IIG Presidents Invitational Golf Day - 29 March 2017

The IIG Presidents Invitational took place at the Randpark Golf Club on Wednesday 29 March 2017, sponsored for the second year running by Constantia Insurance Company and supported by Tial Technologies, PG Glass and Discovery Insure.

The picturesque and immaculately conditioned Bushwillow course was the perfect setting to enjoy a casual round of golf and connect with clients, colleagues and old acquaintances.  The usual challenges of this enjoyable golf course with its towering trees and bunkers, daunting dog-leg turns and sloppy greens was made even more interesting on the 6th tee where renowned golf hacker and IIG President, Gerald van Wyk, was waiting to tee off on behalf of the 4 ball pairs.
“Ok guys, I need a 7 iron, tee pin, ball and a golf swing please!” is how #YourIIG president welcomed the players on the 6th and after a quick photo opportunity and catch up with the players he sent them on their way with a shank, a slice, a hook, a chunk and the occasional masterstroke! Proving the advice from Forrest’s mom that life is a like a box of chocolates “You never know what you gonna get.”

Also present on the day were the Class of 2017 participants who used the opportunity to interact with the players and launch their Amor Housebuild initiative raising money to fund the building of a house for a deserving family in the Delmas area. They raised R6,500 from the players for this great cause and put up a lucky draw golf hamper to the value of R3,000 and a hole-in-one lucky draw to the value of R50,000.

Constantia Insurance Company was out in full force with 2 teams participating and providing the players with a refreshing break at 2 watering holes along the course to compliment the Constantia branded golfer’s pack provided to all the players at registration.

Prizegiving was hosted in the vibrant Jacaranda function room where #YourIIG president, Gerald van Wyk, led proceedings with an announcement on the IIG Class of fundraising effort which saw another quick R1,000 being raised to get the team over the line. 3 Lucky draws followed with the winners walking away with:
1. IIG Class of 2017 Golf Hamper valued at R3,000 (Winner: Duncan Ackerman)
2. Tial Technologies Golf Hamper valued at R2,000 (Winner: Antheo Everson)
3. Fulcrum International Preliminary Draw Winner (Winner: Jason Gillard)

The pairing of Gareth Whitstock and Thomas Kieck playing in the Tial Technologies 4 ball took the days honours returning a score of 54 on a BB Stableford format. In a distant yet competitive second place with 47 points were the pairing of Ken Smart and Clyde Troup from team Frontline 4 ball whilst Duncan Ackerman and Dylan Van Heerden from team Santam 4 ball took third with 45 points. The nearest to the pin on hole 6 was won by Gareth Whitstock and Johan Geldenhuys took nearest to the pin on hole 13.

The networking that followed was accompanied by good food, great music and even better memories of a day well spent with #YourIIG
A special Thank You to our sponsors for making this event possible: Main – Constantia | Co: Tial Technologies | Contributors: PG Glass, Discovery Insure

Full list of winners:
Top 3

Gareth Whitstock
Thomas Kieck

Ken Smart
Clyde Troup

Duncan Ackerman
Dylan Van Heerden 

Nearest to the pin
6th – Gareth Whitlock
13th – Johan Geldenhuys