March 5, 2018

This was a bitter sweet week for Umkomaas Golf Club. On Wednesday 28th February, club members, staff and visitors spent the day with Pam Kruger who held the title as Club Secretary for over 9 years.  Pam had decided to retire and boy will she be missed. It was noted that Pam was tough, strict but fair, calm, hardworking and absolutely loyal to the club. She had also captained the club prior to her working days and may even return to her golf. Don’t worry, this isn’t goodbye forever, Pam will be back to visit. As the club manager Sonny says, ‘See you later Mrs K.’

We also bade farewell to our wonderful club members, Vesa and Suzi who resigned and will be
returning back home the following Tuesday.

Moving onto the sweet side of the bitter sweet coin, Sean Prendergast celebrated his 50th birthday in true golfer style on Saturday 3 rd March. A hearty round of golf with his close friends and family followed by a braai and some party games were the events of the day. Happy Birthday Sean!!

Continuing with the excitement, much appreciation and thanks was given to Kurt and Erika who
kindly donated their golf cart to the club.

UGC’s newest and most recent club member, Michael Pretorius played his first game on Saturday.
Welcome Michael!


Now onto the results: The club welcomed Allan Eriksen, Derek Cowden who played in Wednesday’s competition and Craig Pitt, a friend of Sean Prendergast, who played on Saturday’s competition.  The club had its Individual Stableford competition on Wednesday 28th February with a certain Mr T.Noah claiming first prize with a nett score of 44, followed by Garth Wilyman coming in 2nd position with a 39 nett score and Allan Eriksen with a nett score of 37 coming in 3 rd position.


Speeding up to Saturday 3rd March, it was game on at the Monthly Medal and Mug Competition and our winners were as follows:
A Division: Nelson Moonsamy took 1 st place with a 72 nett score, Barrie Taylor, 72 nett score, coming in 2 nd losing on a count out.

B Division: Dave Kemp claimed 1 st position with a nett score of 69 followed by Kuben Naidoo in 2nd place with a 72 nett score.

C Division: With a 69 nett score, Graham Coxell was placed 1 st and visitor Craig Pitt came 2 nd with a 73 nett score.

In our ladies division, Lesa Vergottini claimed 1 st place with a nett score of 72. She also claimed the jackpot hole prize as well as the least putts prize with only 32 putts overall! Second place went to Natalie Singer with a nett score of 75.

Our Mug Winner went to Dave Kemp with Graham Coxell losing on the count out.

On Saturday 10 th March, UGC will have its 4 Ball Better Ball competition and a reminder to everyone, our Alliance League Round 2 will now be held on Saturday 17 th March.


KidsGolf saw some new and fresh faces this week. Devlyn Fraser conducts FREE golf lessons every Saturday morning from 8am to 9am. Children, parents and adults are more than welcome to join.

Please phone 039 973 1042 should you require any more information.


Don’t forget about our Fun Bingo Nite - With a Twist, which will be held this month, the date will be announced on our Facebook page in the next few days and in next week’s article.


Just some motivation for the rest of the month, a quote by the late American golfer, William Payne Stewart, ‘A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing.’ Until next week, that’s a wrap from us at Umkomaas Golf Club. Catch you on the greens!


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