National Squad - Women

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.

GolfRSA’s three-tired women’s squad system, made up of some of the country’s most promising amateur golfers, looks to identify, nurture and produce champion golfers who will represent South Africa with distinction.

The three squads cater for different levels of golfer: the Elite Squad is made up of the country’s best players, a B Squad includes talented players who have either progressed from the Talent Identification (TID) Squad or have a proven performance to have earned a place in the B Squad, and the Talent Identification Squad features young players with potential who have been scouted at national and provincial golf events.

“Through our Elite Squad system, we aim to give players the tools they require in for example, mental, technical, fitness and overall performance to achieve their ultimate golfing goals, which for many would include becoming professional golfers,” explains WGSA president Sarah Braude. “By keeping our squads small, we are able to pay close attention to the progress of each player and provide individual attention based on the player’s needs, strengths and weaknesses."

The squads attend numerous training camps throughout the year, where they receive one-on-one assessment and training from coaches Val Holland and Anna Becker-Frankel. They also receive individual and group sessions with sport psychologist Grant Flaum (Elite & B Squads) and Shaun Landsberg (TID Squad). The elite players also have dedicated sessions focussing on Trackman with Constanza Trussoni. Each player is given a golf-specific physical programme covering nutrition and fitness after their biomechanical assessment by Sandra Winter.

Squad players receive different levels of financial assistance and can be moved up or down squads during the year, depending on their progress, with inclusion in a squad not guaranteeing them being part of that squad the following year.

GolfRSA Women's National Squad 2022 (* indicates 2022 inductees)

Name Home Club Date of Birth
Alessia Goussard * Pearl Valley Golf Club 02/03/2007
Anika Smit Vryheid Golf Club 12/03/2004
Bobbi Brown Steenberg Golf Club 28/10/2003
Caitlyn Macnab (Texas Christian University) 18/02/2002
Chloe Malgas- Kelpin George Golf Club 01/12/2004
Ellandri van Heerden Bloemfontein Golf Club 30/07/2007
Gabrielle Venter * Bloemfontein Golf Club 30/04/2004
Gia Raad Country Club Johannesburg 02/11/2007
Jasmine Furstenburg * Oubaai Golf Club 30/01/ 2007
Jordan Pillay * Durbanville Golf Club 02/01/2005
Kaitlyn van de Vyver * Clovelly Country Club 24/10/2009
Kaiyuree Moodley (University of North Carolina – Charlotte) 27/04/2001
Kajal Mistry (University of Arkansas) 19/10/2000
Kaleigh Telfer (Auburn University) 03/07/1998
Kaylah Williams (Florida State University) 02/04/2002
Kera Healey (University of Tennessee – Chattanooga 2022 intake) 21/01/2003
Kesha Louw East London Golf Club 01/05/2007
Kiera Floyd Ebotse Golf & Country Estate 06/10/2004
Kyra van Kan Glendower Golf Club 04/10/2005
Lisa Coetzer * Ebotse Golf & Country Estate 30/04/2010
Lucia Mhlabane Malelane Golf Club 19/02/2005
Megan Marais * Magaliespark Country Club 18/11/2009
Megan Streicher (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 2022 intake) 27/01/2003
Phenyo Sebata * Zwartkop Country Club 10/03/2008
Samantha Whateley Country Club Johannesburg 14/01/2004
Stephanie Barbaglia Bryanston Country Club 19/08/2005
Symone Henriques (Virginia Tech University) 26/02/2001
Tebogo Lefifi Wanderers Golf Club 27/08/2004
Zane Kleynhans * Centurion Country Club 24/02/2007
Zara le Keur Royal Cape Golf Club 16/10/2004
Golf RSA | National Squad - Women
Golf RSA | National Squad - Women