SPORTS & LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER – 03 AUGUST

Dear Members and Residents

We are proud to announce the Mount Edgecombe Country Club Sports and Lifestyle Festival on the 16th September – this is an open-day where we encourage you to bring your family and friends along and participate in the many competitions across all sports and enjoy a fun family day out! Please see all the details further along. To book your spot in the various competitions please watch out for the individual posters for each and every sport.

It’s official! You can now pay your Club payments online! I am sure this will prove to be extremely convenient for many of you. Please see the steps to do this below.

We are also pleased to inform you that Dumat Dam has been given the green light and is clear after the nasty sewerage leak. You may once again go fishing.

 

I do hope you have a great rest of the week and please stay in touch.
Contact details  – desiree@mountecc.co.za

You’re welcome!
Kind Regards,

– Club Manager –

 

 


ONLINE PAYMENTS @ THE CLUB

You are now able to pay your accounts online. Please follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit www.mountedgecombe.com
  2. Click Member Portal Login
  3. Insert your ID number and password
  4. Click on Credit Card Enabled Transactions
  5. Select whether you want to pay your Club (Subs) or Spending Account

That’s it!
We trust this will prove most convenient to you.

Thank you for your patronage and see you soon.

 


THE MOUNT EDGECOMBE APP

 

The app was launched in February earlier this year and has proved highly successful, with over 1,000 people downloading it. We thank you for supporting this innovative initiative. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, let us tell you a little about why you should.

The app is tailored to meet our needs on the Estate and is centered around the very latest chat technology. At the moment, Estate 1 is unable to receive visitor access codes through the App, but they are in the process of upgrading their systems and should be able to receive visitor access codes through the App shortly. We urge all Estate Two Residents to please download the app and familiarise yourselves with all it offers.

Today, apps have revolutionized how businesses communicate with customers – in our case, how we directly communicate with Residents and Members. Among the many advantages of the app are the following provisions:

  1. Information at your fingertips through the extensive FAQs
  2. Visitor access codes for Estate 2 – a great cost saving as the Estate no longer needs to SMS codes.
  3. Takeaways for both the Club and The Watershed Cafe
  4. Golf booking requests
  5. Mini Account Statements
  6. Emergency numbers
  7. Important push notification which takes communication with Residents to a new level
  8. A direct communication tool with Residents, Members, and Management during working hours.
The Mount Edgecombe Country Club app is now available for download from the IOS App store or Google Play Store.  All you need to login is your ID number. An OTP (One Time Password) will be sms’d to your phone. For a tutorial on the app, please click here.

 


MOUNT EDGECOMBE COUNTRY CLUB SPORTS & LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL

 

We are delighted to announce the “Event OF The Year” – The Mount Edgecombe Country Club Sports & Lifestyle Festival sponsored by CMH Land Rover Umhlanga on 16th September.  This Festival is open to Residents and Members and we encourage you to invite your family and friends. Please support this fun, family, sporty day and come and see what our rejuvenated Country Club has to offer.
The aim of the festival is to bring the Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate community together but also to boost Non-Residential Membership which is vital to the sustainability of the Club. A successful Club has a direct impact on our Brand which positively effects your property values.  To boost Club Membership, we will be offering some great membership offers.

Highlights of the day include:
07h00 The Prop247 Fishing Competition
10h00 The Cornubia Mall Mountain Biking and Trail Running competition
11h00 Chipping Competition
12h00 The Golf competition
12h30 Kid’s tennis
13h00 Dance show by Emma Tompson and her little dancers
14h00 Kid’s putt-putt competition
15h00 Bunnies golf competition
15h30 Bowls Demo
16h40 Bowls U50’s vs over 50’s
18h00 Prize giving with Darren Maule
19h00 Prize Giving dinner

AND there is much much more including markets, a sports village, a pop-up gin bar, beer tent and all culminating in a prize giving at 18h00 where prizes will be presented by Darren Maule! Please see the poster attached. We encourage you to participate in the many fun competitions we will be holding throughout the day.

Over the past 2 years, your Country Club Management has been following a very specific strategy to upgrade the Club on all fronts and we are immensely pleased with the great changes we have implemented. The festival is to showcase and celebrate the upliftment of your Club.

Some of the Club improvements we are proud of are:

  • The opening of The Watershed
  • The building of the CMH Land Rover uMhlanga Trail which is, this month, being extended onto Estate 1.
  • The refurbishment of the Golf Shop and enhancement of the Golf experience
  • The rebranding of our Golf Courses from Course 1 and Course 2 to The Woods and The Lakes
  • The redecorating of the Clubhouse reception area
  • The upgrade of the Sandpiper Function Venue
  • The introduction of HITfit and a Mount Edgecombe Country Club Juniors squash team
  • The introduction of under 25-year old’s bowling
  • The Introduction of dancing, MTB lessons, squash and holiday clubs for the children on the Estate
  • The introduction of an extensive array of Resident events – Food & Wine airing, comedy nights, musical evenings, movie nights, Diwali celebrations and taking Halloween to an all-time new level.

Over the next 6 weeks we will be sending our information on each and every sport, highlighting what competitions you can participate in.  Please be sure to book your spot!

 


HITFIT 8 WEEK CHALLENGE

 


PANI PADDLERS

If you are interested in paddling on Pani, this information will prove useful to you.

