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Vol. 70 • JULY / AUG 2015 •

Special Features: Jordan Spieth – Second Major Uit die joggie se bek Celebrity golfer profile – Ard Matthews Greenkeeping – Q & A’s with Charl Blaauw Golf participation in Europe 2015




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On the Cover:

Jordan Spieth wins the U.S. Open, his second Major following on from his Augusta triumph, boy can this kid play. Ard Matthews on his love of classical music and golf, Wynand Stander on the bag and how is golf shaping in Europe? Enjoy the magazine.

Jordan Spieth – this kid can play!


Uit die joggie se bek


Celebrity golfer profile – Ard Matthews


Greenkeeping – Q & A’s with Charl Blaauw


Golf participation in Europe 2015


HEALTH & LIFESTYLE Letter to the Editor


News from the PGA


Golfing Gals




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Trivia quiz




Know your rules


Success in training


















SA Golf Trader directory


Laugh out loud


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

WINNING LETTER Dear Neville When it comes to the matter of which format I prefer to receive SA Golf Trader, the answer is obvious: good old-fashioned print is the runaway winner. It’s not even close. The digital world is perhaps not all it’s cracked up to be – at least not for us golfers who enjoy reading about golf. Going online to download SAGT to a tablet, a mobile or a laptop seems to offer so many benefits – clarity of images, ease of navigation, direct links to websites, video content and so on. Yet picking up the latest edition of SAGT at my local club and reading it at the halfway house, then taking it home to continue reading it and have my wife and kids read it is just so much better. Congratulations to you guys for continually bringing out an excellent magazine in what must be a challenging environment, I realise that it must be extremely expensive to produce a high quality publication such as SAGT. However I would implore advertisers to continue supporting the likes of SAGT (in printed format) as many, many people


of all ages would rather have the physical product than a non-tangible offering on a tablet. Regards Howard Richards

Dear Howard Thank you so much for your kind and thought provoking letter. Yes, the print industry is in unchartered waters at the moment however I think that the way forward will include both print and electronic formats as they both have unique qualities. The challenge lies in the fact that there is so much hype surrounding the electronic format that it can be difficult to convince advertisers that there is still a very large market for print and in my opinion this market should increase in years to come as people hanker for some of life’s simple pleasures such as quietly sitting at the halfway house thumbing a brand new copy of your favourite magazine (which ever one that may be). Regards

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he PGA of South Africa recently hosted the inaugural Africa Golf Coaching Conference as part of its own vision and a partnership with the Royal and Ancient (R&A) to help grow the game on the continent. The conference took place at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club and included 12 delegates from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa who were sponsored by the R&A to attend. Andrew Gunn, the Education and Training Manager for the PGA of South Africa, said the conference was a resounding success and strengthened the bonds within Africa golf. “I think the visiting African delegates took home some valuable knowledge, but also a sense of being part of a larger PGA family in Africa that shares a common vision. I believe that’s what we all want to do in terms of taking African golf to the next level,” said Gunn. Springbok rowing coach Roger Barrow opened the

conference with a presentation on coaching dedication, motivation and attention to detail. Tony Bennett, Managing Director of Education and Training for the PGAs of Europe, delivered a presentation on worldwide trends in golf, golf coach education in Europe, the European coaching framework and how the golf coach should position himself/herself in the changing environment of the game at present. “Our high standard of education and the importance we place on this, which has made the organisation a leader in golf education on the continent,” said Gunn. “The quality of our local expertise was plain to see in the presentation by an experienced coach such as Jamie Gough on coaching the swing, coaching children, health and lifestyle for golf, golf biomechanics, custom fitting and much more.” Steve Smith, the Director of the World of Golf in Botswana, said the conference was a valuable resource for African countries to draw from. “There was such a positive sharing of knowledge. For us in Botswana, it’s great to know that we have the PGA of South Africa and such a collective of experience and knowledge that we can draw on.” The PGA of South Africa will also be presenting a Level 1 course to 22 golf coaches in Kenya at the end of June. Golf coach Jamie Gough (far left) and Andrew Gunn (far right), Education and Training Manager for the PGA of South Africa, with the African delegates who attended the inaugural Africa Golf Coaching Conference at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club..

Photo supplied by: PGA of SA


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Branden takes temporary PGA Tour membership. Irishman Lowry finished in a tie for ninth, five places behind South African Grace, who went into the final day in a tie for the lead but finished the tournament fourth after closing with a one-over 71. They have all earned more non-member FedEx Cup points than the total of the player who finished 150th on the list in 2014. England’s Danny Willett and up and coming United States player Patrick Rodgers also secured invites in similar fashion earlier in the season.


hane Lowry and Branden Grace have accepted special temporary membership of the PGA Tour for the remainder of the 2015 season.

The European Tour regulars, along with Australian youngster Cameron Smith, secured the privilege courtesy of their high finishes in the US Open at Chambers Bay.

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They are now eligible for unlimited sponsor exemptions for the remainder of the Tour season as they attempt to earn 2015-16 cards through the non-member money list or non-member FedExCup points list. Special temporary members are not eligible for the FedExCup play-offs, but they can become regular PGA Tour members by winning an official event during the season and would then have their FedExCup points counted and be eligible for post-season play.





Vote for your favourite Golfing Gal and she can win a host of exciting prizes. If you would like to see Erna win then Email: SAGT JULY/AUGUST to Terms and Conditions apply. 1. Name: Erna Breytenbach 2. What is your handicap? 6. 3. How long have you been playing Golf? Introduced to golf at age 12 (1999) but only really started play golf during 2006 4. Who got you into playing Golf? My Dad. 5. Who is your favourite women’s and mens golfer? Always been Henrik Stenson and Paula Creamer – Both of them have such sincere tempraments and pure love for the game. 6. Where are you currently a member at? Vulintaba Country Club. 7. Which is your favourite golf course in South Africa? Oh wow, theres a couple – all of them have their own personality but ive always been a Peter Matcovich design fan – Favorite Pete course at the moment would be Princess Grant – KZN, what a beautiful total golfing experience. 8. What has been your most embarrassing moment on the golf course? The moment my coach made me retrieve my own “bad mannered flying putter” from the pond after missing a very makeable putt to score my personal best - then.... 9. You use to play golf full time, what are you currently doing? Specialized Coaching – Student; Little Pieter Hendriks (Ranked world 3rd – European Championship 2015), But mainly I started investing all my time and effort into the corporate side off the golfing industry – Thus, Created a local Development series/Program for ladies at our outlying clubs, travelling right across the country – a Road show called Live*Love*Golf, creating opportunities for ladies to build the confidence to start playing golf and get involved at their local club, I also Partnered with Tour Player Ross Wellington to our very own clothing line called Rosco Golf, with some very sophisticated fasionable items and designs

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HEALTH & LIFEST YLE soon to take over our local market– One of a kind – Also, very proud to announce that I am in last preperation and detail to ---- Launching my very own Driving Range and Golf academy in North West.... Great things still ahead! 10. What do you hope to achieve in the coming years? My Business; Establish some proper programs, equipment and Fashion for our local ladies to get more confident in playing and ultimately more involved with their home clubs – Being the “Face of Golf for woman in SA...” Personal; Getting Married and starting a Family (Making the world jealous haha). 11. Any superstitions? NO i’m a firm believer – Faith defeats all. 12. Favourite Movie: Definetly BIG HERO 6 (hahaha). 13. Three things I can’t live without: My Cherry Labello, My Sandwedge (56 – degrees) and Clash of Clans just before bedtime haha. 14. My guilty pleasure: Must be CHOCOLATE – Dark Blue Nikki (I am a woman aftertrall). 15. My favourite food: Pizzaaaa!!! Yes definetly. 16. Happiness is: Finding yourself blessed, having those priceless moments and memories with loved ones which NO money could buy or afford or add any value more than that smile it shows at the end... #milliondollarsmile 17. Get me a plane ticket to: CAPE TOWN – u gotta love Cape Town....or maybe just Mauritius, or maybe Bora Bora or..... #jetsetter haha. 18. Someone I look up to: My Mother, shes an absolute angel... AND maybe Rory Mcilroy... (just saying) 19. I’m not embarrassed to say that I: ...I still love babyfood (Purity). 20. Favourite quote: “Many are the plans in a persons heart, but its the Lords Purpose that prevails” – Proverbs 19:21 ‘” a Lion never looses sleep over the opinion of sheep...” Season Seven 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 two photos of your choice to One girl per edition will be chosen by us (the editors decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into). The winner will be the girl who receives the most emails. The competition will be over six editions and closes on 31/08/2015. If you are selected by us you will have to answer the questions that SA Golf Trader puts to you.

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Congratulations to Johan Prinsloo winner of the Trivia Quiz May/June edition.; he receives two bottles of KWV 12 year old brandy.

1. Jordan Spieth is the youngest U.S. Open champion since which golfer that won it in 1923? a) b) c)

Booby Jones Bobby Cruickshank Joe Turnesa

a) b) c)

2. James Hahn was born where? a) b) c)

a) b) c)

Nicolas Colsaerts Thomas Pieters Pierre Relecom

5. At The British Open, which medal is presented to the lowest scoring amateur player at the tournament? a) b) c)

The blue medal The bronze medal The silver medal

6. Scott Drummond represented Scotland but was born in which country? a) b) c)

The Quail Hollow Club Raintree Country Club Cedarwood Country Club

9. Who won the 2009 U.S. Open?

Tennis player Soccer player Hockey player

4. Who is known as the “Belgian Bomber”? a) b) c)

Skiing Playing soccer Cycling

8. The Wells Fargo Championship is held yearly in early May at which club?

South Korea Australia South Africa

3. Matt Kuchar’s wife is a former? a) b) c)

7. Rory McIlroy ruptured his ankle ligaments last month doing what?

a) b) c)

Ricky Barnes David Duval Lucas Glover

10. Which is the only Major that eluded Phil Mickelson? a) b) c)

The Masters The U.S. Open The British Open

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The winner of the trivia quiz will receive two bottles of KWV 12 year old brandy!

Ireland Wales England

1. The first correct entry drawn will be declared the winner. The draw will take place on the 17th of August 2015. 2. The Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence either in terms of the questions, answers or winner will be entered into. 3. The answers to the questions and the name of the winner will be published on the quiz page in the following issue. 4. Results and answers will be published in the next edition of SA Golf Trader. Instructions: 1. Choose one of the answers for each question. 2. Send the 10 letters of your chosen answers in sequence via email to or Fax your chosen answer letters to 086 694 2185.

ANSWERS TO THE MAY/JUNE EDITION 1.C 2.B 3.B 4.B 5.A 6.C 7.A 8.A 9.C 10.B 10

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tuition & instruction

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tuition & instruction

Do you want to start coining it out there again? Well, let’s start off by coining the phrase, ‘You drive for show & putt for dough’ again ;-) Thanks, Bobby Locke for that one! Arguably the best putter of all time & he’s ours, proudly South African :-) by Paul Cuningham - PGA Professional - Elite Coach at The Golf School of Excellence - Huddle Park


id you guys see how the US Open ended for Dustin Johnston vs Jordan Speith! Who’s known for their driving & who knows how to make clutch putts under pressure? Dustin had so many chances out there & probably should have run away with the title but WOW did he hit some bazookas out there - a 6-iron into the par 5 final hole! The rest was history after that... Jordan on the other hand plugged away more tactically, positioning himself around the course, keeping a level head & stuck to his solid routines in holing out for victory. In the end the man with the golden touch won but a huge heads up to our SA boys who did us so proud at the event, especially ‘Oosty’ who bounced back from a 77 start to finish T2nd with three superb sub 70’s. ‘Oosties’ calm approach to the conditions, his sound tactical play & holing out propelled him into contention, a sure contender for The Open in July! Gracie also needs mention, with his wonderful tenacity & incredible drive (one of which proved his undoing) he was for all my money the Champion of the week but for two tactical errors on the 16th & 18th holes. He’ll be a sure contender at st Andrews as will the above mentioned, worth a bet, with the except of Bobby who will be there in spirit ;-)

Strike & roll the inverted coin!


