A nationwide cold front has wreaked havoc – snow has been falling all over the place – and it didn’t miss Maccauvlei Golf Club, where the Sunshine Big Easy Tour put its first round on hold.
While some players weathered it out in the halfway house, many took advantage of the rare weather conditions and made snow angels and had snowball fights.
What started as a fresh morning on the banks of the Vaal River soon became an icy affair as snow built up around the course. Soon enough, a white blanket covered the course and Tour officials began discussing their options.
It’s a first for the Tour, which takes its name from the year-round sunshine which helps produce so many world-class golfers. Spirits were high, however, and once the snow fades one can be sure to see quality golf.
Tournament director Ludwick Manyama was monitoring conditions and the snow will determine how the 36-hole event will proceed.
Main image: local professional Attie Schwartzel
Above: Sammy Daniels