Lush green grass isn’t always the goal
It’s common that golfers wish for lush green grass everywhere on the course regardless of weather, maintenance budget, grass types or anything else. It doesn’t help that “lush” is also a common term in golf course advertising. While green is beautiful, it isn’t always the best colour for a course.
Thank you to all the Members who participated in the recent SGM
I am pleased to report that the Special General Meeting (SGM) that was held recently on 31 July was both important and successful, allowing members to openly express their concerns. We focused on the nine key points raised by Mike Wentworth, who represented the concerned members.
Well done Team South!
How to become a better putter
Why do greens play differently in the afternoon?
Thousands of stimpmeter measurements taken during tournaments and trials have indicated that greens will slow down during the day. Many things can influence the putting surface during a normal day of play. After the morning mowing many things happen on the green and the climatic conditions for the day can impact the playability of the putting surface.
The new Golf Rules are in
I am delighted to announce that our new EZGO golf cart fleet is finally all here & the GPS system is in full swing. I believe we now boast the best fleet from St Francis Bay all the way to Atlantic Beach. With the GPS system functioning properly, we will revert back to this setup as the main source of distance measuring on the golf course.
The extraordinary effort that presents a flawless, green Masters
It’s called “the Augusta National syndrome” and it’s the reason golfers dream of playing the home of the Masters. Each year, as much of the country climbs out of its wintry blanket and awaits the greening up of their golf courses,
Hollow-tining a success!
Thank you for the great support and patience during hollow-tining. I have been in contact with Konrad the whole week and the feedback has been very positive. Lots of sand has been absorbed into the greens to create a new fresh profile in order for us to have healthy playing surfaces for the next 12 months.
Hollow-tining is on the way
Having a golf course that is both aesthetically pleasing, as well as enjoyable to blav on is a too brioritv at pinnacle Point Estate T6 keep our award-winning course in pristine condition, hollow tining will take place from the 6th to the 10th of March 2023 when the golf course will be closed.
Aldrich Potgieter is the new African Amateur Champion!
A heartfelt thank you to everyone that took part in our recent Competitions, with your participation, we are seeing record numbers on the course for monthly events. Please take a bow, we will not be able to deliver our world-class experience without your support & input.
The first competition of the year was a great success
No matter the weather, Cleveland will make your short game better
Wet conditions and cart traffic do not mix.
To recharge the batteries & to best serve you, I am currently out of the office & on leave from the 25th of January to the 31st of January 2023.
As shared previously, we are looking forward to a full & exciting golf calendar & are working tirelessly to give you an even better golf experience on top of an already award-winning rating this year.
Below, please find the upcoming golf events. Please save the dates so as not to miss out on what promises to be events to remember for all the right reasons.
The Business League 2023 will be bigger
Renate Becher our Top Tiger for the week!
On Monday, the 16th of January, our beloved Tigers took to the field to compete in their weekly competition. Remember that the friendly internationally-inspired game is open to everyone to enjoy with a world-renowned social afterwards which is not to be missed.
Back to basics for more birdies
Unlock extra distance
Let’s find your launch zone
Driver hitting zones have become larger to better forgive off-centre strikes. But there’s an even more important zone that affects your distance. It’s the one at which launch angle and spin rate are just right for YOUR swing speed.
Should you be launching it higher or lower? Let’s find out.
Find YOUR secret to more confidence and consistency
Being a confident and skilful chipper doesn’t only make the game loads more fun, it’ll also transform your scorecard. Make mastering the chip shot your new year’s resolution and let us help you achieve it. It can be really simple!
You may have tried different methods in your search for the secret to chipping confidence and consistency. The key is often just a minor tweak away.
Ladies first game of the year a fun affair!
A few weeks ago, we were enjoying Christmas and New Year’s and now, we are back in action and we have hit the ground running.
The golf course saw tremendous traffic this season with a record 3919 rounds and a turn-over of R1 750 000.00 On Monday, we posted the planned calendar for the year & all roads lead to an action-packed year of golf.
2023 Will be a golfing year to remember!
Club Champions crowned
On the 4th and 5th of January 2023, Pinnacle Point hosted the annual Club Championships, and this year we had a record number of entries!
With some rainy and challenging weather, we saw a few withdrawals, but still, we saw 85 players that pushed through the weather to finish what ended up being a great championship!
