13 May 2021 | ISSUE 39

On the Course | Off the Course
Members and Guests
The Club

Dear Member,

A big weekend ahead with full fields for the 2021 Club Championships. We are looking forward to hosting our members and creating a world-class event!

Happy golfing

We always encourage communication between our members and the Club. If you have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to either contact our CEO, Francois Swart at ceo@randpark.co.za or our Club Captain, Derek McGowan at captainslog@randpark.co.za.
We are proud to announce that Randpark Club won the MEA Markets’ African Excellence Award:
Golf Club of the Year 2021 – Gauteng
Membership Cards

We would like to ask all members to please check that they receive the correct membership card after making a payment. On a few occasions it’s happened that members were given somebody else’s card by mistake.
Unity Fund Raffle Draw

The raffle draw that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, 16 May for the Ciro Solo Cappuccino Deluxe Coffee Machine has unfortunately been cancelled due to insufficient tickets sold. Members who have purchased tickets will be refunded via their club cards. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Happy Hour

 As we are heading into winter, please note that Happy Hour will run from 17:30 to 18:30 on Fridays.

Chip Card History

At the beginning of 1990, Randpark Club was one of the first golf clubs in the world to use a chip card associated with Trust Bank.
Emmanuel Coris has a website dedicated to the chip card's history here and he would like to add the Randpark Club card to the collection. If anybody still has their card, please contact Emmanuel at emmanuel.coris@googlemail.com.
It’s the weekend most of our members have been waiting for – Club Championships 2021. We are very excited and so should all members be playing this year. It is without a doubt the biggest Club Champs yet with a full field of 448 players.

Click below links to view the DRAW for Day 1 – Saturday, 15th May:
Pink: Ladies | Light Blue: C-Division | Orange: B-Division | Green: A-Division

Please note that both courses will be closed on Friday afternoon for 9 holes due to the preparation for the Club Championships.

The driving range will be closed to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 06h00 - 13h00.

Just a few important notes with regards to the Tournament:

Arriving at the Club:
All players to be screened before proceeding to the registration area.
Registration will be downstairs in Baobab – all players must register before they proceed to their respective tee boxes.
All Club Championship rules, pin sheets, and scorecards will be handed out at the registration desk by our friendly staff members.
Any additional information will be available at the registration desk.

After registration:
All players making use of carts must please proceed to the Golf Shop for payment before collecting their carts.
Ensure you have everything before starting your round, golf balls, gloves, sunblock, etc.
Please proceed to your respective tee box 10 minutes prior to your tee-off time.
Check your Course and Playing Handicap with your playing partners – 95% Handicap Allowance will apply to all players in the field.

On the course:
Players to play 'ready golf' at all times.
On certain holes, for example, 12th and 14th on Firethorn, if you do hit your tee shot and it might be out of bounds, ensure you hit a provisional ball before looking for your first tee shot. This will save a lot of time.
Limit your time to search for balls to three minutes as per the Rules of Golf.
When in doubt about a rule, play two balls and get the correct ruling after your round.
Plan your next shot in advance; read your putt while the other players are busy putting out.
Go straight to your ball and play when ready. If a player in your group is looking for a ball, only assist after you have played your shot.
Halfway House will be strictly GRAB and GO.
It is your responsibility to keep up with the group in front of you and marshals will have strict instructions to ensure all players keep up with the pace of play. As per Rule 5.6a:
“5.6a Unreasonable Delay of Play: You must not unreasonably delay play, either when playing a hole or between two holes.
  Penalty for Breach of Rule 5.6a:
o Penalty for first breach: one penalty stroke.
o Penalty for second breach: general Penalty – two strokes.
o Penalty for third breach: disqualification.

If you unreasonably delay play between two holes, the penalty applies to the next hole.”

After your round:
Please submit your scorecard immediately after completing your round.
The scoring office will be in the Members’ Bar next to the Captain’s bell.
All scorecards must be checked and signed – submitting a wrong score may lead to disqualification.
Any doubt about a ruling may be discussed at the scoring office, and the correct score must be recorded before submitting your scorecard.

General course care:
Repair your divots with the sandbag provided.
All pitch marks must be repaired.
Please rake the bunkers properly.

