The club was busy with meetings for much of the week, with the bowlers finalising their T-bone evening.
Their animated president, “Stubob Long Pants” (it’s not often he wears them), could be seen fretting about the bar selling last-minute tickets and checking the weather apps for the weekend weather forecast.
The final orders for the 1kg T-bones were tallied, the meat and briquettes ordered, and they were ready to go.
The captain of our Tri-Nations team to play against Harrismith and Estcourt in the Berg, and his team, also held a number of meetings during the week.
Ladysmith High School (LHS) hosted their fund-raising golf day over the weekend.
The weather and the small field did not deter the enthusiasm of the staff of this fine institution, as they cooked up a halfway storm and stayed to enjoy the semi-finals of the rugby.
There were very few old boys to be seen at the club, but those who were there certainly did the school proud with their spirited display of brotherhood.
Meanwhile, out on the course, the Queen’s English was hardly spoken.
Mathematical equations were foreign to all except Chris Nel, and the quality of reading the geographical features of the terrain nonexistent.
The history of the school and club was never mentioned, the science of the game forgotten about and common sense played truant for most of the afternoon.
The Brainiac’s award of the day went to Bheki Mbokazi and Colin Woodall, who (with a disciplined study programme) ended up as the form players on 46 points.
The pairing of Ntokozo Cebekhulu and Sipho Hlongwa had studied very hard and even with extra lessons fell two short to finish a very credible second on 44 points.
Sipho might not have won the golf, but he certainly was top of the class for his bright yellow pants.
After three pairs finished on 43 points, Sifiso Mdluli and Themba Ntuli were (after a re-mark) declared winners of the group.
There were five two-clubs, with Aurette Boardman, Corné Davel, Sifiso, Bheki and Sipho holing his second shot on the first.
The nearest the pin prizes went to Mike Suddaby, Leon Petersen, Corné and Bheki.
The evening went off like a T-bone on fire, with over 200 people enjoying a great evening organised by the bowls section. With the fires roaring and The Expectations singing for their supper and belting out the music, the diners waited for one of 77 T-bones to be done.
The bowls section would like to thank The Expectations and all who attended and supported the evening.
Well done to Stuart and his team for a STU-pendous effort.
Our forgotten bunch of golfers found their way to Champagne Sports and settled in for the weekend. Out of the 24 points on offer over the weekend, they managed to secure eight and a half of them. This constitutes a slightly better than pass mark, so I’m told, but it was not enough to see them to victory, as those pesky golfers from Harrismith scored more.