You are free to paddle on Pani at any time of the day, 7 days a week.  If however you are paddling during golfing hours, you should stick to the middle of the dam to avoid errant shots!

There is a nominal annual membership fee, a membership form and indemnity to complete which you may obtain from Loshini at the Club’s admin office (031) 539 5330. We will then add you to our list of Members wanting rack space at the Watershed to store your craft. The racks are currently allocated at this stage.

The Paddling Club meets at Pani on Wednesday evenings at around 16h30 for a social paddle, followed by a beer or two at the Watershed Cafe.

Thank you and if you need any further assistance, please call me.

Martin Perling
Chairman ~ Pani Paddlers
Cell: 082 891 3348

 


TENNIS

Congratulations to Thomas Rey (pictured above with coach Greg) who recently won the Boys Under 16 Mini Series in Durban. Tom and his partner also went on to win the doubles event, which is an amazing achievement.

The event is a series of ranking tournaments held throughout the year.

Tom is now ranked in the top 2 or 3 in the province and has his eyes set on the next event later in the year.

All his hard work is paying off. Keep it up Tom!

Roscoes Pro Tennis Academy right here at Mount Edgecombe Country Club – for all ages!

Call Greg on 083 770 1024.
Specials on group lessons for kids – 50% off on first term’s fees!

 

 


AMBASSADOR OF THE MONTH

Since the inception of the joint security initiative on the Estates, we have focused on training and discipline, both in line with hospitality and relating to operating procedures.

The morale of the staff has been fantastic and this assisted the smooth merge of Excellerate becoming the main service provider to both Estates. To ensure we are constantly improving and retain the levels of morale, we have launched an initiative called “Ambassador of the Month”. This is an award that will be presented on a monthly basis to the security guard/s who has gone above and beyond their “call of duty”.

Should you as a Resident, or one of your visitors feel that a security officer’s service has been exemplary, then we urge you to please draft a commendation email to your relevant Estate Manager – desiree@mountecc.co.za or estatemanager@meccema1.co.za

A certificate of appreciation from MECCEMA and an AAA Certificate from Excellerate will be awarded and at an annual event, an Ambassador of the year will be chosen from your nominations.

 


HAPPY 99th BIRTHDAY, LINDA McARTHUR

One of our very proud Members of Estate Two submitted this which we wish to share with all of you:

“I’m not too sure who the oldest resident on the Estate is, but my husband’s gran turned 99 years old on the 20th July. We celebrated with a lovely lunch at the Watershed on Sunday. Her name is Linda McArthur and she lives in The Rushes on Estate 1.” Jani Johnson

A resounding happy birthday, Linda, from all of us! May your year ahead be filled with bottomless blessings.

 


NEW BOAR’S HEAD TUESDAY & THURSDAY SPECIAL

 

 


WATERSHED CAFE SPECIALS FOR AUGUST

 

BREAKFAST (Served from 6:30am-10:30am)

PULLED PORK BENEDICT R85
Slow Roasted BBQ pulled pork set on toasted English muffins, with rocket, 2 poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.

SCOTH EGG R55
Boiled egg wrapped in pork mince and deep fried in panko bread crumbs served on creamed spinach, sautéed cherry tomatoes, bacon jam, hollandaise sauce and reduced balsamic vinegar.

 

LUNCH / DINNER (served from 12pm)

PULLED PORK TRAMEZZINI R75
BBQ pulled pork, red cabbage, spring onion, rocket and cheese filled tramezzini served with fries or side salad.
NORWEGIAN SALMON R165
Grilled rare fillet of Norwegian salmon basted in maple soy and toasted with sesame seeds served with asparagus, baby potatoes, cracked cherry tomatoes, Phuket mango salsa and lemon butter sauce.
THAI YELLOW CHICKEN AND PRAWN CURRY R120
Chicken and prawn tails simmered in a blend of coconut milk, ginger, garlic, turmeric and lemongrass served with basmati rice, pineapple chutney and cucumber raita.
SALDANHA BAY MUSSELS
Cozze Aglio R125
Prawn and Saldanha mussels cooked in olive oil, white wine, chillies, anchovy, lemon, and cherry tomatoes served with linguini or penne pasta.
Saldanha Bay Mussel Pot R125
Saldanha mussels simmered in a creamy garlic and white wine sauce served with toasted ciabatta slices.
Thai Yellow Mussel, Prawn Tail & Line Fish Pot R145
Saldanha mussels with line fish pieces and prawn tails simmered in fragrant lemongrass, garlic, ginger, coconut and coriander sauce served with toasted ciabatta slices and white rice.
CAFÉ DE PARIS T-BONE R165
500g chargrilled T-bone grilled to perfection topped with Cafe de Paris compound butter served with a choice of your side.

 

 


31 CLUB BRIDGE DRIVE

 


MOUNT EDGECOMBE ESTATE CONTACT NUMBERS

Mount Edgecombe Country Club:
031 539 5330

The Golf Shop:
031 539 1010

Driving Range:
031 833 0753

Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate One:
031 502 2534

Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate One Security:
031 539 2998

Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate Two:
031 502 5360

Estate Two Control Room:
031 539 3144

The Watershed Cafe:
031 539 8313

 

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