Ekurhuleni Women’s Golf elects its first Executive Committee

Daphne Maynier, pictured here, was elected President of the first Ekurhuleni Women’s Golf Executive at their inaugural Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 24 January.

Women’s Golf South Africa increased its affiliated member unions to 13 in January 2012 with the inclusion of the new union.

The other members of this new executive are vice-President Margie de Kock, Treasurer Mariette White, Secretary Unsula Dindelstad and committee members Angie Izatt, Cathy Ablett, Jackie Mackenzie, Suzette Venter and Val Bock.

These ladies, led by Daphne and Ursula, have worked tirelessly to get their union up and running and will be represented by a strong women’s team at the WGSA 72 Hole Teams Championship to be played at Polokwane in May.

The new union encompasses the following 15 former Ladies Golf Gauteng clubs – Avion Park Golf Club, Benoni Country Club, Benoni Lake Club, Ebotse Golf Club, Engineers Golf Club, ERPM Golf Club, Heidelberg Golf Club, Kempton Park Golf Club, Nigel Golf Club, Pollak Park Golf Club, Royal Oak Golf Club, SAPS Training Centre Golf Club, Serengeti Golf Union, Springs Golf Club and State Mines Country Club.

The history of the new union is that East Rand Ladies Golf was originally formed in 1961, 50 years ago, but disbanded in 1998 to merge with Gauteng Ladies Golf. With 600 to 700 lady members belonging to East Gauteng clubs, Lady Captains had met with their members early this year and were given a mandate to vote at special meeting held to decide whether to form a new union.

At a Special Meeting held in March at Benoni Country Club, the delegates unanimously agree to for the new union, Ekurhuleni Women’s Golf, and applied to Women’s Golf South Africa for affiliation.

WGSA formally agreed to accept the new union as from I January 2012 at a Special General Meeting in May.

The first Ekurhuleni Women’s Stroke Play Championship will be played at State Mines Country Club from 3 to 4 June 2012 and in celebration of the new union, Women’s Golf South Africa will host the first Sanlam South African Match Play Championship at Benoni Country Club in July 2012.

The Sanlam South African Stroke Play Championship will be played at Umhlali Country Club from 14 to 17 April.

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