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Month: July 2008

SA College player takes Limpopo Title

Elrick van EckElrick van Eck, one of many amateurs from South Africa who attends college in the America, won the Limpopo Amateur at Polokwane Golf Club on a credible score of 280 (2 under par) over the weekend.

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Rustenburg Crowned League Final Champions

Rustenburg 1st Scratch League TeamThe confident but admitted under dogs, Rustenburg won the Northern Province League Finals at the Randpark Club on Sunday when they managed to scrape a half out of their match against the side from Witbank.

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SADC Open postponed

The SADC Armature Open has been postponed as it was planned to coincide with the SADC Meeting which is Chaired by the Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa who is at present in a semi-comatose state in the intensive care unit of a military hospital in Paris.The SADC Open, for which the President's Team was chosen, has been postponed.

The SADC Open was planned to coincide with the SADC Meeting which was to be held in Zambia next week and which is Chaired by the Zambian President who is unfortunately, at present, in a semi-comatose state in the intensive care unit of a military hospital in Paris.

As of yet no alternative date has been decided upon.

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Rycraft nominated to WJTC Advisory Board

Ann RycraftPresident of the South African Junior Golf Foundation, Ann Rycraft, has been appointed to the International Advisory Board of the Toyota World Junior Team Championships (WJTC), it was announced today.

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Younge to officiate at Open Championship

Bruce Younge - Executive Director of SA Golf AssociationBruce Younge, the South African Golf Association's (SAGA) Executive Director, has been invited by the R & A to officiate at the 137th Open Championship which starts on Thursday, 17th July 2008, at Royal Birkdale, just outside the town of Southport in Lancashire on the west coast of England.

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SAGA announce President’s Team

Louis CalitzThe South African Golf Association (SAGA) announced the names of eight players for the President's Team to play in the inaugural SADC Armature Open Championship. This amateur golf event will be played at the Lusaka Golf Club, Zambia, from 2nd to 3rd August 2008.

"The team represents some of our talented young players who will be exposed to international competition for the first time," said Neale Kunhardt, President of the SAGA who will also be the team's manager.

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South African Golfer Wins this Year’s Arctic Open

Artic Open winner - Adolphe BothaSouth African sports enthusiast, Adolphe Botha, represented our country in Iceland, winning this year's Arctic Open Golf Championship, scoring a total of 79 points over two days.

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Squad Training opens the eyes of leading amateurs

Squad and facilitators 2008

The first ever South African Golf Association Squad training sessions were held this week when nineteen of South Africa's leading amateurs congregated at the World of Golf in Woodmead, Johannesburg on Monday for three days of golf analysis.

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