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On the cover Phakalane, Golf Estate Hotel Resort situated in Gaborone, Botswana is an international standard 18hole championship golf course and driving range. We played the course and stayed over for a couple of nights, see pages 9 to 11 for more. 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 A visit to Phakalane, Golf Estate Hotel Resort Golf ’s 15.1 billion Euro impact A new vision for SA women’s golf Celebrity golfer profile – Mike James

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

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TUITION & INSTRUCTION 14 Know your rules Advanced players series Kuier saam met Cruse Golf tips

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AFFORDABLE GOLF

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RESULTS & RANKINGS

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EVENTS CALENDAR

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AMATEUR NEWS

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KIDS STUFF

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CARTS & TROLLEYS

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ON TOUR WITH TANDI

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GREENKEEPING

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

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PGA NEWS

the Zone Grows

At the Telkom PGA championships last year Telkom Business and the PGA of SA joined forces to give school children an opportunity to experience golf in a fun and exciting way. ome 800 children from schools across Gauteng attended and participated in a Grow Golf Zone which included a Long Term Athlete Development Cyclone, Instruction nets and mini golf course.

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Coverage of schools in the area will be more comprehensive and the general public invited to attend on an individual basis. Giveaway packs will be beefed up and radio Jacaranda will offer extended coverage.

A PGA professional and trainees from the Golf School of Excellence supervised each group on the circuit where activities relating to golf specific and more general physical literacy skills were performed. Kids enjoyed a free giveaway pack in a safe area. There was a jumping castle and live broadcasts from Radio Jacaranda added to the vibe.

At this year’s zone there will also be adult swing coaching with PGA professionals. There will be a daily lucky draw of a smart phone for children, a draw for a series of lessons with a PGA member for adults and 20 Level 1 certification courses and a year’s free membership of the Grow Golf Coaches Association up for grabs for school teachers.

Children also went down to the course, saw the big boys in action and experienced the atmosphere of a top Tour event. From the 14th to the 17th of March Telkom and the PGA are taking this winning formula, doing it all again and stepping up a notch.

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If you would like to book your spot please contact Scott at the PGA head offices at 011 485 1370 or e mail him on education@pga.co.za

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Congratulations to Dale Evans our winner of the Trivia Quiz Jan/Feb edition. 1. Who would write these three words in his diary before each season: "Persistence, persistence, persistence"? a) Nick Price b) Tom Kite c) Tom Lehman 2. John Cook’s middle name is a) Neil b) Norman c) Neuman 3. Who only started playing golf at the age of 20 and before that was a fire-fighter? a) Russ Cochran b) Bruce Vaughn c) Mike Reid 4. Men's professional senior golf is for players aged? a) 50 and above b) 45 and above c) 40 and above 5. Who is well known for one career-defining shot - a chip from off the green at the 11th hole at Augusta to win the playoff for the 1987 Masters Tournament, which was his only major title? a) Bob Goalby b) Kirk Triplett c) Larry Mize

6. Who in May 2009, described the Ryder Cup as an "exhibition" and said"It's not a huge goal of mine. In the big scheme of things it's not that important an event for me. It's an exhibition at the end of the day? a) Bubba Watson b) Hunter Mahan c) Rory McIlroy 7. Who is one of a few professional golfers that does not wear a hat while he plays, despite the sponsorship income it can bring? a) Shane Lowry b) Gary Boyd c) Robert Rock 8. Killarney Golf and Fishing Club is a private golf club in which country? a) South Africa b) Ireland c) England 9. Who joined the Sunshine Tour in 2007, and claimed his first win during his rookie season, in the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour event at Selborne on the KZN South coast? a) George Coetzee b) Jean Hugo c) Tyrone van Aswegen 10. Adilson da Silva was born in which country? a) Portugal b) Spain c) Brazil

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The first correct entry drawn will be declared the winner. The draw will take place on the 8th of April 2013. 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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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE NEWS CLIP

Bigger purse and bigger stars for 2013 South African Women’s Open The 2013 South African Women’s Open will tee off at Southbroom GC from 19-21 April with an increased purse and a strong international field for this tournament co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the Women’s Professional Golf Association (WPGA). Following its return to the international schedule last year, South Africa’s oldest women’s professional golf tournament has raised the stakes in 2013 with an increase in the total prize money from €260 000 to €290 000. Players from at least 20 countries will be represented in this year’s tournament, including defending champion Caroline Masson of Germany and a strong South African contingent of Lee-Anne Pace, Tandi Cunningham, Ashleigh Simon, Stacy Bregman and Nobuhle Dlamini. “It’s extremely important for the development of the South African women’s game at a professional

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and amateur level that we have a strong South African Women’s Open on our schedule, and which can offer our players an opportunity to compete against international competition,” said Margie Whitehouse, Chairman of the Women’s Professional Golf Association. “The South African Women’s Open is extremely important to our members and is one of the most eagerly anticipated tournaments on the schedule. With 70 LET participants out of a field of 108 competitors, we are bringing some of the world’s best golfers to South Africa and we are committed to seeing this tournament go from strength to strength,” said Ivan Peter Khodabakhsh, the LET’s Chief Executive Officer.

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Vote for your favourite Golfing Gal and she could win R25 000 worth of exciting prizes. If you would like to see Sammy win then Email: SAGT MARCHAPRIL to info@sagt.co.za. Terms and conditions apply 1. Name: Sammy Barber 2. Handicap: Currently 4. 3. How long have you been playing golf long? For 6 years now. I started when I was 11 when we lived in Mauritius. 4. Who is your favourite female golfer and male golfer? Sally Little and Ernie Els. 5. What other sports do you participate in any other sports? Swimming, surfing and gym. 6.Which golf course is your favourite in South Africa? I would have to say I have 3. Metropolitan GC, Steenberg Estate GC and Arabella Estate GC. 7. What is your favourite brand of golfing apparel? Swagg Golf clothing is amazing and Adidas and TaylorMade clubs, balls, gloves, shoes and headwear are the best. March/April 2013


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8. The sky is the limit, what would be your top three purchases? Give back to my parents who have given me so much, own my own golf course and build a golf academy so that I can give back to the less fortunate. 9. What type of music do you listen to? Hip hop, dub step and trance. 10. How would you define success? Achieving short, medium and long term goals but staying the same person through the process. 11. Do you have any superstitions? I only play with TaylorMade Penta golf balls and I only play with wooden golf tees. 12. What do you hope to achieve in golf in the coming years? Be able to play off scratch, apply and be accepted for a golf scholarship at an American University, reach my personal goals I have set and stay true to the person I want to become. Season Five 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 31/08/2013. 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

A visit to Phakalane, Golf Estate Hotel Resort We first visited Phakalane, Golf Estate Hotel Resort in July of 2012 whilst on a visit to Gaborone. Overall we were highly impressed and since we had limited time on that occasion we vowed to return; to play the golf course and to stay over and see exactly what they had to offer. The opportunity arose late last year and with temperatures soaring in Botswana we found ourselves in this wonderful oasis once again.

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e arrived unannounced and I have to say that on arrival the staff come across as extremely friendly and welcoming. After settling in we strolled down to the pro-shop to have a chat with Jon Warburton (the club pro) and to book a teeoff time for the following morning. John told us that they had had very little rain since we had last been there however to us the course looked to be fairly green considering the lack of rain. To fill you in, Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort is positioned within the municipal boundary of Botswana's capital city, Gaborone, and lies only 15 km's from the city centre. They have a fantastic Clubhouse and an international standard 18-hole golf course offering the corporate and leisure traveller a host of activities in flamboyant style. A variety of golf, conference and private function March/April 2013

packages and function venues are available to suit all requirements. Should you merely wish to wind down and enjoy the social facilities you can relax and have refreshments in the @ The Office Bar overlooking the 18th hole and one hectare dam before experiencing some fine dining in the wonderful Drotsky's Restaurant. The 80 bedroom hotel is built to 4 star standards and is located in the heart of the Estate; it encompasses spacious en-suite accommodation with panoramic views over the golf course. Set beside the Clubhouse, the hotel is geared to provide both the leisure and business traveller with not only a place to stay in secure comfort, but also to enjoy the ample conference facilities, a fine dining restaurant, and the pleasure of a challenging golf experience. >

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The demand for accommodation, both from the regular conference market and a growing leisure market has increased substantially over the years and with the additional capacity offered by the Golf Chalets (which provide a self catering option) Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort can now welcome larger groups to the estate. The golf course itself was completed in June 2002 and was designed by Douw van der Merwe. Fifteen dams and 75 bunkers await errant golf balls whilst the course is surrounded by beautiful properties (many of the owners being prominent residents of Botswana).

Teeing off early we avoided the heat and had a really enjoyable round of golf on a course that offers good risk and reward opportunities. Noticeable is that the bunkers are set back from the greens due to the fact that the greens have recently been made smaller. The pathways that run around the golf course are excellent and we saw many early morning joggers also enjoying what was an incredible start to the day! 10

Phakalane, Golf Estate Hotel Resort is well worth a visit when you are next in Gaborone and if you are planning an exciting holiday beyond the borders of South Africa then Gaborone and Botswana should be on your short list. Botswana is a magnificent country with many wonderful highlights for the daring tourist. Easily accessible from Johannesburg, Windhoek and Victoria Falls it is a land of staggering beauty with a small population; it is ideally located in the heart of Southern Africa. It is bordered in the north and west by Namibia, in the east by Zimbabwe and South Africa is its southern neighbour. Its beauty lies in its wilderness, wildlife and cultural diversity.

From the crystal-clear waters of the Okavango Delta also known as the 'jewel of the Kalahari' with its variety of wildlife and aquatic birds to the large herds of elephant and buffalo in the Chobe National Park to the dry savannah of the Savuti Channel with its ever present predators and migrating zebra. For Phakalane, Golf Estate Hotel Resort contact details see their advertisement page.

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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 Sir Quite a lot was made last year about Rory McIlroy arriving at Medinah just ten minutes before his teeoff time, and the fact that he would have missed it were it not for the police car helping him, and so on. I think the real question is: how long before his tee-off was he PLANNING on arriving? Let us do the maths. Had Rory not confused central time with eastern time, and had he gone through the exact same motions that he did, he would have arrived at Medinah at most AN HOUR and ten minutes before his tee-off. However, one has to deduct at least 20 minutes for the help he got from the police, and say another 10 for the rushed job he probably did in getting dressed and packed etc.

tee time (at most). Now we all know that professional golfers usually spend quite a lot of time on the driving and putting range before a round, not just 30 or 40 minutes. Even Saturday club golfers often arrive more than 40 minutes before a betterball round, with just a toaster on the line! Had Rory planned on arriving a few hours before his tee off (as per the usual preparation of a professional golfer before the final round of a major event) his time zone mistake would have been completely irrelevant. Does this maybe tell us something about the lack of importance of the Ryder Cup for Rory, or maybe about the hopelessness some of the Europeans felt when they were 10-6 down? Did Rory plan on warming up at all?

So according to my calculations, Rory PLANNED Just a thought... on getting to the course about 40 minutes before his Kem Westdyk Dear Kem Thank you for writing in, Rory Mcilroy arriving ten minutes before his singles tie with Keegan Bradley was definitely pushing the boundaries, no matter what the excuse. I agree with former captain Colin Montgomerie who was quoted as saying “That is absolutely ridiculous at this level. It's quite unbelievable for the world number one golfer. How this happened I do not know”. Thankfully it didn’t affect his golf and he still beat Bradley but it could have worked out disastrously! I don’t think that this has to do with anything other than poor time management on Rory’s behalf and even though he has had similar incidences in the past I can’t see him doing this again. In my opinion, Nike have a sound investment with Rory Mcilroy. Regards

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NEWS CLIP

Slow Play Becoming Hot Topic On PGA If you were able to watch the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines which was played on a Monday a couple of weeks ago, you have to agree, it was painfully difficult to watch. Tiger Woods, who was leading the tournament needed to finish eleven holes due to the fog out on Saturday’s third round, was in the final group behind Steve Marino, Erik Compton, and Brad Fritsch, had to wait twenty to thirty minutes at each tee, and at times 10-15 minutes in the fairways. It took over four hours to finish that round.

