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The Ara­bella Golf Club in the West­ern Cape tra­di­tion­ally hosts a com­pe­ti­tion to co­in­cide with each of golf’s four ma­jor cham­pi­onships. It started a few years ago with the Open – where the Ara­bella win­ner re­ceived a “claret jug” – and ex­panded to all four ma­jors. The for­mat is the same for the three ma­jors played in Amer­ica, and slightly dif­fer­ent for the Open. Each com­peti­tor draws a player from the week­end field, those who make the 36-hole cut. For the Masters he or she was given a score­card con­tain­ing a drawn player’s Satur­day score at Au­gusta Na­tional. Af­ter a shot­gun start at Ara­bella on the Sun­day, ev­ery­one went out to see if they could im­prove on their part­ner’s score. This year Al­bert Lubbe drew Masters cham­pion Jor­dan Spi­eth, and posted a bet­ter­ball score of 47 points to claim the Ara­bella “green jacket.”

Ara­bella golf direc­tor Jonathan Menteath presents Al­bert Lubbe with his “green jacket.”

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