What’s happening at PGC?

Putt for Dough

Join us for a day that promises to be fun for the whole family! Putt for Dough will take place on Friday 11 December.

Tour news

PGA Tour: Mayakoba Golf Classic
Course: El Camaleon Golf Club
Purse: $ 7,200,000

Picture source: pgatour.com

1. V. Hovland (-20)
2. A. Wise (-19)
T3 3. A. Long (-17)
T3. T. Hoge (-17)
T5. H. English (-16)

European Tour: South African Open
Course: Sun City Golf Club
Purse: € 6,215,965

Picture source: europeantour.com

1. C. Bezuidenhout (-18) RSA
2. J. Donaldson (-13)
3. D. Frittelli (-11) RSA
4. D. Burmester (-10)
5. JC. Ritchie (-9)

Ladies PGA Tour: Volunteers of America Texas Shootout
Course: Old American Golf Club
Purse: $ 1,750,000

Picture source: LPGAtour.com

1. A. Stanford (-7)
T2. I. Park (-5)
T2. Y. Noh (-5)
T2. S.Y. Ryu (-5)
5. J.Y. Ko (-4)

Ethan and Bianca did us proud

Robertson Open
6 December 2021

Congratulations to Bianca Lohbauer with her win in the Ladies Division at the Roberson Open. Bianca also finished 2nd overall in the GolfRSA Race to 2021.

Well done, Bianca!
GOLFRSA Race to 2021

Congratulations to Ethan Smith – Boland’s winner of GolfRSA Race to 2021.

The big prize for Ethan is a spot in the SA Amateur Open in 2021 and GolfRSA will contribute R5 000 towards his costs for the SA Amateur.

Great job, Ethan!

Windhoek Larger International Pairs

Congrats to all the winners of the Windhoek Lager International Pairs Ladies Event and goodluck to the pairs that qualified for the regionals!

Two of the three pairs going through to the next round are from Paarl Golf Club. Congratulations to the following ladies:

Left: 1st place Karin Hanekom & Yvette Theron.
Right: 2nd place Carla Hermans Van Belle & Loween Olivier.

Weekly Winners

02 December 2020
4 BBB Stableford

Old Course

Place Name Mem # Score Prize
1st Reuben Riffel
Ghost Player
0598
46 R280
2nd Graham Brown
Tim Hadfield
6696
0425
45 R220
3rd Brian Lawrie
Stroebel Hofmeyer
1088
3634
45 R180
4th Peet Bester
Emile Goosen
6587
8797
43 R120
Two Clubs
Name Mem # Name Mem #
Ockert Scholtz 836 Dirkie Viviers (Vis) 4061
Nico Coetzee 588
05 December 2020
Monthly Medal

Old Course

Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Graham Retief 4952 66 R320
2nd Dick Knight 2577 69 R260
3rd Zaheer Parker 0892 70 R200
4th Willie Kitching 2420 70 R140
5th Peter Friggens 2817 70 R80
Winelands
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Donald Humphries 0469 66 R320
2nd David Gorry Vis 69 R260
3rd Willem Pretorius 0706 71 R200
4th Frikkie Van Der Merwe 3747 71 R130
5th Felix Mthembu Vist 72 R80
Boschenmeer
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Alexander Kock 1213 70 R320
2nd Adriaan Hemmes 4062 70 R260
3rd Hendrik Hamer 0207 71 R200
4th Pierre Botha Vis 71 R140
5th Francois Viljoen 3046 72 R80
Two Clubs
Name Mem # Name Mem #
Ian V Schalkwyk 1787 Damon Munday 3052
Christo Lombard 2743 Adriaan Hemmes (X2) 4062
Willie Griessel 4061 Annemie Du Toit 6319
Franz Lohbauer 6017 Werner Greeff 4144
Rashid Shaik 5851 Thembi Steenkamp 1688
Willie Storm 4088 David Maughan 0842
Alida Kotzee 707

 

Interesting information from the HNA database

Golf bounces back
With golf clubs having been closed for business for a total of 77 days during the nationwide lockdown, the number of rounds played in 2020 has understandably taken quite a hit. However, in October HNA recorded a record high number of monthly rounds on the handicap system, with no fewer than 383 458 scores being entered. The previous high of 371 667 was recorded back in December 2018.

The number of active golfers has also increased, with a total of 86 285 golfers having submitted scores on the HNA system in October 2020 – a 7,2% increase on the same period last year.

Despite the lengthy lockdown period, there are still 101 keen golfers who have managed to play more than 100 rounds of golf in 2020.