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n his post game interview, Woods used some language that I can’t put on this blog to define how he felt about having to wait on every hole. It took him out of his game to the point where he dropped four strokes in the final five holes. He had a nice lead when the day began, so was able to win by four strokes. On the final hole alone, while Tiger and his group waited in the fairway, Erik Compton hit his drive to the right, into the tents lining the fairway, and after taking 15 minutes to identify his ball, get a ruling, take his drop, he hit his second shot into the tents on the left. By the time his group putted out, Tiger had waited almost 45 minutes to hit his second shot. That’s ridiculous, and I don’t blame him for being upset. The action on television was so slow, I was watching re-runs of American Pickers waiting for the next shot. The slow play rules at the professional level are in place, but like a lot of rules with the PGA, are not enforced. As a fan, watching on TV, we get the announcement that a group is being put on the clock for slow play. They continue to play slow, but there is never a penalty, or punishment passed out. I have always thought the rule was unfair to the player in the group that was playing fast, but was March/April 2013

stuck with someone in the pairing that was slow. Why does the fast player get punished by association? Oh! that’s right, no one gets punished anyway. You might remember last year at the Players Championship, where Kevin Na was having trouble pulling the trigger on his shot. He would spend a lot of time in his pre-shot routine, get over his ball, but couldn’t get his backswing underway. He was on the leaderboard, and played the final round with Matt Kucher, who eventually won the tournament. Kevin was spoken to, and told he would have to speed up his game or else. Or else ..what? Na visited a sports psychologist and seems to have solved his problem, but is still a habitually slow player. Like everything else in life, if the PGA doesn’t address this problem, and put some teeth in the rules regarding slow play, it will continue. When the Pros play slow, people all around golf will play slow. It is affecting your round at the local club. The people in front of you are plumb bobbing every putt, and getting a look from four sides of the cup like Tiger does, and the next thing you know, your four hour round of golf has turned into five hours. They need to come down on the people who are habitual violators, without penalizing their playing partners. The PGA is the only one that can fix the problem.

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Golf Assessment Program for any player aspiring to progress up a level in the game. Paul Cuningham, PGA Qualified Teaching Professional at Eagle Canyon

Your Playing Assessment How you assess your round could radically improve your next one, your next event or even turn your season around! Pre event preparation: In your rookie year at what- the tee and what irons you will be hitting into the ever level you have progressed towards, you should greens. Once you have worked out what clubs are realistically have two practise rounds to settle into going to be used the most, these then will be the the course and get comfortable within the new en- ones you get comfortable with and factor into your vironment. You should play one ball in your first warm-up and cool down strategy. The seasoned round in a fun, nice, relaxed manner, eyes open, Pro’s will have played the course or tournament a senses tuned in, just getting a feel for the course and few times before, they know the conditions well, the pre-event atmosphere. Take it all in, enjoy it. In have previous strategies in mind, their caddies your second practise round, your dynamic strategy would have walked and checked the course and should be set for the week with the correct clubs to know the players games well enough to set and work be used off the tees, fairway or greenside bunkers to with their players strategy for the week. Normally a lay-up short of or to take on comfortably. Take no- seasoned campaigner gets asked to play in the protice of where your biggest landing areas are, how the am, which is that one ball, play for score scenario ball filters off slopes and your best angles to access to test their game. It’s also a great networking opthe pins. Eliminate areas of risk to take high num- portunity and occasion to thank sponsors for the bers off your card, fit your game to the course and event being held. This also goes a long way in secheck to see where pins may likely to be cut and curing future sponsorships and is part of what Prospend a little time hitting a few putts or chips to a fessionalism in the game is all about. few fake holes or tees in that area. Post round closure: Do you take stats? Stats are imMake a note of what clubs you are likely to use in the week, how many drivers, 3 woods or hybrids off

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portant to measure improvement and to establish competence in your game.

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This is how I like my students to take them. (Example below)

1 - Putts/round (Total)

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28 (3ft - 7/7 = 100 %) (6ft 3/4 = 75%) (10ft 2/5 = 40%)

Any putting totals under 30 putts per round is considered acceptable. Never take 3 putt stats, it’s just negative imprinting! 2 – Pitches (100 in)

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3/6

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stats above 50% would be ideal

3 – Chips

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above 70% here would be great

4 – Bunkers

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0/1

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above 60%, just awesome

5 – Fairways

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11/14

(78 %)

anything above the 70% here would be magic

6 – Greens

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14/18

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above 70% is great

7 – Mental errors/round

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5

(concentration, tension management, positivity)

8 – Technical errors/round

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4

(two early off loads & two trapped left side shots)

9 – Management errors/round

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(wrong sided myself in greenside bunker)

10 - Circles game

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13

(anything above 12 normal reflects in sub par rounds)

11 – Score

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12 – Potential

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63

(all factors taken in)

13 – Things to improve: 1 – Sustained concentration levels (make 18 circles of perfect routines); 2 – use better breathing control to keep me more relaxed; 3 – hit it late with good clearance of the lower left side. 14 – Positives: 1 - Putting is solid; 2- Pitching & chipping is good; 3 - Happy with fairway & green stats too. Don’t always focus on the negatives; we also need reasons to feel good about ourselves! Enjoy the good things you do. 15 – Routines: How did they flow today? What areas of the routine can be sharpened up on? 16 – Assessment: How good was your information gathering? What could be learnt from the day? 17 – Reparation (positive/relaxed): Were you in a Positive/Neutral state of mind and managing your tension levels well? 18 – Preparation: Were you really in tune to your shot feeling? Had you programmed it effectively? 19 – Execution: Did you truly surrender, let go of the doubt, the technical thought processes and just let it reveal itself? 20 – Feedback: What did you learn about your game today? What could you repair for tomorrow? Have you chatted to your coach? 21 – Closure (let go/conserve energy): You have now finished your information gathering. Log it; put it in a file, a file that reflects your day, the week, the phase of events focused on (not more then 3 to 4 events in a row) and then finally the season stats for pre-season training.

The full GAP2SUCCESS program is R3, 300.00 covering all areas of the game holistically. This includes six one and a half hour sessions designed specifically to peak your performance. Go onto www.gap2success.co.za for more details or call +27829910110.

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Gelukkig kry meeste professionele golfers van hul toerusting verniet!

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ou kyk die amateurs op t.v. hoe die manne met hul nuwe drywers slaan – en ver! Nou hoeveel van ons het al gedink, mmm, ek kan nie wag vir Maandag sodat ek daardie nuwe drywer kan probeer. Ja ek val ook onder daardie kategorie, want ons glo daar is nou iets nuuts wat my gaan help om die bal 20m verder te slaan.

Daar is nou tans ’n nuwe Cleveland drywer, Ping G25, die nuwe nuwe Taylormade (dit voel of Taylor elke maand iets nuuts uitbring) nuwe Titleist, nuwe Pro V1 balle, klomp nuwe ysters, Puma se nuwe reeks, ens. Dit maak ons almal mal en boonop baie armer want dit is altyd so tussen R 3000 en R 5000 wat nuwe toerusting ons elke keer uit die sak jaag, en hulle inruil waardes is so min dat jy sal gelukkig wees om R 500 te kry vir die ou model. Nou moet ons elkeen maar die vraag vra, is daardie drywer soveel beter. . . ? Mmmm, ek twyvel, wat kan soveel anders wees, bemarking wat vir jou sê hierdie is die laangste drywer ooit – al gehoor?? Nou moet ek ook bylas en vir julle sê hoe fantasties dit is dat daar altyd iets op die mark is wat ieder en elk van ons raak en laat lekker kry. Daar is geen beter gevoel as om ’n nuwe drywer te koop en hy voel beter en trek beter as die oue. Dit mag miskien baie dieselfde wees, maar wie wil dit nou glo? Dit is mos nou pret om iets nuuts te hê wat almal wil hê, en jy slaan dit nog goed ook. Almal sê jy slaan hierdie drywer baie beter en verder en dit doen jou ego baie goed. Eintlik is dit baie dieselfde as die vorige een maar jy hou daarvan om dit te hoor. Ek het altyd geglo Taylormade bring te gou nuwe drywers uit, maar ek het my siens-wyse verander. Hoe “boring” sou dit gewees het as daar eers elke 2-3 jaar nuwe toerusting uitgekom het? Ek sou al lankal opgehou golf speel het want daar is niks lekkerder as om ’n nuwe stel ysters of drywer of wat ookal te gaan optel en daardie verwagting wat geskep is in die mark oor die nuwe produk uit te toets nie, dit is wat ons telke male laat terugkom. 18

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Dis asof ons in hoop lewe dat daar is iets beters daar buite is vir my, ek moet dit net vind. Daarom gaan ons en probeer weer en weer en weer. Wie weet, dalk loop jy jou vas in iets wat jou net weer daardie klein bietjie geloof in jouself gee. Die spel gholf is so wisselvallig dat jy nooit weet wat om die draai lê nie. So ek sê vir al die gholfclub makers en agente daar buite, baie dankie dat julle so gereeld ’n nuwe produk uitbring. Dit hou ons op ons tone en ons leef in hoop dat daardie nuwe drywer spesifiek vir my gemaak was en met daardie ekstra 30m gaan ek nou skoonkip maak. Geniet hierdie wonderlikke spel mense en as julle dit kan bekostig, koop daardie nuwe stokke – vir al daardie plesier is dit ’n klein prys om te betaal. Hoop julle vind daardie drywer of yster wat julle soek. Lekker kuier. Groete

Ek hoor graag van julle by: andrecruse@worldonline.co.za of Cell: 082 990 7156. March/April 2013

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A Platform for Chipping By: Jan Fourie (Biokineticist) and Roger Wessels (Head Coach) It’s never pleasant watching your playing partner hit fat and/or thin chip shots on a regular basis. Being the player actually hitting these shots is even more distressing. It can damage self-belief and dent one’s ego quite badly, even impacting other parts of the game. How can a simple shot from a mere 10 metres be so difficult?!

Roger Wessels – Golf Director KeNako Golf & Sports Academy

Poor chipping can often relate to a lack of confidence, but if all is in order between the ears then the following article could well address problems in your chipping action. Retaining your levels during the chipping action allows you to create the ideal impact position, giving you control over ball flight, spin and distance. So what are the important areas to look at from a technical and biomechanical point of view in order to keep your levels consistent? Knees and hips are the areas to address – you do not want either dipping or straightening while chipping.

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Keep them stable during the chipping action and you are well on the way to hitting quality chip shots. Of course a proviso to this statement is that once the fundamentals are in place some practice will be required relative to strength and depth of shots. Becoming aware of the correct motion is the first step towards improvement and Jan’s advice will help you stabilise the hips and knees while chipping - be it on a flat, uphill or downhill lie. To have stability in the knees and hips when standing on a slope, or even on a flat surface, requires the ability to carry your weight and even a force more than your full weight on one leg, without losing your balance. Physics teaches us the following: Force = Mass x Acceleration This means that when you stand on a scale it will give you your weight, but if you jump onto a scale the force that is initially registering on the scale would be more than your weight. The same is true when standing on one leg. Maintaining balance when carrying your weight on one leg and standing still is one thing, but add a movement like the golf swing, and it requires a lot more strength in those hip and knee stabilizers. Chipping from a slope, whether it’s uphill (Photo) or downhill (photo) requires you to tilt your spine angle towards the lower part of the slope in order to retain “your level”. This means you have to stand in an unnatural position, almost perpendicular to the slope, and still remain stable and balanced to perform the shot. In gym I use a variety of one-legged exercise, like a 1-leg Mini Squat, 1-Leg Dead Lift or step ups to strengthen the hip and knee stabilizers. One can even do things like balancing on one leg when doing Bicep Curls or Tricep Push Downs to improve your hip and knee strength and stability. Maintain your levels and you could well walk off the golf course level headed and score intact.

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THE NEW CRAZE The River Club has created what people are calling “The new craze.” By not only offering the golfer an outlet to come and unwind, relax and work on their golf games, they have opened their lushes practice facilities and short golf course to a whole new type of golfer. No longer do your conferences and meetings need to be long and spirit draining! Book your next conference at the River Club and make sure to include and choose from a wide variety of golfing options to punch that spirit and enthusiasm right back into your day. For more information on these fun, interactive and exciting options, make sure to go to their website at www.riverclub.co.za and make your booking. Best golfer of the day is a thing of the past – let us see who the worst is! 22

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Tourism Development Centre with golf course planned in Surat, India One of the world’s fastest-growing cities has approved plans to build a destination-worthy convention centre that will be flanked by an 18-hole golf course. The recently approved Tourism Development Centre will bring more growth to Surat, the secondlargest city in the state of Gujarat and the eighth largest in India. The centre is expected to include large-scale meeting space and possibly a hotel. “We are ready to make a dream come true,” Dilip Ravani of Ravani Infrastructures told the Times of India earlier this year. Ravani, which was founded by Virjibhai Ravani, is best known for residential, office, and commercial projects. As best we can determine, the TDC is its largest undertaking.

folio in India. Hemstock, who’s based in Derbyshire, England, has designed Aamby Valley Golf Course in suburban Mumbai and Palace Gardens Golf Course in suburban Chennai, and he’s overseeing a multi-year renovation of Chandigarh Golf Club in Chandigarh. He also has a course under construction in Coimbatore (Kovai Hills Golf Course), and he’s agreed to design a course for the Bahri Beautiful Country retirement community outside Kodaikanal, in Tamil Nadu. Ravani plans to break ground on the TDC later this year and to open it within five years.

