GolfRSA celebrates three Momentum gsport Awards finalists in 2021

3 August 2021 – South Africa’s No 1-ranked Caitlyn Macnab, media manager Lali Stander and the federation itself made it a hat trick of finalists for GolfRSA in the 16th Momentum gsport Awards. The Momentum gSport Awards is Africa’s longest running women’s sport recognition awards and is endorsed by the Department of Sport, Arts and…

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Bezuidenhout leads Team SA’s Olympic finish

1 August 2021 – Team South Africa’s Olympic Golf challenge ended with Christiaan Bezuidenhout finishing tied 16th and Garrick Higgo tied 53rd at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Tokyo on Sunday. Bezuidenhout, who battled all week to read the greens – his usually deadly putting suffered as a result – saved his best for last…

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GolfRSA’s Burke blossoms in 2021

5 July 2021 – GolfRSA National Squad member Christiaan Burke created quite the international stir on social media when his scorecard from a medal competition at Potchefstroom Country Club last Sunday went viral. The 20-year-old had eagled one par-4 and three par-5s and fired eight birdies to cruise to victory with a blemish-free 16-under-par 56.…

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GolfRSA announces nationwide Training Program

5 July 2021 – GolfRSA is excited to announce the nationwide launch of our GolfRSA Training Program. “We are really excited to launch the nationwide training program, supported by funding from the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, and powered by The Club Management Association of Southern Africa (CMASA),” said GolfRSA Chief Executive Officer Grant…

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Buhai joins Higgo and Bez at 2021 Tokyo Olympics

3 July 2021 – South Africa’s top-ranked player Ashleigh Buhai will be representing South Africa in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after she qualified 33rd on the International Golf Federation list. Buhai will join the two South African men in the golf competition, Garrick Higgo and Christiaan Bezuidenhout, also named by the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee on Saturday.…

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Statement from GolfRSA: Adjusted Alert Level 4 status update

28 June 2021 – Further to the Regulations of the Disaster Management Act in respect of the Adjusted Alert Level 4, as gazetted on Sunday, 27 June 2021, we would like to address the contents thereof as it pertains to golf and to reiterate our confidence in the GolfRSA Risk Mitigation Guidelines in place for…

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Higgo, Bezuidenhout qualify for Tokyo Games

23 June 2021 – The International Golf Federation on Tuesday announced the qualifiers for the men’s competition for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and South Africa’s representatives are Garrick Higgo and Christiaan Bezuidenhout. The top 15 players qualified, with a limit of four golfers per country that can qualify this way. The United States is…

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Looking back at the SA’s US Open champions

17 June 2021 – The 121st U.S. Open tees off today at on the formidable South Course at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California with eight South African hopefuls in the field. Only three South Africans – Gary Player, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen – have captured the US Open title 1965: Gary Player at…

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GolfRSA’s Rebula heads to US Forme Tour

17 June 2021 – Look out for GolfRSA National Squad member Jovan Rebula making his pro debut on the new PGA Tour’s Forme Tour this June. At the completion of the 2021 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Golf Championship Stroke Play competition at the end of May, 15 collegiate golfers punched their tickets to professional golf…

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GolfRSA mourns the passing of Vice-Chairman Jabu Mabuza

17 June 2021 – We were saddened to learn last night that our GolfRSA Vice-Chairman of the Board, Jabu Mabuza, has passed. “A charismatic gentleman who exuded kindness & integrity, Jabu was a treasured supporter of GolfRSA & golf at all levels in South Africa,” said GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn. “Jabu was a gentle man…

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Higgo breaks into top 40 in world rankings

17 June 2021 – With the final date for Olympic qualifying on June 21, Garrick Higgo’s ascension to 39th on the Official World Golf Ranking means he has become a probable pick for South Africa to take part in the Games which are set to start on July 23. The GolfRSA National Squad graduate’s climb on…

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Higgo headlines next wave of international talent

Trevor Immelman instantly noticed the maturity and calm attitude. In his role as International captain in the Junior Presidents Cup of 2017, the former Masters winner had a youngster by the name of Garrick Higgo in his squad, a fellow South African, who stood out from his teammates away from the golf course more so…

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Nienaber is a glimpse into golf’s future

Well before thunder and lightning rolled through the Lowcountry and suspended play for a bit late in Friday’s second round of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree, Wilco Nienaber was delivering his own violent turbulence. The 21-year-old GolfRSA National Squad graduate has turned plenty of heads this week in his PGA Tour debut with eye-shocking power.…

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SA’s top amateur Macnab comes of age in France

8 June 2021 – Even after her brilliant run on the Sunshine Ladies Tour, there were still some who questioned Caitlyn Macnab’s ability beyond South African borders. The country’s leading amateur silenced those critics with a top 20 finish in France this past weekend. In her five starts on Africa’s premier women’s professional circuit, Macnab…

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Sign up for GolfRSA’s Level 2 Rules course in your area

GolfRSA is once again facilitating a series of two-day R&A Level 2 Rules Seminars in order to educate and certify (Level 2) those involved in golf administration. The seminars will take place across the country, are open to the public and conclude with Rules Level 2 examinations. It is important that all golfers, golf administrators,…

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Momentous wins for Western Province and Border at Kingswood

7 June 2021 – Kaylah Williams, Isabella van Rooyen and Bobbi Brown ended an 18-year winning drought for Western Province, while Border’s Demi Flanagan, Kesha Louw & Lisakhanya Payiya clinched the promotion battle in the 2021 WGSA 72-Hole Team Championship at Kingswood Golf Estate in May. The Western Province trio was simply superior as they…

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Perfect week for KZN and Southern Cape in East London

7 June 2021 – KwaZulu-Natal wrapped up their third win in four years when they dominated the SA Country Districts Inter-provincial Tournament at East London Golf Club. A clean sweep for the KZN team saw them finish the week on eight points, comfortably clear of second-placed Boland. Team manager Wynand de Swardt was delighted with the…

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GolfRSA salute Norma Potgieter and Neale Kunhardt

It as with enormous sadness that we learned of the passing of two of South African golf’s greatest servants, Norma Potgieter and Neale Kunhardt. On behalf of GolfRSA, Womens Golf South Africa (WGSA) and the South African Golf Association (SAGA) and all our members we extend our deepest condolences to their families – our thoughts…

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Telfer’s eagle putt sends Auburn to NCAA Championship

13 May 2021 – Kaleigh Telfer called three shots: a powerful drive, a 5-iron to the green and an 18-foot eagle putt on the 503-yard, par-5 ninth hole Wednesday at the Louisville Regional to advance No. 9 Auburn to next week’s NCAA Championship in Scottsdale, Arizona. “I knew what the scores were the whole day,”…

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Hall gunning for top spot at Westlake

12 May 2021 – Former SA Women’s Stroke Play champion Casandra Hall has Lee-Anne Pace firmly in her sights as she heads into the business end of the Sunshine Ladies Tour season, and the lucrative Investec South African Women’s Open at Westlake Golf Club this week. A win at the Joburg Ladies Open in the…

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