Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Weekly Newsletter 30 June - 5 July 2015

On Saturday afternoon JP van Rooyen posted an extraordinary 65 net to win the July Sport in Sight sponsored Rhodes Monthly Medal. Dries Mostert won the A division on net 68 with Dean Schonegevel the runner up on net 70. Four players returned net 71 in the B division. The count out deemed Cedric Bredenkamp first and Andre Williams second.  Stiaan Hugo carded the best gross of the day, a level par 72.

Weston Potgieter again underlined his extraordinary sporting talent. Little more than a school holiday golfer he carded 75, 75 for an aggregate 150 through 36 holes on Saturday to win the under 23 Prentice Memorial Invitation. Pretoria based Keanan Aysen was second on 152 with Hermus Venter third, one shot back.  

Young Joshua Edwards, who carded a personal best two under par 70 on Tuesday, returned a gross 34 Friday afternoon to take the Sun Flamingo Niner on 21 points. Pierre Wasserman and Peter Salo were second and third on 20 points with Andries Kori and Tinus Venter fourth and fifth on 18 points.

A level par 36 compounded by a successful six point PowerPlay option at the 17th saw Machiel Cronje return an unchallenged 25 points in Thursday’s KWV PowerPlay Niner.
Two players followed on 21 points. And, it was a PowerPlay six pointer that gave Mali Manana the benefit in the count out. Losing that count out and taking third place was OJ Maimane who posted a very creditable gross 37.
Ramon Barlow comfortably collected the Cabernet Sauvignon HOTSHOT of the day. His explosive exit from the greenside bunker of the 18th whipped through the open door of the Main Bar – minus damage and minus two points - that hole his PowerPlay option.
The Thursday competitors who so far qualify for automatic entry to the KWV Roodeberg & Rump draw through their six pointers are Braam Botes, OJ Maimane, Dave Benade, Machiel Cronje, Mali Manana, Henk Visser and Dave Wilson.

Dries du Plessis returned 41 individual stableford points to walk away with the Leons House of Liquor Competition played on Wednesday. Lennie Allen was second on 36 on a count out from third placed Barend Burger.

The time-wise Tuesday Super Six Golf Tournament sponsored by the Golf Shop once again attracted a busy entry - 43 players. Deon Kruis returned the top score, 14 points. A count out on 13 points saw Fred Wyngaardt second and Graham Hauman third. The latter earned his very first formal golf prize.

By tradition the first Tuesday in July of each year signals the opening of bookings for the annual Barney Barnato Golf Festival. This year the dates of the event are Saturday 24th October through to Saturday 31 October. Also on offer this Tuesday is the Super Six Golf Tournament sponsored by the Golf Shop. The Konica Minolta Business League follows on Wednesday. On Thursday it is the KWV PowerPlay Niner. On Friday it is the Brocor Golf Day. The Senior President plays host to Saturdays Club Competition, a betterball stableford.

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