What a stunning couple of weeks in Cape Town. Did any of you watch the Ndovlu Youth Choir’s final performance in America’s Got Talent last night? So special! We’re holding thumbs that they win!
Lately, we have been so grateful to live in South Africa and be part of its wonderful people. The Deep South, in particular, has been awe-inspiring, with loads of whale action in Fish Hoek Bay, and a night of dazzling bioluminescence (see below) a week ago. Watching the waves crash, lighting up a neon blue, made us feel as if we were in part of a magical fairytale! The bioluminescence stretched across the entire shoreline, and beyond the point to Glen Cairn. Here is a link if you want to read more about it, or see more images. These moments are perfect reminders of how lucky we are to be here.
We have some more changes to golfing as we know it coming up, so please read the below to ensure that you stay up to date.
News from Handicaps Network Africa
The current method of determining your maximum score for the hole is a maximum of 2 over par, unless you have two Course Handicap strokes on a hole, in which case you must enter a 3 over par.
From 1st October 2019, the maximum score on any hole for your Handicap Score will be a Net Two Over Par (or Net Double Bogey), which is equal to Zero Stableford points. (Note: a net score on a hole is your Gross Score less any Course Handicap Strokes you have on that hole, while a Bogey is a 1-over-par score.)
Example: If a golfer has a Course Handicap of 18, they get 1 handicap stroke per hole, so they must enter a maximum score of 3 over par on any hole where they blow out. If a golfer has a handicap of 9, then on stroke holes 1 to 9 they must enter a maximum score of 3 over par on those holes and, on stroke holes 10 to 18, a maximum of 2 over par.
If you are in any doubt about maximum scores, please ask your club to assist you. Alternatively, you can enter your actual gross score on each hole on your HNA Phone App, the club terminal or at www.handicaps.co.za. The system will automatically adjust your score to your maximum allowed on a hole according to your Course Handicap when you press “Enter Score”.
The effect of this change to the maximum score allowed on a hole will result in Handicap Indexes, on average, going up. However, the simultaneous change of the Handicap Calculation to the average of the best 8 of the last 20 scores on the 1st of October (as covered in this previous newsletter), should ensure that the overall effect on your handicap over time will be minimal.
Change to hole stroking at Clovelly
Join us to watch the Rugby World Cup!
We are excited about the start of the Rugby World Cup this Friday! The Telegraph predicts that South Africa could bring home the trophy, calling our squad “fearsome”, and SuperSport agrees.
We are certainly rooting for our Springboks and can’t wait for their first game against New Zealand this Saturday. What a game! We hope that you will join us.
Pictured at Clovelly
September’s medal winners, Helen Bowes(middle) for silver, and Lynne Gordon and Deanna Lynn, coming first and second on a count-out, for bronze.
Little Evan Marais scored a personal best of 41 on the back nine at Clovelly. Well done, dude! We are also so proud of Isabella van Rooyen who finished 4th in the Boland Open, on a final score of 1 under par.
Our first-phase students, in their orange caps, had their first game on the ‘big course’ with Coach Dave from MichellGolf.
We’re stoked that Ford King (083 226 2946) of Seeff Properties renew Seeff’s sponsorship of our Monthly Medal Competition. Seeff has been a long-term sponsor and we are so appreciative of their partnership. The results can be seen in the results section below.
Specials in the Pro Shop
We wish all of you a great week! Welcome to our new members, Gudren Boas, Terry Domnakis, Harry and Kathy Hooper, Caspar and Monique Jansen, Mark Mullin, Hans, Maria and Clara Otterling, Wayne Smith, Gavin Soll, Jeremy Swartz, Maurice Thal, Gunter Von Ketelhodt, Kiash Naidoo, Denise Davies, Clive Davis and Chadwin Springhall. We hope that you feel welcome at Clovelly and that you enjoy everything we have to offer! We’re so happy that you have joined us!
Friday Night Draw
Unfortunately, John was not present!
The name drawn for the LM&A Draw on Friday, 13th September was Peter Thompson.
Unfortunately, Peter was not present!