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UGC scores twice at Nomads

Wednesday, being declared a holiday because of the voting, was a good day all round for the golfers.

UMKOMAAS Golf Club (UGC) sends belated congratulations to Eric Morsner who was inducted as Natal Nomads captain at the end of April at Beachwood in Durban.

This is the most prestigious title to be bestowed on any member of Nomads and a great honour to the person receiving it.

Eric, may your captaincy be a great success – UGC is enormously proud of your achievement.

On the same day, UGC member, Craig Redfern, playing at Beachwood in the Nomads tournament, won the Natal Nomads C division gold cup (with 39 points). This must have been a very proud moment for both Craig and Eric, one for being inducted as captain and the other for winning the gold cup. That was definitely a great day at Beachwood. Congratulations to both of members – this doesn’t happen too often and the club is justifiably proud of both.

Wednesday, being declared a holiday because of the voting, was a good day all round for the golfers. The club saw quite a few visitors and a bonus was the glorious weather. The competition was the usual individual stableford. Visitors Koos Ellis, Claude Osborne, Stuart Welch, Nigel Henson and Georgina Sinclair were all warmly welcomed. One of UGC’s ‘golden oldies’ took home the spoils. Well done to Sierd Lamminga winning on 40 points, closely followed by Warren Taylor in second place on 39 points and Mike Cromhout in third slot with 37 points. Picking up the slack in fourth place was Steven Botha with 36 points, counting out Dave Mulroy into fifth and Rob Finlay into sixth, all on 36 points.

Saturday was the club fourball alliance, quite a small field but thoroughly enjoyed by all who played and visitors were welcomed by Peter Toward. There were a couple of groups playing as well, comments on the course were very favourable indeed. The winners of the alliance were three of the ‘Naicker boys’, Tom, Viv and Dean with Teddy Reddy making up the fourth player on 92 points and in second place were the Taylor brothers, Barrie and Warren along with the Thorolds, Ronny and Annette on 90 points. Well done to all on your wins. The jackpot was shared between Tom Naicker and Ronny Thorold (well done Ronny) on 11 points but the hidden birdie is still out on the 12th hole. Nevio Turco didn’t stay long enough to pick up the attendance draw, which now stands at R161.

Apologies to all – top dressing will be starting on Tuesday, 13 May on all the greens. This is a necessary treatment to get the greens in tip-top condition for the Sardine Run in June.

Next week’s competition will be slightly different – it is still a better ball competition but with only six clubs and your putter in your bag. So choose your weapons wisely. There will be social golf on Sunday – remember the ‘special’ after 11.30am, when the green fees are R85 for 18 holes.

Umkomaas is playing their Cancer challenge day on Saturday, 31 May. Do support this worthy cause.

Although the greens are being prepared now for the Sardine Run, the actual event takes place from Friday to Sunday, 13 to 15 June. There is still time to register your team at www.sardinegolf.co.za or go to ww.umkomaasgolf.co.za

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