Golf News 2012-06-12
By Mist a Putt.
Sure signs of winter, cold snaps, falling leaves and grass losing its lushness, however the predictions of rain fortunately do not generally affect our area as much as we would always welcome it. On the upside, outdoor enthusiasts are managing to keep abreast of schedules and organised events which come as a blessing to the various clubs and organisations that put a lot of time and effort preparing each occasion.
So with this in mind we would like to join with many others in thanking the powers that be who are always there to ensure we all get the opportunity to stretch and exercise in whatever recreation one pursues in life and long may it continue.
Umdoni Park was chosen by the Natal farming community to stage their annual Farmers Classic three day golf tournament on 6th to 8th June. Though a cold front prediction only produced some very strong winds, the event went off successfully with a capacity field representing all parts of the Natal region, those taking part are not only farmers but equipment suppliers, machinery and grain manufacturers etc who are great supporters and provide much of the sponsorship for this prestigious occasion.
We at Umdoni extend our compliments to all concerned for the excellent organisation of this flagship event and recognise the value of farming to all communities in our region. And special thanks for choosing our Club.
Recent Club Golf
Due to the Farmers Classic, our regular Wednesday event was held on Tuesday June 5th and played as a fourball medal alliance. Winning on a very commendable score of 120 nett were Mossie Mostert, Globi Stapel, Alan and Ada Graham. Stan (the man) Evans, Peter Lundie, Piet Smith and Eric Smith were close in second place with 121 nett. Well played all of you.
June 9th Saturday 4 Ball Betterball Stableford Globi Stapel appears to be enjoying a purple patch these days and once again appears on the winners rostrum, this time divinely supported by our flying Baptist Terry Rae with an excellent 49 points, two scores of 45 points saw the in form Fahr-Becker’s, Elmer and Pauline, get the scorers nod for second prize with the two Peter’s Braithwaite and Lundie third.
Friday June 8th. Pennington Tea Gardens sponsored Chicken Run:
Overall winner = Archie Godwin 21 points, A division = Eric Smith 20 points, B division = Arthur Dickson 20 points, C division = Billy Pritchard 14 points.
Note: The Chicken Run will continue every Friday starting at 1.30 pm - all welcome.
June 13th Wednesday Individual Stableford (barrel draw)
June 16th Saturday Annual General meeting 10 am Followed by the Molly Reynolds Spoon Individual Stableford
June 20th Wednesday 4 Ball Betterball Stableford
June 23rd Saturday Sanlam Cancer Challenge Individual Stableford
For all entries and enquiries please phone club at 039 975 1320