Kyle deBeer dominates in the EP Champs

Jeff ClauseSanta Says

76 players played strokeplay for 32 spots in the Matchplay – it required a score of 82 or better to get through to the Matchplay

76 players signed up for this year’s EP Champs.  The field was strong in talent as well. Kyle de Beer from PEGC dominated in the strokeplay under rainy conditions with a fantastic 38-32=70 to claim the title over Robbie Shearer who came in on 75.  Member Michael Holden followed on 75.

Then Sunday morning came and the rain was gone. For the strokeplay, the course was set up very neutral with tees moved back on 5 and 7 only. Most courses probably wouldn’t even change the pin locations and the tees would remain the same for the matchplay. Not here! TK threw in a proper twist. Instead of changing the pin placements, he left them the same and moved the tees to a “feast or famine” matchplay set-up. Picture the changes – moved back at 2, up at 3 (reachable in 2), back tee at 4 to a far-right pin (ouch), up at 5 (drivable), club tee at 6 and 7, then up at 8 (drivable) and back at 9, proper!

On to the back nine and the tips on 10, up at 11 and 12, tips at the par-5, 13th and a new tee at 14, moving  from the short left tee to the club tee on the right. 15 and 16 played from the club tees and 17 went from front to back. Then, 18 (the 9th for some) played from the back of the second tee. The set-up produced fireworks and some big wins for the bravehearts who pulled off their shots.  Kyle won both matches convincingly, and get this, eagled the 13th with a driver and an 8-iron from the back tee. Tiaan vd Bank and JP vd Watt both started and attacked the back nine, both going out in 30 gross. I don’t think our defending Club Champion, Boetie Zietsman knew what hit him. After going down 9 and 7, he rebounded in the plate and will play on next weekend. Defending Champion, Pieter Zietsman lost in 21 holes with great support from a number of our members following.

On Saturday, we will start with the quarter-finals in each division and the semi-finals in the afternoon. Sunday the winner of the Matchplay final and the Plate final will be determined over 36 holes.

 

Come and support our region’s best!

Member’s Gallery – Pic of the week!

Get your cameras and iPhones working – let the world see what we have here!  This week’s photo came courtesy of Anthony McMillan

Better not take out the clover, Charl!

Highlights and Birthdays

Friends surprised Jenny Hart with a birthday at the Club with flowers! Happy Birthday, Jenny. Saria and Charl Blaauw made Chantelise’s 15th birthday extra special with a party in the dunes and Danie Cronjé celebrated too!

The Selective Lighting/Fire Works Friday shotgun returned with a full field on Friday. Ernest and Linda Muller were here as the hosts! Doug Cornish and Scott Keevy lit it up with 24 pts followed by Geoff Garratt (not pictured) and Peter Kopke on Saturday, Yan Coesens and Hein Spangenberg (44pts) came second to more great play from Danie Cronjé and Percy Owen who finished on 45pts.

See all results here!

 

 


The 2020 Calendar and results

This year, we will be seeing fewer weddings, fewer golfing National events (due to rotation) and more member functions as our member play is the fastest-growing category in golf. We look forward to more sponsored days with ITEC and Selective Lighting/The Fire Works and Pam Golding Properties and Village Square SuperSpar events.

4-5        Jan         The Pam Golding Annual, SFBGC Champions, Series tied 7 all

7-8        Jan          Men’s Member-Member Partnership, Roger Smith and  Charlie Gilmore, Champions

8          Jan            ITEC Open Wednesday, Dr  Danie Cronjé and Mel Maubec, winners on 51pts 

18         Jan           Windhoek Pairs qualifying, Geoff Garratt and Ernest Müller,  winners on 49pts 

29         Jan           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Gill, Hool, Garratt and Wilson-Jones on 87pts

12         Feb          ITEC Open Wednesday, Karl-Johann and Nyana Persson on 45pts

14          Feb           Valentine’s Day Dress-up Golf; Dinner with entertainment, The Gobby’s 45pts

26         Feb           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,  Coesens, White, Gobby and Spangenberg 91 pts

12        Mar          ITEC Open Wednesday, TK and Percy Owen 51pts

22           Jul           ITEC Open Wednesday, Keith Simpson and Mark Ward 46pts

26-27   Jul             PGA Regional Finals (SFBGC and SFL) Canceled

29         Jul             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, The Gobby’s and the Nienaber’s 85pts

7          Aug             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun (postponed)

12        Aug             ITEC Wednesday – Izzy Obray and Madelaine Barry 

14        Aug             Greensomes   – Dr Lynn Slogrove and Sally Nienaber 42pts

26       Aug            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Zietsman, Schoeman, Potas and Nel 93pts (C/I)

28        Aug            Foursomes  Maggie Langlands and Dave Hart, 40pts

 4        Sep             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun  Scott Keevy and          Doug  Cornish 25pts  

5-6      Sep              EP Amateur Championships Kyle deBeer 32-38=70 Strokeplay

9          Sep             ITEC Open Wednesday

12-13   Sep             EP Amateur Championships – Matchplay finals (New Date)

30        Sep             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

2         Oct             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun

3          Oct              Stulting Golf Day

14        Oct               ITEC Open Wednesday

17-18   Oct              LINKS CUP South Africa New date

24       Oct               Ladies’ Invitational new date!

28        Oct              Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

5          Nov            Eastern Province SENIORS

6          Nov             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun

7-8       Nov            Men’s Invitational – new date

11         Nov             ITEC Open Wednesday

17         Nov            Men’s Muirfield Day (3rd Annual)

20-21   Nov            Ladies’ Club Championshipsnew date

22         Nov           “The Trophy” – St Francis Links sponsored Amateur Champs

25         Nov              Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

25         Nov              Members’ Oscars

5           Dec             Ladies’ Member-Member

9           Dec              ITEC Open Wednesday

12         Dec              Ultimate Par-3 Championships

16         Dec              The Kromme-Enviro Trust Amazing Race

5-6       Jan             Men’s Member-Member Partnership

8-9       Jan              The Pam Golding Annual