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Play for the Bear Trophy


Saturday, 25th July 2020
Individual Stableford
 
 

Outdriving the competition


Keeping up with the Winners

Thursday, 16th July IPS

1. Ken Millhouse = 42pts
2. Johan Becker = 36pts
3. Pierre Langenhoven = 35 pts

Friday, 17th July IPS

1. Matt Crondon
= 41pts
2.Allan Bennett = 39pts
3. John McLean = 37pts

Saturday, 18th July
Virtual Prizegiving
 

Sunday, 19th July IPS

1. Travis Fraser = 39pts
2. Kevin Caden = 33pts
3. Shane Col
= 22pts

Your vouchers are ready for collection in the Pecanwood Pro Shop.

For the love of the game


Playing of specific areas of the course starting with the Teeing Area

The Teeing Area where you start each hole is one of the five defined areas of the course. It is a rectangular area two club-lengths in depth, the front, and the sides of which are defined by the outside limits of the two tee-markers. A ball is outside the teeing area when all of it lies outside the teeing area. The width of the rectangular area is not defined by the rules and is left to the discretion of the golf committee. The tee-markers of the hole played is fixed and cannot be moved by a player.

You can improve certain conditions in Teeing Area before making a stroke.
o  Alter the surface of the ground such as making an indentation with a club.
o  Move, bend or break grass or other objects that are attached or growing.
o  Remove or press down sand and soil.
o  Remove dew, frost, and water.

You may play the ball from a tee or from the ground itself.
o  Such a tee may not be longer than four inches (101,6 mm) and conform with equipment rules.
o  Playing with a non-conforming tee – first breach two shot penalty, second breach disqualification.

A player has started a hole when the player makes a stroke to begin the hole. If the ball is accidently hit with a practice swing, play of hole has not started. Do not confuse this with moving the ball elsewhere on the course when the ball is in play. This will result in a one-stroke penalty for moving a ball at rest, ball must be replaced.

•  If a players ball in play lies inside the Teeing Area after a stroke (such as a teed ball after a stroke that missed or nearly missed the ball, or ricochet and came to rest inside Teeing Area) it can be lifted and reteed anywhere within the Teeing Area without penalty.

A player must start each hole by playing the ball from anywhere inside the Teeing Area, although a player may stand outside the Teeing Area in making a stroke to a ball inside the Teeing Area.
o In Match Play there is no penalty from playing the ball from outside the Teeing Area. The ball is in play unless the opponent cancels the stroke at his or her own discretion. In such case the Player must re-play the ball from inside the Teeing Area, the first ball does not count as a stroke.
o  In Stroke Play the player gets the general penalty (two penalty strokes) and must correct the mistake by playing a ball from inside the Teeing Area before making a stroke to begin another hole. The first ball is not in play, and any strokes made with this ball does not count as a stroke. If the player does not correct his mistake before making a stroke from the next hole the player is disqualified.

Golf Myths

You cannot declare your ball lost. If you hit a brilliant provisional ball and prefers to continue playing with that ball you cannot declare your first ball lost. You may opt not to search for the first ball, but your opponent or anybody may search for your ball and if found within three minutes that ball is your ball in play. As per the rules a ball is only lost if it is not found within three minutes after arriving at the search area.

No need to initial when the gross score for a specific hole is corrected. If you sign your scorecard with the total score incorrectly added, it is no problem. However, if your gross score for a specific hole was a five but you signed for a gross score of four on that hole you are disqualified. If it was the other way round where you played a gross score of four but record a five, the gross score of five stands with no further action.

 

 
No more three-putts.
How often do you hit the centre?
 
On putts over 20 feet, regular golfers don’t strike the putter face at a consistent spot. Some strikes will be towards the toe and some will be nearer the heel. Many golfers overestimate how often they middle it. Here’s a quick and easy way to see for yourself.
 
 
The impact challenge
Stick a strip of impact tape (duct tape also works) to your putter’s face. Take ten putts from 25 feet. How many of the putts hit the toe or the heel? If it’s more than four, chances are you’re struggling on the greens.
Let us know >
 
 
Eliminate three-putts
By assessing your putter shaft length, lie angle and swing arc, we can make it a lot easier for you to centre more putts, more often. If you want to be able to consistently get it close from distance, let’s schedule a session on the putting green. In the meantime, we can give you some drills to do at home.
Start a conversation >

 

 
Go the distance.
What is your smash factor?
 
Hitting long shots requires a high energy transfer from golfer to club to ball. Smash factor is a measure of this energy transfer.
 
 
Do you know what your smash factor is?
Many golfers are at about 1.3. Getting to 1.35 requires small changes, but adds up to 10 metres to your tee shots.
Challenge us to get you there >
 
All the distance you can
If you’re swinging to your full potential using custom-fitted clubs, the distance gains can be massive. We’re here to help you achieve that. Next time you’re at the course, let’s talk about it, or we could also,
Start a conversation >

 




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