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Congrats, JP Strydom!

JP Strydom wins The Tour Championship

Our very own Jean-Paul Strydom won the Tour Championship held at Serengeti Estates. This is his first win on the Sunshine Tour and we are so proud of his hard work over the season and it finally paid off.

JP shot an incredible 66 on the final day to win by 1. "I’m speechless", he said. "It’s an amazing feeling. I’ve been close a couple of times now. I’ve been playing well and I’m just glad I could pull one off. I wasn’t looking good last year. Somehow, I found something and here we are.” Well played JP, we have loved following your career and we know there are many more victories to come.

Captain’s Corner

  We are well into Autumn and every season brings new challenges to a golf course. Last year this time our greens were suffering from a terrible outbreak of Anthracnose brought on by the drought, high number of rounds and poor quality of water.

This year members will have noticed many wet spots in front of some greens and on some of the fairways. This is a result of Load Shedding. Every time the power goes off our two main pumps, jockey pump and the hydraulic pump switch off and all the pressure keeping the sprinklers down is lost and many of them open up spray and weep water.

Our greens superintendent Chris Kitson has had his work load doubled as each time the power goes off he has to restart the computers, refill the lines and set new watering programs. We thank Chris for his dedication to DGC for keeping the course in a wonderful condition while operating in such difficult circumstances.  With the expected cooler temperatures ahead we start our seasonal practices soon with hollow-tinning  on the 7th April with play resuming on Wednesday 10th afternoon field. Other construction / course improvements will follow in the winter months and there will be some disruption but STM will try and keep it to a minimum. Please be patient during this period. Some of the work includes the following:

•    9th hole: Split the existing front left bunker into two bunkers and widen the green entrance
•    11th hole: Add new Blue tee 30mtr in front of White tee.
•    15th hole: Replace the soil in the existing White tee.
•    16th hole: Add new Blue and Red tee box.
•    17th hole: Move the left bunker further back and widen the green entrance.
•    18th hole: Split the existing right green side bunker into two bunkers and widen the green entrance.
•    All bunkers:  Remove the cloth / geotextile linings and clean all drainage.

In February we had an unfortunate incident at the club between our manager Sean Verdon and an ex member who refused to pay for his green fees in the pros hop before starting his round. The incident has been investigated by the committee and Sean Verdon has been cleared of any wrong doing in this matter.

I am very pleased to announce that eight of the Debenture holders have already been paid while the remaining fourteen (R5 900 00) will be paid to members on their maturity dates.

A huge congratulations to our very own JP Strydom winning The Tour Championship last week, securing his first Sunshine Tour win! We are sure this is the first of many wins to follow. Well played Jean-Paul we are very proud of you at DGC! Also in March we congratulate John Hamilton who was elected as President of the WP Seniors Golf Society. I am sure John will do DGC proud during his term of office.  Our junior golfers have more than excelled in March at various events around the country. DGC is blessed with some of the best junior golfers in the Western Province, many thanks to Lana at PMG for her commitment and dedication. Congratulations to all of you!

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

Ladies’ Society News

League Results: March

The Silver team played Westlake 1 at Somerset West lost 2,5 / 3,5 – this was a close and exciting match – keep up the good golf.

Bronze Section 1 played Westlake at Durbanville and won their match 2,5 / 0,5 – well done and keep going strong.

Bronze Section 5 played Clovelly at Milnerton and lost 1 / 2 – keep up the hard work Ladies there are many months ahead to come out tops!


KWV Mixed

Thank you to all the golfers who supported this event and to KWV for sponsoring the prizes. Congratulations to the winners for the month of March - 4 Ball Alliance: Mike & Yvette Chemaly and Marius & Estelle Smal.

Upcoming Events for April

2nd    Birthday Girls January/February/March Competition
9th     Medal & Putting
14th    KWV Mixed Competition
16th    League Match & Non-League Single Stableford Competition
23rd    Single Stableford Better Ball Competition
30th   Fun Day – Scramble Drive


The Best of Good Luck to the following Ladies at the WP Women’s Amateur Championship at Clovelly Golf Course from 28-30 March 2019:
Kelly Erasmus, Nina Grey, Jordan Rothman, Kaylah Williams, Jemma Louw and Jordan Pillay.

Sunshine Ladies Tour Final 26-28 March 2019

Good Luck to Tara Griebenow for the final event of the Ladies Sunshine Tour Season – (She had an incredible Top 25 finish at the Jabra Ladies Classic which was the second last event for the Sunshine Ladies Tour Season in South Africa).

