Open Amateurs

GolfRSA poised for 2021 South African Swing

18 January 2021 – Excitement is building as South Africa’s top amateur talents gear up for the annual South African Swing, which tees off in February. “It is disappointing that, due to the circumstances surrounding the worldwide pandemic and the restrictions imposed by countries abroad on travel to South Africa, we have lost some international…
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2021 African Amateur moves to Glendower

5 January 2021 – GolfRSA announced today that the sixth edition of the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship will move from Leopard Creek to Glendower Golf Club. The prestigious 72-hole tournament remains in the same time slot from 8-11 February. “Due to the escalating numbers during this second wave of Covid-19 and the subsequent increasing…
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Jarvis is 2020 AGC Men’s Player of the Year

2 December 2021 – After a year of tournament wins and accomplishments unmatched by even the greats of South African golf to come before him, Casey Jarvis is the AmateurGolf.com Men’s Player of the Year. The AmateurGolf.com Men’s Player of the Year is awarded based on a point system earned through performance in major amateur…
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GolfRSA Statement – 29 December 2020

GolfRSA Statement – 29 December 2020 Dear Unions, Clubs and Golfers, In accordance with the SA Government Regulations for “Adjusted Alert Level 3” issued in terms of section 27(2) and published in the Government Gazette No 44044 on 29 December 2020, GolfRSA confirms that golf may continue to be played. Golfers and Clubs must strictly…
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Festive Season message from GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn

As the end of one of the most challenging years in recent history approaches, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all golfers a safe and restful Festive Season. When we look back on 2020, few people will have fond memories of a tumultuous year where the Covid-19 pandemic threw the world as we…
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GolfRSA – A look back at the 2020 highlights

24 December 2020 – Caitlyn Macnab and Casey Jarvis dominated the headlines early in the year with their  unprecedented “double-double” for Ekurhuleni and Gauteng juniors Samantha Whateley and Kim Turgut drew the curtain on the shortened 2020 season with a joint victory in Kwazulu-Natal. Macnab and Jarvis joined a short and exclusive list of golfers…
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Old dog Daniel sparkles in GolfRSA Race to 2021

24 December 2020 – If there’s an alarm clock that goes off when a player turns 40, signalling it’s time to pack away the clubs, Eddie Daniel is deaf to it. The super competitive 66-year-old built a serious case that golf has no age limit when he won the Mpumalanga Golf Union GolfRSA Race to…
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Vorster eyes comeback in 2021

24 December 2020 – With his injury trouble practically squared away, Martin Vorster is working harder than ever to kick the 2021 season off on a high note. Still South Africa’s highest ranked amateur in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), the World No 30 made his first competitive appearance after a lengthy seven-month layoff…
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Breaking through in 2020

18 December 2020 – The masses may not remember this year the fondest terms, but for a trio of GolfRSA National Squad graduates, 2020 will go down as the year that they announced themselves on the international stage. Garrick Higgo Age: 21 World Ranking: 90th Professional wins: 4 Season earnings: €324,740.61 (R6.2 million) Having started…
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Double delight for PGA of SA’s Ficalbi in Mbombela

18 December 2020 – Ivano Ficalbi reeled in a trio of birdies over the five closing holes at Mbombela Golf Club on Tuesday to seal a successful title defence in the PGA National Pro-Am hosted by Darren Plumb. The Chief Executive of the Professional Golfers Association of South Africa had swapped his desk for a…
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