The 34th Silicon Smelter/Round Table 22 Charity Golf Day started on a high note on Friday evening when beneficiaries received donations of almost R200 000.
Silicon Smelters Company Secretary Jan Aucamp announced that R152 000 was raised during this year’s golf day and golfers had a chance of winning prizes worth more than R50 000.
“Besides the annual golf day we also host an annual fishing competition and 4×4 challenge as fundraisers. I am proud to announce that we have collected R135 000 and R113 000 during the fishing and 4×4 competitions respectively. This means that Silicon Smelters has raised almost half a million Rand for the year,” Chief Executive Officer, Nellis Bester said.
After 25 years of organising the golf day, Aucamp decided to step down and will be succeeded by a younger colleague. He said beneficiaries for this year include Help in Every Burden (Hieb), Martha Hofmeyr Tehuis vir Bejaardes, Aretha Bedieningstehuis, Samaritan Children’s Home and Round Table 22.
Two hundred and four entries were received for this year’s competition. At the end of the day Bossie and Lizelle Boshoff were announced winners of the better ball followed by Willie and Cynthia Viljoen. Nick Botha and Theuns Vermeulen finished in third place.
Prizes for closest to the pin went to André Ehlers (fourth hole), Nelson Marais (eighth), Ameer Bava (1th), Cobus Marnewick (16th) and Danie Bouwer (18th). Tiaan Venter took the longest drive on the 17th hole.