Warrick Strachan (OK 1982)
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The Port Alfred branch of the OK Club hosted a Bring and Braai function at the lovely Umtunzi Bush Pub near Riet River on Sunday 05 June 2011. The gathering was well attended by about 50 OKs that represented a wide cross section of generations. A number of our oldest and most loyal OKs live in the Port Alfred area and it was very pleasing to see so many of them supporting this OK function – certainly sets a good example to the younger generation. There were a good many stories told of the days gone by and Edgar Turner (OK 1949 & ex member of staff) even volunteered to give us a Latin lesson! Edgar recently celebrated his 81st birthday. Another stalwart who was present and who needs no introduction was Tommy Hartzenberg – you can’t keep Tommy away from a braai can you? Tommy will be celebrating his 80th birthday this week and I am sure the entire Kingswood community will join me in wishing him a happy birthday and congratulate him on reaching this milestone. Tommy’s loyalty and unselfish service to Kingswood throughout his life has been unbelievable and much appreciated by all.
The College Head, Jon Trafford and the Chairman of Council, Di Hornby were both at the function. The support for the OK Club from senior management at Kingswood is much appreciated. Once again Branch Chairman Warrick Strachan and his able committee put together a successful OK function. The weather was perfect and the venue really suited the occasion.
Umtunzi Bush Pub - the perfect venue
"Oubaas" Rundell Stocks (OK 1942) pictured with the College Head, Jon Trafford
Kingswood stalwarts - Edgar Turner (left) and Tommy Hartzenberg (right) pictured with the Chairman of the College Council, Di Hornby
Successful candidates in the recent local elections Ross Purdon (OK 1979), centre and Rory Gailey (KC Parent), right, pictured with Hugh Collett (OK 1966)
The Port Alfred Branch of the OK Club held a very successful family day on the 6 June at Greenfountain Farm, just out of PA. The weather played its part and a group of close to 60 Oks, Staff & parents, together with their kids, enjoyed a very social bring and braai in the balmy winter warmth of the Eastern Cape.
We greatly appreciated the effort made by OKs and staff from Grahamstown who joined us and it was a great opportunity for us to welcome the new vice=principal (Student Affairs), Mr David Schenk,his wife Lynn,and sons Jonathan,Matthew,Nicholas and Timothy, to the Lower Albany.
The venue allowed kids of all ages to have plenty of space to run around , play touch rugby , jump on the trampoline, play table tennis and pool. The venue also allowed folk to stand around the braai fires and as one senior OK put it " to mingle with a suitable glass in hand". Fortunately no Purdon's fell into the swimming pool!
It was a great pleasure to see Keith Knight (1945) & Maurice Bradfield (1946) catch up with each other after many intervening years, yet Keith lives at Kasouga & Maurice at Settlers Park, Port Alfred just 20 min away.
The day also provided a wonderful opportunity for a number of prospective parents to experience the warmth of the Kingswood family and we trust they and their children will have a long, happy and fruitful association with Kingswood.
Many thanks to all who attended and contributed to a most enjoyable day.
New KC vice-principal Dave Schenck (right) is welcomed to the Lower Albany by Buster Brotherton (OK 1949), Bob Shaw (OK 1965) and Hugh Collett (OK 1966)
KC stalwarts : Peter Mansfield (OK 1941), Edgar Knight (OK 1940), Keith Knight (OK 1945), Edgar Turner (OK 1949) and Maurice Bradfield (OK 1946)
OK GOLF DAY
27 December 2009
Once again this event was a huge success. The first of the 281 golfers that participated teed off at 05h00 in perfect conditions for golf. The westerly wind picked up at midday but by the time the last covey teed off at 14h55 the wind had died down again and conditions were absolutely perfect for golf. This is indeed an incredible event that has indeed become a fixture in many diaries. I am not sure that many “bigger” golf days take place in the Eastern Cape. Many holiday makers who do not play in the golf day turn up for the after party which attracts in the region of 250 people. What makes this a really special occasion is the fact that we have so much support from past pupils from so many other schools for which we are indeed very grateful.
The organization of a day like this is a huge team effort. I am not going to single out anybody but would like to thank all those that contributed to making this day the success that it was. A day like this cannot take place without the generosity of our sponsors and once again they came to the party – we really do appreciate their support.
The champion golfers for the day were Dallas Lloyd, Ross Lloyd, Glynn Purdon and W Riley. William Fowlds had the distinction have scoring a hole-in-one on the 13th hole – the first time in the 9 years that we have held this golf day. The day is not, however, all about results – we try to ensure that all participants enjoy their day by having a whole lot of fun.
The 2010 OK Club golf day will be held at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club on Monday 27 December. The booking sheet is open at the golf club so please book early to avoid disappointment. The phone number at the golf club is 046-6244796.
