Talk of the Town



Wednesday January 13: RPAGC Better Ball Bonus Bogey, with 75 players


1st: Russel Dales, Tommy Webster +11

2nd: Mike Meeser, Darryl Hooper +10

3rd: Wouter Hensens, Colin Mavuso +10

4th: Ross Purdon, Juan Pretorius +10

2 Clubs:

6th: R Hoar, D Kieser, P Griffiths, T Taylor, M Meesler, D Hooper, D Painting 8th: D Sinclair, P Thompson 13th: N Oosthuizen, B Loggenberg, C Howard Best Gross: 72 – Dave Painting Best Nett: 64 – Russel Dales Nearest The Pins:

Fishaways/Debonairs – 6th: Colin Howard

Galileo Risk – 8th: Colin Howard Tekserve – 11th: Melvin Mbabela The Firm – 13th: Nick Oosthuizen The Firmest Drive – 18th: Dave Painting

Remax Kowie – Nearest for 2 on the 1st: Lex Henning

Saturday January 16: RPAGC

Better Ball Medal, with 79 players.


1st: Dave Painting, Marius Lombard – 63

2nd: Trevor Stötter, Gerhard Strydom – 65

3rd: André van Zyl, Ross Wright – 65

Two Clubs:

6th: P Swanepoel, S Reynolds, D Painting

8th: G Strydom, J Pretorius, D Painting

11th: P Griffiths, P Thompson

Best Gross: 70 – Dave Painting

Best Nett: 69 – Dave Painting

Nearest The Pins:

Mooifontei­n Quarry – 6th: Phillip Swanepoel

Tekserve – 8th: Pru Peacock Sibuya Game Reserve – 11th: Gerhard Strydom Fishaways/Debonairs – 13th: Darryl Hooper

The Firmest Drive – 14th: Gideon


Royal St Andrews – Nearest for 2 on the 1st: Phillip Swanepoel 1820s GOLF Monday January 11: 16 players in cool, overcast conditions. Winners on 37: John Heather,

Rick Hill, Trevor Stötter, Dallas Cowie.

Moosehead on 46: Juan Southey, Nick van der Merwe, John Dell, Dudley Kieser.

Good Scores: 46 Rick Hill. Two Clubs: None.

LADIES’ RESULTS Tuesday January 12

Intermitte­nt rain plagued the 27 ladies who took part in the WGSA Medal and Putting competitio­n sponsored by Camelot Spa on Tuesday afternoon.

The Silver Division was won by Wendy Counihan, who scored a nett 74, second place was taken by Yvonne Hill on a nett 75, while Mo Marsay won the putting competitio­n with 29 putts.

In the Bronze Division, Rouxle Hattingh took first place with a nett 71, while Margie Siegers came in second on a nett 74.

The putting competitio­n in this division was won by Helen Lockyear, with 29 putts.

The winner in the Copper Division was Sylvia Foster on a nett 72 and Glynnis Renecle was the runner-up on a nett 75.

Jenny Adair and Glynnis shared the putting prize in this division with 32 putts each.

The longest drive on hole 2 was won by Angela Trollip in the 0-21 handicap division, while Pat Halse was longest in the 22-onwards division.

Carol Lee was nearest the pin on the 11th and also nearest-fortwo on the 13th.

Yvonne Hill scored the only two-club of the day on the 8th.

Rouxle Hattingh had the best nett of the day with her 71 nett.

The Ladies Competitio­n, on January 26, will be a 4 Ball Betterball Stableford Competitio­n, with the Centenary Cup at stake.


Playing in pleasant conditions, 12 players took part in a Port Alfred Mixed Competitio­n.

Winning the competitio­n with a score of 89 points were Len Bohnen, Rick Hill, Guy Cash and Martyn Weaver, who took home vouchers from Spur.

The runners-up were Barrie Brady, Fanie Smit, Brian Reid and Margie Reid, on 84 points.

Taking the longest walk with 80 points were Glynnis Renecle, Derek Sinclair, Tim Shanks and Greg Shanks.

Margie Reid ’ s nett 67 was the best of the day and won a voucher from Skippers Catch.

Derek Sinclair was nearest the pin on the 8th and Fanie Smit had the only two-club of the morning and won a Fishaways voucher.

Overcast skies with warm temperatur­es as the morning broke saw 48 players drawn in twelve 4-balls to play a Stableford Alliance 2-scores-to-count with the Portuguese twist.

Peter Reed, Russell Warren, Rick Hill and Dave Curran made light of conditions to post 90 points in first place.

Last covey into the clubhouse, John Ralph, Quentin Hogge, Fanie Smit and HeinBarnar­d finished in second place on 88 points.

Peter Sinclair, Peter Longhurst, Jan Immelman and an early retiring Derick van Harmelen claimed the Hamer en Sukkel with 75 points.

Andy Stembridge birdied the par three 6th to lay early claim to the 2-club pool but Russell Warren ensured that his covey took all the monetary spoils available on the day with his 2club on the 13th.

Individual noteworthy scores were in short supply with John Muggeridge and Quentin Hogge, the only players worth a mention, both shooting nett 70s as individual rounds of the day.

Friday January 15

A still, warm morning without a breath of wind initially before a light easterly made its appearance, saw 36 players drawn in nine 4-balls to play in a Stableford Alliance 2-scores-tocount competitio­n.

Running out comfortabl­e winners on 90 points were Mark Warren, Sheena Warren, Nick Oosthuizen and Arnie Schultz slightly ahead of the 88 points realised by Len Bohnen, Fanie Smit, Bob Shaw and Maureen McGarvie who finished in second position.

Jenny Ralph, Andrew White, John Abbott and Kevin Maree failed to reach expectatio­ns or their hidden potential as the heat exerted its influence and they melted home on 78 points to claim the Hamer en Sukkel.

Birdies on the par threes were in short supply and though Len Bohnen birdied the 8th, the 2-club pool was scooped by Nick Oosthuizen with his birdie on the 6th to ensure his covey took all the financial rewards available.

Good individual rounds were enjoyed by Arnie Schultz and Yvonne Hill, both with nett 70s; Len Bohnen and Rick Hill both with nett 69s; and Nick Oosthuizen with a nett 68.

Nick also had the best individual gross of the morning with a 78, to complete a satisfying round.

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