S.A. Open in full swing

Hello everyone,

The Investec Ladies S.A. Open is in full swing with the qualifying and Pro Am very successfully concluded. Now the real work begins as the ladies tackle 2 rounds of golf with full fields on Thursday and Friday, followed by the final day on Saturday with those who make the cut. Playing conditions as I write this early on Thursday are perfect. Overcast, mild and no wind to speak of. You are all most welcome to pop down and watch the golf.

Westlake member Mo Sulliman represented Westlake at the World Finals of the BMW Golf Cup at Fancourt recently. He excelled, finishing in a tie for first place! Unfortunately losing in the playoff, we are still extremely proud of his achievement! Well Done Mo!


Last Friday was the R10K draw and although it was not won, the evening turned into an absolute blast! The band, Crimson, were amazing with numerous members taking the time to come and tell me how great they were and that they would like them back. There will be many more great party evenings in the future with entertainment, delicious, affordable food and the emphasis on being family friendly. Watch this space.

There is no Whisky Draw tonight due to the S.A. Open. The funds will be added to the draw next week.

Weekly results

Our Ladies league results this month were mixed as follows:

• Silver 1 played Royal Cape (repeat of last year’s final). Westlake won their match 3.5 – 2.5 playing at KDM (Singles matchplay)
• Silver 2 and Silver 3 playing each other at Strand. Silver 2 won 4.5 – 1.5. It was tough playing their regular golfing buddies (Singles matchplay)
• Bronze 1 lost to Steenberg 1-2 playing at Kuils River (4BBB matchplay)
• Bronze 2 lost to Kuils River 0-3 playing at Kuils River (4BBB matchplay)

Their next fixture is Tuesday 21 April.

Click here for the last week’s competition results.

The 100 Club winners for March were as follows:

1. A Norman
2. G Tait
3. C Jewel
4. T Watkins-Baker
5. M Pettiquin
6. T Norris-Jones
7. R Brookes
8. L Balding
9. M Newling
10. M Nevin

Congratulations to all the winners!

Current news

Covid-19 is obviously on everyone’s minds as the first cases in South Africa were reported this week. Remember to rather wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water too often than not enough and cough into your inner elbow.

In addition, instead of shaking hands, it would be wise to use the fist bump, tap feet as I see people doing now, or simply nod and smile in greeting, eliminating this potentially hazardous contact. This also goes for prize-giving. Simple basics, but it will help in curbing the spread of this virus.

Course news

As a team, we want our members to get a better understanding of why certain cultural practices i.e irrigation, are being implemented as they are. The following is a brief summary for your information and contains a few general questions which are answered to give better clarity.

•        Contrary to belief, the golf course is not being overwatered. This is based on what our neighbouring golf courses are using per sprinkler on greens, tee boxes and fairways and Westlake is nowhere near them in terms of the amount of water being put down per night. Furthermore, if you compare Westlake’s water usage for the month of February, we are averaging daily water usage of 1.5 million litres per irrigation cycle, versus 1.75 million litres in 2019 and 1.65 million litres in 2018.

The facts are that we have used less water in February than we have for the past 3 years.

So how we can be using less water when people are of the opinion that this is the wettest the golf course has ever been?

Click here to read more.

Upcoming events

This Sunday, the course will be as it is for the S.A. Open finalists on Saturday and it is also the March Hare Trophy. The Sunday afternoon regulars have requested that they braai after golf in the afternoon and the club will supply the fire. It is very much a “bring and braai”, so please bring along your own meat, sides, utensils and any crockery or cutlery you need. Chat to Nicci Steyn for more information.

The popular Westlake Masters Par 3 competition is on Thursday 9th April. Entries will be closing on Friday 3rd April for catering purposes, so please get your entries in. This will be a family day with a jumping castle, music and fun for everyone. Pizza, calamari and chips or chicken strips and chips will be for sale to non- players too. Don’t miss it!

Ladies and 5 Day Club Champs are on the 28th and 29th March. Entries close on Monday 16th due to printing and other preparations so please get your entries in. Completed entry forms and payment are required so chat to the office team for assistance. Forms are on the notice boards.

Entries for main Club Champs open on 1 April. The dates this year are the 23rd/24th May and 30th/31st May. More details next week.

Have a great week and see you at the golf,
David & the team

By | 2020-03-13T09:49:26+00:00 March 13th, 2020|Newsletter|