The most beautiful rain fell over the weekend with 68 mm of rain measured. The greens had a slight verticutting and fertilizer was apllied and then the rain fell….and fell….and fell

Exciting news for Hermannsburg scholars and St Cathryn’s members is that two PGA prosessionals have joined the Hermannsburg school to run their academy from St Cathryn’s. Marc Alexander and Ryan Kimber, both PGA professionals from Johannesburg. Here is an introduction from Marc.

“I would like to introduce myself; my name is Marc Alexander a PGA professional from Johannesburg and with my colleague Ryan Kimber, also a PGA professional, we will be starting the golf academy for the Hermannsburg school. We have both worked in different facets of the golf industry, Ryan started his career in golf as an apprentice at Eye of Africa where I was employed as well, he then moved to The Els club at Copperleaf as a shop assistant. Ryan moved to the retail business as a hard- lines sales consultant at The Pro Shop where he completed his degree and graduated as Class A full member PGA professional. I myself started at Eye of Africa as well where I completed my degree with the PGA and went from an apprentice to the Head Professional before moving on. The next chapter for me saw me take on the role as the Assistant Golf Director at The Country Club Johannesburg, whilst at CCJ I worked closely with the PGA and soon upgraded to AA Professional. Both Ryan and I have a great passion for coaching and working with people in helping them improve their game as well as their understanding of the game. We look forward to working with both the Hermannsburg School and St Cathryn’s Estate in order to make the academy a great success.” We will let golfers know when the Academy will be open for lessons with the Pro’s. St Cathryns Members are looking forward to upgrading their golfing skills.

Over the weekend one of our previous members Russel Wulfsohn, turned 60, and at the gathering of friends, it was like a Greytown reunion. Carl Goenewald, past chairman of the notorious “Dirty Dozen” and current St Cathryn’s golf member was present and shared many fun stories of the famous club that roamed the Umvoti district in the late eighties and nineties.

Other members present were John Odendaal, Eddie Conradie a past St Cathryn’s golf club champion and Pete Clark. Pete was never a golf member but one will remember Stan Clark, Pete working in Howick is Stan’s youngest son. Stan played at St Cathryn’s. Other old Greytownians, but younger in age were Janet McBain,daughter of John Martens as well as Sharon Butler nee Northmore. Later we bumped into Rupert Gebers at the Hilton tennis club. Rupert was also a small farmer and very big timber contractor in the Greytown area.

Russel made St Cathryn’s very famous as he was involved in one of the longest golf games ever of 6 hours for 18 holes, imagine Mo Wulfsohn’s comment on that!

The next Farmers Agri-care monthly mug will be played on Saturday 22 February 2020 and come rub shoulders with the PGA professionals. To book for golf please contact Piet 0832691661.