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Manager’s News

  Dear Members,

The much awaited and hyped match between Phil and Tiger took place. The result in favour of Phil where flood lights, and extra holes were needed. Phil earned himself a cool 9 Million USD for this feat. Did it create the media attention and world attention it was intended for? Who knows, but Tiger is good for golf – Love him, hate him, but you cannot discount his impact on the world stage. Sadly his Ryder Cup 2018 was not as he was hoping for, especially after his win at the Fedex Cup final.

Tiger Woods' Ryder Cup career record - Career Ryder Cup record
Wins, Losses, Halves: 13-21-3
Years Played: 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2018
Total Matches: 37, Singles (W-L-H): 4-2-2, Foursomes (W-L-H): 4-9-1, Four-balls (W-L-H): 5-10-0. 2018: Le Golf National, Europe 17.5, United States, 10.5 (Woods 0-4-0)
Day One Morning Four-Ball: Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood def. Tiger Woods/Patrick Reed (3&1)
Day Two Morning Four-Ball: Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood def. Tiger Woods/Patrick Reed (4&3)
Day Two Afternoon Foursomes: Francesco Molinari/Tommy Fleetwood def. Tiger Woods/Brson DeChambeau (5&4)
Day Three Singles: Jon Rahm def. Tiger Woods (2&1).

The year is winding down, and I never really understood why my parents were so excited that school was starting again. Holidays are almost upon us. My daughter is almost on holiday and the dreaded, “I am bored, Dad.” is about to become a reality once again. (Please let school start!) But on a serious note, our junior sections is one of the strongest in the Western Cape, we continue to see our juniors shine. With this in mind, the Junior PPK is on the 9th December 2018. Invitations have been sent out, should you wish to enter, please make contact with the club. A fun day, great competition and good rivalry will be on offer.

A huge thank you must go to all of our Sponsors who helped and contributed towards the success of the PPK week. It really was a magnificent week and we look forward to bringing you the 2019 event. To our staff who were here from early to late, who always had a smile on their faces and the attitude of nothing is too much, I extend to them my personal gratitude. Their dedication, enthusiasm and positive attitude towards everyone was simply amazing to see. Lastly, to our members who played, who joined in the festivities, we thank you for your participation. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

At the time of writing, our League Ladies are participating in two league finals, with winds and possible rain on offer, we know they will shine bright. We have sent bubbles along in anticipation of two trophies, but we have also sent bubbles along for simply making it all the way to the finals. We are so very proud of your achievements. The Section continues to grow and go from strength to strength, the KWV mixed continues to simply get better and better, please join us for these events.

I would like to extend to Inus and Helene Marais a huge thank you – the new rules from GolfRSA has certainly kept them busy, along with new local rules which will be launched in 2019. They have been instrumental in the role out/education of this process. It has meant many many hours away from home on the road, going from province to province helping committees, members, club managers, directors of golf and tour players gain a better understanding of what is to come. They will be rolling out information sessions at DGC in January, aimed at league, but all our members are welcome to participate, the more you know, the more enjoyable your golf will be. Please watch the notice boards for details. Kindly see the videos in this newsletter with helpful videos.

Yours in golf,
Sean Verdon
DGC’s General Manager

Ladies’ Society News

Congratulations to Brenda Mullins (top left) on winning the Captain’s Trophy on 20th November 2018.
Our league teams, Silver and Bronze 3, were in the finals against Westlake 2 and Somerset West at Royal Cape Golf Club on the 27th November 2018 and did a fantastic job. They made history as both teams, Ladies Silver and Bronze, won WP league! Well done! The Silver team beat Westlake, and the Bronze took the spoils against Somerset West.

Silver League winning team:
Calet Villet; Yvette Negrine; Ingrid Going; Helene Marais; Judith Coyles; Kelly Erasmus; Leonie Swart; Linda French; Rosa-Linda Wessels and Mona Coetzee.

Bronze League winning team:
Cheryl Murphy; Freda Heerink; Marguerite McCleland; Tracey Anne Glasby; Phindi Gila; Leigh Mitchell; Tracy Phillips-Bryant; Florence Harding; Pamela Jones; Elmari De Villiers and Michelle Petty.

The DGC Ladies Society year-end function will be happening on 4 December 2018, with a four ball alliance. R150 per person, which includes dinner, wine and the competition fee.

Our charity this year is “House of Thembiso” - a Place of Safety or Halfway Home for babies up to the age of 12 months. The babies are cared for here until they are placed with suitable adoptive or foster parents.

