Great pleasure to greet you with a brand new facelift to our newsletter! In this re-‐ invigorated issue, we bring you the latest happenings in the world of golf and around Sheshan Golf Course this hot summer. As fireworks concluded the London 2012 Olympic games, we herald a new era for golf in the international sporting scene. For the first time since the year 1904, golf will be featured as a competitive sport at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics! On this a similar note back home, Sheshan Golf Club is honored to be at the forefront of nurturing and inspiring a new generation of Chinese golfers to t ake on this new challenge! DANIEL WONG 王和涵 Pg 2-‐5 Club Updates Notices, Tee-‐times and Club events Pg 6-‐7 Golf News Battle of the best at the PGA Championships 2012! Pg 9 Round of the month Watch our Sheshan Junior Elite siblings at the US Kids Golf World Championship! Pg 10-‐11 Sheshan Golf Learning Center TPI Weekend Junior Program is back! Pg 12 Rule of the month What to do when a ball is ‘unplayable’? Pg 13-‐14 Equipment Oakley makes headway in the world of golf.
Course Maintenance Bulletin As a result of natural grass growth, an accumulation of soil and decomposed matter – known as thatch – occurs. Thatch build-‐up causes the grass to suffer as it can restrict the flow of air, water, and fertilizers. In order t o remove the unwanted layer of thatch, it is extremely important to aerate our grass. Our roughs, tee boxes, and the fairways were aerated in August and the greens will be scheduled for similar treatment in September. Along with the aeration of the greens, we will start the process of over seeding from the 10th-‐12th. This will help the rye grass to return as quickly as possible as the weather starts to cool down. We will definitely see the benefits come winter. Replacement efforts to re-‐plant Paspalum grass at Holes 1, 2, 6, 9, 12 and 18 have been undertaken to rid the unwanted Bermuda grass. Patches of uneven new grass might be encountered during play but such endeavor is important for the course to be a consistency of the grass-‐type. New turf has been laid in many of the damaged areas, especially the high traffic areas on many of the Par 3s. On top of that, it has also been grown th along the left side of 18 Hole rough enhancing the playing conditions. Due to the typhoon that hit Shanghai in mid-‐August, a number of trees had fallen casualty to the heavy rains and high winds. Reconstruction works have managed to put a majority of the trees back into position with the utilization of bamboos to provide support for the fallen trees. As always, we thank you for your understanding and apologize for inconveniences any of t hese projects may cause. Yours s incerely, Gavi n Eckford of Golf Director
Tee Time Schedules: September 2012
First Tee Time: 06:36 Last Tee Time: 15:32 (9-‐Hole Play) 13:32 (18-‐Hole Play)
First Tee Time: 06:20 – 08:20 11:32 – 13:32 Last Tee Time: 16:00 (9-‐Hole Play) 13:32 (18-‐Hole Play)
Schedule Of Events: September 2012 Club Events Titleist Golf Challenge
7th Sept Friday, 13 00hrs 18-‐Hole Shot Gun start (Golf and Dinner)
ASC Golf Challenge
28th Sept Friday 13 00 18-‐Hole Shot Gun start (Golf and Dinner)
Over seeding on 10th(Monday), 11th (Tuesday) & 12th (Wednesday)
Gavin Championship is the fourth The PGA and final Major of the year featuring a good mix of classic old and new style golf courses. This year’s affair was held at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island th th on the 8 – 11 Aug. The tournament opened in Day 1 with calm conditions that are unusual along the South Carolina coastline. With little wind and a soft golf course, the opening scores were surprisingly low. Rory McIlroy shot a bogey-‐free 67 and was tied for the lead with former PGA Champion Vijay Singh. Day 1 ended with a mix of chances amongst the best golfers including Tiger Woods and Adam Scott.
PGA Championship 2012: Man versus Nature! Eckford
Day 2 played very differently as the winds picked up and Kiawah Island certainly lived up to its name. 41 players in the field shot 80 or higher on the second day and 2 players even failed to break 90. It was more than a competition between players, but also a test of true golfing skill against Mother Nature and her weatherly tricks. On a day where the best players in the world averaged 78, Vijay Singh opened up a comfortable lead with 69 shots while only 4 others managed to keep it under Par 72 in these difficult conditions.
Much like his impressive 2011 US Open 8 shot victory, McIlroy dominated on Sunday and was able to become the first UK golfer to hoist the Wanamaker Trophy since Tommy Armour in 1930. Firing an incredible bogey-‐free 66 to close out the Championship, McIlroy cruised to, yet again, an 8 shot victory, posting a winning score of -‐13 a Moving Day saw stormy weather that clear reminder of what great talent brought the day to an early end causing this young Irishman possesses. 28 players to have to return to the course early on Sunday to finish their 3rd round and carry on with the final well. round as McIlroy was 4-‐under on his 3rd round when play was halted by bad front nine conditions but he picked up where he left off e arly Sunday morning to take an outright lead in to the final round. Ocean Course, Kiawah Island • Ranked as the #1 Hardest Golf Course in America by Golf Digest. • Designed by Pete Dye, infamously nicknamed “Pete Dye-abolical” is synonymous with building difficult and unforgiving golf courses.
