Hello Golfers

Firstly, congratulations to all the winners of our competitions this past week, and especially to Phillip Munro on his hole-in-one this last Saturday.

It is with sadness that we learnt that one of our members, Lance Nel passed away last week at the age of 86. An informal celebration of Lance’s life was held at the club on Tuesday 11 February.

Hermanus hosted the first leg of the ICM Cup this last Saturday between Hermanus and Bredasdorp. Bredasdorp walked away with the lead and have an advantage of 13 points heading into the final leg. The return fixture will be played at Bredasdorp on 31 October. We hope our guys can make a come-from-behind victory possible.

This week I’d like to give a brief explanation of the No Play Zones, which are causing confusion to some players:

There are some penalty areas that are No Play Zones. They are marked with red stakes with green tops. These penalty areas are:
on the driving range, to the left of the 1st and 8th holes;
around the greens of holes 14, 15 and 26, and behind the 16th hole;
to the left of the 15th, 23rd, and left and right of the 26th and 27th fairways.

Balls may NOT be retrieved or played from any of these No Play Zones. A penalty of 1 stroke under the Code of Conduct for entering these areas will apply. For a ball played from these areas a 2-stroke penalty applies.

So, please take note of these red or yellow stakes that have a green top, and also inform your playing partners. These are not to be treated as normal penalty areas as per the local rules above, which are also displayed on the back of the scorecard for reference.

Happy golfing and see you at the club.

Saturday 1 February
Club Competition – 4BBB Stableford & ICM CUP
East Course Winners:
1st: JJ Du Plessis & JP Du Plessis – 48 pts
2nd: EG Lakey & K Trollig – 47 pts
South Course Winner:
1st: John Rynell & Peter Gibson – 47 pts
2nd: Elsa Senekal & Lynne Behagg – 46 pts
North Course Winner:
1st: Solms Beyers & Brandon Senekal – 46 pts
2nd: John Simson & Don Adams – 45 pts

Tuesday 4 February
Ladies’ Competition – Individual WGSA Medal
Silver Division: 1st: Jaqueline Clifford; 2nd: Emma Hayter
Bronze Division: 1st: Moira Stadler; 2nd: Rici Hanekom

Wednesday 5 February
Men’s Competition – Individual Progressive Stableford
East Course Winner: Gerrie du Plooy – 38 pts
South Course Winner: Gerald Coates – 39 pts C/I
North Course Winner: Hennes Schreuder – 38 pts C/I

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