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Special Features: • • • • •

Golf course and club management Celebrity golfer profile – Jo Black Sun City – The Gary Player Country Club Highland Gate Golf & Trout Estate The Green Green

Regulars:

CROSSWORD PUZZLE, AMATEUR NEWS, KNOW YOUR PGA PRO, KIDS STUFF, GREENKEEPING AND SO MUCH MORE… Cover Photo: Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate


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On the Cover:

Highland Gate Golf & Trout Estate features an Ernie Els signature golf course which recently hosted a Vodacom Origins of Golf event. SA hipster Jo Black gives us the lowdown, Henk Buitendach educates us on how to control the pests which can plaque golf courses, we play the Gary Player County Club and we see why the environmental management of golf courses is rising up the agenda.

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SP E C IA L F E AT U R E S Golf course and club management

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Celebrity golfer profile – Jo Black

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Sun City – The Gary Player Country Club

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The Highland Gate Golf & Trout Estate

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The Green Green

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REGULARS HEALTH & LIFESTYLE

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Letter to the Editor

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News from the PGA

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Know your PGA pro

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Links, Hazards & Fairways

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TUITION & INSTRUCTION

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Balderstone on golf

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Know your rules

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AFFORDABLE GOLF

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RESULTS & RANKINGS

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EVENTS CALENDAR

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• The PGA of South Africa

AMATEUR NEWS

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• The Golf School of Excellence

GREENKEEPING

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• David Doubell

KIDS STUFF

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• Henk Buitendach

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

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We wish to thank the following for their invaluable contributions;

• HSBC

SA’s Leading FREE Golf Products & Services Magazine

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Classifieds

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SA Golf Trader directory

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Out & About

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Players try to give back at tournaments

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hile their Sunshine Tour peers were busy trying to come to grips with the difficulties posed by the Gary Player Country Club in the opening round of the Sun City Challenge, three players took a drive to the nearby Moses Kotane Hospital.

give to the kids, many of whom were too small to understand what golf might be about. But they were all happy to get something to play with, and, when they got over their shyness, they were happy to smile with their visitors and pose for pictures.

Steven Ferreira, Heinrich Bruiners and Jaco Prinsloo spent some time with young children in the paediatric ward of the facility. The visit represented the first effort in an initiative devised by the Sunshine Tour players’ representatives and the Tour’s communications department to start giving a little back to communities around courses they visit. Ferreira, Bruiners and Prinsloo brought along some golf balls and gloves to autograph and

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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.

To the Editor Before you read further please note that I have already paid R1950 for the window replacement as I felt it was the right thing to do. However, I don’t think I am technically liable for the damage and was just curious if this has happened to anyone else and how it worked out for them? I was playing a round at a golf course that I love and play at often when I hit a terrible drive which I shanked straight towards a nearby house and I subsequently learnt that the ball broke a large window. My fellow golfers and I didn’t even realise that we had broken something because we didn’t hear glass breaking. The homeowner came out and told us that a window had been smashed. I gave him my details and took his banking details and paid for the damages via an EFT the next day. From my understanding, the golfer is not liable for the damage caused by an “errant” golf ball as long as the golfer was exercising “reasonable care”. In layman’s terms, as long as I wasn’t purposely aiming at the house or trying to cut a corner on a dogleg and hit my ball over their house intentionally, then I am not responsible for a ball that is inaccurately hit.

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The homeowner was very reasonable and has said that he will put in an insurance claim and reimburse me should he be covered (which he was sure that he is). What are your thoughts on the matter? Regards Barry Webb

Dear Barry

Under normal circumstances the homeowner on a golf estate understands the dangers and risks of living on a golf course and assumes the risk from golf balls which are unintentionally hit at their property since that is part of the game which is being played alongside their property. Your best bet however would be to chat to your insurance company and also have a chat to the Estates Director of Golf as I’m sure this is not the first time that this has happened. Well done on settling with the homeowner so promptly, regardless of the legalities that was a noble gesture. Regards

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PGA of SA pros making waves in Mauritius

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he PGA of South Africa is at the forefront of an exciting growth phase in Mauritius golf, with as many as eight fully qualified South African PGA professionals making their mark in various facets of the island’s golf industry.

ing its first Mauritius pro-am here next year.

On the tournament front, Mauritius will this year host its third AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, a tri-sanctioned tournament between the Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour and European Tour. It will do so at the spectacular Heritage Golf Club, which forms part of the Heritage Resorts in Mauritius.

“It’s always satisfying to see our PGA of South Africa professionals doing well in international markets as this reinforces the high standard of education and training offered by the PGA of South Africa, contributing to the growth of the game within Southern Africa and beyond,” said Ivano Ficalbi, Chief Executive of the PGA of South Africa.

Ryan Dodds has been key to the tournament’s growth as he divides his time between assisting with this event and then also working as General Manager of the Avalon Golf Estate in Mauritius. The General Manager at the Heritage Golf Club is another PGA of South Africa professional in Jonathan Menteath, who will be overseeing his first AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the golf course in November. Heritage Resorts has also announced that it will be building a second championship golf course at the resort, built by longtime PGA of South Africa member and leading golf course architect Peter Matkovich and Major winner and Honorary Member of the PGA of South Africa, Louis Oosthuizen. Heritage Resorts is an official partner of the PGA of South Africa and the association will be host-

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And Dave Usendorff completes the strong South African golf presence in Mauritius as the newly-appointed Director of Golf at the Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita.

“Our members also do an incredible amount for the growth of the local golf industry where they work. In Mauritius, both Dave Usendorff and Jonathan Menteath have several golf assistants working under them who are Mauritians and who will obviously be a vital asset to the growing golf economy on the island.”

Photo: Jonathan Menteath, who will oversee his first AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage Golf Club in Mauritius later this year, is one of several PGA of South Africa professionals working in the growing Mauritius golf industry. Credit: Heritage Resorts.

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KNOW YOUR PGA

PRO Derick Reinke - PGA Professional - Umhlali Country Club.

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When did you qualify as a PGA Professional? I qualified in 2011. 6. What made you choose this career? I have always been passionate about sport, people and the outdoors. Has it always been golf for you? I tried almost every sport you can think of and realized at about age 16 that it was going to be golf. Did you ever play or did you ever want to play on tour? I think it is every golfers dream to try and play on 7. the tour, as a PGA professional you get to play in 4 events on the Sunshine tour and you soon notice that the full time tour players are just in a different league. Describe a typical work day for a PGA Club 8. Professional.

Early starts and late finishers l.o.l. You have been at Umhlali Country Club for quite some time now, what makes Umhlali Country Club such a special place to work at? Being a course at the coast people might think that we are seasonal but we are actually busy 7 days a week with active members, corporate days and holiday makers, I get to deal with different people every day and never know what challenges might walk through the door. You recently won the PGA manager of the year award (KZN Region), what does this mean to you and Umhlali Country Club? It was a great honor and privilege, it makes every effort worthwhile and just gives you extra steam to keep on going. The members of a golf club always come first.

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Do you agree with the phrase “The member is always right”? I believe that visitors should be treated as members and members as royalty. 9. With consumers being careful on how they spend their money these days, are you finding other ways besides golf to attract people to the club? We offer bowls, squash and tennis at the club. We also offer a family friendly environment, people want value for money and a good time with friends and family. 10. Slow play is one of the biggest problems in golf today, how do you manage slow play at Umhlali Country Club? I don’t think anybody has the correct answer on this; it is always a difficult situation. If you set the course for all level of golfers, have an efficient halfway house and friendly marshals you are on the right track.

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11. Does your position require you to be available on weekends, evenings, and holidays, and if so, does this place demands on your personal life? You are basically on standby 24/7, it definitely places demands on your personal life but a good balance is what it takes. 12. What are your short & long term goals? Short term is to try and improve every golfers experience every day and think outside the box with everything I do, long term I would love to be a GM of a facility managing the whole operation. 13. What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Socialize with family and friends, trips to the berg and the bush 14. Do you still get time to play? I try and play at least once a week, you must try and set out a day to play otherwise you can quickly get caught up in your day to day operations.

