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Month: February 2018

Local hopes slashed at Sanlam SA Amateur

28 February 2018 – South Africa’s top ranked junior Jayden Schaper dispatched the Proudfoot Trophy winner David Langley from England and South Africa’s number three ranked Malcolm Mitchell from Kloof Country Club on day two of the Sanlam SA Amateur Championship at Durban Country Club. In Wednesday morning’s second round, Schaper sent Langley packing with…
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Ekurhuleni teens topple tall trees in Sanlam SA Amateur

27 February 2018 – A pair 14-year-olds from Ekurhuleni punched well above their weight to reach the top 32 in the match play stage of the Sanlam SA Amateur Championship at Durban Country Club on Tuesday. Reigning English Boys Under-14 champion Casey Jarvis vanquished Siyanda Mwandla from Mount Edgecombe 5 & 4, while fellow GolfRSA…
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Langley lifts Proudfoot at SA Amateur

26 February 2018 – Englishman David Langley fired a big warning shot when he won the 36-hole qualifier in the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship by four shots on Monday. The 23-year-old Berkshire golfer threw down the gauntlet when he opened with a five-under-par 67 in the brutal conditions at Durban Country Club on Sunday.…
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Late eagle lifts Langley to SA Amateur lead

  25 February 2018 – Englishman David Langley finished with an eagle at Durban Country Club to lead the first round of the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier for the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship on Sunday. On a day when gusting winds and driving rain battered the field, just five players broke par. The 23-year-old…
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Golf’s new World Handicap System designed to grow the game

20 February 2018 – The way golfers around the world will calculate their handicaps is set to be transformed by a new system developed by The R&A and the USGA, with key features designed to provide all golfers with a consistent measure of playing ability. The new World Handicap System – to be implemented in…
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GolfRSA National Squad for 2018 unveiled

19 February 2018 – GolfRSA has named 19 players to the GolfRSA National Squad for 2018/19, with five new faces joining the band of the best and most promising open amateur and junior golfers in the country. Three-time Ekurhuleni Open winner Malcolm Mitchell and reigning Southern Cape Open champion Deon Germishuys, alongside Clayton Mansfield, Therion…
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Memorable win for McWilliam in Border Championship

19 February 2018 – Scotland’s Shannon McWilliams might have lost to Danielle du Toit in the informal Test between South Africa and Scotland before the Border Championship, but the Aboyne golfer certainly had the measure of the East London Golf Club on the weekend as she marched to victory on Sunday. Du Toit beat McWilliam…
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Jubilant Jones books ticket to Bridge Fund Junior Series final

19 February 2018 – Shaun Jones is a step closer to a tee time at Pinehurst after he swept to victory in the 12th event on the popular Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series on Sunday. Murad Hoosen from The Els Club Copperleaf and Victoria Golf Club’s Sean Paxton both birdied the par-five closing hole at…
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Du Preez drives to divine comeback in African Amateur

16 February 2018 – James du Preez sealed an emotional return to the winner’s circle when he captured a three-shot victory in the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship on Friday. The 22-year-old Pretoria golfer produced a flawless 64 in the third round at Glendower Golf Club to surge seven shots clear of the field and…
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Abt appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Sunshine Tour

The Sunshine Tour (Southern Africa PGA Tour) announced at its AGM on Wednesday that respected tournament promoter Thomas Abt has been appointed as the new Deputy Commissioner of the Tour. Selwyn Nathan, the Commissioner of the Sunshine Tour, said the new appointment formed part of the Tour’s succession plan, with Abt being groomed for the…
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