Marsh – Rossmund Club Championship 2019

The past weekend saw Rossmund Golfers taking part in their annual club championships sponsored by Marsh Namibia.

Saturday afternoon the weather conditions were just perfect as was the golf course – Number 13 was quite a challenge in itself. Playing in their designated divisions 42 players tackled their first 18 holes.
At the end of the day well known local golfer Stefanus Bonifatius was in the lead followed closely by Grant Mather, Kevin Wentzel and Likius Nande whilst Rina Knight was ahead in the ladies section.
Sunday morning however posted a very different picture with misty wet conditions – fortunately tee off was only from after 8 o’clock – giving visibility especially over the back nine a chance to improve slightly.
However, Grant Mather managed to keep his cool – whilst his putter was really hot – resulting in a 5 shot win over Likius Nande. This was quite a nostalgic day for Grant Mather having last won this championship 19 years ago at the turn of the millennium.
Marsh Namibia representative Joleen Pretorius stated at the prize-giving ceremony that it was indeed for them a great honour to be part of this prestigious tournament and thanked all the golfers for their participation and sportsmanship.
Results: Overall Gross Winner (Champion 2019): Grant Mather 143, Runner-up: Likius Nande 148.
Overall Nett Winner: Helmut Ndjendja 142. Runner up: Kevin Wentzel 147. “A” Division: Gross Winner: Rocco Viljoen 160 (c/o). Runner-up: Chris Heunis 160. Nett Winner: Stefanus Bonifatius 150 (c/o). Runner-up: Gert Breedt 150. “B “Division: Gross Winner: Thomas Shitaleni 171. Runner-up: Marco Swarts 184. Nett Winner: Achmet Abrahams 153. Runner-up: Athol McLean 156. “C” Division: Gross Winner: Clive Lawrence 201. Runner-up: Steven Massispa 211; Nett Winner: Stuart Salt 167; Runner-up: Graham Louw 170. Ladies: Gross Winner (Champion 2019) Rina Knight 191. Runner-up: Gaby Adams 225. Nett Winner: Mariena Ludwig 165. Runner-up: Lynne van der Walt 172.
The Pro Shop sponsored the competition that was played on Wednesday 17 July. Thanks Marco for always filling in when needed. The field was fair and as always the clubhouse was full of golfers all trying to talk at once.
There was a tie for the Most Golf – this ended up in Helga Engling, Peter Bass and Peter Bottger sharing a bottle of red. I understand Stuart Salt shot his first two clubs but unfortunately for him on this occasion no prize.
Overall Winner on the day was Fanie Terblanche with brilliant 42 points followed by Fritz Coetzee Jnr on 38 points. Gaby Adams went home with the 9 hole prize shooting 19 pts over the back nine.

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