Walvis Bay Stevedoring

What a shocker contrary to all expectations the club members pulled out all the stops and beat the ‘committee vs club’ challenge and the ‘chairman’s cup” beating the committee by 18.5 vs 16.5.

It was not for the lack of trying by the committee but it seemed that after last year’s thumping the club guys brought their ‘A’ game on the day seeking revenge. Chairman Shane Westerdale had to hand over the ‘chairman’s cup” to Boel Grobbelaar, captain of the club team as in the photo. Well played to the club guys but know – the Co. will be back. A great field of 47 turned out.
Over and above the chairman’s cup challenge, the Individual competition on the day was sponsored by Walvis Bay Stevedoring.
The format was an Individual stable ford and all players played from the ‘red’ tees [as part of the committee’s strategy to retain the chairman’s cup, but alas that plan failed.
Winner on the day with a very good 39 points was Wouter van Wijk (on the photo with Ralph Ruiters from Walvis Bay Stevedoring), second place went to Shane Westerdale on 38 points. Third went to Jason Barnard on 35 points, winning the count out from Nardo Sardinha. Many thanks to Ralph for taking the time off to attend the prize giving and even better was their commitment to next year’s opening event of the season.
Our juniors continue to lead the way in Namibian Junior golf.
This past weekend saw Jonathan Mather win the Omeya junior open by one shot from Willie Els, both from our club. Jonathan shot 70 and 82 while Willie shot 88 and a good comeback 73.
Well done not only to them but also to the others from the club who are showing a great deal of dedication and application? We are indeed proud of all of you. Well done to Gert Olivier for bringing these guys through the ranks and ensuring that they are in good form for these events
This coming weekend is the club pairs:
Played over 27 holes and an early start.
The first 9 is foursomes, second 9 better ball and the third 9 is both scores to count. Players must enter a score for the last 18 holes. Thanks to Jason, Duane and Gunter for the sponsorship of this event.
The foursomes will be played first and from the second 9. This will allow easier scoring for the better-ball and combined which will tee off on number 1 as normal. The list is up.
The following weekend is the Walvis Bay Open on 26 January that will be over two days (18 holes per day) kindly and well sponsored by IRIS BOUTIQUE HOTEL will be a gala dinner with ex- SA Cricketer, Paul Harris being the guest of honour.
The cost will be N$10 000 for a table of ten persons. The tickets are available from Pieter Fox.

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