We can see clearly now the rains have gone. What a sigh of relief, let’s all come and enjoy our golf without worrying about carrying umbrellas and raincoats, the sunshine has brought back the enjoyable playing conditions of our golf course.

Chapman Golf Club also offers conference and banqueting facilities to corporate organizations, including the use of the Boardroom. Whether your function is a meeting, an exhibition, training workshop, a product launch, a luncheon, a cocktail, a family event, you name it, leave it in the hands of our service staff and we will make it a day for you to remember. Contact out SALES & MARKETING TEAM

Thank you TO ALL OUR sponsors.
Players you are being urged to show courtesy to the sponsors by attending Prize Giving.

New Members

We would like to welcome the following new members who have joined us this year and let us make them feel at home
Pick a friend from the list below.

Pro Shop

New Rhode Island Golf Shirts $40.00 each.
With and without Chapman Logos.

Its Coffee Time Anytime
We have acquired two new coffee machines for the Lower Terrace Bar and Main bar.
You can dispense the following hot beverages

  • Espresso
  • Hot chocolate
  • Mochachino
  • Cappuccino
  • Black Coffee

At any time of the day.

Chapman Ladies Golf

It has been a very wet start to the year with the rain pouring down and the course being too wet and muddy several times and little golf for anyone. However we have lately had some lovely sunshine so let’s hope that spring is round the corner and we have some dry days ahead!
The Gaby Tomlinson was played on Saturday 19th March at Borrowdale Brook and our ladies were drawn against Borrowdale Brook in the morning. We managed to beat them convincingly and Royal beat Wingate. It was a serious Chapman and Royal who had to compete for the Trophy and Keara O’Toole and Margie Brand had to face Judith Roger-Gurr and Lois Scruby in a Sudden Death Play-off. It all came down to the last putt and we had to concede to Royal. The Chapman ladies played excellent golf and any team could win.
We eventually played the Ladies Captain vs Vice on Saturday 25th March and although we had a small field of only 16 players we had a fun day.

We ended the day with a late lunch and prize-giving.

Captain’s Team and OUR WINNERS …Well done ladies


The following local rules, with any additions or amendments as published by the ZGA or Tournament Committee at each golf course, will apply until further notice to all tournaments under the auspices of the ZGA and may be adopted by any Club or Society affiliated to the ZGA:
1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27): Beyond any wall, fence or white stakes defining the boundary of the course.
Note: 1.1 Where out of bounds is defined by white stakes or fence posts (excluding angled supports) the line joining the nearest inside points at ground level of such stakes or posts defines the boundary. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies over such a line.
1.2 Where any continuing or adjoining white line is in existence it defines the boundary. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies on or over such line.
1.3 The inner most fence shall define the boundary in cases where there are two boundary fences.
1.4 A ball which crosses a road or area defined as out of bounds and comes to rest beyond that road or area is out of bounds even though it may lie on another part of the course.
2. WATER HAZARDS (INCLUDING LATERAL WATER HAZARDS) (Rule 26) Yellow markers define water Hazards. Red markers define lateral Water Hazards. Where yellow and red lines are in existence they define the margins of the hazards.
Note: Dropping Zones for Water Hazards.
Where there is virtual certainty or knowledge that a ball that has not been found is in a hazard,
2.1 A player may proceed under Rule 26 or
2.2 as an additional option, a ball may be dropped in the dropping zone (if so marked) under penalty of one stroke. When dropping a ball in a dropping zone, the dropped ball must not be redropped if it comes to rest within two club lengths of the spot where it first struck a part of the course even though it may finish outside the boundaries of the dropping zone or nearer the hole.
3.1 All areas indicated by GUR notice.
3.2 All areas bounded by white lines.
3.3 Grass covered cable trenches.
3.4 Any seam of new turf through the green interfering with the lie of the ball or the area of intended swing. Note: All seams forming part of the condition are to be treated as the same seam for the purposes of Rule 20-2c (re-dropping).
3.5 French drains (Stone-filled drainage ditches).

