Month: November 2017

Boost for Bridge Fund Junior Series

29 November 2017 – GolfRSA has announced that due to popular demand the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series will host an additional tournament at Durbanville Golf Club on 5 January 2018. “We added Durbanville because the BFM Junior Series is proving to be extremely popular, having sparked the imaginations of young golfers across the country,”…
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Higgo captures Harry Oppenheimer Trophy

24 November 2017 – Boland junior Garrick Higgo produced another winning performance to capture the season-ending Harry Oppenheimer Trophy on Thursday. It was the second time in three successive starts that the country’s leading amateur celebrated victory and – following his Bobby Locke triumph two weeks ago – it marked the second time in two…
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Nienaber caps banner season at CCJ

19 November 2017 – Free State junior Wilco Nienaber capped a dream season with his 10th victory when he went wire-to-wire in the Central Gauteng Open at Country Club Johannesburg at the Woodmead Course to triumph on 19-under-par 296 on Sunday. The 17-year-old Bloemfontein junior laid the foundation with a brilliant eight-under-par 64 in the opening round. He…
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A Quick 18 with Therion Nel

After a sluggish start to 2017, Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation rising star Therion Nel rode the momentum of a runner-up finish in the Northern Cape Open to a superb run of top five and top 10 finishes to break into the top 10 of the South African Golf Association Open Amateur Rankings. He came…
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Amateurs announced for BMW SA Open

17 November 2017 – The South African Open Championship has always enjoyed a rich history of amateur participation and the 2018 edition at Glendower Golf Club from 11-14 January will once again feature the cream of South Africa’s amateur ranks. “The reigning Sanlam SA Amateur champion automatically qualifies for the world’s second oldest national championship…
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Fearless Higgo seals Bobby Locke victory

15 November 2017 – South Africa’s top ranked Garrick Higgo overcame a strong challenge from Andre van Heerden to clinch victory in The Bobby Locke , thanks in no small part to a grand-stand finish in the final round at Parkview Golf Club. Tied for the lead through 14 holes, the 17-year-old Boland junior rose…
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Tested: Cobra’s King F7 One-Length Irons

Depending on how you look at it, Bryson DeChambeau is either a golfing maverick who is way ahead of his time or a mad scientist who overthinks his equipment. What can’t be denied, however, is that he is an interesting fellow. Very interesting. And golf could do with a few more interesting fellows. Forget the…
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Winter sparkles in Kimberley

9 November 2017 – The history of diamonds in South Africa is rooted in the Northern Cape, but Sandra Winter from George sparkled brighter than the Star of South Africa when she lifted the SA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship title for a record fourth time on Wednesday. Winter had successive victories in the women’s mid-amateur flagship event in…
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SA’s Champions of Champions crowned

Overnight leaders Caitlyn McNab and Bertie Steenkamp were crowned the GolfRSA Champion of Champions after they won the ladies and men’s divisions of the National Final at Glendower. Fifteen-year-old McNab, from Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate, consolidated her six-shot overnight lead to win by seven strokes over Akasia’s Lenanda van der Watt, claiming her second…
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McNab and Steenkamp in charge at Champion of Champions

GolfRSA Elite Squad member Caitlyn McNab and Bertie Steenkamp took control of their respective divisions of the GolfRSA Champion of Champions Final after the pair fired rounds of 71 at Glendower Golf Club. McNab, from Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate, and Steenkamp, from Upington Golf Club, will each take a six-shot lead into the final…
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