Margate’s Khawula king of the caddies

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Margate Country Club’s Robin Shuttleworth got his golfing week off to a good start by winning the Club 100’s Tuesday IPS competition with an impressive 40 points, followed by Angus McLachlan in second place on 38 points.

The ladies competition was also played in an IPS format and won by Lexley Lewis with an equally impressive 39 points. Wondra Bothma came second with 34 points and Sandi Johnston third on 33 points.

Dave Morrison, Nico van Vuuren and Johan Hulshof won the Wobblers’ alliance with two to count on 79 points. Hans Beilhartz, Rod O’Farrell and Alan Davies finished in second with 77 points, while Eddie Gommersall, Freddie Boshoff and Derek Egerton came third on 76 points. The Arthur Tomlinson Floater was won by Andre Henn, Keith Pearson and Otto Mutschler with 63 points.

The Margate pro shop competition was played in an IPS format and Shuttleworth bagged another win with 40 points, as well as nearest to the pin at the second hole. John Ford came second on 37 points and the nearest to the pin for two on the 7th went to Johan Stoltz.

The ladies Saturday competition was played in an alliance format with two to count and won by Maureen Ogilvie, Hilary Hendry and Lesley Erasmus (pivot) with 72 points. Agnes Spielmann, Lesley Erasmus and Lizzie Meyer came second on 71 points.

The club competition was played in a betterball stableford format where Alan Halvorsen and Thys Bothma secured a good win with 49 points, fending off the formidable pairing of Ivan Curlewis and Angus McLachlan, who ended in second place on 48 points. Wayne Minnaar and Graeme Massam came third with 42 points.

Nearest to the pin on the 2nd went to Arthur Ehlert, while Gary Smith took the nearest to the pin for two on the 7th. Smith had a near miss for an eagle on the 7th and left himself a “5-inch-eyes-closed-tap-in-birdie”, but he said that the best part of his feat was “crossing a line through Shuttleworth’s name, who was the closest up until then”. Shuttleworth was just over a meter away and did make a solid par, however.

Elvis Khawula (pictured) did Margate Country Club proud this week by winning the annual Caddies Championship. It was played in a medal format over 18 holes at Port Shepstone Country Club where Khawula shot a 75 gross, beating London Nzama’s 76 gross.

Elvis takes the title away from his brother and 2018 defending champion Jackie Khawula. Along with the title, Elvis also won a lob wedge and trophy sponsored by Pro-Vision.

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