Despite a final all-out-effort on the last day of the gentlemen’s winter competition I wasn’t able to catch Roelof Ketelaar. This left me in second place, or, as my eldest son would say, the first loser! My “reward” for being the first loser was that I was “instructed” (it wasn’t suggested or requested) that I would have to write a short article for the web site.
So here goes.
This winter competition was quite remarkable. A few facts:
Last Friday was a fitting final day of the winter competition. A total of 48 members were present for a shotgun match. The clubhouse was full and it was extremely “gezellig” (even the English language has its limitations). Following the golf the prizes for the winter competition were duly presented to the following players:
1st Roelof Ketelaar (A deserved winner) 89 points
2nd Paul Roper 88 points
3rd Fred Claassen 78 points
4th Evert Liewes 78 points
5th Jacob Gunter 74 points
6th Jan Tiesinga 54 points
The climax of the afternoon was Harrie’s Meat Ball – as usual exceptional in quality and quantity. (It is to be hoped that a Meat Ball Test will form an important part of the selection process for the new proprietors of the restaurant!)
This coming Friday we have the first 18 holes match of the new season. Hopefully there are sufficient enthusiastic members who will accept this challenge and ensure that the Friday afternoon remains one of the high points of the Holthuizen golfing week.
N.B. We considered using photos of the prize winners but came to the conclusion that none of them were photogenic.
27th February 2019