St Cathryn’s news

2017-07-12 06:01

FAST greens, up to 12m on the stimp meter greeted golfers playing in the Sanlam Cancer Challenge and the Farmers Agri-care Monthly Mug on Saturday 8 July.

The dry and hard conditions of the greens was the main reason for these very fast greens.

Preparation for the fast greens was prompted as world golf is less than a few days away from the 146th Open Championships that start this week at Royal Birkdale, in Southport, England and

is known for large undulating and very fast slick greens.

A few three and four putts were the order of the day on Saturday, not to mention the windy conditions that are a factor this time of the year. The warm chicken burger and cake at half time was more of a discussion point than the fast greens.

The gkeeper walked off with the Farmers Agri-care Monthly Mug as he was the golfer on the day that could (should) know the greens. He played with Greytown members, Tienie and Marius Muller.

Paul Els, ex-golf captain, now living in George in the southern Cape, was a welcome surprise in the field as well as John Prince, who is back from his English holiday.

Farmers Agri-Care Monthly Mug:

1st: Piet Nel nett 72

2nd: Henrico Corbitt net 74

3rd: Mike Harrison nett 76

4th: Fanie van Wyk nett 78

5th: Paul Els nett 79

Captains Putter: John Prince

Nearest to pin 9/18: Paul Els

Best Stableford: H. Corbitt

Members and visitors also played in the Sanlam Cancer Challenge and competed in three divisions. The following players will go through to the next round to be played at Victoria Country Club on Sunday 20 August.

A division: Fanie van Wyk

B division: Brent Barkhuizen

C division: Piet Nel

Well played and thank you for all your support of this worthy cause.

To book for golf, phone Piet on 083 269 1661.

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