Month: April 2012
While Nobuhle Dlamini from Swaziland celebrated her emphatic 10-shot victory in the Sanlam Women’s SA Stroke Play Championship, two bubbly teenagers from Qwa-Qwa in the Free State, Zanele Mazibuko (left) and Ntsoaki Mokoena, had reasons of their own to float on cloud nine at Umhlali Country Club
South African and Utah Valley University freshman Lynn-Marié Nagel birdied two of the last three holes Wednesday to hold off Houston Baptist's Kelsey Lou-Hing to win top medalist honors at the Great West Conference Women's Golf Championships at the Alpine Country Club.
For a 12th time since the Africa Zone VI Golf Championships launched in 2000, the South African team were simply superior and successfully wrapped up their title defence at Lilongwe Golf Club in Malawi.
Women’s Golf SA welcomed five new Provincial Presidents to the Executive at meetings held at Umhlali Country Club last week. They are Daphne Maynier, Sarie Fourie, Desi Earle, Lol Jones and Cathy Mortimer.
Pictured are the 13 Presidents. L to R, Dot van Ryneveld (Gauteng North), Louise van Niekerk (Border), Sally Greasley (Eastern Cape), Les Rule (Gauteng), Molly Whitaker (KZN), Desi Earle (Limpopo), Michelle Holt (FS & NC) and Ann Johnstone (Southern Cape. Seated are Jane Brown (WP), Sarie Fourie (Mpumalanga), Lol Jones (Boland), Daphne Maynier (Ekurhuleni) and Cathy Mortimer (North West).
The South African team continued their winning march with another solid performance on day two of this year’s Africa Zone VI Golf Championships at Lilongwe Golf Club in Malawi.
Having launched their title defence with a white wash in the opening Singles on Tuesday, the eight man squad extended their lead on day two, opening up a substantial gap with seven victories in the second round Foursomes and Betterball matches.
The South African team made a solid start to their title defence at this year’s Africa Zone VI Golf Championships at Lilongwe Golf Club in Malawi with positive results in all eight opening singles matches.“I think we reaped the rewards of a team that was strong from one to eight,” said South African Golf Association president, Colin Burger.
Women’s Golf South Africa President Cynthia Rayner announced the team to represent South Africa at the All Africa Challenge Trophy to be played at Phakalane Golf Estate in Botswana from 2 to 7 June 2012.
The team is Lejan Lewthwaite (pictured), Alana van Greuning and Kim Williams. Manager Cynthia Rayner. Bertine Strauss will join the team immediately afterwards to play in the Botswana Open at Gaberone Golf Club on 9 and 10 June.
The South African Golf Association (SAGA) announced a six-man team that will compete in three international events in Scotland between 28 May and 25 June, as well as a test against the Scottish Golf Union’s Mens Squad. The team consists of the country’s number two ranked player, Haydn Porteous, as well as CJ du Plessis, Shaun Smith, Gert Myburgh and Drikus Bruyns, currently ranked fourth to seventh on the SAGA Rankings, and 10th ranked JP Strydom.
Boland’s Olivia le Roux, pictured here with Free State President Michelle Holt, won the 54-hole Free State and Northern Cape Championships in a sudden-death play-off against Gauteng’s Talia Nel at Bloemfontain Golf Club yesterday, Sunday 22 April.
Swaziland’s Nobuhle Dlamini survived a late round wobble to end a three year wait with a brilliant wire-to-wire victory in the Sanlam Women’s Amateur SA Stroke Play Championship at Umhlali Country Club on Tuesday.
The Tuks Golf Academy student started with an eight shot lead and fired a final round two-over-par 73 to put the seal on a magnificent performance and a runaway victory.
Amateur golfers from around the country have gathered for this year’s South African U-23 Inter-Provincial Championship at Nelspruit Golf Club and were delighted when the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, put it an unexpected appearance at the official opening on Sunday.
At the annual general meeting of Women’s Golf South Africa held after the first round of the 2012 Sanlam SA Amateur championships, top ranked Kim Williams was awarded the inaugural WGSA Golfer of the Year. She is pictured here receiving her trophy from WGSA Vice-President Karen Olivant.
The good news just keeps on coming for Swaziland’s Nobuhle Dlamini, who took the first round lead in the Sanlam Women’s Amateur SA Stroke Play Championship at Umhlali Country Club on Sunday.
KwaZulu-Natal’s Taryn Heyns and Tiffany Avern-Taplin are ready to lead the local challenge against the country’s leading female amateurs when the Sanlam Women’s Amateur SA Stroke Play Championship tees off in their backyard on Sunday.
Good technique, hard work and big hearts are what make Nobuhle Dlamini and Alana van Greuning such formidable opponents. And a wise head on mature shoulders and a prodigious talent yet to be fully polished, is what gives 17-year-old Lara Weinstein her incredible edge.
Kim Williams will defend her Sanlam SA Stroke Play title for the second time when the SA Amateur is played at Umhlali Country Club from 15 to 17 April.
Even though drenching rain tested the ability of the players as they battled to complete the first round the scoring at the Sanlam Cape Province Open was still good due to the good weather for the remainder of the Tournament.
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