There were high fives all around in the fifth annual Ladies Festival of Golf hosted by Port Shepstone Country Club.
The fourball alliance competition attracted 108 players from far and wide for two days of golf and fellowship last Monday and Tuesday.
Home comforts did the trick this year as the local team of Sandi Burger, Debi Stewart, Kim Strauss and Yzelle Greyling triumphed.
The best dressed team were Liana Klopper, Marisa Stretch, Di Nadauld and Barbara Rousseau, with Nadauld also winning a the lucky draw prize, the other going to Tanya Schonfeldt Clark.
“Our golf course was in excellent condition and we were very proud to ‘show off our course’ at this year’s event. Thanks to Jesse Verster, Dave Clark and their ground staff for always making sure our course is in such great condition,” said Sandy Danckwerts, the club’s advertising, media and marketing co-ordinator.
“A big thanks to our main sponsors Umthunzi Hotel and Conference, Ryan Ringo and Hibiscus Insurance Brokers, and Allan Hall for their sponsorship of this event once again. Thanks also to all our other sponsors who so kindly contributed towards this great competition as well – your support is so valuable to us and greatly appreciated.
“Thanks to Jenny Hulley for some outstanding organising towards this event and also thanks to Liana Klopper for décor, Rob and Barbara Rousseau for our ‘ablution upgrade’ and also thanks to Annie Stoppel and Cecelia Verster for their great efforts in assisting with raising sponsorship for the event too.
“To the rest of the Ladies Golf Committee including Beryl Olden, Sandi Shepherd, the Pro Shop, Saffron Chefs and Carrie Pieterse – thank you so much for everything you did which contributed to making this event such a resounding success.
“To our wonderful marshalls – Doug Shepherd and Howard Crouch – thanks for keeping the ladies ‘on the go’ with shooters and assisting where necessary. Thank you Charles Hulley and Ken Morris for all your assistance with the cards too and also thanks to Ralph van den Berg for the neat and efficient score board that we had.
“DJ Stoppy, what can we say, we just love your music and our Festival of Golf CD is just fabulous too. Thank you so much for all your time and effort that you have put into this festival for us,” she added.
Photo: The overall winners with Ryan Ringo (Umthunzi Hotel and Conference, Allan Hall (Hibiscus Insurance Brokers) and ladies golf club captain Beryl Olden.
Photos by Sandy Danckwerts