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As a busy August draws to a close we would like to thank our maintenance team for all that they do in keeping the course in its best possible condition. With hot, dry and often windy summers irrigating the golf course is a constant focus for Martin McGavock our Golf Course Superintendent. We are delighted to see the course stronger than previous years which is resulting in some fantastic playing surfaces for our members and guests to enjoy!
Care of Your Course
In keeping the course the best it can be, we would ask that ALL players help us in the following area’s:
Pitch marks - Despite all the lessons from the Pro’s applying back spin to the ball in windy conditions is not an easy feat. Be aware that where your ball stops on the green, maybe a distance from where it actually lands. Please be prepared to walk back down the green and hunt for the pitch mark your ball made. Whilst you are there I am sure you will see other marks … So support the Golf Gods and repair a couple more... Your luck will be returned!! (pitchforks available from the starter – if your old one has worn out).
Cart Parking - Despite a very young and active membership we still have players choosing to park their Golf Cart just off or in some recent cases actually on the tee box. Where possible PLEASE keep the carts to the path, the weight of the vehicle does cause wear to the grass which in turn affects the health of the plant. 
Starter and Player Assistant - The team on course are there to help all groups get around the course in a suitable time which reflects the volume of players on any given day. If you are asked to catch up with the group in front – it’s purely to help all other players enjoy a smooth pace of play themselves. Your support to the above is always appreciated! 
i2offshore Medal Series - August Medal Qualifier
Congratulations to all that participated in the August i2offshore Medal, we were delighted to have John Patterson OBE from i2offshore playing also this month. John and his team are on hand in Baku to support with many financial related matters including investment, pensions, property purchases, oversea’s mortgage advice. Please don’t hesitate to contact him  jpatterson@i2offshore.net

1st Place (hcp 0-21) GOLD MEDAL – Robert O'Donoghue, gross 81, net 72, Better back 9
2nd Place (hcp 0-21) SILVER MEDAL – Grant Watson , gross 86, net 72
3rd Place (hcp 0-21) BRONZE MEDAL – Scot Donaldson, gross 88, net 74 

1st Place (hcp 22-36) GOLD MEDAL – Euichul Noh , gross 91, net 68
2nd Place (hcp 22-36) SILVER MEDAL– Daniel Lee, gross 97, net 69
3rd Place (hcp 22-36) BRONZE MEDAL – Chris Bernardi, gross 100, net 72, Better back 9

Nearest the Pin on 4th Hole –  Chris Bernardi - i2offshore Shoe Bag
Nearest the Pin on 11th Hole – Robert O'Donoghue - i2offshore Shoe Bag 
Two’s Club – No two’s were recorded on Sunday, so we have a roll over for September Medal Qualifier
Saturday 26th of August – Roll up Results 
Despite the hot but windy playing conditions, 42 members participated in the weekly Saturday Roll Up. Due to strong wind, scores were not as low as previous Saturdays. There was a tie for 1st place with Jason Lenihan and John Weston both scoring 1 under par 37 points. After countback Jason took 1st place with 21 back nine pts. whereas John had 16 pts on back nine which resulted him to take second place. Graham Beattie took 3rd place with level par 36 points. Last Saturday’s only 2 came from Sharon Reid, thanks to her birdie on the 7th hole.

