Southbroom Ladies Amateur Classic 2019

12 TO 14 MAY 2019

The 2019 Ladies Classic was another roaring success, competitive, fashionable and 3 stunning  autumn days. Whoever arranged the weather did a fantastic job!

Congratulations to the winners, the top 10 being:

1 Lynne Blackstock & Karen Burns 129
2 Gill Huddy & Sandy FitzGerald 127
3 Wendy Counihan & Binny Stephen 121
4 Allyson Thomas & Shirley Jeffery 118
5 Irene Schanda & Janet Humphrey 117
6 Rieks Tiley & Denise Grobbelaar 117
7 Jennifer Abernethy & Tinker De Swart 117
8 Tessa Hinton & Jo Morley-Jepson 117
9 Morag Magnusson & Tessa Granger 116
10 Rachel Sellers & Heather Duvet 113

The Ladies Classic was a blast!
Another year, another enjoyable Classic! Well done to all who took part this year, it was really a special 16th Tournament. With the rains the course had experienced over the last month, we were blessed to have 3 days of Sun without a drop of rain. Congratulations to Lynne Blackstock and Karen Burns who were able to fend off Sandy FitzGerald & Gill Huddy by 2 points!

Saluting what was a good week of golf!

Thanks to Legends Players –  Des Erasmus, Mel Davies, Richard Bridgeford & Deon de Beer for sharing your talents starting the party so well! Saturday night’s highlight was the Southbroom Pro Shop Fashion Show. Well done to all the models, you all looked great!

This years theme was ‘Around the World in just 3 days’ commemorating Southbroom Golf Club’s 80th Birthday! It was incredible to walk through the club house on the Sunday night, seeing the ladies dressed up from different times and parts of the world. We had some Egyptians, Cow Girls, Mexicans, Hawaiian Dancers, Australians, Zulu Dancers, Leprechauns and the mighty All Blacks from New Zealand, just to name a few!

It was great to see all the effort shown by the Ladies!

Fashion Show!

Sunday night was the main entertainment night
Carrying on with the theme of ‘Around the world in 80 Days’ Allyson Thomas (Lady Captain) and her merry team attempted to take the crowd around the world in roughly 15 minutes. We had acts from South Africa (Waka Waka) America (Born in the USA and It’s Raining Men) Britain (The Beatles and Spice Girls) Sweden (ABBA) Spain (La Macarena) South Korea (Gangnam Style) and of course to finish it off was Freddy Mercury with Queen & We Will Rock You!

Thanks to all our Sponsors!

There was some stylish course fashion!

Big thanks to Allyson Thomas, Irene & Erwin Schanda and the rest the Busy Bees group from the Ladies Section  together  with Jenny Fox and Della Kempthorne who all put in a whole lot of effort and helped with the costumes, props and décor for the evenings & tournament in general. Gavin’s Clubhouse staff of Thembi, Phet, Michelle, Sbu, Wilson and all the bar staff put on a great show of delicious food and great service altogether creating a superb evening.

After the Fashion Show and Nic’s famous potjie on Saturday evening the ladies were straight to business on Sunday morning starting with Dj’s Clinic at 9am and a Shotgun start at 10am. The wind was up early from the North and blew all day, it was by no means a gale force, but enough to remind you to take an extra club or two! The scoring was good and competitive with Sandy FitzGerald & Gill Huddy (39 pts) and Jennifer Abernethy & Tinker de Swart (40 pts) trailing the shared day one leaders of Lynne Blackstock & Karen Burns together with Wendy Counihan & Binny Stephen who had posted totals of 42 points each.

The Classic show and Winton Smile took center stage on Sunday evening. With great food, entertainment and music its was bound to be great party filled with company, dancing and many laughs! The Day started an hour earlier as we settled into the tournament and Mother Nature decided to change it up a bit, with a stronger wind blowing from the South. The ladies were definitely better equipped on Day two to battle the wind as the scoring was very good and still as competitive. Just 3 points separated 5 teams Rene Matthew & Kathy Bush (42 pts) Biffy Dunn & Isobel Fyfe (43 pts) Lynne Blackstock & Karen Burns, Sandy FitzGerald & Gill Huddy (All on 44 pts) Winning the day with an incredible 45 pts were our very own Lady and Vice Captain Team of Allyson Thomas & Shirley Jeffery.

Going into the final day the scores were close, high scoring on the Monday brought many back into contention so there was a lot of excitement in the air. We were greeted to mainly overcast conditions, no wind at all meant we were in for a cracker of a day. Winning the final day with a staggering 49 points were Janet Humphrey and Irene Schanda. That haul blasted them all the way up the leader board to a very respectable 5th spot. For the Classic, it was a two horse race. Playing together Sandy FitzGerald and Gill Huddy would have to make up 3 points on Lynne Blackstock and Karen Burns to lift the trophy. While they played brilliantly on the final day, Lynne and Karen did equally as well to remain in touch and eventually came in with 43 points, 1 behind Sandy & Gill’s tally of 44 points. That would be enough for Lynne and Karen to secure their first ever Ladies Classic by two shots.
Your Top 10 Teams!