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tuition & instruction Can you balance a Five Rand coin on a carpet or an even, smooth floor (steady hands please) & strike it so pure that it rolls down your line & strikes your target? Try it from about one meter away from your target, use your Srixon Z-Star as your target & if your path is true, face angle square & you find the sweet spot, then you will find your magical touch again! You can also draw a nice strong, straight line on the top of your ball & when you strike your ball pure along the line it should roll over itself nicely with no wobble. Have some fun & be creative with your training :-)

Add some value to the face of your putter! If you want to define or isolate your sweet spot in training, ‘Prestick’ a coin of similar weight & size either side of the sweet spot. Give them enough space so that you can find the sweet spot & make sure the base of the coins don’t protrude past the leading edge of your putter or else they’ll come flying off with some potential ground contact! If you strike one of the edges of the coins, the ball will go flying off on a tangent & it won’t be able to find its home ;-) The bigger the coin the heavier it’ll make your putter, so find a size & weight that suits your pocket ;-) No pun intended!

When to connect & when not to!

The towel drill, connecting both arms towards your body is one of my favourite exercises for consistency & precision improvement for holing out from short range, four meters & in. By softening both elbows in towards your side you get less moving parts through impact; less hand wobble & better path arc if your shoulder stability is good, square through impact. This technique also gets you to use the bigger muscles more in your stroke which really helps you under pressure, especially if you are prone to adrenalin surges followed by mass Tourette Syndrome! ;-) The only time you can really free or loosen up your stroke physically is outside of the precision zone, beyond four meters. Here you can disconnect your arms from your body, elbows in opposed directions with out any abnormal tension & this with enable you to make bigger pendulums without the need to feel like you’re hitting the ball to get the distance required. It almost feels like you’re rocking a baby & it’s more of an arms motion then a body motion. Connecting your arms to your body & making big pendulums compromises your strike as this creates a lot more head pivot in your stroke vs disconnection which helps keep your head stable, watching the strike better & improving your distance control.

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Keep your currency safe & on top!

If you can make a stroke keeping your coin on top of the putter, depending on the type of putter you use, like on the flange of your cavity or on top of a mallet, then you must be making quite the rhythmical stroke :-) If you pluck your putter away the coin will slide off over the face & if you’re quick in transition then it’ll slide off the back. Check out your coordination with this one? ;-)

For more information on how we at The Golf School of Excellence can help improve your game please contact us on the details above or just pop in & visit us at the Huddle Park Recreational Facility to come & see for yourself. We may even throw in a quick TrackMan session for your efforts as a prospective client ;-)



Mpumalanga & Free State share SA Country Districts joy It is pretty tough to enjoy a bye in the final round with a prestigious title on the line, especially if you are heading up the A-Section log.

Team Mpumalanga Team Free State


owever, the long wait was worth the while for Mpumalanga, who clinched the SA Country Districts title, while Free State roared to victory in the B-Section promotion battle at ERPM GC at the end of May. Mpumalanga finished the week-long battle at the top of the summit with six points after Kevin Smith, Andre van Heerden, Brian Naidoo, Gary Daniel, Chris Zietsman, Quintin Wilsnach, Jaun van Greunen and Lourens Volschenk successfully combined for victories against defending champions Boland, North West and Border. The Free State side won two games in the Foursomes and halved another to take the early lead. Jacques Schutte defeated Walter Malevu 4 & 3, while Almero Theron and Bartjie de Klerk both triumphed 2-up. The heroes of the day was Pieter Swartz and Henning de Jager, who squared their games to secure the crucial point for Free State and promotion to the A-Section in 2016.



(Pos-Union-Played-Won-Drawn-Lost-Points-Matches won)

1 2 3 4 5

Mpumalanga North West Ekurhuleni Boland Border

(4, 3, 0, 1, 6, 29.0) (4, 2, 1, 1, 5, 27.5) (4, 2, 1, 1, 5, 25.5) (4, 2, 0, 2, 4, 26.0) (4, 0, 0, 4, 0, 12.0)


(Pos-Union-Played-Won-Drawn-Lost-Points-Matches won)

1 2 3 4 5 6

Free State Kwazulu-Natal Southern Cape Northern Cape Eastern Province Limpopo

(5, 5, 0, 0, 10, 37.0) (5, 4, 0, 1, 8, 37.0) (5, 2, 1, 2, 5, 30.0) (5, 2, 1, 2, 5, 28.5) (5, 1, 0, 4, 2, 24.0) (5, 0, 0, 5, 0, 23.5)

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Samu seals stunning SA Girls victory

Samu and Du Toit carded rounds of 75 and 73 to start the final round in a tie for the lead. After an enthralling battle of wits, the pair was still deadlocked at eight-over-par 224 with a pair of 76s. Du Toit took the early lead when Samu failed to up-anddown at the opening hole, but lead changed hands when Du Toit bogeyed six and Samu birdied the par-three seventh. The duo matched each other shot for shot over the next four holes with bogeys at 10 and 11, birdies at 12, pars at 13 and bogeys at 14. Samu lost the lead with a failed up-and-down attempt at 15, but Du Toit handed it back with a bogey at 16. Both players parred 17 before the Waterkloof junior spoiled Samu’s party, holing a six-footer for birdie at the closing hole to force the championship into overtime. “We both hit good tee shots at the par-five 17th,” Samu said. “I reached the green in two and made a two-putt birdie, but Danielle was in the greenside bunker after her second. She played a brilliant trap shot and boxed her birdie putt to extend the play-off. “At 18, I hit my tee shot right and finished in the trees. I managed a kind of lob-shot to get on the green and had a six foot putt for par. Danielle hit her tee shot down the fairway and her second to three feet, but her birdie putt lipped out and we had to go back to 17.” With the adrenaline, Samu hit a monster drive 290 meters down the 17th fairway.


vanna Samu sealed an emotional Nomads SA Girls Championship victory at the third hole of a thrilling play-off at Orkney GC and the tears streaming down her face told the story of the pressure, the battle and the glory to own one of junior golf’s most prestigious titles. It was the second successive year that the country’s top ranked amateur had to fight for victory in extra time. The 17-year-old Ruimsig golfer came up short against Cara Gorlei in 2014 and this time, she was pushed to the limit by promising Gauteng North golfer, Danielle du Toit. “It wasn’t who would win, but who would make the first mistake,” said an emotional Samu. “Danielle played brilliant golf and matched me shot for shot for three rounds and this final round was a ding-dong battle over 21 holes. I have never felt so drained, so exhausted and so exhilarated at the same time. “I was gutted when I lost last year, so I am ecstatic that I pulled it through this time. This was one title I really, really wanted to win, but this was undoubtedly the hardest victory of my career. “I have to thank my coach Graeme Francis for keeping me positive and giving me a strong mental framework. I needed everything I had out there. And thank you to my family and friends, for their incredible support – this one is for all of you.”

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“I had 176 meters to the pin at the back and hit a soft fiveiron to 15 feet. Danielle hit a great tee shot, but she hooked her second into greenside bunker and her bunker finished 20 feet past the pin. After she missed the par putt, I cleaned up for victory. “The relief was immense. It feels incredibly good to finally put this one to bed. Fourteen-year-old Woo-Ju Son closed with a 74 to finish on 225, while fellow Gauteng golfers Kaleigh Telfer and Kajal Mistry shared fourth on 227 after posting a pair of 77s.

A-DIVISION TOP 10 RESULT 224* 224 225 227 228 229 231 233 234

Ivanna Samu 73 75 76 (third play-off hole) Danielle Du Toit 73 75 76 Woo-Ju Son 74 77 74 Kajal Mistry 75 75 77; Kaleigh Telfer 78 72 77 Shawnelle De Lange 72 79 77 Eleonora Galletti 77 78 74 Chiara Contomathios 79 77 75 Brittney-Fay Berger 80 75 78 Michelle Swanepoel 77 80 77



Amateur golf in South Africa set to break new ground. The South African Golf Association (SAGA) and Womens Golf South Africa (WGSA) are delighted to announce the launch of Golf RSA and the appointment of current South African Golf Development Board CEO, Grant Hepburn, at its helm.


he country’s top ranked mid-amateur was in imperious form over four days at Victoria CC in KwaZulu-Natal, having opened with a five-under-par 66 en route to an impressive seven-under-par 277 total and a four stroke victory over fellow Western Province player Elton James. “As the governing bodies of amateur golf in the Republic of South Africa, SAGA and WGSA have agreed to unify and reorganise their operations under one umbrella,” explained SAGA president Gerhard Conradie. “We believe the amalgamation under Golf RSA is in the best interest of furthering the sport and to ensure its future within the socio-economic, legal and political environments of this country. “The respective national executive committees will continue to set the strategy and policies and the existent democratic structures of both organizations will remain intact, however Golf RSA will implement and perform the combined operations.” Conradie confirmed that the South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA), which is affiliated to SAGA, will join the unified operations. “Golf RSA will be governed by a board of directors comprising senior representatives of SAGA, WGSA and SADGA, as well as several high profile, independent non-executive golf personalities who shall provide corporate governance and proper oversight of the operation of the not-for-profit company,” Conradie said. “We are excited to welcome Grant in the role of CEO at Golf RSA. We believe his passion, energy, determination and personality is perfectly suited to drive the unification process.”


WGSA president Karen Olivant also welcomed the launch of Golf RSA as a positive step that will change the face of amateur golf in South Africa. Sunshine Tour chairman Johann Rupert applauded the launch of Golf SA and Hepburn’s appointment. “The formation of Golf RSA is a remarkable achievement - congratulations to all involved,” Rupert said. “Golf RSA will provide a healthy platform from which to move golf forward throughout South Africa. “Having known Grant for nearly twenty years since we first met at 1995 Open Championship at St Andrews, I was very pleased that SAGA approached him to be the first CEO. Grant has done a remarkable job as the leader of the SAGDB, and we wish him all the best. “Nowadays we all read about one scandal after another involving the various administrators of nearly every sporting code. It is comforting that golf, not only in South Africa but across the world, has the services of good men and women who are willing to serve the wonderful game that we all love so much.” Chief executive Selwyn Nathan also congratulated SAGA and WGSA on the Golf RSA initiative and welcomed Hepburn to the fold.

