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Friday, September 25, 2020

We have so many big sporting events happening this month, take a look!

1. FIFA World Cup – 14th June till the 15th July
2. Springboks vs England – 9th, 16th and 23rd June
3. F1 – Canada and France
4. MotoGP – Catalunya
5. Roland Garros – Currently on

And let’s not forget about...     

The 2018 United States Open Championship will be the 118th U.S. Open. Scheduled for June 14–17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, and it will be the fifth U.S. Open held at this course. If there is a tie after 72 holes then a two-hole aggregate playoff, introduced by the USGA this year, will be used to determine the champion. Previously playoffs at the U.S. Open were 18 holes, with sudden-death if needed. The last 18-hole playoff occurred in 2008. I’m sure most of you remember this playoff…

Wouldn’t it be awesome to see Tiger Woods lift this trophy again next week, and make it his 15th Major win and 80th Tour Career Victory?

  We have 6 South Africans playing next week, they are:

1. Ernie Els
2. Louis Oosthuizen
3. Charl Schwartzel
4. Branden Grace
5. Dylan Fritelli
6. Dean Buurmester

Well done to Dean Buurmester for going through a qualifying stage to get in to the 2nd Major of the year.

We have made a decision to mark the left-hand side of the 12th hole as a lateral water hazard. The area that was under rehabilitation in front of the Links apartments has now grown, and we had to take away the GUR marked area.

With this area in play, we decided on marking it as a hazard, and as we were unsure where to mark the start and end, we went with marking the whole left-hand side of the 12th hole as a lateral water hazard.

This may be good news to some and bad news to others. No more aiming left and simply taking a free drop.

Saturday 16th June 2018
Members Only

  Tee times: 09h00 – 11h50, 1 tee start (72 Players)
Format: Betterball Stableford & Matchplay.
Betterball score goes towards the teams score for the day.
Matchplay: A bonus point will be awarded for the betterball pairing that wins their game and will be added to the team’s points.
Dress Code:
Souties – Red/White
Boere – Green/Khaki
Comp Fee: R100 per person
SA vs England Game in the Pot Bunker at 17h00. If you wish to enter, please put your name down in the Pro Shop under the team you wish to participate in.

Grant Veenstra Pro-Shop will be hosting a putt-putt competition once a month (last Friday of every month). It will be an 18 hole challenge on the putting green. The player with the 3 best scores out of the six rounds will be the winner of a custom-fitted Scotty Cameron putter.

Competition: Individual Medal
Cost: R50 p/p
Putt Putt Course Set-up: Devaux
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Prizes: One Scotty Cameron at the end of the sixth event.
27th April 2018 – Winner Neil Cothill 34 putts (-2 Under Par)
1st June 2018 - Winner John Woudberg 38 putts (+2 Over Par)
29th June 2018
27th July 2018
31st August 2018
28th September 2018 (The winner will be announced after this event, 3 best scores)

Second events dates to be confirmed. Food and Drink will be on own account. If you have any enquiries, please speak to John, Grant or Devaux.

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


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.

Marius Van Zyl 7th June
Vince Cockbain 9th June
Ryan Schaper 11th June
Nelson Dias 12th June
Henk Swart 12th June
Pieter Beket 13th June
Shaun Reynolds 15th June
Gavin Nezar 16th June
Dean Kupferman
16th June
  Attie Scott 17th June
Greg Hennessy 18th June
Catherine Le Grange 18th June
Philip Thompson 19th June
Derek Haynes 20th June
Jordan Burnand 21st June
Lauren Haynes 21st June
Sally Kruger 21st June
Stanley Sagathevan
21st June
  Caleb Roets 22nd June
Demi Crystal 23rd June
Dylan Slater 26th June
Martin Prinsloo 26th June
Chris Scott 26th June
Sylvester Koterba 27th June
Raymond Nel 28th June
Warwick Purchase 30th June


Mercedes-Benz Monthly Medal
Best Nett: Liam Hoffman 70 Nett
Best Gross: John Van Kan 73 Gross
Best Nett: Phil Johnson 66 Nett
Best Gross: Price Fourie 84 Gross
1st - Grant Fraser 36pts
2nd - Pieter Kruger 35pts
1st - JF Green 36pts C/O

Think about the Par 3’s you play. What is the distance that you just don’t have covered in your bag?
For most golfers, there will be a point between 170 metres and 210 metres where they just don’t have
the club to hit the target distance.

Some of you may even have a club to get to the green, but find you’re just not able to stop the ball.
Your mis-hit is short; your perfect strike, through the back.

The higher lofted Fairway Wood is a great solution for a regular to slower swing speed golfer. The deeper CoG, and usually lower profile, helps to get the ball higher with a steeper landing trajectory. The ball stops quicker.
Bring your problem distance to us. Let us spend time whether improving your technique with an existing club,
or filling the gap with a better solution. Come and spend 45 minutes with us,
and let’s see how best to fill that gap.

If you’re playing golf, outside of a competition, then it’s your rules that count.
If you’ve got some less experienced golfers in your four-ball, you’ll be surprised how much more they enjoy
the round if you play a “scramble drive”. That’s where everyone tees off, but you all play your second
shot from the position of the best tee shot.
You can still have friendly competition, but it’s likely that this is a much more social format:
you come together on the tee; for the 2nd shot; and on the green. That’s more fun together.

Try it. Try and think of different ways to play the game, to allow the less skilled the opportunity to
get much more enjoyment from the experience.

And if you need help finding more fairways on your own, then

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