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Van der Merwe books 152nd Open berth in Africa Amateur

25 February 2024 – Altin van der Merwe held his nerve under the greatest pressure to secure the Africa Amateur Championship in a sudden-death play-off, and with it a spot in the 152nd Open Championship at Royal Troon later this year. The 27-year-old GolfRSA No 1 had been hoping to cap off an outstanding amateur…
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Hat trick heaven for Van Kan

24 February 2024 – Kyra van Kan’s month of love continued as she made it a hat trick of February wins with a commanding nine-stroke victory in the inaugural Africa Amateur Women’s Invitational. Watch highlights from Kyra van Kan’s final round HERE Having swept to runaway victories in the South African Stroke Play Championship and…
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Stay and Play with Southern Sun at Arabella Hotel, Golf & Spa

Exciting news for golf enthusiasts! Take advantage of the stunning offer at Arabella Hotel, Golf & Spa as part of the partnership between GolfRSA and Southern Sun . With this exclusive stay and play package, golfers can experience the unparalleled beauty of Arabella while enjoying top-notch accommodation and world-class golfing facilities. Take advantage of the…
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First SA Triple Crown for Van Kan

19 February 2024 – Impressive barely begins to describe the way in which Kyra van Kan secured the first women’s Triple Crown on the women’s amateur golf circuit by capturing GolfRSA’s three biggest titles within a period of just 12 months. Following wins in the 2023 South African Women’s Amateur and 2024 South African Women’s…
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Van der Merwe victorious in GolfRSA International Amateur

February 2024 – Altin van der Merwe played one of the greatest shots in the history of the SA Swing of events to capture the GolfRSA International Amateur Championship in a dramatic sudden death playoff with Dutchman Jack Ingham. With both players having finished regulation play at 12 under par over the 72-hole championship at…
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Leopard Creek prepares to host inaugural Africa Amateur Championship

14 February 2024 – The first ever playing of the Africa Amateur Championship will feature 72 of the continent’s most promising elite men’s amateur golfers when it is held at the prestigious Leopard Creek Country Club from 21-24 February. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Kruger National Park, the inaugural championship will provide a world-class…
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Graham adds to Scottish success in SA Amateur

12 February 2024 – Scotland’s Gregor Graham continued his country’s fine record in the South African Amateur Championship when he edged local favourite Jordan Burnand 4&2 in the 36-hole final at Royal Johannesburg Golf Club. The Blairgowrie player became the fifth Scot to lift the most sought-after amateur title in South Africa, emulating compatriots Michael…
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Raad, Sakota reign supreme in the SA Women’s Amateur

12 February 2024 – Golf prodigy Gia Raad put on a masterful display at magnificent Modderfontein Golf Club to walk away with the most prestigious title in South African amateur women’s golf while Paola Sakota celebrated her first national success in the Flight Division this February. In a battle of teens, 16-year-old Central Gauteng junior…
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Teen Weber claims historic Proudfoot Trophy victory

5 February 2024 – Fourteen-year-old Ben Weber made history as the youngest winner of the Proudfoot Trophy – the 36-hole stroke play qualifier for the South African Amateur Championship – since its inception in 1931 when he edged countryman Simon du Plooy and Netherlands’ Lars van der Vight by a stroke. WATCH: Weber’s historic Proudfoot…
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Double SA Amateur delight for Van Kan

6 February 2024 – Twelve months after her resounding 11 & 10 victory in the SA Women’s Amateur Championship, Kyra van Kan achieved the double with a wire-to-wire six-shot triumph in the SA Women’s Stroke Play Championship at Modderfontein Golf Club. It was a win that was just as emphatic as her match play triumph…
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Burnand seals stunning SA Stroke Play victory

1 February 2024 – Jordan Burnand fired a final-round three-under-par 67 around Mount Edgecombe’s The Woods course to claim the biggest title of his career, the South African Stroke Play Championship, by a single shot. The 23-year almost didn’t make it to the 1st tee, though, after being ill during the week leading up to…
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Van der Merwe caps breakout season with Freddie Tait Cup win

3 November 2023 – Altin van der Merwe proudly took his place alongside 2023 champion Dean Burmester during the presentation ceremony, excited to receive the prestigious Freddie Tait Cup as the Leading Amateur in the 113th Investec South African Open Championship. The 27-year-old had already wrapped up the award by Friday evening, emerging as the…
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Van der Merwe and Bennett lead Investec SA Open amateur challenge

30 November 2023 – Altin van der Merwe and Dan Bennett laid down early markers for the prestigious Freddie Tait Cup in the Investec South African Open Championship at Blair Atholl Golf and Equestrian Estate on Thursday. Van der Merwe, who ranks first on the GolfRSA Open Amateur Rankings, and Bennett, the country’s top junior,…
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Freddie Tait Cup beckons at 113th Investec SA Open

29 November 2023 – Seven of South Africa’s top amateur talents will peg it up in the Investec South African Open at Blair Atholl Golf and Equestrian Estate on Thursday. The amateur challenge includes World No-1 and reigning Amateur champion Christo Lamprecht, last year’s leading amateur Christiaan Maas, and Altin van der Merwe, Dan Bennett,…
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Lamprecht leads amateur challenge in Investec SA Open

21 November 2023 – World No 1-ranked amateur Christo Lamprecht leads a quintet of GolfRSA National Squad golfers into this year’s Investec South African Open Championship, giving the country’s top amateurs a wonderful opportunity to test themselves against some of the world’s best professionals. Blair Atholl Golf and Equestrian Estate will host the $1.5-million showpiece, jointly…
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Proteas shine in 2023 Eisenhower Trophy in Abu Dhabi

11 November 2023 – Christo Lamprecht, Christiaan Maas and Altin van der Merwe added to South Africa’s terrific sporting success with an outstanding performance in the 33rd World Amateur Team Championships in Abu Dhabi. The GolfRSA National Squad trio combined for rounds of 139, 138, 138 and 139 at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club to close…
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Burnand, Verster do SA proud in Argentina

12 November 2023 – GolfRSA National Squad pair Jordan Burnand and Ivan Verster continued South Africa’s proud record in Argentina  with a superb showing in the prestigious Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup and Argentine Amateur Championship. Despite having to wait until the second day of the tournament to start their campaign in the Copa Tailhade, the…
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Woodbridge goes back-to-back in SA Senior Champs

6 November 2023 – A year ago, Western Province senior Greg Woodbridge produced the round of his life on the final day at East London Golf Club to win the SA Senior Amateur Championship with a four-shot victory at East London Golf Club. The defending champion did it again in the Kalahari, but this time…
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Welcome to golf, T-20 style!

15 October 2023 – GolfRSA will be launching the popular GolfSixes League at golf clubs across South Africa in 2024, but the shorter, fun and fast-paced version aimed at drawing beginners to the game is already drawing a huge fan club. “So far, nearly 50 youngsters attended our activation days at Modderfontein Golf Club and…
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Records pile up for GolfRSA’s Lamprecht

12 October 2023 – Christo Lamprecht set two new benchmarks for South African amateur golf when he rose to No 1 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings in September and moved to the summit of the PGA Tour University Rankings in early October. The GolfRSA National Squad member became the first South African since the…
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Lions soar to the summit in premier IPT’s

11 October 2023 – What a fortnight for Central Gauteng, with the men’s team sweeping to an unchallenged victory in the SA Inter-Provincial Tournament at East London Golf Club in late September, and the women’s side following suit in the SA Women’s Inter-Provincial Tournament at Umhlali Country Club in early October. Seven years after their…
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Macnab cracks WAGR Top 20

5 October 2023 – South Africa’s leading women’s amateur Caitlyn Macnab climbed to a career-high 18th in the official World Amateur Golf Ranking at the end of September following her second individual collegiate win and first victory with the Ole Miss Women’s Golf Team. Following a stellar career on the GolfRSA amateur circuit and her…
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Welcome to the 2023 SA IPT at East London Golf Club

The warmest of welcomes to the 2023 South African Inter-Provincial in Border. We are delighted to return to East London Golf Club and very grateful to all who have contributed to prepare for this event. Thank you to you all, whether it was on the course, in the clubhouse or behind the scenes, and a big…
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GolfRSA Quartet impress in Egypt

15 September 2023 – GolfRSA National Squad quartet Johndre Ludick, Keagan Crosbie, Vuyisani Makama and Jordan Wessels made the most of the opportunity to desert golf for the first time and flew the South African flag with pride in the 2023 Egyptian Amateur in early September. Ludick and Crosbie both improved on less than perfect…
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Lamprecht soars to No 2 on WAGR

15 September 2023 – Georgia Tech standout Christo Lamprecht became South Africa’s highest ranked amateur when he soared to No 2 in the Official World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) in September. The GolfRSA National Squad member surpassed the previous mark set by Cameron Johnston and Nicol van Wyk, who both reached third in the rankings…
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East London Golf Club primed for SA IPT battles

14 September 2023 – Western Province will be targeting a third hat-trick of South African Inter-Provincial Tournament titles in the 62nd edition of GolfRSA’s premier national team event at East London Golf Club from 18-22 September. The defending champions scored their first three-peat in 1998 and achieved their second with consecutive wins from 2002 to…
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GolfRSA’s Coastal Inland Challenge heading North

30 August 2023 – Sixteen of the country’s leading Senior and Mid-Amateur golfers will be heading north this year to duel it out for team glory in the GolfRSA Coastal Inland Challenge at Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate from 13-14 November. The two-day competition features two eight-man teams from the Coastal and Inland regions…
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“Don’t make a big deal about it,” says Broomhead

26 August 2023 – Jono Broomhead has a very simple secret behind his strong start to his rookie season on the Sunshine Tour and the four top-10s in eight tournaments that have carried him to the top of the Fortress Rookie of the Year standings. “Don’t make a big deal out of it,” said Broomhead. Standing…
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GolfRSA celebrates five Momentum gsport Awards finalists in 2023

22 August 2023 – Major winner Ashleigh Buhai, reigning SA Women’s Amateur champion Kyra van Kan, World Blind Championship winner Charlene Pienaar, former Womens Golf South Africa President Sarah Braude and GolfRSA made it quintet of finalists for golf on the 2023 Momentum gsport Awards shortlist. The list of 60 finalists across 20 categories was…
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GolfRSA introduces THE GOLF MAG!

We are very excited to welcome you to THE GOLF MAG – our super cool, fully digital golf magazine with a distinctly South African angle! Enjoy navigating the pages and exploring the video links on ANY of your devices as we shine the spotlight on our homegrown talents and industry partners, give you some awesome…
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Macnab, Mistry and Streicher named for 2023 WATC

13 August 2023 – GolfRSA is delighted to announce that the country’s three top-ranked amateurs Caitlyn Macnab, Kajal Mistry and Megan Streicher will represent South Africa in the 2023 World Amateur Team Championships in Abu Dhabi in October. “Congratulations to Caitlyn, Kajal and Megan on their well-deserved selection,” said Womens Golf South Africa President and…
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GolfRSA quartet primed for R&A Girls Amateur

11 August 2023 – GolfRSA National Squad quartet Kesha Louw, Jasmine Furstenburg, Gia Raad and Olivia Wood are primed to fly the flag for South African in the 94th edition of the prestigious R&A Girls’ Amateur Championship from 15-20 August in Yorkshire, England. While Raad has been campaigning in Britain for the last three weeks,…
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A feast of first-time winners

31 July 2023 – One of GolfRSA’s primary objectives is to promote junior golf development by providing a strong national competitive platform where our rising talents can gain experience, improve their skills and test themselves at the highest level. The recent June | July holidays were jam-packed with national events and what a treat to see…
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English Glory for GolfRSA’s Gia

Just a fortnight after her first national breakthrough in the Nomads SA Girls Championship on home soil, 16-year-old Johannesburg golfer Gia Raad celebrated her first international triumph in the 2023 English Girls’ Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship. The GolfRSA National Squad member fired two eagles on her way to a final round 68 at The…
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Silver Medal the latest in long list of Lamprecht achievements

23 July 2023 – Reigning Amateur Champion Christo Lamprecht added to South Africa’s illustrious history in The Open Championship when he became the country’s first Silver Medal winner in the 151st edition on Sunday. Setting records and making history is becoming something of a habit for Lamprecht. He was just 16 years and 25 days…
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Experience of a lifetime for SA duo at Royal Liverpool

23 July 2023 – Two South Africans had the experience of a lifetime when they flew the flag for South Africa in The R&A 9 Hole Challenge Final at Royal Liverpool Golf Club ahead of the 151st Open Championship in July. Willie van der Ryst, a Chemical Engineering student at Potchefstroom University, and 71-year-old engineering…
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SA’s Lamprecht survives Open baptism of fire

21 July 2023 – After the first two rounds of the 151st Open Championship, reigning Amateur champion Christo Lamprecht must have walked off the Royal Liverpool course thinking “what the heck just happened?” Co-leader on day one, then fighting for survival on day two. Talk about a baptism of fire. After dropping five shots in…
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Stunning start for GolfRSA’s Lamprecht at Hoylake

