Polokwane Observer

Golfers ‘putt’ in the effort to win

- Herbert Rachuene

The golfing duo of Walter and Albie du Plessis triumphed at the Windhoek Pairs event played at the Polokwane Golf Club on Saturday.

The duo beat 86 golfers to win the bragging rights of the day which was played in a better ball format.

A better ball format sees two golfers play as a team, each playing his or her own ball throughout. At each hole, the two golfers compare scores and the lower of the two scores, the better ball, counts as the team’s score.

The Du Plessis pair’s 46 points was enough to take home the win.

They were followed by Freek Schutte and Carel de Jager with 44 points while Raoul van Zyl and Raymond Pratt settled for the third position with 43 points.

Another golf day, played in an individual stableford format, was held at the club on April 20.

An individual stableford format is a scoring system where rather than counting the total number of strokes taken (stroke play), you score points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole.

The objective in a stableford format is therefore to have the highest score unlike traditiona­l scoring methods.

Attie Buitendag won the event with 39 points while Lady Ratsela took the second position with 37 points count-in.

Adam Milanzi finished the event in third position with 37 points.

 ?? ?? Debbie Mouton aims for the perfect tee shot.
Debbie Mouton aims for the perfect tee shot.
 ?? ?? Salome Vogel keeps her eyes on the ball.
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Salome Vogel keeps her eyes on the ball. *
 ?? ?? Mpho Makhado plays the perfect putt.
Mpho Makhado plays the perfect putt.
 ?? ?? Melanie de Bruyn is ready to tee off.
Melanie de Bruyn is ready to tee off.

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