Kim Williams picks up second Compleat Golfer Award
South Africa’s top-ranked Kim Williams was awarded her second Compleat Golfer Award when the 2012 Compleat Golfers Awards dinner was held at Randpark Golf Club last night. Her award was presented by Gauteng North Vice-President Dot van Ryneveld, who together with Gauteng President Les Rule. represented Women’s Golf South Africa.
Kim had a great year in 2011, successfully defending the the SA Amateur Stroke Play Championship as well as winning the following provincial stroke play championships – Eastern Cape, Border, Gauteng, Gauteng North and Boland. She was runner-up in the Western Province, KwaZulu Natal, Free State and Northern Cape, Nomads Gauteng Stroke Play, Southern Cape and Mpumalanga stroke play championships. She also won the Gauteng North and Boland match play championships.
She captained the Gauteng North team, current holders of both the Pick n Pay Interprovincial Championship (team member of the winning team for the last five years) and the WGSA 72 hole Teams Championships which her team won in 2008, 2010 and 2011.
She participated in the 2011 Ladies British Open Amateur Championship and was one of only two South Africans who qualified for the Match Play where she dismissed Valerie Sternebeck from Germany in the 1st round 4 & 3, Myrte Eikenaar of the Netherlands in the 2nd round 7 & 5, Stephanie Meadow, local favourite at Royal Portrush 4 & 3, and bowed out in the quarter finals to top English player, Amy Boulden. Kim was a member of the five-woman team representing South Africa at the Astor Trophy held at Fairhaven Golf Club in England and which is contested every four years between teams from Great Britain and Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. Kim was the only South African player to win all of her singles matches.
In addition, she represented South Africa for the second time at The Spirit played at Whispering Pines in Texas in November 2011.
Kim won the Compleat Golfer Award in 2010 and she fully deserves the award again in 2012 as she finished as WGSA’s top ranked player for every month in 2011.
All the winners
Compleat Golfer Golfer of the Year Charl Schwartzel
Compleat Golfer Mid Amateur champion Rowan du Preez
Compleat Golfer Newsmaker of the Year Ernie Els
Compleat Golfer Comeback of the Year Ashleigh Simon
Compleat Golfer Contribution to Golf Nick Price
Compleat Golfer Contribution to the Golf Industry Barry Cohen
Mercedes-Benz Mover of the Year George Coetzee
WGSA Ladies Amateur Golfer of the Year Kim Williams
WPGA Achiever of the Year Caryn Louw
Junior Golfer of the Year Haydn Porteous
SAGA Men’s Amateur Golfer of the Year Brandon Stone
SADGA Golfer of the Year Daniel Slabbert
Compleat Golfer Superintendent of the Year Raymond Donaldson (Westlake)
CMASA Manager of the Year Lloyd Martindale
Club Car Pro Shop of the Year Ed Holding, Dainfern
PGA of SA National Champion Ivano Ficalbi
PGA of SA Titleist Apprentice of the Year Caryn Louw
PGA of SA Teaching Pro of the Year John Dickson
PGA of SA Order of Merit winner Johan van Vuuren
PGA Professional Golfer of the Year Wayne Krambeck
Telkom Business Golf Journalist of the Year Iqbal Khan
Telkom Business Video Journalist of the Year Scott Seward