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On the cover In the third instalment of better vision = better golf, Sir Nic Rose looks at contact lenses and golf, Shaun Pollock chooses an interesting fourball, we try to forecast golf holiday trends and we look at the advantages of buying refurbished turf equipment amongst many other interesting articles. Enjoy the read. SA Golf Trader is published bi-monthly by SA Golf Trader cc. Reg. No. 2004/063586/23 66 Hoylake Drive Durban North, 4051 For all enquiries please contact: Office 086 101 9005 Louis Naude 083 293 0220 Neville Bellairs 082 705 8764 Fax 086 694 2185 E mail info@sagt.co.za

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S PE C I AL FE AT U R E S Better vision = better golf Celebrity golfer profile – Shaun Pollock Greenkeeping …Knowledge is power Golf holiday trends – looking ahead Refurbished turf equipment

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R E G U L AR S HEALTH & LIFESTYLE Letter to the Editor News from the PGA Trivia quiz Golfing Gals

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TUITION & INSTRUCTION 12 Advanced players series Know your rules

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AFFORDABLE GOLF

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RESULTS & RANKINGS

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EVENTS CALENDAR

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KIDS STUFF

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ON TOUR WITH TANDI

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GREENKEEPING

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

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Classifieds SA Golf Trader directory Laugh out loud

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Send us your letters, giving us your views, opinions or articles of interest (max 500 words). The most interesting letter will be published in the next edition of SA golf Trader

WINNING LETTER Dear Neville

visit down there? My son by the way has also expressed an interest in playing golf, it would be ideal for me to spend quality time with him on the golf course. He has recently passed his commercial pilots licence and just needs to complete more practical flying time to enable him to fly for gain. I also think it would be an ideal opportunity for him to pick up possible business opportunities on the golf course.

I picked up a magazine of yours the other day which made for some interesting reading, it was very enlightening. I have been interested in playing golf for a while now and was wondering which would be the best way to start; in terms of buying clubs etc.Can you offer any advice on how I would make a start, where I can start practicing, driving ranges etc.I live on the Natal south coast. The magazine is great.

I am also going down to East London in about 4 I look forward to hearing from you. weeks time, for business and pleasure, and then posBest regards sibly on to Mossel Bay to visit my son. Would you be able to recommend a couple of golf courses to Ian Sheppard Dear Ian Thanks for writing in, it is great to hear that you are thinking of playing golf. I am not sure if you have never played the game before or if you are picking it up after a break. However as far as advice on clubs etc, I would recommend that you pop into a club such as Port Shepstone GC or Margate CC and have a chat to the professional there. He will assist you with all your needs. Have a chat with the general manager and find out what a membership will cost you as this will save you money down the line if you are going to play on a regular basis. East London Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in South Africa and is home to the prestigious Africa Open, you would do well to pay them a visit. As far as Mossel Bay goes there are two options, Pinnacle Point Beach & Golf Resort and the Mossel Bay Golf Club. Pinnacle Point is a dramatic course which can be difficult depending of the elements whilst Mossel Bay Golf Club touts itself as the “friendly club� and it certainly is. It would be hard to beat the quality time that you and your son could spend playing golf together, It is great that he has his commercial pilots licence and he will undoubtedly benefit from playing golf both from a social and a business point of view. I wish you and your son all the best. Regards

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PGA NEWS An All Round Victorious Finish For The Inaugural World Club ProAm The PGA of South Africa | MercedesBenz World Club ProAm has received applaud from international and local PGA professional and amateur golfers for the hosting of a world-class inaugural tournament.

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hief Executive of the PGA of South Africa, Ivano Ficalbi, commented, “We are thrilled with the positive feedback received from the international PGA club teams and are overjoyed to hear that they will be returning to the tournament next year and will spread the word to their fellow PGA members. We are confident that this inaugural event has already carved its niche on the international golfing calendar”. PGA club teams from the USA, Australia, Europe, Namibia and South Africa competed for a total prize fund of US$350 000, including cash for the professionals, amateur prizes and hole-in-one prizes of two Mercedes-Benz SLK vehicles valued at over R1.2 million for both the professionals and amateurs.

close finish of only one shot difference between 1st and 2nd place. Henrik Engdahll from The Crete Golf Club (Greece) took the lead on Day 2 and played a consistent game throughout, culminating in a victorious 1st place finish on 179 points. Australian, Aaron Cox from Caboolture Golf Club finished on 178, 5 shots ahead of 3rd place winner, Namibian Steve Basson from Omeya Club on 173 points. The South Africans dominated the ProAm 4-Ball Alliance from the outset, however it was the international Team from The Crete Golf Club (Greece) who moved up the field and clinched the title on the final day with a 7 shot lead, finishing on 429 points. 2nd and 3rd places went to South African teams River Club on 421 points followed by Blue Valley Golf & Country Club, 2 shots behind on 419 points. Tournament organisers’ spokespersons, Craig ClaySmith and Toy Mzimela, concluded, “We would like to thank all our competitors, partners and sponsors for making the inaugural tournament a huge success and we look forward to hosting our next event from 14 – 21 February 2015”.

90 championship holes were played from 15 – 22 February across KwaZulu-Natal’s championship courses - Durban Country Club, Zimbali Country Club, Prince’s Grant Golf Estate, Cotswold Downs Golf Course and Umhlali Country Club. Following humid weather conditions on the first 4 days of play, the golfers were faced with the challenges of persistent rain and some waterlogged holes on the final round at Durban Country Club. The internationals were in top form leading the field throughout the tournament in the Professional Individual Stableford, which ended in a

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Congratulations to Barry Norton our winner of the Trivia Quiz Jan/Feb edition. 1. Who was the first player in 101 years to win the Ladies South African Open title three times? a) Ashleigh Simon b) Tandi von Ruben c) Lee-Anne Pace 2. During Ross Fisher's first season on the European Tour he won which make of car for a nearest to the pin contest in the 2006? a) Volkswagen b) BMW c) Jaguar 3. a) b) c)

Who is nicknamed “the towering inferno”? Tom Wieskopf Mike Hill Gil Morgan

4. Graham Marsh was one of the leading Australian professional golfers of his generation, his younger brother Rod distinguished himself in which sport? a) Hockey b) Rugby c) Cricket 5.

Along with Gary Player, David Graham and Bernhard Langer, who is the other golfer to have won official tournaments on all six continents on which golf is played? a) Tom Watson b) Tom Kite c) Hale Irwin 6. Who has made a string of movie and TV appearances as himself in the role of

"beloved golf great". In one movie with Whoopi Goldberg, an aging billionaire is willing to transfer management of all his assets in exchange for the opportunity to play a round of golf with him? a) Ben Crenshaw b) Johnny Miller c) Billy Casper 7. Who was reporting for CBS at the 2007 The Barclays tournament, when an errant shot hit him straight on the cheek and knocked him out, causing him to fall on his back behind the green. He recovered however before Beem got to his ball? a) Ian Baker-Finch b) David Feherty c) Nick Faldo 8. Inaugurated in 1906 what is the oldest national open in Continental Europe and has been part of the European Tour's schedule since the tour's inception in 1972? a) The Italian Open b) The French Open c) The German Open 9. a) b) c)

Ian Woosnam was born where? Wales England Ireland

10. Whose nickname is “chippy”? a) Darren Lee b) Paul McGinley c) Paul Lawrie

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The first correct entry drawn will be declared the winner. The draw will take place on the 7th of April 2014. The Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence either in terms of the questions, answers or winner will be entered into. The answers to the questions and the name of the winner will be published on the quiz page in the following issue. Results and answers will be published in the next edition of SA Golf Trader.

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Vote for your favourite Golfing Gal and she could win a host of exciting prizes. If you would like to see NOELLE win then Email: SAGTMARCH/APRIL to info@sagt.co.za. Terms and conditions apply

1. Name: Noelle Pearson 2. What is your handicap? not yet (36) 3. How long have you been playing Golf? Just started taking lessons at Zwartkop Country Club. 4. Who got you into playing Golf? Dale Hayes's son, Adam Hayes got me into playing. 5. Who is your favourite golfer? My favorite golfer is Paula Creamer 6. Where are you currently a member at? Zwartkop Country Club 7. Which is your favourite golf course? Country Club Johannesburg. 8. What has been your most embarrassing moment on the golf course? This photo shoot was pretty embarrassing! 9. What is your definition of success? Happiness.

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10. What do you hope to achieve in the coming years? I would like to play a lot more golf. 11. Any superstitions? I've go lots of superstitions. 12. Favorite Movie? Fight club. 13. Three things I can’t live without: Coffee, music, shower. 14. My guilty pleasure? I love luxury. 15. My favorite food? Pizza. 16. Happiness is? Success. 17. Get me a plane ticket to? New York. 18. Someone I look up to? Not really, I think there are characteristics in everyone to look up to. 19. I’m not embarrassed to say that I...? Am very competitive. 20. Favorite quote? Be the person you wish to be in the world. Season Six If you would like to be considered as a SA Golf Trader “Golfing Gal” please submit three colour photo’s of yourself on the golf course and one photo of your choice to neville@sagolftrader.co.za. One girl per edition will be chosen by us (the editors decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into). The winner will be the girl who receives the most emails. The competition will be over six editions and closes on 31/08/2014. If you are selected by us you will have to answer the questions that SA Golf Trader puts to you.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

BETTER VISION = BETTER GOLF A new series brought to you by Sir Nic Rose (Dip-Optom(SA)FOA(SA)Wits 1976)

Contact lenses for Golf More than half of all adults have vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism and need corrective lenses. Many athletes who fall into this category choose contact lenses because of the competitive advantage they can provide.

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ontact lenses come in many off-the-shelf and custom designed options which are available to be matched to the wearer’s specific visual needs: hard lenses, soft lenses, daily lenses, monthly lenses, contact lenses to correct astigmatism, advanced multifocal contact lenses that will allow you to see both far and near without specs and a revolutionary new custom sports contact lens: the HYBRID... What are the benefits? Compared with Spectacles, contact lenses offer a number of advantages to enhance your vision for competition and sport performance: 1. Comfort. Many modern lenses are so comfortable that you don't feel them in your eyes from the moment you put them in. 2. Natural vision. Contact lenses give you your most natural vision without any image distortion. This is due to the correction being on the eye rather than away from the eye as it is with spectacles. 3. Better peripheral vision. Though sports spectacles can be made with large, wraparound-style lenses, most prescription eyeglasses have small, relatively flat lenses and small frames. This significantly limits peripheral vision essential for many sports. 4. Unobstructed field of view. Contact lenses provide a wide, unobstructed field of view, because most spectacle frames block or distort what you see. You can view more of your surroundings and react faster to objects coming at you and to other players around you. You also can more easily see and react to ground balls or other objects at your feet. 10

5. Less likelihood of fogging up or getting splattered. Unlike eyeglasses, contacts usually remain clear regardless of environment or weather conditions such as rain. 6. Less chance of injury. Eyeglasses may break and cause an eye injury if you take a hard hit, but contact lenses won't. 7. More stable vision. When you wear eyeglasses, you can feel frames move slightly on your face when you walk. Movement of the lens even slightly causes distortion and disorientation including loss of depth perception. With contact lenses, you also don't need to worry about eyeglasses sliding down your nose or falling off. 8. Flexibility and freedom to use interchangeably with glasses. Even if you've worn contact lenses in the past and found they weren't that comfortable for you after a long day at the office, you could try them part-time strictly to aid your golf game or for other recreation. 9. Built in UV protection. There are various reasons why you may choose to add golf specific sunglasses to complete your golf vision kit. We prescribe advanced contact lenses which cut out harmful UV radiation thus protecting the inside of your eyes from the sun’s harmful effects. 10. There is no image shift or spacial distortion when looking through contact lenses essential to eliminate when perfecting your putting. 11. Astigmatism can be corrected providing stable and crisp vision with no loss of vision on the follow through. 12. Multifocal wearers can be fitted with specialised multifocal contact lenses for near and far vision in one contact lens

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13. Even a disposable option! A huge advantage of daily disposable contact lenses is that you don't have to worry about daily lens care and storage. Wear the lenses for your game or for a day of fun, and then simply throw them away.

