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Month: October 2018

Introducing GolfRSA National Squad rising star Yurav Premlall

Introducing GolfRSA National Squad rising star Yurav Premlall

In the space of two weeks this October, GolfRSA National Squad member Yurav Premlall shot to 10th in the Junior Rankings following his breakthrough win on Sunshine Tour Junior Series in early October and 17th in the Open Amateur Rankings with his first success on the Open Amateur circuit. But the 15-year-old Glendower junior announced…
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GolfRSA Course Raters Acknowledged

GolfRSA Course Raters Acknowledged

The recent changes to the GolfRSA Handicap System went off smoothly, thanks to the hard work of Wimpie du Plessis and her dedicated team of Implementation Specialists. This group of volunteers were responsible for the resounding success of the 3 September USGA Course Rating System (including Slope) implementation in South Africa and GolfRSA, represented by…
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Teams set for 2018 Fellowship Cup in India

Teams set for 2018 Fellowship Cup in India

The South African Golf Association (SAGA) and GolfRSA are pleased to confirm the eight amateurs that will represent the nation in the third Fellowship Cup in India from 26 to 30 November. The four-man Senior and Mid-Amateur Teams will contest the three-day test against the India Golf Union at the Jaypee Greens Golf Club in…
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City of Johannesburg drives new era of SA Open

City of Johannesburg drives new era of SA Open

22 October 2018 – The City of Johannesburg is the proud new host of the South African Open, and one of the most historic national Opens in golf will now be played at Randpark Golf Club from 6-9 December 2018. The Sunshine Tour announced on Monday that a decision was taken in partnership with GolfRSA,…
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Caddies laud GolfRSA Rules Awareness Session in Cape Town

Caddies laud GolfRSA Rules Awareness Session in Cape Town

The comments varied from tough and tricky to entertaining and fun, but the caddies who attended the R&A Rules Awareness Session at King David Mowbray Golf Club on Tuesday, 16 October, agreed that one-day event was well-constructed and highly informative. The course constituted a theoretical session and a practical session and was presented by Conor…
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GolfRSA launches Rules of Golf for 2019 seminars

GolfRSA launches Rules of Golf for 2019 seminars

GolfRSA hosted its first R&A Rules Seminar for 2019 at King David Mowbray Golf Club from 18-19 October. The course was presented by Conor Finlay from the R&A’s Governance Department and GolfRSA Manager: Operations, Rules and Training Neil Homann, with South African rules officials Rita Heroldt and Helénè Marais assisting. “With the changes to the…
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Phillips seals memorable SA Senior Amateur win

Phillips seals memorable SA Senior Amateur win

19 October 2018 – Maritzburg golfer Morgan Phillips marched to a memorable seven-shot victory in the South African Senior Amateur Championship with a masterful display at the Heron Banks River and Golf Estate on Friday. The 57-year-old was confidence and poise personified as he clocked in with an even-par final round 71 to triumph on…
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Phillips builds four shot lead in SA Senior Amateur

Phillips builds four shot lead in SA Senior Amateur

18 October 2018 – Maritzburg golfer Morgan Phillips stamped his authority on the South African Senior Amateur Championship with a two-under-par 70 and raced clear of joint overnight leader Craig Kamps in Thursday’s second round. Phillips began the day alongside Kamps after he matched the Gauteng golfer’s target-setting one-under 71 in the opening round at…
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Filippi and Nel primed for Argentine challenge

Filippi and Nel primed for Argentine challenge

18 October 2018 – GolfRSA National Squad members Luca Filippi and Therion Nel hope to stake another winning performance for South Africa in two top international events in Argentina in November. Nel from Free State and Filippi from Western Province will travel to Buenos Aires on 29 October and spend two days preparing to extend…
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Phillips and Kamps lead the way in SA Senior Amateur

Phillips and Kamps lead the way in SA Senior Amateur

17 October 2018 – Former champion Morgan Phillips made it a two-way tie for the lead with reigning North West Senior Open champion Craig Kamps after the opening round of the South African Senior Amateur Championship on Wednesday. In-form Kamps from Bryanston fired an eagle and a trio of birdies on a windy day at…
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