I have just returned from the Tee & Sandwedges Ladies event at Champagne Sports Resort in the Drakensberg, a really great event. Thank, you again to the management of the resort; the greens and course keeping staff.

There is an aspect to this kind of event that is often overlooked and so I want to shine the light: on the staff of the golf club itself. The staff is small and each member can be seen doing more than just their prime job, with good attitude.

Abigail and Pumi in the Pro Shop had big smiles on their faces all day each day and were helpful with all  the needs and golfing comforts 92 ladies kept coming up with, even getting ice cold drinks out onto the course to us when we were dehydrated. Then when golf was finished there they were packing away the brollies, cushions etc on the deck.

The guys; Zweli, Bongani and Promise attending carts, the pub and course service didn’t miss a beat. Always polite, full of smiles and ready with the odd ‘chaff’ bringing chuckles at unexpected moments. Hopping around the jobs so each could have a lunch break yet make sure we had what we needed in each aspect. Quite a feat in searing heat and amidst a gaggle of demanding women.

Halfway was attended by the cook, one or other of the guys and Pumi from the Pro Shop with Cindy clearing tables, fetching condiments, boiling water for tea and ensuring the cloakroom was clean at all times.

Hope I didn’t miss anyone, if so apologies – not intended!

Yes a ‘High Five’ for the golf club staff who made each round of golf played a smooth experience and each visit to Halfway as enjoyable as possible.
Look forward to seeing you all next year.

Annie Isaacson