News Letter 4th August 2019
HUMEWOOD MIXED OPEN COMPETITION - 18TH AUGUST
Humewood will be hosting a "Mixed Open" competition (Betterball Stableford) on the 18th of August. Green Fees for members are R180pp and guests R240pp.
Tee off times start from 7:50am.
Please book your spot at the pro shop:
Call 041-583-3011 or
Lots of amazing prizes up for grabs.
HUMEWOOD SILVER SALVER!
The Humewood Silver Salver took place last week with Dillon Germishuys the overal winner by 1 stroke.
We changed things up a bit to have the event over Saturday and Sunday instead of just the Sunday and it was a huge success.
Congratulations to Dillon Germshuys for his win by 1 stroke with scores of 70&71 and a total score of 141.
WOMENS DAY 9TH AUGUST 2019
ALL WOMEN WHO PLAY 18 HOLES!
Humewood is celebrating all women this year with a
GREEN FEE SPECIAL FOR WOMEN ONLY!
PAY 18 HOLES, ONLY PAY FOR 9 HOLES!
1 day only on Women's Day, 9th of August.
Book your tee time online or at the pro-shop.
BEL-ESSEX SATURDAY WINNERS
Here are the winners for
the Saturday competition
played on 25th July 2019
(SPONSORED BY BEL-ESSEX)
A-DIV: DAVE WAKEFORD
B-DIV: MICHAEL HOWE
C-DIV: M. MANDULO
Click below In order to access the previous weeks full results!
THE HUMEWOOD COURSE REPORT
Thanks to the recent rains the course has been transformed into an artist’s dream landscape. The greens and surrounds flow beautifully into each other, rolling hills adding to the effect. We can’t but stand in silence and admire the natural beauty that lies before us.
Spraying of Chemicals
The rain has softened the fairways and greens and, if the weather plays its part, should ensure a great round of golf. Unfortunately, it is that time of the year where the course staff have to battle with POA. Spraying chemicals is a must to stop the germination of the seed head and retard the growth. We will have notifications boards on the way to the tee-box when staff do decide to spray.
It is, under normal circumstances, never a good idea to use your saliva to clean your golf balls. But it is even more important NOT to do so, when chemicals have been sprayed.
We are ready to start the repairs to the 12th hole bunkers. Stephen and his crew will begin operations on Sunday afternoon, the 11th August 2019. The repairs will hopefully be completed by the Wednesday morning. Stephen's bunker rebuilds have been very professionally done and we are excited to see the next development.
Please note that certain cart paths have moved to avoid golfers driving the carts too near to the greens. It is impossible to control all golfers, but this will hopefully prevent most from destroying valuable playing areas.
Bunker raking has been a contentious issue and we are trying to make sure bunkers are kept to the correct standard as has been set out in our blueprint. We have recently noted sand creeping higher up the walls and requested staff to take note of this and correct where necessary. There will still be a certain height of sand on the sides in certain bunkers, but much reduced than what it is now. We are also actively rotavating certain bunkers to help soften the base. This should help prevent the dreaded "gum" shot.
All in all, the course is in superb condition with greens healthy and rolling true.
Well done to Stephen and his team on producing an exceptional course.
SATURDAY COMPETITION WINNERS
HERE ARE THE SATURDAY COMPETITION WINNERS
3RD AUGUST 2019
1st. JOOP PHIELIX AND MATTHEW FERREY
2nd. RODNEY BOY AND DICKEY ELLIOTT
3rd. ROBIN ADAIR AND GAVIN HOGG
WOMENS DAY DIVA RUN 9TH AUGUST
The annual Women’s Day Diva Run will take place
on Friday 9th August.
That means our front gate will be closed until 10:30.
Please use the back entrance via the NMU NORTH Campus to get to the club before then.
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.
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!
VODACOM ORIGINS OF GOLF INVITATION
All Humewood Golf Club Members.
Contact the bookings office for all information on how you can win a spot in the
Vodacom Origins of Golf Final.
Contact Mieke via email - firstname.lastname@example.org or
Phone: 041 583-3011
Today I would like to discuss the slow-play issue as it is an issue we are faced with on an everyday basis.
The misperception with slow play is that players think that their fourball should be keeping up with the fourball behind them, when in actual fact, you need to ensure you are keeping up with the fourball ahead of you.
This is one of the R&A’s focus areas to speed up play in golf. Hopefully, the players start interpreting these changes correctly to ensure that everyone playing their next round has a very enjoyable game.
A couple of things that you, as a golfer, can do to speed up play include:
- Play ready golf.
- Try not to disturb the other players, but when you are at your ball, instead of having to wait the extra minute, play your shot ahead.
- Make sure to play the provisional ball if you are unsure about the safety of your shot.
- Stick to the 3 minute rule of searching for your ball.
- Aim to hit your shot within 20 seconds.
- Take your practice shots and determine which club to hit while waiting for other players.
- Lastly also try to plan your shot ahead.
If we can all apply these few key points in our game, I can assure you, that every round will become more enjoyable for everyone.