All the best to our new Ladies Captain

Dear Valued Members

We would like to inform you Lynda Smit and Deidre Botha decided to stand down as both Ladies Captain and Ladies Vice-Captain. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to both Lynda and Deidre for their contributions to the Ebotse Links Committee.

We would therefore like to take this opportunity to inform you Zenia Theron has been appointed as the new Ladies Captain with immediate effect. We would like to wish Zenia all the best in her term as the new Ladies Captain of Ebotse Links.

Thank you,

Hardus Maritz
GM - Ebotse Links

Ekurhleni Main IPT Team

The 2019 South African Inter-Provincial Tournament is currently taking place at Mbombela Golf Club.

The EGU team is currently tied first, and are taking on Central Gauteng today.

Keep up to date with the live action here.

Good luck to the team with the rest of the week.


Leslie takes home the Jackpot

Well done to Leslie Nienaber for winning the Jackpot on Saturday.

She managed to get 12 points on Holes 1, 9, 10 and 18. The Jackpot on Saturday was R440.

Captains Dinner & Golf Day

Dear Members,

Please save the date for the 2019 Captians Dinner and Golf Day to be held on the 18th October 2019.

Are you in it to win it?

The VW East Rand I.P.S Competition will be this Saturday.

As you are aware, we will have a shotgun start at 07h00 so that we can finish in time to watch the Springboks vs the All Blacks. Kick-off is at 11h45.

This will be the first Saturday of VW Cup Series.

All members that particpate on the VW East Rand Saturday competitions are automatically entered into the cup. The member that has the most points of the 3 events will be crowned the VW Quaterly Cup winner.

Make sure you book your rounds with the Pro Shop on 087 285 3555.

Members please take note

We will be doing our Spring Treatment from Monday 30th September till Thursday 3rd October 2019. The golf course will be closed for this period.

We will open on Thursday 3rd October from 11h00.


Course update

I am sure many members would have been wondering why the golf course is so dry; we have been in the process of redoing the pump house and only had 1 pump working for over 3 weeks, while they were busy with installing the new pumps, filters and piping.

Why did we redo the pump house?

The old pumps were working on a negative suction, meaning the pumps were above the water source, normally pump houses work on gravity-fed water supply. The maintenance cost and electricity were very high each year because the pumps have to work so much harder.

New improved pump house

Because of the water source being below the pump house we opted to go for submersible pumps, these pumps don’t need to be primed, previous pumps always needed to be primed.

1. Four new submersible pumps were installed, these are top of the range pumps and motors, all the suction lines were also replaced. The pumps are 6m below the water surface to ensure they do not suck any air.

New suction lines with submersible pumps   Old suction lines

2. All the pumps get controlled by a VSD (Variable Speed Drive), one main pump runs straight of the VSD, where the other three pumps works with slave drives controlled by the VSD.

The previous pumps worked on a VSD and electrical breakers, electrical breakers kick in and cannot be controlled by the VSD, works on pressure alone to switch on and off.
Slave Drives   VSD Drive
Old Electricity Panel

3. All the piping and filters were replaced inside the pump house, the filters are very important to ensure no foreign objects goes into the irrigation system which will damage sprinklers and solenoid valves.
New Piping   New Filters

The irrigation is the heart of the golf course, without a proper pump house it is very difficult to irrigate the golf course. We have 16 hectares under irrigation with over 3 000 sprinklers, you can only imagine how hard these pumps need to work.

Thank you,

Hardus Maritz
GM - Ebotse Links


Pipeline Project

The pipeline project has reached the 17th green, and is at that stage where we needed to change the golf course around.

The 16th Hole will be a par 3 playing from the Tee Box of the 18th Hole before the bridge crossing over the enviromental area. So we will have back to back Par 3’s.

The 17th Hole will now be a par 4, and then players returning back to the 18th Hole. We apologize for any inconvienience casued, but this is a temporary solution for the interim.

Squash Championship 2019

Squash Championships will be played in a pool format, so everybody will get to play a few games with the top players going through to the final.

Divisions are:
Men’s, Ladies, junior boys (U19) and junior girls (U19).

The Championship will be commencing on the 23rd September 2019.

Members can contact Graeme Chown via email or on his cell phone
+27 82 805 4903.

Your passport to...

Dear Members

Want to find out more about getting this passport – contact Dean Kupferman or Hardus Maritz today!

Who's been winning?

Saturday 14th September 2019

Betterball Stableford

1st – Johann Gerber & Pauline Geber – 49 pts
2nd – Dawie Strydom & Amanda Du Toit – 46 pts

1st – Phil Venter & Kevin Sammons – 45 pts oco
2nd – Darren Fox & Brett Strydom – 45 pts oco

1st – F P Merwe & Eddie – 47 pts

Happy birthday!

18-Sep McIntosh Andrew   
19-Sep Mwale Nelson
19-Sep Vorster Stephan
22-Sep Pretorius Ronel   
22-Sep Schmidt Pierre Jacques
23-Sep Fraser Grant
23-Sep Ireland Keagan   
23-Sep Katzin Jarrod   
23-Sep Kruger Johann Bernhard   
25-Sep Du Randt Sandra   
29-Sep Nienaber Leslie   
29-Sep Pohl Gareth Benjamin   

What's coming up at the Club?

September 2019:
22nd – Witbank Muslim Golf Day
23rd – PTG Classic

27th - EBOTSE Family Picnic

October 2019:
2 October - Wine & Dine

19 October - Octo Beer Fest

November 2019:

27 November - Charity Golf Day

GVG Academy

Every Monday the GVG Academy will be running a Ladies Golf Clinic from 10h30 – 11h30.

R150 per hour.

Bookings to be made with or call 087 285 0703.


Evolve Spa Group

Book now – 081 757 4669

Mercedes-Benz East Rand

Fitting for approach shot magic

Fitting you for better approach shots is more than just finding you the perfect match of lie angle, shaft length, and shaft flex. It is also about finding technology that reduces the impact of poor ball strikes.  
Fitting gives you the best chance of returning the iron face back to the ball, square to the target line and with the sole square to the face. But even with the perfect fitting none of us achieve this every time. So how does technology help?
If you make contact wide of the sweet spot, new technologies allow the face to flex as fast in those areas. That means consistent ball speeds and consistent distance. This is a critical part of approach shot accuracy.
Distance isn’t just a factor of ball speed. Launch angle and spin need to be protected. This is very important in the area where many less skilled players make contact: below the sweet spot.
If the club can be engineered to twist less when you strike the face wide of the sweet spot then the face will remain squarer and you’ll be more accurate.

Now improve your approach
Book an assessment with us now. Let us look at your swing and technique; your irons and how the technology helps you. Let us improve the three dimensions of distance, accuracy, and stopping power. Improve these and it increases the number of magical moments on the course.
Make more magic >

Fall in love with golf

We take that principal to heart. That’s why along with skills development we want our juniors playing. Not just traditional golf, but all sorts of games that will not only develop a range of skills, but will help them fall in love with the game for a lifetime.
Sign your children up for one of our fun junior golf programmes. We’ll set them on the pathway to a lifelong love affair with the game.
Contact us >



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