What’s happening?


Wednesday 12 June – Members Competition – Individual Stableford sponsored by Goede Hoop Meat
Thursday 13 June – Boland Nomads Golf Day from 10:30
Friday 14 June – Paarl Rugby Club Golf Day from 11:00
Friday 14 June – Sundowner Competition from 15:00 – Individual Stableford
Saturday 15 June – Members Competition – Betterball Stableford


We are celebrating and you are invited!


There has never before been a better pairing: four days of golf competitions, fancy dinners, spit braai evenings and of course, lots and lots of wine!


Book your spot on 021 863 1140 or bookings@paarlgc.co.za.



Click here for the programme.


Ladies Wine & Dine evening



Part of our initiatives is to support our sponsors and to build on a long-term relationship that will benefit all parties. We have just done that by hosting our first event as a fundraiser which was held at Allée Bleue Wine Estate. Allée Bleue is one of our main sponsors who is involved on a weekly basis and at other ladies events.


The evening surpassed all our expectations and fun was had by all. Chef Gordon cooked up a storm and Van Zyl, the winemaker, guided us through the wines and entertained us.


A big thank you to Gavin Blignaut (GM) Gordon, Van Zyl, and everyone that enjoyed the night with us. We look forward to more fun-filled evenings like this.


BF Golf Academy


Last week Tuesday 4 June Ben took a picture with Paarl Ladies before he went on course with the group to provide some playing advise.


This Winter BEN is offering SPECIAL COACHING PACKAGES to all golfers


• FREE 1 hour video session when buying 3 x 30 minute lessons at R1000.
• FREE 2 hour, 9 hole on-course playing lesson when buying 6 x 30 minute lessons at R2000.


Offer valid to purchase during June, July and August. Lessons should be done by end of 2019.



2019 Refresher Course



There are still spots open on the following dates:


13 July Putting
27 July Recovery Shots


In the last two sessions Coach Ben will be helping you to conquer the putting green but also teach you the art of recovery shots.



Book your spot


Who’s been winning?


Wednesday Competition 5 June

Betterball Stableford, 31 players


1st – Brian Lawrie & Okkie Douglas 45 – R120
2nd – Hennie Hamer & Wiekus Minnie 43 – R100
3rd – Gert Odendal & Granville Adams 41 – R80


Click here for the rest of the results.

Friday 7 June

Sundowner winners


1st – D Heramb 19
2nd – Kobus Sieberhagen 18

Saturday 8 June

4Ball Progressive Alliance


1st – Carel de Beer, Tim Maquire, Ben Fouchee & Dan Frater 80 – R130
2nd – Gert Strydom, JL Swart, Wikus Minnie & Hennie Hamer 79 – R100


Click here to read the rest of the results.

From Willem’s desk


May 2019


I am happy to report that the following was done during May 2019:


• Completion of the Clubhouse dam!


• Tenders for the new catering service provider closed on Friday 24 May 2019 and we will have an appointment finalised by end June 2019.


• Almost completed with the maintenance of the cart paths on the golf course and will finish off middle of June 2019. Extended this appointment to also repair the potholes in the car parking area.


• Will install code access to the ladies and gents’ cloakrooms during June 2019.


• Held a successful Club Championship and crowned our new Club Champion, Daniel Cronje, shooting 1-under par over 54 holes and our new Ladies Champion, Lumien Orten, shooting 4-over par over 36 holes.


Congratulations you two!


Looking forward to seeing you all on the course.

May the fore’s be with you!


What’s hot in the shop?


Hawk Performance Eyewear special


June, July & August at R1200


Why Hawk Eyewear?


1. Hawk Sunglasses give full protection against the harmful UVA and UVB rays.


2. The sunglasses are specifically designed for sport and outdoor activities like golf, cycling and hiking.


3. You have the added advantage of getting 3 lenses when you buy a pair of Hawk sunglasses.
3.1 The blue lens is specifically for golf and when the sun is very bright outside it brings the colours out.
3.2 The orange lens can be used for golf as it is especially helpful on overcast days as it then brightens your sight.
3.3 The third lens is a polaroid lens which reduces the glare from water eg at dams or the sea. This lens is also suitable for just normal outdoor use.