The A Team : Bomber Kent (OK 1978), Simon Drysdale (OK 1978), Johnno Miller (OK 1979), Colin Stirk (OK 1979), Glen Junkin (OK 1979) and Krinesan Moodley (KC Staff)
The Kingswood flag presides over the Clubhouse
Anne Meyer and Nadine Junkin (OK 2007) add a bit of glamour to the registration table
Familiar faces - Sandy Shaw and Colleen Sherren
Proud Dad, Gareth Shaw (OK 1991) with future Kingswoodian, Thomas aged 4 months, were from the UK where Gareth currently teaches. Gareth could not play because he had a bit of baby sitting to do!
Here we have the proud grandfather, Bob Shaw (OK 1965)
Visiting from Canada, Chris la Trobe (OK 1974) pictured with his Dad, Brian laTrobe, who has been a great KC supporter over the years
It was great to have our stalwarts assisting at the golf day. Tommy Hartzenberg together with a few other senior OKs acted as the starters on the first tee. Here Tommy, who is looking really fit, chats to Bob Shaw
Grandmothers are allowed bragging rights - a beaming Colleen Sherren showing off her grandson. Mom, Natalie Fowles (nee Baker OK 1998) looks on
International cricketers and Western Province team mates, Denys Hobson (OK 1969) and Allan Lamb played in the golf day. (They were most likely better cricketers!)
A father and son combination on the golf course - Hugh Collett (OK 1966) and his son James Collett (OK 1991)
The most popular couple on the course - Candice Hobson (OK 2008) and Brent Light (OK 2009) manned the Hansa Beer Cart which covered many kilometers around the golf course providing essential refreshments to the weary golfers
Fred Tyson (OK 1969) and Steve Barkes getting ready on the first tee.
One of the better dressed teams : C van Zyl, Stephen Moss (OK 1999 ), Carl Miles (OK 2004) and William Copeman
The Stocks family : Brian Stocks (OK 1965), Lloyd Stocks (OK 1992), Grant Stocks (OK 1998) and Lexi Stocks
Jannie Immelman explains to the starter, Roger Rowe (OK 1956) where exactly he intends hitting his drive. Does he look confident - you be the judge!
Amanda Broom measuring up her put from the edge of the green - she actually sunk this lengthy put and chipped in twice during her round.
Let's compare the swings - ease and grace from Colin Stirk (OK 1979) on the left and the shot arm jab from Neill Pike (OK 1972) on the right
Murray Hobson (OK 2005) shows us how to hit a golf ball
BRING AND BRAAI
A bring and braai for the members of this branch was held at the Royal Alfred Marina Clubhouse on Sunday 01 March. It was great to have so many of our more senior OKs present at this occasion. Tommy Hartzenberg is still a hive of information and the stories have got longer and better!
Edgar Turner (OK 1949), Anton Vorster (OK 1977), Warrick Strachan (OK 1982), Bob Shaw (OK 1965)
Buster Brotherton (OK 1949), Jeanette Brotherton, Dee Jones-Phillipson, Hugh Wormald KC Parent), Cecil Jones-Phillipson (OK 1954)
Tommy Hartzenberg (Hon Life Vice-president), Edgar Knight (OK 1940) and Keith Knight (OK 1945)
There are always lovely ladies that accompany OKs - Sandy Maclachlan, Ruth Collett, Sandy Shaw and Charlotte Wormald
Kay Hartzenberg, Biff Todd, Maureen Truscott
Jim Truscott (OK 1955) and Edgar Turner (OK 1949)
Bob Shaw (OK 1965), Gordon Todd (ex Headmaster), Anton Vorster (OK 1977)
Tommy Hartzenberg busy coaching these folk on the finer arts of braaing.
The Annual Kingswood Golf Day took place at the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club on Sunday 28 December. A huge field of 260 golfers took part. The weather was not great but nevertheless the bulk of the players managed to complete their rounds without getting wet!
The Kingswood flag presides over the 13th green
Eva Junkin and Colleen Baker add a bit of class to the registration table
Lexi Stocks demonstrates the perfect golf swing
Colin and Anne (Hon OK) Meyer pictured with the raffle prize which they won
Graham Joffe, Warne Rippon (OK 1984), Johnny Dumant, and Sid Meyer (OK 1982) sharing a joke after a hard day on the golf course
Richard Mexson, Brett Hobson (OK 2005), Shelley Hobson (OK 2003), Carey Hobson (OK 1974), Murray Hobson (OK 2005) and Brian Fitzhenry (OK 2005)
Neil McCune (KC parent), Johnno Miller (1979), Julie Miller and Ross Purdon (OK 1979)