20 July 2023 – As Christo Lamprecht stood over the ball on the 18th tee on the opening day of the 151st Open Championship, his face was a canvas painted with intent, focus and a smidgen of joy. He cranked his last driver of the day, watched it run out past the 320m mark, flashed…
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R&A launches African Amateur at Leopard Creek

19 July 2023 – The first African Amateur Championship will be played at Leopard Creek, South Africa from 21-24 February 2024. The championship will feature 72 men from the African region competing in a 72-hole stroke play format with the winner receiving an exemption in The 152nd Open at Royal Troon. An invitational event for…
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GolfRSA announces power-packed 2023 Eisenhower Team

14 July 2023 – GolfRSA is delighted to announce the three amateurs who will represent South Africa in the 2023 World Amateur Team Championships in Abu Dhabi in October. The South African team will feature reigning Amateur champion Christo Lamprecht, 2022 English Men’s Stroke Play champion Christiaan Maas and GolfRSA No 1 Altin van der…
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Juniors named for 2023 Reply Italian U-16 challenge

13 July 2023 – Reigning Nedbank Junior Challenge champion Bryan Newman, Roelof Craig, Johndre Ludick and Ben Weber will fly the flag for South Africa when the Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship tees off in Italy in August. The GolfRSA National Squad quartet will join a world-class field in the 16th edition of this popular…
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GolfRSA launches the Caddie Handicap Initiative

30 June 2023 – GolfRSA is delighted to announce its collaboration with Handicaps Network Africa (HNA) for the Caddie Handicap Initiative. This exciting development in the HNA system will enable golf clubs to register their caddies as they would new handicap members, granting them an official handicap index on the World Handicap System (WHS) at…
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Golfsixes hits South African shores

3 July 2023 – Welcome to golf…T20 style! GolfRSA is excited to announce that the popular GolfSixes League – golf’s game-changer in Britain, Ireland and Continental Europe – launched in South Africa and will be rolled out at golf clubs across the country. “GolfSixes League has revolutionised golf in every country that has embraced the…
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SA’s Lamprecht claims The Amateur Championship

25 June 2023 – Christo Lamprecht continued South Africa’s proud history in The Amateur Championship when he became the fourth winner – and third GolfRSA National Squad champion in the last six years – to lift one of the most prestigious trophies in the amateur game. The World No 6 defeated Ronan Kleu from Switzerland…
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SA pair thrilled to be heading to Royal Liverpool

26 June 2023 – Two amateur golfers from South Africa have won a trip of a lifetime to compete in The R&A 9 Hole Challenge ahead of The 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in July. Potchefstroom University student Willie van der Ryst and 71-year-old Jorge del Pozo will tee it up with 40 other…
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PLAY South Africa’s Top Courses

The Club Management Association of South Africa (CMASA) Club Foundation invites you to take part in our Annual Auction which is NOW LIVE online until the 30th of June 2023. Winners will be announced on the 1st of July 2023. ⛳ Golf at 7 of the Top 10 Courses in South Africa will be up for…
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Van Wyk takes Amateur Qualifier honours

20 June 2023 – George amateur Ben van Wyk continued the country’s proud tradition in the prestigious Amateur Championship when he became the third South African in the last six years to win the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier in England on Tuesday. Following in the footsteps of GolfRSA National Squad graduates Wilco Nienaber (2018) and…
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Andrew and De Wet take the helm at WGSA

29 May 2023 – Susan Andrew from Ekurhuleni and Gauteng North Golf’s Madeleine de Wet were elected as the new office bearers for Womens Golf South Africa at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on 21 May at the Paarl Golf Club. Succeeding the outgoing President Sarah Braude, with whom she served as Vice-President for the…
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GolfRSA welcomes 2023 National Squad inductees

8 May 2023 – The newly-crowned Nedbank Junior Challenge champion and the reigning Nomads SA Boys U-19 Match Play and Nomads SA Under-15 Challenge champions are among 10 players who have been inducted into the Men’s National Squad as GolfRSA continues to identify and develop the country’s most promising amateur golfers. Joining the Class of…
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Newman takes 3rd Nedbank Junior Challenge crown

5 May 2023 – Rising star Bryan Newman again demonstrated his uncanny ability to deliver in the pressured moments when he edged South Africa’s No 2-ranked Dan Bennett to claim the 2023 Nedbank Junior Challenge with a new tournament record at Sun City in May. Adding a growing list of big tournament wins in the…
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GolfRSA salutes Joan Herbert

2 May 2023 – It is with enormous sadness that we learned of the passing of one of South African golf’s great servants, Joan Herbert. On behalf of GolfRSA and Ekurhuleni Golf Union and all our members, we extend our deepest condolences to Darryl, their children, grandchildren, family and friends. We will miss Joan’s smile,…
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SA quartet selected for Indonesian challenge

30 April 2023 – GolfRSA has selected four rising stars to fly the flag for South Africa in the 2023 Ciputra Golfpreneur Junior World Championship in Indonesia at the end of May. GolfRSA National Squad pair Kyra van Kan and Lisa Coetzer will compete in the Girls Division, while South African Golf Development Board duo…
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Draw Procedure: 2023 GolfRSA Race to The R&A 9 Hole Challenge

29 April 2023 – Excitement is mounting as we draw closer to cut-off date of the 2023 GolfRSA Race to The R&A 9 Hole Challenge at Royal Liverpool ahead of the 151st Open Championship this July! GolfRSA is delighted to announce the draw procedure that will determine who the two lucky winners are who will…
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SA Senior & Super Senior IPT B-SECTION: Round 3 Results and Log

South African Senior and Super Senior Inter-Provincial: B-SECTION at Elements Private Golf Reserve. ROUND 3 RESULTS AND LOGS Click HERE for individual team scoring. SENIORS Border 8.5 Northern Cape 3.5 Mpumalanga 8.5 Limpopo 3.5 North West 8 Ekurhuleni 4 SENIORS LOG 1 North West (6 points | 28 game-points) 2 Mpumalanga (5 point | 23…
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SA Senior & Super Senior IPT A-SECTION: Round 3 Results and Log

South African Senior and Super Senior Inter-Provincial: A-SECTION at San Lameer Country Club. ROUND 3 RESULTS AND LOGS Click HERE for individual team scoring. SENIORS RESULTS Central Gauteng 8.5 Boland 3.5 Boland 6 Eastern Province 6 Central Gauteng 7.5 Eastern Province 4.5 Western Province 12 Southern Cape 0 Free State 7 Southern Cape 5 Western…
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SA Senior & Super Senior IPT B-SECTION: Round 2 Results and Log

2023 South African Senior & Super Senior Inter-Provincial Tournament B-SECTION at Elements Private Golf Reserve. ROUND 2 RESULTS AND LOGS (Due to technical difficulties, there is no live scoring available) SENIORS Mpumalanga 8.5 Ekurhuleni 3.5 North West 11 Northern Cape 1 Border 10 Limpopo 2 SUPER SENIORS Eastern Province 6 Northern Cape 0 Central Gauteng…
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SA Senior & Super Senior IPT A-SECTION: Round 2 Results and Log

2023 South African Senior & Super Senior Inter-Provincial Tournament A-SECTION at San Lameer Country Club. ROUND 2 RESULTS AND LOGS (Due to technical difficulties, there is no live scoring available) SENIORS Eastern Province 7 KwaZulu-Natal 5 Eastern Province 8.5 Southern Cape 3.5 KwaZulu-Natal 6 – Southern Cape 6 Central Gauteng 9.5 Free State 2.5 Central…
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SA Senior & Super Senior IPT B-SECTION: Round 1 Results and Log

South African Senior and Super Senior Inter-Provincial B-SECTION – ROUND 1 RESULTS AND LOGS (Due to technical difficulties, there is no live scoring available) SENIORS Elements Private Golf Reserve North West 9 Limpopo 3 Ekurhuleni 8.5 Border 3.5 Mpumalanga 6 Northern Cape 6 SUPER SENIORS Elements Private Golf Reserve Central Gauteng 6 Mpumalanga 0 North…
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SA Senior & Super Senior IPT A-SECTION: Round 1 Results and Log

South African Senior and Super Senior Inter-Provincial A-SECTION – ROUND 1 RESULTS AND LOGS (Due to technical difficulties, there is no live scoring available) SENIORS San Lameer Country Club Western Province 11.5 – Gauteng North 0.5 Western Province 9 – Eastern Province 3 Eastern Province 7 – Gauteng North 5 Boland 11 – Free State…
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GolfRSA Rising Star Newman shines in Scotland

16 April 2023 – After a winning start to the 2023 local season, talented North West junior Bryan Newman tested the waters in the prestigious Scottish Boys’ Open Championship this April and came incredibly close to a breaking through on the international stage. Teeing off in the 144-strong field featuring top juniors from 13 countries…
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Potgieter prepped for Masters baptism of fire

5 April 2023 – Former champion Charl Schwartzel and 2010 Open Championship winner Louis Oosthuizen will carry the hopes of Mzansi on their shoulders when the 87th Masters tees off at Augusta on Thursday, but 2022 Amateur champion Aldrich Potgieter – who completes the South African Triad – won’t just be there to soak up…
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Lewin reigns supreme in Nomads SA U-19 Match Play

3 April 2023 – Steenberg’s Pearce Lewin claimed his a maiden GolfRSA national junior title after triumphing over Charl Barnard in a strong showing in the Nomads SA Boys Under-19 Match Play Championship at Pecanwood Golf and Country Club. “All credit to Charl, because he played really well and barely missed a putt;” a delighted…
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2023 GolfRSA Race to The R&A 9 Hole Challenge at Royal Liverpool

27 March 2023 – In partnership with The R&A, GolfRSA has launched an exciting new competition where golfers could win their way to represent South Africa in The R&A 9-Hole Challenge Final on the same course as the 2023 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. To enter this year’s lucky draw for the GolfRSA Race to…
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SA’s Pienaar celebrates international breakthrough in Cape Town

31 March 2023 – Charlene Pienaar became South Africa’s first female disabled world champion, Canadian Kiefer Jones defended the title he won in Rome 2018, while Englishman Andy Gilford and Alejandro de Miguel from Spain also tasted their first global success in the 2023 ISPS Handa IBGA World Blind Championships at Milnerton Golf Club on…
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Jones off to flying start in World Champs at Milnerton Golf Club

MILNERTON, 30 March 2023 – Just two days after a commanding six-shot victory in the South African Blind Open, Canadian Kiefer Jones made a dream start in his title defence in the 2023 ISPS Handa IBGA World Blind Championships at Milnerton Golf Club. The Galgary golfer underlined his top billing with a best round of…
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Historic Nomads SA Boys victory for record-breaker Bennett

30 March 2023 – Daniel Bennett shattered three South African golfing records as he marched to a wire-to-wire 21-stroke victory in the 2023 Nomads SA Boys Under 19 Stroke Play Championship at Pecanwood Golf and Country Estate on Wednesday. Thirty-six years since Mark McNulty won the Royal Swazi Sun Classic with a 72-hole tournament record…
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Pienaar powers to Ladies lead in SA Blind Open

27 March 2023 – South Africa’s Charlene Pienaar stamped her authority in the Ladies Division on day one of the South African Blind Open, while Ernst Conradie and Gareth Slattery led the SA challenge in the B2 and B3 Divisions at Milnerton Golf Club on Monday. Pienaar opened her campaign in the 36-hole medal competition…
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World’s best blind golfers set for Milnerton challenge

26 March 2023 – A bumper week awaits South Africa’s top blind golfers with the SA Blind Open and IBGA World Championship set to take place at Milnerton Golf Club this week. The world’s best will descend upon the notoriously tricky links course for what promises to be an exciting week. The 2023 South African…
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Top-ranked GolfRSA trio headed for Uganda

24 March 2023 – GolfRSA No-1 Kyra van Kan and fellow national squad members Jasmine Furstenburg and Zanè Kleynhans have been selected to represent South Africa in the All Africa Junior Team Championship in Uganda this April. The Junior Protea Girls team will line up against the top talents from other African nations in the…
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Van Kan, Gutuza and Sikhonde triumph at Sun City

23 March 2023 – GolfRSA No 1 Kyra van Kan, Sarah Gutuza and eight-year-old Milani Sikhonde had a lot to celebrate after scooping the 2023 Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl presented by Sun International titles with outstanding performances at Sun City this March. Reigning South African Amateur champion Van Kan arrived at the Lost City…
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Potgieter and Davis go wire-to-wire to win Junior Invitational

19 March 2023 – Aldrich Potgieter, the 2022 Amateur champion, and American Anna Davis, the 2022 Augusta National Women’s Amateur winner, lived up to their billing to win the Boys and Girls Junior Invitational titles in wire-to-wire style on Saturday. The Junior Invitational invites 60 elite junior golfers from around the globe to compete at…
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Teams for prestigious 2023 Africa events announced

