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.

Download the app >

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.
Know your rules >
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.

Recognise anyone? >

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.

Know your birdies >

Golf quote of the week

What’s happening at PGC?


Click here for a detailed weather forecast for the week.

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

Enter now >

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

Click here to see the individual results.

Well done to our Club Champion, Tyron Snyders!

Click here to see the rest of our winners.

Summer Refresher Coaching Special

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

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 this coming season.

You have the option to take part in the full course or per Saturday.

14 November – Chipping & Pitching
28 November – Bunkers
5 December – Irons & Woods

 

Contact Hannarie for more info and to book your spot on: 082 990 7161

We had a great visit from SWAGG

New summer SWAGG stock
Something to look forward to

Great news! New summer SWAGG stock will be available in-store by the middle of November.

SWAGG was at the club on Wednesday with samples on show for pre-orders of this new range.

Manager Willem Pretorius having a look at what was on display.

SWAGG has always provided Paarl Pro Shop with great products, service, prices and quality.

Ben and the SWAGG team having fun on course.
 
L-r: Steve Couves – SWAGG director, Shaun Eachus – SWAGG retail executive, Ben Fouchee PGA Club Pro, Sean Shomang – SWAGG CEO

Make sure to pop by the Pro Shop soon to have a look at SWAGG’s awesome new summer range!

Find out more >

A game for all
Competition doesn’t matter
Particularly when you’re starting out in golf, the most important thing is that you enjoy yourself.
Bend some rules
Certain rules are unavoidable, like teeing off from the tee box and repairing your divots. But if you don’t want to play from the rough or bunker or over water, drop a ball in the fairway. If you want to tee it up on the fairway, do it. Do anything to make your experience more enjoyable.
Simplify things
Take a sleeve of golf balls, a short iron, and your putter and play 18 holes of approach shots. Use the walk between the tee box and approach to simply enjoy being outdoors. Better yet, bring a friend along.
Book a round >

Stay in play
Sometimes it’s best to be aggressive
Some tee boxes are scary. That’s down to course design, something you can’t control. But with an understanding of your dispersion patterns, you can adjust your aim to minimise risk. That frees you up to approach a daunting hole with more confidence.
Not sure what your dispersion pattern is? Let’s get on the range and find out.
Discover your dispersion >
“Let’s say there’s a hazard that extends down the fairway and stops at 180 metres. You know your hybrid has a tighter dispersion than your driver. But you also know your driver dispersion gets your ball well beyond the hazard, taking it out of play altogether and giving you a shorter approach. That’s when being aggressive is the better choice.”
Better decisions save shots
A more enjoyable golfing experience isn’t only about improving your swing. Simply making better choices has a positive impact. We’re here to help you with both.
Contact us >

Please adhere to the Covid protocols

Members might feel by now that Covid protocols are just not worth it anymore. Unfortunately can we not relax on the protocols just yet. We are monitored not only by GolfRSA but also by members and visitors using our facilities. I therefore plead that we adhere to the protocols especially the wearing of masks while we are in close contact with other people.

When we have our drinks after the game please remember to wear your mask when ordering your drink at the bar. I do realise that to drink and wear a mask is a very difficult thing so we all understand that you will have to remove the mask to get contact with your drink. Thanks to all those that still keep up to the demands of Covid protocols. I really appreciate that.

  First “views” of the planned restaurant and bar upgrading project

Members would be aware of the constant “noise” from the “old” bar area but I can assure all of you that what is busy happening will benefit all those that will use that facility in the future. I had a quick glimpse of the planned interior decorating of the area and share some of it with pride with all our members. If everything goes according to plan we will “open” this new area by the beginning of December 2020.

Refrigerated cool waterpoints now active

Members will see that we have at last installed the three refrigerated waterpoints at the 4th hole, the 14th hole and the 23rd hole. The reservoirs of these cooling units are not that big so please understand if a fourball of players want to fill all their waterbottles at once that it might take a bit of time.

Your feedback on their functionality will be appreciated.

A big word of thanks must go out to the three “sponsors” for these waterpoints. This really was a team effort from the word go.

