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.
Gauteng North’s Mellette Hendrikse finishes within striking distance of first round leader Johan Marais when the A-Division completed the first round of the weather-struck Indwe Risk Services South African Senior Amateur Stroke Play Championship this morning.
Southern Cape’s Johan Marais stormed to the A-Division lead on Wednesday, but the Fancourt golfer has former champion Mellette Hendrikse hot on his heels at the weather-hit Indwe Risk Services South African Senior Amateur Stroke Play Championship.
Llewellyn Hardenberg and Keith Roman had extra reasons to smile after both Western Province players holed out at par-threes in the first round of the B-Division competition at the Indwe Risk Services South African Senior Amateur Stroke Play Championship on Wednesday.
Rising Limpopo star Hennie du Plessis was full of smiles when he landed back on South African soil after a fruitful debut in the MCB Indian Ocean Amateur Golf Open in Mauritius.
Du Plessis upstaged fellow South Africans Jason Smith and NJ Arnoldi at the Tamarina Golf Club to claim a four stroke victory in the second edition of the prestigious international event on Sunday.
Jock Wellington is targeting a return to his winning ways in the Indwe Risk Services South African Senior Amateur Stroke Play Championship next week.
The three-time champion believes his game is solid enough to challenge at Pecanwood Golf and Country Estate, but Wellington is doubtful that it will hold up against hot favourite, Mellette Hendrikse.
South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace celebrated an emotional victory in the Cell C SA Women’s Open at San Lameer Country Club when she defeated England’s Holly Clyburn at the second hole of a sudden-death play-off, but South Africa’s Shawnelle de Lange also had reasons for celebration.