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Vol. 65 • SEPT/OCT 2014 • www.sagolftrader.co.za

Special Features: • Greenkeeping – to repair or not to repair? • Celebrity golfer profile – Alan Gooderson • Golf course development cost survey (part 3)

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Cover photo: Prince’s Grant Coastal Golf Estate

Amateur News, Trivia Quiz, Know Your Rules, Kids Stuff and so much more…


CONTENTS PAGE

On the Cover:

The magnificent Prince’s Grant Coastal Golf Estate adorns our cover and on page 52 we have a witty account of “The Golf Tour” and why the KZN North Coast is such an attractive option. At the time of writing Hennie Otto has just claimed his second Italian Open victory. Congratulazioni Mr Otto!

Greenkeeping To repair or not to repair? Celebrity golfer profile Alan Gooderson

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Golf Course Development Cost Survey 2014 (Part 3 of 3)

HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Letter to the Editor

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News from the PGA

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Trivia quiz

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Golfing Gals

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TUITION & INSTRUCTION

Neville

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Advanced players series

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Know your rules

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AMATEUR NEWS

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AFFORDABLE GOLF

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RESULTS & RANKINGS

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EVENTS CALENDAR

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KIDS STUFF

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ON TOUR WITH TANDI

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GREENKEEPING

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

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Classifieds

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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 Dear Editor Respect and integrity are two of the fundamental pillars of golf. As golfers, we most often play without the supervision of an official or umpire. It’s one of the few sports where it’s up to the individual player to have respect for the game by keeping an honest score. This same personal accountability extends to golf course maintenance. It’s our responsibility to respect and care for the turf by taking the necessary steps to prevent damage and to repair any harm that may have been caused to the course during a round.

Divot repair is an extension of the respect and integrity expected from golf players. It’s about respecting the golf course, respecting our fellow players, and having the integrity to fix any damage that was caused or encountered during play.

What’s the one similarity between our golf game and that of Ernie Els, Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy? We all create divots when we play. This often happens on the fairway when playing a shot and the club cuts out a piece of grass during the swing, sending the turf flying through the air. This damages the playing surface, creating small holes that can interfere with play.

Regards Sandra Thomson

Taking a divot isn’t a sign of a poor shot. You can hit a beautiful shot and still create a divot. It’s how you handle the divot that matters. Creating a divot during play is an unavoidable part of golf. It’s expected and it’s not poor etiquette when done unintentionally during responsible play. However, it’s our responsibility as players to repair our divots immediately.

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Repairing divots is good for the course, good for fellow players, and good for the game. Let’s be responsible golfers and take care of any damage we cause or encounter during a round. A little effort goes a long way in preserving this great game!

Dear Sandra Thanks for a great letter. Yes a small amount of time invested in repairing divots or pitch marks goes such long way in ensuring that the golf course stays in precise condition. Fortuitously we have an article on page 40 that will assist those who may be unsure on how to go about repairing turf damage. Regards

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PGA NEWS

KZN’s Elite to Host 2nd PGA of SA World Club ProAm

Zimbali Country Club

Breath-taking coastal scenery, a sub-tropical climate, magnificent topography and lush natural vegetation make up the ingredients of a world-class golfing experience as five of KwaZulu-Natal’s premier golf courses prepare to host the second PGA of South Africa World Club ProAm from 14 – 21 February 2015.

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hief Executive of the PGA of South Africa, Ivano Ficalbi, said, “We are pleased to announce that Durban Country Club, Prince’s Grant Golf Estate, Mount Edgecombe Country Club, Zimbali Country Club and Cotswold Downs Golf Estate will proudly host our 2015 tournament. These award-winning courses were selected for the excellent test of golf that they provide and for the world-class PGA golfing experience that has become ‘par for the course’ when hosting the World Club ProAm”. Mount Edgecombe

Durban Country Club is one of the top golf courses in South Africa and host of more South African Opens than any other club. Golfers will travel up the KwaZulu-Natal north coast where the popular Zimbali Country Club awaits with its dramatic elevation challenges and natural landscape. Further north is Prince’s Grant Golf Estate which has earned a reputation for excellence with its large greens and impressive fairways. Heading back inland are the final two courses which are both built to USGA standards - the magnificent Peter Matkovich signature course of Cotswold Downs Golf Estate and the tranquil setting of Mount Edgecombe Country Club. “The stakes for the second PGA of SA World Club ProAm are high with a prize purse of US$270 000, so the unique golfing challenges presented by each of the five courses will add to the golfing experience from the exhilaration at tee-off to the triumph of a victorious finish of 90-holes of championship golf,” concluded Craig Clay-Smith, spokesperson for the PGA of SA World Club ProAm.

Cotswold Downs Golf Club

Prince’s Grant Golf Estate

Durban Country Club

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TRIVIA quiz HEALTH & LIFEST YLE

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Congratulations to Sebastian Groenewald our winner of the Trivia Quiz July/Aug edition.

1. Robert Karlsson was born in Katrineholm, Sweden where his father was employed at the local golf club – what did he do there?

7. This September who will become the first Irishman to captain the European Ryder Cup side?

2. “Spectacles” is the name of the 14th hole on which golf course?

8. Joost Luiten was born in which country?

a) He was the club pro b) He was the bartender c) He was the greenskeeper

a) Carnoustie Golf Links – The Championship Course b) St Andrews Links c) Royal Liverpool Golf Club – Hoylake

3. Paul Lawrie supports which football side? a) Celtic F.C. b) Motherwell F.C. c) Aberdeen F.C.

a) South Africa b) Belgium c) Netherlands

9. Trevor Immelman has won the Kenya Open. a) True b) False

10. During Ross Fisher’s first season on the European Tour, what did he win for a nearest to the pin contest in the 2006 Quinn Direct British Masters?

4. Adam Scott is married to? a) Ana Ivanovic b) Marie Kojzar c) Victoria Azarenka

5. Anton Haig won the Johnnie Walker Classic in which year? a) 2006 b) 2007 c) 2008

6. Which is the longest course at the Wentworth Club? a) West Course b) East Course c) Edinburgh Course

a) Padraig Harrington b) Rory Mcllroy c) Paul McGinley

a) Jetski b) Motorhome c) Jaguar

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1. The first correct entry drawn will be declared the winner. The draw will take place on the 13th of October 2014. 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 JULY/AUGUST EDITION 1.A 2.B 3.C 4.B 5.C 6.A 7.A 8.C 9.A 10.B 6

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Grassing of Olympic golf course underway

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ith golf’s return to the Olympics architect Gil Hanse. two years away, work has started to plant grass on the Olympic golf Though Matte has grassed many golf course in Rio de Janeiro. courses in his career, “this one carries an enormous responsibility. It is a very importMarcelo Matte, owner of Green Grass Brazil, ant project for everyone involved. It is a grows the grass on his Brazilian sod farms once in your life opportunity to be a part of for planting directly onto the Olympic golf the first golf course made for the Olympic course. A licensed sod producer of both Games. grass varieties used on the course -- zeon zoysia on tees, fairways and roughs and When it comes, I hope everyone in Brazil seadwarf seashore paspalum on the greens will be proud of the course. Also the world --Matte also spearheads the installation of will watch golf on TV for the first time in the grass on every playing surface of the the Olympics. I think it will be the largest course designed by American golf course amount of people watching golf ever.” September / October 2014

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GOLFING

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Vote for your favourite Golfing Gal and she could win R25 000 worth of exciting prizes. If you would like to see Annecke win then Email: SAGT JULYAUGUST to info@sagt.co.za. Terms and Conditions apply. 1. Name: Annecke Sage. 2. What is your handicap? 32 3. How long have you been playing Golf? I have only been playing for a year now. 4. Who got you into playing Golf? Adam Hayes 5. Who is your favourite golfer? Definately Henrik Stenson 6. Where are you currently a member at? Zwartkop Country Club. 7. Which is your favourite golf course? Zwartkop as well 8. What has been your most embarrassing moment on the golf course? Everytime i duff the ball is pretty embarrassing!

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HEALTH & LIFEST YLE 9. What is your definition of success? Giving your best at all time. 10. What do you hope to achieve in the coming years? I would like to become a lot more interactive 11. Any superstitions? Nope, none yet. 12. Favourite Movie: White house down. 13. Three things I can’t live without: My phone, my friends and Liz Arden 8 hour miracle cream. 14. My guilty pleasure: Ice cream 15. My favourite food: Italian 16. Happiness is: A choice! 17. Get me a plane ticket to: Bora Bora 18. Someone I look up to: Chany Steyn (professional fitness athlete and bikini model). 19. I’m not embarrassed to say that I: I am not embarrassed about anything. 20. Favourite quote: Never a failure, always a lesson!

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NEW LOUGHBOROUGH RESEARCH REVEALS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE

“CADDIE FACTOR” The right caddie can improve a golfer’s performance by 30%. Double Open Champion Padraig Harrington credits his caddie with winning him The Open.

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good quality caddie relationship can improve a golfer’s performance by 30%, according to new research published today by Loughborough University. The research commissioned ahead of this year’s Open Championship by Open patron HSBC, identifies a clear “link between the golfer-caddie relationship and performance success” and concludes that the right caddie can make a difference of “30% or more”. The report, titled “Understanding the Quality and Functions of the Golfer-Caddie Relationship”, also revealed that: • The higher the level (of golf ), the stronger the relationship • Long-term partnerships tend to be more successful and desirable • Winning strengthens the bond between player and caddie

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• Two-way communication ensures the maintenance of quality golfer/caddie relationships • The 4 Cs of Closeness, Commitment, Complementarity and Co-Orientation define a quality player-caddie relationship The research was conducted by Dr Sophia Jowett, Director of Research Degrees at Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. She said: “There is, of course, anecdotal evidence which highlights the importance of the player-caddie relationship but we wanted to scientifically evaluate the caddie contribution – I guess you could call it the ‘Caddie Factor’. “Based on the feedback from our participants, the right caddie can improve a golfer’s performance by 30% or more and the relationship is critical to success – golfers highlighted how caddies energised, motivated and supported them. All participants agreed that the relationship is stronger and better at the highest level of performance.

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NE WS CLIP “Both caddies and golfers felt that the length of good quality relationships can aid their purpose and bring about performance success and acknowledged the best players tended to have longer relationships with their caddie. “A total of 67% of golfers and caddies felt that performance accomplishments can promote the relational bonds between golfers and caddies – strengthen the relationship and its longevity. “The 4 Cs are fundamental to a successful partnership – Closeness includes trust, appreciation and respect; Commitment is about long-term orientations; Complementarity is about responsiveness, openness and acceptance of roles; and Co-Orientation includes shared knowledge and understanding. Not surprisingly, communication is very important and most disagreements revolved around golf strategies such as club selection and shot decisions.” Double Open Champion Padraig Harrington is in no doubt of the value of the right caddie. The Irishman, who won the Claret Jug in 2007 and 2008, said: “It’s simple. In 2007 my caddie Ronan Flood won me The Open. “On the Sunday I hit my tee shot in the water on 18 and was despondent, I then hit my third shot into the water again and felt like I’d lost. I had to walk about 150 yards for my next shot and Ronan was talking to me, coming out with all the clichés about what to do next – for the first 50 yards I wanted to strangle him, for the next 50 yards I started listening to him and for the last 50 yards I believed him. I was in the zone, then out of it and then back in it again – that really doesn’t happen very often. “In that moment of time I do believe Ronan made the difference – with any other caddie I would have thought I had lost The Open but my caddie believed in me. It’s all about creating your own reality when you’re on the golf course. “The Number One criterion is matching the personality – it’s about getting on the same wavelength and the caddie’s opinion is a moderation of your opinion. The ideal situation is that we are both thinking the same thing and we both think it should

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be the same club – if not, he has to say it. If you are in harmony, you know what the other guy is thinking and then everything is easy.” HSBC Global Head of Sponsorship & Events Giles Morgan said: “The player-caddie dynamic is one of the great partnerships in sport and never is this relationship more crucial than when facing the challenge of arguably the toughest test in world golf at The Open Championship – this is where the depth of this special relationship comes to the fore. “As a proud patron of The Open we wanted to highlight this by commissioning a new piece of research which looks a little deeper. The caddie is part of the DNA of golf which is why we host the annual Caddie of the Year awards which celebrate the role of the caddie in all of its different guises. In golf, as in business, relationships are fundamental to success and as a global banking and financial services organisation we wanted to explore further the vital ingredients of a winning team.”

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tuition & instruction

Chipping Basics 101 by Paul Cuningham, PGA Qualified Teaching Professional at Eagle Canyon

A stronger grip is better!

