Breezeless day sees good golf

The Bulletin Newspaper

On a hot and sunny Saturday morning with no breeze to speak of, Walker Park Golf club hosted a league match in the third round against Graceland Country Club. Both local teams compete in the senior league for players over the age of fifty.
League teams consist of six players to a side playing in pairs. The format of play is better ball with the best score per pair to count for each hole. The team with the most better-ball points at the end of the round is declared the winner.
The Walker Park team consisted of: Okkie Smit (captain), Lukas Potgieter, John Berning, Danie Heese, Mossie Ouruque and Koos Swart.
Graceland Country Club was represented by Peet van Zyl (captain), Chris van Rensburg, Francois Malherbe, Danie Kruger, Daniel Nyathela and Frik Hennop.
According to Blits, (Chris Janse van Rensburg) green keeper for Walker Park, the course is in great shape with the rough cut fairly short. Although the greens may be a bit slow with 9.8 meter on the stint meter, they are in perfect condition with only a few greens showing dollar spots as a result of the hot weather experienced lately.
As the visiting team, Graceland had the honour to tee off first from the tenth tee. This abnormality is because of a fun day competition held for pairings of golfer and non-golfers which would have held up play for the league matches.
Okkie Smit, captain of Walker Park, said that it was a tough competition that was contested to the very last holes. Although the competition was fiercely contested, the matches were played in great spirit. Graceland walked away with the honours with a result of four matches to two. All team members declared it a most enjoyable day and whished each other well for the remainder of the competition.


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