HISTORY OF THE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS The original idea of bringing together the men’s champion of every club in Kwa-Zulu Natal was the brainchild of the late Des Hamilton, a past Captain of Kloof. Since that occasion 46 years ago when the first ever Champion of Champions was held with such outstanding success, this golf tournament has grown in stature and popularity year by year. It has produced many top winners since Pat Kennedy of Zululand defied the elements in a storm-drenched first final (his group even survived a lightning strike). He set the pattern for a tournament that has now become a household name in Kwa-Zulu Natal golf circles. Internationals such as Brian Turner, David Suddards & locals like Derek James, Tim Clark, Bradley Davison, Mark Cox & Jared Harvey are some of the competitors who have graced the winner’s podium. The Ladies Champion of Champions was inaugurated in 1977 and for the last eleven years has been played over two days in conjunction with the men’s tournament. MESSAGE FROM KLOOF COUNTRY CLUB GOLF CAPTAINS It is a great honour to welcome all of the competitor’s to the 2018 Renasa Champion of Champions tournament held at Kloof Country Club. In its 46th year of us hosting this prestige’s event, we all of our members, staff, myself and lady captain wish you the very best of luck for this wonderful weekend of golf. We are indeed honoured to have both the Club Strokeplay and Matchplay Champions here present with us. And as such the winners of the tournament will follow in the footsteps of some of the top golfers of Kwazulu Natal whom have played and won this very same tournament. To win your home Club Championship is a magnificent accomplishment in its own right but to win this event and be crowned the Champion of Champions is a lifetime title that a good number will aspire to but only a magnificent few will ever achieve. And even further on as the event winner to possibly be invited to partake in a similar event on a national basis would be even more of a prestige’s trophy to display in your trophy showcase Good luck and please enjoy the hospitality of Kloof Country Club and our facilities. Best wishes to all competitors, Bob Dye – Club Captain, Kloof Country Club The Kloof ladies extend a very warm welcome all the participants in the 2018 Renasa Champion of champions. This prestigious event has been played for the past 46 years and every year it is an honour to be the hosting club. This year we have many ladies participating from an array of clubs and wish them all the best as they strive to be the champion of champions. Enjoy our beautiful course,magnificent greens and of course the wonderful game of golf. Heather Evans – Ladies Captain, Kloof Country Club KINDLY SELECT THE BELOW LINK TO BE REDIRECTED TO THE DRAW FOR THE RENASA INSURANCE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS DAY1 SATURDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER DRAW
At Kloof Country Club, your wedding is a special occasion set among the beautiful backdrop of our well-maintainedlawns and golf course. There are several designated areas for you to host your ceremony and reception. Each location has its own unique character and charm that can create a truly exquisite setting for capturing your memorable moments. It is because we know that your wedding will be one of the most important occasions in your lifetime that Kloof Country Club’s team of professional staff are dedicated to ensuring that your day is exceptional in every way, for both the bridal couple and guests. Your wedding day should be as unique as you are and therefore we offer the choice of our fully inclusive wedding special package or can assist you in a personalised package to suit your own needs and requirements. We invite you to make an appointment with our Functions Coordinator, Lisa, who will be delighted to show you all the options we can offer and assist you with any special requests. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 031 764 0555 for more information. Wedding Ceremony Venues A Kloof Country Club Ceremony is a special event set among the beautiful backdrop of our well maintained lawns and Golf Course, there are several designated areas for you to host your ceremony which comes with Chairs, Red Carpet scattered with petals, Draped Arch . Reception Venues Mowat Room Maximum Capacity of 200 guests (without a dance floor) or 170 guests (with a dance floor) Opens up onto our enclosed veranda which is perfect for welcome drinks for your guests or if your numbers are large, can also be used as an over-flow facility Holdsworth Room Maximum Capacity of 90 guests (without a dance floor) or 70 guests (with a dance floor). Private Bar Private Balcony (perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony) Our Manicured and pristine golf course is the most beautiful backdrop for your photographs, With multiple dams the flora and fauna flourishes all year round bringing an abundance of bird life. Our team in the Kitchen are always tantalizing taste-buds with their creative dishes, May you be wanting a plated 4 course meal or a large buffet, we can assist. Even for those with dietary requirements or a strict budget, we will liaise with our Head Chef to make sure all is exactly as per your wishes.
