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Walker extends Scottish legacy in African Amateur

14 February 2019 – It’s been quite a week for the Scots on the global golfing stage, with former SA Stroke Play champion David Law’s success on the European Tour in Australia last weekend and amateur golfer Euan Walker’s march to victory in Mpumalanga on Thursday. The Scottish National Squad members have enjoyed a serious…

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Eagle-eyed Walker eyes success at Leopard Creek

13 February 2019 – Two perfect shots at the iconic finishing hole at Leopard Creek for a spectacular eagle-finish moved Euan Walker from Scotland four shots clear in Wednesday’s third round at the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship. After a booming drive at the closing hole, the Barrassie golfer produced a superb approach and duly…

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England deny GolfRSA Juniors for African Amateur glory

13 February 2019 – Slow and steady won the race for Team England, who overcame a 10-shot overnight deficit to deny the GolfRSA Juniors a second successive win in the Africa Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Leopard Creek on Wednesday. The defending champions opened up a commanding lead with rounds of 217 and 206 to…

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GolfRSA Juniors keep control in Africa Amateur

13 February 2019 – The GolfRSA Juniors will hunt successive victories when they start today’s final round of the Team Competition at the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship with a commanding lead at Leopard Creek. New cap Sam Simpson, Jayden Schaper and Christo Lamprecht combined for a 10-under 206 total in round two to keep the…

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Higgo heads log-jam at Leopard Creek

12 February 2019 – Garrick Higgo carded a five under second round 67 at Leopard Creek Golf Club to surge to the top of a packed leaderboard and set up an exciting third round at the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship on Tuesday. The Boland golfer moved to seven-under, courtesy of an almost flawless performance,…

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GolfRSA Juniors set pace at Leopard Creek

12 February 2019 – The GolfRSA Juniors picked up where they left off last year and made the perfect start to their title defence in the 54-hole Team Competition of the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship on Monday. On a day when only five players managed to break par at the magnificent Leopard Creek, Jayden…

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Schaper sprints to African Amateur lead

11 February 2019 – South Africa’s number one junior Jayden Schaper showed some serious big match temperament to surge to the top of the leaderboard on day one of the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Leopard Creek Golf Club on Monday. Schaper brought some hot form to the African Swing opener in Mpumalanga and…

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Historic win for teen Jarvis on IGT Challenge Tour

6 February 2019 – State Mines amateur Casey Jarvis is becoming used to making history. The first South African to win the English Boys Under-14 Open Amateur Stroke Play in 2017. The youngest player to lift the Ekurhuleni Open trophy last October. And now – at 15 years, seven months and 22 days – the…

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All-Africa Junior team announced

4 February 2019 – The South African Golf Association (SAGA) has tasked GolfRSA National Squad members Martin Vorster, Christo Lamprecht and Casey Jarvis, and Sam Simpson to chase a 21st consecutive victory for South Africa in the prestigious All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge in Botswana in March. The winning team and the runners-up of the Africa…

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GolfRSA quartet ready to fire on African Swing

2 February 2019 – South Africa’s top ranked Wilco Nienaber and Ekurhuleni junior trio Jayden Schaper, Yurav Premlall and Casey Jarvis have signalled some serious intent for success on the upcoming South African Swing this February. Nienaber, whose breakout season in 2017 shot him to the number one spot of the Open Amateur Rankings, has…

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Maia secures Bridge Junior Series win at Oubaai

29 January 2019 – Calvin Maia shot 67 to win the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series tournament at Oubaai on Sunday. By winning the title, the 18-year-old Kenako Golf Academy boarder qualifies for the South Regional Final of the #BridgeJuniorSeries in April, where the ultimate prize is an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the…

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Du Plessis and De Doncker step up roles within GolfRSA

GolfRSA is pleased to announce that Ms Wimpie du Plessis, the head of the GolfRSA Handicap and Course Rating team, will represent South Africa on the USGA/R&A-led World Handicap System (WHS) Committee with immediate effect. With the 2020 implementation of the WHS only months away, GolfRSA is confident that Wimpie’s contribution will ensure that clubs…

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Girl power rules as Jordan battles boys in Durbanville

Teenager Jordan Rothman won an exciting playoff in the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series tournament at her home club, Durbanville Golf Club. Rothman, the reigning Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Champion, had to overcome a strong field of boys including plus handicappers Ayden Senger, Louis Loubser Jnr, Francois Cilliers, Justin Behrens, Calin Sanderson and Matthew McCarthy,…

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Bhana seals Nomads SA Boys hat-trick

HOUGHTON, 5 January 2019 – Amilkar Bhana won his third SA Boys title with a dramatic play-off victory over fellow Central Gauteng junior Hannes Strooh at the Nomads SA Boys Under-15 Championship on Saturday. Having won both his Nomads SA Boys Under-13 titles with runaway victories, Bhana looked a shoo-in for the win after rounds…

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Premlall in ascendancy again at Nomads Umhlali

BALITO, 4 January 2019 – Ekurhuleni junior Yurav Premlall picked up right where he left off last year and collected his fourth trophy in as many months when he won the season-opening Nomads National Order of Merit Coastal on Friday. The 15-year-old Glendower golfer won by three shots on one-under-par 212 after posting rounds of…

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Bhana has Nomads SA Boys U-15 title in sight

HOUGHTON, 4 January 2019 – Hannes Strooh and Michael Ferreira both matched Amilkar Bhana for the low round of the day, but neither player posed a threat to the first round pacesetter, who retained the lead in the Nomads SA Boys Under-15 Championship on Friday. Fourteen-year-old Bhana from Country Club Johannesburg fired a four-under 67…

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Bhana makes an early move at Killarney

3 January 2019 – For a second successive year, Amilkar Bhana laid down an early marker for success in the first Nomads SA Boys Championship of the season. Bhana carded a three-under-par 67 at Killarney Country Club to race into the first round lead of the Nomads SA Boys Under-15 Championship on Thursday. The 14-year-old…

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GolfRSA teams named for African Amateur Championship

CAPE TOWN, 24 December 2018 – The fourth African Amateur Stroke Play Championship will hold huge significance for Sam Simpson from Western Province, who will don the green and gold for South Africa for the first time in mid-February 2019. The South African Golf Association (SAGA) named the Bellville golfer to the GolfRSA Junior Team that…

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Ekurhuleni goes back-to-back in Benoni

BENONI, 21 December 2018 – It took them nearly 30 years to break a winning drought in the South African Under-19 Inter-Provincial and Ekurhuleni wasn’t about to give the trophy back this year, especially not in their own back yard. While the usual mix of upsets and jostling for position went on around them, the…

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Boland seals return to top draw at SA U-19 IPT

BENONI, 21 December 2018 – Boland proved once again that, even when teams look strong on paper, golf is still played on grass when the youthful side celebrated victory in the promotion battle at the 2018 South African Under-19 Inter-Provincial Tournament on Friday. Over four rounds at Benoni Country Club, the three bankers and five…

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