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A M AT E U R N E W S “We believe our amateurs are among our most valuable investments and we are confident that they will reap tremendous value from Golf RSA,” Nathan said. “Golf RSA will enable South African amateur golf to expand its brand presence both locally and internationally. The collaboration will introduce operational and cost efficiencies by leveraging shared expertise, resources and infrastructure across the three functional operations in amateur golf (SAGA, WGSA and SADGA). “We enjoy a tremendous relationship with all three organisations and share a commitment to teamwork and helping our local talent to achieve their full potential. I have personally known Grant for more than a decade and enjoyed a close working relationship with him at the SAGDB. “Grant is a new generation golf administrator that will lead amateur golf to new heights and continue to create a positive and long lasting legacy for golf in South Africa.” Hepburn, who has established golf academies in Europe and the United Kingdom and has his own academy, the Southern African Golf Institute, based at the River Club in Cape Town, began his career as Robert Baker’s assistant coach on the PGA Tour 20 years ago. He has a proven track record in both amateur and professional golf circles, has coached champions on the PGA Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour and the Sunshine Tour, and works with many of the country’s top amateurs. For many years, the renowned PGA professional has been a monthly contributor of instruction tips to the Compleat Golfer Magazine and frequently lectures in Long Term Athlete Development and Advanced Golf Coaching. He was also instrumental in helping the PGA formulate the Grow Golf Coaches Program that trains dozens of school teachers and development coaches around the country to be proficient in the basics of golf coaching. In 1999, Hepburn joined the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) as its national coaching consultant and has trained more than 80 coaches during his tenure. He has excelled in his capacity as the CEO since 2013, taking the organisation from a development initiative with projects in seven golf unions to nation-wide pro-

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gram that is now active in all 14 golf unions around South Africa. Following a R10-million donation from businessman Johann Rupert to finance a national squad programme earlier this year, Hepburn will also be highly instrumental in the selection, development and management of South African National Squad. “I am extremely honoured to have been considered for the position of CEO for Golf RSA,” Hepburn said. “SAGA and WGSA have a long standing tradition of being loyal servants and governing bodies of South African golf. There are thousands of people over the years who have given their time and expertise voluntarily and that have played a massive role in governing the game and preserving the values that are inherent in golf. “I must acknowledge the hard work that the president Gerhard Conradie and office bearers Geoff Taylor and Naadir Agherdien have put in behind the scenes to bring Golf RSA to fruition. “I aim to continue their good work and will strive to add value through the new structures of Golf RSA. South Africa has a proud history of success as a golfing nation and I couldn’t be prouder to play a role in taking Golf RSA forward. “I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to the mentors who have shaped my career. My parents, who lead by example of integrity and empathy. Robert Baker, who gave me a fantastic opportunity. Selwyn Nathan, who has been a great friend and mentor and Johann and Gaynor Rupert, who have played an incredible role in my life since we first met in 1995. “I hope to repay the faith that everyone has shown in me and justify the confidence that the union presidents have put in me by making a positive difference in my role within Golf RSA. “It is vital to grow the game of golf, to serve the golfers at club level and to facilitate the different golfing bodies in their commitment to work together as a unified body under Golf RSA. “This appointment is undoubtedly a major highlight in my career and I feel privileged to be given such a wonderful opportunity and challenge.” Hepburn took office on 1 June 2015.



National breakthrough for Saulez in St Francis Bay


att Saulez was convinced that he blew his chances in the Nomads Coastal National of Order after a bit of bushwhacking on the back nine at St Francis Links, but the KwaZulu-Natal player hung tough and produced the goods to seal a maiden victory on the South African Golf Association’s national junior circuit last month. Tied for the lead heading down the 18th hole, Saulez boxed a decisive a four-footer for birdie to sign for a one-under-par 71 and a one stroke victory on oneover-par 145 over reigning Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play champion Dylan Naidoo. Saulez learned that Naidoo had set the clubhouse target at 146 when he reached the 18th tee. “I knew I had to birdie the last hole to avoid a play-off,” Saulez said.

time, I am really, really pleased that I was able to pull it off when the chips were down.” Naidoo lagged six strokes off the pace after an opening 76 and was seven over at the turn. He birdied 10 and 12 and holed out for an eagle at the par-five 13 to close the gap on Saulez, but gave two shots right back with successive bogeys at 14 and 15. The TuksSport Golf Academy player finished with three successive pars for a 70 and sole second ahead of Martin Vorster from the Louis Oosthuizen Academy in Southern Cape, who finished in third on 147 with rounds of 74 and 73.


Matt Saulez

74 71

“I hit a solid two-iron down the fairway and had 155 meters to the pin. I took a seven-iron into the green because the wind was off the left, hit it to four feet and holed the putt.


Dylan Naidoo

76 70


Martin Vorster

74 73


Dylan Mostert

77 71

“Everyone always says that getting that first win under the belt is the big thing. After knocking for such a long


Marco Steyn

75 74

Swanepoel soars at USSA Champs


nheralded Andre Nel capped his giant-killing run with victory in the Western Province Amateur Championship (Match Play ) at Rondebosch GC last month.

Phillip Swanepoel from Stellenbosch University claimed the Individual Competition in the 36-hole Stroke Play qualifier at the USSA Championship last month. Swanepoel’s well-timed five-under-par 67 at Port Shepstone GC carried him to the top of the standings and also helped Maties 1 to a tie for fifth in the final Teams Standings. Christiaan Rossouw (78) and Riaan Schmulian (80) added to the teams’ second round score of 225. The side tied with 443 North West University Pukke 1 (221-222), comfortably securing a spot in the top eight teams that will contest the A-Division of the Inter-Institutional Match Play Championship.

Free State (220-218) on 438, while Varsity College 1 blew the opposition away to claim the top spot. Michael Ryan and Colin Campher led the attack for Varsity College 1 with 71s. Clayton Mansfield contributed a 73 to take their second round tally to 215, which pushed them into first place in the Stroke Play Qualifier on 436. Tuks are hunting their 10th title and a hat-trick of wins in the University Sport South Africa event and will throw everything into repeat success in the Inter-Institutional Match Play Championship, which gets underway on Wednesday.

Result – Top 5

138 139 140 143 144

Phillip Swanepoel ABW van Zyl Stefan Wears-Taylor Clayton Mansfield Marco Loubser Francois Kruger

71-67 69-70 69-73 70-73 72-72; 72-72

Swanepoel triumphed on six-under-par 138. He finished one stroke clear of ABW van Zyl (69-70) from Central University of Technology Free State and two shots ahead of Stefan Wears-Taylor (69-73) from North West University - Pukke 1. Skipper Marco Loubser set the pace for Tuks 1 with a 72, while Ryan Lane added a 75. Stephen Morrison also contributed an 80 and the team finished on 226. Tuks 1 tied for second with Central University of Technology


TEAM STANDINGS - Top 5 436 438 441 443

Varsity College 1 (221-215) Central University of Technology Free State (220-218); University of Pretoria 1 (212-226) Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 1 (217-224) North West University Pukke 1 (221-222); Stellenbosch University 1 (218-225)

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Jordan Spieth - This “kid” can play !


ue the Grand Slam chatter, break out the record books and let the Tiger Woods comparisons commence.

Jordan Spieth — already with a Masters green jacket in his closet — will go to the British Open at St. Andrews in July seeking his third consecutive major championship victory of 2015. After a week’s worth focus at this U.S. Open centered on controversial 8-year-old public golf course, Chambers Bay, its bumpy greens and the way the USGA been set it up, finally we have a winner. The 21-year-old Texan, whose mature, humble demeanor equals his extraordinary talent and poise under pressure, became the first player since Woods in 2002 to win the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year. With the victory, Spieth became the youngest player to win two career majors since Gene Sarazen in 1922. He became the youngest player to win a U.S. Open since Bobby Jones in 1923. And he became only the sixth player in history to win the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year.


In a dizzying final hour, there were three pressure-point moments of truth that shaped the tournament. The final, decisive, moment came with Dustin Johnson three-putting from 12 feet on the 72nd hole to hand the trophy to Spieth, who one hole earlier appeared to have thrown the tournament away with a three-putt double bogey on 17 that brought Johnson, among others, back into the mix. Johnson — who is making a dubious career out of leaking away major championships in final rounds — stood over a 12-foot eagle putt on 18 to finally capture his first career major. He slid the eagle try 4 feet past and then stared down the comebacker that would at least have forced an 18-hole Monday playoff with Spieth. He missed. “I’m in shock,’’ Spieth said as Johnson, looking utterly dazed, walked off the 18th green carrying his new-born child in an effort to soothe the pain. “Wow. That’s … I watched with Micheal my caddie, and I just wanted a fighting chance in the play-off on Monday. I feel bad for Dustin. I had that feeling on 17.’’

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The par-3 17th hole is where Spieth showed a rare crack in his bullet-proof poise. Carrying a threeshot lead with two holes to play, he missed the green, chipped onto the green and three-putted for double, the miss for bogey about the same distance Johnson would miss from on 18. Moments earlier, Louis Oosthuizen — the hottest player in the tournament the last three days, rallying from being 9-over par through his first 20 holes — birdied 18 to get to 4-under par. That completed a remarkable round of 67 that included a 29 on the back nine with birdies on six of his last seven holes. That left Spieth tied with Oosthuizen at 4-under and needing a birdie on the par-5 18th to win. Two days earlier, with No. 18 being played as a par-4 in the second round, Spieth called it “the dumbest hole I’ve ever played,’’ adding, “I think 18 as a par-4 doesn’t make much sense.’’

Earlier, it appeared the fate of the tournament had turned on No. 16, a short, drivable par-4 that runs along the Puget Sound. Spieth and Grace were tied for the lead at 5-under with three holes to play, Grace blew his tee shot so far right of the fairway it bounced along a road and under a fence. It was a cruel moment for the 27-yearold South African who was seeking his first major championship victory. With Grace in trouble, about to double bogey 16, Spieth made a 27-foot curling birdie putt on the 16th green, turned to his right calmly and screamed at the top of his lungs. He felt the tournament was his. But, as it would turn out, not so fast. The birdie brought Spieth to 6-under for the championship with a three-shot lead over Grace, Johnson, Oosthuizen and Adam Scott.

The USGA, which had planned to play 18 as a par-4 in the final round, surprised many and set it up as a par-5, insisting that the decision had nothing to do with Spieth’s gripes and everything to do with the direction of the wind.

But in that stunning few moments, Spieth lost his composure and double bogeyed the 17th hole, Oosthuizen birdied 18 and Johnson was suddenly back in contention.

Spieth hit his drive into the fairway and then piped his approach shot to within 15 feet of the flag for an eagle putt.

So of course it would come to the 18th, a controversial sidebar to what had been a controversial golf course all week.

One hole behind Spieth, was Johnson birdieing the 17th to tie for the lead at 4-under. Johnson, who began the day tied for the led with Spieth, Jason Day and Branden Grace, then hammered his tee shot to the middle of the fairway and watched as Spieth two-putted for birdie to get to 5-under.

Now Spieth will go to Scotland to try to write some more history in the books.

That left Johnson, who an hour earlier had been left for dead, struggling mightily with his putter, needing birdie to force the 18-hole Monday playoff.

“You can’t win them all unless you win the first two. We’re going to St. Andrews looking to get that Claret Jug and I believe we’ll be able to get it done.’’

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Sean Pappas: 1966-2015


n a weekend when University of Arkansas graduate David Lingmerth won his first PGA Tour title, the Razorbacks lost another of their alumni with the death of five-time Sunshine Tour winner Sean Pappas. Pappas, who once shot 59-61-64-68 in a mini-tour event in the United States to set a world record score of 252 for 72 holes, died of a heart attack at the age of 49. He is survived by his wife Sue, their seven-year-old daughter and a 20-year-old son from a previous marriage. Born on February 19, 1966, he was the second-oldest of four brothers. The oldest, Craigen, is PGA Head Golf Professional at Heritage GC in Columbus, Ohio, while Deane was born in 1967 and Brenden in 1970. Deane and Brenden both played in South Africa, but they live in Florida in the US. Both have won on the Nationwide Tour (now the Tour) and played on the PGA Tour. Deane is the most recent winner from the family on the Sunshine Tour with his 2009 Dimension Data ProAm victory. Sean attended the University of Arkansas with his brothers in the early 1990s. He turned professional in 1990. He did not find much success in his early professional years and returned to South Africa to play on the Sunshine Tour.


