The Golden Fleece of Golf

Six years ago there was so little support for the Smithfield Golf Club that it was on the verge of closing down.

As a desperate last minute effort to avoid what seemed to be the inevitable end, Harry Prinsloo came up with the idea of a one-day competition that would enable the largely farming membership to meet on the fairway with reps of agricultural-supply companies supplying local farmers.

The idea could not have been more successful. Not only was the club saved but financially it has gone from strength to strength. Given the appropriate title of Goue Vag or Golden Fleece the competition is now a popular fixture on the annual calendar.

The 2016 event was held last week over the customary 18 holes, with CMW and OVK taking the two top spots.

Our picture shows some of the players at rest after a tough round of golf.

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