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1. A male golfers age could be confirmed here (2, 3, 2) 5. A horrible golf shot (4) 9. By winning the 2017 RBC Heritage, Wesley _ _ _ _ _ secured his place at the 2018 Masters 10. This golfer has a handicap of zero (7) 11. At the annual golf day there were prizes aplenty (6) 12. If you have not heard yet, Ernie Els won his first Major in 1994. That same year the aeron chair was designed, a masterpiece much like a Van Gogh (2,3) 13. This American golfer & his caddie had a dispute with a cigar smoking Spaniard (6,7) 16. Blair _ _ _ _ _ is hot property in women’s golf 18. Anticipates (6) 21. Playing on home soil, Paul Lawrie overcame a 10shot deficit going into the last round to win the 1999 Open. The assistance of an Odyssey putter will reveal how heroic this effort was (7) 22. Allison _ _ _ _ _ attended Wake Forest University and majored in computer science. She now plays on the Symentra Tour 23. The shorter of the two golf courses at the Royal JHB & Kensington golf club (4) 24. The last hint comes from Uncle Ed (3, 4)

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1. Balls (4) 2. The Royal Liverpool Golf Club is located here (7) 3. Located in Yoshii, Okayama, Japan this golf course is a Jack Nicklaus design (5) 4. This guy was born in Vryburg, South Africa and has 12 wins on the Sunshine Tour (3, 10) 6. The answer will be released if you focus on an iTune (5) 7. A controversial commentator, this former professional golfer from Northern Ireland is David _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 8. _ _ _ _ _ _ Hocott was the first woman to attend Texas A&M on an athletic scholarship 13. A professional caddie must possess a thorough understanding of the rules of golf (4-3) 14. Jaco _ _ _ _ _ _ was born in Nelspruit on the 19th November 1982 15. Such a hazard runs parallel to the golf hole (7) 17. “The most important thing is that you love what you are doing, and the second that you are not afraid of where your next idea will lead.” Quote by Charles _ _ _ _ _ 19. This brand of golf wear keeps you in the lead (5) 20. _ _ _ _ McClatchie was the first South African to hit a ball at the Olympics when he represented the country at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing alongside Kaleigh Telfer

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Porteous pounces in Prague

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aydn Porteous overcame Lee Slattery in a thrilling final-day battle to win his second European Tour title at the D+D REAL Czech Masters. The South African burst onto the scene last season as he won the Joburg Open but made just two of 16 cuts between this event last year and the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. He recorded his first top ten of the season a week before this win at the Made In Denmark and brought that form to Albatross Golf Resort, signing for a closing 69 to get to 13 under and beat Slattery by two shots. “It’s been a really torrid time through the last eight, nine months and I’ve really started do-

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ing the right things and slowly but surely the golf has got a little bit better,” said Porteous. “To get my second European Tour win under the belt just feels amazing. “When you start playing on the European Tour you start to lose yourself, you lose how you got out here in the first place and to then find yourself again and do the things you do to normally get on the Tour is key. “It’s just one tournament at a time, one shot at a time and just make sure I do the right things and be professional in the way I do everything. I’m sure this evening’s probably not going to be the most professional moment of my life but there’s nothing wrong with having a bit of celebration.”

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tuition & instruction

inconsistency

is the key to consistency Mark Fairbank The Golf School of Excellence, Balderstone Sports Institute

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I want to be consistent� is the most common request that amateur golfers have of their coach, it’s the hunt for consistency that sells buckets and keeps flood lights on at ranges. While lessons with your local PGA Professional and hitting more balls a day than Vijay Singh will, as logic tells us, lead to an improvement in your swing, it is not the real key to consistency in performance on the golf course, this is because the game of golf, by nature, is inconsistent. It is the unpredictability of Golf that makes it the greatest game on Earth, the very inconsistency that we grapple

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with and work to control is the essence of what makes us love this game and invest so much into its mastery. Golf is an inconsistent game, once the ball leaves your club face its eventual resting place is entirely out of your control. A purely struck drive could get a band bounce and end up behind a tree while a ball destined for a hazard could easily hit a tree and bounce back into the fairway. A perfectly struck chip could catch the edge of the fringe and accelerate past the flag while a bunker shot hit in the teeth can strike the flagstick and drop into the cup. A ball

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tuition & instruction can fly into the bunker and somehow bounce through to finish on the putting surface, another could be purely struck and pitch on the green, only to spin into the bunker and end up barely playable in a shoe print. This is the inconsistent nature of golf, not forgetting that it is played

thing we can be consistent at, it is an aspect

out doors with Mother Nature having the final

do than trying to build a perfect golf swing,

say on how a ball reacts through the air. Yet we

being consistent in our behaviours will produce

strive to achieve consistency, and we can!

consistency in performance and reduce the

It is the acceptance of the inconsistent nature of golf that will produce more consistent performances. We cannot control the result of our shots, the lies we get, the bounces or our total score at the end of the round, but we can control ourselves. In order to achieve the consistency that we so dearly want, we have got to

ments that we can control and be consistent in. Managing ourselves on the golf course is somethat can be practiced but is often overlooked. Managing ourselves is significantly easier to

number of unpredictable components that make up golf. The search for consistency must begin with the acceptance that you will not find it in the game of golf, you will not find it in a golf swing or on the driving range, but you will find it by being consistent in your behaviour and attitude on the course.

be consistent at the aspects that we can control. Being better at controlling the only aspects of this beautiful game that we can control, Our emotions, preparation, pre-shot routine, enjoyment, reactions to bad shots, self-talk and

ourselves, is the key to consistency, and you will

general attitude on the course are all key ele-

find it there!

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S pecial F eature – G olf course & club management

Golf course Management (Diseases and pests)

by Henk Buitendach, Thatchfield Golf Club

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ith regards to the responsibilities and history of the golf course superintendents, mentioned in the previous article, I’ve aimed to create a detailed understanding of what their role is in the golfing industry. It may vary from making long term strategic decisions, such as making improvements on the course, through to managing the clubs biggest asset- being the golf course. I think it would be beneficial to inform the golfer about a few of these job responsibilities, thus I plan by touching on a few of them mentioned in the previous article. Firstly I’ll speak about disease management and the complexity that runs with this. Then the effects it can have on the golf course that may not be limited be the physical aspect, such as turf damage, but also the negative ripple effect it can create once established in the turf. I’ll end with what sort of qualifications are needed to combat these pests and diseases, and the education required to keep the playing surface in an immaculate condition. Disease/pest and management: The Superintendent needs a certain level of skill and experience in his knowledge of pests and diseases, and is constantly on the lookout for this imminent threat. The severity of a disease or a pest can cause utter havoc on the course if not dealt with timeously and adequately. It is a rather stressful and daunting task for those under-qualified or who still have an untrained eye. Pests and diseases not only affect the quality of the playing surface, resulting in an unhappy golfer, but it can also end up costing the club thousands, if it is not corrected in its early stages. Two solutions available are either a chemical approach or a cultural approach when it comes to fixing the problem. Both of these options can be split up into two actions namely a preventative or a curative action. When choosing which action to use, one needs to consider how far the problem

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has progressed when choosing to implement a curative action, and one would use a preventative action if conditions are found to be favourable to the progression of the problem. So without going into too much detail, imagine a scenario where a superintendent notices dollar spot (fig 1) forming on the left corner of a green. Since one can already see the problem, the dollar spot, a preventive action is already out of the window. It then becomes the superintendent’s responsibility to determine whether the problem would be most effectively dealt with in a cultural or a chemical way. Usually severe conditions will be treated chemically, as the spread of the disease can occur on the grass in a matter of hours. If you consider a condition such as moles digging holes under the green, then using a cultural practice, such as traps, would be the more efficient and preferred method of choice, as it is less damaging to the environment. Johan J V Vuuren, who consults at more than 50 of South Africa’s top courses and has earned his MSc in soil science mentioned, with regards to the financial impact of an outbreak of pests or diseases on the club, and the importance of the superintendent to be educated and to have knowledge and experience can save the club thousands if not millions over time. By being proactive rather than reactive, one can stop an outbreak of any sort before it emerges. He went on to further to explain that by implementing the right preventative techniques, when favourable conditions occur, one can prevent a serious outbreak. He makes use of the words, SCOUTING, MONITORING and INSPECTING the problem that can be helpful in effective pest control. Meaning: Scouting- Simple but effective daily and weekly observations. Monitoring - Pretty much the same but done over time. Usually a regular set of scouting operations.

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S pecial F eature – G olf course & club management Inspecting: The physical act of looking closely and performing diagnostic procedures to determine what is causing the problem Negligence and inefficient monitoring is something that should be avoided, and education is the key. The Golf Course Superintendents job is most certainly a stressful one. They monitor weather patterns such as humidity and temperature, and are aware that the time of year can play part in diseases flourishing or not. Johan further mentioned, “Use historic occurrences to help guide scouting activity”. So, if brown patch (fig 3) started becoming a problem on a certain week in 2015 and 2016, then extra attention should be paid to the locations on the course where and when those events occurred if the conditions are similar in 2017. How do you know about historic occurrences? “Keep a diary, either electronic or old-fashioned paper. This local record of pest activity is valuable in predicting future pest outbreaks. It is so easy to let scouting slide once observations and treatments are applied.” Johan explains that sticking to the look-and-look again routine can keep all these problems at bay. There are so many various factors that can contribute to losing a green or tee box, due to pests or diseases, that the level of education needed is invaluable. With this I would like to touch on the pest control course and what it entails and teaches the Course superintendent. Pest control program Pest Control courses are allowing the course superintendent to legally make use of chemicals on the course by becoming a qualified Pest control officer (PCO). Dr At Schoeman, who lectured in Pest Management for about 30 years at the University of Pretoria and played a major role in the 2010 world cup stadium preparations explains “The Department of Agriculture implemented certain criteria and regulations that need to be in place before any fungicides and herbicides can be legally applied to turf. This ultimately helps to regulate the use of chemicals more effectively and to educate the individual to be preventive by cultural

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practices and minimise chemical control”. To keep it basic, chemicals can be broken up into 3 categories, namely Fungicides (Fungal diseases), Herbicides (weeds) and insecticides (insects). With hundreds of products on the market, an educated individual is necessary to select the correct chemical. Experience in identifying these problems is needed on site. Dr Schoeman also explained that some chemicals are considered to be more hazardous. By applying chemicals in the wrong manner, one could create long lasting hazardous effects on the environment, such as affecting rivers, animals and soil. Being able to identify the exact problem and applying the right chemical at the right time to use is essential not only for eradicating the problem but in order to consider what impact this could have on the environment. It is therefore of the utmost importance to ensure that the person in charge of implementing chemicals is qualified to do so. This qualification includes an exam covering the correct ID of the potential problem, causes of diseases, pests and weeds, calibration and implementation of chemicals, how to dispose of old chemicals, labels, handling of chemicals and health and safety. Once the certificate has been issued the individual will have to register at the Department of Agriculture. Adding to this information the certain individual needs to be under supervision for at least 6 months by a qualified pest control officer, to ensure that all practices are done according to the standards of the Department of Agriculture. Once the six month supervision has been completed the individual will be legally qualified (licenced) to use chemicals on the course. It takes years of experience to master the best pre or post-treatment for certain pests/diseases and weeds and this expertise are often taken for granted when we are a part of a problem free facility. One forgets that there is a well-educated hand involved in keeping the course in its immaculate condition. Educating members and committees on pests/diseases and weeds is another key factor to sustaining a problem free facility. Below are a few pictures of common problems that may be seen on a course. You never know, maybe you could

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S pecial F eature – G olf course & club management play part in saving a green or fairway by identifying concerning areas and reporting them. Here are a few common diseases/ pests and weeds you would find on the course and maybe at your house.

