The HDGASA held its annual golf day on 25 may 2017 at Reading Country Club on a warm and sunny winter’s day. The event was attended by more than 60 golf enthusiasts from all sectors of the galvanizing and steel sector. Phoenix Galvanizing travelled the long road to Gauteng from KZN to show the ‘Vaalies’ a thing or two about the game of golf. The course was in great condition thanks partly to the late rains a week earlier. The greens were exceptional and by most accounts on the fast side making the short game more challenging.
The golf day featured some fun activities of which the “Catapult Drive” was by far the most enjoyed. The pink lady continued to be a challenge with the majority of the field left wondering where she had gone to. With ‘refreshments’ at several holes throughout the course, the competitors were never in fear of being without a dram or two to steady their nerves. The halfway house was a welcome break with a meal and refreshment sponsored by Lianru Galvanizing.
The day ended with a delicious carvery and refreshments followed by the prize giving. Dwayne Rockwell kept the show alive with his witty repartee and great music until the last golfer had left for home. Robin Clarke, Executive Director of HDGASA, thanked the sponsors for their support and Lara Teixeira for a well planned and executed event. The prize giving followed with:
1st Prize going to Adrian Louw, Dawid Oosthuizen, Steve and Thorne Van Zyl; for the second year in a row.(97)
2nd Prize was taken by Kevin Smith, Darryl Bailie, Barend & Jacques Kok (94)
Third place winners were Sydney Venter, Steve Endeley, Edzard Verseput and Willie Loubser (89)
The Pink lady was brought home in style by Kevin Smith, Darryl Bailie, Barend & Jacques Kok (46)
Nearest the pin on the day was at the 5th G Van Lillie and at the 11th Cameron Taylor with the aid of a giant catapult.
The longest drive was by Duncan Ackerman
With The longest day awarded to Jonathan vd Merwe, Jannie vd Berg and Shaun Grey (34)
The Association thanks the following sponsors for their support and all who participated in making this an event to be remembered.
Pink Lady as well as the 10th & 18th Holes : Transvaal Galvanizers
Hole 1: Phoenix Galvanizers
Hole 9: Krome Metal Chemicals
Hole 17: SA Galvanizing Services (SAGS)
Metsep for bottled water and gifts at the first hole.
Lianru Galvanizers for the ‘Halfway House’ meal and refreshment vouchers.
The Pro Shop, Wendywood, for the putters in the first prize bundle.
To all the players, thank you for attending the day, we hope you all enjoyed yourselves. Enjoy browsing through the photos. Should there be a photograph you would like, please contact the Association on firstname.lastname@example.org
The winners of the 2017 Hot Dip Galvanizing Golf Day are as follows: