Van der Merwe books 152nd Open berth in Africa Amateur

25 February 2024 – Altin van der Merwe held his nerve under the greatest pressure to secure the Africa Amateur Championship in a sudden-death play-off, and with it a spot in the 152nd Open Championship at Royal Troon later this year. The 27-year-old GolfRSA No 1 had been hoping to cap off an outstanding amateur…

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Hat trick heaven for Van Kan

24 February 2024 – Kyra van Kan’s month of love continued as she made it a hat trick of February wins with a commanding nine-stroke victory in the inaugural Africa Amateur Women’s Invitational. Watch highlights from Kyra van Kan’s final round HERE Having swept to runaway victories in the South African Stroke Play Championship and…

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Stay and Play with Southern Sun at Arabella Hotel, Golf & Spa

Exciting news for golf enthusiasts! Take advantage of the stunning offer at Arabella Hotel, Golf & Spa as part of the partnership between GolfRSA and Southern Sun . With this exclusive stay and play package, golfers can experience the unparalleled beauty of Arabella while enjoying top-notch accommodation and world-class golfing facilities. Take advantage of the…

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First SA Triple Crown for Van Kan

19 February 2024 – Impressive barely begins to describe the way in which Kyra van Kan secured the first women’s Triple Crown on the women’s amateur golf circuit by capturing GolfRSA’s three biggest titles within a period of just 12 months. Following wins in the 2023 South African Women’s Amateur and 2024 South African Women’s…

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Van der Merwe victorious in GolfRSA International Amateur

February 2024 – Altin van der Merwe played one of the greatest shots in the history of the SA Swing of events to capture the GolfRSA International Amateur Championship in a dramatic sudden death playoff with Dutchman Jack Ingham. With both players having finished regulation play at 12 under par over the 72-hole championship at…

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Leopard Creek prepares to host inaugural Africa Amateur Championship

14 February 2024 – The first ever playing of the Africa Amateur Championship will feature 72 of the continent’s most promising elite men’s amateur golfers when it is held at the prestigious Leopard Creek Country Club from 21-24 February. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Kruger National Park, the inaugural championship will provide a world-class…

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Graham adds to Scottish success in SA Amateur

12 February 2024 – Scotland’s Gregor Graham continued his country’s fine record in the South African Amateur Championship when he edged local favourite Jordan Burnand 4&2 in the 36-hole final at Royal Johannesburg Golf Club. The Blairgowrie player became the fifth Scot to lift the most sought-after amateur title in South Africa, emulating compatriots Michael…

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Raad, Sakota reign supreme in the SA Women’s Amateur

12 February 2024 – Golf prodigy Gia Raad put on a masterful display at magnificent Modderfontein Golf Club to walk away with the most prestigious title in South African amateur women’s golf while Paola Sakota celebrated her first national success in the Flight Division this February. In a battle of teens, 16-year-old Central Gauteng junior…

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Teen Weber claims historic Proudfoot Trophy victory

5 February 2024 – Fourteen-year-old Ben Weber made history as the youngest winner of the Proudfoot Trophy – the 36-hole stroke play qualifier for the South African Amateur Championship – since its inception in 1931 when he edged countryman Simon du Plooy and Netherlands’ Lars van der Vight by a stroke. WATCH: Weber’s historic Proudfoot…

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Double SA Amateur delight for Van Kan

6 February 2024 – Twelve months after her resounding 11 & 10 victory in the SA Women’s Amateur Championship, Kyra van Kan achieved the double with a wire-to-wire six-shot triumph in the SA Women’s Stroke Play Championship at Modderfontein Golf Club. It was a win that was just as emphatic as her match play triumph…

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Burnand seals stunning SA Stroke Play victory

1 February 2024 – Jordan Burnand fired a final-round three-under-par 67 around Mount Edgecombe’s The Woods course to claim the biggest title of his career, the South African Stroke Play Championship, by a single shot. The 23-year almost didn’t make it to the 1st tee, though, after being ill during the week leading up to…

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Van der Merwe caps breakout season with Freddie Tait Cup win

3 November 2023 – Altin van der Merwe proudly took his place alongside 2023 champion Dean Burmester during the presentation ceremony, excited to receive the prestigious Freddie Tait Cup as the Leading Amateur in the 113th Investec South African Open Championship. The 27-year-old had already wrapped up the award by Friday evening, emerging as the…

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Van der Merwe and Bennett lead Investec SA Open amateur challenge

30 November 2023 – Altin van der Merwe and Dan Bennett laid down early markers for the prestigious Freddie Tait Cup in the Investec South African Open Championship at Blair Atholl Golf and Equestrian Estate on Thursday. Van der Merwe, who ranks first on the GolfRSA Open Amateur Rankings, and Bennett, the country’s top junior,…

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Freddie Tait Cup beckons at 113th Investec SA Open

29 November 2023 – Seven of South Africa’s top amateur talents will peg it up in the Investec South African Open at Blair Atholl Golf and Equestrian Estate on Thursday. The amateur challenge includes World No-1 and reigning Amateur champion Christo Lamprecht, last year’s leading amateur Christiaan Maas, and Altin van der Merwe, Dan Bennett,…

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Lamprecht leads amateur challenge in Investec SA Open

21 November 2023 – World No 1-ranked amateur Christo Lamprecht leads a quintet of GolfRSA National Squad golfers into this year’s Investec South African Open Championship, giving the country’s top amateurs a wonderful opportunity to test themselves against some of the world’s best professionals. Blair Atholl Golf and Equestrian Estate will host the $1.5-million showpiece, jointly…

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Proteas shine in 2023 Eisenhower Trophy in Abu Dhabi

11 November 2023 – Christo Lamprecht, Christiaan Maas and Altin van der Merwe added to South Africa’s terrific sporting success with an outstanding performance in the 33rd World Amateur Team Championships in Abu Dhabi. The GolfRSA National Squad trio combined for rounds of 139, 138, 138 and 139 at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club to close…

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Burnand, Verster do SA proud in Argentina

12 November 2023 – GolfRSA National Squad pair Jordan Burnand and Ivan Verster continued South Africa’s proud record in Argentina  with a superb showing in the prestigious Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup and Argentine Amateur Championship. Despite having to wait until the second day of the tournament to start their campaign in the Copa Tailhade, the…

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Woodbridge goes back-to-back in SA Senior Champs

6 November 2023 – A year ago, Western Province senior Greg Woodbridge produced the round of his life on the final day at East London Golf Club to win the SA Senior Amateur Championship with a four-shot victory at East London Golf Club. The defending champion did it again in the Kalahari, but this time…

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Welcome to golf, T-20 style!

15 October 2023 – GolfRSA will be launching the popular GolfSixes League at golf clubs across South Africa in 2024, but the shorter, fun and fast-paced version aimed at drawing beginners to the game is already drawing a huge fan club. “So far, nearly 50 youngsters attended our activation days at Modderfontein Golf Club and…

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Records pile up for GolfRSA’s Lamprecht

12 October 2023 – Christo Lamprecht set two new benchmarks for South African amateur golf when he rose to No 1 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings in September and moved to the summit of the PGA Tour University Rankings in early October. The GolfRSA National Squad member became the first South African since the…

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