St Patricks Day held on 25 March 2019

Thank you Mike Maxwell for a well organised golf day and to all the Ladies who took part in this event – It is fabulous when we all pull together to make events at the Club successful ones.

Until next time
Yours in Golf,
Cheryl Murphy
DGC’s Lady Captain

Other News

John Hamilton was appointed The President of the Western Province Seniors Golf Society!

We would like to congratulate our very own John Hamilton who is now the President of the Western Province Seniors Golf Society for 2019. The Organisation began in the USA in 1905. Then in England in 1926, in the Transvaal in 1935 and finally in WP in 1936.

There are a total of 9 Provinces with a total membership of 1000 members. This is incredible and we want to wish them all the best for the year.

We are so happy to have our Members be a part of such a prestigious society.


Seniors’ Society News

Seniors' League

In the third round of the 2019 season played at Kuilsriver Golf Club, the Seniors League team were pipped 3-2 by a strong Strand team who, along with Bellville, remain unbeaten at the top of the League.

Suat Palanduz and TJ Lee were made to work hard to maintain their unbeaten record, but with both securing birdies on the 17th before winning the 18th, they got the team off to a winning start 2 up.

Behind them, Pieter van Wyk and Winston Heunis were always behind and went down 4&2 before Neil Rix and Gordon Simmons, level at the turn, were undone by a blitz on holes 10, 11 and 12.

The new pairing of Bert Vos and Bob Rees dovetailed well to secure an excellent 5&3 victory leaving the final result once again dependent on the fifth pairing. With the match score at 2-2, our Mike Rolfe and Allan Kearsey three times came back from seemingly hopeless positions only to be pipped 2&1.

Whilst it is disappointing to have lost out by just one game in two of our first three matches, both losses have been to two of the stronger teams in the League. To date, Strand and Bellville have between them lost only six of their thirty games – four of them to Durbanville!

Our next opponents are Somerset West at Paarl on 15 April.

Other News

A huge Congrats to Jerry Hamman for making a Hole-in-One on the 7th hole during their weekly Senior Society Competition.

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

Juniors’ News and Golf RSA News

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South African Juniors International Competition 2019

The South African Juniors International Competition held at Rondebosch Golf Club this week was a great event and our Durbanville Juniors played very well in the tough conditions.

Congratulations to Jordan Rothman for winning the girls division on a great score of 221. Well done on a great win in tough conditions. Jemma Louw finished 12th with a score of 267.


Congratulations to the boys who competed. Ayden Senger finished tied 4th on a score of 220. Louis Loubser Jnr and Joshua Wiese finished tied 10th on a score of 223. Travis Procter finished tied 14th on a score of 224. Heinrich Appel and Sean Cronje finished tied 22nd on a score of 234.

Well played to all our juniors who competed and represented Durbanville Golf Club in the event. We are very proud of all of you, keep up the great work.


The Bridgefund Junior Series took place today in very wet and windy conditions at Robertson Golf Club. There were many juniors from Durbanville GC participating over the different categories. A huge congratulations to Tyran Snyders who won with a brilliant score of -6.

Louis Loubser finished T5.
Ayden Senger and Joshua Wiese - T10
Travis Procter - T24
Heinrich Haasbroek and Heinrich Appel - T28
Liam Marais - T37

In u13 Division, Logan Loughran Mostert took first place with Noah Musikanth in 3rd place.

See the full results

Junior Opens

There were many Junior Open’s this month.

Congratulations to Louis Loubser Jnr for winning the King David Mowbray Open, and congratulations to Joshua Wiese for winning the Bellville Open.

King David Junior Open
In the King David Mowbray Open, Louis Finished 1st with a great score of 70. Sean Cronje finished tied 2nd on a score of 71. Ayden Senger finished 4th with a 72 and Heinrich Appel finished 5th with a 73. Travis Proctor finished tied 9th with a score of 75. Joshua Wiese finished tied 12th. Liam Marais finished tied 15th. Thomas Bezuidenhout finished tied 19th. Well done to all the Durbanville players for all representing Durbanville.

See the full results

Bellville Junior Open
In the Bellville Junior Open we had 6 Durbanville players inside the top 10. This is an excellent result for the juniors. Congrats to Joshue Wiese for winning the Open with a score of 70. Louis Loubser Jnr finished 2nd. Ayden Senger finished 3rd. Heinrich Appel and Sean Cronje both finished tied 4th. Travis Procter finished tied 9th. Liam Marais finished 17th, and Thomas Bezuidenhout finished tied 33rd.

