Warm golf greetings to all. Last week was a real mixture with lovely weather followed by hurricane Hilda on Saturday! Anyway, the club managed two competitions.
Tuesday’s ladies: Last week we had the Watermeyer Cup, which is a Pinehurst medal format. It’s also referred to as the Chapman system, named after Dick Chapman who invented the format at The Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Less commonly it is called American Foursomes, and involves playing with partners and switching golf balls. The combination experts this week were Lyndsay Henderson and Jackie Macdonald on a super 69.4, and runners up on 71.6 were Cheryl Richardson and golfing great Lee Musgrove.
Men’s Wednesday: The club had 101 players and all had fun. I must say the greens are running well now after our battle with the winter nasties, well done Malcolm and staff. Last Wednesday saw a better ball medal played on the South course. Coming out on top were the club’s newly drafted treasurer Richard Jones and partner Jeremy Sechiari with a great score of 61, and second place were two seasoned campaigners, Jan Swanepoel and Chris Conroy on nett 64.
Rest in peace: One of the giants in South African science, Prof. Ron Sanderson, passed away on 8 August at his home at the Helderberg Retirement Village in Somerset West. Ron was an avid golfer and member at Hermanus Golf Club for a long time. I can just see him now teeing it up with long time friend and fellow professor Len Olivier on the most immaculate course looked after by Raymond Burt. Rest in peace Ron