Setting a stronger grip position onto your club prevents the club head from overtaking your hands. It is harder to hinge and especially harder to unhinge your wrists with this stronger grip position, shown here in frame 3. The right thumb positioned more towards the right side of your grip offers better wrist stability and therefore better club head control through your strike.

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A: Get the ball back in your stance!

Placing the ball perpendicular to your back shoe will set you up to strike it in the descending part of your swing arc. We want the bottom-out-point “BOP” of your pendulum just ahead of the ball when chipping so you can strike it first time, every time and the turf afterwards. This is how the Pro’s get that “check and trickle” type action that everyone is looking for. Obviously clean, new grooves on a Cleveland wedge and a premium golf ball like the Srixon Z-star or XV will add to the action with positive results. Lean into it! Set your weight more onto your front foot (left side for right-handers), this will stabilize your body far better throughout your action and help keep your ball in a more consistent point in your strike. The narrowest stance in the game! Don’t stand too wide. The wider you stand the steeper your angle of attack will be down through your strike and your ball flight will come out too low, too strongly onto the green. Space, the size of your club head between your shoes will suffice to facilitate just the right angle of attack down through the strike.

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Imagine you’re holding a tube of tooth paste, you’re not going to lose control of it or have it fall out of your hands and you’re not going to squeeze any toothpaste out of it either! Keep your rhythm consistent making sure your arm swing motion is the same back and through. Because your club head is set behind your hands and maintained there throughout your stroke, you will have the illusion of a longer back-swing and a shorter more curtailed follow-though. The key is in the effective use of the bigger muscles of your arms and upper body moving in sync the same distance back and through. Your arms are your pendulum, your mechanism to create motion and not your hands which get the club head moving all over the place. Hand action affects your strike and distance control poorly, especially when you’re “under the gun” in pressure situations. “No hands are good hands in chipping!” The reason we have them is to keep the club steady and the angles we set, consistent.

D: Distance control!

Always try and land the ball onto the green as quickly as possible, or find the closest, flattest spot to land the ball onto. Try not to spin it too much, get it on the deck and let it roll! Too much spin is a killer in chipping and we statistically have less chance to hole out! We only really need spin for Get ready to dance! pitching and most types of bunker shots. When you have a It is really important before you even attempt to make your stroke that you are dynamically balanced on the balls consistent set-up routine and strike then you can find your of your feet. This also helps stabilize your body throughout half-flight and half-roll club. From close to the edge of the green my lob-wedge with a square club face is my half your action and will set you up the correct distance from the ball. Once you’ve found your dynamic balance you can and half club and slightly further away, just inside the 10 meter chipping zone, it becomes my sand wedge with the really free up your action and achieve more consistency, increased spin. My one-third-flight and two-third-roll club building confidence in your strike again. is my pitching wedge or 9 iron depending on the speed or firmness of the green and my one-quarter-three-quarter B: a Consistent mechanism! club is around an 8 or 7 iron depending on the surface again. Set the fancy “y” at address and maintain the angle back Statistically again, always leave the pin in as it will help you and through your strike! more often then not, unless the flag is leaning toward you and won’t allow you to hole out!

C: Hands of a hemorrhoid surgeon!

With soft hands and steady wrists, tempo becomes one of the most important fundamentals to good chipping.

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You can become a great chipper. “Great chippers are made - not born!” With the right attitude towards positive change and a little help from a GAP2SUCCESS facilitator, even holing out becomes possible. For more assistance go to www.gap2success.co.za - Get in there!

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I seemed to have landed up in some casual water!

KNOW YOUR RULES CASUAL WATER Definition: "Casual water" is a temporary accumulation of water on the golf course. In other words, a lake is not casual water, but a puddle of rainwater (that will disappear once the sun comes out) is. Casual water must be identifiable before or after a player has taken his stance. Ground that is merely wet, spongy, mushy or muddy is not casual water. There must be an accumulation of water above ground that is visible. (If a player takes his stance where water is not visible, but doing so causes water to push up onto the surface where it is now visible, that does qualify as casual water.) If a golfer determines his golf ball rests in casual water, or that casual water interferes with his stance, he is entitled to relief. Rule 25 covers relief from casual water.

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How do we get the Millennials to engage with Golf?

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hen Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler teed off in the final pairing at the Open Championship in July, the future of golf has never looked brighter. Two of golf’s biggest stars, both only 25 years old, immensely talented, bursting with charisma and well able for the task of selling golf to their own generation, an age group now known as the “millennials�. The golf industry faces a difficult task to attract these millennials to choose golf over all the sports on offer. Many believe it is because of the length of time a round of golf takes while some believe golf needs to utitlise social media and modern technology to engage the millennial generation. The task of creating a balance between wooing the millennial generation whilst also keeping the older, more tradition-bound players happy is proving a delicate task. However, the risk of driving away purists is overridden by the need to compete for an emerging demographic.

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Thimon de Jong, of the Whetstone Trends Interpretation Agency agrees that there needs to be a balance when searching for a way to attract the millennials but recognises that there is no simple answer for the sport. He believes that golf clubs have to find the middle ground between banning anything digital or having excessive use of social media and technology whilst also finding a way to attract a typically time conscious millennial with a format that suits their lifestyle.

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Curro Aurora sprint to success at Ernie Els Champs

Curro Aurora protected their overnight advantage to claim a runaway victory at the Ernie Els SA Primary Schools Championship at Middelburg CC last month.

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he Randburg team stretched a 10 stroke lead to an unchallenged 21 stroke victory over the defending champions St Dunstan’s College at the Mpumalanga course. Alex van der Merwe, Cole Stevens and Woo-Ju Son put the side ahead with a pooled score of 218 in the first round and a combined for a second round 221 for a winning score of 439.

Van der Merwe carded a second successive 72, while Stevens doubled up on 73s and Son followed an opening 73 with a 76 in the final round. The team’s fourth member, Kieren van Wyk, carded non-counting rounds of 74 and 84. Team manager Hardus van der Merwe was very pleased that his charges lifted the fourth edition of annual primary schools championship, hosted by four-time Major winner, Ernie Els.

FINAL TEAMS LEADERBOARD

FINAL INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD (top 10)

439 - Curro Aurora 218 – 221

144 - Alex van der Merwe 72 72

460 - St Dunstans College 228 – 232

146 - Cole Stevens 73 73

475 - Outeniqua Primary 244 – 231

147 - C Lamprecht Jnr 77 70; Tiaan Brits 75 72

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Snyman snags Southern Cape Open Durbanville golfer Ian Snyman edged out Limpopo junior Hennie du Plessis to claim the Southern Cape Open at Mossel Bay GC.

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he victory came exactly two years after the 19-year-old Province golfer was leading the same event, but was pipped at the post by a birdie finish from Sipho Bujela at George GC. This time, however, Snyman rode the confidence of podium finishes on the WPGU Premier Amateur Tour at King David, Atlantic Beach and Kuils River to one stroke victory on 10-under-par 278 and joined a growing list of first-time winners this season, including NJ Arnoldi, Keegan de Lange, Jason Smith, Hendrikus Stoop, James du Preez, Burger Heckroodt, Luke Trocado, Tristen Strydom, Gregory Royston and Marco Steyn with his maiden provincial breakthrough.

TOP 20 RESULTS •

278 - Ian Snyman 69 72 66 71

279 - Hendrik du Plessis 70 69 69 71

280 - Nicholas Mitchell 70 70 67 73

282 - Jacques Cloete 70 69 70 73; Jovan Rebula 69 68 72 73

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Du Plessis took sole second on 279 with a closing 71, while Mitchel finished in third on 280 with a final round 73. Southern Cape locals Jovan Rebula and Jacques Cloete both returned 73s to share fourth on 282.

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SA juniors claim top 20 at Youth Olympics South Africa’s Kyle McClatchie and Kaleigh Telfer delivered a champions’ performance in the final round to claim a top 20 finish in the Team Competition at the Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China on Tuesday. 18

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n very wet conditions at the Zhongshan International Golf Club, the local heroes combined for an opening 65 in the foursomes to finish sixth, but lost their footing and dropped well outside the top 20 after a disappointing 72 in the second round Fourballs. However, the youngsters rallied in the final round to combine for a 140 in the Individual Medal format to tie for 17th with Spain, Norway and a combination side from China and Switzerland on two-over-par 290. Ekurhuleni’s McClatchie carded a 74, while Telfer from Gauteng fired a one-over-par 73 to improve five shots on her first round in the Girls Competition. “This was a undoubtedly a fantastic and unique experience for Kyle and Kaleigh,” said golf code manager, Gavin Reynolds. “They both enjoyed the chance to test the current level of their games against top golfers from around the globe. Both juniors realise that they have work to do, however, they learned a lot from the experience and the opportunity to gain experience at this very high international level will certainly benefit both of them in months to come.

Final Result – Top 10

277 (-11) Japan 68-70-139

272 (-16) Sweden 65-67-140 (gold)

278 (-10) Venezuela 69-70-139

272 (-16) Korea 61-71-140 (silver)

279 (-9) Thailand 68-70-141

274 (-14) Italy 62-72-140 (bronze)

280 (-8) New Zealand 68-73-139

274 (-14) Denmark 65-65-144

282 (-6) Mexico 67-72-143; Australia 63-70-149

275 (-13) Chinese Taipei 66-67-142

290 (+2) South Africa 65-78-147; Spain 68-77-145;

276 (-12) Germany 63-72-141

Norway 64-71-155; China/Switzerland 70-69-151

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Texas State’s Assad shines on home visit. “I took a little time off after the Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Championship, but Ekurhuleni Women’s Golf was kind enough to grant me a late entry when I decided at the last minute to enter,” she said. “And then I started par, double, double, triple…. it was mind boggling stuff. I knew I had to pull it together. I lost a couple of shots in the last two rounds, but it was great to finish on such a high. Assad came home on the back of three top-10 finishes in the USA, including a tie for ninth at the Sun Belt Tournament.

Texas State University student Lora Assad is relishing her return to the United States after racking up two victories and a runner-up finish at the prestigious Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Championship during her summer break at home last month.

She kicked off her break at the Limpopo Championship at Polokwane GC and was stunned to tie for fifth after rounds of 81, 78 and 81. “The greens were lightning fast and scores were very high, so it was a good result in the end.” In early July, Assad tied for 15th in the Gauteng North Stroke Play Championship, but was unstoppable in the Match Play at Wingate Park CC. She defeated Ruzanne van der Walt 1-up in round one, got around Mae Cornforth, who is ranked 6th on the WGSA Rankings with a 4&2 result in round two and dispatched second ranked Michaela Fletcher 3 & 1 in the semi-final and went on to beat Natasha Carlsson 2&1 to claim the title.

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Assad will be one of five players returning for the Bobcats, who qualified for the NCAA Regionals for a third straight year last season.

Assad opened with an expensive 79, but rallied with rounds of 76 and 71 for a five stroke victory on eightover-par 226 over fellow Gauteng golfer, Shawnelle de Lange at Benoni CC.

“I hope I will hit the ground running after all the golf I’ve played in the break and that the experience on the fast greens here in South Africa will pay some handsome dividends this season.”

ver the last months, the 22-year-old Randpark golfer won the Gauteng North Match Play, reached the final of women amateur golf’s flagship event and put an exclamation mark on a productive holiday with a podium finish at the Ekurhuleni 54-Hole Stroke Play Championship.

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“It’s going to be great to get back together with the team,” said Assad, who is heading back to start her third year in Physical Therapy.

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Samu sizzles in Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur victory. Ivanna Samu claimed her third victory this year and by far the biggest when she won the Sanlam South African Women’s Amateur Championship at Ruimsig CC last month. four holes to close the gap to only 2 down. But Samu held on for the biggest win of her career. “When I was 5-up I wasn’t thinking too much about that. I just wanted to keep playing my own game. And then Lora started holing a few putts and mine started missing. But my brother and caddie did a great job of keeping me focused on playing the golf course and not my opponent. He really kept me in the game,” Samu said. In the Plate Final, Western Province’s Cara Gorlei beat Jamie-Lee Daniels 7 & 6. This was one of the strongest fields in recent history in the Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Championship.

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amu beat Lora Assad 2&1 in the final.

“I’m over the moon. When I realised it I just started crying. It means so much to me,” said Samu, who was always one of the favourites playing her home course. Samu made it through to the final with a 1Up victory over Pretoria’s Ruzanne van der Walt, while Assad went through with a 2&1 victory over Eleanora Galletti. Samu started strong in the final and was 5Up through seven holes. Assad started to find her stroke on the greens and won three of the next

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FINAL RESULTS

Championship Final Ivanna Samu beat Lora Assad 2 & 1. Plate Final Cara Gorlei beat Jamie-Lee Daniels 7 & 6. Championship: 3rd & 4th Place Playoff Eleonora Galletti beat Ruzanne van der Walt 1Up. Plate 3rd & 4th Place Playoff Jhanelle Strydom lost to Stephanie Perkins 4 & 3.

