Did you know?
De Zalze golf course was the first course in the world to be awarded a Fair Trade in Tourism certification.
The name De Zalze originates from the three adjoining wine producing farms namely, Groote Zalze, Kleine Zalze & De Vleie. The work ‘Salz’ in German means salt, and when the original owner of the estate Nicolaas Cleef wanted a name for his farm, he nicknamed it Little Salt, after his home town which was famous for its salt production.
The historical buildings on the De Zalze estate, including a manor house and precinct, date back to 1838.
In 2000 the Spier Group purchased an interest in the property and together with Kleine Zalze remodelled the estate into a golf estate. Today the estate has a Terrace Restaurant, Lounge & Bar, Halfway House, Locker Rooms, Pro Shop, golf coaching, Carts, Clubs & Pull Trolleys for hire and a Driving Range.
The course was designed by Peter Matkovich in 2000.
De Zalze Ladies Open
I want to take part in the Ladies open!
It is simple to enter, just send your Entry Form (link here) and Proof of Payment to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference: Ladies Open & Your Surname.
The event costs R495 per entry
What is the dress code?
ACCEPTABLE DRESS CODE IN THE CLUBHOUSE.
Smart un-faded denims/jeans are permitted.
Tailored shorts (bermuda’s)
Shirts with collar and sleeves.
Mock necked shirts.
Soft spiked golf shoes.
Closed toe shoes or sandals.
Ladies may wear accepted golf shirts or polo necks.
Ladies may wear tailored skirts, dresses, slacks or golf shorts.
Beach sandals or flip flops.
Slogan t- shirts.
Drawstring shorts or trousers.
Torn or faded jeans.
I’ve never played, I don’t even know the lingo!
Here are some useful words and concepts to make sure you’re in the know! *(from wikihow)
Golfers get 1 point for every time they hit the ball with a club, which means that the player who can get the ball into every hole with the fewest overall swings (golf club hits) will win.
Par: This is the preset number attached to each hole that represents the number of shots (and therefore, the number of points) that a perfect golfer should normally require to sink the ball. A golfer who meets this number is said to be “on par” for the hole.
Bogeys: A bogey is a score that is one point (one swing) above par. If a golfer takes more than one extra swing to complete a hole, it is said to be a “double bogey,” “triple bogey,” and so on depending on the total number of swings.
Birdie: A birdie is a score that is one point below par.
Eagle: A score that is two points below par on a par 4 or higher course is called an eagle.
Hole in one: A hole in one occurs when the golfer manages to sink the ball with a single swing from the tee box (that is, the starting position).
Parts of the Course
Every golf course consists of five basic parts, counting the tee box.
Fairway: The fairway is the trimmed part of the golf course between the tee box and the green.
Rough: The rough is the wild or less-groomed area that borders on the fairway.
Putting green: The putting green, or green, is where the hole for each fairway is located.
Hazards: Also called traps, hazards are purposely-placed elements that are designed to be especially difficult to get a golf ball out of. Common hazards include sand traps and bodies of water.
A wood has a wide head and is usually made of a fairly light material, such as wood or lightweight metal. Woods are used for long “drives” of the ball across great distances, and as such are sometimes also called “drivers.”
An iron is much narrower than a wood, and typically made of heavier metal. Irons are most often used for medium-and short-range shots.
A putter is a special club for use on the putting green, where precise control over the direction and speed the ball will roll can make the difference between a birdie and a bogey. Putters are small, and usually made of lightweight metal.
Where can I get lessons for my friends and myself?
The Swingfit Academy at De Zalze offers programmes for beginners, PGA and Elite’s. They are “passionate about growing the game and helping the everyday golfer improve”.
They explain: Our ‘Bunnies’ programme is ideal for ladies who is new to the game or looking to start playing. We will help you understand and improve in a stress-free, easy-going & social environment for only R100 per session. No clubs, no problem, we have you sorted. The “bunnies” gather every Wednesday & Friday at 8am to 9am and is usually followed by some coffee on the clubhouse stoep. Or start your own group with your girlfriends (a minimum of 5 ladies) and choose a time that works for you.
Click here to sign up.
Also consider getting a professional fitting to make sure you have the right equipment
Stellenbosch Golf club explains: If you’re looking to improve any aspect of your golf game and think that new equipment might help, then don’t waste the opportunity to make the game as easy as is possible. Get Fitted. Hit better golf shots. Have more fun.
You can Contact them here
From everyone at Anna Basson Properties, we hope you have a fun-filled day on the course! #liveStellenbosch
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