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"Best New Course in Asia Pacific"
"Vietnam's Best New Golf Course 2010 – 2011"
"Vietnam's Best Clubhouse Golf Course 2010 – 2011"
NEWSLETTER JULY 2012Vietnamese
Dear Golfers,

What a month for Danang Golf Club, hosting the Mercedes Trophy Vietnam Final, Johnnie Walker Blue Label series Vietnam Final and the GLC Club Championships 2012.

The Mercedes Trophy Final began with a welcome dinner hosted at the White Caps restaurant in the Danang Beach Resort that adjoins Danang Golf Club on the evening before the tournament. Golfers were welcomed onto the pool deck to an awaiting outdoor dinner under the stars with the sparkling ocean as a magnificent backdrop. Information regarding the events rules and regulations, entertainment and speeches were delivered on a stage suspended over the resort pool with 30ft LED screen illuminating the night sky. With over 100 golfers competing for only 7 spots in the Australian Final, the event was set to be entertaining.

Golfers teed off in a shotgun start at 12pm and almost immediately we learnt the first Mercedes Benz car had been won with an amazing hole in one on the Dunes signature 16th par 3. Twelve year old Ms. Tran Chieu Duong played an amazing 7 iron straight to the flag and ultimately in the cup. With perfect golfing conditions the scores were great and the final winners of the trip to the British Open were Mr Le Ngoc Tu (DGC Club Champion 2012), Ms. Nguyen Khanh Hoa, Mr. Nguyen Viet Long and Mr. Thanh Hung Sinh. The 7 tournament winners were announced at the Gala Awards dinner in the Danang Golf Clubhouse after play. The winners who now are set to represent Vietnam at the Australian Final are Ms. Phan Thi Ngoc Lan, Mr. Do Ngoc Khuong, Mr. Nguyen Duc Hai, Mr. Ton Duc Sau, Mr. Vo Ngoc Huong, Mr. Huynh Viet Thuong and Mr. Do Viet Hung. Congratulations to all the winners. This was one of the finest golfing events Vietnam golfers had seen and Danang Golf Club was truly honored to deliver this event in true Danang Golf Club style. (Click here for more pictures of The Mercedes Trophy Final)

The other major golfing series in Vietnam and arguably the most exclusive is the Johnnie Walker Blue Label series with the winners having the opportunity to visit and play Gleneagles in Scotland with Greg Norman. Yet again, Danang Golf Club was selected to host and did not disappoint the golfers with Ali Macfadyen (DGC Superintendent) having the course in International tournament condition, with the greens rolling at 11.5 and fairways and tees manicured perfectly.

Golfers were welcomed at the Lifestyle Resort for the welcome dinner and to check into their rooms on the eve of the tournament. On the morning of the event, golfers were treated to watching a Celebrity Golf Clinic with some of the Vietnamese Entertainment industry idols such as Mr. Dam Vinh Hung, Mr. Duong Trieu Vu, Super Models: Ms Ngo Thanh Van, Ms. Thanh Hang, Ms. Jennifer Pham, Ms. Duong My Linh. Following this golf clinic was the famous Josh Olson Golf Trick show and Long Drive show. Golfers were enthralled with the many ways Josh could hit a golf ball and his famous long ball that can soar to over 500 yards.

In true Scottish tradition a lone bag piper stood on the club house roof and played ‘Scotland the Brave’ to lead golfers out towards their respective tees.

The format for the event was 02 man teams playing ‘best score’ stroke with 30 teams playing for the right to represent Vietnam in the World Final at Scotland. Conditions were testing with a strong westerly wind that blew through Danang mid game and golfers really needed to concentrate to hold onto good scores. Despite this, some fantastic scores were recorded and the eventual winners scored a 54 Net. Congratulations to Mr. Hoang Tien Thanh and Mr. Phan Thanh Hung; Mr. Hoang Quan and Cap Quy Phuc; Mr. Jamie Bao Nguyen and Nguyen Dinh Chau. (Click here for more pictures of Johnnie Walker Blue Label)

The Vietnam Group "Golf Life Club" (GLC) hosted their 2012 Club Championships here at Danang Golf Club on the 29th June with over 90 players in total. On behalf of Danang Golf Club I would like to congratulate the Best Gross Champion Mr. Huynh Quang Hai

Finally I’d like to invite ALL golfers to the upcoming Heineken World Golfers Championships Central Vietnam qualifying here at Danang Golf Club on the 18th August (details and entry form) .
                                Thank you,

Ben Styles
General Manager
Danang Golf Club
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From the superintendent
Dear Golfers,

Congratulations to all the winners of the Mercedes Trophy and Johnnie Walker tournament. Hope you have a great trip to Australia and also Scotland and come back the winners.

