The South African Institute of Foundrymens’ Annual Golf Day took place on Thursday 9th November 2017. The event was held at the Reading Country Club.
The following companies are thanked for sponsorship of prizes, tee boxes and greens: Altair (Click2Cast), Ametex, Ceramic & Alloy Specialists, ChemSystems, Durrans RMS Group, Duvha Foundry, Endeco Omega, FP Speciality, Foseco South Africa, IMP Scientific, Insimbi Alloy Supplies, Iscar Cutting Tools, JC Impellers CC, Lauds Foundry Equipment, Lil Sales, MCTS, Metal Connection, Mineral Zone, Mustang Foundry, Nicast, Pestagon Resources, Pressure Die Casting, Procor Foundry Supplies, RelyIntraCast, SAIF, Saint Gobain Pipelines, SI Group HA South Africa, Spectech SA, Thos Begbie, UJ, VIP Metals and Weir Minerals.
The competition on the day was four ball alliance with two scores to count.
The winners of the SAIF Golf Day on an acceptable score of 94 were Hanno Viljoen, Afzal Chothia, Edward Jansen and Darryl MacIntosh. Coming in second on a score of 93 were Derick Elliot, Rudi Pienaar, Fubio Ciani and Frans Smit. Third on the day on a score of 91 were Gerrard van Rooyen, Johan Bits, Christo Saayman and Christo Filras.
The longest day prize went to Jacque Hoffman, JJ de Jager, Koos Claasen and Phillip Chikwava.
The closest to the pin prizes on the 2nd, 5th, 7th and 11th holes were sponsored by SI Group HA, Insimbi Alloy Supplies, Foseco and ChemSystems. The longest drive prizes on holes 4, 13 and 17 were sponsored by VIP Metals, Ametex and Lauds Foundry Equipment, respectively.
The SAIF would also like to thank the behind the scenes workers who made the day a success. These included marshals John Taylor and Michael Morapeli, Marina Biljon for registration, bookings and organising the prizes and sponsors, Janley Kotze for prize giving and general workers Cindy Sithole and Pushetso Ramasobane, both of MCTS.
The winners of the SAIF Golf Day on an acceptable score of 94 were Hanno Viljoen (Kevin Roelofse collected Hanno’s prize for him) Afzal Chothia, Edward Jansen and Darryl MacIntosh
Coming in second on a score of 93 were Derick Elliot, Rudi Pienaar, Fubio Ciani and Frans Smit
Third on the day on a score of 91 were Gerrard van Rooyen, Johan Bits, Christo Saayman and Christo Filras
Three of the longest day winners Jacque Hoffman, JJ de Jager and Koos Claasen
ChemSystems sponsored closest to the pin on the 7th hole that was won by Willie Groenewalt. Lance Dell of ChemSystems, the Director responsible for the foundry division was there to hand out the prize
Charles McGeer had a great day on the course but unfortunately was not at prize giving to collect his prizes. He won closest to the pin on the 2nd and 11th holes. Len Hutton of Insimbi Alloy Supplies handed over the prize to SAIF President Janley Kotze for safekeeping
Foseco sponsored the prize for closest to the pin after the second shot on the 2nd hole, which was won by Charles McGeer. Foseco’s MD Enno Krueger was there to hand over the prize
Awie Klopper of SI Group HA South Africa handed out the prize to Maritz Janse Van Rensburg for closest to the pin on the 5th hole
Longest drive on the 4th hole, sponsored by VIP Metals, went to Donovan Lyndon. He is seen receiving his prize from the tall Riaan van Tonder. Donovan also won the longest drive prize on the 18th hole, which was sponsored by Lauds Foundry Equipment
Ametex sponsored the longest drive prize on the 13th hole. Andrew McFarlane handed over the prize to Neville Sanders, who was there to collect the prize for winner Chris Reeve