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On the cover Hermanus renowned as the best land-based whale watching spot in the world, a fantastic place to visit all year round but offering excellent winter specials on golf & accommodation. See pages 14 -33 for more.

SPE C I AL FE AT U R E S Hermanus – A whale of a time! Golf Travel Insights 2012 Gholfbane: Groen oasis of groen woestyn? Celebrity golfer profile – Adrian Kuiper

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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PGA NEWS PGA launches Grow Golf

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At the recent Telkom PGA championships Telkom Business and the PGA of SA joined forces to give school children the opportunity to experience golf in a fun and exciting way. Children from schools across Gauteng were invited to participate in a Grow Golf Zone which included a Long Term Athlete Development Cyclone, Instruction nets and mini golf course. The Cyclone encapsulates the LTAD philosophy where children have fun, improve their “physical literacy� and learn the basics of golf. Children in small groups traverse a circuit of golf specific and more general physical literacy exercises that teach the various skills needed for the game. A PGA pro and trainee from the Golf School of Excellence supervised each group on the Cyclone, and 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. Children also went down to the course and saw the big boys in action. Many teachers attended with their parents and there was in information centre promoting the Level 1 course and the Grow Golf Coaches Association. The PGA has recognized the need for Level 1 coaches to introduce children to golf at schools. A Level 1 course has been created that teaches junior coaches how to coach golf in a way that is both user friendly, makes golf fun for kids and gives kids maximum benefit. The Grow Golf Coaches Association has been created to provide Level 1 qualified coaches with resources, support and a structured communication system to facilitate schools interaction . Level 1 certification goes hand in hand with membership of the GGCA. Check out the Grow Golf Coaches Association website on www.growgolfcoaches .co.za

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Send us your letters, giving us your views, opinions or articles of interest (max 500 words). If your letter is published you will win a two night weekend stay for two sharing, including three meals and two game drives at Mabula Game Lodge located in the Mabula Private Game Reserve in the Limpopo Province.

WINNING LETTER Dear Editor Watching left handed Bubba Watson win the Masters reminded me of what initially sparked my love for the game of golf. For it was many, many years ago when that I happened to watch the Masters on TV.I was 9 years old and no one in my family played golf but my dad watched all sports. I had been playing outside that day (probably cricket or rugby) and when I came in that afternoon my dad had fallen asleep in his chair watching the Masters. I sat down and started watching these chaps hit a little white ball what seemed like a mile compared to a cricket ball! For whatever reason I knew right then I had to play this game. I had found a golf ball in an open veld where we normally played. A neighbour use to hit balls there so we would find one every once in awhile. Before that fateful day that I watched the Masters a golf ball was just a funny looking ball that we would bounce really high on the road. I needed a club so I took a block of wood about 20 cm long and a old croquet handle and

mounted them together, got out the lawnmower and cut a small area a little shorter than the rest of the garden and put in a tin can. I came up with a couple different tee areas from all over the garden and I played to that hole all year long. Every waking moment I would be out there playing my version of golf! Initially my parents thought this was a fad that I would get tired of but as that year went by I spent more and more time at it. I found out years later that my mother had eventually gone to my father and told him "you have to get that child a set of golf clubs because this is more than just a passing phase". My dad found a used set in the local newspaper and the following summer he got me my first junior membership. Three years later my father and younger brother started playing and we obtained a family membership. Golf has been a part of my life and my entire family’s lives ever since that fateful Masters Sunday in 1975 when Jack Nicklaus took the green jacket. Kind regards Mungo West

Dear Mungo Watching the Masters is certainly an inspiration and I am sure that many youngsters around the world would have had their imaginations sparked whilst taking in this year’s event, particularly as Louis and Bubba battled it out in the play off. It is also of great importance to have your parents support and encouragement as yes children do go through many fads but there is always one that really grabs a hold of them and that needs to be identified and nurtured. Thank you for you letter and may golf continue to be a part of your life for many more years to come. Regards

Congratulations to Mungo – you have won a weekend getaway to Mabula Game Lodge. May/June 2012

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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 Elitia win then Email: SAGT MAYJUNE to info@sagt.co.za.Terms and conditions apply 1. Name: Elitia Viviers 2. Handicap: It was an 18 about a year ago, but I am currently a 24 as I only manage to play about 3 times a year 3. Where is your home course and how long have you been playing? Zwartkops Country Club – about 4 Years 4. Who are your favourite golfers, male and female? Sergio Garcia (that Spanish accent drives me crazy) and Nicola Eaton - She is a local Pro trying her best to get onto the European Tour. (Questia is fortunate enough to be one of her sponsors) 5. How do you keep fit? Action Netball and Mountain Biking 6. Which is your favourite golf course in SA and why? Simola Golf and Country Estate in Knysna. It has breathtaking views of the Lagoon, the course is tough but manageable and we were lucky enough to play with the most wonderful people. May/June 2012


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7. Have you ever done anything naughty on the golf course? All I can say is” What happens on the course stays on the course…” 8. If money were no object, what would your top three purchases be? A Jimmy Choo handbag, Louis Vuitton shoes and a 407-Helicopter so I can avoid the Gauteng traffic. 9. What kind of music do you like? I’m a big fan of Katy Perry and David Guetta, but I enjoy anything that I can play really loud and sing along to… 10. Where did you learn to play golf? From my husband – Jacques - who currently has a 1 handicap 11. What do you do for a living? I am the Owner of Questia Golf Glamour. We create affordable, fashionable and chic women's golf clothing and accessories. 12. What do you hope to achieve in golf in the future? I would love to bring my handicap down to a 10, but in order to do that I will probably need more time on the course. A far-fetched dream at this stage… but here’s hoping! Season Four 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 sms’s. The competition will be over six editions and closes on 31/08/2012. If you are selected by us you will have to answer the questions that SA Golf Trader puts to you. May/June 2012


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Win a two night stay on a B&B basis at Farr Out Guesthouse in Paternoster on the Cape West Coast. • Tel: 022 752 2222 • info@farrout.co.za • www.farrout.co.za

Congratulations to Johan Pretorius our winner of the Trivia Quiz Mar/Apr edition. 1. Only two players have won three European Tour titles in a single season at a younger age than Branden Grace. Which of these players did not? a) Sandy Lyle b) Seve Ballesteros c) Ernie Els

6. The Japan Golf Tour was founded in? a) 1973 b) 1984 c) 1995

7. Who purchased the Wentworth Club for 130 million pounds in 2004, 50 million pounds more than the clubs book value at the time? a) Richard Branson 2. Bill Haas comes from a distinguished family of b) Richard Caring golfers. True or false, he is a great nephew of 1968 c) Sir Tom Hunter Masters winner Bob Goalby. 8. What event caused the Ryder Cup to be held in a) True b) False even-numbered years instead of odd-numbered 3. Who won two gold medals at the 1981 Mac- years? cabiah Games, the Jewish Olympics in Israel, and a) The tsunami in Thailand turned professional the following year. Quickly es- b) The 9/11 attacks tablishing himself in the sport, with three interna- c) The tsunami in Japan tional victories in 1983, and his first PGA Tour 9. Which golfer made history by recording (along victory at the 1984 Houston Coca-Cola Open? with Sharron Davies and Phil Tufnell) the first a) Fred Couples ever perfect score on the quiz show “A Question of b) Russ Cochran Sport”? c) Corey Pavin a) Sam Torrance 4. Who often competed against Jack Nicklaus’ son, b) Nick Faldo Jackie, and as a result began a lifelong friendship c) Ian Woosnam at the age of 14 with the legendary pro? 10. Who released their debut music album in a) Wayne Grady April 2010 called "I Only Know One Way"? b) Colin Montgomerie a) Bubba Watson c) Mark Calcavecchia b) Michelle Wie c) John Daly 5. Peter Senior was born in? a) Singapore b) Queensland c) London 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Land dispute threatens Olympic golf course SAO PAULO – A land dispute is threatening construction of the golf course for the 2016 Summer Games, when the sport is to be played at the Olympics for the first time since 1904. City officials might have to find a new site, meaning the project would start from scratch and possibly not be ready on time for test events in 2015. The city said in response to The Associated Press that it recently became aware of the situation and is "evaluating the measures it will take." Local organizers had considered using existing golf courses in Rio, but eventually decided to build a new one because the renovation projects would likely be too complex and expensive. The Rio 2016 committee wants the venue to become a legacy to the city and serve as a tool for bettering youngsters through sports. It will be used as a public facility after the 2016 Games. May/June 2012

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Greenkeeping Solution Environmental Management System, EMS, is a web based application that enables golf courses to deal effectively with the different aspects of managing their environmental plan as well as day to day operations.

While many golf courses are already moving towards a greener culture, not may have formalised their intent. EMS helps golf clubs to establish guidelines. Based on the ISO circle of quality, the software allows you to; formulate objectives, define tasks, document responsibilities, evaluate the progress and report on these objectives. This creates a collection of data for easy auditing and certification by companies like ISO 14001, GEO, Audubon. Certification is important as today’s golfer is more environmentally aware and the golf tourist is also an eco tourist. EMS also provides a platform to communicate information professionally via a link on your website that takes your visitor directly to EMS. Here visitors are informed on flora, fauna and newsworthy items about your golf course. They can follow progress on specific projects like the removal of alien species, the re-establishment of biodiversity or a grey water project.

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Hermanus: A whale of a time! Situated on the Cape South Coast, Hermanus is a charismatic fishing village famous for the whales that come here annually to calve. It is popular with Capetonians as a weekend getaway and during the Christmas and Easter holidays the local population of 8000 swells to over 40000. It is however a fantastic place to visit in the winter months as it is far quieter and there are two brilliant golf courses within a short distance of each other, namely Arabella and Hermanus Golf Clubs. The town has a wine route nearby and a host of other attractions other than golf, most notable is the fact that you will almost always see whales basking in the bay. Really good specials are in place for this coming winter, so consider paying Hermanus a visit. We did and found it to be a great golfing destination!

This winter stay at any of the wonderful establishments within this special feature and receive the following preferred rates at Arabella Golf Club; R400pp green-fee non-affiliated and R300pp green-fee affiliated. Valid dates: 12 April 2012 to 31 October 2012. GOLF COURSES Arabella Golf Club -18 Holes (028) 284 0000 Hermanus Golf Club - 27 Holes (028) 312 1954 Paradise Park Mashie Course - 9 Holes (028) 316 1448

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Hermanus - the ideal holiday destination Hermanus is the ideal holiday destination, nestled between the sea, the mountains and two estuaries, only 120 km from Cape Town, with no less than 3 Blue Flag beaches in the area: Grotto Beach, Hawston and Kleinmond. Hermanus is renowned as the best land-based whale watching spot in the world – the place where the Southern Right Whales come to mate and calve between July and early December. Tourists from all over the world come to see them from the beaches or whale boats. Hermanus has the only Whale Crier in the world. He patrols the streets around the Old Harbour blowing his Kelp horn to alert visitors when the Whales are to be seen in the Harbour. But apart from the whales Hermanus has so much to offer: from pristine beaches to environmentally protected mountains with the smallest floral kingdom in the world. The area is a Golfer’s Paradise. Hermanus has a world class 27 hole course with magnificent views. The prestigious Arabella Golf Estate bordering the Bot River Lagoon is a sought after golf experience, and ten kilometers further is the Kleinmond golf

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course. Paradise Park next to Vermont offers a mashie course. With more than 200 accommodation establishments to choose from there’s really no excuse for golfers not to explore this area for an unforgettable golfing experience. Accommodation ranges from up-market hotels and star-graded Bed & Breakfast Guest Houses such as FrancolinHof (which is ideally situated on the border of the Fernkloof Nature Reserve so you can stroll directly onto the mountain or take a steeper climb if you are more energetic! Or enjoy a sundowner on your balcony as you watch the sun set over the bay, a good meal out and a peaceful night’s sleep far from the noise of traffic. The Blue Flag Grotto Beach and the world-famous Cliff’s are just a ten minute walk downhill. The centre of Hermanus with its Old Harbour, restaurants and Hermanus Golf Club is 5km away. Arabella is reachable in 20 minutes by car) to Lodges, Selfcatering units and Backpackers.