Hole 4 was sponsored by the Sattar group who regularly plays their Poise Cup games here at PGC. Zafer Sattar is also a longstanding member of PGC. The elctricity is “sponsored” by the BMHOA.

Hole 14 was sponsored by our Chairman of the Board, Christian van Schalkwyk. He also provides the electricity to this unit.

Hole 23 was sponsored by Mike and Aletta Ling with Brian Lawrie helping with the electricity supply to the point.

Nameplates will be manufactured and attached soon.

Club Draw first draw results – 16 October 2020

The Club Draw had it’s first draw on Friday 16 October. Congratulations to the first winners of this draw. See the video of the actual draw.

As expected, did we get a number of requests for possible “late” entries. The decision was made that those who do 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 section 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 79 entries!

  Showers fully functional

Please note that we are back to “normal” providing towels to the those that would like to wash off their bad round… or maybe even good ones.

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.

Download the app >

In conversation with

This week we get to know Martine Strasheim. Making a hole in one is a great memory to hang onto. We wish you many more enjoyable rounds here at Paarl Golf Club.

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

Provisional ball holed

This week’s question was: If you hole out with your provisional ball, can you abandon your original?

Player (A) hits his/her third shot over the green and it is likely lost in the love grass at the back of hole no 22.
Know your rules >

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

We still need your help to identify the people below. I sincerely hope that I will receive some feedback on who the people in the photograph are.
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

Hartlaub’s Gull (Hartlaub’s Meeu)
If you have a favourite bird or would like to know more about a particular species flying around PGC, please let us knowso 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?


Click here for a detailed weather forecast for the week.

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

Enter now >

Tour news

PGA Tour: Zozo Championship
Course: Sherwood Golf Course
Purse: $ 8,000,000
Picture source: pgatour.com
 1. P. Cantlay (-23)
T2. J. Rahm (-22)
T2. J. Thomas (-22)
T4. C. Smith (-19)
T4. R. Henley (-19)

European Tour: Italian Open
Course: Chervo Golf Club
Purse: € 6,215,965

Picture source: europeantour.com
1. R. McGowan (-20)
T2. L. Canter (-19)
T2. N. Colsaerts (-19)
4. S. Heisele (-18)
T5. A. Arnaus (-17)

Champions Tour: SAS Championship
Next Event: 30 October – 1 November

Ladies PGA Tour: Drive on Championship – Reynolds Lake Oconee
Course: Great Waters Course
Purse: $ 1,300,000

Picture source: lpgatour.com
1. A. McDonald (-16)
2. D. Kang (-15)
3. B. Pagdanganan (-14)
T4. M. Harigae (-13)
T4. C. Ciganda (-13)

Fill two needs with one deed

While you play golf, book that “Special Person” in your life to a nice spoil day. We have so much to offer, from beauty treatments to nailcare and hair services.

Apart from golf, have your car washed while you play.

At the end of the day enjoy some refereshments and eats together after the golf.

Hermanus Open Tournament

A proud moment

To the Paarl members, Ethan Smith and Bianca Lohbauer – congrats on superb golf during the Hermanus Open Tournament!

Bianca had a wonderful round of 66. She made six birdies and an eagle.

Ethan won the men’s section with a round of 67. It included six birdies and an eagle.

Well done Bianca and Ethan!

Weekly winners

Click here to see the Ladies Club Championship results.

