Month: April 2016
Popular Afrikaans musician Mathys Roets and highly-rated former Border left-hand batsman Ralph Cullinan come from very diverse backgrounds, lead vastly different lives and don’t even speak the same language. Yet, on the eve of their debut in the 2016 Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open, the pair discovered that they share more common ground than either imagined.
Former SA Youth Olympian Kyle McClatchie made a welcome return to the winner's circle at the 2016 Boland Stroke Play Championship. The Serengeti golfer fired rounds of 70, 63 and 74 at Robertson Golf Club for a two shot victory on seven under 209 over Aubrey Beckley and Angus Ellis-Cole.
McClatchie vaulted to sixth in the Open Amateur rankings, while former national junior team-mate Jovan Rebula rocketed to the number one spot.
South Africa’s Daniël Slabbert is primed to face a power-packed line-up of international stars as he takes a fifth stab at success in the Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open at Zwartkop Country Club from 2-4 May.
In three days, teen golfer Simu Mdudu will board the first flight of his life and travel to Pretoria to debut in his first national golf tournament. The flight is exciting. Playing in the 18th Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open is a massive deal, but the prospect of lining up alongside the legendary Manuel de los Santos from the Dominican Republic at Zwartkop Country Club from 2-4 May has the 18-year-old leg amputee from the Western Cape bouncing in anticipation.
The only thing to do when victory keeps eluding you is to ‘try and try again’, says double World One-Arm champion Reinard Schuhknecht.
The towering Vanderbijlpark golfer is targeting the Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open as one of the most important titles on his schedule this season and will spearhead the home challenge in the 18th edition of SA disabled golf’s flagship event alongside four-time winner Daniel Slabbert at Zwartkop Country Club from 2-4 May.
Johannesburg’s Kaleigh Telfer claimed her maiden Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship title when she won by six strokes at Westlake Golf Club on Tuesday.
The 17-year-old Telfer closed with a tournament low of three-under-par 69 to win on one over par. Eleonora Galletti and Switzerland’s Azelia Meichtry shared second place on seven over par.
It’s not yet on the level of her love for Deep House music, but 17-year-old Kaleigh Telfer is slowly starting to understand Westlake Golf Club’s course. And if she can hold onto her two-stroke lead in Tuesday’s final round of the Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship, she may well leave here loving it.
Free Stater Chante van Zyl has had to make do with the forced closure of nine of the 18 holes at her home course and very little in the way of quality greens or even a practice bunker to prepare for this week’s Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship. But she was still able to share the lead in Sunday’s first round at Westlake Golf Club.
Ernie Els’s role as a mentor to South Africa’s golfers was evident again when his words to Branden Grace during a cup of coffee inspired Grace to a maiden PGA Tour victory. This week a young golfer from an East London township who benefits from Els’s support will keep trying to achieve her own goals when she tees it up in the Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Westlake Golf Club.
Gauteng North’s Albert Venter took advantage of tranquil conditions in the first round of the Western Province Stroke Play to race to a two shot lead at Clovelly Country Club in the Silvermine Valley close to Fish Hoek on Monday. The 20-year-old from Centurion Country Club was in imperious form as he reeled in 10 birdies on his way to a nine-under-par 63.
After close calls in the last two editions of the INDWE SA Senior Amateur Inter-Provincial, Central Gauteng produced a champions’ innings on the final day to end Western Province’s reign in the prestigious national senior team championship.
They stewed over their relegation for 12 months, but Mpumalanga are back in the A-Division after a mighty push in the battle for promotion at the 28th INDWE SA Senior Amateur Inter-Provincial, while North West edged out Free State to claim the Super Seniors title at Killarney Country Club on Friday.