Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Weekly Newsletter 24 - 29 November 2015

That all the playing participants in the Sealing Solutions League remained for the final prize giving attested to the rivalry and the keenness engendered by the event as well as to the fact that the overall 2015 results hinged on the final days match scores right down to the last covey home.
Ultimately 12.5 points on the day saw Molinari’s crowned the 2015 Sealing Solutions A League Champions on an aggregate 72.5 points. A sterling 17.5 points on the day saw the Golf Shop move up to second place on 70.5 points. The Playas and the Happy Hookers were joint third on 59.5 points.
C-PAC was crowned the 2015 Sealing Solutions B League Champions on an aggregate 68.5 points. Kimberley Motoparts was second on 65 points and Pinseekers third on 56.5 points.
In the annual Ryder Cup Challenge played between Kimberley and Bloemfontein Saturday and Sunday the Kimberley team pipped the Bloemfontein team by a single point in the final match Sunday afternoon.
On Saturday 164 rounds were dedicated to the 2015 Husqvarna Kimberley Amateur Open. An IPS format over 36 holes the final results reflected the fast greens, some tight pin placings and a seeded draw with no single competitor outstripping the field. By championships end Johan Muller was adjudged the 2015 Champion on a count out on an aggregate 73 points (37/36) with Keith Brown the runner up on the same score, 73 points (39/34). Andries Kori, Danie Liebenberg and Neels Snyders were third through to fifth on 72 points. Donald Whitebooi was sixth alone on 71 points. Three players followed on 70 points, Marvin Torres, Neil Langley and William Orton.
In the strokeplay section Andries Kori again underlined the quality of his golf in carding a gross 71 for the opening round followed by a gross 69 for the closing round to finish on 140 for the day – four under par. Hermus Venter was second on 150.
In the Husqvarna Club competition, an IPS through 18 holes, Marius Stols, fresh from Henk Visser, posted the top score - 38 points. Charles Malherbe was second on 37 points with Pat Ansley third on 36 points on a count out.
Peter Mills on 21 points was a clear winner in the Friday Sun Flamingo Niner. Parks Mashaboa and Luchmen Poonawassy were second and third on 19 points each. Neville Alexander and Deuce Leburu were the final prize winners on 18 points each.
Johnny Higgs, who made a rear Friday visit, was rewarded an almost equally rear occurrence, a win in the CTCS snowball draw. It was valued at R1400.
OJ Maimane posted a six pointer at the 15th to ensure a favourable count out on 20 points and a win in the Thursday KWV Powerplay Niner. Parks Mashobao, who lost that count out, was the runner after a six pointer on the final hole put him in the mix. Ivan Coetzee, sans any powerplay advantage, was third on 19 points on a count out.
Mali Manana, Machiel Cronje and Dave Benade all achieved a big six for a ticket in the Roodeberg and Rump draw.
Johan Herselman and Dalina Schoeman posted 45 betterball points to win the Halfway House Hotel sponsored Wednesday competition. Gavin Schafer and Adrian McLaren were the runners up on a count out from Barend Burger and Bennie Claasen, both betterballs on 42 points.     
Julius September set the record Tuesday with 17 points, one short of a full house, in the Super Six Tournament. Mali Manana and Duece Leburu were second and third, each on 14 points, in a four-way count out.

This week the KGC offers the Cleveland Golf Super Six Tournament Tuesday, the Leon’s IPS Wednesday, the KWV Powerplay Thursday and the Sun Flamingo Niner Friday. On Saturday it is the Monthly Medal, the Ladies Medal and Putting and the Seniors final outing for the year. It is Ryder Cup season with the annual Club 16 challenge Saturday and Sunday.         

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