21 October 2020
Betterball Stableford

Old Course

Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Piet Momberg
Emil Bohme
5436
0987
46 R280
2nd Charl Goosen
Benjamin Fourie
1874
0788
45 R230
3rd Louis Lourens
Jacques Mouton
0451
0257
45 R190
4th Andre Moller
Willem Basson
3281
3839
45 R150
Two Clubs
Name Mem # Name Mem #
Benjamin Fourie 3284 Gerald Bothma 2586
Andrew Small Visitor Steph Lotz 0333
Sean Scott 3231 Hennie Hamer 0207
Dolf Coetzee Visitor
24 October
4 Ball Alliance – 2 scores to count
Old Course
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Colin Laity
Robert Saunders
L. Koen
Arrie Hougaard
1334
2025
Visitor
3784
94 R190
2nd Jan Lotter
Johan Visser
Rassie Visser
Andre Visser
538
9130
2342
2343
91 R145
3rd Gerd Born
Pieter Heyns
Felix Mthembu
Jayson Abrams
3546
4332
Visitor
865
91 R100
Winelands Course
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Sam Kusluoglu
Frans Strooh
Ralph Mortlock
Elvin Naidoo
140
2139
2008
Visitor
93 R190
2nd William Hall
Buddy Woodborne
Bernard Bigara
Pierre Bigara
2296
2363
0859
Visitor
92 R145
3rd Christian Van Schalkwyk
Francois Viljoen
Jacques Anderson
Kobus Sieberhagen
1769
3046
4357
513
89 R80
Boschenmeer Course
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Paul Kretzel
Torben Martens
E. Ammann
Rob Thompson
5215
4190
Visitor
9962
93 R190
2nd Brian Lawrie
Cara Lawrie
Ninke Lawrie
J. Russouw
1088
8855
996
Visitor
93 R145
3rd Jan Hanekom
Karin Hanekom
Johan Strydom
Helaine Strydom
2968
4448
226
1310
89 R80
Two Clubs
Name Mem # Name Mem #
Francois Eksteen 2116 Matthew Mitri Vis 2295
Pierre Bigara Vis 860 Pieter vd Merwe Vis 4348
Shannon Ebden 2033 Wian Vis 4348
Ian Van Schalkwyk 1787 Nico Koegelenberg 1856
Kobus Sieberhagen 513 Fred Bowles 3013
Gideon vd Heever 2470 Brian Lawrie 1088
George Erasmus 2407 Willie Storm 4088
Vernon Els 1457 Heinrich d Villiers Vis 1457
Ralph Mortlock 2008 Torben Martens 4190
Pierre Van Dyk 734 Paula Bester 1384
Hannes Louw 5673 Inus Maree (Visitor) 4245
Frikkie Van der Merwe – Hole-In-One on the 20th hole.

 

Ultimate comfort, style and performance

SWAGG visit
Wednesday 28 October

Next Wednesday, SWAGG will be at the club for the Paarl Pro Shop Club Members’ Competition day. Golfers will be able to see samples and place orders for the new summer range at special prices.

SWAGG will also provide prizes to be won in the competition. Hope to see you all there!

Here’s a sneak peak of what you can expect to see.

 

Find out more >

A game for all

Generations can play together

How many sports enable grandparents to play with their children AND grandchildren? Golf is a game that can connect three generations; that’s an amazing opportunity.
Share the joy
Can you put together a family four-ball? Imagine spending quality time with your spouse, your children, siblings, or parents out on the course. We want to welcome your family.

Get your family on the fairway

Let us help you put together that four-ball. If you’ve got family members – no matter their age – who don’t currently play golf, then let’s introduce them to the best active pastime in the world.
Get them involved >

Stay in play

Be prepared for any course

There is a way you can prepare for the challenges of any golf course, even if it’s your first time playing it. By using your dispersion patterns you’ll have a much clearer idea of where to aim. This makes navigating new situations a lot easier.
Not sure what your dispersion pattern is? Let’s get on the range and find out.
Discover your dispersion >
“Let’s say you encounter a sharp dogleg left but can’t hit the draw required to get around the corner. When you know your dispersion patterns, you’ll know what club is best to get you to the bend while staying in the fairway. So you might not have gotten around the corner, but you’re still sitting pretty with a clear view for your second.”

Better decisions save shots

A more enjoyable golfing experience isn’t only about improving your swing. Simply making better choices has a positive impact. We’re here to help you with both.
Contact us >

And we have a winner

Thank you to the members who attended the first Club Draw on Friday the 16th. Well done to the winners, your monies will be loaded onto your members card.

The winners
George Thompson – R1000
Rolf Moschinsky – R600
Wynne Vice – R400

We have decided to include an attendance prize. It works on the same bases as the lucky draw, if your number is drawn and you are present then you win two bottles of the “Wine of the Month”. If you are not present then the prize will be  carried over to the next month. So next month four bottles will be up for grabs!

