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

Greetings from your Club Captain

Welcome back in the new year after what, I trust, was a truly relaxing summer holiday interspersed with some outstanding and exhilarating golf. Unfortunately, our club was greeted with the sad news of the passing away of the son of Christo de Clerk and brother of Leon and Dewald de Clerk. They can be assured of everyone’s deepest sympathy in these difficult times. 

A word from our Captain

2020 marks a significant part of Worcester Golf Club’s history, namely its 125th anniversary! I can assure you there are but a handful of golf clubs in South Africa to reach such a historic landmark and the committee has planned some big events to celebrate the occasion. Watch this space!

A message from Management

I want to start off be wishing you a wonderful and blessed 2020.

We as Worcester Golf Club want to thank Jean & Lizelle de Villiers of Hyundai Worcester for all the time and money that they have sent redoing our gardens around the clubhouse. I trust that those of you that have played Worcester Golf Club recently have seen the changes, especially between the clubhouse and the 10th tee.

Furthermore, we want to also thank Rudi Crocker one of our committee members for taking on the initiative to help make our parking area more presentable. The job is not yet complete but it already looks much better.

Baber “Bash”

In ‘n poging om die toenemende getal babers in die dam by die 7de putjie uit te dun en terselfdertyd ‘n paar rand vir die klub te genereer, het 20 ywerige hengelaars (en ‘hengelaresse’), oud en jonk, een Vrydagaand in Desember verlede jaar oral op die wal stelling ingeneem en met allerhande ‘geheime’ aassoorte 96 van die visse aan wal gebring. Vir hul moeite was daar twee plekpryse, wat gegaan het aan Malan Olwage jr (18 vangste) en Kurt Hertzog (14).

Die man agter die inisiatief was Jaco Jordaan en soortgelyke geleenthede word vorentoe beplan. Ongelukkig het daar dadels gekom van die idee om die babers aan die publiek te verkoop, want die visse het oornag begin vrot en moes toe weggegooi word.

Net vir die rekord. Babers kan geweldig groot word. Die grootste vangs nóg volgens kenners is ‘n Mekongbaber wat in Thailand gevang is. Dit was 2,7 m lank en het die skaal op 293 kg laat kreun!

 

Nelson team

Our Nelson team got their 2020 campaign off to a successful start with a 3-2 win over Porterville on Saturday, 25 January. The team is determined to make amends for last year’s disappointing showing when they failed dismally to even make it to the knockout stages.

Ten of our members, as well as 6 reserves, will do battle on a rotational basis, namely Andrie Everson, Philip Avenant, Pierre Rousseau, Attie van den Berg, Wynn Wolstenholme, Deon van Zyl, Corné van der Westhuizen, Johan van Heerden, Raven Lötter, Johann de Klerk, Rudi Crocker (reserve), Dirk Wilkens (reserve), Frik Crafford (reserve), Hennie van der Walt (reserve), Terence Harker (reserve) and Barry Ramaekers (reserve).

Uitkloppe

Die loting vir vanjaar se enkelspel- en parekompetisie is onlangs gedoen en op die kennisgewingbord aangebring. Alle eersterondtewedstryde moet voor of op 15 Maart afgehandel word. In die enkelspel geniet Philip Avenant, 2019-wenner, en Raven Lötter loslootjies.

In beide kompetisies verskyn die naam van ene Jannie Thiart wat weer by die klub aangesluit het. Vir ons ouer lede het Thiart beslis geen bekendstelling nodig nie, want hy is immers onder meer ‘n sewemalige klubkampioen, Wijnlanderwenner, en WP Ope-kampioen!

Captain vs. Vice-captain

There is an old adage that says: Never say die! And this was in every sense applicable to Club Captain Heinrich Bosman, the first captain who, finally, managed to beat the Vice-captain Kobus Hanekom in this year’s edition of one of our club’s most popular events. The final score? Captain’s team 11 matches, Vice-captain 9.

In the 4 BBB Stableford competition Louis Vlok and Francois Hugo won on 50 points, with Maureen Clinton and Lorna Reade just 1 point adrift on 49.

Johan ‘n Meester!

Skaars ‘n jaar nadat Johan van Heerden weer die stokke gevat en begin speel het, stap hy sowaar op 8 Desember verlede jaar weg met een van ons klub se gesogste titels, dié van Meestergholfspeler van die jaar! Weliswaar ná ‘n uittel teen Irene du Toit op 41 Stablefordpunte.

