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Thank you for all your support with the new Membership Fees

Thank you for all your support with the new Membership Fees, we are extremely happy with over 80 “early-bird” specials captured.

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Please keep to the cart path

I would like to bring to your attention the damage done to the course when golfers do not stay on the cart paths in and after wet weather.

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Our tee box and hole 6 renovation projects were recently completed

Thank you for your patience in regard to the Membership information. Please follow the link below to renew your Membership:/span>

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Green speed is one of the most sensitive and misunderstood topics in golf. Golfers see lightning-fast greens on television or hear claims about green speeds at a course they admire

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Another exceptional week for Ladies' golf!

I am delighted to announce that in the tough match against Mossel Bay in the Bronze League, the Pinnacle Ladies claimed victory

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Fairwell Louis!

Please note that the Member Guest Invitational has been postponed to November. Rest assured that we will not compromise on the quality of this flagship golf event that aims to impress your guests.

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Welcome to Pinnacle Point, Sages Senior Golfers Tournament

Please note that we are hosting the National SAGES Tournament from the 6th of May to the 10th of May 2024.

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Please note that we are hosting the National SAGES Tournament next week

Knysna Golf Club: R190pp golf only per round, and R420 per cart. For bookings, please contact their Pro Shop directly on 044 384 1707.

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Phase 2 is starting soon

As I am sure you are all aware by now, the Board of Directors is looking into exciting Clubhouse upgrades in the near future.

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Hole 6 at Pinnacle Point: Precision Required

As I am sure you are all aware by now, the Board of Directors is looking into exciting Clubhouse upgrades in the near future. A copy of the plans are with me, and if you’d like to discuss this, please feel free to come and see me

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Golf carts can cause some serious damage

Golf carts can come in pretty handy – they hold your bag, they hold any drinks you may be enjoying, and some are even equipped with GPS that provides guidance on yardages.

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Have a blessed Easter, everyone

I hope this message finds you well and that you are enjoying our world-renowned golf course.

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A friendly reminder of our golf course maintenance projects

Please be reminded of the two exciting maintenance projects underway on our award-winning golf course.

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Get some interesting insights on Hole 4

I am pleased to be back at the office after a brief break. As always, thanks to our dedicated Team, our operations ran smoothly in my absence.

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We have two exciting maintenance projects currently happening on the golf course

We are excited to announce that the annual Southern Cape Golf Union League will be starting in April…

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Changes to handicap review process for Pinnacle Point Golf Club Members

As part of the ongoing commitment to fairness and transparency in our Club Competitions, the Golf Committee would like to update you on the latest developments in our handicap review process as outlined below.

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We've streamlined the scorecard completion process

To maintain our world-class golf course’s pristine conditioning, Hole 6 has been scheduled for re-surfacing with a cool season grass mix.

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We'd like to share some intriguing insights

To maintain our world-class golf course’s pristine conditioning, Hole 6 has been scheduled for re-surfacing with a cool season grass mix.

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Hollow tining starts on Monday

Our Kikuyu eradication is underway, which will affect green surroundings, as well as some of our fairways and roughs, resulting in these areas losing their lush green appearance.

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Farewell Marco de Kock

I would like to take a moment to wish Marco de Kock a very fond farewell, as he pursues a new career in Pretoria. We will miss Marco’s energy and his invaluable contribution to Pinnacle Point as Golf Events Coordinator.

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A big thank you to our Member Guest Invitational Players

As we near the end of the year, I would like to invite all the ladies to make the most of the remaining golf days together.

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Here’s to green fairways and low scores!

Many Members are winding down towards December as the Pinnacle Point Golf Club is preparing for peak season.

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Well played Ladies!

We are proud to announce that our Silver and Bronze League Teams have both finished 2nd on the log for 2023!

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Weather conditions play a major role

Maintaining a golf course and presenting it in a pristine condition can be very challenging at times.

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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

Thank you to everyone who joined us this past Tuesday. What a fantastic day filled with sunshine & great golf.

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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.

