The beginning of what was a busy week at Margate Country Club offered glorious golfing conditions.
Taking full advantage of this were Margaret Taylor and Lizzie Meyer who won the ladies combined stableford competition, with 70 points. Connie McArthur and Rene Paton ended in second place on 62 points.
Tuesday also saw the Club 100 play their individual stableford competition which was won by Frik van Zyl on 36 points. Second place, with 35 points, went to an ever-lurking Ivan Curlewis.
The following day, the Wobblers played an alliance with two to count and winners Frank Merrill, John Gibson and Wimpie Jordaan had an impressive 89 points.
Second place went to Konnie Konrad, Piet Pretorius and Rob McGill on 82 points. Otto Mutschler, Dave Morrison and Johan Hulshof secured third place with 80 points, while the Arthur Tomlinson Floater went to Alan Davies, Thys Bothma and Hans Beilhartz on 68 points.
Then the weather turned and the Thursday Pro Shop Day was cancelled due to lovely and much-needed rain. This was unfortunately followed by extreme northerly winds, which set in for the remainder of the week and were evident in most of the scores.
The Friday Business Day, an alliance with two scores to count, was won by Len Wilmans, Des Pots, Guy Carlson and Steve Caldicott with 84 points.
Riaan Croucamp, Arthur Ehlert, Frik van Zyl and Mike Geiger secured second place, on a count out, with 83 points. In third place, also on 83 points, were Hans Beilhartz, Ernie Janse, Bob Weanie and Dave Morrison. Nearest the pin for two on the 7th hole was Steve Caldicott, while Brett Pollington took nearest the pin at the 11th.
On Saturday, the ladies medal was won by Sandi Johnston on 77 nett. Second place went to Grace Fourie with 78 nett, while Lesley Erasmus came third on 80 nett.
The winner of the men’s medal, A division, was Ivan Curlewis with 74 nett. Johan Stoltz came second with 75 nett. The winner of the B division was Frik van Zyl on 72 nett, while second place with 74 nett went to Rob Weyer.
The C division, played in an individual stableford format, was won by Dave Morrison on 27 points. Nearest to the pins on the second and 16th holes, went to Johann Erasmus and Ron Scowby respectively.
A mixed alliance with two scores to count was played on Sunday and kindly sponsored by the Pro Shop. Winning the day with 81 points were Angus and Una McLachlan, Shannon Gottlieb and Robin Shuttleworth. Second place went to Johan and Lesley Erasmus, Connie Mc Arthur and Ron Scowby on 78 points.
Please remember spring treatment will take place on 16, 17 and 18 September, but 9 holes will be open for play on each day.
Friday Night’s dinner menu is eisbein, sauerkraut and seasonal veggies followed by ice cream and chocolate sauce at R130 per person (10% discount for members when paying with your club card). Bookings essential on 039 312 0571 or 087 094 4146.
The week’s results at a glance;
Tuesday, Ladies combined stableford:
1st Margaret Taylor and Lizzie Meyer 70 points
2nd Connie McArthur and Rene Paton 62 points
Tuesday, Club 100 individual stableford:
1st Frik van Zyl 36 points
2nd Ivan Curlewis 35 points
Wednesday, Wobblers alliance, 2 to count:
1st Frank Merrill, John Gibson and Wimpie Jordaan 89 points
2nd Konnie Konrad, Piet Pretorius and Rob McGill 82 points
3rd Otto Mutschler, Dave Morrison and Johan Hulshof 80 points
Arthur Tomlinson Floater Alan Davies, Thys Bothma and Hans Beilhartz 68 points
Thursday, Pro Shop Day:
Competition cancelled due to rain
Friday, Business Day alliance, 2 to count:
1st Len Wilmans, Des Pots, Guy Carlson and Steve Caldicott 84 points
2nd Riaan Croucamp, Arthur Ehlert, Frik van Zyl and Mike Geiger 83 points oco
3rd Hans Beilhartz, Ernie Janse, Bob Weanie and Dave Morrison 83 points
Nearest the pin for two (7th) Steve Caldicott
Nearest the pin (11th) Brett Pollington
Saturday, Ladies medal:
1st Sandi Johnston 77 nett
2nd Grace Fourie 78 nett
3rd Lesley Erasmus 80 nett
Saturday, Club Day, medal and individual stableford:
A Division (medal)
1st Ivan Curlewis 74 nett
2nd Johan Stoltz 75 nett
B Division (medal)
1st Frik van Zyl 72 nett
2nd Rob Weyer 74 nett
C Division (Individual stableford
1st Dave Morrison 27 points
Nearest the pin (2nd) Johann Erasmus
Nearest the pin (16th) Ron Scowby
Sunday, Pro Shop mixed alliance, 2 to count:
1st Angus and Una McLachlan, Shannon Gottlieb and Robin Shuttleworth 81 points
2nd Johan and Lesley Erasmus, Connie Mc Arthur and Ron Scowby 78 points