A gloomy overcast morning greeted 102 golfers at Walker Park golf club to participate in a golf competition organised by Cansa in aid of people suffering from cancer.
The competition was played in the IPS format in three divisions for men and ladies, namely A, B and C. Division A for men are for golfers with handicaps from 0 to 9, B for handicaps 10 to 18 and C from 19 to 36. Ladies with handicaps 0 to 16 play in Division A, 17 to 24 in B and 25 to 36 in division C. Players competed for three prizes in each division. Novelty prizes were up for grabs for the longest drives for men and ladies as well as prizes for nearest to the pin on the short par three holes for both men and ladies.
Some players took the competition seriously as some of them were seen hitting balls on the driving range, from the practice sandpit and chipping green. Putting was also practiced in earnest to try and judge the speed of the greens.
At times it looked as if rain would influence play but the weather held fast, in fact, the temperature even rose to a more pleasant and comfortable level.
At the half way house, players were treated to an unusual bunny chow made from sausage rolls filled with mild curry chicken instead of being made from the customary half loaf.
It was evident that most golfers enjoyed the game, especially those who came in with reasonable scores, as the results reflect.
The results are as follow:
Men A division; First – Stephen Morrison with 42 points Second – Quinton King 38 points on count out, Third – Henry Brooks with 38 points
Men B division; First – Stefan Grobler with 44 points, Second – Pieter Vroljk with 43 points, Third – Kawa Karelse with 38 points,
Men C division; First – Jeri Chitima with 45 points, Second – Lukas Potgieter with 40 points on count out Third – Thinus Celliers with 40 points
Ladies A division; Frist – Rochelle Rademeyer with 30 points, Second – Seis Prinsloo with 29 points
Ladies B division; First – Ella Smiwith 42 points, Second – Eruka Bodenstein with 39 points, Third – Rosemarie Rudolph with 37 points
Ladies C division; First – Gae Burger with 37 points, Second – Essie Celliers with 30 points
-Report and photos by Jan Ferreira