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Vol. 75 • MAY / JUNE 2016 • www.sagolftrader.co.za

Special Features:

• Winter golf on the Garden Route • Ups & downs: Life on the Sunshine Tour • KPMG golf participation report for Europe 2016

Regulars:

BETTER GOLF WITH BALDERSTONE, NEWS FROM THE PGA, EVENTS CALENDAR, AMATEUR NEWS, GREENKEEPING AND SO MUCH MORE… Cover photo: Pinnacle Point Estate

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On the Cover:

The Garden Route is a hugely popular golfing destination in summer with world-class courses in Mossel Bay, George, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. However the winter months offer a real treat as the weather can be really good, the courses are in pristine condition and many offer well priced winter rates. See page 24 for the start of our comprehensive guide to winter golf on the Garden Route.

Winter golf on the Garden Route

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Ups & downs: Life on the Sunshine Tour

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Celebrity golfer profile – Riaan Schoeman

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KPMG golf participation report for Europe 2016

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HEALTH & LIFESTYLE Letter to the Editor

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Golfing Gals

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Trivia quiz

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News from the PGA

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TUITION & INSTRUCTION

Neville

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Louis

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Balderstone on golf

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Know your rules

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AFFORDABLE GOLF

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AMATEUR NEWS

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RESULTS & RANKINGS

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EVENTS CALENDAR

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KIDS STUFF

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GREENKEEPING

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

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Classifieds

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SA Golf Trader directory

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Laugh out loud

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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 To the Editor

Dear “Let’s wear T-shirts”

I listen to people debating the dress code

Yes I take your point. We have to move with

for golfers with much amusement. I cannot

the times and fashion just like equipment

understand how so-called “traditionalists” think that they are in any way, shape or form, adhering to golf tradition by wearing

is constantly changing. However there are standards and these must always be

polo shirts and slacks.

adhered to.

What a load of nonsense! The closest that

You can’t just pitch up at your local course

modern golf had to a true traditionalist was

with modified clubs and a ball that has a

Payne Stewart. Yes, it was an updated ver-

little motor in it for extra carry. Much the

sion, but nonetheless, his style was rooted in the era of Bobby Jones. True observance to the tradition of golf would have golfers

same, wearing a T-shirt, baggies and flip flops is deemed unacceptable.

wearing ties, long-sleeved dress shirts and knickers again. Of course it’s not practical

I think that most of us know when we are

and it is restrictive of a golf swing, but if you

suitable attired and when we are pushing

want to be ridiculous then there we go.

the envelope a bit too far. Thanks for your

Do you get my point, polo shirts and khaki trousers are no more a golf tradition than a titanium driver!

letter, now go and put a shirt with a collar on! Regards

Regards “Let’s wear T-shirts”

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GOLFING

GALS Vote for your favourite Golfing Gal and she can win a host of exciting prizes. If you would like to see Crystal win then Email: SAGT MAY/JUNE to info@sagt.co.za. Terms and Conditions apply. 1. Name: Crystal Cooper 2. What is your handicap? 0. 3. When did you start playing Golf? I started playing golf in 2008. 4. Who got you into playing Golf? My dad. He is one of the best greenkeepers in SA. I grew up on the course. 5. Who is your favourite women’s and mens golfer? Women – Kim Williams. She was my senior when I played my 1st Ipt for Gauteng North. Kim has always been a great example for me. Men: Tiger Woods. I’ve always looked at him as one of the greatest players in this game. 6. Where are you currently a member at? Wingate Park CC. 7. Which is your favourite golf course in South Africa? Victoria CC and Wingate Park CC. 8. What has been your most embarrassing moment on the golf course? I made a 10 and the guy I played with hit a hole in 1. In an IGT tournament at Wingate on the 16th hole. 9. St Andrews or Augusta ? St Andrews. 10. What do you hope to achieve in the coming years? Golfing as well as career. My biggest dream is to play professional golf. I am busy with a greenkeeping degree . I’ve decided to give myself this year and next year, after that will see if I’m good enough to turn pro. If not ill become 1 of the best greenkeepers in the world.

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HEALTH & LIFEST YLE 11. Any superstitions? There is only one caddy that is perfect on the bag - James Walker. 12. Favourite Movie: Any James Bond movie. 13. Three things I can’t live without: My family including my dog. My friends. Golf clubs. 14. My guilty pleasure: To be in bed watching movies. With a pack of cheese puffs. 15. My favourite food: Braai vleis en pap. 16. Happiness is: To do what you love and love wat you do. 17. Get me a plane ticket to: Scotland. 18. Someone I look up to: My dad. He has been my roll model since the first day I can remember. He’s a hardworking proud man who lives for everything that is good. And he sees the best in everyone. Tought me to be proud of who I am. 19. I’m not embarrassed to say that I: ...I love myself. If you can’t love yourself how can someone else love you? 20. Favourite quote: Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.

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 neville@sagolftrader. co.za. One girl per edition will be chosen by us (the editors decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into). The winner will be the girl who receives the most emails. The competition will be over six editions and closes on 31/08/2016. If you are selected by us you will have to answer the questions that SA Golf Trader puts to you.

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TRIVIA quiz HEALTH & LIFEST YLE

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Congratulations to Michael Langdon our winner of the Trivia Quiz Mar/Apr edition: he receives two bottles of KWV 12 year old brandy.

1. The Players Championship began in which year? a) 1970 b) 1972 c) 1974 2. On average how many golf balls are retrieved from the surrounding water of TPC Sawgrass’ signature hole (the Stadium Course’s 17th) every year, courtesy of professionals and tourists alike? a) 100000 b) 50000 c) 2500 3. Who did the ceremonial flip of the switch when Golf Channel launched on January 17th 1995? a) Steve Lowery b) Arnold Palmer c) Gary Player 4. Fred Funk’s fans are known as? a) Funk’s drunks b) Funk’s skunks c) Funk’s punks 5. Who was widely condemned in December 2013, for remarks he made on Twitter following a fatal helicopter crash in Glasgow’s Clutha pub? He wrote: “Helicopter crashes into Scottish pub… Locals report no beer was spilled.” a) Steve Elkington b) Brad Faxon c) Greg Kraft

b) c)

Bruce Lietzke Tom Watson

7. Thomas Levet suffers from which condition? a) Bipolar disorder b) Vertigo c) Acute back pain 8. Trevor Immelman reportedly took up the game of golf at which age? a) 2 b) 5 c) 15 9. Tim Clark was the sole finisher in which position at the 2006 Masters Championship? a) Second b) Third c) Fourth 10. Mathew Goggin is a professional golfer from which country? a) New Zealand b) Scotland c) Australia Proudly sponsored by:

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

6. Who enjoys collecting classic cars and has built an 11-car garage at his home in which to store his large collection? a) Gene Littler

1. The first correct entry drawn will be declared the winner. The draw will take place on the 20th of June 2016. 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 info@sagt.co.za or Fax your chosen answer letters to 086 694 2185.

ANSWERS TO THE MAR/APR EDITION: 1.B 2.C 3.C 4.B 5.C 6.A 7.A 8.A 9.C 10.A 8

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Du Toit, Van Leeuwen win top PGA of SA awards PGA NEWS

“Both reflect a passion and energy in their work and have made significant strides in growing the game of golf in South Africa.” This is the first time for both professionals to receive their respective awards. “I feel very privileged to receive this accolade. It’s an award I have always aspired to achieve and having my name alongside legends in the PGA is truly an honour. I couldn’t have done this on my own and have to thank everyone that helped shape my career as a PGA professional,” said Du Toit.

TuksGolf Academy Head Coach Llewellyn van Leeuwen (fourth from left), the PGA of South Africa 2015 Teaching Professional of the Year, with South African Open champion Brandon Stone and the TuksGolf team.

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he PGA of South Africa has announced two of its most dynamic professionals as the winners of PGA Professional of the Year and PGA Teaching Professional of the Year.

Van Leeuwen was equally humbled by his award. “I was nominated a few times for this award and this is the first time I’ve received it. It’s very nice to be recognised for your work. We’ve got such a good team here and we take the team approach to the next level. TuksSport sets high performance standards so this award fits in with that vision.

Meyer du Toit, the Golf Director at San Lameer Golf Estate in KwaZulu-Natal, was voted the 2015 PGA Professional of the Year. And Llewellyn van Leeuwen, the Head Coach at the TuksGolf Academy in Gauteng North, was voted the Teaching Professional of the Year.

San Lameer Golf Estate Director of Golf Meyer du Toit was voted the PGA of South Africa 2015 Professional of the Year.

“Meyer and Llewellyn are both incredible examples of what the PGA of South Africa stands for and the high standards we set for our PGA professionals,” said Ivano Ficalbi, Chief Executive of the PGA of South Africa.

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tuition & instruction

Skills will always

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By Murray Smit - TGSE Coach

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s the saying goes, “there are no pictures on the scorecard,” but I have seen many players spend all their practice time hitting ball after ball on the driving range trying to engrain that “textbook swing.” Unfortunately most of these players are consistently disappointed with the scores they shoot when they get out onto the golf course. The aim of golf is to take as few shots as possible, and to achieve this you need to firstly understand which parts of your game are costing you shots and then determine what practice would be most effective at improving these

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areas. So many great players in history have been considered “unorthodox,” but all of them developed the necessary skills to produce good scores. I have had great success here at TGSE using my player’s statistics to guide what needs improvement, and where we can save the greatest number of shots over the shortest space of time. One such player I began working with toward the end of 2015, Chalton Steyn, had a stroke average of 82,89. He was hitting 70,63% of his fairways, 53% of his

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tuition & instruction greens in regulation, averaging 35,56 putts per round and making only 11,84% of his scrambles. While Chalton needed quite a few technical changes to his swing, which we got to work on straight away, I realised that this would be a long-term process and take some time to see reward. We decided to target the skills necessary for him to improve his shortgame and putting, by introducing a daily practice plan that incorporated a variety of drills. Through Chalton’s incredible work ethic and diligence he has achieved remarkable results. By the end of March this year, he had reduced his putts per round by 4.5 strokes to 31 and increased his scrambling to 55,7%. This enabled him to improve his stroke average by nearly 6 shots to 75,70, remarkable progress over such a short space of time. The important message here is that changing the way something looks does not necessarily improve it’s efficiency, be sure to invest in an instructor who is willing to help you make those precious hours of practice count. Work out what really needs to improve for you to take fewer strokes and then find effective ways of practicing it. Spending your time in this manner is sure to help you play consistently better golf and therefore get even more enjoyment out of this great game. Here is a putting drill that Chalton completes each day, he places 8 Tees around four separate holes at the following lengths: 1 Putter Length 1 Driver Length 2 Driver Lengths 3 Driver Lengths

(Goal – 8/8) (Goal – 6/8) (Goal – 4/8) (Goal – 2/8)

He then hits only one putt from each tee, keeping score of how many he holes. This is great practice as it is highly transferable to the golf course, the better you get at it, the fewer putts you will take during your rounds. You are getting 32 different putts from a variety of distances and angles and only get one chance

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at each. 20 out of 32 is considered Chalton’s par, as per his goals at each distance. Here is a bunker drill that Chalton completes each day, he places 4 cones at one driver length radius, around three separate holes. Once he has got 5 shots to come to rest within a driver length radius of the first hole, he can move onto the next. Chalton is required to keep note of how many shots it takes to achieve this at each hole, and this is how we can track his improvement. If you feel that 1 driver length radius is too difficult to begin with, don’t hesitate to make it twice as big until your skill levels grow.

