What’s up at the club?

It’s spring, baby!

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Wine not?

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Paarl Charity Golf Day

Get a fourball together!

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The whales are calling

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Who’s been winning?

20 August 2019
Tuesday Competition – Ladies, Individual Stableford
Greeff Properties, Pro-Shop Voucher


Place Name Score Voucher
1st Maggie Minnie 34 R250.00
2nd Sandra Clift 30 R200.00
3rd Annemarie Eksteen 29 R150.00
21 August 2019
Wednesday Competition, Betterball Stableford


Place Name Number Score Voucher
1st Jacques Olivier
Lourens Oosthuizen
45 Voucher
2nd Tim Hadfield
Fred Bowles
43 Voucher
3rd Paul Kretzel
Rob Thompson
43 Voucher
23 August 2019
Individual Stableford

Friday Afternoon Sundowner

Place Name Number Score Voucher
1st G Uys 2667 17 Voucher
2nd R Mortlock 2008 16 Voucher
3rd J Brink 16 Voucher
24 August 2019
Saturday Competition, Modified 4Ball Alliance

Paarl Old Course

Place Name Number Score Voucher
1st Frikkie vd Merwe
Eldred Julius
Ronald Alexander
Frikkie vd Mewe
93 R120.00
2nd Rashid Shaik
Ganief Daniels
Reuben Riffel
Neil Lyners
91 R80.00
Click here for the week’s full results.

What’s happening on the golf course?


Hollow Tining Reciprocity Rates

Member Results

14 August 2019
Individual Stableford
Place Name Score
1st Andre Bosch 40
2nd Jannie van Breda 40
3rd Charl Goosen 39
4th Johan Zaayman 38
5th Frikkie van der Merwe 37
16 August 2019
Friday Afternoon Sundowner
Place Name Score
1st W Minnies 20
2nd D Cocolaras 19
3rd N Brink 17
17 August 2019
4 Ball Alliance 2 Scores to Count
Old Course
Place Name Score Voucher
1st Jannie van Breda
Wikus Minnie
George Bezuidenhout
Hannes Louw
87 R130.00
2nd Jacques Olivier
Wynand Viljoen
Willem Pretorius
G Kruger
87 R100.00
Place Name Score Voucher
1st Johan Neethling
Gert Odendal
Leonardo Fortuin
Merle Viljoen
85 R130.00
2nd Martin du Toit
Annemie du Toit
Dawie Malan
Linkie Malan
84 R100.00
Place Name Score Voucher
1st J Swart
F Lochbauer
D Malan
A Bosch
94 R130.00
2nd Pieter Friggens
David Maughan
Anton van der Spek
Ben Fouchee
89 R100.00
Click here for a full summary of the week’s results

Paarl Golf Club Charity Golf Day


Sunday 25 August

Swellendam Open 2019

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2019 SA Senior Amateur Championship

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2019 Bredasdorp Open

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What’s happening on the golf course?


Member Results

9 August 2019
Friday Afternoon Sundowner

Place Name Score
1st J Brink 18

10 August 2019
4 Ball Regressive Alliance

Old Course
Place Name Member # Score Voucher
1st Ganief Daniels
Randall Mullins
Brenda Mullins
Neil Lyners
85 R130.00
2nd Francois Eksteen
Donovan Levey
Ravi Naidoo
Pieter Heyns
85 R100.00
Place Name Member # Score Voucher
1st JP Hugo
Irvin Kellerman
Renso Nel
Bjorn Van Oort
91 R130.00
2nd Jurie Kemp
Frikkie vd Merwe
Cobus Barnard
Jake Jacobs
76 R100.00
Place Name Member # Score Voucher
1st Louis Lourens
Jacques Mouton
Lodrick Lourens
JL du Plessis
88 R130.00
2nd Joseph William
Linley Truter
Izzian Lorinston
Elton Williams
87 R100.00
Two Clubs (R32.00)
Name # Name #
Jorick Cloete 9476 Hendrik Hamer 207
Lester Jacobs vis David Maughan 0842
Carel de Beer 3011 Riyaaz Parker 0409
Herman Matthee 1214 Saretha  Maritz 3187
Riaan Kritzinger 726 Kiffie Henderson 851
Nick Smit vis A Gilliland 851
Earl Haupt vis Merle Viljoen x2 2411
Jurie Kemp 417 Dr Dawid Malan
Hannes Louw 5673 Franz Lohbauer x2 6017
Nearest the pins

Nearest the pin 17th: Johan Van Zyl
Nearest the pin 23th: Jorick Cloete
Nearest the pin 4rd: David Malan

2019 Senior Series

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Hermanus Open 2019

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Don’t put your game on ice


Who’s been winning?

