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Monday, September 21, 2020

We are very proud to be hosting a match today between the South Africans that volunteer to work at Sunshine Tour tournaments and the Europeans who work on the television coverage, which includes some of the commentators.

The European Tour television crew and commentators will also be joining us for the Wine Tasting Evening on Thursday where they will be exposed to both the Louis 57 wines and the wonderfully talented musician Jacques Lagesse!

The crew is obviously in the area for this week’s Tshwane Open at Pretoria Country Club. We have tickets for the event so if you would like to attend, please ask in the golf shop. There is no better way to spend a day than walking the fairways with your whole family – make a day of it!

Thurs, 1st March – Wine Tasting Function with Louis 57 Wines
Don’t miss out on another fabulous wine tasting fucntion at Zwartkop!
This time we are celebarting with Louis 57 Wines, which are named after Louis Oosthuizen’s momentous achievement on the Mossel Bay Golf Course where he scored a 57 – the lowest ever score recorded on the course. The wines are made by the father and son team, Jacques and Reenen Borman and we can promise that you won't be disappointed! Bookings are essential - contact Zwartkop Catering on (012)654-1144 /

50-Yard Challenge – Fri, 2nd March
We are looking for members who would like to improve their short game - especially from 10 yards in.

The challenge will start at 5pm. The cost is R300 per person which includes a T-shirt, a sleeve of Titleist Prov1 balls and a new Titleist Vokey SM7 wedge for Nearest to the Pin from 50 yards. Joe and Ian will be part of the challenge. We have limited space so please make sure you click here to book.

New World Handicap System
The R&A and the USGA have announced a new World Handicap System will be implemented in 2020, which will bring handicapped golfers around the world onto the same system. They will spend the next two years transitioning into the new system.
Click here to read some information on why it’s being implemented.

Let us help you play better golf
This week Elsabe looks at the different lies you could have if you are near the bunker on the left of the 5th hole.
(click on image to watch)

Chris Delport’s Captains Corner…
I would like to congratulate the Men’s Handicap League on their third win in a row. They beat Pebble Rock 3-1 on the weekend. If there is anyone that would like to participate in the Men’s Scratch League please contact me on / 079-510-9062.

Secondly, congratulations to Jan Oosthuizen who shot a 70 gross off a 7 handicap (63 net), in the monthly medal on Saturday. Well-done!

Please take note that we have new dates for Club Champs – 7th & 8th April for the A Division, and 7th & 14th April for the B, C, Ladies, Mid Am and Seniors. The Juniors will still be played in May – 19th & 26th. Bookings will open in the golf shop from Monday next week and full payment must be made at the time of booking.

The Ladies Saturday League team lost 2-1 to Silver Lakes on the weekend.

Congratulations to the winners of last week’s Zwartkop Nite Race…

5KM Men – Divan van Rooyen– 18:31
5KM Ladies – Anna Tembo – 21:53
10KM Men – Elliatt Serumla – 38:48
10 KM Ladies – Lisa Maritz – 40:35

Only one more event remains in this Series – Wed, 14th March so make sure you get your entries in! You can enter online at


Fun GNGU Events for you to participate in: -
4th Mar – GNGU Mid Am Open at Wingate
8th Mar - GN Senior Ladies at Silver Lakes
11th Mar – GN Juniors at Services (18 holes)
18th Mar – Mid Am Series at Zwartkop
29th Mar – GN Juniors at Pretoria CC (36-Holes)
You can enter via the GNGU website

Don’t miss out on the new Zwartkop Coffee & Wine Bargain, which is only available to Zwartkop members and homeowners.


The Lions are collecting Bicycles
If you have an old adults bicycle that you no longer need, please consider donating it to the Lions Club, a non-profit charity organization based here at the Club. They will refurbish it and give it over to someone who could really use it in our community. All you have to do is drop it off with Linda. You can contact Linda on (012) 654-1144 /

Wingate / Waterkloof / Zwartkop Alliance
We have an Alliance between ourselves; Waterkloof and Wingate, which allows you to play at their courses as members. Please do remember to follow the Rules when using the Alliance: -
• Bookings can only be made by our golf shop staff so contact Ian, Joseph, Vusi or LJ and they will make the booking on your behalf. Please do not arrive at Wingate or Waterkloof without an advance booking having being made by our staff!
• Bookings are subject to availability and can only be made one week in advance for games Monday to Friday and Sunday.
• Bookings for Saturday afternoons can only be made the day before.
• Saturday mornings are excluded from the arrangement.

