By Staff Reporter
A new tournament, simply titled “The Winter Classic” saw the light of day when the Namibian Amateur Golf Union (NAGU) hosted the two-day tourney at the Windhoek Golf and Country Club last weekend.
The tournament, which attracted a significant number of top golfers, was played over 36 holes on Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday fin both the A and B divisions.
The C Division and the Ladies Division were played over 18 holes on Saturday and 18 holes the following day on a Stableford format.
The playing conditions were not exactly easy, with the greens playing havoc and only the best players were able to negotiate their way around the various holes.
After the first round on Saturday morning, five juniors found themselves amongst the leading pack and after the last round on Sunday the juniors still had no intention of abandoning the company of the elders.
At the prize-giving ceremony both Neels Jafta, president of NAGU and Adri Basson (founder of Junior Golf Development in Namibia) called on all established golfers and sponsors to assist the juniors with as much effort as possible. He said: “Only then will we have competitive golfers to represent Namibia internationally in the future and without sponsors such as Spes Bona Motors and the Namibian Golf Academy, these kind of tournaments would not be possible.”
The Final Results:
Overall Winner Gross and Champion
Glen de Waal (jnr) 222
Overall Runner-up Gross Charl Du Preez (jnr) . 226
Overall Winner Nett Janco Oosthuizen (jnr) 209
Overall Runner-up Nett Ruan Huysamen(jnr) 217
1st Place A-Division Gross Stefan Short (jnr) 228
Runner-up A-Division Gross Gavin Thorpe 231
1st Place A-Division Nett Roux Jeffery (jnr) 221
Runner-up A-Division Nett Herman Namene 222
1st Place B-Division Gross Johan van Graan 251
Runner-up B-Division Gross Ferdie Graupe 253
1st Place B-Division Nett Ian Wood 219
Runner-up B-Division Nett Johan Le Riche 224
1st Place C-Division Ken Howard 71 Points
Runner-up C-Division Wilfried Sentefol 68 Points
1st Place Ladies Division Daphne Howard 80 Points
Runner-up Ladies Division
Larissa Jafta 74 Points