Month: January 2020

Brits books Bridge Junior Series Final berth at Oubaai

29 January 2020 – Paarl junior Jere Brits battled howling wind and lashing rain qualify for the Regional Final of the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series with a play-off win at Oubaai Golf Club on Sunday, 26 January 2020. “It was raining cats and dogs so I carried extra towels to try and keep…
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2020 All-Africa Junior team announced

28 January 2020 – The South African Golf Association selected GolfRSA National Squad members Casey Jarvis, Sam Simpson, Jordan Duminy and Christiaan Maas to represent South Africa in the prestigious All-Africa Junior Golf Teams Championship in March. The talented GolfRSA Protea junior quartet will pursue a 22nd consecutive victory for South Africa at the Jack…
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Barbaglia upstages boys to win Bridge Junior title

27 January 2020 – Benmore teenager Stephanie Barbaglia was in sizzling form as she beat a top-class field of golfers to become the first girl to win a Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title this season. The 14-year-old Bryanston golfer, who attends the ESCA School Wanderers, defeated Liam van Deventer from North West in a…
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Moodley to debut in Faldo’s Major Invitational

CAPE TOWN, 15 January 2020 – Kaiyuree Moodley has set her sights on the SA Women’s Amateur double crown in February and she hopes to gain masses of experience in the 2020 Major Champions Invitational in the United States later this month. An impressive runner-up finish in the prestigious ANNIKA Invitational USA at the World…
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GolfRSA stars heading for Annika Invitational USA

15 January 2020 – South Africa’s top two juniors Caitlyn Macnab from Ekurhuleni and Boland’s Megan Streicher are set to fly the country’s flag in the 12th Annika Invitational USA presented by Rolex from 17-19 January. GolfRSA Squad pair will compete in the 70-strong player field of the prestigious 54-hole stroke play championship, hosted by…
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Freddie Tait winner Schaper ready to chase more records

11 January 2020 – Not since Ernie Els in 1989 has an amateur finished in the top six of the world’s second oldest championship, but 18-year-old Jayden Schaper did just that on Sunday in the South African Open, hosted by the City of Joburg, at Randpark Golf Club. Paired with defending champion Louis Oosthuizen over…
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Grace shifts gears and guns to SA Open glory

12 January 2019 – South Africa’s Branden Grace carded an incredible final round nine-under 62 to win the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg at Randpark Golf Club on Sunday. Not only was it an amazing way to win his national Open, it was the lowest closing round to win an SA…
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SA golf pays tribute to Denis Hutchinson

11 January 2020 – Denis Hutchinson’s immense contribution to golf will be celebrated through a new tournament in his honour and in partnership with the Sunshine Tour, PGA of South Africa, GolfRSA and the South African Golf Association (SAGA). The Denis Hutchinson Challenge Trophy will be played at Hutchinson’s home course of Royal Johannesburg and…
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Mental strength nets Maas maiden Nomads title in Benoni

11 January 2020 – There’s nothing quite like a bit of pressure to focus the mind, even if it is self-applied, as Christiaan Maas discovered en route to claiming the Nomads Order of Merit Inland 1 tournament by five shots over fellow GolfRSA National Squad member Cole Stevens at Benoni Country Club. Despite cruising down…
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Schaper uses crowd support as he chases SA Open history

JOHANNESBURG, 11 January 2020 – Amateur Jayden Schaper is relishing the crowd support at the SA Open hosted by City of Joburg, and with a solid third-round two-under 69 to move to 12-under in the third round, he will be using that atmosphere as he chases a unique piece of history at Randpark Golf Club…
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Oosthuizen poised to defend SA Open title

11 January 2020 – SA’s Louis Oosthuizen is poised to defend his South African Open title after a bogey-free seven-under 64 netted him a one stroke lead on 15-under in the third round at Randpark Golf Club on Saturday. Lurking a stroke adrift is England’s Marcus Armitage, and two behind is SA’s Jaco Ahlers on…
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Van Rooyen captures Bridge Junior Series win in thrilling playoff

Jan Stals van Rooyen of Clovelly showed nerves of steel to win a three-way playoff at King David Mowbray Golf Club on Friday, 10 January 2020 and qualify for the regional final of the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series. The stakes were high when Van Rooyen lined up against Matthew Lotz of Atlantic Beach…
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Procter doubles up on Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series

Travis Procter began 2020 in style by shooting a 2-under-par round at King David Mowbray Golf Club on Friday, 10 January to win his second Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title of the season. Travis, who enters Grade 11 at Curro Durbanville this year, said the key to his win was playing “smart golf”. “The…
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‘Ancient history’ beckons at Randpark

10 January 2019 – History beckons at Randpark Golf Club this weekend for the final two rounds of the R17,5-million South African Open, hosted by the City of Joburg. It has been 61 long years since an amateur won the world’s second oldest title, and that honour belonged to Denis Hutchinson way back in 1959.…
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Budding star Schaper impresses at SA Open

JOHANNESBURG, 9 January 2020 – His GolfRSA National Squad team-mates dubbed him ‘Clutch’ when he won the Junior Players Championship last year, but super-cool Jayden Schaper earned a new nick-name in the press centre on day one of the South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Joburg. His uncanny ability to hit a…
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Nkosi nails Nomads SA Under-15 Champs win

8 January 2020 – South African Golf Development Board rising star Rorisang Nkosi celebrated his first national victory in style on Wednesday, producing a strong closing round at Mbombela Golf Club to win the prestigious Nomads SA Under-15 Championship. Nkosi set himself a target of securing a first win on the national junior circuit in…
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Success for Senger at Mount Edgecombe

8 January 2020 – Ayden Senger’s smile literally lit up the clubhouse at Mount Edgecombe Country Club after he finally got over the line to lift his first national title in the Nomads National Order of Merit Coastal 1 on Tuesday. Having been denied four times the last two years – and twice last season –…
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Record 11 amateurs primed for SA Open

Dreams do come true….just ask Gauteng pair Kieron van Wyk and Merrick van As, who pushed the amateur tally in the 2020 South African Open Championship to a record 11 when they booked their berths in Monday’s qualifiers. “I’m still pinching myself,” said elated GolfRSA National Squad member Van Wyk after he shared top honours…
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Hess: I want to win the SA Open for all the kids out there

Hailing from a small town in the Western Cape, Robertson-born Jacquin Hess has one thing on his mind at Randpark Golf Club this week – and that’s lifting the second oldest trophy in golf. The South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Joburg, begins on Thursday and the South African Golf Development Board…
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Stone lauds Randpark greenkeeping staff ahead of SA Open

Former SA Open champion Brandon Stone paid the greenkeeping staff at Randpark Golf Club the highest possible compliment when he called the fairways of the Firethorn and Bushwillow Courses the best he’s seen anywhere in the last few years. “They’re so perfect that you even feel guilty about taking a divot,” the 26-year-old said with…
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