Month of december
We are going to take a look at the Ladies over the years.
The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies
You will see that the dresscode changed over the years. And that even then shorts were being used by the ladies.
They celebrate the Holidays and Sinterklaas and every New Year they have a dinner on the terrace.
Every Tuesday they play their matches and afterwards at the long table a wine and some snacks are being served and stories are told.
We will add some more pictures the coming weeks but they have to be scanned first.
If you have any pictures at home please send them to us email@example.com
Month of November
Everybody who has met her once knows about whom we are talking . Mrs Ina Zingel, also known as the mother of the Golf. She was famous for her saying at the end of a prize giving: "That's all for today!"
She was the one who did all the groupings for the club in the weekend. And she was very strict unless she liked you a lot. On Friday when there was no Company match she would organize her fun matches and there were always lots of bitterballen and wine. In January the famous Zingel Cup has taken a prominent place for a number of years in our Yearly Schedule.
On one of the other photographs you see Frits Zingel her husband , famous architect of for example the Centro Pro Arte (There was a huge article about Centro Pro Arte and his architect not so long ago in the AD.)
Frits also was part of the Board and you will see his name on the Honorary Members Plaque in our Clubhouse.
Their four children were also part of the Club. Robert, as Golf pro, Duco Zingel, Bonkie Zingel and maybe some of you have met their daughter Suus, now known as Suus Siebesma.
Month of October
We are going ahead in time after we visited the far past and are going to a period in the beginning of 2000 when the Club had a great group of Juniors who played on the Monday afternoon in categories by age.
Moms and dads would accompany the kids once a month in a rotation schedule even if they did not know anything about golf themselves.
The pro at that time was Oliver Riding who you can find in the middle on his knees. If you look good , you will see a lot of parents and kids who are still a member of the Golfclub. They are a little bit older now but still we think you can recognize them. I will tell you two , one is our former president Denis Muys. I will give you a clue: Look on the left side of the picture. And the other one is Baldewijn Grul of Zest Restaurant at Jan Thiel. He is to be found on the right side of the picture.
Month of September
The greenskeepers and caddies
In the old days the greenkeepers would make sure that during matches the greens who were brownies at that time
were swiped with a special netted tool to flatten the footsteps made in the soft oily brownie greens.
In the morning members would do it themselves with a special wooden rake kind of tool to flatten the surface of the greens.
Some of the greenskeepers would caddy during the afternoon competition matches.
We continue our journey into the past with one of the Pro Am Tournaments. This one was held at the end of the sixties to be precise in 1968 or 1969
In the pictures you will see Peter Hahn at that time the head pro of the Country Club of Miami.
During these tournament the visiting pros would show their tricks as you can see in these pictures. Nowadays the visiting pro's to Pro Am Tournaments on the island do the same.
If you want to learn more about the
Country Club of Miami
-View from Tee Box Hole 2 toward Asfaltmeer
-View from Hole 3 Men/Hole 12 Ladies. In this picture this tee box was used as Hole 12 Men.
In front of the tee box you see another Teebox which was later on removed.In the old days that tee box was Hole number 3 Men.To the right you see the Ladies 12 tee box.
-View from now Hole 11 Ladies with then no cacti in front yet but with a palm tree in the middle of the fairway who later was removed. On the right side another palm tree that has also been removed.No concrete path on the right yet. And the t box looks much wider then it is now, the mat was wider then it is now. If you look in front of the tee box you will see another tee box on a lower level. This Tee box does not exist anymore. There was a new tee box made behind the present Teebox 11.
In 2021 the Curacao Golf & Squash Club will be celebrating its 90th birthday.
In the coming months we will upload some pictures from the good old days till the present days to show you how it was then and where we are today.
1. The club was founded in 1931. It was then called the Shell Golfclub as you can see in the first picture.
The first picture shows that Children and Dogs were not allowed on the course.
2. Inside the Clubhouse. There still was a wall between the clubhouse and hole 9/18
3.Side look from Hole 1 towards the old Clubhouse
4. Front view of the Club with the club flag
more to come soon .........