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President: Alec Dixon, 079 879 7895
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Vice President: Martin van Eeden, 082 826 0172
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Secretary: Elfie Alston, 082 775 0827
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Treasurer: Trevor Woollett, 073 501 6339
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President se Nuusbrief / President's Newsletter 

Mei/May 2015

2015 NATIONALS TOURNAMENT:

The 39th SAGES National Tournament, was hosted by Kouga branch at the St Francis Bay and St Francis Links. Both clubs, represented by Willie Uys and Jeff Clause respectively, went out of their way to welcome our SAGES members, and even made structural changes to their buildings to accommodate the number of players. Each and every golf cart in the area was summoned to comply in the demand for carts.

It was a challenging task to field two hundred and sixty four players on both courses, splitting the teams between the two courses to even out playing conditions, for which I applaud Jeff Clause. It was a great experience to play these two challenging courses, which were in an excellent condition. The courses where set up to enable the not so long hitters to reach the fairways with a rewarding shot, especially in windy conditions such as experienced during the first two days of the tournament. Thought was even given to postpone Tuesdays play to Wednesday due to a strong wind. Fortunately it was decided not to, as Wednesday was met with even stronger windy conditions.

The format of the first two days of the tournament being betterball combined was won by Waterberg with a score of 85 points, while the combined fourball score, was won by Eastern Free State counting out Lower South Coast on 165 points. The final two days are played individually with a gross/nett score in the A division, and stableford points in all the other divisions.

2015 NATIONALS TOURNAMENT:

The 39th SAGES National Tournament, was hosted by Kouga branch at the St Francis Bay and St Francis Links. Both clubs, represented by Willie Uys and Jeff Clause respectively, went out of their way to welcome our SAGES members, and even made structural changes to their buildings to accommodate the number of players. Each and every golf cart in the area was summoned to comply in the demand for carts.

It was a challenging task to field two hundred and sixty four players on both courses, splitting the teams between the two courses to even out playing conditions, for which I applaud Jeff Clause. It was a great experience to play these two challenging courses, which were in an excellent condition. The courses where set up to enable the not so long hitters to reach the fairways with a rewarding shot, especially in windy conditions such as experienced during the first two days of the tournament. Thought was even given to postpone Tuesdays play to Wednesday due to a strong wind. Fortunately it was decided not to, as Wednesday was met with even stronger windy conditions.

The format of the first two days of the tournament being betterball combined was won by Waterberg with a score of 85 points, while the combined fourball score, was won by Eastern Free State counting out Lower South Coast on 165 points. The final two days are played individually with a gross/nett score in the A division, and stableford points in all the other divisions.

With a sigh of relief, all were met by much better playing conditions on Thursday and Friday, which was evident in the winning scores.

2015 NASIONALE TOERNOOI:

Die 39st SAGES Nasionale toernooi wat deur Kouga tak aangebied was, is ook nou iets van die verlede. Die bestuur van die twee bane, naamlik St Francis Bay en St Francis Links, verteenwoordig deur Willie Uys en Jeff Clause, het alles moontlik gedoen om dit so aangenaam moontlik vir al ons SAGES lede te maak. Jeff het die spanne verdeel tussen die twee bane om dieselfde spel kondisies vir die onderskeie spanne ten opsigte van die weer omstandighede te bewerkstellig, wat puik gewerk het.

Soos bepaal, speel almal van dieselfde bowwe af en die bane so opgestel dat alle speelers die skoonveld kon bereik wat noodsaaklik was veral gedurende die eerste twee dae waar die wind baie sterk gewaai het. Kondisies was Dinsdag van so 'n aard dat dit oorweeg was om dit uit te stel na Woensdag. Gelukkig was daar volstaan met Dinsdag se spel aangesien die wind Woensdag nog veel sterker gewaai het. Die tak-trofee was deur Oos Vrystaat gewen met 'n uittelling van 165 punte teenoor Lower South Coast.

Die eerste twee dae was 'n gekombineerde beter-bal pare spel en Waterberg het dit gewen met 85 punte. Donderdag en Vrydag het die A afdeling in Medal en gros/netto gespeel terwyl die ander afdelings met Stabelford gespeel het.

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS / KAMPIOENSKAP UITSLAE:

The results of the different divisions are as follows: Die uitslae van die onderskeie afdelings is as volg:

1. A Division Champion Kobus Coetzer (Jakaranda) 155gross (C/O)
2. B Division                                                      Tienie Maritz (EP) 79pts
3. C Division Antonie Abrahamse (Waterberg) 77pts
4. D Division Jack Botha (ERand) 76pts
5. Veteran Division Dirk Odendaal (J Gowans) 82pts
6. Ladies Champion Priscilla Petersen (WP) 73pts

SANLAM/CANSA:

SAGES has raised more than R400,000.00 during 2014 in aid of CANSA as per our agreement with Sanlam, our main sponsor. The total amount to date raised since 2006 exceed R3.1m. Highveld branch won the Cansa trophy for the third consecutive year.
Maria Scholtz, Head Sustainability Cansa, and her colleagues, scanned more than a hundred players of which forty three were referred for treatment.

Baie dankie aan ons lede wat die afgelope jaar, in ooreenkoms met ons Sanlam borg, weereens hul staal gewys het met die oorbetaling van net meer as R400,000.00 aan KANSA gedurende 2014, wat die totale bedrag opgeskuif het tot meer as R3.1m sedert 2006. Highveld was die wenner van die KANSA trofee vir die derde agtereenvolgende jaar. Maria Scholtz van Kansa en haar kollegas, het meer as 'n honderd van ons lede ondersoek vir kanker verwante siektes, en het drie-en- dertig verwys vir behandeling.

The branch winners in the three categories are/Die tak wenners van die drie karagoriƫ is:

  1. Small branches              Natal Central
  2. Medium sized                 West Rand
  3. Large branches              Highveld

The following officials were elected to serve on the National Management Committee.
Die volgende lede was verkies om op die  Nasionale Bestuurs Kommitee te dien.

  1. National President          Bokkie Nell
  2. Vice President               Peet Roets
  3. National Treasurer         Trevor Woollett
  4. National Secretary         Elfie Alston
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