At Paarl Golf Club, Fred Bowles did manage to get the most rounds (183) in to date. As an unlimited member he therefore averaged R34,60 per round. Indeed, very affordable golf!

The lockdown did seem to create a fair bit of rustiness in our golfers, though. In June of this year, only 11% of recorded rounds were equal to or better than the player’s Handicap Index, whereas that figure increased to 19% in October of this year.

The average handicaps for men and women have stayed stable over the course of the year. For men, the average Handicap Index is 13.62, while for women it is 20.21.

Once again the clubs with two courses dominate the ‘most rounds’ category, led by Country Club Johannesburg with 35 386 scores entered so far this year. In second place is Randpark, with Mount Edgecombe in third. The 18-hole club with the most scores entered this year is Westlake, ranked fourth on the list.

Paarl Golf Club managed to get 38 532 rounds registered on our system. Please note this includes corporates and groups as well as unaffiliated members and international players that would not all enter their scores on the HNA system.

Fancourt tops the list when it comes to visitor rounds, ahead of Royal Durban. Then follows a long list of Gauteng clubs, including Wingate Park, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington, Kyalami, Irene, Glendower, Randpark, Waterkloof, Eagle Canyon, The Els Club, Reading, Ruimsig and Huddle Park. The first Cape course, De Zalze, comes in 15th spot on what is a bunched list.

Festive Season Golf Program

It’s been a tough year and you’ve all earned a well-deserved holiday. So, we’ve come up with a jam-packed Festive Season Program to ensure that you end the year on a high note.

Family Fun Day

Join us for a day that promises to be fun for the whole family! Putt for Dough will take place on Friday 11 December.

Next Club Draw – 11 December 2020

Please note that the December Club Draw will take place on Friday the 11th of December 2020. It will coincide with the Putt for Dough initiative that will take place that afternoon before the draw.

November’s draw had the following three members winning some well-timed cash:

David Eisenstein – R1 000
John Tully – R600
Louis Minitzer – R300

You can still get your entry into the Club Draw! A decision was made that those who did not have a ticket for the draw can still get one but the buy-in remains the same at R1200. If you want to do it by debit order you now will have to arrange with our financial department to determine the correct amount according to the date that you want to start. This means that everybody can still buy-in so please let us do that because it is for a good cause helping the captains committee to create funds for projects on the course

Entries are still open and the 3rd Draw will take place on Friday 11 December 2020.

We have 83 entries!

Spotlight Social registration

Win the wine of the month!

We are currently on 349 members so please put in some effort to register on the app. Number 400 is next in line for a bottle of wine.

We are now on 349!
For your efforts you can be next in line to win a bottle of wine with compliments from the “Wine of the Month”. Thank you to the members that have registered so far. See how to win here.

Download the app >

In conversation with

This week we get to know one of our new members, Koos Loots. Thanks Koos, for being a sport and completing the questionnaire. We hope that you enjoy your golf here at PGC and that you keep on playing the golf that made you win the Gary Player Club Championships!

If you would like to be part of our wonderful PGC community, let us know so that we can get to know you a bit more. How will anyone know what exotic drink to buy you otherwise?

 Mr. Rules

The term ‘birdie’

This week we will discuss where the term ‘birdie’ originated from. The answer stems from a golf match at Atlantic Country Club USA in the early part of the twentieth century (1903).

There are several variations as how, where and when the first birdie was scored. But there is agreement that it was during a game at the club with money waged on it. Some histories say it was a foursomes match; others that it was a three ball.

It is believed that brothers AB and William P. Smith were playing a round of golf with George A Crump, who later went on to build Pine Valley. They were playing the par 4 2nd hole at the country club. Ab Smith’s second shot went within inches of the hole and he proclaimed, “That was a bird of a shot.” ( in American slang “bird” meant something wonderful). He proclaimed that with a score of one under par he should be paid double for such a feat. It was agreed upon and from that day forward we call that a “birdie”.

There are still some variations on the story and on which hole it occurred. Some believed that it happened on the 12th hole. Either way, the club commemorated the event with a stone plaque at the 12th hole, although this is now the site of the chipping green.

Know your rules >

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

Keep rolling in those birdies and enjoy your golf.

Mr R

Playing golf at PGC during Level 1 lockdown

I know this might be boring by now but please realise that we are still under Level 1 lockdown rules, which have not changed since their inception.

Thanks to those members (and visitors) who makes our work easier by adhering to the regulations and rules. We appreciate your continues support and help. To the few that alway need to push the boundaries please realise that your actions might cause the club to close, and many other golf courses for that matter. It is not that difficult…

Many moons ago

Here is the photograph from this week’s treasure chest. I had no takers last week so I’ll run this one for another week. Please e-mail me at manager@paarlgc.co.za
if you recognise anyone.