HYBRID Contacts - the new benchmark in vision excellence Not many people have heard of this new contact lens wonder as it is only available in South Africa from a small number of select optometrists who are qualified to provide the fitting and who offer the highly specialised diagnostic equipment required to fit and customise the lenses according to the wearer’s requirements The HYBRID is a unique contact lens with a rigid centre and a soft skirt. The rigid centre of the lens corrects vision while the soft skirt provides a comfortable stable fit. More often than not, our corneas are neither regular nor symmetrical in shape. Conventional contact lenses and glasses generally only correct corneal irregularities in one meridian. When there are other meridians that go uncorrected, our vision, even with the correct prescription can only be that good and for the individual with a demanding lifestyle, never quite good enough... The HYBRID is all about precision optics and the ability to correct corneal irregularities in multiple meridians. It works by allowing a tear lens to form between the rigid back surface of the lens and the front surface of the cornea. This smoothes out all the corneal aberrations much like rain fills up potholes giving the road a smooth flat surface. A perfectly fitted HYBRID lens gives the cornea a completely regular surface which provides a 100% correction of the visual error. March/April 2014

Thus with this tear lens effect it is possible to give someone who never had good vision with glasses outstanding vision with contact lenses. With the HYBRID, vision that is even better than the standard of 20/20 can be possible: What would it do for your game if your vision was decisively sharper than your fellow players’? If you could accurately see the topography of the next hole; comfortably follow the flight of a 300 meter shot, see the direction of growth on the green? If you don’t have good vision with your glasses or conventional contact lenses, even when your prescription is 100% accurate, then the HYBRID lens may be for you. Contact lenses require commitment Contact lenses are not for everyone. Any contact lens wearer must be prepared to spend time to learn how to handle and care for their lenses. For some people it is really easy. You’ll only know if you try...they could even improve your game! Sir Nicholas Rose Optometrist has made a life study of helping people obtain HIGH DEFINITION VISION using the best possible optics. He can be contacted by email at askme@sirnic.co.za or by calling his Fourways Practice on 0114653871

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Golf Assessment Program for any player aspiring to progress up a level in the game.

By Paul Cuningham, PGA Qualified Teaching Professional at Eagle Canyon

Give it the stalk! Green reading 101 - things you should know that will make you a better putter and improve your judgement with other scoring shots around the greens. If you can become a good green reader then more than half the battle is won with your short game. Being able to access the pace of the greens is of primary focus. Once you've established this then plotting the break becomes the secondary but necessary focus. One thing you must get an understanding of is "stimpmeter" readings. Most upstanding golf clubs take them and post them up on their notice boards as a basis for players to come to terms with the pace provided for the day. Average to mid handicap golfers prefer 10 on the "stimp" surfaces but the better player (Pro) likes them at around 12. Being able to have a reference to operate from a pace you have become accustomed to allows you to gear up or down your stroke for the pace change.

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Do yourself a favour, when traveling to different courses and environmentally challenging locations that present different textures and may effect the roll of your ball - ask the locals on the tricks of the turf. Ask the green keeper if he's not to busy, the local Pro or that wily old member who's been warring grooves on the counter at the club for the ins and outs. Just don't spend too much time with him though ;-) To become a good green reader requires you to start paying attention to the green from at least twenty meters away. Eyes up, as you walk in, taking notice of the overall lie of the land, where the high ground is, low ground lies, false slopes built in by modern day contouring that course designers are building into the low lying areas. The colour of the grass tells us a lot about the direc-

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tion the ball will turn and whether the ball will slow down or keep on rolling. Repair, mark and clean...

When crouching about two meters behind your ball, look to your left then to your right and notice whether the grass looks dark or shinny in colour? The ball will turn from the dark side towards the light side, as most things should in life ;-)

Walk up and check out the crumble on the cup :-) Do you think the Pro's do this to see if there's an insect or reptile in there?! The yellowing, dry or root section is the side the ball will break towards. The blade, green or finer side of the cup the ball will move away from.

Say to yourself, if I roll this one straight at the perfect pace, what will it do? How many balls, cups or feet left or right will it move? Once you've established your miss either side then you can plot your start line - " name your aim and aim your name!" 99.9% of Pro's use a line on their ball or line up with the logo on the ball, you should to ;-) It's as close as you can get to legally cheating! Create your own Ritual from just off the green through the perfect strike and to the acceptance of the your outcome revealed...

Then walk to the one side to verify the colour and also the tilt of the slope from ball to hole. If you draw an imaginary line from ball to hole, does the hole sit overall higher or lower than the ball? Get an idea of the pace adjustment needed.

If you need any help with your green reading or putting ritual go check out www.gap2success.co.za or call Paul on 0829910110. See you on the dance floor.

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AMATEUR NEWS

Rebula and Telfer triumph at Curro World Junior Top South African juniors Jovan Rebula and Kaleigh Telfer lived up to the star billing as tournament favourites when they both claimed victories at the Curro SA Junior International on the West Coast. The reigning Nomads SA Boys U-17 champion defeated Altin van der Merwe by one shot for the Boys Division title in the World Junior Golf Tournament Series event at Langebaan Country Estate, while Telfer clinched the Girls Division with a two shot victory from recent Gauteng North Junior Girls champion Bianca Theron. Van der Merwe, a finalist at the recent Sanlam SA Amateur Championship, blistered the course in 67 strokes to open up a four shot lead on Peter Bohbro from Denmark in the first round, while Rebula was well back in eighth place after an opening 73. However, the overnight leader from Western Province was forced to share the drivers’ seat with Rebula at five-under-par 139 after he signed for a second round 72, while the 16-year-old George golfer took advantage of the windless conditions to reel in eight birdies on his way to a superb 66. Meanwhile Ivanna Samu from Gauteng took the early lead with an opening 72 and held a two shot cushion on Carrie Park from Gauteng North and fellow Gauteng golfer, Shawnelle de Lange. Telfer lagged seven shots off the pace after an opening 79, but rallied with a 69 in the second round. The 10-shot swing vaulted the Bryanston golfer into the lead and handed her a three shot advantage over Park, who returned a 77 and edged into second ahead of Australian Jessica Lasky. In the final round, Telfer picked up two birdies, a bogey and double bogey for a 73, taking her 54-hole winning total to five-over-par 221.Theron from Boland, who aced the 140 meter par-three 16th in the second round, carded a 74 to edge out Park for the runner-up spot at seven over 223. March/April 2014

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NEWS CLIP

SUNSHINE TOUR – 2013 Player Awards The 2013 Sunshine Tour Players’ Awards function was held at a function in Pretoria last month, with Justin Walters named for the prestigious Commissioner’s Award.

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hile he didn’t win anything on the Sunshine Tour in 2013, it was the dignity with which he conducted himself in a time of grief when coming second in the Portugal Masters on the European Tour which caught the eye. He was the epitome of a South African, a gentleman, a golfer and a son – and showed the golfing world what kind of people the Sunshine Tour produces. Darren Fichardt won the approval of his peers as he took the Players’ Player of the Year award. Fichardt, who was narrowly beaten to the 2013 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit by Dawie van der Walt, won the Africa Open in 2013, and had three other top-10 finishes. Jaco van Zyl was named Golf Writers’ Player of the Year for his three victories on the 2013 Sunshine Tour. He topped a poll of local golf media who chose from a short list which included Van der Walt, Jacques Blaauw, who won three tournaments last year, and veteran Andrew Curlewis, who won twice.

2013 Sunshine Tour Players’ Awards Sid Brews Trophy Winner Sunshine Tour Order of Merit (leading money winner) 2013 – Dawie van der Walt • R5,094,332.50 • 11 tournaments • 2 victories (Tshwane Open, Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa)

Bobby Locke Trophy Winner Sunshine Tour Rookie of the Year 2013 – Dylan Frittelli • 34th on 2013 Order of Merit (R564,960.00) • 9 tournaments • 2nd Telkom PGA Championship, T39 Dimension Data Pro-Am, T41 Tshwane Open, 39th Nedbank Affinity Cup

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Gary Player Trophy Winner Sunshine Tour Stroke Average (played two-thirds of Order of Merit tournaments) 2013 – Ulrich van den Berg • 20th on 2013 Order of Merit (R883,132.05) • 26 tournaments (83 rounds) • Stroke average 70.18

Golf Writers’ Player of the Year Winner of a poll of South African golf media from players who qualified for 2013 Order of Merit 2013 – Jaco van Zyl • 3rd on 2013 Order of Merit (R3,027,749.04) • 9 tournaments • 3 victories (Dimension Data Pro-Am, Telkom PGA Championship, Investec Cup) • Won inaugural Chase to Investec Cup bonus pool • T2 in Africa Open

Players’ Player of the Year Winner of a poll of the top 100 players on the 2013 Order of Merit – Darren Fichardt • 2nd on 2013 Order of Merit (R4,518,495.00) • 12 tournaments • Won Africa Open • 3 other top 10s (T7 Dimension Data Pro-Am, 2nd Tshwane Open, T2 Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open) • 2nd inaugural Chase to Investec Cup bonus pool

Commissioner’s Award 2013 Justin Walters • Played 10 tournaments • 30th on 2013 Order of Merit (R643,125.54) • Top-20s in Joburg Open (T16), Tshwane Open (T16), Lion of Africa Cape Town Open (T13) But it was the dignity with which he conducted himself in a time of grief when coming 2nd in the Portugal Masters on the European Tour which caught the eye. He was the epitome of a gentleman, a golfer and a son – and showed the golfing world what kind of people the Sunshine Tour produces

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AMATEUR NEWS

Smith closes out emotion win at SA Stroke Play All Jason Smith hoped for was a decent result, but the Gauteng North golfer left Benoni CC with a lot more after holing a gusty three-footer for birdie at the 28th for a one stroke victory at the South African Stroke Play Championship last month. It was kind of week that dreams are made of and, as he sunk the winning putt on, Smith’s first thought didn’t run to the prestigious trophy or rising to sixth in the national rankings, but to his father, Dave, who missed his greatest moment. “Throughout my career my dad has been there for just about everything, but that week he had to be in Cape Town,” the 19-year-old said after a closing 69 and winning total of 14under-par 274. “But maybe it was a good thing, because he is really crying now. And at least he didn’t have to watch me shake like a leaf on the last green. My cap was shaking so much that I couldn’t even see the ball. Luckily it was an uphill putt, so I just had to send it off in the right direction.” Smith called the day the toughest rounds of his life, but also the most rewarding. “This is undoubtedly the greatest moment of my career, but it was so tough out there,” he said. “I am absolutely drained, but it was so worth it. And this sure makes up for missing that short putt last year to lose the Ekurhuleni Open in a play-off.” 22

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On Saturday 1 February, ably assisted by the entire Golf Operations team, Steenberg’s Director of Golf, Ian Kennedy, and six other Steenberg PGA professionals played golf in a relay style format from 6am to 6pm.

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his year, Kennedy challenged Dave Usendorff and his team from The Els Club at Copperleaf but as the air is a little thinner in the Highveld, Dave and his pro’s had an extra two weeks to prepare themselves for their turn on 15 February. The challenge was to see who could raise the most money and play the most holes in the allotted 12 hours and although it is a “challenge” the ultimate winner was charity. The intention of the challenge is to donate more funds for others and Kennedy is likely to expand the challenge each year and next year is looking at a team in KZN.

Steenberg is well known for their charity initiatives and Holes 4 Hope is yet another way that Steenberg Golf Club gives back to the community. Holes 4 Hope is one of their recent initiatives and in the three years since inception the event has raised R440, 000. The money was raised through the generous donations and pledges by the Steenberg and Els Club members. Pledges were assured through the holes played as well as the birdies and eagles scored. And the final result was…Steenberg 321 holes and R160,000; The Els Club at Copperleaf 240 holes and R40,000 – thus a total of 561 holes played and R200,000 in 12 hours. When asked about this year’s Holes 4 Hope, Kennedy said the following, “Holes

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4 Hope was a humbling and gratifying experience for all seven of us. We surpassed our expectations of the holes and money played, and are grateful that Dave and the Copperleaf team joined in the fun this year. The guys rallied together on their 36 hole loops and nothing could slow us down when thinking of the difference which we were making in children’s lives. We are also all so grateful to our incredible members for their financial and spirited support of Holes 4 Hope and we are blessed to be a part of this great golf club. We have got an even better event planned for 2015 and it is our intention to improve on the occasion every year” The funds raised by Steenberg from Holes 4 Hope will once again go to the iThemba House Trust, which has several child welfare initiatives that they support. These include a safe house for abused babies and children as well as the self-supporting Bulelani crèche catering for 102 children in Delft. Steenberg have also made a generous contribution to the Els 4 Autism Foundation which is one of Ernie Els’ charities. Dave and his team donated their money raised to Olivenhoutsbos Christian School in Pretoria. http://www.facebook.com/holes4hope If you would like more information or would like still to make a contribution, please contact Ian Kennedy at Steenberg Golf Club on golfdir@ steenberggolfclub.co.za For more information about iThemba House, please go to http://www.ithembahouse.co.za/

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PEARL VALLEY GOLF & COUNTRY ESTATE INTRODUCES NON-RESIDENT GOLF MEMBERSHIP Award-winning lifestyle and golf destination, Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate, has broadened their membership offering for 2014 through the introduction of Non-Resident Golf Membership.