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Central Gauteng and WP triumph at SA Senior IPT

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one joint goal and I am incredibly proud of their effort and determination. Everyone on the team can take great pride in this achievement.”

After close calls in the last two editions of the INDWE SA Senior Amateur Inter-Provincial, Central Gauteng produced a champions’ innings on the final day to end Western Province’s reign in the prestigious national senior team championship.

Super Seniors Western Province defeated KwaZulu-Natal 4 – 2 and Gauteng North 4.5 – 1.5 to put an exclamation mark on an undefeated production. The defending champions triumphed on 10 points and finish a full five points ahead of Central Gauteng, who edged out Ekurhuleni for second with 4.5 games points.

outh Africa’s Albert Venter swept to a five stroke victory in the inaugural African Amateur Stroke Play Championship in February thanks in no small part to two superb 65s at the Leopard Creek GC

However, Ivan Palframan, Tim Hewan, Anton Bezuidenhout and Mark Hair from Western Province will return home as heroes after securing their sixth consecutive title in the Super Seniors division with a commanding performance at the Wanderers GC SENIORS Unlike the past two years, the battle for supremacy between the defending champions and the host union didn’t come down to a count-out on games points. Instead, Central Gauteng won in convincing style to reclaim the title they owned 11 times between 2002 and 2013. Team manager Jaco du Plessis said the victory paid homage to the hard work the team put into their preparation and their capacity as eight individual stars to come together as a team. “Each guy on the team is a great player in his own right, but the key to success in team events is for those eight stars to form a unit,” Du Plessis said. “We studied the R&A manuals for the Ryder Cup and the Walker Cup to understand how we could unite the players as a team and their efforts and their success this week demonstrated their commitment to each other. “A successful team has no pecking order, no superstars; it’s just eight guys who play for each other and who play for

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SENIORS A DIVISION FINAL LOG

(Position, Union, Played, Won, Draw, Loss, Points, Games Points) 1 Central Gauteng 2 Western Province 3 Gauteng North 4 Ekurhuleni 5 KwaZulu-Natal 6 Southern Cape 7 North West 8 Eastern Province

(7, 7, 0, 0, 14, 52.5) (7, 5, 0, 2, 10, 49) (7, 4, 1, 2, 9, 47) (7, 3, 0, 4, 6, 38) (7, 2, 1, 4, 5, 43.5) (7, 2, 1, 4, 5, 37) (7, 2, 1, 4, 5, 33.5) (7, 0, 2, 5, 2, 35.5)

SUPER SENIORS A DIVISION FINAL LOG

(Position, Union, Played, Won, Draw, Loss, Points, Games Points) 1

Western Province

(5, 5, 0, 0, 10, 21.5)

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Central Gauteng

(5, 2, 1, 2, 5, 17)

3 Ekurhuleni

(5, 2, 1, 2, 5, 16)

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(5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 13.5)

KwaZulu-Natal

5 Southern Cape

(5, 2, 0, 3, 4, 13)

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Rebula happy to be in the hunt again

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wo victories in his last three starts has rocketed former top ranked junior Jovan Rebula from George to the number two spot in the South African Golf Association Open Amateur rankings. Rebula broke back into the upper echelons of amateur golf when he defeated Luca Filippi for the Western Province Amateur Championship title at Clovelly CC last month. “It’s been a long while since I featured in the top five and it’s just such a good feeling to be back there,” he admitted. “You know, you come from dominating in the junior ranks to the Open Amateur circuit and it’s a bit of a shock because you to have to start at the bottom again. That’s one of the biggest lessons in golf. You have to pay your dues to get to the top. It’s part of the process and you just have to play your way through it.” Apart from a runner-up finish in the Gauteng North Open and reaching the final of the Sanlam SA Amateur Championship, Rebula’s 2015 season was pretty bare of memorable moments. “I did win the Pezula Open and Oubaai Open on the Southern Cape Golf Union circuit, but that was the choice I had to make,” he explained. “But I was in my

final year at Outeniqua High and the studies had to take priority over golf. I just didn’t have the time to practice and it showed in my results.” With matric behind him, Rebula started the 2016 with the determination to make a comeback. The Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation member started showing glimpses of form with a top five finish in the Gauteng North Open and tie for fifth in the SA Stroke Play Championship and came agonisingly close to a podium finish in the Southern Cape Open in February. He followed a tie for eighth in the Sanlam Cape Province Open with a three top 20 finishes in March, but it was a seventh place finish in the North West Open that sparked victory in the Eastern Province/Border Stroke Play earlier last month. “For some reason, North West did the trick,” he said. “I think it was because I competed in a very strong field and came away knowing that I held my own at the Lost City GC. It was just the kick I needed. I felt hungry to compete and I felt that old confidence coming back again.

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KURHULENI, 29 April 2016 – Between 2013 and 2014, former Youth Olympian Kyle McClatchie from Ekurhuleni and Southern Cape’s Jovan Rebula dominated the junior golf circuit at home and the pair was a tour de force for South Africa in international team events. However, both players faded from the golfing radar last year as academic pressure of the final year in high school mounted. After their matric exams, the formidable duo began the climb back to top in the South African U-19 Inter-Provincial Championship in December last year and, as the age-old golf adage goes, cream always rises to the top.

Province Amateur. Last month McClatchie broke through with a podium finish in the Boland Stroke Play Championship.

“I actually had a chance in East London,” said the 18-yearold Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate golfer. “I was five shots clear of Jovan in the final round, but I bogeyed the last two holes and he beat me for the win. I was playing well, so I knew that my turn would come. I just had to stay patient.” McClatchie opened with an even-par 72 in the first round at Robertson GC to lag five shots off the pace from Aubrey Beckley.

Not surprisingly, Rebula rose to the number one spot in the Open Amateur rankings this week while McClatchie pushed his way to number six.

A flawless nine under 63 in round two put the Wanna Be A Champion player in pole position and he made the most of his second shot at glory.

In early April, Rebula notched back-to-back victories in the Eastern Province / Border Stroke Play and Western

McClatchie closed with a 74 to beat Ellis-Cole and Beckley by two shots on seven under 209.

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Pfeifer and Theron share SA Open delight American Chad Pfeifer rolled in a clutch putt for par at the final hole to celebrate a wire-to-wire victory in the Nedbank SA Disabled Open, while 19-year-old Stellenbosch University student Charl Theron upstaged South Africa’s big guns to top the local challenge with a tie for fourth. Pfeifer shot a final round one-over-par 72 to edge out 2014 champion Josh Williams by one shot to lift the trophy on a winning score of even-par 213 at Zwartkop CC Juan Postigo from Spain returned an 80 to take third on 225, while Theron closed with a 75 to grab a share of fourth on 231 to tie celebrated leg amputee Manuel de los Santos from the Dominican Republic, who shot a final round 81.

has certainly delivered on all points. The hospitality and the organisation of this event is a cut above many of the disabled and professional tournaments I’ve played and atmosphere was fantastic. “It was the first time I competed against Juan and Manual and I really had to work for this victory. I am very proud to be called one of its champions. I met Ben van Zyl, who has won this title seven times and still plays a mean game. It will take a lot of return trips to equal that record.”

Pfeifer said he ticked a lot of boxes with this victory. “This means the world to me,” Pfeifer said. “I wanted to raise awareness for disabled golf outside the United States, I wanted to put this championship on the map and I wanted to win this title since Josh told me about the Nedbank SA Disabled Open last year. “Josh said it’s one of the best tournaments in the world and I was really excited to come and see for myself. It

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Pinnacle Point Estate

2016

Set To Be The Best Year Yet! The Award-winning Pinnacle Point Estate has experienced record property sales in the last year and with a number of superlative renovations currently underway the Estate is set to further enhance the lifestyle experience at the luxury Garden Route estate.

About Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Estate A mere 400 km from both Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, and just half an hour’s drive from George Airport, Pinnacle Point is in the middle of everything that the Garden Route has to offer. Set on a cliff side overlooking the Indian Ocean, the spectacular golf course and Estate with its unsurpassed views and tranquility offers everyone the ideal break-away destination whether it be for a day, a week, or a lifetime.

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Property investment on the rise Property sales at Pinnacle Point Estate have been “incredible” in the last 20 months, according to Carl van der Linde, General Manager who notes steady growth in the construction of new houses over the past few years. There are currently over 20 homes under construction on the estate, with plans for another eight homes recently approved. There has been a dramatic upturn in enquiries and sales at Pinnacle Point Estate, and in the last 12 months, Pam Golding Properties, together with Fine & Country, have sold more than R100 millions worth of property on the Garden Route Estate. The vacant stands, which range

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S pecial F eature - W inter golf on the G arden R oute from 450 to 1500sqm in size, fetched prices between R300 000 and R1.9 million, and houses from R3.2 million to R13 million.

