Month: March 2008
The inaugural SA Mid Amateur Stroke Play Championships will be held at De Zalze Golf Course from 21-23 May 2008. The 72 hole championship is a Western Province Golf Union initiative and promises to attract some of the top amateurs from South Africa who are 35 years of age and older.
For entry forms and to see tournament conditions click here
The Northern Amateur (previously the Transvaal Amateur) was played last week at the pristine Modderfontien Golf Club and attracted the countries best amateurs proving once again why it has the reputation of being the most highly ranked amateur event in the country after the SA Amateur.
DURBAN (6 March 2008) - Boland's Jacques Blaauw (pictured on the right) remains on course for winning the amateur double after making it through to Friday's final of the Glacier SA Amateur Championship at Royal Durban Golf Club.
DURBAN (5 March 2008) - Policeman Hugo Delport (pictured on the right), playing with his third set of golf clubs after his were stolen, has made it through to the quarter-finals of the Glacier SA Amateur Championship on another day of upsets at Royal Durban Golf Club on Wednesday.
The 37-year-old Delport, who works as a policeman in Pretoria but plays provincial golf for Ekurhuleni, beat 21-year-old Stephen Swanepoel 2 and 1 in the morning and then 22-year-old Ryan Clarke 3 and 2 in the afternoon.
DURBAN (5 March 2008) - South African number one Dylan Frittelli was the biggest name to fall by the wayside in the Glacier SA Amateur Championship at Royal Durban Golf Club on Wednesday morning.
Frittelli was three up through 11 holes against Steven Paine, but went on to lose one up in the round of 32 matches played in the morning.
DURBAN (4 March 2008) - South African number one Dylan Frittelli (pictured on the right) holed a 40-foot eagle putt on the 18th to beat Johan du Buisson in the feature match of the first round of the Glacier SA Amateur Championship at Royal Durban Golf Club on Tuesday.
Frittelli had to draw on some of his best golf early on in the championship and against the other tournament favourite on a day when some big names failed to get past the first round.
DURBAN (4 March 2008) - The South African Amateur Golf Association (SAGA) announced its team for the Zone VI Championship as well as the squad for the World Amateur Team Championship at Royal Durban Golf Club on Tuesday.
In qualifying for the teams, players had to compete in at least two coastal and two inland tournaments, one of which had to be the SA Stroke Play, Glacier SA Amateur, Northern Amateur or Cape Province Championship.
DURBAN (3 March 2008) - Bloemfontein's Louis Calitz claimed South African amateur golf's prestigious Proudfoot Trophy after winning the 36-hole stroke play qualifier for the Glacier SA Amateur Championship at Royal Durban Golf Club on Monday.
The 22-year-old Calitz posted rounds of 72 and 69 to finish on three under par 141, one stroke clear of Port Elizabeth's Naldo Claassen and Adrian Ford of Cape Town. Ford added a 75 to his first round 67 while Claassen posted a second consecutive 71.
DURBAN (3 March 2008) - Free Stater Louis Calitz holds the clubhouse lead in Monday's final round of qualifying for the Glacier SA Amateur Golf Championship at Royal Durban Golf Club.
The 22-year-old signed for a 69 in the morning to lead on three under par 141, one stroke clear of first round leader Adrian Ford and Naldo Claassen. Ford added to his 67 with a 75 while Claassen posted a second successive 71.
Calvin Coelho (pictured on the right) and Derik Ferreira both finished the morning on 143.
DURBAN (2 March 2008) - Western Province's Adrian Ford signed for a course record five under par 67 to lead the first round of the 36-hole qualifier for the Glacier SA Amateur Golf Championship at Royal Durban Golf Club on Sunday.
Ford, who is a member of the Ernie Els Foundation and is ranked third in the country, overcame a poor start and gusting winds to post a round of seven birdies, an eagle and two double bogeys on the new Royal Durban layout. He leads by two strokes over Port Elizabeth's Divan du Piesanie, Kuilsriver's Hendrik van den Berg and Pretoria's Derik Ferreira.
DURBAN (2 March 2008) - Port Elizabeth's Divan du Piesanie opened with a three under par 69 in testing conditions to lead the morning field in the 36-hole qualifying for the Glacier SA Amateur Golf Championship at Royal Durban Golf Club on Sunday.
With a brisk south-westerly wind buffeting the course, the 21-year-old Du Piesanie overcame a bogey on his first hole - the 10th - and went on to make seven birdies and a further three bogeys to lead by one shot over Welshman Craig Evans.
Former SA Amateur champion and the leading entrant on the latest World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), Nigel Edwards, will start as favourite to win the 2008 Glacier SA Amateur Golf Championship which tees off at Royal Durban Golf Club tomorrow.
The 39 year performance director of the Golf Union of Wales is currently ranked 26 on the latest WAGR. "I had a successful year last year," said Edwards. "I finished 4th in the European Nations Cup and 2nd in the Royal Lytham Trophy along with some other good performances which has resulted in my current ranking."