4 to 8 July 2016

The 26th Men’s Southbroom Amateur Classic was played from 4th – 8th July 2016. It was a fabulous tournament, enjoyed by all!!

Congratulations to the winners, the top 12 being:

OVERALL WINNERS
1 Bob Thomas & Pat Cronin 177
2 Rudie Venter & Ig Erasmus 176
3 Malcolm Greenland & Osie Osborne 174
4 Clive Miller & Alister Miller 174
5 Raul Garbini & Rob Verseput 174
6 Cyril Botha & Johan Schnetler 174
7 Dries Barkhuizen & Johann Erasmus 173
8 Aubrey Myburgh & Aubrey Myburgh Jr 171
9 Kevin Daly & Andy Bladon 170
10 Robbie Botha & Melchi Botha 170
11 Phil Tanner & Paul Henry 167
12 Grant Harding & Guy Barkhuizen 167

The 26th Southbroom Amateur Classic was a great success with 160 golfers from all around the country competing for the Trophy over 4 days. Many of the players comment on how wonderful it is to travel to the South Coast with their families, escaping the cold Gauteng winter and play in such a fun and competitive event. The first two days were fairly cool and breezy with a north wind, but clear and bright. The greens were running at 10.4 on the stimp meter, so pretty quick and that made good scoring a challenge.
A great exception was young Cyril Botha from Mossell Bay who plays off a 1 and who shot a gross 63 on a chilly Tuesday morning for a super score of 47 points with his partner Johan Schnetler. Bob Thomas and Pat Cronin were the defending champions and were as solid as ever with scores of 43 and 46 to tie for the lead after 2 days. Wednesday blew a howling gale so most players were quite relieved as it was their day off, though some headed for Wild Coast and San Lameer to enjoy more golf.
 The final two days brought on beautiful weather, especially Friday where the sea looked like glass and the scoring responded with 50 points from Dries Barkhuizen and Johan Erasmus together with a number of 49’s & 48’s. With the final day to play – the Leader board was bunched with many teams in the hunt.It all came down to the last hole where Pat Cronin made a spectacular up and down to beat the steady team of Ig Erasmus and Rudie Venter by one shot. Our thanks to Barry Elliot of Hibiscus Brokers for his ongoing support and umbrella sponsorship of the Tournament and a huge Thank you to all the players, the many sponsors and the Southbroom Team who helped create a wonderful Tournament.  Thanks to the Jeep Boys for adding their energy as always and prize sponsorship. This year Comexas Afrique, Member Xavier Pollet sponsored the evening entertainment, which was fabulous. The Southbroom Legends Band played on Sunday, Dix Vorster was a popular choice for Thursday Evening   and  Winston Smile wowed the bar with his versatility on Sunday evening. Thanks Xavier.

For a few fond memories, click to see all the pics on facebook!!

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Results

OVERALL WINNERS
1 Bob Thomas & Pat Cronin 177
2 Rudie Venter & Ig Erasmus 176
3 Malcolm Greenland & Osie Osborne 174
4 Clive Miller & Alister Miller 174
5 Raul Garbini & Rob Verseput 174
6 Cyril Botha & Johan Schnetler 174
7 Dries Barkhuizen & Johann Erasmus 173
8 Aubrey Myburgh & Aubrey Myburgh J 171
9 Kevin Daly & Andy Bladon 170
10 Robbie Botha & Melchi Botha 170
11 Phil Tanner & Paul Henry 167
12 Grant Harding & Guy Barkhuizen 167
WINNERS – DAY 1 – MONDAY 4th July
1st Basil Chetty & Cuan Harty 45
2nd Phil Tanner & Paul Henry 45
3rd Rudie Venter & Ig Erasmus 45
4th Derrik Matthew & Geoff Skelton 44
NEAREST THE PINS
4th Cyril Botha
8th Cyril Botha
11th Patrick Thumiger
14th George Farndell
Pro Shop Lucky Draw Peter Volck
WINNERS – DAY 2 – TUESDAY 5th July
1st Cyril Botha & Johan Schnetler 47
2nd Phillip Venter & Graham Coppin 47
3rd Kevin Daly & Andy Bladon 47
4th Bob Thomas & Pat Cronin 46
NEAREST THE PINS
4th Clive Miller
8th Mike Rosin
11th Gavin Marshall
14th Gary Baker
Pro Shop Lucky Draw Craig Barkhuizen
WINNERS – DAY 3 – THURSDAY 7th July
1st David Walker & Derek Lawrence 49
2nd Grant Harding & Guy Barkhuizen 47
3rd Graham Barkhuizen & Craig Barkhuizen 47
4th Raul Garbini & Rob Verseput 46
NEAREST THE PINS
4th Lance Evershed
8th Guy Barkhuizen
11th Cuan Harty
14th Willem Castelyn
Pro Shop Lucky Draw Peter Volck
WINNERS – DAY 4 – FRIDAY 8th July
1st Dries Barkhuizen & Johann Erasmus 50
2nd Malcolm Greenland & Osie Osborne 49
3rd Clive Miller & Alister Miller 49
4th Raul Garbini & Rob Verseput 48
NEAREST THE PINS
4th Pippie Kemm
8th Bill Swailes
11th Charles Brown
14th Peter Roodt
Pro Shop Lucky Draw – 1st Gus Bonini
Pro Shop Lucky Draw – 2nd Charles Brown

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