membership as possible for 2019. There are a few Membership categories that are not in the DGC Constitution and somehow over the years these categories have sneaked onto our Website and offered to members. These membership categories will no longer be available. All affected members will be contacted by the club. Having said that I am happy to announce that Members Subs for 2019 remain unchanged for the 3rd year in a row. Green Fees will increase by 4% across the board which is below inflation. As from the 1st of January all members paying for food at DGC using their members’ card will enjoy a 10% discount. The 15% discount of alcohol remains unchanged.

Important notice

Please remember that no one will be allowed to tee off without registering their round in the Pro Shop whether they are prepaid or not. The staff have strict instructions from the Committee and Management not to allow any golfer onto the course without pre-registration and a sand bag. Please continue to fill all divots on the fairways and repair all pitch marks on the greens and keep the Jewel of the North free from cigarette butts!

Yours in golf,
Andre’ Wainwright
DGC’s Club Captain

Seniors’ Society News

Dear Members,

I have recently downloaded the Namola App onto my families’ phones and would highly recommend that our members consider doing the same. It is a collaboration between Namola and Dial Direct and is a free service. In case of emergency, you simply press the bottom on the app and help will be on its way! You receive a phone call within 10 seconds from the emergency room for more details. They want users to test their service regularly and can detect your exact location. Click here to find out more about this app and some stories of others’ experiences.

Allan Taylor,
Senior Society

Juniors’ News

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Durbanville teen a step closer to competing in the USA

Cape Town, South Africa (September 2018) – 17-year-old Sean Cronje took a giant step towards realizing a dream of competing in the USA after excelling in the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series tournament at a windy Strand Golf Club on Sunday 16 September 2018.

  Cronje lost a thrilling play-off against reigning WP Junior Matchplay Champion Francois Cilliers, but his runner-up finish ensures he will compete in the regional final of the Bridge Junior Series in 2019 where the ultimate prize is an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the prestigious Junior North and South Championship at Pinehurst, USA next year.

“I have entered a number of the Bridge Junior Series events because I wanted a shot at playing at Pinehurst, so qualifying for the regional final is a big opportunity for me,”
said Cronje, who is home schooled and gets to practice golf every day at Durbanville Golf Club.

The Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series, which is geared at golf development, launched in July 2017 with 16 tournaments countrywide featuring Under-19 and Under-13 divisions for boys and girls. Endorsed by GolfRSA, the series is managed by Peter Little of the South African Golf Development Board.

“Hats off to Francois and Sean for producing an exciting battle,” said Paul Stewart, Executive Director at Bridge Fund Managers. “These talented teens showed some steel out there in testing conditions and we look forward to hosting them at the regional final next year.”

The next two events in the #BridgeJuniorSeries are at Rondebosch GC on Tuesday 2 October 2018 and at Clovelly Country Club on Friday 5 October 2018, followed by up-country events at ERPM GC, Waterkloof GC and the Wanderers GC. Visit for the full schedule and entry mechanism, or contact Peter Little of the SAGDB on

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Paul Stewart, Head: Fund Management – 021 4920210.

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WP PAT 2nd Sept

Well done to Tyran Snyders, Sean Howell, Ayden Senger, Sean Cronje, Jean Gallienne and Hugo Calitz for representing #TeamDurbanville at the Atlantic Beach Open on Sunday, 2nd September. A special congratulations to Tyran Snyders for tying 2nd (with a result of 3 under par) and Sean Howell for coming 8th place (with a result of 4 over par)!

Click here for the full results.

WP PAT 9th Sept

Well done to the following players who represented #TeamDurbanville at the WP PAT Milnerton Open on 9th September: Tyran Snyders, Sean Howell, Warren Lake, Joshua Wiese, Ayden Senger, Jean Gallienne, Frederick van Ieperen, Albert van Zyl, Jacques Croome and Hugo Calitz.

A special congratulations to Tyran Snyders for tying 9th overall!

Click here for the full results.

  WP wins SA IPT promotion!

Western Province clinched the promotion battle in the 58th South African Inter-Provincial Tournament, sponsored by Tempest Car Hire, with an unparalleled performance at Oubaai Golf Club, celebrating an unbeaten run and amassing an astonishing 56 games points.

Click here
for the full article.

Congratulations, Jordan!

Reigning Sanlam SA Women's amateur Jordan Rothman goes wire-to-wire at Germiston Golf Club to win the Ekurhuleni Championship by 2 shots from Kaylah Williams & Woo-Son.

Click here for the results.

#SAIPT #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #champions



Click here for September’s Competition Results.

  Dear Members,

HNA has recently notified us that the black HNA Cards are no longer going to be working as of 1 October 2018 and the red cards will be activated. If you are a handicapped member with us and still have your black card, your red HNA card is available for collection at reception.

Reception is open at the following times:

Weekdays: 08:00 – 17:00
Saturdays: 08:00 – 12:00
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

For any queries, please contact 021 976 8120 or

Click here for an update from HNA regarding the new handicaps system and frequently asked questions.

Yours in golf,
Mathew Herbert
DGC’s Match & Handicap Committee Member

WP Premier League

The Premier League team has made a solid start to the season. They have played three games, beating Strand, losing to a very strong KD Mowbray and drawing against Milnerton. The team has a great 'gees' and a win in their last two games against Bellville and Westlake could see them retaining the Premier League Trophy.

