... the results
Wednesday September 6: BUCO Individual Medal, with 71 players. Results: 1st: Peter Longhurst – 65, 2nd: Ockie Pieterse – 65, 3rd: Rob Turner – 69, 4th: Earl Tsolekile – 69, 5th: Charlie Poulton – 69 Two clubs: 3rd: M Veto 6th: B Dukas, D Painting 8th: T Taylor, A Altson, R Dales, N Smith, O Pieterse, R van Zyl 11th: C Mavuso 13th: D Cowie Best gross: 72 – Ockie Pieterse Best nett: 65 – Peter Longhurst, Ockie Pieterse Nearest the Pins: Debonairs Pizza – 6th: Tim Shanks Kowie River Cruises – 8th: Norman Smith The Wharf Street Brew Pub – 11th: Heinz Czepluch Thymes 2 Catering – 13th: Gerhard Strydom Wimpy longest drive – 14th: Rodger Acton Kingsley Beverages - Nearest the pin for two on the first: John Crandon Saturday September 9: No golf competition due to the greens spring program. 1820s GOLF Monday September 4: 26 players in ideal golf conditions. Winners on 43: Stan Weyer, Lionel Timm, Albert Whitfield, Dave Page. Moosehead on 46: John Dell, Dale Wisener, Dallas Cowie, Dennis McElwee. Good scores: 49 - Ram Piers, 48 - Noel Heale, 47 - Lionel Timm. Two clubs: 8th Dennis McElwee.
Thursday September 7: 22 players in a westerly wind. Winners on 40: Peter Rinaldi, Patrick O’Kelly, Don Howarth, Lionel Timm. Moosehead 0n 45: Ernie Allen, Dave Page, John Dell, Mike Reid. Good scores: 49 - John Dell, Juan Southey, 48 - Peter Rinaldi, Lionel Timm, Kevin Reid. Two clubs: None.
September 5: The westerly that arrived and strengthened on cue, knowing it was the ladies’ afternoon, obviously scared off a number of players and a small field of 13 players eventually teed off to compete in the monthly Pick n Pay-sponsored Individual Medal an Putting Ohlsson’s Cup. Overall winner was Pogs Smith on a count-out from Liz Lambrechts on 74 nett which was pretty good considering atrocious conditions. In the Silver division Pogs was winner over Helen Lockyear in second spot with a nett 75. Pogs and Shirley Heny shared the putting honours with 32 putts each. Liz won the Bronze division over Sandy Fryer in second spot with her nett 75 points. Maureen McGarvie was outright putting winner in this division with 32 putts. Shirley showed not only a deft touch on the putting green but powered to the longest drive in handicap section 21 and under while Kirsten Dales did similarly in the higher handicap category. Glynnis Renecle was nearest to the pin on Top Carpets’ sixth hole and just to reaffirm her skill did the same on Rosehill Driving Range’s eighth and prove her worth. No one was successful on finding the green on Wimpy’s 11th while Shirley maintained the limelight by being nearest for two on Halyard Spa’s 13th. No two-clubs were recorded.
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September 9: A calm temperate morning greeted the five women and nine men that turned up to play a 2-to-count Stableford Alliance competition on the temporary greens in play. Glynnis Renecle, Maureen McGarvie, Len Bohnen and Derick Sinclair stormed home to win with an impressive 97 points with Heather van Harmelen, Margie Reid and Brian Reid in second on 91 points. Not so happy were Bruce Smith, Pogs Smith, Fanie Smit and Barrie Brady who posted a disappointing 80 points to claim resuscitation in the form of Energade. Len Bohnen was reported to have the only 2-club of the morning and Margie claimed the bottle of wine for nearest the pin on the eighth. Maureen’s nett 66 was the best nett of the day followed closely by Glynnis with a nett 67. Best nett not in a winning covey went to Fanie with a nett 70.
Tuesday September 5: Strong winds that started with a breath of warmth chilled as the day progressed saw 27 players brave tough conditions in the normal two-to-count Stableford alliance competition. Neil Loundar, Paul Fryer, Barrie Brady and Martin Lambrechts carded a competition winning 87 points on a day that had scores reflecting playing conditions. John Crandon, Guy Cash, John Dell and Bob Shaw filled second position with 85 points. Eric Segers, Richard Farndell, Len Bohnen and Graham Finlay literally breezed in with a lowly 74 points to secure the Hamer and Sukkel. Cecil Grobler succeeded with a two-club on the eighth hole whilst Peter Reed with his two-club on the sixth took the pool on offer. Indicative of conditions no nett scores under 70 were recorded.
Friday September 8: A touch of the approaching summer compensated for the temporary greens in play and encouraged 21 players to compete in seven three-balls with a two-to-count Stableford Alliance competition in play. Dale Wisener, Andy Barnes and Heinz Czepluch combined to score 86 points and emerge victorious ahead of Colin Mavuso, Martin Lambrechts and John Muggeridge who finished on 84 points in second place. Not enjoying the summer weather or temporary greens Cliff Roberts, Nick Oosthuizen and Brian Reid posted an extremely meagre 68 points to suffer the ignominious honour of the Hamer & Sukkel on their table at prize giving. No birdies were recorded on the adjusted par 3s. Colin would have been pleased with the gross 71 he recorded and good net scores of 69 were recorded by John Dell and Eric Segers. Derrick van Harmelen however reserved himself for the best nett round of the day with a 64 to complete a highly enjoyable day.
WINNING AGAINST THE WESTERLY: Pogs Smith won the Ohlsson’s Cup in the ladies’ golf competition last week