CLUB NEWSLETTER MONTHLY ROUND-‐UP
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR Do you feel it? The warmth on your skin, the additional spring in your step? This June, we are welcoming the advent of summer with style and color! Join us as we take in the
COURSE RATES FOR DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL Please be informed of the course rates for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival from 22nd to 24th June. on Page 2
creeping summer heat and our new column in this issue – ‘What’s In The Bag?’ – which looks at the different clubs our resident Sheshan golf Pros carry. Delve into our usual updates and schedule a visit down to the club to soak it all in. There is no better way to spend the season; cheers!
ON THE RADAR: RICKIE FOWLER Of skill, style, and colours: we follow the recent success of up-‐and-‐rising star, Rickie Fowler, as he took home his first victory on the PGA Tour decked out in – you guessed it – his signature colourful apparel.
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WHAT’S IN THE BAG? Our new column series! Take a peek into the golf bags of our resident Sheshan golf Pros and check out the kind of clubs they use. We raid Teaching Professional Robbie Sherwin’s bag in this issue.
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JUNE TEE TIMES & SCHEDULE Keep yourself updated on the tee timings and event schedule for the month of June 2012.
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Course Maintenance Notice Sheshan Golf Club is continually improving the conditions and aesthetics of the golf course. For this reason, there are a number of projects underway on the golf course currently. We thank you for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience that might be caused by these improvements. Many of you must have noticed the first golf course project where a number of new trees are being planted along the left side of the 18th fairway. As the Fragrant Camphor Trees are certainly in play, they will provide an additional challenge for members, guests, and even the Tour Pros. The trees frame the hole well and will look even better as the leaves begin to fill in. New embankments are also being built along the water line. This second project is noticeable on the finishing hole, along the right side of 18th, as well as other water hazards throughout the course. The embankments will make a beautifully defined line between the grass and the water and look very natural, sharp, and clean. We are also continually doing drainage work around the golf course to improve the drainage for when it starts to rain. Most recently, we have done work in front of the 9th green and we will continue to keep improving the drainage system throughout the course to ensure that it stays as dry as possible. With the rainy season approaching quickly, we are looking forward to seeing the improvements with the drainage as well as the other projects currently underway. Yours sincerely,
Gavin Eckford Director of Golf PGA of Canada
Course Closures In order to keep the golf course in the best shape possible during the hot summer months, the golf course will be closed on Mondays beginning on the 25th of June. It will remain closed on Mondays until the 3rd of September. Please also note that the golf course will be closed for annual over seeding from the 10th of September to the 12th of September, reopening as normal on the 13th of September. Sheshan Golf Club thanks all members and guests for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.
CLUB NEWS Celebrating 4 Holes-‐In-‐One at Sheshan! By Gavin Eckford
Depending on who you ask, the odds of getting a Hole-‐In-‐One for the average golfer is around 12,000 to 1. Incredibly, we have had 4 Holes-‐In-‐One in the time frame of just one month at Sheshan. Many golfers go through their entire lives without getting any and some lucky golfers have had a number of them over the years. It is always exciting for everybody present when Hole-‐In-‐Ones happen and when that little white ball disappears in one stroke, it is always an amazing site.
Congratulations to our 4 amazing shot makers for getting their Holes-In-One! Gu Bei Chun was the first of the bunch and made a Hole-‐In-‐One on the 4th hole on the 10th of April. Only two days later, Yang Xiang Hai holed a shot on the lengthy par 3, 12th hole, on the 12th of April. A few weeks later on the treacherous 17th hole, Yang Ze Qiang celebrated May Day in style with a “1” on the scorecard on the 1st of May. Finally, Mao Chang Shan saw his ball disappear on the 4th hole on the 13th of May. As if a Hole-‐In-‐One isn’t exciting enough on its own, all of these special shots won JSWB Furniture coupons ranging from 100,000 to 300,000 RMB for their efforts. Congratulations once again to all of our winners and we wish you happy shopping!
On The Radar: Rickie Fowler By Gavin Eckford On Sunday, May 6th, Rickie Fowler took home his first victory on the PGA Tour after taking down D.A. Points and World #1, Rory McIlroy, with a birdie on the first hole of a 3 man playoff. This was an impressive win for a very young man at the Wells Fargo Classic. Fowler took on Quail Hollow Golf Club along with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood, and many more of the world’s best. Originally from California, Fowler has had a great amateur career through the junior ranks and in to his college days. He turned Professional in 2009 and was awarded the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2010. Rickie Fowler finished T25 at the 2010 HSBC-‐WGC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club and is easily recognizable in his now-‐famous signature Sunday orange. His brightly colored Puma attire is in honor of his college team, the Oklahoma State Cowboys. His flair on the golf course has made him a true fan favorite and his bright, colourful style is distinctive, but it is his golf game that is most impressive. Fowler has had a number of great finishes over the years and even won a OneAsia event last year at the Kolon Korea Open, beating out Rory McIlroy who once again finished in 2nd place. As many young golfers come on tour with a lot of promise, very few amount to a big name players but it is clear that Rickie Fowler will be a name to watch in golf (and fashion) for many years to come.