World-class facilities In line with its slogan, ‘Live the Lifestyle,’ Pinnacle Point Estate has embarked on a multi-million Rand development project in October 2015, headed by Arté Architects and Construction. Arté are the Architects for the multi-million rand upgrade 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. 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. The new facilities are set to open, with a high-end invitation only golf event in early November of this year. The facility upgrades are but another feather in Pinnacle Point’s cap, the estate having 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”. Besides the championship golf course the estate boasts a 100-hectare nature reserve and the Pinnacle Point Caves, a Provincial Heritage Site. The caves, which hold the earliest record of modern human behaviour in the world, have also been placed on the tentative list to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

wildlife, walk and bike trails etc.” van der Linde adds: “Set in a pristine location on the Garden Route, boasting world-class golfing facilities and surrounded by beach, fynbos and rich history, Pinnacle Point Estate really does provide residents and holidaymakers with a unique lifestyle experience and the Estate offers investment opportunities not to be missed!”

Grand Events Scheduled For Late 2016 With the development upgrade due to be completed in October of 2016 a large, high-end launch event is being planned which will see a handful of select media partners, tourism partners and international celebrities descend on the Estate for 3 days of world-class golf, dinner & dance events as well as the opportunity to experience every one of the new facilities. This event, together with the annual Louis Oosthuizen Year End Charity Golf Day scheduled for the 16th of December, will be a great way to kick off the festive season. The Estate is always open to the general public whether it be for a day, a week or a lifetime.

10 Year Anniversary Golf Winter Promotions A number of Winter Golf promotions are currently on offer in celebration of the Pinnacle Point Golf Course opening 10 years ago. The promotions are all available for viewing on the Estates website and include annual membership specials, early bird bookings discounts as well as tuition offers in our recently opened Pinnacle Point Golf Academy & Driving Range, which boasts state of the art golf simulators, luxury apparel from The pro Shop George as well as the Louis 57 Junior Golf Academy, home of Louis Oosthuizen. To keep track of all the exciting developments on the award winning Estate keep an eye on the Pinnacle Point Estate website as well as social media platforms to stay updated. www.pinnaclepointestate.co.za www.facebook.com/PinnaclePoinResort/

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 Estate continues to expand its facilities,” says 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,

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n celebration of South Africa’s Heritage Day and twenty two years of democracy this year, avid golfers are reminded of the annual Fancourt Heritage Classic from 21-25 September 2016 where not only can they look forward to spending their Heritage weekend enthralled by the choice of golf courses available, but also to soaking up some of the country’s most beautiful scenery and surroundings on the Garden Route. Unique to the Fancourt Heritage Classic is it being managed as a better ball event over 54 holes on three of the country’s Top 20 golf courses – Outeniqua, Montagu and The Links (recently voted No 1 in Golf Digest’s 2016 rankings) There are no restrictions on how pairs are formed and can be planned either ahead of time or spontaneously selected on the day as mixed, ladies or men’s 2-balls. “Sport has in many circumstances unified cultures worldwide, and in particular at Fancourt where The Heritage Classic was initially established fourteen years ago to celebrate South Africa’s rich heritage. By introducing these affordable packages, it is our

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objective to bring local golfers across all spectrums to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people,” says Lloyd Martindale, GM of Golf at Fancourt. For just R9 460.00 per person sharing and R11 965.00 per single room, the Fancourt Heritage Classic package includes accommodation in the hotel for four nights, daily breakfast, a welcome braai, prize-giving dinner and entertainment as well as 18 holes each on The Links, Montagu and Outeniqua courses, giveaways and trophies for winners sponsored by Els Wines, Cutter & Buck and TaylorMade. To top it all, there is also a Spa voucher included to the value of R1 800.00 for non-golfers. The only cost excluded is the tournament entry fee of R950.00 per player. Closing date for entries is 10th September 2016. For further information and entry, contact Annie Lawson Sports Promotions on 044 870 0973, 083 251 9581 or annie.law@iafrica.com

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George Golf Club has always been regarded as one of the country’s great layouts.

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he course was designed by Dr Charles Molteno Murray, who also had a hand in the designs of Royal Cape and Clovelly Golf Clubs. The current layout was officially opened in 1934, but it was almost 30 years earlier, in 1906, when George Golf Club was formed by enthusiastic golfers of the time who were playing the game at various smaller courses located on farms in the area. This is one of those courses that can be played again and again, and it grudgingly gives up its secrets to scoring well. No true golfer could ever tire of its charms or the local hospitality, and no matter

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how well or poorly the player might do, they will surely always want to come back for more. Long-hitters will feel that they can overpower the layout, because by modern standards it is certainly not long – but the tree-lined fairways with some tight landing areas, and a few good pin positions will demand respect from the most accomplished players. Throw in some wind and the changes in elevation and George Golf Club will keep even the best players guessing. Best of all, this is a playable course that is fun to take on in any conditions.

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Simola Golf

and Country Estate

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he Simola Golf and Country Estate situated in Knysna continues to grow form strength to strength. From the Estate’s beginnings in 2003 where the new owners took over a derelict golf course and no infrastructure we roll onto 2016 where besides the now famous Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, the Estate boasts a forty all-suite Hotel and Spa which incorporates the Golf Club and its facilities. Since the original purchase of Simola the owners have acquired two adjacent properties which boost the size of Simola to over 400 hectares and with a bulking factor of only one unit per hectare it has made itself very attractive to potential property owners.

The Golf Course is in superb condition and testament to this are the record rounds going through the course each month with Foreign and local visitors enjoying spectacular layout and facilities. Membership to the Golf Club continues to grow and you do not have to be a property owner to enjoy membership privileges. There is still a limited number of the high end Founder Memberships available at R330, 000.00 per share which lists a whole host of privileges and benefits with the main one being no annual subscription or green fees for the principal shareholder, spouse and children. The Simola Hotel and Spa continues to pamper their guests in the hospitable way we have become famous for and has showing massive growth in International visitors as they become aware of this accommodation gem. Look out for the out of season specials like the various Stay and Play packages that are on offer and couple with the Spa specials your stay at Simola will be one to remember. Property sales are growing at a rapid pace as new buyers from up country and abroad are purchasing vacant land apartments and luxury homes.

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Home sales have been between Five and Twenty Million and although the stock of homes for sale have become a bit limited due to a busy 6 months there are still some fantastic homes on the market . The new “Woodlands” development in the Simola Valley offers three bedroom homes with double garage, open plan kitchen, dining and lounge, guest loo, separate scullery and pool from only R 3, 5 million inclusive of VAT and membership to Simola Golf Club. The latest entry from the Simola developers is the River Club Chalets. These beautifully built timber structures are built on the slopes just above the Knysna River. The Chalets are two bedrooms en-suite with open plan kitchen, dining and lounge that open up onto a timber nest deck with stunning views of the River and Sunsets are guaranteed. These come fully furnished and equipped and are on the market from R 2, 4 million inclusive of VAT. Other investment options include 2 bedroom Hotel Suites, 3 bedroom apartments and Fractional ownership options All homeowners have access to the newly developed River Club with access to the River and use of the braai areas as well as canoes and paddle boats. Simola has something for everyone so call or email now. Hotel Reservations: +27 (0)44 302 9600 email - reservations@simola.co.za Golf Bookings: +27 (0) 44 302 9677 email – golf@simola.co.za Property Sales: + 27 (0) 83 448 5454 email – derek@simola.co.za

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ABOUT THE BAYVIEW HOTEL

The Bayview Hotel is privately owned and managed by an efficient and friendly team. It is situated in the heart of the Plettenberg Bay village and is a mere stroll to the beach. One can enjoy Continental and Full English Breakfasts, or a sun downer overlooking the splendour of the Keurbooms River and the Robberg Peninsula.The Bayview boasts 36 en-suite rooms with breathtaking views of the magnificent coastline. The Bayview is well known for its convenient business and conference facilities, and it is equipped with all the necessary amenities needed to ensure the success of your function. For your convenience, the Bayview is open 24 hours per day and offers private parking facilities. Our team will be able to assist you with recommendations on activities you may wish to partake in; golf, tailor made diving excursions, fishing, hiking, sailing, bird watching, bungi jumping, whale and dolphin watching, all in close proximity to the Bayview. Banking facilities, boutiques, art galleries and shopping malls are in walking distance from the hotel.

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CONTACT

Tel: 044 533 1961 | Fax: 044 533 2059 Email: info@bayviewhotel.co.za Web: www.bayviewhotel.co.za Cnr. Main & Gibb Street , P.O. Box 1047 Plettenberg Bay, 6600

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R E S U LT S & R A N K I N G S Sunshine Tour

PGA TOUR

Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open Royal Harare Golf Club 14th - 17th April 2016 1 Lyle Rowe 2 Dylan Frittelli T3 Bryce Easton Louis de Jager T5 Scott Vincent Mark Murless Jonathan Agren Hennie du Plessis Breyten Meyer 10 Daniel Greene

RSA RSA RSA RSA ZIM RSA SWE RSA RSA RSA

69-69-72-67 72-71-71-65 69-70-75-66 65-70-76-69 71-68-77-65 65-73-72-71 71-71-68-71 72-69-68-72 72-69-63-77 71-73-68-71

277 279 280 280 281 281 281 281 281 283

(-11) R 285,300.00 (-9) R 207,000.00 (-8) R 106,470.00 (-8) R 106,470.00 (-7) R 54,864.00 (-7) R 54,864.00 (-7) R 54,864.00 (-7) R 54,864.00 (-7) R 54,864.00 (-5) R 32,520.00

73-71-69-63 70-67-71-71 71-72-67-70 66-74-65-75 73-70-66-72 71-72-71-68 74-71-68-69 71-68-71-72 69-70-69-74 78-67-70-68

276 279 280 280 281 282 282 282 282 283

(-16) R 253,600.00 (-13) R 184,000.00 (-12) R 94,640.00 (-12) R 94,640.00 (-11) R 66,080.00 (-10) R 44,440.00 (-10) R 44,440.00 (-10) R 44,440.00 (-10) R 44,440.00 (-9) R 27,072.00

SUNSHINE TOUR order of Merit as of 01 MAY 2016 1 Brandon Stone RSA 2 Haydn Porteous RSA 3 Charl Schwartzel RSA 4 Zander Lombard RSA 5 Justin Walters RSA 6 Christiaan Bezuidenhout RSA 7 Dean Burmester RSA 8 Anthony Michael RSA 9 Richard Sterne RSA 10 George Coetzee RSA 11 Ross McGowan ENG 12 Jaco Van Zyl RSA 13 Jacques Blaauw RSA 14 Mark Williams ZIM T15 Keith Horne RSA Retief Goosen RSA Branden Grace RSA 18 Trevor Fisher Jnr RSA 19 Dylan Frittelli RSA 20 Darren Fichardt RSA

