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Dear Members

The course has transformed in the past 10 years and it has dispelled that old age that we were an easy walk in the park with little or no challenges. In our projects going forward I highlight to you so that you have a feel for where we are and where we going.

Irrigation 

The next phase of the irrigation will commence during May for about 8 weeks.

The following will be done:

• Back to back sprinklers on greens numbers 3, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16 and 17.

• Surround stations on greens 3, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 17.

• Fairway automation on holes 8, 10, 11, 14 and 17.

• Tee sprinklers in block configuration on 8, 10, 11, 12 and 14.

• Resolve issues at the back of 4th green.

• Additional sprinklers 5th tee.

• Trouble shoot valves in 6th rough on Fairtrees road berm.

• Troubleshoot 9th tee station.


We have made provision to use the existing fairway sprinklers. As we embark on the installation of each fairway, sprinklers shall be set out on a spacing of 18m x 18m.

This will bring the delivery of water onto our course in the much needed areas and allow for better usage of our resources. As we are all aware water within the Western Cape continues to be a challenge.

Projects planned for this winter and to commence as soon as possible. All changes were displayed on the bottom noticeboard at the entrance:

• Upgrade of bunkers at 9, 17 and 18.

• Closing of section of sluit right of 18th fairway. The pipe was donated by a member and the palm tree will also be removed. Some trees may be trimmed or removed to improve visibility of the 18th fairway and bunker from the back tee.

• New blue tees at 11 and 16 (to serve as blue and red).

• Refurbishing of 15th white tee.

• Trimming of gum trees next to 15th tee. Waiting on feedback from City.

• Possibly extension of pathways at 2nd.

• Planting of another 100 Beefwoods. Especially left of the first hole.

General


The cloth lining in our bunkers has caused a lot of frustration and this Chris will start deal with in the coming months. He will, where this is a major issue, remove the lining. It is always our intention to make this a better playable course for you.

You may have noticed we have also been trimming back trees, sadly the tree on the 10th has been cut back due to the risk involved. It is a real blow to us, but we are working on a solution for this.

Around the greens, the area where 70% of your golf is played has also been given a new look. We have cut back the areas, allowing you the choice to putt or chip.  Again, making the course more playable for you.

With winter upon us golf carts become a cause for concern and again we appeal you, the members, to help us. Please keep your cart at least 20m away from the green complexes, where cart paths are provided please stick to the paths and where we have roped off areas please stay clear of these areas. It is so difficult to go in after the fact and repair these areas. If we all work together we will have a course in stunning condition with better playability and more scoring opportunities.

Thank you to our members for their continued support of the upgrades to our course.

Chris Kitson and Anton Bezuidenhout

Greenskeeper and Greens Committee

Member News

 

Ladies Society News


Ladies Society April WP League Results:

The Silver team played against Somerset West at Rondebosch and had a fantastic win 5/1 – keep up the good golf.

• Bronze Section 1 played against Metropolitan at Westlake and unfortunately lost their first match of the season 1/2, but still remain top of their Section – it was a tough match down to the 18th - keep going strong Ladies.

Bronze Section 5 played against Kuilsriver at home and had a great win 2/1 – keep up the good golf Ladies you are climbing the ladder with the wins.

Looking forward to seeing all the Ladies on the Tuesday competition days during May as all league teams have a bye!

You are in our hearts


  Our deepest condolences to Nancy Grabham, Julie Hamman and their families on the loss of their brothers. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

KWV Mixed

Thank you to all the golfers who supported this event, to KWV for sponsoring the prizes and to the DBV GC Team for their assistance in organizing the day.

Congratulations to the winners for the month of April – format was an interesting 6, 6, 6 with a twist:
 
1st - Dave and Marge Hierons – well done
 


Upcoming Events for May

7th May Foursomes
14th May Medal and Putting
19th May KWV Mixed 4BBB
21st May Single Stableford

28th May 3-Ball Alliance

Interclub Ladies Competition


Good Luck to the following DBV Ladies who are taking part in the Inter-Club Competition at Hermanus Golf Club from 10-12 May 2019:


Yvette Negrine & Tracey Glasby
Rosa-Linda Wessels & Tyna Swart
Elamri de Villiers & Lorinda Nieuwoudt
Marguerite McCleland & Cheryl Murphy


Windhoek International Pairs


Good luck to all the ladies taking part in the upcoming Regionals.
 

