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The Halfway-Scottfin Selborne Classic 2015 rated an overwhelming success | Marketing


Golfers from across the country enjoyed three days of exceptional golf at this year’s Halfway-Scottfin Selborne Classic held at Selborne Golf Club on the South Coast from 7 to 9 August.

Golfers enjoyed perfect KwaZulu-Natal winter conditions for the first two days of play, however, a strong Westerly wind made for a slightly more challenging game on the Sunday.

Jonathan Malkin, Central Manager for Selborne Park Golf Estate, said the 24 teams thoroughly enjoyed the course, which is in immaculate condition.

“The golfers had a fantastic three days at the seventh edition of the Selborne Classic,” said Malkin. “The first two days was the Stableford Betterball format with the last day a Mystery Alliance.”

Trevor Jackson and Myles Poole (South Coast) took first place on day one of the competition. Pieter and Denise Budde (Kloof) followed in second place with Alan and Tinks Arde (South Coast) in third. All three teams scored 47.

The second Betterball Stableford was won by Gary Barker (South Coast) and Rob Veale (Durban), also with a score of 47. They were followed by Richard and Sue Evans (Kloof) with David Cox and MC for the event, Steven Jack (Johannesburg), taking third spot. Second and third spot scored 46 each.

The Mystery Alliance round on day three was won by They Highway Hotshots with Barking Broomsticks in second place (both scoring 80) and Alliance Stars in third with 78.

The overall grand prize was awarded to Team Barking Broomsticks who scored a total of 256. The team is made up of Gary Barker (Pennington – 7 handicap), Derek Broom (Underberg – 12 handicap), Ron Veale (Durban – 12 handicap) and Craig Lyle (Pietermaritzburg – 11 handicap). Alliance Stars, consisting of Billy Pritchard, Des Sheppard, Keith Brooking and Miles Cripps, came in second with 244.

Commenting on the event, Derek Broom from the winning side described it as a “wonderful tournament that was extremely well-run”.

“We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We stayed at Selborne and from the golf to the entertainment and food, it was all well arranged.”

Broom said his team had played together for a number of years, winning the

Halfway-Scottfin Selborne Classic a few years back and the Farmer’s Classic earlier this year.”

“The course is looking great and Selborne is just going from strength to strength.”

Although the wind picked up on day three, Broom said the golfing was unaffected.

“The first two days, the weather was fabulous. And although the wind pcked up, it was still very tolerable. We have a well-balanced team which helps.”

Malkin agreed, saying: “Selborne is clearly alive and flourishing. We just want to extend our thanks to all the participants as well as the staff, homeowners and members for making this another exceptional event.”


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