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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

It’s been festive few days at the Club…
With The Nite Race, Boss of the Bar and St Patrick’s Day, we’ve had a very festive atmosphere at the club over the last week.

Xolani was making Pizza’s til the cows came home at the Nite Race, while Merle and Michelle from Halp Media gave Boss of the Bar a Caribbean Twist and a whole bunch of leprechauns showed up for St Patrick’s Day!

Then yesterday Allen Daniels and Victor Ho had a Curry Cook-off on the deck. Frantic preparation led to wonderful aromas and when their 2pm plating time arrived they produced two great curries to the judges. Victor emerged as the winner by a very narrow margin.

A decision was taken some time ago by the board that the golfers who participate in league for the club would receive a shirt (which they paid for upfront, but which will be credited to them if they played in more than 75% of their league games). In addition, the club pay the greenfees for their matches and also credit each player with R100 per game they play. The club does not pay for drinks or snacks after the game.

Teams are more than welcome to pool the R100’s that they receive to be used for this purpose. While other clubs may buy a rounds of drinks and snacks after the round, they do not give their players the R100 credit.

League participation costs the club in excess of R 80,000.00 per year and the management of the club feel that players should be playing league for the competition and camaraderie and to represent the club, not because they want to be paid to do so.

Let us help you play better golf
This week Elsabe looks at some putting basics on the 5th green.
(click on image to watch)

Elsabe Hefer is a Member of the PGA; a former Gauteng North PGA Teacher of the Year and PGA Top 20 Teacher. She is the Head Teaching Professional at Zwartkop Country Club. Get in touch with her!

Congratulations to Chris Delport on making the GN Senior for the IPT to be played at St Francis in April.


If you have a hole-in-one at Zwartkop you will receive a beautiful new Hole-in-One Certificate from the Club. Of course, if you achieve your hole-in-one on the 7th in a competition, playing with at least two other players, then you will receive a holiday courtesy of Dream Vacation Holidays valued at R 25,000.00 and valid for a wide range of wonderful resorts all over South Africa. Check out their website to see all the resorts on offer. (Holidays are subject to availability and out of school holidays only.)

In addition, if you have taken a two-club, the golf shop will give you a R1000 voucher to the shop and will also pay R1000 towards your drinks bill.

Nite Race…
Congratulations to the winners of the final event in the Series: -
5KM - MEN - 1 - Christiaan Greyling -19:46 & LADIES – 1 - Annika Joubert -20:56
10KM - MEN - 1st - Elliott Serumula -38:33; 2nd - Paul Bester - 44:55 & 3rd - Raymond Palandwa – 46:28 & LADIES - 1 - Michelle le Roux – 44:35; 2 - Anri Potgieter – 48:17 & 3 - Madelein Niemann – 49:40

Look out for details on the new 2018 / 2019 Series which will get underway later in the year.

Chris Delport’s Captains Corner…

This weekend the men’s Handicap League team played their last fixture against Copperleaf at ZCC. They started the season off slow, losing the first game, but has since been unbeaten. They lead the log going into the last fixture and a win would secure victory. However, they managed to draw 2-2 and the winners would thus be decided on whether Silverlakes managed to beat Blue Valley yesterday (unfortunately at the time of writing this result was still unknown). Well-done anyway to all the players that represented the club, ably lead by Neil Goosen, you were true ambassadors for ZCC, playing hard but in the true spirit of the game.

The Senior Scratch league similarly had their last round robin fixtures on Saturday and the team only lost one match, ending in a credible 3rd place. The play-offs will now be held betweern the top 4 teams, being Wingate, Centurion, ZCC and Akasia on 14 April at Silverlakes. The team for this will be William Skinner; Chris Delport; Neil Goosen & Floris de Klerk.

The Scratch League starts in April, and the Club Champs will be used as trials to select this team. I therefore urge players that wish to be considered, to enter the Club Champs but also to contact me on 0795109062 urgently.

I friendly reminder that the club champs that will be held on:
A Division (up to 9 handicap): Saturday 7 April and Sunday 8 April
B Division (1-17 handicap): Saturday 7 April and Saturday 14 April
C Division (19 and up): Saturday 7 April and Saturday 14 April

This event is the club’s flagship event and players are urged to participate and help make this the success it deserves. Apart from the Club Champs, the Matchplay Champs will be expanded this year to include not only the top 16 players in the A Division, but for the first time this will include the top 16 players for both the B and C Divisions.

On a less happy note, I have received a number of “concerns” regarding the state of the bunkers and the greens at ZCC. The concern is that players do not properly rake the bunkers, or in some cases do not rake it at all. I therefore appeal to all players, and specifically members, to ensure that everyone in their group attend to this, and also repair pitch marks. If anyone sees someone not doing this, please approach them with courtesy and remind them to leave the course in the condition they wish it to be. We all want to ensure that both members and visitors at ZCC have a memorable experience.

