THE 2019 Farmers Agri-care competition, played on Saturday, drew the hardy golfers in for the second mug for the new membership year. It was cold, it was a little misty, and it was wet! This did not, however, deter the golfers all vying for the R350 first prize on offer. Besides the first prize, there was the second prize of R150, third prize of R100, and then eggs and wine on offer. Above all, the competitors that entered the Grand Prix all scored Grand Prix points, to be tallied at the end of the year. Last year’s winner walked away with half a sheep.During Saturday’s round, one golfer softly commented to another, on the sixth hole, about reducing the mug to a nine hole comp. The golfer was quickly scoffed at and told: “No ways, 18 holes will stay”. Obviously, the complainant was referring to the weather conditions. The holes hollow tined during the past week have come through nicely and were putt-able over the weekend. This green keeping practice will continue this week with holes four, five, and six. After hollow tining, a light dusting of sifted Umgeni sand and fertiliser is applied. RESULTS First — Fanie van Wyk nett 73Second — Dieter Meyer nett 78Third — Piet Nel ocoFourth — Tienie Muller nett 81Fifth — Lawrence Savage nett 85Captains Putter — PK du Preez, who made a welcome comeback to medal play.Nearest to Pin ninth/18th — Dieter MeyerThe half-time burger was a welcome hot meal for the cold and wet golfers, and a pot of green mealies ended the day off around the fire in the fireplace — the temperature last week peaked at a high of 38 degrees and dropped to a low of 16.5 degrees on Saturday.Darnall Golf Club is touring St Cathryn’s on the weekend of February 8 and they have invited our members to be part of their meat competition on the Friday and then their competition on Saturday, with the format still to be announced. Their club has booked out all the carts and accommodation on offer.Members are reminded that Thursday, January 31 is the final cut-off to renew your membership, and unfortunately non-renewal members could find themselves taken off the National Handicap system and the card will then be inactive. To book for golf please contact Piet at 083 269 1661 or the club at 082 555 2661.