Farewell to a dear friend & the holidays approach

Hello everyone.

We start this week on a somber note unfortunately. We were deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Errol Armstrong on Sunday after a brief illness. Our condolences to his family and friends. He will be sorely missed! His service will be held on Friday, 25 November 2016 at 15:00 at St Paul’s Church, Tehore Road, Mulbarton.

Please keep Errol Buys in your prayers this week too, as he is gravely ill.

On a positive note we wish to report that Allan Sher – who was very ill in hospital is now home and recovering nicely. Best wishes for a speedy recovery Allan, and looking forward to seeing you back at the club soon.

The Weekday Senior Pensioners had their Club Champs and year-end lunch this week. All the winners are in the seniors section. The lunch was a festive affair with a delicious lunch afterwards. Sean’s efforts on the golf course received the praise they richly deserve too. Our Weekday Seniors are an integral part of this club and it is great to see them supporting the club week after week. Thanks gentlemen and ladies.

There are lots of great club happenings in the next few weeks, namely:

The Club End of Year Party is on Friday, 2 December and as usual it will be a fantastic party! Great food, music, requests and festivities to celebrate another wonderful year at Reading. Be here!

The Kids Christmas Tree is on the 4th of December at a cost of R30 per child (sweet hamper) and R40 per adult (tea/coffee and eats). Book with Roz urgently by calling (011) 907 8906.

The Members Christmas Lunch is on the 18th of December. The cost is R140 per person (Click here to view the menu). Bookings are open with Roz already on (011) 907 8906.

This Saturday is Month End Alliance and the Herman Rosen Trophy. We will be doing the second last 100 Club Draw for 2016 too. Sunday is Mixed Open and the Internationals are having their end-of-year lunch after golf, so a nice busy weekend with plenty of functions too.

On the course, Sean and his team continue their ongoing battle with Mother Nature…Once the rains and storms come, it is always a challenge to keep everything pristine, but by all accounts, that is exactly what they are doing. The course and bowling greens are stunning and the compliments keep on coming.

A number of you have contacted me in connection with land claims in the South of Johannesburg, which include our beloved Reading. I attended a meeting at Emperors Palace to to hear what it is all about and I will keep everyone informed in due course. This is a long process and will not have any effect in the short term. This affects Glenvista, Rand Water, Sanral, Thaba Ya Batswana to name just a few.

We have moved our pizza oven onto the patio for a trial period. Give the pizzas a try. You won’t be disappointed. Just remember the emphasis is not on speed. The idea is to have a leisurely drink while your pizzas are prepared from scratch on a first come, first served basis. Enjoy!

Have a great week and enjoy the build-up to the festive season. It’s a wonderful time of year and so much nicer when you can spend it at Reading.

See you all at the club.
David and the Team