On Saturday the Northern Cape Senior Golf Team returned from the 2015 IPT with a sense of triumph. The tournament, hosted by the Benoni Country Club, included four days of morning foursomes and four days of afternoon singles. Ultimately the team finished second on the log behind Eastern Province, the 2015 winners.
While on Sunday 18 players from the Northern Cape Society for Senior Golfers prepare to travel to the 76th National Championships hosted by Bloemfontein and Schoeman Park Golf Clubs. Played over five days some 236 players representing seven provincial societies participate. The final two days are set aside for the championships proper. Former Griqualand West hockey player, Alistair Forbes, a winner on five occasions, is the defending champion.
Closer to home Sunday’s Sealing Solutions League outing saw the Happy Hookers and CPac claim the top points in the A League while the results were reasonably evenly matched in the B League.
Deon Kruis dominated the April Rhodes Medal on Saturday. Playing off scratch a five under par gross 67 and a corresponding net saw him claim the best net overall along with the best gross on the day. AJ du Randt posted a net 68 to claim the A division, with Stephan Le Roux the runner up on net 71. Dave Wilson was the winner in the B division on a net 72 in count out from runner up Attie van Niekerk.
In the Senior Society outing Saturday Cedric van der Ross and Dave Wilson returned a winning 44 betterball points. Hannes Le Roux and Theo Fourie were second on 43 points with Ant and Wedge Crozier third on 42 points.
Also on Saturday Susan Ferreira managed a clean sweep in the Ladies Medal and Putting competition.
Team Parks Mashaboa and Andries Kori returned 50 points to edge out the field of 108 players in Friday’s annual NOCCI Golf Day. The format was betterball stableford played from a scramble drive. Francois Schwartz and Christaricco Gordon were the runners up, just one point behind. Neil Steyn and Willie Uys were third on 47 points in a count out.
Willie Delport took the count out from Gavin Schafer on 38 points to win the Darsha Insurance IPS on Wednesday. Kevin Collings was third on 36 points.
This week the KGC presents the Konica Minolta Business League Wednesday, the KWV Niner and the Spur Junior Challenge on Thursday and a Flamingo Casino Meat and Slots Niner along with the CTCS snowball draw on Friday. The Golf Shop host Saturday’s event with the promise of a memorable day for all.