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Juan and Ivan making strides on the golf course!

Congratulations to Juan Barnard for winning the Pezula Junior Open!

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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.

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Well done Back9Bandits!

On Wednesday the 9th of August, Pinnacle Point hosted the sixth round of the 2023 ATKV Business League competition.

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Well played Ladies

Congratulations to Team Pinnacle on winning the latest MossPinn fixture this past Tuesday! Well played Ladies & a tip of the hat to Ilze Nel for her NTP. We are now 47 points ahead in the series!

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Have a great week

Congratulations to Mike Wentworth & Philip Greyling on Winning The Pam Golding Better Ball Competition, this past Wednesday in amazing weather conditions.

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Please repair pitch marks

Pitch marks take even longer to heal during the cold winter months when the grass growth on the greens slows down considerably. It is important to fix a pitch mark correctly to prevent lasting damage to the putting greens’ surface.

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Another great week at Pinnacle Point

On Tuesday, the 25th of July, a stunning day at Pinnacle Point, 12 of our Pinnacle Ladies took part in our weekly competition.

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Another magnificent day at Pinnacle Point

Many golfers take the condition of a course for granted. It requires a lot of consistent work to keep a golf course looking pristine – or even just presentable.

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Business League

On Wednesday the 12th of July, Pinnacle Point hosted the 5th round of the 2023 ATKV Business League, with 20 teams battling it out to claim the top position.

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Please note the upcoming SGM

To start, thank you to all our Members that have renewed their Membership.

Please note if you have not renewed your SAGA card and HNA, handicaps have unfortunately been deactivated.

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Well done Team South!

Thank you to all the Ladies that took part in last weekend’s inaugural South vs West all-ladies golf tournament.
 
It was a great honour for our iconic course to host some of the finest female players in the Garden Route (South) & Boland (West) areas.

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All the best Ladies!

Winter hasn’t been kind to our weekly competitions, but we appreciate the rain that comes with it – the course is looking absolutely beautiful with its lush greens.

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Remember to vote

Pinnacle Point has been hand-picked as a nominee for South Africa’s Best Golf Course 2023 by The World Golf Awards!

Have you voted yet?

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A little moisture can lead to a lot of damage

Unlike a lot of European and American golf courses, we are open all year round and our winters are moderate enough to allow golfers to brave the elements and still play the game.

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Please remember to vote

Pinnacle Point has been hand-picked as a nominee for South Africa’s Best Golf Course 2023 by The World Golf Awards!

Have you voted yet?

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How to become a better putter

Which putter length is correct for you? 33-, 34- or 35-inch? To find out, we’ll need to know how tall you are. Once we’ve fit you with the correct length putter, you’re going to find it a lot easier to develop a consistent putting stroke..

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Why we need heavy downpours on our golf course?

During the past 5 days, we measured 85mm of rain on the golf course and it benefits us in more ways than just getting free nitrogen-rich water on the turfgrass.

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Here's to green fairways and minimal putts!

With winter setting in, we experienced all four seasons this past week, including the rain which is very much welcomed.

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Have a great week

On Wednesday, the 17th of May, Pinnacle Point hosted the monthly Rauch Gertenbach Club Competition in conjunction with the PGA Championship starting this week.
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Please remember the 90-degree rule

We trust that you are all well! With this newsletter insert, I would like to discuss a few very important matters.

The first topic is something new we would like to try on our course: The 90-Degree Rule.

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Get the most out of your Pinnacle golf experience

With this newsletter insert, I would like to discuss a few very important matters.
 
The first topic is something new we would like to try on our course: The 90-Degree Rule.

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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.

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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.

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Here’s to another week of great golf

On Wednesday, the 26th of April, Pinnacle Point hosted the Monthly Individual Stableford Competition.

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Have a great long weekend

Another eventful Alternative Format Competition

On Wednesday, the 19th of April, Pinnacle Point hosted the Monthly Rauch Gertenbach Alternative Format Club Competition.

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Our new consignment of golf carts is ready to serve on our award-winning course.

