HUMEWOOD Golf Club’s David Konzani will become Eastern Province’s oldest debutant when he competes at the interprovincial in September.
Konzani, 53, was one of three new caps named in the team to compete against the country’s best amateur sides in Rustenburg.
Uitenhage golfers Karl du Preez, 46, and Attie Burger, 48, are the two other newcomers.
When one considers that another team member, Mzuyanda Zingela, is 49, Eastern Province are likely to have the oldest team on display.
Incredibly, Zingela will be playing in his 22nd interprovincial tournament.
The remaining team members are Andile Adam, Naldo Claassen, Sieg Human and Fesekile Kana.
Sieg Human snr will manage the side, while Ryno Ferreira is the non- travelling reserve.
Human jnr will earn his fourth interprovincial cap, while Claassen has made it to nine events.
MEANWHILE, Human, Claassen, Du Preez and Burger were members of the Uitenhage Golf Club team who won the ITEC Premier League at the weekend.
PEGC A, who have dominated the league since the turn of the century, needed to beat Humewood convincingly to keep Uitenhage at bay.
But PEGC A failed to get the job done and Uitenhage were left celebrating their third title in 10 years.
They previously won the league title in 2004 and tied with PEGC A in 2011.
Walmer Golf Club A won the first league and will challenge for a spot in next year’s premier league.
THE EP Volvo Mid-Amateur Championship will be played over 36 holes at Humewood Golf Club next Sunday.
Entries for the event will close on Tuesday and the EP Golf Union are concerned that only 16 entries have been received thus far, all from outside the province.
Because of the poor response, the EPGU have decided to introduce a separate section where anybody who has an official handicap of seven or less, and is a member of a golf club affiliated to SAGA, may enter regardless of age.
Entry forms are available at all clubs and on the website www.epgolf.co.za