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Tips from the Pro

To Fight a Hook

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To Fight a Hook

Players who typically struggle with overactive hands and arms can use the split hands drill to promote a belt turn of the chest and torso through the ball. This will allow you to maintain a square clubface at impact (Facing more towards the target) with the right hand and forearm more underneath the left. Ideally as it approaches the ball the clubface should be squaring slowly in tandem with the rotating torso. The key to consistency is to find the right blend of body, hand and arm action.


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Sky Grand Prix

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Sky Grand Prix

Cape pilots eye podium at Sky Grand Prix

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The Sky Grand Prix of Aerobatics takes place on the 28 May at Greyville racecourse. The Aerobatic spectacle is warming up with local flyers hoping to dominate the competition. With the picturesque Royal Durban Golf course as the setting and the Berea Skyline and Greyville Race course the amphitheatre, the action is sure to be red hot and scintillating come 28 May.
Two Pilots that competed in the last event held in Durban are Patrick Davidson Eastern Cape and Mark Hensman Western Cape.

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Cape Town’s Mark Hensman is hoping for a podium finish at this years event but would be satisfied to end up somewhere in the middle of this jaw dropping pack of experienced pilots that will be participating.

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Royal Hobart Golf Club Centenary

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Les Orchard, a past Captain of Royal Durban recently attended Royal Hobart Golf Club’s Centenary celebrations with a week of events organised from the 10th to 15th April 2016.

raisingflagForty Clubs from around the world gathered together for the week to celebrate this occasion and of these forty, twenty two were Royal Clubs making it a real Royal affair.

The proceedings were opened with a Flag Raising Ceremony on Sunday 10th April followed by a cocktail reception in the club house. A week of golf and other activities followed thereafter culminating in a gala dinner held at a prestigious hotel resort in Hobart.

Guest speakers included the Governor of Tasmania, Past Captain of the Royal and Ancient, CEO of Golf Australia as well as the President and Captain of Royal Hobart.

It was a memorable occasion where new friends were made, stories told and a good time had by all.

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Club Matchplay Champs April 26th 2016

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Competition Results

Wednesday 27th April 2016 (am) – 4 BBB Stableford

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1st K Dunkley T Scott 50
2nd R Suliman I Patel 49

Competition Results

Saturday 24th April 2016 – Club Matchplay Champs

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Saturday 24th  April 2016 – Club Matchplay Champs
D Division
Winner Peter Lewin
Runner Up Ashwin Sewchurran
B Division
Winner Mervin Naidoo
A Division
Winner Kuven Nadrajah
Runner Up Barry McGhee

Competition Results

Saturday 23rd April 2016 – 4 BBB Stableford

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Saturday 23rd  April 2016 – 4 BBB  Stableford

Mens Competition Results

1st A Goodman B Isaacs 46
2nd C Gilson J Naidoo 45
3rd B Naidoo P Aarsen 44

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To the President, Management team, staff, and especially the members.

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To the President, Management team, staff, and especially the members.

To the President, Management team, staff, and especially the members.

Yesterday ended what, without doubt, has been the saddest week in my life when I said my final goodbye to my precious youngest daughter Gabi.

This took place at a memorial service in Westville. Whilst it was the saddest week, it finished on a note that humbled me, and gave me peace and inspiration.

In the region of 400 people came to celebrate Gabi’s young life making me awe inspired and so proud that she had meaning for so many people. I have to thank everyone at Royal Durban for the tremendous contribution in giving me this inspiration. From the condolence in the newspaper, to the honour of flying the flag at half-mast, the personal message from Johan, the scores of Sms and email, and phone calls from my fellow members, the presence of so many members at the service.

I hope I have thanked everyone for their support, and if not I am truly sorry for this mishap, it was not intentional.

I am proud to be a member of this great club and touched to know that so many people have shown me this support.

Thanks again

Tim and Trish Kell

 


Competition Results

TUESDAY 12 APRIL 2016 – INDIVIDUAL STABLEFORD – THE GOLFERS CLUB

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TUESDAY 12 APRIL 2016 – INDIVIDUAL STABLEFORD – THE GOLFERS CLUB

Women’s Competition Results

1st I Benade 39 pts
2nd C Klopper 38
3rd E Shibuya 38
4th K Dunkley 37