OJA Golf Day 2018

Morison Abel Golf Day 2018

On the 6th of July the Old Johannian Association hosted the Annual Morison Abel Golf Day at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Course. With last year’s numbers growing from 14 fourballs to 30 fourballs, we were hoping to have the same turnout and booked out the full morning field.

Players gathered on the newly revamped East Course and were met with chilly and windy conditions.  Despite the winter chill, some great golf was played and the players thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

It was great to have both young and old OJs participating this year, from the Class of 2008 (celebrating their 10 year reunion) to the Class of 1968 (celebrating their 50 year reunion). We were privileged to have the participation of both the College and Prep staff and would like to thank them for their support of the Old Johannian Association. It was also a fitting setting for the Old Johannians to bid farewell to Mr Dave Odgers, who has been part of the Prep staff for many years and played an integral part in the lives of many Old Johannians who went through the Prep.  From the Old Johannian Association, we would like to thank Mr Odgers for all that he has done for the Old Johannian community and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions:

  • Norman Kelly from Haval Motors
  • Gerald Neves and the SovTech Team
  • Discovery Financial Advisors

Congratulations to the following winners:

  • 1st place – Morison Abel Trophy: Patrick Browne (OJ 1968)
  • 2nd place – Martin Gibb Trophy: Tsoanelo Ntene (OJ 2005)
  • Closest to the pin and the Clive Rice Trophy: Jamie Walters (OJ 2002)

We would like to thank all the Old Johannians who participated this year.  The Old Johannian Association would like to thank Royal Johannesburg and Kensington for hosting and accommodating us and to Glen Huddy and Wendy Huddy for ensuring that the day was a great success.  We appreciate all the hard work that they put in behind the scenes.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Gareth Heidt – Alston 2008

OJA Committee