Road Closures

TINMAN

Please be advised that, on the 4th Feb 2018, the Tinman cycle race will take place in the area around DCC. This will mean that the ONLY access is from the M4..

DUSI

The Dusi canoe race finishes at Blue Lagoon on the 17th February 2018. Whilst at this stage there are no road closures there is always traffic congestion and members are advised to allow for this when travelling to the Club.

LOVERS & FRIENDS CONCERT

Please note that although there are no road closures for this concert, there may well be a delay in accessing the Club from NMR road. People's Park East - Saturday 17th of February - 12h00 to 00h00

Water for Cape Town

The Association of Woman in Insurance in collaboration with the Gift of the Givers is collecting donated water to send down to Cape Town. All members wishing to participate please drop your water donation off at reception before Friday the 9th of February.

Any support will be appreciated.

Staff News

Vusa Ncwane is finally retiring after 43 years at Durban Country Club. His journey started in 1975 when he arrived at the Club to visit his cousin George and was offered employment in the A-Team (setting up of tables for functions). After noticing Vusa’s hard work and enthusiasm, Head Chef Gordon, recruited him to join his kitchen as a sculler then promoted him as the assistant to the Smorgasbord and soon he became the Smorgasbord Chef until this ended in 2001. Vusa has continued his career in the main kitchen of the Club producing all our traditional curries, roasts, casseroles and pasta’s for our Sportsman’s and Banqueting Department.

Vusa loved to play soccer and served as the captain of the Durban Country Club soccer team which competed with many hotels including the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg.

His fondest memories of the Club date back to when the Dining Room, Grill Room, Red Room and “Outside Veranda” was still upstairs. Downstairs we had the bar which served pie and chips to the Golfers, anything else had to be ordered upstairs. "I remember the days when we had a huge vegetable garden with everything we required and nothing was bought”.

Vusa said that he enjoyed the busy times and the extravagant functions, saying "We used to work split-shifts starting at 6.00 am until 15.00 pm and then had to be back for the dinner service from 17.00 pm to 22.00 pm”. This was possible as he lived in the compound on the property.

Vusa remembers the significance of our members and providing the various catering options for them was of utmost importance. “When a member requested something, I would make a plan to get it done”.

We wish Vusa all the best in his retirement and thank him for the 43 years that he has dedicated to this Club. He is a pastor to his congregation in the Methodist Umkomazi church, a father to our staff and loved by all.

Sizokukhumbula

Beachwood Plan

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Golf News

Titleist event - 7th February @ DCC

BEACHWOOD BEAKER TROPHY:

Reminder: Next week Saturday (10th February 2018) is the Beachwood Beaker which is played in the afternoon field (Monthly Mug). The players who won a Monthly Mug (in A, B or C Division) at Beachwood in 2017 will be competing for the Beachwood Beaker Trophy. Book your time now.

DURBAN COUNTRY CLUB LEAGUE:

League season is finally underway. This past Sunday saw Durban Country Club proudly fielding no less than six teams (48 players) representing the Club on 28th January. Thanks and congratulations must go to all the players that played for the Club this past weekend. Representing DCC is an honour and privilege.

The format for league has returned to a 9 month long season of 8 games for each league side. The golf section looks forward to many fun interactions on and off the course with our experienced and new league players this year. 2nd round fixtures are on Sunday 11th February.

Any players wanting to represent DCC league golf must please contact Greg Townsend - 0823335828 & Keith Williamson 0837907868

The 1st round results:

The Premier 1 side captained by James Buzzard had an impressive win against Maritzburg Golf Club at home. The final result ending 11-1 and thus a comprehensive win to start the season. Impressive wins by club stalwarts Murray Gilson, Ian King & Grant Lister-James were very pleasing, each winning their games convincingly 7&6, handing an infamous Dog Licence to their opponents.

The Premier 2 side had a bye in the first round, captained by Philip Grant.

The A side captained by one of our previous Club Captains Laghlan Gourlay, unfortunately had heavy rain impact on the outcome of their match against Royal Durban Golf Club thus resulting in a draw finishing 2-2 after the morning foursomes. The singles matches weren’t completed due to heavy rain.

The B side, playing at Beachwood captained by Paul Brown, played a determined Ethekweni 1st team. The foursome results ended 3-1 in the morning and the Singles matches ended 4 ½ – 3 ½ in the afternoon. The final score 7 ½ -4 ½ ended in a solid win for the B Side! Impressive performances by Ryan Peak, Matthew Kruger & Marc Proctor made for a good start to the season.

The C side travelled to Kloof Country Club to play a tough match in the rain against the Kloof A side. The captain Shaun ‘Frankie’ Cullen had a tough away fixture with his team and experience his first ever gin bowl. Unfortunately the result did not end favourably for Dcc, with the final score being 3 ½ - 8 ½. Liam king played well winning his foursomes and singles matches respectively. Some tight matches could have gone either way, possibly changing the final result.

Allerton 1 played away and lost 3 - 9 in their match against Central Durban. Captain Paddy Goss and his team found the opposition hard to beat around their home course.

Allerton 2, led by stand in Captain Markus Fritz played away at Windsor park against Greater Durban also had a difficult match eventually going down 4 ½ - 7 ½. Regular Captain Tony ‘Turbo’ Turbiglio will definitely have some inspirational words for his team before their next league match to turn things around.

Result Summary:
Prem 1 - Won 11-1
Prem 2 - Bye
A Side - Drew 2-2
B Side - Won 7 ½ - 4 ½
C Side - Lost 3 ½ - 8 ½
Allerton 1 - Lost 3 - 9
Allerton 2 - Lost 4 ½ - 7 ½

Fixture List

DayDateDurban Country ClubBeachwood
Sat3 FebClub Competition - Betterball StablefordClub Competition - Betterball Stableford
Sun4 FebOpen To AllOpen To All
Mon5 FebOpen To AllClosed
Tue6 FebOpen To AllLadies Alliance
Wed7 FebRovos Rail (AM) Fourball Alliance (PM)Club Competition - Fourball Alliance
Thurs8 FebOpen To AllOpen To All
Fri9 FebLiv Foundation Golf Day - 120 PL ( PM) / Ladies Alliance (AM)Open To All
Sat10 FebClub Competition - Betterball StablefordClub Competition - BB Medal (AM) Monthly Mug (PM) Beachwood Beaker Trophy
Sun11 FebLeagueOpen To All

Launching of the "Southern Red Bishop"

The working team after their big effort!

The actual launching

The launching ceremony

DINE WITH YOUR VALENTINE

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Quiz Night

Seniors' Lunch

Italian Dinner

Enjoy your Italian family night while your children play at the KIDZONE. Open until 9pm.

Bowls

Bridge at the Club