Note: 3.6 Relief will be denied for interference with stance from a hole cast or runway made by a burrowing animal, reptile or bird.
3.7 Relef is granted for lie of a ball or area of intend swing from painted yardage spots situated in any closely mown area through the green.
4. EMBEDDED BALL. Relief extended to ‘Through the green’- pages 142-143
5.1 White lined areas adjoining any areas defined as immovable Obstructions are
to be regarded as part of the obstruction and not ground under repair (GUR.)
5.2. Decorative Landscaped garden areas surrounded by an obstruction are part of that
5.3 Secured mats and plastic cable ramps covering cables are immovable obstructions
6. TURF PLUGS ON PUTTING GREEN. On any putting green, turf plugs of any size have the same status as old hole plugs and may be repaired under Rule 16-1c
7.1. Wires, cables or wrapping or other objects where they are closely attached to trees or other permanent objects or an object defining the boundary of the course.
7.2 Retaining artificial walls and pilings when located within water hazards
8 Accidental Movement of Ball on Putting Green
This local Rule modifies Rule 18-2 Rule 18- 3 and Rule 20-1.
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if a ball or ball marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent or any of their caddies or equipment. The moved ball must be replaced as provided in Rule 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1
NB- If it is established that the movement has been caused by wind, water or some other natural cause such as gravity, the ball must be played as it lie from its new position. However, a ball market moved in these circumstances must be replaced.
9. PERMANENT ELEVATED CABLES. If a ball strikes an elevated power line or cable, the stroke must be cancelled and replayed without penalty (see Rule 20-5). If the ball is not immediately recoverable, another ball may be substituted. Exception: Ball striking elevated junction section of cable rising from the ground not replayed.
10. TEMPORARY IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS- pages 147-150. Examples include but are not limited to, advertising boards, hole number distance indicators and drinks dispensers situated around teeing grounds, advertising boards fixed to other temporary immovable obstructions and clocks as opposed to movable obstructions, examples of which include but are not limited to, free standing advertising boards situated away from teeing grounds, drinks dispensers, all cameras and their tripods, TV microphones and crossing point indicators.

Note 1: Through the green, when a player’s ball lies in, on or under a temporary immovable obstruction or so close to that obstruction that it interferes with the players stance or area of intended swing and relief is required, he may proceed under any of the options available under the Rule, or if dropping zones have been marked, as an additional option, the player may drop the ball, without penalty, in the nearest dropping zone
Note 2: If an advertising board, which is neither situated on a teeing ground of a hole nor fixed to a temporary immovable obstruction, interferes with a players stance or swing or intervenes between a players ball and the hole, he may move the board and shall not take ‘line of sight’.
11. STONES IN BUNKERS – PAGE 145-146. Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions.
12. Distance Measuring Devices- page 153. DMD’s maybe used with the exception of the Zimbabwe Open and its Qualifiers.
Match Play – Loss of Hole
Strokeplay – Two Strokes
Captain’s Dinner
The Captain’s Dinner was a great success and we would like to THANK YOU all for the support that you rendered to our Captain, Themba Sibanda. Without you, the event would not have been made possible. The dinner was graced by the Honourable Ex Harare Mayor, Mr Masunda who was the guest speaker for the evening. We would like to thank him for the support.
The night saw enlightened moments with a vibrant atmosphere from the dancing floor. The rest of the evening can only be expressed with breath taking pictures.

A League Chapman 4, Police 2
B League Chapman 4, Wingate2

Next Fixtures
A League Chapman vs Royal @ C/club
B League Chapman vs Police @ Wingate
Both matches will be played on the 30th of April 2017.
Kindly note, players who wish to represent the Club please contact the following League Captains:
De Oliveira H chips@alpha.co.zw
Chakanyuka E edchak@hotmail.com


The winners are:
Championship Division 0-6 h/caps
Runner Up: ET Muronda h/c 4 nett 78
Winner: T Nyamukondiwa h/c 3 nett 76

Division B 7-12 h/caps
Runner Up: D Hillan h/c 8 nett 71
Winner E Chakanyuka h/c 7 nett 69

Division C 13-18 h/caps
Runner Up: R Nhau h/c 17 nett 72
Winner: P Makarutse h/c 16 nett 70

Division D 19-24 h/caps
Runner Up: S Chabvamuperu h/c 21 nett 71
Winner: AP Gulab h/c 20 nett 70


Winner : J Kaseke h/c 14 on 45pts
R/up : D Amm h/c 0 on 39
3rd : AP Gulab h/c 20 on 38
4th : T Nyamukondiwa h/c 3 on 38 pts c/out

POSB Mega Medal Results

Winner : JR Gerber h/c 19 nett 69
R/up : V Dejesus h/c 24 nett 70
3rd : D Hillman h/c 8 on nett 71
4th : W Mwedzi h/c 10 nett 73 c/out

Golf is a Business related sport, Business organizations are invited to take membership for your management team @ Chapman Golf Club where they can meet, network and interact with other business people from over 25 Top Business Institutes in the country that are corporate members of our club.
Our corporate membership comes with lots of free benefits for your organization. Contact our sales and marketing on 04 747969 or 747487.

We would like to thank the following CORPORATES for their support.


  • 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.
  • Please note lockers are Club property for rental at $40.00 per annum. Rent a locker and safe guard your valuables.
  • All members are advised to pay their outstanding subs fees before the end of March, swipe cards for those with outstanding fees will remain blocked.
  • Members are urged 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.
  • Let us keep our Club environment clean by placing litter in the bins provided on the course and around the Club house.


Compiled by:

Tabeth Zvidzwa
Sales & Marketing