Fun GNGU Events for you to participate in: -
29th Mar – GN Juniors at Pretoria CC (36-Holes)
3rd April – 36-Hole Junior at Silver lakes
5th April – Senior Women at Irene
6th April – 36-Hole Junior at Services
9th April – 36-Hole Junior at Bronkhorstspruit
15th April – GN Closed at Akasia

Zwartkop Hair Salon
Don't forget that The Salon is now open until 8pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays!
Check out our Easter Weekend Specials!

The hours are Mon, Wed & Fri from 07h00 to 18h00 (last appointments at 17h30); Tues & Thurs from 07h00 to 20h00; Sat from 07h30 to 14h00 & Public Holidays from 09h00 to 13h00. Call (012) 654-1144 or 076-659-1081 for hair appointments & (012)654-1144 / 082-695-0427 for beauty salon bookings.

New Members
We’d like to welcome these New Members to the Club – G Kruger; PJ Gouws; P Crause; G Williams & M Ludick

We wish you many happy years at Zwartkop. Please contact Ian Hayes or Joseph Phiri in the Golf Shop (012) 654-1144 /, should you need any assistance at all in getting acquainted at the Club.

Tues, 20th – Tonight is HALF PRICE PIZZA TUESDAY NIGHT! Bring the whole family down for a treat. The kids can make their own pizza’s too. T’s & C’s apply, including no take-away’s. 

Wed, 21st
Human Rights Day – Open Day

Thurs, 22nd – Meat Day & R1000 Draw
Fri, 23rd – Open Day
Mon, 26th – Monday Madness
Tues, 27th – T-Bone Tuesday & ½ Price Pizza Night

Zwartkop Junior Masters –
5th & 6th April
A fun event for kids during the Easter School Holidays
Give Elsabe a call to enter on 082-922-8408


Club Champs…
7th & 8th April - A Division (up to 9 handicap)
7th & 14th April B (10-17 handicap) & C Divisions (18 handicap and over), Ladies & Seniors

Entries are open so get your bookings in! You need to pay at the same time that you enter, so you can either pop into the shop or you can Click Here to download the Information & Entry form and then mail us ( both the entry form and your proof of payment. The Club Champs Rules are also attached for your information.

The top 16 gross scores in each Division will play in the Matchplay Championships on the 12th & 13th May.

Lions Golf Day – 9th April
Support the Lions Club Centurion Lifestyle’s Annual golf day. Our resident Lion’s Club do so much good work for needy organisations within our community. R1800 / 4-ball includes greenfees, halfway house, dinner & prizegiving. Contact Ryno on 072-682-2408 /


Handicap League
This weekend the Handicap League took on Copperleaf here at Zwartkop. Unfortunately the match ended in a draw – 2-all. Devon Du Toit managed a fantastic 69 but was outplayed by one of the Copperleaf “thieves” who shot 67 off a 2! Well done guys.

Unfortunately Saturday morning was rained out, but those of you who came down for the afternoon field managed to complete 18 holes and then enjoyed a great evening here at the club with great music and an even better drinks promotions.

Custom Fitting - more happy golfers!
In last week's mail I told you that after I custom fitted Danie Jacobs he managed to hole out at the 7th. I then custom fitted Ian Hesse and Brad Welsh who both not only significantly increased their distance with the driver, but also their accuracy. Would you like to better your handicap? Well then please click here and lets get you custom fitted. If you are a member of Zwartkop this is a free service which I provide.

Grand Slam Final
It’s taken a while to get organized, but the 2017 Grand Slam Final will finally be played on Sat, 31st March!

The 2018 events kick off with the Masters Grand Slam in April, but because of Club Champs we will have to do it the week after the Masters, so on Saturday, 14th April. Diarise it!

Sunday Scramble
Just a reminder that the Sunday Scramble will kick off on Sun, 8th April…
The entry fee will be the normal greenfee plus competition fee and the handicap of the team will be the four handicaps added together and then divided by 5. Fractions will count! Call the golf shop to book your team on (012) 654-2111. Beat Adam and Dale’s teams net score & you will get 2 free pizza’s after golf!

Have a look at all the upcoming comps and update your own calendar!
View events schedule.

Who has been winning the competitions at the club? Take a look!
View results.

Do you want to book your next round?

For members, please click the members icon below for bookings online. Visitors are welcome to click on the visitors icon below.

There are many variables that impact on the backspin created at impact.
Understanding some simple physicshelps us to get to the right combination of
launch angle, ball speed, and spin rate to add 20+ metres to your tee shot.

What if I told you that in many cases, fat or thin contact, or a swing-path-club-face-relationship
creating a fade or slice, can be traced to poor posture with incorrect bend and tilt at address?


Kellie Stenzel, in a instruction video, aimed at golfers with an inclination to hit fat iron shots,
goes straight to your posture and upper body bend at setup, as a major cause of this problem.
Watch the video now with a good tip for an in-round checkup you can continually make.

Stenzel has a good tip in her video, but the question is, if you were asked to pull a Driver, and then a hybrid,
and then a #7 iron out of your bag and set up correctly each time; would you have the knowledge of the
key check points to a good setup?
Not sure?




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