Club Draw extended – you can still enter

The Club Draw closing date of 30th of September 2020 has been extended. You can now enter the Club Draw at any given time, however, the full amount of R1200 still needs to be paid to be eligible for the monthly or final draw. We need you, our members, to get to 100 entries to make the draw worth something to the club and to those that entered.

The next draw takes place on Friday the 20th of November.

We have 80 entries!

Spotlight Social registration

Win the wine of the month!

We are currently on 333 members; we are so close yet so far from reaching the 400 members’ mark. Only with your help can we do this. If you need any help pop in at registration or at the office, and Maria, Carmen or Liana will gladly assist.

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.

Download the app >

In conversation with

This week we get to know Herman Redelinghuys. I am sure that some Liverpool or Man United fans will either be with you or against you, let us see.

Meet Herman >

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

Wrong Green

This week I will clarify the situation when a player played the 3rd hole, and his ball lies on the 16th green.

Know your rules >

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

We still need your help to identify the people below.
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

A spotted eagle-owl has been spotted at the 14th Tee Box
If you have a favourite bird or would like to know more about a particular species flying around PGC, please let us knowso 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?

Click here for a detailed weather forecast for the week.

BGU Upcoming Events

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

Hermanus Open
25 October 2020

Senior Series at Langebaan
6 November 2020

Langebaan Junior Championship
8 November 2020

Hexvallei Open
21 November 2020

Hexvallei Junior Championship
22 November 2020

Enter now >

Tour news

PGA Tour: The CJ Cup
Course: Shadow Creek
Purse: $ 9,750,000
Picture source: pgatour.com
 1.  J. Kokrak (-20)
2. X. Schauffele (-18)
T3. T. Hatton (-17)
T3. R. Henley (-17)
5. T. Gooch (-16)

European Tour: Scottish Championship
Course: Fairmont St Andrews
Purse: € 7,000,000

Picture source: europeantour.com
1.  A. Otaegui (-23)
2.  M. Wallace (-19)
3. A. Rai (-17)
T4. C. Paisley (-16)
T4. G. Porteous (-16)

Champions Tour: Dominion Energy Charity Classic
Course: James River Course
Purse: $ 2,000,000

Picture source: pgatour.com
1. P. Mickelson (-17)
2. M. Weir (-14)
3. P. Goydos (-13)
T4. B. Jobe (-12)
T4. B. Langer (-12)

Weekly winners

13 October 2020
4 Ball Mystery Alliance

Old Course

Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Amanda Williams
Ronel Richard
Jeannerie Jooste
1558
0281
2561
83 R110
2nd L’May Whitfield
Alida Kotzee
Nicolette Dunbar
0858
0707
1440
68 R80
Two Clubs
Name Mem #
Rita Van Lill 3284
14 October
Single Stabelford
Sponsored by Goede Hoop Meat

Boschenmeer Course

Place Name Score
1st Jannie Van Breda 40
2nd Annemie Du Toit 40
3rd Rob Thompson 40
4th Gideon Van Den Heever 39
5th Dick Knight 38
Two Clubs
Name Mem # Name Mem #
Gerd Born 3546 Jako Pienaar 1969
Rolf Moschinsky 0196 Luca Schwarte  0822
Werner Bernhardt 0909 Peter Muller 1169
 Mike Frost Visitor Peet Bester  6587
Rob Thompson 9962
17 October 2020
4 Ball Progressive Alliance