Donations will be accepted (R50 – R100) – and the ladies society will purchase goodies from a needs list OR contribute to their needs list:

• Nappies (Huggies or Pampers) Size 0-4
• Formula (Lactogen I)
• Telament Colic Drops
• Baby Shampoo, Lotion & Cream
• Wet Wipes (Unscented)
• Ear Buds, Cotton Wool
• Electricity Prepaid Vouchers (Meter no: 01076632460)

Fixtures for December 2018
04 Dec 18: Year End Function (4 Ball Alliance)
07 Dec 18: WP Seniors

Yours in Golf,
Florence Harding
DGC’s Lady Captain

Senior's Society News

League Update
In their must-win, penultimate Seniors' League match of the season, Durbanville secured probably their best result of the season in trouncing Kuilsriver without losing a game. Playing at home and thus determining tee choice, Durbanville opted for the longer White Tees, their familiarity with which undoubtedly made a difference as most other clubs in the League prefer to play off Blue/Forward tees.

Once again Suat Palanduz and TJ Lee got us off to a flying start with another comprehensive win, 4&3. Behind them, both the Winston Heunis/Bob Rees and Mike Rolfe/Gordon Simmons partnerships came from behind to halve their matches. These three results left us needing just one win from the final two matches in which Neil Rix and Bert Vos won comfortably 2&1 whilst Gavin van der Merwe and Gerald Muller, having clearly recovered from their disappointing loss in the Seniors Matchplay due to a handicap misunderstanding, thrashed their opponents 6&5.

Durbanville have leapfrogged both Kuilsriver and Bellville to now lie third in the table just a point behind the holders, Devonvale, and Parow whom we play in the final match of 2018. A win for Durbanville and a loss or draw for Devonvale should see us win the League for the first time in many years.

SAGES Sanlam CANSA Challenge
On Monday 12th November our Senior Society welcomed a large group of visiting Boland SAGES from clubs as far afield as Langebaan, Worcester, Robertson, Paarl, Strand and several other affiliated courses in the Western Cape.

This is our second edition of what is becoming an annual challenge. In total we had 152 players which made up the two teams of 76 players each. The competition was on a betterball stableford format with prizes sponsored by SANLAM under the banner of Sanlam CANSA Challenge.

This event proved to be very lucrative, for both, Durbanville GC (86 visitors green fees, golf cart hire, halfway house & drinks from the bar) and the CANSA Association who raised R17,000 from their Wine auction and raffle.

Some of our visitors had to leave home at 05h00 to drive to Durbanville in time for their early morning tee time. On arrival we had complimentary Coffee, Danish pastries, Muffins and Old Brown Sherry. This gesture was very well received by our visiting players.

The SAGES players’ came dressed in their iconic sky blue outfits and were met by the Steel blue outfits of our Senior Society. Each match consisted of a pair of SAGES versus a pair from DGC seniors. Although each pair were competing for the betterball prizes, the main objective was, for their score to assist their team to win the overall challenge.

After much scrutiny and recounts the final score was determined. SAGES 1,444 stableford points v DGC Seniors 1,446 so for the first time in 2 years of this event DGC came out on top albeit only 2 points difference overall.

What is more important is that our club benefited from the full field whilst CANSA received much needed funding to help continue their amazing work in the field of cancer research and treatment. Also and most importantly, a great day was had by all. Our visitors went away with warm feelings towards "The Jewel of the North".
In other news, here is a photo of one of our seniors doing whatever it takes to play the ball as it lies!

Photo credits to Malcolm Young.

Yours in golf,
Allan Taylor and Bob Rees,
On Behalf of DGC’s Senior Society

Junior's News

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WP PAT Durbanville Open
Well done to Joshua Wiese, Sean Howell, Ayden Senger, Jordan Rothman, Connor de Groote, Travis Procter, Tyran Snyders, Tara Griebenow, Hugo Calitz, Albert Van Zyl, Louis Loubser (JNR), Clive Gallienne, Pieter Rademan, Jean Gallienne and Frederick van Ieperen for representing #TeamDurbanville at the WP PAT Durbanville Open that was held on Sunday, 4th November!

A special congratulations to Joshua Wiese who came 5th overall, as well as Sean Howell who tied for sixth place (on his birthday!).

Click here for the full results.

King David Mowbray Open
Well done to Connor de Groote, Sean Howell and Albert van Zyl for representing #TeamDurbanville at the King David Mowbray Open that took place on Sunday, the 11th November.

A special congratulations to Connor de Groote who tied 10th.

We are super proud!

Click here for the full results.

Strand Open
Well done to Tara Griebenow, Joshua Wiese, Sean Howell, Warren Peter Lake and Albert Johan van Zyl for representing #TeamDurbanville at the 2018 Strand Open on Sunday, 11th November.

Congratulations to every one of you for your hard work and perseverance.

Click here for the full results.

Golf RSA News

2018 SAGA Junior U19 Ranking - Men
Congratulations to Ayden Senger, Tyran Snyders and Connor de Groote for qualifying for the 2018 SAGA Junior U19 Ranking!

A special congratulations to Ayden Senger for placing 12th with 34,7496 points.

Click here for the full ranking.