Golf Style: Then and Now
When golf was originally played many centuries ago, men would wear jackets and ties on the course. The attire has since evolved into what we see today with many more sport and fashion brands are breaking in to the golf market. With flashy colors, European cuts, and vibrant patterns, Puma has some of the most recognizable clothing on Tour. Other notable Tour names wearing the stylish apparel include Johan Edfors on the European Tour and Lexi Thompson on the US LPGA Tour. Although there are a number of other Professionals under the Puma umbrella, Rickie Fowler is certainly the most famous. Rickie’s win was perfect timing as we launched our Puma line in the Sheshan Pro Shop that very same weekend. The stylish European apparel looks great and performs well too. Come in to the Pro Shop and have a look at the full range of Puma attire from shorts and golf shirts to belts, caps, and shoes!
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On The Radar: Rickie Fowler Other than his signature Sunday orange, what other eye-‐catching attires does Rickie Fowler get up to? Let’s take a look!
WHAT’S IN THE BAG? What’s In Robbie Sherwin’s Bag? By Gavin Eckford
Welcome to our new column! Over the next few months, we will take a look at the golf bags of our resident Pros here at Sheshan to show what clubs we play.
Many golfers tend to buy clubs “off the rack” meaning that they don’t get properly fit for the clubs. Getting the wrong lie, loft, and shaft combination makes a very big difference to ball flight and consistency. Often times, two very similar swings will produce very different shots if the clubs are wrong for a player. Professionals are very particular about specifications and it is
always interesting to see what clubs the Pros carry in their bag. Most golfers should be fit into shafts that are relatively soft and light as to help the ball get higher in the air, go farther, and straighter with average swing speeds. Professionals and those with fast swing speeds generally use stiffer and heavier shafts in order to keep the ball flight lower.
For this month, we will take a look at our resident New Zealand Professional, R obbie Sherwin . In Robbie’s bag we find an assortment of Ping golf clubs. Many of us watched Bubba Watson win the Masters using a pink driver and Robbie has the same club, although in a more traditional color. He plays the 9.5 degree G20 Driver with a Graphite Design Tour AD DI-‐7 X shaft. The G20 Driver is designed to launch high for maximum distance in the air, generate low spin to flatten the ball flight and increase roll, and with a high MOI, the club face is very forgiving.
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WHAT’S IN THE BAG?
For Irons, Robbie uses Ping S56s with KBS X Stiff shafts. These clubs have great feel and it they are good to shape the ball in different directions. Again, the X stiff shafts are designed to keep the ball flight a little lower. These irons are not the most forgiving clubs for off-‐center hits so they are generally recommended for Professionals and low handicaps. All of Ping irons are cast but these have the feel and look of a forged iron. For more forgiveness, Robbie recommends the Ping G20 irons as they have a lot of perimeter weighting making the iron stay very stable, even on off-‐center hits. For a putter, Robbie uses the Ping My Day Karsten series. This classic design putter has heel and toe weighting to keep the clubface stable and square. As this is a heavily heel shafted putter, it works best with strokes that arc more, or where the clubface opens and closes more during the stroke. A thin satin top line gives the My Day a great classic look on the greens.
Here is a complete list of what’s in Robbie Sherwin’s bag: Driver: Ping G20, 9.5 degrees, Graphite Design – Tour AD DI-‐7x Shaft Fairway Woods: 14 & 18 degrees, Fubuki 70x Shaft Irons: Ping S56, 3iron-‐Pitching Wedge, KBS Tour X Shaft Wedges: Ping Answer 54 & 60 degree, KBS Tour X Shaft Putters: Ping My Day, Karsten Series, 34”
GOLF RULE OF THE MONTH
Golf: A game of 34 rules but many variables
Dropping and Re-‐Dropping By Robbie Sherwin
Dropping means to let a ball drop from shoulder height with the arm stretched horizontally. The place where you drop is not to be nearer to the hole. You are always permitted to clean a ball which is to be dropped. Ø The ball must be dropped a second time, without an additional penalty, if it rolls into one of these positions;
Ø If one of the situations from 1-‐7 occur when the ball is dropped for a second time, the ball must be placed on the spot where it hit the ground when it was re-‐ dropped. If the ball does not stay in this position, it must be placed at the nearest point where it does not roll away. Ø *If situation 8 occurs the ball must be re-‐dropped until it no longer hits the player or his equipment.
