Captain’s Pen – February 2020

January 2020 passed so quickly and we are a month away from Fall. The rain this Summer was not what we had hoped for. May we be blessed with the much-needed rain during February in the whole Limpopo.

 

New equipment was purchased to assist the greens with air ration to prevent it from getting more dollar spots and patches of grass dying on the greens. Green specialists are consulted on a frequent basis to assist the Manager and PGC committee in maintaining the greens for upcoming events. The installation of new sprinklers on the fairways is an ongoing project till all fairways have been properly equipped with.

 

Yearly membership fees are coming in slowing and we ask members to pay their subs as quickly as possible to assist PGC in maintaining the daily costs of the club. The golf cart parking and path is under construction and will be completed in the coming week to be ready for the SANDF golf day on Wednesday with 144 players in the field. The parking area and path will enhance the course and help the congestion in front of the ProShop. Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

The room next to the bar is also under construction to accommodate the smokers of the club. This includes a pool deck and braai facilities which can be used by all golf club members, their friends and family in future. Take note that this will be a smokers area. Many thanks to the sponsors and members involved in managing the building project.

 

On a more serious note, I want to address the constant negative comments and complaints about the condition of the course, service and staff and how we as PGC committee should run and manage the facilities. We as a committee do not mind suggestions or complaints and we invite all members to raise their concerns, complaints or suggestions in a constructive manner via a meeting, letter or email and to be part of the solution and in solving problems or issues. As a committee, we guide and assist the club management in the day to day activities and on how to run the club as professional and profitable as possible. The PGC committee will make mistakes and we will learn from our mistakes.  We will always put the club and members first even with limited resources. PGC is a member-based club with no support from any mine or company and with limited support from Polokwane Municipality currently. Our main source of income comes from our yearly member fees, competitions, sponsored golf days and from our loyal sponsors.

 

While speaking of the sources of income, we have a list below of all the sponsorship opportunities still available. Please help us in filling those spots

 

Three quotes of the late President Kennedy of America come to mind: 

–          “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” 

–          “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try”  

–          “Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

 

I want to promote the attitude of thankfulness to all our members and sponsors to embrace the thought that we still have a golf club with facilities. We all have a part to play to support and assist PGC to be the best golf club in Limpopo, where you can invite your family and friends to enjoy the club facilities at any time  – be part of the solution.

 

Lastly the yearly club scratch league and club nett league competitions are to start in February 2020 – watch the notice board at the Pro Shop to place your name under Polokwane 01 (Raoul Van Zyl – Captain) or Polokwane 02 (Jan Nel as acting Captain) to participate in the Limpopo club league competitions against other clubs.

 

Greetings

 

Wynand Pretorius

082 874-3890

spekkepret@mweb.co.za

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