Weekly Newsletter from the Southbroom Pro Shop
|Wednesday, 29 August 2018|
Another good week on the European Tour for South Africa with Thomas Aiken unlucky to lose in a playoff in Sweden. He played really well in cold and wet conditions. The next big thing on the golfing calendar is the Ryder Cup and I think this year is going to be special. The golf course in France should be just right for match play and Tiger always adds to the excitement. I’m sure he will be part of team USA. What a contest!
Congratulations Mike Jacquet! He had the pleasure of acing the 4th on Saturday 18 August.
The Audi – Centre Margate Southbroom Open Day
This was won last Friday by Gordon Moody, Kerry Fielden, Dave Page and Darryl Trodd on a score of 88 points, which was a fabulous effort in a huge wind.
Thanks again to Johan Kinsey Allers, it’s always great to see the Audi cars displayed close to the Club House and the banners on the 1st & 10th tees and super that Johan won the Ladies Raffle as well!
The Lady Presidents Trophy
What a well-supported day! Thanks to lovely Lady President Irene Schanda for spoiling all the ladies with her most divine mouth-watering home made cakes. Very special!
Congratulations to Sandra Luus & Michelle Davies on winning the day with 43 points, narrowly beating Lee Mutch and Sharon Turnbull Jackson who finished on 42 points.
There was a group function happening in the bar, so it was great to have the option of the new Room for the Ladies to enjoy prizegiving & High Tea in.
Name our new entertainment lounge – a great room with a view!
As we slowly choose the right décor etc, we are also running a competition to name it! We are looking for a catchy, classy, easy name – unique to Southbroom.The person who submits the final name chosen will win a meal for 2 sponsored by Southbroom Club & a dozen Srixon Ulti Sof golf balls sponsored by Southbroom Pro Shop.
Click here to enter.
The next quiz will be held at the golf club on Wednesday 29 August, starting at 6pm. The format will be eight rounds including current affairs, vocab, map, movies, music and I’m not sure what else yet.
If anyone would like to present a guest round, please let me know. Keep the questions to yourself because Cleve or I will replace you in your team for that round so as not to prejudice your team’s chance of winning.
A sponsor for the prizes would be much appreciated – not more than R60 in value per prize for four team members (ie R240 total). Larger teams are welcome to play but are ineligible for the prize. The cost is R80 per player including dinner – Brandon will do Lamb Shank Bobotie.
To help with catering and printing etc, please let me know by Monday 27 August if you will be entering a team. Any queries, phone me on 083 273 6840 or email email@example.com.
Saturday 1st September – Spring Alliance
The competition will be followed by a delicious dinner and dance with the Southbroom Legends Band! Only R150. Book in the office.
If you missed the HNA July newsletter, take a look at this important information that affects you and your handicap with the changeover coming on 3rd September.
HNA Newsletter – July 2018
As South Africa nears the launch date of the USGA Course Rating System, including Slope, we look at what golfers can expect when the new system is launched on 3 September this year.
A change to your Handicap when we introduce a Handicap Index
It’s likely that the first thing you will notice when you check your handicap after 3 September 2018 is that your handicap will have changed to a Handicap Index. For most golfers, their old ‘handicap’ will have come down by between one and two shots, and it will now also feature one decimal place.
The reason for this is that, in preparation for joining the World Handicap System, GolfRSA has re-rated all of the golf courses in South Africa using the new USGA Course Rating System. The USGA rating system is far more accurate and detailed than the current SAGA system, and by assessing variables other than simply the length of the hole, most courses have been rated as more difficult than previous ratings suggested.
GolfRSA has also introduced a Slope Rating for each course, which factors in how difficult a course plays for higher-handicapped golfers and scratch players.
The combination of the new USGA Course Rating and the Slope calculation will affect your differentials – in most cases reducing them – and we will retroactively apply these ratings to your last 20 scores. So when you log in to check your scores and/or your handicap, it is probable that your Handicap Index will be lower than your current handicap.
There is no need to worry, however, because everyone else’s handicap will have been similarly affected, and when you get your Course Handicap for the round it will usually be higher than your Handicap Index, according to the slope of the tee you choose.
Your chance to choose which course (tees) you’d like to play
1) At registration, tell the assistant which tee colour you want to play off – he or she will enter this into the terminal and give you your Course Handicap for that tee.
Golfers playing a course with a high Course and Slope Rating will have a Course Handicap for the day that will be higher than when they elect to play an “easier” course with a lower Course and Slope Rating. Remember, however, that your Course Handicap will also be adjusted for the difference between Par for the course and the Course Rating of the tee.
This introduces one of the great strengths of the new system: on any given day, a golfer can choose which set of tees he or she would like to play off – unless stipulated otherwise in the Competition Conditions – and their Course Handicap will be adjusted up or down according to the difficulty of the course (tees) they are playing.
Another significant change is that golf clubs will do away with the traditional labelling of their tees into categories such as Ladies’ tees, Club Tees or Senior Tees. Instead, each set of tees will be colour coded and will effectively represent a different course for the golfer to play.
Spinathon at Changing Gears
Date: 1 September 2018 from 8am
There will be 12 teams of 10 people spinning in 30 min heats. Monies raised from entries will be going to the Pro Deo Care Group – Click here for more information.
The section of road in front of the Square will be closed for the day and there will be lots of vendors as well as kids activities, non-spinners are encouraged to come along and join in the fun. (Some of the vendors include: Not Sheep Boutique, Café LM, O’Nellys, Vanpe, Artisans Republik, It’s Party Time, Giant & BMW Supertech)
It’s all for an awesome cause and there’ll be giveaways and prizes on the day for people to enjoy!
Friday 17 August – Audi Centre Margate Business Day- Alliance
1st Gordon Moody, Kerry Fielden, Dave Page & Daryl Trodd – 88 pts
Saturday 18 August – Ladies Presidents Trophy – BB Stabb
1st Michelle Davies & Sandy Luus – 43 pts
Men’s – BB Stab
1st Peter Volck & Paul Lawson – 47 pts
Wednesday 22 August 2018 – Men’s Ind Stab
1st 41pts Colin McKay
Derek and Sheena