On Saturday morning, 3 November, the annual Bethal SPCA golf day teed off at Bethal Golf Club.
As per usual the day was received well by the golfers and was enjoyed tremendously.
The Bethal SPCA day, was again, graciously sponsored and catered for.
The format was four ball alliance with two scores to count, American scramble, which means that four people play together and the best tee shot is used as the first shot for all four players and then they each play individually from the decided best shot. Two scores to count means that the two best scores in the four ball will be used as the score to enter on the card.
On hole number 6, a par 3, the players staked a minimum of R20.00 to get on the green with their first shot.
A double or nothing was also wagered: if your first shot was on the green, you would get double your money back… No one bothered asking for their money back as they knew it was for a good cause!
Like Glenn Mitton said: curiosity killed the cat, but generosity saved it!
After all the golfers had returned to the clubhouse there was an American Auction arranged, a lucky draw (R20.00 to enter) and the prizegiving. The lucky draw winner, Lindi van der Merwe, won a JoJo water tank and this lucky lady was also part of the winning team!
All in all it was a tremendous success for the Bethal SPCA. Sixty players were on the course on the day and this year’s winners made a whopping 112 points followed very closely by another four ball with 111 points.
– Ané Prinsloo