7 March 2023 – Two new caps are among the eight top South African talents selected to fly the flag for the country in South Africa’s title defence at two prestigious African team events coming up in April and May. Last year, SA captain Christiaan Burke, Casey Jarvis, Jono Broomhead and Jordan Duminy swept to…
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Couvra makes SA Amateur history at Mount Edgecombe

26 February 2023 – France’s Martin Couvra achieved an historic treble when the South African Amateur Championships wrapped up at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate on Friday. For a stretch of 234 holes, over nine days, on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, 19-year-old Couvra was simply unstoppable, winning the 72-hole South African Stroke Play Championship, the…
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Van Kan and Ullyett are SA Amateur champs

26 February 2023 – Kyra van Kan ditched the bridesmaid tag when she capped a memorable week at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate with a dominating victory in the final of South African Amateur Championships in February. It was third time’s the charm for the GolfRSA No 1 as she made up for her near…
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Whateley and Phipps victorious at Mount Edgecombe

21 February 2023 – Central Gauteng Golf Union’s Samantha Whateley went wire-to-wire to lift the South African Women’s Stroke Play Championship title, while teenager Charlotte Phipps celebrated a hugely popular Silver Division victory at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate on Tuesday. Rounds of 69 on the par-70 Woods Course and a level-par 72 and closing…
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Hot Couvra rides top form to Proudfoot Trophy triumph

20 February 2023 – Martin Couvra became the proud first French winner of the Proudfoot Trophy on Monday, but he needed two sudden-death holes to see off reigning Amateur champion Aldrich Potgieter in the 36-hole stroke play qualifier of the South African Amateur Championship at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate. As the mercury rose quickly…
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Whateley, Van der Merwe set Mount Edgecombe pace

19 February 2023 – Samantha Whateley opened up a four-shot lead in the opening round of South African Women’s Stroke Play Championship, while fellow GolfRSA National Squad member Janko van der Merwe took a slender one-shot lead in the 36-hole qualifier of the South African Amateur Championship at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate on Sunday.…
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Van Kan looking for redemption in Mount Edgecombe

18 February 2023 – Maybe a change of venue for the 2023 edition of the South African Amateur Championships, taking place at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate from Sunday, will signal a change of luck for GolfRSA No 1 Kyra van Kan. The combined championship tees off with the men’s 36-hole qualifier and the SA…
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GolfRSA welcomes Anne Vermaak as Operations Manager

17 February 2023 – GolfRSA is delighted to announce the appointment of Anne Vermaak as Operations Manager from 1 March 2023. “We are excited to welcome Anne to the GolfRSA team,” CEO Grant Hepburn said. “Anne brings a wealth of experience to the role having been the recent CEO of Gymnastics South Africa and she…
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Class-act Couvra cruises to SA Stroke Play glory

16 February 2023 – Martin Couvra became the third Frenchman to win the South African Stroke Play Championship after he emphatically claimed the 2023 edition at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate on Thursday. A near-perfect final round of six-under-par 66 took his tournament total to a staggering 15-under-par, earning him a six-shot victory over Ireland’s…
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Clinical Couvra pulls away in SA Stroke Play

15 February 2023 – Martin Couvra fired a superb third round of 67 to put one hand on the South African Stroke Play Championship, played at Mount Edgecombe’s The Lakes course. The Frenchman, who is one of the top-ranked players in the field at 92nd on the World Amateur Golf Ranking, takes a four-stroke lead…
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Irish delight as Hill climbs to the summit

14 February 2023 – Ireland’s Joshua Hill continued to build momentum in the South African Stroke Play Championship after his second-round three-under-par 69 on Tuesday took his tournament total to seven-under, a shot clear at the summit of the leaderboard. “I’m pleased with the way I played these first two rounds,” Hill said of his…
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Scotland’s Wilson takes early lead at The Lakes

13 February 2023 – A packed international leaderboard unfolded with Scotland’s Matthew Wilson at the summit after the opening round of the South African Stroke Play Championship concluded on Monday at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate. The Scot underlined his growing status as one of Scottish Golf’s rising stars with a five-under-par 67 round that…
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Broomhead braces for SA Stroke Play title defence

10 February 2023 – Defending champion and GolfRSA No 1 Jono Broomhead will lead the country’s top amateurs when they take on a wave of international players in the South African Stroke Play Championship at Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate on Monday. The GolfRSA South African Swing, which draws top international golfers to the country,…
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Potgieter’s dream year continues at African Amateur

9 February 2023 – Twelve months ago, a youngster with an Afrikaans name and an Aussie twang made his first appearance in a South African national golf event when he teed it up as a last-minute entrant into GolfRSA’s African Amateur Championship Stroke Play Championship. Though Aldrich Potgieter would not go on to win, his…
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Team SA goes back-to-back at Leopard Creek

9 February 2023 – Kyle de Beer, Aldrich Potgieter, Jono Broomhead and Dan Bennett celebrated a successful title defence for Team South Africa thanks to an explosive start in the Team Competition of the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club. The quartet raced to a 12-stroke lead over Scotland over the…
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Pack closes in on Potgieter at Leopard Creek

LEOPARD CREEK, 7 February 2023 – Aldrich Potgieter maintained pole position at the halfway mark of the African Amateur Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club, but the reigning British Amateur champion’s lead is a slim one. Following a second round of 69 that featured six birdies, one bogey and a double bogey at the tricky…
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Potgieter sprints to African Amateur lead

6 February 2023 – Reigning Amateur champion Aldrich Potgieter showed serious restraint as he swept into the lead on a windy opening day at the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Leopard Creek on Monday. The 18-year-old put on a superb ball-striking display to fire a five-under-par 67 and lead a jam-packed leaderboard, His closest…
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GolfRSA National Women’s Squad for 2023 unveiled

1 February 2023 – Seven new players have been welcomed into the GolfRSA Women’s National Squad as GolfRSA continues to identify and develop the country’s most promising amateur talents. The Class of 2023 features three groups. With eight members from last year’s programme graduating to higher tiers, the Elite Group will consist of 12 players…
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Deltel gets GolfRSA Junior Protea Team nod

26 January 2023 – Jaden Deltel will make his debut for South Africa in the GolfRSA Junior Protea team at the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Leopard Creek early next month. The Bryanston golfer will join fellow GolfRSA National Squad members Jack Buchanan, Amilkar Bhana, as well as Keagan Crosbie in representing the country…
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SA golf celebrates Denis Hutchinson

26 January 2023 – GolfRSA National Squad & South African Golf Development Board members joined professionals from the Sunshine Tour, Sunshine Ladies Tour & PGA of South Africa to celebrate the incredible contribution of SA golfing great Denis Hutchinson has made to the game this January. The annual Denis Hutchinson Challenge was hosted once again…
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Sakota seals sensational breakthrough at ERPM

11 January 2023 – Filip Sakota captured his first under-19 title in style with a come-from-behind victory in the Nomads National Order of Merit Inland event at ERPM Golf Club this January. The 19-year-old Gauteng golfer lagged six shots off the pace after a disappointing four-over-par 76 in the opening round in the morning, but…
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Newman remains on the rise in 2023

10 January 2023 – North West junior Bryan Newman continued to impress as he racked up his fourth national title in the weather-reduced Nomads National Order of Merit Coastal at Selborne Golf Club this January. Remarkably, it was yet another wire-to-wire performance that landed Newman in the winner’s circle in KwaZulu-Natal. The Pecanwood golfer capped…
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Weber goes wire-to-wire in Nomads SA U-15

10 January 2023 – East London Golf Club’s Ben Weber underlined his undoubted potential by winning the season-opening Nomads SA U-15 Championship at Robertson Golf Club. The 13-year-old led from start to finish in his three-shot victory, carding rounds of 69, 68 and 72 for a 54-hole total of seven under par. It was Weber’s…
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Introducing GolfRSA No 1 Kyra van Kan

January 2023 – South Africa’s top ranked Kyra van Kan began 2022 with a sixth-place finish in the SA Women’s Stroke Play Championship and a runner-up finish in the SA Women’s Amateur Championship and the 16-year-old teenage golf prodigy never let up, capping a watershed season with her fifth victory in the KwaZulu-Natal Junior Championship in…
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Lions claw their way to SA U19 IPT victory

18 December 2022 – Led by talisman Jaden Deltel, who scored a perfect 12 points for his province, Central Gauteng clinched their first South African Under-19 Inter-Provincial title since 2016 with a narrow win at Mbombela Golf Club. Central got off to a wobbly start when they went down to North West (6.5 – 5.5)…
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Elephants mow down opposition at Mbombela

18 December 2022 – Eastern Province stormed to victory in the B-Section of the South African Under-19 Inter-Provincial Tournament at Mbombela Golf Club, winning seven out of seven matches to secure promotion to the A-Section. To make the victory even sweeter, EP’s Jean Upman and Devon Valentine shared the Most Valuable Player award on 9.5…
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Teams named for 2023 African Amateur

CAPE TOWN, 10 December 2022 – GolfRSA National Squad members Yurav Premlall, Jack Buchanan and Amilkar Bhana, as well as Keagan Crosbie will wear the green and gold for the first time when they debut for South Africa in the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at the magnificent Leopard Creek in 2023. The quintet has…
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Lawrence joins the greats as Investec SA Open champion

4 December 2022 – It had everything the final round of the 112th Investec South African Open deserved. And it took everything from Thriston Lawrence to do what the greats of South African golf have done before him and add his name to one of the most sought-after trophies in the game. With a drama-filled…
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History-maker Maas lifts Freddie Tait Cup at Blair Atholl

4 December 2022 – While former double SA Amateur Thriston Lawrence celebrated a wire-to-wire victory in the 112th Investec South African Open Championship, Christiaan Maas made his own bit of history when he joined an elite group of three as the leading amateur at Blair Atholl on Sunday. The 19-year-old Pretoria golfer emulated Neville Sundelson…
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Premlall primed for Freddie Tait Cup chase at Blair Atholl

3 December 2022 – South Africa’s No-1 ranked Yurav Premlal placed himself within reach of a successful title-defence of the Freddie Tait Cup in the Investec South African Open after a third round 71 got him within reach of leading amateur Christiaan Maas on Saturday. But the 19-year-old Junior Presidents Cup player will have his…
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Masterful Maas aims for double Investec SA Open glory

2 December 2022 – Christiaan Maas laid down a serious marker for success on Friday to join the extraordinary league of amateur gentlemen who have won both the coveted Freddie Tait Cup and the world’s second oldest national Open, the Investec South African Open Championship. The 19-year-old Pretoria golfer backed up an opening round of…
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Former SA Amateur champs toe-to-toe at Investec SA Open

2 December 2022 – Kyle de Beer closed with an eagle while Christiaan Maas found one on the first hole of the opening round of the 112th Investec South African Open where their respective scores of 69 left the two leading amateurs in a 13-man tie of the 25th spot at Blair Atholl Golf and…
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Potgieter eager to get going in debut Investec SA Open

30 November 2022 – Having had a taste of The Open Championship thanks to his triumph in The Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes in June, GolfRSA National Squad member Aldrich Potgieter will be hunting more prestigious silverware in the 112th Investec SA Open this week. The 18-year-old’s debut in the Sunshine Tour…
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Silver Division winner Hermien Jones & Bronze Division winner Louise Olivier flank Sandra Winter, the 2022 South African Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship winner & Senior Trophy champion at Mossel Bay Golf Club

Records Galore at SA Women’s Mid-Amateur

Southern Cape golfer Sandra Winter strolled into the records books once again in the 2022 South African Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, Hermien Jones held her nerve to win the Silver Division & Louise Olivier went wire-to-wire to defend her Bronze Division title at Mossel Bay Golf Club in November. Winter, who turned 50 this year, has…
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2023 R&A and USGA Rules of Golf Update

23 October 2022 – The R&A and the USGA have unveiled a regular update to the Rules of Golf as they continue to make the Rules easier to understand and apply. The new Rules will go into effect on 1 January 2023. Download the Rules of Golf in full and use our helpful infographic to…
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Traut targets Winter’s SA Women’s Mid-Amateur record

MOSSEL BAY, 8 November 2022 – Vicki Traut will be bidding to become only the second player to win four South African Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship titles when she leads a stellar field into battle next week. The GolfRSA flagship event will be contested at the magnificent Mossel Bay Golf Club in the heart of the…
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2022 GolfRSA Champion of Champions at Killarney Country Club; credit Ernest Blignault

GolfRSA’s Champion of Champions crowned at Kyalami

26 October 2022 – The National Final of the GolfRSA Champion of Champions, delivered by The Courier Guy, came to an exciting conclusion at Kyalami Country Club, with the A Divisions of the men’s and women’s events needing to go to playoffs to determine the winners. The GolfRSA flagship tournament seeks to find the country’s…
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Woodbridge seals memorable SA Senior Amateur win

