Junior Prep’s first Golf Day

September 17, 2021 | Junior Preparatory

Sunny weather? Check.

Enthusiastic golfers? Check.

Promises of a good day? Check.

On Wednesday 15 September the Junior Prep hosted its first ever Golf Day at the Bryanston Country Club. The event organisers, along with the friendly staff from the Country Club, started setting up early to ensure a seamless start to the day, with all Covid protocols observed.

The excitement for this long anticipated day was obvious as the golfers started arriving for registration. Upon completion of registration, they were ushered to the table where they received a welcome gift. There was an opportunity for a quick photo before they fetched their gear, ready to head out.

Golf carts were parked and waiting and the friendly caddies were full of smiles, ready to start the day’s proceedings.

It was great to see the golfers who had arrived early, spot someone they hadn’t seen in a while, and smile a huge smile through their masks as they excitedly called out to their friend. Jokes and laughter could be heard as they seized the opportunity to catch up.

The Golf Day encouraged new friendships and new memories to be created.

The day was glorious, albeit just a bit windy, as the golfers made their way round the golf course.

Walking around the course, at the different holes, it was great to hear the bellows of laughter amongst the different teams. Words of encouragement, tips on where to aim the ball and where to stand could be heard as they prepared to tee off. The putting was stressful at times, as they tried to make the hole, and the elation and high fives when the ball eventually went in the hole was fabulous to see.

The Golf Day was a fundraising initiative for the Junior Prep. We are celebrating our 21st year and to mark this precious milestone, we are building a Bell Tower in the Junior Prep.

It was heart-warming to see the support from the greater campus. Members from the College Executive and staff from other departments and schools on the campus were there to support the Junior Prep while enjoying a round of golf. Synergy in its true form!

After the golfing was done, there was a moment to catch up on the days’ events before being ushered to the dining area, where the dinner and prize giving were to take place.

The MC, Lucky Letshabo, did a stellar job, ensuring that the evening ran smoothly. To kickstart the evening and break the ice, a game was played that had the lucky last-person-standing winning a weekend away for two.

Speeches were made by the Junior Prep Head, Gayle Harris, who was followed by Alan Wintermeyer, the CFO of the Fidelity Services Group, who were a major sponsor of the Golf Day.

A delicious dinner was served to our golfers who enjoyed the time socializing together.

Thereafter, the winners of the various golfing categories were announced.

A day like this takes a lot of planning. We would like to thank our Junior Prep PTA,  especially our Chair, Nomvula Mabunda, and Deputy Chair, Shirley Ogden, as well as Barbara Beauchamp and Olga Carr from the Events Department, for all the months spent and hard work involved in organizing such a successful day.

We couldn’t have done it without the generosity of the Saints community for the prizes and donations to the event. We thank One and All from the bottom of our hearts. Thanks go to:

Leigh Hindshaw
Richard Meyer
Nishie Rajah
Navigate Consulting Africa
Lisa Botes
Kim Miller
Danielle and Bradley Scorer
Bridget Harpur
Greg Clark
Kelly Kreuger
Hussain Mafooza
Jane Ding
Odd Pod
Gemae Lazenby
Hamza Farooqui
Gillian Elson
Angela Powell Hampers
Robyn Edmunds
Sandra Boome & Melissa Haupt
Nikki Balfour
Khabo Shabangu
Keshreee Perumal
Blacky Komani
Mark Burger
Gugu Sidaki
Samantha Currie
Bryanston Country Club
Barbara Beauchamp & Olga Carr
Standard Bank
Every single parent who generously donated alcohol towards the wheelbarrow, especially during COVID times.
Every single parent who donated snacks, jams, biscuits, delicious treats towards the hamper.

Thank you for making the Junior Prep Golf Day the success it was.