Areas of Focus for my year as Captain:
- Sea Front Stabilisation Project
No additional progress to report.
- Reverse Osmosis Plant Project
Still waiting on CoCTN approval for waste disposal.
- Sunset Lounge Usage
Level 2 Restrictions allows us to accommodate 70 persons in the lounge for a function. Club members can still hire the lounge for R 500.00 for a function, provided they are present and involved in the function. This is extremely reasonable for one of the best vistas in Cape Town. Book NOW.
The club’s sub-committee is busy compiling the first version of the “new” constitution. Once complete, we’ll send the draft to our legal advisor who will clean it up and add Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Process before returning to us. Once your committee has a recommendation to propose to the membership, we are looking at having an information session prior to any Special General Meeting.
Frank Ncanywa’s Passing
A meeting was held with his next of kin and agreement was reached about the handing over of the collected moneys. Rest in Peace Frank.
Nat Yamey’s 60th Anniversary
By way of honouring Nat’s 60 years at our club, the committee resolved to reserve a Saturday morning timeslot for him, until such time that he ceases to play. Long live Nat.
We are trying to create a “first cut” of about 30mm high between fairway and the rough. The difference will become more apparent once the turf has grown in. Also the areas cut around some greens is not a widening of the “closely mown area”, it is the “first cut” = rough. NO placing of your ball in the first cut is permitted.
Premier League golf starts on 26th September 2021 at Parow GC. In addition, Super Seniors and the Challenge leagues begin in October. We wish all of our teams everything of the best and great golf. I am quietly optimistic of our Premier team this year. Go Millies.
Peter Waison still has a few “Tombstones” available at the Yellow Tee Boxes for you to advertise your business on. We are on the brink of having the new signage made and printed – so, as some might say “Time is Few and the sun, she is setting”. Contact him ASAP to get your business involved.
The club is offering mouth-watering takeaways from our kitchen. Menu options and orders are via Roxanne, in our reception – phone 021 552 1047.
Cue “Jaws” theme music
Hollow-tining is approaching. Our greens are superbly fast currently but early in October that will all change. Be warned!
Finally, my support is fully behind Team Europe at the Ryder Cup. A sleep deprived weekend approaches.
Yours in Millies Golf
Colin (aka Jakes) Jacobs
The Captains Desk
Club Competition Information
A number of issues have been brought to the Competitions Committee over the past few weeks that require guidance being given to members playing in Club Competitions.
Members should note that:
- Holing Out – Rules 3.3c, 21.1b(2) and 21.3b(2)
Members are reminded to “hole out” at each hole in a round for a score to count in any club competition be it singles, pairs or fourball alliance. Failure to do so requires the following to be recorded on the scorecard:
• Stableford competitions the score recorded is 0 points,
• in Bogey competitions the score recorded as a – (minus), and
• in Medal competitions – disqualification if the player fails to correct the mistake before teeing off on the next hole.The above should not be confused with Rule 3.3 of the “Rules of Handicapping”, effective January 2020 as published by R&A Rules Limited. This rule of handicapping should only be applied for most likely score when a player does not hole out for scores which do not count in the competition or if a player has reached their net double bogey limit.
- Scorecards – Rule 3.3
A number of players and pairs have been “disqualified” from competitions in recent weeks for failing to correctly. Complete their scorecard. It is essential that the following be completed:• Each player’s name or initial and Surname. There is more than one member of the Club whose first name is Mark or Paul, etc.
• Each player’s course handicap (Rule 3.3b(4)/1) and preferably handicap index.
• Tick the box indicating from which tee each player has played, otherwise the player’s course handicap cannot be verified.
- Competition Fees
Competition fees have not been increased for 2021 and remain at R45. Please be reminded that green fees for 2021 are R165 and that the special project levy of R10 per round still applies.
The “Two Club” pool has been suspended due to COVID-19.
- Submitting Scores for Handicapping Purposes
Members are reminded that a score must be entered on HNA for any round of 9 holes or more played, including Matchplay. In addition, scores for rounds must be entered before 9PM of the following night to avoid incurring a penalty score. More details can be found on the Club’s Handicap Policy that is displayed on the notice board outside the Pro Shop.
Milnerton Golf Club Competitions Committee (5 January 2021)
We welcome the following new members
Monthly Golf Fixtures & Results
Ladies Captain’s Corner:
I am pleased to say that despite all the challenges we are experiencing during the COVID period we are fortunate to be out on the fairways and enjoying our golf. Soon summer will be upon us with lovely warmer weather.
Our ladies are hard at work to organize and arrange to make our yearly ladies Open Day as pleasurable and successful as possible for our guests and members. It’s rewarding to hear that this day stands out in our guest’s diaries and they always looking forward to play golf and enjoying the fabulous view that Milnerton Golf Club is famous for.
We have two more league fixtures left for the year and we wish the teams all the best.
It is reassuring to see how committed our members are with adhering to the COVID protocols. I thank you.
Hope to see you on the fairways soon.
Functions & Restaurant
Golf Course Update
The changes made to the fairways are starting to take shape now and with the growing season upon we should see it improve even quicker. Golfers will notice that the front left bunker on the 14th hole is going to be reshaped to not intrude the entrance to the green. The greens staff will also be undertaking spring hollow-tining on 4 and 5 October. Good luck to the staff during this time.
I’d like to take this opportunity to ask all members to look after your course. Repair pitch marks and divots where ever possible and we will all reap the benefits.
Premier League Update
Our Premier League team will be playing their first league match on Sunday 26 September 2021 at Parow GC vs a very strong Westlake GC team. Format is an 8 man team with foresomes in the morning singles in the afternoon. We have a nice squad of talented youth and experienced players and we wish them well as they do battle against the top clubs in the Western Province.
Yours in golf.