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Lions roar to record fifth SA Mid-Am IPT victory

KIMBERLEY, 12 October 2018 – Forget the Gautrain. Defending champions Central Gauteng ripped through Kimberley like a freight train and steamrolled their way to a record fifth South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial title at Kimberley Golf Club. The Lions hit hard and fast on day one to beat KwaZulu-Natal and Ekurhuleni 7. 5 – 4.5 and…

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Fairy-tale finish for Free State in SA Mid-Am IPT

KIMBERLEY, 12 October 2018 – They didn’t need it, but Free State vowed to finish the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial unbeaten and the B-Section winners held true to their word. A bit battered and bruised after a gruelling tussle with Mpumalanga, Free State got the job done and could celebrate their first promotion in style…

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SA juniors cherish Olympic experience

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (12 October 2018) – They didn’t come close to the goals they had set for themselves, but despite a disappointing start in Buenos Aires, GolfRSA Cole Stevens and Kaiyuree Moodley were excited about the experience gained in the Individual Golf Competition at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Argentina. While Australians Karl Vilips…

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Champions have one more goal at SA Mid-Amateur IPT

KIMBERLEY, 11 October 2018 – Central Gauteng defended their South African Mid-Amateur Tournament title without hitting a single shot on Thursday, while Free State produced another winning performance in the fourth round to claim promotion at Kimberley Golf Club. Northern Cape mowed down Border 9.5 – 2.5 and defeated Mpumalanga 7 – 5 to push…

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Mixed results for SA pair in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (11 October 2018) – GolfRSA National Squad player Cole Stevens made significant strides in the second round of the golf competition at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Stevens was tied for 20th after an opening five-over-par 75 and six strokes behind the trio of juniors leading the 32-strong…

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Free State on fire at SA Mid-Amateur

KIMBERLEY, 10 October 2018 – It’s still tight in the B-Section battle for promotion, but Free State fortified their odds with two big wins in the third round of the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial Tournament, while defending champions Central Gauteng continued their course of destruction in the A-Section battles at Kimberley Golf Club on Wednesday.…

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Sanlam Cancer Challenge winner inspired by son’s fight against cancer

Not much could perturb Kempton Park Country Club’s Clifford Gous in the final round of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Tuesday as he grabbed a thrilling one-point victory in the Men’s A Division. The tournament’s theme of raising awareness of cancer certainly resonated with Gous, whose son Noel, a…

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SA Juniors off to solid start in Youth Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (10 October 2018) – South Africa’s junior pair made a good start in the golf competition at the 2018 Youth Olympics with Kaiyuree Moodley finishing in the top 15 and Cole Stevens grabbing a share of 20th in Buenos Aires on Tuesday. Alessia Nobilo from Italy fired a two-under-par 68 to open…

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Lions roar at SA Mid-Amateur IPT

KIMBERLEY, 9 October 2018 – Central Gauteng waged war against Southern Cape and North West to keep their title defence on track in round two of the South Africa Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial, while Northern Cape made a strong case for promotion at Kimberley Golf Club on Tuesday. A-SECTION After making a strong start to their title…

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Aspiring Tour pro in hunt for Sanlam Cancer Challenge glory

One of the most pleasing aspects of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge is how it is a tournament for golfers of all abilities, even in the National Finals, but there are also the notable players whose ability extends well beyond the amateur level. Former Sunshine Tour professional Schalk van der Merwe, playing out of Gobabis Golf…

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Ex-Springbok Breyton Paulse celebrates heroes of a different nature

While former Springbok wing Breyton Paulse was delighted to see some of the current Springboks at Sun City on Monday – and he made a point of telling them how impressed he has been with their recent Rugby Championship performances – the prolific try-scorer said the people he considered the biggest heroes at the famous…

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Big guns fire early at SA Mid-Amateur IPT

KIMBERLEY, 8 October 2018 – Defending champions Central Gauteng and Gauteng North made a fast start in the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial on Monday, while Free State and Mpumalanga threw down the gauntlet in the promotion battle at Kimberley Golf Club. A-SECTION Central Gauteng made a stirring start to their title defence when they pushed…

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Double firsts for Ekurhuleni and Mpumalanga at Devonvale

STELLENBOSCH, 5 October 2018 – The underdogs won the day in a dramatic finale at Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate as Ekurhuleni and Mpumalanga both celebrated double firsts in the 58th SA Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship on Friday. Ekurhuleni defeated defending champions Western Province 6.5 – 2.5 in a pressure-packed final round to lift the A-Section…

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‘No pressure’ as Van Wyk strides to victory at Clovelly

A day after completing his Grade 12 exams, Southern Cape junior Ben van Wyk shot one of the rounds of his life to win the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series event at Clovelly with a round of 67 that included two bogeys in the final three holes. “I guess I just took the pressure off…

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Daisies go all the way at Nomads SA Under-13 Champs

  MODIMOLLE, 5 October 2018 – Gauteng North showed huge heart in the face of adversity to celebrate an uncontested runaway victory in the Nomads SA Under-13 Championship at Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Estate on Thursday. One man down for a second successive day, the five remaining players posted a final round 391 to win…

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Epic battles loom at SA Women’s IPT

STELLENBOSCH, 4 October 2018 – The final round of the 58th South African Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship at Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate is shaping up for a mouth-watering finale in both sections on Friday. Defending champions Western Province are in for a ding-dong battle against Ekurhuleni for the championship title, while Mpumalanga and Border will…

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Battle lines drawn SA Under-13 Champs

MODIMOLLE, 4 October 2018 – An epic battle is on the cards in today’s final round of the Nomads SA Under-13 Championship today after Gauteng North and Western Province overhauled first round leaders North West in an action-packed second round. North West raced to the top of the pile with an opening round of 388…

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Ekurhuleni lays down a marker at SA Women’s IPT

STELLENBOSCH, 3 October 2018 – Western Province mowed down Southern Cape on day one to strengthen their bid for successive victories, but Ekurhuleni showed some serious spunk to match the defending champions with a winning start in the 58th South African Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship at Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate on Wednesday. A-SECTION – DIVISION…

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Province throws down the gauntlet at Devonvale

STELLENBOSCH, 2 October 2018 – Western Province made a winning start to their title defence in the 58th SA Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship with a convincing performance in Tuesday’s Seeding Round. The morning foursomes teed off in little more than a gentle breeze at Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate. Kelly Erasmus and Zayb Fredericks combined for…

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GolfRSA Rules Modernisation Seminars All Set to Tee Off

With just a few weeks until the launch of GolfRSA’s Rules Modernisation seminars, time is running out to sign up to qualify as an R&A-accredited rules official. With the R&A and the USGA having announced final changes to the Rules of Golf for 2019, it is vital that all golfers, golf administrators, referees, golf directors…

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