Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

La Castle Vania - Assembly

It was a pushing it party. A picture paints a thousand words...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Daly Cup Epic Finish

The Daly Cup came to a thrilling climax on Sunday evening at the De Zalze Golf Club and estate. At the turn it was pretty even going with The Meerkat holding onto a slender 1 stroke advantage over the Main Cheese, with Donk, CHarles Roff and the Great Dayne a further 2 strokes back.

It was here that the Meerkat, who seemed to be feeling the ill effects of the awesome burger at halk way, lost the plot and any chance of winning his maiden Daly Cup. An errant tee shot saw his drive out of bounds, and after running back to the tee to hit another, banged the second out of bounds too. Donk also began to capitualte here on the 10th as this saw him put together 3 straight doubles.

It was the Great Dayne however who managed to keep it together on the stroke 2 and sink a legthy birdie putt for a 4 point swing on the leader thus catapulting himself into the lead. Solid golf kept him there until the final hole. Meanwhile the Ruth had been quietly moving up the leaderboard with some solid golf and standing on the 18th tee box found himself only 1 back. Both Great and Ruth had monster drives on the short Par 4 18th leaving themselves 30m in for their 2nd. Great playing in front of Ruth, was standing over an 8ft birdie putt for the title and managed to 3 putt, missing a 3ft putt coming back!

With it all to do, Ruth, in what can only be described as on of the most remarkable shots of the day, thinned his ball through the bunker and it rolled right through and onto the green, stopping 8ft ftom the hole. He then stood over this putt of only 8 ft to win the Daly Cup on his first attempt and with steely resolve he drained it to take the title by a solitary stroke from a distraught Great Dayne.

Charles Roff walked away with the wooden spoon for most golf, but it was a hotly contested affair with the woeful Donk and defending champion Nic Mac, who might as well not have turned up.

Most Golf: JADH Charton 99 (net)
Lowest round (gross): D Allenbrook 75
Lowest round (net): D Allenbrook 68
Biggest winning margin: N McConnachie 5 shots

19/07/07 MJ King (Mowbray)
14/08/07 S Mortlock (Mowbray)
25/10/07 J Charton (Royal Cape)
18/12/07 D Allenbrook (Mowbray)
17/02/08 D Allenbrook (Mowbray)
10/08/08 N McConnachie (Mowbray)
12/09/10 R Morris (De Zalze)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wozniacki dress too short?

Is there such a thing?

Below is th article from Huffington Post:

Caroline Wozniacki is enjoying a terrific U.S. Open. On Monday, the 20-year-old sensation ousted Maria Sharapova to advance to the quarterfinals. Her dress, which barely covered any of her legs, was noticeable to many viewers. After the match, Wozniacki was asked about the outfit during a press conference.

"I think it's nice," she said, adding that she will "get a lot of male fans now" due to the revealing dress. Previously, she shared her thoughts on "very pretty" Anna Kournikova.

The Danish tennis player is not the only woman to draw attention due to her U.S. Open attire. Venus Williams' skimpy dress was a hot topic over Labor Day weekend.

Scroll down for photos of Wozniacki's dress. What do you think of it?

Surely not?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wozniacki vs Sharapova

The US open served up something special last night with two of the loviest ladies of the game doing battle in the womens 4th round at Flushing Meadows in New York.
Caroline Wozniacki the top seeded Dane was in action against the returning from injury Maria Sharapova. The crowds were packed into cetre court to watch the ladies do battle, and they were not dissapointed with Wozniacki running out an eventual winner 6-4, 6-3.

Below are images from the match (not really)....delightful.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Jardine Restaurant

On Saturday it was Puppy's birthday so we went to Jardine on Bree street to celebrate. The establishmant is a rather good bakery during the day and a boutique fine dining restaurant by night. It was recomended to me by The Pecan Farmer, so I decided to give it a try.

On walking in, we were met by the host, a pretty blond girl, rather surprisingly not of eatern european descent, and were led upstairs to our table. We were waited upon by no less than 4 waiters in the first 5 minutes! It was hectique! Bringing us wine, breads, souflee'd starters, weird little tasters in spoons, all sorts of hectic little tasty things. I was quite taken aback. We were not particularly hungry owing to the huge lunch we had had, so each ordered the 2 course option (R240 pp) of a starter and main. The food came with rather quickly, and was absolutely delicious. It looked like art, not food. Each dish created with painstaking attention to detail. The mussels were out of this world, and I was assured that these were the best Puppy had ever tasted!

On to our mains and the duck I had was insane! Prob the tastiest meat I have eaten, it was truly awesome. A full 10/10 must go to Jardine and the vibe they put out. It has an air of pure class. The staff are friendly and know their stuff, be it the menu or the varied wine selection. The only deterrant might possibly be the price, Ideally what you would want to go for would be the 3/4/5 course options, and this will set you back between R300 and R450 pp. But if you were looking for one of the best dining experiences in Cape Town, then you must look no further than Jardine.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Forty Love?

The US Open Tennis has caught my attention at the moment, not for the unrivalled tennis prowess on offer, or for the big vibe that the US Open puts out.

No, it is because of the absolute crackers that have emerged from seeminginly nowhere into the ladies game! Move over Anna K, these are some of the new belters in town. I introduce to you, in no particular order...

Maria Kirilenko

Nicole Vaidisova

Sorana Cirstea

Caroline Wozniacki

Alona Bondarenka

Not half bad. Enjoy the tennis!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Nadoes hit 50 in the Semi!!

In what can only be described as a lesson in the prowess of running rugby, the unstoppable Nadoes machine rolled on last night on the green mile with a 54-0 thrashing of the Marquad old Boys.

They came out of the blocks firing and were definately up for the game. But very early on the Nadoes stamped their authority on the game with a solid forward movement which ended in Bermuda powering over for the opener. Lockers duly added the extras and the Nadoes were up and running. The MOB continued to contest at the breakdowns and won a few penalties. But it always just felt like a matter of time.

The straw that broke the camels back came in the form of the try of the match for phil the drill with Great Dayne throwing a hail mary pass to The-O who sidled past his man and put the drill away to dot down under the sticks.

From then on it looked like an insurmountable task and with the beginning of the second half, cam the beginning of the end for the MOB. The Nadoes then ran amuck and cut the opposing backline to shreds. The subs were rolling and it seemed to make no difference as the tries continued with prolific abandon.

It was an out and out rugby f*ckshow. The crowd loved it and the ladies were wetter than the field.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Daly Cup Revival

It has been ages since the last running of the Daly Cup. It was on that fateful day that the Croc grabbed the most coveted prize in Cape Town Golf.

Rumours are flying around as to the identity of the players that will make up this iterations field. Names like Ruth Morris, Charles Roff and Thomas Vaughan have been used, and in what could be an amazing occurrence, the 2 time champion and only player ever to win the Daly cup back to back with a competition record of 75, the Great Dayne could be dusting off he clubs and throwing his name back into the mix to vy for this awesome prize.

Murray King will probably be in attendance and will be trying his utmost not to land the wooden spoon for a record breaking 5th time.

For past winners and records as well as the previos tournaments write-ups look below.