Sport - Date: 17 June 2022
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The Isability golf day at Soutpansberg Golf Club on 11 June was keenly supported by local golfers as well as one or two from further afield.
Fanti Holtzhausen, a golfer on vacation from Pretoria, was impressed with the beautiful course and friendly reception she received. Inspirational, to say the least, was the participation of 91-year-old Denise Fourie, who flew up from the Cape to participate. With a comfortable swing, Fourie completed the 18 holes of golf in the morning chill - an encouragement to all that we can be healthy and active even when we are over 90! Denise won the prize for the furthest “drive” (flight from the Cape) – 1 582 km! Later in the day, prizes were handed out by Gavin “Magic” Johnson, ex-Springbok rugby player and Louis Trichardt resident.
The winners of the tournament were the Timbercity 4-ball consisting of Zagrys Nortjé, André Schoeman (a single-leg amputee), Craig Lee and Eben Moller with 95 points on a count out. Also with 95 points, in second place, was the SACM team consisting of George Mahlauli, Richard Machumela, Khangale Malange and Dumisani Nzimande. In third place with 91 points was the 4-ball NewCo Meat team, consisting of Johan Pretorius, Beukes Haasbroek, Wikus Botes and Francois Jonker.
The event was also attended by some of the Jumping Kids and Icexpress prosthetic limb beneficiaries based in Limpopo, namely Jorrie Jordaan, Corrie Dercksen and Vhutuhawe Nemutandani (junior Limpopo ambassador for Jumping Kids). Alwyn from “Die Boer Roer” and Elmarie Buys from Isability served guests with mouth-watering potjiekos, and steaming hot custard made over the braai coals was generously heaped over delicious desserts kindly made by volunteers to round off the evening dinner.
The tournament organisers would like to thank the Soutpansberg Golf Club, their club captain Marius Mostert, their staff and their members for the enthusiastic support received, as well as all the volunteers and community members who muscled in to help to make the day a success. “A big thank you also goes to all the sponsors for their valuable contributions towards the various projects IsAbility runs in aid of the development and advancement of opportunities for people with disabilities,” said IsAbility spokesperson Sandy James. The sponsors included the Zoutpansberg Private Hospital, Noorde Wapens, Limpopo Caterers, Emmanuel Christian School, Tsonga textiles, the Zoutpansberger (advertising), Potgieter Boerdery, Beets and Roots, Oklahoma Spur, Barley and Jam, Ocean Basket, Madigra Water, SACM, Surat Patel, The Nappy and Good health shop, Rainbow Midas, Timbercity, NewCo Meat, Blissbrands, Wilfred Lawrence, Premjee’s, Zwakanaka Accommodation, National Velvet Pollination Services, Soutpansberg Valley Flowers, Manocon, Jandrell and Swanepoel, Cartwright, Lizet Joubert Properties, and Die Boer Roer catering.
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Pictured are the winning 4-ballers with representatives of the Soutpansberg Golf Club and IsAbility Sport Club. From left to right are Marius Mostert (golf club captain), winners Craig Lee, Zagrys Nortjé, André Schoeman (a single leg amputee) and Eben Moller, Corrie Dercksen (Jumping Kids and Icexpress prosthetic limb beneficiaries) and ex-Springbok and Louis Trichardt resident Gavin "Magic" Johnson. Photo supplied.