St Cathryns news

2018-02-28 06:01

THE Farmers Agri-care Monthly Mug was played on one of the 284 perfect golfing weather days at St Cathryn’s. The temperature rose into the late 20’s but a “cold frosty or two” helped ease the high temp.

The golfers teeing off early, before the scheduled 9 am tee off time, were almost ahead of the greens mowing staff. These golfers went off early because of family and other sporting commitments scheduled for the afternoon.

Our members from Richards Bay, Pietermaritzburg, Greytown, Hermannsburg, Hillcrest and Westbrook on the North Coast played in the field.

The three father-and-son combinations were acknowledged at prize giving — Tienie and Marius Muller, Badger Aherin and his two sons Travis and Gregan, and Mike and Justin Harrison. Two of the greens have severe dollar spot disease and are being treated and some of the fairways and rough caught the golfers. The fairways and rough had to be cut twice in the last week, due to the ideal growing conditions at present.

The course set-up was modified and two of the tee box positions were moved forward to make up for the two very cheeky pin positions.

The decision to move the tee's forward was to take into account the somewhat thick kikuyu in the rough to the carry on the fairways.


RESULTS:

1st Merwin Rabe nett 67

2nd Brent Barkhuizen nett 70

3rd Tienie Muller nett 72 o.c.o

4th Piet Nel

5th Fanie van Wyk nett 73

Nearest to pin 9/18th :Badger William Aherin

Best Stableford: Brent Barkhuizen 38 points.

At the Friday night book club dinner prepared by Gary Tatton, for the members and visitors, a special mention was made of Ilse Ortman's 21st on Monday 19th and Jacky Landman brought the most beautiful chocolate cake to share with the members on her birthday that Friday. Ewald and Ruth Kohne were thanked for their commitment and dedication for the time Ewald spent on the NTE , Hmb school and HMB farm trust Boards

MARCH 2018 FIXTURES:

Saturday 10th: Farmers Agri-care Monthly Mug

Saturday 17th: Arcadia Golf Day: Greytown golf club day

Sunday 18th: Arcadia Golf Day: St Cathryns day

To book for golf please phone 083 269 1661.

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