Month: March 2010

Izel Pieters claims in the Rose Bowl in KZN

Izel Pieters wins the Rose Bowl

The 2010 Rose Bowl finished dramatically yesterday at Kloof Country Club when Izel Pieters claimed the championship on the first play-off hole against Bonita Bredenhann. Earlier, the two had tied on 217, one stroke ahead of Connie Chen.

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Izel, Connie and Bonita lead going into the final round of the Rose Bowl

Monique Ramkisson

Izel Pieters continued her form this afternoon when she carded a 74 after her sub-par 70 this morning to tie the lead. Connie Chen added a 73 to her earlier 71 to be level with Izel, and Bonita Bredenhann signed for the low score of the tournament, a two-under-par 69 to join the other two on 144. Local girl Monique Ramkisson, playing off a nine handicap, jumped to fifth on the leader board after a one-over-par 72.

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Izel and Lara lead Rose Bowl after Round 1

Lara Weinstein and Izel Pieters lead the field after the first round of the SA Girls’ Rose Bowl being played at Kloof Country Club this week. Both players carded one-under-par 70’s, one stroke ahead of top ranked Connie Chen.

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SA Girls’ Rose Bowl attracts record entry at Kloof


The 2010 SA Girls’ Rose Bowl gets underway tomorrow at the magnificent Kloof Country Club in KwaZulu Natal. Women’s Golf South Africa has taken over the running of this 54-hole junior tournament from the SAJGF and attracted a record entry of 80 players.

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SA beat Scotland handsomely

Winning team South Africa, with the Leopard TrophySouth Africa continued their dominant form into the second and final day of the inaugural Test Match against Scotland, played at Leopard Creek Country Club near Malalane in Mpumalanga. The host nation won comfortably by twenty one points to seven.

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Kim Williams picks up WP Match Play Championship

Kim Williams

Top-ranked Kim Williams won the Western Province match play championship played at King David Country Club this week when she defeated Kempton Park junior Talia Nel at the 17th to win 2/1.

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SA take command in Test Match against Scotland

JG Claassen was in dominant form winning his singles 5 and 4 against Scotland's Steven McEwanSouth Africa were in a dominant position after the first day of the two day Test Match against Scotland, being played at Leopard Creek Country Club near Malalane in Mpumalanga.

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SA vs Scotland in a Test Match (preview)

Ryan Dreyer, South Africa's Test Team CaptainTwo nine man teams, made up of South Africa’s and Scotland’s best amateur golfers, are to participate in a test match, the first between the two countries on South African soil since readmission into world sport. This will be played a Leopard Creek Golf Club near Malalane, Mpumalanga, commencing on Tuesday (17 March)

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Namibia’s Bonita Bredenhann wins Western Province Stroke Play Championships

Bonita Bredenhann

17-Year old Namibian Bonita Bredenhann won the Western Province Championship played at Kind David Country Club on Monday 15 March when she returned level par rounds of 72, 72 (144), two strokes ahead of Mowbray's Yvette du Plessis. Bonita won the Eastern Cape stroke play championship at Port Elizabeth last month.

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R&A break new ground in South Africa

Group discussion with an R&A Official at Steenberg Golf Club in Cape TownThe R&A, the governing body for the rules of golf in over 130 countries, commenced with the first ever Referees School, to be held on the African continent, when just over sixty delegates gathered at Steenberg Golf Club in Cape Town for the first of a three day course today.

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Yolanda Duma wins Border Match Play Championship

Yolanda Duma with Border President Evie Stott

Yolanda Duma won the Border match play championship played at West Bank Golf Club this week when she enjoyed a 3/2 victory over Stephanie Perkins.

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14-Year old Michaela wins Border Championships

Michaela Fletcher

The 42nd Border Ladies' Open Amateur Championship was won by 14-year old Michaela Fletcher, one stroke ahead of SA Amateur Stroke Play Champion Yvette du Plessis.

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Connie breaks another course record to win North West Champs

North West President Rina van Zijl with Connie Chen

17-Year old Waterkloof junior Connie Chen won the North West Championship with a 10 under-par 134, breaking the Potchefstoom golf course record with her first round 66 on the the 72-par course.

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Changes to the SAGA Handicap System

The SAGA Handicapping and Course Rating Committee has decided that from 1 April 2010 the SAGA will discontinue the Handicap Allowance.

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Canter wins Glacier SA Amateur

Laurie Canter with both Glacier SA Amateur and Proudfoot TrophiesEAST LONDON, 5 March 2010 – A caddie that read the lines superbly, a lucky pair of trousers, a great tip from Dean O’Riley, a red-hot putter and bit of luck on his side. These were the things England’s Laurie Canter mentioned when he accepted the 108th Glacier SA Amateur Championship trophy after his 6 & 5 victory over Allen Versfeld on Friday.

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Team to play Scotland and Zone VI announced

Ryan Dreyer (left) is Captain of the team to play Scotland with JG Claassen also in the teamThe South African Golf Association (SAGA) announced the names of players to represent South Africa in two international team competitions today.

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Changes announced to SAGA Handicap System

Changes to SAGA Handicap SystemThe SAGA Handicapping and Course Rating Committee has decided that as from 1 April 2010 the SAGA will discontinue with the Handicap Allowance.

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Canter and Versfeld renew rivalry in Match Play Final

Allan Versfeld beat Rae Mackie to setup another exciting tussle with Englishman Laurie CanterEAST LONDON, 4 March 2010 - Conventional wisdom dictates that playing from points other than the pristine fairways at East London Golf Club is a recipe for disaster.

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Can O’Riley stop Canter

Laurie Canter (England) beat Wesley Baptiste 5 and 4EAST LONDON, 4 March 2010 - On Monday they met in a play-off for the stroke play qualifier honours, but Englishman Laurie Canter edged out Central Gauteng’s Allan Versfeld at the first extra hole to claim the Proudfoot Trophy.

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Inland players take coastal control of Glacier SA Amateur

Ryan Dreyer, defending champion sticks to his winning waysEAST LONDON, 2 March 2010 – Match play always dishes up its fair share of surprises and the third round afternoon matches of the 108th Glacier SA Amateur Championship at East London Golf Club was no exception.

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