The Spirit of Competition
The Pure Motion Golf Academy Junior Order of Merit (OOM) competition was launched in 2012 at Durbanville Golf Club for juniors aged 6 – 18.
Played over 9 holes, the competition has proved to be extremely popular and valuable to the development of all juniors. It provides additional opportunities to play on the course and to accustom playing in a competitive environment.
In June 2022, we added the Kickstarter course option for juniors who find the standard course too long. The numbers taking part grew rapidly and the improvement shown by players in less than six months was significant.
- For all course ready junior golfers (boys and girls) nationwide!
- Players do not have to be a member of any golf club nor have an official handicap
- There are 2 course length options (Standard and Kickstarter)
- Results are posted on the website weekly on this page and are also shared on our social media accounts, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
- There are 28 rounds scheduled for 2023 (an average of 7 rounds per term). This provides ample opportunity to ensure those wanting to be in the running for prizes can book the 12 minimum required rounds. Read more about the prizes here and view the gallery below.
OOM is run by our experienced and dedicated coaching team who pride themselves in sharing juniors’ achievements and love of the game.
Age as at 1 Jan 2023: 6 – 18 years
Must be Course Ready
Tuesdays during public school terms. The confirmed dates are on the 2023 Registration Form and are posted on our online public Calendar.
3:00 – 3:30 pm [check in]
3:30 pm [tee times – depending on season and tee availability]
Durbanville Golf Club
Sport Way, Durbanville, Western Cape
R50 pp/round for Non Junior Academy Members
R20 pp/round for registered Junior Academy Members
There are reduced rates for signing up per term – see more information about this on the Registration Form
COURSE READY DEFINITION
“Course ready” means that the child:
- understands the aim of the game of golf and knows the basic etiquette
- is able to make contact with the ball when making a swing,
- is able to take a maximum of 4 putts on a green
- knows basic chipping skills
- understands where to stand while other golfers are hitting their shot
- knows not to run ahead of play
- understands the warning FORE and knows what to do when the warning is heard and when to use it too
- understands the etiquette when on the green (no running, swing clubs, and taking divots as well as marking his/her ball)
- understands where to tee from within the boundaries of the tee markers
If in doubt, please ask one of our coaches to assess your child for ‘course readiness’. If the junior’s coach is not a PMGA coach, please have them complete the assessment form here.
Standard & Kickstarter
Players comfortable to play 9 holes standard length course
Beginners and those wanting to improve their game
Those seeking to explore stableford or medal format in a simulated competition environment
9 holes on the standard length course
DIVISION ALLOCATIONS, HANDICAP and FORMAT:
Gender, Age on 1 Jan 2023 and Handicap Index (HI) as at the date of the first OOM appearance will determine the Division in which you play.
Age 13 and over with a HI of 13.7 and below = Division 1 Medal
Age 13 and over with a HI of 13.8 and above = Division 2 Stableford
Age 12 and under with a HI of 13.9 and below = Division 1 Medal
Age 12 and under with a HI of 14.0 and above = Division 2 Stableford
All ages with a HI of 14.2 and below = Division 1 Medal
All ages with a HI of 14.3 and above = Division 2 Stableford
Anyone without a HI = Division 2 Stableford
Playing Handicap for the day will be determined by their current Handicap Index. Those with no official handicap will initially be allocated a Handicap Index of 36.0. Read more about tee allocation and HI changes here.
SCORING & STATISTICS:
All players are required to keep a scorecard and mark their playing partner’s card.
Scorecards must be handed in at the Scoring Table before leaving the event.
For both divisions, players record putts taken on the green.
Players 6 – 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent/adult.
RULES & TERMS:
Read all OOM Standard specific requirements and rules here.
The course is adapted to an appropriate, shorter length encouraging beginner juniors to put into practice what they are learning in their lessons.
As they become more competent and confident, they will progress to getting an official Handicap Index and playing the OOM Standard course.