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amed Golf Digest’s Best Conditioned Golf Course in the Western Cape for 2010, 2011 and 2012 and awarded Compleat Golfer’s 5-Star Experience Award for five consecutive years; membership to this prestigious course has now become more accessible.

Non-Resident Golf Membership provides golfers not living on the Estate with the opportunity to enjoy Golf Member privileges, such as unlimited green fees, Golf Member tee times, access to Golf Member competitions and much more. “We realize that there are a number of golfers living in the Winelands and Cape Town region who would benefit from member access to our championship golf course and we look forward to welcoming them as Golf Members and growing our membership base,” says Pearl Valley’s General Manager, Gawie Marx.

Pearl Valley places great importance on catering for the needs of its current residents and Golf Members and as a result only a limited number of Non-Resident Golf Memberships will be made available in 2014. Unsurpassed for natural beauty and nestled in the gorgeous Berg River Valley, surrounded by the magnificent Simonsberg Mountains and situated on the banks of the Berg River lies Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate. This beautiful 212-hectare estate incorporates both a tranquil and secure country residential estate and an award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. For more information regarding Non-Resident Golf Membership please contact Membership Manager, Aletia Oosthuizen, on 021 867 8000 or aletia@pearlvalley.co.za or Golf Manager, Carl Krog, on 021 867 8000 or carl.krog@pearlvalley.co.za

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Kids do golf stuff in Mossel Bay Mossel Bay – the ‘Do stuff destination’ – is gearing up to introduce its kids to golf: and to ensure that more and more of them will follow in the footsteps of players like Louis Oosthuizen and Lee-Ann Pace, both of whom hail from the popular holiday town. SNAG COMES TO PINNACLE POINT The Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort launched SNAG – ‘Starting New at Golf ’ – under the tutelage of PGA pro Quintin van der Berg during February. This proven learning and training tool for entrylevel golfers was designed with kids in mind. Using clubs with enlarged heads, tennis balls, and targets, it contains all the elements of golf - but in modified form. It’s backed in the USA by Jack Nicklaus, whose Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues uses the system to bring youngsters – and adult beginners – into the golfing family. Nicklaus believes that a lack of easier-to-use kids’ equipment has hampered golf development in the past. “In football, kids play with smaller footballs and shorter fields. In basketball, they start with a smaller ball and a shorter hoop. But often in golf, kids start the game with real equipment and real golf balls,” he said. “If adults think it's hard to connect with a tiny golf ball using a long stick, imagine how a 6-year-old feels?” “SNAG allows for full shots, pitching, chipping, and putting, and we provide all the equipment – so there’s no expensive outlay,” said Quintin. “It’s just a matter of getting in and having fun.” Classes take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays on Pinnacle Point’s driving range. “Together with our Peak Performance Centre, we’re now able to offer training from the very start to the very highest levels of the game,” said Quintin. Besides the putting green, the Peak Performance Centre boasts chipping greens with bunkers, an indoor teaching studio (very useful on rainy days), 3-D motion analysis, and FlightScope 3-D Doppler Ball Tracking technology, as well as video analysis and FocusBand technology. There’s also a SAM Puttlab and a snack bar – and a clubfitting and club repairs workshop under Master Clubfitter Charles Rich. 34

Kids love SNAG – Starting New at Golf – which is now available at Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort in Mossel Bay. MOSSEL BAY GOLF CLUB: EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT SOON! Mossel Bay Golf Club Manager Louw Strydom said that the club will make an exciting announcement about a new 5-year golf development strategy in the near future. “Junior golf development will be one of its top focus points,” he said. “The new buildings at our driving range - which already houses a Swing Lab – will be finished soon, and they’ll provide our juniors with access to even more facilities to help them improve their game. “We’re gearing up to take golf development and training to new levels of professionalism, and to keep producing golfers of the calibre of Louis Oosthuizen, Lee-Anne Pace, Bertus Smit, and the recently qualified Andrew Light.” MORE INFORMATION: Mossel Bay Golf Club: www.mosselbaygolfclub.co.za Pinnacle Point: www.pinnaclepointestate.co.za SNAG: www.snaggolf.com

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NEWS CLIP

Top 100 for The Links at Fancourt The Links at Fancourt has been voted one of the World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses by the US edition of Golf Digest - the world’s biggest selling international golf publication. It is one of only two South African courses to feature in this inaugural listing for the 2013/2014 course rankings - positioned at number 34 in the world, ahead of Leopard’s Creek in Mpumalanga Province in 84th place. The 100 best were selected from 464 golf courses in 18 countries across the globe. Topping the list by a clear margin is Pine Valley Golf Course, New Jersey's heathland homage to Sunningdale in England; followed closely by the Cypress Point Country Club in Pebble Beach, California, widely regarded as one of the USA’s very best. At just 12 years old, it is a feather in the cap of The Links to be placed ahead of iconic golf courses like Sunningdale and Royal Birkdale in England, and Valderrama in Spain, among others. A delighted Kerrin Titmas, CEO of Fancourt says: ‘We are extremely proud of the work that we do at The Links and therefore it is an honour for it to be recognized amongst the greatest in the world. I could not be more proud of our team as they have worked hard to raise the standards and create a piece of golfing and environmental heritage”. March/April 2014

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Discover this unique and exclusive paradise on the Eastern Cape coast

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ith 3km of glorious sandy beach, excellent water-sport facilities, hiking and biking trails and two stunning golf courses nearby, Cape St Francis truly is the outdoor leisure destination you’ve been looking for. At Cape St Francis Resort, they provide accommodation to suit all budgets - from luxury beach villas to upmarket beach cottages, affordable apartments. Within a safe and secure resort they have all the onsite facilities you need including: an award winning restaurant and bar – ‘Joe Fish’, a health and beauty studio –‘Hibiscus’, Swimming pools, a convenience store and a laundry. The Cape St Francis Resort is the ideal base from which to explore all that the greater St Francis Bay has to offer - from golf, canal and river cruises, surfing, whale and dolphin watching, cultural experiences, walking and hiking to their very own penguin rehabilitation centre, all of which can be booked at the front desk. They offer a shuttle service to and from St Francis Bay. To find out more about Cape St Francis Resort visit www.capestfrancis.co.za or contact them directly on +27 (0) 42 298 0054 or email seals@iafrica.com.

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RESULTS & RANKINGS

SUNSHINE TOUR Jo'burg Open, Royal JHB and Kensington, 6th - 9th Feb 2014 1 George Coetzee T2 Tyrrell Hatton Jin Jeong Justin Walters T5 Andy Sullivan Alvaro Quiros Matthew Baldwin Thomas Aiken 9 Danie van Tonder T10 Seve Benson Ross Fisher Robert-Jan Derksen

RSA ENG KOR RSA ENG ESP ENG RSA RSA ENG ENG NED

65-68-69-66 268 67-69-69-66 271 65-69-66-71 271 64-70-64-73 271 66-72-69-65 272 69-68-69-66 272 68-69-68-67 272 70-65-63-74 272 65-72-69-67 273 68-68-70-68 274 69-69-68-68 274 65-74-67-68 274

(-19) (-16) (-16) (-16) (-15) (-15) (-15) (-15) (-14) (-13) (-13) (-13)

R R R R R R R R R R R R

3,090,750.00 1,516,450.00 1,516,450.00 1,516,450.00 637,650.00 637,650.00 637,650.00 637,650.00 421,200.00 321,100.00 321,100.00 321,100.00

Dimension Data Winner - Estanislao Goya

Dimension Data Pro-Am Back to Schedule, Montagu Golf Course, Fancourt, 20th - 23rd Feb 2014

Well done to Gerorge Coetzee on his maiden European Tour win

Africa Open - East London GC, 13th - 16th Feb 2014 1 Thomas Aiken 2 Oliver Fisher T3 David Horsey John Hahn T5 Jaco Van Zyl Darren Fichardt Richard Bland Emiliano Grillo T9 Keith Horne Damien McGrane Lucas Bjerregaard Ulrich van den Berg

RSA ENG ENG USA RSA RSA ENG ARG RSA IRL DEN RSA

66-65-66-67 66-63-66-69 66-64-70-65 65-61-71-68 69-65-67-65 66-67-67-66 64-69-64-69 68-63-62-73 68-69-66-65 67-69-67-65 64-67-69-68 66-68-65-69

264 264 265 265 266 266 266 266 268 268 268 268

(-20) (-20) (-19) (-19) (-18) (-18) (-18) (-18) (-16) (-16) (-16) (-16)

R 2,377,500.00 R 1,725,000.00 R 887,250.00 R 887,250.00 R 490,500.00 R 490,500.00 R 490,500.00 R 490,500.00 R 284,250.00 R 284,250.00 R 284,250.00 R 284,250.00

Well done on your European Tour win on home soil Thomas

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1 Estanislao Goya T2 Lucas Bjerregaard Keith Horne Jean Hugo Adilson Da Silva T6 Jaco Van Zyl Morten Orum Madsen 8 Jack Doherty T9 Hennie Otto Warren Abery Rhys Enoch

ARG DEN RSA RSA BRA RSA DEN SCO RSA RSA WAL

73-67-67-68 68-73-69-66 71-66-69-70 68-67-70-71 67-66-70-73 67-73-67-70 67-72-66-72 68-70-73-67 72-71-66-70 68-72-68-71 77-67-66-69

275 276 276 276 276 277 277 278 279 279 279

(-14) (-13) (-13) (-13) (-13) (-12) (-12) (-11) (-10) (-10) (-10)

R R R R R R R R R R R

594,375.00 257,437.50 257,437.50 257,437.50 257,437.50 121,687.50 121,687.50 92,250.00 73,875.00 73,875.00 73,875.00

SUNSHINE TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS AT 24 FEBRUARY 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

THOMAS AIKEN GEORGE COETZEE DANIE VAN TONDER JUSTIN WALTERS DARREN FICHARDT HENNIE OTTO JACO VAN ZYL KEITH HORNE JEAN HUGO ESTANISLAO GOYA GREGORY BOURDY MORTEN ORUM MADSEN LUCAS BJERREGAARD MERRICK BREMNER TREVOR FISHER JNR JUSTIN HARDING RUAN DE SMIDT OLIVER BEKKER ADILSON DA SILVA JBE' KRUGER HEINRICH BRUINERS BRANDON STONE JAKE ROOS DAWIE VAN DER WALT ULRICH VAN DEN BERG JAMES KAMTE JARED HARVEY JACO AHLERS LOUIS DE JAGER PETER KARMIS

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RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA ARG FRA DEN DEN RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA BRA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA

R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R

3,248,587.50 3,203,944.44 2,618,325.00 1,710,226.79 1,161,750.00 1,137,675.00 955,762.50 902,077.50 743,077.50 594,375.00 586,189.29 542,437.50 507,187.50 505,875.00 461,625.00 440,625.00 384,964.29 378,187.50 365,827.50 357,589.29 350,775.00 326,250.00 318,375.00 303,875.00 297,093.75 285,225.00 268,660.71 249,675.00 241,125.00 217,575.00

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RESULTS & RANKINGS

PGA TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS AT 24 FEBRUARY 2014

PGA TOUR AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Pebble Beach Links, 6 - 9 Feb 2014 1 Jimmy Walker T2 Dustin Johnson Jim Renner T4 Kevin Na Jordan Spieth

USA USA USA USA USA

66-69-67-74 68-73-70-66 65-73-72-67 72-68-70-69 67-67-78-67

276 (-12) 277 (-11) 277 (-11) 279 (-9) 279 (-9)

$ 1,188,000.00 $ 580,800.00 $ 580,800.00 $ 290,400.00 $ 290,400.00

Other South Africans T64 Retief Goosen Rory Sabbatini

RSA RSA

71-73-72 67-72-77

216 216

$ $

(-2) (-2)