Our new consignment of golf carts is ready to serve on our award-winning course.

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Business League 2023 going strong

If you haven’t heard, I was fortunate enough to spend last week at The Masters in Augusta, USA. Still reeling from this once-in-a-lifetime experience,

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Mowing matters

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,

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It's Southern Cape League time!

It’s the time of the year we start preparations to win all the Leagues in the Southern Cape.

This year, our League Teams will have Administrators better known as League Captains, to give our Club more structure.

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Tigers vs Cubs a new tradition

In the spirit of golf, on Monday the 20th of March, the Tigers went head-to-head with the Cubs for their first-ever versus competition.

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We hope to see you this Wednesday!

As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, please be reminded of our final Membership proposal/feedback session this coming Wednesday, the 22nd of March from 9:00 to 10:00, held in the Pinnacle Events Venue.

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This is why we hollow core the greens in March.

What an awe-inspiring site to see the beautiful greens at Pinnacle Point after hollowtining.

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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.

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Golf course closed for hollow-tining | 6 - 10 March

I just want to thank each and every one of you for taking part in Wednesday’s competition. Without you, it would not have been possible. It was a big success.

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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.

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Congratulations to our Pinnacle Cup victors

The friendly annual competition, played over two days, saw a Team comprising of South African Players taking on a European Team, all Members of Pinnacle Point.

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Dear Members, we need your input

Thank you to everyone that took the time to join us at the “Bosberaad Dinkskrum” or “Brainstorm” this past Wednesday. We had 26 Members in attendance that included a diverse spectrum of cultures and ages.

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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.

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The first competition of the year was a great success

Andrè Steyn & Stephan Olivier are victors of the first competition for 2023!

On Wednesday, the 1st of February, Pinnacle Point hosted the first Competition of the year, the Pam Golding Betterball Competition.

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The new rankings are in!

We are delighted to announce that Pinnacle Point has been ranked 15th (up 1 spot) by the independent ranking site, South Africa’s Top 100 Courses.

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Who said networking can't be fun?

Our Business League was a big success last year. This year, we want to keep building on that success, but with a few changes. Read all the details about the scoring system, payment structure, and more below:

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No matter the weather, Cleveland will make your short game better

Take control from anywhere

A better short game is one of the best ways to improve your playing experience. Let’s use the new Cleveland RTX 6 ZipCore to give you shorter putts and more joy around the greens!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Here's to a great festive season.

On Tuesday the 6th of December, our vibrant Ladies took part in the weekly Ladies Competition.

Congratulations to our winners for the day:

1st: Marianda de Villiers and Monica Steyn on 48 counted in
2nd: Regina Herbst and Lesley Gallacher also on 48 counted out.

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Make memories that'll last a lifetime

More than a game
Fellowship of the swing

From the 1st tee to the 18th green, golfers celebrate and commiserate with one another. Sharing this unique gift of fellowship with a family member or close friend won’t only enrich your golf, it’ll enrich your life!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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. 

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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.

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Welcome back, Tigers!

What’s With All The Cart Rules?

Where to drive your cart once it leaves the path varies from course to course based on infrastructure and weather, among other important considerations.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Let's help you find your perfect fit

Scariest shots in golf – Green gremlins

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?

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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!

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Thank you to all our Member Guest players

On Saturday & Sunday the 6th & 7th of November. Pinnacle Point hosted a Members Guest Invitational.

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

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Vodacom Origins of Golf Final

We are very excited to announce that the Vodacom Origins of Golf Final will take place from the 27th to the 30th of October 2022 at Pinnacle Point Estate, proceeding with the Pro-Am on the 24th – 26th of October 2022.

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Best of luck to all the Vodacom Origins Players

On Tuesday, the 17th of October, the Pinnacle Ladies enjoyed another friendly round on our beautiful course. Congratulations to our winning Ladies: 1st place, Christe-Mari Meyer & 2nd place myself. The nearest to the pin was claimed by Suzette Van Schalkwyk.

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