Members on the move

We were all looking forward to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. What we did not anticipate during the month of October was that the booking sheets did not fill up as expected. Especially Saturdays and the days when the Springboks did their thing on the rugby field. After investigation, we realised that a number of members migrated to Japan to be part of the Rugby World Cup.

I know of Wikus Minnie and Johan Minnie, who went to Japan to see the first few South African games, as well as two Namibian games before they came back. Then on Sunday, we witnessed Renso Nel on World television supporting the Boks against Japan.

Please let us know who else had the time and money to be part of Rugby World Cup 2019.

A very happy group of South Africans (and Namibians) in Japan. Johan Minnie on the left and Wikus Minnie on the right.
Just when Renso thought he slipped under the radar, the TV camera picked him up and exposed another Paarlite in Japan.

Many moons ago

Last week’s three were identified as: FLTR Andy van Wyk, Rudy Maree and Iaan Bent (non-member). The lady again remains a mystery. Thanks to Kevin Maree, Anneline du Plessis and Jan Hanekom who identified them for us.
I sincerely hope that I would receive some feedback on who the people on the photograph are. Please e-mail me at manager@paarlgc.co.za if you recognise any of the individuals on the photographs.

In conversation with our Members

Do you want to see your picture on the wall?

Please hand in this form at registration or admin if you want to be featured in our next newsletter.

Email your photo to administration@paarlgc.co.za or we can take a photo.

Know your birdies from your eagles

Reed Cormorant (Rietduiker)

Description
This is a small cormorant at 50–55 cm length and a 85 cm wingspan. In the breeding season, the bird is mainly black and glossed green. The wing coverts are a silvery colour. It has a longish tail, a short head crest and a red or yellow face patch. The bill is yellow.

Sexes are similar, but non-breeding adults and juveniles are browner in colour, with a white belly. Some southern races retain the crest all year round.

Behaviour
The reed cormorant can dive to considerable depths, but usually feeds in shallow water. It frequently brings prey to the surface and catches a wide variety of fish. It prefers small slow-moving fish, and those with long and tapering shapes, such as mormyrids, catfishes, and cichlids.
Two to four eggs are laid in a nest in a tree or on the ground, normally hidden from view by long grass.

Habitat
This is a common and widespread species and is not considered to be threatened. It breeds on freshwater wetlands or quiet coasts.

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Tuesday 15 October 2019
Ladies Competition, Individual Stableford
Old Course
Place Name Score
1st Nicolette Dunbar 39
2nd
Mari Kilian
38
3rd Annemie du Toit 37
Wednesday 16 October 2019
Wednesday Competition, 4 BBB Medal

Old Course
Place Name Score
1st Charl Goosen
Andre Moller
61
2nd Ganief Daniels
Ruben Riffel
63
3rd Mike Hope
Tim Hadfield
63
Friday, 18 October 2019
  Friday Afternoon Sundowner, Individual Stableford

Place Name Score
1st Wayne Minnies 20
2nd C. Carolissen 18

 

Saturday, 19 October 2019
4 Ball Regressive Alliance

Old Course
Place Name Score
1st Andre Moller
Leon Cronje
Charl Goosen
Willem Basson
90
2nd
Matthys Odendaal
Surita
Pieter vd Westhuizen
Emil Bohme
88
Winelands Course
Place Name Score
1st Riaan Kritzinger
Bertus van Niekerk
Frans Strooh
Deon vd Spuy
86
2nd
Jacques Anderson
Christo Kilian
Johan Strydom
Haynes vd Merwe
85
Boschenmeer Course
Place Name Score
1st Joseph Williams
Linley Truter
Elton Williams
Mark Mahoney
90
2nd Johan Goosen
JP Neethling
Carel Goosen
Emile Goosen
87
Click here for a full summary of the results.

LCE-Met Golf Day 2019

27 October

Laerskool Lambertsbaai Golf Tournament

2 November

Robertson Classic 2019

16 November

Devonvale Ladies Classic

23 November

Click here for an entry form.

We are so proud of our lady golfers!

