Talk of the Town
ALEXANDRIA GOLF CLUB
Last Wednesday a bonus bogey format was played, with outstanding golf being played by Rendo Nell, Brad van der Riet and Hilton Delport, finishing on +7 for the round. Second were Leon Naude, Jan Stark and Dave Woods on +3. Hilton was the best individual score on the day with +3.
On Saturday the Club played host to the H Venter Plant Hire Golf Day held in support of the ACVV Huis Diaz Retirement Home in Alexandria. The day was very well supported by both players and sponsors and a meaningful contribution was raised on the day. The scramble drive betterball format saw some really good scoring being achieved on a beautiful summer’s day. Third on the day was the father and son combination of Binky and Ivan-John du Preez on 46 Stableford points, second was Trevor Hyson and Owen Putzier on 48 points and the winners were Christo Bosman and Johan Engelbrecht on an excellent 51 points. Closest to the pin on the 3rd was Dave Nicoll, on the 8th was Juandre van Zyl and the longest drive was claimed by Neil van der Linde. A big screen ensured that everyone was able to watch the Bokke in action and all in all it was a very successful day. Thanks to all those who played, were involved in the organisation or sponsored the day.
KENTON GOLF BROTHERHOOD Tuesday 1st November 2022
Grey skies, once more, with a fresh easterly wind and a nip in the air saw 29 golfers at the early morning draw to compete in an Alliance Stableford 2-scores-to-count with a bonus point available for the entire covey all having 3 points or better or a “sandy”, a par from a bunker.
Tony Halse, Dave Curran, Bryan Robinson and Paul Fryer found conditions to their liking as they posted 88 points to run out winners on the day. Second place were the 3ball of Peter Reed, Neil Loundar and Eugene Erasmus, with no close competitors, on 85 (80+5) points.
The dreaded trophy eventually came to rest with Peter Longhurst, Derick van Harmelen, Jimmy van Rensburg and John Abbott for their return of 75 points.
Eugene Erasmus and Peter Longhurst both birdied the par three 8th. The 2club pool was however captured by Michael Collins, for his covey, with his birdie on the par three 6th. Indicative of playing conditions, with the rough challenging and minimal run on the fairways, no individual scoring highlights were noted.
Friday 4th November 2022
Concern about possible inclement weather saw 30 golfers report for the start to be drawn in ten 3-balls to play an Alliance Stableford 2-scores-tocount on the par fours and fives and 3to-count on the par threes. Bonus points were available for the covey all succeeding with 3 points or better or a “sandy”, a par from a bunker. Tony Halse, Pat Halse and Maureen McGarvierevelled in the conditions to post 95 points and leave all in their wake coming into first place on 95 points. Derick van Harmelen, Rick Hill and Donald McGarvie were second on an excellent 91 points.
Jimmy van Rensburg, Henry Ellis and Michael Collins posted 75 points to ensure no competition for the Hamer & Sukkel.
Mike Krige birdied the par three 13th but Pat Halse with birdies on both the par three 6th and par three 8th seized the 2-club pool for her covey, to take all financial rewards on offer for the same 3-ball.
Donald McGarvie and Pat Halse shot solid individual 70 netts; Tony Halse was even better with a 68 nett; Neil Loundar upped the ante with a 66 nett; but Mike Krige was player of the day with his 65 nett.
ROYAL PORT ALFRED GOLF CLUB
DATE: Wednesday 2 November 2022 SPONSOR: BUCO COMPETITIION: Individual medal No of Players: 62
Results: 1st: Charlie Poulton - 71 2nd: Ian Moncur - 74 c/i
3rd: Ross Grainger - 74 c/o
4th: Harold Horne - 74 c/o Nearest the Pins: 6th: sponsor Fishaways/Debonairs: Michael Sap 8th: sponsor Efficient Insure: Nick van de Merwe
11th: sponsor Bram’s @ the 19th: Michael Gidana
13th: sponsor The Firm: Tommy Webster
The Firmest Drive 18th : sponsor The Firm: Warren Solz
Nearest for 2 on 1st: sponsor Remax Kowie: Tony Halse
DATE: Saturday 5th November
SPONSOR: Viv Jordan COMPETITION: Two ball Alliance No of Players: 71
Results: 1st: Nathi Mbabela & Desmond Mjimla - 52 c/i
2nd: Hugh Wormald &U Simon Matthews - 52 c/o
3rd: Colin Meyer & Tom Cawood 52 c/o
4th: Dave |Painting & Phillip Swanepoel - 51
Nearest the Pins: 6th: sponsor Mooifontein : Andries Small
8th: sponsor Juan Pretorius Architecture: Nathi Mbabela 11th: sponsor Bram’s @ the 19:th:
13th: sponsor Fishawayls/Debonairs: Dillon Volschenk Longest Drive 14th : sponsor The Firm: Philip Swanepoel Nearest for 2 on 1st: sponsor: Bram’s @ the 19th Michael Gidana
1820s GOLF DATE: 31 OCTOBER 2022
18 players in overcast conditions Results:
1st Rick Hill, Mike Stadler, , Eugene Erasmus, John Dell and John Arnold 41
Mousehead: : Neil Shaw, John Feather, Derek van Harmelen, Ted Baines- 41
Two Clubs: John Dell – 11th, Eugene Erasmus – 8th
DATE: 3RD NOVEMBER 2022
RPAGC LADIES RESULTS
DATE: 1ST NOVEMBER 2022 SPONSOR: RPAGC COMPETITION: WGSA MEDAL & PUTTING
TROPHY: HELYEAR BOWL
NO OF PLAYERS: 16
Helyear Bowl: Lindy Krige Silver Division 15.3 and under: 1st: Trish Barwick - 7
Putting: Angela Trollip - 31 Bronze Division: 15.4 – 24.3
1st: Lindy Krige - 70
Putting: Lindy Krige - 29 Copper Division: 24.4 and up
1st Maureen McGarvie - 75 Putting: Heather van Harmelen - 28 Two Clubs:
Longest Drive: Hole 15
Silver Division: Trish Barwick Bronze Division: Linda Dobson Nearest the pins:
8th:Wendy Counihan (sponsored by Kekkel & Kraai)
11th: Trish Barwick (sponsored by Top Carpets)
13th Lindy Krige (sponsored by Carrera)
RPAGC MIXED RESULTS
DATE: 5 NOVEMBER 2022 Number of Players: Ladies - 7 Men - 7
Results : 1st: Neil Shaw, Carol Lee, Glynnis Renecle, Mark Maritz,, Derek Sinclair
Sponsored by The Boys 2nd: Keith Rugge, Mike Krige, Margie Siegers, LindyKrige - 83 Longest Walk: Brian Reid, Margie Reid, Heather van Harmelen
Best Nett: Sponsored by Fishaways: Pat Halse
Closest to the Pin – 8th Hole: Brian Reid voucher from The Boys