Methuselah golfers in a ‘league of their own’

2017-05-04 06:01

The Methuselahs Club is an integral part of the Uitenhage Golf Club and consists of senior golfers at least 55 years of age with an official handicap.

In the late 1970s some of the senior members of the Uitenhage Golf Club decided to play a weekly game of 9 holes on Monday afternoons. Over the years these gentlemen became known as the Methuselahs.

So, during 1980 they decided to form the Methuselahs Club, which was to operate as a sub-section of the Uitenhage Golf Club to cater for its senior members. Members were required to supply inexpensive prizes such as bottles of wine or boxes of chocolates on a rotational basis.

During its 25th anniversary year in 2005, membership for the first time was offered to lady members of the Uitenhage Golf Club. The introduction of ladies has proven to be a great success and added an interesting new dimension to the Methuselahs Club.

(-Heilie Combrinck)

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