Paarl Liga: Maak ons trots!
Die stand van sake na die groep uitspeel vir die Brodie Liga se vier streke:
1. De Hoek (10 punte)
2. Devonvale (9 punte)
3. Swellendam (8 punte 22,5 vir)
4. Paarl 2 (8 punte 22 vir)
5. Darling (10 punte)
6. Worcester (9 punte)
7. Kleinmond (7 punte)
8. Caledon (6 punte)
Hulle gaan uitspeel op 17 Augustus teen (die tuisbaan is in hakkies):
1. De Hoek teen Caledon (De Hoek)
2. Devonvale teen Kleinmond (Devonvale)
3. Swellendam teen Worcester (Swellendam)
4. Paarl teen Darling (Paarl)
Sterkte aan ons Brodie 2 span die komende naweek teen Darling!
Beware of the swimming golf cart
We should learn from this that you cannot trust the brakes of the golf carts if park against a steep incline, especially when the entire incline is wet grass.
Know your birdies from your eagles
Did you know? When it flies, the African darter will thrust its head forward slightly and fan its tail. It will frequently soar high above its colony.
The male darter’s body is almost completely glossy black with the exception of the white streaking on the face and body, and the colouration of the neck, which has a warm chestnut hue. The female (like the juvenile birds) is browner than the male with less noticeable white streaks. Both of them have gold-coloured eyes with brown bills. The male’s bill is slightly larger than the female’s. This bill is used to impale fish and is, as a result, strong and sharply pointed.
Weight: 1 – 1.35 kg, Length: 81 – 97 cm, Wingspan: 115 – 128 cm.
As a waterbird, the African Darter can be found around fresh and brackish waters that are surrounded by (or close to) fresh vegetation. They need trees or bushes for their roosting.
The African Darter is able to dive for long periods of time in search of a meal. It swims with its entire body under the water, which allows it a more surprising ambush, as it does not create a massive disturbance to the water when it dives or surfaces.
They are often found perched on stumps above the water, on jetties or on bare branches. If surprised or threatened, it dives vertically into the water for protection. On exiting the water, it will spread its wings to allow them to be dried by the sun and air. This is because it does not have the oil ducts of other birds and is, therefore, not waterproof.
During the rainy season I receive a lot of queries involving temporary water. Last week I discussed temporary water in a bunker.
This week I was asked to clarify the following:
• After his approach shot the player’s ball landed on the fringe just short of the green.
• He wanted to use his putter but there was temporary water in his line of play.
• The player wanted relief from the temporary water.
The player is only entitled to relief from an abnormal course conditions (such as temporary water) that interferes on his line of play when his ball lies on the green. The interfering abnormal condition may be on or off the green. (Rule 16.1a)
If the player’s ball is on the putting green and there is interference by an abnormal course condition on the course, the player may take relief by placing the ball on the spot of the nearest point of complete relief. (Rule16.1d)
• The nearest point of complete relief must be either on the putting green or in the general area.
• If there is no such nearest point of complete relief, the player may still take this free relief by using the point of maximum available relief as the reference point, which must be either on the putting green or in the general area.
GolfRSA has been facilitating a series of two-day Level 2 Rules Seminars in order to educate everyone involved in golf administration about the latest changes to the Rules of Golf.
The next Seminar is scheduled to be held at King David Mowbray Golf Club in Cape Town in October 2019.
Date: 14 -15 October 2019
Venue: King David Mowbray Golf Club
Cost: R1000 per delegate (includes preparation material, rules books, lunches and teas)
For more information and entries, please click here.
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainfall at PGC compared to last year
As we are all aware, we had some good rainfall in the past weeks. The water table is starting to fill up and fairways takes longer to drain. There are currently a few fairways that are very wet. The Boschenmeer fairways are 19,26 and 27 floods very quickly as the Wateruintjiesvlei dam level rises.
We will do our outmost to allow golf carts on the course. This however requires every golfer to adhere to signs and instructions given by starters regarding the status of the course please.
We need to protect our course in order to have a great golfing experience every time we play.
Thank you for assisting us in this matter.
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