You heard right! This Friday, 13th July Kloof Country Club hosts The GEE JAY’S LIVE for a once off FREE event! Come ready to rock and roll the night away under the stars and tuck into market style food and beverages that will be on special. This not to be missed event starts at 18h00 with The GEE JAY’S opening the floor as the moon rises. There will not be any pre-booked tables for this particular event, so please come early to secure your spots. Also, we advise that you wrap up warm as there will be a winter chill. The Veranda Restaurant will be open and it’s specials will be available, however bookings for any of these specials or the restaurant is essential and limited on 031 764 0555. Please Note: Outside food and beverages will be prohibited For any further Information contact Chelsea on email@example.com
On Sunday, 1st July Lost Souls Animal Rescue joined forces with Kloof Country Club for a fundraiser unlike any other. The event began in the early evening an ran right through until sunset, with music flowing across the verdant hills of Kloof. Parable 15 kick started the event at 14h30, followed by LMB and finishing off with Twobob Garage Band. Fun was had by everyone, including young and small. Kloof Country Club is thrilled to have been a part of this great fundraiser for Lost Souls Animal Rescue.
On Tuesday, 22nd of June, ‘The Hills Retirement Community (THRC)’ hosted a Golf Day at Kloof Country Club, with a difference… The players were invited to play for free – Imagine that! It was a ‘freebie!’ In a society where it has become widely accepted that there are no free lunches, imagine the consternation and disbelief when players were informed that they would be required to pay nothing; that their entrance fees, halfway lunches and drinks were all courtesy of the THRC. And, going even further, there were to be no fund-raising projects such as raffles, or donation requests on the day. (In fact a few golfers, who did offer to contribute to the event, were baffled when their kind offers were politely declined). And that was not all! The prizes were such as had never before been encountered by players before; they were totally bizarre! For example when players approached the 18th green (the deciding green for the ‘hole-in-one’ competition), instead of the customary BMW or Jaguar cars alongside the green, they were amazed to see a frail care bed, a commode, and a sign which announced that first prize was one weeks stay in KRH Frail care Home; with second prize being two weeks; and even stranger the sign went on to offer a Loo-with-a- view as a consolation prize. (One golfer was even heard to remark that he was puzzled as to whether the view referred to was that from the loo; or of the loo in action?) But that was not the only surprise in store for the golfers. Unknown to them, their game was being observed by a well known eye-specialist – Dr. Izzy Dorff, and during the course of the competition, he handed out vouchers for free eye tests. The vouchers mostly went to people who (from the standard of their putting), obviously had difficulty in seeing the hole; however some golfers even appeared unable to make out the green or fairway, as they kept landing on adjacent fairways. For these, although Dr. Dorff undertook to honour his promise of free eye tests, he cautioned that even with new glasses, he doubted whether it would make any difference to the quality of their game. He suggested that perhaps they should consider taking up a game such as bowls, as they obviously needed bigger balls! But why did THRC host this strange event. And especially… why would they do so on a free and gratis basis? (After all they are a non-profit company?) Unlike many other retirement communities in South Africa, The Hills Retirement Community stands out from the crowd! They are unique in the following ways: The Hills has an enduring pedigree of care, stretching back to 1904, when it first commenced operations as a convalescence home on the very same Abelia Road site. It was established by; and continues to receive support from, the Upper Highway Rotary Clubs – as such it deservedly enjoys a reputation earned through dedicated care! They have a high level of expertise … a highly skilled and professional staff team equipped to offer advice on a wide range of topics, and committed to going that extra mile. Additionally they are a Home, which attracts the right kind of people … The organisation seems to attract residents who refuse to adopt the stereotypical ‘waiting for God’ attitude, but instead, continue to live meaningful and adventurous lives. The Hills is about people! … Whereas most other retirement organisations are focused on bricks and mortar – The Hills are concerned with people; and ways in which they are able to assist them. The Hills has a different approach to retirement… they are driven by an ethos, which combines the stimulation of continuing independence with the compassion of committed care… and this unique blend makes them truly the ‘Go-to’ people for Retirement Matters. And it was to create awareness of The Kloof Rest Home Associations new brand – The Hills Retirement Community, that they hosted such a different game of golf. They can be contacted on one of the following… Phone (office hours): 031-764 3121 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org To book your Golf Day at Kloof Country Club email us on email@example.com