22 October 2022 – Western Province golfer Greg Woodbridge produced the round of his life on the final day of the South African Senior Amateur Championship to claim his first national title on the GolfRSA Senior circuit in October. The 54-year-old was confidence and poise personified as he pulled away from the chasing pack at…
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Daisies delight in SA Mid-Am IPT glory at Devonvale

20 October 2022 – While Gauteng North steamrolled their way to A-Section victory in the 2022 SA Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial in October with dominating performances over the final two days at Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate. The Daisies hit hard and fast on day one to route Western Province and Eastern Province 8 – 4, but…
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KZN rally for SA Mid-Am IPT promotion

20 October 2022 – KwaZulu-Natal rallied for a hard-fought for B-Section victory in the 2022 South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial as the battle for supremacy went down to the wire at Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate in October. After four days of intense clashes, three teams would fight for promotion. But who wanted it more –…
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Mount Edgecombe to host GolfRSA flagship events

17 October 2022 – Mount Edgecombe Country Club in KwaZulu-Natal has been announced as the host venue for two of GolfRSA’s flagship events during the 2023 South African Swing. The South African Amateur Championships will be played across The Woods and The Lakes Courses from 19-24 February, while the men will also contest the South…
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Amateur line-up announced for 2022 Investec SA Open

16 October 2022 – South Africa’s top-five ranked amateurs on the GolfRSA Open Amateur Ranking will tee it up alongside their professional counterparts in the Investec South African Open Championship at Blair Atholl Golf Estate from 1-4 December 2022. “Led by reigning South African Amateur champion and our new No 1 Kyle de Beer, the…
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Showtime for SA Club Champions

16 October 2022 – A grand total of 84 players, featuring club champion men and women from A, B and C Divisions, as well as 12 caddie club champions, will start the quest to become the Ultimate Champions on Monday. Having qualified through the Regional Finals to tee it up in the National Final of…
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Stepping outside the ropes

15 October 2022 – After 28 years in golf administration, former Executive Director of the SAGA Bruce Younge has – almost – hung up his clipboard and spray-paint can and retired to the Southern Cape. We had a chance to chat to Younge and reflect on a long and distinguished career, where he played a…
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Daisies delight home crowd with SA Women’s IPT win

13 October 2022 – Gauteng North rallied to win their first Women’s Inter-Provincial title since 2013 when they edged defending champions Western Province in the final round of matches at Silver Lakes Golf and Wildlife Estate. After a narrow 1.5 – 2.5 loss to Central Gauteng in the opening round, the Daisies routed Southern Cape…
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Brave Border clinches SA Women’s IPT promotion

13 October 2022 – Border’s Demi Flanagan, Kesha Louw, Millie Dondashe and Sanet Pieterse had a huge incentive to win the promotion battle in the 61st South African Women’s Inter-Provincial Tournament and they pulled it off with a classy performance at Silver Lakes Golf and Wildlife Estate. “We won the B-Division stroke play qualifier last…
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Bennett battles back to win Cape Town Junior Open

12 October 2022 – Former Nomads SA Boys U-17 champion Dan Bennett made a welcome return to the winner’s circle in the Cape Town Junior Open in October. Just a week after finishing runner up in the Ekurhuleni Open, the KwaZulu-Natal golfer went one better and claimed a one-stroke victory in the 54-hole Sunshine Tour…
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Potgieter edges Bhana for Dimension Data triumph

12 October 2022 – Reigning Amateur champion Aldrich Potgieter gave himself the perfect going-away present when he captured the Dimension Data Junior Open U-19 title, beating fellow GolfRSA National Squad member Amilkar Bhana in a playoff. Potgieter returns to Australia next week play in the WA Open on the professional PGA of Australasia Tour, and…
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Weber goes wire-to-wire in George

12 November 2022 – Border’s Benjamin Weber claimed his second victory of the year when he fired two rounds of 70 to close out a three-shot win in the Dimension Data Junior Open U-15 in George. The 13-year-old, who plays out of East London Golf Club, lifted the Sun City U-15 Challenge title at the…
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Lions power to Nomads U-13 Teams victory

12 October 2022 – Central Gauteng ran away with the Nomads SA Under-13 Stroke Play Championship title, finishing a distant 27 strokes clear of runners up North West at Maccauvlei Golf Club. Although the final round was a bit of a battle, Chad Stanton, Syan Ramchander, Morne Steyn, Schalk van Ettinger, Andrew Erasmus and Matthew…
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WP doubles up with unbeaten Koro Creek feat

24 September 2022 – Western Province retained the South African Inter-Provincial title at Koro Creek Golf Club in Limpopo with yet another dominant performance in the premier national team tournament. The team from the Cape ended the week with a perfect record by defeating the old foe Central Gauteng 7.5 – 4.5 in the final…
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Premlall soars to GolfRSA summit

24 September 2022 – It’s been steady rise for GolfRSA National Squad member Yurav Premlall over the last 12 months, but the 18-year-old has finally reached the No 1 spot on the GolfRSA Open Amateur Ranking. Premlall has been one of the brightest talents on display for many years, having first garnered national attention when…
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Free State clinches cliff-hanger promotion at Koro Creek

24 September 2022 – Free State needed to win their final match and hope that KwaZulu-Natal slipped up in theirs if they had any chance of winning the South African Inter-Provincial Tournament B Section and return to the A Section for the first time since 2018. The first part may have been in their own…
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SA duo star for Internationals in Junior Presidents Cup

20 September 2022 – South Africa’s star players Yurav Premlall and Aldrich Potgieter performed admirably in the 3rd Junior Presidents Cup, accounting for an impressive four and a half points for the International Team, but it was not enough to stem the charge of the United States, who roared to victory on the back of…
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Team SA digs in for 14th continental title

10 September 2022 – GolfRSA Women’s Protea side showed their tenacity and dug in their heels to secure a 14th continental title for the African powerhouse in the All Africa Challenge Trophy this September. Trailing Tanzania and Kenya by one shot after an opening round of 149, Bobbi Brown and new caps Gabbi Venter and Bronwyn…
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SA Teams sign off with Top 20s at WATC 2022

8 September 2022 – The South African women’s and men’s teams both wrapped up their 2022 World Amateur Team Championship (WATC) campaigns with top-20 finishes in France. Caitlyn Macnab, Kajal Mistry and Bobbi Brown finished in 15th position in the 29th Espirito Santo Trophy, matching the result Macnab, Mistry and Kaleigh Telfer achieved for South…
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Van der Merwe claims top 10 in Italy

6 September 2022 – Reigning Nomads SA Boys Under-17 champion Janko van der Merwe continued South Africa’s fine record in the Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship with an eighth-place finish at Golf Club Biella Le Betulle. In the previous 14 editions of the event, South Africa had claimed the ‘Teodoro Soldati Trophy’ on three occasions,…
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Meet GolfRSA’s No 1 Junior Keagan Crosbie

9 September 2022 – Gauteng North’s Keagan Crosbie shot to the top of the GolfRSA Junior U-19 Rankings in September when he claimed his second Nomads title in a row in the Nomads North and South Championship at Pecanwood Golf & Country Club. The Centurion Country Club junior started the final round a stroke off…
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Team SA set to defend All Africa title

5 September 2022 – GolfRSA has named a powerful team to defend its All Africa Challenge Trophy (AACT) title in Tanzania this week. The defending champions head to Dar Es Salaam as favourites, with GolfRSA National Squad pair Gabbi Venter and Bobbi Brown, and Bronwyn Doeg looking to secure the country’s 14th title in 15…
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The Courier Guy to deliver 2022 Champion of Champions

GolfRSA’s popular Club Champion of Champions Final returns to a familiar venue in October and delivered by the fastest-growing courier company in South Africa. With a new sponsor on board in the shape of The Courier Guy, the National Final returns to Kyalami from 16-19 October, where the country’s ultimate club champions, across multiple divisions,…
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Thompson takes on new R&A role in Africa

After 18 years of loyal service to amateur golf administration in South Africa, GolfRSA’s Manager of Golf Operations, Eden Thompson, begins a new venture in October, taking up an exciting new position with the R&A. Although Thompson’s resignation will be a major blow to GolfRSA, it is a wonderful acquisition for the Royal and Ancient…
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Triple golf finalists in 2022 Momentum gsport Awards

20 August 2022 – GolfRSA and Gabbi Venter were named finalists in the 2022 Momentum gsport Awards alongside reigning British Women’s Open champion Ashleigh Buhai this August. Venter is a finalist in the SuperSport School Star of the Year alongside four-time reigning discus champion Lesedi Khunou and footballer Cimone Sauls. GolfRSA is up against the…
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Potgieter & Premlall heading to Junior Presidents Cup

26 August 2022 – Reigning British Amateur champion Aldrich Potgieter and GolfRSA No 1 Yurav Premlall will be teeing it up for the International Team in the 2022 Junior Presidents Cup in the United States this September. The Presidents Cup and American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) unveiled the top 10 Team Standings for the third…
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SA team named for AAGTC defence

18 August 2022 – GolfRSA No 1-ranked Jono Broomhead will lead a strong, yet relatively inexperienced team in South Africa’s title defence at the All Africa Golf Team Championship in Egypt from 27 – 30 September. The Durban Country Club golfer will be joined by Simon du Plooy from Krugersdorp Golf Club, Mooinooi’s Jordan Wessels…
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SA juniors named for Reply Italian U-16 challenge

16 August 2022 – Reigning Nomads SA Boys U-17 champion Janko van der Merwe and compatriots Fabrizio de Abreu, Marno Lange and Johndre Ludick have received a tremendous opportunity to gain international experience in the upcoming Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship. The GolfRSA National Squad trio and Ludick – a member of the South African…
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Selborne soars at Ernie Els Primary School Champs

12 August 2022 – East London’s Selborne Primary soared to victory in the 2022 Ernie Els Primary Schools Championship at Oubaai Golf Club this August. With three scores to count, the team of Benjamin Weber, Blake Horsely, Thomas Lyon and Jake Weber combined for a score of 22-over-par 454 over 36 holes to win by…
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Verster conquers Friends of Engelberg, hosted by Anna

12 August 2022 – Pinnacle Point’s Ivan Verster blew the competition away with a remarkable final round of eight-under-par 64 to win the Friends of Engelberg Championship hosted by Anna by eight strokes. The Louis Oosthuizen Academy member shot rounds of 72, 67 and 64 at Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate to finish at 13-under-par…
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Paul Roos dominates SA High School Champs

12 August 2022 – The youthful team from Paul Roos Gymnasium celebrated their first victory in the SA High School Championship this August, edging out the cream of high school golf in South Africa for the title at Humewood Golf Club. A total of 23 teams from 22 tertiary education institutions teed it up in…
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Buhai wins ‘life-changing’ major with AIG Women’s Open title

8 August 2022 – Ashleigh Buhai is a Major champion! The South African No 1 made par on the fourth play-off hole late on Sunday to win the AIG Women’s Open Championship at Muirfield and become just the second South African woman to win a major. And it was fitting that it took a sublime…
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International glory for GolfRSA No 1 Venter

7 August 2022 – Gabbi Venter put together two perfect rounds at the iconic Old Course to continue GolfRSA’s fine international form with a stunning double win in the St Andrews Junior Ladies Championship at St Andrews this August. The 18-year-old from Bloemfontein had risen to No 1 in the GolfRSA rankings in April and…
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Fearless Venter crowned Nomads SA Girls champion

A perfect draw. That’s the shot Gabbi Venter needed to gain the advantage on Sam Whateley at the first play-off hole. And that’s the shot she executed. So well, in fact, that the Free State junior nearly won the Nomads SA Girls Championship with an albatross. Everyone who has competed at the Gary Player Country…
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GolfRSA announces 2022 WATC Teams

28 June 2022 – GolfRSA today announced two strong teams to represent South Africa in the Eisenhower and Espirito Santo Trophies at the 2022 World Amateur Team Championships. Hosted by the French Golf Federation, the Espirito Santo Trophy (women’s championship) will be played from Wednesday 24 August to Saturday 27 August, and the Eisenhower Trophy…
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SA teenage sensation Potgieter seals Amateur glory

19 June 2022 – The 150th Open. The 87th Masters. The 123rd US Open. This is where teenage sensation Aldrich Potgieter will be heading in the year after he claimed amateur golf’s biggest prize with his dream win in the 127th Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes on Saturday. In a thrilling 36-hole…
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SA’s Broomhead takes Amateur Qualifier honours

14 June 2022 – South Africa’s Jono Broomhead claimed a second victory for the GolfRSA National Squad on their UK when he emerged as leading qualifier at The 127th Amateur Championship. Just two weeks after former SA Amateur champion lifted the Brabazon Trophy at Saunton Golf Club, the reigning South African Stroke Play champion produced…
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Golf tourism – Where to from here?

