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Fish River golf tournament to benefit children


Queenstown’s Bob Hall whose side we played on Wednesday. Fittingly, the game was billed as the battle of the refugees following premier Helen Zille’s infamous remark.

On our return last Friday we stopped off for something to eat somewhere near Joubertina (I think) and Dennis Timm spotted graffiti in the men’s toilet.

It read: “I came home late one night and said to my girlfriend crouch, pause, touch, engage. She klapped me. Do you think I’m watching too much rugby?”

It was also nice to link up with former Gonubie bowler and Daily Dispatch bowls correspond­ent Donnie Wright.

Donnie was proudly wearing his chocolate brown Border blazer and sends his regards to all.

Also there to say ‘hi’ were Chris and Anna Killian, also former Eastern Capers. Children throughout the Eastern Cape will benefit from the annual Fish River Sun Child Welfare Charity golf day, which will be held on June 2.

According to administra­tion manager Karen Lee the day gives golfers of all levels an opportunit­y to play on one of South Africa’s best courses, knowing that they are at the same time making a difference in the life of children.

Child Welfare SA Eastern Cape is giving businesses the opportunit­y to sponsor greens and tees from just R500. Proceeds will help welfare societies in Port Elizabeth, East London, Port Alfred, Kentononan­d Grahamstow­n. The good news is that contributi­ons are tax-deductible.

The tournament is a four-ball better-ball format, with two scores that count. Entry is R1 000 per four-ball which includes green fees, snacks, prize-giving and entertainm­ent.

Interested parties can contact Pearl at (041) 583-1338 or 083-399-5853 or by e-mail at pearlb@nashuaisp.co.za . Oh, and a special discounted accommodat­ion rate is available for participat­ing golfers and their families. Contact Stefan Ferreira on (041) 583-1968 for bookings. A reminder that the next hockey get-together for “old-timers” who grew up playing their hockey on grass, will be held at the Old Selbornian Club on May 24 – a Thursday evening.

It would be terrific if former Greydeane goalkeeper Darryl Geyer and his brother Warren could be there as I haven’t seem them since leaving Queenstown.

Also received an SMS from Masters hockey player Kevan Mcdougall asking if players were keen to get involved in a Buffs Masters side as a number of younger league players from the club were keen to play on Friday evenings.

Contact Kevan on 082-772-1851. They say that if at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you which reminds me of the time I was in an Irish pub. I noticed two large women at the bar. They both had strong accents so I asked them if they were from Ireland?

One of them chirped, “it’s Wales, you friggin’ idiot”. So, I immediatel­y apologised and said, “Sorry, are you two whales from Ireland?”

That’s the last thing I remember.

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