9 to 13 July 2018

The 28th Men’s Southbroom Amateur Classic was played from 9th – 13th July 2018. It was a successful tournament played in perfect winter conditions with lots of entertainment, food, drink friendship and laughter involved!

Congratulations to the winners, the top 12 being:

OVERALL WINNERS
1 IG ERASMUS & RUDIE VENTER 189
2 ROB MEYDELL & PIERRE VD WALLE 181
3 JAN-HENDRIK MARAIS & JACO SPAMERS 179
4 DAVE DONALD & JAN PIENAAR 179
5 KEVIN SMITH & RODGER GOVENDER 178
6 DAVID WALKER & GORDON SLABBERT 178
7 GERHARDUS BOTHMA & FRANCOIS SWART 177
8 ROBBIE BOTHA & MELCHIOR BOTHA 177
9 CYRIL BOTHA & WIEHAN VAN NIEKERK 177
10 ETTIENE SWAN & JACQUES KOK 176
11 BILL SWAILES & CHRIS EDMESTON 176
12 JOHN NEAVES & DON OSBOURN 176

 

The 2018 Men’s Amateur Classic WInners, Ig Erasmus & Rudie Venter!

Leading up to the start of the tournament, the weather forecast’s for Day 1 & 2 had many worried about wet & windy conditions. However as the sun rose on Monday morning many were pleasantly surprised to see blue skies and calm conditions. This however would only bless the morning field as a light breeze got up in the afternoon, giving the course some much needed defense. Being the middle of winter, approaching Southbroom with a sort of links approach, there are some serious points out there for you. After Day 1 we had 5 teams locked on 47 points with Rob Meydell & Pierre VD Walle sneaking the win with a well played 26 pts on the back 9 to win the count out.
Tuesday’s weather was perfect, sunny with no wind and that translated to better scoring. Grant Harding & George Farndell won the day amassing 50 but again there was a count out separating the winners from the rest with Daniel Gouws and Johan Blignaut narrowly missing out.

 At the halfway mark of the tournament, 3 points separated the top 6 teams. But as it goes, Day 3, also known as moving day saw eventual winners Ig Erasmus & Rudie Venter create a 4 point lead at the top with a stellar 49 pts. Counting out Dave Donald & Jan Pienaar who had done their championship no harm with a near 50 point haul. It was as if we had been looked after with regard the weather, as the Final round got underway on Friday so the wind picked up, and a light rain fell soon after the final players had signed their cards and cracked their first beers. Ig and Rudie shot a solid 47 points on Friday to keep Pierre vd Walle and Rob Meydell at bay, winning the tournament by 8 shots. Jan-Hendrik Marais & Jaco Spamers shot a 51 pts on Friday to 3rd place overall, with Dave Donald and Jan Pienaar rounding out the Top 4 with a very competitive final two days.
Overall it was a fantastic tournament, and a huge congratulations to Ig Eramus & Rudie Venter. Ig won his first Men’s Classic on his 19th attempt!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.

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

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Results

OVERALL WINNERS
1 IG ERASMUS & RUDIE VENTER 189
2 ROB MEYDELL & PIERRE VD WALLE 181
3 JAN-HENDRIK MARAIS & JACO SPAMERS 179
4 DAVE DONALD & JAN PIENAAR 179
5 KEVIN SMITH & RODGER GOVENDER 178
6 DAVID WALKER & GORDON SLABBERT 178
7 GERHARDUS BOTHMA & FRANCOIS SWART 177
8 ROBBIE BOTHA & MELCHIOR BOTHA 177
9 CYRIL BOTHA & WIEHAN VAN NIEKERK 177
10 ETTIENE SWAN & JACQUES KOK 176
11 BILL SWAILES & CHRIS EDMESTON 176
12 JOHN NEAVES & DON OSBOURN 176
WINNERS – DAY 1 – MONDAY  9th July
1st ROB MEYDELL & PIERRE VD WALLE 47 PTS
2nd CLEVE WALKER & MIKE LIG 47 PTS
3rd ALISTER MILLER & CLIVE MILLER 47 PTS
4th JOHN NEAVES & DON OSBOURN 47 PTS
NEAREST THE PINS
4th BASIL JOSEPH
8th STEVE JOSEPH
11th CLIVE MILLER
14th EDDIE BLACK
Pro Shop Lucky Draw JOHN NEAVES
WINNERS – DAY 2 – TUESDAY 10th July
1st GRANT HARDING & GEORGE FARNDELL 50 PTS
2nd DANIEL GOUWS & JOHAN BLIGNAUT 50 PTS
3rd BOB CLARK & DON CAMERON 48 PTS
4th IG ERASMUS & RUDIE VENTER 47 PTS
NEAREST THE PINS
4th PETER DESSINGTON
8th WIEHAN VAN NIEKERK
11th JACQUES KOK
14th TONY HOLNESS
Pro Shop Lucky Draw CHRIS EDMESTON
WINNERS – DAY 3 – THURSDAY 12th July
1st IG ERASMUS & RUDIE VENTER 49 PTS
2nd DAVE DONALD & JAN PIENAAR 49 PTS
3rd PETER VOLCK & GRAHAM VOLCK 48 PTS
4th CHRIS MILLER & TONY ROUTLEDGE 48 PTS
NEAREST THE PINS
4th PAUL COLE
8th MALCOLM SHEPPARD
11th MIKE LEESMAN
14th ANDY RIVERS
Pro Shop Lucky Draw ROB STONE
WINNERS – DAY 4 – FRIDAY 13th July
1st JAN-HENDRIK MARAIS 51 PTS
2nd GERHARDUS BOTHMA & FRANCOIS SWART 49 PTS
3rd ETTIENE SWAN & JACQUES KOK 47 PTS
4th KEVIN SMITH & RODGER GOVENDER 47 PTS
NEAREST THE PINS
4th BASIL JOSEPH
8th CYRIL BOTHA
11th IG ERASMUS
14th STEVE JONES
Pro Shop Lucky Draw – 1st ADRIAN BLOM

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