WP Women’s Amateur Championship

  Congratulations to Jemma Louw who was the Runner Up at the WP Women’s Amateur Championship for the Cecile Shaw Trophy Matchplay 2019 (H/cap Index 6.6 - 15.3) which was held at Clovelly Golf Course 28-30 March 2019. Well done and keep up the great golf.

Until next time.

Yours in golf,
Cheryl Murphy
DGC’s Lady Captain

Senior Society News


Senior's League

In the latest round of the Winelands Seniors League, Durbanville got back to winning ways at Paarl Golf Club with a 3-2 win over Somerset West. Once again Suat Palanduz and TJ Lee got the team off to a great start, turning a narrow one hole lead at the turn into a comfortable 4&3 win whilst immediately behind them the new pairing of Deon Minnaar and Neil Rix, also one up at the turn, went on to win 3&1. In the third match, an early lead for Pieter van Wyk and Winston Heunis was clawed back by a strong Somerset West pair who eventually won comfortably 4&3.

Bob Rees and Bert Vos, who went two up after just four holes and appeared to be in control throughout their match, were suddenly hit late on by a birdies, an outrageous chip-in and long putts from one opponent. They managed to hang on however, and Bob secured a safe par on the last to win one up and secure the team win.  The final match, featuring another new pairing of Gordon Simmons and John Kirby, was lost, but their result was already academic.

With Strand very surprisingly losing to bottom of the log against Paarl, Bellville and Kuilsriver remain the only two unbeaten teams. Durbanville are lying fourth, four points adrift of Bellville, but still with over half the season to go.
The next match is against Stellenbosch at Strand Golf Club on Monday 20 May.

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

DGC Golf Society News


Golf societies within DGC take a brief look at who they are, when and why they were formed, and what they contribute to the Club.

Seniors Golf Society


Alan Taylor writes:

It started back in 1993 when three retired members, Hennie Ferreira, Cowan Cameron ,and Isaac Coetzee, began playing together on weekday mornings and later, as their numbers grew, they played as a group on Friday mornings under the guidance of Joe Mc Donnell. In 2000 a second group of Seniors began playing on Mondays and Wednesdays mornings. This proved to be popular and resulted in the two groups being amalgamated in 2001 into the new consolidated Durbanville Seniors Society under the control of Bob Taylor and Allan Taylor.


But it did not stop there and for example, today the seniors under the control of Alan Taylor and his committee have some 100 regular player members, and welcome some 30 visiting seniors from other clubs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

The Durbanville Senior’s Society is today an exceptional well organised society for example entering league teams into the Western Cape Winelands, hosting their own annual Championships played over three Mondays morning rounds.

The Senior’s Society support many Durbanville Charities and the Seniors Pampoenkraal event raises some R30K to donate to the Club for the Vice Captain’s special projects.

So, to finish off, the Durbanville Seniors Society is a group that is the envy of many Clubs in the Western Cape.


The Durbanville 8

John Hamilton writes:

The oldest Society in the Club, founded in 1975, with some of the founding members being Paul Watkins and Chris Wetter, currently has 8 members, the longest serving being John Hamilton plus 2 reserves. They play 8 games a year on a Sunday morning, so 7 at Durbanville and then their tour which is three days away to places like George the Westcoast etc. The formula to determine the Champion is best 6 scores out of 8 and the current Champion is Andre Wainwright who is also the Secretary and organiser.
 

The Super 16

John Hamilton writes:

Super 16 is a bit of a misnomer as they have 24 members, started in 1999 as a society for business members who liked to have their Wednesdays organised for them and the early organiser being the late Vicky Stein and for the last 15 years organised by John Hamilton.

The format they use is as follows: they play 44 Wednesdays and take the best 23 scores to determine the champion - currently Andre Wainwright.

They tour in November to places like Langebaan and Pinnacle Point, Langebaan being their main choice as the accommodation tends to suite this group. They finish the year with a Ryder Cup challenge at DGC, the format being the current Champion and the S16 Organiser draw for teams as per the Ryder Cup format. This year the Champions team won by 1 point from the Colonels team.


They have a different colour shirt, cap and matching pants for each Wednesday's game and all purchased from our DGC Pro Shop, and further support the club by holding their annually dinner dance and prizegiving at the club and the favourite meal on the menu every year is Alfie’s Schneeburger Lamb Shank with a red wine Jus. This society also fills the bar coffers each Wednesday.

