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NEWSLETTER 127                                                                         29th July 2015

Message from . . .

Advertising, Media & Events Co-ordinator


Greetings to you all, Members & Friends,

The Sanlam Cancer Challenge that was scheduled to happen last Saturday has been postponed until Saturday the 8th of August due to the weather we had on our Coastline and in our province last weekend!!

Please contact the PRO Shop for more information or for further details.

This year Sanlam has embarked on a campaign that will create an experience that will encourage participants to be proactive against cancer in terms of self – examinations, self -tests and relevant medical check-ups. They want golfers to get proactive about testing for cancer. In other words, they want them to get “hands-on” when it comes to early detection. For this purpose they will supply each Sanlam Cancer Challenge participant playing in the Club Competition steps that they can take to check yourself for two of South Africa’s most common cancers namely breast cancer and testicular cancer.

The main objective of this Sanlam Cancer Challenge that will be hosted at our Club is to raise funds and create awareness in the fight against cancer.

Thanks to Sanlam for being the sponsor for this competition!!  See you all on the field on the 8th of August  . . .

FRIDAY EVENING - 24th July . . .

What a fantastic turn out this Friday down at our Club. Many thanks to everyone for attending the Club Members Draw as well. The good news is our Club Members Draw saw a winner this week!!!  Yes a winner of R2300!!!! Scroll some more to see who our Winner was . . .

This coming Friday evening we thus start all over again with our Club Members Draw @ R500.

Please all remember to tell your friends that any patron that supports our Club on a Friday night can enter into our Bar Lucky Draws and can win so please invite your family and friends to join us!! Visitors are most welcome at our Club . . .

PLEASE NOTE - You have to be present at the Club to win these prizes if your name is drawn!!

If there is anyone out there that would like to contribute towards our Lucky Draw prizes for Friday night and sponsor a prize please could you contact me.  Our Friday evenings are quite festive at the moment with lots of support from the Members and also the local community so additional prizes would be great to add to the fun!! 

I also advertise and promote your business as well in recognition of your contribution towards the prize evening, so it is well worth it to be a part of our Friday evening Fun!!

If anyone would also like to register and become a Club Social Member please contact our Club Reception for more details.  Price is R555!!!


Our Club Members Draw Winner of R2300 was finally won this week by Cilla Lindsay!!!  Fantastic news and Congratulations Cilla!!!

Saffron Chefs once again had a delicious menu available for us over the weekend, and our lovely waitresses did a superb job of making sure we were all well fed and taken care of.

Well done Chefs!!

Winners of last Friday's Lucky Draws were . . .

Winner of the R100 Meal Voucher from Schooners Restaurant was our very lovely Jean Matkovich. What makes this win even more special, is that Roy & Jean Matkovich's Son, Grant popped down to the Club to visit his folks and then submitted his lucky bar slip on behalf and for his Mom . . . ahhhh very special!!  Well done Jean!!

Happy 44th Wedding Anniversary to Roy and Jean as well!!!

Winner/s of the Bells Whiskey Lucky Draw Prize went to Jesse Verster and Cavell Danckwerts.  This prize is sponsored by Tails Up - Port Shepstone.  Thanks to Rob Piers for this awesome prize each week!!

See some social pics below of Friday evening. The others can be viewed on our Facebook page . . .

Many thanks to Natalie Pitel, the Branch Manager of Waltons for organising some lovely extra prizes for us on Friday as well. There was indeed lots of excitement with the Office Chair valued at R1400 that was up for grabs!!

See our Winner below of this Office Chair Annie Stoppel.  Seen in this photo are the Waltons staff members (on the left) Juise Nciki and (on the right) Chantel Harris.

Also see some of our social Club photo's that made it into this weeks Herald Bonus!!!  Wow look at all you famous people out there!!

Also sponsored by Waltons were these wonderful Stationery Goodies which were won by Eddie and Sally Fann, Basil King, Roy Matkovich and Brett Pollington.  In this photo seen here below are our winners with the Waltons Branch Manager, Natalie Pitel.

Friday Night Music hosted by Craig Jack Lewis!!

Friday's music we once again had Craig up on our stage who played his fantastic repertoire of popular songs!! Thanks Craig . . . a bit nippy outside but the music was great.  Thanks to all those generous supporters of the hat that was passed around.   It won't be long before we see this fantastic, popular acoustic musician back on our stage again.  Watch this space . . .

This coming Friday the 31st of July we have "Lorenzo" on our stage and at our Club, so let's give him some support down at our Club and invite your friends to join us.  I think it is going to be a fabulous evening!!

Lorenzo is a professional entertainer specialising in corporate and wedding entertainment. With over 15 years experience in the music industry, Lorenzo plays guitar and sings covers from the 60's right up until today's latest hits

The fires will be lit as usual this coming Friday night as well and your meat, salads & rolls can be purchased from Saffron Chefs.

The Dinner Menu will also be available for those of you that would prefer not to braai.  See you there!!

The Business Day Bowls Challenge this Friday the 24th of July was sponsored by Telepage.

Telepage offers Vodacom cellular sales and authorized repairs at 13 Connor Street Port Shepstone and they have just been authorized to handle Apple repairs now.
They are also offering computer sales and repairs!!! 
All cellphone and laptop related accessories are available as well.  
Visit their webpage for killer deals and for more information. 

Many thanks to John & Graham Nadauld for organising and facilitating this sponsorship for us.

It was a festive afternoon as always with some of the Ladies Golfers that joined in, and the winners in this 7th Business Challenge was proudly won by some of our "youngsters"!!!  Well done guys!!!


