San Lameer raises the bar for Els for Autism Golf Day

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San Lameer Country Club buzzed when it hosted another highly successful Els for Autism Golf Day recently.

Players came out in numbers and the picturesque club pulled out all the stops for the fund-raising event.

San Lameer has been supporting the Els for Autism Foundation – established in 2009 by Ernie and Liezl Els after discovering that their son Ben was profoundly impacted by the disorder – since 2016, and the third annual event at the club was the best yet.

The format was once again betterball stableford with Ryan Ringo and Paul Tedder securing a comfortable win on 52 points.

Runners-up Jaco van der Wal and Piet Fourie were five points adrift on 47, with Kevin Ponton and Jason Ackerman finishing third on 46.

Golfers won fantastic prizes but more importantly, raised funds for the Els for Autism Foundation, which along with the Ernie Els Centre for Autism, aim to provide families affected by autism across the globe with the best possible practice interventions and support.

“Taking the bar and raising it to new heights…that is exactly what the team managed to achieve as we hosted the final event of the Els for Autism for 2018, but the first event for the 2019 season,” said San Lameer Director of Golf, Meyer du Toit.

“We wish Nico [van Rensburg of the ELS Group] and the team everything of the best for 2019 and we look forward to being a part of this incredible series again in 2019,” added Du Toit.


Names                                                                  H/cap                    Pts

1st                                          Ryan Ringo                                                          17                           52

Paul Tedder                                                        14

2nd                                        Jaco van der Wal                                              12                           47

Piet Fourie                                                          19

3rd                                         Kevin Ponton                                                     8                              46

Jason Ackerman                                               1

4th                                         Troy Chichetti                                                    18                           50

Brian Habbick                                                     18                           (Unofficial)

5th                                         Werner Breedt                                                 10                           45

Gideon Janse van Rensburg                        13

6th                                         Alan Kardechi                                                    15                           44

Dale Basel                                                           15

7th                                         Meyer du Toit                                                   6                              43 C/i

Louis van Wyk                                                   9

8th                                         Johan Neethling                                               9                              43 C / o

Deon Meyer                                                      15

Nearest to the pins

Hole 4:                                  Lizzie Currie

Hole 9:                                  Lukas Potgieter

Hole 14:                                Jarryd Michaux

Hole 16:                                Louis van Wyk

Nearest to the pin for 2:

Hole 18:                                Dale Basel

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