DSV SA Rugby Legends Invitational 2017

The KZN Midlands welcomed the SA Rugby Legends, sponsors and their guests with warm autumn sunshine as the Springbok Atlas bus drove into the picturesque Bosch Hoek Golf Club for the 6th edition of the annual SA Rugby Legends golf event.

Sponsored this year by global logistics firm DSV,  the Invitational featured a large group of SA Rugby Legends who travelled from around the country to attend the event.  The line up included Ray Mordt, De Wet Barry, John Smit, Henry Honiball, Butch James and Breyton Paulse.

Carte Blanche presenter Derek Watts was MC for the day, entertaining guests at the pre- tee off draw and prize giving ceremony as well as getting in a round of golf.  Legendary rugby commentator, Andy Capastagno, a Midlands farmer when, he’s not behind the mic, also joined in the day, saying it was a better option than having to dip his cattle for ticks.

Once the draw had decided which Legend was assigned to the four-balls it was tee off time.  The golfers were impressed with the championship condition of the course. Andrew Clark, Director of Golf at Bosch Hoek, and his staff have been hard at work preparing the course, not only for this, their flagship golf day, but also for the upcoming South African golf course ratings.

Butch James cleaned up the individual prizes for longest drive on the 6th & 18th as well as taking the top prize of a mid-week two-night stay at Springbok Lodge, along with is four-ball from DSV.

Stephan Bothma was the best individual player of the day with 45 points, winning himself a beautiful Citizen Eco Drive watch.

The top 5 four-balls were all very close and it was literally just  a point’s difference when the final scores were tallied.

Winners:                                                       Prize:

1st – 92 Points

 

Butch James                                                   Winners Individual Trophy

Andrew Dinnie                                              2 Night Mid-Week Stay for 2 at Springbok

Lloyd Rowlands                                            Lodge incl all meals and Game Drives

Brad Ross

 

2nd – 91 Points

Mike Proctor                                                  2 Night Mid-Week Stay for 2 at any Tsogo

Craig Ireland                                                  Sun Hotel in SA incl breakfast.

Dino Naicker                                                  DSV Jacket

Dev Naidu

 

3rd – 90 Points

De Wet Barry                                                Ricoh Printer

Jason Wesson

Andre Terblanche

Wayne Schonken

 

4th – 89 Points

Stefan Terblanche                                         Castle Light Golf Bag

Brad Macleod Henderson

Derek Macaskill

Grant Smith

 

5th – 87 Points

Justin Swart                                                   Oakley Sunglasses

Kevin Ellis

Rob Johnstone

Andrew Erskine

 

The rest of the field did not go empty handed with a wide range of fantastic prizes on offer for each participating team.

The auction raised over R46,000.00, with items including a hospitality package for the SA vs France Test Match at Growthpoint Kings Park, a signed framed photo of the two Springbok World Cup wining captains, a 150-bottle collection of fine Ken Forrester wines and a signed Springbok Opus.

All funds raised will go towards SARLA’s rugby development projects.

Thank you to Bosch Hoek Golf Club for once more hosting a fantastic event, to DSV for their first year of title sponsorship and supporting our event, and to all the other sponsors and guests for their on-going support. And, especially, to our Rugby Legends for giving of their time to join us for the day.

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