The first of his five victories on the Sunshine Tour came in his rookie season, when he took the Hollard Royal Swazi Sun Open. He won the 1994 Highveld Classic, the 1996 Lombard Tyres Classic, the 1997 Kalahari Classic, and his final win came at the 2000 Bearing Man Highveld Classic. He has played over 230 events in South Africa and finished in the top 10 over 30 times, winning one of three of his play-offs. He had an albatross in December 1999 at the Vodacom Players Championship on the 11th hole at Royal Cape Golf Club during the third round. He was only the fifth player to achieve that in tournament play in South Africa. In 2010, Sean Pappas became the resident Club Professional at The Ranch Resort Executive Golf Course and Academy, south of Polokwane. Members and staff of the Sunshine Tour extend their condolences to family and friends.

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Mossel Bay’s golf property values on the rise


ooking for property on the Mossel Bay Golf Estate or at Pinnacle Point Beach & Golf Resort? Now’s the time to invest, says Seeff Mossel Bay licensee, Kaaiman Schutte. “Estate living is a global trend that’s become particularly popular in South Africa, where a variety of residential, golf, and leisure estates have been developed over the past decade - and the trend shows no signs of slowing,” he said. In Mossel Bay, he said, Pinnacle Point and the Mossel Bay Golf Estate offer secure lifestyles in dramatically beautiful settings. “Both offer access to high quality recreational facilities, and, because of their sense of community, residents have good control over estate expenditure and development.” (The Pinnacle Point Homeowner’s Association recently announced extensions to its club house, which include the construction of a wellness centre, a heated indoor swimming pool, a beauty salon, a kiddies’ entertainment centre, and conference facilities for up to 80 people.) Kaaiman said that the market for primary residential properties in South Africa has been recovering over the last two years. “The leisure market in coastal towns like Mossel Bay which includes the golf estates - has shown significant growth since the last quarter of 2013,” he said. “But this isn’t unusual: we always see a pick-up in primary housing sales before secondary and leisure property buyers return to the market. “It appears that the renewed interest in second homes was driven by value chasers who took heed of talk that both


demand and prices are on the rise. Banks have also become more lenient in mortgage lending.” Mossel Bay Tourism’s Marcia Holm said that the town itself is growing in popularity as an investment destination. “It isn’t hard to see why,” she said. “It’s well managed, safe and clean, and it offers excellent infrastructure (including private schools and the best-equipped hospital in the Western Cape outside of the Cape Town Metropole) - and an unparalleled lifestyle that anyone would envy.” Kaaiman said that buyers who’ve shown interest in Mossel Bay include retirees, married couples with young children, young single professionals, and foreign residents alike. “They’re all buying for similar reasons,” he said. “They want security for their families; they enjoy golf, nature and other recreational activities; and they’ve seen how the demand for this type of housing has created investment opportunities that will appreciate in value or generate good rental income over the medium and longer term - all of which they can find here in Mossel Bay.”

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Exciting New Developments at Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate (May 2015) – The award-winning Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate, just west of Mossel Bay, is undergoing a number of superlative renovations and upgrades that will add great value to homeowners and visitors alike. Arté Architects and Construction are the Architects for the development valued at R14 million; which include an extension to the clubhouse, a kiddies entertainment centre, wellness centre, golf cart-barn, function venue, beauty salon, and heated indoor swimming pool. Work will begin in August 2015 and is expected to be completed by September 2016. According to Arté Corporate Group’s Director, Wouter Erasmus, “The aim of the project is to create an ideal destination that not only offers an 18-hole championship golf course, but a host of other world-class facilities too.” And with the likes of a multi-purpose, 80-seater function venue, two couple’s and two single treatment rooms in the wellness centre, and separate restaurant and lounge/bar areas linked by a covered walkway, the new developments at Pinnacle Point will certainly achieve this objective.

facilities,” says Pinnacle Point General Manager, Carl van der Linde. “There will be no need to leave the estate as all facilities and amenities are available on the estate: hairdresser, wellness, dining, beach, golf, wildlife, walk and bike trails etc.” There will also be plenty to keep the young ones busy, as the new fully functional children’s entertainment area will offer December and Easter holiday programmes with activities such as face painting, DVD viewing and a variety of creative crafts. At a prestigious golf estate such as Pinnacle Point, the golf and estate facilities are continually expanded and improved. When the scheduled developments are completed next year, the Home Owners’ Association, in conjunction with an investor, is planning to construct a gymnasium as well as a Golf Performance Academy. Keep an eye on the Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate website and social media platforms to stay updated with all the estate has to offer and for news about the exciting upgrades taking place.

The facility upgrades are but another feather in Pinnacle Point’s cap, the estate having recently been named “Best Golf Development” in the prestigious 2014-2015 African Property Awards in association with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. In fact, Pinnacle Point has been racking up accolades since it opened in 2006, when the American publication Golf Travel & Leisure selected the Pinnacle Point golf course as one of the top 10 new courses in the world. It has also been rated among the top 20 courses in South Africa. Darren Clarke, 2011 Open Champion, described the course as “the best golf course on the planet”. The estate is also a provincial heritage site with archaeological significance and some of the earliest evidence of modern human behaviour. Reviews on TripAdvisor rate the luxurious estate, which is set on a cliff side overlooking the Indian Ocean, as: “excellent in every way”, “one of the most scenic in the world”, “a stunning golf course with breath-taking scenery”, “clean and beautifully furnished”, “very friendly and helpful service by all the staff”, “the best golf course on the planet”… the list goes on and the praise continues. “The quality of lifestyle for homeowners and visitors will only improve as the resort continues to expand its

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S P E C I A L F E AT U R E - recipe

Zesty lemon, cream & butter

baked Angel fish

12 Marsh Street, Mossel Bay – 044 691 0057

Directions 1. 2. 3.




Ingredients •

1 Large Angel fish fillet

Lemon zest of 1/4 lemon

Handful fresh, chopped parsley

70 G butter

Juice of 1/4 a lemon

100Ml fresh cream

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Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Mix the Parsley, Cream, Melted Butter & Lemon Juice. Spice the Angel Fish with some Fish Spice & Black Pepper and place in a greased, oven proof dish. Cover the fish completely with the Lemon-Cream-Butter Sauce. Can add some fresh Garlic to the Sauce. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 15 minutes or until done. I switched the grill on in the last 2 minutes. The fish dries out very easily so it is important to keep an eye on it whilst in the oven. It is ready when the fish is flaky and can easily be pulled apart with a fork. I tested it at 10 minutes where after I gave it another 3 minutes and 2 under the grill. Dress with Lemon Zest & Dill (Optional). Serve with fresh lemon and a side of salad.


R E S U LT S & R A N K I N G S US Open 18 - 21 July 2015, Chambers Bay GC

Sunshine Tour Vodacom Origins Of Golf Langebaan Country Estate, 4 - 6 June 2015

1 Justin Harding RSA 72-68-68 2 Vaughn Groenewald RSA 73-69-66 T3 Andrew Georgiou CYP 69-72-68 Henry Featherstone ENG 73-66-70 5 Madalitso Muthiya ZAM 70-71-69 6 Rhys West RSA 73-70-68 T7 Christiaan Basson RSA 74-69-69 Ruan de Smidt RSA 76-66-70 Lyle Rowe RSA 71-71-70 Titch Moore RSA 74-67-71 Andrew Curlewis RSA 73-66-73

208 208 209 209 210 211 212 212 212 212 212

(-8) (-8) (-7) (-7) (-6) (-5) (-4) (-4) (-4) (-4) (-4)


103,025.00 74,750.00 46,475.00 46,475.00 30,550.00 24,700.00 16,510.00 16,510.00 16,510.00 16,510.00 16,510.00

Sunshine Tour Order of Merit as of 29 June 2015 1 George Coetzee





2 Jacques Blaauw





3 Andy Sullivan





4 Trevor Fisher Jnr





5 Dean Burmester





6 Jaco Van Zyl





7 Tjaart van der Walt





8 Wallie Coetsee





9 Keith Horne





10 Kevin Phelan





11 Jaco Ahlers





12 Thomas Aiken





13 Morten Orum Madsen





14 Oliver Bekker





15 Erik van Rooyen





16 Chris Swanepoel





17 Rhys West





18 Justin Walters





19 Jean Hugo





20 Merrick Bremner





PGA TOUR FedEx St. Jude Classic 11 -14 June 2015, TPC Southwind 1 Fabian Gomez 2 Greg Owen T3 Matt Jones Brooks Koepka Phil Mickelson Seung-Yul Noh


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

Other South Africans Tyrone Van Aswegen RSA 69-69-70-69 Brendon de Jonge ZIM 71-70-66-71


267 271 272 272 272 272

(-13) (-9) (-8) (-8) (-8) (-8)

277 (-3) 278 (-2)

$ 1,080,000.00 $ 648,000.00 $ 270,600.00 $ 270,600.00 $ 270,600.00 $ 270,600.00

$ $

36,525.00 28,200.00

1 Jordan Spieth T2 Dustin Johnson Louis Oosthuizen T4 Branden Grace Adam Scott Cameron Smith


68-67-71-69 65-71-70-70 77-66-66-67 69-67-70-71 70-71-72-64 70-70-69-68

275 276 276 277 277 277

(-5) (-4) (-4) (-3) (-3) (-3)

$ 1,800,000.00 $ 877,144.00 $ 877,144.00 $ 407,037.00 $ 407,037.00 $ 407,037.00

Other South Africans T7 Charl Schwartzel T25 Thomas Aiken T54 Ernie Els 70 George Coetzee

RSA 73-70-69-66 RSA 74-71-73-66 RSA 72-70-76-73 RSA 72-73-72-77

278 284 291 294

(-2) (+4) (+11) (+14)

$ $ $ $

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

$ 1,152,000.00 $ 691,200.00 $ 435,200.00 $ 307,200.00 $ 256,000.00

311,835.00 85,622.00 27,272.00 22,652.00

Well done to Jordan Speith on his second successive Major Title.

Travelers Championship 25 - 28 June 2015, TPC River Highlands 1 2 3 4 5

Bubba Watson Paul Casey Brian Harman Graham DeLaet Carl Pettersson

USA 62-67-68-67 ENG 67-68-64-65 USA 66-65-65-69 CAN 67-66-64-69 SWE 65-66-70-66

264 264 265 266 267

Other South Africans T60 Tyrone Van Aswegen RSA 68-69-69-71

277 (-3)



PGA Tour order of Merit as of 29 June 2015

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Jordan Spieth Dustin Johnson Rory McIlroy Jimmy Walker Bubba Watson J.B. Holmes Brandt Snedeker Kevin Kisner Justin Rose Charley Hoffman


17 14 8 16 11 17 19 22 12 20

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

7,863,838.00 4,326,104.00 4,147,849.00 4,127,615.00 4,098,118.00 3,240,722.00 3,238,792.00 3,080,899.00 3,071,550.00 3,049,871.00

Other South Africans 28 Louis Oosthuizen 56 Brendon de Jonge 65 Rory Sabbatini 78 Tim Clark 96 Charl Schwartzel 108 Retief Goosen 164 Ernie Els


14 23 20 7 14 20 13

$ $ $ $ $ $ $

2,056,717.00 1,420,072.00 1,240,993.00 997,715.00 795,698.00 685,280.00 325,784.00

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R E S U LT S & R A N K I N G S T67 Trevor Dodds TOUR

Shane Bertsch Lucas Lee Michael Kim Patton Kizzire Peter Malnati Brian Richey



67-65-68-66 266 (-18) $ 71-68-63-65 267 (-17) $ 68-66-66-68 268 (-16) $ 70-63-68-67 268 (-16) $ 64-67-67-72 270 (-14) $ 64-69-68-69 270 (-14) $

