It was déjà vu when the Spooner Rose Bowl was on the line at Southbroom Golf Club recently.
Defending champions George Haswell and Jean Corfe successfully defended their title on a hot summer’s day.
The course is in great condition and the practise tee has been fitted with mats sponsored by Errol Amm and Steenberg Golf Club.
Southbroom is one of the gems of the “Golf Coast” and revered around the world.
Frank Thomas, former technical director of the USGA, inventor of the Graphite Shaft and Frankly Frog Putter and the author of “Fundamentals of Putting”, when asked to name his favourite golf course in the world by Dale Hayes, said: “One of my favourites is Southbroom Golf Club in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
“It is a short course and requires I use every club in the bag. Located on the shores of the Indian Ocean with stunning views, it never presents the same challenge two days in a row, the climate is perfect and the wind is unpredictable. I have had more enjoyable rounds of golf at Southbroom than anywhere else.”
Southbroom was also ranked number one by Golf Digest in their South Africa’s Most Fun Courses list in 2012.