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“LIFESTYLE LIVING IN HERMANUS” The seaside village of Hermanus in Walker Bay lies just an hour and a half ’s drive from Cape Town along the scenic N2 highway and just an hour away from Cape Agulhas, the southern most tip of Africa. Apart from seasonal whale watching, the historically rich Hermanus has fast become not only a preferred holiday destination but home to those wishing to escape the drudgery and pressures associated with city living. Golf Course living has become a lifestyle that many aspire to …… whether you play the game or not. Who would not want to live in the natural beauty of a true parkland environment, with the village and all its amenities just a short five minutes away and the ocean and the mountains on your doorstep?

Fernkloof Estate offers all of this! Nestled against the Fernkloof Nature Reserve of the Overberg Mountains, and offering majestic views of land and sea in every direction, the

Estate comprises six villages of superbly designed and appointed homes situated within the bounds of the course, with gated security for complete peace of mind. Each home is uniquely designed in accordance with eco- friendly Architectural Guidelines and finished and appointed to exceptionally high standards. There is also the opportunity to purchase an undeveloped plot and build your own dream home at a competitive price. Golf membership is reserved for homeowners but not inclusive in the price of the properties. Golf enthusiasts, nature lovers, retirees, adventurer seekers or those looking to retreat from the buzz of the city will find it all at FERNKLOOF ESTATE.

Let the “champagne air” restore your soul

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Another superb Guest House is Mosselberg on Grotto Beach, designed by an award-winning architect; Mosselberg guesthouse has a pool and a huge deck on the sea side. The honeymoon suite has a spectacular view of the bay, and each room has its own entrance, a sea-facing balcony and an option of a king-size or 2 single beds. The rooms are luxuriously appointed with a bar fridge, coffee kitchenette, safe, T.V., under floor heating, fans, and full en suite bathrooms with twin basins and heated towel rails. Rooms are serviced every morning. Superb continental and English breakfasts are served on the deck or on the veranda around the pool. Children are welcome and there are sleeper couches available in the bedrooms. For the more energetic there is access to a mountain bike trail, fantastic walks and scenic hikes on the beach, in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve or along the cliff path. Mosselberg is also conveniently located 4.5km from the Hermanus Golf course and 24km from Arabella. You can also watch the whales from your bedroom or the lounge. Relax in the heated pool or on the deck overlooking Walker Bay. Play board games and pool in the games room or read a book in one of the lounges on the large verandas. Apart from Golf there are ample activities to indulge in: from Water sports to hiking along the Cliff Path or in one of several nature reserves in the area. The Fernkloof Nature Reserve close to the Hermanus Golf Club offers an abundance of hiking paths – guided or unguided at your own leisure. May/June 2012

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For the more adventurous there are Treetop slides, Quad bikes, Paintball, Cycling, Horse riding on the beaches or in the Fynbos areas, Sea Kayaking, Absailing and Flying over the area for the best whale watching or scenic viewing. Hermanus is fast becoming an Art Mecca with more than 45 Art Galleries in the area, and a fascinating Art Amble in the centre of town with 12 Art Galleries within walking distance of each other. The malls, lanes and craft markets offer exciting shopping for everyone. The three Museums give the visitors valuable insight into the history of the area – from the Photo Museum to the Whale Museum and Old Harbour Museum. The Old Harbour in itself is a historical area where fishermen used to sell their fish. The New Harbour is the place to go if you want to board a boat to cruise the seas whilst enjoying the breathtaking views around you.

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A wide variety of excellent restaurants cater for all tastes and palates – from Seafood to Italian, Mexican and Indian food. Hermanus boasts some of the top restaurants in South Africa, most of them in exquisite locations. The popular Saturday morning markets offer fresh produce and homebaked cooking. A special mention must be made here of Fabio’s Ristorante which offers authentic Italian food and where Louis and I enjoyed possibly the best pizzas that we have ever had. Highly recommended! The Hermanus Wine Route in the Hemel & Aarde Valley and surrounding areas has become one of the best-loved Wine-tasting experiences in South Africa. There are no less than 15 wineries in the Hemel & Aarde area – indeed a wine lover’s paradise! Many of South-Africa’s most acclaimed wines are being produced in this area.

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The Climate is generally mild – seldom reaching exceptionally low or high temperatures. Hermanus is a winter-rainfall area, and summer is usually sunny and dry. The champagne air makes for idyllic weather conditions in early autumn (March to April). Average temperatures: summer 26, 4’C; winter 14’C. Upon entering Hermanus, it’s an excellent idea to drive up Rotary Driveway for a bird’s eye view of the whole area. Birding is also popular in the area, and the Middlevlei Nature reserve offers unique sightings of rare migratory birds. The Pink Flamingoes and Sterns come in their hundreds to this area, and the rare Oyster catchers nest on the secluded dunes. There are even wild horses in the area surrounding the Bot River lagoon – up to the Rooisand Nature reserve. Hermanus offers a good home-base for touring the fascinating towns which form part of the Overstrand area, from Gansbaai to Rooi-Els. The area boasts the famous Big Five Marine animals: whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins. Hermanus offers an incomparable all-round holiday experience – for local, national and international tourists. Don’t miss out on this!

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Southern Right Whales These stately creatures are extremely intelligent, graceful and majestic. For eons they have travelled the seas singing their whale songs and danced to the beat of the waves. Mothers form close relationships with their young, who start suckling from birth until about one year of age. As mammals, they are born with a fine sprinkling of hair which through the years mostly disappear. Whaling started in Norway, some 5000 years ago, with the Southern Right Whales making easy targets by ruthless hunters. These beautiful animals are slow swimmers and float when killed, thus making them the “Right Whale” to hunt. Even though commercial whaling has been banned for more than 20 years, people continue to fire harpoons into these gentle creatures, causing many species to be endangered. The Southern Right Whale is conservation dependent with about 3000 in the sea to date.

LIFESPAN The lifespan of the Southern Right whale is estimated to be 90 - 100 years.

REPRODUCTION The gestation period is about 12 months and the calf is born tail first. The newborn is helped to the surface of the ocean by its mother to take its first breath, and after thirty minutes has learned to swim. The calf and mother spend the first year together, with the baby living off its mother's milk. Whales breed in warmer waters and females usually have one calf every 1-3 years.

BREACHING When a whale leaps out of the water, sometimes twirling around, it is called breaching. This action may be done purely for play, or may be used to loosen skin parasites and other irritations the whale might have. Breaching is also believed to be a means of communication with other whales and is usually done in sets of between four and six. May/June 2012

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European Tour swings into Shanghai Golf ’s European Tour has expanded its presence in Asia by adding the lucrative Shanghai Masters tournament to its calendar, with the agreement including a deal for BMW to take up the title sponsorship of the event. Golf ’s European Tour has expanded its presence in Asia by adding the lucrative Shanghai Masters tournament to its calendar, with the agreement including a deal for BMW to take up the title sponsorship of the event. The announcement was made by the European Tour, China Golf Association and BMW last month. Last year's maiden event at the new Lake Malaren Golf Club was not sanctioned by a major tour, but this deal will allow the inaugural US$7 million BMW Masters to take place from October 25-28. The BMW Masters will bring the total number of tournaments on the European Tour’s 2012 Race to Dubai to 47 and represent the third on mainland China this year. After the Majors, World Golf Championships and the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, the BMW Masters will be the most lucrative event on the Tour. Last year’s inaugural event saw Rory McIlroy walk away with a $2 million winner’s cheque, the richest first prize in golf. As well as the BMW Masters, the German automotive giant is also the title sponsor of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Club in England and the International Open in Germany. “As the name indicates, the BMW Masters will play a particularly significant role in BMW’s commitment to the sport as a ‘Global Golf Player’,” added Ian Robertson, a member of the board of BMW’s marketing and sales unit. “The BMW Masters is another highlight in our sustainable global golf strategy. China is a key market for BMW and golf is the ideal stage, on which to present our claim of dynamics and precision.” 34

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Introduction Golf tourism, in its own right, has developed into a successful business, and there are numerous tour operators tailoring their offers to the specific needs of golfers all over the world. Whether as a primary motivation for a holiday or simply as a secondary activity, golf attracts millions of holidaymakers worldwide. According to IAGTO1, international golf tourism exceeded 50 million travelers in 2011. Golf tourists purchase many different goods and services while on their trip, supporting a wide range of businesses such as hotels, restaurants, retailers and, of course, golf facilities themselves through the purchase of green fees, golf equipment and cart rental. IAGTO estimates golfers’ spend to be 120% more than that of other travelers’. While golf tourism demand still lags behind the volume of pre-crisis years, we were pleased to note that the number of golf tourists was on the increase in 2011 and there are several emerging golf destinations in the market. Nearly three-quarters of the tour operators surveyed are also positive about the future. In order to provide a reflection of golf tourism trends in today’s challenging economic environment, KPMG’s Golf Advisory Practice has undertaken the Golf Travel Insights survey among international golf tour operators for the third time in early 2012. Continued on p38 36

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Golf bookings in 2011 Golf bookings indicate a positive trend in market demand as 60% of the surveyed golf tour operators have experienced an increase in the number of golf trips2 in 2011, compared to only 38% in our survey last year. A similarly encouraging sign is that fewer operators reported a decrease in bookings: 12% versus 54% in the year 2010. More than half of golf tourists booked 4-7 night trips in 2011, while a quarter booked short trips of 1-3 nights and 20% stayed for longer than a week. This distribution was similar in previous years, indicating little change in the average length of stay. About 35% of all bookings were group bookings in 2011, typically by groups of 8-12.

Most popular destinations The most popular destinations in 2011 continued to be Spain and Portugal, together with the UK and Ireland, while emerging destinations like Thailand, Vietnam and Turkey are also enjoying an increasing interest. Italy and Bulgaria are also considered as emerging golf tourism hot spots by many operators. North African destinations (including Egypt, Tunisia and to some extent Morocco) were hit hard in 2011 by the Arabic uprising in terms of inbound golf tourism. On the other hand, golf markets of Mediterranean Europe (Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Turkey) could benefit slightly from the Arabic unrest by taking over some of the golf tourism demand. The United States traditionally has a very strong domestic golf tourism market, while Argentina and the Dominican Republic have become more and more popular outbound tourism destinations for US citizens.