Here's to a great festive season.
Make memories that'll last a lifetime
Here's to a great season
I cannot believe we are now in the last month of the year!
We are looking forward to an exciting season & we hope to see lots of our Members on our award-winning course. We only have a couple of events left on our 2022 Golf Calendar, the Pinnacle Cup & the Louis Oosthuizen Golf Day.
A new challenge has arisen in the form of water restrictions.
Ladies remember to book your spot for the Christmas Lunch
On Wednesday, 23rd of November, Pinnacle Point hosted the last Chas Everitt Individual Stableford Competition of the year.
A huge thank you to Chas Everitt for their continued support throughout this year! We appreciate your support. Without sponsors like Chas, these events would not be possible for our members to enjoy. Thank you to everyone who played and joined us for the competition, and congratulations to all the winners.
Water is the lifeblood of a golf course
It’s hard to believe that we are only a few weeks away from the Festive Season, where we will hopefully be spending time with our loved ones & relaxing after what has been a very positive year for Pinnace Point Golf Club. Thanks again to all the Members for your positive messages after our two new awards.
If you have read the below, I apologise, but I must keep stressing these two vital points before the season.
Looking forward to more exciting Competitions
On the 16th of November, Pinnacle Point hosted the closing Rauch Gertenbach Alternative Format Competition for the year.
The Competition was concluded with a very interesting and fun format. Congratulations to all our winners! We look forward to next year, some more fun formats and of course, some great golf!
Pinnacle Point Estate - the best golf course in Africa
World Golf Awards 2022
The golfing community not only declared Pinnacle Point Estate the best golf course in South Africa, but also the best course in Africa at the annual World Golf Awards 2022 announced on the 15th of November!
Present at the prestigious gala event hosted in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Pinnacle Point’s Michelle Parsons accepted the coveted awards on behalf of our award-winning estate.
Celebrating Women's golf in true Gatsby flair!
Celebrating Women’s golf in true Gatsby flair!
On Friday, the 11th of November, Pinnacle Point hosted the renowned annual Pinnacle Ladies At Home Day.
With a great turnout, the fabulously dressed, high-spirited Ladies set out to compete & enjoy a day of friendship & golfing fun.
Who will be this year's King and Queen?
Thank you for your support in the past weekend’s Vodacom Origins of Golf event. It was a spectacular event, and the media coverage was brilliant!
On another note, we have signed a deal with EZGo cart manufacturers and Pace GPS systems to replace our current fleet.
Srixon’s best just got better
Srixon’s previous generation of ZX clubs helped golfers across the skill spectrum improve their game. ZX gave amateurs easier access to distance off the tee and more control into the green, and helped Tour Pros like Hideki Matsuyama and Minjee Lee win major championships. Srixon has refined that winning lineup even further with their next generation ZX; the all-new ZX Mk II.
The Vodacom Origins of Golf was a huge success
We have a winner
Congratulations Combrinck Smit on winning the Vodacom Origins of Golf Final. What a great honour to have hosted this year’s #VOGFinal.
Thank you to the Sunshine Tour, Origins of Golf, SuperSport, Mossel Bay Tourism & everyone that made this auspicious event possible.
Let's help you find your perfect fit
When you think of golf’s scariest shots, what usually comes to mind is the drive on a tight fairway, the approach over a water hazard, the deep greenside bunker and the fairway wood off the deck. But there aren’t any gremlins lying in wait on the green, right?… Well, what about a lightning-fast, downhill, sharp-breaking 4-footer to save par?
Dont miss the Sunshine Tour live on SuperSport
Pinnacle Point now boasts a high-definition live stream of the 18th green just in time for the Sunshine Tour Vodacom Origins of Golf.
Watch the greats from the comfort of home
Can’t make it out to the course? Then catch the Origins of Golf live on SuperSport channel 213 on Saturday and Sunday!
Thank you to all our Member Guest players
Congratulations to all our winners:
Johan Gerber and Pierre du Randt – 94 points
Basson Piek and Jurgen Bosman – 92 points
Jacques Wickens and Johan Bronkhorst – 90 points
Greg Heuer and Neil de Wet – 89 points C/I
Marina Juta and Esme Orr – 89 points C/O