To open this golf tourism discussion, I used as my base a reflection on what has happened to the sector over the last 18 months or so. Locally golf rounds are up (an interesting phenomenon, which is being experienced globally and in all probability a bubble), so some of the local lockdown level pain, in…
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GolfRSA talent primed for Amateur Championship assault

The 127th Amateur Championship tees off today, with a total of 10 South Africans gunning for a chance to join Bobby Cole (1966) and Jovan Rebula (2018) as South African winners of the world’s most prestigious amateur golfing event. The first goal for the 288-strong field is to make it through to the match play…
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Central Gauteng simply superior in Mbombela

31 May 2022 – Sam Whateley, Kaiyuree Moodley and Central Gauteng captain Marine Legentil ended a six-year drought for the Lions in the 2022 GolfRSA 72-Hole Teams Championship at Mbombela Golf Club in May. The Central Gauteng trio was simply superior as they marched to a 19-stroke victory in the Swiss Team Trophy, combining with…
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Momentous win for Free State in Mbombela

31 May 2022 – GolfRSA’s No. 1-ranked amateur Gabbi Venter led Free State to a historic promotion in the 2022 GolfRSA 72-Hole Teams Championship in Mbombela in May. Rounds of 152, 162, 146 and 155 at Mbombela Golf Club saw the Venter, fellow national squad member Ellandri van Heerden and debutant Cheré Myburgh lift the…
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Masterful Maas lifts Brabazon Trophy

23 May 2022 – Christiaan Maas underlined his status as one of South Africa’s brightest golfing prospects when he marched to a five-shot victory in a wire-to-wire performance in England to lift the Brabazon Trophy. When the 18-year-old Pretoria golfer first set eyes on Saunton Golf Club on a walk around the Links layout with…
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May the month of success for GolfRSA Squad

23 May 2022 – May has been a month of success for former GolfRSA National Squad members on the Sunshine Tour, with graduates having racked up three consecutive victories on the local circuit. Tristen Strydom, an inaugural National Squad member in 2016, got the ball rolling with a dominating performance in the season-ending Tour Championship.…
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North West and Free State steal the show in Sishen

16 May 2022 – North West edged Northern Cape for glory in the 2022 South African Country Districts Inter-Provincial, while Free State came out tops in the promotion battle at Sishen Golf Club this May. A-SECTION Hosts Northern Cape had positioned themselves at the top of the log with 6 points, and 29 games points…
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Lions roar to victory in Challenge IPT

16 May 2022 – Central Gauteng was in fiery form as they marched to an undefeated victory in the 2022 Challenge Inter-Provincial against Gauteng North, Western Province and Ekurhuleni at Ceres Golf Club this May. The Lions announced their intent with a decisive 7.5 – 4.5 victory over Gauteng North in their opening gambit. Western…
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Investec secures the title sponsorship to both SA Opens

16 May 2022 – Investec is proud to confirm the title sponsorship of The SA Open Championship, one of the DP World Tour co-sanctioned tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and the second oldest national Open in golf after The Open Championship. First played in 1903, the four-day, globally televised championship will celebrate a field of…
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Southern Cape sweeps to victory in SA Women’s Mid-Am IPT

6 May 2022 – Southern Cape swept to victory in the very first SA Women’s Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial in spectacular fashion at Parys Golf & Country Estate in May. The Garden Route side kicked their campaign off on a high note, making a winning start by beating KwaZulu-Natal 4 – 2, but it was Boland who…
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Ekurhuleni clinches SA Women’s Mid-Am IPT promotion

7  May 2022 – Ekurhuleni will make their debut in the A-Section in the 2023 SA Women’s Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial after claiming a hard-fought victory in a tightly contested promotion battle in the inaugural edition played at Parys Golf & Country Estate in May. “It went down right to the wire,” said Ekurhuleni captain Candice Wort…
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Jacobs eagles his way to Nedbank Junior title

4 May 2022 – Stefan Jacobs soared to a three-shot victory in the Nedbank Junior Challenge, thanks to two sensational front-nine eagles at the Gary Player Country Club that helped the Randpark junior hold off a charging Aldrich Potgieter. Potgieter has been on a sublime run of form over the past few months, having racked…
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Steady Steenkamp strikes Mid Am gold

3 May 2022 – Upington’s Bertie Steenkamp kept calm amidst a late surge from former two-time champion Derek Scullard to claim a wire-to-wire win in the South African Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Championship this May. The 39-year-old Upington golfer is no stranger to winning GolfRSA events, having claimed two GolfRSA Club Champion of Champions titles, but…
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Team South Africa triumph in Angola

29 April 2022 – A determined GolfRSA Protea Team scored a clean sweep in the 2022 Africa Region 5 Golf Tournament to keep South Africa’s excellent record alive in Angola. “We were really determined to step it up after being given the opportunity to play international golf for the first time since 2020,” said elated…
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New SAGA Office Bearers welcomed

26 April 2022 – Henk Smith was officially elected as the President of the South African Golf Association (SAGA) at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting held at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club on Sunday, 24 April. Smith took the reins as Acting President during August last year after the unexpected passing of former President…
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Second Nedbank Junior Challenge draws major interest

In the wake of the exciting news that the illustrious Nedbank Golf Challenge returns to the 2023 DP World Tour schedule, South Africa’s leading junior golfers are champing at the bit to tee it up in the second Nedbank Junior Challenge at the legendary Gary Player Country Club golf course from 2-4 May. The 78-strong…
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Celebrating the 2022 SA Senior IPT champions

12 April 2022 – The 2022 SA Senior Inter-Provincial had all the ingredients of a Hollywood blockbuster – weather issues, matches going down to the wire, victory and promotion battles perched on a knife’s edge – but in the end, Central Gauteng, Free State, Southern Cape and Ekurhuleni were crowned the victors. The first curveball…
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Seven inducted into 2022 GolfRSA National Squad

11 April 2022 – Seven new players have been welcomed into the Men’s National Squad class of 2022, as GolfRSA continues to identify and develop the country’s most promising amateur golfers. The highly successful programme was launched in 2015 through funding from businessman Johann Rupert and provides a platform for talented golfers to further develop…
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GolfRSA Junior Proteas excel in Egypt

11 April 2022 – Team South Africa achieved what they set out to do at the 2022 All Africa Junior Championship, claiming a clean sweep in a successful title defence in the Boys and Girls Sections in Egypt in March. As overwhelming favourites, the GolfRSA Junior Proteas were expected to score comfortable wins in the…
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De Abreu and Louw named for 2022 Junior Open

11 April 2022 – GolfRSA National Squad members Fabrizio de Abreu and Kesha Louw have been selected to represent South Africa in the 2022 R&A Junior Open from 11-13 July, ahead of The 150th Open at St Andrews. The R&A-backed Junior Open Championship will be held at the Monifieth Golf Links, close to the Home…
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More Nomads history for Potgieter at Royal Cape

6 April 2022 – Just days after Aldrich Potgieter rewrote the record books with a stunning 20-shot victory in the Nomads South African Boys Under-19 Stroke Play Championship, the rising star from Southern Cape made more history with his Match Play triumph at Royal Cape Golf Club. On yet another testing day in the Mother…
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Record-setting Potgieter impresses with Nomads SA Boys win

31 March 2022 – Aldrich Potgieter rewrote the record books with a stunning 20-shot victory in the Nomads South African Boys Under-19 Stroke Play Championship at Royal Cape Golf Club. Three weeks after winning the Nomads South African Junior International, the 17-year-old from Pinnacle Point put together rounds of 69, 66, 66 and 65 in…
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Newman tames Gowrie to claim Nomads U15 Champs

31 March 2022 – GolfRSA’s top-ranked Bryan Newman lived up to his billing as pre-tournament favourite when he added the Nomads Gowrie Farm SA Under-15 Challenge title to his blossoming golfing CV. Four months ago, the Pecanwood junior capped a fantastic 2021 season and celebrated his 14th birthday with a national breakthrough when he raced…
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Trio of young champions crowned at Sun City

25 March 2022 – Stephanie Barbaglia, Lea van der Merwe and Zoey Rhoda celebrated a victorious campaign in the 2022 Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl presented by Sun International at Sun City this March. Barbaglia broke through to claim a first national victory in a tightly-fought contest in the A-Division and reigning SA Women’s Stroke…
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SA quartet ready to shine at Africa Region 5

24 March 2022 – Reigning South African Stroke Play champion Jonathan Broomhead has been named to the GolfRSA Protea Team that will take up South Africa’s title defence in the Africa Region 5 Golf Tournament in Angola next month. The KwaZulu-Natal golfer will line up alongside GolfRSA National Squad players Christiaan Burke from North West,…
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GolfRSA offering 14 online Specialisation Area bursaries for golf club employees

GolfRSA and CMASA are making it possible to boost your career! We are delighted to announce that GolfRSA, in collaboration with the Club Management Association of Southern Africa, have 14 online Specialisation Area Bursaries available to employees of golf clubs in South Africa. If any of the courses listed below are of interest to you,…
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Golf RSA | Talented Juniors to defend SA pride in Egypt

Talented Juniors to defend SA pride in Egypt

10 March 2022 – Seven of South Africa’s top junior talents have been selected to fly the flag for the country in the All-Africa Junior Golf Challenge in Egypt this month. The prestigious junior team event will be contested at the Palm Hills Golf Course from 28-31 March. The winning boys team and runners-up, together…
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Golf RSA | Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl heading to Sun City

Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl heading to Sun City

1 March 2022 – GolfRSA’s Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl Championship takes on a grand new look when it tees off at the iconic Lost City Golf Course in March as part of an exciting multi-year sponsorship deal with Sun International. The prestigious new venue represents an exciting new chapter in the development of women’s…
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Golf RSA | Nomads - what are they all about?

Nomads – what are they all about?

1 March 2022 – Nomads is one of GolfRSA’s biggest partners and is a major player when it comes to the development of golf in South Africa. So here is all you need to know about what Nomads is and does, why the organisation is so important and how you can join this wonderful club.…
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Golf RSA | Brave Broomhead seals stunning SA Stroke Play victory

Brave Broomhead seals stunning SA Stroke Play victory

24 February 2022 – Jonathan Broomhead capped an unforgettable week at Randpark Golf Club with the South African Stroke Play Championship trophy in his arms, a first international victory under the belt and the roaring applause of his peers and appreciative fans ringing in his ears. Three off the pace at the start of the…
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Golf RSA | Maas on track to make SA Stroke Play history

Maas on track to make SA Stroke Play history

23 February 2022 – Christiaan Maas not only put himself in contention to achieve the coveted SA Amateur “Double”, but the 2021 SA Amateur champion could rewrite the records books after extending his lead on moving day in the South African Stroke Play Championship. Maas lived up to his GolfRSA No 1 billing when he…
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Golf RSA | Maas rises to the top of Randpark

Maas rises to the top at Randpark

22 February 2022 – South Africa’s top ranked amateur Christiaan Maas carded a stunning 65 at the Firethorn Course on Tuesday to top a congested leaderboard at the halfway mark of the South African Stroke Play Championship at Randpark Golf Club. His scorecard was far from tidy, with three birdies, two eagles and trio of…
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Golf RSA | Red hot Van Der Merwe blitzes to Randpark lead

Red-hot Van der Merwe blitzes to Randpark lead

21 February 2022 – Altin van der Merwe got off to a flying start in this year’s edition of the South African Stroke Play Championship, firing a flawless nine-under-par 63 opening round on the Firethorn Course at Randpark. The 24-year-old Humewood golfer hit the front in the late afternoon, edging early leader Christiaan Maas for…
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Golf RSA | Jarvis conquers Leopard Creek for African Amateur double

Jarvis conquers Leopard Creek for African Amateur double

17 February 2022 – Casey Jarvis continued his record-setting habit when he became the first back-to-back winner of the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship with a four-stroke win over fellow GolfRSA National Squad member Yurav Premlall on Thursday. However, unlike the forceful style with which he reeled in the SA Amateur and SA Stroke Play…
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Golf RSA | Team South Africa triumphs in African Amateur

Team South Africa triumphs in African Amateur

16 February 2022 – Casey Jarvis, Jordan Duminy and new caps Christiaan Maas and Christiaan Burke celebrated an emphatic victory on seven under par in the Team Competition at the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Leopard Creek on Wednesday. The Team Competition is played concurrently with the first three rounds of the stroke play…
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Golf RSA | Jarvis builds four shot barrier at Leopard Creek

Jarvis builds four-shot barrier at Leopard Creek

16 February 2022 – Casey Jarvis continued to stamp his dominance on the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship after a brilliant third round of four-under-par 68 that saw him race clear of chasing pack with 18 holes to play at Leopard Creek Golf Club on Wednesday. The defending champion began the day on nine under…
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Golf RSA | Jarvis jumps to the front at Leopard Creek

Jarvis jumps to the front at Leopard Creek

15 February 2022 – It took him a few years to work out that patience pays at Leopard Creek, and that’s the recipe for success Casey Jarvis applied to step up his title defence in the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship in Tuesday’s second round. The GolfRSA National Squad member fired nine birdies, including four…
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Golf RSA | Due top jammed leaderboard at Leopard Creek

