Month: May 2017

Meet South Africa’s top ranked amateur Kyle McClatchie

This month we introduce you to South Africa’s number one ranked amateur Kyle McClatchie, the first South African golfer to hit a shot in the Olympics when he represented the country in the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing alongside Kaleigh Telfer.

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Douries ready to battle Goliaths in SA Open

Ignation Douries is not just targeting success in the Les Autres* Division at this year’s Canon SA Disabled Golf Open. The 18-year-old from Citrusdal is aiming for the overall prize and the prospect of facing global champions at King David Mowbray Golf Club from 15 to 17 May does not dent his title aspirations.

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Introducing WGSA President Sally Greasley

At the recent Sanlam SA Women's Stroke Play Championship, Sally Greasley took over the mantle as Womens Golf South Africa's new president from Karen Olivant.
We asked Sally to talk to us about her passion for golf and the administration thereof and her thoughts on the current state of the game in South Africa.
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MacDermott leads foreign charge at SA Disabled Open

Reigning World Disabled Golf champion Bob MacDermott flew into the City of Cape Town ahead of a whole slew of global winners arriving this weekend to do battle in the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open from 15-17 May.

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Q & A – Outgoing WGSA President Karen Olivant

We sat down with outgoing president Karen Olivant to find out more about the highs and lows of her six-year tenure at Womens Golf South Africa. We also found out where her passion for golf administration began and how she plans to spend her 'retirement'.

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Pfeifer ready to fire in Cape Town

Big-hitting American Chad Pfeifer is primed to start his title defence in the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open at King David Mowbray Golf Club from 15-18 May.

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SA vs India return Test match announced

Such was the success of the inaugural Golf Test Series against India in December that a reverse fixture, to be played at the iconic Leopard Creek Country Club, has been arranged for later this year.

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Du Toit drives to victory at CCJ

She might be playing a limited schedule this season, but Menlo Park High School matriculant Danielle du Toit is making every start count. She won the North West Championship in February and on Sunday, the 18-year-old repeated the feat in the ProShop 36-Hole Junior Championship at Country Club Johannesburg.

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GolfRSA Squad named for United Kingdom Tour

GolfRSA has announced a team of GolfRSA National Squad players to take part in its annual tour to the United Kingdom this June.
The team of 10 will participate in various top-ranked international tournaments over a four-week stretch, including the Carrick Neill Scottish Men’s Open Championship, the St Andrews Links Trophy and the British Amateur Championship.

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Theron goes from Jack to King at Sun City

Unheralded Almero Theron defeated tournament favourite Ryan Dreyer in a dramatic play-off to lift the South African Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship title at Sun City on Friday.

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Dreyer keeps control at SA Mid-Am Champs

Second round leader Ryan Dreyer put one hand on the trophy on day three at the South African Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship and the former number one could add the other if he can keep the pack at bay in Friday’s final round at Sun City.

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Dreyer drives into lead at Gary Player

For a second successive day, failing light had the final say at the South African Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship, but not before Birthday Boy Ryan Dreyer opened up a yawning gap over the field in Wednesday’s second round in Sun City.

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Steyn joins SA golf’s young stars with Prince’s Grant win

Central Gauteng’s Marco Steyn joined an illustrious list of champions including Charl Schwartzel, Brandon Stone and Haydn Porteous when he won the Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational on Wednesday.
Steyn won by four strokes on a tournament total of 286 and with a final round of 70.

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SA amateur golf salutes David Konzani

The South African golfing fraternity mourns the passing of former number one ranked senior David Konzani, who passed away this morning at the age of 55 after a year-long battle with cancer.

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McClatchie romps to 7-shot Big Easy win

He probably sealed the deal with his three birdies in the opening nine at Killarney Golf Club, but there was more to GolfRSA National Squad player Kyle McClatchie’s win in the season-opening Sunshine Big Easy Tour event there.
He started the day with a four-stroke edge over the other amateur in the field, Slade Pickering, and, despite bogeys on 10 and 13, he signed for a three-under 67 to finish up with a seven-stroke margin over Maritz Wessels, who carded the low round of that day with a four-under 66.
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James gives chase in SA Mid-Am at Sun City

Elton James from Western Province is in an excellent position to avenge his 2015 loss after he came within striking distance of first round leader Derek Scullard in the suspended South African Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Sun City on Tuesday.

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Mayo, Steyn share lead at Prince’s Grant

KwaZulu-Natal’s Luke Mayo and Central Gauteng’s Marco Steyn came through the challenge of 36 holes, another windy afternoon and a tougher course set-up to share the lead in the Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational on Tuesday.
The two golfers head into Wednesday’s final round locked together on level par for the tournament and four shots clear of their nearest challenger in Darin de Smidt.

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Man on a mission McClatchie

Just two days after he lifted the Western Province Amateur title at Westlake Golf Club, South Africa’s number one ranked amateur Kyle McClatchie rode a rich vein of form to lead the first event of the 2017 Big Easy Tour on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old from Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate crafted a magnificent seven-under-par 63 to take pole position at Killarney Country Club. He leads by three shots from fellow amateur Slade Pickering and he is five shots clear of Bennie van der Merwe.

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Roux eyes historic hat-trick at Sun City

South Africa’s top ranked Gerlou Roux will be bidding to become the first man in history to win the South African Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship three times when he leads the field into action at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City today.

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Quartet share lead at windy Prince’s Grant

Mistakes were made, but amongst the leading quartet of Marco Steyn, Darin de Smidt, Gregory McKay and Dean Martin there was relief that they weren’t too costly on day one of the Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational on Monday.

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