GolfRSA rising stars named for international stage

3 May 2024 – GolfRSA takes pleasure in announcing 10 promising young golfing talents who have been selected to fly the flag for South Africa in two prestigious international events for the world’s leading junior golfers in June. Charl Barnard, Dylan Kayne, Zané Kleynhans, Pearce Lewin, Kesha Louw and Gia Raad will represent South Africa…

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Golf the Biggest Champion at 2024 All Africa Junior Teams

28 April 2024 – South Africa’s rich legacy at the All Africa Junior Teams Championships continued when both the boys and girls defended their respective titles in April, but golf was the biggest champion in the junior African flagship event at Benoni Country Club. The 17th edition was a groundbreaking one for the African continent…

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Van Vuuren fires to Nedbank Junior Challenge victory

26 April 2024 – Vian Jansen van Vuuren was crowned champion of the fourth edition of the Nedbank Junior Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City in April. The Centurion Country Club teen held his nerve in a tense play-off, the first in the tournament’s history, on the iconic par-five ninth hole…

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Hunt is on for Nedbank Junior Challenge glory

19 April 2024 – South Africa’s premier junior golfers are preparing for the highly anticipated fourth edition of the Nedbank Junior Challenge, scheduled to unfold at the iconic Gary Player Country Club from April 22nd. The limited field of 78 participants heading to Sun City will be led by defending champion Bryan Newman, while leading…

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GolfRSA Juniors double up in Zimbabwe Junior Open

14 April 2024 – Devon Valentine and Charlotte Millard showcased remarkable skill and composure to defend their titles at the First Capital Bank Zimbabwe Junior Open in Harare in April. The GolfRSA National Squad duo broke through on the international stage in their debut appearances in the event hosted by the Zimbabwe Junior Golf Association at…

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GolfRSA rising stars heading for Zim Junior Open

10 April 2024 – Defending champions Devon Valentine and Charlotte Millard will headline the GolfRSA Junior Team in the 2024 First Capital Bank Zimbabwe Junior Open from 12 – 14 April. The popular international event will once again be played at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club in Harare, where last year Valentine defeated compatriot Ethan Fichardt…

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Barnard gets Nomads SA Boys retribution in Benoni

31 March 2024 – Charl Barnard made amends for a heart-breaking loss in last year’s final to capture the Nomads SA Boys Under-19 Match Play Championship title at Benoni Country Club in March. Just a year after going down in the final to Pearce Lewin at Pecanwood, the 18-year-old from Centurion Country Club defeated Woodhill’s…

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Van Ettinger comes up trumps at Gowrie Farm

28 March 2024 – Ruimsig junior Schalk van Ettinger staved off challenges from Juan Coetzee and Shaun Viljoen to lift his first national GolfRSA junior title with a one-stroke victory in the 2024 Nomads Gowrie Farm U-15 Challenge in March. The Central Gauteng junior was made to work for it, but thanks to a strong…

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Teams for prestigious 2024 Africa events announced

15 March 2023 – Seven new caps will make their debut for South Africa in two prestigious African team events, sponsored by The R&A and hosted by the Africa Golf Confederation, in April and May. Dylan Kayne, Charl Barnard, Kesha Louw and Gia Raad have been awarded junior national colours for the All Africa Junior…

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Mopani Leopards victorious in GolfSixes League Limpopo Series

GolfSixes League South Africa Limpopo Series supported by The Emole Group

March 2024 –  The Mopani Leopards were crowned the first champions of the GolfSixes League South Africa Limpopo Series supported by The Emole Group contested at Polokwane Golf Club in March. The GolfSixes League, which is played over a six-hole layout, adopts the Texas Scramble Format and features relaxed rules aimed at welcoming novice players…

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Teen Weber claims historic Proudfoot Trophy victory

5 February 2024 – Fourteen-year-old Ben Weber made history as the youngest winner of the Proudfoot Trophy – the 36-hole stroke play qualifier for the South African Amateur Championship – since its inception in 1931 when he edged countryman Simon du Plooy and Netherlands’ Lars van der Vight by a stroke. WATCH: Weber’s historic Proudfoot…

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Welcome to golf, T-20 style!

15 October 2023 – GolfRSA will be launching the popular GolfSixes League at golf clubs across South Africa in 2024, but the shorter, fun and fast-paced version aimed at drawing beginners to the game is already drawing a huge fan club. “So far, nearly 50 youngsters attended our activation days at Modderfontein Golf Club and…

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A feast of first-time winners

31 July 2023 – One of GolfRSA’s primary objectives is to promote junior golf development by providing a strong national competitive platform where our rising talents can gain experience, improve their skills and test themselves at the highest level. The recent June | July holidays were jam-packed with national events and what a treat to see…

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Juniors named for 2023 Reply Italian U-16 challenge

13 July 2023 – Reigning Nedbank Junior Challenge champion Bryan Newman, Roelof Craig, Johndre Ludick and Ben Weber will fly the flag for South Africa when the Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship tees off in Italy in August. The GolfRSA National Squad quartet will join a world-class field in the 16th edition of this popular…

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GolfRSA welcomes 2023 National Squad inductees

8 May 2023 – The newly-crowned Nedbank Junior Challenge champion and the reigning Nomads SA Boys U-19 Match Play and Nomads SA Under-15 Challenge champions are among 10 players who have been inducted into the Men’s National Squad as GolfRSA continues to identify and develop the country’s most promising amateur golfers. Joining the Class of…

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Newman takes 3rd Nedbank Junior Challenge crown

5 May 2023 – Rising star Bryan Newman again demonstrated his uncanny ability to deliver in the pressured moments when he edged South Africa’s No 2-ranked Dan Bennett to claim the 2023 Nedbank Junior Challenge with a new tournament record at Sun City in May. Adding a growing list of big tournament wins in the…

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SA quartet selected for Indonesian challenge

30 April 2023 – GolfRSA has selected four rising stars to fly the flag for South Africa in the 2023 Ciputra Golfpreneur Junior World Championship in Indonesia at the end of May. GolfRSA National Squad pair Kyra van Kan and Lisa Coetzer will compete in the Girls Division, while South African Golf Development Board duo…

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GolfRSA Rising Star Newman shines in Scotland

16 April 2023 – After a winning start to the 2023 local season, talented North West junior Bryan Newman tested the waters in the prestigious Scottish Boys’ Open Championship this April and came incredibly close to a breaking through on the international stage. Teeing off in the 144-strong field featuring top juniors from 13 countries…

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Lewin reigns supreme in Nomads SA U-19 Match Play

3 April 2023 – Steenberg’s Pearce Lewin claimed his a maiden GolfRSA national junior title after triumphing over Charl Barnard in a strong showing in the Nomads SA Boys Under-19 Match Play Championship at Pecanwood Golf and Country Club. “All credit to Charl, because he played really well and barely missed a putt;” a delighted…

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Historic Nomads SA Boys victory for record-breaker Bennett

30 March 2023 – Daniel Bennett shattered three South African golfing records as he marched to a wire-to-wire 21-stroke victory in the 2023 Nomads SA Boys Under 19 Stroke Play Championship at Pecanwood Golf and Country Estate on Wednesday. Thirty-six years since Mark McNulty won the Royal Swazi Sun Classic with a 72-hole tournament record…

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