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1 Danny Willett T2 Jordan Spieth Lee Westwood T4 Paul Casey J.B. Holmes Dustin Johnson

ENG USA ENG ENG USA USA

70-74-72-67 66-74-73-73 71-75-71-69 69-77-74-67 72-73-74-68 73-71-72-71

Other South Africans T15 Louis Oosthuizen

RSA 72-77-71-71

283 286 286 287 287 287

(-5) (-2) (-2) (-1) (-1) (-1)

$ 1,800,000.00 $ 880,000.00 $ 880,000.00 $ 413,333.00 $ 413,333.00 $ 413,333.00

291 (+3)

$ 175,000.00

275 277 277 279 279

$1,062,000.00 $ 519,200.00 $ 519,200.00 $ 259,600.00 $ 259,600.00

RBC Heritage Harbour Town GL, 14 - 17 April 2016

Zambia Sugar Open 2016 Lusaka Golf Club 21st - 24th April 2016 1 Christofer Blomstrand SWE 2 CJ du Plessis RSA T3 Jean-Paul Strydom RSA James Kamte RSA 5 Merrick Bremner RSA T6 Steve Surry ENG Bryce Easton RSA Chris Swanepoel RSA Jean Hugo RSA 10 Rourke van der Spuy RSA

Masters Tournament Course: Augusta National GC 7 - 10 April 2016

4 4 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 4 1 1 3 5 5

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

3,014,370.83 2,965,039.58 2,932,250.00 2,626,628.67 2,162,516.67 1,913,350.00 1,869,966.67 1,415,500.00 1,241,018.67 1,220,501.79 771,300.00 755,670.83 687,915.00 592,877.50 582,375.00 582,375.00 582,375.00 569,662.50 506,029.29 415,362.00

1 Branden Grace T2 Luke Donald Russell Knox T4 Bryson DeChambeau Kevin Na

RSA ENG SCO USA USA

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

Other South Africans T14 Ernie Els RSA 72-71-73-66 T59 Tyrone Van Aswegen RSA 72-70-73-76

(-9) (-7) (-7) (-5) (-5)

282 (-2) 291 (+7)

$ 88,631.12 $ 12,862.00

$ 1,116,000.00 $ 669,600.00 $ 421,600.00 $ 233,740.00 $ 233,740.00 $ 233,740.00 $ 233,740.00 $ 233,740.00

Valero Texas Open TPC San Antonio, 21 - 24 April 2016 1 2 3 T4

Charley Hoffman Patrick Reed Chad Collins Ricky Barnes Kevin Chappell Billy Horschel Ryan Palmer Martin Piller

USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

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

276 277 278 279 279 279 279 279

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

Other Southern Africans T9 Branden Grace RSA T42 Thomas Aiken RSA T55 Brendon de Jonge ZIM

72-72-69-67 71-72-72-71 69-74-74-71

280 (-8) 286 (-2) 288 (0)

$ 161,200.00 $ 19,468.00 $ 14,012.00

Zurich Classic of New Orleans TPC Louisiana Avondale, 29Apr - 1 May 2016 1 Brian Stuard T2 Byeong-Hun An Jamie Lovemark 4 Bobby Wyatt T5 Jason Day Chris Kirk

USA KOR USA USA AUS USA

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

201 201 201 202 203 203

Other South Africans T15 Thomas Aiken RSA T72 Retief Goosen RSA

68-69-70 65-74-75

207 (-9) 214 (-2)

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

$ 1,260,000.00 $ 616,000.00 $ 616,000.00 $ 336,000.00 $ 255,500.00 $ 255,500.00

$ 112,000.00 $ 13,230.00

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R E S U LT S & R A N K I N G S PGA Tour order of Merit as of 01 MAY 2016 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Adam Scott AUS Adam Scott AUS Jason Day AUS Russell Knox SCO Brandt Snedeker USA Jordan Spieth USA Bubba Watson USA Kevin Kisner USA Patrick Reed USA Justin Thomas USA Kevin Na USA

Other Southern Africans 17 Branden Grace 24 Charl Schwartzel 26 Louis Oosthuizen 88 Tyrone Van Aswegen 147 Brendon de Jonge 151 Retief Goosen 152 Thomas Aiken 159 Dawie van der Walt 161 Ernie Els 182 Rory Sabbatini 183 Tim Clark

RSA RSA RSA RSA ZIM RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA

5 9 9 14 14 9 8 13 13 14 14

9 8 6 19 18 9 12 15 9 14 7

$1,811,831.00 $1,691,136.00 $1,565,988.00 $ 612,557.00 $ 282,113.00 $ 259,587.00 $ 246,391.00 $ 202,777.00 $ 199,271.00 $ 119,214.00 $ 110,361.00

web.com TOUR

T2 4 T5

Wesley Bryan

USA

68-63-71-67

269

(-19)

$ 117,000.00

Brad Fritsch

CAN

66-65-69-73

273

(-15)

$

57,200.00

Richy Werenski

USA 66-75-66-66

273

(-15)

$

57,200.00

Martin Flores

USA 69-66-70-69

274

(-14)

$

31,200.00

Roger Sloan

CAN 70-71-68-66

275

(-13)

$

23,725.00

Kevin Tway

USA 69-69-69-68

275

(-13)

$

23,725.00

Sebastian Vazquez MEX 69-70-67-69

275

(-13)

$

23,725.00

Other South Africans T70 Kyle Scott

RSA 70-73-77-73

293

(+5)

$

1,566.50

1

Seamus Power

IRE

69-70-70-67

276 (-12)

$ 108,000.00

T2

Cody Gribble

USA 71-69-68-69

277 (-11)

$ 44,800.00

Jonathan Randolph USA 71-68-71-67

277 (-11)

$ 44,800.00

Adam Schenk

USA 69-70-68-70

277 (-11)

$ 44,800.00

Roger Sloan

CAN 71-73-65-69

278 (-10)

$ 24,000.00

No other South Africans

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Wesley Bryan USA Brad Fritsch CAN Ryan Armour USA Sebastian Munoz COL Andrew Svoboda USA Martin Flores USA Seamus Power IRE Richy Werenski USA Ollie Schniederjans USA Matt Atkins USA

Other South Africans 126 Kyle Scott

RSA

7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 7

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

269,520.00 186,990.00 174,669.00 142,797.00 141,548.00 135,047.00 131,733.00 129,300.00 110,788.00 110,290.00

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$

5,723.00

CHAMPIoNS TOUR Mitsubishi Electric Classic, TPC Sugarloaf 15 - 17 April 2016 1 2 3 T4

Woody Austin Wes Short, Jr. Paul Goydos Miguel Angel Jimenez Tom Lehman Colin Montgomerie Joey Sindelar Other South Africans T15 David Frost

USA USA USA SPA USA SCO USA

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

RSA 70-69-72

205 205 206 207 207 207 207

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

211 (-5)

$ 270,000.00 $ 158,400.00 $ 129,600.00 $ 82,350.00 $ 82,350.00 $ 82,350.00 $ 82,350.00 $ 31,500.00

1 Michael Allen / USA Woody Austin USA T2 David Frost / RSA Roger Chapman ENG Billy Andrade / USA Joe Durant USA Bart Bryant / USA Brad Bryant USA Hale / USA Colin Montgomery USA T4 Mark O’Meara / USA Corey Pavin USA Wes Short, Jr. / USA Duffy Waldorf USA No other South Africans

49-59-48

156

(-23)

$ 460,000.00

48-61-48

157 (-22)

$ 260,000.00

63-46- 49

158

(-21)

$ 205,000.00

64-50-47

161

(-18)

$ 116,250.00

65-49-47

161

(-18)

$ 116,250.00

66-47-48

161

(-18)

$ 116,250.00

65-49-47

161

(-18)

$ 116,250.00

Champions Tour order of merit as of 01 MAY 2016

United Leasing & Finance Championship Victoria National GC, 29 - 1 May 2016

5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf, Top of the Rock/ Buffalo Ridge GC, 22 - 24 April 2016

El Bosque Mexico Championship El Bosque CC, 21 - 24 April 2016 1

web.com tour order of merit as of 01 MAY 2016

$ 2,507,218.00 $ 4,362,198.00 $ 3,671,729.00 $ 2,851,401.00 $ 2,781,611.00 $ 2,772,927.00 $ 2,708,050.00 $ 2,578,280.00 $ 2,558,989.00 $ 2,370,087.00 $ 2,366,916.00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Woody Austin USA Bernhard Langer GER Duffy Waldorf USA Jesper Parnevik SWE Billy Andrade USA Tom Lehman USA Jeff Maggert USA David Frost RSA Michael Allen USA Miguel Angel Jimenez SPA

7 7 8 7 8 7 7 8 8 3

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

772,895.00 594,050.00 515,265.00 471,072.00 456,708.00 435,299.00 405,917.00 383,619.00 379,795.00 360,950.00

No Other South Africans

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calend A r

Sunshine Tour

DATE EVENT VENUE MAY 2016 4 - 7

Investec Royal Swazi Open

Royal Swazi Spa CC

12 - 15

AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

Four Seasons GC

20 - 22

Lombard Insurance Classic

Royal Swazi Spa CC

KCM Zambia Open

Nchanga GC

Vodacom Origins of Golf

Wild Coast CC

JUNE 2016 2 - 5 JULY 2016 28 - 30

Amateur events - Men DATE EVENT VENUE MAY 2016 2 – 4

Prince’s Grant Invitational

Princes Grant GC

3 – 6

SA Mid-Amateur Stroke Play

Silver Lakes CC

6 – 8

KZN Stroke Play

San Lameer CC

16 – 20

SA Country Districts

Nelspruit GC

16 – 20

Challenge Cup

Parkview GC

26 – 27

Fancourt Senior Open

Fancourt CC

29 – 30

Southern Cape Senior Open

George GC

19

Eastern Province Mid-Amateur Open

Wedgwood Park CC

26 – 27

Border Senior Open

26 – 27

Nomads Coastal Noom 2

St Francis Links GC

29 – 30

Eastern Cape Seniors

St Francis Links GC

29 Jun – 1 Jul

Dimension Data Junior Open

Fancourt

29 Jun – 1 Jul

Dimension Data U15 Challenge

Fancourt

JUNE 2016

TBA

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

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(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