Friday 14 June 2019
Sundowner1st – C.Goosen – 19
2nd – G.Damon -18
3rd – L.Benjamin -17

Saturday 15 June 2019
Betterball Stableford, 144 playersOld Course

Place Name Score Prize
1st Carel de Beer & Vanessa Smith 44 R 200
2nd Hennie Hamer & George Bezuidenhout 44 R150
3rd Willie Storm & Jannie van Breda 41 R100
Click here for the full results.Wednesday 19 June 2019
2Ball Combined Stableford, Pro Shop Day


Place Name Score
E Durant & Freddie Steyn
2nd Ben Fouchee & Anton v./d Spek 68
3rd Carel de Beer & Tim Maguire 67
4th Jan Hanekom & Dr D Malan 67
Click here for the rest of the results.

Odyssey paid a visit to Paarl

The Odyssey Fitting Day was a big success. There were quite a few demonstrations and some ended up buying Odyssey Putters! Jacques de Coene, in the picture below, bought a brand new Odyssey Stroke Lab V-line 35 inch Putter. In the picture on the right Willem Pretorius is busy testing a putter out.

We also had a Odyssey Putting Competition. Handro Le Roux won the competition and received a Callaway cap and a sleeve of Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls.

If you missed out today, don’t worry. Contact us for a custom demonstration.

Jacques de Coene & Matt Biggs


Willem Pretorius

Dear Members,

Please see changes made to the Club Championship entry form. Club Championships will be played off the yellow tees and the age for the super seniors division has changed from 65 to 60.


What’s happening this week?

Tuesday 21 May 2019 – Ladies Windhoek Lager International Pairs from 11:00
Wednesday 22 May 2019 – Members Competition – Betterball Stableford
Friday 24 May 2019 – Sundowner Competition – Individual Stableford
Saturday 25 May 2019 – Members Competition – Individual Stableford sponsored by Mercedes Benz Paarl

Do the right thing

The best way to repair a pitch mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuYXMn4tA10

BFA Testimonial

Ben’s approach to teaching golf is holistic and involves more than just hitting golf balls on a range. Ben addresses both the technical as well as the psychological side of golf.  Ben is approachable, sincere, honest and has patience, yet he does not beat about the bush. Many a day have I driven to Boschenmeer tired after work and Ben just has a way of injecting energy with his teaching. After each lesson I felt boosted. The golf stories he tells are amazing and always told to make a point about an aspect of one’s own golf. He has become a friend!  Ben can pull principles of the game of golf through to issues away from the golf course to great effect and so he has also become a mentor in my life in general. I also feel obliged to say that I have watched him teaching children and saw yet more of Ben’s wisdom: He will not push a child in an unhealthy way and will discourage unhealthy pressure on children, all while teaching them the correct technical way. He encourages them to enjoy the game…and that is the lesson for all of us: Enjoying the game of golf.

Dr. Rudi Renison (Neurologist)

Srixon Demo Day

Last week’s demo day with Srixon Golf was a phenomenal success with a great day had by all. We are looking forward to similar days like this one in the future where we are not just having fun, but helping golfers improve their game!


Srixon equipment on display out on the course with Riaan Roux our Srixon agent providing our members info on equipment available.

Congratulations to Arno Marais who won the longest drive with the Srixon’s new driver which was on demo.

Well done to the winner of the straightest drive – Richard Ward.


Weekly results

15 May 2019
Individual Stableford

1st Wynand Viljoen – 37
2nd Antoine Dunne – 36
3rd Ben Fouchee – 35

Click here to view a full summary of the results

17 May 2019
Sundowner winners

1st. C Carolissen – 17
2nd. P Hamman jnr – 16

18 May 2019
4Ball Progressive Alliance

Paarl Course

1st Willie Storm, Wikus Minnie, Dick Coetzee & Hennie Hamer – 85pts

Winelands Course

1st Trevor van Wyk (Vis), David Gempies (Vis), Jamie Mauel (Vis) & Jason Abrahams – 82pts

Boschenmeer Course

1st Hoender van Zyl, Gert Strydom, Stephno Lotz & Dawie Malan – 85pts

Click here to view a full summary of the results

From Willem’s desk

How does the new slope and course rating affect my handicap?

I have recently received a lot of questions from members regarding the “new” handicaps and how all the different factors affect them.

Here is an article to explain how the new slope and course ratings will affect the player’s handicap which will hopefully answer most of your questions!

Willem Pretorius
Managing Director: PGC

Club Champs 2019

1st & 2nd June 2019

It’s that time of the year again! Club Champs 2019 will be held over the weekend of 1-2 June and promises to be as great as ever.

Click here to download your entry form. This is one event not to be missed!

What’s happening at the Club?

