Month: November 2014
Du Toit primed for Albatross challenge in India
Gauteng North’s Danielle du Toit will make her debut alongside Shawnelle de Lange, Crystal Beukes and Brittney-Fay Berger at the sixth Albatross International Junior Golf Championship in India this December.
Du Toit and De Lange from Gauteng will line up in the 15-17 age division, while Beukes from Boland and Berger from KwaZulu-Natal will compete in the 13-14 age group at the prestigious international event.
Eagle Canyon win Nomads CGGU Junior Interclub champs
Eagle Canyon juniors broke Modderfontein Golf Club’s stranglehold in the annual Nomads Central Gauteng Golf Union Junior Interclub, denying the defending champions a fifth consecutive victory at home.
Ekurhuleni U-13s steal the show at annual awards
Top juniors Kyle McClatchie and Casandra Hall and Kempton Park Golf Club were the big winners at the annual Ekurhuleni Golf Union Junior Awards, but it was the Under-13 team that drew the greatest applause during the awards function at Benoni Country Club.
Chips Shots with Jason Smith
Gauteng North’s Mens Player of the Year Jason Smith made international headlines when he held off 2014 British Amateur champion Bradley Neil from Scotland, 2013 North of Ireland Stroke Play champion Dermot McElroy and local favourite Stefan Cronje at Benoni Country Club to claim a one stroke victory in the prestigious South African Stroke Play in February.
We sat down with South Africa’s current number six ranked amateur and learned more about Smith’s dreams and goals, fears and aspirations.
Central Gauteng A wins weather-hit International Teams
Central Gauteng A lifted the International Teams Championship title at Maccauvlei Golf Club on Sunday after lightning and uninterrupted rain forced organisers to abandon play and declare a 36-hole result.
The champions edged out Ekurhuleni A on a winning total of 413 after rounds of 208 and 205.
Top amateurs primed for International Teams
Central Gauteng Open champion Matthew Spacey will lead a strong Central Gauteng assault, newly minted Harry Oppenheimer Trophy winner Tristen Strydom will spearhead the Ekurhuleni attack and South Africa’s number four ranked amateur Jason Smith will command the Gauteng North troops at the upcoming International Teams Championship.at Maccauvlei Golf Club from 22-24 November.
Strydom signs off in style at Harry Oppenheimer Trophy
Ekurhuleni’s Tristen Strydom claimed his fourth title of the season at the Harry Oppenheimer Trophy at Maccauvlei Golf Club in a nail-biting finale on Thursday after Luke Trocado from Western Province narrowly missed forcing the tournament into a play-off.
Three-way tie at Harry Oppenheimer Trophy
Jason Froneman, Jason Viljoen and reigning Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play champion Tristen Strydom vaulted into a three-way share of the lead in the third round of the Harry Oppenheimer Trophy at Maccauvlei Golf Club on Thursday.
KZN ladies sparkle at R&A Rules Course
A record total of 18 ladies successfully completed the seventh R&A Level One Rules Course at Royal Durban Golf Club on Friday. The one-day course was hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Golf Union and presented by South African Golf Association Assistant Executive Director, Neil Homann
Cronje takes route 66 to lead at Maccauvlei
Stefan Cronje came flying out of the blocks in the second round of the Harry Oppenheimer Trophy with a six-under-par 66 to claim the 36-hole lead at Maccauvlei Golf Club.
Trocado hits the front at Harry Oppenheimer
Luke Trocado led the birdie barrage at Maccauvlei Golf Club to take the first round lead in the Harry Oppenheimer Trophy on Tuesday.
A six-under-par 66 left the Western Province junior in pole position on the jam-packed leaderboard after a low scoring day served up a sea of 23 sub-par rounds.
Skinner steals the show at Zwartkop
Pretoria amateur William Skinner is ready for another fast finish on the South African senior circuit after he romped to his first provincial victory at the second Otway Hayes Senior Classic at Zwartkop Country Club on Sunday.
Spacey breaks through at Central Gauteng Open
Fourways amateur Matthew Spacey will ride a wave of confidence into this week’s Harry Oppenheimer Trophy at Maccauvlei after lifting in the Central Gauteng Open title on Sunday.
SA pair crash out in Argentina
Gauteng North’s Jason Smith and NJ Arnoldi from Ekurhuleni were both eliminated in the second of the 119th Argentine Amateur this weekend.
KZN ladies sparkle at R&A Rules Course
A record total of 18 ladies successfully completed the seventh R&A Level One Rules Course at Royal Durban Golf Club on Friday. The one-day course was hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Golf Union and presented by South African Golf Association Assistant Executive Director, Neil Homann.
SA pair advance to match play in Argentina
On the day Jason Smith was named the Gauteng North Golf Union’s Player of the Year, the Pretoria amateur was halfway around the world, playing in the second round of the Stroke Play Qualifier in the 119th Argentine Amateur Championship in Pilar alongside compatriot, NJ Arnoldi.
Arnoldi and Smith in good shape in Argentina
South Africa’s NJ Arnoldi grabbed a share of the first round lead in the stroke play qualifier for the 119th Argentinean Amateur Championship on Tuesday, while reigning SA Stroke Play champion Jason Smith is handily placed in the top 15 in Pilar, Argentina.
Gauteng North delegates excel in R&A Rules Course
Eighteen delegates from Gauteng North Golf Union participated in the R&A Level One Rules Course, which was presented by the South African Golf Association at Irene Country Club.
Naude triumphs in Ekurhuleni Senior Open play-off
Gauteng senior Schalk Naude claimed the weather-affected Ekurhuleni Senior Open at Benoni Country Club on Sunday, after organisers were forced to scrap the first round and reduce the tournament to 18 holes.
SA duo claims top 10 in Argentina
South Africa’s Jason Smith and NJ Arnoldi combined for a ninth place finish in the 43rd Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup at the Los Lagartos Country Club in Pilar, Argentina on Sunday.