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

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events calendar MAY, JUNE & JULY 2016 Amateur events - Men (continued)

DATE EVENT VENUE JULY 2016 2 – 3

Eastern Province Senior Open

St Francis Bay GC

5 – 7

Nomads SA Boys U17 Championship

Kingswood GE

8 – 10

Limpopo Open

Koro Creek GC

10

Lowveld Mid-Amateur Open

White River CC

11 – 12

Nomads Inland Noom

Modderfontein GC

14 – 15

Tshwane Junior Open

Pretoria CC

24

North West Mid-Amateur Open

Rustenburg GC

30 – 31

Border Stroke Play

Fish River Sun GC

Amateur events - Women

DATE EVENT VENUE MAY 2016 1 - 4

Pro Shop Gauteng Championships

Ruimsig GC

7 - 8

Free State Championship

TBA

15 - 18

SA National Senior Women’s Championship

Boschenmeer GC

22 - 25

72-Hole Teams Championship

Middelburg GC

31 May - 3 Jun

Jakarta World Junior Championship

Damai Indah - PIK Course

14 - 17

Toyota Junior World Cup

Chukyo GC - Japan

11 - 12

Limpopo Championship

Koro Creek CC

26 - 28

Nomads SA Girls Championship

Orkney GC

3 - 6

Gauteng North Championship

Woodhill CC

10 - 13

Sanlam SA Amateur Match Play Championship

Ebotse Links

11 - 13

R & A Junior Open

Kilmarnock, Scotland

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Nomads Gauteng Junior Championship

JUNE 2016

JULY 2016

Royal JHB & Kensington GC

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

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(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)

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

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R E S U LT S & R A N K I N G S EUROPEAN TOUR

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR

Open de Espana, Real Club Valderama 14-17 April 2016 1 2 3 T4

Johnston Andrew Eng 67-74-74-70 Luiten Joost Ned 70-75-70-71 Garcia Sergio Esp 74-71-75-67 Kjeldsen Søren Den 71-77-72-68 Morrison James Eng 67-75-74-72 Other South Africans T45 Sterne Richard Rsa 74-75-79-72

285 286 287 288 288

(+1) (+2) (+3) (+4) (+4)

€ 333,330.00 € 222,220.00 € 125,200.00 € 92,400.00 € 92,400.00

300 (+16) €

9,600.00

Shenzhen International, Genzon GC, 21 - 24 April 2016 1 T2

Lee Soomin Stone Brandon Luiten Joost T4 Hend Scott Levy Alexander Slattery Lee Other South Africans T35 Fichardt Darren T58 Porteous Haydn

Kor Rsa Ned Aus Fra Eng

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

272 274 274 275 275 275

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

Rsa 70-71-72-72 285 (-3) Rsa 73-70-73-74 290 (+2)

€ € € € € €

412,353.00 214,893.00 214,893.00 105,069.00 105,069.00 105,069.00

€ 18,061.00 € 6,927.00

Volvo China Open, Top win Golf & CC, 29 - 1 May 2016 1 2 T3

Li Haotong Aguilar Felipe Bjerregaard Lucas Bland Richard Siem Marcel Other South Africans T19 Fisher Jnr Trevor Porteous Haydn T21 Otto Hennie T28 Fichardt Darren

Chn Chi Den Eng Ger

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

266 269 270 270 270

(-22) (-19) (-18) (-18) (-18)

€ € € € €

450,176.00 300,117.00 139,556.00 139,556.00 139,556.00

Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa

70-68-73 64 69-69-68-69 63-71-71-71 69-70-71-67

275 275 276 277

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

€ € € €

32,953.00 32,953.00 28,901.00 23,634.00

European Tour Order of merit as of 29 Feb 2016

1 Willett Danny 2 Oosthuizen Louis 3 Cabrera Bello Rafa 4 Mcilroy Rory 5 Stenson Henrik 6 Grace Branden 7 Westwood Lee 8 Luiten Joost 9 Schwartzel Charl 10 Lee Soomin Other South Africans 20 Stone Brandon 41 Porteous Haydn 50 Van Zyl Jaco 64 Frittelli Dylan 65 Coetzee George 69 Lombard Zander 75 Walters Justin 78 Fisher Jnr Trevor 92 Burmester Dean 93 Aiken Thomas 105 Sterne Richard 109 Horne Keith 124 Fichardt Darren 126 Els Ernie 128 Norris Shaun 130 Kruger Jbe 147 Blaauw Jacques

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Eng Rsa Esp Nir Swe Rsa Eng Ned Rsa Kor

8 9 8 5 5 8 6 10 6 6

€ € € € € € € € € €

2,740,474.00 1,547,861.00 1,330,596.00 1,321,645.00 1,045,465.00 936,353.00 883,024.00 742,534.00 712,172.00 658,497.00

Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa RsA Rsa Rsa

9 10 7 6 7 4 8 10 6 2 6 6 8 6 7 7 5

€ € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € €

450,415.00 264,701.00 225,407.00 167,122.00 164,322.00 158,956.00 146,204.00 137,417.00 114,860.00 112,705.00 89,338.00 81,432.00 63,681.00 62,316.00 61,523.00 59,715.00 44,727.00

Red Sea Egyptian Challenge Sokhna GC 20 - 23 April 2016 1 T2

Smith Jordan L Girrbach Joel Porteous Garrick Trappel Manue T5 Blaauw Jacques Gagli Lorenzo

Eng Sui Eng Lau Rsa Ita

63-68-70-69 70-65-68-69 69-69-66-68 70-69-66-67 66-70-70-67 67-68-70-68

270 272 272 272 273 273

(-18) (-16) (-16) (-16) (-15) (-15)

€ € € € € €

28,800.00 14,400.00 14,400.00 14,400.00 6,264.00 6,264.00

Other South Africans T11 Frittelli Dylan

Rsa 68-69-69-69 275 (-13)

3,420.00

€ € € € € € €

27,200.00 18,700.00 11,900.00 7,140.00 7,140.00 7,140.00 7,140.00

Other South Africans 64 Palmer Michael G Rsa 73-68-81-73 295 (+15) €

459.00

Challenge de Madrid Real Club de Golf la Herreria 28 - 1 May 2016 1 2 3 T4

Stewart Duncan Stow Ben Angles Pep Gagli Lorenzo Hanson Chris Laporta Francesco Pavon Matthieu

Sco Eng Esp Ita Eng Ita Fra

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

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European Challenge Tour order of merit as of 1 May 2016 1 Sebastian Soderberg

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2 Romain Langasque

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3 Jordan L Smith

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4 Matthieu Pavon

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5 Duncan Stewart

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15 Dylan Frittelli

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19 Jacques Blaauw

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20 Christiaan Bezuidenhout Rsa

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50 Danie Van Tonder

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67 Michael G Palmer

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R E S U LT S & R A N K I N G S LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR Ladies European Tour Order Of Merit As Of 29 February 2016 1 Nuria Iturrios 2 Beth Allen 3 Florentyna Parker 4 Charley Hull 5 Camilla Lennarth 6 Nicole Broch Larsen 7 Holly Clyburn 8 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 9 Angel Yin 10 Noora Tamminen Other South Africans 67 Ashleigh Simon 94 Stacy Lee Bregman 97 Nicole Garcia

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LPGA TOUR LOTTE Championship, Ko Olina GC 13 - 16 April 2016 1 T2 4 5

Minjee Lee AUS In Gee Chun KOR Katie Burnett USA Moriya Jutanugarn THA Su-Yeon Jang KOR

Other South Africans T15 Lee-Anne Pace RSA

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Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, Lake Merced GC 21 - 24 April 2016 1 2 T3

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JPN RSA USA KOR KOR

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Haru Nomura Lee-Anne Pace Gerina Piller Na Yeon Choi So Yeon Ryu

$ 270,000.00 $ 143,765.00 $ 143,765.00 $ 93,516.00 $ 75,270.00

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA TEXAS SHOOTOUT Las Colinas GC, 28 - 1 MAY 2016 1 T2 5

Jenny Shin KOR Amy Yang KOR Mi Jung Hur KOR Gerina Piller USA Shanshan Feng CHI

Other South Africans T23 Ashleigh Simon RSA Paula Reto RSA T37 Lee-Anne Pace RSA

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71 - 69 - 71 - 71 282 73 - 69 - 68 - 72 282 72 - 69 - 72 - 72 285

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$ 195,000.00 $ 90,231.00 $ 90,231.00 $ 90,231.00 $ 53,472.00 $ 12,163.00 $ 12,163.00 $ 7,337.00

Lee Anne Pace leading South African on the LPGA Tour

LPGA order of merit as of 1 May 2016 1 2 3 4 5

Lydia Ko NZL Haru Nomura JPN Ha Na Jang KOR Sei Young Kim KOR Lexi Thompson USA

Other South Africans 16 Lee-Anne Pace 45 Paula Reto 108 Bertine Strauss 118 Ashleigh Simon

RSA RSA RSA RSA

8 11 8 10 9

$ 1,071,567.00 $ 693,098.00 $ 617,098.00 $ 511,841.00 $ 503,305.00

10 10 8 5

$ 306,284.00 $ 124,082.00 $ 25,099.00 $ 16,940.00

Official World Golf Rankings as of end of 1 MAY 2016 1

Jordan Spieth

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Jason Day AUS

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Jordan Spieth

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Rory McIlroy IRE

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Bubba Watson

USA

8.09

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Rickie Fowler

USA

7.68

51

Henrik Stenson SWE

7.34

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Adam Scott AUS

6.91

43

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Dustin Johnson

USA

6.68

40

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Danny Willett ENG

6.21

52

6.03

52

USA

10 Justin Rose ENG

Other South Africans 11 Branden Grace

RSA

5.37

52

13 Louis Oosthuizen

RSA

4.97

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21 Charl Schwartzel

RSA

3.70

52

62 Jaco Van Zyl

RSA

2.16

40

89 George Coetzee

RSA

1.62

50

94 Brandon Stone

RSA

1.55

51

97 Dean Burmester

RSA

1.52

47

163 Retief Goosen

RSA

1.00

48

196 Thomas Aiken

RSA

0.87

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Grace takes Heritage for first PGA Tour win. Branden Grace has had his share of big moments. He believes winning the RBC Heritage is his biggest, by far. The 27-year-old had won 10 times overseas, finished in the top five last year in the U.S. Open and PGA Championship, and went 5-0 for the International team at the Presidents Cup. Last month in the final round, he shot a 5-under 66 to overtake Luke Donald for his first title on the PGA Tour. “This really puts the cherry on top of the cake,” Grace said. “And I’m excited for things to start.” Grace has already fashioned a very accomplished career. He’s 11th in the Official World Golf Ranking and

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three of his seven career wins on the European Tour have come since 2015. “I can tick this one off the box and head into the next couple of majors trying to win it,” he said. “I have one notch, I’ve done it before and I can do it again.” Grace finished at 9-under 275, two shots ahead of Donald and Russell Knox. Donald shot a 71, and Knox had a 67. Grace earned $1,062,000 and a PGA Tour exemption through the 2017-18 season, which he said was a weight off his mind and will allow him to comfortably contend without worrying about keeping his tour card.

