News Letter 2nd September 2019
VODACOM ORIGINS OF GOLF TOURNAMENT
23rd of September until 28th of September
Humewood is the proud host this year of a Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament that will take place from 23rd of September until 28th of September.
This means that the course will be closed for this event from Monday 23rd up to and including Saturday, 28th of September. We will arrange reciprocity at PEGC, Wedgewood, Walmer GC, St Francis Links & St Francis Bay GC.
For those of you in town, do come down to the course to watch some of SA’s top professional players take on our links course (Pro event runs from 26th of September until 28th of September).
HUMEWOOD NEWS SNIPPETS
NEW TEE BOX MARKERS
If you played golf this past week, you would have noticed that our brand new tee box signs are up.
A huge thank you Rod Pieterse & Cladco for sponsoring our new signs!
CONTINENTAL CARS TO SPONSOR WEDNESDAY COMPETITION
Continental Cars will once again be sponsoring the competition this coming Wednesday, 4th September 2019.
There will be meat prizes up for grabs.
Please invite your guests to play in this competition.
Remember to book online or at the pro-shop.
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THE BIASED TRADITIONALIST
Those of you who follow the professional golf circuit will have heard the stories about Brooks Koepka complaining about Patrick Reed and Bryson Dechambeau's slow play and how he then played out of turn. viz. implemented the new ready golf policy.
This has been a hot topic lately, with the USGA having to make some difficult and tough calls regarding slow play. At Humewood we also experience extreme slow play sometimes.
I want to implore our regular (and not-so-regular) golfers to keep enforcing the ready golf policy to speed up play. This means that (for example), while someone is busy raking a bunker or needs to get another club, you can play your next shot in the meantime.
Also, when searching for lost balls – from January 2019 the search time has been cut to 3min. While you will then fall slightly behind, always remember that it is your responsibility to catch up to the fourball in front of you – simply saying to the marshall "we were looking for balls" is not an adequate reason to fall behind.
Please bear the rest of the field in mind when you next play and always keep the shoes clean 😊
JACKPOT JOKER DRAW
The Humewood Golf Club is excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Humewood Jackpot Joker Draw to take place at the Club in the bar on Friday, 20th September 2019.
6TH SEPTEMBER 2019!
The next Grand Club will be taking place on the 6th of September. Click on the link below to view the menu.
Please book your tables with Veronica at the bar
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OVERS VERSUS UNDERS
20th & 21st of SEPTEMBER 2019!
The 2019 "Overs vs Unders" competition will be taking place on the 20th & 21st of September – come rain or shine.
There will be a drinks evening on the Thursday, 19th of September to do the draw for the Betterball Matchplay.
Friday night will be a steak evening (you are welcome to invite your significant others) where we will do the draw for the Individual Matchplay.
Will the Overs be able to hold onto their title or will the Unders finally show that age matters?
WEDNESDAY COMPETITION WINNERS
Here are the winners for the Wednesday competition played on 27th August 2019
1st:- John Black and Robin Adair
2nd:- Pat Grewar and Ian Pienaar
3rd:- Foetie Malherbe and Colin Broadley
SATURDAY COMPETITION WINNERS
Here are the winners for the Saturday competition played on 30th August 2019
SPONSORED BY BEL-ESSEX
A-div winner: Francois van Coppenhagen
B-div winner: Dickey Elliott
C-div winner: Eddie Harris
PRO SHOP REPORT
YOUR SHORT GAME
Short game is the topic today and something which I personally think most people overlook.
One thing that I can never understand is the fact that people always assume one has to scoop or pick up the ball instead hitting slightly down into the ball for that nice spinning shot.
So here is a quick tip:
- Take up your stance with the feet closer together
- The Ball position more back in the stance to the inside of the right ankle
- Lean the hands forward at address
- Lock the wrists in that position
- Rock the shoulders back and through to brush the grass
The main reason for this setup is to ensure that the hands pass the ball before the club gets to impact, and this will allow you to chip with more of a crisp strike. Have a look at the pictures below for a clear understanding: