AGM Notice

The AGM report has been circulated to all members.

If for any reason you have not received your email, contact Charlene on pa@durbancountryclub.co.za

MEMBER’S HANDICAPS

As previously communicated, the Club appointed a handicap committee to deal with all member handicap issues. Members should also by now be aware that it is the policy of the Club to enter a Revised Gross (calculated according to the SAGA handicap manual) in respect of prizewinners for each Wednesday and Saturday competition. It has come to the attention of that committee that, in certain instances, the Revised Grosses of certain prizewinners from recent weeks was not entered by the Club. The committee is in possession of all of the relevant scorecards and the Club will calculate and enter those Revised Gross scores. The respective members will not be penalised for the late entry of these scores.

It has also come to the attention of the committee that in certain instances, players (including non-prizewinners) have entered an incorrect score from that which appears on their scorecard. These issues will be rectified and the relevant members will be notified accordingly. Please ensure that you always enter the correct score.

Members are also urged to correctly and neatly complete scorecards, utilising the player’s correct name (i.e. not nicknames) and to ensure that only one player (or team) is entered on each card, together with the marker’s score (or the marker’s team score). Failure to adhere to this policy may result in a player’s card being rejected and the player being ineligible for any prize.

Fixture List

DayDateDurban Country ClubBeachwood
Sat7 AprCLUB CHAMPS C DIV STROKEPLAY (PM)CLUB COMPETITION - LADIES LEIGH ROSE BOWL TROPHY (AM) BB MEDAL & MONTHLY MUG
Sun8 AprDCC 1 KLOOF 7 DCC AL 1 VS BLUFFDCC 2 VS RDGC
Mon9 AprKZN MONTHLY SENIOR (PM)COURSE CLOSED
Tue10 AprOPEN TO ALLLADIES ALLIANCE
Wed11 AprCLUB COMPETITION - BETTERBALL STABLEFORDCLUB COMPETITION - TIB SPONSOR ALLIANCE
Thurs12 AprOPEN TO ALLOPEN TO ALL
Fri13 AprOPEN TO ALLOPEN TO ALL
Sat14 AprCLUB CHAMPS A & B DIV M/PLAY C DIV M/PLAYCLUB COMPETITION - BETTERBALL STABLEFORD
Sun15 AprLADIES LEAGUE VS KLOOF CLUB CHAMPS A & B MATCHPLAY C MATCHPLAYOPEN TO ALL

Dates to diarise for April

DateDurban Country ClubBeachwood
11 Apr-CLUB COMP. TIB SPONSOR ALLIANCE
14 AprA & B DIV MATCHPLAY / C DIV MATCHPLAY-
15 AprA & B DIV MATCHPLAY / C DIV MATCHPLAY-
18 AprCLUB COMP. BETTERBALL STABLEFORD HYUNDAI SPONSOR DAY-
20 AprMARSHALLS WORLD OF SPORT 100 CLUB DRAW
LADIES CLUB CHAMPS 36 HOLES
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21 AprHUGH INGGS 1ST ROUND/ CLUB CHAMPS FINAL A & B & C DIV-
22 Apr-ROSES & THORNS LADIES COMP
25 AprCLUB COMP. BETTERBALL STABLEFORD - PAM GOLDING SPONSOR DAY-
28 AprCLUB COMP. BETTERBALL STABLEFORD - MONTHLY MUG-

DCC - SATURDAY COMP. RESULTS 31.03.2018 4 BETTERBALL STABLEFORD

AM RESULTS

1ST PLACE - 45 C/IGRANT LISTER-JAMES & STRUAN ROBERTSON
2ND PLACE - 45 C/OTONY BOLT & TONY GRAHAM
3RD PLACE - 45 C/OGOERGE HAMPER & BRIAN ALLISON