It is interesting to see what challenges the Golf Course Superintendent can face on a daily basis. Their job is vital to ultimately providing a standard on the course which the member can be proud of and the committees and management likes to be associated with. From managing diseases to many other aspects of the course, one cannot help but realise that the man in charge is worthy of respect. Maybe a note to remember, it will always be more beneficial to tackle the issues that cause the problem than making use of a quick fix. After all we only have one world‌. Let’s look after it!

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Els receives Heisman Humanitarian Award

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rnie Els was named the winner of the 2017 Heisman Humanitarian Award for the work of his foundation, Els for Autism. The four-time major winner will join the likes of Joey Cheek, Jeff Gordon, and Mia Hamm as the 12th recipient of the award.

Els, 47, founded Els for Autism in 2009 with his wife after their son, Ben, was diagnosed with autism. Their efforts have since flourished into a 26-acre campus in Jupiter, Fla., and the creation of the Els Centre for Excellence in 2015. “From the beginning our goal has been to create the Center for Excellence, which would be an example of what can be available to individuals on the (autism) spectrum,” Els said in a

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statement. “I’m honoured to receive this year’s Heisman Humanitarian Award recognizing my work with the autism community.”

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SPECIAL FEATURE - CELEBRIT Y GOLFER PROFILE

Jo Black

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Where were you born and which schools did 7. you attend? I was born in Pretoria and matriculated from Hoërskool Pretoria-Noord. 8. Do you come from a musical family? Not really, although my whole family loved music. Especially my dad, he has the biggest Elvis collection I’ve ever seen on vinyl.

Do you play any other instruments besides guitar? Nope, I’m just a lazy guitarist hehe.

What music did you listen to growing up, who influenced you? I went through all the fazes from rock, punk, metal but found rock to be the one. I was a big counting crows, matchbox 20 and bruce springsteen fan.

And the beard? The beard is to hide a double chin.

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You have numerous tattoos, is there a story behind these? Every tattoo tells a story of a event in my life, from the birth of my daughters to the passing of my grandfather.

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What line of work were you first in? I’ve done everything from waitering, selling cars but made my trade in construction.

10. Your debut song “Skepe” has done extremely well on iTunes and has millions of views. Why do you think it was so popular? I would like to think its because people relate to my music, it could also be because of the beard hehe. Either way, I’m so thankful that it is doing so well.

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You started the “Be That Guy” movement; please tell us a bit more about that. It’s a movement that aims to inspire people to be that person that make everyone feel like a someone. To restore hope, love and respect for each other.

11. What do you think of talent shows such as “The Voice”? It is a great platform for young artists to be spotted, but it is also not the final say. A lot of good musicians fall through the cracks and go unnoticed.

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What inspires you? People inspire me, selfless acts of kindness really drives me.

12. Do you live by a particular mantra? Not really, I just make sure i make everyone I meet feel like a somebody. Cause nobody deserves to feel like a nobody.

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GETTING ON TO GOLF Dewald Wasserfall and Roan van As. I’m not that competitive but there are a couple of guys the are hehe. Bok is quite a good golfer. •

Have you had any embarrassing moments whilst playing golf? Definitely, the first time I flung my 6 iron into the parking lot from the first tee box.

Which club do you use the most? My 6 iron.

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Who would be in your ideal fourball? Tiger woods, Louis Oostuizen and Morgan

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Have you ever had a hole-in-one? I missed it once by 10cm.

Are you a member of a golf club? Yes i am, Copperleaf Els club is my home

Your favourite golfer would be? Louis Oosthuizen.

I only recently received my official handicap and I’m at a 17 right now.

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Which is your favourite golf course and why?

Freeman. I reckon we’ll have a good chat on the course.

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Oosthuizen and Matkovich team up “Louis plays all over the world and is always seeing something new and different that we could incorporate into our designs. He is a global golfer and this will also give us an opportunity to be more global as a company. We are now looking at the next 10 to 15 years and the future of our brand,” says Matkovich. “Louis has a passion for what he does and a desire for excellence. He is also a son of the land through his farming background he shares my love of nature.” The two share another bond as well – a love for the Old Course in St Andrews. Oosthuizen won the Open here by seven strokes in 2010 and Matkovich, who has been designing golf courses since 1975, is a tremendous admirer of links architecture.

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eading African golf course architect Peter Matkovich and Louis Oosthuizen are now partners in the highly successful Matkovich Group, which is behind some of South Africa’s most celebrated golf courses and over 50 designs throughout the rest of Africa. The two will co-design their first golf course together in Mauritius as the second 18-hole golf course at the celebrated Heritage Resorts. The resort’s current course, The Heritage Golf Club, was also designed by Matkovich and has been voted the “Best Golf Course “in the Indian Ocean for the past three years by the World Golf Awards. This year it will host the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open – a tri-sanctioned tournament between the Sunshine Tour, European Tour and Asian Tour – for the second time, and with Oosthuizen also in the field. And it’s Oosthuizen’s global playing career on some of the world’s most iconic golf courses as well as his eye for the land that attracted Matkovich to the idea of a partnership with the young South African star.

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“The Old Course gets it right. It was just there. To me, the greatest fun of some of the links courses are what I call a link hole, where you’ve got to get from one area to another – a good designer makes that hole playable. My dream would be to build a golf course in a sand area because I love links golf.” The co-design with Matkovich in Mauritius will certainly put the 34-year-old Oosthuizen on the map as one of the youngest golf course architects in the game, and with the chance to tee off with a truly memorable course at Heritage Resorts. “My passion for playing golf has now lead me to explore my passion for golf design and I’m thrilled to be co-designing this incredible second golf course at Heritage Resorts with Peter,” said Oosthuizen. “Our first project together could not be more exotic; who would not dream of designing a course on the paradise island of Mauritius and in none other than one of the most beautiful resorts on the island, Heritage Resorts. I’m really looking forward to creating a golf course which perfectly balances the challenge of a championship layout with the element of fun that needs to be incorporated into any golf course.”

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R E S U LT S & R A N K I N G S Dell Technologies Championship, TPC Boston 1 - 4 September 2017

Sunshine Tour Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge, Wild Coast Sun CC 22 - 24 Aug 2017

1 Oliver Bekker RSA 69-65-65 T2 Tyrone Ferreira RSA 71-67-64 Ockie Strydom RSA 67-69-66 Alex Haindl RSA 68-67-67 T5 Neil Schietekat RSA 70-66-67 Vaughn Groenewald RSA 68-65-70 Merrick Bremner RSA 69-64-70 T8 Titch Moore RSA 70-69-66 PH McIntyre RSA 67-69-69 T10 Christiaan Basson RSA 68-70-68 Keenan Davidse RSA 69-68-69

199 202 202 202 203 203 203 205 205 206 206

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1 2 3 4 T5

Jared Harvey RSA 64-69-71 Louis de Jager RSA 72-68-68 Jonathan Agren SWE 71-71-68 Keenan Davidse RSA 69-72- 71 Vaughn Groenewald RSA 77-70-66 Kyle Pilgrim USA 73-74-66 Adilson Da Silva BRA 71-75-67 Andre Nel RSA 71-71-71 T9 Jean Hugo RSA 70-75-69 Christiaan Basson RSA 71-73-70

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R 118,865.00 R 64,500.00 R 64,500.00 R 64,500.00 R 29,125.00 R 29,125.00 R 29,125.00 R 19,500.00 R 19,500.00 R 16 ,312.00 R 16,312.50

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R 773,532.00 R 466,362.50 R 401,381.25 R 382,156.00 R 374,166.13 R 333,235.00 R 305,385.00 R 266,675.38 R 264,835.00 R 244,129.50 R 229,367.50 R 227,906.75 R 216,310.50 R 211,569.50 R 207,000.00 R 199,278.67 R 192,464.96 R 191,122.00 R 189,338.00 R 187,165.38

PGA TOUR THE NORTHERN TRUST, Glen Oaks Club 24 - 27 August 2017

1 Dustin Johnson 2 Jordan Spieth T3 Jon Rahm Jhonattan Vegas 5 Paul Casey

USA USA SPA VEN ENG

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

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R 118,875.00 R 86,250.00 R 60,000.00 R 47,250.00 R 27,000.00 R 27,000.00 R 27,000.00 R 27,000.00 R 17,625.00 R 17,625.00

