... the results
Wednesday June 7: BUCO Individual Medal, with 61 players. Results: 1st: Norman Smith – 68, 2nd: Kevin Reid – 68, 3rd:Brian Reid – 69, 4th: Rob Dowding – 70 Two clubs: 8th: M Warren 11th: R Turner, O Pieterse Gross: 79 – Colin Mavuso Best nett: 68 – Norman Smith, Kevin Reid Nearest the pins: Debonairs Pizza – 6th: Rocky Rowe Kowie River Cruises – 8th: Rocky Rowe The Wharf Street Brew Pub – 11th: Ockie Pieterse Thymes 2 Catering – 13th: Ockie Pieterse Wimpy longest drive – 14th: Melvin Mbabela VW Nearest the pin for two on the first: norman smith
The Royals – results
Friday June 9: Better Ball Stableford at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club, sponsored by Royal Cape Golf Club, with 75 players. Results: 1st: Oliver Alwar, Tom Tagg - 49 2nd: Charlie Poulton, Mark Rutherford - 48 3rd: Richard Robinson, Peter Longhurst - 47 Nearest the pins: 6th: Lindsay Morrison 8th: Ian Moncur 11th: Gerhard van Rooyen 13th: Ian Moncur
Saturday June 10: Better Ball Stableford at the Fish River Sun Golf Club, sponsored by Royal Johannesburg/Kensington Golf Club, with 72 players. Results: 1st: Ted Brown, Lindsay Morrison - 48 2nd: Andries Small, Mike Hoggard - 45 3rd: Keith Simpson, Kevin Heny - 43 Nearest the pins: 4th: Rob Dowding 8th: Alan van der Veen 11th: Wade Labuschagne 15th: Bernard Tennant
Sunday June 11: Better Ball Stableford at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club, sponsored by Royal Durban Golf Club, with 75 players. Results: 1st: Rory Rooney, Bob Shaw - 47 2nd: Rob Elwood, Harold Horne - 46 3rd: Dennis White, Jonathan Narayadoo - 46 Nearest the Pins: 6th: Ken Aitken 8th: Andrew Meyer 11th: Vaughn Meyer 13th: Norman White Winner - Royals Cup: Royal Port Alfred Golf Club – 125 2 Royal Johannesburg Golf Club - 105 3 Royal Harare Golf Club - 65 4 Royal and Ancient Golf Club - 32 5 Royal Durban Golf Club - 3 6 Royal Cape Golf Club - nil Winner - Claret Jug: Giles Dorward Winner - Player of the tournament: Royal Johannesburg Golf Club
Monday June 8: 25 players in cool conditions. Winners on 39: Albert Whitfield, Stan Weyers, Ken Banks. Moosehead on 44: Dennis McElwee, Don Howarth, Dave Page, Dallas Cowie. Good scores: 49 - Albert Whitfield, Ted Baines, Dudley Kieser, 48 - Stan Weyers, Nic van der Merwe. Two clubs: 8th Mike Reid, Dudley Kieser, 11th John Heather, Lawton Amos. Thursday June 8: 11 players brave old timers in atrocious conditions. Two four-balls and one three-ball. No good scores.
June 6: A sunny afternoon with hot and drying berg winds made conditions uncomfortable for the 24 players who played a Stableford alliance with two-to-count on the par fours and fives and just one to count on the par threes. Linda Dobson, Jane Bladen and Dee Jones-Phillipson carded 78 points to win the afternoon’s proceedings. Wendy Counihan, Sandy Fryer and Margie Reid were just one point off the pace to scoop second position with Margie Siegers, Heather van Harmelen and Kirsten Dale one more further back to come third. Bettine Hattingh, Kim Gardner and Maureen McGarvie also carded 76 points only to be counted out on that score. Both Wendy and Linda holed birdies on the par three eighth. The week’s longest drive competitions were held on the 18th and struck by Margie Siegers and Sandy Fryer in the lower and higher handicap sections respectively. Top Carpets’ sixth hole saw Linda’s drive closest to the hole with Joy Altson doing likewise on Rosehill Mall Driving Range’s 8th and Linda Dobson on Wimpy’s 11th. Yvonne Hill’s second shot on the 13th was closest to this hole sponsored by River Spa. The best nett rounds of the day were shot by Heather van Harmelen (66), Linda Dobson (68) and Gift Wallace (69). The competition on July 19 will be an Individual Stableford sponsored by Viv Jordan with the Lady Graham Cup at stake.
Fresh Stop Port Alfred Mixed
June 10: The hot berg wind conditions playing so much havoc and distress on the Garden Route at present made an appearance at the RPAGC on Saturday morning making playing conditions most difficult. Many a potential player decided to curl up in bed rather than face the course and only 21 players turned out to play the usual mixed two-to-count Stableford alliance in three- and four-balls Under the circumstances, the winning score of 87 points carded by Rob Turner, Heather van Harmelen, Margie and Brian Reid was excellent. Second placed Lynn West, Glynnis Renecle and Derek Sinclair on 80 + 5 = 85 was also very good considering the conditions. On the other hand Saskia Homoet, Nick Oosthuizen and Barrie Brady could only card 69 + 5 = 74 points to win naught but the recuperative energy drinks supplied by the sponsor. There were no sub 70 nett scores, nor did anybody sink a two-club. Barrie won the sponsor’s bottle of wine for being closest to the pin on the eighth.
Tuesday June 6: Icy, easterly winds chilled the bodies of the 37 players who turned out to tee off in the usual two-to-count Stableford alliance drawn into three three-balls and seven four-balls. Nevertheless, as the wind quickly moved from the east to the north, berg winds rapidly had the temperatures soaring into the early 30s making for uncomfortable conditions. Neil Loundar, Gerald Churchley, Gordon Den and Terry Harris dovetailed well to card a winning 92 points. John Abbott, Bryan Robinson, Bob Shaw and Cliff Roberts came home second with 88. It was not a good day for the three-balls as (1) Eric Segers, Eugene Erasmus and Nick Oosthuizen and (2) Len Bohnen, Andy Manson and Graham Findlay both carded 67 + 5 = 72 points to share the Hamer en Sukkel trophy at the 19th hole. Gordon Den had a good day netting a fine 65 and Bryan Robinson would have been most pleased with his nett 68. Gerald Churchley holed the only par three birdie of the morning (13th) to win the two-club pool for his covey.
Friday June 9: They say that where there is no sense, there are no feelings. To prove a point 17 intrepid (or crazy) players did turn up for the KGB draw on Friday morning despite a healthy breeze blowing and temperatures well down into the single figures. It did get warmer as the morning wore on, but only up into the still very chilly lower teens. So with blue lips and numb fingers, the field was drawn into three three-balls and two four-balls to play the usual two-to-count Stableford alliance. Paul Fryer, Len Bohnen and Graham Findlay carded 82 + 5 = 87 points to win the competition. Runners-up Neil Loundar, Andy Manson and Brian Reid were two off the pace on 85. Bottom of the points list and custodians of the Hamer en Sukkel trophy for the day were John Abbott, Dave Curran and visitor Don Thompson on 72. There were no two-clubs and only Len Bohnen managed an individual nett score of note (68).