Golf tourists and their expectations The biggest golf travelers remain the Americans, the Canadians and the Brits, followed by the Scandinavians (mainly Swedish) and the Germans. While golf tourists care most about the quality of the golf courses at a destination, they are becoming more and more price sensitive. Continued on p40 38

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R&A and PGAs of Europe: ‘Freely Exporting Education World Wide’ Golf ’s policy of freely exporting education around the world was dramatically emphasised in two months of widespread activity recently when NINE emerging countries were visited as the Golf Development Programme gathered yet more pace. New golfing nations – spread between South and Central America, the Caribbean and the Far East- benefited from the joint initiative between The R&A and the PGAs of Europe as highly qualified consultant coaches were funded in helping fledgling golf cultures to adopt best practices as they grow the game. Between midOctober and December golfing missionary-style trips were undertaken to Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Republic of the Union of Myanmar (more commonly known as Burma), Panama and Trinidad and Tobago thereby taking the number of countries receiving such aid past the 50 mark funded by R&A surpluses from the staging of The Open Championship.

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Continued from p38 Accessibility remains a key factor, and particularly the availability of direct flights to a golf destination plays an important role. In regard to playing activities, a golf tourist generally plays 4-6 rounds of golf on 3-5 different courses on a one-week golf holiday. Continued on p42

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Pricing Based on our survey, a 1-3 night golf trip, including accommodation and green fee but excluding flight, costs between EUR 300 and 600, depending on the destination. A 4-7 night trip typically costs EUR 600-900, while those who travel for longer than a week should budget over EUR 1,500, with some luxury golf trips costing as much as EUR 5,000. Thirty-nine percent of golf tour operators have recorded an increase in package price, while the majority kept prices stable in 2011. Changes in pricing, however, also depend on which destinations they organize trips to. For instance, prices of golf trips in the markets of South-East Asia (e.g. Thailand and Vietnam) have increased significantly (30-50%), and have also gone up in Turkey by 10-20%. On the other hand, a 10-20% price decrease was experienced in Spain and Portugal. Continued on p44

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Booking methods According to travel agents who participated in our survey, most bookings are made over the phone or by email/Internet, with golfers seeking personal contact with the agents in order to get information and advice. As golf trips are typically tailored to the tourists’ needs, many do not find standardized Internet platforms a viable way of booking golf trips. Over half of the trips are booked 1-6 months prior to the travel date, while 25% are booked more than six months in advance (typically group bookings). About one fifth of the bookings are made within one month of the travel date. Continued on p52

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RESULTS & RANKINGS

SUNSHINE TOUR

Well done Jake Roos in winning the Platinum Classic.

Platinum Classic, Mooinooi GC, 22 - 24 March 2012 1 Jake Roos RSA T2 Anthony Michael RSA Chris Swanepoel RSA T4 Ulrich van den Berg RSA Dean Burmester RSA T6 James Kamte RSA Warren Abery RSA Divan van den Heever RSA T9 Graham van der MerweRSA Doug McGuigan RSA Allan Versfeld RSA

66-66-70 72-67-63 66-71-65 68-66-69 68-66-69 68-69-67 67-67-70 64-66-74 70-70-65 71-67-67 70-67-68

202 (-14) 202 (-14) 202 (-14) 203 (-13) 203 (-13) 204 (-12) 204 (-12) 204 (-12) 205 (-11) 205 (-11) 205 (-11)

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Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open, Royal Harare GC, 19 - 22 April 2012 1 2 3 4 T5

Chris Swanepoel Trevor Fisher Jnr Ruan de Smidt Colin Nel Jean Hugo Titch Moore Justin Walters 8 Desvonde Botes T9 Anthony Michael Tyrone Ryan Teboho Sefatsa Danie van Tonder Ulrich van den Berg

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

71-69-69-64 273 (-15) 70-65-69-69 273 (-15) 70-65-69-71 275 (-13) 70-69-73-67 279 (-9) 71-71-69-69 280 (-8) 71-74-65-70 280 (-8) 72-66-69-73 280 (-8) 71-69-72-69 281 (-7) 73-71-72-67 283 (-5) 71-75-70-67 283 (-5) 72-71-71-69 283 (-5) 72-71-68-72 283 (-5) 69-69-71-74 283 (-5)

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79,250.00 48,750.00 48,750.00 27,500.00 27,500.00 16,166.66 16,166.66 16,166.66 11,333.33 Masters Tournament, Augusta National, 5 – 8 April 2012 11,333.33 11,333.33 1 Bubba Watson USA 69-71-70-68 278 (-10) $ 1,440,000.00 2 Louis Oosthuizen RSA 68-72-69-69 278 (-10) $ 864,000.00 T3 Lee Westwood ENG 67-73-72-68 280 (-8) $ 384,000.00 Matt Kuchar USA 71-70-70-69 280 (-8) $ 384,000.00 Peter Hanson SWE 68-74-65-73 280 (-8) $ 384,000.00 Phil Mickelson USA 74-68-66-72 280 (-8) $ 384,000.00 237,750.00 172,500.00 103,800.00 Other Southern Africans RSA 72-75-75-74 296 (+8) $ 19,960.00 73,650.00 T50 Charl Schwartzel RSA 78-71-76-76 301 (+13) $ 17,920.00 53,100.00 60 Trevor Immelman 53,100.00 53,100.00 36,900.00 27,450.00 27,450.00 27,450.00 27,450.00 27,450.00

SUNSHINE TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS OF 23 APRIL 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Branden Grace Louis Oosthuizen Tjaart van der Walt Jaco Van Zyl Retief Goosen Trevor Fisher Jnr Dawie Van der Walt Keith Horne Michiel Bothma Thomas Aiken Oliver Bekker Darren Fichardt Chris Swanepoel Tyrone Ferreira Jaco Ahlers Richard Sterne Shaun Norris Lyle Rowe Ulrich van den Berg Jbe' Kruger

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

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2,315,675.00 1,664,250.00 1,277,700.00 1,153,621.99 911,824.00 864,305.33 748,473.51 622,236.00 591,005.33 550,708.00 509,050.00 493,333.51 475,544.85 449,476.66 435,083.33 432,250.00 426,008.00 402,233.00 315,483.00 295,579.00

3 1 4 3 2 5 4 3 5 3 5 5 6 6 6 3 6 6 6 3

Bubba Watson, winner of the US Masters. RBC Heritage, Harbour Town Golf Links, 12 – 15 April 2012 Carl Pettersson Zach Johnson Colt Knost Billy Mayfair Kevin Stadler

SWE USA USA USA USA

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

270 (-18) 275 (-13) 276 (-12) 278 (-10) 278 (-10)

$ 1,026,000.00 $ 615,600.00 $ 387,600.00 $ 250,800.00 $ 250,800.00

PGA TOUR

Other South Africans T17 Rory Sabbatini T29 Brendon de Jonge Trevor Immelman T37 Tim Clark

RSA ZIM RSA RSA

70-72-68-72 72-70-71-72 71-71-71-72 73-67-72-74

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$ $ $ $

Shell Houston Open, Redstone GC Tournament Course 29 March – 1 April 2012

Valero Texas Open, TPC San Antonio · San Antonio, Texas 19 – 22 April 2012

1 2 3 T4

Hunter Mahan Carl Pettersson Louis Oosthuizen Keegan Bradley Brian Davis

USA SWE RSA USA ENG

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69-67-65-71 65-70-67-71 67-66-66-75 67-69-69-71 68-65-69-74

272 (-16) 273 (-15) 274 (-14) 276 (-12) 276 (-12)

$ 1,080,000.00 1 $ 648,000.00 T2 $ 408,000.00 $ 236,250.00 T4 $ 236,250.00

70-69-69-70 70-70-72-72

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Ben Curtis Matt Every John Huh Bob Estes Brian Gay

Other South Africans 132,000.00 T56 Garth Mulroy 21,000.00 T77 Brendon de Jonge

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85,500.00 34,698.75 34,698.75 24,510.00

USA USA USA USA USA

67-67-73-72 63-74-73-71 77-68-67-69 72-72-70-69 73-69-71-70

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$ $ $ $ $

1,116,000.00 545,600.00 545,600.00 244,125.00 244,125.00

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71-71-76-77 72-75-79

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Other South Africans 26 Tyrone Van Aswegen 133 Brenden Pappas 173 Dawie van der Walt

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CHAMPIONS TOUR Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay, TPC Tampa Bay, 13 – 15 April 2012

Ben Curtis winner of the Valero Texas Open. PGA TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS OF 23 APRIL 2012 1 2 3 4 5

Bubba Watson Hunter Mahan Phil Mickelson Rory McIlroy Justin Rose

Other Southern Africans 16 Louis Oosthuizen 45 Ernie Els 48 Charl Schwartzel 86 Brendon de Jonge 89 Rory Sabbatini 99 Trevor Immelman 131 Retief Goosen 168 Garth Mulroy

USA USA USA NIR ENG

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$ $ $ $ $

3,124,138.00 3,094,040.00 2,515,481.00 2,424,000.00 2,175,206.00

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1,462,839.00 717,344.00 694,060.00 415,968.00 401,100.00 341,819.00 182,766.00 88,604.00

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Michael Allen Kenny Perry Peter Senior Corey Pavin Bernhard Langer

USA USA AUS USA GER

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

201 (-15) 204 (-12) 206 (-10) 208 (-8) 209 (-7)

$ $ $ $ $

240,000.00 140,800.00 115,200.00 95,200.00 76,000.00

Other Southern Africans T48 David Frost RSA T64 Mark McNulty IRE

75-71-74 75-71-78

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Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, Savannah Harbor Golf Resort, 20 – 22 Apr 2012 1 2 3

David Frost/Michael Allen John Cook/ Joey Sindelar Chien Soon Lu/ Jeff Sluman Andy Bean/Brad Bryant Brad Faxon/Tom Purtzer

Other Southern Africans T13 Tom Kite/Mark McNulty

RSA/USA USA/USA KOR/USA USA/USA USA/USA

62-63-62 187 (-29) 63-64-61 188 (-28) 63-64-62 189 (-27) 63-64-62 189 (-27) 62-64-63 189 (-25)

$ 230,000.00 $ 135,000.00 $ 91,333.34 $ 91,333.33 $ 91,333.33

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CHAMPIONS TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS OF 23 APRIL 2012

NATIONWIDE TOUR Soboba Golf Classic Presented by Hub International, The CC at Soboba Springs, 5 – 8 April 2012 1 Andres Gonzales 2 Andrew Svoboda T3 Michael Letzig Alistair Presnell T5 Camilo Benedette Adam Hadwie

USA USA USA USA COL AUS

Other Southern Africans T32 Tyrone Van Aswegen RSA

67-70-68-71 276 (-12) 71-70-66-71 278 (-10) 72-70-67-70 279 (-9) 72-68-71-68 279 (-9) 75-67-68-70 280 (-8) 71-71-65-73 280 (-8)

$ $ $ $ $ $

135,000.00 81,000.00 43,500.00 43,500.00 27,375.00 27,375.00

72-70-73-72 287 (-1)

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Michael Allen Bernhard Langer Corey Pavin Kenny Perry John Cook

USA GER USA USA USA

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$ $ $ $ $

891,782.00 552,682.00 475,550.00 434,370.00 425,513.00

Other Southern Africans 9 David Frost 30 Mark McNulty 32 Nick Price

RSA IRE ZIM

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$ $ $

358,573.00 156,277.00 137,103.00

Congratulations to David Frost and Michael Allen with winning the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am.

