Junior golfers in the Southern Cape are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to golf courses and with so many of this region’s top golf courses hosting Southern Cape Junior Tournaments, it is an absolute privilege for the junior golfers. Fancourt made their wonderful Outeniqua Course available this past Sunday and the youngsters all enjoyed the experience, despite the tough windy conditions.
The week long short game program the KeNako students had participated in prior to the tournament paid dividends around Outeniqua as their short game stats showed a marked improvement, despite the tough conditions. The greens on the Outeniqua course were fantastic, but also hard and fast, so short game ability was truly tested. The previous week’s focus on the short game certainly helped Cameron Moralee as he did not hit the ball as well as he normally does but he still managed to get into a playoff with Mossel Bay’s Cyril Botha and Cameron then won the tournament on the first extra hole, holing a magnificent putt from 6 meters for a birdie to beat Cyril’s par.
A player who has performed consistently well this year is Johan Oosthuizen and he had another good tournament to finish third. Johan’s golf has shown steady improvement over the past 18 months and it is only a matter of time before this young man from Somerset West wins a tournament. Johan joined the KeNako Academy program at the beginning of 2012.
From a KeNako coaching staff perspective this year has been very rewarding as the KeNako students have managed to challenge for a win in virtually every junior tournament in the Southern Cape. The program has been very effective in getting new students to a competitive level, whilst the more established students are continually challenged and learning new skills.