With the arrival of our new Sidewinder cutter we are in a position to cut a bigger green surrounds area at a consistent high for better shot-making around the greens. Over the next few weeks we will be growing some green surround areas out a bit more than what you are used to, to get consistent grass heights and cuts. Please bear with us – your scoring from around the greens should improve in future!
Our previous weed spray was a success and we are doing a follow-up spray per nine holes over three consecutive Mondays, starting 21 January. We will therefore only have two nines open on these Mondays.
Further fairway rehabilitation after the drought will be done in January with aerovating, sod planting and sprigging in some areas.
To assist speed of play and course protection (sandbags and divot repairs) our starters will give each fourball on competition days a full standardised speech. Your cooperation in this regard will be appreciated.
Welcome to our new staff!
A new face in registration – Lourens Oostuizen
Lourens matriculated at Paul Roos Gimnasium in 2014 and thereafter completed his PGA apprenticeship at Swingfit in 2018. He is currently studying marketing through the International Marketing School and is a keen golfer, playing off a 1.6 handicap index. A big welcome to Lourens and we hope he finds a happy home here at Paarl Golf Club.
Employee of the month – December 2018
Elnarie Lategan was awarded the employee of the month for December 2018. Elnarie was given specific targets and tasks by the financial manager which was measured over a 3 month period. Elnarie achieved the target and contributed more than what was expected in her normal line of work. She is a friendly and hardworking individual who is eager to learn and implement new tasks to the benefit of the Club, its members and fellow colleagues.
New staff at Wiesenhof
Introducing Chef Johné, don’t let his young looks deceive you, Chef Johné has worked in some of the most pristine restaurants in the valley and has some signature dishes to tickle your fancy.
Mark Simonse joins the Wiesenhof team as the new General Manager. Mark has been in the industry for 11 years and has recently joined us from Leeu Collection in Franschhoek.
Please note that we have decided to postpone the AGM by a few weeks to February. This will allow the Board to properly prepare, discuss and formulate resolutions that needs to be circulated to members prior to the AGM. Due to the December holidays, we run into this problem every year. A new date will be communicated asap.
From the Academy
We have a winner!
We recently ran a Srixon promotion whereby our customers who bought any dozen Srixon balls, received an automatic entry into a draw for R10 000 worth of goods in our Pro Shop.
The draw was done on 19 December and the lucky winner was Mr Jaco Pienaar, who received an early Christmas present.
We just want to thank all our customers who supported us and wish them better luck next time we run another promotion.
Watch this space…
Our junior golf is starting soon. All ages welcome! Keep an eye out for more information.