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charging our car off the road near Kariba Border Post. In hindsight it is a great story to tell at our next braai, but flying will be a lot easier on the soul. The tournaments were as hugely successful as ever, with thousands of spectators pouring through the gates of both world class venues. First stop, Royal Harare Golf Club for the Zimbabwe Open, followed by the Zambia Sugar Open at Lusaka Golf Club four days later.

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S P E C I A L F E AT U R E - U ps & downs: L ife on the S unshine Tour Having grown up somewhere between the putting green and the Pro Shop at Royal Harare Golf Club thanks to my dad being the head professional there for ten years, it is always a special week for me personally. It does however come with its own unique pressures too. All of the club’s staff, from David the shoe cleaner, to Jonathan the barman have their own pep talks prepared for when I arrive on site to warm-up. An opening round of 71 settled the nerves but two clumsy middle rounds left me way down the leaderboard before a closing 71 (eventually) wound down a fairly disappointing week. Each swing always feels like the world depends on the outcome in that event, as there is nothing I would love more than to win my home Open. I’ve managed to make the cut six out of seven times, recording two top tens in the process but no fairytale ending as of yet. This year’s final round was dominated by one of the good guys out here, Lyle ‘SugarMan’ Rowe - If you see him around a chipping green, feel free to question the origins of his nickname. You’ll probably be met by a wry smile and witty chirp, as he’s never short of some entertaining banter out on tour. Similar to his Zambia Open victory two years ago, he put his head down and locked in

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for the grind all day. As with his Zambian win, it paid off again with the overnight leaders faltering over the closing holes of a true Championship course and the ever solid Rowe was once more the last man standing. Before leaving Harare we had a text from Allan Versveld asking if there was a spot in the car for him as flights to Lusaka were pretty steep. “Jump in Al - We’ll even take the extra eighty kilometers on and drive over Kariba Dam Wall as part of the experience!” It was such a fun thought at the time and would have made for a great trip, had it not been for a slight glitch - a missing document left us at the border post for eight hours. After pleading our case for the car not to be impounded, the dust settled in perfect harmony with the conclusion that we were NOT in fact attempting to illegally import the car into Zimbabwe. Having been stopped on our way OUT of Zimbabwe you would think that it would have been simpler to convince Gerald the customs agent of this, but we obviously caught him on a bad day. Safely on the other side of the Zambezi we were met with an equally testing lay-out in the form of Lusaka

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Golf Club. Tree lined dog-legs, raised greens and well placed bunkers combined with the swirling winds brought by the change of season, meant another over par cut-line by Friday evening. Having navigated my way through the first two rounds for a minus five total which left me in twelfth place heading into the weekend, things were looking positive. The late start on Saturday was warmly welcomed, as to be honest my game has not been at its best of late. This week was starting to feel different though - I remember this feeling! Not much had happened through the first fourteen holes, as I turned onto the homeward stretch from the fifteenth tee, still on five under par for the tournament - a well placed tee shot left a yardage of 135m for a solid gap wedge which was soon to be my shot of the week, spinning back to a foot from the cup. The tap in birdie got me to minus six and more importantly within four of the lead at the time. Little did I know what lay ahead at Lusaka’s seventeenth hole. The slight dog-leg right par four was only a drive and a sand wedge away, but sixty meters from the green awaited a fully grown tree towering a hundred

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S P E C I A L F E AT U R E - U ps & downs: L ife on the S unshine Tour feet above us, nicknamed “Chabala” after Zambia’s most famous goal keeper. In the six years we’ve been playing at Lusaka Golf Club I have not witnessed as many balls ‘caught’ by “Chabala” as I have seen ‘tipped over the crossbar’ before finally coming to rest in some less than desirable locations. The third round of this year’s event however, promised something even more impressive for my approach shot.. I elected to hit a three wood from the tee box, in order to leave myself far enough back to launch a gap wedge safely over the goalie’s fingertips. Having executed phase one of “Bravo Mission 17”, I swung freely through the approach shot before gazing up to the unfortunate realization that the trajectory seemed to be slightly struggling on its launch objective. Another moment had arrived for the legend to reach out and deflect one more hopeful from its intended landing zone. He wasn’t done yet though. With the loss of at least one engine from impact, all hope soon plunged back to earth before bouncing twice and disappearing into a water hazard measuring no wider than a yard from bank-to-bank. “Chabala 1 - “Cairns” 0.

That double-bogey on 17 was eased slightly by a birdie on the final hole but the wreckage remained. It’s never easy walking off the course after a poor finish to an otherwise solid round but that’s simply the nature of the beast and also why we hate to love this game at times. My final round was too forgettable to mention and so I will spare you the gory details. On the up-side; Zambia Open meant three cuts made in a row and more importantly some positive steps back

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in the right direction before our next two events in Swaziland this month. *Note to self; always be grateful for the small victories. Christofer Blomstrand, a young Swede ended up carding a ten under par final round to snatch victory from a prominent group of leaders, and seal a memorable couple of weeks for the Sunshine Tour North of the border.

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R61 Lower South Coast Road, San Lameer GPS: S30⁰56.595 E30⁰17.333 www.sanlameer.co.za Set in the heart of this unique natural environment, San Lameer offers you everything you would include in a dream course. Eighteen memorable holes that weave a natural challenge through the open glades, forest and wetlands with the relaxed roar of the Indian Ocean cheering you on. The course itself, designed by Peter Matkovich and Dale Hayes, is sculptured around one of the last remaining wetland forests on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The Clubhouse has just been freshly renovated and is recognized as one of the most attractive in South Africa with spectacular views from the spacious terraces surrounding it. Come and join us for a round of golf on our 18-hole Championship Golf Course in our Tropical Paradise! You don’t have to be a member or a guest staying at San Lameer to enjoy our Golf Course – you just have to book!

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American Stewart Cink, the 2009 Open champion, has announced he is taking a break from professional golf after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Cink, 42, a five-time Ryder Cup player, is currently ranked 208th in the world. “Since I was 15 years old, Lisa Cink has been my biggest supporter,” he wrote on Twitter. “It’s now time for me to return the favour. “In order to assist Lisa in meeting this challenge, I will be stepping away until circumstances improve for her.”

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Marc Cayeux is back and we wish him all the best Marc Cayeux won twice in Zambia, and once each in Swaziland and Botswana, together with five other titles on the Sunshine Tour. However the 38-year-olds last tournament win was back in 2008 when he took the Nashua Masters at the Wild Coast Sun Country Club. Cayeux’s life took a dramatic turn when his vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a police truck in 2010.The accident claimed the life of the policeman driving the truck and Cayeux, then 32, suffered dreadful injuries that required 27 operations and hours of physical therapy for more than five years just for him to get back to his feet, never mind playing golf. What makes Cayeux’s story more extraordinary is that even his doctors doubted if he would ever walk again, yet alone play golf. Despite the odds he is back on the Sunshine Tour and he made an emotional return at last

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month’s Zimbabwe Open finishing with rounds of 70, 75, 79 & 72. Ben Hogan suffered a similarly horrific car crash in 1949 when the vehicle he and his wife were in collided headon with a bus. After a series of painful operations and life-threatening blood clots, Hogan was told he would never play golf again. A year later he won the US Open, and he went on to win five of the next seven majors he played. His story remains an inspiration for Cayeux in his comeback bid. “I believe if Hogan could do it then so can I,” said Cayeux. “People say, ‘Your body’s been through too much. You won’t make it.’ But if you just go on everyone’s word, you won’t accomplish anything. The only way to find out is to do it yourself. If golf’s not meant to be my body will tell me I can’t do it. But mentally I believe I can.”

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Le Golf National adopts new Club Car fleet in preparation for The 2018 Ryder Cup Le Golf National, the 2018 Ryder Cup venue and home of the 100th Open de France, has renewed its longterm partnership with the world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel electric vehicles until 2020 and is updating its Club Car fleet ahead of the biennial event. Through its French distributor, ORA Véhicules Electriques, Club Car will be supplying 50 new Precedent i3 vehicles in two phases, with most featuring the ground-breaking Visage system to provide golfers with precise shot and distance information, flyover video graphics and a live leaderboard during competitions. The connected mobile golf information system will also enable staff at the European Tour Destination to remotely control each car and optimise course maintenance with ‘no-drive’ zones, as well as monitor pace-of-play.

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Paul Armitage, General Manager at Le Golf National, said: “Our new Club Car fleet and the cars’ fully-connected Visage system will be a definite USP for Le Golf National. “The opportunity for our golfers to have the information on each hole, along with the ability to email themselves their score card to review at home from the golf car, will help to further enhance the oncourse experience for all our customers.” Club Car has a rich history with The Ryder Cup, having been associated with the event since 1999. At The 2014 Ryder Cup, the company supplied its largest ever fleet of more than 540 vehicles, which were used by both Captains, all Vice-Captains, all team and match officials, as well as all on-course television and event logistics.

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Golf4Mining Benefit & Exhibition Golf Tournament The inaugural Golf4Mining Benefit & Exhibition Golf Tournament will be held on the 30th September 2016 at the Kalahari Golf & Country Club, Kathu, Northern Cape.

This is a fundraising golf tournament and campaign to preserve mining industry jobs; also highlighting the importance of mines in their local communities; and promoting and developing the ‘local’ tourism and economies of these towns.

The initiative follows engagement with different mining stakeholders on a need to develop an annual corporate-sporting social investment vehicle that create an awareness about the importance of the mining industry in South Africa (and its resident towns); and benefits mining industry employees, the mining towns and mining businesses, and the image of the South African mining industry.