See the full results

SA Boys U/19 Qualifying Championship

The 72 Hole Strokeplay portion of the event was a very tough few days of strong winds and very competitive field with all the top juniors in the country participating. Tyran Snyders and Ayden Senger were the only two players from Durbanville to make the cut. Unfortunately Travis Procter, Louis Loubser Jnr and Sean Cronje missed the cut. Tyran played incredible golf and finished 4th with great scores of 67, 70, 71, 71. The winner was Sam Simpson with an incredible score of -13 for the qualifying event. Ayden finished tied 14th in a field of 123 players.

Ayden Senger lost out in the second round of the Matchplay to Sam Simpson who won 2 & 1. Tyran Snyders made it to the semi-finals after making it past 3 tough opponents. He was beaten by Sam Simpson in the semi-final match and lost 2 & 1.


Well played to all of you who competed in the SA Boys and represented Durbanville.

See the full results

Well played to all the players for a great month of results.


KwaZulu Natal Junior Championships
Congratulations to Kaylah Williams for winning the KwaZulu Natal Junior Championships at Umhlali Country Club. Kaylah Williams shared first place with Samantha Whatley after posting scores of 75 and 72, +3. Jordan Rothman finished 5th with scores of 74 and 76. Well played Ladies!

See the full results

Sunshine Ladies Tour Cape Town Open
Congratulations to the ladies who participated the Sunshine Ladies Tour, Cape Town Open held at Royal Cape Golf Club. There were 67 Participants. There were only 10 amateurs in the field. 3 of our Lady Members participated in the event.

Tara Griebenow and Kelly Erasmus made the cut in very tough conditions on the second day with heavy rain and wind. Nina Grey just missed the cut in a very competitive field.

Tara Griebenow finished 28th. Kelly Erasmus finished 30th. The wind was extremely tough on the last day and kept all the players fighting for the finish. Carrie Park from Korea played incredible golf and won on a great score of -7.

We played to all of you who participated and represented our Golf Club in a Professional Event. We are very proud of all of you. Keep up the hard work.

See the full results

Congrats to Tara for also finishing in the top 25 at the Jabra Ladies Classic at Glendower Golf Club. Great golf played on a challenging golf course.

See the full results

Nomads SA Girls Rosebowl Championship
Well done to Kaylah Williams for winning the Nomads SA Rosebowl Championship at Langebaan. It was a tight battle between South Africa’s best golfers but Kaylah came out on top. She fired a 2 under final round to win by 1 shot over Caitlyn Macnab. Congratulations on the prestigious victory.

Well done to Jordan Rothman for finishing 6th after a tough first round. She fought back on the last two days. Well played to Jemma Louw for playing well on the final day. Congrats to all of you ladies for representing the club with such great sportsmanship. We are very proud of your progress over the year.

See the full results

Western Province Amateur Championship
There was another tournament for the ladies who competed in the Western Province Amateur Championship at Clovelly Golf Club on the 28th of March. Well played to Kaylah Williams who finished tied 8th in a competitive field. Kelly Erasmus finished 12th. Jordan Rothman finished 19th and Nina Grey finished 20th. Well played to Jemma Louw for finishing 7th in her division, and Jordan Pillay finished 18th. Well Played girls!

A special congratulations to the Durbanville team that was entered into the Team Section of the Western Province Amateur Event. The girls in the team were Kaylah Williams, Jordan Rothman and Kelly Erasmus. Well done on winning the Wilkinson trophy. This is the first time in Women’s Golf Western Province history that Durbanville has won the team event. Well done ladies!

See the full results

We played ladies! We are proud of all of you representing our club so professionally.


Member Competition News

We would like to congratulate all the winners of the Wednesday and Saturday Members Competitions. There has been some great golf played and we look forward to so many more competitions in the future.

St Andrews Matchplay

Congratulations to Travis Procter for winning the St Andrews Matchplay.

The top 16 of the Men's Club Champs fought it out through four rounds of matchplay. Travis Procter defeated Ayden Senger in the Final Match on Sunday afternoon.

Well played to all the players who made it into the matchplay and we hope you enjoyed the tough competition.


Click here for March’s Competition Results.