TPC Stonebrae Championship, TPC Stonebrae, 12 – 15 April 2012 1 Alex Aragon T2 Paul Haley II Matt Harmon Duffy Waldorf T5 Bio Kim Rob Oppenheim

USA USA USA USA KOR USA

Other Southern Africans T7 Tyrone Van Aswegen RSA

67-70-67-66 270 (-10) 68-66-69-68 271 (-9) 71-68-71-61 271 (-9) 67-69-67-68 271 (-9) 75-68-66-63 272 (-8) 69-68-67-68 272 (-8)

$ $ $ $ $ $

108,000.00 44,800.00 44,800.00 44,800.00 22,800.00 22,800.00

69-67-64-73 273 (-7)

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NATIONWIDE TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS OF 23 APRIL 2012 1 2 3 4 5

Andres Gonzales Paul Haley II Andrew Svoboda Alex Aragon Skip Kendall

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$ $ $ $ $

195,810.00 156,280.00 150,925.00 135,921.00 112,111.00

EUROPEAN TOUR Sicilian Open, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort 29 Mar - 1 Apr 2012 1 OLESEN Thorbjørn 2 WOOD Chris T3 COLSAERTS Nicolas KJELDSEN Søren 5 LARA José Manuel

DEN ENG BEL DEN ESP

68-69-67-69 273 (-15) 67-71-72-64 274 (-14) 67-71-69-69 276 (-12) 65-72-71-68 276 (-12) 69-70-70-68 277 (-11)

€ € € € €

166,660.00 111,110.00 56,300.00 56,300.00 42,400.00

Other Southern Africans T19 HAINDL Alex RSA T41 MULROY Garth RSA 65 VAN DER WALT TjaartRSA

66-74-74-67 281 (-7) 70-67-74-74 285 (-3) 69-70-81-74 294 (+8)

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Investec Royal Swazi Sun Open Vodacom Origins of Golf The Alliance Trophy Nashua Golf Challenge

Royal Swazi GC Simola Golf & Country Estate TBA Lost City GC

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Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC

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Lombard Insurance Classic` Royal Swazi GC Vodacom Origins of Golf Zebula CC Indo Zambia Bank Zambia Open TBA

JULY 2012 26 - 28

Vodacom Origins of Golf

De Zalze GC

SUNSHINE BIG EASY TOUR MAY 2012 10 – 11 24 – 25

Sunshine Big Easy Tour Sunshine Big Easy Tour

JUNE 2012 21 – 22

Sunshine Big Easy Tour

JULY 2012 17 – 18

Sunshine Big Easy Tour

AMATEUR EVENTS – MEN MAY 2012 5-6 6 – 11 6

Vaal Senior Amateur Open SA Country Districts WP Mid-Amateur Open

Maccauvlei GC Polokwane GC Atlantic Beach GC

CONTACT DETAILS

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Highveld Amateur SA Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Open Border Strokeplay KwaZulu Natal Amateur

Ermelo GC Vaal de Grace TBA San Lameer GC

JUNE 2012 2–3 3 23 – 24 24 – 25 24 – 28 27 – 28 30 - 1 July

Southern Cape Senior Amateur Open Lowveld Open EP Mid-Amateur Open Border Senior Amateur Open Nomads SA Boys U/16 S/Play Eastern Cape Senior Eastern Province Senior Amateur Open

JULY 2012 6–8 22 29

Limpopo Open Lowveld Mid-Amateur Open North West Mid-Amateur Open

George GC Nelspruit GC TBA East London GC Pretoria CC Fish River GC St Francis Bay GC TBA TBA TBA

AMATEUR EVENTS – LADIES MAY 2012 6–9 20 – 23

54 Hole Gauteng Championships WGSA 72 Hole Team Championships

JUNE 2012 3–4 9 – 10 23 – 26

Ekurhuleni 54 Hole Stroke Play Championship Limpopo Championships Polokwane GC Nomads SA Girls Championship Orkney GC

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Gauteng North Championships Sanlam SA Women's Amateur Match Play Championship Nomads Gauteng Stroke Play Championship

Glendower GC Polokwane GC TBA

Irene CC Benoni CC Wanderers GC

CONTACT DETAILS

KZN Golf Union Mpumalanga Golf Union Limpopo Golf Union North-West Province Golf Union May/June 2012

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RESULTS & RANKINGS Maybank Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur G&CC, 12 - 15 April 2012 1 2 T3

OOSTHUIZEN Louis RSA GALLACHER Stephen SCO CABRERA-BELLO RafaelESP LIPSKY David USA WILLETT Danny ENG

Other South Africans 6 SCHWARTZEL Charl 7 OTTO Hennie 11 KRUGER Jbe 40 GRACE Branden 56 KARMIS Peter 71 HORNE Keith

RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA

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

271 (-17) 274 (-14) 276 (-12) 276 (-12) 276 (-12)

€ € € € €

314,700.00 209,798.00 97,559.00 97,559.00 97,559.00

64-75-70-68 71-64-72-72 70-65-77-68 69-72-72-73 72-70-74-73 72-72-78-74

277(-11) 279 (-9) 280 (-8) 286 (-2) 289 (+1) 296 (+8)

€ € € € € €

66,088.00 45,978.00 30,854.00 11,141.00 6,231.00 2,832.00

RACE TO DUBAI AS OF 23 APRIL 2012 1 2 3 4 5

MCILROY Rory OOSTHUIZEN Louis ROSE Justin GRACE Branden HANSON Peter

Other South Africans 10 SCHWARTZEL Charl 12 KRUGER Jbe 16 GOOSEN Retief 21 COETZEE George 29 ELS Ernie 40 OTTO Hennie 43 VAN ZYL Jaco 53 HORNE Keith 64 VAN DER WALT Tjaart 74 MULROY Garth 76 AIKEN Thomas 77 KINGSTON James 98 STERNE Richard

NIR RSA ENG RSA SWE

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€ € € € €

1,348,517.00 1,293,705.00 1,257,331.00 1,053,850.00 986,471.00

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

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542,720.00 446,037.00 345,137.00 314,362.00 249,481.00 184,243.00 174,299.00 144,876.00 117,300.00 93,285.00 91,185.00 90,922.00 66,535.00

EUROPEAN SENIORS TOUR First Tournament 11 May 2012

Louis Oosthuizen winner of the Maybank Malaysian Open.

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR

Volvo China Open, Binhai Lake GC, 19 - 22 April 2012 1 2 3 T4

GRACE Branden COLSAERTS Nicolas FINCH Richard COETZEE George DUBUISSON Victor

Other South Africans T18 KRUGER Jbe T44 HORNE Keith

RSA BEL ENG RSA FRA

67-67-64-69 68-67-66-69 67-73-65-66 72-67-64-69 69-68-68-67

267 (-21) 270 (-18) 271 (-17) 272 (-16) 272 (-16)

€ € € € €

398,595.00 265,730.00 149,712.00 110,491.00 110,491.00

RSA RSA

66-72-69-69 276 (-12) 72-68-72-69 281 (-7)

€ €

28,795.00 12,675.00

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR ORDER OF MERITT AS OF 23 APRIL 1 2 3 4 5

Phillip ARCHER Seve BENSON Maximilian KIEFFER Chris LLOYD Lasse JENSEN

ENG ENG GER ENG DEN

3 3 3 3 3

€ € € € €

46,297.00 35,552.00 32,000.00 25,022.00 22,379.00

Other South Africans 9 Tyrone FERREIRA 13 Justin WALTERS T49 Oliver BEKKER Merrick BREMNER

RSA RSA RSA RSA

2 2 1 1

€ € € €

13,570.00 10,110.00 2,577.00 2,577.00

ASIAN TOUR

ASIAN TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS OF 23 APRIL 2012 1 2 3 4 5

Well done Branden on your third European Tour win of the year. 50

Jbe KRUGER David LIPSKY Prom MEESAWAT Scott HEND Anirban LAHIRI

Other South Africans 52 Peter KARMIS 113 Anton HAIG

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$ $ $ $ $

437,519.91 202,696.67 138,436.86 137,109.97 114,977.99

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Jbe Kruger Asian order of merit leader. Tandi Cuningham, leading South African on LET Tour LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR ORDER OF MERIT AS OF 23 APRIL 2012 1 2 3 4 5

Jessica KORDA Christel BOELJON Shanshan FENG Karen LUNN Julieta GRANADA

Other South Africans 11 Tandi CUNINGHAM 29 Lee-Anne PACE 56 Stacy Lee BREGMAN 67 Connie CHEN 82 Ashleigh SIMON

Rory Mcilroy new world nr 1

USA NLD CHN AUS PAR

2 2 1 5 2

€ € € € €

122,595.00 63,631.50 56,275.95 54,463.19 51,195.26

RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA

1 3 1 4 3

€ € € € €

27,868.75 13,689.13 5,411.25 4,305.85 2,848.65

OFFICIAL WORLD GOLF RANKING AS OF 23 APRIL 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Rory McIlroy Luke Donald Lee Westwood Bubba Watson Hunter Mahan Martin Kaymer Steve Stricker Tiger Woods Phil Mickelson Justin Rose

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9.46 9.31 8.40 6.40 5.76 5.46 5.44 5.40 5.25 5.13

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Other Southern Africans 11 Louis Oosthuizen 13 Charl Schwartzel 57 Retief Goosen 63 Ernie Els 66 Branden Grace 70 George Coetzee 83 Jaco Van Zyl 86 Rory Sabbatini 92 Thomas Aiken 100 Hennie Otto

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Future outlook Similarly to last year, over two-thirds of the surveyed tour operators expect a slight growth in golf tourism in the short to medium term, and about a fifth expects stagnation. While 9% are pessimistic and predict a decrease, 4% foresee spectacular growth. Whether tour operators have positive expectations about the future of their business also depends on which destinations they focus on. According to IAGTO, golf tourism continues to grow at pace, and is soon expected to reach the level of 2007 (before the economic downturn). Destinations with a strong product mix, competitive price and appropriate promotion strategy can especially prosper in the coming years.

Appendix – Survey profile This report is based on a global survey of golf tour operators, performed by KPMG’s Golf Advisory Practice in early 2012, reflecting the year 2011. Ninety golf tour operators from 35 countries have participated in the survey. Nearly half of the responses were received from European golf tour operators, 24% from Asia and 23% from those located in the Americas, with the remainder being Africa-based or from Australia and New Zealand.

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NEWS CLIP

R&A confirm putter “anchoring” is under review The legality of players “anchoring” their putting stroke is under active review by golf ’s governing bodies, The R&A’s Chief Executive Peter Dawson confirmed today. The move had been prompted by the recent upsurge in use of anchored putting strokes on Tour – not just among older players – but a final decision is yet to be made. Any action that is taken would most probably be by amending the Rules on method of stroke rather than limiting putter length, with any change effective from 1 January 2016, when the next edition of the Rules of Golf is published. Speaking during a press conference at Royal Lytham & St Annes, venue for this year’s Open Championship, Dawson said: “The use of long and belly putters, and in particular any anchoring of the club against any part of the player’s body, has been under review by The R&A and USGA for some time. The recent upsurge in use of anchored putting strokes on Tour has brought the subject into renewed focus. “We appreciate that this is a complex and emotive issue that divides opinion. Any decision will be made with the best interests of the game in mind and introduced only after a lengthy period of notice.” No specific length of time has been given for a decision to be made, with the final decision resting with the Rules committees of The R&A and USGA. May/June 2012

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The thing about a golfing breakaway to Mossel Bay is that it’s best if it’s done with the kids.

