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Friday, 16 November 2018

The Ryder Cup 2018 is just around the corner, and the excitement is starting to build up.

The Ryder Cup is a biennial men's golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The competition is contested every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the United States and Europe.

The Ryder Cup is named after the English businessman Samuel Ryder who donated the trophy.

Originally contested between Great Britain and the United States, the first official Ryder Cup took place in 1927 at Worcester Country Club, in Massachusetts, US. The home team won the first five contests, but with the competition's resumption after the Second World War, repeated American dominance eventually led to a decision to extend the representation of "Great Britain and Ireland" to include continental Europe from 1979. The inclusion of continental European golfers was partly prompted by the success of a new generation of Spanish golfers, led by Seve Ballesteros and Antonio Garrido. In 1973 the official title of the British Team had been changed from "Great Britain" to "Great Britain and Ireland", but this was simply a change of name to reflect the fact that golfers from the Republic of Ireland had been playing in the Great Britain Ryder Cup team since 1953, while Northern Irish players had competed since 1947.

Since 1979, Europe has won ten times outright and retained the Cup once in a tied match, with eight American wins over this period. In addition to players from Great Britain and Ireland, the European team has included players from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

The Ryder Cup, and its counterpart the Presidents Cup, remain exceptions within the world of professional sports because the players receive no prize money despite the contests being high-profile events that bring in large amounts of money in television and sponsorship revenue.

Since 1995 the European Team has won 8 times out of the past 11 Ryder Cups.

The current holders are the United States who won in 2016 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, by a score of 17 to 11.

The next contest will be on the Albatros Course at Le Golf National in Magny-les-Hameaux (27 km south-east of Paris), France, from
28 to 30 September 2018.


The European Team


The USA Team

A huge congratulations must go to our 3 league teams, for managing to finish top of their respective sections and advancing through to the finals.

Handicap League
Senior League
Mid-Am League

The finals will take place in October and November, and we will keep you all updated on when and where they will be playing.

Thank you to every single member that represented us this year in league, we appreciate the commitment given to the club to participate in the leagues.

Bring home the trophies gents.

Apologies for the inconvenience to those who have RSVP’d.
We will revert with the new date change.

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of Ebotse Links

Date – 10th October 2018
Time – 18h00 – 19h00
Venue – Katse Room at Ebotse Clubhouse

The quorum for the Annual General Meeting shall be 20 fully paid up Members entitled to vote. If such a quorum is not present at the time appointed for the meeting, the meeting shall be postponed for 7 (seven) days. If at a second meeting the quorum is not present the meeting will be adjourned for 30 (thirty) minutes from appointed hour. At such adjourned meeting, the Members present shall continue a quorum.

Business to be conducted at the Annual General Meeting shall include Golf Captains report on the activities and financial performance of the Club for the period under review.

Also included on the agenda will be such business of which due notice has been given.

At the Annual General Meeting each Member, who is in good standing and has paid his annual subscription fees due shall have 1 (one) vote.

Members are permitted to submit in writing to the office of the CEO, items for inclusion on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting not later than 14 (fourteen) days prior to the date of the meeting.

No business other than that for which due notice has been given shall be transacted at the Annual General Meeting.

Yours sincerely,
Stephan Vorster
CEO – Ebotse Golf and Country Estate

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2nd - Pierre Schmidt/ Nico Du Buisson 44pts C/O
3rd - Wayne Allen/ Gary Baxter 44pts

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Barnard Marthinus 1963/09/12
De Wet Arno 1993/09/13
Pienaar Sean 1971/09/13
Munger Adele 1971/09/14
Chown Peter 1958/09/15
Herman George 1994/09/15
Bedser Wayne William 1973/09/17
Kok Michael 1985/09/17
McIntosh Andrew 1949/09/18
Mwale Nelson
  Vorster Stephan 1969/09/19
Pretorius Ronel 1987/09/22
Schmidt Pierre Jacques 1959/09/22
Fraser Grant 1951/09/23
Katzin Jarrod 1976/09/23
Kruger Johann Bernhard 1976/09/23
Du Randt Sandra 1959/09/25
Nienaber Leslie 1959/09/29
Pohl Gareth Benjamin 1990/09/29

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To lower your scoring, you must be a confident greenside player.
Without using your bounce it is difficult to make consistent contact to build that confidence.
Different coaches will teach different chipping techniques to different golfers,
depending on skill level and how much time they have to perfect their technique.

A ‘classic’ approach is to take up a stance with the hands forward and the ball back in our stance,
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