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A F F O R D A B L E G O L F - G auteng

SEPTEMBER SPRING SPECIALS (All specials are subject to availability)

Early Bird (Monday – Friday: 07h00 to 07h30)

R 150 for 18 holes

(Valid until 31 October 2014)

Monday Special R 250 for 18 holes inclusive golf cart (Valid until 31 October 2014)

Weekday Special (Tuesday – Friday)

R 300 for 18 holes inclusive golf cart (Valid until 30 September 2014)

BOOKINGS Tel: 011 640 3021or Email: bookings@royaljk.za.com

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WinCo Foods Portland Open TOUR in 2014-2015. He will enter the finals as No. 1 on the money list. No. 1 at the conclusion of the Web.com Tour Finals will also earn fully-exempt status, as well as a spot in the 2015 PLAYERS Championship.

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he final putt has dropped at the inaugural WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft and the first 25 of 50 PGA TOUR cards available via the Web.com Tour have been locked up. Carlos Ortiz, who has held the top spot since his win at the El Bosque Mexico Championship in mid-April, won the Regular Season finale to finish No. 1. His third win earns him fully-exempt status on the PGA

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An additional 25 cards will be on the line at the fourevent series, which begin Thursday with the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Indiana. These 25 cards will be based on money earned in the Finals. The 50 card earners will join the PGA TOUR for the 2014-15 season, which begins in October. Carlos Ortiz, Andrew Putnam, Zack Sucher, Adam Hadwin, Justin Thomas, Blayne Barber, Tony Finau, Jon Curran, Daniel Berger, Jonathan Randolph, Max Homa, Mark Hubbard, Byron Smith and Roger Sloan will be rookies on the PGA TOUR.

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A F F O R D A B L E G O L F - F R E E S TAT E

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24 Hour Conference Package R 912.28 p.p sharing excl Vat September / October 2014

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n e w s r epo r t

Kevin Sutherland fires Champions Tour’s first 59.

K better.

Kevin Sutherland had quite a round of golf Last month and it could have been even

The 50-year-old Sutherland shot the Champions Tour’s first ever 59, and he had a great chance for a 58 but bogeyed the finishing hole. After starting 9-under after just the first eight holes -- an insane stretch of seven birdies and an eagle -- Sutherland parred the 9th before birdies at 10 and 11, reaching 11-under after 11 holes. He leveled out a bit, parring the par-5 12th, before rolling in birdies at the 15th, 16th, and 17th. He went to the finishing hole at 14-under par, but missed the six-foot par for a 58. No player has ever shot below 59 at a PGA Tour sanctioned event. Six players have shot 59 on tour, most recently Jim Furyk at last year’s BMW Championship.

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A F F O R D A B L E G O L F - western cape

Beautiful, eco friendly golf course, • 1hr from Cape Town • In Overberg Region Western Cape • On Whale Coast

KLEINMOND GOLF CLUB

We WelcoMe: • Corporate days • Group Bookings • New Members • Visitors

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Monday & Thursday Special: R70 until end October ‘excluding competition and corporate days’

For details and bookings: 028 271 3525 or www.kleinmondgolfclub.co.za NE WS CLIP

Ryder Cup to ban social media photos at Gleneagles culminates on Sept 26–28. The ground regulations warn ticketholders, who have paid up to £1,500 a day, that no audio or video capture is permitted and no still photography except on practice days.

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roving once again that golf likes to be last in adapting to virtually everything, the PGA of America and the PGA European Tour have banned publishing photos from the 2014 Ryder Cup to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in order to protect “the brand,” according to the Telegraph (UK) newspaper. Over 250,000 spectators are expected to witness the clash between America and Europe at Gleneagles, which

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The rules also state: “Images taken with a camera, mobile phone or other electronic device cannot be used for any purpose other than for private and domestic purposes. You must not sell, license, publish (including, without limitation, via Twitter or Facebook or any other social media site) or otherwise commercially exploit photographs.” A spokesman for Ryder Cup Europe said: “The Ryder Cup is one of the world’s most recognized sporting events and as such we need to ensure that the brand, encompassing fair play, teamwork and camaraderie is protected at all times which means ensuring that images of the event are not used for monetary gain in a manner which may go against those principles.

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Mossel Bay’s springtime of golf

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pring is festival season in Mossel Bay - and this year it’s also going to be a time when the town’s two championship courses hold their first ever combined tournament, and when they reach out to new golfers and new members.

For this reason, he said, the Pinnacle Point Peak Performance & Master Customfit Centre will be holding SNAG (Starting New At Golf) open days at the Pinnacle Point Driving Range on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays during September.

The Pinnacle Point Golf and Beach Resort and the Mossel Bay Golf Club in association with Global Golf will present a 2-day ‘Best of Mossel Bay’ tournament (on 3 and 4 October) as part of the town’s hugely popular Mossel Bay Sports Festival, which will run from the 3rd to the 7th of October.

“SNAG offers cutting-edge learning techniques never before seen in Golf. It’s recognised by industry leaders from around the world as a first class, superior method for teaching the fundamentals of the game in a fun and easy way - for everyone from the age of three and upwards.”

“The ‘Best of Mossel Bay’ must be the best value for money anywhere in golf,” said Mossel Bay Tourism’s Marcia Holm. “Because for just R 600.00 per player, you get to play 18 holes at Mossel Bay on Friday, and 18 holes at Pinnacle Point on Saturday - and the price includes green fees, shared cart hire at Pinnacle Point, prize-giving functions after both days of play, and a huge opskop at Pinnacle Point on Saturday evening.”

Pinnacle Point is also offering a Family Special every day during September & October- which allows one junior to play for free with every paying adult - as well as an Early Bird Special of R 250.00 per player on the first three tee-off times of every day (this includes 18 holes plus shared cart hire).

“In addition,” said Mossel Bay Golf Club’s General Manager, Louw Strydom, “players can enjoy a special rate at Mossel Bay of R 170.00 per round (or R 265.00 with shared golf cart hire) on the non-tournament days of the Festival.” He said that Mossel Bay is also offering ‘Sizzling Membership Deals’ which include 10 rounds of golf for free - like country membership for R 1,500.00, or full annual membership for R 3,500.00. “September is Family Month for us,” said Pinnacle Point’s Assistant Director of Golf, AJ Steyn. “We’re on a mission to make everyone aware that Pinnacle Point is open to all players - and to make golf accessible to as many people as possible.”

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“And we’re turning part of the course into a par-3 course, so that people whose time is limited can get in a game during summer’s longer daylight hours,” said AJ. AND REMEMBER... Get down to Pinnacle Point to watch the Cutter & Buck Pro-am sponsored by Global Golf from the 19th to the 22nd of October: 32 four-balls made up of some of South Africa’s finest golfers playing on one of the world’s top courses.

More information:

• Mossel Bay Sports Festival: www.visitmosselbay.co.za/festivals • Mossel Bay Golf Club: www.mosselbaygolfclub.co.za • Pinnacle Point Beach & Golf Resort: www.pinnaclepointestate.co.za

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Tom Watson selects Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson for the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team the team, but Webb Simpson was a minor surprise. Watson said he made the decision to select Simpson when he reviewed Simpson’s performance at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah. The U.S. lost by a point after a dramatic final-day comeback by the Europeans, and Simpson compiled a 2-2 record with two 5-and-4 victories. “Experience was big,” Watson said of the rationale behind his picks. “All three players have an even record or a winning record in the Ryder Cup.”

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om Watson has selected Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson for the U.S. Ryder Cup team with his three captain’s picks.

Bradley and Mahan were widely expected to make

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The three Americans join Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed, Jim Furyk and Jimmy Walker, who all automatically qualified for the 12man team.

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S P E C I A L F E AT U R E - G R E E N K E E P I N G

To repair or not to repair? This is the question that sets golfers with etiquette and golfers that doesn’t care apart from each other.

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n most top courses people will be asked to fix their pitch marks and divots. This request usually gets conveyed in the form of a notice on the tee or via the starter on the first tee. After the first tee every golfer plays on their own and the turf will be left in their hands to either destroy or to look after. I have had some remarks from visitors during my career that shocked me to such an extent that I had no words. When asking some visitors one day to please repair their divots and pitch marks after seeing that they had no respect for the game of golf, their remark was simply that they pay enough to play golf and that it is not their job to repair these divots and pitch marks. It is answers like these that separate true golfers from hackers. For those true golfers out there and for those that would like to change their ways and become better ambassadors for golf, I have compiled some illustrated pictures to show how to repair pitch marks the correct way and also the incorrect way, and I also show you how to replace the turf after hitting a fat divot to give the turf a fighting chance to recover.

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REPAIRING A DIVOT In the picture top left I show you how to take the turf and place it back in the damaged turf, and then lightly stamp it down with your feet. The next step will be to place a divot mix (Sand) on the area and flatten it. A simple few steps that will give the turf a good chance for full recovery.

FIXING A PITCH MARK THE CORRECT WAY The above illustration shows the correct way to fix a pitch mark and the end result is amazing. Top left you can see the pitch mark after hitting the green. Push the pitchfork in on the side and work the turf inwards towards the middle. If you work around the pitch mark and keep on moving the turf to the center and then gently tapping it down with your putter, you will have a smooth surface for the next golfer with almost no damage to the green. This method leaves almost no sign of damage if done correctly.

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HOW NOT TO REPAIR A PITCH MARK The illustration on the left shows the incorrect way of fixing pitch marks and the devastating effect of this to the turf. Many golfers work around the pitch mark and pushes up the turf to the center of the hole. If you then tap it down with the putter, you will end up with a mark that will take up to 2 months to recover. By simply following the correct methods we can make the golfing experience for all golfers so much more fun.

With this article a year has almost past since I wrote my first piece for SA Golf trader. My first article was about spring treatment on golf courses. Now it has gone full circle to where we are busy with Hollowtining again. Most courses just finished, or they are about to start with their Spring treatments. Be nice to the Superintendent, he is doing this to give you the best course he can possibly present to you. At St Francis Links the Hollowtining went very well and the course was open for play after 1 week. Come and enjoy a round of golf with us or just have some drinks on our deck with a view you wouldn’t want to leave behind. At the Links “You play for a day, and stay for a lifetime”

Happy golfing, Charl Blaauw Course Superintendent “SUP”

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R E S U LT S & R A N K I N G S Henrik Stenson T5 Jim Furyk Ryan Palmer

Sunshine Tour Vodacom Origins of Golf, St Francis Links 30 July - 1 August 2014 1 Keith Horne RSA 2 Erik van Rooyen RSA T3 Ulrich van den Berg RSA Wallie Coetsee RSA T5 Chris Swanepoel RSA Madalitso Muthiya ZAM T7 Dean Burmester RSA Ruan de Smidt RSA T9 Anthony Michael RSA Jaco Ahlers RSA Shaun Smith RSA

65-71-71 68-68-74 72-74-69 70-74-71 74-70-72 69-74-73 72-74-71 72-71-74 76-67-75 74-68-76 68-73-77

207 210 215 215 216 216 217 217 218 218 218

(-9) (-6) (-1) (-1) (0) (0) (+1) (+1) (+2) (+2) (+2)

R R R R R R R R R R R

95,100.00 69,000.00 42,900.00 42,900.00 25,500.00 25,500.00 17,700.00 17,700.00 13,600.00 13,600.00 13,600.00

Wild Waves Golf Challenge, Wild Coast Sun CC 27 - 28 August 2014 1 Colin Nel RSA T2 Jared Harvey RSA Ulrich van den Berg RSA T4 Jaco Ahlers RSA James Kamte RSA Ockie Strydom RSA Tyrone Mordt RSA Heinrich Bruiners RSA T9 Danie van Tonder RSA Andrew McLardy RSA

65-65 69-64 68-65 68-66 65-69 72-62 67-67 67-67 69-66 66-69

130 133 133 134 134 134 134 134 135 135

(-10) (-7) (-7) (-6) (-6) (-6) (-6) (-6) (-5) (-5)

R R R R R R R R R R

110,950.00 68,250.00 68,250.00 28,980.00 28,980.00 28,980.00 28,980.00 28,980.00 16,450.00 16,450.00

