Email us | | Tel: 0872853555/0872853556
Friday, September 25, 2020

PGA Tour – Arnold Palmer Invitational
Rory McIlroy picked up his first victory since September 2016 as he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The 28-year-old Northern Irishman carded an eight-under-par 64 to finish on 18 under, three ahead of Bryson DeChambeau at Bay Hill. England's Justin Rose finished in third place on 14 under after he closed out with 67, while Tiger Woods was tied for fifth on 10 under. Woods, an eight-time winner of the event, closed out the day with a round of 69 to end eight shots back.

  Sunshine Tour – Serengeti Tour Championship
Darren Fichardt won the Serengeti Tour Championship. He carded a three-under-par 69 to pull away for a win after a roller-coaster final round during which he had to fight off the attentions of two other players for the lead. In the end, he finished the tournament at 17-under-par 271, one shot ahead of Oliver Bekker, with Dean Burmester and Justin Harding a further stroke back.

Well done to Alan Klement and Dean Roach for competing in the Team event, narrowly missing out on a playoff after the final round on Friday. They finished 2nd, one shot behind the winners.

The team WTFCPGW, with Dean Buurmester and Jean Hugo, finished on -51 for 3 rounds.

Golf RSA Awards: Jayden Schaper
Well done to Jayden Schaper for his latest award as Junior Player of the Year for 2017/2018 GolfRSA and Sunshine Tour Awards held on Sunday, 18 March 2018 at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton.

“South Africa’s number one ranked junior, Jayden Schaper, collected the Junior Amateur of the Year award, having completed an unprecedented sweep of the SA Boys titles.

The 17-year-old claimed the ‘Grand Slam’ when he added the Nomads SA Boys Under-19 Stroke Play Championship to the Nomads SA Boys Under-13, SA Boys Under-15 and SA Boys Under-17 titles that he had previously won.

Schaper then sealed the double when he beat Christo Lamprecht for the Match Play title.

Schaper also qualified by virtue of his amateur golf world ranking for the International Team in last year’s inaugural Junior Presidents Cup.

Pace of play is becoming a common problem at all golf courses and with all golfers.

Everyone wants to go out and enjoy their round of golf, and we need to make a conscious effort to make sure we play our part in making the pace of play better for all. I’m not talking about playing a round in under 4 hours, but let’s try and make a round of golf between 4hrs 30mins and 4hrs 45mins.

I recently participated in a Pro-Am at Eye of Africa on Monday 19th March. It took us 5hrs 40mins to play our round of golf. A shotgun start at 11h00, therefore we finished at 16h40. The windy conditions didn’t help, but when you notice what the players do in front of you, you can pick up exactly how “Ready Golf’ will assist in the pace of play being quicker.

Let us be “Ready Golf”

Therefore, the following “Ready Golf” explanation from the R&A is worth a read:

“Ready golf” is a commonly used term which indicates that players should play when they are ready to do so, rather than adhering strictly to the “farthest from the hole plays first” stipulation in the Rules of Golf.

“Ready golf” is not appropriate in match play due to the strategy involved between opponents and the need to have a set method for determining which player plays first. However, in stroke play formats it is only the act of agreeing to play out of turn to give one of the players an advantage that is prohibited. On this basis, it is permissible for administrators to encourage “ready golf” in stroke play, and there is strong evidence to suggest that playing “ready golf” does improve the pace of play. For example, in a survey of Australian golf clubs conducted by Golf Australia, 94% of clubs that had promoted “ready golf” to their members enjoyed some degree of success in improving pace of play, with 25% stating that they had achieved 'satisfying success'.

  When “ready golf” is being encouraged, players have to act sensibly to ensure that playing out of turn does not endanger other players.

“Ready golf” should not be confused with being ready to play, which is covered in the Player Behaviour section of this Manual.

The term “ready golf” has been adopted by many as a catch-all phrase for a number of actions that separately and collectively can improve pace of play. There is no official definition of the term, but examples of “ready golf” in action are:

• Hitting a shot when safe to do so if a player farther away faces a challenging shot and is taking time to assess their options
• Shorter hitters playing first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait
• Hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being ready to play
• Hitting a shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball
• Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s line
• Hitting a shot if a person who has just played from a greenside bunker is still farthest from the hole but is delayed due to raking the bunker
• When a player’s ball has gone over the back of a green, any player closer to the hole but chipping from the front of the green should play while the other player is having to walk to their ball and assess their shot
• Marking scores upon immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player to tee off marks their card immediately after teeing off

Learn more here.

Some of you may have heard some new rules that will be implemented by the R&A in 2019. If you haven’t, click here.

The R&A and the USGA finalised golf’s new Rules this month after an extensive review that included a request for feedback from the global golf community on the proposed changes.

Keep up to date on the weather conditions, with the Weather Bug App.

The condition of the course is looking very good after we fertilized all tees and fairways.

The fairways and tees are all knitting very well as you can see the picture taken on the 4th fairway below.

So far for this month we have had 64mm of rain and it has really helped with the dry spots we had on fairways. It is also assisting with rising the level of water we have in the dam.

Greens are also looking good, the dollar spot disease we had on few greens has recovered tremendously. The areas we will focus on from now will be, the spraying of clover around the course.

We are also busy spraying weeds on cart paths.

Divots on fairways were fixed on Monday.

Dusting of greens will be done on Monday, this always helps us control thatch and keep the greens rolling at a good speed.

Golf course drive through inspections will be done with Dean Kupferman to identify areas that need attention in order to make the course playable for all golfers, and make sure attention to detail is maintained. This will be the main focus over the next 2 years in order for us to get Ebotse Links ranked higher than 38th by Compleat Golfer.

Dear Ebotse Members, we are looking for 3 members whom will be interested to partake in the 2018 Matkovich Challenge.

For more information contact Dean Kupferman on
082 497 9588.

Click to enlarge

Saturday 17th March 2018: Global Cables - IPS
Morning Field
1st Matthew Carter - 41 points
2nd Marius Van Zyl - 31 points
3rd Sally Kruger - 29 points

Afternoon Field
1st Craig Roberts - 38 points
2nd Dylan Slater - 35 points
3rd John Van Kan - 34 points
  Wednesday 21st March:
Human Rights Day – Better-ball Bonus Bogey
1st – Raymond Nel & Marco Devenier - +10
2nd – Gerald Carey & Wighton Roode - +9
3rd – Dave Rees & Sheldon Monk - +9 c/o
4th – Peps Pretorius & Matthew Carter - +7 c/o


The Ebotse Masters Par 3 Challenge 2018 will take place on the 4th April 2018.

Tee times: 15h00 – 16h30

Masters 2018 Par 3 Challenge will be televised in the Pot Bunker.

Ebotse Masters Meal - Prego rolls, salads and fries will be available to eat after golf for R75-00pp.

Get in touch with us!


Buy any two 2017 caps and get the third cap free.

Srixon ball promo on Z-star and Z- star XV - R199 for a two pack.

Srixon ball promo on the NEW AD333 golf ball - R150 for a two pack.

All Galvin Green Clothing 40% OFF

All Puma clothing 40% OFF

If you have any questions regarding these events, please don't hesitate to contact us. Click on images to enlarge.


Would you like to have your function at Ebotse Links?
Get hold of Sarah Kardolus at or on 0872853563, and find out about the Members Special Rate for venue hire.

  Pieter Kruger – 24th March
Errol Sammons – 24th March
Neil De Bruin – 26th March
Rian Van Wyk – 26th March
Marko Kriek – 27th March
Norman Smith – 27th March
Craig Roberts – 28th March
Ethan Roets – 29th March

Senior League VS Germiston
13th March 2018
Ebotse Links Drew 3/3

Handicap League VS Daveyton
Ebotse Links Won 4.5/1.5

  Mid-Am League VS Germiston
10th March 2018
Ebotse Links won 5/3

Ladies League
13th March 2018
Ebotse Links won 2/1

Want to know more regarding the EGU rewards card? Click the link here.
Collect your reward card today from the Pro Shop.

Fancy a round of golf at a different venue? Have a look at some of our inter-club partners.

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?



Follow us on social media:
This mail was sent to {{contact.contact_email}} by John Woudberg and is provided as a service for the members and guests of Ebotse Links and the customers of the Ebotse Links Pro Shop and has been supported and sponsored by advertisers in this mail and my partner suppliers.

Cleveland | Srixon

To ensure delivery, please add to your contacts.

RetailTribe: Unit 8, Blaauwklip 1 | Blaauwklip Office Park | R44 | Stellenbosch | South Africa | +27 (0)21 880 2693

Trouble viewing this newsletter? View it online | Download a printer friendly copy
Subscribe Here | Unsubscribe Here