21 November 2021
The “wild’ coast certainly lived up to its name this week. Play on day 1 was suspended due to high winds & the field of 18 senior Professionals had to play 36 holes on the 2nd day.
Unfortunately, Mark McNulty, one of the finest golfers produced out of Southern Africa was unable to compete having just returned from the UK.
The Wild Coast Sun (WCS) Pro-Am took place from 18-20 November 2021, with Doug McGuigan winning on an exceptional total score of 12 under par, 198. Doug won by 10 shots from Chris Williams with details available on the website. The conditions for play on day one was horrendous with play having to be abandoned after several holes played due to extremely high winds in the region of 70Km per hour. The event committee made a decision to play 36 holes on day 2 to enable the tournament to still be a 54 -hole event. The course was wet and played longer on the last day. We thank Sun International and Heineken for their well accepted contributions to the event. We hope to make this a better and bigger tournament in the future.
5 November 2021
The new Solar Classic Pro-Am replaces the Senior Masters this year. A big thank you to Solar for stepping in & supporting the Sunshine Senior Tour.
The teams Pro-Am event was played over the first two days & was made up of the top 30 Senior Pros & 90 competititve Amateurs from various companies. The Senior Pros will play three rounds in total with a cut after the second round to the top 30 & ties. These 30 will compete on the third day for a share of the prizefund. This currently stands at a minimum of R150,000.
The tournament got underway in perfect conditions today on a very well presented golf course. The morning field was made up of Professionals only & the afternoon field is the Teams Pro-Am event. Day 2 was played in super conditions with a late afternoon storm just missing the players. Chris Williams eagled the 18th hole to claim victory at -7.
George, 15 October 2021
Fidelity Kingswood Classic Pro-Am exceeds greatest expectations
This week Kingswood Golf Estate in George hosted the Sunshine Senior Tour Pro-Am proudly sponsored by Fidelity and George Tourism. It was a smashing success with a field of 116 golfers, both amateurs and Professionals from all over South Africa.
Round 1, the Pro-Am event, took place on Wednesday 13 October with perfect weather conditions allowing the Amateurs and Pro’s an opportunity to see George at its best. The weather turned on Thursday, giving the Pros a real challenge with hefty winds and scattered rain showers. Neil Cheetham from the UK who won the Senior PGA Club Professional Championship in 2019 and Nic Henning ex European Tour Player and multiple winner on the Sunshine Tour, were joint leaders after day one.
Day two saw a nail-biting battle till the end, but SA’s National Coach, ex European Tour Player and Kingswood’s own, Roger Wessels,
kept his cool with two solid rounds of 72 and 73, to make him the 2021 Winner of the Fidelity Kingswood
Classic. Kingswood Golf Estate once again boasted with offering the players a golf course in pristine condition with spectacular greens that measured up to their reputation. The start of this partnership with Kingswood, the Sunshine
Senior Tour, Fidelity and George Tourism looks to offer great prospects for the future of golf on the Garden Route.
1st place – Roger Wessels, 145
T2nd place – Neil Cheetham, 146
T2nd place – Nic Henning, 146
4th place – Mike Quinn, 149
5th place – Kenneth Dube, 150
Nic Henning wins at Sun City
Nic Henning, son of the late Graham Henning, and family of the world renown Henning clan, showed his pedigree and produced two solid under par rounds of golf (68 + 70) to win the Quatro sponsored Pro-Am event, held on the Lost City Course at the Sun City Resort from 23-24 August 2021. The weather was on the fresh side on day two with some wind, but the golf course was in good shape for this time of the year with extremely fast and smooth greens. While the starting field was not at full strength given that McNulty, Kingston, Horne, and Terblanche were either competing elsewhere in
Europe or had other activities to attend, it was successful. Nevertheless, a strong field of 26 professionals competed for the R22 500 first prize on offer alongside 78 amateur participants. Doug McGuigan made time to play in this tournament and finished second posting a level par score of 144. A day later he was off to play at Sishen in a Sunshine Tour event.
Paul Marks (145) again showed his consistency finishing third and remained seventh on the 2021 order of merit and in line for the “Rookie of the year’ award. The Senior Tour thanks the main sponsors of the event, namely Quatro, Heineken and Sun International, as well as all the amateur
participants who contributed largely to the success of the tournament. The next event moves to Orkney from 1-3 October
14 July 2021
Horne victorious at the Kyalami Fidelity Pro-Am Event
Keith Horne showed his class and produced two solid under
par rounds of golf (70 + 68) 138 to win the Fidelity sponsored
event held at the Kyalami Golf Club from 13-14 July 2021.
The weather was on the cold side, but the golf course was in
good shape for this time of the year with fast smooth greens.
While the starting field was not at full strength given that
Williams, Kingston, McGuigan and Cruse were competing
elsewhere in Europe. Nevertheless, a strong field of 25
professionals competed for the R15 000 first prize on offer.
Paul Marks (143) and Callie Swart (145) showed form to
finish in the top three.
There were many late withdrawals given the disaster
happening in KZN and Gauteng at the same time of the
tournament. The Senior Tour thanks Fidelity for their kind
and generous support during these trying and