General local rules everyone should know:
Handicaps as of Wednesday, the 12th of May will be used for the Club Championships. The full list of handicaps will be available in the Golf Office.
Only local caddies will be allowed to caddie, no outside caddies.
No preferred lies will be allowed during the Championships – in the event that this rule changes, it will be communicated on the Competition notice board and at the registration desk.
All players (except juniors) will be allowed to make use of a golf cart for day 1. Players who are seeded in the A-Division (top 15) are the only players who will not be able to make use of a golf cart on day 2.
Prize-giving will start immediately after all the scorecards have been submitted and the final results are approved.
Handicap Index as of Wednesday, the 12th of May will be used for the Championships.

The draw will be as follow for the weekend:
• Saturday Morning Field
  o Firethorn AM Field: Ladies Division and Men C-Division
o Bushwillow AM Field: Men A- & B-Divisions – we have included a few C-Division players in the morning field.
• Saturday Afternoon Field
  o Firethorn PM Field: Men C-Division
o Bushwillow PM Field: Men B-Division

The Sunday Draw will be a seeded draw and the Divisions will go off as follow:
• Sunday Morning Field
  o Firethorn AM Field: Men B-Division
o Bushwillow AM Field: Men C-Division
• Sunday Afternoon Field
  o Firethorn PM Field: Men A- & B-Divisions
o Bushwillow PM Field: Ladies Division and Men C-Division   

Ladies – in the progress of finalising due to the size of the field

o A-Division: +6.0 – 8.0 Medal 
o B-Division: 8.1 – 13.0 Medal
o C-Division: 13.1 – 17.9 Medal
o D-Division: 18+ Stableford
Players will be participating in three (3) respective Divisions, these Divisions are:
  o A-Division (Index <= 3.9): Individual Medal played from the Championship tees (YELLOW tee markers).
o B-Division (Index 4.0 – 9.0): Individual Medal played from the Club tees (WHITE tee markers).
o C-Division (Index 9.1+): Individual Stableford played from the Club tees (WHITE/GOLD/BLUE tee markers.

Pace of Play
Play 'ready golf' at all times.
Be on your respective tee box 10 minutes prior to your tee-off time.
Keep up with the 4-ball ahead of you at all times.
Halfway House will be strictly Grab & Go – no sit down.
Don’t waste unnecessary time on the greens, read your putt while other players are busy playing.
Be cart clever when making use of a golf cart.

Please click highlighted links to view Men‘s Local Championship Rules and Ladies Local Championship Rules for the 2021 Randpark Club Championships.

Experience the Dynamic Swedish SUV
CMH Volvo Cars Westrand is offering the first 15 players a chance to drive a Volvo XC40, XC60 or a XC90 from the comfort of your home to Randpark Club on Sunday, the 16th of May. You will need to arrange your own return home after golf.

To book your experience contact Blair on 011 222 0000 or email leadmaster97@cmh.co.za.
Experience the Innovative P-Series and Haval Jolion
With the launch of the P-Series and Haval Jolion, CMH Haval Little Falls is giving players a chance to experience this fast-growing brand.

Speak to one of their sales executives on Sunday, the 16th May for more information on these vehicles.

Contact CMH Haval Little Falls on 011 222 0000 to book a test drive for either the GWM P-Series or the all-new Haval Jolion.

Alternatively, you can email leadmaster94@cmh.co.za.
Well Done!

Congratulations to Cara Ford and Kim Turgut on their selection to represent Gauteng B at the 2021 72-Hole Teams Championship that will take place from the 23rd of May at Kingswood Golf Estate in George.
Congratulations to Alice Taylor on winning the B-Division Gauteng Mid-Amateur on a great score of 173, and runner-up in the Gauteng Senior Champs Silver Division. She also won the 36-holes Nett in the B-Division in the Gauteng Open Champs.

Congratulations to Zidaan Jeena who is part of the Junior Bushwillow Team and finished 5th at the SA Kids Killarney Junior Open last Sunday with a round of 84.
Good Luck!

All the very best to Zethu Myeki who is taking part in the Investec South African Women’s Open this weekend at Westlake Golf Club.
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Have a great weekend
Stay Safe, Healthy & Happy!
The Randpark Team


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