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!
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 Championships – new 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