League News

Well done to Travis Procter who played some excellent golf to win the St Andrews match play trophy. The competition was played in a great spirit with several surprise wins being experienced in the match play format. All interested members are urged to enter into the Club Match play competition that will be started in April. The current entry rate has been low which is a pity as members typically enjoy this competition and the friendly rivalry that it brings.

The Masters and the Mid-Amateur teams continue to represent the club tenaciously. Unfortunately neither team is able to qualify for the semi-finals of their respective leagues, but both teams are playing for pride and to finish the season on a positive note. Both teams are currently in 4th position with a handful of games remaining to improve on their position.

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

Golf Rules 2019

With the changes to the Rules of Golf, the club has been required to update the Local Rules and the Conditions of Play. All members are urged to also familiarize themselves with the changes so that they can be taken into consideration for future rounds. Click here for the Conditions of Play and click here for the Local Rules.

It is now 2019 and there are no more days or excuses left for any of us to not know the new rules! Luckily, we have help from Helénè Marais who has so kindly supplied us with the information below!
Click here to see the 20 must know rules of golf changes for 2019!
Click here to see Golf Rules Explained.
Click here to see the Oswald Academy Newsletter on Rules of Golf!

Member Competition Days

Durbanville Golf Club would like to make members and visitors aware that on Member Competition Days, Wednesday PM Field and Saturday AM & PM Field, anyone entering into the competition field has to take part in the competition. It is compulsory.

Any other day members and visitors are welcome to play social golf at our club.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to the incredible sponsors who came out and sponsored our member’s competition. Thank you to Wesson Therapeutics for sponsoring the 7th hole on the 16th of March. They gave out incredible prizes and we so grateful for their time and effort. Another thank you to deVere Acuma for sponsoring the member’s competition on the 20th of March.

Please feel free to take a look at their websites for more information:
Wesson Therapeutics
deVere Acuma

Competition time!


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Social Golf in New Zealand


I have just returned to New Zealand from a lovely holiday in South Africa, and I wish to thank Captain Andre’ and everyone else for extending to me a very warm welcome. It really was a treat to play on the beautiful course of Durbanville. The procedure followed in respect of the score cards intrigued me.

Score Cards:

All the clubs in the world now use the new handicapping system but I noticed a marked difference between Durbanville and New Zealand in how score cards are handled. The system at Durbanville is somewhat laborious and time-consuming, with each player’s details being individually filled in on the tee by the Marshalls, using information on a print-out obtained from the pro shop. What happens when it rains in winter? 

Most clubs here in NZ employ a very efficient DotGolf Electronic Scorecard, and I have attached a sample copy thereof overleaf. The system is very simple to operate and results are obtained within seconds. It works as follows:

You enter your membership number into the computer;

The competition of the day is already programmed into the computer, so you just enter your preferred tee. You can even elect to enter for 2-clubs. The computer then tells you what amount you have to pay for the game;

Your card is printed, together with details of your preferred tee, handicap index, course handicap, slope and CR; provision is also made for your partner’s details to be printed (but most games here are singles competitions);

In addition each hole on the card indicates how many strokes you get on that particular hole (very handy!!);

As you play you enter your score on each hole, and you also mark with an “X” your matching score on the grid;

After completion of your round you pop your signed card back into the computer, which then scans the card grid;

Within seconds the computer shows you your gross score plus your score for the competition of the day, whether it is a stableford, medal, or par (known in SA as “Singles Bogey” - “Bogey +” is not played here in NZ);

So you do not even have to total up your scores. You must just ensure that the “X” scores are correctly placed on the grid and that these “X” marks correspond with the scores reflected on your score card. The computer does the rest.

Once all the cards are handed in the computer gives the overall results of the day’s competition within seconds.

You do not have to enter your scores anywhere, even if you play at another club, and you do not have to worry about penalty scores for not entering your score within 72 hours, because the computer automatically enters your scanned scores into the handicapping system, hole-by-hole. This ensures that a golfer cannot enter fictitious scores into the system. You can call up your hole-by-hole scores later on at home and reflect on all your poor shots at holes 8, 15, 17, for instance. [I usually have to reflect on poor shots holes 1 – 18]

But there is a potential stumbling block to this system which I am sure can be sorted out by appropriate software. You will see from the card that the grid system is really geared to singles competitions as most competitions here in NZ are singles competitions, whereas in SA most competitions are “4 BBB” competitions. The card does actually provide for 4BBB scores, and I have asked my pro shop how the grid system copes with your partner’s scores, and he said that every player will have to get his/her individual card, but the computer would then sort out the 4 BBB scores later. How? He did not seem to know, but there must be a solution because there is provision for 4 BBB on the card.


