Kingswood Golf: Kingswood Golf Ops reports on Under-18s, Elvis Blue and a worthy cause or two?27th Jun 2022
Mike Quinn and Liesel Niehaus of Kingswood Golf Operations (KGO) share feedback of events hosted on and off the KGE course since the last BUZZard update – and residents would do well to diarise the dates of coming attractions listed below, kindly provided by the able Golf Ops team.
The past few months bore witness to some exciting endeavours, not least of which was the return of an old favourite: in April, the dynamic Pro Shop team re-launched its Junior U/18 Competition, which takes place twice a month on a Saturday, along the length and breadth of the beautiful KGE course.
Kingswood local and golf member Andries Vermeulen Jnr was elected as Junior Captain – congrats! Interested parties are encouraged to contact Rhys Hewitt at the Pro Shop on 0861 72 71 70 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Rhys will help you register and add you to the WhatsApp group to ensure that you stay in the loop.
Buzzards claim victory on home turf
The lovely team of Kingswood homeowners, a.k.a. the Kingswood Buzzards, represented KGE in the Inter-Estate Challenge in May … and won their home game played on Sunday the 22nd – oh happy day!
The format of the competition is Betterball Stableford, with the five best scores from each team counting. Team Kingswood notched up the following results:
Team 1’s Jan Steyn and Roy Edge (player 1 and 2 respectively) score 41, Team 2’s Trevor Moldenhauer and Ginny Schoombie 39, Team 3’s Jenny du Preez and Elizma Joubert 38, Team 4’s Rankin Burger and Kathy Ahlers 43, Team 5’s Pierre Durant and Neels Kleyn 40, and Team 6’s Erica and Hendre van der Walt coming in at 41, so totalling 204 points.
Winter specials and Windhoek Pairs
In June, KGO launched the Kingswood Locals Winter Special of R370 per person, which includes green fees and cart seats for 18 holes of golf. The special is valid every day of the week to all Southern Cape-affiliated golfers and member guests until 30 September 2022.
Kudos are due to golf members Marcel Nysschen and Lewellyn Rheeder, Pierre Durant and Neels Kleyn, Johann Barkhuizen and Keith Page for qualifying to represent the club at regional level after Windhoek Lager Pairs events held at Kingswood on 12 March and 4 June.
Another June highlight was a hugely popular live performance at The Kingswood Kitchen by well-known, widely loved and massively talented KGE homeowner Elvis Blue. The South African musical phenomenon drew a capacity crowd on Friday 17 June, all tickets sold out long before the gig.
And talking of the restaurant: Kingswood residents are urged to keep an eye on the relevant social media platforms to ensure that they don’t miss out on the Friday Dinner Specials and live entertainment, hosted at The Kingswood Kitchen every Friday evening.
These dogs deserve their day
Two events that deserve the spotlight are the ODIN Fundraiser Golf Day and Kingswood Ladies Cup. The former is a beyond-worthy cause and particularly close to the KGO team’s hearts: ODIN (Oudtshoorn Dogs In Need) is a pro-life organisation that focuses on outreach programmes for vulnerable animals in the Garden Route and Klein Karoo Districts.
Explains Liesel Niehaus: ‘ODIN educates, medicates, rescues and rehomes animals, and has chosen Kingswood as venue for a crucial fundraiser. We ask all our local golfers to support this worthy cause by attending the golf day on Thursday 30 June.’
The action kicks off at 8:48am and the format is Betterball Stableford (100% handicap allowance). Cost is R2,500 per four-ball (including green fees, cart seat, burger and chips). Holes can be sponsored at R1,500/hole (wet holes: R2,000/ hole) – please call the Pro Shop on 0861 727 170 to book.
All funds raised will go directly towards helping with vet bills, food and other supplies for animals in kennels and outreach programmes. ODIN kennels are located at the municipal pounds in Oudtshoorn and Blanco for more information call 072 084 1374.
Ladies lead the way
A second noteworthy event is the Kingswood Ladies Cup, which is the initiative of Ladies Club captain Elizma Joubert and her indomitable team. Entry fee is R460 per person (including green and competition fees, breakfast, lunch and supper); an extra R200 gets you an additional cart seat.
Entries close on Monday 1 August at 12 noon sharp, so do not miss out on this golden girl opportunity! Proof of payment must accompany the entry form, and entry fees will only be refunded in the case of withdrawals before the closing date.
Bank details are Kingswood Golf Operations (Pty) Ltd, Standard Bank George, Account No. 281864519, Branch Code 050214, and Reference: your full name. Email proof of payment to email@example.com along with your entry form.
The format over 18 holes includes Foursomes (50% of combined team handicap) and Greensomes (60% low handicap + 40% high handicap) and tees are Red/Ladies.
Please contact Juané at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0861 72 71 70 with queries.