LUCKY KEYS: The four lucky winners of the Buco win a bakkie draw, who each won a Chevrolet 1400i utility vehicle supplied by Kenrich Motors, were awarded their prizes last Friday evening. Each of the six finalists were given a key and each had to attempt to open one of the four bakkies on offer. The winners and sponsors were (from left) MC and host Neville Williamson, winners Kotie Meintjies and Judith Johnson, Kenrich manager Richard Axe, Buco regional retail operations manager Marius Schmidt, and winners Steven Foyie(correct) and Lourens de Toit Picture: ROB KNOWLES
IT seemed as though the whole of Port Alfred attended the annual Buco Golf Day prize giving ceremony at the Royal Port Alfred Gold Club (RPAGC) on Saturday evening, and a great time was had by all who attended.
Buco’s regional operations manager for the Eastern Cape, Marius Schmidt, said it was a really great evening and that if anyone didn’t enjoy themselves it was probably their own fault.
Aside from the prize giving, there was a steak supper, where everyone had an opportunity to select their desired cut and thickness. These were then expertly cooked on open braai fires by chef Martin van Niekerk and his team.
Entertainer Neville Williamson was master of ceremonies, and made sure there was plenty of excitement in the audience when he presented the prizes for the golf day itself.
The winners of the golf day with a score of 92 were The Old and the Bold comprising of Chris de Wet Steyn, Wollie Wolmerans, Matty Wood and John de Bruin.
But the main event of the evening was the presentation of four Chevrolet 1400i utility vehicles, with an estimated value of R120 000 each, supplied by Kenrich Motors. Each of the six finalists were given a key and Williamson made them select an oversized playing card which determined the order in which they would attempt to open the bakkies.
At just past 10pm the first contestant, Judith Johnson, tried the first, second, third and finally the fourth bakkie before the door opened. Each of the next three finalists, Kotie Meintjies, Steven Foyie and Lourens du Toit, then discovered each of their keys opened a bakkie, unfortunately leaving the remaining two finalists, Zolani Gass and Vuyeni Ramokol, no opportunity to even try their keys.
“All in all, the event has been a tremendous success,” said Schmidt.