Golf

Kallis, Boucher tee off

2011-07-27 14:20
Jacques Kallis (File)
Knysna - Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher will mix it with the professionals at the Vodacom Origins of Golf at Simola Golf Club on Wednesday.

Kallis and fellow Protea Mark Boucher are among 60 amateur golfers who will tee it up alongside professional golfers in the R540 000 Sunshine Tour event in Knysna.

“It’s always nice to mingle with the other sporting codes,” he said. “It’s nice for us to be relaxing while the pros have to sweat it out but I think the most exciting part for me is arriving at the airport with a golf bag and not a cricket bag. It’s always makes it a lot more exciting when you take the golf bag off the carousel instead of the cricket bag. The smile that comes across my face; I don’t think I get that when I take a cricket bag off.”

Boucher, too, was eager to get going.

“Anytime you get a chance like this to tee it up with the professionals, you grab it,” the feisty wicketkeeper said.

“It’s going to be a change of scenery for us, because we usually parked in the bar when it rains. It will be a new experience for us. I’m a five handicap, but I might go out to a seven in these conditions. With the wind blowing and the course wet, we may have to rely on our partners to pull us through.”

Kallis also thinks the conditions might merit a couple of extra strokes. “I play off a six but I think I could be very competitive off a 10,” he joked.

The amateurs compete in the first two rounds of the 54-hole event only and the top five teams qualify for the series final at Legend Golf and Safari Resort in September.


Jacques Kallis, Jacques Blaauw, Grant Veenstra and Mark Boucher at the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour Simola.

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