The Sanlam Cancer Regional Finals for Ladies Golf Gauteng were held today at Killarney Country Club. We had a good size field of 68 finalists from our Gauteng Clubs. We had three no shows which was most unfortunate and due to lack of communication at club level. The weather was fantastic and the ladies thoroughly enjoyed the course which was looking really good for this time of year and the greens were as quick as ever. It was great to see so many "new" faces and great to see that so many stayed for the prize giving. This is the biggest amateur sporting event in South Africa with over 44 000 golfers taking part at club level and a great fund raiser for such a worthy cause.
The Cansa ladies and a gentleman (Tarryn Human, Sakkie Vogel and Martie Heidler) were at the course today to sell raffle tickets and bandanas and they sponsored a nearest the pin prize on the 17th hole which was won by Natasha Carlsson of Bryanston Country Club.
The A Division was won by Sam Henry of Kyalami Country Club on 40 points with Joyce Hughes of Daindern and Cheryl Brownrigg of Wanderers Golf Club, tied for second on 38 points. A count out was done in case Sam can't make it to Sun City and Joyce won the count out.
The B Division was won by Robyn Ireland of Wanderers Golf Club on 41 points and runner up was Jackie Sparke on 40 points.
The C Division was a tightly fought contest with three players tied on 36 points, Maryon Goodwin of RJ&K, Sandra Pogir of Houghton and Glenda Hamilton of RJ&K. After a back nine count out of 16, Glenda fell out with 15. Maryon and Glenda were still tied on the last six on 11 points and it came down to the last three holes which Maryon eventually won having made 7 points in the last three to Sandra's 4 points.
Well done to all the winners today and to all the ladies who won at club level. A very big thanks goes to Killarney for hosting us and to Rene for handling the timesheet and taking all the entries. Thanks to Carol Evans and Les Rule for doing the starting today, Les for doing rules duty and Rene for taking all the lovely photos which will be added to the website shortly.
This is a running Order of Merit and is updated after each tournament. There will no longer be a seperate Junior Order of Merit, the Junior golfers will be highlighted in Red
The results from today’s tournament at Kyalami are attached. We had a wonderful full field of 100 ladies with only two withdrawals. The day went off extremely well and the weather was just perfect. The golf course was in excellent condition and a special thanks to Heather Duve, Lady Captain Kyalami and her committee for donating the Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive prizes, a lovely touch and not normally something we have at Gauteng Tournaments.
Photos of the prize winners will also be on the website a bit later.
The Proshop Silver and Bronze Challenge Shields and Vi Frost Trophy took place today at Dainfern. The conditions were perfect for golf. We had 83 lady golfers taking part. The Silver Challenge Shield (0-9) was won by The Bryanston Country Club on 169 gross. The team were Natasha Carlsson, Kaleigh Telfer and Woo-Ju Son. Wanderers team of Jo Morley-Jepson, Jane Marshall and Annette Lawson won The Coronation Trophy on a nett of 156. The best individual gross was won by Jacqui Akers on 82.
The Vi Frost Trophy (10-18) was won by the Dainfern 3 team of Carosin Buitendag, Joyce Hughes and Tracey Roberts on a gross of 172. The Bronze Tray for the best team nett was won by Bryanston 2, Di Schlebusch, Mandy Rossouw and Leigh Thackwray on 148. The Vesta Trophy for the best individual gross was won by Tessa Hinton of Wanderers on a great score of 82, which included an eagle on a par four. She won the count out from Di Schlebusch of The Bryanston Country Club.
The Bronze Challenge Shield (19-32) was won by the Roodepoort 2 team of Judy Katz, Nicole Fuls and Ann Swart. The Best nett was won by Dainfern 2 on 145. Anneli Goransson, Belinda Clatworthy and Liz de la Harpe made up this team.
Well done to all the girls who took part and a huge thank you to our sponsors, The Proshop and to Dainfern Country Club for hosting this wonderful tournament.
Complete results are attached, unfortunately two players were disqualified for signing for lower scores on a hole than they had. A reminder of how important it is to call your card and also to note that if you have incurred a penalty, in stroke play, it has to be recorded on the card for the hole on which the penalty was incurred, not at the end of the total. A learning curve for all concerned.
The Ladies Golf Gauteng Sanlam Cancer Challenge Regional Finals took place today after being postponed last Thursday due to inclement weather resulting in the course being closed. The players were treated to a beautiful Gauteng Spring day with a ver slight cool breeze. We had a great field of 67 players across the three divisions. The players only paid green fees and were give a R35 halfway house voucher courtesy of CANSA, a real treat for the players and no competition fees.
There was a five way count out in the A Division which was won by Jacqui Akers (Pictured above) from CMR Golf Club and playing off a 4 handicap. Jacqui finished on 34 points along with Nicolene Cambanis, Paula Moon, Joyce Hughes and Chrissie Hammer who were all counted out.
The B Division was won by Debbie Cloud of Houghton Golf club, she finished on 37 points playing off a 24 handicap.
The C Division was won by Linda Clark of Wanderers Golf Club on a brilliant 41 points. Linda plays off a 25. Best of luck to all the girls who have won a place in the Sanlam Cancer Challenge finals to be held at Sun City from the 21st to 24th October. The three finalists will be accompanied by Ladies Golf Gauteng President, Gill Van Der Meulen.
This is a running Order of Merit and will be updated after each tournament. Please let us know if there are any ommissions or discrepancies.
Mercia Pretorius of CMR won our Champion of Champions on 151, this was played in conjunction with the Nomads Strokeplay. It was great to see her back on the golf course. Nicole Garcia(156) was runner up and Nicole Becker (157), defending Champion, was third.