Month: August 2019

Kistensamy claims Nomads North & South Junior

30 August 2019 – KwaZulu-Natal junior Kyle Kistensamy celebrated his first national success when he scored a runaway victory in the Nomads North and South Junior Championship at Pecanwood Golf and Country Club on Friday. The 17-year-old Prince’s Grant golfer had set himself the target of winning on the national circuit this season, and he…
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Team SA has share of pole at Astor Trophy

VICTORIA, Canada (30 August 2019) – The GolfRSA Proteas claimed a share of the lead in the Astor Trophy after an exciting second round tussle against Great Britain & Ireland at the Royal Colwood Golf Club in Victoria on Thursday. The teams were all square after the foursomes. After narrow losses by Caitlyn Macnab and…
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Bester sets the pace at Pecanwood

HARTEBEESPOORTDAM, 29 August 2019 – Benoni junior Justin Bester will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Nomads North and South Junior Championship on Friday. The Benoni Country Club golfer edged out early leaders Marcus Taylor from Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal’s Kyle Kistensamy for the first round honours with an opening four-under-par 68…
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GolfRSA Proteas off to solid start in Canada

VICTORIA, Canada (29 August 2019) – Kaleigh Telfer and Kiera Floyd proved a formidable force on the opening day of the Astor Trophy as they racked up three wins for the GolfRSA Proteas at Royal Colwood Golf Club. Auburn University student Telfer and 14-year-old Floyd routed their Australian opponents 4 & 3 to win South…
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GolfRSA Proteas to star in Astor Trophy

CAPE TOWN, 23 August 2019 – South Africa’s number one ranked Caitlyn Macnab will lead a youthful Protea team in the 2019 Astor Trophy at Royal Colwood Golf Club in Canada from 28 August to 1 September. The Serengeti golfer will line up alongside fellow GolfRSA Elite Squad members Kaylah Williams from Durbanville Golf Club,…
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SA Juniors continue to impress

20 August 2019 – Three of South Africa’s top junior talents put on a great show this past weekend. Jordan Duminy celebrated a maiden Open Amateur win, Jayden Schaper lived up to his number one billing in Northern Ireland and Kian Rose won on the American junior circuit. Sixteen-year-old Duminy has been trending towards a…
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Meet GolfRSA Rising Star Christiaan Maas

His four goals for 2019 was to win a junior event, break into the top five of the Under-19 Rankings, make the SA group for Italy and get chosen for the GolfRSA National Squad…. He won the Dimension Data Junior Open in wire-to-wire style, shot to 8th in the Junior Rankings, is bound for the…
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Insuring your jewellery

Sound advice to make sure your wearable assets are correctly insured Your treasured items of jewellery are no doubt valuable and often sentimental items that need protection from theft or loss. Aon, insurance brokers and risk advisors, provides five top tips to make sure your jewellery is correctly insured: Make sure the valuation certificate is…
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From the Fringes: An Introduction

“The zone of contention’, ‘the money zone’, ‘the scoring zone’, are some of descriptions used to sum up the importance of the fringes’ areas around the green for any golfer hoping to return a good score. ‘Anyone’ (this writer being a definite exception) can cover a 550-yard par five with a booming drive and then…
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GolfRSA welcomes three new caps to National Squad

“We are excited to welcome Kyle de Beer from Eastern Province, Tyran Snyders from Western Province and Gauteng North’s Christiaan Maas into the fold,” said GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn. “We work closely with the South African Golf Association Talent Development and Management Committee and these three players have been on our radar for a considerable…
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Zietsman maidens at EP Amateur

Congratulations to Pieter Zietsman, who joined the GolfRSA Open Amateur winner’s list for 2019 when he won the Eastern Province Amateur title at his home course this August. Here is popular sports presenter Neil Bisseker from Algoa FM’s take on the final: “Pieter Zietsman routed Dillon Germshuys in the 36-hole final at St Francis Links…
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GolfRSA threesome bow out in Scotland

PANMURE, Scotland (16 August 2019) – Caitlyn Macnab and Jordan Rothman were eliminated in the first round and 14-year-old Kiera Floyd lost in a tightly contested second round tussle at The R&A Girls’ Amateur Championship in Scotland on Thursday. Macnab from Ekurhuleni went down 4 & 3 to Spaniard Julie Lopez Ramirez in the morning…
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SA trio through to Girls Amateur Match Play

PANMURE, Scotland (15 August 2019) – It was touch and go for Kiera Floyd, but the Benoni junior prevailed and will join fellow GolfRSA Elite Squad members Caitlyn Macnab and Jordan Rothman in today’s first round of the match play stage in The R&A Girls’ Amateur Championship in Scotland. Rothman from Western Province was the…
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GolfRSA Girls shine in Scotland

PANMURE, Scotland (14 August 2019) – GolfRSA Elite Squad trio Kiera Floyd, Jordan Rothman and Caitlyn Macnab made a superb start in The R&A Girls Amateur Championship in Scotland on Tuesday. Western Province’s Rothman led the South African charge at Panmure Golf Club with an opening round of one-over-par 72. Floyd posted the same number…
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Rebula leads SA charge at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, North Carolina (13 August 2019) – GolfRSA National Squad member Jovan Rebula was one of only 27 players who broke par in Monday’s opening round of the 119th U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. The Auburn University senior made a great recovery after a stumbling start to post a one-under-par 69…
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SA trio line up in U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst

PINEHURST, North Carolina (12 August 2019) – A trio of South Africans made the 312-strong player field that takes to the No 2 and No 4 courses today for the 36-hole stroke play qualifier of the U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. GolfRSA National Squad member and 2018 Amateur champion Jovan Rebula…
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Rama breaks through in Stellenbosch

11 August 2019 – Nikhil Rama completed a stunning wire-to-wire victory to celebrate his national breakthrough win in the inaugural Friends of Engelberg Challenge hosted by Anna Becker-Frankel at Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate on Sunday. The 17-year-old Rama was pushed all the way by reigning North and South Junior champion Tyran Snyders, but held…
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Rama roars to Friends of Engelberg lead

10 August 2019 – Gauteng junior Nikhil Rama will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Friends of Engelberg Challenge, hosted by Anna as he goes in search of his first national title. The Bryanston golfer opened with a four-under-par 68 in the national boys and girls event and he clung to pole…
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De Beer drives to new heights

7 August 2019 – The sun has risen dramatically over Kyle de Beer’s golf career in the last 12 months and his emergent dominance was punctuated by a seven-shot stroke victory in the Border Stroke Play in July that shot the Port Elizabeth golfer to fourth in the GolfRSA Open Amateur Rankings. A little digging into…
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Moodley up for double gsport awards

6 August 2019 – Don’t be fooled by her small frame, because pint-sized Kaiyuree Moodley packs a huge punch and her lethal ball-striking, pin-seeking approaches and putting prowess has put the rising golf star in the running for two national women’s sports awards. The GolfRSA Elite Squad member is a finalist in two categories –…
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