Tight finish to UCT staff golf competition

20 May 2008 | Story by Newsroom

Jeremy Midgley, Martin West, Kevin Bennett
Birdies of the same feather: Prof Kevin Bennett, wearing the winner's "rather vile green jacket", receives Ron's Mug from 2007 winner Professor Jeremy Midgley (far left) and DVC Prof Martin West

On Sunday, 18 May, six four-balls took part in the annual staff (and spouses) Ron's Mug competition at the Rondebosch Golf Club, an event that's been run since the early 1990s.

The late Ron Allen, a UCT staffer, donated a silver mug in 1991 for this event.

Professor Kevin Bennett of the Department of Mechanical Engineering beat Professor Del Kahn of the Department of Surgery in a count-out. UCT auditor Guy Murcott was third on 37 points, one behind the winners.

Kate Brown (aka Mrs Hugh Amoore) retained Kate's Jug (for non-UCT employees) for the sixth straight year.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof Martin West, a previous winner, played the most golf on the day and has also done so over the years, having played in all 17 competitions.

Bennett also gets the dubious pleasure of winning a rather vile green jacket. [Editor: That's a direct quote.] He also gets to choose the venue for next year's competition.

Any staff interested in playing in the 2009 event can contact Prof Kevin Bennet.

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