Month: November 2012
Rule Would Take Effect on January 1, 2016, Allowing for Transitional Period
Belly-Length and Long Putters Would Remain as Conforming Clubs
The R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA), golf’s governing bodies, today announced proposed changes to the Rules of Golf that would prohibit anchoring the club in making a stroke.
Monja Richards won both the Open and Closed Mpumalanga Championship with a total of 145, two shots ahead of Walker Park player, Alana van Greuning and this is the first time a player has won both the Open and Closed since 1974.
South Africa’s Drikus Bruyns comfortably advanced to the second round of the 117th Argentine Amateur Championship at the Pilar Golf Club near Buenos Aires on Thursday. South Africa’s fourth ranked amateur thumped Teemu Tapani Toivonen from Finland 3&1 to set up a match against local favourite Jaime Lopez Ravarola in today’s second round.
Back in 2006 when Nobuhle was only 14, her parents made the difficult decision to send her to South Africa to further her education and improve her golf. Seven years later she now tops the WGSA Order of Merit after a formidable year playing in national and provincial tournaments.
South Africa’s number three ranked amateur Zander Lombard and Southern Cape Open champion Sipho Bujela laid down early markers for the Freddie Tait Cup awarded to the leading amateur when they opened up a gap on the remaining amateurs challenging at this year’s South African Open Championship.
Soweto amateur Sipho Bujela will make history as the first black amateur exempt from qualifying when he tees it up in the South African Open Championship at Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate on Thursday. As the custodians of the country's national Open, the South African Golf Association (SAGA) nominates five top amateurs to play in the championship. This year's nominations are Brandon Stone, Zander Lombard and Haydn Porteous, who represented South Africa at the World Amateur Team Championships in Turkey, Ekurhuleni’s Gert Myburgh and Bujela.
Just a day after South Africa’s Dirkus Bruyns and CJ du Plessis rallied to a share of fourth in the International Team Competition at Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup in Argentina, the pair were put through their paces at the 117th Argentine Amateur Championship on Tuesday.
South Africa’s Drikus Bruyns and CJ du Plessis produced a strong performance in the final round to claim a share of fourth in the International Team Competition at the weather-interrupted Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup in Argentina on Sunday.
South Africa’s Drikus Bruyns is still in the hunt at this year’s Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup in Argentina, where Geoff Drakeford of Australia has taken charge of the Individual Competition with a superb five-under-par 66 in the rain-interrupted third round at the Los Lagartos Country Club near Buenos Aires.
South Africa’s Drikus Bruyns fired an opening two-under-par 69 to finish just two off the pace in the Individual Competition and helped South Africa to a top five position in the Team Competition in the 17th Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup in Argentina.