Touching lives through the game of golf

I will be brushing up on my acting skills over the next few weeks so that I can continue bringing you some live videos about all things golf in the new year! I will keep this newsletter short, as I ... See more

Figuring out how to put the "smash" into smash factor

I hope many of you did get around to reading my inserts in previous newsletters between all the rugby, in which I started discussing certain correlations I see time and again on FlightScope ... See more

2019 Abacus Eikestad Classic

Our Abacus Eikestad Classic Champions played behind me and it was hard not to know that they were doing well with all the high fives and screams coming from the champion 4-Ball. Well played ... See more

Vlokkie se Bokkie was a good omen for us after all!

At this point I must humbly apologize for an (at least funny) error on my part in my last newsletter which was in the week leading up to the semi-final weekend, and which, in hindsight, was yet ... See more

Domo Arigato Bokke!

The year the Cheetahs win the Currie Cup, South Africa wins the World Cup, let’s hear it for the BOKKE! What made this one so special was to see an entire nation uniting behind a team, a country ... See more

The best place to watch the Bokke this Saturday!

One of my favorite sayings in golf I that there is no remarks column, nobody cares how the ball got into the hole, just as long as it gets in the hole for the least amount of shots…

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Interesting FlightScope Correlations - Part 3

This is the final part of the discussion about the correlations between smash factor (how effectively you are striking the ball) and clubhead speed. If you either missed parts 1 & 2 of my ... See more

Many reasons to be a proud Stellenbosch GC Member

And, and, and...

That is how I feel writing this week’s Dog’s Tale….. So many great things happened at Stellenbosch GC in the last two weeks, that I have no idea where to ...
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Prof Garrett Slattery does Stellenbosch GC proud yet again!

After doing us proud in Japan, Prof Garrett Slattery had only one full day to recover from jet lag before taking on the opposition at the ISPS Handa South African Blind Open. To make things even more ... See more

Come and support our pros playing this week

Please remember to come and support our local boys, JJ Senekal, Oliver Bekker, Erhard Lambrecht and Karl Ochse as they tee it up in the VOG Sunshine Tour event currently taking place. Jean Hugo is ... See more

Dear Members,

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to join us for the Abacus Eikestad Classic taking place on 9 November 2019. The week of celebrations will start on Tuesday 5 November with the Ladies Section ... See more

Get ready for a Rugby World Cup Experience!

We are ready for the action starting tomorrow with the opening of the World Cup. Please come and join us for this special moment, then tee off in a never played before, front nine with 7 x par 5’s ... See more

Our very own Johan du Buisson wins top award

This young man, an ex-Sunshine Tour campaigner and one of my colleagues making up our strong coaching team at the club really deserved having recently been voted the PGA National Apprentice of the ... See more

Dear members and friends of Stellenbosch GC,

As the Rugby World Cup kicks off we are going to tee off in a special day on Friday 20 September 2019. The front nine will be 7 x par 5's and 2 x ...
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Congratulations to our 2019 Annual Spring Cup Champions!

Hanu Potgieter & Chris Theron was crowned the 2019 Spring Cup champions, beating Pietie Carinus and Mossie Mostert by one shot. Pietie made a “little” two for five on the 16th hole, holding his ... See more

Our boys are dominating the 2019 Boland Nomads SA U13 Team

Stellenbosch GC is very proud of Gerhard, Rynhardt, Rico and Tynan for their inclusion into the team – well done young men – now go make us proud!

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...on Friday, 6 December 2019!

It's time again to tee off for a good cause in the 2020 Els For Autism Series. A magnificent course, a four ball of friends, delicious dinner and the chance to give back to a wonderful initiative. ... See more

Target 36 has put a smile on every one of our juniors faces

Kids are mainly introduced to golf, by a family member (father, mother, grandfather) or a friend and then along came Target 36! What a wonderful concept for young starting golfers... Kids get bored ... See more

Still confused with the new handicap system? We've got you covered!

