Desert Iron and Steel Club Championships

The Desert Iron and Steel Club Championships were played at the Walvis Bay Golf Club last weekend with all divisions playing 18 holes on Saturday and another 18 on Sunday.

It was a close affair after the first round with Grant Mather, Kevin Wentzel and Gert Olivier Junior all in the hunt for the overall nett and Danie van Antwerpen and Shane Westerdale leading the best nett race.
In the ladies it was Wima de Wet and Estelle Bothma leading the field. But then along came day two, and in ideal weather for the early start it was game on. The overall gross leaders went head to head and soon it was a two-man race between Grant Mather, Kevin Wentzel with Grant Mather eventually coming out on top by 2 shots from Kevin Wentzel with Gert Olivier coming in third. Well done Grant a worthy champion.
In the nett race Danie started well but two out of bounds put paid to his chances. It was Piet van Niekerk who shot the lights out to win best nett by three shots from Shane with Frans Grobler coming in third.
Wilma kept her head to win the ladies division with Justine Grobler winning best nett. Well played Wilma, also a worthy champion.
The ‘A’ division best gross was won by Jaco Greeff with the best nett going to Rocco Viljoen. In the ‘B’ division it was Tienie de Wet who won best gross with David Peake winning the best nett with Deville Dreyer won the ‘C’ division best gross with Carlos de Gouveia winning best nett in that division.
Potch Alchin won the best round on Sunday and Chris Bothma and Corne Schalkwyk won the lucky draws. Dean Kock represented the sponsors at the prize giving and committed to being back next year.
Thank you, Desert Iron and Steel, for sponsoring the Club Championships for a good few year now. Thanks also went to the ladies in the kitchen, the bar ladies and the green keeping staff who were out early on Sunday
The pro shop has received a few new golfing manuals so please check the store for one which will hopefully suit and improve your game.
How to play three shots out of the bunker volume 1 – by Herman Smidt.
How to play three shots out of the bunker – again by Herman Smidt.
How to line up your third putt – by Potch Alchin
How to play 2, 4 and 6 from the same spot – author unknown.
How to hit the wall on 10 – by Jovino Polster.
How to shank your chip – various authors.
How to make ‘jy weet mos’ your own – Deon Grunschloss.
It was another day where the JOKER ducked a bullet last Friday, and for the first time in a long time it was an ‘outsider’ Eliza Steyl from Tsumeb who drew the 9 of clubs to ensure the JOKER survives another week.
Rocco Viljoen gave up the chance to win the 500 bucks on the members draw as he was not at the club but fortunately it was Andre Burger who was there to take away at least 300 bucks.
The November programme at the Walvis Bay Golf Club is as follows
14th Pinnacle better ball
21st TOYOTA better ball
28th Namib Mills and Race To Cape Town Finals

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