Golf4Mining is a national event which will be hosted annually on different golf courses (preference will be given to golf courses around mining towns) through a rotational bidding system. Courses/municipalities will bid to host the tournament annually. A board of trustees will be formed to oversee the distribution of grants.

The vision is to use golf as a sport to drive a social awareness, fund-raise for the Mining Jobs Fund, while simultaneously promoting the local tourism and businesses in mining towns.

Kalahari/Sishen Golf & Country club as the founding member of this tournament is the inaugural venue (sponsor). Gamagara Municipality is the hosting municipality partner.

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Hone your golf skills on the best greens at Secunda’s Graceland!

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en Hogan, one of the greatest players in the history of golf, said the most important shot in golf is the next one. With ultra-special standard and customisable Stay & Play offers, and personalised packages that are now available, amateur and professional golfers alike can bank on the opportunity to hone their skills on the best greens in Mpumalanga at the Graceland Hotel, Casino and Country Club – just 50 minutes away from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Built as a tribute to the grand old southern American age, the resort has the kind of warm hospitality and distinctive charm of days gone by, complimented by a host of entertainment and recreational facilities - to turn any golf trip into an all-round outstanding breakaway. This includes all the most popular casino games, a choice of mouth-watering dining options, a brand new boutique spa and numerous other activities for its guests’ enjoyment. Graceland Country Club, which is no doubt the flagship facility of this multi-faceted resort, is renowned for its Gary Player-designed 18-hole championship inland links-style golf course. Most of the property’s natural features were incorporated into the design to create a number of challenges, such as elevation changes, water hazards, rolling fairways and strategically-placed bunkers.

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The standard Stay & Play packages conveniently provide for a number of different scenarios. Golfers, who prefer to play solo, can take advantage of the splendid special offer of just R950 per night. This includes accommodation at the 4-star Peermont Walmont Hotel, breakfast at Blue Bayou restaurant, golf, a spa treatment at Rootz Boutique Spa and a R100 *FreePlay casino voucher. Golfers, who would like to play with a friend, or bring a non-golfer along for companionship, will pay only R1 300 per night for the same benefits. Costs for players who wish to form a four ball can do so for R2 600 per night with the same benefits. The Stay & Play packages also make it possible for players to pre-design their own highly cost-effective packages - with additional benefits to choose from, such as accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, gaming vouchers, a caddie or spotter, golf cart, pre-loaded drinks on ice, golf shirts, golf balls, or vouchers for use at any other facility on the resort. These offers are valid until the end of December 2016. For more information or hotel bookings, visit www.graceland.co.za, call 017 620 1000 / 1102 or contact Central Reservations on 011 928 1928 or 0860 777 900.

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Turning back the clock is the Golfer from the past?

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• He was born in Dayton, Ohio on February 20 th 1915 and died in Ocala, Florida on September 1 st 1992. • His first name was Melvin but he was far better known by his nickname. • He won seven times on the PGA Tour, including one Major Championship, the 1954 PGA Championship. • In 1949, our mystery golfer played on the Ryder Cup team, winning his singles match against Sam King, 4 and 3, at Ganton Golf Club in Scarborough, England. He was playing-captain of the U.S. team in 1955, with a singles victory against Syd Scott (3 and 2) to his credit. • After turning 50, he made two official Senior PGA Tour appearances. He tied for 43rd at the 1981 Michelob Senior Classic and then tied for 40th in the same tournament the following year. • He served in the U.S. Army during World War 11.

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Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro out of Liquidation Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro based in Limpopo has been purchased out of liquidation on the 15th of April by Sampada Private Equity. Euphoria becomes the first and currently only black owned golf estate in South Africa. Through its development, Euphoria will play a meaningful role in directly uplifting and changing the lives of people in Mookgophong and the greater Limpopo.

at Euphoria. As we develop and succeed, the Estate will create more and more opportunities and employment for the people of Limpopo and contribute towards uplifting our society.

A further twenty million rand will be immediately invested into the Estate for general upgrades and maintenance. The main operations and estate will thus be closed for three months from the 1st June until the end of August. These refurbishments will take place on the clubhouse, the lodge rooms and all restaurants during this phase. The condition of the golf course will be significantly improved and will remain open for play with a limited half way house service.

Ian Leach, former CEO of Royal JHB & Kensington Golf Club and Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro, will return as General Manager at Euphoria on the 1st May. Leach will work together with Kea Makoea who is Portfolio Manager at Sampada and recently elected as CEO of Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro.

The word Euphoria will remain in the name of the Estate although the full name and corporate identity will change. The re-launch is due to take place on the 1st September. Bafedile Mafologele, CEO of Sampada Private Equity based in Johannesburg, was born and raised in Limpopo and is extremely excited about the purchase. “We see the huge potential in Euphoria growing and developing into one of the best estates in the country. Through its growth, we are able to directly influence the lives of people, such as securing a bright future for the 30 current staff members

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Our firm targets investments with strong socio-economic benefits while generating sufficient returns for our investors and Euphoria fits perfectly into our investment model!�

Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro is located in the Waterberg mountain range in Limpopo, two hours drive from Johannesburg. The 18 hole championship golf course is the first golf course in Africa to be designed by Annika Sorenstam and provides a perfect links like bushveld experience. The Estate is also uniquely distinguished by a cableway which links the club house to the mountain estate and viewing deck restaurant. Euphoria also provides luxurious accommodation in the 64 Bush Villas, a Hydro, a bushveld experience offering hiking and mountain bike trails and hosts large or small conferences and weddings. The Estate has residential stands both on the golf course and on the mountain top.

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Magersfontein Golf Estate is SA’s top club for CANSA The Northern Cape’s Magersfontein Memorial Golf Estate has for the second year in a row shattered the record of money raised by a single golf club in support of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge. This year the club raised a phenomenal R350 000 at its golf day, which formed part of the national club qualifiers for the Sanlam Cancer Challenge while at the same time raising funds for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). Last year the club was also South Africa’s best performing golf club in the Sanlam Cancer Challenge, raising a then record of R141 140. A total of 120 golfers took part in this year’s golf day, but the club also benefitted from generous donations by businesses in the community. Local advocate Lizanne van Niekerk is one of the main drivers of this charity golf day. Van Niekerk was inspired to become involved in the Sanlam Cancer Challenge when her father passed away from cancer, and she was also diagnosed with and survived cancer. “It was only after it became personal that I realised what a wonderful association CANSA is and how much they contribute to the lives of families and patients diagnosed with cancer,” said Van Niekerk. “With this golf day we as a club tried to make people aware of cancer

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and motivate them to educate themselves about the different forms of cancer, and the prevention and symptoms associated with cancer. “I lost my father in December 2014. It was devastating for our family. By being part of the Magersfontein Sanlam Cancer Challenge I feel like I honour his memory by knowing that I play an active role in making a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families with fundraising to help advance cancer research, cancer prevention, cancer treatment and survivor programs.” The Sanlam Cancer Challenge has for 23 years been South African golf’s biggest charity drive in the fight against cancer. Annually, thousands of amateur golfers around the country come together to raise the kind of money that saw R3.5 million donated to CANSA in 2015. From March to July, the golfers compete in their local golf club’s Sanlam Cancer Challenge golf days, where the winners qualify for their respective regional finals. The winners of the regional finals, which will be played from July to August, will then qualify for the National Finals to be played on both the Gary Player Country Club and Lost City Golf Club courses at Sun City from 9-12 October.

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

ACCOMMODATION

Barton Vineyards Villas. 4 night weekend getaway for 6 - 5 Star self catering. R 5 000-00 for all 4 nights. Contact 083 293 0220.

KZN, MIDLANDS & DRAKENSBURG Cathedral Peak Hotel. 2 night weekend getaway for two - Dinner/Bed/Breakfast. R 3 500-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764.

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

BAGS

Cobra imitation leather bag. Very good condition. R 400-00. Contact 082 440 9827.

game drives. (Naboomspruit)Total cost R 3 500-00. Contact 083 293 0220. Luxury w/end for two to Euphoria Golf Estate. In the hart of the Waterberg region. Including b/b and a round of golf per person. (Naboomspruit)Total cost R 1 600-00. Contact 083 293 0220. FREE STATE Luxury w/end for two to Stonehenge River Lodge. (Parys). Including b/b. Total cost R 1 500-00. Contact 083 293 0220. Champagne Sports Resort. Weekend for two incl. all meals. R2 500. Contact 082 705 8764. 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. Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort. 4 night getaway for 6 - Self Catering and golf included. R 4 000-00 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. LIMPOPO Luxury w/end for two to Monate Game Lodge (Nylstroom). In the hart of the Waterberg region. Including all meals and

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MPUMALANGA Luxury 4 night break for 6 to Mjejane Game Reserve on the banks of the Crocodile river in the Kruger Park. Self catering. All in R6 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220. Sabi River Bungalows. 2 night weekend getaway for two - Dinner/Bed/Breakfast. R 2 500-00 all in. Contact 083 293 0220. Luxury 7 night week stay at Kruger Park Lodge for 4 people. Self catering. R 8 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220. WESTERN CAPE 1x Luxury w/end for 8 to Langebaan Golf Estate. 4 BedroomLodge. (West Coast). Self catering including a round of golf per person. Total cost R 5 500-00. Contact 083 293 0220.

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Taylor Made synthetic stand bag. R 600-00. Good condition. Contact 082 440 9827.

CARTS

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.

DRIVERS

Titliest Driver 910 D3 9.5 degree loft. Fijikura Rombax pro 95 stiff shaft. R2 500.00 Contact: 081 464 6612 / 081 748 8988 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: | montgf@unisa.ac.za / 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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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

FAIRWAY WOODS & HYBRIDS

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. 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 (4SW) R 5 750-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Cleveland 588 ALTITUDE GRAPHITE (4-SW). R 6 650-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Mizuno JPX EZ forged, 4 to sandiron, XP105 Shaft. R 7 900-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

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

Miscellaneous

Cyclops HD Golf Video camera for rental for events like Golf Days and functions. Can be rented per day for R500 inclusive. Portable and simple Plant, Point and Shoot. Contact Michael 079 443 2070 in Gauteng.

Nike Method 35 inch, slim 2.0 grip. Great condition. R 750-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Nike Method mod, mallet putter. Used, immaculate condition, great putter. R 2 000-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

PROPERTY

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 contact 071 897 1285 or email kobiep.11@gmail.com

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.