The society continues to maintain their business ethos by networking between their members and at the same time enjoying their golf and having fun. 
 

The Durbanville Dirty Dozen

Gerrit Blom writes:

This society started in 1986 and is now in its 34th year. In those years the Saturday Monthly Medal rounds were poorly supported and drew small fields.

It was the late Clive Gertenbach’s brainchild to form this society of twelve members who will commit to play in the Monthly Medal rounds - eleven rounds will be played at Durbanville with the 12th one being played at an away venue.

Every year a Champion will be crowned and he will be the Captain for the following year. The Captain for the last two years is Malcolm McDonald .Over the years there have only been 12 champions as some members had multiple wins.

Over the years 41 members of DGC belonged to the DDD and of these 17 have served on the DGC committee and 8 have been Club Captains. None of the original members are still members, the last foundation member who left us at the end of 2014 was Johan Slabbert. The current longest serving member being Gerrit Blom who is also the record keeper for the past 34 years.
 

The SCAGS Society

Chris Pollet writes:


SCAGS, an acronym for South Cape Amateur Golf Society, was started by 3 DGC members (Greg La Cock, Tom Hollenberg and Chris Pollet) in 2002.


The 3 friends went on a small tour to the Garden Route and it was decided there and then that a friendship could only grow by starting a golf society where friends meet a few times a year. Since the first tour ,the group has grown where 20 golfers play in 8 Order of Merit games each year at local Cape Town courses with our final Order of Merit game always at Durbanville. We end our golf year with a tour in March when 16 players tour to Sedgefield and battle it out Ryder Cup style over 4 days, playing the various Garden Route courses. Most of our society members are members at DGC. We have also started a yearly Inter –Society competition with the Durbanville 8 society which allows Durbanville members to form friendships through golf. SCAGS is proud to be associated with Durbanville Golf Club.
 

The DWG Society

Johan Rothman writes:

Durbanville Wednesday Golfers. This social golf group currently consists of 12 regular players with possible growth in the near future as more members show interest to join. As the name states, we only play together on a rotating basis on Wednesdays. It all started when the four original members started out as a regular Wednesday Fourball many years ago. Soon there was two and then three regular fourballs. The aim of the group is to bring members together who enjoy the challenge of proper competition mixed with the relaxed social gathering over drinks afterwards.

We compete for prizes for the best individual nett on the day, fines are also imposed. We have a team shirt and are busy designing the second one and are planning an annual golf trip as a sessional highlight. We are also looking at the possibility to compete with other groups and societies within the Club to create some excitement for the players.

The longevity of this group hinges on the fact that it came about casually without planning and structuring it and members of this society seem to enjoy being part of it. We trust that we shall grow from strength to strength.
 

The Ping Group

Gerrit Blom writes:


The Ping group was started in 2002 by 9 friends who were basically house friends as some of the wives were also good friends. The Ping was derived from Privately Inclusive Nomadic Golfers. That described the purpose why the club was formed, namely wives included, and that we will play at different courses. Nowadays it stands for Pals In Golf. Originally the 9 members were from different clubs i.e, Darling, Bellville, Parow and Durbanville but nowadays all the 8 members are from Durbanville. Only 4 of the original members are still members.

We play 8 single stableford games and at the end of the year we go on tour with the wives. We also try to go on tour in midyear or go away for a weekend with the wives.

 

The WAGS Society

Terry Brown writes:


It stands for Wednesday Afternoon Golfing Society. Started in 2005 when Malcolm McDonald, Dave Bell and I were in Ceres on a DDD end-of-year weekend.

There were originally 12 players that then went to 16 and that’s where we are now. Each year a draw is made at our annual dinner and you and your WAGS partner play together against the other members.

We play the last Wednesday of each month and points are awarded for your position on the day and the pair with the most points for the year win the Cup. The Cup is presented at our annual dinner after which the draw is made as to be partners for the following year.

The SCOTS

Malcom McDonald writes:

The SCOTS (sixteen comrades on tour south) started in 2000, the first tour to Natal South coast consisted of 4 players: Malcolm McDonald, Alex Bosch, Dave Bell and Martin Dainton. The next year it was moved up to 12 players and 2 years later up to 16 players where it has remained. The tour played on the Natal South coast in June for 11 years before moving over to the North coast for 8 years including this year.

We originally played 7 games on the trot but have since reduced it to 6. The tour consists of 15 Durbanville members and 1 from Bellville.