Sunshine Tour order if merit as of 3 September 2017

1 Oliver Bekker 2 Jared Harvey 3 Riekus Nortje 4 Peter Karmis 5 Ockie Strydom 6 JC Ritchie 7 Jean Hugo 8 Alex Haindl 9 Doug McGuigan 10 JJ Senekal 11 Zack Byrd 12 Neil Schietekat 13 Keenan Davidse 14 Vaughn Groenewald 15 Trevor Fisher Jnr 16 Justin Harding 17 Lyle Rowe 18 Jbe’ Kruger 19 Christiaan Basson 20 Jake Roos

1 Dustin Johnson 1 Justin Thomas 2 Jordan Spieth 3 Marc Leishman T4 Paul Casey T4 Jon Rahm Other South Africans T25 Branden Grace Charl Schwartzel T30 Louis Oosthuizen

$ 1,575,000.00 $ 945,000.00 $ 507,500.00 $ 507,500.00 $ 350,000.00 $ 187,500.00 $ 58,187.50

USA 65-69-67-66 USA 71-67-63-66 USA 72-65-66-67 AUS 67-69-65-70 ENG 70-65-67-70 SPA 67-66-71-68 RSA RSA RSA

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74-64-69-73 280 (-4) 75-69-69-67 280 (-4) 69-69-74-69 281 (-3)

$ 68,250.00 $ 68,250.00 $ 54,337.50

PGA tour order of merit as of 3 September 2017 Justin Thomas Jordan Spieth Dustin Johnson Hideki Matsuyama Jon Rahm

USA USA USA JPN SPA

23 21 18 20 21

$ 8,953,022.00 $ 8,870,845.00 $ 8,510,193.00 $ 8,210,907.00 $ 5,510,748.00

Other Southern Africans 21 Louis Oosthuizen 43 Charl Schwartzel 82 Branden Grace 123 Tyrone Van Aswegen 133 Rory Sabbatini 163 Retief Goosen 207 Ernie Els

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$ 3,086,784.00 $ 2,095,223.00 $ 1,315,054.00 $ 806,410.00 $ 741,617.00 $ 414,363.00 $ 155,926.00

web.com TOUR Web.com Tour order of Merit as of 3 September 2017

1 Brice Garnett 2 Sam Ryder 3 Abraham Ancer 4 Andrew Landry 5 Stephan Jaeger Other South Africans 75 Jacques Blaauw 106 Dawie van der Walt 160 Thomas Aiken

USA USA MEX USA GER

20 20 20 18 18

$ 368,761.00 $ 314,306.00 $ 295,528.00 $ 292,939.00 $ 278,364.00

RSA RSA RSA

18 20 8

$ 64,005.00 $ 39,302.00 $ 13,428.00

CHAMPIoNS TOUR Champions Tour order of merit as of 3 September 2017

1 Bernhard Langer 2 Scott McCarron 3 Kenny Perry 4 Miguel Angel Jiménez 5 Kevin Sutherland Other South Africans 33 David Frost 83 James Kingston

GER USA USA SPA USA

16 19 17 16 17

$ 2,594,635.00 $ 2,067,585.00 $ 1,370,270.00 $ 1,337,278.00 $ 1,324,089.00

RSA RSA

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EUROPEAN TOUR Made in Denmark, Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort, 24 - 27 August 2017 1 2 T3

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Vodacom Origins Sun Fish River Challenge Sun Boardwalk Challenge Vodacom Origins - St Francis

Zimbali GC Fish River Sun CC Humewood GC St Francis Links

Vodacom Origins - Sishen Sun Sibaya Challenge

Sishen Golf Club Mount Edgecombe CC

Vodacom Origins of Golf Final Nedbank Golf Challenge AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

Simola G & CE Gary Player CC Heritage GC

Amateur events - Men DATE EVENT VENUE SEPTEMBER 2017 1 – 3 3 3 – 4 7 – 8 10 – 11 16 – 17 18 – 22 29 Sep - 1 Oct 30 Sep - 1 Oct

Mpumalanga Open Boland Mid-Amateur Open KZN Senior Classic Open WP Mid-Amateur Open Border Mid-Amateur Open Lowveld Senior Open SA Inter-Provincial Ekurhuleni Open North West Senior Open

Nelspruit GC Stellenbosch GC Cotswold Downs GC Steenberg GC TBA Nelspruit GC Bryanston CC Benoni CC Potchefstroom CC

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Nomads SA U13 Championship GNGU Silver Salver

Port Elizabeth GC Irene CC

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DATE EVENT VENUE OCTOBER 2017 8 9 - 13 9 - 10 18 - 20

Lion of Africa Junior Open SA Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial Sanlam Cancer Challenge Finals SA Senior Amateur Championship

Clovelly CC Oubaai GC Sun City GC Hermanus GC

NOVEMBER 2017 3 - 5 4 - 5 11 - 12 13 - 15 17 - 19 18 - 19 21 - 23

Eastern Province Stroke Play Ekurhuleni Senior Open Limpopo Senior Open The Bobby Locke Central Gauteng Open Otway Hayes Senior Classic Harry Oppenheimer Trophy

Humewood GC ERPM GC Koro Creek GC Parkview GC Johannesburg CC Zwartkop CC Maccauvlei GC

Amateur events - Women DATE EVENT VENUE SEPTEMBER 2017 2 – 3 Northern Cape Championship Magersfontein Memorial GC 9 – 10 Ekurhuleni Open & Junior Championship TBA 16 – 17 Boland Championship Hermanus GC 18 – 19 Boland Championship - Match Play Hermanus GC 25 – 29 SA Women’s Inter Provincial Championship Mossel Bay GC OCTOBER 2017 14 - 15

Ackerman Championship

Atlantic Beach GC

NOVEMBER 2017 6 - 8 25 - 26

SA Mid Amateur Championship Mpumalanga Championship

Kimberley GC TBA

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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71-68-69-66 274 (-10) € 25,380.00 71-70-71-69 281 (-3) € 7,200.00 70-69-74-72 285 (+1) € 3,780.00

D&D Real Czech Masters, Albatross Golf Resort, 31 - 3 September 2017 1 2 T3

Porteous Haydn Slattery Lee Lewis Tom Widegren Pontus Other South Africans T14 Burmester Dean T25 Frittelli Dylan T34 Van Rooyen Erik T38 Ahlers Jaco Horne Keith 69 Lombard Zander

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70-69-67-69 275 (-13) €166,660.00 72-65-67-73 277 (-11) € 111,110.00 75-66-70-67 278 (-10 ) € 56,300.00 67-72-69-70 278 (-10) € 56,300.00

70-74-67-71 67-74-70-74 69-74-70-73 68-73-76-70 70-75-69-73 70-71-80-82

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(-6) € 14,400.00 (-3) € 9,200.00 (-2) € 7,400.00 (-1) € 6,500.00 (-1) € 6,500.00 (+15) € 1,900.00

European tour order of merit as of 3 September 2017 1 2 3 4 5

Fleetwood Tommy Garcia Sergio Rahm Jon Cabrera Bello Rafa Noren Alex

ENG ESP ESP ESP SWE

17 9 9 16 14

€ 3,771,123.00 € 2,799,255.00 € 2,761,857.00 € 2,124,686.00 € 1,905,032.00

Other South Africans 19 Charl Schwartzel 25 Grace Branden 31 Dylan Frittelli 44 Dean Burmester 52 Brandon Stone 61 Porteous Haydn 62 Jaco Van Zyl 64 Aiken Thomas 68 Sterne Richard 72 Coetzee George 106 Fichardt Darren 111 Lombard Zander 127 Trevor Fisher Jnr 135 Kruger Jbe 143 Walters Justin 148 Ernie Els 183 Norris Shaun 192 Ahlers Jaco

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€ 1,034,999.00 € 794,974.00 € 716,277.00 € 558,995.00 € 496,544.00 € 425,551.00 € 414,167.00 € 399,378.00 € 373,515.00 € 367,565.00 € 265,703.00 € 232,832.00 € 181,606.00 € 166,152.00 € 140,856.00 € 137,697.00 € 68,835.00 € 59,001.00

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR

1 2 3 4 5

European Challenge Tour Order of Merit as of 3 September 2017 Aaron Rai ENG 10 € 131,485.00 Pedro Oriol ESP 13 € 82,628.00 Adrien Saddier FRA 13 € 78,232.00 Ryan Evans ENG 15 € 77,450.00 Julien Guerrier FRA 12 € 75,058.00

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EUROPEAN SENIORS TOUR 1 2 3 4 5

European Seniors Tour as of 3 September 2017

Chris Williams Magnus P Atlevi Barry Lane Philip Golding Phillip Price

Other South Africans 12 James Kingston

RSA SWE ENG ENG WAL

8 10 10 10 4

€ 143,149.00 € 126,565.00 € 125,760.00 € 120,599.00 € 109,835.00

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LPGA TOUR LPGA order of merit as of 3 September 2017

1 Sung Hyun Park 2 So Yeon Ryu 3 Lexi Thompson 4 Brooke M. Henderson 5 In-Kyung Kim Other South Africans 82 Lee-Anne Pace 42 Ashleigh Buhai 131 Paula Reto

