APRIL is upon us and already the autumn leaves are beginning to fall and there is a nip in the air in Gauteng. Having survived our ladies event in March at Euphoria where, thanks to generous sponsorship from Distell, all the bad shots were quickly forgotten and with the highlight being the party on the top of the mountain, a great time was had by all.
Following the success of the event we have decided to hold a mixed event over the National Women’s Day long weekend in August where there will be ladies, men’s and mixed sections.
April also sees the playing of the first Major and what an open event this year’s Masters is expected to be. World No 1 Rory McIroy is the favourite but with the new challengers like Jordan Speith it could be anyone’s tournament. Tiger back and five South Africans in the field -– no chance for them I think but I’d like to be proved wrong.
Most clubs in South Africa have already held their AGM’s and new committee members have been voted in. Two points, I believe should be taken in to consideration when planning their year. The first is that golf has become a family sport and golf “widows” are a thing of the past so there’s a need to look after everyone. Secondly, try and make halfway a short stop – a R50.00 meal can’t be eaten quickly and certainly slows down the whole field.
I have been fortunate enough to have played two “new” courses recently – Steyn City and Highland Gate and now that they are open to the public they are both “Must Play” courses.
We are four weeks away from our Senior event at Champagne Sports Resort and with over 50 entrants this event should be great. Still time to enter.
See you on the Tee!