14 teams went into battle for the inaugural Cape of Good Hope Wine Series title at Leopard Creek.

Dudley Annenburg, a 21-handicapper from Steenberg Golf Club in Cape Town, held his nerve on the daunting 18th hole at Leopard Creek Golf Club to lead his team to the inaugural Cape of Good Hope Wine Series title.

Annenburg and his Betterball partner Michael da Silva (2) started the final day a single point behind leaders Jooste Senekal (7) and Francois Potgieter (13) from Bellville Golf Club.

The two teams were neck and neck by the time they reached the par-five finishing hole. The iconic 18th at Leopard Creek, with its tricky island green, has dashed many dreams and it added a few more casualties when Da Silva, Senekal and Potgieter’s balls all found a watery grave. Annenburg’s ball ran through the green but stayed dry and the Steenberg man safely secured his bogey for 2 points and the championship title.

The prize is one that most golf fans could only dream of – an invitation to return to Leopard Creek in November to play in The Pro-Am of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

A total of 14 pairs from across the country, with Handicap Indexes ranging from +1.1 to 22.1, contested the National Final of the Cape of Good Hope Wines Series, having qualified via their club event and a Regional Final.


Cape of Good Hope Wine Series National Final
17th – 19th September 2019 – Leopard Creek
ClubPLAYER 1 HCap (75%)PLAYER 2 HCap (75%)Rnd 1Rnd 2TotalPos.
Steenberg GCMike da Silva2 (2)Dudley Annenberg21 (16)3839771
Bellville GCJooste Senekal7 (5)Francois Potgieter13 (10)3937762
Selborne ParkJohn Ridl10 (8)Michelle vd Merwe17 (13)3738753
Rondebosch Wayne Melle0 (0)Doug McFadyen5 (4)3341744
Rondebosch Bryan Leach6 (5)Steve Smith11 (8)3638744
Glendower GCKevin Mortimer10 (8)Miguel Simoes10 (8)3340736
Ladysmith CCGary McMaster24 (18)Luke Gibbons29 (22)3439736
Wingate ParkJohn Lubbe12 (9)Gerrie Nel15 (11)3834728
Victoria CCShabeer Essa11 (8)Abdool Essa16 (12)3834728
Wingate ParkTyron Taylor1 (1)Jan Carel Nel7 (5)37326910
Durban CCAsh Ramkissoon5 (4)Monty Botha13 (10)34346811
San LameerFrans Klopper14 (11)Peter Middlewick18 (14)32356712
CCJPat Cooke10 (8)Kit Manley19 (14)34326613
Houghton GCSandy Koor6 (5)Graham Josset8 (6)30346414