Swing into Christmas with a round of golf at Chapman Golf Club

HELLO!!! Member, Compliments of the festive season. We are now coming to the end of the year and we would like to thank you all for your support in making Chapman the Club of choice. Within two days of receiving the long-awaited rains all of a sudden, our course turned green overnight from the magic rains, Closing November in a good note.
Join us this December for a round of golf or let us host all your year- end functions be it graduation, seminars, business meetings, cocktail or family get together parties. Visit or contact the Sales & Marketing for more information about function hosting.
Starts booking for your corporate golf day and fundraisers NOW as slots are limited for 2017. Contact our Functions Co-ordinator, Grace on grace@chapmangolf.co.zw OR marketing@chapmangolf.co.zw .

On the 26th of November 2016,we had the ladies section A.G.M. which was well attended the ladies and the following is the new Ladies Committee for 2017.
Elsa Fuchs elected the 2017 Lady Captain and the rest of the committee is as follows:

Above: Lady Captain (2017

Linda O’Toole: Vice Captain
Keara O’Toole: Secretary
Heidi Schirmer: Committee Member
Karen Thompson: Committee Member
Rolyn Mukudu: Committee Member
Jean Mckenzie: Committee Member



Book tee off times for your Wednesday or Saturday Club with Ranga or Douglas on golfadministration@chapmangolf.co.zwor phone in on (04) 747328 if you are interested in participating in any of the corporate golf days or fundraisers

07December Cabello Hair Saloon 03December CBZ Holdings
14December Chapman Pro Shop 10December Nicoz Diamond
21December Bring a Prize Xmas Wed Club 17December POSB Bank
28December Please sponsor this day 24 December Bring a Prize Xmas Comp
31December Please sponsor this day

New Members
We would like to welcome the following new members who have joined us this month:

  • Tendai Rwodzi
  • Nyasha Matsika
  • Joss Mama


 Get a 2 ball sleeve of Bridgestone B330RX worth $8 on every purchase
 Of $50 or more in Chapman Pro Shop (T’s and C’s apply).
 Court Blue Golf shirts once $35 now only $20 each
 Wilson FG Tour Driver’s $250 each
 Wilson FG Tour 3 wood $180 each
 Wilson FG Tour Driver/3 Wood Combo special $380
 Powerbilt ladies golf set $495
 Powerbilt men’s golf set $495
 Cleveland golf bags $220
 Yonex golf shirts only $8 each
 Brand name Golf towels (Taylor made, srixon, mizuno, Callaway ) $25 each

Golf Range Holidays Opening and Closing times.
22nd Dec Unity Day- closing at 6pm.
24th Dec Christmas Eve – Closing at 4pm.
25th Dec Christmas Day – Club is closed.
26th Dec Boxing Day – Opening at 10am and closing at 4pm.
31st Dec New Year’s Eve – Closing at 4pm.
1 Jan New Year’s Day – Range Closed

Fairways to Greens

Herewith a brief spiel from the Greens & Fairways Committee.

Hello Member

As the rains promise to arrive in abundance, this will be a glorious welcome. A respite from the heat and a notable relief for all the plants, new trees and wildlife.

Whilst we use the term relief, the welcome rains also bring about a few conditions for the course and players:

A few scenarios come to the fore:

1: due to wet conditions numerous balls will be found to be embedded (PLUGGED BALL):

This is amply covered by the Rules: Rule 25-2

“ if a players ball is embedded in any closely-mown area through the green, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped, without penalty, as near as possible where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.

Note:!!! A ball “Embedded” when it is in its own pitch-mark and a ball does not necessary have to touch the soil/ground to be embedded.”

Closely mown area means any area of the course, including paths through the rough, cut to fairway height or less.

It is however advisable for all players to check the notice board for any LOCAL RULES THAT the HANDICAP AND COMPITITIONS COMMITTEE may put out to allow other relief options or conditions.

2: mud on ball: Check to see if any local rules are placed on the boards to qualify or allow relief options.

3: As the possibility of muddy shoes and carts/equipment all players are respectfully requested to attempt to prevent this unwanted mud and foreign seeds from the mud being wiped or transported onto the green. If possible clean off whatever mud possible before going onto the greens.