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Pioneering Children’s Programme Drives Membership at Royal Eastbourne Royal Eastbourne Golf Club is experiencing a valuable dual benefit from supporting its youngsters through JOLF – a pioneering golf coaching programme. Not only are juniors at the club benefiting from improving their skills in a fun environment, but there has also been an impressive rise in adult membership since the JOLF programme was launched. Four adult members have joined since the programme began. An added benefit is that the club particularly wanted to increase the Ladies’ and Children’s sections of the club and this is what has happened. Family members have a crucial role to play in the JOLF coaching programme, and they are invited to be involved in all aspects and stages of their child’s development. As parents take part in the sessions and follow their children’s progress in golf, they take an interest in the game. Children achieve a broad range of skills, attitudes and knowledge. In addition to steadily improving GOLF SKILLS, the programme also promotes children’s development in MOVEMENT and MINDSET SKILLS. Children are given their personal JOLF Journal, which they use to record their progress and personal targets. JOLF’s 7 caps – white, red, yellow, green, blue, brown and black – mark a child’s progressive improvement through the programme. However, children at different skills levels can play games and learn together because the JOLF approach means that every task can be differentiated to suit individual abilities. 24

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LPGA unveils International Crown The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has announced the launch of its first national team The International Crown is a biennial, global match play competition. Commencing in 2014 it will feature teams from eight countries battling for the right to be called the world’s best golf nation. The tournament will comprise a four-day, match-play format with a total purse of US$1.6 million – of which $100,000 will go to each member of the winning team. Each of the eight countries will be represented by four players.

“At the LPGA, we celebrate great players from all over the world on a weekly basis, but this is the first time we’ll pit country versus country for global bragging rights,” said LPGA commissioner Michael Whan. “Only countries that have produced the best female teams can compete and only four players from any one country will be invited. The International Crown will take women’s golf to the next level and allow fans to rally behind their homelands.” The inaugural tournament will debut July 21-27, 2014 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland, outside Baltimore in the US. In 2016, the Crown will also take place in the US at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, host of the 2009 Solheim Cup. The LPGA said the International Crown will feature a limited number of ‘Ambassador Sponsors’ which will be announced in the coming months. This elite level of sponsorship associated with the International Crown will provide media exposure and premier hospitality as well as invitations to participate in the official pro-am of the event. 28

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Strong 2012 for US golf industry Figures from the National Golf Foundation show that 2012 was among the US golf industry's strongest years in the last decade. Total rounds played in 2012 were up by 5.7 per cent on the previous year, or more than 26 million extra rounds of golf. Rounds played figures have declined for much of the past ten years, by a total of 11 per cent – the 2012 growth alone recovers more than half of that drop. Almost every state saw an improvement over 2011, but the engine for growth was the northern half of the country, where year-on-year growth average was 9.5 per cent. Improved weather was the biggest influence on rounds played: PGA PerformanceTrak reports a 6.5 per cent increase in playable days nationwide in 2012.

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But NGF notes that weather isn't the only driver, with national measures of consumer confidence and spending showing consistent moves upward from the numbers seen at the depths of the recession. PerformanceTrak also reported that median golf fee revenues were up 6.6 per cent at member facilities. But competition remains fierce: the national average for rounds-per-18 holes – approximately 32,000 – is more than 20 per cent lower than it was prior to the start of the building boom in the late 1980s. Course closures also dramatically outweighed openings for another year.

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Have you seen the supermarket shelves recently? Easter eggs! Already! The holidays are coming! Winter’s on its way! “Ha ha! Don’t panic,” said Mossel Bay Tourism’s Marcia Holm “Mossel Bay’s your answer.” She said that the town – which is situated exactly half way between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, and just half an hour away from the George Airport – is the perfect destination for golfing holidays. “The two things that made it famous - our weather and the natural beauty of the Bay – are the exact things that make golfing here such a pleasure.” “That and our courses: Mossel Bay Golf Club and Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate.” And golf is very affordable in Mossel Bay, too. “The Mossel Bay Golf Club is running an incredible special offer on season tickets which are valid until the end of April: R 750.00 for three rounds, R 1,000 for five, R 1,750 for ten, and R 3,000 for twenty. Or you can play for just R 150.00 a round on Sundays and Mondays (R 225.00 including shared cart hire),” said Ms. Holm At Pinnacle Point, where special offers are available until the 13th of March, and again after the 7th of April, there’s Pensioner's Day every Tuesday (anyone over the age of 60 plays for R 250.00); Ladies Day every Thursday (ladies play for R 250.00 each); a ‘4-for-3’ offer on games played on Sundays from 30

midday onwards, and also all day on Mondays; and the course’s popular Meat Competitions, which take place on the third Wednesday of every month (R 30.00 competition fee, with golf at R 250.00 per person. All rates at Pinnacle Point include shared golf carts). And, said Ms. Holm, the cost of accommodation in Mossel Bay makes the golf even more affordable. “Mossel Bay has always offered quality accommodation at reasonable prices,” she said. “But you should also keep an eye on the special offers on our web site – www.visitmosselbay.co.za - for the best possible rates at various establishments. “We’re looking forward to two big competitions in the next six months: the Pinnacle Point Open on the 10th of March, and the Mossel Bay Open on the 31st of August - but really you don’t need the excuse of an important event to come and play in Mossel Bay. “And the best thing about it, of course, is that Mossel Bay is the ‘Do stuff’ Destination that loves families - so if your spouse and your kids aren’t golfers, there’s plenty to keep them entertained while you’re on the course.”

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Plans for a new golf complex in Russia A high-powered, government-controlled group hopes to build a 27-hole golf complex in an area of south western Russia famous for two things: its mineral waters and its political turmoil. The complex will be among the featured attractions of Grand Spa Yutsa, which is to take shape in a 2,100-acre special economic zone outside the city of Pyatigorsk, in the Stavropol Krai. This is a part of the nation – the Caucasian Mineral Waters region – that reportedly has more than 130 hot springs, some of which are said to have “unique healing properties”. For more than a century, these steamy waters have helped to make the area a popular vacation destination. > 34

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Today, despite thinning traffic, only the resorts along the nation’s Black Sea attract more tourists. Grand Spa Yutsa is being developed by Resorts of Northern Caucasus OJSC, an entity whose chairman, Akhmed Bilalov, is an influential player on Russia’s sports scene. Bilalov, who reportedly speaks fluent English, was a member of the group that prepared Sochi’s winning bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics, and he currently serves on the executive board of Russia’s Olympic committee. In addition, he’s the chairman of the Russian Golf Association. At Grand Spa Yutsa, Bilalov hopes to build a mineral spa, several other spas, a dozen or more hotels, an indoor water park, an equestrian center, a para-gliding area, and other recreational attractions, including nine- and 18-hole golf courses. Both Bilalov and Russian government officials hope that Grand Spa Yutsa will spark the construction of similar resorts in the area, but the venture is no sure thing. The main reason: The mineral waters region is a hotbed of ethnic strife. March/April 2013

“Hundreds of people are killed every year in violent attacks in the region,” the Eurasia Daily Monitor noted earlier this year, and many of those attacks take place in the politically volatile republics of Chechnya and Ingushetia, which are just a short drive from Pyatigorsk. as the region is a hotbed of ethnic strife. This strife has already proved to be a stumbling block. In 2010, Bilalov’s firm set out to build some ski resorts in the North Caucasus Mountains that it hoped would be comparable to those in Chamonix, France and Park City, Utah. But the effort hasn’t gone far, largely because investors are wary of security risks. What’s more, while the Russian government may have good intentions, these days it doesn’t have deep pockets. It’s willing to spend some money on Grand Spa Yutsa’s infrastructure but private groups will have to foot the bill for the resort’s many attractions. No doubt, Bilalov has major obstacles to overcome. But Russia’s golf business will benefit if he can get it into hot water.

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POPULAR GOLFING AT UPGRADED COURSE Since the re-launch of San Lameer Estate’s upgraded golf course, which just last year had its greens resurfaced, there has been an overwhelmingly positive response. “Since the new, upgraded course opened on the 8th of December last year, we have seen the most rounds being played over the last five years. Looking at the enquiries and bookings over the last three months, it is exceeding our expectations and the course has grown even more in popularity,” comments Schalk Oosthuizen, General Manager, San Lameer Country Club. And it’s all thanks to reputable golf course designer Peter Matkovich and his talented team that the San Lameer Golf Course is now a premium sporting venue to be reckoned with. “The course is progressing very nicely and looking good. The levels are great and the grass has tightened up and is thriving. The greens have matured and the course has progressed far beyond what we even hoped for,” remarks Matkovich. San Lameer Estate has, for a long time now, been a highly sought after holiday and golf destination for both local and international guests looking for spectacular beaches and a variety of activities. “Our greens renovations project has brought the standard of our golf course on par with what everybody would expect from a typical Matkovich designed course and the layout and quality of our parklands course has again attracted many visitors from all over South Africa and abroad over the last 2-3 months,” says Andries Brink, President of San Lameer Country Club and Chairman of the Home Owners Association. Now, the upgraded golf course will ensure that San Lameer Estate yet again not only meets the ambition of being a preferred golf destination, but with all of its other facilities within a high security environment it also offers vacationers from all walks of life the ideal holiday. 36

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Trump files plans for second course The Trump organisation has submitted preliminary plans for the second course at its new Scottish resort in Aberdeen. To be known as the Mary MacLeod Course, after Trump's Scottish-born mother. The new 18 has been designed by Martin Hawtree. No timings have been confirmed for the planned development of the new course. Trump had previously pledged to invest no more money in the resort unless a projected offshore wind farm was blocked by the Scottish Executive, though he later backtracked on this, and has hinted that the resort's hotel may also go ahead in the near future. The first stage of the detailed application process with Aberdeenshire Council has now begun with the submission of indicative plans for the new course to the southern side of the site. March/April 2013

Trump said: Once again Martin Hawtree’s design is genius – we have the greatest piece of links land in the world and the unprecedented demand to play our championship course has accelerated our plans to build the second course.” The group says that over 10,000 rounds were played on the course during its first season, and that forward bookings are up by 55 per cent compared to this time last year.

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Joint and Several Liability for Events Organisers, Sponsors,Venue and Owners South Africa’s stature as a world-class destination for large sporting events, most notably the recent Afcon Cup and the Soccer World Cup before that, is growing tremendously. Given this status, there is increasing scrutiny by regulators, noted in the recently promulgated Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act (the “SASREA”), to address the inadequacies which have been prevalent in many sports and entertainment events. This is according to Deon Francis of Routledge Modise Inc. “Some of these inadequacies include insufficient emergency and essential services, insufficient resources being made available by local authorities, inadequate public liability insurance, a lack of proper safety certification and structural engineering certificates for temporary structures, a lack of proper safety and security measures including crowd control at events. Much of the flouting of these requirements has been driven by the fact that enforcement of punitive measures to ensure proper safety and security measures at events has 38

been left wanting, but these days are long over. An event that is found to be lacking in proper controls and safety measures could find all involved coordinating parties from organisers, sponsors, venue operators and owners all held liable for any damages and legal claims,” warns Deon. In order to address these inadequacies the Department of Sports and Recreation, through the promulgation of the SASREA has now placed the responsibility of ensuring safety and security at events on the shoulders of controlling bodies, event organisers and stadium/venue owners. >

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Given the spirit of the Act, it is evident that these entities will be jointly and severally liable in the event of any civil liability arising at any given event. Dani Ettridge, of Aon South Africa, a leading insurance brokerage and risk consultants, adds that SASREA has serious implications in terms of insurance liability cover. “SASREA has a very similar effect as the Consumer Protection Act. In terms of the CPA, where damages arise as a result of defective products, consumers can seek recourse against any one of the parties in the supply chain, be it the manufacturer, the wholesaler or the retailer. Similarly, in terms of the SASREA, in the event of individuals being injured at events, they can choose to seek recourse against any of the stakeholders in the event, be that a sponsor, a supplier or indeed an advertiser. It would then be for the parties to sort out amongst themselves who should be liable and to what extent. This would not affect the injured party though in that the injured party could look to any of these entities for compensation,” she says. March/April 2013

“According to the provisions in SASREA, it is no longer viable or sufficient for only controlling bodies, event organisers and stadium/venue owners to have public liability cover. Whilst the SASREA does make public liability insurance cover mandatory, in practice usually only your controlling bodies and venue/stadium owners would enjoy public liability cover whilst the other parties would, in most instances, either not have public liability insurance or be indemnified by those who do have such cover. However, such indemnity clauses are now unlikely to be enforceable against third parties. It is imperative that each and every party involved takes out sufficient public liability to protect their own risks and not rely on the insurance policies of others,” explains Dani. The Act now demands that all parties involved, including sponsors, need to take an active role in vetting the planning of events. They can no longer associate their name with an event with no knowledge of the safety and security measures in place.