Zwartkop Hair Salon
Our Pensioners Special is also available on a Thursday & from 1st March the Salon will be open until 8pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays!
Call (012) 654-1144 or 076-659-1081 for hair appointments & (012)654-1144 / 082-695-0427 for beauty salon bookings.

New Members
We’d like to welcome these New Members to the Club – Mrs N Groeneveld; Mr A van der Merwe; Mr R Lombard; Mr S Lombard; Mr E Lombard; Mr H Nel & Mr R de Bruin.

We wish you many happy years at Zwartkop. Please contact Ian Hayes or Joseph Phiri in the Golf Shop (012) 654-1144 /, should you need any assistance at all in getting acquainted at the Club.

  Tues, 27th – Tonight is HALF PRICE PIZZA TUESDAY NIGHT! Bring the whole family down for a treat. The kids can make their own pizza’s too. T’s & C’s apply, including no take-away’s.
It’s the last Tuesday of the month, which means we will have live music!

Thurs, 1st – Meat Day & Tjop & Dop & Louis 57 Wine Dinner
Fri, 2nd – Open Day – Times available all day
Mon, 5th – Monday Madness – All Day
Tues, 6th – ½ Price Pizza Night
Wed, 7th – Open Day
Thurs, 8th – Meat Day
Mon, 12th – Monday Madness
Tues, 13th – T-Bone Tuesday & ½ Price Pizza Night
Wed, 14th – Zwartkop Company Challenge & Nite Race Series
New dates for Club Champs – 7th & 8th April for the A Division, and 7th & 14th April for all other Divisions

“I am not good enough to be Club Fitted.”
This is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard, because in fact, it’s the club golfer who will benefit the most from club fitting. Why? Well, mostly because the pro’s and top amateurs have been doing it for years.

There are basically two types of clubfitting - real shots on the driving range and indoor shots into a net.

I’m sorry to say that indoor clubfitting leaves a lot to be desired. This gives the salesman the opportunity to pull the wool over your eyes because you cannot see the flight of the ball. The ideal is on the range with a Flitescope. The combination of top technology and being able to see the shots, will give you confidence in what you are choosing to purchase. Nowadays, with all the adjustability options you can see the results both on the Flitescope and in the actual flight of the golf ball.

Give us a call and we’ll make sure you get properly club fitted – (012)654-2111 /

Clarens Trip for Members!
We’re putting together a trip to Clarens for Zwartkop members – make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to get away, make new friends and have great fun!

Product of the Week
Have you seen or tested the new Cleveland CBX Irons? I bet you’d be pleasantly surprised by them.


They are the perfect game improvement irons for all. They will help you to launch the ball high which will allow you to get maximum distance and soft landing shots. Don’t just take my word for it – the next time you pop into the shop make sure you give these clubs a try!

Have a look at all the upcoming comps and update your own calendar!
View events schedule.
Who has been winning the competitions at the club? Take a look!
View results.

Do you want to book your next round?

For members, please click the members icon below for bookings online. Visitors are welcome to click on the visitors icon below.

Most golfers are looking for equipment that will make the game a little easier,
allowing them to experience the real joy of a good golf shot more often.


Where would your game most benefit from an improvement?
Do you need to get the ball in play more often, with the added
bonus of being further down the fairway? Or would you enjoy hitting
a longer Iron knowing it’s likely to land on target, converting more
tee shots into good scores? Why not start with an assessment with us?


Have we inspired those of you shooting above 90, to target 89 or less on every occasion this year?
How much better is 16 bogeys and 2 pars (on any Par 72), than what you have to
live with if you’re shooting 95 or higher? So our final tip:

How many 3-putts do you have to suffer each round? Most inexperienced golfers’ cards will reveal 3 or more 3-putts each round. Remove those and you’re 3 shots (or more) closer to 89. So here are two suggestions:

Most 3-putts have, at their root, a poor first putt. Sometimes it’s a poor read.
Sometimes, poor contact. But mostly, less experienced golfers suffer with poor control of speed and distance.
So let’s fix it.

Understanding what will happen in the last feet of the putt will not only lead to more great putts that drop,
it should also leave you with a little thought: an easier 2nd putt.

Every golfer can become a wizard of the greens. There are skills that everyone can learn.
You’ll be amazed at the impact it will have on your scorecard.




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