Most of you might have seen the Newsletter from HNA that went out in May regarding the handicap calculation changes. For those of you who did not, I have inserted it in my Dog’s Tale this week. Enjoy ... See more

In Memoriam - Eben Archer

It is with a heavy heart that I must begin this newsletter with the tragic news of the passing of an ex-captain of the club and a big personality, Prof Eben Archer.

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Special General Meeting - 12 June at 18h30

It’s time for the second major of the year and it’s being played at what most players will refer to as a little piece of heaven on earth. Pebble Beach Golf Links is a public golf course on the west ... See more

We're celebrating our dads

This Sunday is the big day. It's the day to show your appreciation for everything dad does, the day to spoil him rotten, it's Father's Day! What better way to celebrate this day and all the special ... See more

But that doesn't mean you should stop playing golf!

With some much-needed rain falling this week, we had to make a couple of small adjustments to our golfing calendar for June & July. It's full, and we can't wait to welcome you!

You can ...
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Willie Olivier, the Champion of Stellenbosch

Have I been ill or have I been ill, wow! Let me tell you if this flu gets hold of you, brace yourself for a rough ride... Lucky for me I know a redhead that gave it his best and in the end, I pulled ... See more

There is always that one favourite event during the year that you just can't miss, and for me that event is the annual Honourable Gentlemen of Stellenbosch.

This will take place on 17 June ...
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Stellenbosch members taking over the country!

Two of our lady members made their way all the way across the country to play at Vaal de Grace and Parys Country Club. They participated in the Senior Nationals with no less than 300 fellow golfers ... See more

Gone but never forgotten | Tannie Babsie van Heerden & Francois O’Kennedy

The ladies of Stellenbosch GC have always had a very special place in my heart. As a young man at Stellenbosch GC I had the pleasure of meeting a very, very special lady member of Stellenbosch GC. I ... See more

Mom, we're taking you out to lunch

This coming Sunday, the 12th of May, we are celebrating mothers worldwide. Let her feel like the queen she is. Instead of doing a Sunday roast, take her out to lunch at Stellenbosch Golf Club for a ... See more

Our ladies are victorious over Paarl in the Ryder Cup

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, with some quality family time and plenty of golf time. There are so many public holidays this time of the year, golf is almost starting to feel like work, ... See more

Who will be crowned our 2019 Putting Champion?

The world has celebrated with Tiger Woods, The Masters champion, earlier this month. Now it is time for a new category of champions and a young club tradition... the Stellenbosch Golf Club's 2019 ... See more

The sky's now the limit for Justin Harding

I hope everyone saw that great final putt on hole 18 of the Masters Tournament by Stellenbosch Golf Club member, Justin Harding, during one of the few clips they did show of him! That putt epitomised ... See more

Dear Members,

The Stellenbosch Golf Club Championships will be taking place on the 4th and 5th of May 2019.
We invite all members to enter soonest as the field will be limited to the first 128 players, except ...
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One of our own will be teeing it off at Augusta

Stellenbosch GC member, Justin Harding, will be pegging it up in the 2019 Masters Tournament! Justin won two of his three matches at the Dell Match Play, only losing to Rory McIlroy. In the end it ... See more

Titleist Fitting Day | 28 March 2019

Come and try the new Titleist TS Drivers on 28 March at Stellenbosch GC Studio. Let's see if you can go longer? At the same time you will stand a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

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Titleist Fitting Day | 28 March 2019

Why would you not come and try the new Titleist TS Drivers on 28 March at Stellenbosch GC Studio? Let's see if you can go longer? At the same time you will stand a chance to win some fantastic ... See more

Let's settle this once and for all...

I hope you can join us on 21 March for our annual Generations Cup as we battle it out to see which generation will cry victorious!