Winners - Dave von Tichelin, Mike Nadauld and Gavin Nadauld (absent from photo).  Handing over the prizes - Graham Nadauld.

Runners Up were:- Denis Graham, Tammy Gibbons and Derick Celliers with Graham Nadauld presenting prizes.

The next Business Challenge will be played on the 21st August. Anyone interested in playing give your names to Murray Ross 0396951832 or Brian Rawlins 0832726566.

The draw for the club pairs is up on the board. Would skips please arrange games with their opposition. The competition must be completed by the end of August.

The entry for the club trips is on the board. Please make up your teams preferably 2 men and 1 lady.

Some more Bowling News . . .

Eddie Fann leaves today for Zimbabwe.  He is representing South Africa in a Quadrangular tournament.  We, at the Club, and especially all our Bowlers, are very proud of our Springbok.
Eddie we wish you all the very best!!  Well done!!



Wednesday – 22 July 2015 – Rained out

Saturday – 25 July 2015 – Sanlam Cancer Challenge

Rained out and postponed to 8 August 2015

Déjà vu on the Rugby field…...
Thanks to our friends from Eskom I was spared the nerve racking experience of seeing the last 30 min of Saturdays Springbok Vs All Blacks game live……Viva Loadsheddding Viva…..

Thanks to Twitter and a fully charged iPad I was able to be part of the emotionally charged last part of the game. A very interesting experience seeing how other people viewed the unfolding drama of seeing the Boks pipped at the post a second week in a row.

With impeccable time that only could happen in Africa my electricity was restored as the delayed broadcast of the second half started on one of the Supersport channels.

From my Twitter and viewing experience here is my take on the game…….

More Positives than Negatives
The Bok scrum dominated for most of the game, much like last week. But unlike last week, it was not our substitutions that swung the balance to the All Blacks, but a strange decision by the ref. French referee Jerome Garces called for uncontested scrums midway through the second half, with both Bok tighthead (Jannie du Plessis and Vincent Koch) off injured. Trevor Nyakane, who can play both loosehead and tighthead, but he was not a designated tighthead for the Test - which prompted Garces to make a technical, albeit, correct decision. It would seem that once again the Boks were on the wrong end of a technical decision.

The midfield synergy of Kriel and Damian De Allende - they gave old All Black maestros Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith plenty of bother - complicates Coach Heyneke Meyer’s intention to bring Jean de Villiers back into the frame.

The big area of concern is still our inability to kick intelligently, with Pollard still to find good form or touch most of the time and Pienaar with his aimless box kicks that nobody follows up we are giving away our possession. Then we still need to develop that killer instinct and the ability to take points when we get the opportunities.

With this the Boks out of this year’s Rugby Championship the coaching staff and team can concentrate on the RWC 2015 in the remaining few games. I trust they have identified the area that needs work and what needs to be done. I believe that the mood amongst the players is good and I remain positive that we will bring home the William Webb Ellis.
Let’s get behind the team and join the RWC 2015 campaign….
#HomeGroundAdvantage “Home Advantage – Anywhere in the world”


Many thanks to Denis Venter for his most valued Rugby Report each week!!

This Saturday the 1st of August we have the Monthly Mug kindly sponsored by Auto Exec taking place and also we have The Cellar API Cup.

For more information & details please contact the PRO Shop.



1st August - Monthly Mug/The API Cellar Cup

8th August - Sanlam Cancer Challenge

14th August - Business Day Golf

21st August - Business Day Bowls Challenge

This Saturday I am sure you are all looking forward to some rugby which will be screened live from 5pm. Our Bokke will be playing Argentina.  Whatever happens please come and show your support for our boys in green!!

All Visitors are welcome!!  Kiddies Room is available to keep the young ones occupied.  Hope to see you all there!!

Sunday's Music we have Jade, John, Jim and Dave Marks performing with guests Sam and Jill joining in a bit later.  Jade and Dave will be kicking off the afternoon @ 12.30 (Eishkom willing!!!) so hope to see you all there.

The Lunch Menu is looking delightfully delicious so please book your tables early at our Club Reception.

Attention Please . . . !!!!!!!!

I am looking for Club Members who would be willing to "do the hat" for our musicians on Sundays.  Each Sunday somebody different would be great, and the challenge is for you to dress up, dress down, wear a hat, wear a scarf or something similar and bizarre!!  Please submit a photo of yourself & the amount your hat collected (directly to me), and once a month I will choose a WINNER of the month & YOU WILL WIN A PRIZE!!!!.  If you are interested in putting your name down for this challenge, starting this Sunday, please email me back asap.  FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!!  You will also receive a FREE MEAL & BEVERAGE for doing this for us.

Now I wonder who is going to email me first?????

Announcing our Golf Special - Mondays & Tuesdays!!!

All Visitors that would like to participate and play golf at our Club on a Monday and Tuesday can enjoy Members Rates @ R125.  Bookings and for more information please contact the PRO Shop direct.


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 on an annual basis and extremely affordable.

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.

Proud Sponsor of our courtyard roof extension Windowvert - South Coast!!!

And that's a wrap for what happened down at the Club this past weekend and also what is in the pipeline for this weekend and further into the month.

Deadline for submissions for this newsletter is Tuesday 12 noon for any news or updates that you would like for me to include. Photo's are most welcome!!  You may also What's App photo's to me on my cell number to include as well.

My words of wisdom for this week . . .

Some of us think holding on makes us strong;  but sometimes it is letting go . . .

See you at the Club!!


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