What a great turnout for Club Champs. Goodie bags were provided to all which included a Club Champs towel, an engraved pitch fork, a Van Loveren Wine, a voucher from Hilltop Driving Range, and an Energy bar. Powerade and water was provided on the T boxes by Bridget from Coca Cola. Thanks to the Committee and all the sponsors including Beacon Isle Kwik Spar who provided the bags.
26 Ladies played 25th & 26th March. Concern about the expectation of more rain on Friday, but it turned out fine although we did institute preferred lie rule.
A div. Ladies Champ – Charlie Ford
B div. Ladies Champ – Maggie Zeelie
C div. Ladies Champ – Elsa Levitan
The Gents Teed up on Saturday with preferred lie rule still in place and the tussle began. Some had those dreaded big numbers but the enjoyment still took precedent.
A playoff between Richard Bryant and Johan Coetzee, who finished on a gross score of 156 after their 2 rounds, was required to decide our Club Champion for 2022. Richard Bryant came out on top on the 2nd playoff hole. Well done to both players.
B div. Champ – Andrew Zeelie
C div. Champ – Chris Sounes
Senior Champ – Rob May
CONGRATS TO ALL WINNERS who received a special prize of a Club Champ Wood cover. But more importantly my sincere thanks to all who took part to make the event the success it was.
A further BIG THANKS to Cliff Barnard for setting a great tournament course
Our new course maintenance management are already on site preparing for their full takeover on 1 April.
Greenkeeper Matthew Hoines was introduced to those at prize giving but I’m sure a lot of you have already seen him around the course.
Important dates to diarise:
- Wednesday 6th April – An informal Captains Chat after prize giving providing feedback on the questionnaire completed by members earlier this year.
- Thirst Day – Thursday 7th April. The Tops Beacon Isle First Thursday of every month “Par Tee”. Time to bring back some fun to our patio. Individual Stableford. Great prizes up for grabs.
- Par 3 – Friday 8th April. Our regular monthly Par 3 competition once again generously sponsored by Kwikspar/Tops Beacon Isle. Note this is attendance prize giving.
- Captains Chicken Challenge – Friday 22nd April. Our monthly Greensomes challenge. A great fun event that needs more support. Fantastic hampers up for grabs from our sponsor Eden Chickens. Note this is attendance prize giving.
- Investec Day – Wednesday 20th April. The first of 4 once a month Wednesdays to be sponsored by Investec. Further info to follow. Note this is attendance prize giving.
Charles Lord thanks all interested parties for communicating with him. Our two teams have been selected and will be staring the League battle at Goose Valley on Saturday 23rd April. Wishing them good golf. Make us proud boys!
Prize giving is in full swing on competition days (Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday). It would be great to see all players staying to support the club and to congratulate the daily winners.
One of our regular problems is slow play. We ask that all players keep up with the 4 ball ahead of them not in front of the 4 ball behind them.
New T Box Signage
These are in the process of being manufactured and we should hopefully have all installed towards the end of April.
I leave you with this quote from Dean Martin
“If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.”
Club Captain PBCC