In die kortputjiekompetisie kraai Riaan Lambrechts koning (al was dit slegs met ‘n halwe punt) met ‘n totaal van 17,5 punte op die vier syfer 3-putjies. Dalk foto van Meester met sy groen baadjie

Massive boost for Classic

This year’s edition of the Classic will be played over 2 days on 17 and 18 April. This was made possible by our new sponsor, Mondaine Group. Enter NOW to avoid huge disappointment later on.

Grondbeurs/Jawitz Grand Prix Order of Merit


The Top 5 at the end on January 2020:

1. Gerhard de Bruijn – 284
2. Kobus Hanekom – 279
3. Andrie Everson – 278
4. Ryck Neethling – 263
5. Stefan le Roux – 261

Piet’s rules corner

Provisional ball and what it means:
 
A "provisional ball," often shortened just to "provisional’, is a second golf ball played by a golfer who believes his first ball (the stroke he just played) may be lost (but not in a penalty area or out of bounds). If you are eligible to play a provisional ball and decide to do so, you must announce that intention. And you must use the word "provisional" in letting the other golfers in your group know what you are doing.

If you did not announce this (even if you intended to play a provisional ball) and played a ball from where the previous stroke was made, that ball is your ball in play under penalty of stroke and distance"

Further to that, the provisional becomes the ball in play from a spot nearer the hole than the original ball.

On the other hand, there are situations when you must abandon that provisional and play the original ball. Those include: When your original ball is found on the course outside a penalty area before the end of the three-minute search time.

When your original ball is found in a penalty area or is known or virtually certain to be in a penalty area. You must either play your original ball as it lies or take penalty relief.


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

 

On a lighter note, Test your knowledge and Who said what? still appear to be on a festive break

 

Club results (18-hole competitions)

Saturday, 25 January: Monthly Medal
1. H. Joubert 69 (count-out)
2. S. le Roux 69 (count-out)
3. F. van Zyl 69 (count-out)

Saturday, 18 January: Capt. vs. Vice-Capt.: 4 BBB Stableford
Capt. 11, Vice-capt. 9

Stableford
1. L. Vlok and F. Hugo 50
2. M. Clinton and L. Reade 49
3. K. Hanekom and W. Wolstenholme 45 (count-out)

Saturday, 11 January: Individual Stableford
1. P. Burger 40 (count-out)
2. A. Jacobs 40
3. W. Wolstenholme (count-out)

4 January: 4 BBB Stableford
1. H. Joubert and C. van Wyk 47
2. S. du Toit and B. Oosthuizen 44
3. A. Olivier and R. van Schoor sr. 43

Tuesday, 31 December: 4 BBB Stableford
1. L. Becker and J. Hanekom 48
2. G. de Bruijn and A. Mostert 43 (count-out)
3. P. Campher and R. Neethling 43

Saturday, 28 December: Combined Stableford
1. G. de Bruin and R. Neethling 73
2. J. and L. le Roux 72
3. A. and Z. Everson 69

Saturday, 21 December: Individual Stableford
1. D. Francke 43
2. S. Stroh 40
3. R. van Schoor sr. 35 (count-out)

Monday, 16 December: Combined Stableford
1. F. Crafford and H. van der Walt 57
2. G. Jooste and R. Lötter 49
3. H. Joubert and F. van Zyl 48

Saturday, 7 December: Masters – Individual Stableford
Overall
J. van Heerden 41

Stableford
1. J. van Heerden 41 (count-out)
2. I. du Toit 41
3. D. Wilkens 39


Forthcoming events

4 February: WCGCMA
5 February: Fowlers Grill Sundowner
7 February: Montana HS Golf Day
8 February: Individual Stableford
12 February: Q-Square Sundowner
14 February: Worcester Primary Golf Day
15 February: 4 BBB Stableford
19 February: Hussar’s Grill Sundowner
21 February: ASD Golf Day
22 February: Progressive Stableford
23 February: Worcester Junior Closed
26 February: GVC Sundowner
 27 February: Bicentennial Golf Day
28 February: ACVV Golf Day
29 February: Worcester Open

 

Worcester Golf Club
Tel: 023 342 7482 
www.worcestergolfclub.co.za
manager@worcestergolfclub.co.za

             
 

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