LEPHALALE – The Marula Cup was played over a period of four days – from 12-15 July; in conjunction with the Bushveld Festival.
Jan Beyer, golf manager, was very pleased with the results of the tournament and said that all together 550 rounds of golf were played of which 447 were for the Marula Cup.
During the prize giving on Saturday night, Jan thanked all the contestants as well as the committee members for their contributions towards making the tournament a great success. An emotional Jan also said: “This is my last Marula Cup.” Jan and Essie Beyer leave the club later this year.
Rohann Schnetler, chairman of the Golf Club and Wayne Smith, president, conducted the prize giving. Rohann said in his speech that Jan Beyer’s departure will leave a big gap at Mogol Club and thanked him for his outstanding work over the years. Rohann also praised the Mogol Club and the whole team for their dedicated work and said that despite the water problems which they experienced a while back, the course was in outstanding condition. Special thanks were also given to Howden, the company who has been the main sponsor of the Marula Cup for the past few years, as well as to Neil van Eeden from the Pro Shop in Lynnwood for their big contribution. Rohann continued by thanking all the sponsors and lastly, he thanked Hennie Pepler who was as always faithfully in his place providing the music. This year’s Miss Bushveld, 2nd princess and Miss Bosveldnooi handed out the prizes after which a wonderful meal was enjoyed by all.
Gerhard Pepler jnr. kicked dust in everyone’s eyes and won the Marula Cup with an excellent score. In the lady’s section, Lenanda van der Wat was the winner and André-Niel Burger walked off with the junior trophy.
Long live the Marula Cup!