“Mossel Bay is the Do Stuff Destination for the whole family, and that means that there’s a whole lot of attractions activities to keep your spouse or your kids busy if they aren’t golfers,” said Mossel Bay Tourism’s Marcia Holm. She said that the town considers the natural environment its biggest attraction, but that the many indoor attractions (like aquariums, entertainment centres, museums, shopping, and beauty spas) ensure that there’s something to do even on the wettest of days. “And, by the way, that doesn’t happen very often - we have more than 300 days of sunshine a year here on this stretch of the coast.” Which is good news for play, of course. Ms. Holm said that Mossel Bay’s tourism industry has begun to embrace the principles of responsible tourism - which is ‘tourism that creates better places for people to live in, and better places to visit. “We all want to leave a better world for our children, and, since tourism has such a large impact on travellers, hosts, economies and the natural environment, it’s become imperative that we pay attention to we travel and how this will impact on the future. “Fortunately Mossel Bay offers a number of fun ways of exploring both the environment and our different cultures,” she said. “These range from 5-night walking tours (the 56

Oystercatcher Trail and Hunter-Gatherer Trails, during which you learn about our ancient ancestors, and how they survived - and thrived - on this part of the coast), to the touch tanks at the Dias Museum Complex’s Shell Museum and at Oceans Aquarium at The Point - where even the littlest of the kids begin to learn about the creatures in our seas. “And our cultural experiences - like Back Road Safari’s Meet The People Tours - create opportunities for meaningful interaction with local businesspeople from across the community. “And since responsible tourism is all about generating mutual respect, engaging with one another, and reducing our impact on the world, these activities sensitise and educate - but subtly, and with real impact.” Ms. Holm said that the town has recently selected a ‘Responsible Tourism Photo of The Year.’ “It was taken by Fiona Ayerst and shows her son, Finn, and his dad, Ryan Johnson, looking at a smooth-hound shark in the aquarium at The Point - and we think it tells powerful stories about responsible tourism and about Mossel Bay. “Especially, it says ‘you’re all welcome!’,” she said.

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PEZULA CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE KNYSNA – GARDEN ROUTE

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Pezula Championship Golf Course is located in the Western Cape of South Africa in the picturesque town of Knysna, the jewel of the world famous Garden Route. This stunningly beautiful golf course is a sweeping spectacle of fairways and greens rolling through the pristine Southern Cape landscape. The breathtaking, award-winning 18-hole golf course, designed by David Dale and Ronald Fream of GolfPlan USA, offers visitors who wish to play the ultimate golf course in Knysna, an unsurpassed golf experience, and rates amongst the best and the most scenic golf courses in the world. Covering 254ha on the Knysna cliff-tops, the Pezula Championship Course has views of both the Knysna Lagoon and the Indian Ocean. Par for the course is 72 and includes tees from beginners all the way up to Championship level. In 2001, just a few months after it opened, the course was awarded Best New Golf Course in South Africa. Since 2005 Pezula has been rated Five Star Golf Experience every year by Compleat Golf Magazine. The Pezula Golf Club offers Clubhouse facilities are that in keeping with the overall five-star experience which includes a restaurant and bar that has recently been refurbished which leads onto the terrace with spectacular views. There is a fully stocked golf shop with many of the well known brands, a short game practice area and a putting green. A smaller private dining room and a separate function room with a bar and lounge are also available. Golf lessons are available from the Club’s PGA Professional – please contact Simon Jourdan on 044 3025310/1. The course is designed to test every shot, making it a challenging, rewarding and complete golf experience for players of all levels. Signature holes have been earmarked as the 13th and 14th. The average round will take you 4 hours 20 minutes, including a halfway break. Golf carts are obligatory. Proper golf attire applies and short socks are permitted. Soft spikes are compulsory. Rental sets of golf clubs are available for guests who do not bring their own clubs. Tee times must be booked in advance and official handicaps are required. All 18-hole rates include the green fee, a seat on a golf cart, still water on the cart, a halfway meal and beverage. 58

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Friendly and professional service is integral to the Pezula culture and visitors are always welcome. Whether you wish to play golf or to simply enjoy a relaxing meal in the Club House Restaurant, Pezula is the place to be! Come join us on the deck if you can spare a moment and enjoy the spectacular view of the golf course and the Indian Ocean.

NEW MEMBERSHIP STRUCTURE 2012 – MAKES MEMBERSHIP AT PEZULA VERY AFFORDABLE!

For more information on golf or Membership at Pezula call 044 3025300 or email golf@pezulagolf.com Their new website is updated daily – www.pezulagolf.com

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Mobiles to be allowed at British Open

LONDON (Reuters) - Spectators will be able to use mobile phones at this year's British Open golf at Royal Lytham & St Annes after organisers announced they were relaxing a ban they put in place in 2006. Tournament organisers are particularly sensitive to phones ringing while players play their shots, leading the governing Royal & Ancient to introduce a complete ban at The Open. However, because of the growth of smart phones and the golfing apps that go with them, it has relented. Fans will be able to carry their phones with them on the course, although calls will have to be made in designated areas. "There is no denying the attachment people feel to their mobile phones both in terms of gathering information and staying in touch with family and friends," R&A chief executive Peter Dawson said in a statement on Monday. "We understand this and allowing their use at the Championship will enrich The Open experience." Dawson said fans would be able to use a range of Open apps, allowing them to keep tabs on scoreboards, tee times, news and video highlights. "We understand there will be concerns over this change in policy but will be liaising with spectators at the Championship to ensure calls are not taking place near play," he said. "Our spectators are very knowledgeable and understand golf and so we are confident they will respect the players." The Open begins on July 19. May/June 2012

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ASGCA Members Share Viewpoints on State-of-the-Game At the recent Golf Industry Show in Las Vegas, several American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) members shared their views on some of the industry’s top issues. The discussion took place during the event’s annual “Trends in Contemporary Golf Course Architecture” presentation moderated by ASGCA President Rick Phelps and featuring ASGCA Past President Damian Pascuzzo; Gil Hanse, ASGCA; and Jerry Lemons, ASGCA Associate. On growing the game… Jerry Lemons: “Everyone needs to ask, ‘What first made you fall in love with golf?’ From there, work on making golf fun for all, affordable, accessible to anyone and then you are making business sense.”

Damian Pascuzzo: “Part of the attraction is that I can play with the same equipment and on the same courses as the very best players in the world. I will never get together with my friends and play baseball at Fenway Park, but I can play Pebble Beach and TPC.” On the value of golf course rankings… Gil Hanse: “Rankings are more a popularity contest than a true evaluation of architecture. Rankings fill magazine pages in the off season, but most people buy golf magazines for instructions and features, not rankings.” Pascuzzo: “Reading about rankings is no substitute for going out and seeing the great golf courses. It’s like just reading about great works of art instead of going out and seeing them first hand.”

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SPECIAL FEATURE – GHOLFBANE: GROEN OASIS OF GROEN WOESTYN

OMGEWINGS- EN GEMEENSKAPS-IMPAK VAN GOLFBANE In vorige uitgawes het ons die positiewe impak van gholfbane op die natuurlike omgewing bespreek. Hierdie positiewe impak is natuurlik geensins beperk tot slegs die fauna en flora nie. Die sosio-ekonomiese impak van ‘n gholfbaan of gholflandgoed op die mense woonagtig in die omgewing is ewe indrukwekkend. In stedelike gebiede waar werkers redelik gemaklik kan rondbeweeg is die sosio-ekonomiese impak op die mense in die direkte omgewing soms versteek. In Johannesburg, byvoorbeeld, sal werkers op ‘n gholfbaan geleȅ in die ooste van die stad, tipies van verskeie gebiede rondom Johannesburg soos byvoorbeeld Alexandra, Tembisa, Diepkloof, Soweto, ens. afkomstig wees. Alhoewel die werkskeppings potensiaal van ‘n gholfbaan duidelik is, is dit moeilik om ‘n direkte impak op die spesifieke omgewing waarin die gholfbaan geleȅ is te bepaal. In die geval van ‘n landelike gholfontwikkeling soos bv. Prince’s Grant aan die noordkus van KwaZuluNatal is die sosio-ekonomiese impak op die omliggende omgewing duidelik en oorweldigend. ‘n Werkskeppende oase in ‘n woestyn van werkloosheid. Om dit van naderby te beskou kyk ons eers na die sosio-ekonomiese demografie van die omliggende omgewing. •

Mense woonagtig in die KwaDukuza munisipale gebied: 172 944

Ouderdom 16 – 65 jaar : 118 472

Persone in diens (formele en nie-formele sektore): 46 796 (39,5%)

Geregistreerde werkloses: 9 003 (7,6%)

Mense wat ekonomies onaktief is: 62 673 (52,9%)

(Inligtins bron: Ilembe District Municipality quarterly economic indicators 2nd quarter 2011)

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Inderdaad ’n woestyn

Werkskepping – ‘n positiewe invloed op die omgewing

Ekonomies agtergeblewe omgewing

Die Prince’s Grant Kus gholflandgoed as maatskappy, voorsien voltydse werk aan 150 individue. Verder werk daar op ‘n daaglikse basis nog ±250 mense wat in diens staan van privaat huiseienaars en privaat kontrakteurs. ‘n Minimum van 400 mense wat elke dag hul brood verdien vanweȅ die geleenthede wat daar geskep is as gevolg van ‘n gholfbaan. Bo en behalwe die direkte werksgelenthede op die landgoed is daar natuurlik ook die indirekte werksgeleenthede wat geskep word deur die ekonomiese inspuiting wat huiseienaars en besoekers in die winkels, motorhawens, ens, teweeg bring. ‘n Gholfbaan staan ook nie in isolasie met die omringende gemeenskap nie en daar is menigte voorbeelde van gholfbane wat ‘n aktiewe rol speel in die ontwikkeling van die gemeenskap en ander liefdadigheids programme. Prince’s Grant bied ‘n weeklikse gholf ontwikkelings program vir die plaaslike skoolkinders en het ook ‘n ontwikkelings program vir “caddies”. Die gholfklub dra aktief by tot skole in die omgewing en verskeie organisasies gebruik die gholfbaan om geld in te samel vir verdienstelike projekte.

Inderdaad ’n oase

Prince’s Grant ‘n ware groen oase

Soos in vorige aflewerings gemeld, word die omgewingsimpak van gholfbane en gholflandgoede dikwels onregverdig beoordeel. In hierdie reeks is dit duidelik dat in die geval van die Prince’s Grant Gholflandgoed, soos ook in die meerderheid van ander gevalle, dit ‘n oorweldigende positiewe bydrae tot die omgewing lewer met die volgende bydraes in die besonder: • Verhoogde biodiversiteit • Rehabilitering van sensitiewe kuswoud gebiede wat wind en weer erosie bekamp; • Hersirkulering van afval en die opgradering van die grondwater • ‘n Positiewe bydrae tot die sosio-ekonomiese opheffing van die area waar in dit geleȅ is.

