Month: December 2010
Tiffany and Bertine head off to Mexico on 1 January
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.
Scholtz appointed as Junior Golf Co-Ordinator
Johan Scholtz, fifty year old Boland Junior Golf President and Tournament Director, has been appointed to the new full time position as Co-Ordinator: Junior Golf for the South African Golf Association, it was announced today.
Final Prize Giving at 100th SA Open 2010
Ernie Els holding the trophy and flanked by the SAGA Officials at the Prize Giving on the 18th green after the 100th playing of the South African Open Championship held at Durban Country Club.
Closing Date for the 2011 Sanlam SA Amateur is January 10, 2011
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.
O’Riley wins closely contested Freddie Tait Cup
Dean O'Riley overcame Dylan Frittelli by one shot to claim the Freddie Tait Cup as the leading amateur in this year's 100th South African Open Championship played at Durban Country Club.
Frittelli looks to make it two in a row
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.
Frittelli, leading amateur after rain delayed first round
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.
First round rain delayed; recommence on Friday
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.
Ernie Els to treat SA Open as a major
DURBAN (15 December 2010) – The South African Open tees off its 100th playing at Durban Country Club on Thursday, with Ernie Els declaring he is treating this one as he would a Major.
Seven amateurs in SA Open starting line-up
Seven amateur golfers are in the field of one hundred and fifty six players who tee up in the South African Open Championship on Thursday at Durban Country Club.
Can Clark do it for a third time at Durban Country Club?
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 Country Club ready to host 2010 SA Open
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.
Lee-Anne crowned women’s European No 1 in Dubai
Lee-Anne Pace became the first ever South African to be crowned as the women's European No 1 by winning the Ladies European Tour's Henderson Money List, previously known as the order of merit, in Dubai on Saturday.
Goosen, Oosthuizen, Clark chasing SA Open history
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 juniors sweep the board in India
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 is pick of South Africans at Q-School
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.
South Africans juniors in the lead in India
The South African juniors all posted great scores in the second round of the Hex City Albatross Junior Championships being played in New Delhi this week.
SA Juniors tee off in India today
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.