Duo top jammed leaderboard at Leopard Creek

14 February 2022 – South Africa’s Yurav Premlall and Zach Chegwidden from England topped a packed leaderboard as action wrapped up in the opening round of the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Leopard Creek on Monday. On a blistering hot Valentine’s day at the championship layout bordering the Kruger National Park, the duo shot…
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Golf RSA | De Beer, Legentil and Smit crowned SA champs

De Beer, Legentil and Smit crowned SA champs

12 February 2022 – Qheberha’s Kyle de Beer survived a late fightback from Scotland’s Rory Franssen, surprise package Marine Legentil continued her giant-slaying ways and Liezl Smit edged her daughter Anika for the Flight title as GolfRSA celebrated three new South African Amateur champions at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club. Men’s Final De Beer,…
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Golf RSA | New SA Amateur champions ready to be crowned

New SA Amateur champions ready to be crowned

10 February 2022 – The final round of the 120th South African Amateur Championships on Friday will come down to a battle of the ‘oldies’, two best friends and a historic first mother-and-daughter clash at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. In the 36-hole finals that will determine the winners of the country’s most prestigious…
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Golf RSA | Big names topple, but top seeds hold at SA Amateurs

Big names topple, but top seeds hold at SA Amateurs

9 February 2022 – While the top seeds on both the men’s and women’s side advanced in the 120th SA Amateur Championships, there were a number of big-name casualties as the flagship events whittled down to their last eight players on Wednesday. Women’s Stroke Play winner Kiera Floyd continued her march towards the double when…
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Golf RSA | Fearless Floyd claims SA Women's Stroke Play title

Fearless Floyd claims SA Women’s Stroke Play title

JOHANNESBURG, 8 February 2022 – Kiera Floyd broke through for the biggest win of her young career when she won the South African Women’s Stroke Play Championship by five strokes at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club on Tuesday. The 17-year-old Serengeti golfer has long been considered one of the country’s brightest talents, with her…
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Golf RSA | Early upsets as SA Amateur gets underway

Early upsets as SA Amateur gets underway

8 February 2022 – Some top contenders fell in the marathon first round of the 120th South African Amateur Championship, but the biggest upset on the day was most certainly caused by Mother Nature. Following two lengthy delays due to dangerous weather conditions, four matches were incomplete after play was called, and the eight hopefuls…
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Golf RSA | Memorable Proudfoot Trophy victory or Mckain

Memorable Proudfoot Trophy victory for Mckain

7 February 2022 – Reece Mckain completed a wire-to–wire win in the Proudfoot Trophy at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington’s East Course on Monday, leading the pack of 64 qualifiers into the match play stage of the 120th South African Amateur Championship. Playing on his home course, the 22-year-old BSI Golf member followed up his superb…
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Golf RSA | Kiera Floyd | Floyd ready to soar to new heights

Floyd ready to soar to new heights

7 February 2022 – Inspired by her former provincial teammate Nadia van der Westhuizen’s maiden Sunshine Ladies Tour win, Ekurhuleni teenager Kiera Floyd will be gunning for the South African Women’s Stroke Play Championship title in Tuesday’s final round at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club. Floyd fired a second consecutive round of 71, this…
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Golf RSA | RJK's Mckain on song in SA Amateur qualifier

RJK’s Mckain on song in SA Amateur qualifier

6 February 2022 – Local knowledge & a spurt of confidence after a strong Q-School campaign served Reece Mckain well as he grabbed the outright lead in the first round of the 36-hole Proudfoot Trophy at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club on Sunday. The Balderstone Sports Institute golfer is a member at Royal and…
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Golf RSA | Kyra van Kan | Trio set early SA Women's Stroke Play pace

Trio set early SA Women’s Stroke Play pace

6 February 2022 – Kyra van Kan is looking to draw on her good experiences at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club, as the 16-year-old makes a tilt for the South African Women’s Stroke Play Championship title. The Glendower junior opened her account in the 54-hole event with a solid round of 1-under-par 71 that…
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Golf RSA | Golf RSA National Women's Squad for 2022

GolfRSA National Women’s Squad for 2022 unveiled

21 January 2022 – GolfRSA has named the GolfRSA Women’s National Squad for 2022, with 10 new faces joining the group of South Africa’s most promising open amateur and junior golfers. “We are excited to welcome the 10 new members that have earned the opportunity to benefit from the GolfRSA National Squad system,” said Womens…
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Golf RSA | Teams named for African Amateur

Teams named for African Amateur

21 January 2022 – GolfRSA National Squad members Christiaan Burke and Daniel Bennett, as well as Pascal Gunther, Hannes Strooh and Joshua Koekemoer will make their debut for South Africa in the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at the magnificent Leopard Creek next month. The quintet has been named to the GolfRSA Senior and Junior…
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Golf RSA | Introducing GolfRSA Rising Star Samantha Whateley

Introducing GolfRSA Rising Star Samantha Whateley

13 January 2022 – Samantha Whateley trended towards a third provincial win throughout 2021 and the moment finally arrived when she defended her KZNLGA Nomads Junior Girls Championship title in December. Not only did her staggering 12-shot victory in the season-ending event at Umhlali Country Club cap a brilliant season for the GolfRSA National Squad…
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Golf RSA | Just rewards for Joshua

Just rewards for Joshua

13 January 2022 – Joshua Koekemoer got the win he has been trending towards for the past two seasons when he wrapped up the Nomads Inland Order of Merit event at Benoni Country Club in fine style. The Silver Lakes junior, now ranked fourth in the South African Under-19 rankings, powered to a four-shot victory…
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Golf RSA | Deltel pips Gunther for Selborne success

Deltel pips Gunther for Selborne success

13 January 2022 – GolfRSA National Squad member Jaden Deltel captured his first under-19 title when he defeated Pascal Gunther in a play-off to win the Papwa Sewgolum Cup in association with Nomads at Selborne Golf Club this January. The 17-year-old Gauteng junior fired a final round 70 to set the clubhouse target at three-under-par…
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Golf RSA | The Dian Kruger effect

The Dian Kruger effect

13 January 2022 – Centurion Country Club’s Dian Kruger jumped up to No 1 in the Under-15 rankings when he won his maiden national title, the Nomads SA Under-15 Championship, in wire-to-wire fashion at Benoni Lake Golf Club this January. The 14-year-old, who had announced himself on the scene with a tie-fourth finish in December’s…
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Golf RSA | Looking back at 2021

Looking back at 2021

First and foremost, I’d like to wish you and your families a blessed and peaceful Festive Season. Covid-19 has made this a difficult year for many, and I’d like to offer my sincere condolences to anyone who has lost friends or family to the virus. With another wave upon us, I urge everyone to take…
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Golf RSA | Juniors complete majestic IPT sweep for WP

Juniors complete majestic IPT sweep for WP

23 December 2021 – Western Province’s Juniors won six out of six matches to take the honours at the SA Under-19 Inter-Provincial on Wednesday, planting a huge exclamation mark behind an extraordinary 2021 season for the union in national team events. “What a way to cap off a remarkable year for Western Province Golf,” said…
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Golf RSA | Brave Boland bags promotion at the SA U-19 IPT

Brave Boland bags promotion at the SA U-19 IPT

23 December 2021 – Boland bounced back into the top draw after showing immense character to lift the B-Section title in the SA Under-19 Inter-Provincial Tournament at Kimberley Golf Club. Trailing Northern Cape by one point going into the final day and with the threat of another weather-suspension, the eight-man side dug deep to defeat…
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Golf RSA | Bryan Newman | Newman caps 2021 at no 1 with maiden win

Newman caps 2021 at No 1 with maiden win

22 December 2021 – Bryan Newman confirmed his status as the No 1-ranked U-15 golfer in the country when he completed a six-shot victory in the Joburg Under-15 Junior at Glenvista Country Club in December. Just a few days ahead of his 14th birthday, the Pecanwood junior fired rounds of 70 and 72 to claim…
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Golf RSA | Coastals clinch epic first win at St Francis

Coastals clinch epic first win at St Francis

6 December 2021 – The Inland Team evoked memories of the 1999 “Battle of Brookline” and the 2012’s “Miracle at Medinah” with a dramatic comeback on Singles Sunday, but the resolute Coastal Team prevailed for a narrow 13 – 11 victory to lift the inaugural Coastal Inland Challenge title at the magnificent St Francis Links.…
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Golf RSA | Premlall prevails to lift the Freddie Tait Cup

Premlall prevails to lift the Freddie Tait Cup

6 December 2021 – Yurav Premlall dreamt of winning the Freddie Tait Cup long before he made South African Open Championship history, and on Sunday 5 December at Sun City, the GolfRSA National Squad member achieved his goal. In 2018, the Glendower amateur made international headlines when – at the age of 15 years and…
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Golf RSA | SA Open Delight for Daniel | Daniel Van Tonder

SA Open Delight for Daniel

5 December 2021 – He spends a lot of time appearing emotionless, but Daniel van Tonder pumped his fist in delight on Sunday as he sank a 25-footer for birdie on the final hole of the South African Open Championship to snatch a one-stroke victory. With Oliver Bekker chipping in three times in the final…
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Traut makes it a record hat-trick at Highland Gate

17 November 2021 – Vicki Traut became the first hat-trick winner of the SA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship when she successfully wrapped up her third title at Highland Gate Golf & Trout Estate on Friday. Traut slept on a comfortable cushion after earlier rounds of 80 and 75, leading 2018 champion Liezl Smit by five shots…
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Golf RSA | Top-ranked amateur Vorster joins pro ranks

Top-ranked amateur Vorster joins pro ranks

17 November 17 – South Africa’s top-ranked amateur Martin Vorster has turned professional and will play his first tournament in the paid ranks when he tees it up in the Joburg Open at Randpark Golf Club on Thursday November 25. Vorster, the reigning South African Stroke Play champion, is currently ranked 40th in the World…
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Golf RSA | Floyd and Steenkamp crowned the ultimate club champions

Floyd and Steenkamp crowned the ultimate club champions

9 November 2021 – South Africa’s No 2-ranked Kiera Floyd stormed to a sensational victory in the GolfRSA Champion of Champions tournament at Kyalami Country Club, while 2017 champion Bertie Steenkamp held his nerve to claim a second title in the Men’s A Division. Floyd, who reeled in three provincial victories since August, followed up…
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Golf RSA | Team SA seals top 10 in The Spirit USA

Team SA seals top 10 in The Spirit USA

8 November 2021 – Christo Lamprecht and Kieron van Wyk beat 19 countries for the lowest round on the final day of the 2021 Spirit International Amateur Championship, boosting Team South Africa to an eighth-place finish in Texas. Lamprecht and Van Wyk, together with fellow GolfRSA National Squad members Caitlyn Macnab and Kaylah Williams, flew the…
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Golf RSA | Fantastic Five set for SA Open

Fantastic Five set for SA Open

5 November 2021 – South Africa’s top-five ranked amateur golfers have been extended an invitation to play in the South African Open Championship at the Gary Player Country Club from 2-5 December, an event co-sanctioned by the European and Sunshine Tours. The quintet, headed by reigning SA Amateur champion and current SA No 1 Christiaan…
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Golf RSA | Teams revealed for inaugural GolfRSA Coastal vs Inland Challenge

Teams revealed for inaugural GolfRSA Coastal vs Inland Challenge

2 November 2021 – Excitement is building for the inaugural GolfRSA Coastal vs Inland Challenge with the announcement of the two teams that will go head-to-head in the Eastern Cape next month. Adopting a Ryder Cup-style format, the two teams – comprising the top four available Mid-Amateur and Senior golfers from each region – will…
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Golf RSA | Lyall McNeill | Lyall the Lionheart seals dream victory at Glendower

Lyall the Lionheart seals dream victory at Glendower

22 October 2021 – Lyall McNeill carded the low round of the day to win the 2021 South African Senior Amateur Championship on debut at Glendower Golf Club on Friday. The KwaZulu-Natal golfer posted a closing two-under-par 70 to finish at level for the tournament. He was pushed all the way by American Tom Sweigart,…
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Golf RSA | Graeme Watson | Watson hunting sweet double at Glendower

Watson hunting sweet double at Glendower

21 October 2021 – Former SA Mid-Amateur champion Graeme Watson will vie for the unique double after a classy second round performance moved the Ebotse senior within striking distance of the SA Senior Amateur Championship leaders on Thursday. KwaZulu-Natal’s Lyall McNeill and Tom Sweigart from Qatar mastered the tougher conditions at Glendower Golf Club on…
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Golf RSA | Neil Homann | Homies lays marker for unique SA Amateur Triple

Homies lays marker for unique SA Amateur Triple

20 October 2021 – Neil Homann put his bid for a unique South African amateur triple into motion when he raced into the lead of the SA Senior Amateur Championship on Wednesday. The 51-year-old Bryanston golfer fired a two-under-par 70 in the opening round at Glendower Golf Club and was the only player in the…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA names strong quartet for Spirit International

