Month: April 2011
Eddie Luckhoff, former long serving South African Golf Association Executive Member and President of North West Province Golf Union, died at 03h25 on Saturday in the Lamprecht Hosiptal, George. He was diagnosed, two years ago, with cancer, a malignant tumour in his kidney.
The Protea team to represent South Africa at the Astor Trophy - formerley the 5 Nations Commonwealth tournamant - was announced by WGSA President Cynthia Rayner at the Samlam SA Women's Amateur Tournament played at Rustenburg Golf Club last week.
The team, pictured here, is left to right Tiffany Avern-Taplin (KZN), Henriette Frylinck and Kim Williams (Gauteng North) Iliska Verwey (Southern Cape) and Bertine Strauss (North West Province). The non-playing Captain is Sandra Winter, the coach is Val Holland and the manager is Cynthia Rayner.
RUSTENBURG, North West (15 April 2011) – Iliska Verwey underlined her growing potential when she won an enthralling 34-hole marathon against Swaziland’s Nobuhle Dlamini to claim the Sanlam Women’s SA Amateur Match Play Championship title at Rustenburg Golf Club today.
It was sweet revenge for the South African team as they took on Kenya in their back yard and beat them in the Africa Zon VI Championship which concluded today (Friday). The four round championship was staged at the Nyali Golf and Country Club in Mombasa, Kenya. In all ten African countries were represented.
Match Play golf can be unpredictable and never more so than in today’s semi-final matches at the Sanlam South African Women’s Amateur at Rustenburg Golf Club.
In two tightly fought duels, underdogs Iliska Verwey and Nobuhle Dlamini fought their way past defending champion Kim Williams and local favourite Bertine Strauss while Rustenburg Lady Captain Thelma Dipperaar derailed 10-year-old Woo-Ju Son’s winning march in the B-Division.
Defending champion Kim Williams ousted Nicole Becker 5 and 4 and Iliska Verwey hammered Talia Nel 8 and 6 to set up a much anticipated semi-final clash at the Sanlam Women’s SA Amateur Championship at Rustenburg Golf Club this afternoon.
RUSTENBURG, North West (13 April 2011) – Bhavi Shah of Kenya and Angel Eaton from Tanzania heaped high praise on Women’s Golf South Africa for giving seven players from various African countries the opportunity to tee it up in this year’s Sanlam Women’s SA Amateur at Rustenburg Golf Club.
Pictured here are Jasper Kamukama, Flavia Namakula, Loice Chingono and Nabuhle Dlamini.
Many club golfers never achieve the much coveted hole-in-one, much less under pressure in tournament play, but Anel Herselman managed to get her first on her way to winning her first A-Flight match in the Sanlam Women’s SA Amateur Match Play Championship.
RUSTENBURG, North West (13 April 2011) – Stroke Play champion Kim Williams hammered her way to an easy first round victory at the Sanlam Women’s SA Amateur Match Play at Rustenburg Golf Club on Wednesday.
RUSTENBURG, North West (12 April 2011) – Kim Williams lauded 2011 Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel for inspiring her successful title defence at the Sanlam Women’s SA Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Rustenburg Golf Club on Tuesday.
RUSTENBURG, North West (12 April 2011) – Ten-year-old Woo-Ju Son from Korea didn’t miss a beat as she rolled in her final putt at the ninth green and flipped her cap to acknowledge the crowd applauding her B-Division victory in the Sanlam Women’s SA Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
The pint-sized player from Bryanston Golf Club had a stronghold on this tournament at Rustenburg Golf Club from the very first hole.
RUSTENBURG, North West (11 April 2010) – On a day when the next-best round at Rustenburg Golf Club was a frustrating one-over-par 73, Swaziland’s Nobuhle Dlamini fired a four-under-par 68 for a share of the second round lead at the Sanlam Women’s SA Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
At the Annual General Meeting of Women’s Golf South Africa, held at Rustenburg Golf Club last night, Cynthia Rayner was elected as President, taking over from Erica Lefson who has been in the chair for the past three years.
Karen Olivant from KwaZulu Natal was elected as Vice-President.
RUSTENBURG, North West (10 April 2010) – It wasn’t a great round by her standards, but overnight leader Illiska Verwey did enough to hold on to share the early clubhouse lead with Swaziland’s Nobuhle Dlamini, pictured here, in the second round at the Sanlam Women’s SA Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
Dlamini, who won the Match Play title in 2009, dropped just one shot on her way to a four-under-par 68 for a share of the lead with Verwey, whose four bogeys added to a frustrating two over 74 and a 36-hole total of three-under-par 141.
RUSTENBURG, North West (10 April 2010) – Illiska Verwey stamped her authority on the Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship when she opened up a yawning gap on her challengers in the first round at Rustenburg Golf Club.
The 22-year-old from Craddock continued her fine run of recent form with a five-under-par 67. She leads by three shots from defending champion Kim Williams, local favourite Bertine Strauss, Monique Smit and Nicole Becker.