Starting this Saturday and throughout September, we will be offering “ Super Saturdays ”. Additional prizes will be offered each we supported from the members prize fund. Pay outs will be extended from the 1st to 5th place along with a secret hole (which will be selected at random each week). On course we will have a weekly nearest the pin prize of a dozen Bridgestone E6 balls. Be sure to continue your support to this ever increasing weekly Roll Up!!!
The IMG Trophy 2017
This Sunday we will host our popular pairs format for the 2017 IMG Trophy. Russell Hannah Operations Director for IMG will be with us for the weekend. Be sure to sign up, if you are a single player we may help with pairing teams together.  
Eid al-Adha
As the Government has officially announced Friday 1st and Monday 4th of September as public holidays, the course will be fully open for play – with tee times offered from 8.30am daily.
The 2017 Azerbaijan Open
We will contact team captains this week to see if any additional Gala Dinner tickets are required for the evening of Saturday 9 th of September.  Please e-mail azerbaijanopen@dreamlandgolfclub.com for more details. Following on from the first day’s play we will be joined by leading world champion trick shot artist Geoff Swain who will perform his show for our esteemed guests.  Following on from the Gala Dinner, we will award the prizes for the GEC (Global Enterprise Connect) Open whereby three lucky winners will be flown to Dubai for the world final this December. A Calcutta auction to see who will win Day’s Two Betterball Stableford team event will conclude the evening’s formalities, as we prepare for the Final Round.
We still have some hole sponsorship opportunities available to any corporate sponsors wishing to be with us for the weekend, please contact Philip Jones, General Manager of Dreamland Golf Club to discuss further opportunities Philip.jones@dreamlandgolfclub.com
ALCO HALL 9 & Wine Results
On Friday evening we were delighted to host our second ALCO HALL 9 & Wine event. 13 players took part in this 9 hole Stableford tournament followed by a some wine tasting compliments of ALCO HALL. The Winner for the evening was Paul Robinson with fantastic 25 points who received 2 bottles of fine wine from ALCO HALL. There was a tie for 2nd place with 4 players scoring 16 points. After countback, Michael Paterson took 2nd place with 11 back nine points and Susan Drummond took third place with 10 points.
Side contests  – Ewan Drummond was the best on hole 4 with his Nearest the Pin, whilst Nick Hore claimed the longest Drive on hole 6.
ALCO HALL is one of the most famous fine wine shops in Baku, located at Fuzuli street, 63, right next to Republic Building. Special discount and prices offered to all Dreamland Golf Club members, don’t miss out!  www.alcohall.az +994 12 561 47 92
Golf Travel
For those taking an interest in golf travel we are delighted to forward news from IMG with the August edition of THE VIEW. Russell Hannah, Operations Director for IMG Golf Management will be with us this weekend for the annual IMG trophy.
Thanks also to the team at Great Golf for an excellent feature on Dreamland Golf Club and Azerbaijan as an emerging golf destination.
Retail News
After a long journey from the USA our new friends have arrived safely in Dubai. They will begin the final leg of the journey to Baku today and will be available in store very soon. For anyone looking to change their Driver Headcover why not select from our Retro Range of covers which are also on route! 
BREW is THROUGH!!
Dreamland Members’ Match-play Championship sponsored by Porsche Center Baku 
Congratulations to Alan Brew who is our first finalist for Dreamland Golf Club Match Play Championship. A closely fought match with Rob O'Donoghue concluded in a 2&1 win for Alan who moves through to within reach of the title. On the left side of the draw there are a couple of matches to be played (unfortunately that work thing has got in the way of golf!!!) Ricardo Batt will play Jamie McNeice with the winner facing William Blanchard in the semi-final.
We look forward to announcing the other finalist very soon – Good luck to all with these final games!
Academy News
On Friday 25 th August we held our junior medal series for the month. This tournament was played over 9 holes in some real testing windy hot conditions on the Dye Championship course. The winner with 20 stableford points was Libada and runner up was Farid with 19 points. Great performance by Libada in achieving her first individual tournament win. Winner of the “wee wonder” category was Ali with great gross score 45 (from junior tees) and runner up was Alex – only 7 years old – with an impressive score of 50 for 9 holes from the junior tees. Well done to all our juniors who took part and keep loving the game! 
As many of you see on a regular basis, our national junior team are constantly practicing hard during the summer months and following their world class development programme provided by Michael and team. We look forward to showcasing some of their skills to a lucky few groups during this Sunday IMG Trophy – along with some other exciting challenges on course for some fun! We will also be hosting our junior national club championship presentation on Sunday evening before the official IMG Trophy presentation. We would appreciate you all to continue your support for local junior golf development. These kids will be awesome! 
Our long awaited floodlight launch and academy road access in now closer than ever. From Tuesday 5 th September members and guests with car access will be able to drive directly to the academy for evening practice and lessons. Access will opened from 5pm Monday - Friday. Floodlight practice at academy – which includes academy putting green and short game area will be available until 9pm so we look forward to seeing many of you taking advantage of this access now in the evenings. The last lesson will be available at 8pm Tuesday till Friday so please contact Michael Sweenie for available times   Michael.sweenie@dreamlandgolfclub.com   
Head Pro Tip of the week “understand the effect the lie of the ball will have on the shot". One of the common areas being covered with our students is understanding the impact of certain lies we dace when playing the Dye Championship course. All too often I see students trying to play the same shot, same technique, same club – from totally different lies in the rough AND bunkers. All of our on course playing lesson focus towards understanding the impact of the lie and how it should be approached by the golfer. If you want to improve consistency, then I would highly recommend getting yourself booking in with a lesson and start understanding what shot to play from each lie on course. I guarantee this you will walk away from the lessons with a better understanding of what you have to do to become a “smarter” player
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