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- John Hamilton

Captain's news



Dear Members,

On the 25th of June, we had our first information session with members. I am happy to report that the evening was very successful, with some good comments and suggestions from our members that both the committee and management will take under review. 

The minutes from the session will be distributed together with our quarterly financial summary prior to our next meeting.  Just a reminder to our members that these meetings are informal discussions about our club in general. They function as a platform for all to engage with management and the committee on matters they feel need to be brought to our attention.

This is our club, all of us, and we should all be involved to make it the Jewel of the North and the most desirable golfing attraction in the Western Cape!  This will ensure our club’s sustainability and help the club to financially be able to increase value to our membership.

It is once again time for the Wellington Boot - to be played Saturday the 29th of June. This is the 49th year this event will be played at Durbanville. Good luck to team DGC in bringing back the Boot!! The Boot has been part of a very longstanding relationship DGC has with Wellington, dating back to the years our club was founded, when we did not have a course and Wellington welcomed our members to join on theirs.  Welcome to all our friends from Wellington in advance!!

The irrigation upgrade phase 4 is nearing completion.  It should take an estimated 4-5 weeks to finish. The other ongoing projects, like the upgrading of the bunkers and new tees are also well on the way. A great example of which is the new bunker complex on the 9th. In my view, this is a brilliant add to the way the hole will play, as well as being aesthetically pleasing.

Our clubhouse upgrade project is also well under way. We currently have received four quotes, which are with the trustees for approval. After which, if approved, we will put up all the relavant information on the notice boards for an SGM to be held for our members approval.

Please remember to fill your divots and repair your pitch marks. This is always important, but especially now as the softer conditions causes the impact to be much more drastic. Chris and his team from STM work tirelessly to present the best course to us, but we all have the responsibility to leave the hole you are playing in the same condition for the fourball behind us! Caring for our course is our commitment to a better product.

That’s me for this edition. Please remember to feel free to engage with any of the committee members. I wish you good golfing. 

And remember:
 
They say golf is like life, but don't believe them. Golf is more complicated than that.

Yours in golf,
Regardt Van Rensburg
DGC’s Club Captain

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Ladies' society news

 

WP League Results | June 2019

Congratulations to:

The Silver League Team who had a fantastic win of 4.5 / 1.5 against Rondebosch at King David.
The Bronze 1 League Team for a great win of 2/1 against Westlake at Clovelly.
The Bronze 5 League Team had bye for June and rearing to climb the ladder in July.


KWV Mixed:
 

 
Another fabulous day was held at Durbanville GC, with visitors from Pearl Valley, Devonvale, Hermanus and Kuils River Golf Clubs. Thank you to all the Golfers out there who support and made this special event possible.

A Special thank you to KWV, to Leana for organising KWV to sponsor the fabulous prizes and to the DBV GC Team and Pro Shop for their assistance in organizing the day.

Congratulations to the winners for the month of June

Better Ball

1st: Brian and Cheryl Murphy
2nd: Martin & Annemie Du Toit
3rd: Dave & Marge Hierons
4th: Enid Fox & Shuan Viljoen
5th: Phillette De Jager & Luke Mostert
6th: Meg & Andre Neethling

Ladies nearest the Pin on the 12th: Cheryl Murphy
Men’s nearest the Pinon the 7th: Johan Liebenberg


Please diarise future dates for the KWV Mixed: 21/7; 18/9; 15/9; 13 or 20/10 [TBC]; 10/11; 8/12.


Upcoming events for July

2nd: American Scramble, with refreshments at Prizegiving  
9th: Medal and Putting
16th: League/ non-League
21st: KWV Mixed 4BBB
23rd: Birthday Girls' - choose your partner
30th: Single Stableford

Ladies please remember to book/cancel your games no later than 11h00 on the Monday prior to the relevant competition.


Congratulations!

A big round of applause to Judy Coyles for winning the Joan Parkes Memorial Trophy held on 25 June 2019. The competition was very tight, with the top four players all coming in with 35 points. Well done Judy Coyles [C/I], Mona Coetzee [C/O], Leigh Mitchell [C/O] and Cheryl Murphy [C/O].  You have done us proud!


Judy extended our thanks to Wally Parke, who provided the winner’s Trophy flower arrangement and three beautiful flower bouquets for the runner-ups.

Judy Coyles

A special congratulations are also in order for the following ladies:

Let’s raise our glass to Florence Harding, who is the first lady to be elected Vice Captain of the DBV CG.

Well done to Leonie Swart, who was appointed as Secretary for the Committee.

Congratulations to Jordan Rothman on her magnificent wins this month at the Nomads Junior Girls Championships, which took place at Strand Golf Club on 16-17 June 2019. She took home the Winner Nomads Trophy Best Gross 54- holes, Winner Best Nett 54 holes, Best Gross 1st & 2nd Round and Best Nett 2nd Round. Well done Jordan, we are so proud of you. Keep up the amazing golf.

        Florence Harding, Leonie Swart & Jordan Rothman

Save the date!
Durbanville Ladies Classic
26 September 2019

Heard the good news? Bookings have opened for our Ladies Classic, and it's filling up very quickly. So, don't miss out. Be sure to book your 4-Ball with Yvette Negrine before it's too late.

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Until next time!

Yours in Golf,
Cheryl Murphy
DGC’s Lady Society Captain

Seniors' society news


Seniors' League
 
In their final match before the winter break, the Winelands Seniors League team gained a creditable draw against a strong Devonvale team at the Stellenbosch Golf Club. Once again, Suat Palanduz and TJ Lee had a fine win of 4&3 that set the team off to a good start.

Just behind them, Bob Rees and Bert Vos managed a half, despite being dormy two down. Bob only failed with an eagle putt on the 17th-hole, but it was enough to reduce the gap to one hole. Bert then used his shot on the final hole to great effect with an outrageous putt from off the green, through the fringe to just inches from the hole.

Our third pairing, Gordon Simmons, who shot an excellent 78, and Allan Kearsey fell 2&1 to a pair of perennial Devonvale winners. Winston Heunis and Fanie Badenhorst, our new pairing, found themselves two down early on in the game and couldn't make up the deficit, losing 3&1. All hope then rested on another new pairing, Pieter van Wyk and Jan Horn, who after being five up at the turn, closed out their match very promptly to win 7&6. I think we can safely say that this was the best win of the year to date.

In other matches, Bellville beat Kuilsriver 4-1 to maintain their unbeaten start to the season and inflict Kuilsriver's first defeat in the process. Bellville will now have to take some stopping! Realistically, Durbanville's best hope is to win their remaining three matches and come second.

The next matches take place at Somerset West Golf Club in September.

Yours in golf,
Bob Rees
On Behalf of DGC’s Senior Society
 

Junior & Golf RSA news

 

Men

Bellville Open

Well done to all of our members who participated in the Bellville Open. We were very happy with the great great turnout from our members. It was amazing to see how far everyone has come along.


Results:
Ayden Senger finished T3 on a great score of 144.
Joshua Wiese and Louis Le Grange finished T5.
Sean Howell finished T9.
Travis Procter finished T15,
Joshua Smedema finished T24.
Heinrich Appel finished 30th
Warren Lake finished T31.
Paul McKenzie finished 34th.
Jacques Croome finished 45th
Lorenso Jonathan finished 47th.

A big round of applause to all the players and we wish you all the best of luck for your next tournament.

View the full results here.

Ayden Senger

Kuilsriver Open


Congrats to all of our DGC Members for their incredible results in the Kuilsriver Open for 2019. Our players took over the leaderboard, with 6 DGC Members finishing in the top 10.

Results:
Well done to Travis Proctor for finishing T3 on a great score of -2.
Ayden Senger and Chris Wicks finished just one shot behind him on -1, claiming place T5.
Joshua Wiese, Joshua Smedema and Sean Howell finished T9, also finishing in the top 10.
Louis Loubser Jnr and Louis Le Grange finished T19 on +5.
Heinrich Appel finished on +8 to place T32.
Paul McKenzie finished on +9 to place 35th.
Sean Cronje was +12 to finished T42.

