Month: August 2020

Graduating, with honours

31 August 2020 – When Luca Filippi launched his pro career in the recent Betway Championship, the Western Province golfer became the 23rd Sunshine Tour professional to graduate via GolfRSA’s National Squad system. A tie for 39th hardly set the golfing world alight, but it is a first step towards Filippi’s goal of emulating fellow…
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GolfRSA Rising Star: Introducing Zara Le Keur

Zara le Keur never really considered golf as a career option. In fact, the closest the she got to the game was hitting golf balls at the driving range with her dad Wayne. However, a chance meeting with teaching professional Kurt Stripp at the Momentum Driving Range in 2017, changed her life. Just a year…
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GolfRSA Rising Star: Introducing Jaden Deltel

Central Gauteng young gun Jaden Deltel took up the game at the age of nine, but until the family moved to South Africa in 2017, Jaden had played all his golf on a nine-hole course in Seychelles, which was previously a coconut plantation! His progress on the GolfRSA national junior circuit has been nothing short…
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Women’s Month Spotlight: 2020 Momentum gsport finalist Sarah Braude

10 August 2020 – Sarah Braude took the helm at Womens Golf South Africa at the end of April, shortly after the South African government issued the Alert Level 5 hard lockdown due to the international Covid-19 pandemic. In the ensuing months, Braude not only guided women’s amateur golf with great skill, but her expertise as…
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Women’s Month Spotlight: 2020 Momentum gsport finalist Caitlyn Macnab

10 August – South Africa’s top ranked Caitlyn Macnab has been making her mark in the South African golfing landscape over the last 18 months and deservedly, the 18-year-old recently made the shortlist of finalists in the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards. Only a handful of women have won Womens Golf South Africa’s flagship events in…
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Women’s Month Spotlight – Dyason makes history at Irene Country Club

10 August 2020 – Di Dyason wrote her name in the South African golfing history annals when she became the first elected female Club Captain in the 109 year history of Irene Country Club in August. The Pretoria-based club has been leading the way in transformation, by actively promoting and embracing necessary change in the…
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Strong showing from SA’s Telfer in US Women’s Amateur

9 August 2020 – South Africa’s Kaleigh Telfer enjoyed a great run in the 120th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship before her maiden bid for glory was thwarted by world number 9 Rose Zhang in Saturday’s quarter-finals. In her first competitive outing since she won her second collegiate title in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in March, Telfer fired…
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Mistry makes US Match Play with majestic comeback

6 August 2020 – American Rachel Heck walked away with the medallist honours, but it was South Africa’s Kajal Mistry who produced the fireworks in the final round of the stroke play qualifier for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship on Wednesday. Demonstrating the same grit and determination that earned her the rare double in the…
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SA pair debut in U.S. Women’s Amateur

3 August 2020 – Two of South Africa’s top ranked amateurs are making their debut in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in Maryland today. Kaleigh Telfer – the country’s highest ranked amateur on the world rankings – and Kajal Mistry both qualified for the prestigious event at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, where the typical…
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Braude, Macnab make 2020 Momentum gsport Awards Shortlist

1 August 2020 – GolfRSA is delighted to announce that Womens Golf South Africa President Sarah Braude and GolfRSA’s top ranked Caitlyn Macnab both made the short-list of finalists for the 2020 Momentum gsport awards. This year marks the 15th edition of the longest-running women’s sports awards in South Africa, which honour South African athletes…
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