Margate Country Club legend Ivan Curlewis and the club are celebrating his 50th year as a member and numerous memorable achievements with a special tournament in his honour this Saturday (12 July).
During his half-century as a member of the club, Curlewis won A Division Club Championships in every decade – from the sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and two thousands – and a record 34 times.
In addition, he represented KwaZulu-Natal teams from 1974-2006 and South African Country Districts side from 1998-2002.
He was a member of the KZNGU for 10 years and served as president in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
He served on the SAGA executive committee for eight years and on the Margate Country Club committee from 1979 to present day.
He won eight different tournaments, including the Champion of Champions.
Bev Bisset spoke to him at Margate Country Club…