4: Casual water will be present through the green: This is amply covered by RULE 25:1

We challenge all members and players to read up on this rule as it may apply especially during this wet season. We ask you a question….does casual water include your stance and swing… read up your rules and avoid penalties

Nearest Point of Relief

Question 1: A player’s ball lies in casual water, as above. Where is the nearest point of relief from which they may drop their ball within one club-length; A, B, C or D;

  1. a) if they are right-handed?
  2. b) if they are left-handed?

Answer: a) Point A, b) Point C.

Points B and D are nearer the hole then where the ball is at rest. Point C cannot be the nearest point of relief for a right-handed player, as they would still have to take their stance in casual water. Similarly, point A for a left-handed player.

The player may drop their ball within one club-length of the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole. The ball may be cleaned when lifted under this Rule. If a ball to be dropped or placed under this Rule is not immediately recoverable, another ball may be substituted.

Remember to love your course and look after it, repair divots, pitch marks and avoid at all costs litter.

That’s all from the G&F Team

Notice on The Greens Project

The Board has resolved that the proposed Greens Project will be ratified by members at the Annual General Meeting in March 2017. This will give the trial greens enough time to grow to enable members to choose/see the best of the two types of grass planted.

If the project is approved by members @ The AGM there is a prominent corporate organization who is willing to partner the club in sponsoring the project.

18/03/16 A.GUDUZA HOLE 13
22/05/16 C.MUZONDO HOLE 13
26/05/16 MN DODO HOLE 3
16/06/16 K.O.TOOLE HOLE 17
29/06/16 DZ.MAREYA HOLE 3
20/09/16 N.MUYAMBO HOLE 17
06/11/16 D.TAPSON HOLE 17
20/11/16 N.GULAB HOLE 7


The Annual Prize Giving Dinner/Dance was held on Saturday 12November 2016. It was a well attended event with almost every winner in attendance and music to dance to after the winners had received their trophies. To all the members and guests who came to this event, thank you for supporting your club the evening would not been enjoyable without your presence. We hope next year it will be bigger and better. Below are some of the pictures:



A League Chapman 0, 6 Ruwa at Wingate
B League Chapman 2, 4 Ruwa at Wingate

The Finals ended on a very sad note, with Chapman losing both leagues. However we came in second in both leagues meaning we have potential to become the best. Hopefully we will be victors in 2017.


The winners are:

Championship Division 0-6 h/caps

Runner Up: R Mohamed h/c 2 nett 71 c/out Scott

Winner: E Chakanyuka h/c 6 nett 70

Division B 7-12 h/caps

Runner Up: G Muzunze h/c11 nett 74 c/out F Muzvondiwa

Winner : J Musuku h/c 7nett 74 c/out

Division C 13-18 h/caps

Runner Up: Toronga A h/c 14nett 74

Winner: L Mwashita h/c 18 nett 71

Division D 19-24 h/caps

Runner Up: Mubaiwa h/c 22nett 71 c/out Sawadya/Brandt

Winner: E Makanda h/c 20 nett 68

POSB Mega Medal Results

Winner :B Chimbghah/c 18 nett 65c/out

R/up : K Chibota h/c 19nett 67

3rd: A Zvidzaih/c 19 nett 68

4th: F Machekah/c 16 nett 6


 All members kindly note that subscriptions fees are prepaid. All outstanding subs should be paid up to avoid embarrassment of being denied to play golf this festive season.

 The Club is now selling Zol internet vouchers. These are available at the Front Office.

 Members are reminded to handle club property with care i.e. changing rooms’ equipment, towels, showers, sauna and any other club property you make use of.

 All members who rent a locker at the Club are requested to update their locker details with Patience at the reception before 30November 2016. Lockers that will not have been identified with its owner by 1st December 2016 will be opened and locked by the Club for reallocation. Please note lockers are Club property for rental at $40.00 per annum.

 All players are urged to place litter in the provided bins in and around the golf course.

 Members are required to update their email addresses in order for them to receive important club updates. We have reserved one telephone number 04 747969 for members incoming calls only and cell phone numbers 078 4014414 for accounts office and for the reception 0718 194 081.

 To keep up with what’s happening at the club, like our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/chapmangolfclub) and also visit our website (www.chapmangolf.co.zw).

On behalf of the Board of Management and Staff we would like to wish you all and your families a HAPPY AND HEALTH HOLIDAY.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017

Peppy Motors @ Chapman Golf Club
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Compiled by
Tabeth Zvidzwa
Sales & Marketing