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Sponsors, as stakeholders in an event, can be drawn into a suit alongside the event organiser, venue owner and others. It is essential that all parties take a pro-active approach to ensuring that certain minimum standards are met around the planning and organising of any event and ensuring compliance with SASREA. “Most crucially, sponsors should also ensure that they have adequate events liability in place with an insurer who is aware of their exposure in this regard, and not rely on a standard business public liability policy. Each stakeholder must ensure protection by way of a policy in their own name and not rely on cover arranged for the other parties,” explains Dani. One of the major concerns coming out of the industry is that the regulatory change imposes harsh penalties, and there is a lot of uncertainty as to how this legislation will be interpreted and how the requirements can be incorporated into pre-event planning. March/April 2013

“Without precedent there is always the fear of being the proverbial guinea pig in a test case. It is true that the majority of event organisers and meeting planners welcome the opportunity to add a professional approach to their business and to raise industry standards to the benefit of their clients. To this end, it is essential to cover all your bases and make sure you have adequate liability covers in place for any eventuality. And most critically, it is imperative to provide your insurance broker with a copy of any legal contracts you have in place in terms of an event, to ensure that any provisions in your legal contract will be covered under your insurance liability cover,” concludes Dani. Routledge Modise and Aon have produced “A Practical Guide to SASREA” which provides an essential guide to any company party to an event to ensure that all their bases are properly covered.

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USGA to Direct Resources toward Pace of Play Issues In Golf As part of its ongoing commitment to promote a more welcoming, enjoyable and sustainable game, the United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced that it will develop a broad set of initiatives to identify challenges and solutions regarding pace of play issues in the game of golf. Speaking at the Association’s annual meeting in San Diego, USGA President Glen D. Nager outlined the main components of the multifaceted program, which will include: • Analysis of key factors known to influence pace of play • Development of a pace-of-play model based on quantifiable data • Improvements to the USGA Pace Rating System • On-site assistance at golf courses to help managers assess and improve pace of play • Creation of player education programs “The cry that pace of play has become one of the most significant threats to the game’s health has become only louder over the last year,” said Nager. “Industry research clearly shows that slow play and the amount of time it takes to play a round of golf detract from the overall experience and threaten to drive players away from the game. This problem touches every golfer, from the professional to the elite amateur to the collegiate player to the millions of recreational golfers at both public and private facilities.” 42

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Grace, Fisher score in Sunshine Tour annual awards Four-time European Tour winner Branden Grace and three-time Sunshine Tour winner Trevor Fisher Jnr were the big winners last month at the annual Sunshine Tour Awards evening. At a function at Summer Place ahead of the â‚Ź1.3million Joburg Open, an event co-sanctioned with the European Tour, Grace picked up the Sid Brews Trophy for winning the 2012 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit as well as the Commissioner's Award for so effectively representing the Sunshine Tour. Fisher was named Player's Player of the Year in a ballot of his peers, and he also won the Golf Writers' Player of the Year for being the most significant newsmaker of the year amongst players who played 10 or more tournaments in South Africa. >

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The full list of awards is: Sid Brews Trophy for the Order of Merit – Branden Grace: He won R2,760,319 to beat second-placed George Coetzee by over R800,000. Bobby Locke Trophy for the Rookie of the Year – Danie van Tonder: Danie van Tonder had six top-10 finishes. A share of 15th in the lucrative Alfred Dunhill Championship secured him the award from Ruan De Smidt. Gary Player Trophy for leading Stroke Average – Jaco van Zyl. Jaco van Zyl averaged 69.03 in his 29 rounds on the 2012 Sunshine Tour. Players' Player – Trevor Fisher Jnr: Trevor Fisher Jnr - an honour accorded the three-time winner in 2012 by his fellow professionals after a ballot held amongst the top 120 players in the 2012 Order of Merit. Golf Writers' Player of the Year – Trevor Fisher Jnr: Trevor Fisher Jnr was one of two three-time

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winners on the 2012 Sunshine Tour, boosting his career tally to seven titles. He finished fourth on the order of merit with R 1,502,092.64. Big Easy Tour Order of Merit – Teboho Sefatsa: Teboho Sefatsa didn't win a tournament on the Big Easy Tour - he saved his maiden victory for the Sunshine Tour - but seven top-10s and second place in the Tour Championship revealed the kind of consistency which was rewarded by topping the Order of Merit. Big Easy Tour Championship – Mark Williams: Mark Williams made it to the Tour Championship and then closed that out with a bogey-free 67 around The Els Club Copperleaf. Commissioner's Award – Branden Grace: Nominated by senior management. Branden Grace, who had a 2012 that is the stuff of legend: Four European Tour titles and that barely summarises his success.

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RESULTS & RANKINGS 9

Alexander Levy Jake Roos Jean Hugo Mark Tullo Jared Harvey

SUNSHINE TOUR Joburg Open, Royal JHB & Kens-EAST, 7 - 10 Feb 2013 1 Richard Sterne 2 Charl Schwartzel T3 Ricardo Santos George Coetzee Felipe Aguilar T6 Keith Horne Thomas Aiken Trevor Fisher Jnr T9 Lorenzo Gagli Garth Mulroy

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

260 (-27) 267 (-20) 268 (-19) 268 (-19) 268 (-19) 269 (-18) 268 (-19) 268 (-19) 270 (-17) 268 (-19)

FRA RSA RSA CHI RSA

71-71-70-65 70-68-73-66 67-71-71-68 69-69-70-69 68-69-71-69

275 (-12) 275 (-12) 275 (-12) 275 (-12) 275 (-12)

R R R R R

64,500.00 64,500.00 64,500.00 64,500.00 64,500.00

R 2,493,205.00 R 1,808,950.00 R 836,836.00 R 836,836.00 R 836,836.00 R 469,278.33 R 836,836.00 R 836,836.00 R 324,038.00 R 836,836.00

SUNSHINE TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS OF 24 FEBRUARY 2013

Africa Open. East London GC, 14 - 17 Feb 2013 1 Darren Fichardt T2 Gregory Bourdy Jaco Van Zyl 4 Garth Mulroy T5 Andy Sullivan Desvonde Botes Mark Tullo Tjaart van der Walt T9 Andrew Curlewis Ricardo Santos Emiliano Grillo

RSA FRA RSA RSA ENG RSA CHI RSA RSA POR ARG

69-67-65-71 70-67-67-70 66-67-68-73 72-67-69-67 70-70-69-68 74-67-66-70 69-69-68-71 70-68-68-71 69-73-69-67 71-66-70-71 70-71-64-73

272 (-16) 274 (-14) 274 (-14) 275 (-13) 277 (-11) 277 (-11) 277 (-11) 277 (-11) 278 (-10) 278 (-10) 278 (-10)

R 1,886,150.00 R 1,095,990.00 R 1,095,990.00 R 584,290.00 R 389,130.00 R 389,130.00 R 389,130.00 R 389,130.00 R 234,430.00 R 234,430.00 R 234,430.00

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Richard Sterne Darren Fichardt Jaco Van Zyl Charl Schwartzel Garth Mulroy George Coetzee Trevor Fisher Jnr Thomas Aiken Keith Horne Tjaart van der Walt Mark Tullo Desvonde Botes Daniel Brooks James Kingston Hennie Otto Brandon Pieters Adilson Da Silva Danie van Tonder Dean Burmester Wallie Coetsee

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Jaco Van Zyl Daniel Brooks Dean Burmester Wallie Coetsee Trevor Fisher Jnr Hennie Otto Darren Fichardt Jaco Ahlers

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68-64-70-70 68-67-68-70 68-67-72-68 72-64-72-67 69-67-69-70 66-66-70-73 68-72-69-67 67-69-70-70

272 (-17) 273 (-16) 275 (-14) 275 (-14) 275 (-14) 275 (-14) 276 (-13) 276 (-13)

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2,493,205.00 2,140,955.00 1,954,104.66 1,808,950.00 957,828.00 836,836.00 759,428.83 677,483.33 576,593.33 509,469.00 453,630.00 449,780.00 431,250.00 424,922.25 360,561.50 342,819.66 340,197.50 310,470.25 302,360.50 279,444.50

1 3 3 1 3 1 4 3 3 4 3 4 1 4 2 4 2 3 4 4

PGA TOUR

Phil Mickelson Brandt Snedeker Scott Piercy Ryan Moore Ryan Palmer

Other South Africans T6 Brendon de Jonge T49 Tim Clark Rory Sabbatini

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

Waste Management Phoenix Open, 31 Jan – 3 Feb 2013 TPC Scottsdale · Scottsdale, AZ 1 2 3 4 5

Dimension Data Pro-Am, Montagu Golf Course, Fancourt 21 - 24 Feb 2013

RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA CHI RSA ENG RSA RSA RSA BRA RSA RSA RSA

USA USA USA USA USA

60-65-64-67 256 (-28) 64-66-65-65 260 (-24) 70-66-64-61 261 (-23) 66-66-65-65 262 (-22) 64-73-66-62 265 (-19)

$ $ $ $ $

ZIM RSA RSA

66-67-67-66 69-68-68-70 68-66-70-71

$ 207,700.00 $ 15,301.60 $ 15,301.60

266 (-18) 275 (-9) 275 (-9)

1,116,000.00 669,600.00 421,600.00 297,600.00 248,000.00

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, 7 – 10 Feb 2013 Pebble Beach Golf Links · Pebble Beach, CA

1 Brandt Snedeker 2 Chris Kirk 594,375.00 T3 James Hahn 431,250.00 Kevin Stadler 182,812.50 Jimmy Walker 182,812.50 182,812.50 Other South Africans 182,812.50 T9 Retief Goosen 101,437.50 T46 Tim Clark 101,437.50 Brendon de Jonge

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

267 (-19) 269 (-17) 272 (-14) 272 (-14) 272 (-14)

$ 1,170,000.00 $ 702,000.00 $ 338,000.00 $ 338,000.00 $ 338,000.00

RSA RSA ZIM

71-68-67-69 275 (-14) 76-67-70-70 283 (-5) 67-71-73-72 283 (-5)

$ 175,500.00 $ 18,427.50 $ 18,427.50

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RESULTS & RANKINGS WEB.COM TOUR Panama Claro Championship, 21 – 24 Feb 2013, Panama GC 1 2 3 T4

Kevin Foley Mathew Goggin Scott Brown Len Mattiace Scott Dunlap

USA USA USA USA USA

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

272 (-8) 273 (-7) 274 (-6) 276 (-4) 276 (-4)

$ 108,000.00 $ 64,800.00 $ 40,800.00 $ 24,800.00 $ 24,800.00

No other South Africans

WEB.COM TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS OF 18 FEBRUARY 2013 1 2 3 T4 T7

Northern Trust Open, 14 – 17 Feb 2013, Riviera CC 1 John Merrick 2 Charlie Beljan T3 Bill Haas Fredrik Jacobson Charl Schwartzel

USA USA USA SWE RSA

68-66-70-69 273 (-11) 67-71-68-67 273 (-11) 70-67-64-73 274 (-10) 68-65-72-69 274 (-10) 69-67-68-70 274 (-10)

$ 1,188,000.00 $ 712,800.00 $ 343,200.00 $ 343,200.00 $ 343,200.00

Other South Africans T7 Ernie Els T38 Trevor Immelman

RSA RSA

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

$ 127,600.00 $ 29,040.00

Foley, Kevin Goggin, Mathew Brown, Scott Thatcher, Roland Dunlap, Scott Mattiace, Len Gates, Bobby Spieth, Jordan Wilson, Chris Goldberg, Aaron Taylor, Vaughn

USA AUS USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

$ 108,000.00 $ 64,800.00 $ 40,800.00 $ 24,800.00 $ 24,800.00 $ 24,800.00 $ 19,350.00 $ 15,600.00 $ 15,600.00 $ 15,600.00 $ 15,600.00

No other South Africans

CHAMPIONS TOUR Allianz Championship, 8 – 10 Feb 2013, The Old Course

279 (-9) 284 (-4)

1 Corey Pavin 2 Peter Senior T3 Michael Allen Bernhard Langer T5 John Cook Jay Haas

USA AUS USA GER USA USA

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

205 (-11) 205 (-11) 206 (-10) 206 (-10) 207 (-9) 207 (-9)

$ $ $ $ $ $

270,000.00 158,400.00 118,350.00 118,350.00 78,750.00 78,750.00

Other South Africans T7 Nick Price T15 David Frost T36 Mark McNulty

ZIM RSA IRE

70-73-65 68-71-71 71-70-74

208 (-8) 210 (-6) 215 (-1)

$ $ $

57,600.00 28,800.00 10,125.00

ACE Group Classic, 15 – 17 Feb 2013, Twin Eagles GC

PGA TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS OF 18 FEBRUARY 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Snedeker, Brandt Kuchar, Matt Mahan, Hunter Merrick, John Mickelson, Phil Johnson, Dustin Woods, Tiger Henley, Russell Gay, Brian Howell III, Charles

USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

5 5 6 5 5 6 2 5 4 6

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2,859,920.00 1,987,000.00 1,412,965.00 1,296,014.00 1,232,760.00 1,200,125.00 1,144,000.00 1,129,080.00 1,089,181.00 1,087,944.00

