Month: December 2010
WGSA celebrates the start of 2011 by sending two top players to compete in the Mexican Women's Amateur Championship and the International Pairs tournament to be played at the Club de Golf Vallescondidi in Mexico City.
Tiffany Avern-Taplin and Bertine Strauss leave on New Year's day to compete in the championship which will be played from 5 to 8 January.
Entries have closed for the 2011 SA Stroke Play Championship while the closing date for the Sanlam SA Amateur Championship is 12h00 on 10 January 2011.
Any incomplete entry forms or entries receive without proof of payment will not be accepted.
Dylan Frittelli (72) finished on a four under par thirty six hole aggregate to make the halfway cut in the South African Open Championship being played at Durban Country Club. If he manages to hold onto the Freddie Tait Cup on Sunday this will be the first amateur in forty eight years to win it in successive years.
Dylan Frittelli’s four under par sixty eight was the leading score by an amateur in the rain delayed first round of the South African Open Championship on Friday. The twenty year old Irene Country Club golfer is lying tied in twenty first place.
DURBAN (16 December 2010) – Denis Hutchinson hit the ceremonial drive opening the 100th South African Open in what he described as “swinging in the rain” on Thursday, and a little over two hours later he was still one of the few to have played any golf at this year’s championship.
DURBAN (14 December 2010) – Tim Clark returns to a Durban Country Club where he won the last two South African Opens held here and chasing a record held by Gary Player.
DURBAN (13 December 2010) – The South African Open Championship is a hugely attractive proposition at all times. Blend in an intoxicating cocktail of Major champions, international winners and some of the world’s top golfers chasing a purse of €1-million at the 100th playing of the country’s flagship event and it is easy to understand why the SA Open remains a Holy Grail for every Sunshine Tour player.
The South African Open Championship will celebrate its 100th playing with a field led by Major winners Retief Goosen and Louis Oosthuizen, as well as PGA Tour star Tim Clark this December.
Double US Open champion Goosen and reigning British Open champion Oosthuizen will be seeking another special place in golf history as winners of this historic championship at Durban Country Club from 16-19 December.
South African won both the team events at the Hex City Albatross Junior Championships played in New Delhi this week. The-54 hole tournament finished today with South Africa’s juniors all on the prize rostram. Lara Weinstein was the overall winner in the A Division, with Izel Pieters runner -up in the girls’ A Division. Dylan Raubenheimer won the boy’s A Division and Thriston Lawrence lost on the second play-off hole in the boys’ B Division.
Kim Williams was the pick of the five South African golfers who competed in the first stage of the Ladies European Tour qualifying school, held in La Manga Golf Club, Cartegena, Spain.
Four South African junior golfers tee off today in the second 54 hole Hex City – Albatross Junior Golf Championship in India. The players from left to tight are Thriston Lawrence (Nelspruit), Izel Pieters (Sabi River Bungalows), Lara Weinstein (Glendower)and Dylan Raubenheimer (Somerset West). The manager is WGSA President Erica Lefson.