Conferencing at Kloof is made easy with 3 beautiful indoor venues to choose from, each with their own character and charm. Step away from the office, and be absorbed by the lush grasslands golf course surroundings… Full Day Conferencing – (R 361.58 per person) However book your event with us until the 31st July 2018 and only pay R299 when referencing Our Blog! This package includes: Venue Hire, Cordials, Mints, Water, Arrival Coffee Station with Snacks, Two Course Lunch with a Beverage & Afternoon Coffee Station served with Snacks. Contact Lisa on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0317640555 for more information or availibility. Where to meet at Kloof Country Club? The Mowat Hall This recently renovated main hall is spectacular for large groups. This air-conditioned room is capable of seating guests as follows: Cinema Style – 200 School Room Style – 90 Half-Moon Tables – 35 Round Tables – 70 The Holdsworth Room The Holdsworth Room boasts unique character and is perfect for intimate meetings. Guests can enjoy the beautiful view of the 18 Hole from the room’s private balcony, or a cold beverage at the room’s own private bar. This air-conditioned room is capable of seating guests as follows: Cinema Style – 100 School Room Style – 50 Half-Moon Tables – 35 Round Tables – 70 The Board Room Suitable for smaller groups of up to 20 people. What to expect from our kitchen… Our in-house chefs who are dedicated to providing you and your guests with delicious catering based on your requirements. Specialised dietary requirements can be arranged however will be quoted separately on request. Should you be working with a budget or have something unique in mind, do not hesitate to contact our Functions Coordinator who will liaise with our Head Chef to create a unique menu specially designed for you. For the attached special you may select either a choice of one starter & one main or one main & one dessert option for your guests to choose from the Menu below: STARTERS Peri-Peri Chicken Livers Chicken Livers sauteed in a Peri Peri Sauce with Cream served with Melba Toast Grilled Calamari Grilled in Lemon Butter served with a portion of Rice Chicken Salad Strips of tender Chicken tossed together with Seasonal Salad and drizzled with a Tangy Dressing MAINS Grilled Hake Hake Grilled with Lemon Butter served with Rice or Chips accompanied with a garnish salad Chicken Schnitzel Chicken, crumbed to perfection served with Chips, Seasonal Vegetables and a choice of either Cheese or Mushroom Sauce. 250g Rump Grilled to your perfection served with Chips and Garnishing Salad DESSERTS Fresh Fruit Salad with Ice Cream Or A Slice of Cheesecake
Kloof Country Club is very proud of resident Golf Professional Kate Brett-Castle Well done Kate – You have made many woman, aspiring golfers and Kloof very proud! Here is the full article from Michael Vlismas of Sport News. Michael Vlismas JOHANNESBURG (5 October 2016) – The PGA of South Africa recognised the important role women play in golf when they named KwaZulu-Natal professional Kate Brett-Castle as their 2016 Apprentice of the Year at their annual awards ceremony. And Brett-Castle is determined to be further inspiration for this. The former UK native and now PGA teaching professional at Kloof Country Club believes her success can inspire more women to follow a similar path in the game. “Sally Little was one of my idols. Her and Nancy Lopez were the inspiration for me because they showed me there were women playing the game and doing well. I never wanted to play the game as a touring professional. I got more enjoyment out of teaching the game. “Now I want to show people that you don’t have to only be good and elite to be allowed on the golf course and that women can enjoy the game at their level as well,” says Brett-Castle. Brett-Castle was raised in the United Kingdom and remembers her first golf coach there saying she wouldn’t go any further in learning the game unless she changed her grip. “For me, becoming a PGA professional was about filling a gap that’s been there all of my life. If I had found a me to help me with my coaching when I was young I would not have felt so intimidated or shy in the game. Thankfully the game now is so much more pro-active in terms of getting juniors into golf and helping them at whatever level they play the game.” Brett-Castle is also hoping to bring her unique experience of being a woman in golf to also studying the differences between men and women’s golf swings. “I’m very interested in the differences in coaching women compared with men, especially when it comes to the differences in their bodies and biomechanics and that’s something I’m studying further now.” Photo: Kate Brett-Castle is congratulated by Paul Marks (left), chairman of the PGA of South Africa, and Ivano Ficalbi (right), Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of South Africa, after being named the association’s 2016 Apprentice of the Year. Credit: PGA of SA.
