Meyer du Toit
Inspired by golfing memorabilia
an Lameer Country Club residents and members always find an excuse to visit the office of golf director Meyer du Toit. On the upstairs floor of the renovated clubhouse, next to the pro shop, the office is well worth visiting, because Du Toit has a wonderful collection of golfing memorabilia, beautifully framed in cases hanging on
Sthe walls.The natural lighting in the room displays them to good effect. “My members love bringing in a guest or some youngsters to show them what I have,” he says.
The PGA Club Pro of the Year admits that he is an avid collector of golfing “stuff.”
“Being in my office is like a trip down memory lane for me, and they also serve as inspiration having them around me. I’ve been fortunate to have attended three of the four major championships – I’m hoping to complete the grand slam at the US PGA Championship in 2017 – and I collect as much memorabilia from them as I can. My office is pretty full now, and the overflow is going into my bar at home.”
Du Toit, who moved to San Lameer on the KZN South Coast more than three years ago from Pezula in the Garden Route, is a good friend of Branden Grace. He and his wife Vickey have stayed with Grace at majors, and Du Toit caddied for Grace in the Par 3 contest at the 2013 Masters, which was a first visit to Augusta National for both of them.
“I was able to caddie for Branden in the