It was a rather subdued start to the week at Margate Country Club due to Spring Treatment of the greens, but a big thank you to the staff and all those involved for a job well done.
The course was open for play (2 x 9 holes) and the uncommon conditions did not discourage the ladies from playing their yearly Captain versus Vice Captain competition. The Vice Captains team was victorious, beating the Captain’s team by a mere 4 points.
The individual teams played an alliance with 2 scores to count and winning the day with 82 points, on a count out, were Julie Gerber, Wondra Bothma and Hannetjie Pretorious. In second place, also on 82 points, were Lesley Erasmus, Lizzie Meyer and Una McLachlan.
The Club 100 played an individual point scoring format and Johann Erasmus won the day, scoring an impressive 41 points. Harold Olkers took second place with 37 points.
The Wobblers played an alliance with 2 scores to count and winning the day were Frank Merrill, Peter Hunter and Dave Morrison with 79 points. Second place, on 77 points, went to Rob Mc Gill, Peter Hunter and Dave Morrison. Konnie Konrad, Jurg Meyer and Otto Mutschler secured the Arthur Tomlinson Floater with 69 points. The Thursday Pro Shop Day was cancelled due to very welcome and well-timed rain.
Saturday saw the club abuzz again, with everyone congregating at the 19th to watch the Bokke play New Zealand, followed by a 9-hole shotgun start. The competition was played in an alliance format with 2 scores to count and having a better day than the Springboks were Arthur Ehlert, Wonderboy Nxumalo, Des Potts and Len Wilmans, winning with 49 points. Len also took closest to the pin at the second hole, while visitor Keith Wrede secured nearest to the pin at the eighth.
It was, however, a very sad end to the week for the members of Margate Country Club, with the passing of our friend and fellow-golfer Richard Plaskitt. He will be missed by all and we would like to pass our condolences onto his family and friends.