Round Table golf day revived in festive fashion

Manning the Window Scene 10th hole are Jevon Israel, Nikesh Rajkumar and Rohit Thontha.

MANY years ago the Margate Round Table golf day used to be one of the most keenly anticipated events on the local golfing calendar.

Over time, for various reasons, it kind of fizzled out.

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But last Sunday’s tournament at Southbroom Golf Club seems to have changed all that, with a full field of 124 golfers and a very festive vibe apparent.

It was good to see and the Tablers need to take credit for that.

Convener Etienne du Plessis was thrilled with the outcome.

“A huge thanks to everyone who jumped on board and helped make it happen, sponsors, players, and Tablers. The list is too long to mention everyone,” he said.

The format was a scramble drive alliance, which has a way of keeping the lesser-skilled golfers interested and in the game.

Grant Richards celebrates holing a knee-knocker on the 18th hole.

Speaking of interest, most were keen to arrive at the next watering hole, of which there were plenty.

These just added to the vibe on the day. Wild Coast Fitness won the award for Best Hole, with all kinds of fun happening at the 5th.

Liquor City added some flair and colour on the 8th, as did Window Scene at the 10th.

There was a lot of excitement at the 14th hole, where golfers had the chance of winning a Honda Brio for a hole-in-one.

Even though there was a supporting wind and a front tee used, no one could do it.

Overall winners on 112 points were Frans van Rensburg, Hennie van den Berg, Johann Venter and his son Jaco.

Runners-up were Eugene Orsmond, Kevin Murray, Piet Joubert and Graham Gold on 111 points.

Third spot went to Vusi Maphumulo, Phiwa Mkhoma, Mlondi Zithumane and Emmanuel Godongwane, on a countout.

Also on 111 points, but counted out into fourth spot, were Gordon Moody, Dave Page, George Wright and Paul Lawson.

Ronnie Mtshaka plays a trick shot of sorts with a pink driver on the 8th.

* The previous Wednesday’s competition at Southbroom was won by Di Morris, Mary Carolan, Irene Schanda and Augi D’Ewes on 81 points, on a countout from Sandy Luus, Jean Corfe, Julie Walker and Jeanne Powell.

The men’s alliance saw Gary Purtell, George Haswell, Colin Steyn and Art Germs win on 83 points, counting out Lance Marshall, Roger Hissey, Roy Deakins and John Lloyd.

Saturday’s President’s Trophy was well supported, with Mary Carolan and Eileen Neilson winning the women’s section on 45 points.

One behind were Lizzie Currie and Allyson Thomas, followed by Julie Walker and Jan Germs on 43 points.

In the men’s section Bob Thomas and John Fox took first place on 53 points, two ahead of Malcolm Greenland and Osie Osborne.

On 47 points were Gary Purtell and Ross McKay, as well as Errol Amm and Mike Rautenbach.



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David Rush
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