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• Gemeenskapdiens met opleiding en geldelike steun vir verdienstelike projekte in die omgewing. Gholfbane word skerp beoordeel as “groen woestyne”, maar soos gewys in hierdie reeks van vier artikels is die teenoorgestelde waar. Dit is in meeste gevalle ‘n groen oase waar sonder die omgewing baie armer sou wees. Dr. Chris van der Merwe (Ph.D – Dierkunde)

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The PH Fuel Highveld Mid Amateur Open The PH Fuel Highveld Mid Amateur Open was played at a cold and windy Middelburg CC on the 1st of April. 125 entries were received at the final field trimmed to 90 – the course is in mint condition The morning round got underway at 06h45 in really cold conditions. The leader at lunch was Graeme Watson on a fine 69 from William Morkel and Robert Marr on 70. The afternoon cleared somewhat but it was still windy making the course a lot tougher and longer. In the run in for top spot Hardus Maritz put in a charge and was leader in the clubhouse on 142 with Marius Lourens. Graeme was struggling with his game but hung on for level par 72 to win by a single stroke. Rowan du Preez and Henk Geldenhuys shared 4th spot on 144.

Watson adds another trophy to his cabinet Graeme Watson continued to his fine vein of form, which started at the Limpopo Mid-Amateur Open which he won at Zebula in December, with another win in the Volvo sponsored Gauteng North Mid-Amateur Open played at Bronkhorstspruit on the 25th March. Watson posted scores of 67 and 70, to win by 5 shots. Henk Geldenhuys managed rounds of 69 and 73 to finish in second place while Gauteng North players Rod Tiley and Pieter Cooper finished in 3rd and 4th on scores of 143 (1 under) and 144 (level) respectively.

Maiden victory for Van Wyk on Glacier Junior Series Keelan van Wyk claimed his maiden victory on the Glacier Junior Series when he won the Charl Schwartzel Tournament at Maccauvlei GC last month. The 13-year-old Van Wyk chipped in for an eagle on the par-five 18th on his way to a one-under-par 71 and a one-stroke victory over Dylan Naidoo in the A Division. Kyle McClatchie finished third on a count out on one-over-par 73. I’m very happy. This is my first big tournament win, so it feels really good, said Van Wyk, who was impressive off his five handicap. Naidoo seemed to have the tournament in his grasp with his levelpar 72 before Van Wyk’s late charge. But Naidoo was happy with his performance considering he wasn’t even sure he would get into the event. 68

I think it’s so important for junior golf to have tournaments like this and an idol like Charl Schwartzel. We look up to him and he’s proof that we can follow in his footsteps, said Naidoo, who has played in junior events in America and still believes the South African system is one of the best. I have played in events in America, and I finished third in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Florida last year. But I still think our junThe 14-year-old golfer from Mod- ior system is easily one of the best derfontein GC arrived at Maccau- in the world. vlei on the morning of the A DIVISION 18-hole tournament hoping to 71 Keelan van Wyk find a place in the then full field. 72 Dylan Naidoo It was thanks to the non-arrival of one of the players that he was able 73 (count out) Kyle McClatchie to tee it up. www.sagolftrader.co.za

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Dlamini claims wire-to-wire victory at Sanlam Women’s SA Stroke Play Swaziland’s Nobuhle Dlamini survived a late round wobble to end a three year wait with a brilliant wire-to-wire victory in the Sanlam Women’s Amateur SA Stroke Play Championship at Umhlali CC last month. The Tuks Golf Academy student started with an eight shot lead and fired a final round two-over-par 73 to put the seal on a magnificent performance and a runaway victory. Dlamini finished a full 10 shots clear of Mpumalanga’s Izel Pieters, who eagled the par-five 10th and parred the last eight holes for a 73 to sneak into second ahead of Free State amateur Lumien Orton and 17-year-old rising star, Lara Weinstein. Orton, back on the circuit after a year-long lay-off, carded a 76 while Weinstein saved her best golf for the final round and signed off on a 72. “I am just completely overwhelmed at this moment,” said a smiling Dlamini, after popping in the winning putt under thunderous applause from her peers surrounding the 18th green. “This means so much to me. To lift this trophy after trying and coming close for three years, tells me I can really compete. I won the Sanlam SA Match Play in 2009, but this victory tells me I can play, really play.” In the windy conditions over the first two rounds, Dlamini was the only player in the A-Division field of 105 golfers to break par. After an opening 70 and second round 69, she shot a 2 over par 73 for a massive 10 stroke victory. Since joining the Tuks Golf Academy at the University of Pretoria last year, Dlamini has come on in leaps and bounds. She showed her determination when she successfully defended her title as the University of Pretoria's Women's Club Champion by shooting a 36-hole total gross score of 125 (-19) at Centurion CC this February and underlined her growing stature with victories this year at the Eastern Cape Match Play and Stroke Play, the North West Stroke Play and KwaZulu-Natal Match Play. Now, with her first big goal crossed off, the next item on her agenda is the Sanlam Women’s SA Amateur Match Play coming up in July at Benoni CC. “There are a few other tournaments that I would also like to win, but I would love to win the double. May/June 2012

It’s been one of my goals since the beginning of the season and that’s what I’ve been working towards. “To own the double title will be a dream come true.” A-DIVISION TOP 10 1 2 T3

Nobuhle Dlamini 70-69-73 212 Izel Pieters 75-74-73 222 Lumien Orton 77-71-76 224 Lara Weinstein 75-77-72 224 5 Megan Bisset 76-71-78 225 6 Oliviale Roux 80-75-71 226 T7 Magda Kruger 79-77-72 228 Bianca Theron 75-75-78 228 Francesca Cuturi 74-81-73 228 T10 Kim Williams 78-76-75 229 Eugenie Clack 76-75-78 229 Michaela Fletcher 73-78-78 229

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NEWS CLIP

Golf Tourism Exploding in Asia Growth sectors in tourism - domestic and international - are hard to find these days. Business and financial uncertainty, the ongoing fallout from Europe and America's economic woes and faltering economic growth in key markets have impacted severely on many tourism sectors and destinations around the world. With one clear exception: golf tourism to Asia. Led by Thailand, the world's third most popular golf tourism destination behind Spain and the United States, golf tourism to the kingdom and some neighbouring countries is defying accepted norms. Golf tourism to Thailand will attract an estimated record 600,000 inbound visitors and be worth $US2 billion this year, and future growth seems unlimited. Now, other South-East Asian and markets further afield want to cash in. New Zealand, too, is stepping up golf tourism promotion. The marketing group Destination Queenstown has begun a campaign in Asia to alert golf tourists to its seven courses and spectacular other attractions in this South Island holiday haven. 70

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Knees & Thighs By Jan Fourie and Roger Wessels

Roger Wessels* – Golf Director KeNako Golf & Sports Academy

Correct movement and positions in the knees and thighs are very important for the golf swing as this allows one to produce a consistent and powerful strike. Evaluating the movement of the knees and thighs can be done through the use of video or simple driving range aids.

Roger Wessels credentials • 20 Years playing experience on Sunshine Tour. • 11 Tournament wins including SA PGA Championships (1991) & 2 international victories Canadian Masters (1994) and Smurfit COC Pro-Am (1999) • Sunshine Tour, Canadian Tour and European Tour Player. • Studied at Birmingham University after retiring from European Tour in 2003 • Committed to teaching and sharing knowledge.

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Two common problems that are experienced with golfers include: 1. The thighs rotating in, pushing the knees towards each other at address. 2. Moving the knees forward towards the ball or straightening them in the downswing; this causes a change of the angles created at address and this in turn sacrifices space for the hands and arms to work through. If the above sounds familiar, it means that you may not have the required strength and stability in your knees and thighs. Knees pushed in towards each other at address will affect your ability to coil correctly, so sacrificing rhythm and power. Altering your height during the swing, whether it is by the knees bending or straightening too much during the swing, will lead to frustrating inconsistencies in your ability to strike the ball out of the centre of the clubface. Strengthening the muscles that stabilize the Femurs (bone of the thigh), and learning to load the Hamstrings as stabilizers to maintain the angles of the knees (the angle made up by extending a line through the thigh and the lower leg) will help you maintain your height while creating a powerful coil. The following is a great exercise to do in the comfort of your home. All you need is a golf club and a Thera(elastic)- band: 1. Keep your legs together and tie the elastic band tightly around your legs, just below the knees. 2. Then stand up and reposition your legs so that your knees and feet are hip-width apart. Maintain this alignment throughout the exercise. Do not allow the thighs to rotate in and the knees to come together. Pushing out against the band will activate the stabilizer muscles in the hips. 3. Hold a golf club horizontally in front of your thighs. Push your hips back and lower the club straight down in front of the legs by bending your upper body forward from the hips. Maintain a straight spine by keeping the distance between your belt and chest bone at a maximum. Don’t allow your knees to move forward. The knees must be bent to allow your hips to move back, but the knees stay in the same place all the time! 4. Do 3 sets of 12, 3 times per week. If you use a weighted bar, do not do the exercise more than twice per week. Try doing this exercise and we are confident that it will improve your stability and make a difference to your ball striking ability.

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Toe ek n jong man was het almal by die skool gekyk na my omdat ek gholf speel. As hulle gekyk het hoe ons aantrek kan ek hulle nie blameer nie. Die klere was uit die “ouder doos”, gholf skoene was ’n skoen – wit of swart, geen ander keuse – niks het daardie jong mense na die spel toe getrek nie. Ja, tot die vrouens wat gholf gespeel het daardie tyd het 10 jaar ouer gelyk – net deur hoe hulle aangetrek het – lang rok, ’n hemp wat 2 “sizes” te groot was en geen grimmering om die plooie weg te steek nie. Ai, dit was ’n jammerte maar die goeie nuus is alles het verander. Dankie tog vir gholf wat “hip” en “cool” geword het. Die vrouens trek nou baie mooier aan en hulle kan bekostig om hulle mooi lyfies en gesiggies vir ons te wys wat gepaard met ’n pragtige “outfit”, pienk gholf skoene en mooi pastel kleure wat baie mooi op ’n vrou lyk, het gholf sommer heelwat lekkerder geraak vir ons mans, want daar is iets vir die oog as daar te veel “bogeys” in ons pad staan.

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ot die ouer era gholfers wat altyd misluk is met almal, is besig om ’n sin vir humor te kry met die mooier geslag – en hoekom nie. (Dankie aan al julle vrouens daar buite wat ons lewe soveel beter maak op die gholf baan). Dit voel of die hele gholf wêreld om gedraai het in die laaste 3 jaar. Jong mense speel gholf. Hoekom? Hulle kan mooi aantrek, mooi gholfskoene, en ’n vriendeliker atmosfeer. Die gholfbaan is nou ’n lekker plek om te wees. Alhoewel gholf baie kompeterend begin raak het, kan ons nie die mense kwalik neem nie. Gholf is ’n baie individualistiese sport. ’n Gholfer is net so goed soos sy laaste rondte en ons sal agter oor buig om net beter en beter te raak.