KOR KOR USA CAN KOR

17 17 16 22 13

$ 1,878,615.00 $ 1,769,650.00 $ 1,351,815.00 $ 1,092,083.00 $ 1,085,893.00

RSA RSA RSA

18 18 21

$ 129,129.00 $ 299,216.00 $ 39,229.00

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR Ladies European Tour order of merit as of 3 September 2017

1 In-Kyung Kim 2 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 3 Georgia Hall 4 Caroline Masson 5 Carlota Ciganda Other South Africans 31 Ashleigh Buhai 62 Stacy Lee Bregman 77 Nicole Garcia 127 Connie Chen

Kor Eng Eng Ger Spa

2 2 5 2 3

€ 460,652.14 € 278,136.12 € 243,928.58 € 190,632.62 € 102,437.86

Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa

2 5 6 1

€ 20,823.82 € 10,287.76 € 7,177.50 € 1,350.00

World Golf Rankings as of 3 September 2017

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Dustin Johnson Jordan Spieth Hideki Matsuyama Justin Thomas Jon Rahm Rory McIlroy Henrik Stenson Sergio Garcia Jason Day Rickie Fowler

USA USA JPN USA SPA NIR SWE SPA AUS USA

12.34 10.41 9.20 8.07 7.43 6.80 6.66 6.50 6.34 6.05

47 50 51 53 40 44 48 42 40 50

Other South Africans 21 Louis Oosthuizen 26 Charl Schwartzel 34 Branden Grace 86 Dylan Frittelli 111 Brandon Stone 114 Richard Sterne 131 Dean Burmester 151 George Coetzee 158 Jaco Van Zyl 190 Haydn Porteous

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Prince’s Grant Announces Appointment of New Golf Director Dane has some exciting plans for future golfers at Prince’s Grant. As a strong player himself, he understands what golfers, both professional and amateur, want from the experience. Working as a team is important to him and he looks forward to building a good relationship between staff as well as members of the club. Dane says, “I hope to create some exciting activations to help build the brand of Prince’s Grant and create a family environment where members feel they are getting the 5-star service that they deserve.”

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he Lodge at Prince’s Grant is excited to introduce Dane Vosloo, the new Golf Operations Manager, to the Prince’s Grant team. Dane has played golf from a young age and has worked in numerous aspects of the golfing profession, from sales to management and he believes his all-round knowledge will bring a huge advantage to Prince’s Grant. “I believe I will be able to bring something to every golfing aspect at Princes Grant and be able to share my knowledge of the game and what I have learnt over the years of being in the industry,” says Dane.

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Dane’s list of golfing achievements is quite impressive. In 2009 he represented Natal Country Districts at S.A. Country Districts where he earned a gold medal. He represented Natal U23 at S.A. Inter-provincials in 2010 where he received a silver medal. In 2014, Dane came second at the PGA Order of Merit in KwaZulu Natal and went on to win the PGA Order of Merit the next two years in a row. In 2013 he was crowned the KZN Regional PGA Champion right here at Prince’s Grant and in 2015 he won the Crawford Dougall Cotswold Downs Pro-Am Series. Quite an impressive résumé for someone who is only twenty-eight! Dane’s goal as Golf Operations Manager at Prince’s Grant is to make customer service and satisfaction the main priority. He looks forward to building relationships with the members of the club and doing what he can to give each player a better experience each time they visit Prince’s Grant. “It is a goal to be accepted into the club and build the trust in the members; so that they can come to me with any problems or any of their golfing needs,” says Dane. “We will strive to go beyond the 5-star service that Prince’s Grant is known for worldwide.”

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lyrical film ‘Out of Africa’. Indeed, the shade trees from her coffee plantation still dominate parts of the golf course, 80 years after they were planted. Karen Country Club has one of the finest golf courses in sub-Saharan Africa. The club has come a long way from the small, flat greens, to slightly larger greens to cope with higher everyday usage. The 25-million shillings in redesigning and remodeling all 18 greens has proven to be a substantial step in making Karen Country Club a first class golfing facility. The course is a superbly maintained par 72 for men, and a challenging 6,341 metres (6,934 yards) in length from the championship tees.

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SA’s Jarvis goes wire-to-wire in England South Africa’s top ranked Kyle McClatchie from Benoni secured the country’s first trophy when he won the English Men’s Open Amateur Stroke Play by one shot in May. Jarvis made it two wins for the GolfRSA National Squad when he birdied the final hole for a 74 and a two stroke victory over Jose Ballester from Spain. “I am super proud of myself,” Jarvis said. “After I tied for fifth last year, I was determined to do better this year. I took the lead in the first round and never lost it. I overcame all the challenges.”

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Jarvis said that winning the national championship in England surpasses his victory in the 10-11 age category of the 2015 Optimist International Championships in the United States.

The 14-year-old Jarvis from Boksburg produced a wire-to-wire performance at the Manchester GC to lift the celebrated Reid Trophy on a winning score of four under 212.

“This is by far my biggest achievement, because this win was against tough competition in really tough conditions,” he said. “That’s why it means so much to me. It really inspires me for the future.

asey Jarvis celebrated South Africa’s second victory in England this season when he captured the English Boys Under-14 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship title in August.

Nienaber nails maiden Junior Series title

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ilco Nienaber celebrated his eighth turn in the winner’s circle this season with a Sunshine Tour Junior Series breakthrough in August. The lanky Bloemfontein golfer fired a final round five-underpar 67 to close out a one shot victory on seven under 209 in the Sun International Africa Junior Open at the Fish River Sun Hotel and CC. Deon Germishuys, the season’s first Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series winner, finished in second, while Southern Cape duo Christo Lamprecht and Bradley de Beer tied for third at five under. “It’s been an unbelievable season so far, but I’m seriously stoked with this win,” said the 17-year-old GolfRSA National Squad Player. “After winning three Nomads national titles this year and twice on the Global Junior Golf Tour, I’ve been frustrated that I couldn’t bring the same form to the Sunshine Tour Junior Series. “I had chances last year, and so far this season I couldn’t do better than sixth in Dimension Data Junior Open and the Tshwane Junior Open. It feels really great to join the Sunshine Tour Junior Series club.”

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FINAL Result (top 10) 209 Wilco Nienaber 210 Deon Germishuys 211 Christo Lamprecht Jnr Bradley de Beer 214 Barend Botha 218 Yurav Premlall Warwick Purchase Kian Rose 219 Saul Moss 220 Tyran Snyders

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It’s win-win for SA and India in Fellowship Cup

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hen asked about his highlights of the Fellowship Cup, Matt Saulez didn’t talk mention his debut or South Africa’s roaring 26 – 6 victory. Instead, Saulez talked about friendships forged with the Indian competitors and the chance to run shoulders with the rest of the GolfRSA squad during the three-day Test at Leopard Creek.

and a real test of skill and patience. The match was much tighter than the final score suggest, but I pulled it through. The whole team is thrilled that we finished the week unbeaten.”

“I’m thrilled that South Africa won, because that was our primary goal this week, but I have come away with so much more than a trophy,” said the KwaZulu-Natal golfer. “Coming into the squad as a new cap was daunting, but meeting the Indian players and the rest of our squad was awesome.

GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn was pleased that the amended format proved successful.

“I really enjoyed testing myself against the Indian competitors on the course and sharing battle stories in the clubhouse after the rounds. This format of combining seniors, mid-amateurs, open amateurs and juniors all competing together as a team was pretty awesome. “We very seldom get the chance to see the top guys in action. It was a massive treat to watch the top seniors and mid-amateurs in action and to meet the juniors, who were so impressive this week.” Saulez said the field was thoroughly tested in the final round of singles on Friday. “I’ve played four events here at Leopard Creek, but I’ve never had to play this course in wind pumping up to 30 km per hour,” said the Open Amateur, who beat Sunit Chowrasia 3 & 2. “It was really tough out there

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South Africa scored 12.5 points in the final round singles.

“The Fellowship Cup was an initiative from Mr Johann Rupert and Mr Thomas to strengthen the ties between South Africa and India,” said Hepburn. “After a very successful first event in India last year with our senior and mid-amateur teams, we decided to expand the teams to feature open amateurs and juniors, as well. “This has proven to be a positive step and it was a fantastic event, both for South Africa and the Indian Golf Union.

Overall Result: South Africa 26 vs India 6

Final Round Singles Result: South Africa 12½ vs India 3½. SA Seniors 3.5 vs India Seniors 0.5 SA Juniors 3 vs India Juniors 1 SA-Mid Amateur 2 vs India MidAmateur 2 SA Open Amateurs 4 vs India Open Amateurs 0

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Germishuys seals Southern Cape Open victory ter-Provincial in September,” he said. “I just really wanted to make this one count, because I am starting matric exams and there won’t be much time for golf. “Now my name is on this trophy with Louis Oosthuizen, who won it twice and Sunshine Tour winners like Brandon Stone, Oliver Bekker and Justin Harding. This is a huge boost for me.” It has been 17 months since Germishuys defeated Ross Sinclair for the Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play title by one stroke at Bloemfontein GC, but the Western Province junior said he felt another victory was looming. “When I won the first Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series event in June, it renewed my confidence,” he said. “I had decent finishes in the Nomads Order of Merit at Houghton and the Tshwane Junior Open. And last weekend, Wilco (Nienaber) beat me by one shot at the Sun International Africa Junior Open at Fish River Sun. I felt like a win was coming and I’m chuffed that I pulled it through.”

