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NEWSLETTER 163                                                                   5th April 2016

Message from . . .

Advertising, Media & Marketing Co-ordinator


Greetings to you all Members, Visitors & Friends . . .

Our Club Members Draw this last week was WON by one of our Junior members -  Richard Bormann.  Congratulations to Richard who won R800.  This coming Friday the Lucky Draw starts again at R500. 
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors for once again making our Friday evenings so special with the Pub Lucky Draw prizes.  This week the "Mystery Prize" sponsored by Ideal Homes - Umtentweni was won by Ally Winrow. The bottle of Whiskey sponsored by Tails Up - Port Shepstone was won by Felicity Wiid.

For more information on Tails Up - Port Shepstone please go to their Facebook page and LIKE and SHARE to view their delightful pet products and accessories for your furry and feathered friends. They are situated at No 4 Colley Street in Port Shepstone.
Ideal Homes - Umtentweni has a wide range of property available for you to purchase on our coastline.

Contact them for more information on 039 6950682 or find more of their listings on their webpage

They are a team of Professional Property Consultants that are available to assist you and their office is situated at the Tweni Spar Centre.
See some social pics below of Friday night.  Thanks to Andy Els for entertaining us on stage and for playing such great music.  Thank you once again to everyone's support for the Lucky Draws as well.  Our Club 100 Winners were as follows:-

1st Prize:  Dave Price - R250
2nd Prize:  Gordon Dickson - R300
3rd Prize:  Craig Curnow - R100
Wednesday – 30 March 2016 – 4 Ball Alliance – 3 to count
1st:       Frans Venter, Paul Bunge, Phil Myburgh & Graham Dickson – 133 pts      
2nd:       Koos Fouche, Johan v Niekerk, Daan Swanepoel & Rob Calder – 122 pts o.c.o
Saturday – 2 April 2016 – Auto Exec Monthly Mug
A Div -            1st:       Ganes Munsami          -           69 nett o.c.o
                      2nd:       Graham Fabricius        -           69 nett o.c.o
B Div -            1st:       Andy Platt                  -           68 nett
                      2nd:       Dave Mee                    -           69 nett
C Div -            1st:       Doug Shepherd           -           69 nett
                      2nd:       Pete Stoppel                -           70 nett
Ind Stab -        1st:       Dr A Bux                    -           36 pts
                      2nd:       Carl Grobler                -           34 pts o.c.o

Best Gross –               Graham Fabricius        -           69 gross
Mug Winner –             Gary Vogt                   -           67 nett
Mug of Mugs Winner – Doug Shepherd        -           69 nett o.c.o
Upcoming events
Friday             -           8 April 2016    -           Business Golf Day                         
Saturday          -           9 April 2016    -           Better Ball Bonus Bogey


The Cellar API Cup, which is our Club's version of the US PGA's FedEx Cup will be held next on Saturday the 7th of May.  R120 once off fee is required to enter and YOU may still enter into this.

For more information contact Willem Lindeque. Our sponsors are Dylan Smith (the owner of The Cellar Restaurant in Seapark) and also Ian Smith from API.


Some news in from our Bowls Section . . .

The mid week league took place on Thursday and saw two successes and one very narrow defeat. The ladies skipped by Jenny Rawlins had a good win as did the men lead by Eddie Fann. The side led by David Price narrowly lost losing only on the very last end. Well done to Jenny and Eddie.


On Sunday the monthly Spar Harbour View Trips was held in very pleasant conditions for bowls. We thank Harbour View Spar for their continuing support of this popular event. This month the Winners were Phil Myburgh, Murray and Julie Ross on +32 and the runners up were Leon Sander, Ethne Holding and Barry Krause on +28. The session prize went to Brett Kjonstad, John Nadauld and Geoff Hudson. Well done to all concerned.

We thank the players for their continued support. To the organisers Murray Ross and Brian Rawlins and to the greenkeeper Eddie Fann and his assistant Rastus Reen . . . thank you.

We wish the KBA District side every success in the Inter District tournament being held in Edenvale this weekend.

John Platter, the Wine Guru of South Africa will be our Guest host at our Food and Wine Tasting evening this coming Saturday the 9th of April.  Tickets are selling fast so please get yours at the Club Reception ASAP if you would like to support this Club evening.

Please note the ticket price is R230pp.  This price INCLUDES your wine for the evening.  The featured wine estate for the evening will be Groote Post.
Groote Post is a historic 18th century farm on the Cape's West Coast where winemaking traditions have been revived by the Pentz family. Unique aspects and cool climatic conditions of the Darling Hills yield superlative fruit. Their wines are produced to reflect the uniqueness of their vineyards.

Third and fourth generation dairymen, Peter and Nick Pentz are hoping that like cream, their Groote Post wines will come out on top. And, if the first accolade for their maiden release is anything to go by, they are well on their way. WINE magazine, in reviewing the 1999 Sauvignon Blanc vintage in their November issue, called it a vintage from hell and only picked out four 4-star wines. Notable, the two top Sauvignon Blancs, Neil Ellis Groenekloof and Groote Post, came from adjoining vineyards on the cool sea - and south-facing Kapokberg in the Darling Hills on the Cape West Coast, an area fast growing in stature as a wine growing area.

The Groote Post Homestead was built in 1808 and, for a while, was Lord Charles Somersets only genuine "shooting box" and later was the home of well known author, Hildagonda Duckitt. The name is derived from its original status as the largest guarding post in the area, set up to protect cattle from marauding Hottentot stock thieves. Since buying Groote Post in 1972 they later added the adjoining farm, the historic Klawer Valley, and today the combined farms total 3 000 hectares.

