Meyer du Toit

In­spired by golf­ing mem­o­ra­bilia

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

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

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