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Divan Marais (our VIP of the week) had an amazing round of golf on Saturday. He aced the 3rd hole, parred the 7th and then birdied the 12th, 15th and 17th! Five under on the par 3's – that's quite a run!

If you recall we have a VW Polo Car up for grabs on the 3rd as a Hole in One prize, but you must pay to be a part of the challenge. If you take part and you make a hole in one, you will get to walk away with a brand new car valued at R130 000! Don't let this close call happen to you – ask in the shop for details!

The Zwartkop Hole in One Car

On Wednesday we had a golf day for Joost van der Westhuizen called 'Golf for Joost'. Zwartkop was a celebrity 'mecca' with the likes of Sasha Martinengo, Darren Scott, Simon Hill, Jannie de Beer, James Small, Frik du Preez, Derek Watts and of course our own Zwartkop 4 ball, Glen Pienaar, Justin Gordon, Jacques du Toit and Russell Franz. The day started with a helicopter that landed on the 15th tee to bring the guest of honour, followed by a fun-filled day of golf and then the prize giving dinner. In between we had Carte Blanch on the course interviewing players and following Joost around. He definitely reminds us about the quote from Mary Anne Radmacheris: "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says 'I'll try again tomorrow'."

Sunday Lunch
On the menu this week for the Sunday Lunch in Baldovino's is:

Variety of Bruschettas; Peri-Peri Chicken Livers with Fresh Bread; Bacon, Feta and Avo Salad.

Roast Leg of Lamb with a Sherry Sauce; Roast Cajun Chicken Pieces; Rice; Roast Potatoes; Roast Butternut; and Creamed Spinach.

Malva Pudding with Custard; Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce and Chocolate Mousse.

All of this for only R130.00 p.p. and half price for children under 12. To book your seat you can call Samantha on (012) 654-2111 or e-mail samantha@n9ne.co.za.

Dates for Your Diary
This coming Wednesday is an action-packed golf day with the TaylorMade Company Challenge and the Castle Lite Handicap Challenge taking place. Beat your handicap and win a case of Castle Lite! The winner each day wins a Castle Lite Golf Bag OR Cooler Box OR prize voucher to the value of R1 000.00. You must be present at prize giving to collect your prize. R40 comp fee and normal greenfees apply. Call the golf shop to enter on (012) 654-2111.

The TaylorMade Company Challenge is a great opportunity for your company to do some networking with other companies or to entertain clients while you are enjoying a game of golf. Each month we have a theme, and the golf is followed by a prize giving and dinner. To find out more or to sign up, you can contact Joanita on (012) 660-3640 or joanita@hayesgolf.co.za.

Join Our First Ever Fun Run!
Join our first even Fun Run on Sunday 12th August with a 4km Fun Run / Walk at 16h00, followed by a 1km Fun Run / Walk at 16h10. It will be held on the golf course and everyone from kids to grandparents are welcome to take part! The entry fee is R20 for Adults and R10 for Children under 12.

Click here to download the entry form or collect one from the golf shop or reception. For more information you can call (012) 654-1144.

Next Wednesday, 15th August we will be holding "THE GAME". Do you remember how much fun this was the last time around? If you fancy your chances of taming a Brute, then mark down the date in your diary. Zwartkop will be set up to offer the ULTIMATE CHALLLENGE - in true, Stephen King style. The fee for members is R170.00 including comp fee and for affiliated visitors it is R240.00. Call the golf shop to book on (012)654-2111.

Join us that evening (Wednesday, 15th August) for a fun Wine Tasting evening. Comfort, Winter Food accompanied by Ernie Els' Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Big Easy Wines will be on the cards.

On the menu will be Bruschetta Platters and Butternut; Chicken Noodle and Mushroom and Biltong Soup served with Fresh Bread and Croutons for only R90.00 per person. Call Linda to book your spot on (012) 654-1144 or linda@zwartkopcc.co.za.

Isn't it time to clean those cupboards and get rid of all your kids' old baseball- and cricket bats? The Academy run by Elsabe Hefer is more than willing to take them off your hands. Just drop them off at the club - no fuss.
Good News
• Congratulations to our VIP of the Week, Divan Marais.
• Jannie and the team are busy this week, enlarging the bunker on the 10th hole and cutting down two poplars on the 16th fairway.
Saturday’s Pizza Special has been extended to lunchtime! You get 25% OFF pizza’s between 12pm & 2pm and again between 5pm & 7pm!
Fire Wood is now on Sale – R10 a bag available from the golf shop.
The gym is open from 6am to 8pm seven days a week. For a small membership fee, you can have the body you always wanted. Call reception to get more information on (012) 654-1144.

What is the weather up to this week? Click here to view a 7-day weather forecast at Zwartkop.

VIP - Divan Marais

 Upcoming Events for Our Members

- Wednesday, 8th August – Castle Lite Handicap Challenge: Call the golf shop to enter on (012) 654-2111.
Thursday, 9th August – Meat Day: Win a meat hamper as first prize, also up for grabs is a R500 meal voucher from the Cattle Baron. Look out for a new addition to the Meat Days – one in every four events we will be giving away Venison!

- Saturday, 11th August – US PGA Grand Slam Trophy
- Wednesday 15th August – The Game: Zwartkop set up like you've never seen it before! Call the golf shop to book on (012)654-2111.

Click here  to view a full list of events.


news from the Golf Shop
This weekend we saw some amazing things… The Chiefs whipped the Sharks in a one-sided affair and the pinnacle of the Olympics, the men's 100m on Sunday evening, was electric as Usain Bolt ran a 9.63 to set a new Olympic record.

Our new Zwartkop logoed shirts have just arrived in stock and are some of the best looking shirts around. I mean these shirts are so good and we have all sizes that I even got Clive Maher to buy a couple.

Remember that from now on, every time you pay and hire out a golf cart, you will receive a free 100 plus isotonic cool drink.

Well done to Phatiswe Malinga and Peter Khan who played in a poker tournament at Monte Casino and finished 1st and 2nd. Seems our members excel in all that they do.

If you would like to improve your golf, have your equipment custom fitted. Just click here and we will sort you out.

Until next time, keep it on the fairways,
Ian, Joseph, Shaun & Paul

Watch SuperGolf on Supersport on Wednesday at 19h30, brought to you by Telkom Business.


News from the Gym

Why Golf is Good for You
Golf is more than often been thought of as a passive sport and that it does not really require any real level of fitness. Well in reality, golf incorporates more fitness than you think: cardio exercise, strength training, and balance and coordination.

This is one of the best parts of golf and from a fitness point of view an excellent way to improve and strengthen your cardiovascular system.

Strength Training

Lifting your golf bag from your car to the course, and carrying it around the course with you all day, is an excellent way to get your upper body strength training in for the week.


One of the most excellent types of exercise that you can get from golfing is an increased ability to balance your body. Whenever you get a chance to work on improving your balance, you should do it.

Mandy Twiddy

Golf helps you to remember numbers, images, and even specific tips and techniques. And for that reason, golf is a great all-round way to exercise both body and mind.

Next Week - Golf and Nutrition

Be better, be stronger, be fitter; you're worth it."

083 293 5351 / mandytwiddy@yahoo.com

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