Month: October 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.