Great day for Golfing

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At the Southbourne Golf Day were, from left, Mike Edkins of the main sponsor Twizza, winner Carlos Mashinya, Southbourne head Marelise Bekker and winner of the ladies section, Debbie Love
At the Southbourne Golf Day were, from left, Mike Edkins of the main sponsor Twizza, winner Carlos Mashinya, Southbourne head Marelise Bekker and winner of the ladies section, Debbie Love

Derek Helm THE Southbourne Primary-sponsored golf day took place on Saturday in perfect weather and a field of 86 supported this worthy cause.

The on-course beverages and support from many sponsors made the day a grand success. Prizes were provided way down to tenth position in both the ladies’ and men’s sections.

Debbie Love came out of exile to win the ladies’ division with 38 individual Stableford points from Chloe “Pocket Dynamite” Buss on 37 points. Charmagne Romans and Angela Oosthuizen with 36 points and K Burger on 34 rounded out the top five places.

The men’s section was tight, but Carlos Mashinya finished well to end on 44 points to take top spot from Taru Mavenyengwa on 42, with Siyanda Mkhize on 41 points. Garry Brown on 40 was just ahead of a classroom of players on 39 points. Andi Simon, Sean Heidemann, Job Gobizembe and Pete Uhlig all played above their handicaps to finish in the prizes.

The non-golfers section was taken by Christopher Kay.

The closest-to-the-pin prizes were won by Shepherd Marambire 5th, Martin Hammill 8th, Moses Shasha 11th and Francois de Villiers 16th, while the closest golfer to a target on the fairway was Asanda Qoba.

The longest-drive prizes went the way of Christy Miles in the ladies’ section and Dorian Heuer for the men.

The Joplin Rendall competition is entering its last rounds and Stefan Cloete advanced over Bandile Ndabambi while Job Gobizembe was too consistent for Morne Roodt and Siya Mndingi posted a win over Ian Cree. This weekend the eighth round of Old Mutual Grand Prix will be played as a medal Stableford competition. Next Saturday, the Queenstown Rotary Club will hold their popular charity golf day as an individual Stableford competition. The club fundraiser, the Komani Classic, takes place on the weekend of October 29-30. Remember the “Spring steak evening” at the club tonight.

 

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