Course Rating Review

Everyone will be glad to know that SAGA will review our course rating on 19 February.  We are of the opinion that our Old Course, Winelands Course and Boschenmeer Course are not rated correctly and that an error occurred with the ratings of the three 9-holes and their combination, affecting our overall course ratings. This will be tested and reviewed on the 19th. Thank you to Steph Lotz for organising this!

Course Update

The stacked stone wall of the dam between the 9th and 18th holes has for a long time been a bone of contention. We are busy costing alternative solutions to address this and seal the dam to restore this area to the feature that it should be for Paarl Golf Club.

As most of you would have seen, rehabilitation of the 24th fairway after the damage of the drought last year is under way. Grass sods will be planted here soon – thank you all for your patience!

Lastly, we are busy upgrading our river water extraction point to optimise water extraction of our installed pump capacity. Wynand built himself a flow-through pool in the river and we are in the process of constructing a filter and protection system for our river pumps. This will be installed next week.

Managing Director Appointment

To ensure that everyone receives the announcement on the MD appointment, the original announcement is included here.  I spent a few hours with Willem this moring and he is rearing to go!

Good day All
It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Willem Pretorius as Managing Director of Paarl Golf Club, effective from 1 March 2019.
Willem is currently the Senior Civil Engineering Manager at Drakenstein Municipality and he previously held various senior management positions in both private business and city councils.  Willem is a keen golfer and active member of PGC and a resident of Boschenmeer.
Please join me in welcoming Willem as our new MD and wishing him well with the challenges of managing a financially sustainable golf club in today’s economic environment.
Christian van Schalkwyk
Chairman of the Board

Annual General Meeting

Please note that the new date for the AGM will be 27 February.  A number of resolutions and changes to our MOI is to be decided on at this AGM and all members are urged to please attend this once a year event.