Monday, 18 January 2016
Gerhard Roux posted 38 points on Saturday to take a slender lead in round one of the Workwear Depot sponsored 2016 New Year’s Cup. Familiar names followed on 37 points, the count out deemed Luchmen Poonawassy second, William Orton third, Barend Burger fourth, Steven Turner fifth, AJ du Rand sixth and Theuns Barnard seventh. Three players posted 36 points with a further seven on 35 points. The final round is scheduled for the coming Saturday. The aggregate score for the two days will count towards the overall recognition with prizes also awarded to the leading players on each Saturday. One prize giving, to cover all, will be held the coming Saturday.
Tenderson Manyetsa posted 20 points to take the Sun Flamingo Niner on Friday. Dean Schonegevel and Wedge Crozier were second and third on 19 points. Vuyu Klaas and Helena Janse were fourth and fifth on 18 points.
Despite an early black-out, a six pointer at the 17th gave Machiel Cronje the required surge to reach 23 points and a comfortable win in the KWV Powerplay Niner on Thursday. Mashudu Tseisa returned 21 points for second place. Ant Crozier, who posted a big six at the par three 14th, was third on 20 points. The KWV Roodeberg 3 litre draw that included all the powerplay achievers through the past six weeks was won by Wedge Crozier.
On Wednesday Dries du Plessis and Gavin van Zyl each returned 34 points to finish first and second in the opening Darsha Insurance Brokers IPS for 2016. Neville Alexander was third with Harry Welham fourth.
A birdie on the par four 8th gave Jehan Richards the edge in the count out to take the Cleveland Golf Super Six Tournament on Tuesday evening. The runner up was Christiaan Voight. Both players returned 15 points. A further count out on 13 points deemed Dicky Thomas third and Allan Meyer first reserve.
This week the KGC offers an IPS on Wednesday, the KWV Powerplay Niner on Thursday, the Sun Flamingo Niner and CTCS draw on Friday and the final round of the Workwear Depot New Year’s Cup on Saturday.
2016 Sealing Solutions Sunday League team entries are due by 27 January, the first round to be played on 28 February. Similarly the 2016 Konica Minolta Business League team entries are due by 4 February the opening round to be played 11 February.
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Saturday’s IPS saw the temperature gauge and the top three players all reflect 40. Ignored in the count out, however, it left Nigel Page first, Henk Brand second and Ramon Barlow third. Ronnie Engelbrecht and Brenton Marthinus were fourth and fifth, each on 39.
Susan Alexander returned 20 points to win the Friday Sun Flamingo Niner. A count out on 19 points placed Ronnie Engelbrecht second, Colin Crowie third and Jaco Janse fourth. A further count out and a generous draw on 18 points placed Peter Salo the final prize winner.
John Lankester immediately opened with a six pointer on the 10th in Thursday’s KWV Powerplay Niner. 36 shots and 18 points later he completed the nine in just four over par to post a convincing 24 points.
Unable to stop he whipped around the second nine in a two over 38. (He put it all down to the new Belmont Golf Course).
A six pointer gave Susan Alexander the edge in the count on 19 points for second spot. Losing that count out and placed third was Kobus Strydom, his score achieved without any powerplay surge required.
From a powerplay prespective, outside of the prize winners, there were big sixes aplenty – Mike Vigne, Nico Ross, Hannes van Niekerk, Ant and Wedge Crozier each successful.
38 individual stableford points was comfortably enough for Bennie Claasen to take the Leons House of Liquor competition Wednesday afternoon. Attie van Niekerk was the runner up on 36 points with Johan Herselman the final prize winner on 35 points.
Garth Lee collected another cap to add to his Cleveland Golf collection in the Super Six tournament played on Tuesday, his score 13 points. An exceptionally successful six hole competitor his head will be well covered whatever El Nino brings. Ricardo Joseph and Darian Fortune were second and third respectively, each on 11 points each.
This week the KGC offers the Super Six on Tuesday, the Darsha Insurance Brokers IPS on Wednesday, the KWV Powerplay Niner on Thursday and the Sun Flamingo Meat and Slots Niner along with the CTCS draw on Friday. On Saturday it is the first round of the Workwear Depot sponsored New Year’s Cup.