13,200.00 13,200.00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Jimmy Walker Dustin Johnson Harris English Bubba Watson Webb Simpson Ryan Moore Chris Kirk Jason Day Zach Johnson Kevin Stadler

Other Southern Africans 40 Ernie Els 53 Tim Clark 62 Rory Sabatini 76 Louis Oosthuizen 78 Charl Schwartzel 97 Trevor Immelman 109 Brendon de Jonge 122 Retief Goosen 124 Tyrone Van Aswegen

USA USA USA USA USA USA USA AUS USA USA

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

3,785,680 2,951,150 2,318,397 2,160,007 2,019,016 1,997,050 1,946,070 1,909,200 1,777,825 1,617,150

10 5 10 6 7 8 9 3 7 9

RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA ZIM RSA RSA

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

677,921.00 563,883.00 458,378.00 373,500.00 367,000.00 268,267.00 215,333.00 175,677.00 172,161.00

4 7 11 3 3 9 9 9 9

Jimmy Walker - inner of the AT&T Pebble Beach Ntional Pro-am

Northern Trust Open, 13 - 16 Feb 2014, Riviera CC 1 Bubba Watson Dustin Johnson 3 Jason Allred 4 Brian Harman 5 Schwartzel

USA USA USA USA RSA

70-71-64-64 66-70-69-66 73-64-67-68 67-69-68-68 69-68-68-68

269 271 272 272 273

(-19) (-17) (-16) (-16) (-15)

Other Southern Africans T35 Ernie Els T65 Retief Goosen

RSA RSA

71-70-68-72 73-69-73-71

281 286

(-7) (-2)

$ 1,206,000.002 $ 723,600.00 $ 388,600.00 $ 388,600.00 $ 268,000.00

$ $

33,031.00 13,869.00

Alex Ceijka, Pacific Rubiales Colombia Champion

WEB.COM TOUR Northern Trust Open Champion, Bubba Watson

Pacific Rubiales Colombia Championship, 13 - 16 Feb 2014 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship Bogota CC 20 - 23 Feb 2014, The Golf Club at Dove Mountain 1 Alex Cejka GER 68-68-63 199 (-17) $ 135,000.00 JASON DAY VICTOR DUBUISSON RICKIE FOWLER ERNIE ELS JIM FURYK GRAEME MCDOWELL LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN JORDAN SPIETH

AUS FRA USA RSA USA IRE RSA USA

$ 1,500,000.00 2 $ 906,000.00 3 $ 630,000.00 4 $ 510,000.00 T5 $ 280,000.00 $ 280,000.00 $ 280,000.00 T8 $ 280,000.00

Other South Africans T9 GEORGE COETZEE T17 CHARL SCHWARTZEL T17 RICHARD STERNE T33 BRANDEN GRACE

RSA RSA RSA RSA

$ $ $ $

1 2 3 4 T5

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Andrew Putnam Carlos Ortiz Bill Lunde Sam Saunders Justin Thomas Chris Wilson Derek Fathauer Adam Hadwin Whee Kim Sebastian Pinzon Vaughn Taylor Peter Tomasulo

148,000.00 99,000.00 99,000.00 48,000.00 No other South Africans

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USA MEX USA USA USA USA USA CAN USA USA USA USA

68-66-68 67-69-67 66-68-70 69-67-69 65-69-71 69-66-70 72-64-70 69-71-66 69-70-67 68-71-67 69-68-69 67-69-70

202 203 204 205 205 205 206 206 206 206 206 206

(-14) (-13) (-12) (-11) (-11) (-11) (-10) (-10) (-10) (-10) (-10) (-10)

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

81,000.00 51,000.00 36,000.00 27,375.00 27,375.00 27,375.00 19,500.00 19,500.00 19,500.00 19,500.00 19,500.00 19,500.00

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Venue

SUNSHINE TOUR MARCH 2014 20 – 23

Investec Cup

Millvale Private Retreat R 1 000 000

APRIL 2014 3 - 6 10 - 13

Telkom Business PGA Championship The Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open

Johannesburg CC Royal Harare GC

R 3 750 000 R 1 800 000

Royal Swazi Sun CC Nkana GC Royal Swazi Sun CC

R 1 000 000 TBA R 900 000

MAY 2014 7 - 10 15 - 18 23 - 25

Investec Royal Swazi Open Mopani Zambia Open 2014 Lombard Insurance Classic

AMATEUR EVENTS – MEN MARCH 2014 9 12 16 21 22 23 28 30

– – – – –

11 14 17 23 23

– 30 – 1 Apr

Northern Amateur - Stroke play Northern Amateur - Match play KwaZulu Natal Senior Open North West Open Northern Cape Amateur Open Gauteng North Mid Amateur Open Cape Province Amateur Open S A Boys U19 Championship - Stroke play

Randpark GC Randpark GC Durban CC Rustenburg GC Kimberley GC Services GC Kingswood GE Umhlali CC

APRIL 2014 2 6 7 7 13 13 19

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5

– 11 – 11 – 17 – 20

S A Boys U19 Championship - Match Play Highveld Mid Amateur Open SA Senior Inter Provincial Tournament S A U23 Teams Tournament Free State Mid Amateur Open Zone VI Southern Cape Mid Amateur Open CONTACT DETAILS

Boland Golf Union Border Golf Union Central Gauteng Golf Union Eastern Gauteng Golf Union 44

(021) (043) (011) (011)

873 6828 740 3899 485 4251 425 5316

Umhlali CC Middelburg CC De Zalze GC Royal Durban GC Vaal De Grace GE Devonvale GE Fancourt

Freestate and Northern Cape Golf Union Gauteng North Golf Union Karoo Golf Union Sunshine Tour

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(057) (012) (054) (021)

899 1724 667 1087 332 3323 850 6500

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Event

Venue

AMATEUR EVENTS: MEN, APRIL – Continued 19 – 20 21 – 23 24 – 27

Fancourt Senior Open Western Province Amateur - Stroke play Western Province Amateur - Match play

Fancourt Milnerton GC Milnerton GC

MAY 2014 1 – 2 NOoM - Coastal 3 – 4 Vaal Senior Amateur 6 – 9 S A Mid Amateur Stroke play 12 – 16 South African Country Districts 12 – 16 Challenge Cup 16 – 17 Karoo Senior 17 – 18 Border Stroke play 21 – 22 KwaZulu Natal Amateur Stroke play 23 – 25 KwaZulu Natal Amateur Match play 31 May – Jun 1 Southern Cape Senior

St Francis Links GC Maccauvlei GC Ruimsig CC Fish River Sun GC Cullinan GC Upington GC East London GC Princes Grant GC Princes Grant GC George GC

AMATEUR EVENTS – WOMEN MARCH 2014 2 3 9 16 31

– 3 – 6 – 11 – 18 –1 April

North West Championships World Junior Championships South Africa Kwazulu Natal Championships Pam Golding Western Province Championship Nomads Rose Bowl Girls Championship Atlantic Beach

TBC TBC Mount Edgecombe CC King David GC TBC

APRIL 2014 11 13 - 15 26 - 27

WGSA Centenary Invitational Golf Day Sanlam South African Strokeplay Championship Free State & Northern Cape Championship

Stellenbosch GC Stellenbosch GC Oppenheimer Park GC

MAY 2014 4 - 7 19 - 21 25 - 28

Gauteng 54-Hole Championships SA National Senior Women's Championship 72-Hole Teams Championship CONTACT DETAILS

KZN Golf Union Mpumalanga Golf Union Limpopo Golf Union North-West Province Golf Union March/April 2014

(031) (013) (015) (044)

202 7636 692 3002 295 4118 533 3507

Southern Cape Golf Union Eastern Cape Golf Union Western Province Golf Union Sunshine Tour (Joanne)

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Modderfontein GC George/Oubaai GC Mossel Bay GC

(044) (043) (021) (021)

873 5823 735 4443 686 1668 850 6500 45


RESULTS & RANKINGS EUROPEAN TOUR

WEB.COM TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS AT 24 FEBRUARY 2014 1 2 3 4 T5

Alex Cejka Andrew Putnam Carlos Ortiz Bill Lunde Sam Saunders Justin Thomas Chris Wilson T8 Derek Fathauer Adam Hadwin Whee Kim Sebastian Pinzon Vaughn Taylor Peter Tomasulo

GER USA MEX USA USA USA USA USA CAN KOR COL USA USA

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

135,000.00 81,000.00 51,000.00 36,000.00 27,375.00 27,375.00 27,375.00 19,500.00 19,500.00 19,500.00 19,500.00 19,500.00 19,500.00

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

All results as per Sunshine Tour results because of Co-sanctioned events

No other South Africans

CHAMPIONS TOUR ACE Group Classic, 14 - 16 Feb 2014, TwinEagles GC 1 Kirk Triplett T2 Olin Browne Bernhard Langer Duffy Waldorf 5 Jay Haas

USA USA GER USA USA

67-67-66 66-69-66 64-70-67 67-68-66 68-72-64

200 201 201 201 204

(-16) (-15) (-15) (-15) (-12)

$ $ $ $ $

240,000.00 117,066.67 117,066.67 117,066.66 76,000.00

Other Southern Africans T51 David Frost T72 Nick Price

RSA ZIM

71-75-72 70-80-75

218 (+2) 225 (+9)

$ $

4,320.00 1,096.00

Kirk Triplett winning the ACE Group Classic

CHAMPIONS TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS AT 24 FEBRUARY 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bernhard Langer Michael Allen Kirk Triplett Duffy Waldorf Jay Haas Jeff Sluman Tom Lehman Rocco Mediate Olin Browne Fred Couples

GER AUS USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

478,467.00 316,550.00 274,000.00 257,867.00 257,000.00 185,480.00 175,320.00 166,520.00 163,850.00 159,000.00

3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 1

Other Southern Africans 14 David Frost 55 Nick Price

RSA ZIM

$ $

98,480.00 16,846.00

3 3

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EUROPEAN TOUR RACE TO DUBAI 2014 AS AT 24 FEBRUARY 2014 1 BJÖRN Thomas 2 GARCIA Sergio 3 DUBUISSON Victor 4 OOSTHUIZEN Louis 5 SCHWARTZEL Charl 6 DONALDSON Jamie 7 GRACE Branden 8 COETZEE George 9 GALLACHER Stephen 10 ELS Ernie

DEN ESP FRA RSA RSA WAL RSA RSA SCO RSA

6 4 3 3 6 5 7 7 5 4

€ € € € € € € € € €

988,970.00 849,386.00 833,661.00 783,391.00 583,321.00 535,091.00 481,072.00 472,169.00 437,947.00 428,212.00

Other Southern Africans 11 AIKEN Thomas 18 VAN DER WALT Dawie 19 FICHARDT Darren 24 OTTO Hennie 26 DE JONGE Brendon 36 STERNE Richard 42 KRUGER Jbe 52 WALTERS Justin 67 VAN ZYL Jaco 83 BEKKER Oliver 89 BREMNER Merrick 101 STONE Brandon 107 HORNE Keith 109 AHLERS Jaco 113 MULROY Garth 127 KINGSTON James 138 VAN DER WALT Tjaart 146 PORTEOUS Haydn

RSA RSA RSA RSA ZIM RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA

9 11 11 7 2 7 10 9 7 6 6 6 6 6 8 6 6 3

€ € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € €

400,075.00 315,717.00 279,376.00 234,122.00 221,449.00 186,852.00 153,328.00 124,460.00 95,937.00 72,170.00 65,486.00 50,815.00 46,976.00 45,245.00 42,701.00 32,623.00 26,418.00 20,115.00

EUROPEAN SENIORS TOUR 1st Tournament 22th of May 2014 EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR 1st Tournament 6th of March 2014

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RESULTS & RANKINGS

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open, 6 - 9 Feb 2014, RACV Royal Pines Resort 1 Karrie WEBB 2 Chella CHOI T3 Karine ICHER Paula CREAMER Lydia KO

AUS KOR USA USA KOR

Other South Africans T45 Lee-Anne PACE RSA T67 Stacy Lee BREGMAN RSA

71-69-68-68 70-71-62-74 69-68-70-71 68-69-73-68 68-68-69-73

276 277 278 278 278

(-12) (-11) (-10) (-10) (-10)

€ € € € €

131,968.80 81,250.26 47,078.40 47,078.40 47,078.40

72-67-74-75 288 72-71-73-76 292

(0) (+4)