Other Southern Africans 17 Tim Clark 34 Charl Schwartzel 38 Brendon de Jonge 66 Retief Goosen 78 Ernie Els 112 Louis Oosthuizen 146 Trevor Immelman 158 Rory Sabbatini

RSA RSA ZIM RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA

6 2 6 2 2 1 4 5

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

782,529.00 389,200.00 347,564.00 188,172.00 173,600.00 96,600.00 42,033.00 27,398.00

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1 Kenny Perry 2 Bernhard Langer T3 Bill Glasson Mike Goodes Tom Lehman

USA GER USA USA USA

64-62-70 66-65-70 68-66-68 65-68-69 64-66-72

196 (-20) 201 (-15) 202 (-14) 202 (-14) 202 (-14)

$ 240,000.00 $ 140,800.00 $ 95,466.67 $ 95,466.67 $ 95,466.66

Other South Africans T8 David Frost T12 Nick Price T32 Mark McNulty

RSA ZIM IRE

68-66-71 68-73-66 68-74-70

205(-11) 207 (-9) 212 (-4)

$ $ $

51,200.00 31,600.00 10,800.00

CHAMPIONS TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS OF 18 FEBRUARY 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Langer, Bernhard Cook, John Mediate, Rocco Frost, David Pernice Jr., Tom Blake, Jay Don O'Meara, Mark Perry, Kenny Pavin, Corey Lehman, Tom

GER USA USA RSA USA USA USA USA USA USA

3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 3

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

517,000.00 459,200.00 340,000.00 302,000.00 249,200.00 192,425.00 179,675.00 144,000.00 142,450.00 141,860.00

Other Southern Africans 33 McNulty, Mark

IRE

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$

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SUNSHINE TOUR MARCH 2013 6 14 – 17 21 – 24

International Final Qualifier (The Open Championship) Telkom PGA Championship Investec Cup

Royal Johannesburg and Kensington GC CC Johannesburg Lost City & Gary Player CC

R R

3,750,000 1,000,000

The Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open Royal Harare GC

R

1,650,000

Investec Royal Swazi Open Vodacom Origins of Golf Zambia Open Sun City Challenge Event TBC Lombard Insurance Classic

R R R

1,000,000 600,000 1,200,000 TBA 900,000

APRIL 2013 18 – 21

TBA

MAY 2013 1 8 16 23 31

– 4 – 10 – 19 – 25 – 2 June

Royal Swazi Sun CC TBA (Gauteng region) Lusaka GC Lost City GC Royal Swazi Sun CC

R

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3

– 6 – 11 – 15

16 – 17 22 – 24 24

EP/Border Strokeplay Gauteng North U23 SA vs Scotland KZN Senior Amateur Open Northern Amateur Open Stroke/Match Play EP Stroke Play North West Open Amateur Strokeplay Gauteng North Mid-Amateur

Fish River Sun GC Pretoria CC Leopard Creek GC Victoria CC Randpark GC Humewood GC Orkney GC Wingate Park CC

APRIL 2013 5

7

Cape Province Open

George GC & Kingswood GE CONTACT DETAILS

Boland Golf Union Border Golf Union Central Gauteng Golf Union Eastern Gauteng Golf Union 48

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

873 6828 740 3899 485 4251 425 5316

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

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

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Northern Cape Open

TBA

14 – 19 22 – 26 22 – 27 29 Apr – 1 May

U23 IPT Zone VI Western Province Amateur Boland Amateur

TBA Windhoek CC Strand GC Devonvale GC

Highveld Open Amateur Challenge IPT SA Country Districts Border Strokeplay KZN Amateur

TBA Maccauvlei GC Upington GC East London GC Umhlali CC

MAY 2013 25 12 12 18 22

– – – –

17 17 19 26

AMATEUR EVENTS – WOMEN MARCH 2013 3 3 9 17

– – – –

5 7 10 19

Kwazulu-Natal Championships KeNako World Junior Championship North West Championship Pam Golding Western Province Championships

Royal Durban GC Kingswood GE Rustenburg CC Mowbray GC

Nomads Rose Bowl Girls Championship SA Womens Amateur Strokeplay Championship WPGA SA Open Free State & Northern Cape Championship

Selborne GC Pretoria CC (Hibiscus Coast) Clarens GE

Gauteng 54-Hole Championships Regional All Africa SA National Senior Women's Championship 72-Hole Teams Championship

Randpark GC Centurion CC Krugersdorp GC Maccauvlei GC

APRIL 2013 2 14 19 27

– – – –

3 16 21 28

MAY 2013 5 13 19 26

– – – –

8 16 22 29

CONTACT DETAILS

KZN Golf Union Mpumalanga Golf Union Limpopo Golf Union North-West Province Golf Union March/April 2013

(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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EUROPEAN TOUR Commercial Bank Qatar Masters Doha GC, 23 - 26 Jan 2013 1 WOOD Chris T2 COETZEE George GARCIA Sergio T4 NOREN Alexander WEBSTER Steve

ENG RSA ESP SWE ENG

67-70-64-69 270 (-18) 69-67-70-65 271 (-17) 69-66-70-66 271 (-17) 71-67-66-71 275 (-13) 69-71-67-68 275 (-13)

€ € € € €

310,917.00 162,029.00 162,029.00 86,188.00 86,188.00

Other Southern Africans T6 GRACE Branden T22 AIKEN Thomas KRUGER Jbe T34 OOSTHUIZEN Louis T40 MULROY Garth 73 ELS Ernie

RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA

70-68-67-71 276 (-12) 71-68-71-69 279 (-9) 70-68-68-73 279 (-9) 71-69-68-72 280 (-8) 69-68-71-74 282 (-6) 72-71-74-76 293 (+5)

€ € € € € €

55,966.00 18,002.00 18,002.00 13,991.00 11,939.00 2,792.00

Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Emirates GC, 31 Jan - 3 Feb 2013 1 GALLACHER Stephen 2 STERNE Richard T3 AGUILAR Felipe OLESEN Thorbjørn T5 FRASER Marcus WESTWOOD Lee

SCO RSA CHI DEN AUS ENG

63-70-62-71 266 (-22) 62-70-66-71 269 (-19) 68-68-66-69 271 (-17) 67-66-67-71 271 (-17) 67-69-69-67 272 (-16) 67-71-66-68 272 (16)

€ € € € € €

309,233.00 206,153.00 104,460.00 104,460.00 71,805.00 71,805.00

Other Southern Africans T15 MULROY Garth T26 WALTERS Justin T52 KRUGER Jbe T68 HORNE Keith 71 VAN ZYL Jaco

RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA

71-70-66-69 276 (-12) 68-70-67-73 278 (-10) 70-66-69-78 283 (-5) 68-71-74-75 288 (0) 69-71-73-77 290 (+2)

€ € € € €

26,718.00 17,905.00 6,520.00 3,543.00 2,783.00

Other South Africans 13 Branden Grace 17 Darren FICHARDT 19 MULROY Garth 33 VAN ZYL Jaco 34 CLARK Tim 42 HORNE Keith 46 KRUGER Jbe 49 Ernie Els 54 AIKEN Thomas 64 WALTERS Justin 66 VAN DER WALT Tjaart 67 FISHER JNR Trevor 86 KINGSTON James 95 GOOSEN Retief 107 MORDT Tyrone 117 VAN TONDER Danie 122 BEKKER Oliver 128 OTTO Hennie 143 FERREIRA Tyrone 147 HARDING Justin 148 BREMNER Merrick

RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA

7 8 7 6 2 7 6 4 6 6 4 4 4 2 4 3 4 6 2 4 4

€ € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € €

269,961.00 234,544.00 204,388.00 138,842.00 136,124.00 103,015.00 93,954.00 83,844.00 77,350.00 63,147.00 57,570.00 55,235.00 38,542.00 33,550.00 26,832.00 22,290.00 21,270.00 19,554.00 14,690.00 12,390.00 12,190.00

€ € € € €

32,000.00 22,000.00 14,000.00 12,000.00 9,000.00

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR European Challenge Tour The Gujarat Kensville Challenge Kensville G&CC, 31 Jan - 3 Feb 2013 1 2 3 4 5

KAPUR Shiv MCARTHUR Andrew ARCHER Phillip IM Daniel KUMAR Mukesh

IND SCO ENG USA IND

67-71-65-71 274 (-14) 67-69-71-69 276 (-12) 73-69-66-69 277 (-11) 73-68-70-69 280 (-8) 73-71-68-69 281 (-7)

No other South Africans

EUROPEAN TOUR RACE TO DUBAI AS OF 18 FEBRUARY 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

50

STERNE Richard JAMIESON Scott OOSTHUIZEN Louis SCHWARTZEL Charl DONALDSON Jamie OLESEN Thorbjørn POULTER Ian WOOD Chris GALLACHER Stephen COETZEE George

RSA SCO RSA RSA WAL DEN ENG ENG SCO RSA

5 6 4 3 4 5 1 4 4 6

€ € € € € € € € € €

521,389.00 436,205.00 435,328.00 421,432.00 419,932.00 395,478.00 371,546.00 363,704.00 348,452.00 332,598.00

The Barclays Kenya Open 2013, Karen CC 14 - 17 Feb 2013 1 2 3 4 T5

GARCIA PINTO Jordi SLUITER Tim MURRAY George LIMA José-Filipe DUBOIS Edouard KOEPKA Brooks

Other South Africans T7 FRITTELLI Dylan

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69-66-68-69 272 (-16) 69-65-69-70 273 (-15) 68-67-71-69 275 (-13) 70-68-73-65 276 (-12) 71-69-69-68 277 (-11) 70-68-68-71 277 (-11)

€ € € € € €

31,200.00 21,450.00 13,650.00 11,700.00 8,775.00 8,775.00

RSA

71-70-68-69 278 (-10)

5,168.00

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EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS OF 18 FEBRUARY 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Shiv KAPUR Jordi GARCIA PINTO Tim SLUITER Andrew MCARTHUR George MURRAY Phillip ARCHER José-Filipe LIMA Daniel IM Brooks KOEPKA Edouard DUBOIS

Other South Africans 16 Dylan FRITTELLI

First Tournament 23 May 2013

IND ESP NED SCO SCO ENG POR USA USA FRA

1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

€ € € € € € € € € €

32,000.00 31,780.00 30,450.00 25,803.00 17,250.00 16,828.00 13,240.00 12,566.00 9,535.00 8,775.00

RSA

1

5,168.00

ASIAN TOUR ASIAN TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS OF 18 FEBRUARY 2013 Chawalit PLAPHOL Mithun PERERA Kiradech APHIBARNRAT Angelo QUE HWANG In-Choon Darren BECK

THA SRI THA PHI KOR AUS

1 1 1 1 1 1

$ $ $ $ $ $

54,000.00 33,000.00 18,900.00 12,430.00 12,430.00 12,430.00

No other South Africans

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR First Tournament 7 March 2013

OFFICIAL WORLD GOLF RANKING AS OF 18 FEBRUARY 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Rory McIlroy Tiger Woods Luke Donald Brandt Snedeker Louis Oosthuizen Justin Rose Adam Scott Matt Kuchar Lee Westwood Ian Poulter

NIR USA ENG USA RSA ENG AUS USA ENG ENG

11.66 8.83 7.25 6.74 6.35 6.32 5.58 5.45 5.37 5.29

47 40 52 52 52 52 42 49 52 51

OTHER SOUTH AFRICANS 14 Charl Schwartzel 24 Ernie Els

RSA RSA

4.97 4.10

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34 42 48 52 77 93 104 119 130 122 184 178 191

Branden Grace George Coetzee Tim Clark Richard Sterne Brendon de Jonge Darren Fichardt Jaco Van Zyl Retief Goosen Garth Mulroy Thomas Aiken Rory Sabbatini Jbe Kruger Hennie Otto

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

3.40 2.74 2.27 2.21 1.80 1 .59 1.53 1.38 1.29 1.35 .94 .97 .92

52 52 40 40 52 44 52 47 52 52 52 52 52

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Ace earns Bryce more than brownie points JOHANNESBURG, February 7 – Bryce Easton stood on the tee of the 167-metre 12th hole at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club, reached for his seven-iron and swung. One bounce later his ball found the cup, and Easton earned himself a cool 1-million Hilton Hotels & Resorts HHonors points for the ace. "It’s one of those things – you don’t think about it when you’re playing the hole, but when it goes in it takes a couple of seconds to realise that it’s actually disappeared. Awesome feeling to get it on the board, first one I’ve ever made!" he said. The two-time Sunshine Tour winner’s hole-in-one led to an exceptional day (he reached the club house in 65 strokes) on the tougher of the two courses, which played host to the €1, 3-million Joburg Open. He is pictured with Jan van der Putten, Vice President of Operations Africa & Indian Ocean for Hilton Worldwide, and the prize is sponsored by Hilton HHonors.

