The very hot and dry conditions we are experiencing is starting to have an effect on the golf course and especially on the greens. They are a little bumpy and very hard, but still producing the odd birdy. The windy conditions give distances on the down wind sides of the course and holding the ball up in the air on the fairways when playing into the wind.
Verticutting of the greens is continuing, with a light dusting of sand being applied. We are not doing our spring treatment yet due to the lack of irrigation water and the veritcutting removes the thatch conditions experienced on the greens, so when some rain falls we would like the water to trickle through to the soil and growing medium.
The Farmers Agri-care Monthly Mug had some of the Plennegy St Cathryn’s inter-club team members in the field and this was their final opportunity to work on their swing and putting before the biggest amateur golf tournament in the world, this being the KWA ZULU NATAL GOLF UNION’S Interclub tournament to be played over this coming weekend on the South Coast. The team is leaving on Thursday to have a practice round at Selborne and to acclimatize to the South Coast conditions. On behalf of all members we wish both teams well under the Captaincy of Fanie van Wyk and team manager Dieter Meyer.
1st Heinrich Sander nett 64 (playing with his new Taylor made M4 clubs.)
2nd Maruis Muller nett 67
3rd Dieter Meyer nett 71
Nearest to pin 2/11th : Dieter Meyer
Nearest to pin 9/18th : Fanie van Wyk
Captains putter Mrs Sue Harrison
Best Greytown golfer Steve vd Merwe.
The Grand Prix results stand as follows, with one mug to be played in November, and the last opportunity to gain Grand Prix points.
1st Dieter Meyer 95 points
2nd Fanie van Wyk 81 points
3rd Lawrence Savage 59 points.
The KZNGU membership rates for the coming year will be discussed at their AGM this Friday evening so we will have a clearer picture what subs for the 2019/2020 year will be and members are reminded that if they would like to resign their membership from St Cathryn’s to notify us in advance otherwise you will be held liable for the KZNGU membership fee.
To book for golf please contact Piet 0832691661 or the Club 0825552661