What’s happening on the course?

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

Click here for an entry form.