GREAT fun, laughs, rain and tee-offs from the wrong hole led to a superb day of Round Table camaraderie and fundraising at the Kenton Round Table Golf Day held at the Fish River Sun last Saturday.
Although some rain came down early in the morning, it didn’t put a damper on the day.
Event organiser Eugene Catherine said it was an awesome day, that the players loved the course and the scenery around the course was magnificent.
It was also a great opportunity for Round Tablers and supporters for a fun social opportunity where they formed new friendships and raised R78 000 in “project value”.
The fundraiser was part of a series of fundraiser events by Kenton Round Table throughout the year. The service organisation is geared to raise money for community upliftment and serving the more vulnerable aspects of society.
The golf, a mix of two-ball, Betterball Stableford consists of teams of two in which the score of the better golfer on the hole is used.
There were some serious elements of competition with some less than serious teams enjoying the lush greens, beautiful bush and hidden trails. Some players wandered off in between holes only to discover magnificent lookout points.
“The rain contributed greatly to a good, scenic game” said Catherine.
After a long, fun day, golfers gathered in the Fish River Sun Wahoo Restaurant watching the clash between the Southern Kings and the Sharks before prize-giving.
In first place as top duo for the golf day was Clint and Jayden Roesstorff who won an Oceana Private Game Reserve game drive and meal for our voucher.
JC Pittaway and his uncle, Greg Pittaway, were close behind in second place and claimed a Sibuya Game Reserve game drive and lunch voucher. Great prizes were won by the top ten teams and longest drive and nearest to the pin winners. In third place was Alan and Dallas Clifford.
“’Puffy’ Gordon wanted to tee-off on the wrong T-box, wrong green, wrong hole, and in the wrong direction,” Catherine said.
Some guys lots a few balls too, side commentary joked.
Catherine said the support they received from Grahamstown Tablers, Nahoon in East London, and George was a superb, and that it had been a real treat to all. Several families opted to spend the weekend at the resort to make the most of their time.
Alan Malan thanked all who were present and the generosity of all the sponsors including Buco, TotT, Oceana, Sun International, Vibrant Aqua, FA Contractors, Chase Everett, FD Architects, Old Mutual, CES, Sibuya, KJM Construction, Red Apple, Paint Factory, Sunshine spar, Marie van Wyk Associates, SR Logistics, Man Can, Green Yeti, and Roscoes. Andrew Bartlett of Buco handed out the prizes.