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Golf is offered to boys in all age-groups in the College and it continues to grow on a yearly basis, when one reflects on the attendance at our annual Golf Championships. The championship is played over three rounds; and also serves as trials to select our teams for each year. It is played at the various top golf courses across Gauteng. Two Old Boys, Yen Choo and Brandon Lane are the only two boys, to have won the College Championship three years in a row. Our current reigning Champion, Marco Masseceti in Grade 11, plays off a scratch handicap and also represents Eastern Gauteng in National Tournaments around the country.
Currently there is an A and B team, that participate in the Gauteng Schools Golf League. This league is played throughout the summer which concludes with a finals day that takes place at the end of March every year. Both of these teams also participate in the Ekurhuleni Schools Golf League from March to July each year. The format of both leagues, is individual stableford points and is played off a scratch handicap. The boys are also entered into the Inter-Catholic Schools Golf Festival each year which is played under PGA rules.
We are looking to enter four teams in the various leagues across Gauteng in 2018. Boys who want to represent St Benedict’s College at golf, must please register your name with Mr Norris in the Sports Department OR on email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many members of the St Benedict’s golf section have consistently played in Interprovincial Tournaments, affiliated to the SAGA. Former “Bennies” Headboy (1963); and renowned professional golfer, Hugh Baiocchi, went on to achieve great success and popularity on the South African and European circuits, completing his playing career as a member of the US PGA Tour.
The Golf section is currently planning a Golf Day for 2018 to celebrate St Benedict’s 60 years of existence. All Old Boys, Parents and sponsors, who want to participate in the golf day or contribute by way of booking a four-ball, a sponsorship or a donation, can contact Mr Craig Norris on email at: email@example.com.
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