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eon Germishuys cruised to a sensational five shot victory in the Southern Cape Open at the end of August. The 17-year-old Strand golfer was delighted to etch his name on a winner’s list that dates back to the legendary Otway Hayes in 1937 after carding rounds of 73, 68, 72 and 72 to triumph on three-under-par 285. “The Southern Cape Open was going to be my last provincial start before the SA In-

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Snyders, Chuang celebrate Junior Series victories

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aarl Boys High scholar Tyran Snyders is one step closer to a possible start in a prestigious junior championship in the United States next year after he clinched a one shot victory in the second Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series, while Western Province junior Caden Chuang collected his second straight victory in the Under-13 A-Division at the end of August. Snyders fired a two-under-par 70 at Paarl GC to edge out fellow Boland junior LB Boshoff by one stroke for the A-Division title in the Under-19 category. “It’s a lot tougher to win an 18-hole event than a championship over 36 or 54 holes, because there is no room for error, so I didn’t think about the result at all,” said the delighted 16-year-old. “My only goals for the day were to try to limit my mistakes and to take things shot-for-shot.” Snyders and Deon Bezuidenhout, who won the inaugural event, as well as all the winners in the A-Division will compete for two coveted spots into the 40th North and South Junior Championship at the infamous Pinehurst Resort the USA in July 2018 when the 18-event national Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series wraps up in March next year. “This is a huge incentive to play for, because usually we are only play for ranking points or to make our Junior SA Inter-Provincial teams,” Snyders said. “I am really pleased that I have qualified already and I’m into the North or South Regional Finals for

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next year. I’ll have at least seven more months to improve to give myself a fighting chance to get to the USA.” Meanwhile Chuang is two-for-two in the new series aimed at nurturing South Africa’s promising young talent. The 11-year-old from Royal Cape edged out Jamie Rickets from Durbanville GC to win the first event at his home course in July and on this Sunday, Chuang carded a 79 to beat Ricketts and Conrad Loubser from Theewaterskloof by two shots for his second victory.

Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series Paarl Golf Club Winners List U-18 A-Division 0-8 h/c Gross 70 – Tyran Snyders U-18 A-Division 0-8 h/c Net 67 Louis Loubser U-18 B-Division 9-15 h/c Gross 74 Justin Behrens U-18 B-Division 9-15 h/c Net 77 Michael Copeman U-18 C-Division 16+ Net (Individual Stableford) 44 Darren Skippers U-13 A-Division 0-15 h/c Gross 79 - Caden Chuang U-13 B-Division 16+ h/c (Individual Stableford) 40 points – Andries van der Vyver

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De Beer relishes Summer Universiade debut

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he South African Universities Team arrived home at the end of August having proudly flown the flag for South Africa with a top 10 finish in the 29th Summer Universiade in Taiwan.

De Beer carded rounds of 75, 73 and 69 at the Sunrise Golf and Country Club to lead the South African team in the Individual Competition. He tied for 18th on one-over-par 217, while Mansfield (71-79-71) from Varsity College tied for 30th on five over and Naidoo Kyle de Beer, Clayton Mansfield and Dylan (77-69-77) from Arkansas State University Naidoo scored a total of 428 to tie for seventh finished joint 36th on seven over. with France in the 21-strong team competition in Taipei last month. De Beer – a first year Human Movement

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A M AT E U R N E W S Science student at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth – was thrilled with his international debut. “It was absolutely the highlight of my life to compete in an event of such magnitude,” said the 19-year-old Eastern Province golfer. “To walk among 7,000 athletes in Taipei representing your country was a life-changing experience. “I was definitely nervous when we arrived in Taipei, but by the time we had our practice day and the two official practice rounds, I was properly relaxed,” he said. “The course was in amazing condition. It wasn’t overly tight or long, but it was very well-bunkered and there was a lot of water trouble. The greens were firm and ran smoothly, but not too fast, but for me the rough was the real challenge. “I don’t have much experience with Bermuda grass, so I had a bit of trouble adjusting to it. If you caught a flier out of the rough, the ball flew a good 40 metres further than what we are used to. The weather was also tricky; nothing quite prepared me for the heat and humidity.” De Beer said the key to scoring well at the Trent Jones Junior layout was accuracy off the tees. “You could definitely score well if you kept the ball in play, but anything off the fairway was severely punished,” he said. “All three of us had at least one good scoring day where we struck the ball well and a day where things just didn’t go to plan. “Overall I played nicely and improved through the tournament. I actually got to five under through 16 holes in the final round, but the fatigue set in and I played the last two holes as if I was brain-dead.” Rather than dwell on the bogey-bogey finish to his campaign, De Beer prefers to focus on the positives from the experience.

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“I learned some important lessons from this trip to Taiwan,” he said. “It’s really vital to access the conditions before a championship of this nature, because it directly impacts on your course management. “The set up for events like these is a lot tougher than normal, so you have to start the holes well if you hope to score. If you don’t keep it in play, you’re always struggling to save par. But it’s great to know that even if I didn’t play my best golf, I still finished in the top 20, so I am not too far off from the best players at this level.” De Beer, who earned his spot on the USSA team via the South African Golf Association rankings, said the overall experience was much more than just playing in a golf championship. “It was really fantastic to support the other South Africans and to see so many sports in one place and we even saw Justine Palframan win silver in the athletics,” he said. “We were accommodated in flats built for the Summer Universiade, with the USSA team spread out over a couple of floors and the Swedes on top. Everyone had their own bedroom with communal living spaces and every room had air-conditioning, which was a life-saver. “It was great fun to meet up with everyone in the canteen for meals. The selection was massive and the choices almost overwhelming. The best part of the week was this incredible atmosphere of walking among champions from all corners of the world. “I am very grateful for the guidance of Johan Steyn and Emile Steinmann from HPC Tuks Golf Academy who travelled with us as our manager and coach and a big thanks to Clayton and Dylan for their support during the whole week. It was honestly a life-changing experience and now more than ever, I am encouraged to earn my national colours to represent South Africa again and again.”

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S pecial F eature – sun city

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A Golf Trader was fortunate enough to be invited to visit the recently revamped Sun City Resort in the North West Province and to play the multiple award winning Gary Player Country Club golf course and The Lost City Golf Course. South African golfing legend Gary Player designed both of these championship golf courses and each offer visitors to southern Africa’s leading destination an exhilarating and challenging golfing experience. In our last edition we concentrated on The Lost City Golf Course, here we look at the Gary Player Country Club in more detail. Sun International turned every notion of leisure and entertainment in South Africa on its head with the launch of Sun City. However to fully appreciate the Sun City story one has to go back to where it all began. On a hot December day in 1979, Sun International turned every notion of leisure and entertainment in South Africa on its head with the launch of Sun City. Rising from the dusty African bush, what has now become an icon of South African tourism instantly captured the hearts and imaginations of entertainment-starved South Africans.

Visitors were awed by the lush green paradise set in a craggy North West backdrop. For the first time, South Africans were exposed to the previously forbidden delights of showgirls and risqué topless Extravaganza dancers, performances by A-list international stars like Queen and Frank Sinatra, and the exhilaration and glamour of gambling.

Seve Ballesteros, David Frost, Nick Price and Bernhard Langer are among the golfing superstars who have won the Million Dollar Challenge. One of the major sporting events at that time was the Million Dollar Golf Challenge played at the Gary Player Country Club. First played in 1981, it was one of the world’s richest and most exclusive events. Specially invited top golfers competed for a first prize of US$1-million. Seve Ballesteros, David Frost, Nick Price and Bernhard Langer are among the golfing super-

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stars who have won the Million Dollar Challenge, plus in more recent years Ernie Els and Retief Goosen have won it as the Nedbank Golf Challenge. In 2016 the tournament made its debut as part of the European Tour, with a field of 72 players and a purse of over R120-million. The Gary Player Country Club is deservedly ranked as one of the most prestigious golf courses on the African continent. The Gary Player Country Club Golf Course is an 18hole par-72 parkland course, it is strictly a walking course and no carts are available. Built in an extinct volcanic crater, this immaculate golf course conforms to stringent US PGA specifications. Off the back tees the course measures over 7000 meters and off the club tees it plays 6550 meters. Although it is relatively flat don’t let that deceive you as it is a demanding course and stamina is required. Clover shaped greens are well protected by strategically placed bunkers and mounds.

When construction of the Sun City Resort began in 1978, the decision was taken to build a golf course that would rival the best in the world. Today, in spite of stiff competition, the Gary Player Country Club is deservedly ranked as one of the most prestigious golf courses on the African continent. Raul de Lima, General Manager, Sun City, says: “Sun City has remained popular since its opening, but we felt it needed a complete overhaul and took the decision to invest over a billion Rand to do just that. We’ve put this investment into making the resort even more attractive to families, gamblers, convention visitors and a host of new, niche-tourists such as adrenalin-seekers, eco-tourists and millennials. “We are confident that with this massive refurb and upgrade, Sun City will not only retain its status as South Africa’s favourite leisure destination, but will also recapture its place as the premier convention venue in the country.” For more information about Sun City and all the changes visit #NewSunCity connect with them on Facebook SunCitySA or follow them on Twitter SunCityResortSA and Instagram @ SunCityResortSA.

