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Sunday, 16 June 2019

Dear Wingaters,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of the sad passing of one of our dearest members, Wally Karpas, early yesterday morning.

A funeral service for Wally Karpas was held yesterday at the Rebecca Street Cemetery at 16:00.

Wally was a member of Wingate Park Country Club for many years, and was recently asked to be a guest panellist at our 70th Birthday Celebration Dinner, sharing history and anecdotes from the early days of the Club. He was a true “club” man – starting out as a member of the golf section many years ago, before moving over to the bowls section, and also gave selflessly in the running of the club through the Governing Body and various committees. But Wally will be remembered for more than just his feats on the golf course & bowling green – he was also an avid sponsor of our Wingate Park Spring Tournament for many years, sponsoring the Lazy Boy chair that gets raffled off to raise funds for the bowling section. We will be forever grateful for his contributions both on and off the green!

Wingater, Friend, Foundation Member and, above all, a true gentleman!

Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife, Hermione, and the whole Karpas family during this time of mourning.

We were also sadly informed about the passing of Theo Scholtz this morning, another beloved Wingate CC member. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.

  The entries for the 2018 Club Champs are now open! Will you be crowned our next Club Champion? Enter now, and find out!

Please take note of the of the change in date for the Networking Business Breakfast with guest speaker Gerrie Nel.
Book now to avoid dissapointment, it promises to be a very insightful morning!

Click on the image to watch this short clip of Philip du Preez explaining how to use the bounce of your wedge effectively around the greens.

In need of improvong your short game?
Get in touch and book a lesson today!

We are very proud to announce that Wingate Country Club has been voted 59th best golf course in South Africa by Golf Digest Top 100 Courses 2018. Thank you to everyone involved in ensuring our course stays in world class condition, this would not have been possible without you.


25th February 2018


1st : Ane Zietsman, 41 - R750
2nd : Jacques Botha, 39 - R650
3rd : William du Plessis, 38 - R520

24th February 2018
AM and PM 4 ball alliance

1st JD de Villiers, J de Kock, R van der Riet, H van der Riet: 92pts - R450
2nd S Humphries, L Basson, E Wilken, F Meiring: 90pts c/o - R375

1st JC van Niekerk, T Appenroth, R Venter, L Venter: 90pts - R350
2nd R Giliam, Carl Ronander, A Cottis, Brendon: 86pts c/o - R264

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