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

Enter now >

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
###
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

 

Summer Refresher Coaching Special

Get your game in shape for summer
Three sessions over three weekends

The best part of the golfing season is upon us where we get to play more often with family and friends. Is there a certain family member or friend that you haven’t seen in a while that you’d like to impress with your golf skills (or even beat!)? If not, is there an area of your game that you’d like to brush up on?

Luckily for you, Ben will be running a Summer Refresher Course over three Saturdays in November and December to help you get ready to play your best golf and have more fun out there on the course.

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

 

Yoga for golf
More than just flexibility
Overall mobility is the most important fitness component for golfers.
This is much more than just flexibility. For the golf swing, mobility and being able to move through all three planes of motion, is fundamental.

The three planes of motion are:
• Sagittal plane: forward and backward movements.
• Frontal plane: side-to-side movements.
• Transverse plane: twisting movements.

Learn more >
Moving between the massive variety of poses during a yoga session takes your body through all the planes of motion, making a huge difference to your mobility.
Let’s review your mobility
A swing assessment enables us to see if your ability to move through the three planes of motion is impacting 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 >

Let them play
First impressions last
Children are much more likely to take up golf when their first impression of the game is enjoyable. But make things too complicated too early, and they could end up seeing golf as nothing more than difficult and unpleasant.
Formal lessons should either start when your child asks for them or at about 6 years old. And even then, it’s about a fun approach to the game. We want to avoid using complicated terminology about swing mechanics.
When coaching young children starting in golf, we focus on developing their movement ABCs, Agility, Balance, Coordination, and Speed, to prepare them for later golf-specific coaching.
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 >

 Gamble on yourself

Members might have seen cameras being placed on two of the par 3s on the course. This new concept is part of the Hole-in-one Challenge where you can bet on yourself achieving a hole in one on these designated holes. For now, the 17th and the 23rd holes have been “activated” to do this.

The idea behind this is to allow golfers to bet on themselves hitting that perfect shot. Not only will you be able to get a video of that achievement, but you can also walk away with a handsome amount of money. That is if you placed a bet on yourself before you hit that hole-in-one.

For now you can bet either R20, R50 or R100 on yourself with the end result receiving R20 000, R50 000 or a whopping R100 000 (depending on the original amount invested) if you make that hole-in-one. Another positive to this partnership is that we as Paarl Golf Club get 10% of all the bets, which will hopefully allow us to extend this concept even further.

There are two ways to enter. You can either take a ticket at registration confirming the hole you are betting on and pay through the special terminal, or, for the more IT inclined, you can use your Zapper app at the tee box and scan the QR code at the hole to place your bet.

This would be the easiest and safest method as your time stamp will place you in the vicinity of the hole and the video footage will be able to confirm that. Should you achieve that perfect shot, you will then need to call the number provided on the board at the tee box to notify the Hole-in-one Challenge group and they will take over the administration of getting your winnings to you.

Please support this initiative seeing as the club will also benefit from it. The offer is also there to accommodate groups and corporates to allow the entire field to stand a chance of winning big.

 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 notice will be sent out nearer to this date. Should you have any need for information please feel free to contact me at manager@paarlgc.co.za.

 Knockout results for the year 2020

Members would recall that during 2020 we had a few knockout competitions running. There were four categories namely A-Division Single, B-Division Single, Pairs and Mixed Pairs. After a few months of fierce competition, the winners can now be revealed.

The winners in the four categories were:

A-Division Single Werner Bernhardt
B-Division Single Willem Pretorius
Pairs Irvin Kellerman and JP Hugo
Mixed Pairs Jacques and Loween Olivier

Runners up in the four categories were:

A-Division Single J L Swart
B-Division Single Fred Bowles
Pairs Ingrid Meter and Alida Kotzee
Mixed Pairs Maria Kirton and Gavin Blignaut

Congratulations to all the winners and runners up. Please be on the lookout for the 2021 Knockouts that will start soon. There will be a formal registration process for all the categories and payment of the entry fee will have to be done when registering.

Marketing for this event will start soon and this year we hope to keep the log very prominent in our communications with you as members and the progress of the knockouts will be done weekly.

Captain makes a run for it

Our club captain has been keeping himself very fit for the Club Championships and in the process of training he started “challenging” the quickest time to complete nine holes of golf.

Below is proof that our captain Jacques Olivier, together with Antonie Botha, completed the first nine holes on the 27th of October 2020 in 40 minutes and 39 seconds and ran 4,43 kilometres in the process. For the fitness gurus amongst us they burned 523 calories. I think the tequilas afterwards consumed most of those calories.

Maybe this will kick off another kind of “challenge” to see who can clock the quickest nine holes at Paarl Golf Club. We might even think about a “Duracell Bunny” trophy.

Left is the route they followed and in the middle is the technical summary of their run and on the right is the tired but happy twosome who did this. Congrats guys.

HNA propose handicap percentage introduction

This week we take a look at the recommended Competition Handicap Allowances from the World Handicap System (WHS) and explain how implementing these allowances will give golfers of all abilities and handicap levels a fair chance of winning.

Competition Handicap Allowance

Competition Allowances are recommended by the WHS to ensure that, in handicap competitions, all handicap groups have an equal opportunity of winning.

With the recent change to the maximum score allowed on a hole, golfers can now 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.

While this change has brought us into the line with the rest of the world, it has also resulted in some issues with higher scores being produced and less equity among handicap groups when it comes to competitions. Statisticians from the major golf-playing countries in the world have modeled millions of competition scores and have, as a result, recommended that competition organisers implement Handicap Allowances for Betterball and Alliance competitions. This will give everyone a fair chance of winning.