The 16 are split into 2 teams of 8, Pumas and Total Sports, and there is a trophy at stake. Single stableford points for every player are all added up and the team with the most takes the trophy. Prior to leaving we also get tighter and play for the Ryder Cup.


I am sure there are other societies (such as The Green Prawn) at Durbanville so this is but a few to show the extent of the comradeship, fellowship, and fun that abounds at DGC.


Compiled by John Hamilton

Junior News & Golf RSA News


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Men

WP Amateur Championship

Well done to Louis Le Grange and Sean Cronje for qualifying for the WP Matchplay Championship. It was a very tough field and you guys fought hard to keep yourselves in the mix.

The final results of the WP Strokeplay Championship allowed the top 32 spots to qualify for the Matchplay Championship.
 
 
Our members played very well in a very competitive field. Louis Le Grange was our top finisher on +5 to finish 24th. Sean Cronje was the next player to qualify and make it into the matchplay. He finished T29 on +8. Ayden Senger was T35 on +11, Chris Wicks was T38 on +12, and Connor De Groote was 41st on 14. Sean Howell finished T45 on +16, Joshua Wiese finished 47th on +17, and Travis Procter finished T48 on +18. Heinrich Appel finished T52 on +23 and Louis Loubser Jnr finished T75 and Missed the cut.

Louis Le Grange won his first match of the matchplay against Kyle de Beer from Port Elizabeth. He then lost his next match against Martin Vorster who is one of South Africa’s top players at the moment. Sean Cronje lost his first match against another one of SA’s top players, Yurav Premlall.

Well played to all of you for competing in the WP Championship, you all represent Durbanville Golf Club well.

See the full results here.

Boland Amateur Championships
     
  Well played to all of our Durbanville Members for the great results at the Boland Amateur Open this past week at Paarl Golf Club.

Congrats to Tyran Snyders for a top 5 finish with a great score of -3 with rounds of 69, 79, 69, 68. Sam Simpson won the event with an incredible score of -11.

Well played to Ayden Senger for finishing tied 8th with a final score of -2.

We also had all of our players make the cut. Louis Le Grange finished T24, Sean Cronje finished T39, Connor De Groote finished T43, Joshua Wiese finished T56 and Louis Loubser Jnr finished T63. Well played to all of you for making the cut and keep up the hard work.

See the full results here.
     
Rondebosch Open

Congratulations to Ayden Senger for an incredible back-to-back victory at the Rondebosch Open. He won with great rounds of 68, 72 to win by 1. The field was competitive and we had amazing results from our Durbanville players.

Well done to Sean Howell for finishing 4th. Joshua Wiese and Sean Cronje finished tied 5th. Well done on the top 10 finish.
 

Louis Le Grange finished tied 12th. Connor De Groote finished tied 25th. Nina Grey finished T34, Pieter Rademan was T39, Heinrich Appel was T48 and Travis Procter finished T50. Well played to all of you and keep up the great golf!

See the full results here.

Bridge Fund Manager Junior Series
     
  A huge congrats to Tyran Snyder for winning the final qualifier of the Bridge Fund Manager Junior Series. He played incredible golf today with scores of 65, 72 to win by 4 shots. He wins an all expenses trip to Pinehurst, North Carolina to participate in the final of the Junior North and South Championship. Well played Tyran.

Well played to Sean Cronje and Louis Loubser Jnr who made it the final qualify of the Bridge Fund Junior Series. Sean finished 7th and Louis finished tied 8th.

Well played to you all. See the full results here.

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

Women

South African Amateur Women's Championship

Three of our ladies are participating in the 2019 South African Amateur Championships at Woodhill Country Club. Kaylah Williams, Jordan Rothman and Nina Grey all represented Durbanville in the Championship and you can see the live scoring at the link below.

Keep up the great work ladies. Well played and we can’t wait to see you all keep progressing as the year continues.

See the full results h ere.
 

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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.

Click here for April’s competition results.

 

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!

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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.

Competition time!


