It was a day of records!
For the first time in this reporters Harrismith golf career, three players scored 66 nett in a "Mug" competition. Included in this trio was Pieter Cronje, who equalled the course record of 65 gross! This was achieved without dropping a single shot to par, while recording seven birdies. An absolutely remarkable round of golf! It will be a round that Pieter will remember for the rest of his life.
Quinton Konig, also played the best round of his golf career to score a 77 gross. His 66 was easily good enough to win the B Division. Perhaps this will prove to be the last competition that Quinton will be contesting in this Division. He is comfortably good enough to be playing in the A Division.
Ebbie van Rooyen called a penalty on himself, for not replacing the ball after it had accidentally moved. The game generally repays its players for acts of sportsmanship and honesty. This was certainly the case on Saturday, when Ebbie won the count-out to win this unbelievable edition of the Monthly Mug. Well done Ebbie ….. Justice!
Dries Lategan recently visited a coaching professional, in order to rectify some bad habits that had crept into his game. This coaching session has immediately made a huge difference to Dries’ ball striking. Dries scored a 67 nett to triumph in the C Division.
The owner of Subway Service Station, Emile de Beer is again thanked for this legendary sponsorship.
For those on the roads over Easter… travel safe, enjoy this special time and get back home in one piece to join us for more golf!