St Cathryn’s news

2017-06-07 06:00

THIS past weekend at St Cathryn’s the club ran full steam with catering, guests staying over and golfers playing in the match play final on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday night saw the locals come around for a bring and braai and mention must be made of the following, a first for St Cathryn’s - there were three Dr Kloppers and one Professor Doctor Kloppers in the club.

In the club was Professor Doctor Kloppers - the father of Dr Rikus Kloppers and Rikus’s son Erik and daughter-in- law Shanie who are also doctors.

Saturday morning the match play started at 7am with Bruce Paterson vs Piet Nel, Fanie van Wyk vs Brent Barkhuizen, Dieter Meyer vs Carl Groenewald and Mike Harrison vs Deon van Dyk.

Golfers thought that Piet and Mike would be in the club house before the frost had melted, but Piet lost only with two and one, while Mike took Deon to play one extra hole to lose on the 19th hole played.

Dieter’s morning was short as he beat Carl nine and six with Fanie beating Brent by three holes with two to go.

The semi-finals in the afternoon saw Bruce get drawn against Fanie and Fanie losing by one hole and Dieter­, drawn against Deon, with Dieter also losing by one hole against Deon (both golfers took the leisurely route by playing the semi-finals on a cart.

The whole tournament was played in good spirit and not more so on Sunday morning in the finals.
Bruce, the current St Cathryn’s club champion was trailing by two holes at the halfway turn and slowly reeled Deon in to win by one hole. The ever so lucky, left-handed Bruce chipped in on the last hole to win the tournament and make the club championship bouble by winning the club champs and the Match Play championship.

The winner got to wear the “Blue Jacket” with the Nel family emblem on the pocket. This jacket has sentimental value for the Nel family as it was the jacket worn by Piet’s grandfather in the late fifties. Deon got to wear the kilt, for the runner-up.

Sunday also saw a group of bikers coming from Hillcrest for a breakfast run and a three ball, father and his two sons from Pietermaritzburg  enjoying the wonderful autumn weather.

The next Farmers’ Agri-Care Monthly Mug to be held on Saturday 17 June.
To book for golf, contact Piet 083 269 1661.

 

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