SHAFTS

PUTTERS

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.

Taylor Made Spider Blade Putter with cover. R1 500.00. Contact: 081 464 6612 / 081 748 8988 Scotty Cameron putters with original grips shafts and head covers for sale. Newport 2 studio select R1800. Contact 071 855 0000. Newport 2.6 select black head 3 button centre shaft R2500 & Red X like new R1800. Pretoria. Contact 071 855 0000.

Fujikura flywire xx green shaft new. World Number 1 long drive shaft 3 years in a row. R 2200-00. Contact 084 483 8880.

WEDGES

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

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SA GOLF TR ADER DIREC TORY

Golf Shops

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

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Waterkloof GC Wingate CC (012) 542-1309 Woodhill CC (011) 970-7000 Zwartkops CC (011) 849-5211 (013) 932-3940 Driving Ranges (011) 706-1361 Colbyn D/R (011) 472-8060 Grasslands D/R (012) 668-8900 Greenhills D/R (011) 875-0400 Jim and Jerrys’ D/R (011) 801-6611 Kimiad D/R & (011) 749-1638 Mashie Course (011) 826-2466 Observatory D/R (011) 827-7818 Panorama D/R (011) 453-1013 Sandy Bunker D/R (011) 432-3150 Six Fountains D/R (012) 546-1764 Verwey D/R (012) 667-1081 Wits D/R (011) 251-6721 Zwartkops D/R (011) 202-1620 (011) 970-1075 Golf Shops (011) 442-3880 (011) 660-4365 Second Chance (010) 594-0034 The Golfers Club (011) 466-2888 Edenvale (016) 422-1263 The Golfers Club (016) 362-0809 Fourways (011) 608-2033 The Golfers Club (011) 648-9574 West Rand (011) 646-5400 The Pro Shop (012) 808-0883 Woodmead (011) 362-6757 (012) 460-3372 (012) 386-6836 (011) 215-8600 (011) 693-5414 (011) 907-8906 (016) 430-1380 (011) 640-3021 (011) 740-0016 (012) 651-4411 (012) 809-2110 (011) 943-4448 (011) 362-5031 (011) 740-9962 (011) 447-3311

(012) 460-2542 The Pro Shop (051) 430-7313 (012) 997-1298 Bloemfontein (012) 998-0011 WESTERN CAPE (012) 654-2111

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

(011) 440-0558 (011) 453-6352 (011) 465-9985 (011) 475-7519 (011) 602-8888

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

(058) 303-0940 (051) 447-0906 (058) 256-1270 (051) 943-1933 (051) 933-3711 (053) 841-0179 (056) 212-5169 (051) 924-3146 (056) 353-2131 (056) 818-1567 (051) 408-3811 (051) 402-1489 (056) 811-2013

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

(028) 284-0000 (021) 553-2223 (021) 913-3100 (028) 424-1855 (021) 784-2111 (021) 865-2080 (021) 847-1144 (021) 934-3056 (028) 271-3525 (022) 772-2112 (021) 685-3018 (021) 863-1140 (021) 930-2160 (021) 867-8000 (021) 689-4176 (021) 761-6551 (022) 742-1394 (021) 786-1233 (021) 852-2925 (021) 715-0227 (021) 880-0103 (021) 853-6268 (021) 788-2020

Driving Ranges Riverclub

(021) 447-3757

Golf Shops The Golfers Club Century City

(021) 555-3540

THE GARDEN ROUTE Golf Clubs Fancourt - Montagu / Outeniqua Fancourt - The Links Fynbos GCE George GC Goose Valley GE Kingswood GE Knysna GC

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

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SA GOLF TR ADER DIREC TORY Mossel Bay GC Oubaai GE Pezula GC Pinnacle Point GR Plettenburg Bay GC Simola GE

Golf Shops The Pro Shop Bells Academy

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

(044) 691-2379 (044) 851-1234 (044) 302-5300 (044) 606-5300 (044) 533-2132 (044) 302-9677

Prince’s Grant GC Royal Durban GC Sakabula GC San Lameer GC Scottburgh GC Southbroom GC St Cathryns GC Umdoni Park GC (044) 871-0620 Umhlali CC Umkomaas GC Victoria CC CAPE Wild Coast CC Windsor park GC (042) 231-8000 (043) 735-1356 (040) 676-1101 (043) 740-5645 (042) 284-0335 (041) 583-2137 (042) 293-2532 (040) 864-1010 (041) 374-3140 (046) 624-4796 (041) 581-6188 (042) 294-0467 (042) 200-4500 (041) 966-1868 (074) 259-1788 (041) 581-1877 (043) 731-1523 (042) 291-0569

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

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

Golf Shops The Pro Shop - PE

(041) 363-0470

KZN Golf Clubs Amorello Game Lodge (035) 562-3182 Beachwood CC (031) 564-4257 Bluff National GC (031) 467-7448 Boschoek GC (033) 234-4232 Cathedral Peak GC (036) 488-1888 Cotswold Downs GC (031) 714-4432 Durban CC (031) 313-1777 Glengarry GC (033) 701-1355 Greytown CC (033) 417-2441 Kloof CC (031) 764-0555 Ladysmith CC (036) 637-3521 Margate CC (039) 317-2340 Maritzburg GC (033) 396-5755 Mt. Edgecombe CC (031) 539-5330 Port Shepstone GC (039) 695-0141

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(032) 482-0041 (031) 309-2581 (033) 330-6751 (039) 313-5141 (039) 976-0041 (039) 316-6051 (033) 444-1945 (039) 975-1320 (032) 947-1181 (039) 973-1330 (033) 347-1394 (039) 305-2799 (031) 303-1728

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

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

Golf Shops The Golfers Club Umhlanga The Pro Shop Durban

(031) 566-5292 (031) 263 0034

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

MPUMAL ANGA Golf Clubs Barberton CC Belfast GC Bethal GC Delmas GC Drakenzicht Mountain Links Graceland GC Kinross GC Komatipoort GC Kriel GC Kruger Park Lodge Leopard Creek GC Lydenburg GC Nelspruit GC Middelburg CC Morgenzon GC Sabie Country Club Sabi River Sun GC Standerton GC Tweefontein GC Walker Park GC Whiteriver GC Witbank CC

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GOLFING ASSOCIATIONS

THE P.G.A. of (011) 485-1370 (018) 462-6696 South Africa (018) 386-3086 (012) 207-9102 To be listed in the (014) 574-4111 (018) 473-2899 SA Golf Trader directory, (012) 244-8000 please contact (018) 293-0210 (014) 597-1814 Neville on 082 705 8764 or (012) 244-3000 Louis on 083 293 0220 or (082) 804-2780

Driving Ranges Jim & Jerrys

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

(014) 743-5000 Golf Shops (013) 757-1264 (015) 781-3931 The Pro Shop (015) 491-5563 Nelspruit (014) 495-0026 LESOTHO (014) 743-1963 (015) 295-4118 Maseru GC (00266) 223-21164 (014) 786-0186 (015) 268-2183 NAMIBIA Windhoek CC

Klerksdorp GC Leopard Park GC Magaliespark GC Mooinooi GC Orkney GC Pecanwood CC Potchefstroom GC Rustenburg GC Sandy Lane GC Seasons Eco Golf Estate

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

Driving Ranges

Broham D/R (014) 736 6910 Riverside Golf Park

NORTH WEST Golf Clubs

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L AUGH OUT LOUD

Something Funny! The A to Z of Golf Backhander: A putt struck with the back of the putter blade. Sometimes golfers will do this in a casual fashion when the ball is very close to the hole. When they miss a backhander and it happens often - amateurs often smile and record their score as though they had made the putt. This is known as cheating.

Backswing: The part of the swing that takes place after the ball has been improperly addressed but before it has been sent to the wrong destination. Bag rat: Caddie. Bail out: What many golfers do to avoid trouble on the course. That is, they hit a shot in the direction opposite the trouble. If the trouble is on the right side, they bail out left. If the trouble is on the left side, they bail out right. This term can also be used to describe how a golfer (after calling in sick to work) exits his cart after seeing his boss approaching. Ball: A dimpled, rubber-covered, solid- or composite-cored, high-compression sphere with a weight of 1.62 ounces and a diameter of 1.68 inches that will enter a cup 4.25 inches in diameter and 4.0 inches deep after an average of 3.87 putts. Banana Ball: An especially curvaceous slice. A ball that starts to the right and continues to curve right until it nearly lands behind the golfer who hit it.

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This shot is one reason why the word fore is heard on the golf course nearly as often as more notorious four-letter words. Barky:When one of your shots strikes a tree and you still make par for the hole, you have made a barky. Golfers often include a barky as one of their junk bets during a match.

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Bogey: The number of strokes needed to finish a hole by a golfer of average skill and above-average honesty. Bogey train: A series of consecutive bogies. For professional golfers, the bogey train is a oneway ride to a job at a driving range.

Bent: The species of grass most often found on greens. Bindweed, Bog Grass, Bullrushes,

Bomb: A very long shot, usually a drive. John Daly hits bombs. Tiger Woods hits bombs. Most amateurs are content to hit firecrackers.

Bush: The species of grass among which the ball is most often found.

Break: 1. The shifting or changing of the direction of a putt caused by the slope or slant of a green. 2. The splitting or shattering of the shaft of a putter caused by the rage or wrath of a player.

Blind Hole: A hole whose green is not visible when an approach shot is made, thereby requiring a player to rely on senses other than sight, such as the unmistakable sound of an unseen golfer shouting after being struck by a ball, the distinct smell of trouble, the metallic taste of fear and the sudden touch of flu that dictates an immediate return to the clubhouse by way of the deep woods. Body English: Informal term for nervous leaning or twisting movements that players sometimes make, particularly while putting, to “persuade” the ball to go in a desired direction. If the ball fails to do so, these movements are often followed by a series of vulgar gestures and physical expressions of disgust referred to as body Spanish, body French or body Italian.

Broom: A term used to describe the putting stroke, since the motion involved in using a broom is similar. Many amateurs, though, are far more proficient at sweeping the garage than getting down in two. Bunt: A controlled shot struck more for accuracy than distance; usually follows a low trajectory and runs a long way after hitting the ground. Nick Faldo and Darren Clarke are two accomplished golfers who bunt the ball to avoid the wind or to make sure the ball finds the fairway.

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