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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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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Telfer hitting the high notes in the US

24 December 2020 – GolfRSA Elite Squad member Kaleigh Telfer made her debut in this week’s Arnold Palmer Cup where she joined the cream of the US college crop in the Ryder Cup-style event, co-founded by the legendary Major champion and the Golf Coaches Association of America in 1997. The invitation to compete in this…
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GolfRSA Rising Star: Introducing Kesha Louw

For the final segment of our 2020 GolfRSA Rising Star Series, we headed to Border to get to know one of our new GolfRSA Womens Golf South Africa Talent Identification squad members, Kesha Louw. A sports fanatic, this 13-year-old firecracker has earned junior provincial colours in tennis, hockey and golf and last year, she rewrote…
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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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Lin lucks out with birthday wish in the SA Blind Open

18 December 2020 – Not many people would undertake an 80-hour roundtrip journey to compete in a golf tournament, but that is exactly what 2020 South African Blind Open Championship winner Luke Lin did this December. The 18-year-old American scholar recently lifted the B3 Division title in the SA Blind Golf Association’s flagship event at…
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Old King Cole

December 2020 – When Cole Cruickshank fulfils his lifelong dream to play golf as a professional in the upcoming months, he will do so at the ripe old age of 23. That’s a full two years older than world No 14 Matthew Wolff, three years more life experience than rising South African star Wilco Nienaber…
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IGF Board elects Annika Sorenstam as new President

2 December 2020 – “I very much look forward to working with the board, the IOC and the governing bodies of golf in their efforts to continue to grow the game globally.” Annika Sörenstam. The International Golf Federation Board convened a virtual meeting yesterday focused on long-term strategic planning and progress toward next summer’s Tokyo…
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