UGC’s Mkuhla duo help clinch inter region golf trophy

By P Utter

TWO Umkomaas Golf Club women, Natalie Singer and Sabiha Bacaus, played in the Mkuhla team in the final round of the Inter Regional tournament at Royal Durban Golf Club last Sunday.

The Mkuhla team absolutely annihilated the Midlands team, playing a better ball in the morning, winning that section five and three, then going on to win the foursomes matchplay in fine style in the afternoon, six and two. Congratulations to the whole Mkuhla team on bringing the Inter Region trophy back to the South Coast.

A well deserved win after a hard-fought tournament. Well done.

Wednesday’s individual stableford welcomed Tony and Pat Boesch and Peter Bond to the club and competition, which was played in quite windy conditions. The winner was ‘walking wounded’ Peter Toward on 40 points with John Thompson taking second place on a count out from Dudley Pringle in third spot, both on 39 points. Jimmy Pickavance, in fourth place, snatched up the final prize with his 38 points.

The first Saturday of the month is always the Toyota Malanda sponsored monthly medal for both the guys and girls. The club welcomed Tallies Taljaard and his son, Dylan as well as Allan Eriksen from Scottburgh GC. There were some magnificent scores. In the A division it was Jacques Kirstein on a great score of 69 nett with Barrie Taylor as runner-up on 72 nett. In the B division Sean Prendergast led the way with his score of 69 nett with Petros Langa as runner-up with a 71 nett. But it was Norman Mackay in the C division who had the score of the day with his fantastic 68 nett, with Bing Opie on 73 as runner-up.

The women had an up-and-down afternoon but it was Sabiha Bacaus who took the honours with a 71 nett with Denise Nell being the runner up on her score of 76 nett. Sabiha took the least putts prize with only 29 putts for her round. The jackpot was scooped up by Denise Nell on 12 points but the hidden birdie will be carried over to next weekend. Maybe because of the wind, there were no two-clubs at all but Devlyn Fraser didn’t have to work too hard to win the attendance draw.

The golfer of the month for August and winning the monthly mug was Norman Mackay with his superb score of 68 nett.

The Sunday Bash was, as always, very well supported. This competition has become very popular since there is cash to won each time it’s played. The player’s handicaps range from a 22 to a +1 and the winner this weekend was Patrick Khati with 39 points, second was Lindani Mthiyane also on 39 points, after the count out. In third place was James Dlamini on 38 points with Saga Reddy and Nelson Moonsamy sharing fourth and fifth places respectively on 36 points. Lindani is playing extremely good golf right now. Last Sunday he shot a 66 gross and will be playing off a +3 for the next outing which is on Sunday, 20 August.

This Saturday, 12 August, the competition is a 4BBB stableford but on Sunday, 13 August, the club will host the SCR women league during the morning. Good luck to UGC’s girls playing in the league. Call the club for a tee time on Sunday and availability of carts on 039-973-1042.

Notice to all members that club fees will be due on 1 September, the new rates are on the notice board for your perusal. A reminder that the women’s section hosts its annual women’s open Spring Day on Saturday, 2 September – wear your brightest outfits as befitting ‘spring’ and the start of summer. Call the club to book your tee time on 039-973-1042.

The club also hosts the Sappi golf day on Wednesday, 9 August so the club will be closed to visitors for most of the day. The normal Wednesday competition will be on Thursday, 10 August, so any player who would like to play on Thursday, should call the club.

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