Monday, 25 July 2016

Weekly Newsletter 24 July 2016

Two outstanding league matches were played on Sunday. In the A league match the Golf Shop got the better of Sealing Solutions to win both matches and gain 17 points against 3 after the bonus count. In the B League match the Motley Crew edged out the Pinseekers with one win one and one draw to gain 15 points against 4 after the bonus count.

On Saturday 90 players teed off in round two of the Pennypinchers Winter Meat Challenge. A bight in the air, but, not on the greens required a deft short game. In all just four players returned better than net par for the day. Young Fareez Alexander was first on 38 individual stableford points. Three players followed on 37 points. The count deemed Steve Turner second, Christo Swanepoel third and Wade King fourth. The final outing is set for Saturday 27th August. The aggregate scores for the three rounds will determine the overall winners.

In the QACCS triangular played Friday the Northern Cape returned the top average 31.76 points to claim the trophy. Free State, the runners up on 29.85 points, edged out the Northern Free State who finished on 29.21 points.
In the fourball alliance Pieter Botes, Wikus Myburgh, Aubrey Josiah and Cedric Bredenkamp posted the top score, 104 points. Pieter Botes and William Hennery led the IPS section, both players returned 41 points. Johannes Wessels (40), Pieter Brits (39), Francois Nel (37) and Willie Delport (37) were the remaining prize winners. 

Ronnie Engelbrecht returned 22 points for an outright win in the Friday Sun Flamingo Niner. Wade King and Andries Kori were second and third, both on 21 points. The latter carded a three under par gross 33 on the nine. Neville Alexander and Ivan Coetzee were fourth and fifth on 19 and 18 points respectively.

A consistently competitive round boosted by a big six at the fourth saw Wedge Crozier return 23 points to claim the KWV Powerpay Niner on Thursday. Wade King was second on 22 points on a count out from third placed Ant Crozier. Each also recorded a big six on the day. Tenderson Manyetsa was the only other competitor to record a successful powerplay hole. The winner of the six weekly Powerplay draw was Wade King.


Dries du Plessis (38), Siewert Wiid (37) and Gavin van Zyl (36) were the top three players in Wednesday ’s Leons House of Liquor sponsored individual stableford competition. But, it was Kassie “Sorry” Potgieter who dominated the day with some telling putts in the skins competition played concurrently.

This week at KGC:
This week it is the Horseshoe Inn betterball stableford on Wednesday. On Thursday the Spur under 23 Challenge returns. It is also the KWV Powerplay Niner. On Friday the Club hosts the weekly Sun Flamingo Niner. The weekend is reserved for the NC/FS Junior Open in which some 96 players are anticipated for the 54 hole event. The course will be available for the public Sunday midday. 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Weekly Newsletter 18 July 2016

Whatever the match results a “hole in one” on the short par three 11th was the highlight of day for Schalk Grobbelaar (Jnr) in Sunday’s Sealing Solutions League outing. He did confirm that they, Sultans of Swing, won the hole. They also went on to win the match two up. Overall Kimberley Batteries enjoyed the best results in the A League, 16 points. Likewise Mollinaris enjoyed the best results in the B League, also 16 points.

Aside from the draw for the double bed, the hallmark of the annual St Albans Church Golf Fundraiser, played Saturday, is the quality and the quantity of snacks on offer after the game. Coupled with the introduction of the “Casual Tea trailer that makes you hungry” between nines it was difficult to distinguish which took precedence – golf or gastronomy. Such was the flavour of the day that even the Crozier brothers were spotted eating twice. This was a first in the long history of the KGC.
Golf-wise the winning IPS scores matched the culinary delights, Ryan Oliver (43), Leon King (42), Reynier Bekker (42), Hennie van Resburg (41), Nico Ross (40) and Yusuf Kana (39).
In the Ladies betterball competition Linda Dobson and Susan Ferreira were first on 43 points with Susan Alexander and Helena Janse the runners up on 39 points on a count out.
Saturday morning Charlies Angels enjoyed a comfortable win in their challenge against Club 16.

A dropped shot at the short 11th followed by five birdies had Andries Kori return a gross 32 for 22 individual stableford points and the win in Friday’s Sun Flamingo Niner. Denver van Heerden (21), Flex Rantoa (20), Bernie Turton (20) and Wade King (19) were the remaining prize winners.

A powerplay birdie at the 14th for eight points gave Mano Liebenberg the edge in the Thursday KWV Niner, his full score 21 points. Hermus Venter was second on 18 points with Tenderson Manyetsa third on 17 points.

