Month: June 2019

Cat nabs share of Nomads SA Girls lead

ORKNEY, 30 June 2019 – South Africa’s top ranked junior Caitlyn Macnab defied the lingering effects of swine flu to force a three-way tie for the lead in the opening round of the Nomads SA Girls Championship on Sunday. Determined not to wear the bridesmaid tag again this year, the Serengeti golfer teed it up…
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Junior Proteas eye Duke of York passage in Orkney

ORKNEY, 29 June 2019 – All eyes will be on GolfRSA Junior Proteas Caitlyn Macnab and Kiera Floyd, who will spearhead the field in the annual Nomads SA Girls Championship at Orkney Golf Club from Sunday. The Ekurhuleni pair have been in devastating form this season, with number one ranked Macnab racking up three titles,…
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Van Wyk hits the mark at St Francis Links

ST FRANCIS BAY, 28 June 2019 – Ben van Wyk got instant redemption with a two-shot triumph in the Nomads National Order of Merit Coastal at St Francis Links just days after faltering down the stretch while in contention in the Dimension Data Junior Open. The reigning Nomads SA Boys U-19 Match Play champion posted…
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Juniors set for showdowns at Fancourt

23 June 2019 – Expect an exciting battle for dominance in Tuesday’s final round at Fancourt after local favourite Ben van Wyk grabbed a share of the lead in the Dimension Data Junior Open and six players finished within striking distance of leader Jack Buchanan in the Dimension Data Under-15 Challenge on Monday. Making the most…
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Maas, De Aubreu set early pace at Fancourt

GEORGE, 23 June 2019 – A bogey-free four-under 68 catapulted Christiaan Maas to the top of the standings in the Dimension Data Junior Open, while Fabrizio de Aubreu surged to a two-shot lead in the Under-15 Challenge at Fancourt on Sunday. Both courses took a heavy beating with substantial downpours on Friday and Saturday, which…
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GolfRSA Boys seal record World Cup win

TOYOTA CITY, Japan (June 21, 2019) – Eighteen years after Major winner Louis Oosthuizen won the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup with Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, Albert Kruger and Christian Ries, two protégées from his Junior Golf Academy – Martin Vorster and Christo Lamprecht – did the Open champion proud with a record-breaking victory for…
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GolfRSA Boys Team poised to strike in Japan

TOYOTA CITY, Japan (June 20, 2019) – Just 24 hours after posting a historic second round, GolfRSA National Squad juniors Sam Simpson, Martin Vorster and Casey Jarvis gave new meaning to the term ‘moving day’ when they went five shots better in the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, supported by JAL, at the Chukyo Golf…
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Rose blooms in Nomads National event

JOHANNESBURG, 19 June 2019 – Central Gauteng’s Kian Rose holed a timely chip shot from over the back of the green for birdie on the final hole to snatch victory in the Nomads National Order of Merit Inland at Modderfontein Golf Club. The 17-year-old from Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club fired a final round…
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GolfRSA Boys hit the front in Japan

TOYOTA CITY, Japan (June 19, 2019) – Sam Simpson and East of Ireland champions Martin Vorster and Christo Lamprecht catapulted South Africa into the lead at the halfway mark of the 27th Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, supported by Jal, in Japan. The GolfRSA Boys became the first team in more than a decade to…
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GolfRSA launches new initiative for club golfers

GolfRSA is proud to announce a new golf tournament for affiliated club golfers around the country, featuring some priceless prizes for winners and lucky draw participants. Designed as a platform for golf clubs to engage with their members, the Cape of Good Hope Wine Series is a Betterball Stableford tournament that will enable winning pairs…
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GolfRSA Boys make fast start in Japan

TOYOTA CITY, Japan (June 18, 2019) – Christo Lamprecht blitzed the Ishino Course at Chukyo Golf Club in 67 strokes to give the GolfRSA Boys Team a vital boost in Tuesday’s opening round of the 27th Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, supported by JAL. The Boys and Girls Competition uses a format similar to the…
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Premlall leads South African charge in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland (18 June 2019) – Edenvale teenager Yurav Premlall celebrated his 16th birthday with a share of fifth in the first round of the stroke play qualifying in the 124th Amateur Championship in Ireland on Monday. A total of 288 players from 37 countries started the 36-hole qualifier at the Portmarnock and The Island…
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GolfRSA rising stars relish international challenges

11 June 2019 – Caitlyn Macnab and Kiera Floyd hope to extend their winning form with success in the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan from 18-21 June, while fellow Ekurhuleni golfer Jayden Schaper will lead an eight-strong GolfRSA National Squad at the Amateur Championship in Ireland next week. Macnab and Floyd will depart…
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Mistry and Telfer take on Royal County Down

NEWCASTLE, Ireland (11 June 2019) – Gauteng duo Kajal Mistry and Kaleigh Telfer will tee it up in the Women’s Amateur Championship in Northern Ireland today. The GolfRSA Elite Squad pair will face still competition at Royal County Down in one of the strongest fields ever assembled in the 116-year history of the premier women’s…
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Delighted SA duo signs off at St Andrews

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (9 June 2019) – Southern Cape junior Martin Vorster tied for seventh in the St Andrews Links Trophy, while GolfRSA National Squad team-mate Luca Filippi from Western Province grabbed a share of 23rd at the Old Course in Scotland in Sunday. Vorster has been in imperious form this season, adding to victories…
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GolfRSA talents primed Home of Golf

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (6 June 2019) – South Africa’s leading amateur Jayden Schaper will spearhead 12-strong group of local talents when the St Andrews Trophy gets underway at the Home of Golf in Scotland on Friday. Rated one of the strongest amateur tournaments in the world by the R&A World Amateur Golf Rankings, the 2019…
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Déjà-vu for Ekurhuleni at Maccauvlei

5 June 2019 – Ekurhuleni won the 58th SA Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship last October and on Wednesday, they did again, coming up trumps in the SA Women’s 72-Hole Teams Championship in Vereeniging. Ekurhuleni A overcame a four-shot first round deficit to take pole position in the Swiss Team Trophy with a strong performance on moving…
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Magnificent double for Mpumalanga at Maccauvlei

5 June 2019 – Eight months after they won promotion in the 58th SA Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship, Mpumalanga B went the distance at Maccauvlei Golf Club with a dominant performance to win the Challenge Trophy at the SA Women’s 72-Hole Teams Championship in wire-to-wire style. Danielle Bekker and Nicole Schoeman carded rounds of 158, 155, 158…
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Ekurhuleni makes a move at Maccauvlei

4 June 2019 – Ekurhuleni A overhauled first round leaders Gauteng A on moving day for the Swiss Team Trophy lead at Maccauvlei Golf Club, while Mpumalanga B pulled away from the opposition in the Challenge Trophy at the 2019 SA Women’s 72-Hole Teams Championship on Tuesday. Caitlyn Macnab, Kiera Floyd and Nadia van der…
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GolfRSA’s Vorster conquers County Louth for Irish win

DROGHEDA, Ireland (3 June 2019) – Martin Vorster made it back-to-back victories for the GolfRSA National Squad when he coasted to a four-shot triumph in the East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship on Monday. The Mossel Bay junior became the second successive South African teenager – and only the second foreign champion – in the 78-year…
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