Old Course

Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Frans Theron
Colin Laity
Elmar Venter
Mike Lochner
0864
1334
0867
8508
92 R150
2nd Timothy Hadfield
Steyn Pienaar
Graham Retief
Andy Higgins
0425
4006
4952
2046
87 R130
3rd Janie Du Plessis
Merle Viljoen
Frans Strooh
Jacques van Zyl
0675
2411
2139
2139
85 R100
Winelands Course
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st Emil Bohme
Mathys Odendaal
James Higgo Vorster
Kokkie vd Merwe
0987
2305
3387
8591
87 R150
2nd Henk De Villiers
Conradie
Stephan Vd Walt
Wessel Strydom
1871
1871
0289
0289
87 R130
3rd Christopher Droomer
Ben Fouchee
Casper Lategan
Kiffie Henderson
1642
1309
3263
0851
87 R100
Boschenmeer Course
Place Names Mem # Score Prize
1st David Eisenstein
Alan Locketz
Bryan Ginsberg
Michael  Flax
2633
2633
2633
2633
87 R150
2nd Ziyaad Moerat
Riefaat Meyer
Riedwaan Abrahams
Granville Adams
3441
0071
0944
1241
85 R130
3rd Martin Du Toit
Annemie Du Toit
Ian Van Schalkwyk
Susan Van Schalkwyk
9423
6319
1787
1788
85 R100
Two Clubs
Name Mem # Name Mem #
Granville Adams 1241 Donald Humphries 0469
Jacques Hamman x 3 5418 Dawid Malan 3336
Le Roy Le Riche 0514 Jeffery Lotter 2214
Donavan Levey 1574 Vernon Els 1457
Francois Eksteen 2116 Martine Strasheim 6327
Merwe Van Graan 0059 Jannie Van Breda 2908
Craig Hawkins 0247 Alan Locketz  2633
Riaan Kritzinger 0762 Frans Theron 0864
Jacques Anderson 4357 Christo Kilian  2297
Anton Van Der Spek 9296 Peter Friggens  2817
Ben Fouchee 1390 Willem Basson 3839
Christian V Schalkwyk 0769 R van Eyssen      Visitor
Elmien Jacobs 0283
Congratulations to Jacques and Loween Olivier for winning the Mixed Pairs Knockout game on Saturday.

Well done,
Jacques and Loween!

Tallest trees catch the most wind

Members would have seen that we had quite a few – five to be exact – trees that were blown over during the last two weeks. Luckily, no serious damage was done to any property or even to the golf course, but the fallen trees have created other problems.

Firstly, to get a tree feller in during this time is quite a challenge due to them being busy felling trees all over the region because of the high winds. Secondly, “new” hazards have been created on the course (see Mr Rules’ input this week).

Hopefully by next week the evidence of the fallen trees will be removed and we will have the full course to ourselves again.

Some new obstacles on the course.

Restaurant and bar upgrading project progresses

Members would by now know about the construction work that is going on in the old bistro and bar area. For those who are still not in the loop, know that we are creating a wonderful entertainment area incorporating the veranda in the process as well.

Construction is progressing well and will we have the shell ready for the interior designers by end of October. If everything goes according to plan we will try and “open” this new area by the beginning of December 2020.

The upgrades are coming along nicely.

Club Draw closing date extended – 14 October 2020

The Club Draw closing date of 30th of September 2020 was extended to the 14th of October 2020 after a number of members “missed” the date and pleaded for an extension. We currently have 78 entries and would like to try and reach the 100 mark to make the winnings bigger.

A decision was also made that should “late entries” want to come into the draw they can do so, but will have to pay the full amount of R1200 as if they were in the draw from the first draw. Come on members, we need to get to 100 entries to make the draw worth something to the club and to those that entered.

The first Draw will take place on Friday 16 October 2020.
We have 78 entries!

Spotlight Social registration

Win the wine of the month!

We are now on 331!
We are currently on 331 members so please put in some effort to register on the app. Number 400 will be next in line for a bottle of wine. See how to win here.

Download the app >

In conversation with

This week we get to know Kirston Morgan. Thank you for completing the questionnaire. Making an eagle with no official handicap is a great memory to hang onto.

Meet Kirston >

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

Abnormal course conditions

The tree that was blown over on hole no 18 raised a few questions!

Players were not sure what to do if their ball landed in the tree. The tree and surrounds are marked as Ground Under Repair.

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

Thanks to Leon Cronje who helped in identifying most of the people on the photo below with Anville van Wyk supplying the rest of the names.
If you would like to find out who the mystery people in the picture are, click the link below.

Who are they? >

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
Hamerkop (Hamerkop)
If you have a favourite bird or would like to know more about a particular species flying around PGC, please let us knowso that we can do some research and showcase it in next week’s Gazette.

Know your birdies >

Golf quote of the week