9 holes to be played off specified tees on a shortened course
No official HI
All players are required to keep a scorecard and mark their playing partner’s card. Scorecards must be handed in at the Scoring Table before leaving the event.
All shots taken are counted to make up a Gross score each hole. There is a maximum of 7 shots to be recorded on each hole. Once a player has taken 6 shots, but not holed the ball, the player must pick up their ball, record the score as 7 and move to the next tee. They must not place a ring on the 7.
Players 6 – 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent/adult. Accompanying adults may need to help the players keep score.
RULES & TERMS:
Read all Kickstarter specific requirements and rules here.
Register for OOM
Register online for one or all upcoming OOM dates, if you have any
queries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Order Of Merit 2023 Results
Best viewed on desktop. Sorted alphabetically by first name. Scores are updated on the Wednesday following the round.
OOM Division 1 Weekly Totals 2023
Division 1 (Medal)
|WEEKLY RESULTS||RUNNING TOTALS|
|Nett Total||Nett Ave|
OOM Division 2 Weekly Totals 2023
Division 2 (Stableford)
|WEEKLY RESULTS||RUNNING TOTALS|
|Nett Total||Nett Ave||Pts
|Cameron Malan||14 Mar||15.6||10||51||46||9||51||51||46||46||9||9|
| Hugo van der Sandt
||7 Feb||36||37||58||40||14|| 310
|Katherine van Eyk
|Lohan du Preez
|Nicholas Jv Rensburg
OOM Kickstarter Weekly Totals 2023
|WEEKLY RESULTS – GROSS||RUNNING TOTALS|
My Journey with Pure Motion Golf
by Jordan Rothman – Full Scholarship from Kansas University USA
From Junior lessons to Order of Merit to winning tournaments and ending up in the USA!
I started playing golf when I was 11 years old. My dad saw potential in me so he took a video of my swing and showed it to Coach Lana. She saw I had talent and told my dad that I should start with lessons as soon as possible. That is really when my whole life changed because that is when I found my passion.
I improved a lot in a short amount of time which pushed me to work harder because I loved the idea of getting better every day, seeing myself hit a little bit further or a little bit straighter. I started playing in the Order of Merit Tuesday competitions which introduced me to competitive golf on a small scale. It was a great way to get into a competitive mindset without feeling overwhelmed.
Over the years I achieved many things in South Africa and won a couple of big golf tournaments too. When I was 15, I won the SA women’s match play and that’s when doors opened for me, I started getting messages and emails from universities in America asking me to play for and study with them. None of this would ever have been possible without Coach Lana helping me and guiding me to success.
When I started, I fell in love with the game and what helped me a lot was having friends at the golf course who had the same passion and goals as me. Practicing alone can sometimes be a little harder which is why it is always good to have people around you to practice with and to have people who are always pushing you to play your best. Pure Motion became my second home because I was there pretty much every day. I made friends that will always be a part of my life.
Today after a long journey of ups and downs I made it to America where I am representing the University of Kansas on the golf course and getting a degree in Sports Management. I am still getting coached by Coach Lana even on the other side of the world and I am still in contact with most of my friends that I played with when I started.
Order Of Merit Gallery 2022
Junior Academy Membership (JAM)
For just R280 per child for the year you get discounts on lessons,
other events like AIM and the Order of Merit competition, a cool cap and more. It’s more than R3000 in value!
Events for Juniors
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Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch
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Admin Office Hours at DGC
Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 6:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sun: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Accounts Dept Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hours of Coaching
Coaches in Durbanville are available seven days a week.
Coaches in Stellenbosch are available Tuesday to Sunday.
(Closed on Mondays)
DGC Driving Range Hours
The range is open during daylight hours, 7 days a week.
Different on maintenance days (see calendar for details)
Balls may be hired by the bucket until 5:30 pm in the summer months (4:00 pm on weekends and in winter) from the PMGA office.
Buy an affordable package here and get biometric access to balls from our ball machine outside office hours.