Greens:

The greens are currently in a good playable condition with an average roll speed of nine on the stimp meter. All greens re-ceived the following: two applications of fertilizer, one applica-tion of insecticide (targeting cutworms), two applications of herbicide (for the selective control of moss), one sand-dusting application and one application of soil penetrant to assist the greens with better water infiltration.

Water infiltration is still a big concern on our greens and will be approached on a more practical manner during the month of May. All greens drainage outlets will be opened up by the mouth of the outlets and cleared of all dead organic matter that typically builds up after a number of years. The drainage lines will thereafter be flushed clear from the top with an industrial high-pressure pump and hose.
The next step would be to verti-drain all the greens after the lines have been flushed to promote water movement throughout the green’s soil profile. Through my experience I believe that this exercise would promote better water infiltration towards a deeper rootzone of the bent grass and away from the shallower rootzones of invasive species such as moss and Poa Annua.
To further promote the movement of water and oxygen through the green’s profile, we will need to Hollowtine and verticut more aggressively than before during spring treatment (September). This will be to remove the excess build-up of thatch (+/- 80mm), that acts as a sponge and re-tains surface moisture which in return cause a multitude of problems such as poor root develop-ment, insect, disease and weed (Poa & Moss) infestation.

Tees, Surrounds & Fairways:

All Tees, Surrounds and Fairways are currently in good condition largely because of “deep-watering” caused by adequate rains recently received on the course. With the good rains germi-nation of broadleaf weeds also increased in these areas and had to be sprayed with a selective herbicide during April.
All Tees, Surrounds and Fairways will now be put on a continues herbicide program up until roughly the end of October, for the control of invasive weed species mainly being clover.
Mowing frequency has started to decrease on these areas, combined with the decrease in growth due to the colder weather experienced during April.

Rough, Semi Rough & Bunkers

Spraying of the thorns in outer rough areas took place during the month of April and will contin-ue until winter. All tree bowls have received a selective herbicide application for the control of invasive grass and are in the process of being cleaned and bowls recreated.
A project has also begun to extend and create new cart paths throughout the golf course. Low maintenance and drought friendly plants will also be incorporated at some of these new cart path areas.

Course Report - Diaan Louw

 

We have hosted various big sponsored days at the Golf Club, namely the following:

  • 26 January: Jacquin Hess Invitational
  • 16 February: Windhoek Lager
  • 24 & 25 February: Boland Snr’s
  • 02 March: Robertson Ladies Open
  • 04 March: Boland School League Final
  • 09 March: Hospice
  • 14 March: Sages
  • 31 March: Bobby Locke Open
  • 07 April: Robertson Jnr. Closed
  • 13 April: Robertson Primary School

Upcoming Golf day’s (May & June)

  • 10-12 May: Boland Triangle Tournament O/15
  • 25, 26 May & 01 June: Robertson Club Champs
  • 14 June: Klawervlei

Monthly Medal Club Competition—Winners sponsored by Kranskop:

  • 23 February:- Wynand Retief 68
  • 23 March:- Nina Kriel 66
  • 27 April:- Micheal Swart 70
  • 04 May:- Charl du Toit 69


At the AGM of 2018, members requested that the Golf Club implemented a draw for participants that would like to play in the Wednesday Golf Competition and wish to be included in the draw. The main aim of the draw is for members to welcome new members at the club and also to get to know other regular golfers at the club.

To make the draw successful, members must adhere to the following requests and guidelines:
the draw will be done by the Proshop personnel.

  • Members must enter into the draw by 11h55 on Wednesdays.
  • Members should be considerate towards fellow players and enter timeously. (Latecomers put pres-sure on the organizers.)
  • Should members wish to share a cart, the club must be informed on entering for the draw.
  • To reach the goal of the draw, it would also be appreciated if members would be willing to change partners with other members who also make use of carts.
  • This would also contribute to more members getting the opportunity to play with other players.

Adhering to the above-mentioned requests will contribute to the success of the implementation of the Wednesday draw.

The club would like to encourage members to become part of the draw on Wednesdays

 

We have hosted various functions at the Club:

  • 08 February: Private Function
  • 06 April: Private Function
  • 28 April: Private Function
  • 24 May: Private Function

With the new financial year please note that there is a slight increase in the menu, also a few “new” items on the menu.

Breakfast Menu - Served until 12pm
Restaurant Menu

Following Specials:

  • Sunday Cake Special: Every Sunday with coffee or tea
  • Sunday Lunch: Once a month – please check your email for the next up-coming Sunday Lunch.– Dates will be send out via e-mail.
  • Happy Hour: Once a month, on a Friday excluding golf days/functions, there will be a Happy Hour from 17h00 – 18h00. Please check your email for the next upcoming Happy Hour.
  • Burger Night: Once a month – please check your email for the next upcom-ing Burger Night.

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Functions: Please let me know if you need you a quote!
Christeleen 023 626 1090 / robertsongc@silwerstrand.co.za