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.

2023 GolfRSA National Men's Squad Members

Altin van der Merwe Bellville Golf Club
Amilkar Bhana Country Club Johannesburg
Ben Weber East London Golf Club
Bryan Newman Pecanwood Golf & Country Club
Christiaan Maas Pretoria Country Club
Christo Lamprecht Pinnacle Point Estate
Christopher Bagnall State Mines Country Club
Cole Stevens Parkview Golf Club
Dan Bennett Silver Lakes Golf & Wildlife Estate
Devon Valentine Wedgewood Golf Club
Dylan Kayne Pearl Valley Golf Estate & Spa
Fabrizio de Abreu Woodhill Estate & Country Club
Ivan Verster Pinnacle Point Estate
Jack Buchanan Milnerton Golf Club
Jaden Deltel Bryanston Country Club
Janko van der Merwe Magaliespark Country Club
Johndre Ludick Graaff Reinet Golf Club
Jordan Burnand Ebotse Golf & Country Estate
Jordan Wessels Mooinooi Golf Club
Keagan Crosbie Centurion Country Club
Kieron van Wyk CMR Golf Club
Marno Lange Serengeti Estates
Nash de Klerk Pecanwood Golf & Country Club
Pascal Gunther Bryanston Country Club
Pearce Lewin Steenberg Golf Club
Roelof Craig Silver Lakes Golf & Wildlife Estate
Simon du Plooy Krugersdorp Golf Club
Tyran Snyders Durbanville Golf Club
Vuyisani Makama Country Club Johannesburg
Zinan Maimane Silver Lakes Golf & Wildlife Estate
2023 GolfRSA National Men's Squad

Notable achievements by 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
Casey Jarvis (2017 – 2022) Challenge Tour winner
Dylan Mostert (2016) Challenge and Sunshine Tour winner
Jovan Rebula (2016 - 2021) The Amateur Champion 2018
Aldrich Potgieter (2022 – 2023) The Amateur Champion 2022

Sunshine Tour winners
Albert Venter (2), Ryan van Velzen (2), Dylan Naidoo, Tristen Strydom, Herman Loubser, , Deon Germishuys, Dylan Mostert, Malcolm Mitchell, Luca Filippi.

Sunshine Tour Rookie of the Year
Garrick Higgo 2019 | 2020
Jayden Schaper 2020 | 2021
Casey Jarvis 2022 | 2023