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Maar moet tog net nie vergeet dat hierdie nog ’n “gentleman’s” game is nie! Moet tog nie so vas gevang word in daardie dilemma van jou voorgee manipuleer en verkeerde tellings in te handig of geen telling in gee nie. Asb mede gholfers, ons hoor te veel van “ringers” of “trophy hunters”. Moet tog nie dat hierdie spel jou persoonlikheid verander nie! Wees daardie wonderlike men swat die Here ons geskape het. Maak geen foute nie, ek verstaan dat hierdie spel die monster kan uitbring in almal van ons, en is dit nie tog hoekom ons so erg van gholf hou nie! Dit toets ons tot die “limits” toe. Dit toets ons persoonlikheid, humeur, deursettings vermoë, humor, alles in een! En tog as ons in die bed lê die aand, lag ons en sê, more sal ek alles weer oor doen, maar tog so nou en dan iets anders doen om die monster ’n rukkie langer te kan weg hou. Aan almal van julle, geniet hierdie wonderlikke spel. Trek lekker “sexy” aan, wees vriendelik, wees “competitive”, streef na daardie droom van julle. Moet net nooit vergeet dat hierdie is een “game” wat jy nooit gaan “conquer” nie. Hy gaan jou baie meer kere klop as wat jy hom gaan klop. Is dit nie maar die rede hoekom ons hierdie spel speel nie ? Dankie dat julle gholf verander het. Dit is nou “cool” om te sê ek speel gholf. Stuur asb vir my julle opinies by: andrecruse@worldonline.co.za of 082 990 7156. Groete

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Three games, six balls. Play games when you train to keep it realistic on the course!

Ga m e 1

Basics 1: Putting Grip - in the palm of the left hand Paul Cuningham PGA Qualified Teaching Professional at Zebula Golf Estate and Spa.

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Basics 2: Putting Grip front on. Revearse overlap, square in the palms & thumbs down

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d-range without anging putts from mi ch me t ga re mo ke Learn to ma d place them two fee aps. Take six balls an sh to mi t lef tle lit m y fro ht ug eak any na Vary the br along the same line. ty and apart straight back hance your creativi en to s pe slo e btl su wn one do ch d Ea an re. right or up you can sco ball and see how low st one fir h e eac th d at an rt r Sta pa l. a fee you two putt is e on h eac , be die ll wi bir u a der par? Yo you make is y! Can you go six un ge y bo all a is eci tt esp pu pe ree slo you th on a slight nt your ball breaks up w slo ey th w ho en amazed at the amou or ev s the last three balls o the as you move toward to just drop them int arn Le s. pe slo wn do up d an on le up , ho up e th eed h or sp throug lers and roll them cup on the down hil hillers.

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Get your long-range pu tts into that three foot zone! If a green is medium paced (around ten on the stimp-meter; ask Dad) and is relatively flat, then if you make a stroke one foot bac k and one foot through, your ball will rol l about ten feet or so. No w for every foot you add into the overall stroke, say a foot and a half back and a foot and half through, your ball will roll anothe r ten feet or so. Two feet back and throu gh and it will finish aro und the 30 foot mark and so on. Now if you have an up or downh iller or the green is quicker or slower tha n the average green the n you adjust the length of your stroke acc ordingly. Once you hav e tuned into your stroke lengths for the sur face you are putting on, then take six balls and start from a flag on the edge of putting green, moving back in ten foot intervals from the hole and start putting bac k towards the hole. See if you can get six out of six into the thr ee foot zone. You will say good-bye to three putts and maybe even ma ke the odd one! Make sure you have the same smooth pace and len gth of stroke back and thr ball strike the middle of ough. Also watch the the putter face to get con sistent distance control.

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Born in Houston, Texas (May 24th 1910) he played barefoot and caddied at courses where the greens were made of sand. Bob Hope called him the funniest amateur comedian in the world. Ben Hogan said "he was the most underrated golfer in history. The man played shots I hadn't dreamed of." He was a nightclub singer for a brief time before he committed himself fully to golf. He won three Masters and 31 events on the PGA Tour. Largely known for his wit and his extravagantly elegant and colorful attire. He once said "If you're going to be in the limelight, you might as well dress like it." Along with Gene Sarazen, he hosted the popular TV show, "Shell's Wonderful World of Golf." He died of a heart attack in Houston, Texas (December 28th 1983) as he was getting ready for a round of golf. Answer on page 96 www.sagolftrader.co.za

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Branden too good in China Branden Grace was untouchable at Binhai Lake GC last month and cruised his way to a three-stroke victory, his third on the European Tour this season. “I thought my first win was around the corner [this season]. To have three before May is literally unbelievable, but I’ve been playing well so I’ve been feeling like I can win and I’ve been giving myself opportunities.” The 23-year-old took his earning tally to a cool €1.05-million after a final-round 69 kept him three strokes clear of Germany’s Nicolas Colsaerts, the only man to take even a whiff at the lead. “I stayed really calm today,” said Grace. “I kept hitting the ball well. I missed a couple of shots the first couple of holes but regrouped well and made the birdies where it counts on the par fives, and just stayed with it from there. Continued on pg 85

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He struggled in Europe during 2011, but after a breakthrough win at the 2012 Joburg Open he found the secret to success. A week later he lifted the Volvo Golf Champions trophy, leaping to number one in the Race to Dubai. “I’m definitely here to win every week I play now,” he added. Due credit must go to caddie to Zack Rasego, who was on Louis Oosthuizen’s bag when he won the 2010 Open Championship. Rasego, now Grace’s caddie, seems to have made the difference to the Fancourt professional’s mindset. Considering it’s only April, Grace is close to the record-books, with three being the magic number. He is the third-youngest player ever to record three wins in a single season, and is the third South African to do so, following in the footsteps of Ernie Els and Retief Goosen. George Coetzee also shot 69 on Sunday and finished tied fourth, a superb result for the 25-yearold. But Grace was the man of the hour, and the limelight was his. May/June 2012

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Third time lucky for Swanepoel in Zimbabwe Chris Swanepoel began his Sunday round five strokes shy of the lead, and would never have guessed he would end up with his first playoff win and the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open title. It’s my first playoff win in three tries, and it’s an incredible feeling,” he said. The 27-year-old fired on all cylinders on his way to the playoff, penciling in 10 birdies to reach 15-under-par and catch a faltering Trevor Fisher and then outdo him in a playoff. “This is a nice win,” said Swanepoel. “Against Fisher – he’s a really good player and a good guy. I feel sorry for him, but unfortunately there can only be one winner, we can’t split it.” While he waited in the clubhouse, Fisher was struggling to finish things, and a missed four-footer for par at the 18th left him tied with Swanepoel. And so the playoff was set on the 18th. The first trip saw both players make pars, but on the second Fisher went left and into the trees with his tee-shot. Swanepoel made the green in regulation and put his birdie putt just a foot past the hole. Fisher, putting for par for 15 feet, failed box the long putt, which left the Pretoria player with a tap-in for victory. Swanepoel was still shocked by the outcome, and happily added: “I thought today one of us might get up there, but I didn’t think I was going to get into a playoff. I just decided to take it shot-by-shot, and the result is really great.” May/June 2012

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1. Where were you born and which schools did you attend? Born in JHB. St Johns Primary School - JHB, Bishops Senior School - CT. My parents moved from JHB to Elgin in 1970. 2. Did you come from a sporting background? Not really - Both my parents played tennis and golf but not at any competitive level. My brother was also a talented sportsman but never played at representative level. 3. At what age did you start playing cricket? I played cricket from a very early age - bowling to my brother. I lived for sport and as a kid always had my cricket bat or soccer ball in my bed. At junior school i always played a year or two above my age and attended extra coaching sessions on weekends. 4. Was it always cricket or did you have any other sporting interests? I did play rugby at Craven Week and WP u/20. After inuring was forced to stop playing. It was always my dream to put on a green & gold rugby jersey. 5. Seems like South African Cricket is in a “good place” with lots of up and coming young players?

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SA has some very talented players currently and will compete against all countries and should be at the top of the rankings in all forms of the game. If one was to add a world class spinner into the Test side we would be almost invincible. 6. Would you do anything different, or any advice on trying to win the World Cup? Our turn will come, and don't be surprised if it is at the next World Cup. With Gary Kirsten at the helm, and the current crop of players we have every chance of winning it. Although our record is poor, every World Cup is a new event and history has no meaning. What SA Cricket must do is sort out its administration. It is critical for our success that the admin is solid and professional. 7. Are you still involved in cricket in any sort of way? No, after cricket i had to focus on my farm and children. Living in Elgin made any involvement impractical. 8. What is your opinion on 20/20 cricket? 20/20 has been a great inspiration. It has developed the skills of all players in all departments of the game. As a result, Test cricket has developed amazingly and has made it so much more entertaining. Unfortunately they are playing too much 20/20 and nobody is watching the other forms of the game. I am not sure that is sustainable.

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9. Your type of game?

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As you would know, i think i was born for 20/20. 10. What was the highlight of your career? As the most exiting and exhilarating it was surely my 100 off 49 balls at Springbok Park against Mike Gatting's team. However, there were many team efforts like: - Winning the Currie Cup for the first time in 1983/84. - Going to the World Cup in 1992. - Winning the Benson & Hedges competition on several occasions. 11. What are you currently doing? Are you still farming, and with what?? Although we live in Elgin and my wife and i farm together with Apples, free range chickens and cut flowers, i work for Pam Golding Properties. I manage the offices in Elgin, Onrus, Hermanus & Stanford. 12. Favourite music? I love all music but of my generation my favorites must be Cat Stevens and Neil Diamond. I also like Adele.

I believe you are playing provincial Golf for Boland?

I been selected for the Boland Seniors team to play in the IPT at Durban CC. I enjoy the competitive side of the game. 3. Any chances of joining the paid ranks? If only? 4.

Do you get a lot of time to play?

I try to practice several times a week after work before i head back home to the farm. This i try in summer, as in winter it becomes quite difficult with the sun setting so early. 5. Where are you currently a member at? I have been a member at Hermanus GC since i was 20 years old. 6. Where would your ultimate golfing destination be? Wouldn't Augusta be amazing ! I went to Scotland last year and played 6 of the British Open Courses. I would love to play in Ireland as well. (one day) 7. Who would be in your ideal fourball? Jack Nicklaus, Will Smith, Jack Nicholson, APK (me)

13. Favourite food? Spaghetti Bolognaise, Lamb Chops, spit roasted, deboned leg of mutton. 14. Favourite drink? Good draught beer, good whiskey, good wine. 15. What are your other hobbies besides golf? My family.

8. Any memorable moments on the golf course? I had an albatross at Royal Cape last year. Par 5, 7th hole. I played at Lost City many years ago with Francois Pienaar, Neil Tovey, and Nick Price - was great fun. 9. What is your favourite club in the bag?

GETTING ON TO GOLF

54 deg Sand wedge.

1. For how long have you been playing golf?

10. Favourite Golf course in South Africa?

I did play as a youngster although once I got to senior school and was boarding and playing so much cricket and rugby there was not much time for golf. During my cricket years i chose not to play as it was time consuming and interfered with my cricket.

