Play­ing the Golf Di­gest Top 100.

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Any pas­sion­ate golfer should try and play each and ev­ery one of Golf Di­gest’s Top 100 Cour­ses in South Africa. It is dif­fi­cult to be­lieve that some of us re­gard it as too much trou­ble and not worth the ef­fort. I am a 63-year old mem­ber of Stel­len­bosch Golf Club with a hand­i­cap rang­ing be­tween 16 and 18. I love to play dif­fer­ent cour­ses, be­cause I be­lieve that ev­ery course wants to tell you a story. Re­cently re­tired, I took stock and re­alised that I had played 89 of the Top 100 Cour­ses, as rated in the March 2016 is­sue of Golf Di­gest.

In Oc­to­ber last year I went on a 3-week golf hol­i­day / tour to play the re­main­ing 11 cour­ses and achieve my goal. I drove 6 200 kilo­me­tres around the coun­try. I made the long trek from Stel­len­bosch to Kathu in the North­ern Cape, drove from there to Gaut­eng North and theVaal River re­gion, east to Dull­stroom in Mpumalanga, and then south to the KwaZulu-Natal Mid­lands and the Drak­ens­berg moun­tains. From there I made my way to the KZN South Coast, be­fore em­bark­ing on an­other long drive to my fi­nal 100th course, Kat­berg in the Eastern Cape. Here is a sum­mary of my trip:

Piet Theron at Sishen Golf Club.

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