GolfRSA names strong quartet for Spirit International

19 October 2021 – GolfRSA has named a powerful team to compete in the 2021 Spirit International Golf Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Texas, USA from 4-6 November. GolfRSA National Squad members Christo Lamprecht, Kieron van Wyk, Caitlyn Macnab and Kaylah Williams have been tasked to try and improve on South Africa’s combined…
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Golf RSA | Robin Singh | Singh & Moorgas double up in Canon PE Disabled Open

Singh & Moorgas double up in Canon PE Disabled Open

19 October 2021 – The Canon Port Elizabeth Disabled Open saw two players – Robin Singh and Craig Moorgas – earn their second victories of the Canon Open Series while Deaf golfer Charles Williams’ persistence paid dividends with a maiden victory in the series and Usher Manel illustrated what a fantastic grassroots structure the First…
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Golf RSA | Western Province finish on top in SA Mid-Am IPT

Western Province finish on top in SA Mid-Am IPT

15 October 2021 – Western Province added yet another Inter-Provincial title to their collection this year when the Mid-Amateur team took the honours at Elements Private Golf Reserve. The Union has achieved unprecedented success in the IPTs in 2021, with victories in the Men’s and Women’s premier events, as well as the Senior and Super…
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Golf RSA | North West nails promotion at Elements

North West nails promotion at Elements

15 October 2021 – North West had only one hurdle left to cross on the final day and they did so in style, sweeping to an undefeated victory in the B-Section in the ninth South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial Championship at Elements Private Golf Reserve. Over five days of intense battles, superb shot-making and pressure putts,…
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Golf RSA | EP, North West and Northern Cape go big at Elements

EP, North West and Northern Cape go big at Elements

14 October 2021 – Eastern Province delivered a commanding performance, North West cemented promotion and Northern Cape celebrated double success in the penultimate round of the SA Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial at Elements Private Golf Reserve on Thursday. A-SECTION Western Province effectively has two hands on the trophy, but Eastern Province are also smiling after dishing out…
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Golf RSA | Big guns make noise at Elements

Big guns make noise at Elements

13 October 2021 – The battle for victory intensified on Wednesday as four teams made some major moves in the SA Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial at Elements Private Golf Reserve. A-SECTION Log leaders Western Province furthered their bid for glory with another dominant performance, while defending champions Gauteng North also scored big on day four. The 2016…
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Golf RSA | Free State, Limpopo in fiery form at SA Mid-Am IPT

Free State, Limpopo in fiery form at SA Mid-Am IPT

12 October 2021 – A good day for Western Province and a great day for Free State, while Limpopo banked some vital points in the promotion battle on day two of the SA Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial at Elements Private Golf Reserve. A-SECTION After a win and a loss in the opening round, Free State renewed their…
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Golf RSA | Quartet of teams sound an early warning at Elements

Quartet of teams sound an early warning at Elements

11 October 2021 – Western Province and Central Gauteng sounded an early warning on the opening day of the 2021 SA Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial Tournament, while North West and Mpumalanga dominated the promotion battle from the get-go at Elements Private Golf Reserve. A-SECTION Western Province and Central Gauteng both came through the first round matches unscathed,…
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Golf RSA | Western Province conquers at Rondebosch

Western Province conquers at Rondebosch

9 October 2021 – The 2021 SA Women’s Inter-Provincial ended in jubilation for Western Province, who celebrated a return to the winner’s circle with an unbeaten campaign at Rondebosch Golf Club on Friday. The 2017 champions bellowed their intention on the opening day of the tournament with a commanding nine-stroke victory in the Seeding Round.…
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Golf RSA | Eastern Province nails SA Women’s IPT promotion

Eastern Province nails SA Women’s IPT promotion

9 October 2021 – Eastern Province emerged victorious in the battle for supremacy to secure the coveted promotion in the 60th SA Women’s Inter-Provincial after an epic scuffle on the final day at Rondebosch Golf Club. Border looked locked in to win the B-Section, having claimed the top spot with an eight-stroke victory in the…
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Golf RSA | Bennett claims unique double in St Francis

Bennett claims unique double in St Francis

9 October 2021 – KwaZulu-Natal’s Dan Bennett made his much-anticipated tournament breakthrough when he won the Nomads SA Boys Under-17 Championship and Dimension Data U-19 Junior Open in St Francis. Bennett was inducted into GolfRSA National Squad earlier this year after playing only a handful of tournaments since his family moved back to South Africa…
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Golf RSA | Zara Le Keur | All to play for in final round of SA Women's IPT

All to play for in final round of SA Women’s IPT

7 October 2021 – Three teams still have a realistic chance of lifting the 60th SA Women’s Inter-Provincial title at Rondebosch Golf Club, as the final round of competition looms on Friday. A-SECTION Western Province are in pole position to claim the win on home soil after they edged defending champions Ekurhuleni in a tightly…
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Golf RSA | Emotional win for Ekurhuleni in U13 Champs

Emotional win for Ekurhuleni in U13 Champs

7 October 2021 – Ekurhuleni held on for a popular home win in the Nomads SA Under-13 Championship, edging Border by seven strokes at ERPM Golf Club. Team manager Helgaard Coetzee dedicated the victory to late South African Golf Association president Martin Saaiman, who passed away in August. “Martin was a former president of the…
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Golf RSA | Kyra van Kan | Ekurhuleni, Province battle on the cards at Rondebosch

Ekurhuleni, Province battle on the cards at Rondebosch

6 October 2021 – Ekurhuleni barely kept their bid for a hat-trick alive as Western Province flexed their muscles with a convincing victory in the first round of the A1 Division of the 60th Women’s Inter-Provincial Tournament, held at Rondebosch Golf Club in Cape Town. A-SECTION Having won the seeding event by nine strokes, Province…
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Golf RSA | Cubitt double it with Tshwane Junior open win

Cubitt doubles it with Tshwane Junior Open win

Jack Cubitt won his second GolfRSA tournament of the year when he held on for a two-stroke win over SA No 1-ranked amateur Christiaan Maas and Nico Booysens in the Tshwane Junior Open at Silver Lakes Country Club. What should have been a comfortable to march to victory ended up being a lot closer than…
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Golf RSA | Isabella van Rooyen | Western Province border lay early markers at SA Women's IPT

Western Province, Border lay early markers at SA Women’s IPT

5 October 2021 – Western Province made a strong case for a home victory with a dominant start in Tuesday’s seeding round at the 60th SA Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship in Cape Town. The 2017 champions carded level-par 144 in the morning foursomes to open up a slender two-shot lead over Gauteng, but really showed off…
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Golf RSA | Craig Jacobs | SAGDB's Jacobs goes low for Cape Town Junior Open title

SAGDB’s Jacobs goes low for Cape Town Junior Open title

4 October 2021 – A stunning final round of 65 saw South African Golf Development Board member Craig Jacobs close out his maiden national title with a one-stroke win in the Cape Town Junior Open. The 17-year-old Atlantic Beach Links golfer was well back of first-round leader Johan Bredenkamp, who opened with a 65, when…
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Golf RSA | Bobbi Brown | Class act Brown clinches Nomads SA Girls glory

Class act Brown clinches Nomads SA Girls glory

18 September 2021 – Bobbi Brown’s breakout season continued as she held her nerve to clinch her first national title this September. The 17-year-old Steenberg golfer celebrated her first provincial success in the Western Province Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship in April. A few weeks later, she underlined her growing stature with a third-place finish…
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Golf RSA | WP celebrates long-awaited return to SA IPT wnner's circle

WP celebrates long-awaited return to SA IPT winner’s circle

17 September 2021 – Western Province was in ascendancy again in the 60th SA Inter-Provincial Tournament after mowing down Gauteng North in a pressure packed final round to lift the A-Section title at San Lameer Country Club. Not many outside the Western Province camp believed two bankers and six rookies could pull it off, but…
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Golf RSA | Eastern Province tames the wind to earn promotion

Eastern Province tames the wind to earn promotion

17 September 2021 – Eastern Province will make a return to the A-Section of the SA Inter-Provincial Tournament for the first time in seven years after the young team romped to victory in the B-Section of the 60th edition at San Lameer Country Club. Led by 24-year-old captain Altin van der Merwe, the Eastern Province…
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Golf RSA | Maas eager to make amends as SA Open returns to Sun City

Maas eager to make amends as SA Open returns to Sun City

17 September 2021 – Reigning South African Amateur champion Christiaan Maas will tee it up as one of a group of talented amateurs in this year’s South African Open Championship at Gary Player Country Club in Sun City from 2-5 December. Closer to the tournament, GolfRSA will select four other amateurs, based on ranking, to…
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Golf RSA | SA IPT showdowns in the offing at San Lameer

SA IPT showdowns in the offing at San Lameer

16 September 2021 – The battle for glory in the 60th South African Inter-Provincial Tournament is going down to the wire with several teams in the title fight and the battle for promotion after four days of action at San Lameer Country Club. A-SECTION With severe weather was forecast for round four, the singles and…
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Golf RSA | Andrew Georgiou | Epic battles loom at San Lameer

Epic battles loom at San Lameer

15 September 2021 – Some epic battles are on the cards as teams will attempt to bank the maximum number of points in the morning session on day four at the 60th South African Inter-Provincial at San Lameer. “With severe weather predicted for Thursday, we took a decision to switch the format to singles in…
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Golf RSA | Karl Ochse | Four teams lead the charge at San Lameer

Four teams lead the charge at San Lameer

14 September 2021 – Western Province and North West share pole position after two days of A-Section action at San Lameer Country Club, while Boland and Eastern Province continued their rampage in the B-Section battle for promotion at the 60th SA Inter-Provincial Tournament. A-SECTION Western Province and North West both closed 8 – 4 victories…
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Golf RSA | Hannes Strooh & Amilkar Bhana | Early markers laid in SA IPT at San Lameer

Early markers laid in SA IPT at San Lameer

13 September 2021 – Central Gauteng began their bid for a record 30th title in the South African Inter-Provincial Tournament with a strong performance on day one, while local heroes KwaZulu-Natal made a big stand in the promotion battle at San Lameer Country Club on Monday. A-SECTION Central Gauteng came out firing in the foursomes…
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Golf RSA | Cape Town golfers: Sign up for GolfRSA's Level 2 Rules course

Cape Town golfers: Sign up for GolfRSA’s Level 2 Rules course

GolfRSA is once again facilitating a series of two-day R&A Level 2 Rules Seminars in order to educate and certify (Level 2) those involved in golf administration. The seminars will take place across the country, are open to the public and conclude with Rules Level 2 examinations. It is important that all golfers, golf administrators,…
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Golf RSA | Isabella Van Rooyen | Van Rooyen hunting more Nomads success

Van Rooyen hunting more Nomads success

10 September 2021 – All eyes will be on Isabella van Rooyen as she hopes to continue her purple patch with a winning performance in the 2021 Nomads SA Girls Championship at Magalies Park Country Club this weekend. The GolfRSA B-Squad member has been in devastating form since her first national triumph in April. Resisting…
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Golf RSA | Battle ready teams primed for SA IPT at San Lameer

Battle-ready teams primed for SA IPT at San Lameer

10 September 2021 – Ekurhuleni is primed to start the 2021 South African Inter-Provincial Championship at San Lameer Country Club after the COVID-19 pandemic pushed pause on their title defence for two years. Groomed for success by late Ekurhuleni and South African Golf Association President Martin Saaiman since 2012, the youthful Roses fulfilled their destiny…
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Golf RSA | Jabu Price Moore | Price Moor targets top 10 in Canon Disabled series

Price-Moor targets top 10 in Canon Disabled series

22 August 2021 – Jabu Price-Moor might be starting the Canon Kwazulu-Natal Disabled Open on Monday slightly ‘undercooked’, but the KwaZulu-Natal rising star is nonetheless is targeting a top-10 finish at Mount Edgecombe’s The Woods course. After being in a car accident as an infant, Price-Moor was placed in a full-body cast. Unfortunately Jabu spent…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA salutes late SAGA President Martin Saaiman

GolfRSA salutes late SAGA President Martin Saaiman

19 August 2021 – GolfRSA extends heartfelt condolences to Marti and the family and friends of the late South African Golf Association President Martin Saaiman, following his unexpected passing last night. “Martin was an enormous servant of the game, and he impacted many lives in his golf journey over the last 30 years,” said GolfRSA…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA launches exciting Coastal/Inland Challenge

GolfRSA launches exciting Coastal/Inland Challenge

5 August 2021 – GolfRSA has announced an exciting new team tournament for Mid-Amateur and Senior golfers. The GolfRSA Coastal/Inland Challenge comprises two teams of eight players, each made up of the region’s top four Mid-Amateur and Senior golfers, and will be played at St Francis Links from 2 – 5 December. Adopting a Ryder Cup-style…
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Golf RSA | Vorster takes aim at US Amateur