Know your birdies from your eagles

Cape Canary (Kaapse Kanarie)
If you have a favourite bird or would like to know more about a particular species flying around PGC, please let us know so that we can do some research and showcase it in next week’s Gazette.

Know your birdies >

Golf quote of the week

What’s happening at PGC?

Putt for Dough

Join us for a day that promises to be fun for the whole family! Putt for Dough will take place on Friday 11 December.

Weekly Winners

25 November 2020
4 BBB Stableford

Old Course

Place Name Mem # Score Prize
1st Louis Lourens
Jacques Mouton
0451
0257
48 R250
2nd Ravi Naidoo
Ghost
5599 48 R200
3rd Piet van Zyl
Wayne Sorour
Vis
Vis
47 R175
4th Ganief Daniels
Rashid Shaik
0177
5851
46 R150
5th Frikkie Van Der Merwe
Donald Humphries
3747
0469
45 R125
6th Dawid (DR) Malan
Sam Kusluoglu
3336
0140
44 R100
Two Clubs
Name Mem # Name Mem #
Rashid Shaik 5851 Graham Retief 4952
David Eisenstein 2633 Andy Higgins 2046
Gert Strydom 1956 Jacques Mouton 0257
Dawie Pretorius 3182 Evan Gritsch 0078
Willie Horn 0765 Piet van Zyl 0041
Jp Hugo 2242 Renso Nel x 2 1085
28 November 2020
Individual Stableford

Old Course

Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Willem Stander 0955 40 R300
2nd Braam van Schalkwyk 2105 39 R250
3rd Mathys Odendaal 2305 39 R200
4th Dawid Maritz 8796 39 R150
5th Shannon Gaskin 1540 39 R100
6th Kobus Neethling 1266 37 R75
Winelands
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Donald Humphries 0469 39 R300
2nd Rusty Mac Gillivray 1261 37 R250
3rd Rob Thompson 9962 36 R200
4th Johan Van Zyl 0766 35 R150
5th Barbara Hughes 2386 34 R100
6th Amanda Williams 1558 33 R75
Boschenmeer
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Christian Palazzolo 1142 35 R300
2nd Granville Isaacs 5968 35 R250
3rd Felix Mthembu vis 35 R200
4th Christo Kilian 2297 33 R150
5th Andre Moller 3281 33 R100
6th Willem Basson 3839 32 R75
Two Clubs
Name Mem # Name Mem #
Andre Kock 1053 Carel De Beer 3011
Ravi Naidoo 5599 Freddie Steyn x 2 2672
Christian V Schalkwyk 0769 Jack Edwards 0276
Jako Pienaar 1969 Ralph Mortlock 2008
Felix Mthembu 0865 Christo Kilian 2297
Johan Strydom 0226

Black Friday Bonanza

Just in time for the festive season
Great gift ideas

We have some great Black Friday deals for you at your Paarl Pro Shop!

Further reductions and up to 50% off on selected items! The deals will be available for the whole weekend, so come by and treat yourself or get something nice for your loved ones.

Reserve your size >

 Line yourself up for more birdies

Be kings and queens of the green with Triple Track
Sink up to 20% more putts.

Matt from Callaway came out and did a demo for us on Wednesday before the Members’ Competition. He introduced us to Odyssey’s Triple Track Putters.

Matt with the Triple Track Putters.

The Odyssey Triple Track Putters were developed from Callaway’s popular Triple Track Golf Ball line. The three line triple-track is the most convenient way to align your golf ball and putter head to the intended target line.

88% of golfers are better aligned with Triple Track Technology. And when you can find the right line, you’ve got a much better chance of making the putt.

The putters feature a Stroke Lab Shaft that is engineered to help improve the tempo and consistency in your stroke, and the performance is nothing short of incredible.

The Microhinge Star Insert creates a firmer feel and pleasing sound at impact while providing the same roll characteristics of our tour-proven White Hot Microhinge.

Features:
– New Triple Track Aignment
– Stroke Lab Weighting
– New Microhinge Star insert provides a firmer feel and enhanced sound at impact

We have both the Odyssey Triple Track Putters and the Chrome Soft Triple Track Golf Balls in stock now.

