Posted in Golf, tagged FIPPA, golf, golf course, golfer, pitch and putt course, Pitch and Putt Rules, pitch-and-putt, RiverBlogger, Riviera on Vaal Country Club on March 6, 2013 |
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You Pitch and then you Putt. This is probably what a golfer will tell you when you ask. But, what is it exactly?
Pitch and Putt
Pitch and Putt is an amateur sport (for those of us, like the RiverBlogger) who cannot play golf (yet). It is similar to golf, but the maximum total course length is only 1200 meters and players may only use three clubs, of which one must be a putter. The average length of a normal golf course could be up to 7500 meters.
Pitch and Putt was developed in Ireland in the 1940s. Traditionally their holes measure up to 70 meters and the players are only allowed to use an iron and a putter. The game is played from raised artificial teeing surfaces using a tee and it also has its own handicap system.
Due to Pitch and Putt evolving in other countries after its original development in Ireland, the rules now differ from country to country. The FIPPA rules still apply when it comes to international competitions though.
Pitch and Putt might be defined as an amateur sport, but compete they will!
For Pitch and Putt Rules, go to FIPPA’s website.
Visit the Riviera on Vaal Country Club‘s Pitch and Putt course and see why this amateur sport is so much fun!
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Posted in Golf, tagged American Scramble, B.B.S., Better ball stable ford, charity day, corporate day, designs, four ball, golf car, golf club, golf day, green fees, halfway house, holes, how to arrange a golf day, I.P.S., Individual Stable ford, MV Communications, printing, prize giving, pro shop, RiverBlogger, Riviera on Vaal, Riviera on Vaal Country Club, team building on February 22, 2013 |
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How to arrange a golf day
RiverBlogger has compiled a to do list on how to arrange a golf day at the Riviera on Vaal Country Club to make the process easier for you. Print the list and book your golf day soon!
- The most important aspect is to finalize a date for the event, as the time of year and day of the week will determine the amount of players, as well as the time the golf day can start.
- It is very important to find out the purpose of the event, for example, is it a charity day, a corporate day or a team building event. If the type of event is established, suggestions for a golf day format can be given, as some formats are much more time consuming and can take 5 – 6 hours to play.
- For corporate golf days and charity events one will suggest a more simple format like an I.P.S. (Individual Stable ford) or B.B.S (Better ball Stable ford), as it is a quick format to play and you can put up to 140 players on the golf course.
- If you are hosting a team building event, a format like American Scramble is suggested for the simple reason that all 4 players in the four ball play together as a team, and no strain is put on an individual player to perform, but the team can “carry “one another.
- If the date and format is finalized, the time sheet is the next item of importance with regards to your arrangements for the golf day. This sheet allows the players to book their allotted times for the event (No players – No event). In the summer you can host 132 players, where in winter you can host up to 116 players, but this all depends at what time your event will start. Normal tee off will start at 11:00 until around 13:00, as the players will then finish in time for the prize giving, which normally starts at 18:00 in the clubhouse. It is also vital that the organizer understands that the onus is on them to fill the field, not the golf club or pro shop.
- A playing fee structure will then be set in place, but the fee structure depends on what will be included in the golf day. This could include green fees, golf car hire, welcome drinks and snacks, halfway house and supper at the prize giving, but this will be determined by the budget of the organizers. The Food and Beverage manager is always consulted in this regard.
- A contract with all these details as well as the rules and regulations is then signed and a non-refundable deposit is paid to secure the day. The balance is payable on the day or in certain cases when dealing with large institutions, 30 days in advance. The food and beverages are handled separately and is usually payable up front or on the day.
- On the golf day, meet the client and sort out all the last minute things like the organizers’ chairs, tables and umbrellas, golf cars, chairs and tables on the sponsored holes where required, longest drive, closest to the pin and other boards, prize giving setup, starting the field where required and marshaling. This always varies from client to client.
- After the game the scorecards will normally be handed in at the Riviera on Vaal pro shop, where one of the committee members or pro shop staff will determine the winners down to last place.
- The prize giving can be conducted by one of the event’s organizers or by one of the committee members if arranged with them in advance.
Want to book a golf day at the Riviera on Vaal Country Club? Contact them on 016 430 1380 or email@example.com.
Need someone to take care of the printing and designs of your golf day? Contact MV Communications on 016 455 6100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Posted in Golf, tagged club, different types of golf clubs, golf, golf clubs, golf course, golfer, irons, putters, Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club, types of golf clubs, wedges, woods on January 18, 2013 |
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Over the years different types of golf clubs have been designed and developed to fit certain criteria within the game of golf. It all depends on how hard you would like to hit the ball it seems. These days the types of golf clubs you can buy are endless. Not only do you get woods, irons, wedges and putters; you also get different kinds of woods, irons, wedges and putters.
Originally woods were made from hickory or persimmon wood, which gave the club its name. Nowadays, however, these woods are manufactured with large, rounded metal heads. The 1-wood is called the driver, which is used to hit the ball the farthest. The higher the wood number, the more lofted it will be.
Irons’ clubheads are made from metal and are used by the golfer when the ball is fewer than 180m from the green. There are 9 different irons to choose from, consisting of a higher degree of loft. The clubs numbered 1 to 3 have little loft and can therefore send the ball the farthest. They are called long irons. Due to the loft of the 7, 8 and 9 irons, the golfer will be able to get the ball in the air quickly.
Wedges are used to strike the ball high into the air before landing on the putting surface. These golf clubs have a very high loft. Golfers will use a putting wedge when the shot is as far as 120m to the green and a sand wedge will be used to escape from bunkers and tall grass. A gap wedge is usually used to hit the ball for a distance of about 100m and a lob wedge clears a hazard quickly without carrying the ball too far.
Putters are some of the most popular golf clubs, utilized to roll the ball along the green into the hole. These golf clubs come in different sizes, including the belly putter and the broomstick putter.
Visit the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club’s golf course to try our all these different golf clubs.
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So what are the latest ladies golf trends? Here are a few trends to choose from, ladies:
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Golf fashion is one thing that has evolved tremendously over the years. RiverBlogger was intrigued by the utterly bright colours and checked trousers the modern golfers wear today, and found some really interesting photos and videos of golf fashion back in the day, as well as the most recent golf fashion trends. See some photos of original golf fashion on Riviera on Vaal’s Pinterest board: Riviera Golf.
Then and now:
Ladies’ golf fashion in 1968:
What do the professional golfers have to say about today’s golf fashion?
For the latest in ladies’ golf fashion at the Riviera on Vaal Country Club, visit them here for more information. For other leading golf brands, visit the Riviera on Vaal Country Club‘s pro-shop.
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