I'm sure most of the Ladies have seen the new bell on the path between the 14th and 15th Hole. The idea of the bell came from Committee Member Elise Nykamp. As I'm sure you are all aware that the walk from the 14th green to the 15th tee box can sometimes be dangerous with players playing their second shots (sometime misdirected shots) to the green - this is a very dangerous spot. The idea of the bell (ringing) is to let the players behind know that it is safe to play their second shots.
John Atkinson took it on as a project in sourcing the bell, having it engraved and erected the post with the bell attached. Thank you John it looks magnificent.
Thank you to the Ladies Section for the donation of the bell to Hermanus Golf Club.
The Haws and Hounds extravaganza in aid of Animal Welfare on 18 August 2018 promises to be a fun evening with dancing, skits and lots of laughter. Barry Hilton as MC speaks for itself. Appetisers and a 2 course dinner. You can bring your own alcohol but we would appreciate a corkage donation of R30 per bottle.
Please support us by buying a ticket. Or better still, make up a table of 8 and enjoy the fun. Contact info on the poster.
3rd September 2018 is the day that your handicap system and calculation will change.
To start with, there will be no reference to the existing tee structures - Pro's, Mens, Seniors and Ladies. There will only be colours: RED, BLUE, WHITE and YELLOW. Each set of tees has their own Slop Indexes and Course Rating and you will be free to play off any tee you wish. This means that there will be no deductions for playing forward tees (applies mainly to the men) and we can all play in the same competition together as the new system should even out the playing field. Handicaps as we know them today will disappear as the new system will work off a Handicap Index. Each player will continue to enter their every score, and the handicap system will calculate the player's handicap (for that day) based on the course and the tee the player selects to play. So when you play you will go to the Proshop as normal, register, swipe your card and enter the tee that you choose to play off that day. The system will then automatically give you your Course Handicap, which is what you play from that day. There will also be conversion charts on the board to help you make the strategic decision as to which tee you will want to play from. This all seems very complicated but we will make sure everyone understands before the time comes. Remember the following : " You don't have to know how a microwave works, you just put your food in and it works"........ likewise you don't actually have to know how this is calculated as your handicap will be given to you when you book in. For more in-depth information please see chart below: