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Thursday, 18 October 2018



South Cape Mixed Tournament
On Sunday we hosted the Southern Cape Mixed Open at Oubaai. With a stronger the normal breeze, some 36 pairs of golfers competed in three divisions. Congratulations to Oubaai members, Rejeanne and Willie Smit who won the B-Div Gross and to Oubaai member, Ian Norgarb and partner Esme Orr who won the tournament!

The day ran very smoothly, and we received great compliments on the course and the F&B at the clubhouse from players, as well as the South Cape Golf Union. To my team, thank you for all your hard work and for making it another successful tournament!

Greenkeeper’s down
Our greenkeeper, Rohan Stephenson, is recovering at home after an emergency appendectomy late last week. We wish him a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him on our fairways soon.


Oubaai Clubhouse
We are very happy to report that all the staff at the clubhouse are now permanent staff. We decided earlier in the year that it is in the best interest of good efficient service to move away from using agency staff and to employ staff directly.

Pro Shop
I am happy to announce that we have arranged for a fitting day with TaylorMade, for the new M3 and M4 driver. The date is set for the 22nd February on the Oubaai range. Ladies and Gents are welcome. The time sheet to book your fitting is in the Pro Shop so please book early to avoid disappointment. Orders placed on the day will receive a 10% discount!


Member/Member

Entries have opened for the Oubaai Member-Member tournament on 17 and 18 March. The format of the event is Betterball on Saturday and Combined on Sunday. Entry fees of R500 per member includes a Potjie dinner (Lamb, Oxtail, Chicken with all the sides and a delicious dessert) on Saturday evening. Entry fees exclude applicable green fees for country members, carts and halfway house.

Please email Karen on karen@oubaaigolf.co.za with your entries (click on image below to enlarge)


Until next week,
Rob



7 February 2018 to be published next week.



Good Day Members,

Filling of the wetlands on the 8th, much like the process we went through in filling the 11th, must be reassessed for any other drains that may exist in the base of the water body. The crew has been out attending to what is believed to be the reason the water drained away. Water is not lost - it enters the reticulation system and finds its way back into the irrigation dams. Drainage plans of the area at 8 have been double checked, and once renewed plans are devised, water shall be put back into the dam.

The 14th wetlands are having a couple more bulrushes removed, and thereafter this can be topped up. This is a yearly project that needs to be done to open the wetlands visually again. It takes man power and time to cut down, clean up and clear the area making progress slower than anticipated.

A very busy week on the course this week with the Di-Data challenge means the hollow-tining of the tees has been delayed until next week. It should take around 4 days to complete with little disruption to play.

There will be a dusting of sand applied to the greens on Sunday afternoon. It will be broomed in and mowing will commence first thing Monday morning. The greens will be slower again for a few days. Adding sand by means of dusting creates a smoother truer putting surface and helps with greens firmness and greens speed.

Good luck to all the members participating in the Anniversary cup! We hope you have a fantastic day out on the course, weather looks near perfect for golf!

Please read this article regarding factors that influence green speed. An interesting read, and some educational info for our membership.

As always, please be mindful of pitch marks and repairing your own as well as any other you may come across.

Keep it on the short stuff!
Rohan



  14 Feb Anniversary Cup
17 Feb DiData Pro AM
17/18 Mar Member-Member
23 Mar Oubaai Ladies at Home
6/7 Apr Oubaai Club Championships
25 Apr Sanlam Cansa Day


Ladies at Home 2018
Oubaai members wishing to play only pay R250 to cover the catering and tent costs.


Contact Karen on 044 851 1258 to book

Last week we highlighted how, in the Launcher CBX Irons, Cleveland have brought together
metalwood innovation (distance & forgiveness) and Wedge leadership (control & precision).

 


If you try the Launcher CBX Irons you’ll notice the distance and forgiveness in especially the mid and longer Irons.

 
   
Face Cup Technology means that the face can
flex right to the edges. That will preserve ball
speed and launch when you strike the ball low
on the face, or towards the heel or toe.
The Irons have a lower profile as they get
longer, creating a progressively lower and
deeper CoG. The idea is to make your longer
irons as easy to launch as a Hybrid.

 
 

We think that hitting great mid and longer iron approach shots is an exhilarating feeling.
We think hitting precise shorter approaches, even from the light rough, provides real fulfillment out on the course.
We want to upgrade as many golfers’ approach shots as possible this year.
Right fitted equipment or a better swing or both.
 


We’re challenging all golfers who shoot in the 90’s or even above, to start a journey to better golf.
To target a score in the 80’s every time. Last week we kicked off a month of tips.
If you missed last week you can


 
 
Try taking out of your bag,
the clubs you can’t use consistently from the fairway, even if that
leaves you with just your #7,
#8 and #9 Irons and Wedges. Remove the temptation.
Now what did you score?
 

If your #7 Iron is the longest club that you can use consistently, then set yourself a
target to improve your #6 Iron. You’re looking to get to the level where you never badly hook or
slice your shots and, on at least 85% of the time, you’re hitting it within 10 metres of your target distance.
Don’t struggle hour after hour without any sign of improvement though. Let us help.

 
 

Until next week,
Rob and the Team


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