GOLFWEEKLY ... the results
Wednesday July 19: Sponsor Pick n Pay. Four Ball Alliance with 99 players. 1st: Kevin Heny, Rob Dowding, Terry Counihan, Mark Shelton - 96 2nd: Colin Mavuso, Desmond Mjimla, Earl Tsolekile, Gideon Veto - 96 3rd: Guy Cash, Ross Grainger, Eric Segers, Greg Shanks - 94 4th: Ian Sawers, Anton Gouws, Andy Altson, Gerhard Strydom - 94 Two clubs: 6th: R Marx 8th: K Banks, F Vidale, T Taylor, N Stötter, H Holmes. T Counihan, E Tsolekile, G Veto 11th: R Wright 13th: T Taylor Best gross: 67 – Colin Mavuso Best nett: 62 – Greg Shanks Nearest the pins: Debonairs Pizza – 6th: Bob Shaw Kowie River Cruises - 8th: Earl Tsolekile The Wharf Street Brew Pub – 11th: Paul Griffiths Thymes 2 Catering – 13th: Russel Dales Wimpy longest drive – 14th: Simon White Kingsley Beverages Nearest the pin for two on the first: Tommy Webster
Saturday July 22: Sponsored by Pam Golding, Betterball Stableford with 70 players. Results: 1st: Wendy Counihan, Jean Austin - 46 2nd: Riaan v.d. Merwe, Roy v.d. Merwe - 46 3rd: Rob Hoar, Ross Grainger - 45 4th: Geoff Bladen, Mike Moss - 45 Two clubs 6th: N Loundar 8th: E Tsolekile, A Schultz 11th: D Mjimla 13th: K Heny, R Hoar Best gross: 72 – Colin Mavuso Best nett: 66 – Jean Austin Nearest the pins: Mooifontein Quarry – 6th: Neil McCune Auto Smart Bodyshop – 8th: Arnie Schultz Sibuya Game Reserve – 11th: Jonathan Bouwer The Wharf Street Brew Pub – 13th: Kevin Heny Wimpy longest drive – 18th: Nick Fox Royal St. Andrews Nearest the Pin for two on the first: Colin Mavuso
Monday July 17: With 17 players: in cold and windy conditions Winners on 41: Ted Baines, Barry Scarterfield, Dennis McElwee, Dudley Kieser Moosehead on 52: Mick Parker, Lawton Amos, Roy Pople Good scores 49: Barry Scarterfield Two clubs: 6th: Dennis McElwee
Thursday July 20: 15 players in windy conditions Winners on 39: Ted Baines, Dennis McElwee, Dallas Cowie Moosehead on 49: Roy Pople, Lionel Timm, Mike Reid Good scores 49: Ernie Allen, Stan Weyer Two clubs:None
July 18: Yielded an exceedingly cold afternoon and only 17 players attended the annual Matchplay tournament between teams representing the Lady President, the Lady Captain and the Lady Vice-Captain. The Jeannette Brotherton Cup was at stake for the winning team. The cup was won by the Lady Captain’s team represented by Captain Wendy Counihan, Ronel Hough, Pat Halse, Jane Bladen, Sheena Warren and Margie Reid. They returned home having captured 13 of the 24 points available. In the course of the match, Wendy, Margie and Cindi Claasens all holed two-clubs on the eighth. Carol Lee hit the longest drive on the seventh for those in the lower handicap section whilst Joy Altson did similarly for those whose handicaps are more generous. Sandy Fryer’s tee shot was closest to the pin on Wimpy’s 11th, Cindi’s on Rosehill Driving Range’s eighth and Shirley Heny’s on Top Carpets’ sixth. Carol was “nearest-for-two” on River Spa’s 13th. The competition on the August 1 will be an Individual Stableford sponsored by Viv Jordan.
Tuesday July 18: A bitterly cold morning with temperatures scratching around freezing point’s zero resulted in 29 heavily attired players turning out to play the usual two-to-count Stableford alliance having been drawn into three three-balls and five four-balls. Chris Niebieszczanski, James Lobban, Dale Wisener and Jimmy van Rensburg shrugged off the wintery conditions by scoring 90 points to heat up the course and win the competition. John Abbott, Eric Segers, Martin Weaver and Brian Shirley’s 87 points earned them the runners-up slot. The weather did, however, get the better of Bryan Robinson, Andy Manson and Eugene Erasmus as their frozen bodies could only muster 74 + 5 = 79 points earning them the dubious distinction of sharing the 19th hole with the notorious Hamer en Sukkel trophy. Some compensation was made by the fact that birdies were holed by Bryan and Eugene on the sixth to win the funds available in the 2-club kitty for their team. Eric Segers made birdie on the 11th. The best nett rounds were shot by Chris (68) and Neil Loundar (69). Friday July 21: A pleasant morning weather-wise saw 31 players turn out for the early morning draw of one 3-ball and seven 4-balls in the usual two-to-count Stableford alliance. David Groenewald, Matt Chadwick, Cliff Roberts and Brian Reid combined well to card 91 points to win the morning’s proceedings. Second placed Colin Armstrong, George Lake, Andy Barnes and John Muggeridge were just one point in arrears on 90. It was a tougher outing for Guy Cash, Nic Oosthuizen, Mark and Russell Warren as they battled to card just 79 points and consequently end the morning at the 19th hole sharing their table with the infamous Hamer en Sukkel trophy. Martin Lambrechts holed the only two-club of the morning (11th). Good net scores were forthcoming from David (67), Brian, Andy and John Crandon (69).
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July 22: A chilly morning’s start did warm up slowly to yield mild, pleasant playing conditions. Nevertheless, the onset of winter has limited the field and just 21 players turned out to be drawn into three mixed three-balls and three mixed four-balls in the usual two-to-count Stableford alliance. Graham Findlay played out of his socks to break gross 90 for the first time in his life and lead his partners Pogs and Bruce Smith to victory with 91 + 5 = 96 points. Runners-up Sandy Fryer, Helen Lockyear, visitor Joe Buys and Terry Harris were all of six points behind on 90. The team of married couples Tony and Pat Halse playing alongside Martin and Lizzie Lambrechts had only what can be described as an average day on the course carding 83 points and come bottom of the points list losing out on a count-out. As is traditional they were the recipients of energy boosting drinks compliments of the sponsor. Andy Manson made a two-club on the 13th and Helen Lockyear chipped in a birdie from well off the green on the par three eighth. Nevertheless it was Glynnis Renecle’s drive which was closest to the pin on this hole to claim the sponsor’s bottle of wine. Good nett scores were recorded by Graham (64), Terry, Lynn West, Martin (68) and Andy Manson (69).