Get yours >

Let them play
Be their cheerleader
When children move into the competitive side of golf, it can be a make-or-break phase of their journey. That’s why it’s so important that parents remain supportive rather than critical. That’s how you keep your child on the developmental pathway, as golfers, and as people.
Process-focused. Outcome-aware.
When success in golf is dependent on the outcome, we risk losing focus of the process. We want junior golfers to be aware of the outcome but not driven by it. If your child has played in a tournament, restrict your feedback to what they did well. Be their support. We, as coaches, will take care of process improvement.
These are the years where we help junior golfers understand their game and fine-tune their skills, keeping them focused on their process.
Your child can have it all
Golf helps your child develop physically and mentally. It’s safe, healthy, and fun. Let them play.
Ask about junior golf >

Yoga for golf
Find your balance
 Balance enables you to maintain your centre of gravity during your golf swing. And improving balance is one of the pillars of yoga.
The reason for all those strange-looking movements and poses in yoga is that they intentionally throw you off balance and out of your comfort zone. It’s in learning to stay balanced that you strengthen your core and improve your stability.
Better balance, better golf
The Tree Pose is an excellent yoga pose for improving balance, leg strength, and core stability. Hold it for 4 to 5 deep breaths on each leg (if you’re unsure how to perform this exercise, please ask an instructor).
Let’s review your mobility
A swing assessment enables us to see if your ability to move through the three planes of motion that impacts your golf. Then we can decide whether an accommodating change in technique and/or a recommended visit to a yoga instructor would help.
Get moving >

Family Fun Day

Join us for a day that promises to be fun for the whole family! Putt for Dough will take place on Friday 11 December.

Golfing Goat Restaurant Launch

Make sure you book for the official launch of the new Golfing Goat Restaurant on the 4th December.

Book a table >

Coming soon

Check out the Annelize Lucas Physiotherapy Facebook and Instagram pages for more information.

Next Club Draw – 27 November 2020

Please note that the November Club Draw was shifted to Friday 27th of November 2020 due to the Burger Kersfonds Golf Day which took place on Friday the 20th of November.

You can still get your entry into the Cub Draw! A decision was made that those who did not have a ticket for the draw can still get one but the buy-in remains the same at R1200. If you want to do it by debit order you now will have to arrange with our financial department to determine the correct amount according to the date that you want to start. This means everybody can still buy in so please let us do that because it is for a good cause helping the Captain’s Committee to create funds for projects on the course.

Entries are still open and the 2nd Draw takes place on Friday the 27th of November.

We have 83 entries!

Spotlight Social registration

Win the wine of the month!

We are currently on 348 members so please put in some effort to register on the app. Number 400 is next in line for a bottle of wine.

We are now on 348!
For your efforts you can be next in line to win a bottle of wine with compliments from the “Wine of the Month”. Thank you to the members that have registered so far. See how to win here.

Download the app >

In conversation with

This week we get to know our men’s C-Division Champion, Robert Adriaanse. Thanks Robert. We all dream about that scratch round of golf. One day!

If you would like to be part of our wonderful PGC community, let us know so that we can get to know you a bit more. How will anyone know what exotic drink to buy you otherwise?

 Mr. Rules

Is the percentage of handicap to be used in betterball and alliance competitions really going to make a difference?

We pulled the names of 170 players that were in the winnings since the start of the year. The table below summarises the percentages that the different categories of handicaps were in the winnings. I think this table speaks for itself.

Know your rules >

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

Enjoy your golf,
Mr R

Playing golf at PGC during Level 1 lockdown

I know this might be boring by now but please realise that we are still under Level 1 lockdown rules, which have not changed since their inception.

Thanks to those members (and visitors) who makes our work easier by adhering to the regulations and rules. We appreciate your continues support and help. To the few that alway need to push the boundaries please realise that your actions might cause the club to close, and many other golf courses for that matter. It is not that difficult…

Many moons ago

Here is the photograph from this week’s treasure chest. Please e-mail me at manager@paarlgc.co.za if you recognise anyone.

Recognise anyone? >

Know your birdies from your eagles

Yellow Bishop (Kaapse flap)
If you have a favourite bird or would like to know more about a particular species flying around PGC, please let us know so that we can do some research and showcase it in next week’s Gazette.

Know your birdies >

Golf quote of the week

What’s happening at PGC?
 
