AGM Notice

We remind all club members to vote by way of a proxy if unable to attend.

Members may give their proxy a mandate or an instruction to vote by his/her discretion. The proxy holder must be present at the meeting.

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

DCC Golf News Gazette

2018 Club Championships

A Division Strokeplay Champion: Jono Broomhead 145

B Division Strokeplay Champion: Dave Fischer 164

C Division Strokeplay Champion: Anthony Enslin 40 points

The 14th of April will see the 1st round of the Matchplay get underway at DCC. The A division will play 36 holes on Saturday and the B and C division will play their first round match over 18 holes in the afternoon. All 3 divisions will play 36 holes on Sunday the 15th April to determine who the finalists will be. The finals for all 3 divisions will be played over 18 holes on Saturday the 21st April at DCC.

We would like to encourage as many of our members as possible to come down and watch the golf over the weekend. Prize giving for the 2018 Club Championships will take place at 18:30 on Saturday, 21st April in the Waterman Bar.

We wish all competitors the very best of luck for the weekend ahead as we look forward to crowning our 2018 Club Champions.

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A B C DIV MATCHPLAY DRAW 14 APRIL 2018.xlsx

Golf Course

Golf operations would like to thank Peter Matkovich and his team for the great work they have done on the restoration and repair of the two severely damaged bunkers on the 2nd and 3rd holes. The work was done with a minimum of interference to our members and guests. It really is so pleasing to see two of our most Iconic holes restored to their brilliant best.

On behalf of our maintenance team we would like to ask all our members to take special care in entering and exiting both of these bunkers. A lot of hard work has gone into this repair job and it is absolutely crucial that we give the bunkers and surrounds ample time to recover.

We will be continuing with our bush removal program over the next few months with the view to have all the major work completed before the beginning of next summer. Once again Golf operations would like to thank the Wallingtons team for all their hard work in preparing this magnificent golf course for our enjoyment.

2018 Hugh Inggs BB

The Hugh Inggs BB Matchplay gets under way on the 21st April, and we have a very good field lined up for this very prestigious event. Once again we’d like to thank Aramex for their continued sponsorship and support of the tournament. DCC Captain Lance Whiteford has worked extremely hard in putting the tournament together so a big thank you to him!

HUGH INGGS 2018 ROUND 1 DRAW 21 APRIL 2018.pdf

HUGH INGGS RULES 2018.pdf

Golf operations - Don Gammon

Fixture List

DayDateDurban Country ClubBeachwood
Sat14 AprCLUB CHAMPS A & B DIV M/PLAY (TOP32&16) C DIV M/PLAY (TOP 16)CLUB COMPETITION - BETTERBALL STABLEFORD
Sun15 AprLADIES LEAGUE VS KLOOF - AM / CLUB CHAMPS A & B MATCHPLAY (8+SEMI) C MATCHPLAY (8+ SEMI)OPEN TO ALL
Mon16 AprOPEN TO ALLCOURSE CLOSED
Tue17 AprOPEN TO ALLLADIES ALLIANCE
Wed18 AprCLUB COMPETITION - BETTERBALL STABLEFORD (HYUNDAI SPONSOR)CLUB COMPETITION - FOURBALL ALLIANCE
Thurs19 AprOPEN TO ALLGOLF GROUP (PM)
Fri20 AprLADIES CLUB CHAMPS 36 HOLES (MARSHALLS 100 CLUB DRAW)OPEN TO ALL
Sat21 AprHUGH INGGS 1ST ROUND - BETTERBALL STABLEFORD & CLUB CHAMPS A & B & C DIV M/PLAY FINALCLUB COMPETITION - FOURBALL ALLIANCE
Sun22 AprROSES AND THORNS /MIXED OPEN-COMBINEDOPEN TO ALL

Dates to diarise for April

DateDurban Country Club
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
21 AprHUGH INGGS 1ST ROUND/ CLUB CHAMPS FINAL A & B & C DIV
22 AprROSES & THORNS LADIES COMP
25 AprCLUB COMP. BETTERBALL STABLEFORD - PAM GOLDING SPONSOR DAY
28 AprCLUB COMP. BETTERBALL STABLEFORD - MONTHLY MUG

LADIES GOLF

Saturday 7th April, the ladies played the Leigh Rose Bowl Trophy at Beachwood, which is an individual Stableford event. They had a full field of 20 ladies!

Winner: Karen Preis on 38 points, well deserved trophy!
Runner-up: Clare Van der Stoep on 37 points oco from
3rd: Lydia Muhl also on 37 points
4th: Kay Maguire on 36 points

Karen Preis receiving the Leigh Rose Bowl trophy from the Vice captain Rekha Popat.

Golf Draw - 20 April

Golf Fitness Tip

Hi all,

To date, this is probably the most important mail. As the client it is hugely important to understand the roles of each professional.

Golf fitness specialist - he/she gives you the ability.
Golf teaching pro - he/she gives you the skill.

Case study example:
Joe goes for a lesson where his swing is recorded and analysed on camera. The golf pro informs poor old Joe that he is swaying off the ball on his backswing, leading to inconsistent ball striking. Joe finds it difficult not to sway and results are slow.

Joe is then referred to his local golf fitness specialist via the golf pro. After conducting the assessment, it turns out that Joe has limited hip mobility and thoracic mobility, particularly on the right hand side. This makes it very difficult for the now wide eyed Joe to turn into his backswing effectively, resulting in a sway. The fitness specialist then attacks the areas of priority through a series of mobilizations and stability drills, giving Joe the mobility first and then the stability to be able to control the new range of motion (ability).

After stringently following the specific exercise protocol, Joe returns to the golf pro for another lesson whereby he receives swing drills to develop the skill required to improve his golf.

Joe is now a happy chappy with a comprehensive understanding of his golf game.

Good Joe.

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

Good Morning Xanthos,

Just a few words to thank you and your team for the effort and attention to detail on the special menu you put together for my foreign visitors on Friday 23rd March.

Following a wonderful round of golf the same afternoon we proceeded to the Bistro and were pleasantly surprised by the preparation made in pairing wines with the wonderful 4 course Asian inspired seafood menu we enjoyed.

Presentation - absolutely sublime.
Service - impeccable.

In my opinion the highlight was the last course of fresh baby kingklip served on a bed of Asian fried noodles accompanied by grilled prawns and salt and pepper calamari. A real winner and frankly one you could (dare I say should) add to the Bistro menu as a main course.

The kitchen at the Bistro once again rose to the challenge and excelled.

Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the overall DCC experience on the day and I extend my compliments to the wonderful team managing our golf course. The compliments received on the overall condition of the fairways, greens and service provided by the caddies should make us all feel proud of being members. We are world class !

Keep up the great work.

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.

Quiz Night - 18 April

Seniors' Lunch - 24 April

Festival of Bubbles - 1 July

Pizza/Pasta Special