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AMAZING DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY. Rent an entire village in the Lowveld including 100 houses and a golf course. Your very own tourist resort. Contact Brian 083 959 4827 or visit www.pgagolf.co.za

Callaway FT 5, 8.5 degree driver, 60 gram NVS stiff shaft. R 800-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

5 Star House on the Vaal River. Just more than an hour from Jo/Burg 4 en suite bedrooms sleeps 8. Swimming pool, braai ,great views on the 12th green. Discounted golf rates. R 350-00 P/P Minimum 2 nights. fouries@global.co.za or Contact Francois 082 568 0061.

BAGS Cleaveland Red and White, 2011 standbag. Spotless. R 950-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Golf stand & cart bags in good condition from R150-00. Maurice @ 012 347 9103 or 082 293 9523.

BALLS Titleist. Pro V1 X. Golf balls. R 350-00 for a dozen new ones. Contact 082 375 7757. 2nd hand Golf balls, Equipment rentals. Contact 082 777 9783.

Cleaveland 9 degree. Launcher 2011 HIGH MOI , Harrison Striper shaft. R 1 000-00. Contact 082 375 7757. 9 Degree Geek Golf DCT driver with Aldila Voodoo SVS6 shaft. As good as new. Used twice as demo. Price – R 2 000-0000 neg. Contact - Kevin 072 723 0089. Taylor Made Superfast TP Burner Driver, 8.5 degree. Black + 12 new Pro'v. R 1 500-00. Call 082 375 7757.

FAIRWAY WOODS & HYBRIDS Ladies Ping, G5 18 degree and G5 26 degree fairway woods, brand new. R 1 100-00 for both. Contact 082 777 9783. Ping G10 , 18 degree, hybrid, steel shaft, R 600-00. Contact 082 777 9783. Taylormade TP, Resque 4. 22 degree, mwt, R 600-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

Taylor Made white, 2011. Resque, 19 degree. R 1 000-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Titleist 2010, 19 degree hybrid, almost new. Contact 082 375 7757.

IRONS Adams idea irons, 3 and 4 hybrids, 5 to wedge black gold stiff Shafts. Cleaveland CG12 56 degree wedge included. R 1 750-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Cleaveland, CG 16 tour Irons, 3 - PW, S300 shafts, crossline grips. 60 degree CG 16 rusty wedge included, R 5 300-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Left handed Adams a70s irons for sale. (4 and 5 hybrids ,6 & 7 semi

CARTS & TROLLEY’S Yamaha Golf Cars. Second Hand, great condition. Contact 083 635 5842.

COMBO’S King Cobra Golf Clubs & Bag, includes King cobra irons 4 - PW, YES C Groove Hanna Putter, King Cobra Driver, Speed LD offset M/10.5 new. King cobra 18',23', & 20' DWS BAFFLER, only took a few shots on the driving range, lightly used. Contact Jill Brunner 082 888 6464.

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hybrids 8,9,PW & SW standard.) Good condition. Contact Greg 074 142 9460. 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. Mizuno MP60 irons. 3 to PW. 6.0 rifle shafts, very good condition, R 1 790-00 Contact Johann 082 460 3206. Ping Irons 5 - S/W as well as 3 & 4 Hybrid. Steel Regular shafts. Excellent condition. Normal price R 5 999.00 on offer at only R 1 450-00. Contact Maurice on 012 347 9103 or 082 293 9523. Titleist AP2 / 710 Irions. Dynamic Gold S300 shafts, 3 – PW. Good condition. R 4 500.00 but 1st to offer me R 4 000-00 can take it. Contact Antoon 082 868 7799 or 074 453 6668. Titleist 695 MB. Blades, 3 - PW, KBS stiff shaft. White golf pride grips. Lofts, Lies and swing weights checked, 1 degree flat, Vokey BV, 54 degree wedge included, clubs are virtually new, R 5 500-00 for the lot. Contact 082 375 7757. Several sets of irons in good condition from R250.00 to R750.00 per set. Contact Maurice on 012 347 9103 or 082 293 9523.

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MISCELLANEOUS COOLWELL G2 CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEMS Golf Car Aircon units. Converts between heating & cooling at the flip of a swich. Built in beverage storage compartment. Sold at R 1 000-00 excl vat.

Cleaveland REG.588 51 degree wedge. Rusty. R 400-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

Comes with installation kit. Excl. delivery charge. Contact Mark 082 457 4356.

PUTTERS 508 US kids putter, brand new, R 500-00. Contact 082 777 9783. New Odyssey White hot tour #9, 35 inch putter, R 1 200-00. Phone. 082 375 7757. Nike BC 101 putter, 36 inch. Very nice R 800-00. Call 082 777 9783. Odyssey 2 ball belly putter, R 800-00. Spotless condition. Contact. 082 375 7757. Opal putter, Centre shafted, brand new. R 700-00. Contact 082 777 9783.

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

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NEWS CLIP

Bubba Watson's 'miracle shot' wins US Masters, with his pink clubs and unconventional style Bubba Watson, the idiosynchratic American left-hander, conjured a miracle shot at the second playoff hole to beat Louis Oosthuizen and win the US Masters at Augusta National. Watson, the selftaught maverick with the pink driver, looked to be in trouble when he hooked his tee shot into the trees at Augusta’s 10th hole. Although he had a decent lie, he needed a 30-metre hook to get it to the green. But nobody in golf swerves and curves and makes the ball talk like the 33-year-old Watson, who boasts that he has never had a lesson. "I’m pretty good at hooking," he would say later."I hit a crazy shot that I saw in my head, and somehow I’m here in a green jacket talking to you," he told journalists afterward. The American pulled off the shot, not only finding the green but hitting it to four metres from the flag. Oosthuizen came up short of the green, chipped it up to five metres and missed his putt to save par by the barest of margins. Watson had two putts to win the green jacket, and used them up. He was embraced on the green by his mother Molly, his caddie and various friends from the tour, including Australia’s Aaron Baddeley, and he cried openly.

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He had parochial support from the crowd; he spent his college years at the University of Georgia. "It’s a blur," he said. "The last nine holes, I don’t remember anything." Playing together in the second-last pairing, Watson and Oosthuizen had finished at 10-under par for the tournament on another amazing Augusta Sunday. Oosthuizen had to make a tricky putt from almost two metres on the 18th green in regulation play to even make the play-off. Watson had missed a five-metre putt a few moments earlier for the outright win. They both parred the first play-off hole, the 18th on the course, with Oosthuizen’s putt for birdie grazing the hole, so they had to move on to the 10th hole as the light faded. Earlier Oosthuizen had produced just the fourth albatross in Masters history to seize control of the tournament. He holed his second shot from 230 metres at the long par-five second, striking the shot purely and seeing it seap through the gap between the two front bunkers, reach the green and trickle hard right and into the hole. It was the first ever two at the second hole in a Masters tournament. There have only been three previous albatrosses in the tournament's 78-year history - Gene Sarazen’s famous "shot heard around the world" at the 15th hole in 1935, Australian Bruce Devlin’s in 1967 at the eighth hole, and Jeff Maggert’s at the 13th in 1994. Four players finished tied for third - the overnight leaders Phil Mickelson (72) and Peter Hanson (73), Matt Kuchar (69) and the perennial near-miss man Lee Westwood (68). Mickelson was left to rue another meltdown - this time with a triple-bogey six on the par-three fourth hole after he blasted his tee shot into high bamboo left of the green and took two right-handed paddle shots to extract his ball. It was his second triple-bogey of the week; he took seven at the par-four 10th on Thursday.

BUBBA WATSON (USA) Born - November 5, 1978 Age - 33 Birthplace - Baghdad, Florida Home - Scottsdale, Arizona

They all had their hard luck tales. Kuchar took a share of lead when he eagled the 15th, but hit a poor tee shot at the par-three 16th and took bogey. It is the first ever major championship win by Watson, who will become a new poster boy for the game. He lost a play-off at the PGA Championship two years ago, and his game is not conventional. But that's his attraction - he does not fit any stereotype.

College - University of Georgia Height - 6’3’’ Weight - 180 lbs Turned pro - 2000 Joined PGA Tour - 2006 PGA Tour Victories - 4 Major wins - 1 (2012 Masters) Watson is the third left-hander to win the US Masters. Watson has never had a golf lesson. May/June 2012

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The A to Z of Golf: G Game - A competitive round of golf, but also a particular golfer's style of play. Over time, golfers tend to progress through several basic kinds of "game": great drives, poor approach shots and lousy putting; awful drives, foul approach shots and superb putting; perfect drives, rotten approach shots and dreadful putting; and pingpong, bowling and croquet.

to give each other their next putt. Usually the result of two amateurs with a shared fear of the short game.

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Golf Glove - An unpleasant odour worn on the hand. Golf lawyer - A player known for constantly citing the rules, usually to the detriment of your score. This character may sound versed on the rules of the game, but he's probably trying to take advantage of you. If you're playing with a golf lawyer, carry a copy of the Rules of Golf with you at all times. Golfing - A pastime that gives people cooped up in the office all week a chance to lie and cheat outdoors. Grip it and rip it - To forget about all those "swing thoughts" and take a healthy rip at the ball. This phrase became popular after the prodigious swinger John Daly and his Herculean drives, won the 1991 PGA title at Crooked Stick. When asked about his style, Daly said, "I just grip it and rip it."

May/June 2012

Answers: Ball 1, Jimmy Demerat

Golf - The derivation of the word "golf 'from its Celtic and Middle English roots is obscure. Some possibilities are: gil f f (an incurable madness), gylf (a notorious liar), gullf (to beat a shrub with a short stick), golve (under; beneath; lost; blocked; Gas - What putts left on the submerged; stuck; obstructed), amateur side of the hole run out gellvo (horribly; terribly; hopeof. lessly; awfully), galfa (my God!; oh, no!), goal fyl (to cry; to Get down - A message from weep) and gael f (I quit). golfer to ball asking it to cease flying – now! Usually heard Golf Accessories - Gadgets after a ball is hit too far or of- whose purchase improves playfline; almost always uttered ers' games primarily by elimiwith great agitation. nating bulk from their wallets, thereby reducing excessive Get Up - The opposite of get trouser friction and allowing a down, an exhortation used to smooth hip movement in the urge a putt or shot to travel far- swing. ther toward the hole. Also used by Golfer A to urge Golfer B to Golf Cart - Two-wheeled bag regain consciousness after carrier that decreases the exerGolfer A has hit Golfer B in the cise value of playing 18 holes of head with an errant iron shot. golf from about the level of two sets of doubles tennis to the Gimme - A conceded putt, equivalent of an hour and a half shortened from the phrase of shopping. With a four"Give it to me." Gimmes are wheeled electric cart, the physithe centre of many golfing con- cal demands of the game can be troversies, especially among the reduced even further to about ranks of amateurs who are al- the same as 10 minutes of rearways looking for an opponent ranging sofa cushions, watering to concede a putt, even if their a dozen plants or one complete ball is off the green. loading and unloading of a dishwasher. Give, give - An agreement between a golfer and his opponent

Golf Club - 1. The basic implement in golf, which consists of along shaft on one end of which is the head, which is attached to the shaft at the heel and has on one side a distinct face. 2. A social organisation built around a golf course and composed of a number of heels, a membership committee head with two faces, and a long waiting list of people who are going to get the shaft.


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