Month: November 2014
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.