3 to 7 July 2017

The 27th Men’s Southbroom Amateur Classic was played from 3rd – 7th July 2017. It was a fabulous tournament, enjoyed by all!!
Once again we held a wonderful Southbroom Mens Amateur Classic with sparkling weather, great food and drink, tons of laughter and friendship  together with some special golf.

Congratulations to the winners, the top 12 being:

OVERALL WINNERS
1 Graham Barkhuizen & Guy Barkhuizen 186
2 Chris Miller & Tony Routledge 186
3 Bernie Vorster & Des Erasmus 185
4 John Neaves & Don Osbourn 174
5 Rob Verseput & Raul Garbini 173
6 Ig Erasmus & Rudi Venter 173
7 Peter Volck & Paul Volck 173
8 Clive Miller & Alister Miller 172
9 Jan Pienaar & Dave Donald 172
10 Darrell Bailie & Jacques Kok 171
11 Barend Kok & Arthur Percival 171
12 Bob Thomas & Pat Cronin 170

 

The 2017 Amateur Classic Champions, Graham & Guy Barkhuizen

The course was playing dry and fast with firm quick greens, so shorter than normal and if you got it right the players could put some very good scores together, which is what happened. There was a little wind on day one and two and twelve teams within three shots of the lead. Day three (which the pros call moving day) there was some serious moving with Graham and Guy Barkhuizen making 53 points in the morning to separate them elves from the field. The afternoon was even better with Chris Miller and Tony Routledge making 54 points. Chris doubled the first hole only to be saved by Tony’s 4 for 3 points, then Chris played the next 17 holes in one over par shooting 75 off a 18 handicap. Truly great golf for a guy who hasn’t been 100% well but proof that good scoring was not impossible with the correct strategy. Too many players smashing drivers off the tees and spending the day in trouble!

 This put the two teams well clear of the field and playing together on the last day. A two horse race. Locals Bernie Vorster and Des Erasmus had other ideas sneaking in under the radar with 51 points only to finish one point behind the two leading teams. Graham and Guy made 45 points catching Chris and Tony who made 44 points. The tie meant a count out which goes the way of the best last day giving the trophy to the Barkhuizen brothers and the second time that Chris and Tony have lost the Classic on a count out.
So to the end of a wonderful weeks golf and fun and a big thanks must go out Hibiscus Brokers & Barry Elliot for being our Umbrella Sponsor and to all our other wonderful sponsors who make the event so special.

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Results

OVERALL WINNERS
1 Graham Barkhuizen & Guy Barkhuizen 186
2 Chris Miller & Tony Routledge 186
3 Bernie Vorster & Des Erasmus 185
4 John Neaves & Don Osbourn 174
5 Rob Verseput & Raul Garbini 173
6 Ig Erasmus & Rudi Venter 173
7 Peter Volck & Paul Volck 173
8 Clive Miller & Alister Miller 172
9 Jan Pienaar & Dave Donald 172
10 Darrell Bailie & Jacques Kok 171
11 Barend Kok & Arthur Percival 171
12 Bob Thomas & Pat Cronin 170
WINNERS – DAY 1 – MONDAY 3rd July
1st Chris Miller & Tony Routledge 48
2nd Ig Erasmus & Rudi Venter 47
3rd Graham Volck & Michael Volck 45
4th Bernie Vorster & Des Erasmus 45
NEAREST THE PINS
4th Jan Pienaar
8th Graham Volck
11th Terence Barkhuizen
14th Gary Purtell
Pro Shop Lucky Draw Graham Barkhuizen
WINNERS – DAY 2 – TUESDAY 4th July
1st Barend Kok & Arthur Percival 48
2nd Rob Verseput & Raul Garbini 48
3rd Andrew Fox & Greg Fox 48
4th Brian Blackstock & Sam Roets 46
NEAREST THE PINS
4th Keith Joseph
8th John Mclachlen
11th Justin Ladner
14th Rob Verseput
Pro Shop Lucky Draw Jacques Kok
WINNERS – DAY 3 – THURSDAY 6th July
1st Graham Barkhuizen & Guy Barkhuizen 53
2nd Chris Miller & Tony Routledge 51
3rd Jan Pienaar & Dave Donald 50
4th Keith Joseph & Michael Joseph 49
NEAREST THE PINS
4th Tony Holness
8th Jacques Kok
11th Guy Barkhuizen
14th Manni Oelrich
Pro Shop Lucky Draw Manni Oelrich
WINNERS – DAY 4 – FRIDAY 7th July
1st Bernie Vorster & Des Erasmus 51
2nd Darrell Bailie & Jacques Kok 47
3rd Barry Elliott & Manni Oelrich 46
4th Malcolm Greenland & Colin Mckay 46
NEAREST THE PINS
4th Justin Ladner
8th Chris Edmeston – HOLE IN ONE
11th Richard Mills
14th Johan Booysen
Pro Shop Lucky Draw – 1st Guy Barkhuizen
Pro Shop Lucky Draw – 2nd George Farndell

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