Congratulations to Jordan Rothman for qualifying for the 2018 SAGA Junior U19 Ranking! Jordan placed 6th with a total of 95,00 points and was the only DGC Member to qualify. Well done for representing #TeamDurbanville.

Click here for the full ranking.


Member Competition News

Click here for November’s Competition Results.

Mid Amateur and Masters League
The new season of Mid Amateur and Masters Leagues will start at the end of January 2019. Any member that is interested in representing the club in these leagues is encouraged to put your name down on the sheets that will be placed on the members boards at the club.

The Mid Amateur team (over 30 years) will definitely be in interested in recruiting some new members to join the squad.

The dates for club championship have been decided and the competition will take place on the first two weeks of February 2019. There is still plenty of time to get you game in shape for a run at the most prestigious competition at the club.

Rules Hosting Session
Durbanville Golf Club will be hosting a rules session to assist members with the new rules of golf that will be introduced in 2019. The presentation and Q&A session will take place on the 17 January 2019 from 19:00 - 21:00. All members are welcome and attendance is highly recommended for league players.

The club would like to remind all members of the importance and responsibility of completing the competition scorecards accurately. This includes entering all information including membership number, tee played on the day and course handicap. Additionally, please ensure that the adjusted scores are captured into the handicap system. The club does audit scorecards and will take action to correct scores or sanction players if necessary.

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

Golf Rules 2019
Remember to familiarise yourself with the new Golf Rules for 2019! Thank you to Helénè Marais for supplying us with the information below!

Click here
to see the 20 must know rules of golf changes for 2019!
Click here to see the different venues for the R&A Rules Sessions.
Fill in the entry form
Click here to see Golf Rules Explained.
read more to learn more about the R&A Rules of Golf Digital Resources.

Other News

Annelies Slabbert, congratulations on your hole in one on the 7th hole, on Monday, the 5th November. Another congratulations to Sean Howell for acing the 4th hole on Saturday, 24th October.

Competition time!
Take a look below for all the details of the Windhoek Lager International Pairs Competition.

Pampoenkraal Festival Week
Durbanville Golf Club’s Pampoenkraal Festival Week was fun-filled and full of excitement. Members and visitors alike took part in the competitions, namely, The Rose Day Mixed, The PPK CSE Classic, The PPK Seniors Classic, as well as The PPK Classic.

Durbanville Golf Club received great feedback from many participants saying the course is fantastic, the wet holes were splendid, the golf was exhilarating and the prizes were brilliant!

A few highlight moments include Meg and Andre Neethling winning the competition of PPK Rose Day. Paul van der Vyver and John Hamilton won the PPK CSE Classic! For the PPK Seniors Classic, JJ Wilson and Johan Hamman won! Leonie Swart, Rosa Linda Wessels, Carla Swart and Marzanne van Lill won the PPK Classic! Well done everyone!

Andre Wainwright won the Rose Day Raffle and Anthony Owen won the much anticipated PPK Wheelbarrow Raffle. Many others won various raffle prizes!

Jack Black Promotion
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Social Golf in New Zealand

It has been a while since we have heard from Johannes Slabbert and his “Social Golf in New Zealand” articles! Click here for an interesting and entertaining read.


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

Helen Dai, Richard Jones, Rian Kotze, Raymond Gillyon, Norman van der Merwe, Sean Howell, John Potgieter, Michael Glasby, John Yorke, Brendon Bailes, Tracey Glasby, Hilton Houghton, Nathan Roos, Rikus van Tubbergh, Roger Warren, John Wrightson, Rosalind Faught, Rihan Botha, Ebrahim Kahn, Jarret Ludski, Juninho Classen, John Croucher, Jim Garner, Kobus Otto, Nici Wynmaalen, Shaun Young, Ian Slattery, Eghardt Swart, John Ekermans, Ian Jefferies, Joshua Wiese, Gary Andrew, Lorinda Nieuwoudt, John Etchells, Henry Nielson, Cameron Abegglen, Riaan Ferreira, Petro Heckmann, Mathew Herbert, Juan Putter, Keegan van Rensburg, Jacqueline Hierons, Wikus Potgieter, Stephen Jibson, Freddie Oosthuizen, Gawie van Zyl, Tristin Galant, Graham Howell, Philip Noel, Chris Pollet, Casper Uys, Nancy Grabham, Claire Phillips, Michelle Kemp, Christiaan Bellingan, Florence Harding, Olga Hood-Eades, Rikus De Beer, Elaine Hughes, Craig La Grange, Harold Myburgh, Neil Rix.

We hope you had a wonderful day!

New Members

Welcome to our New Members Roelof van wyk Delport, Hendrik de Witte, Warren Purdue, Andries Schreuder, Samantha van Niekerk, Emile Strasheim, Nathan Barker, Andre Bezuidenhout, Charl van Tubbergh, Rikus van Tubbergh, Brandon Heaney, Hayley Laubscher.

We look forward to seeing you on the course!

Course News

Click here for the November Course Report.

Global Golf News

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