Many moons ago

The photograph of last week unfortunately had no “takers” so we’ll give it another week for possible identification.
The photograph for this week from that treasure chest is the one below. I sincerely hope that I would receive some feedback on who the people on the photograph are. Please e-mail me at if you recognise any of the individuals on the photographs.


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From The Owl’s Nest

Members will remember that we featured the Spotted eagle owl nesting next to the 14th tee box some time ago. Our owl watchers would have seen that there is some other movement in the nest.  At first we all thought there were two newcomers to the course BUT we have proof that there are actually four new owls residing at Boschenmeer. Knowing that they are golf wise I thought it good to put some comments to some of the pictures. Enjoy!
Number 4 is the shy one. But we finally got him/her to at least photo bomb the picture.
Num 1: Come on number 4 show your face!
Num 2: Number 4 it is not that scary. It’s just a golf course.
Num 4: But why all the swearing?
If he pulls off that shot I will swallow a chameleon…

Wow…… raw talent that man.

Did you see that?

Our first owl in one!

Would you suggest a soft 8 iron or a forced 9 iron?

With his golfing ability, no club would be the correct club!


The new World Handicap System

The tenets of the new system focus on three main objectives: to encourage as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a handicap; to enable golfers of differing abilities, genders and nationalities to transport their handicap to any course globally and compete on a fair and equitable basis; and to indicate with sufficient accuracy the score a golfer is reasonably capable of achieving on any course around the world, playing under normal conditions.

The new handicap system will be implemented in two phases. The first phase will be implemented on the 1st of October and the 2nd phase on the 1st of January 2020.The second phase is more technical but I will discuss this at a later date.

What do we have to know?

(a) An average-based calculation of a handicap, taken from the best eight out of the last 20 scores and factoring in memory of previous demonstrated ability for better responsiveness and control.
(b) A limit of Net Double Bogey on the maximum hole score. For example:

Maximum Score


Strokes per hole 0 1 2 3
Par 3 5 6 7 8
Par 4 6 7 8 9
Par 5 7 8 9 10
When playing alliance – Use 2 score cards(c) A maximum handicap limit of 54.0, regardless of gender, to encourage more golfers to measure and track their performance to increase their enjoyment of the game.
(d) Rounds must be open before play
(e) Scores to be entered before midnight of day played
(f) Match play scores must be entered for handicap purposes:
(1) If less than 14 holes played enter 9-hole score
(2) 14 or more: Complete card using par plus handicap strokes for holes not played and enter adjusted gross
(g) If 9 holes are played, the player must use the appropriate CH for the course they played.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

Mr R

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