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.