Other South Africans T18 Dawie van der Walt RSA 62-70-72-71

108,000.00 64,800.00 34,800.00 34,800.00 22,800.00 22,800.00

Rob Oppenheim Andy Winings Rhein Gibson Nicholas Lindheim Darron Stiles



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

Other South Africans Dawie van der Walt RSA 64-67-70-70 T6

220 (+4)



$ $ $ $ $

405,000.00 237,600.00 161,100.00 161,100.00 161,100.00



1 Bernhard Langer GER 2 Kirk Triplett USA T3 Russ Cochran USA Joe Durant USA Colin Montgomerie SCO

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

265 271 274 274 274

Other Southern Africans T59 David Frost RSA



275 (-9)



267 268 269 269 270

$ $ $ $ $

108,000.00 64,800.00 34,800.00 34,800.00 24,000.00

1 Jeff Maggert USA 2 Colin Montgomerie SCO T3 Bernhard Langer GER Grant Waite USA T4 Billy Andrade USA Lee Janzen USA

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

270 272 273 273 274 274



Other Southern Africans T33 David Frost RSA



Air Capital Classic 25 - 28 June 2015, Crestview CC 1 2 T3


Senior Players Championship 11 - 14 June 2015, Belmont CC

Rust-Oleum Championship 11 - 14 June 2015, Lakewood CC 1 2 T3


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

271 (-9)

(-19) (-13) (-10) (-10) (-10)

U.S. Senior Open Championship 25 - 28 June 2015, Del Paso CC (-10) (-8) (-7) (-7) (-6) (-6)

$ 675,000.00 $ 405,000.00 $ 214,542.00 $ 214,542.00 $ 138,984.00 $ 138,984.00



Well done to Jeff Maggert on winning the US Senior Open. tour order of merit as of 29 June 2015 1

Patton Kizzire






Peter Malnati




242,699.00 197,524.00


Kelly Kraft





Abraham Ancer






Shane Bertsch








Other South Africans 11 Dawie van der Walt RSA

CHAMPIoNS TOUR Principal Charity Classic 5 - 7 June 2015, Wakonda Club 1 Mark Calcavecchia T2 Joe Durant Brian Henninger 4 Rod Spittle T5 John Cook Paul Goydos Davis Love III Jeff Maggert


Other South Africans T10 David Frost RSA

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


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Champions Tour order of merit as of 29 June 2015 204 205 205 206 207 207 207 207

(-12) (-11) (-11) (-10) (-9) (-9) (-9) (-9)

208 (-8)

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $


262,500.00 140,000.00 140,000.00 104,125.00 64,225.00 64,225.00 64,225.00 64,225.00

1 Colin Montgomerie







3 Bernhard Langer




4 Joe Durant




5 Kevin Sutherland




26 David Frost




99 Nick Price




2 Jeff Maggert

Other Southern Africans



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Sunshine Tour

DATE EVENT VENUE July 2015 (No Tournaments)

August 2015 4 - 6 20 - 22 25 - 27

September 2015 7

Sun City Challenge Vodacom Origins of Golf Wild Waves Golf Challenge

Lost City GC TBA San Lameer CC TBA Wild Coast Sun CC TBA

Vodacom Origins of Golf

Vaal de Grace GE TBA

Amateur events - Men DATE EVENT VENUE July 2015 1 – 2 1 – 3 5 – 6 7 – 10 9 – 12 12 16 – 17 26

August 2015 2 6 – 7 6 – 7 8 – 9 9 – 10 14 – 16

Eastern Cape Seniors Di-Data Junior Event Eastern Province Senior Open SA Boys U17 Limpopo Open Lowveld Mid-Amateur Open Tshwane Junior Open Northwest Mid-Amateur Open

Port Elizabeth GC Fancourt CC St Francis Bay GC Randpark GC Koro Creek GC Nelspruit GC Pretoria CC Potchefstroom CC

KZN Mid-Amateur Championships High Schools Championships Ernie Els SA Primary Schools Champs Northern Cape Senior Open Africa Junior Open Southern Cape Open

Durban CC Irene CC Fish River Sun GC Kimberley GC Fish River Sun GC Knysna GC

CONTAC T DETAILS Boland Golf Union Border Golf Union Central Gauteng Golf Union Eastern Gauteng Golf Union


(021) 873 6828 (043) 740 3899 (011) 485 4251 (011) 425 5316

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

(057) 899 1724 (012) 667 1087 (054) 332 3323 (021) 850 6500

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Amateur events - Men (continued) DATE EVENT VENUE August 2015 (continued) 19 – 20 21 – 23 22 – 23

September 2015 3 – 4 3 – 4 4 – 6 6 6 – 7 12 – 13 19 – 20 21 – 25 28 – 29

KZN Amateur Strokeplay KZN Amateur Matchplay Mpumalanga Senior Open

Selborne CC Selborne CC Witbank GC

Western Province Mid-Amateur Open KZN Spring Classic Mpumalanga Open Boland Mid-Amateur Open KZN Senior 36 hole Tournament Border Mid-Amateur Lowveld Senior Open SA Inter Provincial Tournament Louis Oosthuizen Jnr Club Championship

Steenberg GC Durban CC Witbank GC Stellenbosch GC Cotswold Downs GC East London GC White River CC Glendower GC Langebaan GC

Amateur events - Women DATE EVENT VENUE July 2015 5 - 8 12 - 15

Gauteng North Championship Sanlam SA Amateur Match Play Championship

Zwartkop CC Kloof CC

4 - 5 10 - 14 22 - 23

Gauteng 36-Hole Stroke Play Championship Girls British Open Amateur Southern Cape Championship - 54 Hole SP

Wanderers GC West Kilbride GC George GC

August 2015

September 2015 13 - 14 19 - 22 28 Sep - 2 Oct

Ekurhuleni Championship TBA Boland Championship Worcester GC SA Womens Inter Provincial Teams Championship Centurion CC

CONTAC T DETAILS KZN Golf Union Mpumalanga Golf Union Limpopo Golf Union North-West Province Golf Union

July / August 2015

(031) 202 7636 (013) 692 3002 (015) 295 4118 (044) 533 3507

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

(044) 873 5823 (043) 735 4443 (021) 686 1668 (021) 850 6500



EUROPEAN TOUR Lyoness Open 11 - 14 June 2015, Diamond CC

1 Wood Chris Eng 2 Cabrera-Bello Rafa Esp T3 Dinwiddie Robert Eng Fitzpatrick Matthew Eng Rock Robert Eng

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

273 275 278 278 278

(-15) (-13) (-10) (-10) (-10)

Other South Africans T22 Bremner Merrick Rsa 69-74-67-74 284 (-4) T45 Roos Jake Rsa 74-68-72-73 287 (-1) Walters Justin rsa 70-73-74-70 287 (-1)

BMW International Open Golfclub Munchen, 25 - 28 June 2015

1 2 3 T4

€ € € € €

250,000.00 166,660.00 77,500.00 77,500.00 77,500.00

€ € €

14,925.00 7,350.00 7,350.00

Larrazábal Pablo Esp Stenson Henrik Swe Paisley Chris Eng Aphibarnrat Kiradech Tha Del Moral Carlos Esp Goosen Retief Rsa

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

271 272 273 274 274 274

(-17) € (-16) € (-15) € (-14) € (-14) € (-14) €

333,330.00 222,220.00 125,200.00 84,933.00 84,933 84,933.00

Other South Africans T20 Otto Hennie Rsa T29 Van Zyl Jaco Rsa T40 Mulroy Garth Rsa 60 Van Der Walt Tjaart Rsa 61 Roos Jake Rsa

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

279 281 282 287 288

(-9) (-7) (-6) (-1) (0)

22,029.00 15,673.00 11,800.00 5,600.00 5,300.00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

€ € € € €

Race to Dubai as of 29 June 2015

Mcilroy Rory Willett Danny Oosthuizen Louis Wiesberger Bernd Grace Branden An Byeong Hun Rose Justin Jaidee Thongchai Jiménez Miguel Angel Stenson Henrik

Nir Eng Rsa Aut Rsa Kor Eng Tha Esp Swe

8 12 6 13 10 15 7 14 12 9

€ € € € € € € € € €

2,875,645.00 1,827,234.00 1,712,114.00 1,526,217.00 1,273,809.00 1,186,459.00 1,095,073.00 1,032,513.00 890,168.00 873,595.00

Other Southern Africans 19 Schwartzel Charl 20 Coetzee George 36 Van Zyl Jaco 43 Aiken Thomas 50 Fisher Jnr Trevor 73 Els Ernie 95 Van Der Walt Tjaart 101 Fichardt Darren 105 Van Der Walt Dawie 119 Roos Jake 120 Van Tonder Danie 131 Otto Hennie 135 Kruger Jbe 153 Mulroy Garth 159 Bekker Oliver 160 Walters Justin 162 Horne Keith 171 Bremner Merrick 172 Sterne Richard 178 Frittelli Dylan

Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa RSA Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa

9 15 14 13 13 8 9 16 11 17 7 12 21 14 6 11 5 9 5 6

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

762,446.00 705,561.00 456,126.00 394,544.00 357,577.00 209,920.00 159,597.00 156,362.00 149,470.00 113,087.00 112,301.00 95,412.00 90,663.00 68,539.00 65,606.00 65,316.00 61,691.00 57,768.00 56,964.00 50,281.00


KPMG Trophy 11 - 14 June 2015, Golf de Pierpoint 1 Mcleary Jamie 2 Remkes Taco T3 Hodgson Stiggy Mcgee Ruaidhri T5 Boyd Gary Porteous Garrick

Sco Ned Eng Irl Eng Eng

Other South Africans T12 Bekker Oliver Rsa T20 Frittelli Dylana rsa 68 Lombard Zandera rsa

71-67-70-67 67-67-75-67 72-69-70-67 69-70-71-68 67-69-75-68 72-68-71-68

(-13) (-12) (-10) (-10) (-9) (-9)

€ € € € € €

25,600.00 17,600.00 10,400.00 10,400.00 6,507.00 6,507.00

70-71-69-71 281 (-7) 71-69-72-70 282 (-6) 68-77-69-78 292 (+4)

€ € €

2,480.00 1,610.00 360.00

€ € € € € €

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

€ € €

6,400.00 4,933.00 4,933.00

€ € € € €

40,000.00 22,500.00 22,500.00 15,000.00 12,500.00

€ € €

3,250.00 2,275.00 2,275.00

Najeti Open 18 - 21 June 2015, Aa Saint Omer GC 1 2 3 4 5

Gros Sebastien Linard Thomas Kakko Roope Pilkadaris Terry Fox Ryan Walters Justin

Fra Fra Fin Aus Nzl Rsa

Other South Africans 7 Bekker Oliver Rsa T8 Bremner Merrick Rsa Stone Brandon Rsa

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

275 276 278 278 279 279

270 276 277 279 280 280

(-14) (-8) (-7) (-5) (-4) (-4)

71-73-67-70 281 (-3) 72-70-697-1 282 (-2) 71-70-69-72 282 (-2)

SSE Scottish hydro Challenge 25 - 28 June 2015, Macdonald Spey Valley GC 1 Senior Jack T2 Coles Robert Meesawat Prom 4 Boyd Gary 5 Hansen Joachim

Eng Eng Tha Eng Den

Other South Africans T17 Porteous Haydn Rsa T22 Bekker Oliver Rsa Burmester Dean Rsa

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

268 268 268 270 271

(-16) (-16) (-16) (-14) (-13)

67-71-67-72 277 (-7) 70-69-68-72 279 (-5) 66-70-70-73 279 (-5)