Weekly winners
17 November 2020
4 Ball Alliance – 2 scores to count

Boschenmeer

Place Name Mem # Score Prize
1st Maggie Minnie
Yvette Theron
Jeannerie Jooste
Barbara Hughes
2020
0172
2561
2386
82 R100
2nd Annemie Du Toit
Carla Hermans
Nicolette Dunbar
6319
3779
1440
79 R80
Two Clubs
Name Mem #
Elmien Jacobs 0283
Yvette Theron 0172
18 November 2020
4 BBB Bogey Plus

Winelands Course

Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Anton Van Lierop
H.P. Van Der Merwe
3683
3265
+8 R250
2nd Gideon Van Den Heever
Albie van Zyl
2470
2072
+6 R200
3rd Donald Humphries
Robert Oeschger
0469
0733
+6 R175
4th Carel Goosen
Dawie Pretorius
4019
3182
+4 R150
5th Freddie Steyn
Hendrik Hamer
2672
0207
+4 R125
6th Jacques Olivier
Jan Hanekom
0041
3968
+4 R100
Two Clubs
Name Mem # Name Mem #
Chris Grove 0158 Freddie Steyn 2672
Peter Muller 1169 Piet Jansen 1457
Anton Van Der Spek 9296 H.P. Van Der Merwe 3265
Piet de Clerk 3891
21 November 2020
4 Ball Modified Alliance

Old Course

Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Rashid Shaik
Ganief Daniels
Christian Palazzolo
Reuben Riffel
5851
0177
1142
0598
132 R210
2nd Eben Fourie
Gert Uys
Morne Fourie
Philip Lotter
3662
2667
3304
2040
128 R160
3rd Ravi Naidoo
Zafer Sattar
Riedwaan Abrahams
Anwar Ebrahim
5599
4445
0944
0269
122 R90
Winelands Course
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Hannes Louw
Hendrik Hamer
Wikus Minnie
Marius Kotze (Visitor)
5673
0207
0852
0852
115 R210
2nd Adriaan Hemmes
Chris Wilson
William Brown
Ghost Player
4062
3876
1484
113 R160
3rd Karin Hanekom
Jan Hanekom
Douw Wessels
Douw Nicholaas Wessels
4448
2968
3526
3527
111 R90
Boschenmeer Course
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Cobus Thesnaar
Daniel Poggenpoel
Piet Momberg
Dick Knight
4472
3468
5436
2577
119 R210
2nd Granville Isaacs
RJ Wyngaard
JP Neethling
Ghost Player
5968
1912
8478
116 R160
3rd Graham Retief
Johan Van Zyl
Willem Stander
Michael Hope
4952
0766
0955
2269
114 R90
Two Clubs
Name Mem # Name Mem #
Evan C. Gritsch X2 0078 George Herman (Vis) 0765
Jacobus Serfontein 0499 Donald Humphries 0469
RJ Wyngaard 1912 Gavin Blignaut 6362
Jayson Abrams 0865 Wikus Minnie 0852
B. August (Visitor) 3150 Vanessa Smith 2668
Willem Basson 3839 JP Hugo 2242
Renso Nel 1085 Lodrick Lourens 0384

 

Summer Refresher Coaching Special

Can you handle the heat?
Two sessions left

Summer is upon us and the weather is getting hotter; would you also like to bring the heat on the course?

If you’d like to light a fire under your game for the season, join Ben’s Summer Refresher Course. There are two Saturday sessions left in November and December to help you warm up for a summer of fun under the sun!

28 November – Bunkers
5 December – Irons and Woods

There are two time slots per Saturday available: 9am & 10am

Cost is R150 per day payable before the session in the Pro Shop.

Be sure to book your spot by contacting Hannarie on 082 990 7161 today!

Book your spot >

Let them play
Magic happens on the practice green
Children respond better to doing and trying than to technical instruction. So, one of the best things to do with your child is to get on the practice green.
Chipping and putting provide immediate feedback. Seeing the result of their actions right away is exciting and sparks children’s curiosity and willingness to take risks. Chipping and putting contests with your child can also be a fun bonding experience while giving them a taste of healthy competition.
This will also prepare your child for our ‘Play to improve’ phase of coaching, where we start to shift the focus towards scoring and shot-making.
Your child can have it all
Golf helps your child develop physically and mentally. It’s safe, healthy, and fun. Let them play.
Ask about junior golf >

Yoga for golf
The breath matters
Increased lung capacity and circulation will improve your golf performance and your life.
You don’t always need exercises, such as jogging, that significantly increase your heart rate, to stimulate your cardiovascular system. You do want exercise that accesses more lung tissue, meaning more oxygen and blood flow to the muscles. And you need plenty of that when swinging a golf club.
Breathe deeper, swing better
In yoga, you’re holding isometric muscle contractions and synchronising movement with deep breathing. In the cat-cow yoga sequence, you inhale deeply while curling your back before exhaling fully while arching it (if you’re unsure how to perform this exercise, please ask an instructor).
Let’s review your mobility
A swing assessment enables us to see if your ability to move through the three planes of motion impacts your golf. Then we can decide whether an accommodating change in technique and/or a recommended visit to a yoga instructor would help.
Get moving >

 

AGM to be held on 25th of November 2020

Members please note that we will hold our AGM on Wednesday the 25th of November 2020. Please diarise this date and the time of 18:30 for you to come and be part of Paarl Golf Club. Official notices were sent out on the 11th of November 2020. The nominations for office bearers were placed on the noticeboard on Wednesday the 18th of November 2020. Should you have any need for information please feel free to contact me at manager@paarlgc.co.za.

