Teeing off for a good cause

GEORGE Randell Primary School held its fourth annual golf day on a chilly Saturday morning at the West Bank Golf Club. Proceeds from the day went to help fund the George Randell Primary Trust

School Principal Gert Swanepoel said the aim of the trust is to help the underprivileged learners in their school by assisting deserving pupils students financially.

“We try to support pupils learners with talent in academics and sport and we’re currently supporting one pupil learner with a their full year’s tuition,“ Swanepoel said.

WINNING WAYS: Team Nashua emerged the winners at George Randell Primary’s golf day on Saturday. They are, from left, Pieter Claassen, Wayne Chowles, Bertus van der Nest and Mario Augousti        Picture: SUPPLIED

The Four Ball Alliance Tournament was attended by a number of golfing supporters. Event organiser, Doret Botha said she didn’t know anything about golf when she started out. in the beginning.

“I received a lot of guidance from the golf club in the first year and it really helped,” Botha said.

Recalling the start of the event, Botha said she spoke to a number of the school’s suppliers who came on board, along with other local businesses.

“Our biggest sponsor is Nashua who’ve been at it for the third year now. Hyundai has been with us since the inception. We’re really so grateful.”

Golf player and supporter Louis Nedft has also been involved with the project from the its first year.

“Ever since my partner told me about this, initiative, I’ve sponsored a raffle prize. And I’ll carry on doing so because this is a good initiative and for the school,” Nedft said.

Almost 40 local businesses have sponsored this event, with a huge pool of the prizes supplied by them. The tournament was won by Team Nashua.

Botha said added that there’s a car raffle to be drawn next month in July where the lucky winner can stand to win a Hyundai i10. The raffle’s proceeds will go towards building extra classrooms.

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