Play will commence in the morning, followed by lunch and ...
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Golf truly is a game for everyone

As Louis mentioned last week, the club is currently at its busiest, and it is great to see so many members and guests enjoying our great course and our friendly service. We can be very thankful that ... See more

Stellenbosch GC to host the SA SAGES Nationals

It gives me great pleasure this week to announce that Stellenbosch GC will be the proud host of the SA SAGES Nationals in 2019! As the season comes to an end, we will welcome senior golfers from ... See more

Get more ball speed for more distance | 28 February 2019

What a nice bit of relief in the temperatures after a couple of super hot days. To think that it was not long ago that we had such high temperatures, sometimes for weeks on end. Nowadays it only ... See more

Make the most of your practice

Another short and sweet message for you, followed by some important information relating to your golfing enjoyment! It is really fantastic for me to see so many of you making your returns to the ... See more

Let's find out!

Last year 4 players played just over 80 holes, this year their target is 102. Why not join and be part of this marathon of golf on the longest day (21 December) of the year?

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Score a membership hole-in-one

If you played on Saturday or Sunday, you would have seen Abacus has yet again put up a golf membership for a year as the top prize for this year’s ABACUS Eikestad Classic Raffle.

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Book your 4 ball for only R3600 and be part of this prestigious event taking place on 10 November 2018.

Entry fee includes breakfast, halfway, dinner and a gift pack and there are great ...
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Indulge in a spring fling this Sunday...

To read the latest newsletter, please click on the following link:
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Another 40 metres in the tank!

Erich added another 40 metres to one of our golfers' golf shots this week, and he has a challenge for each one of you!

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It's Knock-Out time!

Dear full male members,

Just a reminder to enter for the Stellenbosch Knock-Out 2018.

Entries are on the noticeboard at the club and payment can be made in the Pro Shop. ...
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Honourable Gentlemen of Stellenbosch,

It's that time of the year again! Our President and Captain are taking each other on in a Foursomes Competition on 24 September in order to separate the wheat from the chaff and they need your help! ... See more

Francois Joubert's handicap dropped from 14 to 2! Don't get left behind

How did Francois Joubert lower his handicap with 12 shots? Find out in this week's newsletter: http://bit.ly/2nH2CVM

A trip down memory lane...

To view the latest newsletter, click on the following link:
http://bit.ly/2P5uJKH
To celebrate Mandela Day on Wednesday (18 July) we're adding a special challenge to the four par 3s kindly sponsored by Beyerskloof... let's all support a wonderful cause!

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Get fitted with XXIO

XXIO will be joining us on 22 June for a not-to-be-missed demo day. That’s right, we’re giving you the opportunity to try out the latest and the greatest from some of the best in the business. What’s ... See more

It's Dad's turn to be spoiled!

For bookings, please contact us on 021 880 0244 or email bookings@stbgolf.com

We look forward to making this Father's Day a memorable one!

To welcome you back...

On Friday afternoon we are welcoming you all back with a bit of Commando Golf!

Pegging it up on the 5th tee and dropping the putt on the 6th green! How many shots will it take to complete ...
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Monday Night Football!

Join us on Monday, 16 April, for the Varsity Cup final taking place at 19h00. For only R100, we will be serving delicious gourmet burgers, plus a beer!

Come down at 16h00 and warm up on a ...
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Stellenbosch GC's Pro Shop : Your procurement specialists...

Send us the details and specifications of your desired clubs, clothing, footwear, accessories or anything golf related and we'll get it for you at market beating prices!

Abacus Eikestad Classic 2017

We are proud to announce Abacus Developments as the title sponsor of the 2017 Eikestad Classic.

