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The Gary Player Country Club which is where the Nedbank Million Dollar Gold Challenge takes places is acknowledged as a difficult and demanding course. Since 1981 it has been home to the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The course requires stamina and accuracy from players.

Off the back markers the course measures over 7 000 metres which makes it one of the longest in the world. But a variety of tees make it possible to shorten the course and render playable for all levels of golfers. A distinguishing feature of the course is its green’s complexes, with strategically placed bunkers, swales and mounds that protect the super slick clover shaped greens. With pristine perfect kikuyu fairways and excellent bent grass greens the course is kept in perfect condition all year round.

Blythedale Coastal Resort exhibited at The 2015 Nedbank Golf Challenge. Blythedale ran a competition at the event giving away a Golf Club set.

The winner was announced and contacted just after the event. We then did a short interview with our winner and asked him a few questions about his life which include, Family, hobbies and Golf of course! See the questions we asked him below.


What is your name and what do you do for a living?

“My name is Alf Darvell and I am a Bake Beans seller who marticulated in Pinetown.” I began my career in retail about 44 years ago. I pursued retail for 27 years in Gauteng and up in Limpopo Province for the past 17 years as a Retail Regional manager.”


Tell us a bit about your family?

“I am married to Christa who is a teacher. We have a son named Johnty, he is 16 years old with a 3 H/Cap and a daughter named Mari who is 13 years old. I have been attending the Nedbank Sun City golf for the past 10 years and am a casual weekend golf player.”


What are your hobbies?

“My hobbies include the property market.”


What did you do with your Prize (Golf Clubs)?

“I gave the Golf set and bag to my son, this positive thinking will, hopefully, get him to be a scratch golfer soon.”


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