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Birthdays


We wish a very happy birthday to all those members who celebrated their birthday this month. They are:
 
Abby Fisher, Rob Burns, Michiel Claassen, Vannessa Cronje, Mari De Jager, Rian Gobregts, Tara Griebenow, Luke Mostert, Naas Zaayman, Tara Nieuwoudt, Chris Roux, Kaylah Williams, Nat Bickerstaff, April Bosch, Aiden Bowers, Hermanus Burger, Mike Chemaly, Paddy Cobb, Nokwanda Simelela, Daniel Du Toit, Gareth Fox, John Sim, Russel Benadie, Antonio Ferreira, Verna Hendricks, Jonathan Musikanth, Ryno Uys, Johann Botes,  Monica Botha, Courtney Groener, Gary Kalt, Peter Theron, Anene Claassen, Kevin Smith, Linden Trueman, Andre Wainwright, Brian Crighton, Jane Ehlers, Craig Kotze, Christoffel Roelofse, Rocco Van Wyk, Fanus Ackerman, Lauren Philips, Pieter Rademan, Heinrich Reinders, Jacques Schreiber, Joe Van Rooyen, Anton Coetzee, Carina De Kock, Mario Londt, Andrew Rich, Marlizel Smith, Nontsikelelo Tembela, Ettienne Coetzee, George Farmer, Gheran Hattingh, Marga Liebenberg, Robert Henning, Crystelle Herholdt, Noelleen McNaughton, Karen Palm, Johan Rankin, Anita Chen, Ursula Cloete, Glen Collins, Apiwe Diko, Maryke Dreyer, Stephan Du Toit, Catharina Farmer, Liam Gannon, Lee-Ann Grace, Anel Jordaan, Carla Joubert, Gian Joubert, Ashley Magrath, Geraldine Maree, Inge McLachlan, Aiden Morris, Rodney Mossop, Christine Olivier, Elton Olivier, Lourens Pretorius, Christine Prokopiak, Marcel Rathbone, Christy Smith, Michelle Swart, Ruan Hanekom, Jemma Louw, Anita McCallum, Simone Mouton, Ryan Dunne, Izaan Smit, Lauren Van der Walt, Craig Jacobs, Khululwa Nonkenyana, Devan Van der Berg, Renier Van Eeden, Jacobus Van Niekerk, Frederik Visser, Cornel Wessels, Chris Feinauer, Christian Liedtke, Wilfred Mostert, Donald Wotherspoon, Hendrik Gerryts, Jacob Grove, Pieter Nieuwoudt, Nadine Pieters, Adrian Saunders, Wade Van Heerden, John  Bulman, Bradley Rawlings, Rita Wilbert, Johannes Human, Cecilia Meiring, Thandie Mqalo, Anneri Booysen, Sandra Cowper, Jean Gallienne, Debbie Hibbert, Jason Dai, Nicola Hartman, Riaan Vlok, Schalk Lesch, Charmaine Marais, Jan O’Kennedy, Candice Beaton, Ben Bester, Ingrid Going, Michael Smuts, Anthony Caisley, Dewald Engelbrecht, Dale Jacobs, Brent Wepener, Eben Fivaz, JD Marais, Gordon Simmons, Hardy Van Der Walt, Gavin Barrett, Robert Dunster, Elizabeth, Ingram, Deon Kets, Vedanette Potgietere, Eduan Van der Merwe, Joe Van Zijl, Nathan Barker, Gerdre Ferreira, Louis Muller, Janice Van Niekerk, Zaida Andrews, Johan Botha, Emari De Villiers, Japie De Wet, Zenobia Martin, Riaan Engelke, Gordon Nel, Tracy Phillips-Bryant.

We hope you had a wonderful day!

Welcome to our new members!


Walter Sappl, Tertius Uebel, Rudolf Viljoen, Anthony Small, Johannes Swart, Daniel Grove, Hannes Grove, Dihard Meyer, Jeandre Vorster, Derrize Hoffman, Annien Borg, Jacob Grove, Gheran Hattingh, Maureen Nel, Mian Rossouw, Lindsay Smith, Naas Zaayman, Apiwe Diko, Maryke Dreyer,  Stephan Du Toit, Catharina Farmer, Liam Gannon, Lee-Ann Grace, Niel Hendriksz, Anel Jordaan, Carla Joubert, Gian Joubert, Nicky Lerm, Shcalk Lesch, Ashley Magarth, Geraldine Maree, Inge McLachlan, Aiden Morris, Rodney Mossop, Jabulani Mzimela, Christine Olivier,  Elton Olivier, Christine Prokopiak, Marcel Rathbone, Michelle Swart, Devan Van der Berg, Robert Viljoen, Frederik Visser, Cornel Wessels,  Neville Todd, Dewalt Grove, Benjamin Polley, Donald Wotherspoon.

We look forward to seeing you on the course!    
 

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