Sunshine Tour order of merit as of 31 Aug 2014 1 Ross Fisher ENG 2 Danie van Tonder RSA 3 George Coetzee RSA 4 Thomas Aiken RSA 5 Justin Walters RSA 6 Darren Fichardt RSA 7 Jean Hugo RSA 8 Hennie Otto RSA 9 Keith Horne RSA 10 Ulrich van den Berg RSA 11 Jaco Van Zyl RSA 12 Trevor Fisher Jnr RSA 13 Merrick Bremner RSA 14 Justin Harding RSA 15 Titch Moore RSA 16 Jbe’ Kruger RSA 17 Jacques Blaauw RSA 18 Wallie Coetsee RSA 19 Adilson Da Silva BRA 20 Estanislao Goya ARG

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

3,583,550.00 3,376,173.78 3,299,544.13 3,269,987.50 1,726,726.79 1,356,244.44 1,167,546.00 1,161,775.00 1,138,550.50 1,106,579.75 1,015,712.50 799,838.67 754,173.44 743,701.49 733,938.21 720,767.86 703,881.41 665,027.37 635,530.17 599,097.22

2 12 6 5 5 6 8 4 12 15 6 14 14 13 16 8 15 15 13 3

PGA TOUR PGA Championship Valhalla GC 7 - 10 August 2014 1 Rory McIlroy 2 Phil Mickelson T3 Rickie Fowler

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IRE USA USA

66-67-67-68 69-67-67-66 69-66-67-68

268 (-16) $ 269 (-15) $ 270 (-14) $

1,800,000.00 1,080,000.00 580,000.00

SWE USA USA

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

270 (-14) $ 272 (-12) $ 272 (-12) $

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

273 (-11) 275 (-9) 275 (-9) 281 (-3) 282 (-2) 283 (-1)

580,000.00 367,500.00 367,500.00

Other Southern Africans T7 Ernie Els T15 Louis Oosthuizen Charl Schwartzel T36 Richard Sterne T41 Brendon de Jonge T47 Branden Grace

RSA RSA RSA RSA ZIM RSA

$ $ $ $ $ $

263,000.00 127,888.88 127,888.88 42,520.00 32,000.00 24,791.66

263 (-17) 264 (-16) 264 (-16) 265 (-15) 266 (-14) 266 (-14)

$ $ $ $ $ $

954,000.00 466,400.00 466,400.00 254,400.00 193,450.00 193,450.00

271 (-9) 276 (-4) 278 (-2) 279 (-1) 281 (+1)

$ $ $ $ $

41,008.75 12,472.66 11,130.00 10,812.00 10,123.00

270 (-14) 272 (-12) 272 (-12) 272 (-12) 273 (-11) 273 (-11)

$ $ $ $ $ $

1,440,000.00 597,333.34 597,333.33 597,333.33 292,000.00 292,000.00

280 (-4) $ 285 (+1) $ 286(+2) $

46,500.00 17,120.00 16,560.00

Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield CC 14 - 17 August 2014 Camilo Villegas Bill Haas Freddie Jacobson Heath Slocum Webb Simpson Brandt Snedeker

COL USA SWE USA USA USA

63-69-68-63 68-66-66-64 68-64-66-66 65-65-68-67 64-69-66-67 68-65-66-67

Other Southern Africans T24 T51 T64 T67 T74

Tim Clark RSA Retief Goosen RSA Ernie Els RSA Richard Sterne RSA Tyrone Van Aswegen RSA

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

The Barclays, Ridgewood CC 21 - 24 August 2014 1 Hunter Mahan T2 Stuart Appleby Jason Day Cameron Tringale T5 Ernie Els Matt Kuchar

USA AUS AUS USA RSA USA

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

Other Southern Africans T30 Charl Schwartzel RSA 69-70-71-70 T61 Brendon de Jonge RSA 66-72-72-75 T66 Retief Goosen RSA 69-69-74-74

PAST RESULTS Deutsche Bank Championship Ending: 9/1/2014 Purse $8,000,000 PAR: 71 Total FedExCup Points: 17,690 Course: TPC Boston Norton, MA 1 Chris Kirk T2 Geoff Ogilvy Russell Henley Billy Horschel T5 Rory McIlroy John Senden

USA AUS USA USA IRE USA

73-66-64-66 70-71-65-65 70-66-65-70 69-66-67-69 70-69-64-70 69-71-67-66

269 (-15) 271 (-13) 271 (-13) 271 (-13) 273 (-11) 273 (-11)

$ $ $ $ $ $

1,440,000.00 597,333.34 597,333.33 597,333.33 304,000.00 304,000.00

72-72-68-69 72-71-73-67

281 (-3) 283 (-1)

$ $

28,800.00 19,017.15

Other Southern Africans T43 Charl Schwartzel RSA T50 Ernie Els RSA

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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 31 August 2014 1 Rory McIlroy 2 Jimmy Walker 3 Bubba Watson 4 Jim Furyk 5 Chris Kirk 6 Matt Kuchar 7 Sergio Garcia 8 Martin Kayme 9 Dustin Johnson 10 Rickie Fowler

IRE USA USA USA USA USA SPA GER USA USA

15 25 19 19 26 22 14 17 17 24

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

7,340,096.00 5,522,483.00 5,282,978.00 4,960,395.00 4,475,387.00 4,472,835.00 4,388,940.00 4,265,537.00 4,249,180.00 4,227,117.00

RSA RSA RSA ZIM RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA

25 17 23 31 26 16 26 25 28

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2,030,286.00 1,835,771.00 1,775,569.00 1,171,395.00 1, 024,738.00 946,135.00 826,073.00 454,856.00 447,516.00

web.com TOUR

Martin Piller Bronson Burgoon Darron Stiles Ryan Armour Vaughn Taylor

USA USA USA USA USA

65-67-67-63 70-68-64-62 72-65-65-64 69-70-63-65 68-68-68-64

262 (-22) 264 (-20) 266 (-18) 267 (-17) 268 (-16)

$ $ $ $ $

99,000.00 59,400.00 37,400.00 26,400.00 22,000.00

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

270 (-14) 271 (-13) 271 (-13) 273 (-11) 274 (-10) 274 (-10)

$ $ $ $ $ $

144,000.00 70,400.00 70,400.00 38,400.00 28,100.00 28,100.00

No other South Africans

Hotel Fitness Championship, Sycamore Hills GC 28 - 31 August 2014 1 2 3 T4

Bud Cauley Colt Knost Greg Owen David Lingmerth Tom Gillis

USA USA ENG SWE USA

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

268 (-20) 269 (-19) 272 (-16) 274 (-14) 274 (-14)

$ $ $ $ $

180,000.00 108,000.00 68,000.00 41,333.34 41,333.33

Other South Africans T7 Tyrone Van Aswegen T60 Dawie van der Walt T63 Trevor Immelman

$ $ $ $ $

515,403.00 340,038.00 294,166.00 293,667.00 283,935.00

14 7 1

$ $ $

89,699.00 51,600.00 32,250.00

Other Southern Africans 57 Dawie van der Walt RSA 91 Garth Mulroy RSA 125 Tyrone Van Aswegen RSA

Dick’s Sporting Goods Open En-Joie GC, 15 - 17 August 2014 1 Bernhard Langer T2 Woody Austin Mark O’Meara T4 Olin Browne Marco Dawson

GER USA USA USA USA

67-67-66 67-69-65 68-67-66 65-69-69 68-69-66

200 (-16) 201 (-15) 201 (-15) 203 (-13) 203 (-13)

$ $ $ $ $

277,500.00 148,000.00 148,000.00 90,650.00 90,650.00

66-69-70

205 (-11) $

40,700.00

Other South Africans T10 David Frost

1 Scott Dunlap 2 Mark Brooks 3 Gene Sauers 4 Tom Pernice Jr. T5 Marco Dawson Woody Austin

T32 David Frost

WinCo Foods Portland Open, Witch Hollow 21 - 24 August 2014 MEX USA CAN USA AUS USA

11 19 22 18 17

RSA

USA USA USA USA USA USA

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

200 (-16) 200 (-16) 202 (-14) 203 (-13) 204 (-12) 204 (-12)

$ $ $ $ $ $

300,000.00 176,000.00 144,000.00 119,000.00 82,333.34 82,333.33

67-73-72

212 (-4)

$

12,628.57

Other South Africans

No other South Africans

1 Carlos Ortiz T2 Jason Gore Adam Hadwin 4 Colt Knost T5 Steven Alker Blayne Barber

MEX USA USA CAN USA

PAST RESULTS Boeing Classic, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge 22 - 24 August 2014

News Sentinel Open 14 - 17 August 2014, Fox Den CC 1 2 3 4 5

Carlos Ortiz Andrew Putnam Zack Sucher Adam Hadwin Justin Thomas

CHAMPIONS TOUR

Other Southern Africans 40 Tim Clark 49 Charl Schwartzel 56 Ernie Els 86 Brendon de Jonge 95 Rory Sabbatini 100 Louis Oosthuizen 114 Retief Goosen 151 Tyrone Van Aswegen 153 Trevor Immelman

web.com Tour order of Merit as of 31 August 2014 1 2 3 4 5

RSA 68-67-69-71 275 (-13) $ RSA 68-73-77-69 287 (-1) $ RSA 71-70-76-71 288 (0) $

September / October 2014

32,250.00 2,580.00 2,500.00

RSA

Champions Tour order of merit as OF 31 August 2014 1 Bernhard Langer 2 Colin Montgomerie 3 Jay Haas 4 Kenny Perry 5 Fred Couples 6 Jeff Sluman 7 Tom Pernice Jr. 8 Michael Allen 9 Gene Sauers 10 Kirk Triplett

GER SCO USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

18 14 15 14 9 19 19 18 16 13

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2,704,014.00 1,865,121.00 1,212,734.00 1,183,900.00 1,183,059.00 1,118,910.00 934,868.00 917,611.00 829,432.00 789,613.00

15 11 1 1 2

$ $ $ $ $

722,115.00 67,2855.00 10,500.00 8,787.00 8,280.00

Other Southern Africans 12 David Fros 85 Nick Price 153 Denis Watson 158 Hendrick Buhrmann 163 Trevor Dodds

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Sunshine Tour DATE EVENT VENUE September 2014 3 – 5

October 2014 1 – 3 17 – 19 29 – 31

Vodacom Origins of Golf Wild Coast Sun CC R 600 000 Vodacom Origins of Golf BMG Classic Vodacom Origins of Golf Final

November 2014

4 – 6 Nedbank Affinity Cup

Vaal de Grace GE R 600 000 Glendower GC R 800 000 Pezula Cham.Course R 650 000 Lost City Golf Course R 750 000

Amateur events - Men DATE EVENT VENUE September 2014

4 – 5 KwaZulu Natal Spring Classic Durban CC 4 – 5 Western Province Mid Amateur Open Steenberg GC 5 – 7 Mpumalanga Open Nelspruit GC 7 – 8 KwaZulu Natal Senior 36 hole Tournament Cotswold Downs GE 7 Boland Mid Amateur Open Stellenbosch GC 12 – 14 Louis Oosthuizen SA Junior Club Champ. Mossel Bay GC 20 – 21 Lowveld Senior Open Nelspruit GC 22 – 26 SA Inter Provincial Tournament Westlake GC

October 2014

3 – 5 Ekurhuleni Open Germiston GC 4 – 5 North West Senior Open Potchefstroom CC 6 – 8 S A Boys U13 Championships Wingate Park CC

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 SEPT,oct & NOV 2014

Amateur events - Men (continued) DATE EVENT VENUE October 2014 cont. 13 – 17 20 – 21 21 22 – 24 31 Oct – 2 Nov

November 2014 8 – 9 14 – 16 18 – 20 22 – 23 22 – 23 29 – 30

S A Mid Amateur Inter Provincial Ekurhuleni Open Madala Challenge SA Senior Amateur Stroke play Eastern Province Open

Middelburg CC Germiston GC Pecanwood Golf & CC Pecanwood Golf & CC TBA

Ekurhuleni Senior Open Benoni CC Central Gauteng Open Royal Jhb And Kensington GC Harry Oppenheimer Trophy Maccauvlei GC International Teams Championship Maccauvlei GC Ottway Hayes Senior Classic Zwartkop CC Limpopo Senior Open Koro Creek GC

Amateur events - Women DATE EVENT VENUE September 2014 7 – 10 16 – 18 21 27 – 28

October 2014 6 – 10

November 2014 3 – 5 29 – 30

Boland Championship Arabella CE Duke of York Young Champions Trophy Royal Aberdeen, Scotland Gauteng Junior Championship Wanderers GC Ackerman Championship Clovelly GC PnP SA Women’s Inter-Provincial Champ. Royal Cape GC SA Mid Amateur Championship Irene CC Mpumalanga Championship Walker Park GC

