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Friday, September 25, 2020

This week marks the 2nd Major of the year, and it is building up to be an unbelievable week of golf.

  Who will be this year’s US Open Champion?

Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka or Jon Rahm.

Or will one of our home boys take it this year?

Dylan Fritelli, Louis Oosthuizen, Brendan Grace, Charl Schwatrzel, Dean Burmester or Ernie Els.

For all the latest about this week’s US Open, visit so you don’t miss a thing.

Dustin Johnson won the St Jude Classic this past weekend.

With that win he has gone back to World No.1.

If you didn’t watch this past weekend, here is a clip on how he finished the weekend to walk away the victory.

What a shot!


Well done to Brett Strydom for achieving his hole-in-one over the weekend at Highland Gate.

Brett Strydom went and played over the weekend at Highland Gate, with the voucher we had auctioned off at the beginning of the year.

He got his hole-in-one on the amazing 3rd hole at Highland Gate. One of the very best Par 3’s at the golf course in my opinion.
  Casandra Hall

Well done to Casandra Hall on winning the Limpopo Champs at Koro Creek over this past weekend.

She won with 54 hole tournament with scores of 74, 72 and 72 (281), and with a 3 shot victory.

She won the SA Amateur Stroke play Championship in April.
  Nicole Garcia

Nicole Garcia has recently achieved 2 holes-in-one over the past couple weeks while she has been in Europe playing several tournaments.

Her first hole-in-one was during the Jabra Ladies Open at the Evian Resort Golf Club.

Her second hole-in-one was during the pro-am of a
LetAccess tournament.

Saturday 16th June 2018
Members Only

Tee times from 09h00 – 12h20. 1 tee start (84 Players).
Click here for your tee off times.
Team event – Betterball Matchplay
All players to play off their official handicap.
There will be 42 matches on the day.
A point will be given for each match won, and that point will go towards the team total.
The team with the most points on the day will be crowned champions.
In the event of a draw, there will be a sudden death playoff on the 18th Hole between the team’s captains.
Men to play off white tees.
Ladies to play off red tees.
May you all play with the spirit of the game and spirit of the day in mind.

Competition – Betterball Stableford
Prizes 1st – 6th
Comp Fee – R100pp
Best Dressed – A prize will be given to the best dressed player on the day.

1. Tee times 09h00 – 12h20
2. Players to arrive and check in the Pro Shop
3. We will have 3 Grab ‘n Go stations setup on Holes 5, 10 and 15.Hole 5 – Prego Rolls, Hole 10 – Chicken Kebabs and Wors Sticks and Hole 15 – Snacks.
4. Please note that there will be no halfway house available after 9 holes.
5. Scoring will be done upstairs.
6. Springboks vs England Test will be televised in the Pot Bunker from 17h00
7. Live entertainment.

Well done to our players that represented Ebotse Links over the past couple months. Well done to State Mines for winning the A section, and to Daveyton for winning the B Section.



Junior League 2018
This past weekend we had the start of Junior League for 2018, and it is good to see that we have 2 teams participating. Well done to Kevin Edwards on managing to get 2 teams available.

Ebotse Junior A Team:
Tian Malherbe, Hanlu Malherbe, Ishaan Mistry, Kyra Van Kan, Luca Rodrigues and Tyrone Lindsay.
The A Team played at ERPM and their results were as follows:
Won 3.5/2.5 against Lake Club Benoni, won 6/0 against Kempton Park.

Ebotse Junior B Team:
Schalk van Wyk, Tameron Roode, Nicole Taute, Ruan De Bruin, Ettiene De Bruin and Marco Gouveia
The B Team played at State Mines and their results were as follows:
Won 4.5/1.5 against Far East Rand.

Ladies League
The EGU Ladies League was played at Ebotse Links on Tuesday 12th June.
The Ebotse Links team draw with The Lake Club Benoni.


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.

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


Saturday 2nd 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

Saturday 9th June – IPS

1st Grant Veenstra 41 points c/o
2nd George Herman 41points
3rd Thomas Keylock 40 points
4th Henk Swart 39 points
5th Marius Van Zyl 38 points c/o
6th Ryan Schaper 38 points c/o

Course designers are clearly
in league with golf ball manufacturers.

How many golf courses have a
Par 3, about 5 Iron distance,
with water on the right?

They know that an Iron over 38“
long and less than 28° of loft
has a good chance of going right.

Ten years ago, we told you that your
4 Iron loft had strengthened to become
the same loft as the previous year’s 3 Iron.
Your 5 Iron will today will have the same
loft as that 3 Iron.
Without question, most golfers ought to be
replacing their 5 Iron with a Hybrid.
They should be investing in improving
their technique. And smiling as they walk
up to their ball on the green. It makes it easier
to enjoy the geese! It also means you’re
buying less golf balls.

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.

We want more golfers to have a great experience out on the golf course.

To do that, you don’t have to take on the same challenge as
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen, Shangsan Feng or Lexi Thompson.
In fact, you already don’t play the same length golf course they do.

So, let’s play more formats that make it more enjoyable for more golfers.
PGA Junior League is a format that combines a competitive element with a game that stays ‘in play’ longer
(2v2 over 3x3 holes), with the playability benefits of a Scramble format.

There are 3 ‘flags’ to be won. If you’re playing 18, why not play 2v2 better ball scramble, over 3x6 holes?
 And actually, why not find time to
play nine in this format (3x3 holes),
 before or after your day?

Or nine on a Sunday afternoon
with the family?
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. Or for you to change it up and enjoy yourself more.

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


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