1st Challenge League

A young 1st Challenge team have had a difficult season thus far having lost all of their games in a tough league. There have been some stand out performances including Travis Procter, Joshua Wiese and Louis Loubser who are all juniors but have contributed the majority of the points. There are two games remaining and the team is looking to get some points on the board and climb their way up the table.


Our Hollowtining was a success!

Jack Black Promotion

Congratulations to Gustav Prinsloo for winning the September Competition! Next Month’s competition is still up for grabs! Entries close the 25th of each month. Proudly sponsored by Jack Black.


Social Golf in New Zealand

Stay tuned for another interesting read from Johan Slabbert coming soon!

It was Mr Slabbert and Mr Crighton’s birthdays and we were sent this picture of their celebrations. We are sending love and wishes all the way to New Zealand!

We wish a very Happy Birthday to all those members who celebrated their birthday this month.

They are:

Dudley Boyd, Jasper Coetzee, Theresa Senger, Wian van Niekerk, Connor Higgins, Graham Grobler, Helene Marais, Johan Steenkamp, Greg Thorn, Terri van Rensburg, John Dunlop, Leonard Jacob Naude, Koos van Tonder, Louis Beyers, Colin Cowper, Eben Nel, Jerry Hamman, Adrian Mego, Heinrich Reynecke, Douglas Thomson, Andrew Beckett, Josh Fourie, Martin French, Matt Pepe, Tiaan Pretorius, Karin Wainwright, Ryan Albert, Phindi Gila, Tina-Jo Viljoen, Mathys Boonzaaier, Marie Niesewand,
Stephan van Zyl,Heinrich van Deventer, Erna van Staden, Basil Nair, Bevyn Poole, Rudolph Reynecke, Robert Stevenson, Roger Warren, Natascha Dorman, Richard Koekemoer, Ingrid Tait, Andre van Rhyn, Riedewaan Abrahams, Gavin Brereton, Donovan Kotze, Bryan Arundel, Kobus Jordaan, Braam Le Roux, Zimkhitha Ndube, Ingrid Owen, Warrick Munro, Graham Gibbons, Deon Heunis, Niki Laubscher, Robert Lugg, Werner Uys, Bert Vos,Oscar Dennis,Albert van Zyl, Malcolm Johnston, Berwyn Grabham, Laurence Adams, Jennifer Lankhof, Juvan Olivier, Carlo Prins, Stephan Sieberhagen, Gideon Uys, Dawid Breet, Mary McDonnel, Astin Owen, Willem Steenkamp, Charles Thatcher, Annemarie Cilliers, Keith Markotter, Marcel Schwartz, Nico van Wyk, Leana Wessels, Richard Mazewski, Niel Meyer, Anton Roelofse, Ian van den Berg, Franz Holm, Pieter de Bruin, Shauney Du Preez, Christopher Grime, Ayden Senger, Teresa Treurnicht, Mark Hershaw, Ander Theart, Pierre van Rensburg, Ronell Ohlms, Johnny Procter, James Shurmer, Calet Villet.

We hope you had a wonderful day!

  Simon Streicher, Jean Craythorne, Stefan Loedolff, Anrich Swanepoel, Ebrahim Khan, Theunis Kruger, Adrian Lange, Louis beyers, Johan du Toit and Elmarie Roux!

We look forward to seeing you on the course!

Click here for the September Course Report.  

Click here for the latest Dale Hayes Golf Chat Newsletter!

Jack Nicklaus: Ryder Cup Strategy My Way

September 25th, 2018

Click here for the article written by Jack Nicklaus about the Ryder Cup!




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They say that “it only takes one great shot to bring you back again.”
Next time you’re out we want you to hit more great shots than usual.
Then we want you to hit even more the next time.
A set of irons working for you and not against you makes this so much easier to achieve.
You’ll square face to target; and sole to turf; experiencing the real joy of sweet contact
so much more often. 
There are over 1,000 fitting options on
any single iron. Wow. Yes, lie angle; shaft type;
and length & flex alone usually makes for over
900 options. And we still haven’t touched grip
type and size; swing weight;
or even the amount of offset.
The correct lie angle on your irons brings
the sole of the club back square to the turf
at impact. An incorrect lie angle will make that
very difficult to achieve. Depending on whether
you are toe or heel up at impact, the face will be
pointing to the hook or slice side of your target
at impact. Why suffer that challenge?


Don’t suffer in silence. Let us help you hit more great shots.
Check out your lie angles with us.


In a recent survey 38% of the golfers who responded,
stated that the greatest motivation to join a coaching
programme was “hitting better golf shots”.
We agree. The pleasure you get from hitting good
golf shots more than justifies any time spent
on improvement.

What is it that you enjoyed most about your last round? Was it the score? Was it winning?
Was it the social experience? Was it enjoying the moments when you hit a shot flush, solid, and accurate?


Investing some effort and time in improving your ball striking brings you all of the above.
The joy of better shots more often; a better score; more victories; and surprisingly to some, a better social experience.
Next time it’s going well, check your lightness of mood. We bet you’re having more fun with your friends. 

Every time you hit a great golf shot, you feel a real sense of accomplishment and fulfillment, however good or experienced you are. Come on. Take a step to hitting more great shots.

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