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

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

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

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

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR

Made in Denmark, Hummer land Golf & Spa Resort, 14 - 17 August 2014

1 Warren Marc 2 Dredge Bradley 3 Archer Phillip T4 Björn Thomas Fisher Oliver

Sco Wal Eng Den Eng

71-70-66-68 275 (-9) 66-68-73-70 277 (-7) 70-70-71-69 280 (-4) 66-73-73-69 281 (-3) 75-65-72-69 281 (-3)

Other South Africans T51 Stone Brandon

RSA

73-73-74-70

€ € € € €

250,000.00 166,660.00 93,900.00 63,700.00 63,700.00

290 (+6) €

5,700.00

D+D REAL Czech Masters, Albatross Golf Resort , 21 -24 August 2014

1 Donaldson Jamie 2 Dredge Bradley T3 Bremner Merrick Kjeldsen Søren T5 Fleetwood Tommy Pepperell Eddie

Wal Wal Rsa Den Eng Eng

Other South Africans T39 T60 T70 T75 79

Otto Hennie Horne Keith Frittelli Dylan Stone Brandon Kingston James

Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa

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

274 (-14) 276 (-12) 277 (-11) 277 (-11) 280 (-8) 280 (-8)

€ € € € € €

166,660.00 111,110.00 56,300.00 56,300.00 38,700.00 38,700.00

70-71-76-70 68-74-74-73 72-70-75-74 71-73-75-73 76-68-72-77

287 (-1) 289 (+1) 291(+3) 292 (+4) 293 (+5)

€ € € € €

5,500.00 2,400.00 1,562.00 1,484.00 1,474.00

71° OPEN D’ITALIA, Circolo Golf Torino, 28 - 31 August 2014

1 2 3 T4

Otto Hennie Howell David Gallacher Stephen Luiten Joost Ramsay Richie

rsa Eng Sco Ned Sco

67-62-71-68 73-67-67-63 72-65-69-65 69-68-70-65 67-69-66-70

Other South Africans

T18 Fichardt Darren Rsa 68-69-71-71 T35 Bremner Merrick Rsa 71-68-70-72

268 (-20) 270(-18) 271(-17) 272(-16) 272(-16)

€ € € € €

250,000.00 166,660.00 93,900.00 69,300.00 69,300.00

279 (-9) 281 (-7)

€ €

17,800.00 9,750.00

European Tour order of Merit as of 31 August 2014

1 Mcilroy Rory 2 Garcia Sergio 3 Björn Thomas 4 Donaldson Jamie 5 Stenson Henrik 6 Kaymer Martin 7 Rose Justin 8 Dubuisson Victor 9 Gallacher Stephen 10 Oosthuizen Louis

Nir Esp Den Wal Swe Ger Eng Fra Sco Rsa

Other Southern Africans

11 21 26 28 36 37 39 53 56 60 84 118 130 145 150 155 172 174 176 180 183 186

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Schwartzel Charl Els Ernie Coetzee George Grace Branden Sterne Richard Otto Hennie Aiken Thomas De Jonge Brendon Fichardt Darren Van Der Walt Dawie Kruger Jbe Walters Justin Bremner Merrick Mulroy Garth Van Zyl Jaco Bekker Oliver Stone Brandon Van Der Walt Tjaart Horne Keith Roos Jake Ahlers Jaco Kingston James

Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Zim Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa

12 13 19 17 15 13 10 14 19 11

€ € € € € € € € € €

5,120,709.00 2,275,712.00 1,759,931.00 1,705,445.00 1,691,231.00 1,570,937.00 1,503,781.00 1,458,102.00 1,406,033.00 1,226,249.00

13 12 17 16 13 14 15 8 20 15 23 23 10 12 8 10 10 12 10 10 7 13

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

1,222,999.00 786,387.00 703,237.00 679,884.00 557,276.00 542,497.00 527,606.00 409,277.00 404,411.00 354,434.00 233,751.00 158,929.00 134,486.00 107,316.00 95,937.00 85,170.00 57,999.00 50,160.00 49,376.00 46,550.00 45,245.00 44,823.00

VACON OPEN, Kytäjä Golf 14 - 17 August 2014 1 2 3 T4

Tullo Mark Edberg Pelle Ford Charlie An Byeong-Hun Bacher Hp

Chi Swe Eng Kor Aut

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

264 (-20) € 267 (-17) € 268 (-16) € 269 (-15) € 269 (-15) €

27,200.00 18,700.00 11,900.00 7,735.00 7,735.00

No other South Africans

Rolex Trophy, Golf Club de Genève, 20 - 23 August 2014 1 An Byeong-Hun Kor 2 Hebert Benjamin Fra T3 Jensen Lasse Den Shinkwin Callum Eng 5 Hutsby Sam Eng

63-69-73-64 269 (-19) € 67-68-65-72 272 (-16) € 61-70-67-75 273 (-15) € 69-69-66-69 273 (-15) € 65-71-71-67 274 (-14) €

26,000.00 19,000.00 11,650.00 11,650.00 9,000.00

Other South Africans T23 Roos Jake

RSA

68-68-72-74 282 (-6)

2,580.00

Northern Ireland Open Challenge, Galgorm Castle 28 - 31 August 2014 1 Lagergren Joakim Swe 2 Bernadet Adrien Fra T3 Lando Casanova Jérôme Fra Ritthammer Bernd Ger T5 Ferrie Kenneth Eng Stone Brandon Rsa

62-71-66-72 68-70-68-66 68-71-69-65 68-70-69-66 68-68-71-67 69-67-69-69

271 (-13) 272 (-12) 273 (-11) 273 (-11) 274 (-10) 274 (-10)

€ € € € € €

27,200.00 18,700.00 11,050.00 11,050.00 6,375.00 6,375.00

No other South Africans

1 2 3 4 5

European Challenge Tour order Of Merit as of 31 August 2014 Moritz Lampert Andrew Johnston Jordi Garcia Pinto Byeong-Hun An Florian Fritsch

Ger Eng Esp Kor Ger

9 14 13 15 13

€ € € € €

133,835.00 131,615.00 100,806.00 85,677.00 73,143.00

6 Jake Roos 71 Brandon Stone 84 Tjaart Van Der Walt 165 Dylan Frittelli 195 Thriston Lawrence

RSA RSA RSA RSA RSA

12 12 4 12 5

€ € € € €

73,033.00 16,983.00 13,187.00 3,785.00 2,078.00

Other Southern Africans

EUROPEAN SENIORS TOUR SSE Scottish Senior Open Torrance Championship Course 15 - 17 August 2014 1 Davis Mark T2 Golding Philip Linhart Pedro Monasterio Cesar Russell David J

Eng Eng Esp Arg Eng

66-74-71 72-70-74 68-72-76 61-76-79 70-73-73

211 (-5) 216 (0) 216 (0) 216 (0) 216 (0)

€ € € € €

47,328.00 21,313.00 21,313.00 21,313.00 21,313.00

71-82-80

233 (+17) €

521.00

Other South Africans T61 Johnstone Tony ZIM

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R E S U LT S & R A N K I N G S English Senior Open, Rockliffe Hall, 22 - 24 August 2014 1 Monasterio Cesar T2 Lane Barry Oldcorn Andrew T4 Drummond Ross Eales Paul

Arg Eng Sco Sco Eng

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

202 (-14) 207 (-9) 207 (-9) 208 (-8) 208 (-8)

€ € € € €

37,504.00 21,252.00 21,252.00 11,685.00 11,685.00

T55 Johnstone Tony ZIM 68-77-76

221 (+5)

563.00

Other South Africans

Travis Perkins Masters, Duke’s Course, 29 - 31 August 2014 1 Montgomerie Colin T2 Bossert André Manson Gordon Thelen Tim T5 Cunning Mike Fowler Peter

Sco Sui AuS Usa Usa Aus

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

Other South Africans T14 Johnstone Tony T21 Williams Chris

Zim 79-68-71 Rsa 73-70-76

204 (-12) € 56,376.00 214 (-2) € 28,188.00 214 (-2) € 28,188.00 214(-2) € 28,188.00 215 (-1) € 16,011.00 215 (-1) € 16,011.00

218 (+2) 219 (+3)

€ €

6,030.00 4,072.00

European Seniors Tour order of Merit as of 31 August 2014

1 Colin Montgomerie 2 Bernhard Langer 3 Tom Watson 4 Rick Gibson 5 Barry Lane 6 Cesar Monasterio 7 David Frost 8 Santiago Luna 9 Peter Fowler 10 Mark Davis

Sco Ger Usa Can Eng Arg Rsa Esp Aus Eng

Other Southern Africans 24 Chris Williams 60 Tony Johnstone

RSA ZIM

4 3 2 6 7 6 3 7 8 5

€ € € € € € € € € €

504,885.00 339,421.00 198,405.00 133,458.00 119,518.00 87,333.00 66,679.00 65,770.00 58,637.00 57,718.00

7 6

€ €

38,267.00 10,245.00

Asian Tour order of Merit as of 31 August 2014

1 Anirban Lahiri 2 Rikard Karlberg 3 David Lipsky 4 Rahil Gangjee 5 Baek Seuk-Hyun 6 Richard T. Lee 7 S.s.p Chowrasia 8 Antonio Lascuna 9 Siddikur Rahman 10 Rashid Khan

Ind Swe Usa Ind Kor Can Ind Phi Ban Ind

Other Southern Africans 28 Jbe Kruger 31 Bryce EASTON

RSA RSA

6 5 5 6 6 5 6 6 7 7

2 5

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

$ $

245,910.00 143,400.00 141,712.00 108,997.00 104,609.00 97,438.00 87,457.00 85,098.00 79,879.00 77,697.00 40,535.00 32,649.00

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR 1 Trish Johnson 2 Gwladys Nocera T3 Rebecca Artis Stephanie Na Sally Watson

Eng Fra Aus Aus Sco

Other South Africans

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

Stacy Lee Bregman RSA 73-72-76

209 (-7) 211 (-5) 212 (-4) 212 (-4) 212 (-4)

221 (+5)

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€ € € € €

38,654.40 26,156.14 14,293.54 14,293.54 14,293.54

3,179.97

Ladies European TOUR order of Merit as of 31 August 2014 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Suzann Pettersen Shanshan Feng Charley Hull Gwladys Nocera Nikki Campbell Lee-Anne Pace Kylie Walker Camilla Lennarth Valentine Derrey Trish Johnson

Nor Chn Eng Fra Aus Rsa Sco Swe Fra Eng

Other Southern Africans

15 Stacy Lee Bregman 65 Connie Chen 75 Kim Williams 142 Ashleigh Simon 144 Monique Smit 159 Bonita Bredenhann 168 Nicole Garcia

Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Nam Rsa

3 2 9 12 11 7 13 13 13 13

€ € € € € € € € € €

229,169.89 192,265.01 169,431.24 152,135.07 119,082.71 98,959.68 93,329.72 88,191.49 87,910.43 87, 080.00

12 11 14 4 1 7 7

€ € € € € € €

73,782.55 18,223.75 14,726.00 2,629.17 2,475.00 1,260.00 787.50

Official World Golf Rankings as of 31 August 2014 1 Rory McIlroy

IRE

11.10

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2 Adam Scott

AUS

9.15

41

3 Henrik Stenson

SWE

8.01

52

4 Sergio Garcia

SPA

7.73

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5 Justin Rose

ENG

7.29

51

6 Jim Furyk

USA

6.95

46

7 Jason Day

AUS

6.87

40

8 Matt Kuchar

USA

6.73

52

9 Bubba Watson

USA

6.47

47

10 Phil Mickelson

USA

6.05

48

21 Charl Schwartzel

RSA

4.23

52

47 Ernie Els

RSA

2.63

52

58 Louis Oosthuizen

RSA

2.32

51

75 George Coetzee

RSA

1.86

50

77 Richard Sterne

RSA

1.82

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82 Tim Clark

RSA

1.77

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86 Brendon de Jonge

RSA

1.67

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97 Hennie Otto

RSA

1.53

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105 Branden Grace

RSA

1.48

52

126 Thomas Aiken

RSA

1.28

52

144 Darren Fichardt

RSA

1.19

52

155 Rory Sabbatini

RSA

1.13

52

194 Danie van Tonder

RSA

0.92

52

199 Retief Goosen

RSA

0.89

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SPECIAL FEATURE - CELEBRIT Y GOLFER PROFILE

Alan Gooderson

– Executive Chairman of Gooderson Leisure Corporation LTD. • You were born in England, what are your memories of those early years and at what age did you immigrate to South Africa?

why do international tourists seem to ignore Durban and go to Cape Town?

• What was the first job that you had in South Africa?