Congratulations to the beginners who took on the course for the first time!

Ben took the nine ladies out on the course between yesterday and today as a nice ending to their Beginner Programme.

Annelize Trieloff, Getha en Charmaine Viljoen, Tanya Becker en Ben
Mecia Hugo, Nicky Hahn, Francette Coetzee, Ben, Jeannerie Jooste, Joanne Jordan
Paula Bester and Elmien Jacobs (Lady members) welcomed the newcomers

Get your juniors into golf

On Tuesday 15 October, San-Mari – SNAG instructer for BF GOLF ACADEMY – started with this year’s last term programme. Chef Philip’s son – also called BEN – had his first exciting session experiencing the SNAG coaching system.
With SNAG (Starting New At Golf) instruction  bright coloured “first touch” equipment is provided. It is easily accessible equipment and provides a lot of fun to the young kids.

It is fabulous golf teaching and learning tools. SNAG promotes golf at a beginner level through complete development.

If you want to get your junior in this lifetime sport, contact us.

Golf with a cause

This year a wonderful project to develop underprivileged children through golf in Mbekweni at the Community Sport Centre was launched. This venture was made possible through a partnership between Hope Through Action Foundation, SCORE , KWV,  PAARL GC & Ben Fouchee ACADEMY who all joined forces.

Ben started coaching sessions at the Mbekweni Community Sport Centre during the third term. It was soon realised that the children need exposure to the golf course and coaching facilities.

On Wednesday 16 October this was made possible. Almost 20 children arrived in two taxis that was organised by Alwaba who is the co-ordinater at the Sport Centre. Siya, who is the coaching assistant and mentor to the kids for golf at the centre also accompanied them. The team from the golf club welcomed them to take them on a tour of the facilities: Ben and Hannarie Fouchee, Lusanda and Kama (two marshalls at the club) who translated and Jeff Spinks of Hope through Action also joined the group.

Kids arriving at Paarl Golf Club
They had the opportunity to hit balls under the watchful eye of Ben at the Driving Range
Two taxi drivers, Jeff Spinks (Hope through Action), Hannarie & Ben (BF GOLF ACADEMY), Kama (PGC), Alwaba (MCSC), Lusanda (PGC), Siya (MCSC)

Winelands 2019 – Done and Dusted

The Winelands Tournament came to a grand finale on Saturday 12 October 2019 with an evening filled with live music, wonderful food and lots of prizes handed out. Looking back at what happened during the week, I would think all members partaking in some of the days will agree that the Winelands was back on track with full fields for each of the individual days.From the Champagne Classic on Saturday 5th of October, through to the Members Day on Wednesday the 9th of October 2019, to the Winelands Classic held on Friday and Saturday 11 and 12 of October 2019, a very high standard of golf course presentation and entertainment was maintained. My thanks go out to my team, who made sure that each Member received the ultimate golfing experience.

A very happy crowd enjoying the final evening of the Winelands Classic in a very fitting theme decorated venue, done under the leadership of Amanda Williams.
MC of the evening Captain Jacques Olivier- BOOM!
First day winners as well as tournament winners, the Mercedes Benz team (FLTR): Estienne Cronje, Helaine Strijdom (Ladies captain handing out prizes), Jan Hanekom & Charl Ellis. Johan Bresler could not attend the prizegiving. Runners-up for the tournament (FLTR): JP Hugo, Andre Strijdom, Renso Nel and our Club President, Christie Viviers. Ingrid Meter could not attend the function.
Helaine Strijdom (Our Ladies Captain) enjoying her hole-in-one celebration on the 17th hole during the Members Day, with the sun setting on a successful Winelands Tournament.

Many moons ago

We surprisingly had no feedback from any of the members on last week’s photo. Please members help us out on this one.
The photograph for this week from that treasure chest is the one below. I sincerely hope that I would receive some feedback on who the people on the photograph are. Please e-mail me at manager@paarlgc.co.za if you recognise any of the individuals on the photographs.

