A field of 123 golfers teed it up in the Harcourts Double Up Golf Day in aid of South Coast Hospice on a beautiful winter’s day at Port Shepstone Country Club on Friday.
With a raffle on the 10th, a sherry shooter in order to watch belly dancers on the 13th, a mulligan on the 7th and the straightest drive on the 18th, a lot of fun, laughter and fellowship took place amongst the players and the staff of South Coast Hospice and Harcourts Property, ending in a bountiful prize-giving where every player present received a prize to take home. The prizes from various sponsors were gratefully accepted by the players.
The format was fourball alliance and the winners on 100 points were Preggie Perumal, Shrams Goberdan, Ashoo Singh and Justin Naidoo.
Mot Moleele, Gerhard Labuschagne, Ricky Naidoo and Terry Kotze were the runners-up on 98 with Elmar Basson, Andrew Curlewis, Tony Golden, Dewalt van der Merwe finishing third on 97.
The real winner on the day, however, was South Coast Hospice.
“We were blessed with a total income of R70 000 on the day,” said South Coast Hospice fund-raising co-ordinator BT King.
“We were totally blown away with a cheque of R30 000 from main sponsor Harcourts Property Shelly Beach which was presented to Diane van Dyk [South Coast Hospice CEO] by Richard Gray, the CEO of Harcourts South Africa, and the sponsor Mike Willemse of Harcourts Shelly Beach.
“Another big surprise which caught everyone off guard was when Ashoo Singh of Pro-Vision brought his entire team of Pro-Vision golfers to the front and presented Diane with a cheque from Pro-Vision for the amount of R10 000.
“Ashoo mentioned that the Pro-Vision club was formed 10 years ago with the aim of promoting the game of golf and also assisting the community with fund-raising events.
“When they saw the plea for assistance with the sponsorship of this event, their executive got together and agreed to sponsor R5000, and then a member of the club agreed to match their sponsorship, resulting in R10 000 being donated.
“This was arranged with Mike Willemse before the event, and was not made known to us.”
Photos by Sandy Danckwerts