Month: August 2009
East London Golf Club's Millie Zim and George Golf Club's Admund Gelderbloem went to Paris to defend the SA title at the Peugeot International Pro-Am Finals from 23 to 28 August - and did exactly that. They brought back the trophy and lots of prizes.
Some golfers were surprised recently to find that their handicaps had been dramatically cut, without their having been given prior notification. The affected golfers are members of golf clubs contracted to National Golf Network (Pty) Ltd (NGN).
Two 15-year-olds, Elizabeth Mallett from Sutton Coldfield and France's Perrine Delacour from Ailette Golf Club, north of Reims, will meet in this afternoon's 18-hole final of the British Girls' Open Amateur Championship at West Lancashire Golf Club.
In this morning's semi-finals, Perrine beat the other surviving English 15-year-old, Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies) by one hole while Elizabeth scored a tremendous win over 18-year-old French ace, Rosanne Crepiat, who plays for Europe in next week's Junior Solheim Cup match, is No 8 in the European women's amateur rankings and won the Portuguese women's international title in January.
IOC's Final Vote on adding sports to take place this October in Copenhagen
Berlin, Germany (August 13, 2009) - Golf is one step closer to being reinstated as an Olympic sport following the international Olympic Committee Executive Board's recommendation to add golf and rugby sevens to the 2016 Olympic Programme.
Three South African Juniors, Bertine Strauss, Connie Chen and Yushira Budhram played the first round of the Girls' British Open Amateur at West Lancashire Golf Club in Liverpool yesterday. According to Manager Erica Lefson, West Lancashire is a links course in the true sense of the word. The course has been lengthened to the men's yellow tees - really long - playing 6324 yds at sea level.
Bertine had the best round of the three, finishing on five over 77.
Connie Chen carded a 79 on day two of the Girls British Open Amateur to qualify for the match play on +13. Bertine Strauss however had to wait until late in the day and a playoff to ensure that she too made the cut.
On the final day of the Harder Junior Masters being played at Golfclub Heddeshein, Gut Neuzenhof, teeing off in the second last group and lying tied third, Connie Chen turned three over. However after the 12 hole in the extremely hot conditions, she lost concentration and dropped a further four shots to card 79 and finish tied ninth - a good performance on her first visit to Europe.
A South African junior team of Yushira Budhram, Bertine Strauss and Connie Chen arrived in Frankfurt yesterday to compete in the Harder German Junior Masters and next week will travel to Liverpool to compete in the Girls British Open Amateur Championships.
Both Dylan Frittelli and JG Claassen are well placed to challenge for the title in today's final round of the 72 hole stroke play Barrett Amateur Championship, being played at Algonquin Golf Course, St Andrews by-the-sea, New Brunswick, Canada.