The national Pick ‘n Pay Golf Inter-Provincial Championship returns to the tournament birthplace tomorrow in Cape Town at the Clovelly Golf Club for its 10th birthday, and ends in a Prize-Giving evening on Friday, 7 September.
Following last night’s Flag Raising and Opening Dinner, the players have a practice day on Monday, but the teams will be rearing to get out onto the fairways as soon as the action starts.
On Tuesday morning the Stroke Play qualifying round (every shot counts towards a total score for the round) gets under way, and the results will guide the division of the field into four groups of four teams each.
The Divisions having been set, the teams then contest their respective Sections in a round-robin Match Play competition on Wednesday and Thursday, scoring on a hole-by-hole basis.
Last year the Gauteng Lions won by a comfortable 3-points margin in Section A, after a clean sweep of three wins in three, but will be anxious about their prospects, following the loss of significant players to the professional ranks.
Lions captain Kim Brookes leads a new-look team including Caitlin Beckwith, Nadia Esterhuyse, Lizelle Muller, Tandi von Ruben and Mercia Pretorius.
North West followed close behind, beating bronze-medallists the Southern Cape Flyers, and relegating Western Province A to the wooden spoon position.
2006’s B Section winners Gauteng North A will look to captain Yolande Storm with Kim Williams, Gina Switala, Zelda Smook, Henriette Frylink and Eugenie Clack gain promotion back into the A Section of the championship.