20% off all men's & ladies jackets and tops

Get yours now at Stellenbosch GC's Pro Shop and beat the winter chill when you're 'chilling out'!
Kliek op die skakel om Riaan se onlangse onderhoud met Dawie te lees:

Together with Callaway Golf we’re offering free personalization on your Callaway Chrome Soft golf balls. Have some fun.
Callaway R&D Manager, Patrick Dawson breaks down how the center of gravity in golf clubs plays a crucial role in the fitting process and better golf shots for you.
Fairway Woods continue to become easier to use and the Callaway EPIC is another step along the way.
64 colour combinations with a ‘Customs’ headcover. Now is the time to make the Callaway Epic or Epic SubZero your Driver.
Let the design and engineering experts explain why the Odyssey ‘O’ Works Putters make such a difference.
A very quick and easy to follow video that explains what performance differences you’ll see (and feel) between the Chrome Soft and Chrome Soft X
Hank Haney has a couple of very useful tips for those tee shots when you absolutely must find the Fairway.
Let Dr Alan Hocknell explain why Callaway Face Cup technology will improve your golf, and why its made Callaway irons, the #1 irons in Golf.
If you would like to see and feel Cleveland Golf's latest wedge technology, please do not hesitate to come to the driving range tomorrow 26 April to experience what a great wedge can do for your ... See more

A Putting Championship with a good cause

A new, fun and exciting event to round off the Month of Putting

Our inaugural Club Putting Championships will take place on today the 31st of March from 15H00. Will your name be the first on ...
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Less putts, more fun at the Odyssey Fitting Day

In our newsletters we have been stressing the importance of putter fittings. Now it’s time to make more putts and play better golf!

Odyssey will be on the putting green this Wednesday 15 ...
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Callaway Epic Fitting Day

Come and experience 'Epic' distance and accuracy!

The Callaway Epic will be on display on the range tomorrow the 22nd of February between 10:00 - 14:00. Click 'reply' below if you would like ...
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Newsletter correction

Dear Members,

We apologise for the wrong images in our newsletter today - there was a technical glitch from our newsletter company's side.

Here's our fantastic Titleist special ...
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An Invitation from Ernie Els Wines

This is your invitation to play in this year's Harvest Classic on 29 March 2017.

See all the information in the poster below or follow this link - See more

Join us for some ExpressGolf!

Please join us in playing the evolutionary new format of golf that is changing the way golf is played and viewed across the world!

- 9 Holes in 90 mins - guaranteed
- ExpressGolf – ...
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Breakfast Run - 14 December 2016 @ 06H00

9 holes shotgun start with a Champagne breakfast n the deck after the golf!

R200 PER PERSON (Including green fee, golf cart & breakfast)
LIMITED SPACE! - bookings@stbgolf.com

Join us for the Captain's Day - Wednesday 7 December

See all the information in the poster below.

RSVP to Samantha on 021 880 0103 or admin@stbgolf.com

Dear Stellenbosch members and golfers!

The Eikestad classic week is going very well and everyone can look forward to a great day tomorrow.

We will have a complete report back with a full newsletter early next ...
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Blommaert Cup Mix Competition - Sunday 23 October 2016 - LOVE TO GIVE DAY

Members - R270 (Pre Paid Members - R110)
Visitors - R300

Tee Times From: 12h00 onward from both tees.
Please reserve your tee-time with Josie at 021 - 8800103
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The Grand Finale - Saturday 5 November 2016

The details are out for the Eikestad Classic! See everything in the poster below.

Secure your booking by emailing bookings@stbgolf.com

The Eikestad Classic Members Day

Please join us for our annual Eikestad Classic Members Day on 2 November 2016.

Please join us for our annual Eikestad Classic Members Day on 2 November 2016

Registration: 11:00
Tee Off: 12:00
Dress Code: Secret agent attire
Competition: 4 Ball Better Ball
Cost: R220 includes your golf, dinner and prize giving function
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Deck Opening - Friday 7 October

Join us for the opening of the new Deck on Friday, 7 October at 16h30 with Johnnie Walker and a bite from the "braai"! #johnniewalkershootout #fromthedeck

Johnnie Walker Shootout - 7 October 2016

Join us for another special event! More details are available on the poster.