€ €

3,654.07 2,024.25

Chayenne Woods, Volvic RACV Ladies masters Winner

VOLVIK RACV Ladies Masters, 13 - 16 Feb 2104, Victoria GC

Karry Webb, Winner of the ISPS Handa Women’s Autralian Open

LADIES EUROPEAN ORDER OF MERIT AS AT 24 FEBRUARY 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Karine ICHER Cheyenne WOODS Stacy Lee BREGMAN Amelia LEWIS Caroline HEDWALL Camilla LENNARTH Trish JOHNSON Sarah KEMP Azahara MUNOZ Dewi Claire SCHREEFEL

Other South Africans 34 Lee-Anne PACE 57 Ashleigh SIMON

FRA USA RSA USA SWE SWE ENG AUS ESP NED

1 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 1 3

€ € € € € € € € € €

47,078.40 46,841.92 26,785.08 25,644.13 24,639.09 21,437.50 18,345.76 15,709.09 15,613.38 14,448.07

RSA RSA

2 2

€ €

5,408.24 1,754.17

1 Cheyenne WOODS 2 Minjee LEE T3 Camilla LENNARTH Stacy Lee BREGMAN T5 Min-Sun KIM Caroline HEDWALL

USA AUS SWE RSA KOR SWE

69-67-71-69 70-70-69-69 71-67-72-70 69-67-72-72 72-68-73-70 71-73-73-66

276 278 280 280 283 283

(-16) (-14) (-12) (-12) (-9) (-9)

€ € € € €

37,500.00 Amateur 21,437.50 21,437.50 12,050.00 12,050.00

Other South Africans T39 Ashleigh SIMON Lee-Anne PACE

RSA RSA

74-72-75-70 291 69-75-75-72 291

(-1) (-1)

€ €

1,754.17 1,754.17

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

54,000.00 33,000.00 18,900.00 12,430.00 12,430.00 12,430.00 8,550.00 6,183.00 6,183.00 6,183.00 6,183.00

ASIAN TOUR ASIAN TOUR ORDER OF MERIT 1 2 3 4 4 4 7 8 8 8 8

Rashid KHAN Siddikur RAHMAN Rikard KARLBERG S.S.P CHOWRASIA Martin ROMINGER Carlos PIGEM Steve LEWTON Jyoti RANDHAWA Anirban LAHIRI Mithun PERERA Abhijit CHADHA

(IND) (BAN) (SWE) (IND) (SUI) (ESP) (ENG) (IND) (IND) (SRI) (IND)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

OFFICIAL WORLD GOLF RANKINGS AS AT 24 FEBRUARY 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Tiger Woods Adam Scott Henrik Stenson Jason Day Phil Mickelson Rory McIlroy Justin Rose Dustin Johnson Zach Johnson Sergio Garcia

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9.91 8.48 8.34 6.94 6.50 6.31 6.23 6.05 5.99 5.92

40 42 60 42 49 49 50 46 53 50

OTHER SOUTHERN AFRICANS 16 Charl Schwartzel 33 Ernie Els 34 Louis Oosthuizen 52 Richard Sterne 54 Branden Grace 56 George Coetzee 74 Brendon de Jonge 82 Thomas Aiken 95 Darren Fichardt

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Where were you born and which schools did you attend? Port Elizabeth, but moved to Durban when I was 4, La Lucia Junior Primary, Northlands Senior Primary, Beachwood which became Northwood boys High. Your dad played for South Africa as did your uncle Graeme, what was it like growing up in such an environment and was it always going to be cricket for you? Yes it was interesting growing up in the household, I was lucky to have my Dad with all his knowledge of the game of cricket. He gave up in 1973 but I had my uncle to watch, still playing for TVL at the time. It was a motivating factor for me and in all honesty although I played all types of sports, I was best at cricket and often played in teams 2 years older than my age group.

spective the public were disappointed but no words were going to change things, the focus was on trying to regain their trust through performance. We are a proud sporting nation and needed to restore the people’s faith in the National team. The Captains ‘wings’ were clipped after the Hansie era with the Captain having less of a say which also added to the challenge. You played in 108 tests and captured 421 wickets at the miserly rate of 2.39 per over and you scored 3781 runs at 32.31, outstanding figures! Is there a particular test match that stands out for you though? My best bowling figures, first hundred, come from behind victories all come to mind but to be honest it was my first Test. As a Kid you have a dream and when that dream is realised, the hard work has paid off, that is the best moment.

You took over the captaincy from Hansie Cronje in 2000, was that a hard period and how did you manage to lift the teams spirit at that time?

You were hugely successful in one day internationals as well; did you have a particular preference for one or other format of the game?

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In my First game I managed to get man of the match and that set my career up in that format of the game so once again it was my first match. The World cup 99 and the 438 game were wonderful games to be involved in as well.

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Who was the hardest batsman to bowl at and the hardest bowler to face in your era? I often get asked this one but no one batsmen is the answer. There were many good players in the era I played, Lara, Tendulkar, Waugh etc. When they are on form they are difficult to combat but sometimes you’re in good form and they aren’t and the challenge becomes a lot easier. At the time of sending you these questions South Africa are poised to meet Australia in the second test in Port Elizabeth. We are one down with two to go, how do we go about ensuring that we win the series? They have played well in the 1st Test match, with Johnson being the catalyst. A good start in the first session of the next Test will determine whether the Hangover of the first result lingers or not. Combating the X-factor of Johnson will be vital and giving ourselves the best chance to allow our flair to take over through a good foundation is also paramount. Will 2015 be South Africa’s time at the cricket world cup? Let s hope so, we have a strong enough team, how we play will obviously determine our chances. Australian conditions will suit us, here is to holding thumbs. Is there possibly too much cricket being played at the moment? Maybe since the rest period has now been replaced by the IPL and you can’t hold it against the players wanting to earn some good money as their careers only last 10-15 years. You have been commentating now for some time and that looks like loads of fun, tell us a bit more about that? It is fun; I feel that as a commentator you need to try enhance the viewers experience by giving them an insight into what the players thought process may be. Once you have grasped the technical aspects of the job it becomes enjoyable. I do always try and remember that I had my go during my career and also made mistakes so I try not to be too critical but to give a real, honest assessment is what the viewers deserve. What advice would you give to aspiring young cricketers? There are no short cuts so hard work is required. Be a self motivated individual and the key element to all aspects of cricket is your head for two reasons. 1. Balance is very important and having your head in the right position when executing your skills is vital. 2. Your head for good thought process and sound thinking is also key. What do you do for relaxation? Family time, Golf, watching sport and Reading. Do you live by a specific mantra? Believe in yourself, because if you don’t how can you expect others to believe in you. March/April 2014

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Stoop scoops EP Border Stroke Play Championships Gauteng North’s Hendrickus Stoop finally trusted his clubs, his ability and his emotions for three consecutive rounds and it paid off handsomely with his first provincial win. After third place finishes at the Ekurhuleni Open and Mpumalanga Open late last year, the TuksSport golfer finally stepped into the winner’s circle for the first time at the Srixon / Cleveland EP Border Stroke Play Championship at Port Elizabeth GC The Centurion player fired a flawless four-under-par 68 in the final round to finish on nine-under-par 207, two shots clear of Bryce McCabe, Jade Buitendag, James du Preez and reigning South African Stroke Play champion Jason Smith. 50

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On first sight this course is often misconstrued as a mashie course, but, as stated by many a player...”this is quite a challenging course”. They are affiliated to the SAGU and you can swipe your membership card and enter your score on the National Handicaps terminal at reception. Not only is it a great course, the rates are extremely reasonable to play; from R70 (for a resident) and R130,00 (non resident) for 9 holes and from R100 for 18 holes. They are a caddie-less course, but have golf carts and clubs for hire, as well as balls, gloves, tees, etc for sale in the shop. It is not essential to book, you can pitch and play, but should you require any further information (see their ad above). The course is situated on the Hlalanathi Berg Resort so one can enjoy a well deserved holiday with the course on your doorstep. Hlalanathi offers self-catering chalets from R600,00/chalet per day as well as caravan/camping sites from R90,00/adult per day. They also have a stay and play special where you can save 30%. Book for three nights or more (Sunday through to Friday morning, out of season only) and pay R250 per person per night sharing. Plus you pay for 9 holes and play 18.

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Knowledge is Power

Hello to every keen golfer that loves the game as we do. I start out this article with a bit of humor that every Golf course Superintendent can relate to at some stage of their careers 

Making turf better, one step at a time In previous articles I wrote about insect control and when to control it by keeping an eye on insect activity and keeping records of these activities when damage to your greens are at its highest. Today I will write a bit about a great initiative that was formed by the Syngenta Company, a company that strives for the best control with the environment as first priority. Through years of testing and bettering products for good control, Syngenta always strives for the best and they are definitely leaders in the industry when it comes to pest and disease control on turf and other plants. I also spoke about plants and pests building up resistance to certain chemicals if it is not sprayed correctly, or too often. For better spraying frequency and for better control of pests and diseases, Syngenta came up with 56

a fantastic program called Greencast. This initiative helps every Superintendent across the country to see when the high risk periods with regards to pests and diseases will occur, and then they can spray accordingly for better results. With the help of several Superintendents across the country, data gets stored throughout the year and these records are made available for all to see. Knowledge is power and the more we know about pests and diseases, the better for the environment and for the health of our turf and plants. Most mornings I have the privilege to see sights like the pictures below, and this is why we take so much care to preserve what we have been given and do our bit to live life and still keep the natural environment moving forward and healthy.

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Record keeping When it comes to record keeping, more is better! You can never have enough historical data about your course and products that you have used and the results you got from the products. This Data helps you in the long run to save money seeing that you have the info to use the correct products at the correct time of the year. You will start getting a program that works for your course, seeing that every course is different in many respects when it comes to nutrient requirements, diseases and types of insects that occur in different areas. Below are some headings that you can consider when drawing up a Chemical/Fertilizer application log. -

DATE PRODUCTS SPRAYED/APPLIED TANK/SPREADER CALIBRATION PRESCRIBED RATE PER HECTARE OF THE PRODUCTS RATES PER TANK/SPREADER NUMBER OF TANKS USED (L) TOTAL PRODUCTS USED AREAS TREATED (GREENS/FAIRWAYS/ ROUGH/TEES) APPLICATOR USED GEAR USED FOR APPLICATION (SPEED)

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All of these points are vital in finding the best program for your needs, also this will help find answers to events that maybe only happens every couple of years, and then you can just page back in your file and have the answer right in front of your eyes. I end this article by saying “YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH INFORMATION” and the more Information you have, the better your operation will be for the people enjoying your course and for the environment that you find yourself in. Happy golfing and keep it down the middle!

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SA Juniors claim victory at Triangular The South African Golf Association’s Junior Team claimed a comprehensive victory over the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) and a Scottish side, comprising members of the Scottish Golf Union’s Mens National Squad, at the annual Triangular at Randpark GC last month.

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Rolex secures more time with golf's Asian Tour Swiss watchmaker Rolex has extended its partnership with golf ’s Asian Tour for another three years. Rolex has been the official timekeeper of the Asian Tour since 2011, supporting the growth and promotion of golf across Asia. The Tour completed its 10th season last year. The company’s association with the Asian Tour is part of Rolex’s game-wide commitment, which takes in sponsorships of showpiece golf events such as the Open Championship, US Open, the Masters, the Presidents Cup, the World Golf Championship and the Ryder Cup, when the storied matchplay team event takes place in Europe. Additionally, it holds endorsement deals with leading golfers Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott. March/April 2014

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The Jock History

The Jock of the Bushveld Tournament which is being played at the Nelspruit Golf Club (5-11 May May 2014) has an interesting history as one sees from the following extract:

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n 1967 J.J. Van Rensburg and Rip Riphagen created a new topic of conversation in the pub at the Nelspruit Golf Club - a place where most bright ideas originate. Lively discussion ensued amongst the "manne" for many a memorable evening with major contributions from Christo Basson and Ken Myers and the concept of Jack was born. The idea was taken to Committee where it was met with very mixed feelings. However the first Jock was played from Thursday to Sunday and consisted of two 18 hole competitions each day with the 36 hole Lowveld Open on the Sunday. A feature of the first Jock was the presence of Bobby Locke who entertained with his ukulele until 4.00am on Sunday morning then curled up in the lounge and went to sleep. He was awakened for his tee off time but informed Ken Myers that he required some "hair of the dog". The wow duly retired to the pub for a "few" gins after which the old maestro recorded a 141 gross for the day and ken retired to bed - for the day! Jock has not only survived since those early days, it has prospered and since 1969 the tournament has been oversubscribed each year and it is reputed to be the largest amateur tournament of its kind in the world.

