Worcester Golf Club, P.O. Box 162, Worcester, 6849 | Tel: 023 342 7482  | Fax: 023 347 5832

Greetings from your Club Captain

By the time that you read this newsletter, I’ll be overseas. So, enjoy your golf and soak up as much of the sunshine as you can before winter dawns!

Uit die onderkaptein se pen

Worcester Gholfklub sal in 2020 ‘n volle 125 jaar oud wees en die bal is alreeds aan die rol gesit om van hierdie mylpaal ‘n grootse geleentheid te maak. Toe die klub in 1995 honderd jaar oud geword het, het die feesvieringe drie dae geduur met onder andere gholf op Kerkplein, mini-gholf op Hoërskool Montana se rugbyveld, en ‘n 18 putjie kompetisie op die gholfbaan.

Enigiemand wat ‘n voorstel (of voorstelle) het vir die 125 jarige viering word genooi om die klub vir my persoonlike aandag te kontak by tel. 023 342 7482.


Heinrich Bosman

Provincial colours for Ryk!

Our heartiest congratulations to Ryk van Schoor jr, who has been selected to represent Boland at the SA Country Districts tournament in Potchefstroom next month. His inclusion in the team is the culmination of hard work put in over the past few years.

As preparation for the upcoming tournament the Country Districts side last Saturday took on the Boland Senior team on our course. The result was 8-4 in favour of the young guns, with Van Schoor victorious in both his foursomes and singles matches.

Cedric die kampioen!

‘n Pragtige telling van 139 houe oor twee rondtes besorg op 24 Maart die gesogte titel van klubkampioen aan Cedric Rooi, ons klub se gholfwinkelassistent. Om te wys dit was geen gelukskoot nie, wen hy verlede Sondag Malmesbury se Ope met ‘n telling van 140 ná ‘n uitspeelstryd teen Neswill Croy van Kuilsrivier.

Veels geluk, Cedric!

GRW Classic

Danksy ‘n veld van 108 spelers en bydraes deur ‘n groot aantal borge was die onlangse GRW Classic weereens ‘n groot sukses. Namens die komitee ook ‘n groot woord van dank aan GRW wat vir die tweede jaar agtereenvolgens as hoofborg betrokke was.

Voorts, ‘n besondere pluimpie aan alle klub- en baanpersoneel. Dit lyk soms asof dit nie die geval is nie, maar, wees verseker, ‘n ieder en ‘n elk se harde werk word hoog op prys gestel. En, o ja, veels geluk aan vanjaar se wenspan, by name Gerhard Jooste, Gerhard Engelbrecht, Paulie Burger en Barry Ramaekers.

Water levy

As from 1 May all full playing members will be charged a water levy amount of R10 for 18 holes and R5 for 9 holes, and which will be payable before you start your round. Further to that, it is compulsory for all members, especially pre-paid members, to please swipe their membership cards in the Pro Shop BEFORE play in order to register their round. The committee trust that everyone will give his/her full co-operation in the matter.

Boland Ope

Ons klub se aanbieding van die Boland Ope van 18 tot 20 April was ‘n ware triomftog, ongeag die gedwonge kansellasie van die eerste dag se spel weens gure weer.

Amateurs van regoor die land, waarvan talle onder die top 50 in die land, het vir uithalergholf gesorg. Daarbenewens kon hulle nie uitgepraat raak oor die uitstekende speeltoestande, en veral die gehalte van die setperke, nie! Kom ons gee onsself ‘n stewige klop op die skouer.

A bigger menu

The already highly popular pizza menu has been expanded with the addition of a few pasta dishes and an assortment of platters. Don’t hesitate to invite your families and friends to visit the club on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to enjoy a real tasty pizza, pasta or platter. Orders can also be phoned in for take-aways.

Uitkloppe

In vanjaar se kompetisie het die enkelspelle reeds die halfeindrondefase bereik met De Wet Boshoff wat teen die verdedigende kampioen, Albert Crafford, te staan kom nadat hulle met onderskeidelik Elton John en Terence Harker afgereken het. In die ander semifinaal het Stefan le Roux ook deurgedring nadat hy Stoffel Koch geklop het en sal sy teenstander die wenner tussen Marinus Breedt en Willie Faul wees. Laasgenoemde moet hul wedstryd voor of op 29 April afhandel.

In die parekompetisie was die tweederonde-uitslae soos volg: Francois Hugo/Louis Vlok klop Kobus Hanekom/Gerhard de Bruijn, De WetBoshoff/Juan Nel klop Willie Mulder/Albert Crafford, Fred en Daniel Roothman klop Japie von Wielligh/Terence Harker, Philip Avenant/Gerhard Lourens klop David Francke/Gielie Meyer, Bertus Hansen/Zander Kotzé klop Heinrich Bosman/Stoffel Koch.

Die sperdatum vir tweederondewedstryde is voor of op 29 April.

Liga

Alle ligakompetisies is in volle gang en tot dusver het die klub redelik goed gevaar.