Results: 13th-24th of September & Upcoming events

Tuesday, 13 September - Ladies: Individual Bogey +
1. Diana van Graan +3
2. Mollie Kern +3
3. Ciska Serfontein +3

*Hole-in-one! - Diana van Graan on # 13.

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Weekly results (29 August - 4 September) and Upcoming events

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - Ladies Spring Cup
Mixed Better Ball Stableford sponsored by Louis Destroo
1. Lente Botha & Louise Brink - 78
2. Jean Dearden & Ricklia Roux - 70
3. ...
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Results and upcoming events at the club:

Results : Tuesday 23 August 2016 - Ladies - 4BBB Stableford

1. Louise Brink & Pia Nel 43
2. Dot Foster & Lenie Steenkamp 40

Results : Wednesday 24 ...
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Weekly results and what's on at the club

Tuesday 16 August (Queen of Scots) : 4BBB Stableford

1. Lauretta Maree & Louise Brink 43
2. Mollie Kern & Charlene Theunissen 42
3. Ciska Serfontein & Jeanette ...
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Upcoming events

Tuesday, 16 August – Mary Queen of Scots (President vs Captain)
Wednesday, 17 August – 4BBB Medal
Saturday, 20 August – 4Ball Alliance Stableford (AM) PM – Boland Ladies Mid Amateur ...
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Results: 13 August 2016 - 4BBB Stableford

AM
1. L. Malherbe & N. Botha 48
2. L. Scheepers & C. Basson 44

PM
1. D. Brown & J. De Villiers 45
2. P. ...
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Results: 10 August 2016 - 4-Ball Alliance

1. A. Kotze, T. Taljaard, Arno Kotze, T. De Swardt 97
2. C. Stander, R. Greef, C. Meyer, K. Van Wyk 96
3. J. Roelofse, L. De Jager, R. Bosch, J. Naude 95
4. C. ...
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Results: 9 August 2016 - 4BBB Stableford

1. V. Schultz & C. Van Niekerk 49

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday 9 August – NO COMPETITION
Wednesday 10 August – 4BALL ALLIANCE
Saturday 13 August – 4BBB STABLEFORD

Saturday 6 August 4BBB Medal

AM
1. S. Loubser & E. Retief 60

PM
1. M. von Hirschberg & R. Lain 64
2. G. Hendricks & V. Adonis 64 c/o
3. A. ...
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Wednesday 3 August 4BBB Stableford

1. C. Delport & R. van Wyk 48
2. W. Malherbe & L. Malherbe 47
3. L. Destroo & J. Laubscher 46
4. J. Thirion & T. de ...
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Tuesday 2 August 3Ball Alliance

1. L. Malherbe; M. Jeffery; C. van Niekerk 83
2. M. Ferreira; M. Terreblanche; P. Blommaert 81

Saturday 30 July Monthly Medal

AM
A-Division
1. M. de Vries 70
2. G. Lotter 71

B-Division
1. J. van Graan 67
2. B. Cooper 70

C-Division
1. ...
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Results: 27 July 2016 - 4BBB Stableford

1. H. Terreblanche & E. Retief 56
2. A. Crafford & S. Crouse 55
3. H. van Vuuren & S. v. d. Merwe 54

Results: 23 July 2016 - 4-Ball Alliance Stableford

AM
1. A. Swanepoel, L. Raal, W. Koch, N. Mills 90

PM
1. K. v. d. Walt, M. Williams, I. Ferreira, M. van Graan 88

Results: 16 July 2016 - 4BBB Stableford

AM
1. A. Palmer & G. Mostert 46
2. J. Randall & W. Proctor 45

PM
1. E. Altern & N. Laubscher 45
2. L. Rall & C. van Niekerk 45 c/o
3. B. ...
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Results: 13 July 2016 -2-Ball Yellow Ball Stableford

1. Louis Destroo & Jaco Laubscher 82
2. Dewald Cloete & Leon Cloete 82(c/o)
3. Stephen Loubser & JJ Senekal 78
4. Johan Kotze & Johann Laubscher 77

