It’s all starting to happen now. Decent scores are now rolling in every round that ReMmoho plays. The captain should be starting to sleep easier thinking about the upcoming Chairman’s Cup semi-final showdown at Firethorn. The cobwebs were finally cast aside starting at the famed layout that is Glendower on 28 July 2019. The podium is said to have almost been stampeded when a total of four members finished in the 30s, this being probably the first time since the Winter Classic that such a sight has been witnessed.
The sweet swinging and extra long duo of Bheki Mthethwa (38 points) and Brian Kekana (37 points) deserve special mention here cause this layout is no cup of tea for anyone. The two dusted off their clubs for probably the 1st time this winter and demonstrated that they still have it in them and should never be discounted under any circumstances, esp with the semis and finals of the Chairman’s Cup now looming large. A 35 pointer by Oupa on the day must have stirred up hopes and emotions of the glory days, and Sydney’s 34 was just further confirmation of what has really been one solid year for him.
ReMmoho, as has happened annually for the past three years, fielded two 4 balls in support of the Zuri Charity golf day that took place at CCJ Rocklands on 08 August 2019. Zuri’s contribution in taking golf to aspiring young black children was on full display as ten young players from Rebongwe Primary School in Meadowlands, Soweto got a chance to for the first time visit CCJ, play golf on the mashie course there and putt on real greens.
Zuri’s continuing sponsorship of the children (a Sunshine Tour pro visits the school twice a week for lessons and practice and also takes them for competitions, plus clubs and kit) was taken to greater heights by the Sunshine Tour management who were there and their marketing companies, who will pay the coach a stipend and petrol for the coach, take care of all their needs in terms of kit as well as clubs and balls, as well as paying for their membership fees at Soweto Country Club. Their travel needs to competitions will also be taken care of. This initiative plus the support from sponsors was a real eye-opener and should encourage us to pull up our socks in this regard. ReMmoho added to the festivities of the day with a pair of sparkling 37 pointers by the Club captain Azwi Khampha, as well Tlou Raselomane.
Two well subscribed days of golf had also been organised for the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City by members on 09 & 10 August 2019, but what was even more heartening was the standard of golf played, esp on Day 1. A scintillating 36 pointer (83 strokes) by the irrepressible Reynold Ngobese, followed by the hard-hitting Tebogo Mokale on 34 points (83 strokes), as well as a 32 pointer (85 strokes) by the underrated Mandla Mthethwa, are rounds that should make one stop drinking and take note. We salute you gentlemen, and may you be available on 8 September to take the club to greater heights. Day 2 was never going to be as stellar as Day 1 of course, but the unassuming Mandla Mthethwa was able to club another 32 points (86 strokes) to boot.
Zwartkops Country club hosted us on Sunday 11 August to close off all the long weekend festivities and it was good to see different ReMmoho members coming to the fore with solid rounds, with Thato Mahlamvu registering a welcome back 35 points (85 strokes) and Musandiwa Mudau reminding all and sundry that he can also play this game with a solid 33 points (88 strokes).
Happy golfing gentlemen!