PM RESULTS

1ST PLACE - 44 PTSGREG LARSON & SHAUN CULLEN

BW - SATURDAY COMP RESULTS - MONTHLY MUG 31.03.2018

A DIV

1ST NETT- 71 C/IK. THAMBIRAN
2ND NETT - 71 C/OL. GOURLAY

B DIV

1ST NETT-72 C/IM. DU PONT
2ND NETT - 72 C/OA McALWAINE

C DIV

1ST 36 PTS
2ND 34 PTS

BEST GROSS

MURRY GILSON - 72

SENIORS' TUESDAY CLUB AFTERNOON
HOLE IN 1

MARSHALLS WORLD OF SPORT
100 CLUB DRAW

Date: 20 APRIL 2018

1ST PRIZE - R15,000
2ND PRIZE - R1,500
3RD PRIZE - R1,000

  • Members are required to be present at the Draw in order to win
  • In order to qualify for the 1st Prize, you will have to have been in the draw for two consecutive months

C DIV DRAW - 7 APRIL 2018

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Golf Fitness Tip

Posture is the body’s original angles at address or set up. In order to be consistent, we must attempt to keep these angles the same throughout the swing. Ultimately, this gives us the best chance of building a swing that is repeatable, especially under pressure. Maintaining your posture requires a certain amount of flexibility and stability. There are many ways to lose your posture. I would like to focus on one of the most common forms, namely Early Extension. Early Extension is when the hips and/or spine straighten too early in the downswing. This is typified by a forward thrust of the pelvis towards to ball (to be seen from a down the line view). Often it can be noticed as “standing up through the shot”. You may feel as though your arms are “stuck” and do not have a free path to the ball. Early Extension is very often a result of a lack of mobility and flexibility in the hamstrings.

Hamstring flexibility is a huge contributor to maintaining posture in the swing. Having tight hamstrings (males in particular) restricts your ability to properly hinge at the hip. In order to keep our posture, we need to maintain a degree of hip hinge throughout the swing. Often golfers with tight hamstrings possess too much knee flex at address, to compensate for the lack of hip flex. As a result, many clients experience the sensation of having their weight on their heels, often compensating on the downswing by extending the hips, and there is your early extension! According to studies conducted by the Titleist Performance Institute, 43% of amateur golfers could not touch their toes, limiting their ability to hinge at the hip.

Can you touch your toes without bending at the knees? If you can't, your posture might be compromised.

Kind regards,
Clinton Shum

Director | Strength and Conditioning Specialist | TPI Certified Instructor
Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban
Logical Golf Lab, Durban Country Club
Cell: 072 784 8698
Work: 031 303 1829
Twitter: @shum711

Golf Specials

Compliments

Hi Ignatia,

I hope you are well.

I just wanted to thank you so much for everything you did to help make my son's birthday party on Monday a success. We had a wonderful time, and we were so impressed with how everything was organised - the food was absolutely amazing!! And the ladies on duty where so helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble for them.

I was so impressed last year with my daughter's party and again now for my son's - DCC has very quickly become our favourite party venue.

So again, thank you for all the efficient and friendly service you offered. We greatly appreciate the excellent job that you and your colleagues did in making my son's birthday the awesome day it was. We are so grateful.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Kind Regards,
Richelle

Road Closures

The Durban City Marathon takes place on Sunday 15th April and the following road closures apply: Masabalala Yengwa (NMR) will be closed entirely from Goble to Battery Beach. Organisers say that the north bound lane will open at 06h30 but this cannot be guaranteed. The M4 will not be affected therefore members are able to access the club via the M4.

Durban Wine Society - 11 April

A Durban Wine Society Tasting Dinner will be held at DCC on Wednesday 11 April 18h45 for 19h00. The Hemel-en-Aarde Estate, La Vierge, will be presenting the Tasting. R205 per person.

Please RSVP to Linzi on alstronix@icon.co.za or 082 566 2031



Quiz Night - 18 April

Seniors' Lunch

Italian Dinner

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