Month: February 2009
Women's Golf President Erica Lefson this week announced the opportunities for international travel by South African amateur golfers during 2009.
It could be argued that the heavens smiled upon the South African amateur golf team who, after a one and half hour rain delay, managed to overcome a resilient young French team at the end of the second and final day of the eight man test match played at Euphoria Golf Estate, Waterberg, today (Thursday).
The International Team competition being played as the same time as the 36 hole Qualifying Round, of the Glacier South African Amateur Championship, could turn out to be a closely fought affair.
The South African team of eight amateur golfers enjoyed their last practice round at Euphoria Golf Estate, in the Waterberg, today in preparation for the test match against France. This will be the venue for two day test match starting tomorrow (Wednesday).
Click here to see the equipment breakdown from the SA Amateur Stroke Play Championship played at Pearl Valley Golf Estates bewteen the 10-13 February 2009.
Young Bertine Strauss was awarded Women's Golf South Africa's Player of the Year at the prestigious Compleat Golfer Awards dinner held at Vodaworld, Midrand on 19 February 2009. At the same ceremony, a special award was presented to Vivian Horak who served Womens Golf for 11 years subsequent to serving her Province on their Executive and as President.
Enjoying the beautifully benign but hot weather, two 17 year old amateur golfers in Yubin Jung and JG Claassen moved into a two shot lead after the third round of the 72 hole South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship being played at Pearl Valley Golf Estates outside Paarl.
Bertine Strauss edged out Tiffany Avern-Taplin to claim the Eastern Cape Match Play Championship which was completed at Humewood Golf Club this week. In the B Division 16 year-old Katlego Mhlambi beat Charlotte Humm while Jenny Ririe picked up the C Division Championship when she defeated Sue Barton.
Aaron Russell played in the worst of this afternoon's south easter to emerge with a 70, two under par, and a one stroke lead after the first round of the 72 hole South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship, being played at the Pearl Valley Golf Estates outside Paarl in the Boland.
North West Province's Nicole Becker picked up the first Order of Merit points of 2009 when she won the Eastern Cape Championships on 154 (76,78) in foul weather with stormy winds and rain. She was two shots clear of Ashleigh Holmes (79,77) and Bertine Strauss (81, 75) on 156.
Two of France's best amateur golfers, David Antonelli and Alexandre Kaleka have entered the 72 hole South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship which starts, at Pearl Valley Golf Estates outside Paarl in Western Cape, on Tuesday next week (10 February).