Well done to all of you for a great tournament! We are so proud of your progress.

View the full results here.

Travis Proctor
 
Somerset West Junior Open

A big congratulations to Joshua Wiese, who won the Somerset West Junior Open yesterday with a phenomenal score of 67, 5 under par.

Ayden Senger
also performed well, finishing in 3rd place with a score of 69, 3 under. Travis Procter shot a solid 72 and Liam Marais a 76.

Well done gentlemen! We look forward to your next tournament!

J oshua Wiese

Erinvale Junior Open

Well done to all the Durbanville Junior Members! You are all representing the club extremely well and taking over the leaderboards.

Congratulations to Ayden Senger for winning a 3-hole playoff against another Durbanville member, Tyran Snyders, after they both shot a great score of 67 at Erinvale Golf Club.

Well Played to all our Durbanville Juniors for some truly incredible golf played this weekend.

Ayden Senger

WP Boys Championship

Congratulations to Tyran Snyders for winning the WP Boys Championship at Strand Golf Club. Tyron played incredible golf, finishing 10 under for 36-holes and shooting 64 in the final round. It was really amazing to watch!

Well done to Louis Loubser Jnr and Travis Procter for finishing in the top 5!

Keep up the great golf gentlemen.

View  the full results here.

Good luck with all the upcoming tournaments.

 Tyran Snyders

Westlake Open 2019

Well done to all our members who played in the Westlake Open on the 23rd of June 2019. It was great to have so many of our members participate.

Congratulations to Connor de Groote for finishing T11 on +5.
Warren Lake was +7 and finished T20.
Joshua Smedema finished T39.
Paul McKenzie and Nina Grey both finished T41.
Tara Griebenow finished T44.
Louis Le Grange finished T53
Astin Owen finished T67.

Well played in the tough conditions, and we look forward to seeing more amazing results in the future.

View the full results here.

Well played to all the players for a great month of results.

Women

WP Girls Junior Championship

We have another great set of results from our Durbanville ladies. Well done to Jordan Rothman for winning the WP Girls Junior Championship, at Strand Golf Club. We are so proud of your incredible golf performance, claiming the winning title by 9 shots.

Well played to all of you ladies who are playing such great golf! Keep up the hard work.

View the full results here.

Jordan Rothman

72-Hole Team Championship


Well done to all our players for making it through the tough week at the 72-Hole Championship, which took place at Maccauvlei Golf Club.

Ekurhuleni
won the Swiss Team Trophy, and the Western Province C Team finished 2nd in the Challenge Trophy.

Well done to Kaylah Williams for finishing 10th.
Jordan Rothman and Nina Grey finished tied 18th.
Kelly Erasmus finished 33rd.

View the full results here.

 
 
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Member news


Congratulations!

 
We would like to congratulate all the winners of both the Wednesday and Saturday Members Competitions. Great golf played was played by all and we look forward to so many more competitions like this in the future.

Click here for May’s competition results.




 
Member Competition Days

Durbanville Golf Club would like to make members and visitors aware that on Member Competition Days, Wednesday PM Field and Saturday AM & PM Field, everyone who enters into the competition field has to take part in the competition. It is compulsory.

Any other day members and visitors are welcome to play social golf at our club.

Langebaan Reciprocity Challenge

 Get excited for the Langebaan Reciprocity Challenge, taking place on the 10th of August at Langebaan Country Estate. We hope to see all of your names on the sign-up sheet.

Course Report


Click here for the June Course Report.
 
Get to know the Golf Rules 2019

With the changes to the Rules of Golf, the club has been required to update the Local Rules and the Conditions of Play. All members are urged to also familiarize themselves with the changes, so that they can be taken into consideration for future rounds. Click here for the Conditions of Play, and click here for the Local Rules.

We are well into 2019, so there are no more excuses for any of us to not know the new rules! Luckily, we have help from Helénè Marais who has so kindly supplied us with the information below!
 
