Amateur Zethu Myeki notched up a victory joins a new union

Amateur Zethu Myeki notched up a victory, joined a new golf union and moved to Gauteng at the start of the year as she prepares to write a new chapter in her golfing career.

Myeki, 24, celebrated New Year in her native East London, but three weeks into the year, she moved to Randpark, joined Ladies Golf Gauteng and became a member at Randpark Golf Club.

In early February, she flew to Port Elizabeth and returned with Eastern Province Championship trophy.

Myeki was three off the pace after an opening three-under-par 69, but she reeled in overnight leader Kaiyuree Moodley with a four-under 68 in the second round at Port Elizabeth Golf Club. She stretched a one shot lead to two strokes at the turn in the final round and she provided the most memorable moments of the championship with incredible par-saves and birdies at 13 and 18 for a closing 71.

The six-stroke victory on eight-under 208 followed her success in the season-ending Mpumalanga Open last November.

At the end of a frustrating 2017 season punctuated by four runner-up finishes and six further top five placings Myeki celebrated a three-shot victory at Ermelo Golf Club.

And the good run of form continued at Sun City where, a week later, she outpaced the professional field in the Sun PinkStig Finale on the Sunshine Ladies Tour at the Gary Player Country Club to finish third overall.

For the last two seasons, the Border golfer maintained a third place ranking in the Womens Golf South Africa Senior Rankings, but she has set herself some lofty goals for 2018.

She is targeting the top spot, hence the move to Gauteng.

“My biggest goal is to complete my studies,” said the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation member, who just started her third year studying Golf Club Management through the Club Managers Association of America.

“My second goal is to shoot for the number one spot in the rankings. To give myself a realistic chance to get to number two, and then number one, I had to make this move. I have had the most amazing support from the moment I joined the South African Golf Development Board under their head coach Michelle de Vries 11 years ago, and I’ll never be able to repay Michelle or the SAGDB for all they did for me to give me a career in golf.

“But to reach number one, I need to compete more frequently. I need to raise my game and I need to play against stronger competition. It was a really hard decision to leave East London, my family and friends and everything that is familiar to me, but I believe I’ve done the best thing for my career.”

Myeki relocated just before the first GolfRSA Elite Squad camp at Bryanston Country Club.

“I gain so much from the camps and this time, in particular,” she said. “I’d really been struggling with my swing. Our national coach Val Holland and my new coach Constanza Trussoni identified some of the issues and I was able to work on my swing before the Eastern Province Champs.

“It wasn’t 100 percent when I arrived in Port Elizabeth and I struggled to hit the ball with confidence. My short game saved me, though. I made so many great up-and-downs and sand-saves and I putted really well. It felt really great to win after losing the last two years by one shot.”

Her next start is the Border Championship at East London Golf Club in on Friday, and Myeki be out for blood again, having lost to Swiss amateur Chloe Grand by one shot last year.

“I am in a really good place,” said Myeki. “I have the backing of the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation and GolfRSA.

I have a good home with Judy (Katzenellenbogen) and my studies are going well. I’ve been welcomed by Ladies Golf Gauteng and Randpark Golf Club. I’ve enlisted a new coach. Everything is in place and I set the tone for my season in Port Elizabeth. I’m ready to face all the challenges 2018 will bring.

 

2018 Travel Expo

The annual travel expo was held at the ticket Pro Dome last weekend from Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th February 2018, the expo is to inform people about how easy and cheap it is to travel.

It was open to anyone who wanted to know more about travelling. It was there to show people how to save , and budget for travel  for a long trip that would normally cost a large amount of money which could leave travelers in debt from unexpected expenses on the trip.

Lance Nkwe, marketing personnel at Flight centre SA, said the expo was there to teach and show people how affordable travel is. This year they have introduced a way of helping people who love to travel but cannot afford by way of opening stokvel’s , so that they can save as a group to travel, by contributing  a minimum of R500 over a period of time with friends and family. Once the stokvel has accumulated large savings they can be used to travel to any destination they want as a group. The stokvel can have members starting from 3 up to 30.

The travel expo is hosted annually and it allows the travel agencies to inform the public about special packages on tickets or cheaper accommodation and the best time to travel. In and round the world.

For more information on travel or the stokvel people can go to the flight centre website www.flightcentre.co.za or call them on 0117781300.

Tulip Fever

The tulip flower was a flower one gave to declare their love to one the loved which lead to a high demand for tulip flowers in the17th-century. Set against the backdrop of the 17th-century Tulip Wars, a married noblewoman (Alicia Vikander) has an affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) and switches identities with her maid to escape the wealthy merchant she married. She and her lover try to raise money together by investing what little they have in the high-stakes tulip market. It is a romance/drama movie suitable for 16+ with a run time of 1hr4mins.

The Big Sick

Based on the true story of Kumail who acts as himself, a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father. Romantic movie not suitable for for persons under the age of 16 is a romcom drama movie.

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