As I said earlier when my father first came to Durban he described it as “paradise” which it is. Cape Town and the Kruger Park are two areas of South Africa that are marketed heavily as they have so much to offer. However Durban has lovely beaches, a sublime climate and an extremely interesting Indian culture and heritage. A lot more could be done to promote this.

• You have won many awards over the years, is there one that stands out in particular?

• You have a black belt in karate and have represented South Africa. What style of karate and how has the discipline inherently needed in such a sport helped you in your business life?

As a youngster in England I used to sell ice cream in the summer and pies in the winter, my father came over to South Africa and described it as “paradise”. I came over on a mail ship in 1957.

I started out assisting in the kitchen of my father’s hotel, which was the Lonsdale hotel.

Alan was very modest here and only mentioned his black belt in karate so we must mention that in 2000 he received the Hotelier of the year award from Fedhasa, as well as an award for Dedication and Loyalty Service to the Durban Hospitality Industry. He has also been inducted into the RCI Hall of Fame, for his contribution to the Timeshare Industry.

• Was there a rivalry between you and Sol Kerzner?

Well Sol owned the Astra hotel and we had the Lonsdale at the time so yes a bit of rivalry but we were friendly.

• You are Durban based and have to my knowledge been so for a long time. What makes Durban so special and why is it not better promoted as a tourist destination – I mean

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Shotokan. It has helped me immensely, I have an extremely positive outlook on life and a lot of that can be attributed to karate.

• Is South Africa a really enticing destination for foreigners wishing to play golf here?

Oh yes. We have wonderful courses and the exchange rate makes it very favourable even considering the long haul flight.

• What is your favourite overseas destination and why?

I would have to say Peru. The food, the people and Machu Picchu which is incredible.

• What has been the secret to your long and hugely successful career? Hard work, research and something which I call “walk the plank “which means taking risks.

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GETTING ON TO GOLF • When did you start to play golf?

1962

• What is your current handicap? 23, off the senior tees

• Where do you play out of season? Beachwood.

• Which is your favourite South African golf course?

I like them all; every golf course has something special to offer.

• Which is your favourite golf course when overseas? I like the golf courses in Spain.

• I believe that you dabble in golf course design, can you elaborate?

I bought Drakensberg Gardens in 1969 and the golf course there was a 9-holer. I decided to make it 18-holes and to do it on my own, having read that Jack Nicklaus was keen on elevated tee boxes I followed suit. Many holes were redone but I kept the 6th the same as Gary Player had commented that he liked it. I am designing a 9-hole course at our Natal Spa Resort at the moment.

• Do you walk or take a cart? Take a cart.

• Your favourite golfer is? Jack Nicklaus.

• Have you ever had a hole-in-one? Yes at Kloof Country Club.

• Your ideal fourball would be?

Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, Rory Mcllroy and myself.

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n e w s r epo r t FIRST TRI-SANCTIONED TOURNAMENT AFRASIABANK MAURITIUS OPEN LAUNCHED.

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he AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open was launched at the C Beach Club at Heritage Resorts on Domaine de Bel Ombre, becoming the first tri-sanctioned golf tournament endorsed by the Sunshine, European and Asian Tours, all of whom are founding members of the International Federation of PGA Tours. The tournament, which is expected to draw top performing golfers from each of the three Tours, will be played at the Heritage Golf Club from 7–10 May, 2015. The golf club, recently ranked among the top ten golf courses in Africa by global news broadcaster CNN, was chosen as the perfect venue for the three Tours to come together. The total prize fund of €1million is the highest purse ever to be paid out for a tournament held in Mauritius.

Selwyn Nathan, Executive Director of the Sunshine Tour, said: “We are delighted to be joining the Asian and European Tours in staging the first tri-sanctioned event in Mauritius. We enjoy excellent relationships with both Tours, and are proud to already be a vital ‘swing’ on The European Tour, during the Northern Hemisphere’s winter months. This ground-breaking tournament in Mauritius will bring the three Tours ever closer and, importantly for us, offer our members

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another opportunity to compete at the highest levels on the world stage.” Heritage GC is an enterprise of the Rogers Group, a listed company on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius with more than 4000 employees and serving clients in various business domains. Rogers has been actively involved in the development of the tourism industry, and as such attractive travel packages will be available at Heritage Resorts for fans and golfers alike, to enjoy the splendour of Mauritius. The 138-man field, made up of at least 40 professionals from each of the participating Tours plus qualifiers and local invitees, will compete in a 72-hole stroke play championship over four days. The results from this tournament count towards the individual Tours’ Orders of Merit and Official World Ranking points, Race to Dubai and Chase to the Investec Cup.

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Those golf tours!!

By: Christiaan van der Merwe

They say the only major problem with an annual seven day golf tour to the north coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal is the three-hundred and fifty-eight day wait until the next one.

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he golf tour, as a concept, requires little introduction. It is in a way a time capsule, taking one back to the glory days of childhood. Days of intense back yard cricket, exploring any forest within walking distance and hotdogs for lunch. Of course the cricket is now golf, the forest is now a new course plus whatever wonders of nature it resides in and the hotdogs have been replaced with many ice-cold draughts. Pick any lasting memory of the light-hearted, raw joy of your youth, because it is these types of moments that the golf tour somehow effortlessly produces with delightful frequency. It is the ambitious early morning tee times, often met with concerning cases of the ‘’whiskey-hands’’, it is the sensational cooked breakfasts at the clubhouse. It is the fantastic jesting and ribbing, it is the light spot gambling on the course. Best of all it is the fines meetings in the evenings, where the stories of the day’s triumphs and disasters are forever immortalised into the legend of tour. The heart of the golf tour lies there. The deliberation of the true source of Frank’s vicious duck-hook, the amazement at Dean’s big match temperament and on the inevitable mockery of Manchester United post Alex Ferguson, late into the nights. This is why you go on golf tour.

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The north coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal provides the perfect opportunity for a golf tour, particularly in the winter months. While the Highveld crowd wipes ice off their windshields before driving to work and capetonians’ winter depression deepens as another day of incessant precipitation greets them, Durban casually churns out perfect day after perfect day. The only real work for newspaper editors in Durban in forecasting the weather (having long since lost the details of the weather bureau) is to find another adjective for ‘’fine’’. Accommodation is plentiful on the coast and the airport is within ten minutes of both Umhlanga and Ballito. And where will you play? Well take your pick. Whether you are looking to play one of the classics, like Durban Country Club, Mount Edgecombe, Zimbali or Prince’s Grant, or one of lesser known beauties like Beachwood, Maidstone, Umhlali, Simbithi or others, they all now offer special packages for tour groups. You will not only be spoilt for choice, but for quality too. A mid-year break, with mates, playing this game, in balmy weather…What a pleasure!

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Located in Merrivale, KZN Midlands, just off the N3 Freeway

KLOOF COUNTRY CLUB OFFERS: • OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC • DINING OUT • WEDDINGS & RECEPTIONS • CONFERENCE VENUE • CORPORATE GOLF DAYS • AFFORDABLE GOLF MEMBERSHIP

Situated in the verdant hills of the mist belt of Kloof, Kloof Country Club offers a wonderful golf course and a combination of recreational, dining, wedding and conference facilities that are unequalled in the highway area.

Membership Fees:

• Full Male R2250 or R205p/m • Full Lady R1995 or R175p/m • Senior (Male >60 / Lady >55) R1595 or R145p/m • Junior (<18) R399 • Student R798 or R75p/m • Country R1200 Visit our website to apply 18 Hole Course • Open 7 days a week Membership available (1st July to 30th June) Discounted fees for seniors Visitors, Groups & Corporate Days Welcome

Tel: 033 330 6751 • admin@sakabula.co.za www.sakabula.co.za

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R 3 080.00

R 2 280.00

R 5 160.00

R 3 760.00

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Germany leads the way in women golf travellers

G

ermany has one of the highest ratios of female golfers in the world - and it is also showing the greatest growth in visiting women golfers, studies by two influential golf organisations reveal.

include Turkey, Thailand, Dominican Republic, South Africa and Mauritius.

â&#x20AC;˘ 52% of golfers worldwide booked their golf holiday via a golf tour operator or travel agency compared to 48% booking direct. The figures vary according to the proximity of the While German Golf Union figures show that Germany has one of the highest percentages of golf destination to the country of origin, but female golfers in the world, representing 39% of this signals the importance of the knowledge all golfers in the country, a survey by the global and skills that are required to deliver the best trade organisation of the golf tourism industry, golf holiday experience to the golf traveller. IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour â&#x20AC;˘ Golf courses, golf resorts and hotels report Operators), reveals that Germany also enjoyed that 51% of their golf holiday bookings are the greatest growth in women golf visitors taken outside of three months from the date worldwide in 2013. of travel with 49% booking less than three Other destinations that showed growth in 2013 months before travel.

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Hillbillion Estate is conveniently situated close to Shelly Beach on the KZN south coast. It is the ideal venue for golfers (offering self-catering and hotel facilities) who can stay at a central location, hone their skills on the Estates short game area and then head out to one of more than six fantastic golf courses which lie in close proximity.

WITH THIS WIN - HENNIE OTTO...

Bookings / Enquiries: +27 (0) 82 524 7209 info@hillbillion.co.za • www.hillbillion.co.za

• His second victory comes in his 11th appearSchedule victory in his 280th European Tour event. ance in the Italian Open.

• Gains his third European Tour International

• Moves to €542,497 in The Race to Dubai. • Moves to inside the top 95 in the Official World

Golf Ranking, from 160th. • His first European Tour victory since the 2011 SA

Open Championship (Nov 11). A gap of two years and 277 days. • Has played in 57 European Tour events between

victories. • This victory beats his previous best European Tour performance since his 2011 victory of tied second in the 2014 South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni. • His second victory in the Italian Open, following

his maiden European Tour triumph in this event in 2008.

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• Would be his second consecutive top ten finish at Circolo Golf Torino – La Mandaria, after finishing tied eighth in 2013. • Since the event became part of The European Tour in 1972 becomes the sixth player to record multiple victories in the Italian Open and first South African. He follows: Sandy Lyle (1984, 92), Sam Torrance (1987, 95), Bernhard Langer (1983, 97), Ian Poulter (2000, 02) and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño (2007, 12) • Maintains his 100% record of winning all three of his European Tour events when leading going into the final round. Led by four at the 2008 Italian Open, three at the 2011 SA Open and two in the 2014 Italian Open. • The 16th winner this season when leading going into the final round.

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OTHER FACTS • Becomes the 126th South African victory in Euro-

pean Tour history. • The sixth South African victory of the 2014 season.

They are: Charl Schwartzel (Alfred Dunhill Championship), Dawie Van der Walt (Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa), Louis Oosthuizen (Volvo Golf Champions), George Coetzee (Joburg Open), Thomas Aiken (Africa Open) and Hennie Otto (71° OPEN D’ITALIA Presented by DAMIANI). • Gains a European Tour exemption until the end of

the 2016 season. • Gains an exemption into the 2015 Volvo Golf

Champions.

• Becomes the 18th European Tour win of the 2014

season by a former Challenge Tour player. They are: Morten Ørum Madsen (South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni), Thomas Björn (Nedbank Golf Challenge), Louis Oosthuizen (Volvo Golf Champions), Pablo Larrazábal (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship), Stephen Gallacher (Omega Dubai Desert Classic), Ross Fisher (Tshwane Open), Marco Crespi (NH Collection Open), Alexander Levy (Volvo China Open), Felipe Aguilar (The Championship at Laguna National), Daniel Brooks (Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI), Mikael Lundberg (Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity), Martin Kaymer (US Open Championship), Fabrizio Zanotti (BMW International Open), Justin Rose (Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open), David Horsey (M2M Russian Open), Marc Warren (Made in Denmark), Jamie Donaldson (D+D Real Czech Masters) and Hennie Otto (71° OPEN D’ITALIA Presented by DAMIANI).

• Becomes the 347th European Tour victory by a • Gains his 15th professional victory worldwide.

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Golf Course Development Cost Survey 2014 (Part 3 of 3) How much does it cost?

As with the findings of the previous editions of the Golf Course Development Cost Survey, our research demonstrates that although varying from project to project, about 10-15% of the total budget is spent on pre-construction work when developing an 18-hole golf course and 85-90% is spent on the actual construction. Pre-construction costs include planning and design fees, professional fees for engineering, feasibility studies, legal advice and the cost of obtaining permits. Of these costs, typically course design requires the highest investment, making up more than half of the total pre-construction costs.

The following should be considered as integral to the construction costs: • Earthwork and shaping, which account on average for one-third of the total construction costs; • Irrigation and drainage, making up about a quarter of the average construction costs; • A third of the costs can be divided between three components: clearance and preparation of the site, grassing of greens, fairways and tee boxes, and surface landscaping; • Creation of cart paths, if applicable, makes up around 10% to the total costs.

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Development costs by region

Based on the responses of our survey participants, we have calculated the average cost of developing a golf hole, considering golf courses of different sizes. Looking at the entire EMA region, the cost of a golf hole was EUR 328,000 on average, which is a significant increase (more than 50%) compared to our last survey in 2008. As our survey also reflects, this is mainly due to the fact that recent golf course developments include many more high-end golf courses, which are more expensive to develop. The most expensive region for the development of a golf hole in EMA is still the Middle East & North Africa (EUR 531,000 per hole on average). To a certain extent, this is due to the high concentration of signature and high-end golf courses. The development cost of a hole in Western Europe is around EUR 450,000, significantly higher than in other parts of Europe, as developments here also include a number of high-end integrated tourist resorts. In our previous survey, Eastern Europe was the least expensive region to develop a golf course, with an average cost of EUR 106,000 per hole. However, recent developments in this region were typically of higher quality, especially in countries like Russia and Belarus, but also in Poland and Bulgaria. Therefore, the average development cost per hole(EUR 367,000) in the region in the period of 2008-2013 was three times higher than in preceding years,when lower-quality facilities werebeing developed. In other parts of Europe costs remained lower, at EUR 220-230 thousand per hole on average. In Sub-Saharan Africa, a high percentage of highend and signature courses have been developed, mostly as part of golf resorts or golf communities. The average cost per hole in the region was EUR 320,000.

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When looking at total construction costs of 18-hole golf courses, we can observe that in Europe the average costs range between EUR 3.8 million and EUR 7.2 million depending on the location and the quality of the golf course. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the construction costs for an 18-hole golf course are in excess of EUR 5.6 million and in the Middle East & North Africa it reaches the highest level with an average of EUR 9.4 million.

Development costs by quality

The total cost of a development is intrinsically dependent on the quality of the golf course. In some cases, the cost of a high-end golf course can be as much as five times more than a course of lower-quality. On the other hand, the construction of a signature course costs some 40-50% more than a “non-branded” top quality golf course, according to our sample. Based on our survey, the least expensive 18-hole courses –often designed and constructed in-house without the appointmentof professional service providers – have been developed for just over EUR 2 million, while the most expensive courses cost over EUR 10 million. We also learned about some extreme cases where the development cost of a golf course exceeded EUR 25 million.

Staying within the planned budget

We asked our survey participants whether they had stayed within their initially planned budget. About two-thirds of the developers responded that they had stayed within their set budget, and 12% even spent less than planned, often because they found ways to do some of the work in-house. However, almost a quarter of the developers went over their planned budget, either slightly (17%) or significantly (6%), due to unexpected extra costs or unprofessional initial planning.

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Koro Creek Going Green

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ith a new Captain at the helm of Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Estate a very exciting strategy has been unveiled to take this hidden gem of the Limpopo Golf Route to the top of the ranking tables.

From changes to the layout to improve the playability, an aggressive agronomical program and of course a massive jump in service levels the future looks bright for this much underrated golf facility. New GM David Riddle has set the highest standards for his team. The vision, simply be Limpopo’s number one golf experience. “The steps to be taken are being fast tracked and the support received from all the role players amazing!” says David. Furthermore the course has been chosen as the home for the Limpopo Open for the next 3 years further evidence that Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Estate is definitely going places.

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The Estate offers excellent value and with more houses under construction than ever before the one thing one can be certain to investing in property at Koro Creek will definitely show a good return. Whether you wish to own a corporate stand on the course or a retirement cottage for the future Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Estate has the right property for you. During the course of the next year watch this space for updates on the progress being made at Koro Creek as we chronicle the resurrection of Limpopo’s hidden gem. Expect a greener golf experience, with the highest levels of service on a facility that manages every detail of its environmental impact. Announcement: Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Estate is proud to welcome Jaco Ahlers as their Sunshine Tour representative, we are happy to play our small part in this exceptional player’s journey and hope to see him in the winner’s circle soon.

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Design fees â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from qualified architects to signature designers While a golf course can offer an acceptable return in its own right, in recent times golf has become a prestige facility for luxury communities, placing the golf course architect at the heart of new residential and resort facilities worldwide. In most cases, the architect must artfully weave course design into the residential component of a development. It pays to hire the golf course architect or designer as early as possible, preferably in the first stages of the project. The architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice on site selection and its cost estimation and coordination with other project consultants could save the developer time and money overall. The architect can help guide the project from start to completion.

designer, a developer has to be prepared for the fact that the average fee of a signature designer can be several times more than that of a non-signature architect.

Design fees can vary significantly depending on the qualification, the experience and the brand recognition of a golf course architect or design company. Developers often choose a signature designer to benefit from their experience and the premium that a signature designerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name can add to their development. When selecting a signature

The average construction cost for the most expensive golf courses was three times as much in the case of signature designers (EUR 19 million) than in the case of non-signature architects (EUR 7 million). Similarly, standard golf courses designed by signature designers cost EUR 8-9 million on average, while those designed by nonsignature

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We asked three worldwide renowned signature golf designers, and three reputable non-signature golf course architects (for confidentiality, named here A, B and C) to provide us their typical design fees and an estimate of the construction cost of the most expensive, the average and the least expensive 18-hole golf courses designed by their companies in the past five years. The tables on the following page summarize our findings.

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architects cost approximately EUR 3 million on average. The difference was somewhat smaller when considering low-budget golf courses. We noted that designer fees havesignificantly decreased since 2008, by about 15% for qualified nonsignature architects and by over 20% for signature designers.

What kind of land is best for a golf course? Gently rolling terrain that requires minimal earthmoving is best. You ideally want nice vegetation and well-drained, sandy soils with plentiful good water. Good quality turf is easier and less expensive to grow and maintain in these conditions. Quality turf can be achieved on just about any site using proper construction and agromitic practices, but it may be more costly to do so. Do I need a championship course? This depends entirely upon the developerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs, the local or regional market demand, and the propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s characteristics. How long will the design process take? Typically it should take between three and six months, assuming all topographic and property boundary information is available for use.

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Golf and real estate

Golf and real estate have been closely linked topics in recent years. Worldwide, you can now find several hundred real estate developments with a golf component. Although the residential golf community concept has a much shorter history in EMA than in North America, it is widely recognized that â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when properly planned - the location of houses alongside golf courses can help developers to increase sales velocity and add a sales premium to real estate prices. Numerous studies have indicated that golf courses come second only to a waterfront as the most desirable location for a housing community. However, golf, as part of a real estate or touristic complex, is not only an added value because of the facility itself, but mostly due to the beautiful, calm scenery and landscape a golf course provides.

Fifty-four percent of the respondents in our sample were developers of golf courses connected either to tourist resorts or real estate communities. We asked these respondents about the value that golf has brought to the surrounding real estate. With only a couple of exceptions, nearly all respondents achieved a premium on the sales price of associated real estate units. Close to half of the respondents with an integrated real estate development estimated this premium to be more than 20% in comparison to the selling price of a similar real estate unit in the neighborhood but without the golf course

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connection. Over a third of the respondents estimated the premium to be between 11% and 20%, while 18% estimated an added value of less than 10%. In addition to the expected profitability associated with the sales of real estate units, over two-thirds of the respondents expect the golf course to provide a satisfactory return on investment in its own right as well. We also asked survey participants whether the name of the golf course architect added a premium to the real estate selling prices. Sixty-three percent responded positively, with

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35% estimating this premium to be above 10%, and a quarter placing it between 6% and 10%. In the case of signature architects, all of the developers who chose a signature architect to design their golf courses experienced an additional premium of above 10% on the real estate unit prices.

Clubhouse development

As stated earlier, we did not consider the development of clubhouses in our survey analysis to better allow comparison of costs. Nevertheless, the clubhouse is an important element in golf course development, whether a stand-alone golf course or part of a residential community or tourist resort. The clubhouse is the golfer’s first and last impression when playing a round. Certainly the golf course is generally why people come, but a poorly designed clubhouse can adversely affect their overall experience. Care must be taken to ensure that a clubhouse complements the course and is an enjoyable place to be - and this in turn should drive increased revenue. A successful golf clubhouse is not too big, nor too small; not cavernous with wasted space, nor constrained and lacking in facilities. It should be designed in harmony with its setting and purpose. A solid understanding of golf operations, food service requirements and other clubhouse functions can save the developer hundreds of square meters delivering significant savings

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on the investment. Some points to keep in mind when planning clubhouse space include: • Visitors today want more social opportunities, a family atmosphere and an emphasis on wellness; • It pays to create multiple dining venues, with the flexibility for these to function separately or together; • Building clubhouse facilities in a village format enables construction to be phased to match sales flow; • Kitchens and restroom facilities are the most expensive spaces to build. Where possible, provide a single centralized kitchen, and avoid overdesigning these “wet areas”; • Women have become more involved in golf and golf clubs, and though their dedicated space may often be proportionately less than men’s, they should always have equivalent and desirable amenities. Based on our research, the cost of building a very basic clubhouse of 200-250m2 starts at EUR 300,000. Nevertheless, some high-end clubhouses, which are also much larger in size (often well above 2,000m2) and offer extensive sport, leisure, and recreational facilities, can cost several millions to build.

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Bethal Golf Club

The new revival of the soon-to-be best 9-hole course in the Highveld is a must to have on your yearly calendar. This year we celebrate our 20th Anniversary of the Tarentaal Golf Week from 22-25 October and are the perfect time to join us for this event. Last year during the Tarentaal Golf Week, ‘Cruzie’ and his team joined us. Friendly members and challenging greens are lots of fun. Come warm up on the driving range or work on that professional swing of yours. On the 19th-hole after a day on the golf course you are welcomed with ice cold beverages and mouth watering cuisine. The local businesses supports this highlight on the town’s calendar therefore prepare for a great country experience. Various B&B’s and guest houses are available should the hospitality be so overwhelmed that you would like to stay for the week to play all four days. Be part of our tradition and come make memories with your friends or loved ones. To book, phone Jordan today on his mobile 072 183 2410, or snail mail bethalgholfklub@ gmail.com or landline 017 647 3265.

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Darren Clarke Joins Sky Sports for The Ryder Cup.

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orthern Irish golf legend Darren Clarke has joined Sky Sports for its exclusively live coverage of this year’s Ryder Cup. Darren, who has appeared in seven Ryder Cups either as player or vice-captain, will provide analysis and commentary on Sky’s dedicated channel, Sky Sports Ryder Cup.

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Clarke said: “The Ryder Cup has been a major part of my life, and I’m hugely excited to be working with Sky Sports on this truly special event. I know from experience just how gripping it can be, and i hope I can help give viewers a perspective of the event from inside the ropes.” Jason Wessely, Sky Sports’ executive producer of golf, said: “Darren is a European Ryder Cup legend and a fantastic signing for Sky Sports’ coverage, He knows the event, the players and the course and will offer fascinating insight from Gleneagles.” Darren has played a total of 20 matches over five Ryder Cups, winning ten and losing just three. His most memorable performance came as a wildcard selection in 2006 when he won all three of his matches helping Europe to an 18 ½ – 9 ½ victory.

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Week day special at kambaku Golf club

Tuesdays and Thursdays special - pay for 9 holes and play 18 holes.

Gaze at the wild life in the Kruger National Park from our club house deck.

One of the top ten 9 hole golf courses in South Africa.

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Stay, Play or just spend the day at the Royal Swazi Spa Valley Resort Set in the natural tranquillity of the Ezulwini Valley, the Royal Swazi Spa Valley resort beckons guests from all corners of the world. The resort is made up of the elegant Royal Swazi Spa hotel and Lugogo Sun. The two hotels are a minuteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drive apart when travelling by courtesy bus. Facilities at the resort include the bustling casino, the peaceful Royal Swazi Spa, the Convention Centre, an 18-hole championship golf course, lawn bowls, squash, tennis and horse riding. A variety of retail shops are available at the resort and recommendations can be made as to the best shopping experiences available outside the grounds. Tel:+268 2416 4000 or central reservations +271 1780 7810 â&#x20AC;˘ royalswazi.hotel@suninternational.com Old Mbabane/Manzini Main Road, Ezulwini Valley, Mbabane, Swaziland


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Turning back the clock is the Golfer from the past?