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

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 thinks that this is the correct thing to do.

Ladies become the diamonds amongst the jeans

Our Paarl Ladies Open Day was held on Tuesday 27 of October 2020 and our Ladies group once again made sure that lady golfers from all over the Western Cape would remember this particular day. The theme of the day was Diamonds and Jeans and the Winelands venue hall was converted overnight to a wonder world of jeans and diamonds.

Congratulations ladies for the effort and energy that went into this day. The many happy faces leaving the venue later that night were proof that you did well.

Next Club Draw – 20 November 2020

You can still get your entry into the club draw! The 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 captains committee to create funds for projects on the course

Entries still open and the 2nd Draw draw takes place on Friday the 20th of November.

We have 82 entries!

 No drivers at the warm-up nets

Please note that you are not allowed to hit drivers in the warm-up nets. The force of the driver tears the netting far quicker than is planned. We thank you for understanding and your co-operation.

Spotlight Social registration

Win the wine of the month!

We are currently on 333 members so please put in some effort to register on the app. Number 400 next in line for a bottle of wine.

We are now on 333!
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.

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In conversation with

This week we get to know our 2020 Club Champion, Tyran Snyders. You are the worthy Club Champion of Paarl Golf Club and we wish you all the best for your golfing career ahead. We will follow you wherever you may find yourself on the world courses. Make us proud!

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

How to Identify your Ball

A player was unsure on how to proceed to identify his ball in the rough. A player’s ball at rest may be identified in any one of these ways, see Rule 7.2.
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If you have any questions, please contact me at paarlmrrules@gmail.com

Enjoy your golf,
Mr R

  27 Hole Championship Pairs – 15th November 2020

The very first 27 Hole Championship Pairs is taking place on the 15th of November 2020. You can register as a 2Ball or 4Ball. Limited space available so book now. All you need to do is click on the poster which will take you to the entry form.

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

Thanks to Franz Lohbauer who identified Deon Louw (left in the picture) The others remain unknown.

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

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Know your birdies from your eagles

        House Sparrow (Huis Mossie)
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.

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BGU Upcoming Events

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

Senior Series at Langebaan
6 November 2020

Langebaan Junior Championship
8 November 2020

Championship Pairs
15 November 2020

Hexvallei Open
21 November 2020

Hexvallei Junior Championship
22 November 2020

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Tour news

PGA Tour: Bermuda Championship
Course: Port Royal Golf Course
Purse: $ 4,000,000
Picture source: skysports.com
1. B. Gay (-15) Won playoff
2. W. Clark (-15)
3. O. Schniederjans (-13)
T4. M. Jones (-12)
T4. D. Redman (-12)

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

Picture source: cyprusmail.com
1.  C. Shinkwin (-20) Won playoff
2. K. Samooja (-20)
T3. R. Maclntyre (-18)
T3. J. Donaldson (-18)
T3. G. Higgo (-18)

Champions Tour: Timbertech Championship
Course: Broken Sounds Club – The Old Course
Purse: $ 2,000,000

Picture source: lpgatour.com
1.D. Clarke (-17)
T2. J. Furyk (-16)
T2. B. Langer (-16)
4. M. Jimenez (-15)
T5. G. Sauers (-14)

Weekly winners

27 October 2020
Paarl Ladies Open
4 Ball Alliance 2 scores to count

Old Course

Place Names Score
1st Helena Griessel
Madre du Toit
Leatitia Theron
Marlene Albertyn
94
2nd L’ May Whitfield
Ronel Richards
Nicolene Mans
Frederica Hemmes
92
3rd Ronel Basson
Mari Kilian
Susan Lotz
Lounelle Huysamon
92
4th Kalla Venter
Molly Kearns
Paula Bester
Sandra Clift
90
5th Shaneen Dickinson
Marijki Dickinson
Elisma Fourie
Trudie Brandt
90
6th Erna van Staden
Frieda Wendelen
Marlike Brandt
Bernadette Nolan
89
7th Daph Thorton
Ronel Kriel
Viv Newell
Susan Estehuizen
87
8th Loween Olivier
Helaine Strydom
Christa Goosen
Linda Meyer
87
9th Corlia Douglas
Yvette Theron
Karin Hanekom
Yvette Kruger
86
10th Maggie Minnie
Beth Myburg
Litha Mathysen
Laura Wolmarans
86
11th Alida Kotzee
Thalia Roos
Irene du Toit
Daph Thornton
86
12th Zelda Vermeulen
Anelise Smit
Alma Brits
Maria Kirton
85
Nearest the pin
4th: Hilary Johnson
7th: Litha Matthysen
14th: Thalina Roos
17th: Linda Smit

Nearest the rope
10th: Frederica Hemmes

Longest drive
9th: A Hugo

24 October
Betterball Medal

Boschenmeer
Place Names Score
1st Andy Higgins
Graham Brown
62
2nd Michael Street
Rodney Kitching
63
3rd Ganief Daniels
Rashid Shaik
63
4th Timothy Hadfield
Steyn Pienaar
64
5th Stephno Lotz
Gert Strydom
64
6th Heinrich Gregorowski
Tyran Snyders
65
Two Clubs
Name Mem # Name Mem #
Francois Eksteen 3672 Matthew Mitri Vis 1912
Pierre Bigara Vis 0065 Pieter vd Merwe Vis 1214
Shannon Ebden 0059 Wian Vis 2407
Ian Van Schalkwyk 2968 Nico Koegelenberg 1390
31 October – 1 November
Club Championships

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Well done to our Club Champion, Tyron Snyders!

Click here to see the rest of our winners.