... the results
Wednesday September 20: Pick n Pay Four Ball Alliance, with 82 players. Results: 1st: Trevor Taylor, Rick Pryce, Stewart Dorrington, Wouter Hensens - 93 2nd: Bob Shaw, Tom Tagg, Freek van Rooyen, Corrie van Zyl - 91 3rd: Chris Grainger, Ross Grainger, Gideon Veto, Earl Tsolekile - 91 4th: Rhodes Tremeer, Ross Wright, Roly Clayton, Donald McGarvie - 91 Two Clubs: 6th: R Grainger, A Barnes, R Houston 8th: C Mavuso, R Pryce, L Nell 11th: C Grainger 13th: M Warren, L Nell Best gross: 73 – Ian Mongur Best nett: 67 – Colin Mavuso, Wouter Hensens, Rick Pryce, John Tavendale Nearest the Pins: Debonairs Pizza – 6th: John Tavendale Kowie River Cruises – 8th: Rick Pryce The Wharf Street Brew Pub – 11th: Chris Grainger Thymes 2 Catering – 13th: Leon Nell Wimpy longest drive – 14th: Zola Mgudwa Kingsley Beverages – Nearest the pin for two on the first: Desmond Mjimla
Saturday September 23: Pam Golding Betterball Bonus Bogey, with 74 players. Results: 1st: Colin Mavuso, Nathi Mbabela +13 2nd: Tom Wagner, Terry Counihan +10 3rd: Noel Stötter, Rory O’Neill +9 4th: Sonia Reynolds, Wendy Counihan +9 Two clubs: 6th: B Fenner, M de Sousa, T Wagner, P Griffiths, T Counihan, R van Zyl 8th: C Mavuso, W Counihan, T Wagner, R Acton Best gross: 68 – Colin Mavuso Best nett: 65 – Terry Counihan Nearest the pins: Mooifontein Quarry – 6th: Chris Dandridge Auto Smart Body Shop - 8th: Colin Mavuso Sibuya Game Reserve – 11th Wayne Chemaly The Wharf Street Brew Pub – 13th: Sonia Reynolds Wimpy longest drive – 18th: Grant Acton Royal St Andrews – Nearest the pin for two on the first: Bryan Gibson
Monday September 18: 26 players in windy conditions. Winners on 43: John Heather, Wollie Wolmarans, Juan Southey, Dave Page. Moosehead on 47: Kirk Perkins, Ram Pears, Dudley Kieser, Dallas Cowie. Good scores: 48 - Roy Pople. Two clubs: 8th Roy Pople.
Thursday September 21: 19 players in windy conditions. Winners on 40: John Heather, Don Howarth, Barry Scarterfield. Moosehead on 47: Ted Baines, Patrick O’Kelly, Roy Pople, Lawton Amos. Good scores: None. Two clubs: None.
September 19: Another overcast, windy afternoon saw 20 ladies take to the course in a better ball Stableford competition. Margie Siegers and Jo-Anne Hilliar teamed up to card a winning 43 points. Freshly home from her long stint in England, Mo Marsay, partnered with Margie Reid scored a runner’s-up 42 to edge Wendy Counihan and Lynette Harbrecht into third on 40. Maureen McGarvie holed the afternoon’s only two-club (eighth), although Margie Sieger’s drive was closest to the pin on this Rosehill Driving Range’s sponsored hole. Lillian Neave was nearest on Top Carpet’s sixth and Kim Gardner on Wimpy’s 11th. Jo-Anne’s second shot was closest to the pin on River Spa’s 13th. The longest drive competitions were held on the second and struck by Margie Siegers and Lizzie Lambrechts in the low and higher handicap sections respectively. The competition on October 3 will be a two-to-count Stableford alliance playing for the Captain’s Prize.
Fresh Stop Port Alfred Mixed
September 23: Threatening skies and moisture in the air did not deter the 18 players, desperate for golf after the previously rained out PAM’s competition, drawn in six three-balls to play a Stableford alliance two-to-count. Weather played its part with half the field succumbing to intermittent rain and retiring. Winners of golf and perseverance on 76 points were Barrie Brady, Fanie Smit and Mo Marsay with the runners up position taken by Glynnis Renecle, Don McGarvie and Derek Sinclair on 74 points. Not unhappy, on this occasion, to receive the Energade for their damp efforts were Sandy and Paul Fryer with Bryan Robinson on 69 points. No two-clubs were reported while Mo collected the bottle of wine from sponsors Fresh Stop for nearest the pin on the eighth. No sub nett 70 rounds were recorded with Barrie closest with a nett 70 while Paul’s nett 71 was best not in a winning covey.
September 22: Tuesday September 19: A Tuesday that KGB golfers relate to dawned with the westerly starting moderately to strengthen in time for the following ladies’ competition, as per usual, did not deter the 30 players that reported to be drawn in three and four-balls to play a Stableford alliance two-to-count. Making light of conditions and the greens that still required firm and positive putting Colin Mavuso, Andy Manson, Richard Farndell and Richard Laing strode away from the rest of the field with 93 points. Neil Loundar, Peter Reed and Graham Finlay playing as a three-ball took second position with 87 (82+5) points. Several coveys were very pleased to witness Bryan Robinson, John Abbott, Martyn Weaver and Brian Shirley struggle to close with 79 points and capture the
Friday September 22: A turnout of 31 players drawn in 4-balls and one 3-ball competed in a Stableford Alliance with an easterly wind and the greens still running a touch slower after treatment providing additional challenges. Len Bohnen, Andy Manson, James Lobban and Graham Finlay ran away winners on 91 points followed by the coveys of John Dell, Bruce Tucker, John Crandon and Eric Segers as well as Richard Laing, John Abbott, Brian Shirley and Heinz Czepluch jointly in second on 89 points. The only three-ball in the field comprising Mike Stadler, Andy Barnes and Paul Fryer were no doubt looking forward to their “fish ‘n chip” lunch after the game and not focused on their golf to post an insufficient 81 points to earn the Hamer en Sukkel. Birdies in the form of two-clubs were recorded by John Dell on the sixth, Martin Lambrechts on the 11th, with Nick Oosthuizen capturing the carry over pool for his covey on the 13th. Nick had the best gross of the day with a formidable 78. Good nett scores under 70 were shot by James and Tom Tagg both on 68, Len on 67, Nick on 66 and John Abbott leading the way with an excellent 65. ignominious Hamer en Sukkel. Richard Laing and Bryan both had two-clubs on the par 3 sixth to ensure the two-club pool was carried over. Colin recorded the best gross of the day with an excellent 71 and Richard Farndell was the only golfer to shoot a nett below 70 with his 67.