The end Year 2019

The year is rushing to an end and the festive season is around the corner and we were blessed with some rain after some scorching days in October and November.
 
I believe with my whole heart that we will be blessed with more good rains in the coming weeks. The greens look good and will improve every week to be ready for the upcoming summer events and the fairways will heal and improve with the frequent application of fertilisers. I would like to thanks Jan Nel and his ground staff for their hard work which is often taken for granted. It is sometimes easy to sit on the side and criticize the way things are done but the reality of available resources will always play a massive role. 
 
Thank you very much for everybody that participated in the Dennis Hutchinson Tribute Golf day with Dales Hayes as master of ceremony. Thanks also to all sponsors and especially PanSolutions. The renovated PGC wall with Golf Hall of Fame inductee Retief Goosen is a welcome site as it pays great tribute to a local golf hero.
 
On a more serious note, a tendency of faulty capturing of actual gross scores on the HNA system by PGC members is becoming the norm and an embarrassment as golf is considerate as a gentlemen’s game of integrity. The PGC disciplinary committee conducted a few disciplinary hearings in the past week on PGC members that intentionally captured higher or lower scores than that was actually scored on more than one occasion. These transgressions will not be tolerated at all and strict action will be taken against guilty members. Certain club members were suspended for three months and others for one month and handicap indexes were penalised accordingly. Dezi Earle in the ProShop has been appointed as the official HNA system score controller and monitor and all discrepancies will be reported to the PGC committee for further action. Any queries or adjustments should be referred to Dezi and no one else, please.
 
It is the task of each golfer to ensure that his marker and his own score correspond before being signed, submitted and captured. Enjoy your game, play fair, speed up play and respect the rules of golf and please do not damage the greens when you are frustrated.
 
Membership fees for 2020 are available at the PGC office (Daleen) and all active members have been emailed with their respective invoices. Please ensure that your contact details and email addresses are up to date. The onus is always on each member to communicate any changes to the PGC office. Embrace the BUDDY SYSTEM and try to get more of your friends and family to join PGC. 
 
Congratulations to Polokwane 2 team that won the Limpopo Club League Final against Kameeldoring GC and to Polokwane 3 (Albatrosse) team that ended up third playing off against Tzaneen GC.
 
On behalf of the PGC committee, we wish you all a blessed festive season surrounded by family and friends and safe travels and a joyous reunion in the new year 2020.
 
Your Captain – Wynand Pretorius
 
Well my dad was a pretty good player at one stage and my two older brothers played golf as well. So there were always golf clubs flying around the house” – Retief Goosen.
 
Golf is a game of ego, but is also a game of integrity: the most important thing is you do what is right when no one is looking” – Tom Watson

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