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Magwaza ready to take his chance at Prince’s Grant

The little villages nestled amongst the rolling fields of sugar cane on KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast already have a golfer they can be proud of. And now Thabiso Magwaza is hoping he can give them something more to talk about. Magwaza teed off in Monday’s first round of the Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational determined to take advantage of the invitation he has been given to one of South African golf’s premier amateur tournaments.

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Confident Steyn chasing Prince’s Grant Amateur glory

Marco Steyn heads into today’s Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational as the highest ranked player in a quality field and with his game having turned a corner after a difficult start to the year.

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Central Gauteng takes SA Senior IPT glory

Western Province and Gauteng North did everything possible to spoil Central Gauteng’s party, but they could not stop the Lions from roaring to a successful title defence in the 30th South African Senior Inter-Provincial in Knysna on Friday.

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EP seals SA Senior IPT promotion

Twelve months after the side was relegated at Kyalami Golf Club, Eastern Province emerged as the undisputed champions in an epic battle for supremacy against Boland in the final round of the 30th South African Senior Inter-Provincial in Knysna on Friday.

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SA Amateurs chase title wins of Schwartzel, Stone

Multiple European Tour winner Brandon Stone says next week’s Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational tournament always awakened in him the same feeling Jordan Spieth must have every time he steps onto Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters.

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SA Senior IPT heads to humdinger final

Western Province beat Central Gauteng by the narrowest of margins in 2014 and 2015, but the Lions turned the tables on Province last year to celebrate their 12th victory since 2002 in the South African Senior Amateur Inter-Provincial.

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Boland and EP all out in Battle for Promotion

The B-Division battle for promotion is perched on a knife’s edge as just half a games point separate Boland and Eastern Province ahead of the final round of the South African Senior Inter-Provincial in Knysna.

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Fabulous Frade triumphs at Westlake

Nicholaus Frade from Gauteng North finally got the putter going and it paid off with a provincial breakthrough in the Western Province Amateur on Wednesday.

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Lions hunt Southern Cape at SA Senior IPT

Central Gauteng are within a games point of A-Division log leaders Southern Cape at the midway point of the 29th SA Senior Amateur Inter-Provincial Championship after a powerful assault in Wednesday’s second round in Knysna.

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Boland and EP at loggerheads in Knysna

Boland and Eastern Province will start the third round in the battle for promotion at the 29th SA Senior Amateur Inter-Provincial Championship in Knysna locked at the top of the standings on Thursday.

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Saulez has control at Westlake

Just four days after Clayton Mansfield lifted the Boland Amateur Stroke Play title, fellow Durban Country Club golfer Matt Saulez will attempt to make it two in a row for KwaZulu-Natal when he starts the final two rounds of the Western Province Amateur Stroke Play Qualifier in pole position at Westlake Golf Club.

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Southern Cape and Central Gauteng show strength in Knysna

Central Gauteng made a dream start to their title defence in the 29th SA Senior Amateur Inter-Provincial and Southern Cape showed they mean business in the first round matches at the Simola Golf and Country Estate near Knysna on Tuesday.

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Seniors ready to rumble at SA IPT

Central Gauteng launches their title defence in the 29th SA Senior Amateur Inter-Provincial at the Simola Golf and Country Estate near Knysna today.

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Els helps SA golf to keep giving back

A near-death experience when Ernie Els was just starting his career certainly gave the four-time Major champion an appreciation for the value of life. And it’s perhaps no surprise that he’s since become one of golf’s most ardent supporters of charity.

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Mansfield hopes to double down in Western Cape

KwaZulu-Natal’s Clayton Mansfield has shifted his sights to the Western Province Amateur this week after he bagged his first provincial title in wire-to-wire style at Stellenbosch Golf Club on Friday.
“You gain a different kind of confidence with that first big win,” said 22-year-old from Durban Country Club after he closed out a five stroke victory in the Boland Amateur Open on a winning total of 14-under-par 202.

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SAGA salutes Michael Sherriff

It was with sadness that the South African Golf Association learned of the unexpected passing of one of the country’s rising stars, Michael Sherriff, who lost his life in a car accident over the Easter weekend.

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Ivanna Samu; credit TWJGC.

Chips Shots with Garrick Higgo

GolfRSA National Squad member Garrick Higgo celebrated his debut in the prestigious Junior Invitational with a tie for 45th at Sage Valley Country Club in South Carolina. The De Zalze junior posted rounds of 79, 73 and 76 to finish on 12 over 228.
We chatted to the ambitious firecracker from Boland and found out more about what drives him, his likes and dislikes and what he still hopes to accomplish this year.

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Third time’s a charm as Niemans wins Junior Invitational

Joaquin Niemann from Chile celebrated his third start in the Junior Invitational with a four stroke victory over American Austin Eckroat at the Sage Valley Golf Club.
The Chilean carded rounds of 67, 70 and 67 to triumph on 204 and don the prized Gold Jacket as the prestigious junior championship’s second international champion after 2015 winning Marcus Kinhult from Sweden.

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Higgo makes struggling start at Junior Invitational

South Africa’s Garrick Higgo battled a balky putter in the first round of the prestigious Junior Invitational in in Graniteville, South Carolina. The Boland junior carded three bogeys on the front nine at Sage Valley Golf Club and pencilled two more on the back nine alongside a birdie at the par five 15th for a seven-over-par 79.

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Mansfield clings to Boland Amateur Open lead

It wasn’t quite as special as his flawless 63 in the first round, but KwaZulu-Natal’s Clayton Mansfield did more than enough to maintain his overnight lead in the Boland Amateur Open at Stellenbosch Golf Club in Thursday’s second round.

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