Port Shepstone ‘Green Mambas’ crowned South Coast ladies golf league champs

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By Quintin van Jaarsveld

The Port Shepstone ladies team returned to the summit of South Coast golf when they clinched the league title at Umkomaas Golf Club at the weekend.

Coming up against Selborne in the final, the Port Shepstone side – known as the “Green Mambas” – scored two wins and a draw to seal the silverware.

Let the celebrations begin. Absent: Jenny Hulley.

Let the celebrations begin. Absent: Jenny Hulley.

The blend of experienced campaigners and new blood proved to be a winning combination with skipper Debi Stewart, 2014 ladies stroke and matchplay club champion Yzelle Greyling, Cecelia Verster and Annie Stoppel forming the core of the side.

Ladies club captain Cilla Lindsay made her league comeback this year, Jenny Hulley – in turn – played in her debut league season while Beryl Olden and Sue van den Berg donned Port Shepstone green for the first time in 2014.

We’re very happy with the win,” Stewart told eHowz!t.

“We had a new philosophy this year, stuck with it and managed to win the league.

“The new girls played really well and we had awesome team spirit. It was just a great, enjoyable season overall.”

The Port Shepstone ladies golf team celebrate in typical "Green Mambas" fashion. Absent: Jenny Hulley.

The Port Shepstone ladies golf team celebrate in typical “Green Mambas” fashion. Absent: Jenny Hulley.

In other club news, Gerhard Labuschagne won Wednesday’s individual stableford on 41 points, with Doug Shepherd counting out Gerald Koch for second place on 40 points.

The winners of Friday’s Barry Botha and Breytenbach Business Day were Gary Purtell, Gareth Olivant, Fred van Zyl and Wally Robinson on 95 points.

Ronnie Mtshaka, Vusi Maphumulo, Godfrey and Koko Zithumane were second on 94 points after counting out John van Tilburg, Dave and Alan Clark and Terry Yannikakis.

Saturday’s Umbango River Conservancy Golf Day was won by Peppy Govender and George Raman on 50 points.

Jimmy Moonsamy and Anil Singh counted out Pete and Bobby Govender for second place on 49 points, Koko and Godfrey Zithumane were fourth on 48 points and Sashen Govender and Navs Moodley fifth on 47 points.

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