News Letter 27th August 2019
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
SPORT LEGENDS TRUST - GOLF DAY
HUMEWOOD GOLF CLUB - THURSDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
SPORT LEGENDS TRUST, IT 2708/2003, P O Box 664, Rondebosch 7700, Tel 021 674-4420,
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"A unique organisation that maintains the well being of
South Africa's greatest sporting stars!"
By participating you will be helping someone in need!
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 21st August 2019
1st:- Dabs Dalton & Ian Rielly.
2nd:- Bruce Matthew & Danie Marais.
3rd:- Adrian Bleske & Ross Dyer
SATURDAY COMPETITION WINNERS
Here are the winners for the Saturday competition played on 24th August 2019
1st: DEAN VAN NIEKERK, LOUIS SNETLER, IAN PIENAAR, ROGER SMITH
2nd: COLE DUTTON, ALAN JACKSON, JOHN DONLON, MORNE GELDENHUYS
3rd: ROBBIE BARNARD, ROB RAINIER, LARRY SERENATA, TONY DE LAUWERE
on the 30th AUGUST 2019
The Humewood Golf Club is assisting with fundraising in order to help the Animal Welfare.
All proceeds will be handed over to the Animal Welfare at the prize giving on their golf day - 30th August 2019.
Anyone making a donation stands a chance of winning 8 free rounds of golf!
If you would like to make a donation, you can drop off any items of food, supplies or even money at the club during August.
Please help this wonderful and worthy cause!
Presenting the 2019 PGA Tour Champion: Rory McIlroy.
What an incredible finish to the season with the PGA changing the tour championship schedule to August. The aim was to make the month of August a GOLF MONTH in the states, so that the Championship would not be interrupted by Sunday Night Football.
They also increased the winner s cheque to $15 000 000 with the 30th place taking home $390 000. What I believe was the game changer, however, was the change to the scoring format for the Tour Championship.
In recent years the final could only be won by the Top 5 on the order of merit, creating very little excitement. This year with each player allocated scores to start with, it gave all players a chance to win.
In the end, Rory had just too much precision off the tee. This combined with a putter, that finally behaved, made him unbeatable. Below is a short interview which the PGA had with Rory concerning the equipment changes that made him so competitive at every tournament this year.
By his own admission, Rory McIlroy doesn't tinker with his equipment much during the year. There were, however, a few major equipment changes that McIlroy made heading into 2019 and these had a significant impact on his game. Most notably, going into 2019, McIlroy switched his driver, putter and golf ball. Clearly those changes worked out, since McIlroy had a season to remember. Winning THE PLAYERS Championship in March, the RBC Canadian Open in June, and the FedEx Cup in August.
McIlroy finished the season ranked first in Strokes Gained: Driving, first in Strokes Gained: Total, first in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green.
While he has struggled on the greens in recent years, he finished 24th in Strokes Gained: Putting.
In an interview with PGATOUR.COM earlier this year, McIlroy explained the equipment changes he made heading into 2019.
Enjoy his insight below!
McIlroy: I played the TP5x for nearly a year and a half, and then I decided, you know what, I could use a little more spin with my irons. I ultimately went with the TP5, but it's a very similar ball. It's stable in the wind. It does everything I need to, but just a little lower launch and a little higher spin, which has definitely helped me improve my wedge play, and it’s helped me control my distances a little bit better.
I thought it was going to take a while to go from the TP5x to the TP5 because it' about seven compression points different, but I got used to it straight away, which was really nice.
On his TaylorMade Spider X Copper putter ...
McIlroy: I love it. I loved it from the start. They first showed it to us at this photo shoot that we did in October in Florida, and I loved it. It's a little bit more compact than the original Spider. I love the white channel. For me, one of my bad habits in my putting is that I would address the putter a little out at the toe. So, to have that white channel right in the middle – that white channel is the exact same width as a golf ball.
I can center the golf ball on that. For me, having that contrast between the white channel and the black line… I’ve never aimed the putter as well as I have with that. Without even making any changes mechanically to my stroke, my stroke has gotten better because I aim my putter correctly. I make a stroke that starts the ball on the line that I'm aiming and there are no compensations throughout the stroke at all. So, the putter has actually made me stroke it better. I went to The Kingdom (TaylorMade's performance center in Carlsbad, California) and we tested it all in February, and my stroke between last year and this year is so different, so that’s been huge.
Why he switched from the TaylorMade M3 driver to the new M5 …
McIlroy: The noise. The sound of the M5 to me is so good. That’s been something that … I really don’t like a high-pitched driver. Where you put the weights on the head makes a little bit of a difference, and I noticed it’s just a little bit spinnier, which I like. I’ve probably added 300-400 rpm in my average driver spin this year. That’s led to me hitting 13% more fairways with my driver than last year (through six events in 2019). That’s been big as well with playing the TP5 ball instead of the TP5x and having a driver profile that’s a little spinnier. I might be giving up 2-3 mph ball speed, but I’m hitting it in the fairway more often, which means I’m giving myself more chances to get it close to the pin. So that’s been a big help.