Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Amateur Scene -

IT­was a mem­o­rable Christ­mas Day for the James fam­ily in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg when proud fa­ther Mike posed with his two sons El­ton and Butch in their re­spec­tive green and gold blaz­ers. El­ton (41) be­come the third mem­ber of the James fam­ily to rep­re­sent SA (in three dif­fer­ent sports) when he was se­lected for the four-man SA Mid-Am­a­teur golf team in France last July. Mike James, who played for Mar­itzburg FC in the Na­tional Foot­ball League, cap­tained the SA soc­cer team in 1977. South Africa had been briefly re-in­stated by FIFA that year and a multi-racial team was se­lected to play two games against Rhode­sia, plus a Bri­tish All-Star team that in­cluded Ge­orge Best, Bobby Moore, Jack Charl­ton and Ge­off Hurst. Butch (37) played 42 Tests for the Spring­boks (2001-2011) and was the win­ning fly­half at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.

The James clan. From le , El­ton, Mike and Butch.

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