In conversation with Gideon-Hendrik Hugo

Know your birdies from your eagles

White-Breasted Cormorant (Witborsduiker)

Description
This is a very common and widespread bird species. It feeds on the sea, in estuaries, and on freshwater lakes and rivers. Northern birds migrate south and during winter along any coast that is well-supplied with fish.

Breeding
The great cormorant often nests in colonies near wetlands, rivers, and sheltered inshore waters. Pairs will use the same nest site to breed year after year. They build their nest, which is made from sticks, in trees, on the ledges of cliffs, and on the ground on rocky islands that are free of predators.

Feeding
The great cormorant feeds on fish caught through diving. This bird feeds primarily on wrasses, but they also feed on sand smelt, flathead and common soles. Cormorants consume all fish of appropriate size that they are able to catch in summer and noticeably go for larger, mostly torpedo-shaped fish in winter.

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How to celebrate your hole-in-one

A new tradition started

During our Members Day (last Wednesday) of the Winelands week our ladies captain, Helaine Strijdom, decided that it was a good day to discover the joy and adrenalin of a hole-in-one. She chose our picturesque hole 17 to achieve this bucket list item. “I hit a “normal” 7 iron” on suggestion from husband Johan, Helaine explained. “I was just too happy to see the ball land on the green”. While picking up her tee the rest of the fourball realised what was busy happening and shouted at her that the ball is in the hole. Well done Helaine! You know when to make a hole-in-one and celebrate it to the full extent!


Helaine at the 17th hole where all the fun started with her hole-in-one

Helaine giving the thumbs up after she celebrated her hole-in-one with an inaugural swim in the clubhouse dam. I am very worried for this precedent that was created and future hole-in-oners should take note of this new tradition at Paarl Golf Club!

The sun setting on a wonderful day for our Ladies Captain. Thanks for being such a sport but more so for starting a tradition at Paarl Golf Club for all future ace claimers

 

Who’s been winning?

Wednesday 09 October 2019
Wednesday Competition,  4 Ball Betterball Stableford
Players: 82
Old Course
Place Name Score
1st Dawie Malan
Pikkie Swart
47
2nd
Brian Lawrie
Ockie Douglas
44
3rd Paula Bester
Sandra Clift
44
4th Carel De Beer
Willie Horn
44
Friday Afternoon Sundowner
11 October 2019, Individual Stableford

Place Name Score
1st Wayne Minnies 17

 

Click here for a full summary of the results.

Winelands Festival Results 2019
Day 1 | 4ball Alliance 2 scores to count

Place Name Score
1st Mercedes Benz
Estienne Cronje
Johan Bresler
Jan Hanekom
Charl Ellis
92
2nd
Die Sprinkbokke!
Bjorn van Oort
Irvin Kellerman
Carel de Beer
Venessa Smith
91
3rd PampoenKraal
Willie Horn
E Ehloff
J Roos
Shaun Brown
89 c.i.
Day 2 | 4ball Alliance 2 scores to count

Place Name Score
1st The Performers
Ingrid Meter
Andre Strydom
JP Hugo
Renso Nel
93
2nd
Gophers
Rodney Kitching
Francois van Dyk
Michael Street
Anton Shepard
92 c.i.
3rd Mercedes Benz Paarl
Estienne Cronje
Johan Bresler
Jan Hanekom
Charl Ellis
92 c.o.
Overall winners of the Winelands Festival 2019
 
Place Name Score
1st Mercedes Benz Paarl
Estienne Cronje
Johan Bresler
Jan Hanekom
Charl Ellis
184
2nd The Performers
Ingrid Meter
Andre Strydom
JP Hugo
Renso Nel
180
3rd
Kappiekomando
Paula Bester
Sandra Clift
Maggie Minnie
Litha Matthysen
176
Click here for a full summary of the results and click here for the combined weekend scorecard.

Rulesflash

Abnormal course conditions

There seems to be confusion when a player may take relief from abnormal course conditions (animal holes, ground under repair, immovable obstructions or temporary water) when these conditions interfere with a player’s ball when the ball is in a penalty area. See pictures below.

 
Rule 16.1a(2) clearly states that relief from these conditions are allowed anywhere on the course except if the ball is in a penalty area.

