There were hints of the “good old days” at Port Shepstone Country Club on Friday as 97 players participated in the Business Day competition.
The large field harped back memories of pre-pandemic times, however, it was very much the “new normal”. All necessary health regulations were in place and all Covid-19 regulations were strictly adhered to by all the golfers.
The weather was great and a good time was had by all. Marisa Stretch, Di Nadauld, Liana Klopper and Barbara Rousseau emerged as the winners on 95 points.
Tom Pearson, Sheldon van der Merwe, Bevis Fairbrother and Lionel Peters were the runners-up on 91 points with Shirley and Norman Jeffery and Eileen and Dave Nielson finishing third on 90 points.
The following day’s betterball stableford was won by Pearson and Van der Merwe on 48. Ilze Steyn and Jennifer Duncan counted out Jaco Janse van Rensburg and Rudi Steyn for second place on 45 points.
Earlier in the week, Lionel Peters prevailed in the individual stableford competition. Peters won the competition, played on Wednesday, by four on 40 points with Santhos Baskali edging Gary Vogt for second place via count out.
While the weekly competitions will continue, an event golfers can really look forward to is the Beekman and Umthunzi fourball alliance on Friday, 31 July.
In addition to the usual format of prizes, Umthunzi has sponsored four R250 chocolate hampers and four bottles of “bubbles” for closest to the pins. Bookings are to be made at the Pro Shop.
Photo: A bird’s-eye view of Port Shepstone Country Club. (Airbourne Optix)