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12 July 2013

Pro Shops Member Discount

Please note that as a member, when you produce your membership card in either the DCC or BW Pro Shops, you will receive a 10% discount on all merchandise.

Visit the shops today to see the new merchandise!!! You will not be disappointed.

Global Golf

Road Closures

Airshow - Saturday, 13 July
Road closures at both ends of Fairway Drive leading to Beachwood. Police will be allocated at these entrances and will only allow entry to members who present their DCC cards and golfers who are on the time sheet.

NMR Avenue - Sunday, 14 July
Savages Athletic Club are hosting the Supa Mama 21km & 10km challenge, starting at 07h00 on NMR Avenue. NMR will be closed from Goble Road through to Old Fort Road, therefore if you are coming for a function or to play golf this Sunday, please use the M4 and enter the Club through Walter Gilbert Road.

Our Flowers in the Clubhouse

We would just like to thank Alison from Alison’s Flowers, for her beautiful flower arrangements which she does for the Club every week. We have so many fabulous comments.

Thank you Alison!

Member Loyalty Programme

Does your business / organisation have an offering of a financial incentive for both fellow members and the DCC? If so and we feel that your proposal is acceptable, we will market your product or service through our Website, NewsNow and Social Media platforms (facebook & twitter), We will then ask for this to be reciprocal arrangement from your side.

Please send your proposals to Tracy Tomlinson on: communications@dcclub.co.za

Exciting News

Durban Country Club is pleased to announce that it has had THE EDGE PROTECTOR installed to the club pool. We take the safety of our members very seriously and jumped at the chance to have this “world first and proudly South African product” installed.

Have you ever said “I wish there was something that made the edge of the pool safer for the kids to play around?” Finally a solution to that problem!

THE EDGE PROTECTOR is a flexible, protective covering manufactured from a durable and resistant material which is nontoxic and designed to prevent or limit accidental injury to a person by cushioning the effects of blunt force trauma. It is affixed to and encapsulates any exposed internal or external edge.

Please give Mark a call if you have any questions on 083 301 0504.

Facebook Competition:

"Like" and "share" our page www.facebook.com/durbancountryclub, and tell us who YOU think is going to with the 2013 Open Championship at Muirfield, held between 14th and 21st July, and you could WIN a ONE HOUR GOLF LESSON with our Golf Professional, JOHN DICKSON! Don't delay! Enter now...


Dining at the Club

Bistro Specials


Spicy Butternut Soup - R 40
Served with a tomato and red onion salsa, complimented by garlic croutons

Curried Prawn and Coconut Parcells - R 46
Deep fried and served with a fine vegetable salad and roasted pineapple puree

King Mackerel Cerviche - R 40
Fresh King Mackerel marinated in lime, lemon, coriander and chilli with a tomato and cucumber salsa


Grilled Lamb Cutlets - R 140
Marinated in garlic and herbs, served with potato dauphinoise and vegetable ratatouille, complemented by a smoked babaganouche’ and minted red wine jus

Basil Crusted Line Fish - R110
Served with mélange of Asian stir-fry vegetables, and a soy Beurre Blanc sauce

Classic Chicken Coq au Vin - R 75
Served with creamy mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables


Upcoming Events

Virginia Airshow: This Saturday - 13th July

Bring your family and friends to Beachwood on Saturday to watch the air show, and enjoy some delicious food!

Bean Bunny Chows - R25
Chicken Prego Rolls - R25
Boerewors Rolls - R25

See you there!

Wine Tasting at DCC

When: Our next tasting will be on Wed 17 July
Time:18:45 for 19:00pm
Where: Renaissance Room at DCC
(to the right of main entrance)

Steven Lack, owner of the International Wine Company will be presenting a line-up of top New Zealand wines. Cost is R160 including dinner!!!

RSVP to Linzi at durbanwinesociety@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Golf Draw

Friday 19th July, at Durban Country Club Waterman Bar, at 18H15pm Join us for drinks, snacks and lots of lucky draws! Tickets cost R50.

Seniors Lunch

Please be advised that due to numerous requests, we have now moved the Seniors Lunch to the 4th Tuesday of every month.

Next lunch: Tuesday 23rd July

Sports Quiz

Sunset Live

Introducing the premier Friday event in Durban, “SUNSET LIVE” is conceptualised to give the young professional an alternative to the usual and aims to be the most stylish, relaxing and fun place to be after a long week at work. Sunset Live is hosted at Duran Country Club, where the prestige and beauty of the place lends a unique feel to the event that won’t be replicated elsewhere.