Click here to see the 20 must-know rules of golf changes for 2019.
Click here to see Golf Rules Explained.
Click here to see the Oswald Academy Newsletter on Rules of Golf!

Please note: Penalty Area between 3rd Fairway and 9th hole


The Committee had a look into making the area to the right of the 3rd fairway a penalty area, as acknowledged in the new Rules of Golf.

Currently, there are many occasions where players, after hitting drives over or into the trees, cannot really determine whether their balls are in the sloot or possibly lost.

By now the whole area (see below) as a red penalty area, a player can be virtually certain that his/her ball is inside the area (even if the ball is not found) and can quickly proceed under the relief options offered by Rule 17.1d. Red stakes have been placed in position and a player will be able to see where the edges are and where a lateral penalty drop may be taken.


Remember, a player will have the following options once a ball has entered the penalty area:

If you find the ball within 3 minutes anywhere inside the area:
The ball may be played as it lies.
Loose impediments may be removed (as long as the ball is not moved)
The player may ground the club and even take practice swings (thus, the same situation as when the ball is on the fairway or rough).

However, you may not do the following if your ball is inside the penalty area:

No relief from normal course conditions (cannot drop for say a mole-hill);
Cannot take relief from an embedded Ball;
Player cannot deem the ball unplayable under R19 and take drop.

If you do not find your ball or your found ball cannot be played, you must proceed under penalty of 1 shot, by using any one of the relief options described in Rule 17.1d:
Go play a ball again from previous spot where a stroke was made (Stroke and Distance)
Go back on line as far as you want, by keeping the spot where the ball last crossed the penalty area and the flagstick in line
Measure out the 2 club lengths relief area from the spot where the ball last crossed the edge of the penalty area (lateral relief). There is, however,  no opposite side relief anymore. You can only take lateral relief from the spot, and thus side, where ball last crossed the edge into the penalty area.
The terrain around the penalty area is such that, if you seek your ball and cannot find it outside the penalty area, it will be virtually certain that your ball is inside the penalty area. You can thus proceed quickly with your selected relief procedure.

The full wording of Rule 17 governing a penalty area, is the following:

Rule 17.1d:

Relief for a ball that is Known or virtually certain to be in a penalty area.

Stroke-and-Distance Relief:
The player may play the original ball or another ball from where the previous stroke was made (see Rule 14.6).
 
Back-On-the-Line Relief.
The player may drop the original ball or another ball (see Rule 14.3) in a relief area that is based on a reference line going straight back from the hole through the estimated point where the original ball last crossed the edge of the penalty area:
 
Reference Point
:
A point on the course chosen by the player that is on the reference line and is farther from the hole than the estimated point (with no limit on how far back on the line);
 In choosing this reference point, the player should indicate the point by using an object (such as a tee).
 If the player drops the ball without having chosen this point, the reference point is treated as being the point on the line that is the same distance from the hole as where the dropped ball first touched the ground.
 
Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point:
One club-length, but with these limits: 
 
Limits on Location of Relief Area: 
Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point;
May be in any area of the course except the same penalty area, but If more than one area of the course is located within one club-length of the reference point;
The ball must come to rest in the relief area in the same area of the course that the ball first touched when dropped in the relief area.
 
Lateral Relief (Only for Red Penalty Area):
When the ball last crossed the edge of a red penalty area, the player may drop the original ball or another ball in this lateral relief area (see Rule 14.3).
 
Reference Point:

The estimated point where the original ball last crossed the edge of the red penalty area.
 
Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point:
Two club-lengths, but with these limits:
 
Limits on Location of Relief Area:  
Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point,
May be in any area of the course except the same penalty area, but If more than one area of the course is located within two club-lengths of the reference point
The ball must come to rest in the relief area in the same area of the course that the ball first touched when dropped in the relief area.

Handicaps news


 
 
May 2019

Latest Handicap News

No one really likes change, right? While we are pleased that the major changes to the Handicap System are behind us, there are still a few less disruptive ones to come.