       % of Handicap to be used in Betterball and Alliance Competitions

The concept of using a percentage of your handicap when playing in a betterball or alliance competition format has been with us now for two weeks. A lot of questions have reached us during this period.

Let me try to explain it a bit more. Firstly, it is not just Paarl Golf Club that is implementing this. Secondly, the recommended Competition Handicap Allowances from the World Handicap System (WHS) will eventually be implemented at all golf clubs worldwide. The main principle behind this is to give golfers of all abilities and handicap levels a fair chance of winning in betterball and alliance competitions.

Why is this necessary?

With the recent change of the world handicapping system, golfers are allowed to enter a maximum score of net 2 over par, meaning that golfers with a handicap stroke on a hole can enter a maximum score of 3 over par, while those with two handicap strokes on a hole can enter a 4 over par score.

This created a situation where high handicapped players could build up an even higher handicap than before. Statisticians from the major golf-playing countries in the world have modelled millions of competition scores and have, as a result, recommended that competition organisers implement Handicap Allowances for betterball and alliance competitions. This will give all golfers a fair chance of winning in these kinds of competitions.

The table below provides the recommended Handicap Allowances for our most common competitions.

Please note that you do not apply the percentage to your handicap index but to your course handicap for the course you are playing. We will provide the marshals with already prepared sheets for easy-determining of your “new” handicap.

Should you need any further detail, please visit the HNA and WHS web pages and also feel free to contact our own Mr Rules, Steph Lotz, who will be able to explain the reasoning behind this and why the Captain’s Committee as well as management of the club decided to implement this immediately.

  Handing in of scorecards after a round

Members should please help our scorers at the end of a competition to hand in their scorecards as soon as they are finished with their rounds. Should you decide not to hand in a scorecard, please notify our registration office so that they do not wait for that scorecard to still come in.

Please also make sure that you use the correct handicap for the competition that you are playing. Note, that should the competition format be betterball or alliance, a percentage of your handicap will be deducted. You therefore cannot use your handicap without the percentage taken off and only apply that after the round.

If you are a 10 handicap and you play in a betterball or alliance format where you have to use 85% of your handicap, you will then have to play on a 9 handicap for the day. It means that at stroke 10 you will not get a shot as you would have gotten when you played individual format on your 10 handicap. Note that when the percentage gives a decimal of .5 and more, you round up to the higher handicap and when the percentage gives a decimal below .5 you round down to the lower handicap.

Xmas Mix

Get festive with us on Tuesday 24th November for our Xmas Mix.

Golfing Goat Restaurant Launch

Join us on Friday 4th December for the official launch of the new Golfing Goat Restaurant.

Book a table >

Parking for private golf carts available

I am glad to report that we have succeeded in making space for at least six golf cartsin our golf cart storage garage. I have been asked by a few members if that could be possible. We only have six spaces available for now.

The rental cost, inclusive of your under roof safe parking spot and your electricity for the charging of your cart with your own charger will only cost you R300 per month. All that we ask is that you understand that these six carts will be parked behind each other and will need to be shifted from time to time to allow the use of a particular cart.

 

Next Club Draw – 27 November 2020

Please note that the November Club Draw has been shifted to Friday 27th of November 2020 due to the Burger Kersfonds Golf Day this coming Friday the 20th of November.

You can still get your entry into the Cub Draw! A decision was made that those who did not have a ticket for the draw can still get one but the buy-in remains the same at R1200. If you want to do it by debit order you now will have to arrange with our financial department to determine the correct amount according to the date that you want to start. This means everybody can still buy in so please let us do that because it is for a good cause helping the Captain’s Committee to create funds for projects on the course.

Entries are still open and the 2nd Draw takes place on Friday the 27th of November.

We have 83 entries!

Spotlight Social registration

Win the wine of the month!

We are currently on 335 members so please put in some effort to register on the app. Number 400 is next in line for a bottle of wine.

We are now on 335!
For your efforts you can be next in line to win a bottle of wine with compliments from the “Wine of the Month”. Thank you to the members that have registered so far. See how to win here.

Download the app >

In conversation with

This week we get to know our new ladies Club Champion, Bianca Lohbauer. She is one of our stars ladies members. We will watch the progress of your golf career with enthusiasm and wish you a very successful career on the world golfing circuit.