This casual event starts at 16h00 where people can laze around the pool and have a few drinks with chilled music. As the sun sets, the night turns into a party atmosphere with an A-list assortment of live entertainment for the crowd.

Comfortable lounge areas in a beautiful setting overlooking the ocean will set the scene and the start of Durban hottest new event SUNSET LIVE.

Ticket Price: R40 Pre Sold R50 at the Door

Tickets are available from: Durban Country Club: Tel 031 313 1777

SMG Durban and SMG Rocks; Or Call Gareth Cameron on 083 648 4272


From the Fairways

Letter from Garth Davis re: Saturday afternoon competitions.

DCC News

On Tuesday 9 July we officially opened the 2013 Fin Cup. The big guns from the Dolphin’s cricket side and the almighty Sharks will test their golfing skills in this 6 day event (all played at Durban Country Club). If you feel like popping in and seeing all the stars ‘hitting’ this unfamiliar ball, take note of the following dates:

10 July:DCC,
12.00 to 12.16
1st Tee 1st 9 holes format:
Better Ball
2nd 9 holes:
24 July: B/W,
12.02 to 12.16
1st Tee 1st 9 holes format:
2nd 9 holes:
7 August: B/W,
12.02 to 12.16
1st Tee1st 9, holes format:
2nd 9 holes:
Better Ball
14 August: DCC,
12.00 to 12.16
1st Tee 1st 9, holes format:
2nd 9 holes:
28 August: B/W,
12.02 to 12.16
1st Tee 1st 9 holes format:
2nd 9 holes:
5 September
(Thurs and Final)
11.36 to 11.52
1st Tee 1st 9 holes format:
Better Ball
2nd 9 holes:

In just under a week away from the best and oldest tournament to take place; the Open Championship at Muirfield, brings with it the excitement of the 2nd year of the Claret Cup. With Keith Ford as the defending champion, I urge each and every one to book a time in next week Saturday’s Monthly Mug in conjunction with The Claret Cup. The Claret Cup is a Strokeplay trophy event with the best Nett taking the honours, (All divisions are welcome to take part).

To all Junior Members: please click here to download the entry form for the 2013 Junior Club Championships and you can submit it to the DCC Pro Shop.

Tournaments and Corporate Days:

13/07/2013Better Ball MedalAM/PM
16/07/2013Senior Golfers SocietyPM
17/07/2013Suncoast AlliancePM

Chuckle of the Week:


Two couples went out golfing together.

The men hit first from the men's tee and walked with the ladies to their tee box. The first lady took a mighty swing at the ball, missing it completely, while passing some gas rather loudly in the process - no one commented.

She addressed the ball again, but this time she passed just a little gas as she made contact with the ball, topping it and moving it only a short distance.

She said, "I wonder why it didn't go any further?"

One of the men said: "I don't think you gave it enough gas!"



News from John Dickson - Golf Professional

John Dickson Bio

  • Played Sunshine tour from 1993 to 1998
  • Teaching golf since 1995
  • Full time teaching in Durban since 1999.
  • Head Teaching professional at Durban Country since 2006
  • Been part of TAT Assessors since the PGA of South Africa started assessing.
  • KZN PGA committee for education (TAT)
  • Won PGA teacher of the year 2006.
  • KZN teacher of the year 2011.
  • Won teacher of the year 2012.
  • Teach variety of Playing Professionals. Adilson Da Silva, Alex Haindl, Andrew Curlewis and Brandon Peters.

Have a simple teaching philosophy focusing mainly on posture/ set up and how the body works in supporting the Golf Swing. Use SKLZ teaching/training aids, The Explanar and Video Software to helps students from Beginners to Professionals. Love the challenge of teaching and adapting to the variety of characters I encounter each day on the range. Never stop learning about the beautiful game of golf.

Ladies Golf

Congratulations to Lorraine Farrer who won the Challenor Cup for 2013.
Runner-up was Ronnie de Robbilard - Lorraine managed to beat Ronnie on the 18th - well played to you both.

Sad News; Jeanette Bannister who had sponsored the Ladies Benefit Cup for 30 years passed away last week. 30 years of sponsorship must be an all-time record. Condolences to her family from the Lady Golfers of Durban Country Club.

Vej Trophy on Tuesday 16 - make sure your name is down with a partner.