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US Kids Golf
Cyrus Janssen Held at the prestigious Pinehurst best score of 69 (3 under par) for 18 Golf Resort – host course of the 1999 holes to finish the tournament in 11th 2005 US Opens – the US Kids place. Younger sister Yoko also and Golf World Championship is one of finished her summer campaign strong the largest international junior golf and steady, recording her 3rd Top 10 tournaments every summer. This finish of the summer with a 6th place year we were elated to have two of result. A round of applause to both our Sheshan junior members – Hiroshi and Yoko, for their siblings Hiroshi and Yoko Tai – achievements. compete in the tournament. The duo looked set to end their summer Hiroshi and Yoko’s achievements at campaign on a high at the the US Kids Championships come Championship. neither from their rankings nor the competition results. Every Hiroshi’s performance during the tournament, regardless of the final round of the tournament was outcome, is another step forward for outstanding. Despite him entering these Junior Elites towards becoming the third and final round at 27th experienced and mature golfers. In place, Hiroshi handled the pressure the world of sports, victors are exquisitely and recorded a personal special individuals set apart from the others due to their solid set of positive values. It is with such mentality that here at Sheshan, we set out to nurture and develop every junior golfer into athletes encompassing the virtues of sportsmanship!
Chong Q ing Junior Invitational Victor Zhou: 1st place Hank Haney JIGT Asian Circuit Chong Qing Qualifier Victor Zhou: 1st place No.7 China Citic Bank Junior Golf Challenge Eastern Qualifier Victor Zhou: 1st place World Junior Invitational Callaway (California) Yoko Tai: 9th place out of 51 Daphne C hao: 13th place out of 70 Tina Lu: 19th place out of 70 Hiroshi T ai: 22nd place out of 115 US Kids European Championship (Scotland) st Yoko Tai: 1 place US Kids World Championships (Pinehurst, North California) th Yoko Tai: 6 place out of 44 Hiroshi T ai: 11th place out of 147
Roll of Honor
San Diego Masters Daphne Chao: 7th place Veritas World Junior Daphne Chao: 2nd place Jane Lu: 7th place Tina Lu: 2nd place Taylormade World Masters of Junior Golf Hiroshi Tai: 15th place Yoko Tai: 2nd place Shanghai Junior Golf Tournament Jane Lu: 3rd place in Team C Veritas World Junior (US) Tina Lu: 2nd place HSBC National Junior Golf Championship (Chongqing) Angelina Ye: 1st place in Team D HSBC National Junior Golf Championship (Shanghai) Angelina Ye: 1st place in Team C
SHESHAN GOLF LEARNING CENTER The Sheshan TPI Weekend Junior Program is back by popular demand! Join us this September together with Sheshan’s very own team of Golf Professionals Cyrus Janssen and Robbie Sherwin for a weekend of golf classes!
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The program will continue for another two sessions starting again on the weekend of September 8th & 9th. Session One will be held in September and October. Session Two will be held in November and December. These group classes are offered at rate of RMB 1,200 for (1) session or RMB 2,200 for both sessions. Each session consists of (6) one-‐hour group lessons. (Group classes are divided into two levels depending on age and proficiency) • Intermediate Classes (Ages 9-‐12) are held on Saturdays from 15:00-‐ 16:00 or Sundays 13:00-‐14:00 • Beginner Class (Ages 5-‐8) are held on Saturdays from 16:00-‐17:00 For additional information or to register your child for Sheshan TPI Weekend Junior Program, please contact: Sheshan Head Professional Cyrus Janssen email@example.com 13761217794
If you ever find yourself in a situation on the g olf course where you feel that it is impossible to hit the next shot, then you have the option to declare the ball unplayable. As the player, you are free to decide if the ball is unplayable (it necessarily have to involve the does not marker). You then have three possibilities to drop the ball, each a 1-‐penalty stroke. incurring If, when dropped, the ball rolls back to the unplayable position or is in a bad position for any other reason, there is nothing you can do about it. It either has to be played as it lies, or it can be declared unplayable once again, another penalty stroke. incurring PS: The other option is you can try and play the ball from where it lies as what Langer did at the Fulford Golf Bernhard Club in E ngland!!
4. Take a drop within 2 club-lengths, 1 penalty stroke. 5. Take a drop on the backwards extension of the line from the hole to the ball, 1 penalty stroke. 6. Take a drop at the position of the last shot you played (if it was a tee shot you can tee it up again), 1- penalty stroke.
r Bernhard German Golfe at B&H Langer 1981 International
EQUIPMENT IN FOCUS
By Gavin Eckford Oakley had its humble beginnings in Southern California, 1975, specializing in producing anti-‐slip motorcycle handgrips for racing. This ingenious technology provided the fundamentals for the shift into production of sports goggles. Since then, Oakley has become one of the biggest and most recognizable names in the eyewear industry. Normal sunglasses have curved lenses that result in distorted positioning of the g olf ball, making it difficult for golfers to play consistently. Fresh on the shelves in Sheshan is the latest line of Oakley eyewear, custom-‐made to provide protection, functionality, and performance. Blocks out100% of UVA, UVB, UVC rays and harmful blue light up to 400 nm wavelength HYDROPHOBIC technology provides waterproof, anti-‐slip, Golf specific G-‐Lens anti-‐oil and ergonomic reduces glares and design increases visual contrast High SWITCHLOCK Definition Optics (HDO) lenses ensure technology allows undistorted vision and interchangeability for improve cognition– golfers to use the coordination on the appropriate lenses to course. suit light and course conditions.
Apart from its quality eyewear, Oakley is diversifying its presence athletic performance apparel, shoes and accessories. Oakley towards sport products remain the top choice for the best athletes in world that runners, skiers and of course, golfers. includes The all-‐new Oakley Golf Series features the moisture-‐efficient Hydrolix, flexibility enhancing Oakley Factory Lite and Red Code® shock-‐absorbent technology ensures the ultimate performance for golfers. Most recently, Oakley sponsored athlete and World #1 golfer, Rory McIlroy, took home the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2012 PGA
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Oakley made its debut in China in March 2012, and at Sheshan Golf Course we are proud to be amongst the exclusive few to present our members and guests with Oakley’s latest array of quality eyewear and golf products. Visit our Pro Shop today to try on the Oakley Golf Series!
E-newsletter for September 2012, English version