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SA Juniors conquer French at Serengeti South Africa’s top four ranked juniors rallied to an emphatic five point victory against the French in the final round of a two-day Test at the Serengeti Golf & Wildlife Estate early in February.

The South Africans dominated the first round 4.5 – 1.5, but the local heroes came under a little pressure when the visitors claimed one of the foursomes matches and halved the other early in the final round. However, the French closing the gap only seemed to fire up the South Africans. The country’s number one Kyle McClatchie employed his local course knowledge to lead a spirited comeback, handing Chantilly’s Victor Veyret a 7 & 5 drubbing that put the Proteas back in control, while Southern Cape’s Jovan Rebula defeated Thomas Le Berre from Chantilly 4 & 3 and Limpopo’s Hennie du Plessis survived a hard-fought scuffle against Alexandre Daydou from Cannes Mougins to triumph 1-up. “The team spirit of this side was pretty obvious when Kyle, Jovan and Hennie, having already secured the victory, all went to support Thriston (Lawrence), who was entangled in a tough battle against Paul Elissalde,” said team manager, Eden Thompson. The battle between the reigning Sanlam SA Amateur champion and the top ranked French junior from Bairritz le Phare lasted the distance, with the match ending in a draw and Lawrence securing half a point to give the South Africans an 8.5 – 3.5 victory.

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mon,” said one US operator. There would appear to be a significant change in booking patterns emerging with a decline noticed for very early bookings for 2013. One US operator mentioned that: “We would normally have 45% to 55% of our business in hand and held under deposit by the end of December for the following year, but so far this is not happening this year.”

As always, success can bring its own challenges, and a German operator remarked that: “Spain is benefiting from a shift away from Turkey, where we cannot always get the tee times the client wants and where round times can be longer”.

There has been more interest in domestic USA destinations and to North America as a whole and the Caribbean, with less interest in Europe mainly due to currency fluctuations. Destinations such as New Zealand and South Africa are on the radar but are not heavily promoted to the US golfer as yet.

Winners for 2013 look likely to include Dubai and Abu Dhabi along with Thailand and Morocco; whilst Spain and Portugal are expected to enjoy resurgence unless the recent VAT hikes impact on the incredibly-good value for money golf packages currently on offer. Variations in costs always play a part in destination choice and some UK operators report that increased flight costs, as a result of aviation tax increases, and baggage charges could impact negatively on the recent increase in sales to the USA. UK operators have also noticed that golfers are much more likely to check that the operator offers financial protection, which is good news for all IAGTO operators worldwide and particularly for those in Europe as all IAGTO operators must comply with the EC package travel regulations, providing golfers with the confidence to book early knowing that their deposit payments are in safe hands. Golf tour operators in Central European countries and the Baltic States forecast a rise in demand for lesser-known and emerging golf destinations and expect there to be more competition between operators in what has, up until now, been a fairlysmall tourism sector.

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The downturn in the US economy dating back to 2008 is continuing to have an impact on spending patterns for the middle-income earners where job instability is still a concern for some. However, with employment and the economy recovering operators are confident that they will see a rise in international travel, particularly as many US golfers have a “bucket-list” mentality of destinations and courses they must play and experiences that must be fulfilled. There is widespread optimism as operators report that customers are starting to travel much more frequently again. This mirrors the state of the outbound leisure market as reported in this recent article by Travel Weekly USA: “Tour operators are reporting that bookings for 2013 are extremely robust, with an unexpectedly strong rebound in travel to Europe. Operators attribute the positive booking trend for 2013 to two main factors: pent-up demand and pricing. A favourable dollar-to-euro exchange rate and the ability to flex their negotiating muscle in distressed destinations such as Greece enabled operators to cut prices for their 2013 Europe product by between 2% and 18% compared with 2012. In addition, airfares seem to be holding steady in 2013, and travellers seem to have gotten over their initial sticker shock.” Source: Travel Weekly USA (please note that this article is referencing general leisure travel not golf travel). Canadian operators are forecasting shorter-duration golf trips of 3-5 nights to some destinations and an increase in group travel. Bookings are looking good for 2013 and operators report that winter Continued on p70

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Latin America & Caribbean All Latin American countries are reporting a growing demand for international golf travel and the clients of IAGTO golf tour operators are responding to promotions and new destination offers. In Brazil and Argentina, golfers are looking at Scotland and travelling in groups. Both countries have a high-end golfing market and destinations in the USA including Florida, California and Las Vegas are in high demand. Golfers in Colombia have travelled in groups to attend professional golf tournaments and play golf in the surrounding areas, both in the USA and Scotland. Operators in the Caribbean see golf as a growing market with again a demand from highend residents and corporate clients. Mexican operators tend to be focusing on more than just golf and need to create packages that combine golf with other activities and sightseeing in order to meet the demands of their golf travelling clientele.

Asia & Pacific Australian operators are forecasting that 2013 is likely to be their most successful year to date as the Australian economy continues to thrive. Newer Asian destinations such as Vietnam and Cambodia could prove popular in 2013. Many operators are focusing on ensuring that their successes of 2012 are repeated in 2013 by looking after and fulfilling the demands and aspirations of their clients. Some New Zealand golf tour operators expect that 2013 will be similar to 2012 where many golfers opted for holidays closer to home, eschewing long haul golf trips to the USA and Europe. The Philippines economy is booming (2nd fastest growing economy in Asia), which resulted in a good 2012 for outbound golf travel. The currency

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is strong against the dollar and it is expected to remain so throughout 2013. Philippine golfers tend to look for cooler destinations weather-wise but they also like to play courses that have a caddy service as this is what they are used to at home and in nearby Asian golf destinations. Chinese operators forecast a similar look in 2013 which saw an increase of Chinese golf visitors to the USA. However, visa restrictions impact heavily on which destinations IAGTO operators can promote to their clients and any change to visa regulations can rapidly open or close doors. Hong Kong-based operators who deal mainly with the Chinese market report that Chinese golfers are travelling for around 10 days and like to include renowned courses, such as the likes of St Andrews and Pebble Beach. IAGTO operators in India are confident of an increase in demand for international golf holidays in 2013 as golf continues to become more popular country-wide. One operator remarked on the success of their amateur challenge that has extended to 15 cities, and all look forward to tourist boards from popular golf destinations promoting more to the Indian golfer. Some Malaysian operators are looking to promote more destinations in 2013 at prices that are affordable as the sport is broadening its appeal amongst a wider range of income levels. Demand is expected to grow for short-haul getaway trips of 2 nights/3 days with the associated short lead-in times all under three months.

Middle East & Africa Kenya and Nigeria, fairly new to outbound golf tourism, have both seen a growth in demand for international golf holidays. For these new markets, events and group departures remain the most popular form of golf travel. Destinations with direct flight connections will do best as golfers are not as adventurous as they might be in other more established golf markets. Golf tournaments and events such as the Masters are still proving to be a popular draw for golfers from South Africa.

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Born in Rochester, New York, he came from a working-class family of German descent, he died on October 6th 1969.

His tally of eleven professional Majors is third behind Jack Nicklaus (18) and Tiger Woods (14).

He totaled 45 PGA wins in his career, and was a six-time Ryder Cup captain.

He was a dashing and assertive character who raised the status of professional golfers and improved their earnings as well. Gene Sarazen, who was ten years his junior commented, "All the professionals ... should say a silent thanks to ? each time they stretch a check between their fingers”.

His nickname was “The Haig”.

He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, in the charter class of 1974.

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Tandi on Tour There is huge excitement on the local ladies golf scene at the moment. The Sunshine Ladies Tour has launched a whole new series of events for its Professional and Amateur Lady Golfers. This joint venture between the Men’s Sunshine Tour and the Woman’s PGA has produced 7 tournaments with an additional event, The Race to the Investec Cup as the season finale for the top 10 players on the Order of Merit to compete for a purse of R300 000 to be held at Lost City in March. The WPGA, together with the Sunshine Tour have come together with 4 major sponsors: Sun International, Dimension Data, Investec and Supersport to create the New Ladies Tour with many of the events being signed up for the next 3 years – a sign of the dedication and commitment to growing woman’s golf. These events mark the start of a new and exciting chapter for Ladies Professional golf here in South Africa after having not had any events since 2010 until the re-instatement of the South African Ladies Open in 2012 which is now co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour. These events will gradually become the spring board for up and coming amateurs to cut their teeth on before making the transition into top level professional tours. This step in the ladder that has unfortunately been missing for the past few years is now filled with a wonderful and exciting local tour. As the tour grows and develops it will attract the likes of top international players and hopefully in the process improve the overall status and success of the tour. From a players perspective this is a prime opportunity for us to showcase our ability and skill. That, as well as playing competitive golf on home soil has always proved to be a winning formula for South African Golfers if we relate it to the men’s European Tour and observe how our local men always dominate early on the season. The South African swing of the Men’s European Tour in the March/April 2014

start of the season and gives players the confidence and boost to then go on and dominate overseas. South African has always produced great golfers over the years, the likes of Gary Player, Ernie, Retief, Charl, Louis, George…the list goes on and on. The Sunshine Ladies Tour I believe will become the start of producing even more successful lady professionals going forward. Already, a few new faces have emerged from the local tournaments which give our golfing future much promise. The gap between top level amateur golf and starting out as rookie professional on tour has now finally been bridged with thanks to the various individuals along the way but mainly to Selwyn Nathan and Margie Whitehouse for having the vision and determination to re-energise our local scene. I am positive that in the coming years we will see even more events added to the schedule and the prize fund purses increasing. The Sunshine Ladies Tour will also get reasonable exposure through Supersport Blitz, Supergolf and the various print media – again the next step to raising the profile of the woman’s game and the possible marketability and exposure. For results, scores and upcoming events, log onto www.sunshineladiestour.com

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ON TOUR WITH TANDI Final Results - Sunshine Ladies Tour Chase to Investec Cup, Houghton Golf Club, 13th - 14th February 2014 1 2 T3

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63 64 70 72 68 71 70 69 75 71 71

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ON TOUR WITH TANDI Final Results - Sunshine Ladies Tour Chase to Investec Cup, Glendower Golf Club - Ladies 27th - 28th February 2014 1 2 3 T4

9 T10

Ashleigh Simon Stacy Bregman Lee-Anne Pace Kim Williams Nicole Garcia Sophie Sandolo Francesca Cuturi Tandi von Ruben Michaela Fletcher (AMA) Anne-Lise Caudal Morgana Robbertze Nobuhle Dlamini

(RSA) (RSA) (RSA) (RSA) (RSA) (ITA) (RSA) (RSA) (RSA) (FRA) (RSA) (SWZ)

14,000.00 11,500.00 7,780.00 4,140.00 4,140.00 4,140.00 4,140.00 4,140.00 Amateur 2,470.00 2,470.00 2,470.00

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Final Results - Sunshine Ladies Tour Tshwane Open, Els Club, Copperleaf 1 2 3 T4

8 T9

Ashleigh Simon Cecilie Lundgreen Kim Williams Nicole Garcia Tandi von Ruben Monique Smit Katie Burnett Nobuhle Dlamini Stacy Bregman Alana van Greuning Henriette Frylinck

(RSA) (NOR) (RSA) (RSA) (RSA) (RSA) (USA) (SWZ) (RSA) (RSA) (RSA)

14,000.00 11,500.00 7,780.00 4,435.00 4,435.00 4,435.00 4,435.00 2,960.00 2,470.00 2,470.00 2,470.00

-6 -2 -1 Par Par Par Par +1 +2 +2 +2

66 70 71 72 72 72 72 73 74 74 74

2014 SUNSHINE LADIES TOUR ORDER OF MERIT following the Sunshine Ladies Tour Els Club 1

Ashleigh Simon (RSA)

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Francesca Cuturi (RSA)

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Monique Smit (RSA)

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Cecilie Lundgreen (NOR)

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Tandi von Ruben (RSA)

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Sophie Sandolo (ITA)

4

Kim Williams (RSA)

9

Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ)

5

Nicole Garcia (RSA)

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Morgana Robbertze (RSA)

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SPECIAL FEATURE – TURF EQUIPMENT

TURF-QUIP: Professionally refurbished turf equipment is often the way to go In this edition we look at a company that provides an alternative to purchasing new turf equipment and affords financial relief to beleaguered greenkeepers trying to keep their heads above water.

