SAIF 2019 Annual Golf Day

The South African Institute of Foundrymens’ Annual Golf Day took place on Thursday 14th November 2019. The event was held at the Reading Country Club.

The following companies are thanked for sponsorship of prizes, tee boxes and greens: Ametex, Atvants Patterns, Ceramic & Alloy Specialists, ChemSystems, Durrans RMS Group, Duvha Foundry, Endeco Omega Sinto, FP Speciality, Foseco South Africa, Grinding Techniques, IMP Scientific, Insimbi Alloy Supplies, JC Impellers CC, Mineral Zone, Mondeco, Mustang Foundry, Pentagon Resources, RelyIntraCast, RM Solutions SAEFA, SAIF, SI Group HA South Africa, Spectech SA, Thos Begbie, UJ and VIP Metals.

The competition on the day was four ball alliance with two scores to count.

First on the day with 88 points were Arthur Spires, Gabriel Sekgwele, Bettie Knoessen and Seun Potgieter. Second on 84 points were Divan Kapp, Danny Muller, Willie Groenewald and Johan Pullen. Cobus van der Walt, Marc Scholtz, Naas Grobler and Gavin McClennan were third on 82 points.

The closest to the pin prizes on the 5th, 7th, 11th and 15th holes were sponsored by SI Group HA, ChemSystems Foundry Division, Insimbi Alloy Supplies and Thos Begbie. The longest drive prizes on holes 3, 4 and 18 were sponsored by Pentagon Resources, VIP Recycle and SAEFA, respectively. The nearest to the pin in two on the par four holes 2 and 16 were sponsored by Foseco South Africa and Spectech SA.

The SAIF would also like to thank the behind the scenes workers who made the day a success.

First on the day with 88 points were Arthur Spires, Gabriel Sekgwele, Bettie Knoessen and Seun Potgieter, all of Thos Begbie. With them is SAIF board member Janley Kotze (second left)

Second on 84 points were Divan Kapp, Danny Muller and Willie Groenewald all of Thos Begbie and Johan Pullen of nfinity IT Solutions

Third on the day were Cobus van der Walt (Knights Foundry) Marc Scholtz (Interwaste) Naas Grobler (VIP Recycle) and Gavin McClennan (Jay Bee Castings) with a score of 82 points

Nearest to the pin in two on the 2nd was won by Dries Saayman (Vaal Metallurgical Laboratories). Warren Zandberg of sponsors Foseco South Africa handed over the prize

ChemSystems Foundry Division sponsored the nearest to the pin on the 7th hole, which was won by Willie Groenewald. Lance Dell (right) of the sponsors handed over the prize

Nearest to the pin prize on the 15th was won by Rob Norrie (MIS Engineering). Joubert Groenewald (left) of sponsors Thos Begbie handed over the prize

Pentagon Resources sponsored the longest drive prize on the 3rd, which was won by Kyle Klassens. Adam Levin of sponsors Pentagon Resources handed over the prize

Longest day prize went to Zaid Syed and Jacques Swanepoel. The other two team members, Ilone Chetty and Barno Pieters, did a ‘runner’ before prize giving

SAEFA sponsored the prize for the longest drive on the 18th hole. David Anderson (right) of SAEFA handed over the prize to winner Kyle Classens

Closest to the pin on the 11th hole was won by Rob Gordon. John Brotherton collected the prize on his behalf. Len Hutton (right) of sponsors Insimbi Alloy Supplies handed over the prize

Closest to the pin on the 5th hole was won by Byron van Niekerk (RC Systems). Abraham Klopper and Antoinette Swanepoel of sponsors SI Group HA handed over the prize

Coming in fourth on the day were Brian Clough (Ceramic and Alloy Specialists), Eddie Bedser (Alcutech), Gary ‘voël’ van der Elst (Wahl Industries) and Gary Kimble (Windsor Metals). They are seen with SAIF Board member Janley Kotze (second left)

VIP Recycle sponsored the prize for the longest drive on the fourth hole. Naas Grobler of VIP Recycle handed over the prize to Adam Levin of Pentagon Resources who collected the prize on behalf of the winner, his colleague Joshua van Flymen