A big thank you must also go out to all our sponsors and especially those who manned their tees and spoilt the players! Thanks to active tee sponsors Realty 1 Southbroom, Coral Tree Colony, Ubuntu Resource Management, Sensasia, Cathy Halliday Properties & Lynne Blackstock!

Well Done again to the hard working Classic Committee and special thanks to Deanne Purtell (Dance Show Choreographer), to our Ladies Committee headed up by Allyson Thomas, Shirley Jeffery & Irene Schanda , and the rest of the Southbroom Ladies team for all the wonderful décor, enthusiasm and transforming the club house magically.  A big thanks to the ever efficient Registration Ladies Angela Erasmus, Nicola McKenzie & Jean Blailey.

Thanks to all the Classic Photographers  -especially Richard Bridgeford and his on course roving lens and Gwen James for taking  the Team pics!
All the Tournament pictures can be found on the Southbroom Golf Club Facebook page

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Winners! Congrats to Lynne Blackstock & Karen Burns

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1 Lynne Blackstock & Karen Burns 129
2 Gill Huddy & Sandy FitzGerald 127
3 Wendy Counihan & Binny Stephen 121
4 Allyson Thomas & Shirley Jeffery 118
5 Irene Schanda & Janet Humphrey 117
6 Rieks Tiley & Denise Grobbelaar 117
7 Jennifer Abernethy & Tinker De Swart 117
8 Tessa Hinton & Jo Morley- Jepson 117
9 Morag Magnusson & Tessa Granger 116
10 Rachel Sellers & Heather Duvet 113
11 Rene Matthew & Kathy Bush 113
12 Katherine Gascoigne & Rita du Plessis 113
13 Jo Ledden & Lesley Godley 111
14 Leigh Thackwray & Sally Chalmers 111
15 Marian Ledingham & Val Mckenzie 110
1ST Wendy Counihan & Binny Stephen 42
2ND Lynne Blackstock & Karen Burns 42
3RD Jennifer Abernethy & Tiker de Swart 40
4TH Gill Huddy & Sandy FitzGerald 39
PIN 4TH Wendy Counihan
PIN 8TH Lindsay Owen
PIN 11 Trish Anderson
PIN 14 Leigh Thackwray
13TH Karen Burns
1ST Allyson Thomas & Shirley Jeffery 45
2ND Gill Huddy & Sandy FitzGerald 44
3RD Biffy Dunn and Isobel Fyfe 43
4TH Rene Matthew & Kathy Bush 42
PIN 4TH Tessa Hinton
PIN 8TH Denise Grobbelaar
PIN 11 Wendy Lamb
PIN 14 Antha Uys
13TH Isobel Fyfe (2 Club)


1ST Irene Schanda & Janet Humphrey 49
2ND Jo Ledden & Lesley Godley 43
3RD Gill Huddy & Sandy FitzGerald 42
4TH Rieks Tiley & Denise Grobbelaar 42
PIN 4TH Lee Varrie
PIN 8TH Edith Blum
PIN 11 Solange Fox
PIN 14 Rachel Sellers
SILVER Valerie Melvin
BRONZE Linda Aitken
13TH Tinker De Swart
FIRST Linda Surtees & Shirley Dallas
Helene Linder & Riana Moore
Chris Fane Hervey & Cathy Van Blerk
Rieks Tiley & Denise Grobbelaar
Jo Ledden & Lesley Godley
Janet Humphrey & Irene Schanda
Lynne Blackstock & Karen Burns
Morag Magnusson & Tessa Granger
Lee Varrie & Tracey Mills




We thank our sponsors for

their generous support

  • Applied Outsourcing• Aquelle•

 Accessori• Arc Sportswear• Bandit Golf •

  • Beaver Creek• Bob & Allyson Thomas•

Cathy Halliday Estates• Casa Toscana

Coral Tree Colony • Cutter & Buck

 Changing Gears Spinning & Fitness •

  • Della Kempthorne • Derrik & Rene Matthew •

 Erwin & Irene Schanda •

 Emthunzini Hats • Exclusive Imports • Falcon Transport

 Glenbrynth • Golfino •Greensleeves Events

 Howard Buttery •

Hibiscus Insurance Brokers•

  • John Burnett Insurance Brokers

 Jo & Chris Ledden • LG • Lake Navarone

La Petit Truc D’Ann Sophi•

  • Lynne Blackstock • Midea Air-conditioning

 Marxelle’s Day Spa •Mel & Michelle Davies

  • Mizuno • Nike • Nakai Home Stay •

Peak Pals •Pinnacle• Puma •

Richard & Les Savage• Richard & Karen Bridgeford •

 Ramsgate Stationers•

 Riptide Restaurant • Realty 1 Southbroom •

  • Riverbend• San Lameer Hotel •

 San Lameer Pro Shop • Sensasia Day Spa •

Smile Dental Centre

Simarki• Swagg • Southbroom Pro Shop•

 Southbroom Pharmacy• Swing Sports

South Coast Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

South Coast Tourism • Southbroom Pharmacy•

 Srixon• Southbroom Golf Club

Trattoria la Terrazza • Vic Pretorius

 Ubuntu Resource Management

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