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S pecial F eature – the H ighland G ate G olf and T rout estate

The Highland Gate experience...

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ocated only two and a half hours from Johannesburg, nestled in the Steenkampsberg mountain range near Dullstroom, the Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate boasts the ideal offering for an investor looking to own their piece of nature and have the most sought after Ernie Els signature golf course on their doorstep. Visitors to this magnificent golf course, rated by many to be one of the best in South Africa are in for a treat as the course is set among some of the most scenic mountainous terrain in Mpumalanga. Although the testing layout provides an equal challenge to both club player and the tour professional, Highland Gate’s strength lies in its high altitude charm which makes for a scenic and truly memorable golf experience.

between 770m² and 1900m² with the remainder of the property left in its natural state for residents to enjoy nature at its best. Highland Gate is the perfect weekend retreat for outdoor enthusiasts, the focus is not only on the championship level golf course but also the wealth of leisure activities the estate offers, including hiking trails, fly fishing, mountain biking, picnicking, swimming and bird watching to ensure the whole family is catered for in this rare and tranquil setting.

“Due to the fact that Century was able to obtain Highland Gate Estate at a significantly lower market value, we are able to pass on the value and offer the stands at this discounted price which will never be repeated again. If this was a greenfield development, Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate has recently the stands would sell in excess of R2 million each. been acquired and re-launched by Century Property We envisage the property values to double and get Developments and is providing investors with the op- to those values in the near future. Investors can also portunity of purchasing a weekend getaway property purchase properties in a syndicate to enjoy their in South Africa’s most exclusive golf and fly fishing weekend getaway with close friends or family,” says resort for the whole family. There is however a limited Mark Corbett, CEO of Century Property Developnumber of only 174 investor stands available selling ments. from as low as R715,000. “At Century Property Developments, we recogThe Highland Gate estate spans 700 hectares of which nized a remarkable opportunity to leverage what only 30 percent will be developed. The residential we believe is among the finest golf designs in the component consists of 455 prime stands ranging country and open it up to the public by launching

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S pecial F eature – the H ighland G ate G olf and T rout estate a strategic investment strategy of completing the development infrastructure and constructing a new 14km tarred access road and state-of-the-art golf clubhouse, unlocking true value for investors. With these improvements and a limited number of properties available, Highland Gate is South Africa’s best kept golf secret. Along with a strong operations team, we have partnered with the Ernie Els brand thus allowing us to leverage the quality of this association to offer a world class experience to visitors and residents,” concludes Mark.

Statement by Ernie Els

Right from the earliest design sketches Highland Gate golf course promised to be a truly spectacular visual experience. Now, some 10 years after Ernie first visited this beautiful site, the course does justice both to its designer`s vision and the wonderful location. “Whenever I go back to Highland Gate I’m always taken aback by the sheer beauty of this place”, comments Ernie. “There is a grandeur to this scenery that reminds me of the Scottish Highlands; a place such as Gleneagles, for instance. It has that same epic scale with expansive views that seems to go on forever. And the cool-season grasses we have here bless the course with an amazing vibrancy. Take it from me, a world class golf course in such a unique and special setting as this is a rare combination.” As a test of golf, Highland Gate is challenging and fair, with dramatic changes in elevation that add aesthetic and strategic value. Multiple teeing areas and strategic hazard placement mean it is the kind of layout that it can be enjoyed by players of all standards, which is one of the defining principles of the Ernie Els Design philosophy. From the tips it is, quite rightly, a test for the best. “Another of the things I love about Highland Gate,” says Ernie, “is that with every hole you play the views go in different directions. In terms of conditioning, the attention to detail is of the highest standards and the quality of the greens are right up there with the very best putting surfaces in the world. The feedback we`ve had indicates that it is the sort of course that people want to play over and over. As a golf course designer, that`s music to my ears.” “When you hear golfers say they were torn between hitting their next shot or pausing to take a photo of the golf course or the surrounding scenery, you know it has to be a very special place. Highland Gate is definitely that kind of place.” - Ernie Els

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Century Property Developments Since its inception in 1975, Century Property Developments has taken the South African market by storm. Initially the Century Group developed a series of rural shopping centres and has since expanded to develop among the most sustainable residential estates in South Africa. Led by CEO, Mark Corbett, Century is revolutionising the idea of refined, sustainable living and is providing residential property investors with assets of enduring quality, integrity and value. It is Century’s thorough understanding of the unique South African context, their core principles of financial feasibility and their design and aesthetic vision which makes for continued sound property investments. As the only South African property developer to ever win the “Best development in the World” category at the CNBC International Property Awards with a number of local developments, Century Property Developments have redefined the benchmark for secure, residential lifestyle estates. Besides Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate, Century’s impressive property portfolio includes Waterfall Country Estate, Waterfall Hills and Waterfall Valley Retirement estates, Blue Hills Country Estate, Helderfontein Estate, The Hills Game Reserve Estate and Waterfall Equestrian Estate where the second most expensive property in South Africa was recently sold for over R150 million. For further information on property at Highland Gate, contact: Ronelle Terre’Blanche 072 362 4308 or ronelle@century.co.za www.century.co.za For golf bookings, contact the pro shop on 087 808 6078 or golfbookings@highlandgate.co.za

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Our mystery golfer was an American professional golfer and commentator. He was born on December 27th 1933 and died on October 5th 1997. In 1965 he defeated Jack Nicklaus and Billy Casper by two strokes to win the PGA Championship. A few hours after his victory, his third child, son Tony, was born. He played in the 1965 Ryder Cup, finishing his six matches with a 4-2 record. He was the appointed non-playing captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 1981. He was a close friend of Arnold Palmer. Both he and Palmer were sons of PGA professionals. In his later years he served as a golf analyst for ABC where he was usually teamed with host Jim Mckay and fellow one-time PGA Championship winner, Bob Rosberg He later worked for the BBC in Britain and NBC in the U.S. His children scattered his ashes around the various courses that meant so much to him during his playing days – Royal Birkdale, in England where he played on the 1965 Ryder Cup team; Walton Heath, also in England, where he captained the 1981 Ryder Cup team; and at the 18th hole at Laurel Valley, the site of his 1965 PGA Championship win. Answer on page 80

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The average American golf course consumes some 50 million gallons of water a year— comparable to the usage of a village of 1,400 people. The green greens that golfers tend to expect an expectation perhaps encouraged by immaculate courses seen in television coverage of the top competitions - can come with an environmental impact, in their use of water, and also associated fertilisers and chemicals. While these issues represent inevitable challenges, they are also opportunities: it is possible that golf managers will come to be seen as a reservoir of knowledge about sustainability solutions, already an emerging trend in some water-constrained parts of the world.

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In established markets such as Spain, and in developing golf markets such as China, water scarcity is an increasingly significant issue. In other markets, such as Germany and the Netherlands, consumers increasingly expect to buy from companies with good sustainability credentials. For golf, this will mean moving from thinking of sustainability as a threatening compliance issue to a positive opportunity that enhances the game’s image, and should be embedded in course management and development, and the staging of golf events. Jonathan Smith, the Chief Executive of the international, not for profit GEO (Golf Environmental Organization), points out that while golf faces real and legitimate challenges, golf can also tell

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a good story. It offers investment and employment, a healthy activity for all ages, local access to and protection of green space, while protecting biodiversity and sequestering carbon. By 2020, it seems likely that most new courses will start by designing out unnecessary impacts and designing in sustainable management, for example by planting native perennials, increasing the amount of low maintenance vegetation, and allowing ponds and wetlands to become more natural. In terms of the game’s use of resources, an evolving array of new technologies are available that support more efficient water use and reduce chemical dependence. Innovative grassing techniques include the introduction of drought and disease resistant turf grasses that survive.

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

ACCOMMODATION

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

KZN, MIDLANDS & DRAKENSBURG Cathedral Peak. Weekend for two incl d/b/b R2 500. Contact 082 705 8764.

Lodge @ Atlantic Beach. 2 night stay for 2 people incl breakfast. R 2000 Contact 082 705 8764. De Zalze Lodge. 2 night stay for 2 people incl breakfast. R 2400. Contact 082 705 8764.

BAGS Luxury w/end for two to Mabula Game Lodge. (Warmbaths). In the hart of the Waterberg region. Including all meals and game drives. Total cost R 3 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220. FREE STATE Luxury w/end for two to Riviera on Vaal. (Vereneging ). Including d/b/b. Total cost R 2 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220.

Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort - 2 night weekend getaway for two - Bed & Breakfast and golf included. R 2 000-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764. Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort. 4 night getaway for 6 - Self Catering and golf included. R 4 000-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764. Monks Cowl (Near Champagne Sports Resort) - 2 night weekend getaway for two - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and golf included. R 2 000-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764. San Lameer Hotel. 5 night stay for 2 people incl breakfast. R 5000. Contact 082 705 8764. Selborne Hotel. 2 night stay for 2 people incl breakfast. R 2000. Contact 083 293 0220 LIMPOPO Luxury w/end for two to Monate Game Lodge (Nylstroom). In the hart of the Waterberg region. Including all meals and game drives. Total cost R 3 500-00. Contact 083 293 0220

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Weekend for 8 people to Vaal de Grace Golf estate (Parys). Including 1 round of golf p/p & carts. Self catering house on the Nick Price designed golf course. Total cost R 7 000-00. Contact 082 705 8764. MPUMALANGA Luxury w/end for four to Graceland Hotel, casino & golf club. (Secunda). Including b/b & a round of golf. Total cost R 1 800-00. Contact 082 705 8764. Sabi River Bungalows. 2 night weekend getaway for two. (Hazyview) including Dinner/Bed/Breakfast. R 2 500-00 all in. Contact 083 293 0220. Luxury w/end for two to Hulala Lakeside Lodge. (White River). Including d/b/b. Total cost R 2 000-00. 083 293 0220. WESTERN CAPE 1x Luxury w/end for 8 people to Langebaan Golf Estate. 4 Bedroom Lodge. (West Coast). Self catering including a round of golf per person. Total cost R 5 500-00. Contact 082 705 8764.

