CLUB NEWSLETTER February 2012
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Chinese New Year is just around the CHINESE NEW YEAR GREETING corner! Get yourself into the festive mood by knowing more about the upcoming
A little red e-card to wish you and your family a prosperous and happy Chinese New Year!
events happening all at Sheshan Golf Club. Continued on Page 2
Share the spirit and get ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2012, also known as
the year of Dragon!
Want to know what amendments are made to nine principal rules in golf? Read this article to discover these changes! Continued on Page 5 & 6
Jacklyn Chew SHESHAN GOLF SCHOOL Sheshan Head Professional Cyrus Janssen will partner with Titleist to offer a new series of junior training programs at Sheshan Golf Club. Find out more here!
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FEBRUARY TEE TIMES & SCHEDULE Keep yourself updated on the tee timings for the month of February 2012. Continued on Page 8 & 9
NEW YEAR PROMOTION
SHESHAN NEWS FEED
ETC Card Drive-through This year, Sheshan Golf Club will be introducing ETC drive-through devices exclusively to its members and villa owners. It will automatically register the car of the user, allowing immediate entry into the golf club. More information on these ETC devices will be provided in time to come.
Course Maintenance To ensure environmental sustainability and aesthetics of the golf course, Sheshan is undergoing course maintanence to protect and enhance the course’s lake edges at 2nd, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th and 18th hole. The maintanence efforts include improving the irrigation system and stablising the stone walls on the edges of the golf course.
Sheshan’s Trip to Ireland
Revamp of Sheshan’s Website
Sheshan Golf Club is organising a trip to Ireland at the end of June 2012! This trip is open to all members and guests. Participants will have the privilege to golf in Lahinah Golf Club, Ballybunion Golf Club (#13 in the word), K Club (venue for Ryder Cup) and Old Head Golf Club (one of the World's Most Beautiful Courses
The revamped version of Sheshan’s very own website will be out soon! There will be an additional login platform exclusively for members. With this newly-added platform and functions, members can simultaneously keep track of all updates and happenings, and consolidate a whole collection of photographs and data anytime, anywhere!
Keep yourself updated with the registeration details that will be sent to all via email soon!
GOLF RULES Golf; A game of 34 rules but many variables
Tides of Change: The Evolution of the Rules of Golf
Although changes to the Rules of Golf are published every year the process of reviewing, analyzing and considering these changes is completely continuous. The last published book of the Rules of Golf came out in for the 2010-2011 seasons and was published separately by the USGA and R&A. But, after spending the last four years exhaustively reviewing rules that have caused issues in major championships the aforementioned governing bodies of golf have collaborated on the first ever jointly designed, published and presented book on the Rules of Golf. All in there have amendments to nine principal rules in order to provide improved clarification and also to ensure that penalties are proportionate to the infraction. Significant changes include: Ball Moving After Address (Rule 18-2b) A new exception is added which exonerates the player from penalty if their ball moves after it has been addressed when it is known or virtually certain that they did not cause the ball to move. For example, if it is a gust of wind that moves the ball after it has been addressed, there is no penalty and the ball is played from its new position. Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions (Rule 13-4) Exception 2 to this Rule is amended to permit a player to smooth sand or soil in a hazard at any time, including before playing from that hazard, provided it is for the sole purpose of caring for the course and Rule 13-2 (improving lie, area of intended stance or swing or line of play) is not breached.
GOLF RULES Golf; A game of 34 rules but many variables
Time of Starting (Rule 6-3a) The rule is amended to provide that the penalty for starting late, but within five minutes of the starting time, is reduced from disqualification to loss of the first hole in match play or two strokes at the first hole in stroke play. Previously this penalty reduction could be introduced as a condition of competition.
Does anyone remember last yearâ€™s open when Rory McIlroy was penalized when a gust of wind blew his ball from its resting spot after he had soled his club? This rule allows for a more equitable resolution for the player especially in competition. The rules of the game are always evolving as the game presents new and challenging situations much like a great leader in business. What makes golf so interesting and challenging is its myriad of complexities. If you are knowledgeable about the rules of golf you will not only save a few strokes off of your round but you will be able to play the game with honor. Here is to playing by the rules in 2012!
To be continuedâ€Ś
SHESHAN GOLF SCHOOL Where passion fuels better training
Sheshan-Titleist Junior Program
2012 marks the start of something very special for the junior members of Sheshan. Coming this Spring, Sheshan Head Professional Cyrus Janssen will partner with Titleist to offer a new series of junior training programs at Sheshan Golf Club.
Cyrus is a Titleist sponsored golf coach and travels regularly back home to his native country of America to participate in Titliest’s Performance Institute (TPI) Training programs. TPI is the largest organization in the world dedicated to improving golf games based on athletic and physical training.
Based in California, TPI has spent the past 10 years developing the #1 Junior Training Program in the world. TPI’s Junior Training Program is based on the philosophy of Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) teaching children to become athletes first and golfers second. This training is very unique and has produced some of the best junior golfers in the world.
There is no secret why kids in America and Europe have more power and achieve faster success in golf. They are trained in an athletic way allowing them to produce incredible speeds that make the game of golf easier. This concept is unheard of in China, however starting in 2012 Sheshan Golf Club will offer the first and only TPI Junior Program in Mainland China!
Starting this March, Sheshan’s TPI Junior Program will be the ultimate way for your junior golfer to learn golf in the most developed, proven successful way. We look forward to welcoming your junior golfer into our new program and growing and expanding the games of our junior golfers even more in 2012!
GOOD TO KNOW
Weekdays First Tee Time – 07:56 Last Tee Time – 14:36 (9-Holes), 12:36 (18-Holes)
Weekends/Holidays First Tee Time – 08:12 – 12:12
Last Tee Time – 14:36 (9-Holes), 12:36 (18-Holes)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
COURSE CLOSURE February 6th, 13th, 20rd, 27th 2012 (Every Monday)
LANTERN FESTIVAL February 6th 2012
OPEN every day From 6.30am to 4.20pm