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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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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Coetzer, Van Zyl break through at Sun City

29 March 2024 – Ekurhuleni’s Lisa Coetzer and Alieka van Zyl from Mpumalanga scooped the honours in the 2024 Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl presented by Sun International with outstanding performances at Sun City in March. CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION Lisa Coetzer had been trending towards her a first national breakthrough in the month leading up to…

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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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Raad, Sakota reign supreme in the SA Women’s Amateur

12 February 2024 – Golf prodigy Gia Raad put on a masterful display at magnificent Modderfontein Golf Club to walk away with the most prestigious title in South African amateur women’s golf while Paola Sakota celebrated her first national success in the Flight Division this February. In a battle of teens, 16-year-old Central Gauteng junior…

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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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GolfRSA celebrates five Momentum gsport Awards finalists in 2023

22 August 2023 – Major winner Ashleigh Buhai, reigning SA Women’s Amateur champion Kyra van Kan, World Blind Championship winner Charlene Pienaar, former Womens Golf South Africa President Sarah Braude and GolfRSA made it quintet of finalists for golf on the 2023 Momentum gsport Awards shortlist. The list of 60 finalists across 20 categories was…

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GolfRSA quartet primed for R&A Girls Amateur

11 August 2023 – GolfRSA National Squad quartet Kesha Louw, Jasmine Furstenburg, Gia Raad and Olivia Wood are primed to fly the flag for South African in the 94th edition of the prestigious R&A Girls’ Amateur Championship from 15-20 August in Yorkshire, England. While Raad has been campaigning in Britain for the last three weeks,…

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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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English Glory for GolfRSA’s Gia

Just a fortnight after her first national breakthrough in the Nomads SA Girls Championship on home soil, 16-year-old Johannesburg golfer Gia Raad celebrated her first international triumph in the 2023 English Girls’ Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship. The GolfRSA National Squad member fired two eagles on her way to a final round 68 at The…

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Andrew and De Wet take the helm at WGSA

29 May 2023 – Susan Andrew from Ekurhuleni and Gauteng North Golf’s Madeleine de Wet were elected as the new office bearers for Womens Golf South Africa at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on 21 May at the Paarl Golf Club. Succeeding the outgoing President Sarah Braude, with whom she served as Vice-President for 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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Top-ranked GolfRSA trio headed for Uganda

24 March 2023 – GolfRSA No-1 Kyra van Kan and fellow national squad members Jasmine Furstenburg and Zanè Kleynhans have been selected to represent South Africa in the All Africa Junior Team Championship in Uganda this April. The Junior Protea Girls team will line up against the top talents from other African nations in the…

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Van Kan, Gutuza and Sikhonde triumph at Sun City

23 March 2023 – GolfRSA No 1 Kyra van Kan, Sarah Gutuza and eight-year-old Milani Sikhonde had a lot to celebrate after scooping the 2023 Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl presented by Sun International titles with outstanding performances at Sun City this March. Reigning South African Amateur champion Van Kan arrived at the Lost City…

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GolfRSA National Women’s Squad for 2023 unveiled

1 February 2023 – Seven new players have been welcomed into the GolfRSA Women’s National Squad as GolfRSA continues to identify and develop the country’s most promising amateur talents. The Class of 2023 features three groups. With eight members from last year’s programme graduating to higher tiers, the Elite Group will consist of 12 players…

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Weber goes wire-to-wire in Nomads SA U-15

10 January 2023 – East London Golf Club’s Ben Weber underlined his undoubted potential by winning the season-opening Nomads SA U-15 Championship at Robertson Golf Club. The 13-year-old led from start to finish in his three-shot victory, carding rounds of 69, 68 and 72 for a 54-hole total of seven under par. It was Weber’s…

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Introducing GolfRSA No 1 Kyra van Kan

January 2023 – South Africa’s top ranked Kyra van Kan began 2022 with a sixth-place finish in the SA Women’s Stroke Play Championship and a runner-up finish in the SA Women’s Amateur Championship and the 16-year-old teenage golf prodigy never let up, capping a watershed season with her fifth victory in the KwaZulu-Natal Junior Championship in…

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