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Month: October 2014

Amateurs delight in R&A Rules Course

Five days after he passed the R&A Level One Rules Course hosted by East London Golf Club on Saturday, 16-year-old amateur Byron Togood is still talking a mile a minute about his expanded knowledge of golf’s basic rules.
Togood was one of 35 participants who attended the course, hosted by Border Golf Union and presented by South African Golf Association Assistant Executive Director, Neil Homann.

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Bezuidenhout beats Strydom for Silver Salver

Theuni Bezuidenhout added his name to an illustrious list of former champions when he lifted prestigious PWC GNGU Silver Salver at Irene Country Club on Sunday.
The up-and-coming North West amateur tied defending champion Triston Strydom held his nerve to defeat the reigning Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play champion at the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.

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SA Mid-Amateurs celebrate a feast of aces

According to the National Hole-in-One Registry, the average hacker has a 12,000 to one chance of making a hole-in-one in his career.
Most golfers can go a lifetime without an ace, yet five men defied these incredible odds at the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial at Middelburg Country Club to set a national record for the South African Golf Association in the prestigious team championship this October.
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Hendrikse romps to Indwe SA Senior Stroke Play victory

Top ranked Mellette Hendrikse put on a classy performance at Pecanwood Country Club to claim his second Indwe Risk Services SA Senior Amateur Stroke Play Championship title with a runaway victory on Friday.

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Lightning interferes at Indwe SA Senior Stroke Play

The final round of the Indwe Risk Services SA Senior Amateur Stroke Play Championship is on ice after a lightning storm forced the A-Section field off the course late on Friday afternoon.

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Maritz goes wire-to-wire at Magaliespark

KwaZulu-Natal’s Ronnie Maritz stormed to an impressive 12 point victory in a wire-to-wire B-Section triumph at the Indwe Risk Services SA Senior Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Magaliespark Country Club on Friday.

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CJ heads Sanlam Cancer Challenge finals

Former professional CJ Head claimed the Men’s Overall and A-Division title in his debut in 2014 Sanlam Cancer Challenge National Final at Sun City in October. Head opened with 36 points at the Lost City Golf Club and added 39 in the final round at the Gary Player Country Club to triumph on 75 points.

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Earle tirumphs at Sanlam Cancer Challenge Final

Desiree Earle won the Women’s Overall and A Division titles in this year’s Sanlam Cancer Challenge National Final at Sun City.
The 43-year-old Earle claimed both titles with her 72 points over 36 holes, scoring 38 points at the Lost City Golf Club and 34 points at the Gary Player Country Club.

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Delport claims joint lead at Indwe SA Senior Stroke Play

Chris Delport produced a magnificent eagle to vault into pole position with former champion Mellette Hendrikse, while three-time champion Jock Wellington was at his vintage best in the second round of the Indwe Risk Services SA Senior Amateur Stroke Play Championship on Thursday.

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Maritz vs Jordaan tussle slated for Magaliespark

A David versus Goliath battle between KwaZulu-Natal’s Ronnie Maritz and Louis Jordaan from Ekurhuleni are on the cards in the B-Division at the Indwe Risk Services SA Senior Amateur Stroke Play Championship on Friday.

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