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

CARTS

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

DRIVERS

Titliest 917 D3. 9.5 with fujikura fuel xstiff shaft. R5 500-00 Contact Neil neil.gdi@gmail.com Titliest Driver 910 D3 9.5 degree loft. Fijikura Rombax pro 95 stiff shaft. R2 500.00 Contact: 081 464 6612 / 081 748 8988 Cleveland Classic 290 driver for sale. It has 9.0 of loft with a 43� Stiff Miyazaki shaft. Still brand new and asking price is R1 750. Contact: | montgf@unisa.ac.za / 082 853 9022. Stiff shaft , as new. R 4 000-00. Contact 082 830 8880. Callaway Alpha driver stiff stock shaft. As new. R 4 700-00. Contact 082 805 4277. Cobra bio cell driver (black&white) plus stiff shaft. As new. R 4 000-00. Contact 082 805 4277.

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

SLDR 430 TP driver (only one in RSA). Brand new. R 5 000-00. Contact 082 805 4277.

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

FAIRWAY WOODS & HYBRIDS

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

Callaway 3 deep fairway wood. R 2 600-00. As new. Contact 082 805 4277. Taylor Made Burner 3 Fairway wood 15deg. Good condition. R 800-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Titleist 980F 3 Fairway wood 15deg. Good condition. R 800-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Taylor Made SLDR 15 degree, new. R 1 500-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Titleist 913 F and FD, fairway metal, new, with head cover. R 2 000-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

IRONS

Taylormade M1 Irons. Buy a set of Taylormade M1 irons and receive a FREE Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter. R 15,999.00. Contact 083 449 4243. Titleist 735CM irons. Shafts S300. R 4 000-00. Contact 082 644 9041. Mizuno MP 32 irons 3-PW, Dynamic Gold Lite R300 shafts. As new - 10 rounds played. R 2 500-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Ping Eye 2 #1 iron. Good condition. R 400-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Ben Hogan Apex PC irons. 3-SW. Good condition. R 1500-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Cleveland TT, stiff flex brand new in the box. 4-SW. Only R5 000-00. Get 3 new, Z stars balls included. Contact 082 375 7757. Cleveland 588 MB Forged Irons (3-PW) DG. R 10 500-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Cleveland 588 ALTITUDE STEEL (4SW) R 5 750-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Cleveland 588 ALTITUDE GRAPHITE (4-SW). R 6 650-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

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

Miscellaneous

Cyclops HD Golf Video camera for rental for events like Golf Days and functions. Can be rented per day for R500 inclusive. Portable and simple Plant, Point and Shoot. Contact Michael 079 443 2070 in Gauteng. Sonacaddie Golf GPS V500. Pre-loaded with SA courses, excellent condition, full working order. Easily 2 rounds without re-charging. Complete with all accessories, instructions, box. R1200 or nearest. Johannesburg. Contact 082 652 1144.

PUTTERS

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

button centre shaft R2500 & Red X like new R1800. Pretoria. Contact 071 855 0000. Nike Method 35 inch, slim 2.0 grip. Great condition. R 750-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Nike Method mod, mallet putter. Used, immaculate condition, great putter. R 2 000-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

PROPERTY

Plot for Sale : Nkonyeni Golf Estate (Swaziland ). Situated on 4th Green. Beautiful landscape. Close to all amenities on this magnificent Golf Course. Please contact me on E-mail should you need more info contact 071 897 1285 or email kobiep.11@gmail.com

SHAFTS

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

WEDGES

Titleist Vokey SM 5 wedge series 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62 and 64 degree wedges available. R1300-00 per wedge. Any 3 wedges R 3 750-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Cleveland Rtx Wedges. 54 & 60 degree X 100 shafts, brand new. R 2 000-00 for both or R 1 100-00 per wedge. Contact 082 375 7757. Cobra BIG trusty rusty (new) 50 degree. R 650-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

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

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

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

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

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

(058) 303-0940 (051) 447-0906 (058) 256-1270 (051) 943-1933 (051) 933-3711 (053) 841-0179 (056) 212-5169 (051) 924-3146 (057) 353-2131 (056) 818-1567 (051) 408-3811 (051) 402-1489 (056) 811-2013

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Arabella GC (028) 284-0000 Atlantic Beach GC (021) 553-2223 Bellville GC (021) 913-3100 Bredasdorp GC (028) 424-1855 Clovelly CC (021) 784-2111 Devonvale GE (021) 865-2080 De Zalze GC (021) 880-7300 Erinvale GC (021) 847-1144 King David Mowbray GC (021) 685-3018 Kleinmond GC (028) 271-3525 Langebaan GC (022) 772-2112 Paarl GC (021) 863-1140 Parow GC (021) 930-2160 Pearl Valley GC (021) 867-8000 Rondebosch GC (021) 689-4176 Royal Cape GC (021) 761-6551 Shelley point CC (022) 742-1394 Simonstown CC (021) 786-1233 Somerset West GC (021) 852-2925 Steenberg GC (021) 715-0227 Stellenbosch GC (021) 880-0103 Strand GC (021) 853-6268 Westlake GC (021) 788-2020

Driving Ranges Riverclub

(021) 447-3757

Golf Shops The Golfers Club Century City

(021) 555-3540

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

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

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

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

Prince’s Grant GC (032) 482-0041 Royal Durban GC (031) 309-2581 Sakabula GC (033) 330-6751 San Lameer GC (039) 313-5141 Scottburgh GC (039) 976-0041 Selborne Park GE 087 135 05589 Southbroom GC (039) 316-6051 St Cathryns GC (033) 444-1945 Golf Shops Umdoni Park GC (039) 975-1320 The Pro Shop (044) 871-0620 Umhlali CC (032) 947-1181 Bells Academy Umkomaas GC (039) 973-1330 Victoria CC (033) 347-1394 EA STERN CAPE Wild Coast CC (039) 305-2799 Windsor park GC (031) 303-1728 Golf Clubs (032) 538-1041 Bushman Sands GC (042) 231-8000 Zimbali CC East London GC (043) 735-1356 Driving Ranges Fish River Sun GC (040) 676-1101 Lynton Hall (039) 975-1502 Gonubie GC (043) 740-5645 Golf Academy Hankey GC (042) 284-0335 Mt Edgecombe D/R (031) 502-3480 Humewood Links GC (041) 583-2137 University Dbn D/R (031) 261-8062 Jeffreys Bay GC (042) 293-2532 Westville D/R (031) 265-0148 Katberg GC (040) 864-1010 Port Elizabeth GC (041) 374-3140 Golf Shops (031) 566-5292 Royal Port Alfred GC (046) 624-4796 The Golfers Club Shark River GC (041) 581-6188 Umhlanga (031) 263 0034 St Francis Bay GC (042) 294-0467 The Pro Shop St Francis Links (042) 200-4500 Durban Uitenhage GC (041) 966-1868 LIMPOPO Walmer Park GC (074) 259-1788 Walmer CC (041) 581-1877 Golf Clubs West Bank GC (043) 731-1523 Elements (082) 490-4735 Zwartenbosch GC (042) 291-0569 Private Golf Reserve Euphoria GC (014) 743-5000 Driving Ranges Hans Merensky GC (015) 781-3931 (015) 491-5563 Harbour View D/R (084) 622-7259 Kameeldoring CC (014) 495-0026 Londt Park D/R (041) 360-8707 Koro Creek GC (012) 443-6700 Walmer Woods D/R (082) 372-8252 Legend GE Naboomspruit GC (014) 743-1963 Polokwane GC (015) 295-4118 Golf Shops Swartklip GC (014) 786-0186 The Pro Shop - PE (041) 363-0470 Univ. of Limpopo GC (015) 268-2183 Zebula CC (014) 734 7700

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

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

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

(013) 712-2923 (013) 253-0981 (017) 647-3265 (013) 665-5077 (083) 708-1994 (017) 620-1188 (017) 687-0122 (082) 888-0188 (017) 617-1145 (013) 737-5000 (013) 791-2406 (013) 235-3391 (013) 744-0958 (013) 282-6176 (017) 793-3074 (013) 764-2282 (013) 737-7311 (017) 719-1123 (013) 686-9660 (074) 259-1788 (013) 751-3781 (013) 656-3109

Driving Ranges Broham D/R Riverside Golf Park

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

Golf Shops The Pro Shop Nelspruit

(013) 757-1264

LESOTHO Maseru GC

(00266) 223-21164

NAMIBIA Windhoek CC

(002646) 125-8498

GOLFING ASSOCIATIONS

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

Driving Ranges Jim & Jerrys

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