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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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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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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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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Higgo romps to 3rd European Tour title in Canary Islands

9 May 2021 – Garrick Higgo continued to write his own chapter in the European Tour history books as he powered to a second win in three weeks at the 2021 Canary Islands Championship. At the beginning of 2019, Higgo was still a relatively unknown rookie in professional golf, but five months into 2021, he…

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Nienaber nails first pro win in Dimension Data Pro-Am

9 May 2021 – Wilco Nienaber made it a hat-trick of victories for South Africa in three consecutive weeks on the European Challenge Tour when he won the Dimension Data Pro-Am in a playoff at Fancourt on Sunday. After finishing tied for the lead with Swede Henric Sturehed on 19 under par on the Montagu…

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Saaiman confirmed as SAGA President

19 April 2021 – Ekurhuleni’s Martin Saaiman has been appointed as President of the South African Golf Association (SAGA) following the organisation’s Annual General Meeting held at the Protea Hotel in Stellenbosch on Sunday, 18 April. Saaiman, who has almost 30 years of experience in golf administration, will be joined by Senior Vice President Henk…

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Excitement builds for GolfRSA team events

15 April 2021 – Excitement is building as amateur talents of all ages gear up for the recommencement of national team events across South Africa, starting with the Senior and Super Senior Inter-Provincials this April. GolfRSA cancelled all of its national team events across all its divisions following the hard lockdown that ensued in South…

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Irrepressible Maas stays on a winning course

14 April 2021 – GolfRSA No 1 Christiaan Maas rekindled his remarkable love affair with ERPM Golf Club to push his title haul since competitive golf resumed in September last year to 11 with a one-shot victory in the North Final of the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series this past weekend. The reigning South African Amateur…

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GolfRSA 2021 National squads announced

8 April 2021 – Four new faces have joined the men’s and women’s National Squads as GolfRSA continues to identify rising talent and assist with the development of the country’s top amateur golfers. Royal Cape pair Isabella van Rooyen (18) and Zara le Keur (16) have earned their call ups in the women’s system, joining…

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GolfRSA No 1 Maas to test himself against Sunshine Tour pros

22 March – South Africa’s number one amateur, Christiaan Maas, will have the opportunity to test himself against the Sunshine Tour professionals in this week’s Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational at Serengeti Estates, which tees off on Tuesday. The 17-year-old GolfRSA National Squad star and reigning South African Amateur champion will find himself in a field that…

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Macnab and Maas a cut above in SA Amateurs

19 February 2021 – South Africa’s No 1-ranked Caitlyn Macnab became just the 12th woman to successfully defend her SA Amateur title since 1906, while 17-year-old Christiaan Maas continued his remarkable rise when he lifted the men’s title on Friday. Macnab won her second title in fine style with a convincing 11 & 9 victory…

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Switched on Dyer and Streicher cruising in SA Amateur

17 February 2021 – Top seeds Jack Dyer and Megan Streicher looks to be the players to beat as the duo marched on to the quarter-finals of the South African Amateur Championships at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club. England’s Dyer – with compatriot and first-round casualty Zach Chegwidden on the bag – saw off…

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