A note from the General Manager

Shaun Thumb

Happy Easter to all our members! I hope you all enjoyed the extended weekend with your friends and family.

The weather over the past few weeks has been amazing and its safe to say that the Summer season is well on its way. It has been great to see our members enjoying these conditions with attendance levels high on the golf course, the outside tennis courts back in action and outdoor boot camps being well subscribed.

I have to mention ‘The Masters’ and the gargantuan effort from Tiger Woods to win his 5th Master’s title and ending his 14 year drought at Augusta. Tiger’s victory was an emotional one for me as it took me back decades, remembering him bursting onto the scene and dominating the golfing landscape for nearly 20 years. A dedicated professional, Tiger personifies the old adage ‘you get out what you put in’.

Tiger’s daily routine

6:30 am – One hour of Cardio training. Choice between endurance runs, sprints or biking
7:30 am – One hour of lower weight training. 60-70 percent of normal lifting weight, high reps and multiple sets
8:30 am – High protein/low-fat breakfast. Typically includes egg-white omelette with vegetables
9:00 am – Two hours on the golf course. Hit on the range and work on swing
11:00 am – Practice putting for 30 minutes to an hour
Noon – Play nine holes
1:30 pm – High protein/low-fat lunch. Typically includes grilled chicken or fish, salad and vegetables
2:00 pm – Three-to-four hours on the golf course. Work on swing, short game and occasionally play another nine holes
6:30 pm – 30 minutes of upper weight training. High reps.
7:00 pm – Dinner and rest

Coming back from 1,199th in the world after 4 operations on his back, the last being a spinal fusion, is simply an awe-inspiring feat. Now, thrust back into the top 10 golfers in the world, Tiger’s dedication and drive to be the best is certainly something we can choose to admire and perhaps use as inspiration to accomplish our own personal goals.

I hope you will all enjoy reading this edition of the club newsletter. The team are all very busy arranging activities, events and improvements for you to enjoy over the coming weeks.  You can book some of our social events online – click here.

I look forward to seeing you all at the club soon.

Shaun Bakker
General Manager

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