Business Connexion held their golf day on the 23rd of September at Irene Country Club. The sponsors of the day treated all the entrants to a free golf bag. In return the organisers asked that the players donate their old bags to the Gauteng North Golf Union. The GNGU then nominated the SAGDB to take acceptance of the goods in the on-going relationship between the two golfing bodies in the Gauteng North region. The players however also brought along other golfing items and donated these to the SAGDB.
Among the 70 odd golf bags were some 10 full sets of clubs, three junior sets, various drivers, putters, wedges, hybrids, bags, shoes, clothes, umbrellas and may more golf goodies. Mr Stephan van der Watt, who is the head coach for the SAGDB in Gauteng Central, GNGU and Mpumalanga accepted the donation on behalf of the SAGDB.
The GNGU and the SAGDB would like to take this opportunity to thank Business Connexion, the participants of the golf day and specifically Mr Louis Jonck for their invaluable support to golf development in our region.
The members of Blue Valley Golf and Country Club have donated golfing goods to the SAGDB. Donations were collected from members and amounted to a number of different goods collected and distributed to the kids under the auspices of the SAGDB.
Various golf bags, a number of clubs, shoes, hats, clothing, holdalls (including a brand new Nike bag), golf carts and a number of other goodies were donated. Everything collected has been distributed and put to good use.
Thank you Blue Valley members for your kind gesture.
The Mid-Amateur Inter Provincial team has been announced. The championship this year is hosted by Middelburg Country Club between 13 and 17 October. We wish the team the good luck.
The team in alphabetical order:
van Loggerenberg, Bennie
Team Manager: Eddie Roux
Mellette Hendrikse has won the KZN Senior Open. The Kwazulu Natal swing included two tournaments scheduled between the 4th and 8th of September.
The first was the KZN Senior Spring Classic hosted by the spectacular Durban Country Club. Mellette was relegated to second place by the eventual winner Morgan Phillips, a Maritzburg Golf Club resident, in what was loosely termed “testing” conditions.
The second tournament, the KZN Senior Open was hosted by Cotswold Downs Golf Club. Mellette was able to exact a swift revenge by beating Morgan Phillips, Kevin Curren and Rahme Ramon by two strokes.
He has improved his season’s record to 9 tournaments, 7 top 10 finishes and 4 wins. His ranking points with the SAGA is 81.72 with his nearest competitor on 66.50.