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Monday, September 21, 2020

Many years ago, Gary Player missed a 6-foot putt and a few people in the crowd cheered. He looked up and said; “I guess every shot pleases somebody.”

Well that’s how we feel with two more public holidays on the horizon, on Friday (Freedom Day) and then on Tuesday (Worker’s Day), which will make for a really extended long weekend.

We have a few tee off times available every day this week, but if you want to play over the long weekend, make sure you book early, as there are limited times available.

If you can get out of the office, why not join us for Whacky Wednesday on the 25th April. The format is 4-Ball Alliance with Scramble Drive and the winning team will get a two-night stay with two rounds of golf at Highland Gate. The R350 entry fee gets you 18-holes of golf, a cart sharing, a pizza for the four-ball and a craft draft beer per player after the round. (Members with pre-paid rounds pay R200)

Call (012) 654-2111 or Click Here to book online.

Our Junior Golf Section is thriving...
Elsabe Hefer and Justin Godfrey have started a Capping System for their Beginner Juniors so that they get a different colour cap (as you do in karate) as they progress through the steps of becoming more proficient in the game. They held their first capping ceremony on the weekend with seven juniors attaining their White Caps and swearing their allegiance to the game of golf. Well-done!


Katlego Good won the first term Junior Order of Merit. He is pictured above (bottom right picture) with Justin and Stefan Rudman, who won the competition on 15th April with 38pts.

Diarise the dates for Junior Club Champs – 25th to 28th June – as we want to make it the best one ever! We’ll have A-; B-; C-; Girls and Bunnies Divisions available so there is room for everyone and every level. A strokeplay competition will take place on 25th & 26th June & that will be followed by matchplay on 27th & 28th. Call Elsabe for details and bookings on

Let us help you play better golf

This week Elsabe gives you great advice on having to play a flop-shot if you end up on the right of the 6th green.  (click on image to watch)

Elsabe Hefer is a Member of the PGA; a former Gauteng North PGA Teacher of the Year and PGA Top 20 Teacher. She is the Head Teaching Professional at Zwartkop Country Club. Get in touch with her!

To the Zwartkop Men’s Scratch league who beat Woodhill 7-1 in their first match of the season!

Chris Delport had a hole-in-one yesterday on the par 3, 14th hole during the Senior IPT event down at St Francis Links. Gauteng North are in the lead so we holding thumbs!


Canon Golf Day
We hosted a very special golf day for Canon last week.
They had three European Tour professionals; Morten Madsen; Tom Lewis and Oliver Wilson out here to entertain and play with their guests.Marco Anderson; Ernest Ludick & Tristan du Plessis were lucky enough to have the opportunity to caddie for them.


From the Golf Course…
It’s that time of year already. We will be changing over to Winter Tee Times from Tues, 1st May - 06h45–8h13 and 10h45-12h45.

Over the next few weeks you will see a lot of sodding taking place at the 4th and other holes to repair damage from the floods. We have also purchased new tee markers, bins, pins and roping for the cart paths because we lost some in the flooding.

This is our final reminder for you to make use of your Voucher Booklet before the vouchers expire! This week we highlight: -

Harry Pretorius Attorney - a FREE First Consult and a 33% discount on prescribed legal fees.

  Our Benefits Partners have ongoing specials available to our Zwartkop members and all you have to do is show your Zwartkop membership card to receive these discounts and specials. Make sure you sign up your spouses and children under-18 years of age for free social membership so that they too can benefit from the Benefits Partners Programme.

Contact Sharon on (012) 654-1144 / should you need any assistance

Another of our partners, Trellidor Centurion, is now an authorised distributor of a number of interesting NMC cornices and decorative mouldings. The excellent quality NMC collection is manufactured from high density extruded polystyrene and is non-toxic and CFC-free. They will not shrink or expand and can be painted with water based PVA, making them very user-friendly.

The range is part of the Trellidor lifestyle product selection which includes Trellidor Clear Guard security screens, Trellidor Rollerstyle aluminium roller shutters, aluminium louvre-style Trellidor Security Shutter, see-through Trellidor Polycarbonate Bar and Taylor blinds and shutters. Contact Gareth Pieterse for details on (012) 940-8808 /082 4910 563.

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 Renier 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.

  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 /

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


Zwartkop Hair Salon
We are very excited to advise that we are now available to do HAIR EXTENSIONS. Contact Tracey or Nicole for bookings or details and remember that the Salon is now open until 8pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays for those that choose to come after work!
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 – Mr T Tselane; Mr L Tselane; Mr D Marais; Mrs J Swart; Mrs H van der Berg; Mr T Kruger.

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, 24th – 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. There will be live music.