If you have any queries, please contact me at paarlmrrules@gmail.com

Mr R

Laerskool Lambertsbaai Golf Tournament

2 November
 

 

Devonvale Ladies Classic

23 November

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What’s happening on the course?

Who’s been winning?

Wednesday 02 October 2019
Wednesday Competition,  Combined Stableford

Players: 82

Old Course
Place Name Number Score Prize
1st Rodney Kitching
Michael Street
7129
7391
73 R250.00
2nd
Carel de Beer
Willie Griesel
3011
4061
71 R200.00
3rd Willem Pretorius
Wayne Minnies
706
9476
71 R150.00
4th Jere Brits
Sam  Kusluoglu
9911
0140
67 R100.00
Friday Afternoon Sundowner
04 October 2019, Individual Stableford

Place Name Score
1st G. Adams 17
2nd A. du Toit 17
Saturday Competition 05 October 2019
Champagne Classic – 4 Ball Alliance 2 Scores to Count

PLAYERS: 139

Old Course
Place Name Score
1st Willie Griessel
Helena Griessel
Morkel Pieter
Paula Bester
91
2nd Rusty McGillivray
Andre Kritzinger
Carol Hershel
Donald Humphries
90
3rd Andre Moller
Idelette Koegelenberg
M. Joubert
C. Rossouw
89
4th Nicolette Dunbar
T. Riemer
Renso Nel
JP Hugo
88
Pink Ball Competition
Place Name Score
1st Mari Kilian
Christo Kilian
Ronel Basson
Willem Basson
41
2nd Jan Hanekom
Karin Hanekom
Sandra Clift
Erik Troost
37
3rd Gert Strydom
Gideon van den Heever
Anita Vosloo
Yulandi Erasmus
 32 c.i.
Click here for the full summary of the results.

Winners of Allee Bleue Champagne Classic 2019

Winners of Allee Bleue Champagne Classic on 91 points

FLTR: Morkel Pieters, Willie Griessel, Maria Kirton(sponsor) Helena Griessel, Gavin Blignaut (Sponsor) & Jacques Olivier (Captain PGC). Paula Bester was part of the winning fourball but could not attend.
They each won a Cleveland Golf Bag – value R1899!
Runners-up on 90 points

FLTR: Donald Humphries, Andrea Kritsinger, Maria Kirton (Sponsor), Carol Hershel, Rusty McGillivray and Gavin Blignaut (Sponsor)
Each won a Golf Travel Bag to the value of R1400
Pink Ball Competition winners with 41 points

FLTR: Maria Kirton (Sponsor), Willem Basson, Gavin Blignaut  (Sponsor), Mari Killian, Ronel Basson & Christo Killian.
Each won Click Gear Rain (Golf Bag) covers value R450 each.
Winner of the raffle

Lennie Louw

Click Gear Golf Cart
Valued at R4000
(Sponsored by Aletha Ling)

Robertson Steam Train Classic

19-22 November
 
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On the course this week

Paarl Pro Shop’s agent Marlon, supplier of Titleist equipment and apparel, will be hosting a putter demo as part of the Champagne Classic Festivities at the clubhouse short game area tomorrow.

Marlon will have the newest models of Titleist’ Phantom – Scotty Cameron putters available for golfers to try out.

The putters will be available from 9 o’clock onwards.

Looking to improve your short game? Try out the latest Pantom range from Titleist and become a phantom on the greens. Reserve your spot now.

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Many Moons Ago

We had positive feedback from Eugene Booysen as well as Nols Heunis on last week’s photo. On the left is André Streicher and the right, Johan (Johnny Wild) Wiid. They both think that the two gentlemen were members of Stellenbosch GC. The lady remains a mystery.
The photograph for this week from that treasure chest is the one below. I sincerely hope that I would receive some feedback on who the people on the photograph are. Please e-mail me at manager@paarlgc.co.za if you recognise any of the individuals on the photographs.