Wednesday 8 May
Members Competition
Individual Stableford
Sponsored by Goede Hoop Meat

Thursday 9 May
Corporate Cup Golf Day
From 11:00 to 13:00

Friday 10 May 2019
Sundowner Competition from 15:00
Individual Stableford

Saturday 11 May 2019
Members Competition
Betterball Stableford

Sunday 12 May 2019
Target36 Junior Event
From 14:00

Contact Werner to book your child’s spot!









Our winners of the week

1 May 2019
4Ball Alliance

1st – Martin Du Toit, Annemie Du Toit, Charl Goosen & Christa Goosen – 90 pts

Click here for a full summary of the results.

04 May 2019
Monthly Medal

Old Course

1st – Hennie Hamer – 73
2nd – George Bezuidenhout – 74
3rd – Rolf Moschinsky – 74

Winelands Course

1st – Mike Lochner – 70
2nd – Bjorn Van Oort -73
3rd – Christiaan Van Schalkwyk – 73

Boschenmeer Course

1st – Maria Kirton – 67
2nd – Granville Isaacs – 71
3rd – Eldred Julius – 72

Click here
for a full summary of the results.

Sundowners winners

1st –  G. Damon – 20 pts
2nd –  J.P. Neethling – 19 pts

Paarl Pro Shop

Srixon demo day
15 May 2019

Join us next week Wednesday from 12:30 – 17:30 on the 9th hole to test all of Srixon’s latest and greatest equipment. TrackMan will be used to measure all of your shots’ and there will also be longest and straightest drive challenges.

It promises to be a great day out! Contact us for any enquiries.

I know I have!

Luckily for us we have Ben’s Refresher Course. Covering everything from the tee box to the fairways, fairways or rough, out of the bunkers, around and on the greens. This course will help all aspects of your game!

Contact us to book your spot or for any further enquiries.

What’s happening at the Club?

17 – 19 April 2019
Boland Open
1 to 18 closed – 19 to 27 can be played twice – reciprocity has been arranged.

20 April 2019
Members Competition
4Ball Alliance – 2 scores to count.

22 April 2019
Hollowtining on 1 to 18 starts
19 to 27 can be played twice – reciprocity has been arranged.

Our winners of the week

Sundowner winners

1st. W Pretorius – 25 pts
2nd. M Du toit  – 23 pts
3rd. J Brink – 23 pts
4th. H Jordaan – 22 pts

10 April 2019
Goede Hoop Wednesday Competition
Individual Stableford

Click here for results

13 April 2019
Saturday Competition
Betterball Medall

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Dear Member

Please be reminded of our course closures:  

17 – 19 April 2019Boland Open
22 – 26 April 2019Hollow-tiningholes 1 to 18
29 April – 3 May 2019Hollow-tiningholes 19 to 27

  Reciprocity has been arranged at the following clubs subject to availability:  

Clovelly Country Club     
De Zalze Golf Estate     
Devonvale Golf Estate     
Hermanus Golf Club 
Milnerton Golf Club     
Robertson Golf Club     
Somerset-West Golf Club     
Stellenbosch Golf Club     
Strand Golf Club     
Westlake Golf Club      Worcester Golf Club 
R195 or R1200

23 to 26 April only

per Fourball incl. carts

Brush up on your golf skills

A shoutout to all members, non-members, beginners and advanced players who are looking to brush up on their technique – book your eight Saturdays to learn new skills and refresh on old ones. Pay R1500 for the package of eight lessons, or R200 per individual lesson.

Entries for single days must be received on the Wednesdays before the Saturday which the golfer wants to enter for.

For entries and more info, please call Hannarie Fouchee at 082 990 7161.

Autumn sale is still on

Come visit us in-store to see the many special offers we have available.

One such item available at a discounted price is the waterproof towel with the BF Golf Academy 20 year logo on. Herewith some features of this towel are listed.

Waterproof  towels:

  • Towel fabric on inside and waterproof fabric on outside.
  • Inside to clean the golf ball and equipment with.
  • Once the towel is wet, being a dual-fold towel, it keeps the moisture in the towel much longer with the waterproof outer fabric. This is ideal for the summer warmer days.
  • On winter days the outer fabric helps by keeping the towel dry to assist the golfer to dry their grips. (In other words the rain doesn’t penetrate through the outer fabric and that’s why the towel stays dry much longer.)

What’s happening at the Club?

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 – Members Competition – Goede Hoop Meat sponsored day
Thursday, 11 April 2019 – Paarl Ladies Open
Friday, 12 April 2019 – Sundowner Competition – The Masters Par 3 Challenge
Saturday, 13 April 2019 – Members Competition – Betterball Medal
Sunday, 14 April 2019 – Islamic Golf Day from 11:00
Sunday, 14 April 2019 – Target36 Junior Event

A shoutout to all junior golfers

Our winners of the week

Wednesday, 3 April

 Wednesday Competition, Betterball Bogey Plus
79 players

See the results here.