So, although there is a practical problem relating to 4 BBB scores the system  works and it is worth investigating to see whether the system can be tailored to Durbanville’s needs. Good golfing.



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

Andre Carlsen, Wessel Marais, Gerjo Van der Merwe, Alroy Brown, Eugene Groenewald, Anthony Jones, Gideon Lots, Marguerite McClealand, Christo McDonald, Tanielle Nass, Paul Rauch, Estelle Smal, Olivia Adams, Felicity Van Wyk, Peter Aspinal;, Anna Kilian, Jani Kriel, Suat Palanduz, Malcolm Young, Jackie Brink, Lynette Moreau, Ryan Wilkinson, Wally Craddock, Bob Rees, David Bell, Siraaj Davids, Alida Deacon, Christiaan Van Schalkwyk, Andre Pollard, Andre Bezuidenhout, Janco Combrink, Natasha Kleynhans, Neville Menezes, Peter Seward, Arie Wessels, Gilton Chiwaula, Mathinus Kruger, Sean Peckham, Paul Van der Vyver, Louisa Van Zyl, Sean Verdon, Chantelle Bosch, Kari Finlandia, Vito Polera, Dylan Roberts, Brendan Gardiner, Andries Laubscher, Ashraf Roomaney, Strauss Visagie, David Wilds, Michael Day, Shelley Gardner, Colin Hooker, Marie Howarth, Elsie Kruger, Cobus Haasbroek, Iavn Marais, Bruce Proctor, Elizabeth Ackerman, Damian Krige, Kyle Lombard, Gerrit Reinecke, Michael Van der Merwe, Gesina Van Wyk, Robert Atkins, Alicia Coetzee, Emile Grey, Riaan Munnik, Luvo Ntezo, Chris Eloff, Mark Mitchell, Joubert Van Eeden, Martinus Wolmarens, Jaco Smith, Johnston Kwo, Ashley Natus, David Pardoe, Enrico Roman, Stephanie Scherman, Jean Stipp, Petrus Villet, Andre Alberts, Allan Dainton, Joshua Elliot, Carron Finnan, Jaco Hannekom, William Jacobs, Geoff Jenner, John Lankoff, Mark Wilkinson, Brian Coyles, A P De La Rey, Awie De Swardt, Abram Greyling, Des Buckinham, Elyza Buckle, Anton Gouws, Albert Lyon, Hendri Terblanch, Leonie Vorster, Greg Baxter, Andre Hattingh, Chris-Jan Pelser, Dwaid Hendrik Smit, Louis Botha, Brendan Dunn, Lana Orgaovanyi, Anna Stadler-Green, Carina Myburgh, Andre Neethling, Alan Shepherd, Kathy Clark, Percy Gumbi, Julie Hamman, Charmaine Matthee, Garin Hoole, Andre Klop, Rian Laubscher, Jacie Meissenheimer, Nick Putter, Marius Smal, William Leitner, Francois Olivier, Jacobus Van Zyl, Julian Fourie, Gerard Maclachlan, Lauren Turnbull, Trixie Vlok, Ewald Maclachlan, Nadia Zimri, Hugo Calitz, Grantham Josephs.

We hope you had a wonderful day!


Welcome to our New Members!

Tyrone Baglione, Ben Bester, Marco Fourie, Lourens Pretorius, Jason Van der Merwe, Lowrens Van Schalkwyk, Johann Botes, Andre Labuschaigne, David Van Tonder, Henru Walters, Morne Mostert, Con Bruce, Louis Kruger, Johan Harder, Elizabeth Ackerman, Terri-Lee Boucher, Lise Fourie, Corne Grobbelaar, Gerda Grobler, Eleanor Lategan, Mario Londt, Elizabeth Moller, Cyril Ratcliff, Leonie Stander, Edwin Videler, Erwin Wallendorf, Andrew Murray, Tiaan Schreuder, Jacobus Verster, Robert Pinkhard, Anita Chen, Erica Chen, Louis Hennings, Azira April, Delton April, Annerie Basson, Welna Boshoff, Welna Boshoff, Tracy Cambell, Marika Carstens, Vannessa Cronje, Jane Ehlers.

We look forward to seeing you on the course!


Course News

Click here for the March Course Report.

Global Golf News


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Golf Digest News


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