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From the Captain's Pen


The year is rushing to an end and the festive season is around the corner and we were blessed with some rain after some scorching days in October and November.
 
I believe with my whole heart that we will be blessed with more good rains in the coming weeks. The greens look good and will improve every week to be ready for the upcoming summer events and the fairways will heal and improve with the frequent application of fertilisers. I would like to thanks Jan Nel and his ground staff for their hard work which is often taken for granted. It is sometimes easy to sit on the side and criticize the way things are done but the reality of available resources will always play a massive role. 
 
Thank you very much for everybody that participated in the Dennis Hutchinson Tribute Golf day with Dales Hayes as master of ceremony. Thanks also to all sponsors and especially PanSolutions. The renovated PGC wall with Golf Hall of Fame inductee Retief Goosen is a welcome site as it pays great tribute to a local golf hero.
 
On a more serious note, a tendency of faulty capturing of actual gross scores on the HNA system by PGC members is becoming the norm and an embarrassment as golf is considerate as a gentlemen’s game of integrity. The PGC disciplinary committee conducted a few disciplinary hearings in the past week on PGC members that intentionally captured higher or lower scores than that was actually scored on more than one occasion. These transgressions will not be tolerated at all and strict action will be taken against guilty members. Certain club members were suspended for three months and others for one month and handicap indexes were penalised accordingly. Dezi Earle in the ProShop has been appointed as the official HNA system score controller and monitor and all discrepancies will be reported to the PGC committee for further action. Any queries or adjustments should be referred to Dezi and no one else, please.
 
It is the task of each golfer to ensure that his marker and his own score correspond before being signed, submitted and captured. Enjoy your game, play fair, speed up play and respect the rules of golf and please do not damage the greens when you are frustrated.
 
Membership fees for 2020 are available at the PGC office (Daleen) and all active members have been emailed with their respective invoices. Please ensure that your contact details and email addresses are up to date. The onus is always on each member to communicate any changes to the PGC office. Embrace the BUDDY SYSTEM and try to get more of your friends and family to join PGC. 
 
Congratulations to Polokwane 2 team that won the Limpopo Club League Final against Kameeldoring GC and to Polokwane 3 (Albatrosse) team that ended up third playing off against Tzaneen GC.
 
On behalf of the PGC committee, we wish you all a blessed festive season surrounded by family and friends and safe travels and a joyous reunion in the new year 2020.
 
Your Captain – Wynand Pretorius
 
"Well my dad was a pretty good player at one stage and my two older brothers played golf as well. So there were always golf clubs flying around the house" – Retief Goosen.
 
"Golf is a game of ego, but is also a game of integrity: the most important thing is you do what is right when no one is looking" – Tom Watson

CAPTAIN'S BATTLE 2019

A new tradition was started this year by our Captain. This is called the Captain's Battle. This will be a Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup-style format with foursomes and Better-Ball all on one day and a joint braai at the end of the day. The Captain will elect 2 committee members to captain the two sides that will be split according to age.
For 2019 we have the o/45 captained by our captain himself vs the u/45 captained by Brain O'Reilly. Lists are up on the notice board and there will only be limited space available. If you have not made the cut please come join in the festivities after the golf. This is one tradition proving to become a great one.

BAOBAB CLASSIC 2020

Greetings PGC Members,
 
It’s time for The Thirteenth Annual Baobab Classic.
 
The planning is going perfectly and we are ready to open the entries for next year.
 
This year the entries will work little bit different.
 
Entry dates will be as follows:
 
•       25 November 2019 from 12:00
•       Opens for all players who participated in 2019
•       You have to confirm your booking with 50% deposit.
•       The final payment is payable on 31 January 2020.
 
  • 4 December 2019 from 09:00
    • Opens for all new players 
    •  You have to confirm your booking with full payment of R6,500.00
 
There will only be space for 30 teams so booking early to avoid disappointment.
No payment no booking.
 
Please find attached the Team Entry sheet to be completed and send to Daleen with Proof of payment to book your team.
 
Please also find attached the Sponsorship details for all sponsorship opportunities.
 
Kind regards,
BAOBAB 2020 INFO
TEAM ENTRY SHEET
SPONSORSHIP DETAILS

Thanks to the companies that support us month in and month out

Sadie's Golf Corner

To every parent and child, I want to say thank you for the year 2019. Behind the scenes, there were lots of challenges but the kids' faces and positive attitudes always at the lessons made everything worthwhile every single day.

The first six months I did all the lessons myself and what a pleasure it was to be dealing with all the kids again from beginner level to advance. I have learnt a-lot myself about coaching again and staying innovative every single week.

August, Menno joined us as a coach and what a pleasure having him, with his small stature but a big heart for the kids, around to help. Here I want to thank all the parents and kids again for welcoming him so quickly into our SGE family. We are definitely growing as a team and as an academy.

We have had our planning sessions for 2020 and we will be introducing:

  • Target36 Golf
  • Clinics for all kids in town who cannot attend permanent lessons
  • Monthly competitions
  • Opportunities for parents to play with their kids
  • Better evaluations 
  • Lots of fun
We feel very fortunate and honoured to be involved in numerous areas of golf, like Polokwane Golf Club, South African Golf Development Board, Limpopo Golf Union, GolfRSA and South African Golf Association. We as a team want to make sure that we are always involved with growing the game of golf, whether it is at home or countrywide.

I have travelled extensively this year to help grow the game, support of our own juniors in National events and run national and local events with my biggest satisfaction coming at Koro Creek, during the South African High Schools Championships, witnessing the first female player winning the event in history. There I have realised how much the game has grown and we are part of it.

We have this year introduced numerous kids to the golf course, through the development program we could join two kids at Polokwane Golf Club whom now will represent their province. We have 3 players in the Limpopo U/19 Team, We had 5 in the Limpopo High Schools Team and another 3 in the Limpopo Primary schools team. We had 7 kids taking part in the GolfRSA National events and a bunch playing in the Limpopo Junior and senior events.

I am proud of every single one who has grown as a golfer this year, be it etiquette, ability, friendships or just plain the love of the game. Myself with Polokwane Golf Club are putting our heads together to make sure kids feel welcome at Polokwane Golf Club and kids can learn this wonderful game in a safe protected environment.

So from me, I want to thank you for 2019 and hope to see you in 2020.

You will find a link at the bottom with the REGISTRATION FORM for 2020. REMEMBER CURRENT MEMBERS WHO REGISTER BEFORE END OF NOVEMBER WILL PAY NO REGISTRATION FEE.
Register for 2020

Polokwane Pro Shop

New Cleveland launcher products in store.
Turbo Drivers
Halo hybrids

Launcher HB irons and Cleveland UHX irons



Contact the Pro Shop at Polokwane Golf Club for more info
015 291 5432

To all the members celebrating their birthdays over the festive season.
Remember
You get a free round of golf during the month of your birthday.

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