20th Nov 2015 – Overstrand Classic 2015
After a hugely successful inaugural event in 2014, The Overstrand Classic 2015 was set to be a great event from the start! Seartec was once again excited to host this event in the magnificent Overstrand Region at Arabella Golf Course where all the funds raised on the day go towards the Madam Mayor’s Trust. This event was marked by keen sportsmanship, warm generosity and outstanding camaraderie and it was truly a memorable day!
The day started off a little bit wet and cold but nothing could deter the eager golfers and some excited sponsors who took to the course with enthusiasm! To raise the level excitement, the 5th hole which was hosted by Seartec featured a massive competition – the first person to get a hole-in-one would walk away with R 100 000 in cash! We decided that their winnings would be split 50/50 and R 50 000 would go to the Madam Mayor’s Trust. Sadly nobody walked away with the money this time. Teams used VPAR Live Scoring to track their progress while the scores were displayed on an electronic leader board using the Sharp video wall.
After a great day out on the golf course, the teams arrived back to the clubhouse for a wine tasting with Creation Wines. We were honoured to have Madam Mayor Nicolette Botha-Guthrie as our guest and we were thrilled to hear a report back on how the money donated from the inaugural event was used to support early childhood development in the Overstrand region. Funds raised at this second Overstrand Classic came to a massive total of R 80 000, all going towards the Madam Mayors Trust!
Congratulations to the Atlantic Forwarding team (Dave Thompson, Shaun Couves, Bobby Couves & Steve Couves) who placed 1st and CW Financial team in 2nd place. Congratulations to all the winners and well done to all who participated in the event.
A big thanks to Paddy Smuts who was brilliant as auctioneer – encouraging some generous bids for a worthy cause! After all the formalities were done, the in-formalities became apparent as Dan Green from Me & Mr Brown took to the stage. I am sure all would agree it was a memorable evening.
There were many people and organisations who contributed to the success of the day and Seartec would like to thank the generous sponsors of the Overstrand Classic: Creation Wines, SalesForce, Kathea, & Atlantic Forwarding. Another sincere thank you goes out to the prize donors: Restless River, Stanford Valley, Luxottica (Oakley), La Pentola, TFG, Panthera Africa, Kathea, Bevan Newton Johnson, Hangklip-Kleinmond Tourism Bureau, African Horse Company, Cape Whale Coast, Hermanus Whale Cruises, Walker Bay, Hamilton Russel Vineyards, KWV, Creation Wines, League of Beers, S.A. Forest Adventures, Mikimo, Mountain View Manor Guest House, Grootbos Nature Reserve, Shark Lady, Arabella Country Hotel & Spa, Dyer Island Cruises, SalesForce, Cape Whale Coast and Seartec Marketing.
Thank you to everybody who made this second Overstrand Classic event such a success. We look forward to hosting you again in the majestic Overstrand at next year’s Classic.