This month we will provide you with a broad overview of the current Golf RSA Handicap Rules, highlighting the changes to be introduced in October 2019, followed by the final changes to be introduced in January 2020 to comply with the World Handicap System launch.

Please don’t worry if you don’t understand it all. We will be going into more detail with both the clubs and golfers over the next few months. So,  there will be plenty of communication before any of the changes are introduced.


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Birthday celebrations this month

 
 
We wish a very Happy Birthday to all our members who celebrated their birthday this month:

Brendan Els, Jabulani Mzimela, Dirk Nieuwoudt, James Cox, Jan Ellis, Peter Muirhead, Arno Olivier, Anthony Roberts, Leigh Van Den Heuvel, Albie Van Niekerk, Rosa-Linda Wessels, Kate Bester, Janneke Cillie, Eliza Faul, Jan Horn, Susara Cawood, Carlos Losper, Noah Musikanth, Rudie Van Lill, Pieter Van Zyl, Kenneth Bougard, Dreyer Giliomee, Minette Louw, Louis Meiring, Nathan Prins, David Van Rensburg, Lydia Beverley, Florence Groener, Chanel Jansen Van Vuuren, Eberhard Kruger, Vivienne Maritz, Jadon Reyneke, Olivia Carolisen, Robert Gardner, Martin Henning, William Johnstone, Caroline Oldham, Juliete Savini, Abraham Theron, Chrisna Le Roux, Duncan Murphy, Johan Van Deventer, Brandin Walter, Jan Weber, Tarryn Wettergreen, Brian Abdoll, Malcolm Hodgson, Jacques Louw, Koos Jansen Van Rensburg, Brian Murphy, Darren Nagel, Stephan Van Der Walt, Marie Van Zyl, Ralph Henry Botha, Tom Hollenberg, Louis Kruger, Carol Boltman, Maresa Moore, Erietha Nel, Gareth Cornish, Margaret De Wet, Crystal Farmer, Lindsay Smith, Chris Wicks, Antonio De Abreu, Jan Penfold, Saheed Badmus, Michael Da Silva, Monique Schutte, Wilhelm Van Der Merwe, De Wet Viljoen, Adrian Lange, Ruan Meiring, Maureen Nel, Emma Price, A.E Smith, JP Strydom, Dian Jansen Van Vuuren, Annamarie Viljoen, Wayne Klaver, Christian Steenkamp, Eric Brand, Diana Henkel, Lorenso Jonathan, Durand Sinclair Le Sueur, Carla Van Stryp, Juan Engelbrecht, Christo Loots, Tertius Uebel, Mike Bradford, Anton Der Kinderen, Milandi Joubert, Timothy Nicol, Annelies Slabbert, Tyran Snyders, Yvonne Carr, Clive Gallienne, Eleanor Lategan, Johan Muller, Charl Van Rhyn, Heike Herbst, Sharalee Jones, Theunis Kruger, Jimmy Mills, Giscard Pieters, Maurice Stockdale, Howard Boy, Paul Edgar, Graham Fraser, Anton Kapp, Willem Mostert, Laure Myburgh, Jacobus Barnard, Frederick Calitz, Archibald Groener, Elise Hoefling, Val Killian, Derrick Msibi, Michael Smith, Neville Chamberlain, Tony Correia, Andre De Koker, Lynne Haefele, Erich Maritz, Janice Mills, Brent Nieuwoudt, Johan Harder, Herman Lloyd, Wynand Moller, Guillaume Nell, Nico Oosthuizen, Gert Stone, Jaco Van Tubbergh, Paul Heart-Davies, Hayley Lombard, Shree Om, Deon Poolman, Pietman Wessels.

We hope you had a wonderful day!

A warm welcome to our new members

 
 
Jaime Pombo, Christo Wessels, Stuart Buckle, Mark Pelser, Jerrard Cloete, Jacobus Jooste, Michelle Salati, Gerald Williams, Estian Pienaar.
 
We look forward to seeing you on the course!

Global golf news

 

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Yours in Golf,
The DGC Team

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