Saturday, 6 April

Saturday Competition, Individual Stableford
139 players

See the results here.

The Paarl Ladies Classic is coming up on 11 April 2019. Please click here to find the new entry form for the Paarl Ladies Classic.

There are tee times available from 09:00 and there has been a price change. Those ladies who have sent me entry forms – please be so kind as to send me a new suggested tee time. Ladies who have paid the previous price will be credited on their cards.

What’s coming up at the club?

Wednesday 27 March 2019 – Members Competition – Betterball Medal
Friday 29 March 2019 – Sundowner Competition from 15:00 – Individual Stableford
Saturday 30 March 2019 – Ben Fouchee’s 20 Year Anniversary Celebration – Betterball Stableford

Scotty Cameron Demo and Discount Day

Last week’s Scotty Cameron Demo and Discount Day was a roaring success. Members got 15% off putters, golf balls and gloves. If you missed the event, look out for our next one with Srixon/Cleveland that is scheduled for 17 April 2019.

Ending the school holidays on a high note

8 juniors have been taking part in Ben Fouchee’s junior clinics this week and they had a blast. If you want to get your kid into golf coaching, contact Hannarie on 082 990 7161.

Sundowner results:

Sundowner results for Friday 22 March 2019:

Ben Fouchee 25
André Bosch 25

Ben Fouchee 22
Anton van der Spek 22

Who’s been winning at the club?

20 March 2019 – 2-Ball Combined Stableford

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23 March 2019 – 4-Ball Regressive Alliance

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Wednesday 20 March 2019 – Members Competition

2-Ball Combined Stableford sponsored by Paarl Pro Shop.

Thursday 21 March 2019 – Battle of the Sexes Competition

PM – 1 x 4ball of men to play against the ladies still needed. Please contact Helaine Strydom if you would like to play.

Friday 22 March 2019 – Sundowner Competition

From 15:00 – Betterball Stableford.

Saturday 23 March 2019 – Members Competition

4-Ball Regressive Alliance

Improve your putting performance

Paarl Pro Shop will be hosting a Scotty Cameron Demo and Discount Day on 20 March 2019 from 10:00 at the club. Come and find the putter that will help you turn into a wizard on the green.

You will also get 15% discount on the following items purchased on the day:

– Any Scotty Cameron Putter ordered on the day
– Any 2 dozen Titleist golf balls
– 3 pairs of FootJoy gloves

Terms and conditions apply. All items must be paid in full before ordering (if not in the shop).

Keep your kids busy this holiday

The last two days of our holiday clinic are still coming up. Give Hannarie a call on 082 990 7161 to book a spot.

2019 Beginner Ladies Day

According to the opinion of a former president of the PGA of America (2016 – 2018) – Paul Levy – the growth of golf as a sport lies in the increase of female participation. According to a report titled “The Global Economic Value of Increased Female Participation in Golf” the interest of women taking up golf is on the increase.

At Paarl Golf Club, the Ladies’ Section – under the leadership of their captain – Helaine Strydom – shares these views as they have actively contributed in making it true. They have initiated a Beginner Golf Mentor Programme. It aim is to introduce, support and guide new ladies as potential members into the wonderful and challenging discipline of golf.

Last week Wednesday – 13 March 2019 – another exciting and active morning was launched introducing 9 new ladies. They were firstly received at the club, and then taken over to the driving range to introduce them to the coaching and practice facility and our PGA coach – Ben Fouchee. Ben showed them a few basics and the ladies were able to hit a few balls on the range.

Back at the club the Beginner Ladies were welcomed by Helaine Strydom. Ben explained and offered a coaching programme and other options of how to get into the game. The new ladies were also introduced to other lady members who were present and available to guide and mentor them as they progress. As golf can be a very intimidating sport for a beginner lady the new ladies were offered coffee and cake to put them at ease while many aspects were explained.

The ladies programme include options for group sessions or individual coaching with Ben Fouchee and a mentor program by the Paarl Golf Club Ladies Committee.

We are all looking forward to welcome these new potential members at Paarl Golf Club.

New season, new wardrobe

Our annual Autumn Sale is kicking off on the 21st of March 2019!

Sundowner results

Sundowners winners: 15 March 2019

1. D. Humphries – 21
2. T. Cloete – 21
3. A Vd Spek – 19

Who’s been winning at the club?

12 March 2019 – Ladies Medal
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13 March 2019 – Goede Hoop Meat Individual Stableford
View here.

16 March 2019 – Windhoek Lager International Pairs
View here.

It’s all about you…