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Golf sport delivers no superstition, as Oliver Chikweshe tips the scales at Parkview

 

By Leo Mapfirakupa

 

Previously I read the Zimbabwe Digital News golf articles, and was fascinated by how they spoke about golf sport superstitions on Johannesburg golf courses.

I’m not the superstition type. I just play the game for fun. But I know that there are plenty of sportsmen and sportswomen with weird beliefs, and unusual play customs.

Infact its true that there are plenty of golfers with strange superstitions.

At Parkview I was on the lookout for the rabbits that Zimbabwe Digital News spoke about last year, including the black ones that were running amok on the greens.

I didn’t see them. Maybe they were removed by the club, or the groundsmen took them.

While I agree that the story about rabbits is good for laughs, I really think that this is a topic for another day.

And if superstition plays a part in your play, do let me know. My number is 063 815 2224.

Creatures aside, a smaller field took to play at Parkview golf course where Oliver Chiweshe dominated the field with a massive 40 points.

In second place was Alistair Magumise on 38 points and Ngoni Munetsi on third place with 35 points.

It was a bad day in office for the treasurer, Innocent Matonhodze who probably walked more the actual course distance of 6500m, and with 21 points he managed to have the longest day.

Parkview was founded in July of 1916 at an assembly of about 200 sports enthusiasts and business dignitaries gathered on what was then undeveloped veld to officially open a new golf club named Parkview.

The course itself is relatively tight off most tees and plays into the wind on the majority of the holes but greens are forgiving and not as fast as most championship courses in the area.

Locker room noisemakers

Despite a very good first driver, it was not good for the Deputy Secretary General, Leo who scored only 6 points on the first 10 holes, while betting a beer per hole with Albert Chikumbu, Leo teed off the 11th hole owing Albert 5 beers.

With his unorthodox grip, he managed to recover, and Chikumbu ended up owing him a beer.

It was evident that the Zimbango brothers are the noise makers in the locker room as their absence created very peaceful atmosphere amongst the Brawlers.

Although attendance was not as high with most of Brawlers out of town, a seasoned veteran Big Terrence Chimanya played his first game for the year. And we are at the end of October. Imagine.

On the 29th of November, all roads lead to Johannesburg Country Club as Brawlers celebrate end of year in a black tie dinner.

The annual event will have a live performance, and many more surprises.

This coming Friday, Brawlers together with Child’s Call Association will have a golf day at Houghton Golf Club. The day is meant to raise stationery funds to support kids whose schools were destroyed by Cyclone Idai.

On the 9th of November, Brawlers will be in Botswana were they will play at CC Gaborone. Later in the evening, they join the welcome party for the incoming Zimbabwean Ambassador to Botswana, His Excellency Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro.

Confirmed Results, Parkview Golf Club

1. Oliver Chikweshe 40
2. Allistair Magumise 38
3. Ngoni Munetsi 35
4. Hope Chasi 33
5. Elisha Musindo 33
6. Young Chara 33
7. Calvin Chirwa 31
8. Wesley Ncube 30
9. Daniel Maimba 30
10. Simukai Mandizvidza 28
11. Babington Mazhanga 27
12. Norman Moyo 26
13. Albert Chikumbu 26
14. Terence Chimanya 25
15. Testimony Gondo 25
16. PD 24
17. Leo Mapfirakupa 22
18. Innocent Matonhodze 21
19. Ovid (9 Holes) 15

 

Oliver Chikweshe get his dues

 

 

Big Terrence Chimanya played his first game of the year this week.

 

This coming Friday, Brawlers together with Child’s Call Association will have a golf day at Houghton Golf Club. The day is meant to raise stationery funds to support kids whose schools were destroyed by Cyclone Idai.

 

On the 29th of November, all roads lead to Johannesburg Country Club as Brawlers celebrate end of year in a black tie dinner.

 

 

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