The highlight of this year’s Captains’ Week was a gala dinner with golfing celebrities Dales Hayes & Denis Hutchinson on February 1st. As part of The Denis Hutchinson Tribute Tour, the famous duo arrived at the club in time to present prizes to the winners & runners-up in our Saturday Betterball Competition – and donated extra prizes of whisky, golf balls and signed copies of their book ‘The Hole Truth’.
After an excellent 3-course dinner, Dale & Denis regaled the 120-strong audience with some amusing (and often hilarious) anecdotes from their long, illustrious careers as professional golfers and, in recent years, as South Africa’s most famous golf commentators on the SuperSport channel.
Members and their guests were invited to ask questions after the main presentation – ranging from their thoughts about professionals golfers wearing shorts in tournaments, to their all-time favourite players. Towards the end of the evening Denis, now 87 years old, was asked the question: “If you could only play one more round of golf, where would that be?” Almost without hesitation, he replied wistfully: “My home course – Hillside, in Umtali, Zimbabwe”.