‘Listen to DJ’, youngsters advised

Short-game master: Derek James, known around the world for his short game skills, puts on a clinic for junior golfers at Southbroom Golf Club on Monday this week.

ONE of the highlights of the Easter Weekend at Southbroom Golf Club was pro Derek James’s free clinic for juniors on Monday afternoon this week.

Derek, nicknamed DJ, passed on some of his vast skills to the next generation. There was a decent crowd on a sun-kissed afternoon.

Wednesday’s comp was won on 101 points by Margate Country Club players Wonderboy Nxumalo, Sbu Ntozakhe, Robert Mavundla and Elvis Khawala.

All scores counted on the 5th and 13th.

In second place on 98 points were Erwin Schanda, John Fox, Norman Farrell and Cleve Walker.

They counted out Dave Neilson, Gerald Fitzgerald, Jim Cook and Paul Cole.

In the women’s section, first place went to Maeve Mullane, Margaret Sherratt, Jean Corfe and Candida Amm on 83 points.

They counted out Shelley Myers, Eileen Neilson, Jeanne Powell and a ghost.

Friday’s Easter Alliance was won on 85 points by Howard Buttery, Jack Saulez, Hans and Gjertrud Kok, counting out Thilo, Shane, Hannes and Theo (no surnames provided, alas).

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In third place on 84 points were Grant Richards, Walter Kuhn, Matt and Basil Laurysson.

It was time for betterball last Saturday, with three pairs tied on 37 points in the women’s section.

After the countout, spoils went to Eileen Neilson and Helen Strong, then Irene Schanda and Gjertrud Kok, followed by Jean Corfe and Mary Carolan.

In the men’s section, winners were Pieter and Jean-Henri Els on 47 points, four ahead of Renato Casagrande and Mervyn Edwards who counted out Dave Neilson and Paul Cole.

One point further adrift were John Mullane and Horst Lehrer, tied with Simon Shusha and Gary Brackley.


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David Rush
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