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The Individual Stableford last Wednesday was almost blown away and, looking at the scores, quite a few cards were spoiled by the south-easterly wind.

A belated happy New Year to all members and readers. May your drives be pure and your third putt a ‘gimme’.

First of all, sincere condolences to Herman Grotios on the death of his mother last week.

In club news, the bar is closed as per the latest regulations but the restaurant remains open for breakfast, lunch and take-aways to members and locals alike who wish to use the facility.

Tony Moore managed to return 33 points, to win by four from Wayne Simpson and Des Moolman both on 29.

That’s how tough the wind was.

Wayne managed to find the hidden holes and Tony had the only 2-club. Denis Brown hoisted the Stone.

It was the P&G Construction day last Saturday and thanks go to Paul and Gina Tedder for the sponsorship.

Father-in-law and son-in-law partners Geoff Thommasen and Gerrit Meyer stole the show with 45 points, to easily win the whisky – but can only receive the prize when the ban is lifted.

In second place were Mark Davis and Les Huddle with 42 points.

Denis Brown, still smarting from Wednesday’s Stone performance, chose Hans Beuthe – a regular winner – as a partner and they came third with 40 points.

Barry ‘New Shoes’ Kisten was closest to the pin on the 5th and Les Huddle put it closest on the 10th.

The two Petes, Morris and Gilliver, had the only 2-clubs and the hidden holes vacated the premises.

Russel Freeman and Clyde Leisegang battled their way round and now owe the Captain R10 and a lifting of the Stone.

Coming up, Wednesday is a hidden partner betterball Stableford and Saturday sees the return of the birthday bash.

Flyer’s footnote: They say practice makes perfect. Of course it doesn’t, for the majority of golfers it merely consolidated imperfection.


Article written by: South Coast Herald

Photo credit: Louis Z S on Unsplash


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