WHO

• Born in 1886 in Lelant, Cornwall, England, he was a leading figure in the early years of professional golf in the United States. • Like many golfers of his era, he worked as a caddie and a club-maker’s apprentice while growing up. • He moved to the United States and turned professional in 1906, but never became an American citizen. • His winning margin in the 1921 U.S. Open was nine strokes, a record which was not broken until Tiger Woods won by 15 strokes in 2000. • He was one of the most prolific tournament winners of the first few seasons of the PGA Tour, which was founded in 1916. He won 21 times on the tour in total. • In 1940, he was honored as one of the 12 golfers to be inducted in the PGA’s inaugural Hall of Fame. Later he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989. • He authored several books on golf technique, and died at age 80 in New Jersey in 1966.

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: r u o T n o i d n Ta Winter is almost over here in South Africa as it slowly starts to warm up. Europe in now turning cooler and the Tour Player’s will soon be returning home to sunny South Africa for the SA Woman’s Open.

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his year, the 2014 Cell C South African Woman’s Open will be held at the beautiful and scenic San Lameer Country Club on the Hibiscus South Coast, from the 16th to the 19th of October. The tournament has been extended into a 4 day event (72 hole championship) and boasts a worthy prize fund of Eur 320,000, with first prize being in the vicinity of +-R500,000.‘Cell C’ are new title sponsors for the event and this is the third year consecutively that the event will be co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour. Whoever wins the event, would then secure a 3 year playing exemption on the Ladies European Tour as well as a spot in the Evian Masters for 2015 (Woman’s equivalent to the men’s Tour Players Championship, an LPGA event hosted in France). The field is set to be one of the strongest that we have had as it boasts a host of local talent, professional and amateur, as well as some prominent and in form overseas players. Entries include: Lee Ann Pace, Monique Smit, Morganna Robbertze, Nobuhle Dlamini and Laurette Maritz. Overseas names to look out for are: Kylie Walker, Becky Brewerton, Trish Johnson, Anna-Lise Caudel and Marianne Skarpnord (last year’s champion).

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My preparations for the SA Open have already started as I look forward to competing for the title that I held 6 years ago in my first season as a Professional Golfer (2009). I no longer play on the Ladies European Tour full time but instead enjoy a more balanced and comfortable life teaching at the Randpark Golf Club under the Martin Whitcher Golf School as well as play local and the odd overseas event. Whilst I have been enjoying a very different life compared to previous years out on Tour, I find that my golf has still improved and progressed. In all likelihood, as I have grown and matured as a person, so has my outlook and perspective of the game. I was always told that many golfers only go into their “prime of a golf career” as they turn 30. I would imagine that this is mostly attributed to a sense of maturity and calm. So with that in mind, I am confident that perhaps some of my best golf is yet to come. The great Annika Sorenstam took a sabbatical from playing golf. After that she then came back to competitive tournament golf on the LPGA where she dominated for 5 years and now is a retired, successful Hall of Fame Golfer.

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LPGA Tour Final Results:

Ashley Simon:

Current LPGA Ranking: 90 (World Ranking is 149) Wegmans LPGA Championship: tied 40th Marathon Classic: tied 71 Walmart Arkansas Championship: tied 37th

Lee Ann Pace:

Current LPGA Ranking : 56 (World Ranking is 43) Meijer LPGA Classic: Marathon Classic: Walmart Arkansas Championship: US Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open:

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Ladies European Tour Final Results:

Turkish Airlines Ladies Open( May):

Ladies Italian Open (June):

Stacy Bregman finished tied 19th on +2 &

Stacy Bregman finished tied 5th on -2,

Kim Williams on tied 55th on +9

Monique Smit and Connie Chen finished tied 27th on +4, Kim Williams finished 59th on +9

M/C Laurette Maritz and Nicole Garcia W/D Lee Ann Pace

M/C Nicola Garcia

Deloitte Ladies Open (May):

ISPS Handa Masters (July):

Kim Williams finished tied 12th on -1 and

Lee Ann Pace finished tied 3rd on -11, Stacy

Stacy Bregman finished tied 25th on +3,

Bregman finished tied 6th on -10, Connie Chen finished tied 27th on-1, Nobuhle Dlamini

M/C Laurette Maritz, Nicole Garcia and

finished tied 67th on +7

Nobuhle Dlamini M/C Kim Williams

Allianz Ladies Slovak Open (June):

RET Ashley Simon

Connie Chen finished tied 21st +4, M/C Kim Williams & Nobuhle Dlamini

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Ricoh Woman’s British Open (July): Lee Ann Pace finished tied 29th on +9 M/C Stacy Bregman and Ashley Simon

Ladies German Open (July): Kim Williams and Stacy Bregman finished tied 36th on -7, Nicole Garcia Finished tied 8th on even par. M/C Connie Chen and Nobuhle Dlamini

Sberbank Ladies Golf Masters (July): Lee Ann Pace finished 2nd on -15, Connie Chen finished tied 7th on -10, Stacy Bregman finished tied 9th on -9, Kim Williams finished tied 30th on -4, Nobuhle Dlamini finished tied 58th on +1. M/C Nicole Garcia

Upcoming Ladies European Tour events: • Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open (AUGUST) • Helsingborg Ladies Open (SEP) • Evian Championship (SEP) • Tenerife Open De Espana Feminino (SEP) • Lacoste Ladies Open De France (OCT) • Cell C Ladies South African Open (OCT)

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

ACCOMMODATION

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. Luxury 4 night midweek stay at Kruger Park Lodge for 4 people. Self catering. R 4 800-00. 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.

KZN, MIDLANDS & DRAKENSBURG Umdoni Golf Course - Weekend for 4 including two rounds of golf each. Totally self contained house on the golf course. R 1 600-00, Scottsburgh. Contact 082 705 8764. Prince’s Grant, 4 night stay including golf. (Natal north coast) R 4 000-00. Contact 082 705 8764. Luxury 2 - 4 night midweek stay at Gowrie farm for 2 -8 people. Self catering, including golf. Price varies depending on option chosen. 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 game drives. (Naboomspruit)Total cost R 3 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220. Two night weekend break for 2 (including all meals and gamedrives) at the luxurious Mabula Game Lodge. R 2 500-00. 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 1 250-00. Contact 083 293 0220. FREE STATE Luxury w/end for two to Stonehenge River Lodge. (Parys). Including b/b. Total cost R 1 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220. 5 x Luxury w/end for two to Sanwa River Lodge. (Vaal River Parys) Including b/b. Total cost R 1000-00.

SHAFTS & GRIPS

X10 FST STIFH SHAFTS. R 1 000-00 neg. Contact 082 868 7799. X10 PRO TEAM TOUR VELVET GRIPS(black & white) R45 each (R450). Contact 082 868 7799.

COMBO’S

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

BAGS

R11 TAYLORMADE TRAVEL BAG. Only been used 2 times. R 2 500neg. Contact 079 876 9563.

DRIVERS

X Flex Shaft.R2500. Contact 0798866479.

Luxury 2 night weekend stay at Clarens Golf & Trout Estate, for 2 people. Including by& Golf R 2 200-00. Contact 082 705 8764 Drakensberg Gardens Golf & SpaResort - 2 night weekend getaway for two - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and golf included. R 2 000-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764. Monks Cowl (Near Champagne Sports Resort) - 2 night weekend getaway for two - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and golf included. R 2 000-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764.

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Ping Rapture, 9 deg. Diamana X flex, 72 gram shaft, R 1 000-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Taylor Made R11. S driver & 3 wood. Stiff shaft , as new R 4 000-00. Contact 082 830 8880. TaylorMade R9 driver with adjustable screw driver. It is second hand, but good as new. Contact 076 916 2756.

FAIRWAY WOODS & HYBRIDS

Titleist 585H 19 degree, shaft -Aldila NV rescue Hybrid 85 flex stiff. R 600. Contact 082 644 9041. Titleist 910. 17 degree, brand new, project X, 82 gram stiff shaft brand new, never been hit. R 1700-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

FOR SALE

72g x-flex Diamana whiteboard shaft R 2 000-00. Contact 072 383 6537.

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IRONS

Rocketballz irons brand new. Regular shafts. Contact 079 118 7920. Titleist 735CM irons. Shafts S300. R 4 000-00. Contact 082 644 9041. Titleist 712 MB irons 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PW with KBS Tour stiff shafts. At R 5 500-00 steal price. Contact Linda 082 805 4277.

SHAFTS & GRIPS

X10 FST STIFH SHAFTS. R 1 000-00 neg. Contact 082 868 7799. X10 PRO TEAM TOUR VELVET GRIPS(black & white) $45 each (R450). Contact 082 868 7799. Project X 6.5 shafts 2-pw + 3 extra wedge shafts @ R250ea. 6 months old. New retail price R650 each. Contact no. 082 533 2888.

PUTTERS

Scotty putter virtually brand new @R 1000.00 Contact 082 853 1421.

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Titleist scotty cameron newport 2.5. R1 500-00. Contact 082 644 9041. Taylor Made Ghost Spider belly putter, like new with cover. R 1 250-00. Contact 082 770 2857.

PROPERTY Land for Sale: Swaziland. Nkonyeni Golf Estate. Beautiful plot overlooking the 4th green. Prime position. Close to all amenities. Contact Kobus on 071 8971285.

WEDGES Mizuno gap wedge MPT series 51-6. R 300-00. Contact 082 644 9041. Titleist Vokey SW BV 56.14 spin milled. R 300-00. Contact 082 644 9041. Cleveland CG lob wedge. 15 zip grooves. R 300-00. Contact 082 644 9041.

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Wanderers GC 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 (012) 665-0279 Grasslands D/R (011) 472-8060 Greenhills D/R (012) 668-8900 Jim and Jerrysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; D/R (011) 875-0400 Kimiad D/R & (011) 801-6611 Mashie Course (011) 749-1638 Observatory D/R (011) 826-2466 Panorama D/R (011) 827-7818 Sandy Bunker D/R (011) 453-1013 Six Fountains D/R (011) 432-3150 Verwey D/R (012) 546-1764 Wits D/R (012) 667-1081 Zwartkops D/R

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

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(011) 447-3311 Golf Shops (012) 460-2542 The Pro Shop (012) 997-1298 Bloemfontein (051) 430-7313 (012) 998-0011 (012) 654-2111 WESTERN CAPE

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L AUGH OUT LOUD

Something funny! Priorities

A husband and wife go to a counselor after 15 years of marriage. The counselor asks them what the problem is and the wife goes into a rage, listing every problem they had in the last 15 years they’ve been married, and she goes on and on and on. Finally the counselor gets up, goes around the desk, embraces the woman, and kisses her passionately. The woman shuts up and sits quietly in a daze. The counselor turns to the husband and says “That is what your wife needs at least 3 times a week, can you do that “? The husband says “I can bring her in Monday and Friday’s, but on Wednesday’s, I play golf!”

DENTIST

A man and his wife walked into a dentist’s office. The man said to the dentist, “Doctor, I’m in one hell of a big hurry! I have two buddies sitting out in my car waiting for us to go play golf. So forget about the anesthetic and just pull the tooth and be done with it.I don’t have time to wait for the anesthetic to work!” The dentist thought to himself, “My goodness,this sure is a very brave man, asking me to pull his tooth without using anything to kill the pain.” So the dentist asked him, “Which tooth is it, sir?” The man turned to his wife and said, “Open your mouth, Honey, and show the doctor which tooth hurts.”

THE BOSS

My boss phoned me today, he said, “Is everything okay at the office?” I said, “Yes, it’s all under control. It’s been a very busy day; I haven’t stopped.” “Can you do me a favor?” he asked. I said, “Of course, what is it?” “Speed it up a little, I’m in the foursome behind you!”

GOLF FENCE

A little old lady was walking down the street dragging two large plastic garbage bags behind her. One of the bags was ripped and every once in a while a $20 fell out onto the sidewalk. Noticing this, a policeman stopped her, and said, “Ma’am, there are $20 bills falling out of that bag.” “Oh, really? Darn it!” said the little old lady. “I’d better go back and see if I can find them. Thanks for telling me officer.” “Well, now, not so fast,” said the cop. “Where did you get all that money? You didn’t steal it, did you?” “Oh, no, no”, said the old lady. “You see, my back yard is right next to a Golf course. A lot of Golfers come and pee through a knot hole in my fence, right into my flower garden.” “It used to really tick me off. Kills the flowers, you know. Then I thought, why not make the best of it?” So, now, I stand behind the fence by the knot hole, real quiet, with my hedge clippers. Every time some guy sticks his thing through my fence, I surprise him, grab hold of it and say, “O.K., buddy! Give me $20, or off it comes.” “Well, that seems only fair,” said the cop, laughing. “OK. Good luck! Oh, by the way, what’s in the other bag?” “Not everybody pays.”

Answers: Ball 5, Jim Barnes 88

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