Die Krugerspan, wat in die eerste ronde ‘n loslootjie gehad het, het verlede Saterdag afgeskop met ‘n oorwinning van 4,5-1,5 teen Bredasdorp op laasgenoemde se tuisbaan. ‘n Goeie beginvir die verdediging van ons manne se titel.

In die Brodieliga beklee Worcester tans die 4de plek (volgens wedstryde gewen/verloor) nadat hy Montagu in ‘n wegwedstryd 5-1 verpletter het, maar toe verlede Saterdag op Theewaterskloof sy rieme lelik styfgeloop het teen die tuisklub se B-span. Die telling was 5-1 met slegs Marlon Issel wat ‘n punt vir sy span kon insamel.
 
Die Krugerspan se volgende wedstryd is op 5 Mei tuis teen Montagu, terwyl die Brodiespan op dieselfde dag die A-span van Theewaterskloof op ons baan die stryd aansê.

In die Nelsonbekerkompetisie klop Worcester verlede Saterdag vir Moorreesburg op De Hoek 4.5-,5 om sodoende sy onoorwonne status te behou. Die span se laaste groepwedstryd is op 5 Mei teen Bergrivier (Velddrif), ook nog onoorwonne, op Porterville in wat as’t ware as ‘n halfeindstryd beskou kan word. Voorspoed aan al drie spanne!

Sanlam Cancer

The club’s staging of the annual Sanlam Cancer Challenge took place on Saturday 7 April with the following players progressing to the regional finals:

Men: A Division – Johan Goosen; B Division – Gerhard Lourens (although Frank van Zyl was the overall winner, but couldn’t qualify since he is a Country member); C Division – David Francke.

Women: B Division – Marì van Rensburg; C Division – Irene du Toit.

Grondbeurs/Jawitz Grand Prix

After a number of emails and calls between the club and Dirk Moraal, we would like to assure all our members that the Grondbeurs/Jawitz Grand Prix log will be up to date and correct by Wednesday, 9 May 2018.

Piet’s rules corner

Last Saturday a number of players were disqualified after the club competition for playing off a wrong handicap. In each case the handicap that was entered on the score card was higher than the player’s actual handicap, hence the disqualification.

NB: In stroke play it is the player’s responsibility to ensure that his/her handicap is recorded on the score card before it is returned. If no handicap had been recorded, or the recorded handicap is higher than that to which the player is entitled and this affects the number of strokes received, he/she is disqualified from the handicap competition. Should the recorded handicap be lower than a player’s actual handicap, the score stands.

All questions and queries may be directed to me at smittaa@telkomsa.net

On a lighter note

Story by David Feherty: It was back in the 70s and a very prominent golfer of the time was playing at Augusta for his first Masters. Back then the players could not bring their own caddies but had to use one of the locals.

This particular golfer told the caddy master he wanted a big fellow who could handle his bag, but who also would keep quiet, no advice needed. He was assigned Floyd who said “Hello Mr. . . . The golfer said “Hello.” and “That’s the last I want to hear.” Everything went well until the 10th hole when the golfer pushed his drive into the right trees on the par 4. After surveying the scene he said out loud, “I’m going to hit a low fade out through that opening to carry and land mid green and roll over the crest down near the hole.” Surprisingly he pulled it off exactly and turned to his caddy and said, “How’s that?” The caddy spoke for the first time and said: “That wasn’t your ball.”

Who said what?

The Masters…

“You start to choke when you drive through the gate. On the first tee you just want to make contact with the ball.”
- Hale Irwin

Test your knowledge

Answers to previous questions:
 
1. Dean Burmester.
2. Brazilian.

This month’s questions:
 
1. What nationality is Brooke M. Henderson?
2. Apart from golf, what is Trevor Immelman’s other passion?

Club results (18-hole competitions)


Saturday, 31 March: BRM Solutions Monthly Medal

Gross

1. A.Crafford 75
2. N. van Niekerk 76
3. S. le Roux 79

Nett

1. A. du Toit 65
2. F. Hugo 68 (count-out)
3. S. Mong (count-out) Saturday,

24 March: Club Championships

A Division
1. C. Rooi 139
2. R. van Schoor jr. 145
3. H. Venter 147

B Division (Nett)
1. S. Swanevelder 141
2. S. Mong 143 (count-out)
3. J. Naudé 143

C Division (Stableford)
1. H. Voigt 41
2. J. von Wielligh 39
3. W. Smit 38

Saturday, 17 March: Foursomes

1. S. du Toit/D. Francke 69
2. P. Campher/R. Neethling 70,5
3. W. Faul/M. van Rensburg 72,5

Saturday, 10 March: Windhoek Lager Pairs BB Stableford

1. K. Cloete and J. von Wielligh 49
2. E. Nortier jr. and G. Lourens 48
3. P. Campher and S. Mong 47 (count-out)

Saturday, 3 March: Individual Stableford

1. G. Jooste 47
2. E. Nortier jr. 40 (count-out)
3. J-H Hofmeyr 40

 

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