Results: 12 July 2016 - 4BBB Medal

1. Leonie Malherbe & Ricklia Roux 62
2. Engela van der Walt & Margie Bertram 64
3. Mollie Kern & Linda Harris 64(c/o)

Results: 9 July 2016 - 4BBB Bonus Stableford

AM
1. Andrew Cronje & Justin Willard 51
2. Gys Steyn jnr & Niel Botha 51(c/o)
3. Andre Huijnen & Willem Malherbe ...
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Results: 6 July 2016 - Ladies 4BBB Bogey Plus

1. Johann Roelofse & Johann Laubscher +10
2. Chris van der Merwe & Stephen Loubser +9
3. Chris van der Heever & Johan Hugo +9

Results: 2 July 2016 - 2-Ball Yellow Ball Stableford

AM
1. Ludwig Raal & Nicolas Mills 84
2. Chris van der Merwe & Stephen Loubser 79
3. Billy Cooper & Hannes Koeglenberg 76

PM
1. Milan Bohacek & Bruce Bothma ...
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Results: Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 4BBB Stableford

1. B. Kriel & W. Kotze 45
2. H. Ludwigs & F. van Wyk 45
3. J. Bredell & J. Olivier 45 c/o
4. P. van Heerden & A. Truter 44

Results: Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - Single Stableford

1. P. Blommaert 40
2. J. Rupert 38
3. L. Malherbe 38 c/i

Results: Saturday, 25 June 2016 - Single Medal

AM

A Division
1. J. Tomlinson 68
2. S. Loubser 71

B Division
1. W. Kotze 68
2. A. Huijnen 69

C Division
1. ...
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The "Opens" at Stellenbosch Par 3 Shoot-Out

Stellenbosch Golf Club will be hosting a one-of-a-kind event this Friday 1 July. Join us for tee times from 14h30 - 16h00 and take on a course inspired by the Par 3 holes in this year's US Open at ... See more

Results: Wednesday, 22 June 2016 - 4-Ball Alliance "Waltz"

1. D. Coetzee; H. Hammer; S. Loubser; H. Terblanche 87
2. R. Bosch; F. de Vries; K. du Toit; P. Theron 86

Results: Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - 4BBB Stableford

1. C. van Niekerk & K. Venter 45
2. R. Roux & L. Malherbe 43
3. C. Theunissen & J. Rupert 43 c/o

Results: Saturday, 18 June 2016 - 4-Ball Alliance

AM
1. I. Ferreira; J. Barnard; P. Robinson; Z. Kotze 89

PM
1. P. Theron; C. Basson; A. Huijnen; L. Scheepers 93

Results: Tuesday 14 June - Single Stableford

1. V, Schultz 33
2. C. van Niekerk 31

Results: Saturday 11 June - 4BBB Stableford

AM
1. D. Burger & M. Fox 47
2. W. Kotze & D. van Emmenis 45

PM
1. C. van Niekerk & N. de Jager 45
2. A. Velissariou & K. van der Walt ...
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Results: Saturday, 4 June - 4BBB Stableford

AM
1. G. Strydom & J. Kotze 47
2. W. Malherbe & L. Malherbe 45

PM
1. C. Wagner & N. Petersen 48
2. R. Schultz & G. Hendrickse ...
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Results: Tuesday, 7 June - 4Ball Alliance

1. B. Handel, G. le Roux, D. van Graan, N. de Jager 93
2. L. Maree, D. Foster, S. Borgin, M. Frylinck 88

Results: Wednesday, 8th June - 4ball Alliance (Sponsored by Westvaal Stellenbosch)

1. C. Roux, L. Koen, G. de Villiers, C. Derksen 81
2. J. Spies, J. de Villiers, R. Gerber, D. Botha 80
3. E. Venter, A. Brand, C. Stander, H. ...
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