Tuesday 16 th February 2021
Overnight rainfall and forecasts of more rain till mid-morning did not deter the 24 entrants to a
Stableford Alliance 2-scores-to-count a la Portuguese.
Scoring was exceptionally tight Andy Manson, Barrie Brady, Mark Able and Ray Gamble finishing in
joint first place with Arnie Schultz, Steve Kennedy, Peter Reed and Ian Storer on 89 points as the rain
dampened progress mid competition.
James Lobban, Don Thomson, Andy Stembridge and Paul Fryer managed to find soul mates in Dave
Curran, John Abbott, Fanie Smit and Andy Barnes, as both coveys returned with what would have
normally been a safe score of 85 points, to ensure the Hamer & Sukkel was volleyed table to table at
The 2-club pool was carried over due to an omission by a certain covey’s scorer in entering results.
Mark Able in retrospect was found to have succeeded with the only birdie on a par three, the 6th, to
add to delight at closing proceedings.
Heinz Czepluch was the only individual player to earn and deserve accolades with his nett 69, no
other players being able to handle the wet conditions.
Friday 19 th February 2021
Fine weather saw 41 players drawn in eight 4-balls and three 3-balls t off in a Stableford Alliance 2-
scores-to-count competition. Overcast skies and a suggestion of a westerly wind were reflected in
overall good team and individual scoring.
Keith Rugg, Russell Warren, Mike Beaumont and Dave Curran opened the sluice gates to overwhelm
the opposition as they surged home to finish in first position with 101 points. In second, a little way
behind, Paul Fryer, Peter Reed, Bryan Robinson and Donald McGarvie were content with their well
composed 96 points.
Good weather and a fast-running course do not always result in good scoring as the coveys of John
Dell, Andy Manson and Nick Oosthuizen (73+5) along with Don Thomson, Richard Farndell, Bob Shaw
and Jan Immelman were able to demonstrate as they shared the Hamer & Sukkel on 78 points.
Don Thomson and Rick Hill both birdied the par three 6th but the 2-club pool was secured by Lindy
Krige with her 2-club on the 11th.
Good individual scoring was to the fore Heinz Czepluch, Brian Shirley and Jimmy van Rensburg all
returning with nett 70’s. Keeping momentum going Dave Curran, Mark Warren, and Fanie Smit
netted 69’s. Peter Reed and Mike Beaumont upped the tempo with their nett 67’s. Keith Rugg and
Lindy Krige, thoroughly enjoying Port Alfred, shot excellent nett 65’s. Paul Fryer sealed the morning’s
individual scoring with his nett 64.
Peter Reed shot the best individual round of all with his solid gross 80 to close off proceedings.