St Cathryns MASCOR Club Championships

The Mascor St Cathryn’s club championships were played on Saturday 6th  and Sunday 7th April 2024, and the wet weather did not keep the golfers off the course. At times the temperatures dropped to 15 degrees, like a typical summers day in London, but the golfers continued and showed their “Vasbyt”, as they were soaked both days.
The course set up, over the two days saw a second red flag on the eight green, typical championship pin positions, three tight, three medium and three easy pin positions. The rain Saturday night saw the greenkeeper change some of the flag positions and the 16th and 17th tees ( that had become dangerously slippery) and the distance lost on those two holes were made up on other tee boxes.
The rough was not too rough and the wet weather did not allow for excessive run and the greens were a slow 9.5 on the stimpmeter.
In a hotly contested A division with seven players, ( the most ever in this division), Troy Gifford led from the first tee, with the rest of the division waiting for  Troy to make a mistake. Troy played a two over on day one and four over on the second day to end the tournament on a gross score  of 150 over the two days.
In the other divisions schoolboy Matt du Preez took the B division and our  senior player Carl Groenewald, who made his name in the Umvoti district on the tennis and squash courts, took the C division.
1st Troy Gifford 150 gross
2nd Dieter Meyer 158 gross
3rd Josh Gifford 163 gross
1st Matt du Preez 175 gross
2nd Matt Reed 177 gross
3rd Hannes du Plessis 186 gross
1st Carl Groenewald 196 gross 
2nd Andre Liddemore 204 gross (one of the seven okes from Seven Oaks)
3rd Paul du Preez 209 gross
Club champion:   Troy Gifford
Junior champion:    Josh Gifford
Senior champion:    Carl Groenewald
Ladies: No entries.
Best Nett : Dieter Meyer 144 nett.
Present and playing as a marker for the two days, Andre Mulder represented Mascor at the prizegiving.
The top eight players will now go through to the Midlands Spraychem match play tournament to be played over the weekend of the 4thand 5th  May 2024, where all players will compete for the Nel Blue Jacket.
On the 20th  April 2024,  we host the neighbouring clubs for the second leg of the Quadrangular tournament and all clubs will be chasing Noodsberg down, the current leaders on the log.
The next Farmers Agri-care monthly mug will be played on the 18th  May 2024, followed by the Arcadia golf days played over two days. Day one, 25 May 2024 at Greytown GC and day two, 26 May 2024 at St Cathryn’s.