Winter Tournament - 26 July, (open event) - enter with a partner.

Thank you and see you on the course!



Club News

Special Offers

Weddings, Conferences & Functions at the Club

We offer our members a 50% discount on the venue hire rates

(The rates below are our Member rates - with the 50% discount)

Function Room Full Day
Renaissance Room R2 640.00
Athlone Room R 1 980.00
Belvedere Room R 4 675.00
Belvedere & Ballroom R 5 500.00
Waterman Room R 2 035.00
Umsinsi Room R 1 100.00
Grill Room R 5 500.00
Card Room R 825.00
Beachwood Lounge R 1 650.00
Beachwood Boardroom R 495.00

(Please note that the above prices do not include VAT)

Book your weddings, anniversaries & birthdays celebrations at the Club. As a Member you receive the above discounted rates! We also encourage our Members to please book company functions through the Club! Please forward us the person’s details responsible for booking your company functions so that we can get in touch with them for future bookings.

Please send their name, email address & tel number to

Pilates Classes at the Club

There is no better time than the present to get fit! Pilates classes are held at the Club on a Tuesday morning at 08h30, and a Thursday at 07h30. Contact Michelle Kew for more details or to book on: corechiropracticsa@gmail.com


The KidZone facility is an awesome venue for children and a great way to spend the day at the club with the kids blissfully entertained! It offers a number of activities to keep them occupied, including a giant jungle gym, swings, trampolines, sandpit, volleyball court and basketball court.

Birthday Parties

If your child has a birthday party coming up, look no further than the KidZone to host a fun party without the stress, or the mess. We’ll take care of all the catering and our qualified supervisor, Ignatia, will make sure your party runs smoothly!

Contact Corlette on 031 313 1748 or events@dcclub.co.za to book this very popular venue!

Bird Watching At Beachwood & DCC

The bird walks are held on the last Saturday morning of the month, and alternate between Durban Country Club and Beachwood courses, offering a wide range of diverse habitats!

Bird Watchers will meet next at DCC on Saturday 27th of July, at 06h30.

Membership Drive

Dear Members,

We would like you, our existing members to participate in this Membership Drive and be a part of the growth of your club.

We will reward those members, who introduce a new member to any category of membership, with a monetary credit into their membership account to the value of 15% for all new golf memberships and 10% for all other new memberships. This incentive will be based on the nett value of the membership excluding the free golf value.

For example:

Subscription type Subs’ amount Free golf value Nett subs’ Incentive value
Full member/Full golf R 10 000.00 R 4 200.00 R 5 800.00 R 870.00
Full member Ladies limited golf R 7 800.00 R 4 200.00 R 3 600.00 R 540.00
Associate member (Age 31 - 35) R 6 000.00 R 3 240.00 R 2 760.00 R 480.00
House member R 3 600.00 0.00 R 3 600.00 R 360.00

* All membership category introductions will qualify.

These membership rates are extremely attractive and represent a saving of approximately 20% to 25% in comparison to the 2012 subscription fees. This membership drive will continue until the end of the year, therefore we hope you will use this as an opportunity to actively participate in growing our membership base.

Junior Membership Special offer

(New members only)

Junior membership (Age up to 21 years) - Sport category only
R 80.00 per month. Get the 6th and 12th months free.

Membership entitles you to all recreational facilities as well as full use of the club house.

Recreation facilities…

6 world class tennis courts all of which are floodlit. There is also a mini-tennis centre with 4 courts especially for kids under the age of 10. Full programme incorporating the ‘Play and Stay’ system, which is a fun way to learn the game. Teaching professionals who offer a programme to all ages and abilities. Fun holiday activities. DCC participates in the junior and adult leagues and shields. Pro Shop for all tennis requirements. No charge for court usage and reasonable charge for floodlights.

2 top rated golf courses. Practice facilities.
Junior golf programme / clinics; Attractive green fees R85.00/ R80.00
Leading teaching Professional, John Dickson

6 squash courts; well supported & competitive league teams.

Kidzone & Swimming pool area, restaurant facilities
Giant jungle gym, swings, trampolines, sandpit, volleyball and basketball court
Poolside menu and waiter service available

DCC has amazing facilities for children of all ages to keep them busy and active in a healthy and safe environment. DCC is ideally situated so that it is attractive for kids from most central Durban schools. Great, healthy way for kids to spend their time during school holidays!

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