Gareth Greensill Wins SOS Golf Tour
He Becomes the SOS Golf Tour’s first Champion
What a weekend for the SOS Golf Tour. Gareth ‘swing easy’ Greensill was crowned the Tour’s first champion, holding off stiff completion all year round from Ryan Bernberg, Damian Murphy, Marcel Du Plessis and Grant Moolman who made up the top five places respectively. The Tour has travelled across Gauteng during the year and visited some of the best courses the province has to offer. The finals were hosted at two fabulous courses in the Limpopo Province of South Africa where a two round shoot out and team competition was held to decide the Tour’s final places.
Played over 11 rounds, plus two rounds on year end tour, it was decided that the scoring would be calculated with the player’s best seven rounds counting towards his final total plus the last two rounds on the tour finals being added to those scores. At the end of the regular season it was only really Ryan Bernberg who was in touching distance of Gareth, 10 points behind and it was left up to Ryan to mount a challenge on the final weekend.
Ryan emerged after the first round of the Tour Finals at the Zebula Golf Course as the winner with a fantastic 36 points to beat out all 11 other players including Gareth who got 32 points. Needing to overhaul the 6 points between himself and Garth at Elements Private Golf Reserve, Ryan needed the round of his life on this magnificent layout to take the championship away from the leader. With both players finishing tied second on 28 points in a tough and very wet day out, Gareth Greensill was crowned SOS Golf Tour Champion.
Ryan Bernberg did however walk away as the finals champion, narrowly beating out the competition over two rounds to claim the Tour Finals Trophy for the first time. The finals were played as both an individual and team competition, with Draw Shank Redemption captained by Chip Robertson and Natural Hazards captained by Tarquin Clark fighting it out for bragging rights. In the end it was Draw Shank Redemption that reigned triumphant on the weekend winning 5 ½ to 3 ½ over the two rounds. The weekend’s other prizes were longest drive to Marcel Du Plessis and closest to the pin for funny guy Brad Carter.
Nicholas Rebello won the Spirit Of Golf Trophy for best and most improved player on Tour this year and Gareth won the Player’s Player award for 2012 for being the best player on Tour. The year’s stutter putter and Chocolate Fireman is Trevor Rebello and the Tour shit is Dwain Margro for narrowly finishing at the bottom of the accumulated leader board. Chip Robertson was awarded the 2012 Tiara for complaining the most all year and the outgoing chairman is the tour’s dickhead for 2012.
The SOS Tour elected a new chairman for 2013, Damian Murphy, and the Tour will hopefully grow on from the fantastic start it has been given by its founder and outgoing chairman Marcel Du Plessis. Follow the Twitter account of the Tour @SOSGolfTour for regular updates on what is happening and congratulations to all who played in 2012