Who’s your pick for the 2018 PGA Championship?

This weekend will bring the 2018 Major Championships for the men to an end, with the PGA Championship taking place at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. The past two times this club has hosted a major, the winners were Gary Player and Nick Price, so hopefully we will see another Southern African winner.

Who to put your money on? Here are my top 5 picks…

Justin Thomas
Ricky Fowler
Dustin Johnson
Tommy Fleetwood
Rory McIlroy

The best South African bet is still Louis Oosthuizen and hopefully we see a great tournament from Brandon Stone.

See you on the range

The Friday Night Under Lights Event was a real success this past week, the highlight being Nick Phipps winning the cash prize in the Pitch for Cash Competition sponsored by Harbour Wealth.

There were lots of families who came and had a go and as you can see the kids then had a ball picking up all the range balls (nice, honest fun away from their cell phones and iPads).

The kids had a lot of fun picking up the balls

Put the next event in your diary – The first Friday of every month (The next one is on 7 September).

Our Junior Program is producing some great results!

Last week Akil Maduray won the C Division Matchplay beating Chris Lonsdale in the final. Akil is only 11 years old! Another super performance came from 13-year old Amy Fletcher who lost in the final of the ladies B Division Matchplay on the 21st hole to Carol Hubert.

Akil, Amy and Nick Phipps are all students at the Mt Edgecombe Junior Academy and are coached by Martin Smit.

Akil Maduray C Division Matchplay Champ with his coach
Amy Fletcher, losing finalist in the ladies B Division matchplay

Ladies bring your friends and lets play some golf!

The final Bunnies Programme this year will be starting next Thursday and there are still a few spaces available if you know of anyone who is keen. Contact me if you’re interested.

What can you learn from Ernie Els?

This video was taken a few years ago here at the Mount Edgecombe Driving Range, I hope it helps you.

What’s happening at Monica’s?

We had our new consulting chef work with our chefs over the weekend. Thanks to Chef Danielle for all your input and putting a happy spirit back in to our kitchen.

We had an extremely busy weekend but thumbs up to the staff, Sunday they were still full of smiles. Thanks to all our loyal customers for your support and inspiration.

Chefs in training
Monica's Happy Helpers

We want to help more of our golfers experience more often the joy of a sweetly struck, accurate, iron shot.
That means increasing consistency, and how square to the target line the club face is at impact.
To achieve that, whatever your skill level, you need an iron that fits you.
The chances of that off the shelf: 1 in 15 or even worse odds.

The wrong shaft length makes getting into the right address position more difficult.
The wrong lie angle makes square contact very difficult.
The wrong shaft flex means you’re not translating the power of your swing into ball flight and speed.
Each of these affects consistency, accuracy, and distance.

This is a ‘no-brainer’. Every golfer should play with golf equipment that makes it easy to repeat a golf swing;
that brings the club face back to the ball; square to the target line. Inexperienced and learning? Make it easier.
Improving and aspiring? Make it easier. Good and competitive? Make it easier.

Do you know that in most of the traditional golfing countries, only about 8% of golfers are female.
Too many women feel less than welcome when they step onto a golf property.
That’s not the impression we want to create.

Come on in. We want to get more women playing golf. We want to create an experience where
you get out on the golf course, making and enjoying friendships.

Actually, it doesn’t matter what your skill level is, one of the best way to learn or improve the game is
out on the course in a small group, being coached together as you play.

If you have a partner, sister, mother, daughter, friend, who has any interest in taking up the most social,
the most healthy, outdoor activity, then please introduce them to us.

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