The FNB Sages

The First National Bank SAGES Inter Branch tournament for 2018 ended at Rossmund in Swakopmund.

Senior Golfers from all corners of Namibia and also from as far away as the Cape came together for the 33rd staging of the Sages Inter Branch Golf Tournament that is held on an annual basis at the Rossmund Golf Course.
Weather conditions throughout the week were perfect for golf and the course was in excellent condition thanks to many hours of hard work from the ground staff.
Things were a bit hectic at times with 80 to 90 golfers per day taking to the fairways under the new handicap/sloping systems – with new look tee boxes and strokes on most of the holes – causing havoc with some of the old brains. The anchor sponsor FNB together with co-sponsors L R Parts, Shoprite/Checkers, Thovo Therm. Namibian Breweries ensured that all the golfers had a fantastic week of competition and rivalry. The clubhouse had that buzzing feeling every afternoon as the scores came in and were added together to give the team scores. Everything went down to the wire as scores were close – Friday it was a case of who could hold their cool.
The week’s activities culminated in a Gala Dinner and Prize Giving Function on Friday evening where the golfers together with their spou-ses and partners could enjoy the last few hours chatting and laughing prior to saying farewell until next time.
Newly elected President of SAGES Namibia and Chairman of the Coastal SAGES, Achmet Abrahams thanked all those who had contributed in making the tournament a huge success. He also had a special word of thanks to all the sponsors for their contributions and continuous support of Senior Golf in Namibia with a special word of thanks to Mare Steenekamp (FNB) and Helmut Ndjendja (Nambrew) for attending the evening function and officiating at the prize giving. .
Results: Team Winners –
1st: Kestrels (A Abrahams; M Jacobs; R Boesch; T Botha) 390pts.
2nd: Dolphins: (T Haimbondi; W Engelbrecht; C Lawrence; W Theron) 388pts.
3rd: Don’t Worry Be Happy (H Haraseb; I Wood; G Vink; T Mills) 386pts.
Overall Individual Winners:
“A “Division – M Sinclair (Kuilsriver) 145pts;
“B “Division – C Lawrence (Rossmund) 134pts;
“C “Division – I Perry (Rossmund) 126pts.
As in the past the tournament was used to boost the Coastal Sages Annual Contribution to Cancer by way of a raffle – the initiative raised N$8 000.
Winners: A. Oosthuizen; K Verbucheln; W Hart; O Roos; A Welgemoed and H Horne.

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