If you would like to be part of our wonderful PGC community, let us know so that we can get to know you a bit more. How will anyone know what exotic drink to buy you otherwise?

 Mr. Rules

Ball stopped by outside influence (hosepipe)

I was asked what to do if your approach shot lands on the green and it is stopped by the hosepipe a worker is using to cool the greens during the hot summer months.
Know your rules >
If you have any questions, please contact me at paarlmrrules@gmail.com

Enjoy your golf,
Mr R

Playing golf at PGC during Level 1 lockdown

I know this might be boring by now but please realise that we are still under Level 1 lockdown rules, which have not changed since their inception.

Thanks to those members (and visitors) who makes our work easier by adhering to the regulations and rules. We appreciate your continues support and help. To the few that alway need to push the boundaries please realise that your actions might cause the club to close, and many other golf courses for that matter. It is not that difficult…

Many moons ago

I did not get any takers last week so I will try for a last time this week.
Here is the photograph from this week’s treasure chest. Please e-mail me at manager@paarlgc.co.za if you recognise anyone.

Recognise anyone? >

Know your birdies from your eagles

     Malachite Sunbird (Jangroentjie)
If you have a favourite bird or would like to know more about a particular species flying around PGC, please let us know so that we can do some research and showcase it in next week’s Gazette.

Know your birdies >

Golf quote of the week

What’s happening at PGC?

 

BGU Upcoming Events

The following online entries are open on the Boland Golf Union website: www.bolandgolf.co.za

Hexvallei Open
21 November 2020

Hexvallei Junior Championship
22 November 2020

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Tour news

The Masters
Course: Augusta National Golf Course
Purse: $ 11,500,000
Picture source: pgatour.com
1.  D. Johnson (-20)
T2. C. Smith (-15)
T2. S.J. Im (-15)
4. J. Thomas (-12)
5. D. Frittelli (-11) Well done!

Weekly winners

10 November 2020
Individual Stableford

Old Course

Place Name Mem # Score Prize
1st Marianne Friggens 3120 43 R290
2nd Susan Hattingh 4901 38 R190
3rd Theresa Viviers 1037 38 R140
Two Clubs
Name Mem #
Marianne Friggens 3120
Deidre Grove 1316
11 November 2020
Monthly Medal – Sponsored by Goede Hoop

Boschenmeer Course

Place Names Score
1st Vernon Els 66
2nd Hannes Louw 67
3rd JP Hugo 67
4th Leon Cronje 67
5th Jacques Mouton 69
Two Clubs
Name Mem # Name Mem #
Deon Breedt 0213 Buks Rossouw 0190
Leon Cronje 5479 Wikus Minnie 0852
Peter Friggens 2817 Gideon Hugo 1730
Christiaan v Schalkwyk 0769 Jacques Olivier x2 0041
Dawie Pretorius 3182 JP Hugo 2242
13 November 2020
Individual Stableford
Masters Par 3 Competition
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Leon Serfontein 4391 22 R 100
14 November 2020
4 BBB Bonus Bogey

Old Course

Place Names Score Prize
1st Dewald Botes
Braam Keyser
+10 R250
2nd Rolf Moschinsky
Chris Grove
+10 R200
3rd Karl-Heinz Lutzeler
Le Roy Le Riche
+8 R150
4th Hennie Groenewald
Johnny Visser
+8 R100
Winelands Course
Place Names Score Prize
1st Simon Malherbe
Philip Lotter
+11 R250
2nd Sam Kusluoglu x 2
Frans Strooh
+10 R200
3rd Basson Hougaard
Riaan Kritzinger
+9 R150
4th Ravi Naidoo
Ziyaad Moerat
+9 R100
Boschenmeer Course
Place Names Score Prize
1st Sean Scott
Timothy Hadfield
+12 R250
2nd Jan Lotter
Kobus Sieberhagen
+11 R200
3rd Willem Stander
George Erasmus
+10 R150
4th Corne van der Vyver
Jp Hugo
+9 R100
Two Clubs
Name Name
Ziyaad Moerat Bertus van Niekerk
Hennie Groenewald Tyran Snyders
Joshua Kirsten Luc Schwarte
Barry Lodewyk Rendolph Wyngaard
Johan Visser Jan Lotter
Ian van Schalkwyk Sam Kusluoglo x 2
Jacques Anderson Leon Serfontein
David Maughan Henry Swarts
Colin Laity Bjorn van Oord
Hole-in-one – Ronald Alexander.

