DALE STAFF TEE OFF

Go! & Express - - FRONT PAGE - BRIAN MCLEAN

Much fun was had when Dale Col­lege Boys Pri­mary School held a golf day in King Wil­liam’s Town on Sun­day.

The fundrais­ing event was staged un­der the guid­ance of the school’s Par­ent Teach­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion’s (PTA) chair­man, Re­nier Roets, along with PTA mem­ber, Christo­pher Breckle.

Roets said he was pleased with the event’s suc­cess, as well as the many busi­nesses that came on board as spon­sors.

An im­pres­sive 47 play­ers took to the fair­ways fol­low­ing a chip­ping com­pe­ti­tion. In or­der to qual­ify for the win­ning prize, an en­trant had to chip a ball from the club­house bal­cony to the third hole di­rectly be­low the club­house.

The clos­est to the pin was Emile Mou­ton, who walked away with a colour printer spon­sored by Nashua East London.

The chip­ping was not without drama, as a fe­male photographer was struck on the leg by a ball which de­flected off a bal­cony rail­ing, much to her dis­may.

End­ing first was the Alexan­der Con­struc­tion team, while the Dale ju­nior team, com­posed of staff mem­bers Luyi Mpande, Ron­nie Ester­huizen, Ig­natius Ge­nade and Di­nesh Pil­lay, won the prize for play­ing the most golf.

Ester­huizen, play­ing with a bor­rowed set of clubs as he is not a reg­u­lar golfer, was heard to com­ment: “These clubs don’t work. They don’t hit the ball straight.”

This was fol­lowed by a sliced chip to the green, and howls of laugh­ter.

Pic­ture: BRIAN MCLEAN

TEE UP: The Dale ju­nior team, who played the most golf dur­ing the school’s fundrais­ing day, are staff mem­bers, from left, Luyi Mpande, Ig­natius Ge­nade, Ron­nie Ester­huizen and Di­nesh Pil­lay

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