Summary Drop twice then place the ball – unless the player or his equipment are hit.
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GOLF RULE OF THE MONTH Golf: A game of 34 rules but many variables
Incorrect Drop If you have dropped the ball on the wrong spot or in the wrong manner but have not yet played the ball, you are allowed to pick the ball up without penalty and drop it correctly. If you have already played the ball the following penalties apply.
Dropped on the wrong spot 2 stroke penalty for playing from the wrong spot
Dropped in an incorrect manner 1 stroke penalty for dropping incorrectly (e.g. not dropped from shoulder height or with the arm not stretched out)
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SHESHAN GOLF LEARNING CENTER
Summer is quickly approaching !
Start planning your childen’s summer golf activities with the Sheshan Golf Learning Center. Sheshan PGA Professionals Cyrus Janssen and Robbie Sherwin will lead these 4-‐Day summer camps. Cyrus and Robbie will conduct the first summer camp July 3rd – 6th 2012. Our intermediate summer camp will be a golf-‐ specific camp focusing on developing golf skills and include (2) nine hole playing lessons. A
n e WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY w 周三 周四 周五 Arrival Time Arrival Time Arrival Time a 到来 到来 到来 d d Stretching & Warm Stretching & Warm Stretching & Warm Up Up Up i 运动热身动作 t 运动热身动作 运动热身动作 i TPI Atheltic TPI Atheltic TPI Atheltic Training o Training Session Training Session Session 运动培训 运动培训 运动培训 n Break Time & Rest 休息 t o Bunker & Pitching Full Swing Training Full Swing Training Fundamentals (Irons & Wedges) (Driver & Woods) t 全挥杆教学 全挥杆教学 Short Game Conetest h 铁杆及挖旗杆 一号木及木杆 e 全挥杆教学 Lunch & Break Time 午饭和休息 f Full Swing Training a Play Sheshan Golf Play Sheshan Golf Club 9 全挥杆教学 m Club 9 Holes Holes i Short Game Training 9 洞教学 9 洞教学 l 短杆教学 y Daily Activities Finish/Student Pick Up Time 结束 !
2012 Sheshan Summer Golf Camp – Intermediate Golf Camp July 3 - 6 2012 年佘山夏令营－中级夏令营 7 月 3 日到 6 日 TUESDAY 周二
Arrival & Registration 到来报名 Stretching & Warm Up
09:30 -09:50 运动热身动作 TPI Atheltic Training Session 09:50 -10:20
10:20-10:30 Setup Review & Fundamentals 准备动作 10:30-12:00
Full Swing Training 全挥杆教学
Putting & Chipping Fundamentals 推杆及切杆教学 Short Game Conetest
14:00-15:30 短杆比赛 15:30
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SHESHAN GOLF LEARNING CENTER
Where passion fuels better training
Sheshan Family Member Price: RMB 4,000 Sheshan Non-Member Price: RMB 5,000
• Juniors must be a Sheshan family member to be eligible for the member price. • Juniors whose parent has an individual membership are not eligible for the member price. • Each Sheshan Junior Family Member is eligible to bring one non-member guest during the summer camp.
Other camps for beginners and intermediate golfers will be available throughout the summer. To register your child for the Summer Golf Camp and other programmes, please contact Sheshan Head Professional Cyrus Janssen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 137-‐6121-‐7794 for more information.
GOOD TO KNOW
JUNE TEE TIMES
Weekdays First Tee Time – 06:28 Last Tee Time – 15:32 (9-‐Holes), 13:32 (18-‐Holes)
Weekends/Holidays First Tee Time – 06:28 – 08:20 11:32 – 13:24
Last Tee Time – 15:32 (9-‐Holes),
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Ø COURSE RATES (DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL ON JUN 23RD) June 22nd, Fri: Weekend Rate June 23rd, Sat: Weekend Rate June 24th, Sun: Weekend Rate Thereafter: Revert to Normal Rates
Ø COURSE CLOSURE
CLOSES on Mondays starting June 25th until September 3rd
OPENS from Weekdays: 06:30 Weekends: 06:15 CLOSES half an hour before sunset
CLOSES from 10th – 12th September for annual over seeding