15 November
27-Hole Pairs Championship

Old Course

 Place  Name Score
1st Handró Griessel
Jurian Kitshoff
 40
 2nd Jamie van Wyk
Neil Kapp
 39
 3rd Riefaat Meyer
Ravi Naidoo
 38 c/i
Winelands Course
Place Name Score
1st Werner Bernhardt
Willem Pretorius
44
2nd Handré van der Walt
Ewald Theron
42
3rd Chris Jordaan JNR
Chris Jordaan
41
Boschenmeer Course
 Place  Name  Score
 1st  Chris Jordaan JNR
Chris Jordaan
 25
 2nd  Debbie Tasker
Deidre Venter
 22 c/i
 3rd  Nicolette Dunbar
JP Hugo
 22 c/o
Overall
Place Name Score
1st Chris Jordaan JNR
Chris Jordaan
102
2nd Handre van der Walt
Ewald Theron
101
3rd Jamie van Wyk
Neil Kapp
96
4th Handró Griessel
Jurian Kitshoff
95
5th Ralph Mortlock
Elvin Naidoo
93
6th Werner Bernhardt
Willem Pretorius
92
7th Helena Griessel
Willie Griessel
89
8th Riedwaan Abrahams
Zafer Sattar
87
9th Irvin Kellerman
Frans Theron
86
10th Peter Friggens
Anton van der Spek
85
11th Gideon van den Heever
Kalla van den Heever
85
12th Ravi Naidoo
Riefaat Meyer
85
Nearest the Pins
Hole Name
4 Vero Vervaeke
7 NJ van der Merwe
14 Riefaat Meyer
17 Ronel Basson
20 Nicolette Dunbar
23 Kalla van den Heever

What’s happening at PGC?

BGU Upcoming Events

The following online entries are open on the Boland Golf Union website: www.bolandgolf.co.za

Championship Pairs
15 November 2020

Hexvallei Open
21 November 2020

Hexvallei Junior Championship
22 November 2020

Enter now >

Tour news

PGA Tour: Houston Open
Course: Memorial Park Golf Course
Purse: $ 7,000,000
Picture source: pgatour.com
1.  C. Ortiz (-13)
T2. H. Matsuyama (-11)
T2. D. Johnson (-11)
4. T. Gooch (-9)
5. B. Koepka (-8)

European Tour: Cyprus Classic
Course: Aphrodite Hills Golf Club
Purse: € 1,000,000

Picture source: europeantour.com
1.  J. Veerman (-22)
2.  R. Maclntyre (-20)
T3. M. Kawamura (-19)
T3. J. Campillo (-19)
5. C. Shinkwin (-18)

Champions Tour: Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Course: Phoenix Country Club
Purse: $ 2,500,000

Picture source: pgatour.com
T1. K. Sutherland (-15)
T1. P. Broadhurst (-15)
3. W. Austin (-12)
4. W. Short Jr. (-10)
T5. G. Day (-9)

Weekly winners

03 November 2020
Medal & putt

Winelands Course

Bronze Division Place Name Mem # Score Prize
(15.4 – 24.3) 1st Alida Kotzee 0707 75 R90
Copper Division Place Names Mem # Score Prize
(24.4 – 36) 1st Andrea Kritzinger 1991 72 R120
2nd Vero Vervaeke 0505 74 R90
Least amount of putts
1st: Rose Welthagen – 33

04 November 2020
Betterball stableford

Old Course
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Johan Van Zyl
Andy Higgins
766
2046
49 R 280
2nd RJ Wyngaard
Granville Isaacs
1912
5968
47 R 230
3rd Timothy Hadfield
Ghost Player
425
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47 R 190
4th Michael Street
Rodney Kitching
1391
7129
47 R 150
Two Clubs
Name Mem # Name Mem #
Michael Street 1391 Fred Bowles 3013
Werner Bernhardt 909 Anton Van Lierop 3683
07 November 2020
Individual Stableford

Old Course

Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Danie Olivier 4578 36 R300
2nd Kobus Sieberhagen 513 35 R250
3rd Dawie Malan 3187 35 R200
4th G Bezuidenhout 0012 35 R150
Winelands Course
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Bob Izzett 2106 38 R200
2nd Riefaat Meyer 0071 37 R150
3rd Nizamudien Parker 684 36 R90
Boschenmeer Course
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Cameron White Visitor 40 R190
2nd Johan Neethling 1254 38 R150
3rd Handre Van Der Walt Member 38 R80
Two Clubs
Name Mem # Name Mem #
Steven Dunbar Visitor G Bezuidenhout 12
Cameron White Visitor David Maughan 842
Torben Martens 4190 Willie Storm 4088