Port Shepstone Country Club was a hive of activity as it hosted one of its most popular annual competitions, the Sheppie Beekman Classic, over the weekend.
Things got underway with a fourball alliance and Business Day Bowls Challenge, also sponsored by The Beekman Group, on Friday.
The winners of the bowls competition were Jeff Barnes and Don and Shirley Rossouw, who held off runners-up Tiekie Nel, Denice Nel and Kevin Mullen.
Following an evening of entertainment, a full field of golfers returned to vie for the Sheppie Beekman Classic trophy in Saturday’s betterball stableford.
The competition came down to the wire, with Vusie Maphumulo and Emmanuel Mseleku (pictured with John Beekman) edging Howard Crouch and Ken Morris on a count out to seal the silverware on 46 points.
The excitement was far from over and festivities picked up as the club celebrated its 103rd birthday with a “Wild Hogs” biker-themed party in the evening.
The clubhouse was buzzing with the Tequila Twins providing the soundtrack for what proved to be a celebration of note.
“Thank you to everyone who supported the weekend,” said John Beekman.
“The amount raised was R107 000 and prizes were donated to around R25 000 in value for a total of R132 000.
“We are spending R40 000 on river sand for the bunkers and we bought a motorised sieve to remove the smaller stones. The balance of the cash will be spent on the golf course,” he added.
Sandy Danckwerts, the club’s advertising, media and marketing co-ordinator, commented, “The weekend was a resounding success once again and brought in good fund-raising for our club.
“Thanks to John Beekman and his staff for all the hard work and efforts that went into this event, and thanks also to Jesse Verster, his Pro Shop team and the greenkeeping staff for all their involvement that enabled this annual event to be so successful once again.”