From Willem’s desk

Attention all Paarl Golf Club Members

We are revamping our newsletter and what’s happening communication to you all on a weekly basis.

We would like to find out from you as member if there is any specific information that you would like to receive on a weekly basis.

We are planning quite a number of regular articles to enhance the communication between the club and the members but also to revitalise the utilisation and interest of the members

The following “regulars” are on the agenda:

Profile of our members: We will start off with profiles of our current club champs and different division winners and runners up. We will also profile our personnel and then we will profile the members who won the different competitions. The idea behind this is to introduce our members to the rest of the club with regards to their interests, day jobs, highlights of best rounds played where and when and all those “funny” information that each golfer has connected to him/her personally.

Golf rules explained: Although this formed part of previous newsletters we will “Paarllise” each rule to be practically implemented somewhere on our course. In that way we hope to make the rules explanation more closer to home and therefore more applicable to all Paarl golfers.

Social Media Golfing: What is the latest trends on the social media platforms with regards to the golfing world.

Course maintenance aspects: Keep members informed as to what is happening on the course from a maintenance point of view.

Golf Calendar: What’s happening the week ahead

Know your birdies from your eagles: We would like to start identifying and introducing the various bird species that frequent our golf course. I know of quite a number of birdwatchers that can really help us with special sightings and perhaps photographs of feathered visitors to our course.

Golf terminology explained: What does a stimpmeter reading of 10 actually means? What is hollow tining? And many more…….

Weather forecast for the week ahead: Obviously based on feedback from various weather apps.

If there is any other aspect that you would like us to investigate and report on please feel free to send me an e-mail at

Hope to receive a number of good ideas from you all. Have a great one!

Willem Pretorius
MD Paarl Golf Club


What’s happening

Wednesday 26 June 2019 – Members Competition – Betterball Stableford

Friday 28 June 2019 – Sundowner Competition from 14:00 – Individual Stableford

Saturday 29 June 2019 – Members Competition – Individual Stableford sponsored by Mercedes Benz Paarl

Sunday 30 June 2019 – National Vineyard Rugby Club Golf Day from 11:00

Who’s been winning at the Club?


19 June 2019

2Ball Combined Stableford – Pro Shop Day

1st E Durant & Freddie Steyn – 68
2nd Ben Fouchee & Anton v./d Spek – 68
3rd Carel de Beer & Tim Maguire – 67

Click here for a full summary of results.

22 June 2019

4 Ball Regressive Alliance

Paarl Old Course
Anton Brits
Jere Brits
Louis Pretorius – (Vis)
Willem Pretorius

Winelands Course
David Maughan
Peter Friggens
Anton v/d Spek
Ben Fouchee

Boschenmeer Course
Carel De Beer
Tim Maguire
Bjorn van Oordt
Irvin Kellerman

Click here
for a full summary of results.

Warm up your golf swing this winter!