The Southbroom Golf Club fairways and club house were full of feathers, laughter, sparkles and great fashion during the annual Ladies Classic.
A total of124 ladies enjoyed the great break from routine and played three days of golf in the most amazing balmy May weather, together with friends, good food and entertainment recently.
Trish Anderson and Anne Barrow (pictured) shot a great 142 betterball stableford points to finish four ahead of Patsy McDonic and Diane Schlebusch. Anderson quipped between her and Barrow they have 149 years!
Resident pro Derek James was understandably a tad nervous with so many golfing ladies to look after, but once again he pulled it off. What with running a great tournament, heading up the Pro Shop fashion show, appearing as a surprise guest act in the main entertainment evening and giving a fabulous entertaining and informative 1920s Golf Clinic as well as being MC. He was very ably assisted in all areas by ace assistant and chief scorer, Dane Adendorff.
“The 2018 Ladies Classic was a blast,” said Sheena James from Southbroom Golf Club.
She added: “A tournament of this stature is just not possible without the amazing work and input from the Ladies Committee. A massive thank you to three leading ladies – lady captain Michelle Davies, vice-captain Allyson Thomas – and her team for the superb interior décor – and to lady president Irene Schanda and her amazing husband Erwin for making all the props.
“The Gatsby Girls, DJ and Dane put on another great Gatsby-themed skit that just had to have a repeat encore. Many thanks to Deanne Purtell of Realty1 Southbroom for her hours of expertise choreography and to Janet and Deon for the use of their Changing Gears Gym room for all the many practice sessions.
“And to all our ace Southbroom dancers – Michelle, Allyson, Solange, Lesley, Augi, Rene, Sandy, Di, Jean, Janet and Candida, Singer Val, Spotter Irene, DJ, Dane, You all looked so good! Well done to the club house staff, Gavin, Brandon, Wilson and their teams and to Charl and Nick and their teams. It all ran like clockwork and the comments and thank you letters coming in say it all.
“Thanks to the registration ladies, Angela Karen and Jeanne, starters Bob and Mel, announcer Kerry Fielden and Mafia Marshals Tim and Roy. Richard Bridgeford was just everywhere with his fabulous camera and the Southbroom Legends, Mel, Des, Richard and Deon entertained ’till late on Saturday night!
“The prize table was laden with quality prizes and our heartfelt thanks to all the local and up-country sponsors who were involved – they are absolutely invaluable.”
Ladies Classic 2018 Overall Results:
1st 142 Trish Anderson Anne Barrow
2nd 138 Patsy McDonic Diane Schlebusch
3rd 136 Gwen James Heather Clarke
4th 133 Michelle vd Hoek Lizzie Currie
5th 132 Sandy FitzGerald Gill Huddy
6th 131 Liezel van Achterbergh Mariette Pieterse
7th 129 Sue van der Riet Wendy Huddy
8th 128 Rosheen De Kock Bronwen Lambert
9th 127 Lindsay Owen Heather Kruger
10th 127 Leigh Thackwray Marion Heaney
11th 127 Marian Ledingham Val McKenzie
12th 126 Natalie Clayton Tanya Bell-Jenje
13th 126 Helene Linder Rhona Topka
14th 126 Lynette Stais Ashley Bester
15th 125 Rene Matthew Kathy Bush