11 January 2020 – Not since Ernie Els in 1989 has an amateur finished in the top six of the world’s second oldest championship, but 18-year-old Jayden Schaper did just that on Sunday in the South African Open, hosted by the City of Joburg, at Randpark Golf Club. Paired with defending champion Louis Oosthuizen over…

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12 January 2019 – South Africa’s Branden Grace carded an incredible final round nine-under 62 to win the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg at Randpark Golf Club on Sunday. Not only was it an amazing way to win his national Open, it was the lowest closing round to win an SA…

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11 January 2020 – Denis Hutchinson’s immense contribution to golf will be celebrated through a new tournament in his honour and in partnership with the Sunshine Tour, PGA of South Africa, GolfRSA and the South African Golf Association (SAGA). The Denis Hutchinson Challenge Trophy will be played at Hutchinson’s home course of Royal Johannesburg and…

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11 January 2020 – There’s nothing quite like a bit of pressure to focus the mind, even if it is self-applied, as Christiaan Maas discovered en route to claiming the Nomads Order of Merit Inland 1 tournament by five shots over fellow GolfRSA National Squad member Cole Stevens at Benoni Country Club. Despite cruising down…

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JOHANNESBURG, 11 January 2020 – Amateur Jayden Schaper is relishing the crowd support at the SA Open hosted by City of Joburg, and with a solid third-round two-under 69 to move to 12-under in the third round, he will be using that atmosphere as he chases a unique piece of history at Randpark Golf Club…

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11 January 2020 – SA’s Louis Oosthuizen is poised to defend his South African Open title after a bogey-free seven-under 64 netted him a one stroke lead on 15-under in the third round at Randpark Golf Club on Saturday. Lurking a stroke adrift is England’s Marcus Armitage, and two behind is SA’s Jaco Ahlers on…

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Jan Stals van Rooyen of Clovelly showed nerves of steel to win a three-way playoff at King David Mowbray Golf Club on Friday, 10 January 2020 and qualify for the regional final of the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series. The stakes were high when Van Rooyen lined up against Matthew Lotz of Atlantic Beach…

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Travis Procter began 2020 in style by shooting a 2-under-par round at King David Mowbray Golf Club on Friday, 10 January to win his second Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title of the season. Travis, who enters Grade 11 at Curro Durbanville this year, said the key to his win was playing “smart golf”. “The…

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10 January 2019 – History beckons at Randpark Golf Club this weekend for the final two rounds of the R17,5-million South African Open, hosted by the City of Joburg. It has been 61 long years since an amateur won the world’s second oldest title, and that honour belonged to Denis Hutchinson way back in 1959.…

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JOHANNESBURG, 9 January 2020 – His GolfRSA National Squad team-mates dubbed him ‘Clutch’ when he won the Junior Players Championship last year, but super-cool Jayden Schaper earned a new nick-name in the press centre on day one of the South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Joburg. His uncanny ability to hit a…

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8 January 2020 – South African Golf Development Board rising star Rorisang Nkosi celebrated his first national victory in style on Wednesday, producing a strong closing round at Mbombela Golf Club to win the prestigious Nomads SA Under-15 Championship. Nkosi set himself a target of securing a first win on the national junior circuit in…

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8 January 2020 – Ayden Senger’s smile literally lit up the clubhouse at Mount Edgecombe Country Club after he finally got over the line to lift his first national title in the Nomads National Order of Merit Coastal 1 on Tuesday. Having been denied four times the last two years – and twice last season –…

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Dreams do come true….just ask Gauteng pair Kieron van Wyk and Merrick van As, who pushed the amateur tally in the 2020 South African Open Championship to a record 11 when they booked their berths in Monday’s qualifiers. “I’m still pinching myself,” said elated GolfRSA National Squad member Van Wyk after he shared top honours…

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Hailing from a small town in the Western Cape, Robertson-born Jacquin Hess has one thing on his mind at Randpark Golf Club this week – and that’s lifting the second oldest trophy in golf. The South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Joburg, begins on Thursday and the South African Golf Development Board…

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Former SA Open champion Brandon Stone paid the greenkeeping staff at Randpark Golf Club the highest possible compliment when he called the fairways of the Firethorn and Bushwillow Courses the best he’s seen anywhere in the last few years. “They’re so perfect that you even feel guilty about taking a divot,” the 26-year-old said with…

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Every Randpark member knows there are eight par-fives – four on each of the Firethorn and Bushwillow courses – but for the professionals playing in this week’s South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg there are effectively no par-fives. How so? “Well, it’s just that most of the guys can hit every par-five…

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Dr Andrew Mlangeni remembers the day during the 26 years and four months that he was incarcerated on Robben Island when he found three golf balls that gave him hope. Three golf balls, hidden away in the long grass of a field he and his fellow political prisoners were clearing on the island. When he…

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Louis Oosthuizen heads to Randpark Golf Club this week as the defending champion and the new Player Host of the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg, and which this year is a true showcase of the brightest stars of the current and future generations of South African golf. Oosthuizen joined an exclusive…

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Kathu golfer Lyle Pedro began his 2020 season in style by with a one-shot victory at Robertson Golf Club on Friday, 3 January to lift his first Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title. With the win the 16-year-old South African Golf Development Board member – a pupil at Curro Kathu – qualifies for the regional…

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Ernest Ludick of Centurion birdied the first play-off hole to win the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title at Waterkloof GC on Sunday 27 October 2019. The Mooinooi golfer won the play-off against Kieron van Wyk of Ruimsig CC and Rorisang Nkosi of Pecanwood GC, who had earlier matched his 18-hole score of 69. Keira…

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