Plettenberg Bay is a wonderful old style golf course – KeNako’s Head Coach Roger Wessels would like to see the juniors play more golf on this type of course because it rewards accurate hitting, smart strategy and good course management. The course is fairly narrow and there is an intimidating factor to quite a few holes which tests a players commitment to a shot.
It proved to be a tough challenge for the players, with scores tending to be higher than those achieved at many other courses in the region. Hans Jurie Human from Albertinia won his first junior tournament with a 73 gross. Hans Jurie and his Dad travel many miles every time there is a junior tournament and it is very rewarding for them to see Hans Jurie winning after all of their efforts over the past year. They seldom miss a junior tournament. The trip to Plettenberg Bay from Albertinia is a long one which means a very early morning and a late return home. From a KeNako Academy perspective Cameron Moralee and Franklin Manchest continued their fine tournament play with a tied 2nd place finish.
Damonn Tait played two consistent nines to win the A Division best nett. This is just reward for a young man who has been at the KeNako Academy since the beginning of 2012 and whose game has slowly but steadily been improving with his work on the range and in the gym. Well done Damonn and keep up the good work!