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PGA of SA honours Els and Oosthuizen Major winners Ernie Els and Louis Oosthuizen were named Honorary Members of the PGA of South Africa. The duo was presented with a letter from the Chairman of the PGA, Paul Marks and Honorary Member player badges by PGA of SA chief executive Ivano Ficalbi during the final round of the European Tour’s Volvo Golf Champions at Durban CC. Ficalbi said the PGA of SA is proud to acknowledge Els and Oosthuizen for their achievements, their service to the game of golf and their ambassadorship of South Africa. “The PGA of SA honours those professional golfers who have achieved extraordinary heights in golf, like winning a Major or a World Cup of Golf, with Honorary Membership,” Ficalbi explained. “Ernie was first presented with Honorary Membership when he won the World Cup of Golf with 54

Wayne Westner in 1996, but the Board unanimously agreed that we should honour Ernie again after his fourth Major victory at the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes last year. “Louis won the 2010 Open Championship with a runaway victory at St Andrews and came agonisingly close at the Masters last year. Both players are also heavily invested in the future of South African golf – Ernie through the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation and Louis with his golf academy in Mossel Bay. “The PGA of South Africa believes that it is critical for our up-and-coming stars to have their own heroes. As young golfers, Louis, Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace looked up to Ernie for inspiration and it’s wonderful to see how, in turn, they have >

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become the inspiration for the younger generation. Both Ernie and Louis are doing an incredible job in making sure that South Africa will remain a strong contender on the world stage for years to come.”

“This was a big surprise and I feel very honoured,” he said. “It’s really great to see how heavily the PGA of SA is invested in professional golf and that they are also looking after us. This is such a big honour; to have this award is really special.”

Els, the owner of 65 international career victories, was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2010. He won the US Open in 1994 and 1997 and the Open Championship in 2002, a feat he repeated in 2012 at the age of 42.

The pair join an illustrious list of South African golfers who have already received Honorary Membership of the PGA of SA, including Grand Slam champion and nine-time Major winner Gary Player, World Cup of Golf winners Westner and Rory Sabbatini (2003), and Major champions Retief Goosen (US Open Championship in 2001 and 2004) and Trevor Immelman, who won the Masters in 2008 and partnered Sabbatini in South Africa’s 2003 World Cup victory.

“This means so much to me because South Africa was where it all started, it was my stepping stone,” said Els. “Winning here in South Africa opened a lot of doors for me. The support of the fans over the years has been incredible. I’m proud to be honoured in this way, and it’s nice to know I will always have somewhere to play when I retire one day.” Oosthuizen, who has claimed nine of his 11 career victories in South Africa, was equally thrilled. March/April 2013

“Our other Honorary Members have ensured that South Africa has gained a reputation as a breeding ground for some of the greatest talent in world golf. We are immensely proud to reward Ernie and Louis with this honour.

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PGA of SA honours Schwartzel Charl Schwartzel can now add Honorary Member of the PGA of South Africa (PGA of SA) to his growing list of achievements. At the Joburg Open last month, Paul Marks, Chairman of the PGA of SA, presented Schwartzel with a certificate and Honorary Member player’s badge in recognition of his Masters triumph in 2011. The PGA of SA honours those professional golfers who have achieved extraordinary heights in golf, such as winning a Major or a World Cup of Golf. “We’re very proud of what Charl has achieved as a professional, but more importantly with the way he conducts himself on the international stage. He represents everything of the professionalism and excellence the PGA of SA strives to achieve in South African golf,” said Marks. “We are blessed with a wealth of golf talent coming through at the moment and our golf is in a very healthy space. At the PGA of SA we have a strong and supportive board ready to take us into a new future, and golfers such as Charl are our ambassadors in this regard.” Schwartzel, a winner of 10 tournaments worldwide including the 2011 Masters, said he was humbled by the recognition he received from the PGA of SA. “It’s an incredible honour for me. As touring professionals, we are out there doing our best to represent our country and win tournaments. But the club professionals in South Africa do an equally important job in keeping the game healthy and growing for our next generation of golfers to do us proud.” Schwartzel joins an illustrious list of South African golfers who have already received Honorary Membership of the PGA of SA, including Grand Slam champion and nine-time Major winner Gary Player, four-time Major champion and former world number one Ernie Els, Major champions Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman and Louis Oosthuizen, and World Cup of Golf winners Wayne Westner and Rory Sabbatini (2003). March/April 2013

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The Jock History The Jock of the Bushveld Tournament which is being played at the Nelspruit Golf Club (6-12 May 2013) has an interesting history as one sees from the following extract: In 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.

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!

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.

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.

A feature of the first Jock was the presence of Bobby Locke who entertained with his ukulele

It is not just a golf tournament but a meeting place where friendships are made and renewed.

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SA Women’s Amateur Match Play Champion Bonita Bredenhann earns her 2013 European Tour Card Bonita, who did not have to pre-qualify for the event due to her WAGR points, was lying 3rd on 16 under par after 4 rounds. The field of 140 was then cut to the top 66 players for the 5th and final round. Bonita shot a 77, 5 over par, and finished tied 9th and joined an elite group of 30 players, one of only 4 amateurs, who earned full playing rights for the 2013 European Tour. As a Namibian citizen, in January 2011 the WGSA decided to include non-SA citizens in their Player Rankings and in two years Bonita climbed quickly up the ladder and finished in 4th position last year. Qualifying for the European Tour was a fantastic achievement and we heartily congratulate Bonita and wish her every success as she pursues her dream.

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ukimbi Safari Lodge is a luxury lodge within the Kruger National Park.15 000 hectares of unspoilt bush ensure that our guests have a true wilderness experience. Game drives on open vehicles and bush walks are part of the daily routine. Off road sightings are permitted. Lukimbi is home to both black and white rhino and the resident pride of 14 lions is seen regularly around the lodge. Elephants and large herds of buffalo come down to drink at the river in front of the lodge. Lukimbi is built along the Lwakhle River. All sixteen suites have views across the river to the open plains beyond. Two of the suites have private plunge pools and another is wheelchair friendly.

The Club is a mere 45 minute drive from the lodge and transfers to and from the Club can be arranged. Food plays an important role at Lukimbi and meals are served in various venues depending on the weather and the occasion. The lodge has a whimsical sense of fun throughout. There are wonderfully different plaster carvings on the chimneys in the lounge and dining rooms. It is a lodge that brings a smile to guest’s faces and yet it has every luxury imaginable. A stay at Lukimbi combines peace and tranquillity with some of the best game viewing in South Africa.

For guests who feel they have overindulged, there is a fully equipped gym with the best view in the world. Or there is a swimming pool for cooling off. Lukimbi has full conferencing facilities with 5 breakaway rooms. There is a very beautiful chapel for people who would wish to have a romantic safari wedding. Guests at Lukimbi are permitted to play golf at the prestigious Leopard Creek Country Club. March/April 2013

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Porteous defends SA Stroke Play title Haydn Porteous became only the third player in the history of the South African Stroke Play Championship to defend his title at the Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa last month. Porteous closed with a final round of 69 to win by two strokes on 13-under-par 275. Werner Ferreira took second place on 11 under with a final round of 69, and Argentina’s Alejandro Tosti finished third on 10 under with a closing 70. Porteous joins Dale Hayes (1969 and 1970) and David Suddards (1978 and 1979) as the only players to have defended their national Stroke Play titles. “It was something I wanted to do, and I’m very proud to have achieved it, and to be named alongside those players as having done it. That’s quite something,” he said. “It was important for me to defend this title because I’m hoping that by next year I’ll be professional,” said Porteous. That process has already begun, with Porteous employing caddie Douglas Mthembu, who is a regular on the Sunshine Tour and has worked with Richard Sterne and Trevor Fisher Jnr. Ferreira was not too dissatisfied with his runners-up finish. The Pretoria golfer can look back on a successful week in which he earned his national colours as a member of the senior team to compete in a test against Scotland at Leopard Creek in March, and was a constant challenger in the Stroke Play, which he led for 36 holes. “Haydn play really well and deserved to win. I’m just glad that I didn’t throw it away on the final day. I shot 69 under the pressure of a final round, and he went out and won it,” he said.

Final Results 275 - Haydn Porteous (69, 67, 70, 69) 277 - Werner Ferreira (66, 69, 73, 69) 278 - Alejandro Tosti (73, 67, 68, 70) 279 - Brady Watt (71, 67, 70, 71) 280 - Dermot McElroy (74, 69, 70, 67), Ewan Scott (71, 67, 71, 71) 283 - Eddie Taylor (70, 73, 68, 72) 284 - Max Orrin (72, 70, 71, 71), Louis Taylor (66, 72, 73, 73) 285 - Reeve Whitson (73, 73, 73, 66), Thriston Lawrence (73, 69, 71, 72), Vaughan McCall (73, 68, 75, 69), Geoff Drakeford (69, 71, 75, 70), Joshua White (69, 68, 74, 74)

SA Juniors win International Triangular South Africa's top juniors claimed an emphatic victory over their peers from the SAGDB and Scottish Golf Union National Squad in the fourth Triangular Invitational at Randpark GC last month. 68

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“They were thrilled to go up against the Scots, but it was the juniors who really impressed them and have inspired our new caps,” Rossouw said. “Franklin Manchest, Boland players Keelan Africa, Winston Adams and Jason Koeries and Siyanda Mwandla from KwaZulu-Natal are the cream of the crop of the development players in our programme. They have all competed at provincial level and they really enjoyed going up against the top South African juniors. “They are hungry for competition and they are at the stage now where they want to play these guys regularly. They want to improve and to learn and

this Triangular Invitational experience will give them some great motivation. “Personally, looking at the talent I watched out there on the course, I think South African junior golf is going to produce an amazing amount of champions in the future.”

Nobuhle does it again Horizontal rain and strong winds greeted the players at the 36-hole Eastern Cape Stroke Play Championships, but this did not seem to bother the two visiting Gauteng North players, with Nobuhle Dlamini shooting a one-under par 72 and Magda Kruger a solid par 73. Carrie Park and Monja Richards both followed closely on 75. In the afternoon, Bianca Theron found her form and shot a level par 73 in spite of the windy conditions. Carrie only managed a 77 and Nobuhle and Monja carded 78’s. Nobuhle’s morning subpar round was enough to ensure that she retained her title. Tuesday’s weather was more favourable for the start of the Match Play Championship. Maggie du Toit clinched her match on the 27th hole against Nicole Fourie, and in the afternoon, lost to Nobuhle on the 17th hole. In the Semi Finals, Nobuhle had an easy win against Crystal Cooper 5/4 whilst Ji Sun Kang had to go down the 19th to beat Chevonne Botha. Nobuhle played flawless golf in the final match with three birdies on the front nine leaving Ji Sung a big hill to climb. The match finished on the 13th hole, and Nobuhle remains the double champion for the second year in succession. Justine Botten “B” division and Cathy Bezuidenhout “C” division, both won the stroke and match play trophies in their respective divisions.

Gauteng North player dominates at home Junior Championship Magda Kruger laid down her marker by winning the GNGU Junior Girls Open in superb style. Magda, who has just returned from participating in the Annika Invitational in the US, was playing in her first event on home soil in 2013. Services Golf Club hosted the tournament and although the morning started with a light drizzle, perfect weather prevailed for the rest of the day. After a level par March/April 2013

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he report, produced by SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. (SMS INC.) and commissioned by The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) and supported by other leading bodies including the European Tour and European Golf Association, highlights the importance of the golf industry across the continent. The game’s impact is particularly significant in Great Britain & Ireland where it is valued at €6.1 billion – a total that accounts for 41 per cent of the European total.

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International team success is exemplified with the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup all residing this side of the Atlantic. PGA chief executive Sandy Jones commented: “Golf plays a significant role both in its economic impact and also in delivering social, behavioural and sporting benefits with the PGA professional firmly at the centre of the golf industry. “In addition golf is also a huge contributor to charitable causes in Europe and last year generated more than €85 million supporting a range of good causes.” This report was produced with the support of the following organisations: The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA); Sandy Jones The European Tour; The British and International Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA); The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE); The European Golf Association; The European Golf Course Owners Association (EGCOA); The European Institute of Golf Course Architects; Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers’ Association; European Golf Industry Association; PGAs of Europe; England Golf; The Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU); and The Ladies’ Golf Union. Continued on p73 March/April 2013

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“We’re confident this growth trend will continue for many years. Firstly, because more golf clubs are adopting online booking each year and selling tee times online. Secondly, it’s becoming easier for golfers to go online, find and compare prices, and book their round of golf at their convenience. Thirdly, golf clubs are starting to improve their use of yield management, marketing and working with 3rd parties to distribute their tee times. All of these factors are fuelling the growth of online booking.”

Average online revenue per club down An anomaly that has emerged from this year’s statistics is the 13.5% drop in the average online revenue per club, decreasing from £16,600 in 2011 to £14,337 in 2012. Smith said “This should be no surprise. I would put this down mainly to the awful summer weather in 2012, and the fact that it is being compared to 2011 when the growth rate at 81% was unusually high. The continuing economic situation has also had an impact. Nonetheless, £14,337 still represents a significant amount for many clubs’ bottom lines.”