Sebastien Gros Ricardo Gouveia Nacho Elvira Jack Senior Gary Boyd

Fra Por Esp Eng Eng

9 9 8 9 6

€ € € € €

67,958.00 66,044.00 58,396.00 54,381.00 42,903.00

Other Southern Africans 8 Haydn Porteous 14 Brandon Stone 26 Dean Burmester 39 Oliver Bekker 45 Justin Walters 80 Dylan Frittelli 110 Merrick Bremner 159 Louis De Jager 161 Jacques Blaauw

Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa RSA RSA RSA

6 8 3 6 5 6 2 1 2

€ € € € € € € € €

39,307.00 30,480.00 20,975.00 15,581.00 13,695.00 7,650.00 4,933.00 2,077.00 1,992.00

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Ladies European Tour order of merit as of 29 June 2015

Acorn Jersey Open 6 - 8 June 2015, La Moye GC 1 Fowler Peter 2 Forsbrand Anders T3 Bossert André Mouland Mark T5 Farry Marc Sherborne Andrew

Aus Swe Sui Wal Fra Eng

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

Other South Africans T46 Johnstone Tony

Zim 78-73-75

Williams Christopher Rsa 78-73-75

209 210 211 211 213 213

(-7) (-6) (-5) (-5) (-3) (-3)

€ € € € € €

42,959.00 28,640.00 17,900.00 17,900.00 10,969.00 10,969.00

226 (+10) € 226 (+10) €

1,060.00 1,060.00

ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship 11 - 14 June 2015, Close House 1 2 3 4 5

Fowler Peter Manson Gordon Mason Carl Martin Miguel Angel Golding Philip

Aus Aut Eng Esp Eng

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

272 275 276 278 279

€ € € € €

57,217.00 40,052.00 26,820.00 21,814.00 17,508.00


European Seniors Tour Order of Merit as of 29 June 2015 1 Colin Montgomerie




2 Peter Fowler




3 Gordon Manson




4 Bernhard Langer




5 Paul Wesselingh




33 Christopher Williams




61 David Frost




95 Tony Johnstone




Other South Africans

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR Deloitte Ladies Open 19 -21 June 2015, The International GC 69-69-71 74-69-70 72-71-70 72-71-71 72-69-73

No other South Africans

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209 213 213 214 214

Other South Africans 27 Nicole Garcia 32 Stacy Lee Bregman 79 Ashleigh Simon 93 Lee-Anne Pace 113 Monique Smit 117 Connie Chen 138 Melissa Eaton 140 Laurette Maritz

Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa RSA RSA

8 8 9 2 8

€ € € € €

144,188.28 141,802.59 126,525.80 83,675.37 73,838.31

4 6 1 2 4 8 3 3

€ € € € € € € €

31,200.00 29,531.10 9,375.00 6,620.00 3,492.50 3,268.75 1,660.00 1,525.00

LPGA Tour order of merit as of 29 June 2015

(-12) (-9) (-8) (-6) (-5)

Other South Africans T19 Williams Christopher RSA 71-72-74-74 291 (+7)

1 Christel Boeljon Fra T2 Ursula Wikstrom Fin Emily Kristine Pedersen Den T4 Christine Wolf Aut Stacy Lee Bregman Rsa

1 Gwladys Nocera 2 Melissa Reid 3 Beth Allen 4 Shanshan Feng 5 Nicole Broch Larsen

(-10) (-6) (-6) (-5) (-5)

€ € € € €

37,500.00 18,750.00 18,750.00 9,333.33 9,333.33

1 2 3 4 5

Inbee Park Sei Young Kim Lydia Ko Stacy Lewis Brittany Lincicome


$ $ $ $ $

1,422,500 1,121,643 1,000,959 911,790 743,952

14 15 13 14 14

Other South Africans 76 Lee-Anne Pace 78 Paula Reto 124 Ashleigh Simon


$ $ $

87,640 76,762 22,259

12 14 11

Official World Golf Rankings

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Rory McIlroy Jordan Spieth Bubba Watson Dustin Johnson Jim Furyk Henrik Stenson Justin Rose Jason Day Rickie Fowler Sergio Garcia


12.60 10.84 7.33 6.76 6.53 6.49 6.47 5.68 5.66 5.55

48 56 45 41 42 53 50 38 51 49

Other South Africans 16 Louis Oosthuizen 31 Branden Grace 40 Charl Schwartzel 62 George Coetzee 73 Tim Clark 109 Brendon de Jonge 110 Ernie Els 115 Jaco Van Zyl 130 Thomas Aiken 136 Rory Sabbatini 152 Dean Burmester 160 Hennie Otto 179 Jaco Ahlers 197 Trevor Fisher-Jr 198 Jacques Blaauw 200 Danie van Tonder


3.92 3.12 2.75 2.18 1.91 1.48 1.47 1.39 1.30 1.25 1.15 1.09 0.99 0.93 0.92 0.92

45 57 61 54 39 69 64 38 56 54 47 48 44 44 41 49


S P E C I A L F E AT U R E - U I T D I E J O G G I E S E B E K

Uit die joggie se “bek” deur Wynand Stander


erlede maand se artikel het ek met die volgende woorde afgesluit:

“Louis se beserings is iets van die verlede en hy is huidiglik nommer 24 op die wêreldranglys. Ek is van mening dat met sy huidige vorm hy weer binnekort in die top 10 gaan wees. Watch this space...” Ken ek my speler of ken ek my speler? Soos ek nou hier skryf is Louis nr 16 op die wêreldranglys na sy briljante tweede plek in die VSA Ope. Ek het ‘n goeie tyd opi sak gehad alhoewel die lastige nekbesering weer sy “nek” uitgesteek het. Gelukkig was dit nie te ernstig nie en het die behandeling die regte uitwerking gehad sodat Louis nou weer gesond en reg vir die res van die jaar is. Ek hoor baie stories oor Louis se beserings, fiksheid ens. Seker net omdat mense onkundig is oor wat presies ‘n internasionale gholfer weekliks moet doen. Hier is ‘n kort opsomming van ‘n week op toer. Sondag of Maandag is reisdag na die betrokke gholfbaan afhangende van hoe ver dit van Louis se huis in West Palm Beach, Florida geleë is of hoe belangrik die toernooi is bv. vir ‘n Major probeer hy Sondag al ‘n oefenrondte


speel om meer van die gholfbaan te sien. Dinsdag is dit balle slaan, setwerk en kaphoue vir ongeveer 2 ure, dan 18 putjies speel (met ‘n verskeidenheid houe op elke putjie) en dan weer 2 ure se oefen later die middag. Woensdag is dit weer 2 ure balle slaan en dan in die Pro-Am speel saam met amateurs en dan weer balle slaan vir ‘n uur of twee om te werk aan enige iets wat nog nie heeltemal reg voel nie. Donderdag begin die toernooi en dan is ons weer twee ure voor ons afslaantyd op die oefenbaan om behoorlik op te warm in alle aspekte van die spel. Dan 18 putjies toernooigholf, dan weer ‘n uur of

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S P E C I A L F E AT U R E - U I T D I E J O G G I E S E B E K in vorm gewees!! Ja, en dan was sommige skoonvelde en setperke ook onspeelbaar…….een speler het aan die pers gesê dat dit voel om soos op broccoli te set. Toe sê ‘n ander speler nee, broccoli is groen – eerder dan om soos op blomkool te set. Die gholfbaan het op die oog af baie moeilik en onspeelbaar gelyk, maar na ‘n hele paar oefenrondtes, goeie beplanning en die eerste paar toernooi rondtes het ek en Louis ‘n goeie idee gehad van hoe die baan gespeel behoort te word. Jy moes jou bofhou op die regte plekke plaas ten einde die beste lyn na die betrokke penplasing te hê. En partykeer moes jy 20 meter links of 20 regs van die pen mik om hellings te gebruik om naby aan die pen te kon kom. ‘n Verkeerde hou het ons partykeer van 5 meter van die pen af weggevoer na 50 of 60 meter van die pen af. Op die baan moes jou kop sterk wees of anders het jy baie moeilikheid gehad. Louis hou van sulke uitdagings en daarom speel hy gewoonlik baie goed op Links gholfbane waar jy ‘n groot verskeidenheid houe moet kan uitvoer.

twee se oefen om te skaaf aan iets wat nie lekker gevoel het nie. Dit is dan die resep vir die res van die week tot Sondag. Tussendeur het die speler nog media verpligtinge, etes saam met borge, besigheidsafsprake en dan nog belangrike familietyd ook. Voor die speler se dag begin en na afloop van die dag se spel spandeer hy ‘n uur saam met sy fisioterapeut om sy spiere, rug en nek behoorlik te strek. Na so ‘n week op toer is jy as joggie, maar veral die spelers kwaai uitgeput. Maandag se reisdag is dan eintlik ook hul enigste rusdag voor die hele program hom herhaal. Glo my, die spelers wat op toer speel, is topfiks. Jy kan nie week in en week uit so ‘n pas handhaaf en so baie balle slaan en gholf speel indien jy nie topfiks is nie. Dalk nie Comrades hardloop fiks of Tour de France fietsryfiks nie, maar gholffiks en loopfiks, baie beslis!! Terug na die VSA Ope. Ek het ‘n videogreep aan vriende gestuur wat heeltemal viral gegaan het. Ek het dit geskiet toe ons die Sondag daar aangekom het en vir die eerste keer die gholfbaan gesien het. In die videogreep sê ek vir hulle dat nie een van my vriende beter as 120 op die gholfbaan sal kan speel nie. En ek bedoel dit!! As jy net effens gesukkel het met jou houe, het jy nommers gemaak soos baie spelers dan ook gedoen het. Een skewe hou kos jou sommer ‘n klomp houe want die kuile en sukkelveld was op party plekke net onspeelbaar. Soos ons ook gesien gebeur het met Brandon Grace op 16de en Jordan Spieth op 17de in die laaste rondte – en hulle was

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Louis se 77 in die eerste rondte was ‘n verrassing want hy het die hele week die bal goed geslaan maar ongelukkig het ons laat die Donderdagmiddag afgeslaan en was die gholfbaan baie moeiliker as toe die spelers die oggend gespeel het. Die setperke was in die middae baie harder en meer ongelyk as in die oggende agv die verskillende soorte grasse wat op die setperke was. Die spoed van die verskillende setperke het ook kwaai verskil van mekaar wat dit nog moeiliker gemaak het. Vrydag en Saterdag speel Louis rondtes van 66 en is 5de geplaas vir die finale rondte. Ek weet dat ons ‘n kans het want Louis slaan die gholfbal suiwer en is baie positief. Ongelukkig het ons nie ‘n goeie begin nie en die eerste paar putjies wil dinge net nie werk nie. ‘n Effe swak hou rol sommer 60 meter van die setperk af en ons bevind ons 3 oor baan (2 oor vir die toernooi) na die eerste vier putjies. Nie die begin wat ons wou gehad het nie. Ek praat Louis die hele tyd moed in want ek weet hy is in vorm. Louis byt vas vir die volgende paar putjies en maak goeie syfers om dan 3 oor te wees vir die eerste 9. Op putjies 10, 11 en 12 wil die sette net nie val nie en rol rakelings oor die kante, maar op 12 maak ons ‘n voëltjie wat die begin is van iets ongeloofliks. Louis maak 5 voëltjies in ‘n ry, op die 17de mis hy weer net-net en nog ‘n voëltjie op die 18de teken hy sy telkaart met ‘n 29 op die tweede 9! Louis verbeter of ewenaar ook verskeie VSA Ope rekords en ek is seker al die doemprofete kyk lekker op hulle neuse. Ek hoor juis so ‘n skrywer het Louis gekritiseer in ‘n SA gholftydskrif dat hy nie genoeg omgee vir sy spel nie of nie passievol genoeg is nie. As oud-polisieman sou ek iets sterkers wou sê, maar kom ons volstaan maar by twak! Dalk moet hy net hierdie artikel bietjie te lese kry.