Kloof Country Club along with it’s trusted suppliers of the Upper Highway Area invite you to take the next step in your adventure to marriage and to view all the fabulous and unique packages they have to offer. Gowns, Florists, Decor and Photographers will all be available to view alongside Kloof’s very own newly renovated function rooms. Save the date for the 15th October from 8 am – 8 pm and make sure you, your bridal party and future hubby all pop in and experience a day as a Kloof Country Club Bride and Groom! Throughout the day our Food & Beverage department will be spoiling us with tastings of their delicious foods, and for those who are extra hungry there will be fantastic specials available too! Do not miss this unbelievable step in making all of your dreams come true with the help of Kloof and the best of the Upper Highway! For daily updates on what to expect make sure to follow our event on Facebook! Also, if you have not yet viewed our magnificent 2016/17 wedding special kindly contact Lisa, our Weddings coordinator on email@example.com or call us now on 031 764 0555!
This week’s yummy special is a 400g T Bone Steak served with Chips & Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables. R89 single, R170 for two people. Sauces optional extra: cheese, jalapeño cheese, mushroom or pepper. Available lunch or dinner – Tuesday to Friday. No take away – eat in only. Limited offer while stock lasts You don’t have to be a member to use our dining facilities or our beautiful outside veranda! Booking essential: 031 764 0555.
With the Re-vamp of our Boardroom, Kloof Country Club is a prouder than ever venue for all your corporate needs. Able to cater for large conferencing groups as well as your smaller business meeting needs. Come and Visit Chelsea at Kloof Country Club now to view our venues!
Kloof Country Club is thrilled to announce the release of our 2016 Wedding Special. Don’t hesitate on saving for years for your special day, book now on this unbelievable deal! Wedding Ceremony Venues A Kloof Country Club Ceremony is a special event set among the beautiful backdrop of our well maintained lawns and Golf Course, there are several designated areas for you to host your ceremony which comes with Chairs, Red Carpet scattered with petals, Draped Arch . Reception Venues Kloof Country Club has 5 fantasic venues for you to choose from Mowat Room *Maximum Capacity of 200 guests (without a dance floor) or 170 guests (with a dance floor) *Opens up onto our enclosed veranda which is perfect for welcome drinks for your guests or if your numbers are large, can also be used as an over-flow facility Holdsworth Room *Maximum Capacity of 90 guests (without a dance floor) or 70 guests (with a dance floor). *Private Bar *Private Balcony (perfect for a wedding ceremony) Our Manicured and pristine golf course is the most beautiful backdrop for your photographs, With multiple dams the flora and fauna flourishes all year round bringing an abundance of bird life. Our team in the Kitchen are always tantalizing taste-buds with their creative dishes, May you be wanting a plated 4 course meal or a large buffet, we can assist. Even for those with dietary requirements or a strict budget, we will liaise with our Head Chef to make sure all is exactly as per your wishes. View or 2016 wedding special by following the link below or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org KCC Wedding Special