During the weekend of August 1-2, the Pilgrim’s Rest Golf Course and Club had the type of boost everyone needs after the months of no business. They hosted two separate golf competitions which made the club’s efforts to maintain the course in good shape during the lockdown worthwhile.
A winner-takes-all Jackpot Bonanza club competition was held on Saturday, August 1. The winner was the player with the most IPS points on two holes on the first nine and two holes on the second nine, drawn from a hat at the end of the day. Lappies Labuschagne was the lucky winner of the R1000 Jackpot prize.
However, there were also further prizes sponsored by the Esser family, the new owners of the recently reopened Pilgrim’s Pantry and Ponieskranz Arts and Crafts. Winners of these prizes were Melani Kroon for her 1st place in the women’s division; Riaan van Heerden and Austin Mashego who shared 2nd place; and Bennie Kruger who came in third. After enjoying their round of golf the twenty players, mostly club members, caught up socially while enjoying lunch and music on the clubhouse veranda.
On Sunday, August 2 the club welcomed the Gophers, an organization where members play at different venues to collect funds for charity. It was a compliment to both the organisers and the club that the competition had attracted an all-time record number of players for a Gopher charity golf game. The day’s winner was Dawid Jacobs with 46 points. Themba Mgiba took second place, followed by Dixie Buys in third place.