In 1904 Peter Pentz's grandfather founded the Union Dairy in Cape Town. Dairy herds were established over time in Tokai, Philippi and Darling (Groote Post). Peter received the prestigious South African Agricultural Writers National Farmer of the Year Award for 1998 for his excellence in dairy farming. In 2001 the Pentz family decided to sell off their prize Holsten herd to concentrate solely on the production of world-class wine.

Please see our selected wine menu below for Saturday evening.  Groote Post is available to purchase at the Club and order forms will be on the tables for you to make your selected choice.


Should you wish to ADVERTISE your business at the Club and become a part of the Sponsorship Project please could you get in touch with me.  All sponsorship fees are paid ANNUALLY.

Advertising space is available at the Bowling Green, the Cricket fields and in the Squash Court.

My contact details are below or email me for more information and pricing options.

Business Day Golf this Friday the 8th of April will be proudly sponsored by Comfort Cool Airconditioning

Who Are they?

Comfort Cool….keeping things cool since 2005

Air conditioning units plays a vital role in keeping your home cool and comfortable.

Cooling and heating systems require routine maintenance to maximize performance, maintain efficiency and to insure safety. In the past, air conditioner systems were simple by design and had less moving parts, but today, they have become more complicated due to increasing safety and efficiency standards. Keep your system maintained for maximum efficiency, safety and reliability. In the event that your system is past the maintenance phase and you feel it is in need of repair give them a call.

For more information see their webpage or contact them on 039 6823799.

Please make your golf bookings early during this week for Business Day Golf at the PRO Shop 039 6950140/1

Events coming up to Diarise . . .

Halfway Toyota Restoration Trophy:       Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May

Queries:  Charles Hulley 082 709 2224 –

Bookings can also be made directly with the Pro Shop (039) 6950140/1


Sheppie Ladies Festival of Golf:     Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th July

Queries:  Jenny Hulley 082 709 2223 –

Bookings can also be made directly with the Pro Shop (039) 6950140/1


Contact me now for a great advertising price!!

A strip has become available to advertise on and to place your business up on at the Cricket Field @ PSCC - see example above.  Should you be interested please contact me for advertising costs (charged annually) and for vinyl cost.

Friday & Sunday LIVE Music & Entertainment Coming UP!!

Friday 8th April:  DJ "Stoppy"
Sunday 10th April:  Dereck Jackson
Friday 15th April: Lance Goldman
Sunday 17th April:  Andy Els 

The Super Rugby Fixtures coming UP . . .

Saturday 9th April:  Sharks vs Lions 17:05
Saturday 16th April:  Sharks vs Blues 09:35

Our Centenary Magazine - On Sale Now!!!

These magazines are on sale at our Reception @ R50 per copy

Many thanks to our Sponsors for assisting with the publication costs towards this magazine.  Sponsors are Halfway Toyota, Moosa Moosa Golden Glo, Beekman Group, Dr A Bux - Dip Spar and Amy's Curtain Centre
Please all remember that our Mens Golf AGM will be held at 18:00 on the 13th of April and our Ladies Golf AGM will be held the following day on the 14th April also at 18:00.  Our Main Club AGM will be held on the 25th of May @ 18:00.

If you could all please diarise these dates and remember that now is the time to step forward and nominate the candidate that you feel can do YOUR Club proud!!  For more details and information please contact our Club Manager, Carrie Pieterse in regards to this.

Ladies Night Out Fundraiser – Thursday 21st April 2016
Please purchase your ticket from our Reception.  Tickets cost R200 pp.

Have you got your ticket yet??
Your ticket is your LUCKY DRAW as well so please bring this ticket on the night.
Please note the following:-
  • There will be Unreserved Seating
  • Tickets are to be paid in full and upfront
  • There are ONLY 120 tickets available and NO MORE (not even ONE)
Please select a MAIN meal and a DESSERT and a choice of RED/WHITE wine

You will receive 3 different coloured tickets.  Please do not lose these tickets.

  • Chicken galantine infused with herbs, on a bed of crushed potato accompanied by seasonal roast vegetables
  • Beef and ale casserole with crushed potato accompanied by seasonal roast vegetables
  • Vanilla layered cheesecake with a scoop of peppermint crisp ice cream
  • Chocolate cake square topped with warm chilli caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream
  • Red Wine
  • White Wine 
Shopping Tables
Should you wish to host a “Shopping Table” for the evening, and display and sell your wares please email for more details.  There is no cost for hosting a table but you NEED to sponsor a lucky draw prize on registration with Sandy.  Your table MUST be approved BEFORE acceptance so don’t delay.   LIMITED space will be available.
This will be an evening of Eating, Drinking, Music, Shopping, Mingling, Laughter and Celebrating Life.

Our Special Host for the evening:  Bonny Richardson
We look forward to having you with us!!!
Business Day Golf and Business Day Bowls Challenges

Should you be interested in sponsoring one of these days at the Club please contact me for more information on  You do receive some FREE marketing and advertising on your business if you do sponsor.

These competitions are also held monthly at the Club and do receive an enormous amount of publicity via our local media channels too.

And that's a wrap for what happened down at the Club this past weekend, and also what is in the pipeline coming up.

May your week be filled with back to school fun and excitement, and may you remember to purchase your ticket for the wine evening on Saturday.

Deadline for submissions for this newsletter: Tuesday 12 noon

Photo's and any News or updates are most welcome. Please email me or What's App photo's to me on my cell number to include into the newsletter with a short, brief description.

My words of wisdom for this week . . .

Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are endless - Mother Theresa . . .

See you at the Club!!


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