Member Profile

Know your Birdies from your Eagles

Pied Kingfisher (Bontvisvanger)
DescriptionThis is a medium-sized kingfisher, about 25 cm (9.8 in) long with a white with a black mask, a white supercilium and black breast bands. The crest is neat, and the upperparts are barred in black. Males have a narrow second breast band while females have a single broken breast band.

Behaviour

When perched, the pied kingfisher often bobs its heads up and down and will sometimes raise its tail and flick it downwards. It calls often with sharp “chirruk chirruk” notes.  Unlike some kingfishers, it is quite gregarious, and forms large roosts at night.

Feeding

This kingfisher feeds mainly on fish, although it will take crustaceans and large aquatic insects such as dragonfly larvae.  It usually hunts by hovering over the water to detect prey and diving vertically bill-first to capture fish. When not foraging, it has a straight rapid flight and has been observed flying at nearly 50 km/h.

It can deal with prey without returning to a perch, often swallowing small prey in flight, and so can hunt over large water bodies or in estuaries that lack perches that are required by other kingfishers.

Breeding

The breeding season is February to April. Its nest is a hole excavated in a vertical mud bank about five feet above water. The nest tunnel is four to five feet deep and ends in a chamber. Several birds may nest in the same vicinity. The usual clutch is three to six white eggs.  The pied kingfisher sometimes reproduces cooperatively, with young non-breeding birds from an earlier brood assisting parents or even unrelated older birds.

Boland Ladies IPT Team

Congratulations to Paarl Golf Club member, Vanessa Smith, for her selection to represent the Boland Ladies at the IPT Championships at the Riviera on Vaal course in Gauteng. Boland ended in the fourth spot with Ekurhuleni winning, Western Province second and Gauteng third. Vanessa, we knew you could do it!

Back row from left to right: Vanessa Smith from Paarl Golf Club, Megan Streicher, Ineke Brynard, Shani Brynard.
Front row from left to right: Chrystal Beukes (Captain), Annerie Coetzee (Manager), Tarryn Borsutzky (President), Bianca Wernich.

The Golfing Goat opens their doors!

And there he was! The Golfing Goat opened his doors officially last night with a fantastic evening of wine tasting and matching thingies to rattle the taste buds. A huge gathering of golfing members, as well as Boschenmeer homeowners, came to witness this occasion.  It was good to see the interaction between all attending the opening function. As customary by now, the Golfing Goat pulled out all the stops to make this a memorable moment for all attending. We wish him (I think the golfing goat is a he) a long and fruitful stay here at Paarl Golf Club. Please support him in his endeavours to provide an excellent halfway house to the golfers, but also a well-used convenient shop for the Boschenmeer residents.

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Who’s been winning?

Wednesday 25 September2019
Wednesday Competition, Betterball Stableford

Players 163

Old Course

Place Name Number Score Prize
1st Buks Rossouw
Andre Moller
190
3281
49 R250.00
2nd
Louis Lourens
Jacques Mouton
0451
257
48 R170.00
3rd Fred Bowles
David Eisenstein
3013
VIS
48 R100.00
Friday Afternoon Sundowner
27 September 2019, Individual Stableford

Place Name Score
1st J Joubert 19
Saturday Competition 28 September 2019
Individual Stableford, Sponsor: Mercedes Benz

PLAYERS:139

Old Course

Place Name Mem# Score Prize
1st Elton Williams VIS 41 R270.00
2nd Christian Palazzolo 1142 41 R230.00
3rd Joseph Williams 4048 39 R170.00
4th Jaco Voges 0408 37 R120.00

Winelands Course

Place Name Mem# Score Prize
1st Daniel Ackerman 0426 43 R270.00
2nd Karl Lutzeler 3797 42 R230.00
3rd Jaco Fourie 2041 40 R170.00
4th Mike Hope 2269 39 R120.00

Boschenmeer Course

Place Name Mem# Score Prize
1st Calvyn Orton 1816 44 R270.00
2nd Werner Du Toit 1164 42 R230.00
3rd  David Retief  1049  39 R170.00
4th Craig Hawkins 247 37 R120.00
Click here for the rest of the results.