The big beach bash

by Golfer on

One of the most sought after invitations at the Nedbank Golf Challenge is to the traditional Beach Party held after the opening round, and this year again the Valley of the Waves was the place to see and be seen.

Lee  Westwood & Brian Habana

The world's number one and the fleet of foot - Lee Westwood with Brian Habana

The players, a generous sprinkling of celebrities, and the who’s who of commerce and industry mingled, renewed old acquaintances and generally shot the breeze.

The impressive pyrotechnics, the smells of the barbeques laden with exotic foods and the “inside track” conversations made for an entertaining evening – with most of the players making a hasty retreat; well, perhaps not so hasty.

Full marks to the players, particularly the seniors, who made the effort to pose for photographs, sign autographs and generally made an effort to ensure that the evening was a memorable one.

There was of course one contentious issue – the fireworks. Nobody would argue that this impressive (and rather expensive) display is something to see, but some were heard to say that it doesn’t fit comfortably with the efforts of lessening the environmental impact of this event.

The fireworks display, a traditional part of the entertainment at the Beach Party.

The fireworks display, a traditional part of the entertainment at the Beach Party, was again impressive.

That being as it may, a good time was had by all, and as usual, some had a better time than others – and paid the price the morning after.

One Response to The big beach bash

  1. Katey Price says:

    Your American commentator today went on too much especially when he was having a conversation with Fred Funk. Most of his comments were irrelevant to what was taking place on the course.
    I think that it is nice to hear some interesting facts but it was as if it was his “show” . I had to turn the sound right down as it was getting rather tiresome.

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