Catering is one of the biggest challenges golf clubs face as they seek to achieve a consistent offering of quality that can match the standards of the course and the status of the club.

have executive chefs in them, which is critical in terms of the quality catering we offer. And it’s very much a two-way street in terms of the working relationship with the golf club. The club has input in terms of what they’d like to see on the menu.”

It’s a challenge that the PGA of South Africa has tackled by identifying a credible outsourcing solution through its partnership with the Wiesenhof/ Dulce franchise, and encouraging golf clubs to follow this model.

The success of this solution is evidenced by the fact that clubs such as Ebotse, Boschenmeer, Woodhill and Observatory have achieved growth of between 20% to 47% on the performance of their previous caterers.

There are currently seven golf clubs in South Africa that make use of Wiesenhof/Dulce for their catering, including Observatory Golf Club; Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club; The Els Club, Copperleaf; Woodhill Golf Estate; Ebotse Golf Estate; Boschenmeer Golf Estate and the Gilloolys Golf Village.

“Golf clubs are beginning to realise that they are losing money by trying to manage the catering themselves. If you are not one hundred per cent hands on with your catering, then you are losing out.”

And for Brigid Jaucot, the marketing manager for Wiesenhof/Dulce, the outsourcing solution makes perfect sense for these clubs. “Catering is not a golf club’s core business, so by outsourcing this it takes a lot of the hassle off of their shoulders.” But Jaucot takes this a step further by suggesting that simply outsourcing to a private company is also not the most effective solution. “By outsourcing to a franchise the golf club benefits from a better support network than a private company could offer. “For example, if there are any problems then as a franchise we are better placed to assist. When we open a new store at a golf club we spend two to three months with the new owner, assisting them with the set-up. And we visit them on a weekly basis. Our stores at some of the bigger golf clubs also


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hanks to the PGA of South Africa, this country will have another “Grand Slam champion” when veteran rules official Theo Manyama attends the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin this month. The 72-year-old Manyama has risen from the streets of Soweto to become one of world golf’s most respected rules officials and a man known by the world’s leading professional golfers, from Tiger Woods to Ernie Els to Miguel Angel Jiminez. His record at the Majors puts him in an elite club that has seen him invited to officiate at 16 Masters, nine US Opens and 19 Open Championships. And all of these have been consecutive appearances. But despite several invites to officiate at golf’s fourth Major, the PGA Championship, Manyama has been unable to attend for a lack of financial support.


However this year, Manyama, who is also a Master Professional of the PGA of South Africa, will have his air ticket paid for by the PGA of SA. “I am so grateful because I have some wonderful memories of the Majors,” he said. “When Ernie Els won the 2012 Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes, I was with him on the 18th green. And people watching on TV said the commentators were saying, ‘That man next to Ernie is Theo Manyama, one of the best rules officials in golf’. That made me proud that I could also add to the glory of our country in that moment,” said Manyama. “I remember going up to Phil Mickelson once to give him a ruling, and again some of my friends watching on TV told me the commentators said, ‘Oh, here’s Theo Manyama. Phil is in good hands here’. It’s wonderful to be respected for your hard work.”

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Amateur golfer, 59, shoots a 57 including three holes-in-one. “My years in the military have left me a little hard of hearing, so when one of the guys said they heard a clank, I thought, OK, I don’t believe that.” But his friend was not mistaken. The ‘clank’ was a hole-in-one. When 59-year-old American amateur golfer Patrick Wills struck his tee shot at the 187-yard par three 14th at Laurel Hill GC in Virginia, USA, he had already had a pretty remarkable day. The former marine, on his way to a round of 57 that would win him the Summer Solstice tournament, had already had holes-in-one at the par-four seventh and 10th when he hit his five-iron into the green at 14. “When we got to the green I looked down and I don’t even know what I felt - I was dumbfounded,” said Wills, from Woodbridge, Virginia, who was playing in a fourball with his sons Charlie, 29, and Christopher 27, and air force major Matthew Ghormley. “I don’t know if I broke out in joy such was the disbelief. It was unreal. I had never experienced anything like that before.” The odds of achieving two holes-in-one in a single round are approximately 67 million to one, and the odds on three are well into the billions. In fact Wills, who plays off a handicap of plus four and has won the tournament 20 times, statistically had more chance of winning the lottery - 14 million to one - than of achieving this feat. Here’s how the round - which also saw him achieve the feat of shooting a score lower than his age unfolded. After carding 68 in his first round, Wills started his second with four birdies and a bogey in his first six holes before he came to the 289-yard par-four seventh...

“I went up to the green and my son Charlie walked up to mark his ball and looked in the hole and said ‘Dad, there’s a ball in the hole,’ and it was mine.” We had a few fist pumps but I didn’t want to get ahead of myself it was still early in the round.” Wills reached the turn in 29 and the 10th hole was a 334 yard par four...

The 10th Wills reached for his driver and instead of laying up, he decided to go for the green. As the foursome approached the green, Wills could not see his ball so he was headed towards the back when a voice said: “What ball are you playing?” “I thought you have to be kidding me,” he said. “Why are you asking me this? But I said I was playing a Callaway and they said ‘Well, there is a

The 7th Wills used a laser to measure the distance to the front of the green, got his three wood out and set himself on the tee. Speaking to BBC Sport, he said: “I hit the shot, it came off like I thought it should and it rolled, and all of a sudden it disappeared and I couldn’t see if it went in the hole or beyond and over the back of the green.


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AFFORDABLE GOLF - LIMPOPO Callaway in the hole’. “I was shocked, numb, in disbelief. I asked if they were goofing around but it was my ball. I was flabbergasted. Up until that point I had never experienced anything like that in my life.” Four holes later Wills lined up at the 187-yard 14th with a five iron...

three in one round is incredible. Patrick has been around a long time, he is an honourable man and well respected.”

Becoming a habit

The odds of a low handicapper achieving a holein-one are approximately 5000-1, but Wills makes something of a habit of it. Amazingly he has previously scored 22 aces in 47 The 14th “I hit the five iron. It felt comfortable and looked like years of playing. They have all come in tournament play, 18 of them on par threes and four on par fours. it was tracking to the pin,” Wills said. “[When it went in] the guys were flabbergasted, one He added: “I know what degree of skill it required, but was jumping, and I got a bunch of high fives. It is one certainly you have look to the man upstairs as well. of those surreal experiences - everything was moving “Now when I hear professional golfers like Jordan Spieth say it hasn’t sunk in yet when they win somein slow motion and I was trying to take it all in.” thing, I can now understand what they are saying.” It was a special day to say the least. I am unpretentious person and I was overwhelmed by the whole Patrick’s round in numbers thing and choked up.” Wills finished 14 under for the round and carded a 66 - Three holes-in-one in the final round - all three rounds are played on the - Shot a 14-under-par 57 same day - to win the tournament, with sons Charlie - One eagle and Christopher in second and third. Laurel Hill PGA director Gene Orrico, who verified the - Two albatrosses - Seven birdies scorecard, said: “I was shocked. I have been around golf for a long time, read the stories, and to have - One bogey - a four on the 148-yard par three fourth.

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Ard Matthews

South African Musician 1. Where were you born and which schools did you attend? I was born in Discovery Hospital in Roodepoort. I went to Louter Kabouter Crèche in kempton park; then grade 1 at Kempton Primary, then Bushlands on the Bluff in Durban (head prefect) Grosvernor Boys High Std 6-8 then Rand Park High for some of 8,9 and matric (not head boy. Definitely not). 2. Did you sing at school, for the choir or anything like that? I joined the choir at the end of Std 9. 3. When did you first start playing guitar and are you proficient with any other musical instrument’s? Only after Matric. Studied drums the year after, then guitar after that. 4. What music did you listen to as a youngster? Nat King Cole, Elvis, Guns n Roses. 5. What sports did you do when you were at school? Cricket. 6. Just Jinjer, what a great band! How did that come about and are you guys still together? We are still together in a BIG way. New album is sounding better than anything we’ve ever done and is definitely going to cause quite a stir. 7. What is the best concert that you have ever done and

who are some of the big names in the industry that you have shared the stage with? Rocking the Daisies when we first got back from LA was a really special moment. U2, The Strokes, Counting Crows, Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder, Queen and Elvis Costello. 8. What music interests you today? All sorts. Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Interpol, Radiohead but in my car I only listen to Classics. Absolutely love classical music. 9. What are your feelings with regards to all the talent shows that are on TV, Idols, America’s got Talent, The Voice etc? Doesn’t really bug me. However ppl make a name for themselves is up to them. 10. Do you have any hobbies? I love the ocean so all water sports. Kite surfing, surfing, SUP (stand up paddle) I have a Yachtmaster license for sailing. I also enjoy gaming. 11. Where do you like to go to relax and get away from it all? Anywhere as long as there is a body of water nearby and sun! 12. Where will Ard Matthews be in ten years’ time? I choose to live one day at a time so I can’t be sure. Hopefully I’ll still have my health and will be making music under a coconut tree somewhere :) Royal Ascot

Just Jinjer


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St Francis Links

GETTING ON TO GOLF • When did you start to play golf? In my early 20’s.

• What is your current handicap? 18. Best I’ve been was 14. Consistency has always been a challenge for me cos I’m never in one place long enough to get in to any kind of ball hitting routine. • Where do you play out of? I’m a member at St Francis Links. Jeff and Liesl Clause are like family to me. • Which is your favourite South African golf course? Why St Francis Links obviously. • Your preferred golf club would be? I can hit my driver pretty well and quite far, 70% of the time. ;) • Do you walk or take a cart? I prefer walking but carts can be fun, especially if u need a cooler box to be carted around close to you. • Who is your favourite golfer? Tiger Woods. I still believe in him and I definitely think he the greatest golfer of all time. • Have you ever had a hole-in-one? No. But have lipped out twice. • Do you know any fellow musicians who also play golf? I know the Parlotones enjoy some golf but I’ve never played with them so they could be lying about how good they are ;) • Your ideal fourball would be? Tiger, Jeff Clause, Gideon Du Plessis and me.

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Turning back the clock is the Golfer from the past?


• Our mystery golfer was born in Texas on August 1st 1914 and died on November 17th 1973. • He was known for his smooth swing and his relaxed demeanor on the course, which earned him the nickname “Mr. Icicle”. • He became a professional golfer at age fifteen, working as an assistant to his brother Ray, the head professional at Cliff-Dale Country Club in Dallas. He joined the PGA Tour in 1937 and went on to win 36 events on the Tour. • His career was interrupted by service in World War II, during which he won two Purple Hearts. • His only Major Championship win came at the 1946 U.S. Open, though he was runner-up in four Majors and third in five more. He lost two U.S. Open playoffs and finished in the top ten at the Maters for ten consecutive years. In 1940 he shot a tournament record 64 in the opening round, a record that stood for 46 years, until Nick Price shot a 63 in the third round in 1986. • Even though only 11 men have won more PGA Tour events, his reputation has been overshadowed by the other stars of his era that lived long, extraordinary lives and as such he has been called “the forgotten man of golf”.

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with Charl Blaauw, golf course superintendent St Francis Links.

Q&A on greens part 2 Q - How often do you have to change the pin placements? A –It all depends on the amount of players that played over a specific time period. The norm on most courses will be twice a week and the reasons are as follows.

All hole cutters will cut cups to the same depth, if a cup is lower than others on the same course then it will be the mistake from the person cutting the cups. This to me is one of the most important tasks on a green because this is where competitions gets won or lost.

