14 September 2020 – When Thami Ngobeni hit his first golf ball on a football field on Riverside Farm back nearly seven years ago, he didn’t have visions of Augusta or even nearby Leopard Creek. The Mpumalanga junior was just beginning his journey with the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) and he had no…

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Central Gauteng young gun Jaden Deltel took up the game at the age of nine, but until the family moved to South Africa in 2017, Jaden had played all his golf on a nine-hole course in Seychelles, which was previously a coconut plantation! His progress on the GolfRSA national junior circuit has been nothing short…

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18 March 2020 – GolfRSA National Squad member Casey Jarvis and 13-year-old Fabrizio de Abreu threw their names in the hat this March for a chance to tee it up in the prestigious North & South Junior Championship later this year. South Africa’s number one ranked Jarvis – fresh off his double in the SA…

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MEMORANDUM   Re: Coronavirus Update – Cancellation of National Tournaments To: SAGA Unions, WGSA Unions & SAGA NEC Members From: South African Golf Association President Naadir Agherdien and Womens Golf South Africa President Sally Greasley Date: 16 March 2020   To SAGA and WGSA Constituents With due consideration of the National Disaster pronounced by State President Cyril…

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12 March 2020 – The 2020 All-Africa Junior Golf Teams Championship, scheduled to take place at the Palm Hills Golf Course in Egypt in two weeks, has been postponed due to the ongoing threat posed by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision to postpone the event was made by the African Golf Confederation…

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6 March 2020 – GolfRSA National Squad members Carl Mwale and Kera Healey claimed the biggest wins of their young careers when they captured their respective divisions of the Nomads South African Juniors International on Thursday. Healey went wire-to-wire at Rondebosch Golf Club, courtesy of a flawless seven-under-par 65 in the opening round that earned…

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29 January 2020 – Paarl junior Jere Brits battled howling wind and lashing rain qualify for the Regional Final of the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series with a play-off win at Oubaai Golf Club on Sunday, 26 January 2020. “It was raining cats and dogs so I carried extra towels to try and keep…

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28 January 2020 – The South African Golf Association selected GolfRSA National Squad members Casey Jarvis, Sam Simpson, Jordan Duminy and Christiaan Maas to represent South Africa in the prestigious All-Africa Junior Golf Teams Championship in March. The talented GolfRSA Protea junior quartet will pursue a 22nd consecutive victory for South Africa at the Jack…

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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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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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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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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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Nikhil Rama, an 18-year-old member of Bryanston Country Club, produced exceptional and error free play to win his first Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title on a picture perfect yet scorching day at Milnerton Golf Club on Thursday 26 September 2019. Having never played the links course which has Table Mountain providing a dramatic backdrop,…

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Louis Loubser Jnr, a 17-year-old member of Durbanville Golf Club, secured the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title at Strand Golf Club on Sunday 15 September 2019. A Grade 11 pupil at The Golf School of Excellence in Tygervalley where he is coached by Paul McKenzie, Louis birdied the 15th and the 16th holes to…

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Jordan Duminy of Mossel Bay, who represented the International team in the Junior Presidents Cup in Australia in December, produced a spectacular shot from deep in the trees to win the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title at Clovelly Country Club on Friday 27 September 2019. Having pushed his second shot right of the green…

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Ethan Gough of Hillcrest romped to a comprehensive 3-shot victory at Royal Durban Golf Club on Sunday 8 September 2019 to win the opening tournament of Season 3 of the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series. The 17-year-old Maritzburg College pupil, coached by Sean Coetzee at the SCIEG academy, shot level par 73 with Matthew Kruger…

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Ayden Senger bounced back from the heartache of losing in a play-off at Clovelly last month to win his first Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title of the season at Royal Cape Golf Club on Sunday 13 October 2019. By shooting a 2-under 70 in challenging conditions at Royal Cape, 18-year-old Ayden qualified for the…

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On a day when a lightning storm delayed play by 45 minutes, 18-year-old Ryan van Velzen produced some electricity of his own with 7 birdies and 2 eagles to win the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series at ERPM on Saturday 26 October 2019. “Earlier this year I won the EGU Closed at ERPM with a…

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