This coming weekend we are hosting the ICM Cup here at Hermanus Golf Club. For those unfamiliar with this is event, it is played between Hermanus and Bredasdorp. We hope that everyone participating will have a great time.

The regular players at Hermanus, including all our members, will be familiar with our 15th hole. Depending on your skill level, this hole does pose a very intimidating tee shot for most, with quite a distance to cover to get across the penalty area. Those of you who found this a challenge will be happy to hear that we have moved the drop zone on this hole to the fairway side of the penalty area.

There has also been another change to the hole. On the left-hand side of the fairway there is a waste area, along which there used to be a few drop zones for those players who found their shot ending up in the penalty area to the left of the waste area. These drop zones have been taken away and you will now take normal penalty relief. This waste area contains sand and can also be known as a waste bunker. However, a waste area or waste bunker is not seen as a normal bunker, but as part of the general area of the course. So, when dropping because your ball entered the penalty area, that would mean that you will take your drop in this waste area under the normal penalty relief rules.

This is completely in line with the rules of golf. If there are any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me. I want to also encourage golfers and shoppers alike to visit The Pro Shop at Hermanus Golf Club. It stocks a wonderful range of clothing and equipment, and I am sure the staff will be able to assist you with all your golfing needs.

Happy golfing, see you at the Club.

Golf Results

Saturday 25 January
Club Competition – Alliance Stableford.
East Course Winner: Anthia & Lars Hallgren and Lena & Acke Widerstrom – 88
South Course Winner: Gert Kruger, Gerrie du Plooy, Stephan O’Kennedy & Phil Munro – 94 C/I
North Course Winner: Jamie & Jenny Poola and Willem & Ingrid Krige – 97

Tuesday 28 January
Ladies’ Competition – Individual Stableford.
Silver Division: 1st Kira McCarthy – 34; 2nd Lynne Behagg – 33 C/I
Bronze Division: 2nd Zenith Meiring; 2nd Jackie McDonald – 39

Wednesday 29 January
Men’s Competition – 4BBB Stableford.
East Course Winner: Kowie Ganz & Jan Swanepoel – 45 C/I
South Course Winner: WJ Blommert & Stephan O’Kennedy – 45
North Course Winner: Ian Pansegrouw & Hugo Steyn – 45

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