National Squad - Men

The GolfRSA National Squad has been funded by businessman Johann Rupert and one of the main objectives is to ensure that our best players are groomed to represent South Africa in international competition and are fully prepared for life in the paid ranks, should they opt to turn professional.

The National Squad is made up of some of the most talented and promising young amateurs in South African golf, with a good mix of players from the top of the open and junior amateur rankings, and promising youngsters.

“We believe that by encouraging the players to stay amateur for a little longer, we can provide them with the best preparation for life as a professional golfer,” explains GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn. “And that’s where the National Squad comes in. Thanks to the generosity of Mr Rupert, we are able to provide funding, support, advice, training camps and, ultimately, playing opportunities for the best of South Africa’s young golfing talent.”

The National Squad provides a valuable platform for talented golfers to further develop their skills and showcase them through competition, locally and on the world stage.

GolfRSA National Squad Members 2022

Name Home Club Date of Birth
Aldrich Potgieter Pinnacle Point Golf Club 13/09/2004
Amilkar Bhana Country Club Johannesburg 12/10/2004
Christiaan Maas Pretoria Country Club 19/03/2003
Christo Lamprecht Pinnacle Point Golf Club 30/01/2001
Christopher Bagnall State Mines Country Club 05/01/2004
Cole Stevens Parkview Golf Club 11/07/2001
Dan Bennett Beachwood Country Club 08/09/2005
Dylan Kayne Pearl Valley Golf Estate 04/10/2005
Fabrizio de Abreu Woodhill Country Club 09/03/2006
Jack Buchanan Milnerton Golf Club 20/01/2005
Jaden Deltel Bryanston Country Club 14/10/2004
Janko van der Merwe Magaliespark Country Club 24/04/2006
Johndre Ludick Graaff-Reinet Golf Club 04/02/2007
Jonathan Broomhead Durban Country Club 24/11/2000
Jordan Wessels Mooinooi Golf Club 25/04/2005
Kieron van Wyk Ruimsig Country Club 15/01/2002
Kyle de Beer Port Elizabeth Golf Club 26/05/1998
Marno Lange Serengeti Estates 09/11/2006
Nash de Klerk Pecanwood Golf & CC 31/12/2003
Pascal Gunther Bryanston Country Club 05/01/2004
Tyran Snyders Durbanville Golf Club 23/06/2001
Vuyisane Makama Country Club Johannesburg 21/11/2006
Werner Deyzel Woodhill Country Club 21/01/2000
Yurav Premlall Glendower Golf Club 17/06/2003
Zinan Maimane Silver Lakes Country Club 09/11/2008

 

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Notable former GolfRSA National Squad members

Garrick Higgo (2017 - 2019) PGA Tour, DP World Tour and Sunshine Tour winner
Wilco Nienaber (2016 - 2019) Challenge Tour and Sunshine Tour winner
Jovan Rebula (2016 - 2021) 2018 British Amateur champion

Sunshine Tour winners: Tristen Strydom, Herman Loubser, Albert Venter, Deon Germishuys, Dylan Mostert.