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NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2012 Vietnamese
Dear Golfers,

Danang Golf Club is past the half way mark for 2012 and things are looking fantastic, the greens are rolling at 11 and true, fairways and green and lush and golfers are flocking to the course from all over Vietnam and the world.

During the month of July we continued on from June and hosted some of the regions biggest events. Danang Golf Club was honored to be involved in the inaugural Danang Golf Association golf tournament celebrating the formation of the regions first golf association. Danang Golf Club is proud to be the home club for the Danang Golf Association. Membership to the Association is now open for new applicants; please contact the DGC sales staff for details.

The 1st Danang Golf Association tournament was hosted on the 15th of July and was officially opened by the honorable Mr Nguyen Ba Thanh (Honorary Chairman on the Danang Peoples Committee). The event was a System 36 format with over 100 players joining the event. The ultimate winners were Mr Nguyen Ba Canh on the score of 68. On behalf of VinaCapital and Danang Golf Club I’d like to wish the Danang Golf Association longevity, prosperity and above all enjoyment of the game of golf.

The July Edition of the DGC Monthly Medal was held on the 7th of July in perfect weather conditions. We welcomed over 90 players for the Stroke event with a friendly BBQ after the game. Golfers enjoyed some great prizes this month with the edition of Taylormade Golf as a DGC sponsorship partner. The eventual winner for the July Monthly Medal was Mr. Joo Soo Don who claimed the grand prize of a new Taylormade R11s driver valued at over 10,000,000 vnd!

Rounding out the tournaments for July, Danang Golf Club was the host venue for the 7th Edition of the Golf & Life Magazine Tournament. The format was 36 holes ‘Stroke Play’ (18 at DGC and 18 on MLV). This event is arguably one of Vietnams biggest with some amazing prizes up for grabs. Play started at 12pm on Saturday the 21st of July with testing weather conditions blowing through mid-game. After round one Danang Clubhouse hosted the Gala dinner with local DJ. Lighting up the golfers evening with an electrifying performance. Congratulations to the eventual winners. The Callaway division winner was Mr. Than Duc Nam, B grade Mr. Than Duc Khanh, A grade Ms. Nguyen Thi Van Anh and Tournament Champion Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Khoi

In some fun news, the two best clubs in Vietnam, Danang Golf Club and Montgomerie Links decided to take our dueling to the football pitch with the hosting of the first ever inter-golf- club football tournament. Each course submitted a ladies and men’s ‘staff only’ football team and played off at the Danang Tuyen Son stadium. Proving once again that our two clubs are fierce rivals yet close friends the Danang Golf Club Ladies team won 4 – 1 yet the Montgomerie Links men’s team took the title winning 2 -1.

Finally I’d like to once again 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 are attached). This promises to be an Amazing event…

                                Thank you,

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

The Heineken tournament will be held on the 18th August, good luck and I hope you play well and enjoy the event and course.

August course specifications update, green speed 11, greens 2.5 mm, tees 6mm, green surrounds 6 mm, fairways 9 mm and rough 57 mm. Rainfall for July was 26.5 ml.

After the Heineken event we are starting to prepare the course for the wet season.

• Coring greens with ½ inch tines, adding sand and zeolite with an organic fertilizer and dolomite.
• Verticutting tees – 3 mm, topdressing, fertilizer and dolomite.
• Deep tinning cart path edges, topdressing and fertilizer.

Dunes Residence landscape is now complete, the grass swale on hole 1 will be marked red hazard, water around hole 2 marked red hazard and rock and grass swale along hole 9 marked red hazard. Out of bounds will be in play around the Dunes Residence lawn areas.

We have just received new yardage numbers for the sprinkler heads. All sprinkles will have yardage numbers on them, please remember the yardage numbers are to the front edge of the green plus the pin location yardage.

Ben and myself attended the Syngenta-Witganag seminar on the 3rd July at Twin Doves HCM City. The seminar talked about Syngenta products on how to implement them into turf management and also improve our playing surfaces. They also talked about implementing a preventive fungicide program in Vietnam to control turf grass disease through the wet season.

Have a great August golfing and if you have any questions about the maintenance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks and Regards,
Ali Macfadyen
Course Superintendent
Restaurant
Special food of the month
Grilled pork ribs                                                           @ VND 200,000
Served with herb rice, orange sauce and side salad
Wine of the month
Joseph Drouhin Cote de Nuits Village              @ VND 1,200,000
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Happy Hour from 4.30pm until 6.30pm
• San Miguel beer @ VND 63,000
   Buy one get one free
• Sangria @ VND 75,000
• Chef’s choice @ VND 95,000
   Chimicangas
   BBQ Chicken wings
   Vietnamese deep fried spring roll
Golf Shop
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
Dear Golfers,
With all the recent tournaments in Vietnam and many more on the horizon, I thought it fitting to explain a certain format that many Vietnam Golf course are now adopting to stamp our cheating of handicaps. The format is called System 36 and I’d like to take a few moments to explain this scoring system so as the next time you play you are well informed.

System 36 is a same-day handicapping system similar in function to Callaway System and Peoria System. It allows golfers who do not have a handicap index to play golf tournaments and compete for low-net titles or prizes.

The "handicap" is determined following the round according to System 36 structures.

Here's how System 36 works:

Throughout the round, the golfer accrues points based on the following formula:
Double bogey or worse - 0 points
Bogey - 1 point
Par or better - 2 point

At the end of the round, points earned are tallied. The total is subtracted from 36, and the resulting number is the golfer's handicap allowance. His net score can then be computed using his System 36 handicap allowance.
For example, let's say you go out and shoot 90, and along the way to that 90 you have seven pars, nine bogeys, and two double-bogeys or worse.
First, calculate your accrued points:
           7 (pars) x 2 (points per par) = 14
           9 (bogeys) x 1 (point per bogey) = 9
           2 (doubles or worse) x 0 (points per double) = 0
So your point total is 23. Now, subtract this total from 36:
           36 - 23 = 13
So 13 is your handicap allowance. Now apply this to your gross score:
           90 - 13 = 77
And 77 is your net score based on System 36 handicapping.

Ben Styles
General Manager
Danang Golf Club


August Quiz
Be the first to answer the question via facebook, email or phone and win a Danang Golf Club polo golf shirt!

Question:
A player finds his ball partially submerged in ‘Casual Water’ inside a bunker, Can the playersgolf club touch the water prior to beginning the stroke?

Be the first to send your answer to info@dananggolfclub.com or answer on our Facebook page:
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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