Average green fee price reducing slightly Smith also reported that the average price of a casual online visitor green fee across all clubs using the BRS system has again gone down, albeit marginally: “The average green fee across all our customers in 2010 was £24, in 2011 £23 and in 2012 £22. This is symptomatic of more clubs going online, and the continuing development of a more open and increasingly competitive market place.” Continued on p74

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Third parties playing their part The impact of the 3rd party re-sellers is revealed to be growing at the same rate. “According to our research,” Smith explained, “the 3rd party distribution companies – including Teeofftimes.co.uk, GolfNow.com and Teetimes.co.uk – also experienced growth of 15% in 2012. Of the £7.5m booked through BRS Golf, £1.5m was booked through 3rd parties i.e. a 20% share of the overall revenue, underlining the contribution these 3rd party re-sellers are making to golf clubs.”

Getting to grips with yield management In view of all these factors and trends revealed by the BRS Golf market research, Smith has some useful guidance: “Golf clubs looking to maximise the benefit of selling tee times online should focus on getting a system like BRS Golf in place. It has all the tools you need to sell tee times online, build a marketing database of visitors’ e-mail addresses and mobile ‘phone numbers, implement a marketing campaign, create reports, and make yield management work for your club.” “One way to develop a better understanding of yield management is to work with the 3rd party resellers. They are experts in yield management and have a wealth of knowledge that you can tap into, on top of the potential additional revenue.”

St Andrews, Scotland, to host 10th KPMG Golf Business Forum, June 3-5, 2013 KPMG has announced the 2013 Golf Business Forum will take place at the Home of Golf, St Andrews, Scotland, June 3-5, 2013.

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VisitScotland Chairman, Mike Cantlay, said: “This is great news for the visitor economy and a fantastic opportunity to invite some of the world’s biggest investors in the game of golf to Scotland. As the Home of Golf, Scotland is well used to hosting the world’s biggest events and in terms of golf and business combined, they don’t come bigger than the KPMG Golf Business Forum. “As Scotland prepares to welcome the world, the next few years are a busy and exciting time for the sport and it is entirely fitting that the 10th anniversary of the Golf Business Forum will be held in St Andrews, where both the game and the business of golf began. “The addition of the Golf Business Forum to a calendar that includes major events such as The Ryder Cup and Open Championships signals Scotland’s intent that it is open for business and ready to invest in the future of the game. As we do with every other major event in Scotland, VisitScotland will work hard with our partners to ensure the Golf Business Forum is an outstanding success.” 76

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• He was born in Joplin, Missouri on June 3rd 1945. • He was one of the world's leading golfers from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. • He became the oldest ever U.S. Open champion when he won in 1990 at the age of 45 and is one of the few players in history to have won three U.S. Opens. • He is also the oldest player to finish in the top five in a senior major, with a third-place finish at the 2012 Senior PGA Championship at the age of 66. • He played on five Ryder Cup teams: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, and 1991. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1992. • For 25 years, he helped to raise money for the St. Louis Children's Hospital, which named a wing in his honor. • He enjoys hunting and fishing. • He has also developed a career as a golf course architect. Answer on page 96 80

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Fichardt steps up to win windy Africa Open Darren Fichardt coped better with the wind than his pursuers on the final day as he managed his way around East London GC to a two-stroke victory in the €1-million Africa Open Golf Challenge. He beat South African compatriot Jaco van Zyl and France’s Gregory Bourdy with his 16-underpar, and Garth Mulroy was alone in fourth, one stroke behind the second-placed pair on 13under-par after his closing 67. “I knew it was going to be a tough day playing with Jaco,” he said. “I know his game, I know he’s good, I know he can putt, I know he can get it up and down – and when I saw the wind was blowing like it was, I knew it was going to be a tough test.” It gave Fichardt his 13th Sunshine Tour title and his fourth on the European Tour. It was also the second year in a row that he has won a European Tour title after he won last year’s Saint-Omer Open, and it brought him his first European Tour title on home soil. The victory also showed he can drive home an adMarch/April 2013

vantage when he gets it: He has a 100 percent record of winning his European Tour events when he has led or shared the lead going into the final round. He led by three at the 2001 Sao Paulo Brazil Open (reduced to 54 holes); led by three at the 2003 Qatar Masters; five at the 2012 Saint-Omer Open and two at the 2013 Africa Open. It’s time to aim higher for Fichardt now. “I want to move that one step further – I’ve won on the European Tour four times now and I need to start getting into the majors and world events. I want to contend in those events; that will be my next step forward,” he said.

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Tandi on Tour The 2013 Ladies European Tour has kicked off with the start of the season commencing in Australia and New Zealand earlier this month.

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he first event, the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters was played at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Always very tropical with the weather conditions and the course presents itself to be very scorable even though in past years the event has been reduced to a 3 round tournament due to flooding and high winds. This year the winning score of -13 was posted by Karrie Webb and the only South African’s participating were Connie Chen, Lee Anne Pace and Laurette Maritz who all missed the half way cut. From there the next event was the ISPS Handa New Zealand Woman’s Open held at Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch, New Zealand. This event was won by teen sensation and amateur Lydia Ko on a score of -10. The highest finishing South African was Connie Chen on -3, tied 14th place, followed by Lee Ann Pace on score of +3 and 50th position.

The next upcoming events on the LET schedule are: 7 – 10 March: World Ladies Championships in Haikou China, Mission Hills Vintage Golf Course

28 – 31 March: Lalla Meryem Cup, Golf de L’Ocean, Agadir, Morocco

The last and final instalment of the Australian events was the ISPS Australian Woman’s Open and was held at Royal Canberra Golf Club and is a tri –sanctioned event between the LPGA, ALPGA and the LET. Jehai Shin was the winner of this event on a score of -18 and the highest finishing South African was Lee Ann Pace on a score of -6 and tied 28th position. > 82

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19 – 21 April: South African Ladies Open, Southbroom Golf Club, Hibiscus Coast, South Africa

Those short term goals would be to stay focused on my routines for each and every shot. Ideally to eliminate bogeys entirely from the scorecard would also be great so I would like to have more bogey free rounds of golf this season. Staying focussed more on the process and shot routines rather than the outcome helps you to stay in the present while playing as well as manage tension or excitement.

So while some of the South African girls have already started their season, the rest of us, myself included, will be starting in China or Morocco for our first events. Morganna Robbertze will be back on Tour this year after having secured a provisional card at Tour School in December. It will be great to have more players on Tour and strengthening the South African contingent. Also with a new season come new and revised goals, dreams and ambitions so I thought I would share mine with you: I would very much like to win an event this year. I feel that I have been knocking on the door a few times the last few years but maybe just been lacking the confidence to pull it off. The constant struggle for sponsorship and financial aid still seems to be very elusive for all of our South African Woman Professionals and a win would be life changing. However, this will be my fifth season out on the LET now and I am very comfortable with the travel, logistics, planning and the level of competition. So with that in mind, I feel that with all my preparation over the last three months and a more determined attitude that a win is on the horizon for me. It is tough to set goals for where you would like to finish on the Order of Merit as they need to be realistic and achievable. You also never know how the year will pan out so I rather set goals for myself within each round and event that I play. Having these short and mid-term goals will give you small steps of success while heading towards the ultimate goal which is to win and have best season possible. March/April 2013

Statistically, my putting average has been a bit too high at times so that is another aspect that I will continue to work on throughout the season, hence the saying, “drive for show and putt for dough”. My off season practice and training has gone well and I will continue to work on all aspects of my game through the year. My mental approach is to be relaxed and confident yet I am also very hungry for a win and to play each and every event to the best of my ability. I have finally felt this last year that I am a part of the Tour and I am comfortable being out there competing and that I am having so much more fun which I think is key to enjoying golf and bringing in good results. At the end of the day, do what you love and love what you do.

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A new vision for SA women’s golf After a period of intense planning by many dedicated parties in which the challenges of the past were addressed, South African women’s golf is on the brink of an exciting future and the Women’s Professional Golf Association is driven to take it there.

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With the support of South Africa’s leading touring professionals such as Lee-Anne Pace, Tandi Cunningham, Ashleigh Simon and Stacy Bregman who are delighted to be playing on home soil once again in the prestigious 2013 SA Women’s Open to be played at Southbroom GC on the Hibiscus Coast in KwaZulu-Natal from 19–21 April, women’s professional golf should have a solid foundation to build on. This will also be one of the first Ladies European Tour and WPGA events to have live international and local TV coverage. The new board elected by all playing and coaching members in November 2012 has a strategic focus in mind and included Margie Whitehouse >

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(chairperson), David Drummond, Rae Hast, Jenny Germs, Laurette Maritz, Betty Mokoena and Barbara Pestana. “The WPGA views its role in providing a competitive platform for our golfers as one of its prime responsibilities, and key to this is attracting corporate and government sponsorship into the women’s professional game,” said Whitehouse. “The WPGA recognises the fantastic contribution that the development and amateur associations do for the development of the game, and all future WPGA tournaments will host development clinics to draw more girls to the game, and give those upand-coming juniors an opportunity to see their local and international champions and mentors competing on South African shores.”

“We have had a drought in this country for the last few years and I think the girls have done a great job taking their games elsewhere. But there is so much depth in women’s golf in our country and there is a very strong contingent of young golfers coming through. There has to be a platform for that talent to be nurtured and developed. They are starting out their careers and they deserve to have a chance to develop their careers.” For more information, contact Barbara Pestana on 082 781 4653 or barbara@kommetjie.net and info@sawomensopen.co.za.

An exciting development tour, The IGT Ladies Pro Tour, is being supported by the WPGA and is spearheaded by player representative Morgana Robbertze. Five tournaments will be played between now and the SA Women’s Open to assist the local professionals and amateurs to get tournament ready leading up to the SA Women’s Open. The first tournament will tee off at Centurion Country Club from 26-27 February. “The standard of golf on the South African women’s amateur circuit is incredibly high and this growing wave of talent is desperately in need of a competitive local platform to gain experience in preparation of joining the international professional ranks,” said former professional and administrator Barbara Pestana. “We have several South Africans playing on the Ladies European Tour and five players who are ranked in the top 50 on the LET Order of Merit, and if the top amateur tournaments are anything to go by, there is a wave of talent waiting in the wings and more coming through the junior ranks. “We need investment in the future of our rising stars. We need to provide these players with a competitive platform to bridge the gap between amateur and professional golf. And we need to give non-travelling professionals the chance to make a living in South Africa.” Mandy Adamson, a three-time winner of the South African Women’s Open, has echoed these sentiments. March/April 2013

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Torben triumphs at Sunshine Tour QSchool Torben Baumann shot an incredible 62 at Schoeman Park Golf Club on the final day to reach a 26-under-par total and claim victory at the Sunshine Tour's Qualifying School. The German was electric over the final 18, carding 31 on either side of the turn to finish the tournament 10 shots better than last year's winning total of 16-under-par. "This is really special and I feel very good now. The 265 Qualifying School entrants played two rounds at both Bloemfontein and Schoeman Park Golf Clubs before a cut to the top 60 and ties, who played a final round at Schoeman Park, after which the top 30 and ties received cards. This year the mark fell at six-under-par, with 36 golfers making the grade and earning playing privileges for the 2013 Sunshine Tour season. The scoring was incredible over the week and Baumann led the charge, carding 33 birdies and two eagles on his way to rounds of 70, 70, 67, 65 and 62. On Saturday the final three-ball carded a collective 18 birdies and two eagles. The tournament had 42 international entrants and reflected the growth of the Sunshine Tour, which now carries six events co-sanctioned with the European Tour. "I decided in November to come here where it's warm during the European winter," said Baumann. "I plan to try for a European Tour card in the future, and the co-sanctioned events are a big advantage of the Sunshine Tour. I am really looking forward to the year." In spite of the quality field, nine amateurs earned cards, all of them South African. Leading the amateur front was Duane Keun, who carded a finalround 67 to claim sixth place. The full 68 players who made the cut will receive Big Easy Tour cards, but Saturday's happiest were the 36, who eagerly signed entry forms to the Telkom PGA > 86

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Pro-Am - the first event on the 2013 Sunshine Tour schedule. SCORES (RSA unless otherwise specified): 334 - Torben Baumann (GER) 70 70 67 65 62 337 - JP van der Walt 66 66 69 70 66 339 - MJ Daffue 63 70 70 69 67 339 - Johan de Beer 72 66 67 64 70 343 - Dylan Frittelli 69 69 70 67 68 344 - Duane Keun (AMA) 72 70 71 66 65 344 - Jacques Kruyswijk (AMA) 74 70 65 64 71 345 - Bradley Sinnett (AMA) 66 73 65 74 67 346 - Laurie Canter (ENG) 68 74 66 72 66 346 - Bennie van der Merwe 68 70 68 66 74 348 - Michael Stewart (SCO) 72 70 67 70 69 348 - James Byrne (SCO) 68 66 73 71 70 348 - Erik van Rooyen (AMA) 70 72 69 67 70 349 - Brandon Detweiler (USA) 70 68 73 68 70 349 - Shaun Ellis 69 72 68 70 70 349 - Jean-Paul Strydom (AMA) 70 65 72 71 71 March/April 2013

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1. Where were you born and which schools did you attend? Pietermaritzburg School: Merchiston – Alexander Boys High. 2. Where do you currently stay? I stay in Pietermaritzburg. 3. Did you come from a sporting background? No, not really.

