Scorecards, A vital part of playing golf. Even though smaller than the average A4 paper, this card, if completed correctly has led to the build of careers to the likes of Gary Player and Tiger Woods and World championships won.
We thought to share a few points to assist in how to accurately complete, score and submit your score card. With a little preparation before starting your round, keeping track of your score will be a breeze with no complicated math required.
How to prepare your card;
In the boxes provided on the scorecard: Make sure you put your full name on the card and those of the players playing in your fourball, put in your HI (Handicap Index) this is your official Club Handicap.
Starting from your handicap index, determine your course handicap.
CH (Course Handicap) is the handicap used off that particular tee you have decided to play off on the day.
Remember to include the date you're playing off that particular tee-box indicated.
Have a playing partner attest to your score and turn it in by signing as marker and player and then submit your score online to be processed for your handicap index.
We herewith also share 2 scorecard examples ;
Scorecard 1, being the perfect example of a correctly completed score card, is clearly marked with all four player names and surnames as well as their respective handicap index.
The marker has signed off on the score card and it is dated.
Scorecard 2 unfortunately show’s no surnames or Handicap Index, nor an indication of the tee played. This is an example of they score cards the pro shop receives regularly. With a score card completed in such a manner, it can make or break a winning fourball.
Tip for helping with handicap strokes on the Hole
In a corner of the score box below each hole, put a little dot for each stroke of handicap you have, starting with the toughest hole (marked stroke “1”). Continue until you get to 18. This will help easy to know when you are marking the card and who strokes on which holes.
If you still have strokes left on your handicap, start over by hole stroke “1” and add a second dot. Repeat this process until you have used up all your handicap.
The number of dots in every box represent the number of strokes you can deduct from your gross score to get your net score on each particular hole.
The dot-method to figure out your golf score is fast, easy and saves a lot of calculating during the round. This also works for all individual playing formats.
Players can also refer to RULE 21 on the Royal and Ancient website that can assist if members are not sure how to score different competitions.
Happy Scoring and See you on the Fairways, Tony
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WISHING OUR MEMBERS A HAPPY BIRTHDAY
May this year be filled with opportunity, cheer and many joyful and prosperous moments.
01 May- Louis Geldenhuys
2 May- Nicholas Ahrends, Ian Roberts, Maria de Vries
3 May- Gavin Foley, Jarryd Howe, Peter Smith
4 May- Walter Woodward, Warren Young
5 May- Patrick Burke, Alan Radmall
6 May- Morgan Frankle, Deon van der Merwe
7 May- Kiara Clements, Elsabe Hoal, Geoffrey Hodges, Adriaan Vlok
With the best of wishes ,the Atlantic Beach Links Team
SMOKIN' HOT BLUES
As part of our ever evolving ways to provide members, residents and guests with entertainment and a reason to return to the club, we are introducing a monthly Smokey Blues Sunday at the Sunbird Restaurant on the 1st Sunday of each month. If you are missing out this Sunday, be sure to diarise the 6th fo June, wen we have our next Smokey Blues Sunday.
With live entertainment throughout the afternoon and Chef Simone's smoker going with southern inspired menu items such as smoked brisket and wings, 6th of June is sure to be a date you want to save in your calendar.
THURSDAY 22 APRIL 2021
Congratulations to Nicholas de Haaff & Herman Rheeder who banked the podium finish with a brilliant 64 nett in Thursday's Betterball Medal competition. Nich shot a superb 68 nett as they 'dovetailed' to the win by two shots. Well played gentlemen and thank you to everyone who joined us on a perfect autumns day.
Runner Up: Vanthel van Aswegan & Rob Blake - 66 nett c/i 2-club payout: R44.00 each
3rd: Jose Henriques & Andrew Lassen - 66 nett c/o 4th: Flip Niemandt & Weyers Janse van Rensburg - 66 nett c/o
Round 4 of the Race to the Atlantic Beach Cup sponsored by Property Worldbrought out the best in our members.
42 Individual Stableford points each by Candice Woodbridge and Grant Knowles made for the tightest of finishes for top spot. Congratulations to Candice who carded a three over par 75 and won on count-out from Grant. Well played to all the winners
3rd: Tristan Boise - 39 points c/i
4th: Pam Welz - 39 points c/o
5th: Glen Hatt - 39 points c/o
6th: Wessel Moolman - 39 points c/o
Congratulations to Western Province on winning the 2021 GolfRSA Senior A-Division Inter-Provincial Championship (IPT). Incredibly proud of our members - Greg Woodbridge (who captained the team) and Giles Buchanan - who together with their teammates put in a superb performance at Stellenbosch GC last week. It was a historic double for Western Province Golf with the Super-Senior team also lifting the 2021 GolfRSA Super-Senior IPT trophy.
Special shout-out to Western Province captain Greg Woodbridge, who not only led his charges to victory, but the Atlantic Beach Links senior fired a final round 66 to seal the team's Senior Division victory at Stellenbosch Golf Club. Go Province!
NOMADS SA GIRLS ROSE BOWL STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Atlantic Beach Links bursts with pride over Tyla Potgieter, who finished 3rd in the B-Division at the Nomads South African Girls Rose Bowl Stroke Play Championship on Monday. After the opening 36 holes on Sunday, the Atlantic Beach Links junior was solo third and held onto this position after the final round at Durbanville Golf Club. Congratulations, Tyla.
8 IS THE LUCKY NUMBER FOR BONGA MAVUME AS HE ENTERS THE HOLE-IN-ONE CLUB
Congratulations goes out to Atlantic Beach Links member, Bonga Mavume, who hit a hole-in-one on the 8th on Tuesday. "It is such a good feeling because I was just playing to be on the green and maybe two putt for a par, said an elated Bonga on his first ace.
"I used 8 iron because normally when there is slight breeze I end on the edge with my 9 iron. The ball pitched on the green and bounced right and disappeared. I never thought it was in the hole. When Ponki Holani, Owen Mbunda, Krist Kristy and I got to the green there were only three balls on the green and I thought one was mine - but not this time as Ponki found it in the hole!" Welcome to the hole in one club.
Talking Shop with Robbie
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