Month: July 2016

Spotlight on Eisenhower Trophy challengers

Jovan Rebula, Marco Steyn and Dylan Naidoo from South Africa will challenge 71 nations for the Eisenhower Trophy at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships in September.
Let’s take a closer look at the trio inspiring to become the first South African winners in the prestigious biennial international amateur competition, conducted by the International Golf Federation, this September.

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Spotlight on Espirito Santo Trophy challengers

Ivanna Samu, Kaleigh Telfer and Cara Gorlei will represent South Africa in a record field of 55 women’s nations at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships, conducted by the International Golf Federation (IGF), in September.
Let’s take a closer look at the South African trio hoping to hunt down the country’s second title in the Espirito Santo Trophy at the Mayakoba El Camaleon and Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Clubs from 14-17 September.

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Lefson to take charge of SA course rating

Golf RSA has recently contracted former Western Province Director of Golf Eric Lefson to coordinate a course rating programme that will bring the rating of South African golf courses in line with the USGA’s course rating system.

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Lefson to take charge of SA course rating

Golf RSA has recently contracted former Western Province Director of Golf Eric Lefson to coordinate a course rating programme that will bring the rating of South African golf courses in line with the USGA’s course rating system.

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SA juniors named for Italian U-16 Championship

Christo Lamprecht and Martin Vorster from Southern Cape, Ekurhuleni’s Jayden Schaper and Wilco Nienaber from Free State will represent SA at the 10th Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship at Golf Club Biella in Italy at the end of August.

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Higgo’s purple patch continues in the USA

Fingers crossed for Boland junior Garrick Higgo, who starts the match play stage of the 69th US Junior Amateur at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee tonight. The 17-year-old De Zalze golfer carded rounds of 75 and 72 in the weather-interrupted stroke play qualifier to tie for 30th on three over 147.

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Final Fields confirmed for Olympic Golf

South Africa's Jaco van Zyl, Brandon Stone, Ashleigh Simon and Paula Reto are among the 120 men and women who will create golf history in Rio de Janeiro next month at the Olympic Games competition at Reserva de Marapendi Golf Course between August 11 and 20.

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Super-cool Schaper scores at Tshwane Junior Open

Just three days after his Nomads National Order of Merit victory, Ebotse golfer Jayden Schaper produced a nerveless display to defeat Ge-Rico Muller at the third hole of a sudden-death play-off to scoop the Tshwane Junior Open title at Pretoria Country Club on Friday.

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Leach takes Tshwane Junior Open lead

Bryce Leach from Central Gauteng will carry a one stroke lead over Dawid Opperman and Kyle de Beer into the final round of the Tshwane Junior Open at Pretoria Country Club on Friday.

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Lamprecht, Son sign off at Junior Open

As one prestigious Open wrapped up on Wednesday, another started in Scotland and, having flown the flag for South Africa with great pride in the Junior Open Championship this week, two of the country’s brightest prospects were eager to get to Royal Troon to for the first round of The Open Championship.

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Lamprecht, Son sign off at Junior Open

As one prestigious Open wrapped up on Wednesday, another started in Scotland and, having flown the flag for South Africa with great pride in the Junior Open Championship this week, two of the country’s brightest prospects were eager to get to Royal Troon to for the first round of The Open Championship.

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Orton crowned Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur champion

It felt as if she had come full circle when Lumien Orton won the Sanlam South African Women’s Amateur Championship at the Ebotse Links on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Orton beat the Western Cape’s Cara Gorlei 2Up in the final after earlier defeating Symone Henriques 2&1 to make the final.

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Sublime Symone into semis of Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur

Gauteng’s Symone Henriques surprised even herself as she played her way into the semi-finals of the Sanlam South African Women’s Amateur Championship at the Ebotse Links on Tuesday. The 15-year-old Henriques was floating around the links on Tuesday morning after beating one of the favourites, Michaela Fletcher, 2&1 to make it through to the afternoon’s quarterfinals.

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Ivanna Samu; credit TWJGC.

McClatchie, Moralee impress on Big Easy Tour

South Africa's first golf Olympian Kyle McClatchie claimed an impressive joint runner-up finish in the Big Easy Kempton Park, while Freddie Tait Cup winner Cameron Moralee from Gauteng also bagged a top 10 finish at Kempton Park Golf Club on Tuesday.

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Schaper survives to clinch NOoM Modderfontein

Ebotse’s Jayden Schaper produced two moments of brilliance on the 18th hole to savour a play-off victory in the Nomads National Order of Merit at Modderfontein Golf Club on Tuesday. The 15-year-old Ekurhuleni golfer defeated Cole Stevens and Dylan Mostert with par at the first play-off hole to triumph.

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Higgo hits big time in USA

As the excitement builds for South Africa’s debut at the Olympics and the start of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon is eagerly anticipated, Garrick Higgo from Boland made a little history of his own when he punched his ticket to the US Amateur Championship on Monday.

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Son and Lamprecht make solid start at Junior Open

South Africa’s top ranked Woo-Ju Son from Gauteng and recent Dimension Data Junior Open champion Christo Lamprecht from Southern Cape are rubbing shoulders with the cream of junior golf in the Junior Championship in Scotland.

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Son and Lamprecht make solid start at Junior Open

South Africa’s top ranked Woo-Ju Son from Gauteng and recent Dimension Data Junior Open champion Christo Lamprecht from Southern Cape are rubbing shoulders with the cream of junior golf in the Junior Championship in Scotland.

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Schaper hits front at Modderfontein

Reigning Nomads SA Boys U-15 champion Jayden Schaper fired an opening five-under-par 67 to lay down a marker for his second national junior victory this season in the Nomads National Order of Merit at Modderfontein Golf Club on Monday.

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Student Telfer passes first exam at Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur

With a major Grade 12 Maths exam still to negotiate later this week, Kaleigh Telfer is pleased the numbers on her scorecard are falling in her favour at the moment as she won her second round match in the Sanlam South African Women’s Amateur at the Ebotse Links on Monday.

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