July course specifications update: green speed 11.4, greens 2.5 mm, tees 6 mm, green surround 6 mm, fairways 9 mm and rough 57 mm. Rainfall for June 26.5 ml.

Yantot Kusworo, our Head Mechanic recently attended the ASPGI turf management seminar in Bogor, Indonesia. This two day seminar talked about irrigation and pumps, turf machinery, chemical and fertilizer company’s on new technology and how to implement these into our golf course management.
We have been preparing for tournaments this month and we also have the Heineken event on the 18th August, 2012.

The few dry areas on the course caused by recent warm westerly winds will be cored and sand/zeolite rubbed into the holes, zeolite mixed with sand holds more moisture and also nutrients giving the turf healthy growing conditions and of course greener.

Golfers may notice the new Dune Residence landscape works on the right side of hole number 1 and 9 is just about finished. Upon its completion the red hazard stakes will be taken out and this area will be in play. Out of bounds will still be in play around the Dunes Residence lawn areas.

We have installed wood steps on # 16 and a walkway from the 11th green – 12th tee for golfer ease around the course.

Have a great July golfing and good luck to everyone for the monthly medal and the Heineken tournament.

If you have any questions about the course or maintenance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks and Regards,
Ali Macfadyen
Course Superintendent
Restaurant
Special food of the month
Pork Sausage Casserole                                                           VND 195,000
Braised pork sausage with vegetables in tomato sauce served with mashed potato
Wine of the month
Joseph Drouhin Laforet Chardonnay, Bourgogne             VND 850,000
Laforet Bourgogne Chardonnay from Maison Joseph Drouhin is made from 100 percent Chardonnay grapes, picked by hand, coming from all over Burgundy. It derives its bouquet and taste from various "terroirs"; its general character from Macon, its crispy structure from Chablis, its body from Rully, Chassagne and Puligny-Montrachet, and its overall nascent complexity from the young vines of Joseph Drouhin's own "Crus". It is often the entry-level wine leading to the great white Burgundies.
Happy Hour
From 4.30pm – 6.30pm
(Clubhouse and Dormie House)
• Draught beer @ VND 50,000
• Sangria @ VND 75,000
Chef’s choice @ 95,000
• Chimicangas
• BBQ Chicken wings
• Vietnamese deep fried spring roll
Golf Shop
On 28th June 2012, Mr. Lars Holden, PGA, Manager of Vietnam Golf Distribution, informed and educated the Pro-shop staff as well as golf service staff about some new product knowledge of Titleist, Footjoy at Danang Golf Club.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce some features, benefits and improvement of New Golf Balls including the new NXT Tour, NXT Tour S, Velocity, and DT Solo. New NXT Tour and NXT Tour S deliver the scoring performance available with a non-urethane cover. NXT Tour has been improved for 2012 to deliver even longer distance while retaining its commanding scoring shot performance. New NXT Tour S offers NXT Tour-like performance with a softer compression feel. The all-new Velocity provides explosive distance via the fastest solid core of any Titleist ball. Titleist delivers the Softest DT yet in the New DT Solo. Both NXT Tour S and DT Solo are offered in optic yellow. New Velocity is also available in double-digit play numbers.

The all new balls imprinted with DGC logo are also ideal souvenir for your friends and relatives after a round here at our challenging course.

WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE ENTIRELY NEW TOP GOLF BALL FOR 2012,
WE ARE OFFERING A DISCOUNT OF

15% FOR ALL GOLFER AND
25% FOR ALL DGC MEMBERS
To learn more about these products, please visit our Pro-shop or contact at
Direct line: +84 905 401 445
Tel: +84 511 3958 111
Fax: +84 511 3958 112
Email: reservations@dananggolfclub.com
Rule of the month
Definition: "Casual water" is a temporary accumulation of water on the golf course. In other words, a lake is not casual water, but a puddle of rainwater (that will disappear once the sun comes out) is.
Casual water must be identifiable before or after a player has taken his stance. Ground that is merely wet, spongy, mushy or muddy is not casual water. There must be an accumulation of water above ground that is visible.

Dew and frost are not casual water; snow and natural ice can be casual water or loose impediments, at the player's discretion; manufactured ice is an obstruction..

Under the rules of golf, casual water is considered an abnormal ground condition. If a golfer determines his golf ball rests in casual water, or that casual water interferes with his stance, is entitled to relief. Rule 25 covers relief from casual water.
July Quiz
Be the first to answer the question via facebook, email or phone and win a Danang Golf Club polo golf shirt!

Question:
Can I get relief without penalty from a bunker that is completely covered by casual Water?

Be the first to send your answer to info@dananggolfclub.com or answer on our Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/dananggolfclub
Contact Us
Son Tra - Dien Ngoc Coastal Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang City, Vietnam
Tel. +84 (0)511 3958 111, E-mail: reservations@dananggolfclub.com, www.dananggolfclub.com