Nearing the end of the first month of 2020, the year is already in full swing. While the rain has obviously disrupted some players’ golfing plans over the past week, I am sure all of you will agree that we needed this rain desperately.

We are already seeing an increase in foreign visitors, many of whom return annually, and I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all our visitors from abroad.

We had the pleasure of hosting European tour golfer, Toby Tree last week. He shot a very casual 64 in the competition. I hope that your good golf continues for 2020 and we wish you all the best.

I want to encourage everyone this week to play ready golf. Ready golf can be quite simply explained as playing your stroke when it is ready and safe to do so. Time is often wasted as players wait for one another to play, so why not try this the next time you go and play a round of golf. The players play in order from the teeing ground.

Then, keeping an eye on your playing partners, play your shot when you are ready to
do so rather than waiting. You will see that this saves you quite a bit of time on your game.

With this simple change to the norm, we can assist the world of golf in its endeavour to speed up the game. Also, please remember to repair your pitch marks and fill in your divots to maintain the pristine condition of our golf course. Your assistance with this would be greatly appreciated.

Happy golfing and see you at the club.

Golf results

Saturday 18 January Club Competition
4BBB Bogey Plus: East Course Winner: John Reynell & Peter Gibson +8; South Course Winner: Stephen & Dirk van der Merwe +10; North Course Winner: Brenden Senekal & Gavin Brown +11

Tuesday 21 January Ladies’ Competition
4BBB Stableford: South Course Winner: Issy Jordan & Annemarie Eksteen 45 pts; North Course Winner: Fran Thomas & Elise Nykamp 44 pts

Wednesday 22 January Men’s Competition
Combined Stableford: East Course Winner: Shaun Smith & David Romburgh 76 pts; South Course
Winner: Raymond Calitz & Fareed Desai 75 pts C/I; North Course Winner: Izak Krige & Sarel Ackerman
74 pts.

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