Month: January 2016
Most golfers would be seriously frustrated to shoot 20 over par in a 54-hole championship and even more so if you are ranked among South Africa’s top three amateurs. Yet, Zethu Myeki from Border wore a great, big smile after a tie for 30th in her debut in the Ladies Joburg Open on the Sunshine Ladies Tour in early January.
South Africa's Ivanna Samu defeated Swiss amateur Azelia Meichtry in a count-out on five-over-par 221 for the leading amateur honours in the Sunshine Ladies Tour's Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies.
Marco Steyn is three for three in starts and wins after his recent Free State Open victory and the diminutive Modderfontein golfer hopes to extend his purple patch with another podium finish in the South African Stroke Play Championship at Blue Valley Golf & Country Estate from 2-5 February.
Ryan Dreyer won the first Mid-Amateur Open for the 2016 season when he defeated Elton James and Neil Fusedale in a play-off for the Central Gauteng Mid-Amateur Open title at Ruimsig Country Club in January.
The former Sanlam SA Amateur champion clinched the victory with a birdie at the first play-off hole.
Central Gauteng junior Woo Ju Son rose to the number one spot in the Womens Golf South Africa Junior Rankings in 2015 without visiting the winner’s circle even once. A string of top three and top five finishes boosted her rise and the achievement was a measure of her incredible consistency.
Redemption for reigning Nomads SA U-19 Boys Stroke Play champion Dylan Naidoo. Experience for Karabo Mokoena and James du Preez. A chance at more success for Joburg Junior Open champion Marco Steyn.
They may have different expectations for the R16.5-million Joburg Open, but all four Golf RSA National Squad amateurs who will join a world-class field on Thursday at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club share one goal.
Golf RSA is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Namibian Breweries Limited that will bring the popular International Pairs tournament to all golf clubs in South Africa.
The Windhoek Lager International Pairs presented by Golf RSA tees off in early 2016 and gives affiliated golfers a chance to play their way into a National Final, hosted in Windhoek, Namibia.
Having watched every one of Charl Schwartzel’s conquests in the Alfred Dunhill Championship, Marco Steyn was over the moon to receive his own unique leopard trophy after emulating the Masters champion with a winning performance at Leopard Creek Country Club on Monday.
Congratulations to 14-year-old Jayden Schaper from Ebotse Golf Club, who captured a brilliant victory in the Nomads SA Boys U-15 Championship on Friday. While all the attention was on the nine amateurs competing in the BMW SA Open, the Ekurhuleni player quietly delivered a champion's performance at Fish River Sun Country Club.
While Cameron Moralee basked in the glory of winning the Freddie Tait Cup as the leading amateur in the BMW SA Open proudly hosted by Ekurhuleni on Sunday, Dylan Naidoo was chasing down back-to-back victories on the South African Golf Association (SAGA) national junior circuit at Leopard Creek Country Club near Malelane.
When Dainfern junior Cameron Moralee lifted the Freddie Tait Cup as the leading amateur in the BMW South African Open proudly hosted by Ekurhuleni at Glendower Golf Club on Sunday, he immediately paid tribute to tournament host and ambassador Ernie Els for inspiring him.
Not even a balky putter could put a damper on Cameron Moralee’s delight at rubbing shoulders with leading Sunshine and European Tour professionals on day three at the BMW SA Open proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni. The 17-year-old Dainfern player was one of a nine-strong amateur pack that started the country’s flagship event at Glendower Golf Club, but Moralee was the sole survivor after the 36-hole cut fell at two-over-par 146.
Englishman Daniel Brooks was in sole possession of the lead going into round three on Saturday at the 2016 BMW SA Open Championship proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni, while Cameron Moralee was the sole amateur survivor at Glendower Golf Club on Saturday.
KeNako Academy junior Franklin Manchest broke through for his maiden provincial title in the Nomads National Order of Merit in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday and will be chasing back-to-back success when he starts the Dr Bam tournament at Benoni Country Club today.