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urf-Quip is a division of Lessan Engineering (Pty) Ltd which was established in 1967 as primarily an automotive engineering concern, servicing mainly the trucking, mining, company fleet and aeroplane industry. The Turf-Quip Division was started in mid 2004 and has been able to provide its clients in the turf industry the same exceptional service and quality on all makes of Turf equipment. Turf-Quip specializes in the supply, refurbishment, engineering and repairs of professional turf equipment, as well as the Rent 2 Own of Industrial Golf Course Mowers, to the golf course industry and schools. They offer on-site service and repairs of turf equipment in the Gauteng , North West , Limpopo , Northern and Mpumalanga provinces , and service clients in the Northern Cape and Free State. They also do engineering work and rebuilds on all types of engines for the turf equipment , sharpening of cutting reels , supply of bottom blades , bottom blade screws , back lap grit , most consumables and parts as well as full hydraulic repairs and service on hoses , lift pumps and motors. Over the last ten years Turf-Quip has specialized in the refurbishment of Industrial Ride on Mowers used in the golf course industry, and offer refurbished mowers on A Rent 2 Own basis to their clients, that are looking to upgrade or purchase new equipment. The Refurbished option offered is an easy choice for clients as it cuts the cost of new equipment up to 60%. They also offer full warranties on all refurbished equipment. In addition they offer a refurbishing option for clients own equipment which can also save them money as opposed to purchasing new equipment. Refurbished equipment refers to every item on the mower that has wear and tear, being remanufactured back to its original condition such as engines , cutting reels , rollers , hydraulic hydrostats , hydraulic pump motors , hydraulic hoses , hydraulic lift pumps and all bushes , pins and oil seals related to all the lifting arms. The mowers are stripped down to bare chassis , repaired , painted to original colour specifications and re-assembled then tested before being delivered to a client. When a newly refurbished mower is delivered to a client on a Rent 2 Own basis (which gives ownership of the mower at rental period end 80

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date) the client has seven days to utilize that mower free of charge in order to make sure they are happy with the mower and are still happy to sign the rental agreement. Most Rent 2 Own agreements are done over 36, 48 or 60 months and are done at FIXED monthly fees that do not change for the duration of the rental period , irrespective of what happens to the interest rate or the rand/dollar exchange rate. The Rent 2 Own agreement makes it simple and easy for any golf club or school to obtain refurbished turf equipment. No guarantees are required from clients at all. Turf-Quip does not require any financials or bank guaranties from their clients in order to obtain equipment from. All that is required is for clients to read and agree to the rental conditions and to pay for rental equipment via a debit order system.. A Rent 2 Own solution results in present value cash saving of up to 50% as opposed to paying cash. This is supported by the worldwide market in turf equipment where 75% of golf courses now rent their equipment as opposed to purchasing. By utilizing Turf-Quip’s Rent 2 Own option, when requiring turf equipment, there are no upfront cash layouts and no deposits. An agreed rental period means clients can plan ahead and budget precisely. Turf-Quip also offer a trade in of old equipment on their refurbished equipment , thus reducing the monthly rental fee further, or by purchasing the old equipment outright for cash , thus helping clients with much needed cash flow to be utilized in other areas in the club , school or business. TurfQuip retains the ownership of the rental units during the rental period and at the rental period term end, the ownership is transferred to the client and Turf-Quip has no further liability in those units. Clients enjoy the full business expense in line with the Rental term and are not bound to the equipment depreciation, the implications of asset write offs and the resulting tax implications. The rental costs can be reflected in your financials as an expense, which has less impact on your tax and accounting system than owned equipment. Turf-Quip assumes all the risk and clients benefit from all the rewards. PLEASE VISIT OUR NEW WEB SITE:

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AMATEUR NEWS

Lawrence makes history with Sanlam SA Amateur win Thriston Lawrence became the first player in 36 years to claim consecutive victories at the Sanlam SA Amateur Championship in Hermanus GC last month.

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he Nelspruit golfer showed phenomenal form as he took on Bellville GC Altin van der Merwe in Friday’s 36-hole final and beat him 5 and 4.

Lawrence’s victory sees him becoming the first player to take consecutive wins since Teddy Webber in 1978. Prior to that, it was WCE Stent in 1922 and 1923. With Friday’s win, the Nelspruit teenager has become only the seventh player in the tournament’s 122-year history to achieve this feat. Such was his dominance in the final that the defending champion was never down during the day’s play. He reached the 18th 3up and proceeded to notch up a run of five birdies to extend that lead even further, eventually reaching the 24th 9up. But a concerted fight-back from Van Der Merwe kept the defending champion on his toes. Two birdies saw Van Der Merwe winning the 26th and 28th and two more holes, but it wasn’t enough to catch Lawrence, who eventually took the title 5 and 4. “It feels really great and this will give me a good confidence boost for the rest of the year,” said a thrilled Lawrence afterwards. “I played well today. The first round wasn’t that great but I made crucial upand-downs and then the second 18 I was fired up and played nicely,” he added. Speaking about the final few holes which saw Van Der Merwe diminishing his lead, Lawrence said, “He made two good birdies when I lost the holes, and I hit a few bad shots on the last five holes but I managed to pull it through. It was a bit stressful, because I didn’t want to go to the last hole but I was pretty much in control.” Comparing this victory to the one last year in Johannesburg, which saw him defeating Andrew Light 9 and 8, Lawrence added, “I think I played better this week. The conditions were obviously different but I struck the ball very purely so I think it’s a better win than last year.” March/April 2014

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ACCOMMODATION

ated on the Koro Creek Golf Course. (Nylstroom) R 2 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220. Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort - 2 night weekend getaway for two - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and golf included. R 2 000-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764. Monks Cowl (Near Champagne Sports Resort) - 2 night weekend getaway for two - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and golf included. R 2 000-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764. Cathedral Peak Hotel - 2 night weekend break for two including dinner, bed & breakfast and a round of golf. (Drakensberg) R 2 500-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764.

Umdoni Golf Course - Weekend for 4 including two rounds of golf each. Totally self contained house on the golf course. R 1 600-00, Scottsburgh. Contact 082 705 8764. Prince's Grant, 4 night stay including golf. (Natal north coast) R 4 000-00. Contact 082 705 8764. Two night weekend break for for 4 (including breakfast) at the luxurious 7th Hole Guest Lodge situ-

Ping Rhapsody Clubs (Value R7999.95), Ping Putter (Value R1999.95), TaylorMade Burner Driver (Value R1999.95) TaylorMade Burner Fairway drivers x2 (Value R999.95 each) Ping golfbag (Grey) (Value R2500.00). GOOD AS NEW. R6 000.00. Contact Jorina 076 603 2063.

BAGS R11 TAYLORMADE TRAVEL BAG. Only been used 2 times. R 2 500neg. Contact 079 876 9563. Ping Rhapsody Clubs (Value R7999.95), Ping Putter (Value R1999.95), TaylorMade Burner Driver (Value R1999.95) TaylorMade Burner Fairway drivers x2 (Value R999.95 each) Ping golfbag (Grey) (Value R2500.00). GOOD AS NEW. R6 000.00. Contact Jorina 076 603 2063.

Luxury w/end for two to Monate Game Lodge (Nylstroom). In the hart of the Waterberg region. Including all meals and game drives. (Naboomspruit)Total cost R 3 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220.

DRIVERS

Two night weekend break for for 4 - 6 people at the luxurious Sondela Game Reserve (Warmbaths). Self catering chalet. Total cost R 2 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220.

Brand New Callaway RAZR Hawk TOUR Driver 8.5. Fujikura Motore Speeder. MARCUS CROESER +27 79 8866 479

Luxury w/end for two to Euphoria Golf Estate. In the hart of the Waterberg region. Including b/b and a round of golf per person. (Naboomspruit)Total cost R 1 250-00. Contact 083 293 0220. Luxury w/end for two to Stonehenge River Lodge. (Parys). Including b/b. Total cost R 1 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220.

Callaway Razr Fit Driver as new. Never played a round with it. Contact 083 565 1676.

X Flex Shaft.R2500. Contact 0798866479. Ping Rapture, 9 deg. Diamana X flex, 72 gram shaft, R 1 000-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Cleaveland Hi bore, 8.5 degree, stiff flex , good condition R 55000. Contact 082 375 7757. Taylor Made R11. S driver & 3 wood. Stiff shaft , as new R 4 000-00. Contact 082 830 8880.

X10 FST STIFH SHAFTS. R 1 000-00 neg. Contact 082 868 7799.

TaylorMade R9 driver with adjustable screw driver. It is second hand, but good as new. Contact 076 916 2756.

X10 PRO TEAM TOUR VELVET GRIPS(black & white) R45 each (R450). Contact 082 868 7799.

Titleist 910 D2 , 10.5 degree driver, brand new, reg and stiff flex available. (blue diamana shaft).

SHAFTS & GRIPS

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Original Cover and toolkit included. R 1800-00 per unit.

FAIRWAY WOODS & HYBRIDS Titleist 585H 19 degree, shaft Aldila NV rescue Hybrid 85 flex stiff. R 600. Contact 082 644 9041. TaylorMade R7 TP. Mwt. 3 wood, blue grafalloy, stiff shaft, very good condition. R 700-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Titleist 910, FD. 15 degree. Fairway metal, blue stiff shaft and red regular shaft available. Brand new still in the wrapping. With original cover, R 1 400-00 per unit. Contact 082 375 7757. Titleist 910. 17 degree, brand new, project X, 82 gram stiff shaft brand new, never been hit R 1700-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Titleist 910. F19 degree, reg flex, brand new with cover. R 1 400.0000. Contact 082 375 7757.

IRONS Rocketballz irons brand new. Regular shafts. Contact 079 118 7920. Titleist 735CM irons. Shafts S300. R 4 000-00. Contact 082 644 9041. Titleist 710mb irons. 6.0 rifle shafts. 3 – PW. Good condition. R4000.00 Call Gareth 072 383 6537.

Project X 6.5 shafts 2-pw + 3 extra wedge shafts @ R250ea 6 months old. New retail price R650 each. Contact no 0825332888.

PUTTERS Scotty putter virtually brand new @R 1000.00 Contact 082 853 1421. Titleist scotty cameron newport 2.5. R1 500-00. Contact 082 644 9041.

Taylor Made Ghost Spider belly putter, like new with cover. R 1 250-00. Contact 082 7702857.

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SHAFTS & GRIPS

Titleist Vokey SW BV 56.14 spin milled. R 300-00. Contact 082 644 9041.

X10 PRO TEAM TOUR VELVET GRIPS(black & white) R45 each (R450). Contact 082 868 7799.

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Wanted (desperately): 8 iron, left hand, Big Bertha, or similar, to replace stolen club. Also 7/9/PW welcomed, or even full set considered. Will collect within 30kms of Hartbeespoort, or in Gaborone. Call or SMS Stephen 00 267 71799737. sigmadesign@mega.bw

Scotty Cameron, stainless silver putter, R 500-00. Red cord grip. Contact 082 375 7757.

Titleist 712 MB irons 3 – PW with KBS Tour stiff shafts. At R 5 500-00 steal price. Contact Linda 082 805 4277.

X10 FST STIFH SHAFTS. R 1 000-00 neg. Contact 082 868 7799.

WANTED

Mizuno gap wedge MPT series 51-6. R 300-00. Contact 082 644 9041.

Cleveland CG lob wedge. 15 zip grooves. R 300-00. Contact 082 644 9041.