Vodacom’s Sean Ralph and Gerhard Delport dovetailed perfectly, 12 three pointers and six two pointers, to post 48 betterball points and a win the July Konica Minolta Business League outing on Wednesday afternoon. Coastal Hire represented by Eddie Barkhuizen and PJ Gerber were the runners up on 46 points. A four-way count out on 45 points deemed Malu Vleis, represented by Charles Malherbe and Tony Datnow, third on 45 points.
Sean Ralph posted the best individual score, 41 points. Charles Malherbe was second on 40 points on a count out from Keith Brown on 40 points.

SA Interforces Championship hosted at KGC
The SA Interforces Championship was hosted at the KGC last week. The cream of the golfing crop from the SA Police, SA Correctional Services and the SANDF teams played some great golf. It was the SA Police team who took top honours in the competition.

Top Performance by Lumien

A highlight on the SA Womens golf calendar is the SA Amateur Matchplay Championships completed last week at the Ebotse Links. One handicapper Lumien Orton, who currently plays and practices most of her golf at the KGC, in a sterling effort made it through to the finals. Four down at the midway mark against Milnerton GC’s Cara Gorlei she enjoyed a remarkable comeback that included three birdies in the last four holes and most importantly the 2016 SA Championship Title. 

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Weekly Newsletter 4-10 July 2016

KGC Report 10 July 2016
In Saturday’s annual Senior President’s Golf Day three betterballs posted 46 points. The count out deemed Willie Delport and Dave Wilson first, Denver van Heerden and Donald Whitebooi second, Herby Woodbridge and Leon Blom third. Five betterballs followed on 44 points. Way out in front, 25 points in the count out, were Johan and Joanie Herselman, deemed fourth.

Tenderson Manyetsa returned 20 points to win the Sun Flamingo Niner Friday. Eddie Barkhuizen and Joanie Herselman were second and third, each on 19 points. Flex Rantoa and Andries Kori were fourth anf fifth, each on 18 points.

OJ Maimane returned 22 points that included a big six at the 15th and the better count to win the Thursday KWV Powerplay Niner. On the same score, losing that count out and posting a big six at the 17th, was the runner up Machiel Cronje. Bonolo Modise was third on 18 points, sans a powerplay advantage. Herby Woodbridge, Hermus Venter and Dave Wilson also enjoyed a ticket in the draw compliments of a big six.      

OJ Maimane carded a gross 73 for 41 individual stableford points to win the Darsha Insurance Brokers IPS on Wednesday. Kevin Collings was the runner up on 39 points. Barend Burger was third on 38 points. Three players returned 37 points – Gavin van Zyl, John Lankester and Kassie Potgieter.

This week the KGC hosts the Interforces Championships Tuesday and Wednesday that includes the SA teams from the Correctional Services, the SAP and the SANDF. A Ryder Cup style event it features singles, foursomes and betterball matches. They will commence with a practice round Monday, however, the course will still remain closed to the public.

Wednesday afternoon it is the Konica Minolta Business League. On Thursday it is the KWV Powerplay Niner. On Friday it is the Sun Flamingo Niner and the snowball draw. On Saturday St Albans Church host their annual golf fundraiser. On Sunday it is the Sealing Solutions League, the format greensomes. 

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Weekly Newsletter 27 June - 3 July 2016

KGC Report 3 July 2016
Saturday’s July monthly medal marked the eve of the 126th birthday of the Kimberley Golf Club. Despite the cold celebratory conditions on offer Calvyn Orton managed a net 67 to win best net overall. Adrian Mclaren posted best net A division on 69. Nico Jacobs, who carded the best gross on the day – a level par 72, was the runner up on 70. Henk Brand recorded the best net B division on 74 with Wayne Olivier the runner up on 75.

Wade King, alone on 22 points, was a clear winner of the Friday Sun Flamingo Niner. Neville Alexander and Keith Brown were second and third, each on 20 points. While Henk Visser and Conrad Fortune were fourth and fifth, each on 19 points.

On Thursday Hermus Venter returned a gross 35, a big six at the 16th, 22 points on the day and the better count out to claim the KWV Powerplay Niner. OJ Maimane was the runner up on the same score, with LJ Thomane third on 20 points. Both players scored a big six. Outside of the prize winners Herby Woodridge and Dave Wilson also recorded a big six each.

Wednesday proved a red letter day for Pieter Roux du Toit. Playing into a slight wind on the par 3 eleventh, he opted to change from an eight to a seven iron and promptly struck the perfect shot to record his first hole in one on the KGC.
The hole measures 144 metres from the rating marker.

Wednesday’s Santam Golf Day was won by Gavin van Zyl on 39 individual stableford points. Three players returned 37 points. The count out deemed Kevin Collings second, Nico Ross third and Dries du Plessis first reserve.

This week the KGC offers the Darsha IPS Wednesday, the KWV Niner Thursday and the Sun Flamingo Niner Friday. On Saturday it is the Senior Presidents Day, a betterball stableford.