Tues, 24th – T-Bone Tuesday
Includes a golf cart sharing & a T-Bone steak after golf! Members pay R260 (prepaid greenfees pay R175); Affiliated Visitors pay R360 & Unaffiliated Visitors pay R460

Wed, 25thWhacky Wednesday - Scramble Drive & the winners will get a two-night stay with two rounds of golf at Highland Gate. R350 entry fee incl 18-holes of golf, a cart sharing, a pizza / 4-ball and a craft draft beer / player. (Pre-paid members pay R200)

Thurs, 26th – Super Meat Day & R1000 Draw

Fri, 27th – Freedom Day Open Day

Sat, 28th – Members Only

Sun, 29th - Members Only – AM & Open Day - PM
Mon, 30th – Monday Madness

Tues, 1st – Workers Day Open Day – T-Bone Tuesday & Pizza Night with live music

Wed, 2nd – Zwartkop Company Challenge

Mothers Day Lunch – Sun, 13th May
Mothers Day is approaching and we’re here to make your day extra special.

We’ll have a plated starter, buffet mains and dessert table for just R200 per person. Kids under-5 free & kids under-12 half price.

Bookings essential so give Ina a call on (012) 654-1144 /
Upcoming events:
Mon, 7th & Tues, 8th – Hollowtyning (as per last year with a small tyne & the green reciver within 48-hours!)

Sun, 13th – Mothers Day Lunch

Thurs, 17th – Boss of the Bar

Sat, 19th & Sun, 20th – A Div Club Champs (up to 9 handicap)

Sat, 19th & Sat, 26th – B (10-17 handicap) & C Divisions (18 handicap and over), Ladies & Seniors

Club Champs…
Click Here to download the Information & Entry form and make sure you mail us both the entry form and your proof of payment.

The Club Champs Rules
are also attached for your information.

Clarens Trip…
Eight Zwartkop members had a wonderful weekend experiencing the golf and hospitality that Clarnes has to offer.

The Dale Hayes Challenge saw two Zwartkop four-balls pitt their skills against Clarens and other clubs in the Eastern Free State. Unfortunately it was Bethlehem that got to lift the trophy. We would like to improve our chance of winning by taking at least four four-balls to the 2019 event!

It’s a wonderful place to visit (for golfers and non-golfers alike) with loads of art galleries, shops and restaurants and a great golf course that will knock your socks off. If you are interested in joining us next year get in touch with us on Dale is looking for a new partner – he said it was hard to carry Mike Streak for 18-holes!


Assupol Masters Grand Slam Trophy

Zaheer Alli won the Masters Grand Slam Trophy. He was drawn to be paired with John Rahm whose Individual Stableford score of 40 points in the second round of the Masters was added to Zaheer’s 43 points from Saturday. That gave him a winning score of 83 points. Well-done Zaheer.

  Biltong Shoppe
We are thrilled to tell you that the Biltong Shoppe are putting up a brand new prize every Saturday for the player that has the best score over all five par 3’s. You will go home with a R500 voucher for Biltong!

I have had an overwhelming request of late from golfers to be custom fitted. There are many reasons for this but the main reason is that not one of us have the same swing or are built the same. Yet all club manufacturers make standard equipment.

If you are serious about your golf and would like to improve please click here and let’s get you playing with the correct equipment.
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It’s a must read.

We have only 4 copies @ R399 each. Don’t miss out.

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

The Fairway Wood is probably
as difficult a club to hit as
any in the bag.

It’s hugely useful if you
can hit it consistently,
but almost a waste of space in
the bag if you can’t.

So improvements in face technology to
increase forgiveness across
the face are welcome.

The fitting and setup of this
club is critically important.
Everything you can do to
make sure the ball launches
easily and accurately,
should be done. That includes
investing time to find the shaft that translates difficult into easy.

An assessment and fitting is of paramount importance.


Make sure the Fairway Woods and Hybrids in your bag are as easy to use as possible, and integrated
so that you have no big distance gaps or overlap from the clubs at the top of your bag.


Whether we’re coaching them, or you’re out with your child on the course or Range, never forget the need for FUNdamentals.

Yes, we want to teach the FUNdamentals of balance,
movement and coordination.

Yes, we want to make sure they
grasp the FUNdamentals of
hitting a golf ball.

Sure, we want them to
have the FUNdamentals of
how to play the game.

But, we want it to be
always FUN. 

But actually, it shouldn’t be different for anyone coming to learn the game. There are four steps,
and each child, or golfer, can decide where is far enough for them.


Whether it’s introducing golf to your child, helping them master the fundamentals,
or taking them to new levels of expertize, we want to help. Come and talk to us about the best
way to introduce golf to your child or how to develop their ability.




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