1. To change the way the course is playing on a regular basis

Q - How do you control the speed of a green?

2. Wear and tear around a cup

A – The speed of the green can be controlled in many ways.

Q - Is there a rule or a certain distance that the hole needs to be from the edge of the green ? A – There are no rules, only guidelines. If there can be one rule, then it will be to keep it fair and fun and reasonable at all times. Q - Does the cup in a green need to be a certain depth? A – There is a standard cup size and cup depth.


1. The height of cut can be adjusted to either slow it down or to get more pace on the green. 2. Rollers are used to roll the grass, this is the most commonly used method to gain speed on greens. 3. Regular dusting of greens with sand keeps the blades upright and this keeps consistent green speed.

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S P E C I A L F E AT U R E - G R E E N K E E P I N G 4. Spraying of growth regulators on grass to achieve a small grass blade helps speed up greens.

Q - Don’t you think that the new plastic spikes can carry more foreign grass seeds or fungus?

Q - Is there an ideal speed for a green?

A – Grass seed is usually transported from one course to the next by spikes, whether it is soft spikes or metal spikes. Many courses have trays with fungicide mixtures close to the first tee, this is to enable the golfer to step into the mixture and clean his shoes before playing your course.

A – The ideal speed for a green is the speed that works for each club and their members and will also be determined by slopes on greens and many other weather factors like wind. We try to keep our greens as close to 10 on the stimpmeter, anything quicker and we run the risk of balls being blown off the greens if we have severe wind. Q - How do you prevent the fairway or rough grass growing into the green? A – We have cool season grass on the fairways and green surrounds, this is a non-creeping grass and therefore we do not have problems with grass growing into our greens. Courses with kikuyu or kweek fairways are using constant edging procedures to prevent these grasses from growing into the greens. These edger’s can be motor driven or handheld edger’s, and cuts of the runners of the grass and removing them on a constant basis. With greens construction you can also add a thick plastic liner on the edge of the green to prevent other grass roots from growing into the green. Q - In your opinion, are soft spikes better for the putting surfaces or the old metal spikes?

Q - If a pitch mark is repaired immediately and properly, how long does it take before it is 100% back to normal? A – A perfectly repaired pitch mark is ready immediately after it was repaired, a badly repaired pitch mark will be visible for weeks and usually the grass dies when it is not done correctly. Q - Do you have to water the greens once a day or more than once? A – It depends on weather conditions, usually during summer months we have our night irrigation cycles and during the day we have staff watering the greens with hosepipes. Q - Is there a big difference in the maintenance of a green during winter and summer? A – Yes, during winter there are much less disease on greens due to the cold weather and therefore less spraying gets done. We also do less dusting of greens and the water usage for greens irrigation almost drops by 80%. Q - Is artificial greens an option?

A – Soft spikes are better and they leave less disruption around the hole than the old metal spikes, this leaves a smoother putting surface for the following group of golfers behind you.

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A – No, you will never get the same reaction on an artificial turf surface, ball control on natural turf is and always will be the best even though technology of artificial turf has come a long way.




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Europe’s Golf Market in 2014

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Mosselberg on Grotto. 4 Star. Weekend stay for 2 including breakfast. R 2000.00. Contact 083 293 0220.

KZN, MIDLANDS & DRAKENSBURG Champagne Sports Resort. Weekend for two incl. all meals. R2 500.

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Royal Swazi Sun. 6 night stay for 2 including breakfast. R 6000.00. Contact 083 293 0220.

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Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort - 2 night weekend getaway for two - Bed & Breakfast and golf included. R 2 000-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764. Monks Cowl (Near Champagne Sports Resort) - 2 night weekend getaway for two - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and golf included. R 2 000-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764.


Legend Golf & Safari Resort. Monomotapa Village. 7 Night stay for 6. Self catering. R 10 500.00. Contact 083 293 0220.


Luxury w/end for two to Stonehenge River Lodge. (Parys). Including b/b. Total cost R 1 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220. 5 x Luxury w/end for two to Sunwa River Lodge. (Vaal River Parys) Including b/b. Total cost R 1000-00.


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Cobra imitation leather bag. Very good condition. R 400-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Taylor Made synthetic stand bag. R 600-00. Good condition. Contact 082 440 9827.


Battery operated moonbuggy for sale. 3 months old – Ideal for golfers, last up to 36 holes when fully charged. Can also be used as a mobility scooter. Reason for selling: Storage space. R 8 000-00 negotiable. Contact 082 497 2249.


Cleveland Classic 290 driver for sale. It has 9.0 of loft with a 43” Stiff Miyazaki shaft. Still brand new and asking price is R1 750. Contact : / 082 853 9022. Taylor Made R11. S driver & 3 wood. Stiff shaft , as new R 4 000-00. Contact 082 830 8880. Callaway Alpha driver stiff stock shaft. As new. R 4 700-00. Contact 082 805 4277. Cobra bio cell driver (black&white) plus stiff shaft. As new. R 4 000-00. Contact 082 805 4277. SLDR 430 TP driver (only one in RSA). Brand new. R 5 000-00. Contact 082 805 4277.

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Mizuno JPX EZ forged, 4 to sandiron, XP105 Shaft. R 7 900-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

Callaway 3 deep fairway wood. R 2 600-00. As new. Contact 082 805 4277. Taylor Made Burner 3 Fairway wood 15deg. Good condition. R 800-00. Contact 082 440 9827.

Nike Method mod, mallet putter. Used, immaculate condition, great putter. R 2 000-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

Titleist 714, AP1 irons (Longest Iron in Golf) 4-PW (stiff or regular flex). New Dynamic Gold XP 95 shafts KBS tour and Dynamic gold s300/x100 shaft also available for this product. R 7 99900 or R 6 900-00. Contact 082 375 7757.


Titleist 980F 3 Fairway wood 15deg. Good condition. R 800-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Taylor Made SLDR 15 degree, new. R 1 500-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Titleist 913 F and FD, fairway metal, new, with head cover. R 2 000-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

IRONS Titleist 735CM irons. Shafts S300. R 4 000-00. Contact 082 644 9041. Mizuno MP 32 irons 3-PW, Dynamic Gold Lite R300 shafts. As new - 10 rounds played. R 2 500-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Ping Eye 2 #1 iron. Good condition. R 400-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Ben Hogan Apex PC irons. 3-SW. Good condition. R 1500-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Cleveland TT, stiff flex brand new in the box. 4-SW. Only R5 000-00. Get 3 new, Z stars balls included. Contact 082 375 7757. Cleveland 588 MB Forged Irons (3-PW) DG. R 10 500-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Cleveland 588 ALTITUDE STEEL (4-SW) R 5 750-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Cleveland 588 ALTITUDE GRAPHITE (4-SW). R 6 650-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

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Ping G20 irons. Mint condition. R 5 400-00. Contact 082 375 7757.


HD Golf Video Cameras R5500incl. 60fps simple plant point shoot. Contact Mike 079 443 2070 and 011 072 2881. website Sonacaddie Golf GPS V500. Pre-loaded with SA courses, excellent condition, full working order. Easily 2 rounds without re-charging. Complete with all accessories, instructions, box. R1200 or nearest. Johannesburg. Contact 082 652 1144.


Land for Sale: Swaziland. Nkonyeni Golf Estate. Beautiful plot overlooking the 4th green. Prime position. Close to all amenities. Contact Kobus on 071 8971285. Plot for Sale : Nkonyeni Golf Estate (Swaziland ). Situated on 4th Green. Beautiful landscape. Close to all amenities on this magnificent Golf Course. Please contact me on E-mail should you need more info.


Titleist Vokey SM 5 wedge series 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62 and 64 degree wedges available. R1300-00 per wedge. Any 3 wedges R 3 750-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Titleist Vokey SM 4 wedges (brand new). R 1 000-00 per wedge. Any 3 wedges R 2 750. Contact 082 375 7757.

Scotty Cameron putters with original grips shafts and head covers for sale. Newport 2 studio select R1800. Contact 071 855 0000.

Cleveland Rtx Wedges. 54 & 60 degree X 100 shafts, brand new. R 2 000-00 for both or R 1 100-00 per wedge. Contact 082 375 7757.

Newport 2.6 select black head 3 button centre shaft R2500 & Red X like new R1800. Pretoria. Contact 071 855 0000.

Cobra BIG trusty rusty (new) 50 degree. R 650-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

Nike Method 35 inch, slim 2.0 grip. Great condition. R 750-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

Scotty Cameron Putter. KOMBI FACE balanced. 1st of 500. New. R 3 500-00. Contact 082 375 7757.


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Something Funny! Some funny golf jokes... Three unmarried men were waiting to tee off when the starter walked up to them and said, “You see that beautiful blonde practicing her putting?”

club because of your Arnold Palmer fantasy and I’m not going to be a party to it!” Jesus shrugs and starts walking on the water to where his ball went in. Just then, a foursome approaching the tee box sees Jesus walking on the water.

“Her? Wow, she is beautiful,” they all said. “She’s a good golfer,” he continued, “and would like to hook up with a group. None of the other groups will play with a wom- an. Can she play with you? She won’t hold you up, I promise.” They looked at each other and said, “Sure! She can join us.” Just as the starter said, the woman played well and kept up. Plus, they kept noticing, she was very attractive. When they reached the 18th hole, she said that if she sank her 18-footer, she’d break 80 for the first time. “Guys, I’m so excited about breaking 80 that I have to tell you something. I had a great time playing with you. I can tell you all really love golf. I want you to know that I’m single and want to marry a man who loves golf as much as I do. If one of you guys can read this putt correctly and I make it, I’ll marry whichever of you was right!” All three jumped at the opportunity. The first one looked over the putt and said, “I see it breaking 10 inches left to right.” The second looked it over from all sides and said, “No, I see it breaking eight inches right to left.” The third man looked at the woman, looked at the ball, and said, “Pick it up. It’s good!” Jesus and Moses are playing golf in Heaven when they come to the par-three 17th hole, a long carry over water to an island green. Moses tees off with a 3-wood and hits the green. Jesus takes out his 5-iron and says, “I’m going to hit a 5-iron because Arnold Palmer would hit a 5-iron from here.” Jesus tees it up and hits a lofted iron shot that finishes 25 yards short of the green and in the water. Jesus turns to Moses and says, “How about parting the water so I can play my ball where it lies?” Moses says, “No way. You foolishly chose the wrong

One of them asks Moses, “Who does that guy think he is, Jesus Christ?” Moses turns and says, “No, he thinks he’s Arnold Palmer!” A man and his wife are playing the fifth hole at their club when he slices his drive so far to the right it rolls into an equipment barn. He finds the ball and plans to take a drop when she says, “Let me go down to the other end of the barn and hold the door open. Then you can hit your ball through the door and back to the fairway.” He thinks this is a good idea, so she holds the door. He takes a big swing, but rather than flying through the door, the ball hits her in the head and kills her. A year later, the same man and his new bride are playing the same hole when he again slices the ball into the shed. He finds it and plans to take an unplayable lie when she says, “Let me go down to the other end of the barn and hold the door open. Then you can hit your ball through the door and back to the fairway.” He looks at her, shakes his head, and explains, “No way. The last time I tried that, I made triple ! A friend of Henry’s dies suddenly. A week later, he comes back to tell his friend how great Heaven is. “Henry,” he says, “you won’t believe it, but there is golf in Heaven.” “That is wonderful!” Henry replies. “Don’t be so thrilled,” his friend tells him. “You have a tee-off time scheduled for Saturday.”

Answers: Ball 1, Lloyd Mangrum


July / August 2015

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