One of the biggest Farmers Agri-care Monthly Mugs of 2019 saw twenty one players competing for the Mug and the prize money and eggs for the November mug, with a golf touring group called the “Doris P tour”, as well as a group of Greytown members and then our very own members, travelling from as far Kloof, Pietermaritzburg and Maphumulo.
The afternoon storm did not threaten the field but our very own Dieter with a gross 79, and visiting golfer from Greytown golf club playing off a 4 handicap,Gareth Larkan with a gross 76, got into the clubhouse before the storm. Maybe the most important number recorded was the 14 mm of rain that fell in the afternoon, for which we are most grateful.
1st Dieter Meyer nett 71
2nd Gareth Larkan nett 72
3rd Nico Schneider nett 74
4th Fanie van Wyk nett 75 .oc.o
5th Johan Labuschagne
Nearest to pin 9/18th:Martinus Steyn
Nearest to pin for two 12th : Gareth Larken
Best Stableford : Gareth Larken 36 points
Best Lady golfer : Sue Harrison
Captains Putter : Wynand Malan.
The golf report back meeting and members dinner will be held on Saturday 21 December 2019 and the second most important trophy will be up for grabs on Sunday 22 December 2019, when the Mug of Mug will be played, as well, all “captains putter” winners of the year will also have a trophy and prizes.
In the annual Kranskop Farmers Association 9 hole fun golf day played on Saturday 30 November 2019, drew 34 players and fun and laughter was on the order of the day. A few stall holders sold their goodies and a team of runners even took part in the 7km fun forestry run. Severe heat conditions on Saturday hampered many entrants as the temperature turned near 33,5 ⁰C and the organisers wanted to delay the start. The runners kept to the 16h00 start – Bertus Herholdt coming in first in the fun run. Well Done to all who walked and ran in that heat.
The FNB golfers proved to be too much of a professional golfing unit when they scooped the first and third positions. The fun format “ American scramble” over nine holes caused much laughter as some of the golfers make this their only outing onto a golf course in the year. The cricketers in the field displayed some of their “cover drive cricket shots” and some hidden talent was discovered… and some of the farmers well what was there to say “ agricultural shots” were on the order of the day and could not be found in the Gary Players golf coaching manual.
1st Team FNB : Gorden Hutcheson, Reece Tifflin and Haymish Jackson nett 27
2nd Team NTE : Badger Aherin, Ezza Mapipa and Bernt Elges nett 29 o.c.o
3rd Team FNB : 2ND team Ken Ngcobo Gordon Reece
Longest drive 1st: Bernt Elges
Nearest to pin 2nd Fanie van Wyk
Nearest to pin 9th Lee Ash
Defending champions, Team Stihl slumped to second to last position. Team captain Bodo Ortman had to contend with the pensioners in his team. Match Kassier and Kevin Williams wilted in the heat of the day… next time no German sandals and socks will be allowed.