St Cathryn’s was closed from Monday 2 March 2020 last week, due to the Gcaba wedding that took place on the third and fourth fairways. Some interesting numbers that came forth from the wedding.

Over Four hundred guests arrived from about ten o’clock on Friday 6 March 2020 to one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the area. A glass fronted marquee 50m x 35m greeted the guests. A temporary 20m jetty was constructed into the dam where the Bridal couple exchanged their vows.

It took a team of sixteen workman to erect the marquee, while the back up team of waitresses, barmen, chefs, DJ’s and cleaners consisted of a team of about 80 highly skilled people. The temporary floor slats, arrived in a pantechnicon and took a day and a half to be installed on the fairway.

Three hundred chairs were placed on the third fairway for the Wedding Ceremony and a Stretch Tent and umbrellas provided shade for the guests while canapes and Moet Chandon champagne was served. Twelve air conditioners kept the air beautifully cool in the marquee where guests were addressed by many dignitaries and enjoyed wonderful food supplied by caterers from Durban.

Although the course was closed for the week, golf was possible from Saturday and some of the local rules that applied for these days were “on hole three and four, twelve and thirteen give yourselves the par for the hole.” The other local rule was for the bridal couple only on the Friday and read “please rather say I DO!”

The course will be back to full play from Tuesday, as the marquee will be removed from Tuesday at the latest. All golfers were thanked for sharing the course with the wedding couple. The limited damage on the first and fourth fairways is being rehabilitated and will be ready for this weekend’s Farmers Agri-care monthly mug to be held on this Saturday 14 March 2020. Darnall golf club will be on a short golf tour and members are expected to arrive on Friday and they will be taking past in our Saturday’s competition.