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QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

Quarter 1 - 2019

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Dear Golfers,

Well it’s hard to believe that we are already through the first quarter of 2019, we have had a very busy start to the year with many golfers enjoying the good conditions out on the course. If you have played with us recently you may have experienced the new hole 16A as it has been in play on several days and if you are not aware this is an new extra hole that will allow us to do some works on other holes or greens but still be allow for 18 holes to be played at any one time.

March 30th saw the playing of the first event on our calendar in 2019 the Mercedes Qualifier, the event is always well supported and I would like to congratulate all the winners on the day and also take the chance to thanks out sponsors who so generously supported the event. The next event on the club calendar is the 2019 Summer Classic which is scheduled for the 6th July 2019 for further information, please do not hesitate to contact our events team here at the club.

We would also like to remind you that as a member you can access some very special promotions and preferred rates at the club on Golf Shop and F/B purchases as well as have access to a large number of affiliate rates at golf courses all over the world. If you would like to know any more details on any of these special promotions and benefits please do not hesitate to contact us.

Taylor Murphy

Director of Golf   

CAST YOUR VOTE FOR MONTGOMERIE LINKS VIETNAM

1ST TOURNAMENT OF ONE OPERA CLUB

Montgomerie Links Vietnam has successfully welcome One Opera Group from Gaudi Financial Limited in Danang on 23rd February 2019. The event has welcomed around 60 VIP guests and most of them are USD billionaires. They enjoyed our club so much and the organizer thanks us for nice support them as well as promise to come back in April or June.

 

DA NANG GENERAL HOSPITAL CELEBRATE THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Montgomerie Links Vietnam is very honored to be chosen as an idea destination for the International Women's Day (March 8). And doctor group from Danang hospital has chosen us for their party. The course is beautiful, food is delicious and staff is nice… all made their party be wonderful and they hope to enjoy another event with Montgomerie Links Vietnam.

SPRING SKILLS SESSION – 23.03.2019

This is first skills session for the year at Montgomerie Links Vietnam. The event will cover the skills of chipping and driving over the course of the event. Our coaches – PGA Darren Chapman will take you through the technical and strategic elements of these shots, allowing time for practice and testing before taking part in a fun and relaxed competition. Around 20 guests registered for this event and they were really happy to join it. One of the guests said: “It is very useful, I have learnt a lot of new golf knowledge that I have never known. And I also win a prize. That’s fantastic”.

MERCEDESTROPHY QUALIFIER 2019

For the purpose of connecting between the agents, MercedesTrophy Qualifier 2019 was officially held at Montgomerie Links golf course on March 30. Interesting golf rounds in a friendly an opened atmosphere between golfers have enhanced the unity of all attendants that became the basis and motivation for successful cooperation in the future. Have a look back at the impressive images of the MercedesTrophy Qualifier 2019.

HOLE IN ONE

CONGRATULATIONS ON HOLE IN ONE WINNERS IN QUARTER 1

No. Name Hole Distance and Tee box Date
1 Zhang Zheng Lin 5 118 yards Blue Tee 11.01.2019
2 Lee Mik Young 5 79 yards Red Tee 19.01.2019
3 Jang Hee Geun 14 146 yards Red Tee 05.02.2019
4 Kim Tae Chung 5 100 yards White Tee 15.02.2019
5 Yim Yong Taek 5 100 yards White Tee 15.02.2019
6 Lee Seoung Ryul 5 100 yards White Tee 16.02.2019
7 Cha Tae Soo 5 100 yards White Tee 17.02.2019

PROMOTION


MEMORABLE STAY WITH COMPLIMENTARY ACTIVITIES FOR MONTGOMERIE LINKS HOTEL & VILLAS GUESTS

TOWEL FOLDING ART CLASS

LOCAL CUISINE COOKING CLASS

BASIC TAEKWONDO SKILLS

A GLANCE INTO GOLF

MOMENT OF TRUTH

1. “Course has a great layout and is a good test off the blue markers for the average golfer. Greens were 50/50 with some struggling with too much water. For the amount you pay you would expect to at least get a small bucket of balls on the range to warm up with. The service from the club house and pro shop were superb. You can shower and sauna after the round - be sure to let the locker room attendant know you want to sauna as he turns it on for after the round. We walked and got around no problems.”

2. “Monty is an exclusive ad select golf range. Well maintained, great facilities, wonderful views on both sides of Meadows and JLT. A great experience.”

3. “This was a fantastic experience. All our caddies were excellent ( 44, 114, 168, 101) We had a really fun round, topped off by the girls beating the boys !! The course is lovely and I strongly recommend playing a round here.”

4. “Have played this course twice, it is in excellent condition and is one of the best courses around the Danang area. The fairways are wide and green and it can be a challenging course. Designed by Colin Montgomerie it is a good links style course, the caddies are knowledgeable and speak some English.”

F&B CORNER

Speaking of dishes in the ancient town of Hoi An, no one can ignore Cao Lau noodle.Although there are some similarities with Quang Nam noodles, It is a much more elaborate processed dish. In order for the noodles to be golden and delicious, we must use the cooked ash from Cu Lao Cham to soak the rice to create the characteristic crispness and plasticity. Rice grinding water must be water from Ba Le well, a well well known for its non-alum, cool water. To add to the food, people often add a little pig skin or high-fried dry square floor.Please come to us to learning how to cook and enjoy the Cao Lau noodle made by yourself at Birdies Restaurant – Montgomerielinks Viet Nam.

A bowl of Cao Lau.

GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE

We have re turfed edges of 5 bunkers, 1 on hole 12, 2 on hole 18 and 2 on hole 14.

On hole 14 (photo) we are trying a different grass around the edge, the grass is Zeon Zoysia and hopefully this will hold the edges together better than the Paspalum.

We have started to mow certain areas of rough at a lower height so for a few weeks these areas will look brown, these areas will eventually turn green again and the Paspalum will return.

The other major work for GCM over the next few weeks will be hand weeding the driving range and spraying it with salt to control the rough clumpy grass that has invaded the fairway.

We are going through a very dry spell as we write this over 50 days without rain. March is usually dry but some rainfall would be welcome.

 

(Tee & fairway # 14)

(Bunker Edges)

TIPS OF THE QUARTER

BURIED IN THE BUNKER (P1.)

BURIED IN THE BUNKER (P2.)

DA NANG TOURIST TIPS

Central Market – The Hostel Vietnam

At Central Market, crafted coffee, juices and cocktails prepared in an open bar. The open plan kitchen where traditional dishes cooked with fresh ingredients picked up every day from Han Market, right opposite the venue.

Everyone in the team speaks English and can recommend dishes and drinks suitable for guests's individual taste.

The venue looks beautiful, but pictures will talk louder than words.

Add: 22-24-26 Hung Vuong street, 100 m from Han River. Open daily from 6:30am – 12:00pm.