The Farmers Agri-care monthly mug played on Saturday 12 June 2021, in perfect late autumn weather and mild temps drew nineteen golfers with five apologies for not being able to play, one late withdrawal and the development golfers that were invited and sponsored but had another golfing commitment. Besides these wonderful numbers for a mug we had four husband and wife entries as well as the director for Crowe farming , Mathew Crowe and our sponsor Patrick O’ Sullivan from Farmers Agri-care. The TLB hire specialist Andre Liddemore, wearing a floppy wide-brimmed hat, floated on the fairways like a butterfly and Merwin Rabe all the way from Umhlali were some of the players to mention.
The shot of the day however belonged to Merwin Rabe, when on the fifth hole, on his third shot, had a hundred meter shot into the par 5 stroke 12 hole, and carded an eagle when the ball disappeared into the cup. On hole one, the Irishman Paddy O’Sullivan took the fight to the other golfers, when he chipped in for a birdie and Caroline Cloete showed that what Paddy can do, Caroline can too and had a birdie on the par 4, 8th hole and is reminded about the local rule… swim if you get a birdie on the 8th or 17th. Her approach landed one meter from the pin.
The greens that were mowed Saturday morning were fast and had the same tricky pin positions that were used on the Arcadia day. The fairways are starting to look hard and dry but still showing a green colour, as the frost has not arrived in it’s severity.
1st Patrick O’Sullivan nett 69
2nd Dieter Meyer nett 70
3rd Mark Scott nett 72
4th Troy Gifford nett 74
5th Mike Harrison nett 77
Captains Putter: Mathew Crowe
Best stableford: Dieter Meyer o.c.o Frann Scott 38 points
Two clubs: Mark Scott and Fanie van Wyk R95 each
Nearest to pin 2/11th and 9/18th: Fanie van Wyk
Longest drive ladies 4th: Mariaan van Wyk
Longest drive men 10th: Troy Gifford
Best Greytown golfer: Patrick O’Sullivan
Best Lady golfer: Fran Scott.
The next Big golfing action will take place over the weekend of 3 and 4 July 2021, when the top eight players from the “Mascor St Cathryn’s club championships” will play in the “Midlands Spraychem match play finals”, and the following weekend Saturday 10 July 2021, the third leg of the Midlands quad will be played on the Greytown course. There is no team selection, St Cathryn’s members who would like to play – please contact Dieter Meyer.
To book for golf please phone 0832691661 or 0825552661.