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Day 24 Skukuza (7 of 15) 4 May

Decided to go to the golf club to see if I could get a game only to find that there is a week long competition called the “Lowveld Joke classic” which has been going for 30 years plus.
It is by invitation only. Asked if there were any gaps in the field and managed to secure a place in the shotgun start. Individual stableford, managed to shoot 80 (38 points) I have been invited to play again on Thursday and have secured an invitation for the first week in May 2011.
44 points won the competition, and I came in 6th with my 38. What a wonderful day, braai afterwards and was given a late permit to enter Skukuza gate at 8:30pm.
The course is in the Kruger Park, unfenced and exposed to all the risks of wild animals. It plays around a dam called Lake Panic with the last hole being a par3 over the dam to the green and there is a bell called the “Klokadil” which is rung when you land in the water.
PS. Ask Tom McCrorie if he has a score card from Skukuza Golf Club.


  1. Well done on the golf front. Our Smug members can tackle anything ! Special meeting at the Club last night to vote on the new fee structure. After many many questions from the floor, 33 voted in favour, 1 against and 3 abstentions. When can we expect an answer on the 2nd "Spot the Animal" competition ? Kerry

  2. Hi Kerry,

    Tom McCrorie said , in answer to your question : Yes I have but will always welcome another as I may have changed from the one that I have.