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GAUTENG Golf Clubs Akasia GC Avion Park GC Benoni CC Bronkhorstspruit GC Bryanston CC Centurion CC CMR GC Copper Leaf GE Dainfern GC Eagle Canyon GC Ebotse GC ERPM GC Germiston GC Glendower GC Glenvista GC Hillside GC Irene CC Jackal Creek GE Johannesburg CC Kempton Park CC Killarney GC Krugersdorp GC Kyalami GC Leeuwkop GC Maccauvlei GC Meyerton GC Modderfontein GC Observatory GC Parkview GC Pebble Rock GC Pollak Park GC Pretoria CC Pretoria GC Randpark GC Randfontein GC Reading GC Riviera on Vaal CC Roodepoort CC Royal Jhb & Kensington GC Royal Oak CC Services GC Silver Lakes CC Southdowns CC Springs CC State Mines CC

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(012) 542-1309 (011) 970-7000 (011) 849-5211 (013) 932-3940 (011) 706-1361 (012) 665-0279 (011) 472-8060 (012) 668-8900 (011) 875-0400 (011) 801-6611 (011) 749-1638 (011) 826-2466 (011) 827-7818 (011) 453-1013 (011) 432-3150 (012) 546-1764 (012) 667-1081 (011) 251-6721 (011) 202-1620 (011) 970-1075 (011) 442-3880 (011) 660-4365 (010) 594-0034 (011) 466-2888 (016) 422-1263 (016) 362-0809 (011) 608-2033 (011) 648-9574 (011) 646-5400 (012) 808-0883 (011) 362-6757 (012) 460-3372 (012) 386-6836 (011) 215-8600 (011) 693-5414 (011) 907-8906 (016) 430-1380 (011) 958-1205 (011) 640-3021 (011) 740-0016 (012) 651-4411 (012) 809-2110 (011) 943-4448 (011) 362-5031 (011) 740-9962

Wanderers GC Waterkloof GC Wingate CC Woodhill CC Zwartkops CC

(011) 447-3311 (012) 460-2542 (012) 997-1298 (012) 998-0011 (012) 654-2111

The Pro Shop Bloemfontein

(051) 430-7313

WESTERN CAPE Golf Clubs

Driving Ranges Colbyn D/R Grasslands D/R Greenhills D/R Jim and Jerrys’ D/R Kimiad D/R & Mashie Course Observatory D/R Panorama D/R Sandy Bunker D/R Six Fountains D/R Verwey D/R Wits D/R Zwartkops D/R

(012) 342-3882 (082) 777- 8912 (011) 828-9555 (011) 662-1603 (012) 997-2240 (011) 487-3898 (012) 661-0533 (073) 109-4239 (012) 809-0430 (082) 371 7323 (011) 717-9416 (012) 654-4830

Golf Shops Second Chance The Golfers Club Centurion The Golfers Club Edenvale The Golfers Club Fourways The Golfers Club West Rand The Pro Shop Woodmead

(011) 440-0558 (012) 665-5221 (011) 453-6352 (011) 465-9985

Arabella GC Atlantic Beach GC Bellville GC Citrusdal GC Clovelly CC Devonvale GE Erinvale GC King David GC Kleinmond GC Langebaan GC Milnerton GC Mowbray GC Paarl GC Parow GC Pearl Valley GC Rondebosch GC Royal Cape GC Shelley point CC Simonstown CC Somerset West GC Steenberg GC Stellenbosch GC Strand GC Westlake GC

(028) 284-0000 (021) 553-2223 (021) 913-3100 (022) 921-2150 (021) 784-2111 (021) 865-2080 (021) 847-1144 (021) 934-3056 (028) 271-3525 (022) 772-2112 (021) 552-1047 (021) 685-3018 (021) 863-1140 (021) 930-2160 (021) 867-8000 (021) 689-4176 (021) 761-6551 (022) 742-1394 (021) 786-1233 (021) 852-2925 (021) 715-0227 (021) 880-0103 (021) 853-6268 (021) 788-2020

Driving Ranges (011) 475-7519

Riverclub

(011) 602-8888

Golf Shops

(021) 447-3757

The Golfers Club Century City

(021) 555-3540

FREESTATE THE GARDEN ROUTE

Golf Clubs Bethlehem GC Bloemfontein GC Clarens GE Clocolan GC Ficksburg GC Kimberly GC Kroonstad GC Ladybrand GC Oppenheimer Park Parys GE Schoeman Park GC Tempe GC Vaal de Grace

(058) 303-0940 (051) 447-0906 (058) 256-1270 (051) 943-1933 (051) 933-3711 (053) 841-0179 (056) 212-5169 (051) 924-3146 (057) 353-2130 (056) 818-1567 (051) 408-3811 (051) 402-1489 (056) 811-2013

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Golf Clubs Fancourt - Montagu /Outeniqua Fancourt - The Links Fynbos GCE George GC Goose Valley GE Kingswood GE Knysna GC Mossel Bay GC Oubaai GE Pezula GC Pinnacle Point GR

(044) 804-0183 (044) 804-0785 (042) 285-0321 (044) 873-6116 (044) 533-5082 (0861) 727-170 (044) 384-1150 (044) 691-2379 (044) 851-1234 (044) 302-5300 (044) 693-3438

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SA GOLF TRADER DIRECTORY Plettenburg Bay GC (044) 533-2132 Simola GE (044) 302-9677

Golf Shops The Pro Shop Bells Academy

(044) 871-0620

EASTERN CAPE

Southbroom GC St Cathryns GC Umdoni Park GC Umhlali CC Umkomaas GC Victoria CC Wild Coast CC Windsor park GC

(039) 316-6051 (033) 444-1945 (039) 975-1320 (032) 947-1181 (039) 973-1330 (033) 347-1394 (039) 305-2799 (031) 303-1728

Driving Ranges

Golf Clubs Bushman Sands GC East London GC Fish River Sun GC Gonubie GC Hankey GC Humewood Links GC Jeffreys Bay GC Katberg GC Port Elizabeth GC Royal Port Alfred GC Shark River GC St Francis Bay GC St Francis Links Uitenhage GC Walmer Park GC Walmer CC West Bank GC Zwartenbosch GC

(042) 231-8000 (043) 735-1356 (040) 676-1101 (043) 740-5645 (042) 284-0335 (041) 583-2137 (042) 293-2532 (040) 864-1010 (041) 374-3140 (046) 624-4796 (041) 581-6188 (042) 294-0467 (042) 200-4500 (041) 966-1868 (074) 259-1788 (041) 581-1877 (043) 731-1523 (042) 291-0569

Driving Ranges Harbour View D/R Londt Park D/R Walmer Woods D/R

(084) 622-7259 (041) 360-8707 (082) 372-8252

Golf Shops The Pro Shop - PE

(041) 363-0470

KZN Golf Clubs Amorello Game Lodge (035) 562-3182 Beachwood CC (031) 564-4257 Bluff National GC (031) 467-7448 Boschoek GC (033) 234-4232 Cathedral Peak GC (036) 488-1888 Cotswold Downs GC (031) 714-4432 Durban CC (031) 313-1777 Glengarry GC (033) 701-1355 Greytown CC (033) 417-2441 Kloof CC (031) 764-0555 Ladysmith CC (036) 637-3521 Margate CC (039) 317-2340 Maritzburg GC (033) 396-5755 Mt. Edgecombe CC (031) 539-5330 Port Shepstone GC (039) 695-0141 Prince’s Grant GC (032) 482-0041 Royal Durban GC (031) 309-2581 Sakabula GC (033) 330-6751 San Lameer GC (039) 313-5141 Scottburgh GC (039) 976-0041

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Lynton Hall Golf Academy Mt Edgecombe D/R University Dbn D/R Westville D/R

(039) 975-1502 (031) 502-3480 (031) 261-8062 (031) 265-0148

Golf Shops The Golfers Club Umhlanga The Pro Shop Durban

(031) 566-5292 (031) 263 0034

Golf Clubs (014) 736 6910 (014) 743-5000 (015) 781-3931 (015) 491-5563 (014) 717-1181 (014) 743-1963 (015) 295-4118 (014) 786-0186 (015) 268-2183 (014) 734-7700

NORTH WEST Golf Clubs Brits GC Klerksdorp GC Leopard Park GC Magaliespark GC Mooinooi GC Orkney GC Pecanwood CC Potchefstroom GC Rustenburg GC Sandy Lane GC

(012) 250-2522 (018) 462-6696 (018) 386-3086 (012) 207-9102 (014) 574-4111 (018) 473-2899 (012) 244-8000 (018) 293-0210 (014) 597-1814 (012) 244-3000

Driving Ranges Jim & Jerrys

(017) 620-1188 (017) 687-0122 (082) 888-0188 (017) 617-1145 (013) 737-5000 (013) 791-2406 (013) 235-3391 (013) 744-0958 (013) 282-6176 (017) 793-3074 (013) 764-2282 (013) 737-7311 (017) 719-1123 (013) 686-9660 (074) 259-1788 (013) 751-3781 (013) 656-3109

Broham D/R Riverside Golf Park

(013) 755-6156 (013) 757-0960

Golf Shops The Pro Shop Nelspruit

(013) 757-1264

LESOTHO Maseru GC

(00266) 223-21164

NAMIBIA Windhoek CC

(002646) 125-8498

GOLFING ASSOCIATIONS THE P.G.A. of South Africa

(011) 485-1370

To be listed in the SA Golf Trader directory, please contact Neville on 082 705 8764 or

(012) 205-1485

MPUMALANGA

Louis on 083 293 0220 or the office on 086 101 9005 or

Golf Clubs Barberton CC Belfast GC Bethal GC Delmas GC

(083) 708-1994

Driving Ranges

LIMPOPO Elements Private Golf Reserve Euphoria GC Hans Merensky GC Kameeldoring CC Koro Creek GC Naboomspruit GC Polokwane GC Swartklip GC Univ. of Limpopo GC Zebula GC

Drakenzicht Mountain Links Graceland GC Kinross GC Komatipoort GC Kriel GC Kruger Park Lodge Leopard Creek GC Lydenburg GC Nelspruit GC Middelburg CC Morgenzon GC Sabie Country Club Sabi River Sun GC Standerton GC Tweefontein GC Walker Park GC Whiteriver GC Witbank CC

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the door, the ball hits her in the head and kills her. A year later, the same man and his new bride are playing the same hole when he again slices the ball into the shed. He finds it and plans to take an unplayable lie when she says, "Let me go down to the other end of the barn and hold the door open. Then - Three unmarried men were waiting to tee off you can hit your ball through the door and back to when the starter walked up to them and said, "You the fairway." see that beautiful blonde practicing her putting?" He looks at her, shakes his head, and explains, "No "Her? Wow, she is beautiful," they all said. way. The last time I tried that, I took a triple bogey "She's a good golfer," he continued, "and would on this hole!" like to hook up with a group. None of the other groups will play with a woman. Can she play with - It was a sunny Sunday morning, and Murray was you? She won't hold you up, I promise." They beginning his preshot routine, visualizing his uplooked at each other and said, "Sure! She can join coming shot, when a voice came over the clubhouse us." Just as the starter said, the woman played well loudspeaker. "Would the gentleman on the ladies' and kept up. Plus, they kept noticing, she was very tee please back up to the men's tee." attractive. Murray remained in his routine, seemingly unfazed When they reached the 18th hole, she said that if by the interruption. she sank her 18-footer, she'd break 80 for the first time. "Guys, I'm so excited about breaking 80 that A little louder: "Would the man on the women's I have to tell you something. I had a great time tee kindly back up to the men's tee!" playing with you. I can tell you all really love golf. Murray raised up out of his stance, lowered his I want you to know that I'm single and want to driver, and shouted, "Would the announcer in the marry a man who loves golf as much as I do. If one clubhouse kindly shut up and let me play my secof you guys can read this putt correctly and I make ond shot?" it, I'll marry whichever of you was right!" All three jumped at the opportunity. The first one - As a couple approaches the altar, the groom tells looked over the putt and said, "I see it breaking 10 his wife-to-be, "Honey, I've got something to coninches left to right." The second looked it over from fess: I'm a golf nut, and every chance I get, I'll be all sides and said, "No, I see it breaking eight inches playing golf!" right to left." "Since we're being honest," replies the bride, "I The third man looked at the woman, looked at the have to tell you that I'm a hooker." ball, and said, "Pick it up. It's good!" - The schoolteacher was taking her first golfing lesson. "Is the word spelt p-u-t or p-u-t-t?" she asked the instructor. "P-u-t-t is correct," he replied. "Put means to place a thing where you want it. Putt means merely a vain attempt to do the same thing."

- A man and his wife are playing the fifth hole at their club when he slices his drive so far to the right it rolls into an equipment barn. He finds the ball and plans to take a drop when she says, "Let me go down to the other end of the barn and hold the door open. Then you can hit your ball through the door and back to the fairway." He thinks this is a good idea, so she holds the door. He takes a big swing, but rather than flying through

- A friend of Henry's dies suddenly. A week later, he comes back to tell his friend how great Heaven is. "Henry," he says, "you won't believe it, but there is golf in Heaven." "That is wonderful!" Henry replies. "Don't be so thrilled," his friend tells him. "You have a tee-off time scheduled for Saturday."

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