8. Is South African soccer in a healthy state? No, I don’t think so, I think it starts at the top – my opinion is that the game is not being promoted and marketed at all age groups and races. They are only worried about the PSL where the money is. 9. What does South African soccer have to do to be more competitive? I think they have to play more games together – simple.

4. At what age did you start playing soccer? I started when I was 5 Years old.

10. What soccer team do you support? (locally & internationally) Wits University – Local – Liverpool UK.

5. Was it always soccer or did you have other sporting interests? No not just soccer, I played all sports during my schooldays; cricket, rugby, tennis etc.

11. Who is your favourite player? Steven Gerrard – Liverpool.

6. Which clubs did you play for? I played for Juniors –Etcetras F C – Durban Municipals, Maritzburg F C, Durban United, Suburbs United, Wits University. 7. What was the highlight of your career? There were quite a few but I would say winning the Castle Cup in 1969 MFC, Winning the Mainstay Cup 1978 Wits, Being selected for the SA team in 1974, the Springbok Team in 1977, and being voted SA Footballer of the year 1978 90

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SPECIAL FEATURE – CELEBRITY GOLFER PROFILE

GETTING ON TO GOLF 1. For how long have you been playing golf? Been playing for 24 years now. 2. What is your current handicap? 7. 3. Where is your home club? Maritzburg Golf Club. 4. Do you get a lot of time to play? No, I wish I did, but working and watching rugby takes up the time unfortunately. 5. Any future goals in golf? To remain a single figure handicap for as long as I can. 6. Who would be in your ideal fourball? Ernie Els, Branden Grace, Simon Hobday and me. 7. Any memorable moments on the golf course? Playing Wentworth – UK, with my eldest son Elton – and playing with him at Victoria Country Club in a junior tournament when he hold out on the 17th when he was 16 years of age. 8. What is your favourite club in the bag? 8 iron. 9. Favourite golf course in South Africa? Fancourt all three, looking forward to the BMW invitation Father and Son Tournament in March. I played last year and came 4th overall with Elton – Butch can wait till next year. 10. What are your other hobbies besides golf? Besides watching sport – doing maintenance around the house (no options), braaing and having a few beers with family and mates. Now that I am a grandfather, things will certainly change.

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

ACCOMMODATION

Weekend getaway to Sabi River Bungalows for two, accommodation, breakfast and golf. R 1 500.00. Call 083 293 0220. Weekend stay at Princess Grant, accommodation and golf included. R 2 000-00. Contact 082 705 8764. Weekend stay at Kruger Park Lodge for 4 people, self catering accommodation and golf included. R 2 500-00. Contact 082 705 8764. Looking for a golfing weekend. Let us know where you would like to go and we will make all arrangements. Call 083 293 0220.

Luxury Pinnacle Point accommodation. 4 bed, 4 bath e/s home, swimming pool, braai, great views, gas fireplace, www.pinnaclepointgolf.com, contact 082 339 9736. George Accommodation: Private, clean and crisp on suite rooms in upmarket residential area near George Golf Club. Contact 083 462 8822 Vaal de Grace Nick Price Championship golf course in Parys! 4 luxurious en suite bedrooms with great views over the 12 th green and Vredefort Dome. Swimming pool and braai. R350 p.p.p.n. Contact Francois at 082 568 0061 or fouries@global.co.za

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COLLECTABLES Old genuine leather golf bags from R 700-00. Hickory shafted woods with irons and putters. Contact Roger 082 053 2707. Original Wooden headed woods dating back to the 1940's. Also lots of irons from the same era. Great for clubhouse and boardroom decor. Contact Roger 082 053 2707.

COMBO’S Caddie Shacks Golf equipment Why buy used golf clubs?The answer is simple. Getting your clubs pre-owned lets you get the name brand you want, the new technology you want, or the equip-

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ment upgrade you want without spending more than you want. Contact Dolan 084 629 2822. Ladies King Cobra driver, 3 wood & 5 wood. R 1 900-00 for all. Contact 083 417 7473. Ping Rhapsody Clubs (Value 7999.95) Ping Putter (Value 1999.95) Taylormade Burner Driver (Value 1999.95). All for R6 000.00 Taylormade Burner Fairwaydrivers x2 (Value 999.95 each) Ping golfbag (Grey) (Value 2500.00) GOOD AS NEW. Contact Jorina 076 603 2063 Taylormade RBZ Iron set and Drivers. Contact Israel if interested - Israel 074 812 9144 Titliest DCI990 Golf set 3-PW. Taylor made Bruner driver. Good condition, excellent clubs. R 3 500.00. Contact Rory 082 494 6553 Full set of taylormade R7 irons 3 – PW. SW is a customised muzino. Set with brand new grips. Taylormade R9 ftc driver with adjusting tool, Taylormade burner 3 wood brand new customized shaft and the mcgregor bag is included. This set is well takken care of and irons is semi blades. This set is well over R7000 worth but im selling it for R3500 very urgent and also a bargain! Contact 082 254 4257.

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

DRIVERS Callaway Razr Fit Driver as new. Never played a round with it. Contact 083 565 1676. Taylormade RBZ Driver, Stiff Shaft 10.5" changeable to 9". Comes with cover and tuning tool. Taylormade Smoke Putter. R 4 000-00 . Contact 079 922 9648. Taylor Made R11 S driver & 3 wood. Stiff shaft, as new R 4000-00. Contact 082 830 8880. Taylormade R9 driver with adjustable screw driver. It is second

IRONS

SHAFTS

Mizuno JPX 800 irons, 4 - SW. Brandnew, still in the box, 12 new Pro V's included. R 5 800-00. Contact 082 777 9783.

Nippon 1130 N.S. PRO steel iron shafts - 3-PW. Regular flex. R 800-00. Contact 083 253 7449.

hand, but good as new. Contact 076 916 2756.

FAIRWAY WOODS & HYBRIDS Adams Golf A305 Idea complete hybrid set. Includes Callaway Diablo 10.5 driver, Hippo 3FW, Powerball 5FW and Gemini cart bag. Contact 072 272 0398. Callaway Big Bertha 3 & 5 wood (steelhead). R 900-00 for both. Contact 083 417 7473.

GPS’s SONOCADDIE V1200 EXCELLENT CONDITION COMPLETE WITH CHARGER. Contact 082 941 9499.

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Titleist 710mb irons. 6.0 rifle shafts. 3 – PW. Good condition. R 4 000-00. Call Gareth 072 383 6537.

WEDGES Cleaveland, CG16 and Reg.588 rusty tour zip grooves wedges. R 500-00 each. Call 082 375 7757.

PUTTERS Ping Answer Putter, original grip and shaft. R 1 500-00. Contact 082 731 8648 Scotty Cameron classic style center shaft putter. R 1 500-00. Contact 079 075 2000. Taylor Made Ghost Spider belly putter, like new with cover. R 1 250-00. Contact 082 770 2857.

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GAUTENG Golf Clubs

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Golf Shops

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The Pro Shop Bloemfontein

(051) 430-7313

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Arabella GC Atlantic Beach GC Bellville GC Citrusdal GC Clovelly CC Devonvale GE Durbanville GC 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

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Driving Ranges

Ratanga Golf Centre (021) 551-2582 Riverclub (021) 447-3757

Golf Shops

FREESTATE Golf Clubs

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The Golfers Club Century City

(021) 555-3540

THE GARDEN ROUTE Golf Clubs

Fancourt - Montagu /Outeniqua Fancourt - The Links Fynbos GCE George GC Goose Valley GE Kingswood GE Knysna GC Mossel Bay GC

(044) 804-0183 (044) 804-0785 (042) 285-0321 (044) 873-6116 (044) 533-5082 (0861) 727-170 (044) 384-1150 (044) 691-2379

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Golf Shops The Pro Shop Bells Academy

(044) 871-0620

EASTERN CAPE

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

Driving Ranges

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

Golf Shops

Sakabula GC San Lameer GC Scottburgh GC Southbroom GC St Cathryns GC Umdoni Park GC Umhlali CC Umkomaas GC Victoria CC Wild Coast CC Windsor park GC

The Pro Shop - PE

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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

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

Golf Shops

The Golfers Club Umhlanga The Pro Shop Durban

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LIMPOPO Golf Clubs

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

Brits GC Klerksdorp GC Leopard Park GC Magaliespark GC Mooinooi GC Orkney GC Pecanwood CC Potchefstroom GC Rustenburg GC Sandy Lane GC

Driving Ranges Jim & Jerrys

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MPUMALANGA Golf Clubs

Barberton CC Belfast GC

Broham D/R Riverside Golf Park

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NORTH WEST Golf Clubs

Bethal GC Delmas 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

(013) 712-2923 (013) 253-0981

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The Pro Shop Nelspruit

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LESOTHO Maseru GC

(00266) 223-21164

NAMIBIA Windhoek CC

(002646) 125-8498

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

(011) 485-1370

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LAUGH OUT LOUD SPECIAL FEATURE

The A to Z of Golf: S, T S

useful only as a spectator, since am- Players who have made their drives

Ssssssh!: This is a very bad word in ateurs rarely generate enough back- off a tee are said to have teed off, golf. A shank is a shot that flies ninety degrees to the right after the ball has been struck with the club's hosel. So devastating is this affliction that if you get the shanks, the best thing to do is leave the course immediately and seek professional help— from your bartender.

Sandbagger: A golfer who falsely posts high scores in order to inflate his handicap, thereby making him more difficult to defeat in matches. This is serious cheating. Also known as a ringer.

Sock: To hit someone under the chin or on the lower part of the face with a closed hand driven by a fast, upward-sweeping movement of the arm.

Suck back: A ball that hits the green and then reverses direction due to backspin is said to have sucked back. As far as amateur golfers are concerned, this phrase is 96

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Answers: Ball 5, Hale Irwin

Stance: The proper positioning of the feet for the golf stroke may seem a fairly complex matter, but there are really only a few basics to master: just remember to put the clubhead behind the ball with your left hand on the grip (some say the right hand), then step forward with your right foot (some say the left foot), bring up your left foot (or right) and grasp the grip with your right hand (or left). Now line up the ball with your left heel, your left toe, the inside of your left foot, or between your feet, with the left foot slightly forward, the right foot slightly forward, or both feet parallel. That's all there is to it!

but at this point it is almost always also correct to say that they are teed Swing: A full golf swing consists of off. the backswing that carries the clubhead up to the topswing point, the Throw-Up range: Any putt that's downswing that brings the club- short enough so a good player head to the point of impact, and should make it, but long enough so the follow through. If the ball drib- that he's nervous about missing it, bles a few feet forward or hooks or is in throw-up range. Players don't slices violently into the woods or really throw up over these putts, rough, the follow-through can be they just miss them. (See also yips extended into the foresling-a grace- and knee-knocker.^) ful, lateral motion that sends the Tournament: An elaborate, timeclub spiraling into the underbrush. consuming but basically fair Alternatively, the follow-through method used by many country may be stopped and the club clubs to decide which individual brought up sharply in a vertical arc members will be stuck for the next until the clubhead is behind the 12 months with the job of polishback, pointing at the ground, then ing, dusting and displaying their swept smoothly up into the more huge collection of ugly silver troclassic topfling, which combines the phies. power and accuracy necessary to send even the heaviest club into a Trap: A geek's term for bunker. There are no such things as traps, distant water hazard. only bunkers. T Triple Bogey: Three strokes more Tap-in: A putt short enough to than par. Four strokes more than miss one-handed. par is a quadruple bogey, 5 more is Tee: Small wooden peg on which a quintuple, 6 is a sextuple, 7 is a the ball is placed for a drive from throwuple, 8 is a blowuple, and 9 is the teeing ground. The condition of an ohshutuple. the tee after the tee shot provides an Trouble shot: Whenever you hit a indication of whether or not the shot into a place where you don't ball was hit correctly. If the tee flips have an easy path to the green, you backwards and lands in one piece a are in trouble, so your next shot will few inches behind the place where be a trouble shot. For hackers this it was inserted into the grass, the constitutes every shot not played ball was probably hit well. If, on the from the tee or the green. other hand, the tee breaks into Turn it over: To move the ball from three or more pieces, is driven right to left, that is, to hit a draw. deeper than two inches into the Never say this if you want the ball ground, travels farther than the ball to move from left to right. If you or catches fire, it probably wasn't. want to move the ball in that direcTee Off: To drive a ball off a tee. tion, just say, "I want to cut it." spin to get a ball to suck back.



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