4. You have multiple frames to choose from.


5. Every pair comes in a case for protection and storage.


Rulesflash 2019


Hi everyone,


While playing last week my golf ball was lying very close to the hole on the putting green. One of my playing partners had a chip from the fringe. He requested me to leave the ball incase his chip ran past the hole and it could help him to stop his ball closer to the hole. I informed him that this would be a breach of the rules.


After the game we had an ongoing debate on the topic of backstopping.



What is backstopping?


Backstopping is when a golfer leaves a ball unmarked on the green, usually near the hole, while another player hits his shot — typically a chip or bunker shot — onto the green.


There have been various opinions about backstopping, with some players saying that they are not marking the ball so as not to interrupt the pace of play. Then there are players to call out backstopping as a form of cheating.


The latest incident was at the LPGA event in Thailand.


Ariya Jutanugarn pitched to within 12 cm of the hole on the 18th green. She then looked at Amy Olsen to see if it was OK to mark or tap in her putt. Jutanugran stopped, appeared to be waved off by Olsen. Amy then hit a low runner towards the hole. The ball was ready to run past the pin, but collided with Ariya’s ball and stopped within 25cm. Jutanugran was able to replace her ball and both players made birdie.The match officials saw no transgression of the laws and no one was penalised.


Click here to see the incident.


If one looks at the rule, some will believe they should have been penalised.


15.3a/1 – Breach of Rule for Leaving Helping Ball in Place Does Not Require Knowledge


In stroke play, under Rule 15.3a, if two or more players agree to leave a ball in place on the putting green to help any player, and the stroke is made with the helping ball left in place, each player who made the agreement gets two penalty strokes. A breach of Rule 15.3a does not depend on whether the players know that such an agreement is not allowed.


For example, in stroke play, before playing from just off the putting green, a player asks another player to leave his or her ball that is near the hole, in order to use it as a backstop. Without knowing this is not allowed, the other player agrees to leave his or her ball by the hole to help the other player. Once the stroke is made with the ball in place, both players get the penalty under Rule 15.3a.


The same outcome would apply if the player whose ball was near the hole offered to leave the ball in play to help the other player, and the other player accepted the offer and then played.


If the players know that they are not allowed to make such an agreement, but still do it, they are both disqualified under Rule 1.3b(1) for deliberately ignoring Rule 15.3a.


My advice to players: Mark your ball!


Please contact me with any queries at paarlmrrules@gmail.com


Good golfing,
Mr R


Who’s been winning at the Club?


2019 Club Championship




Club Champion – Daniel Cronje – 215

B Div Champion – Anton Brits – 250

C Div Champion – Calvyn Orten – 55

Senior Div Champion – Jannie van Breda – 235

Super Senior Champion – Steph Lotz – 68




Club Champion – Lumien Orton – 148

B Div Champion – Alida Kotzee – 202

C Div Champion – Nicolene Mans – 59

Senior Champion – Maggie Minnie – 160


Click here for a full summary of results.


29 May 2019
4 BBB Medal


Paarl Old Course

1st. Rashid Shaik & Ganief Daniels – 62


Click here for a full summary of results.


Friday 31 May 2019


1st Gert Uys – 15 pts
2nd Phillip Lotter – 14 pts
3rd Eben Fourie – 12 pts


Rules for Sundowner competitions


Please be informed of the following requirements for scoring when playing in the Sundowner competition on Fridays:

1. Each player must complete and hand in their own scorecard. All 3 or 4 players cannot hand in one card for all the players.

2. Scorecards must be completed correctly. If not, the player will be disqualified and cannot win a prize.

3. The following details must be on the card:

3.1 Name and Surname of player and marker.
3.2 Handicap
3.3 Date
3.4 Competition – Sundowner
3.5 Score and Stableford points per hole
3.6 Totals added up
3.7 Signatures of player and marker


4. Players must make sure that they use the correct scorecard for the designated 9 holes on which they play the competition.


5. After the rounds players must put their scorecards in the Sundowner scorecard box. Only these scorecards will be eligible for winning prizes.


BF Golf Academy


2019 Refresher Course – Bunker play



8 June


This Saturday Coach Ben will be helping you to escape the sand trap in a more efficient manner and get you attacking those pins.



Book your spot