Greytown Country Club news

2020-02-12 06:03

ACCORDING to the available records, the golf section of Greytown Country Club was founded 125 years ago. To celebrate this momentous milestone in the history of the club, and indeed of Greytown and the greater Umvoti District, our own resident Dutch golfer and golf committee member, Peter Caljouw, suggested that the club stage a pro-am golf tournament, and this is exactly what is going to happen on Monday, February 17.

This will be the first time an event as prestigious as this, in golfing terms, will take place in the Umvoti District.

The format of a pro-am golf tournament is that one professional golfer teams up with three amateur golfers.

There will be eleven teams competing and the format will be four ball alliance.

Each team bears the name of its local sponsor; them being Mascor, Plennegy, Pannar, Bracken Timbers, CPS Seedlings, Rhino Charcoal/Umvoti Tyres and Batteries, Aheers Power Trade/Coca Cola/Bobby Pearson Commodity Brokers, E&C Charcoal, NTE, Pidelta, and Engen. Any amateur golfer who achieves a hole-in-one will win R100 000, courtesy of Santam.

The development golf members of the club who are not playing in a team are very excited, as they will be caddies for the professionals, which will be a unique experience for them. David’s Midas is sponsoring their outfits.

Spectators are welcome to follow the professionals and see how experts ply their trade. Play will start at 10 am.

The tournament will culminate in a prize-giving dinner, sponsored by P Trimborn Agency, for the teams and various dignitaries. The club would like to thank these generous sponsors for making such a unique event possible. — Supplied.

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