Vorster takes aim at US Amateur

5 August 2021 – Reigning South African Stroke Play Champion Martin Vorster is the lone South African challenger in this year’s US Amateur Championship, being played at the iconic Oakmont Country Club from 9 – 15 August. Based on his position within the top 50 of the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Vorster received an automatic…
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Golf RSA | Resuming the search for the Ultimate Club Champion

Resuming the search for the Ultimate Club Champion

5 August – GolfRSA welcomes the return of its Club Champion of Champions event, giving players from all divisions from across the country the chance to become the ultimate club champion of South Africa. With most clubs having already completed their club championships, regional finals are underway and three sets of players have already secured their…
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Golf RSA | Wire to wire win for dominant Burke at Modderfontein

Wire-to-wire win for dominant Burke at Modderfontein

4 August 2021 – Christiaan Burke took his second title in as many weeks on the Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour when he claimed the Chase to the Sunshine Tour #30 at Modderfontein Golf Club on Wednesday by four strokes with a 54-hole total of 10-under-par. The North West amateur, who led from start to…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA celebrates three Momentum gsport Awards finalists in 2021

GolfRSA celebrates three Momentum gsport Awards finalists in 2021

3 August 2021 – South Africa’s No 1-ranked Caitlyn Macnab, media manager Lali Stander and the federation itself made it a hat trick of finalists for GolfRSA in the 16th Momentum gsport Awards. The Momentum gSport Awards is Africa’s longest running women’s sport recognition awards and is endorsed by the Department of Sport, Arts and…
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Team South Storm To Provincial Challenge Victory

2 August 2021 – Team South stormed to victory in the SADGA Provincial Challenge after completing a 17-6 win over Team North at Uitenhage Golf Club. After the first day’s play which saw the teams tied on 2.5-2.5, Team South played exceptional golf on day 2. Of the eight points available via alternate-shot and better-ball,…
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Golf RSA | Bezuidenhout leads Team SA’s Olympic finish

Bezuidenhout leads Team SA’s Olympic finish

1 August 2021 – Team South Africa’s Olympic Golf challenge ended with Christiaan Bezuidenhout finishing tied 16th and Garrick Higgo tied 53rd at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Tokyo on Sunday. Bezuidenhout, who battled all week to read the greens – his usually deadly putting suffered as a result – saved his best for last…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA’s Burke blossoms in 2021

GolfRSA’s Burke blossoms in 2021

5 July 2021 – GolfRSA National Squad member Christiaan Burke created quite the international stir on social media when his scorecard from a medal competition at Potchefstroom Country Club last Sunday went viral. The 20-year-old had eagled one par-4 and three par-5s and fired eight birdies to cruise to victory with a blemish-free 16-under-par 56.…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA announces nationwide Training Program

GolfRSA announces nationwide Training Program

5 July 2021 – GolfRSA is excited to announce the nationwide launch of our GolfRSA Training Program. “We are really excited to launch the nationwide training program, supported by funding from the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, and powered by The Club Management Association of Southern Africa (CMASA),” said GolfRSA Chief Executive Officer Grant…
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Golf RSA | Buhai joins Higgo and Bez at 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Buhai joins Higgo and Bez at 2021 Tokyo Olympics

3 July 2021 – South Africa’s top-ranked player Ashleigh Buhai will be representing South Africa in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after she qualified 33rd on the International Golf Federation list. Buhai will join the two South African men in the golf competition, Garrick Higgo and Christiaan Bezuidenhout, also named by the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee on Saturday.…
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Golf RSA | Statement from GolfRSA: Adjusted Alert Level status update

Statement from GolfRSA: Adjusted Alert Level 4 status update

28 June 2021 – Further to the Regulations of the Disaster Management Act in respect of the Adjusted Alert Level 4, as gazetted on Sunday, 27 June 2021, we would like to address the contents thereof as it pertains to golf and to reiterate our confidence in the GolfRSA Risk Mitigation Guidelines in place for…
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Golf RSA | Higgo, Bezuidenhout qualify for Tokyo Games

Higgo, Bezuidenhout qualify for Tokyo Games

23 June 2021 – The International Golf Federation on Tuesday announced the qualifiers for the men’s competition for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and South Africa’s representatives are Garrick Higgo and Christiaan Bezuidenhout. The top 15 players qualified, with a limit of four golfers per country that can qualify this way. The United States is…
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Golf RSA | Looking back at the SA's US Open champions

Looking back at the SA’s US Open champions

17 June 2021 – The 121st U.S. Open tees off today at on the formidable South Course at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California with eight South African hopefuls in the field. Only three South Africans – Gary Player, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen – have captured the US Open title 1965: Gary Player at…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA's Rebula heads to US Forme Tour

GolfRSA’s Rebula heads to US Forme Tour

17 June 2021 – Look out for GolfRSA National Squad member Jovan Rebula making his pro debut on the new PGA Tour’s Forme Tour this June. At the completion of the 2021 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Golf Championship Stroke Play competition at the end of May, 15 collegiate golfers punched their tickets to professional golf…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA mourns the passing of Vice-Chairman Jabu Mabuza

GolfRSA mourns the passing of Vice-Chairman Jabu Mabuza

17 June 2021 – We were saddened to learn last night that our GolfRSA Vice-Chairman of the Board, Jabu Mabuza, has passed. “A charismatic gentleman who exuded kindness & integrity, Jabu was a treasured supporter of GolfRSA & golf at all levels in South Africa,” said GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn. “Jabu was a gentle man…
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Golf RSA | Higgo breaks into top 40 in world rankings

Higgo breaks into top 40 in world rankings

17 June 2021 – With the final date for Olympic qualifying on June 21, Garrick Higgo’s ascension to 39th on the Official World Golf Ranking means he has become a probable pick for South Africa to take part in the Games which are set to start on July 23. The GolfRSA National Squad graduate’s climb on…
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Golf RSA | Higgo headlines next wave of international talent

Higgo headlines next wave of international talent

Trevor Immelman instantly noticed the maturity and calm attitude. In his role as International captain in the Junior Presidents Cup of 2017, the former Masters winner had a youngster by the name of Garrick Higgo in his squad, a fellow South African, who stood out from his teammates away from the golf course more so…
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Golf RSA | Nienaber is a glimpse into golf's future

Nienaber is a glimpse into golf’s future

Well before thunder and lightning rolled through the Lowcountry and suspended play for a bit late in Friday’s second round of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree, Wilco Nienaber was delivering his own violent turbulence. The 21-year-old GolfRSA National Squad graduate has turned plenty of heads this week in his PGA Tour debut with eye-shocking power.…
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Golf RSA | SA’s top amateur Macnab comes of age in France

SA’s top amateur Macnab comes of age in France

8 June 2021 – Even after her brilliant run on the Sunshine Ladies Tour, there were still some who questioned Caitlyn Macnab’s ability beyond South African borders. The country’s leading amateur silenced those critics with a top 20 finish in France this past weekend. In her five starts on Africa’s premier women’s professional circuit, Macnab…
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Golf RSA | Momentous wins for Western Province and Border at Kingswood

Momentous wins for Western Province and Border at Kingswood

7 June 2021 – Kaylah Williams, Isabella van Rooyen and Bobbi Brown ended an 18-year winning drought for Western Province, while Border’s Demi Flanagan, Kesha Louw & Lisakhanya Payiya clinched the promotion battle in the 2021 WGSA 72-Hole Team Championship at Kingswood Golf Estate in May. The Western Province trio was simply superior as they…
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Golf RSA | Perfect week for KZN and Southern Cape in East London

Perfect week for KZN and Southern Cape in East London

7 June 2021 – KwaZulu-Natal wrapped up their third win in four years when they dominated the SA Country Districts Inter-provincial Tournament at East London Golf Club. A clean sweep for the KZN team saw them finish the week on eight points, comfortably clear of second-placed Boland. Team manager Wynand de Swardt was delighted with the…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA salute Norma Potgieter and Neale Kunhardt

GolfRSA salute Norma Potgieter and Neale Kunhardt

It is with enormous sadness that we learned of the passing of two of South African golf’s greatest servants, Norma Potgieter and Neale Kunhardt. On behalf of GolfRSA, Womens Golf South Africa (WGSA) and the South African Golf Association (SAGA) and all our members we extend our deepest condolences to their families – our thoughts…
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Golf RSA | Telfer's eagle putt sends Auburn to NCAA Championship

Telfer’s eagle putt sends Auburn to NCAA Championship

13 May 2021 – Kaleigh Telfer called three shots: a powerful drive, a 5-iron to the green and an 18-foot eagle putt on the 503-yard, par-5 ninth hole Wednesday at the Louisville Regional to advance No. 9 Auburn to next week’s NCAA Championship in Scottsdale, Arizona. “I knew what the scores were the whole day,”…
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Golf RSA | Hall gunning for top spot at Westlake

Hall gunning for top spot at Westlake

12 May 2021 – Former SA Women’s Stroke Play champion Casandra Hall has Lee-Anne Pace firmly in her sights as she heads into the business end of the Sunshine Ladies Tour season, and the lucrative Investec South African Women’s Open at Westlake Golf Club this week. A win at the Joburg Ladies Open in the…
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Golf RSA | Young guns set for Investec SA Women’s Open experience

Young guns set for Investec SA Women’s Open experience

12 May 2021 – Nine of South Africa’s future golfing talents are poised to soak up the experience of competing on golf’s biggest stage when they tee it up in the Investec SA Women’s Open at Westlake Golf Club on Thursday. Led by GolfRSA Elite Squad members Caitlyn Macnab and Samantha Whateley, the group of…
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Golf RSA | Higgo romps to 3rd European Tour title in Canary Islands

Higgo romps to 3rd European Tour title in Canary Islands

9 May 2021 – Garrick Higgo continued to write his own chapter in the European Tour history books as he powered to a second win in three weeks at the 2021 Canary Islands Championship. At the beginning of 2019, Higgo was still a relatively unknown rookie in professional golf, but five months into 2021, he…
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Golf RSA | Nienaber nails first pro win in Dimension Data Pro-Am

Nienaber nails first pro win in Dimension Data Pro-Am

9 May 2021 – Wilco Nienaber made it a hat-trick of victories for South Africa in three consecutive weeks on the European Challenge Tour when he won the Dimension Data Pro-Am in a playoff at Fancourt on Sunday. After finishing tied for the lead with Swede Henric Sturehed on 19 under par on the Montagu…
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Golf RSA | Premlall goes wire-to-wire at Nedbank Junior Challenge

Premlall goes wire-to-wire at Nedbank Junior Challenge

5 May 2021 – Glendower’s Yurav Premlall walked in the footsteps of giants when held on for a wire-to-wire win in the inaugural Nedbank Junior Challenge on a score of three-under-par at the Gary Player Country Club on Wednesday. The 17-year-old GolfRSA National Squad member led by two strokes after the first round and carried…
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Golf RSA | Premlall feels the heat at Nedbank Junior Challenge

Premlall feels the heat at Nedbank Junior Challenge

4 May 2021 – Yurav Premlall is aiming to become the first winner of the Nedbank Junior Challenge on Wednesday, but the 17-year-old will have to stave off fellow GolfRSA National Squad member Jordan Duminy, as well as a few other in-form contenders, in the final round. Premlall slept on a two-shot cushion after opening…
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Golf RSA | Premlall feels the heat at Nedbank Junior Challenge

Premlall powers to Nedbank Junior Challenge lead

3 May 2021 – Glendower’s Yurav Premlall laid down a marker in the first staging of the Nedbank Junior Challenge when he fired an opening four-under-par 68 in an impressive start at the testing Gary Player Country Club. On a day when only three golfers posted under-par rounds, the 17-year-old opened up a two-shot lead…
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Golf RSA | Steady Strooh takes Nomads SA Boys U-19 Champs crown

Steady Strooh takes Nomads SA Boys U-19 Champs crown

1 May 2021 – Hannes Strooh defeated Daniel Bennett 1-up in a thrilling 36-hole final to lift the Nomads SA Boys U-19 Match Play Championship title at Waterkloof Golf Club on Saturday. The Krugersdorp golfer fired rounds of 70, 73, 72 and 70 in the Stroke Play Qualifier to make the field for the Match…
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Golf RSA | Comeback King Craig claims national breakthrough at Gowrie Farm

Comeback King Craig claims national breakthrough at Gowrie Farm

30 April 2021 – Pretoria junior Roelof Craig held off challenges from SAGDB member Vuyisani Makhama and GolfRSA National Squad player Marno Lange to win his first national title at the Nomads Gowrie SA U15 Challenge. The field was tested by windy conditions over the first two days at Gowrie Farm Golf Estate and sweeping…
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Golf RSA | Dreyer gets his just deserts at Devonvale

Dreyer gets his just deserts at Devonvale

30 April 2021 – Central Gauteng’s Ryan Dreyer ticked off the win that had been eluding him for six years when he won the South African Mid-Amateur Championship at Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate by a shot over Christopher van der Merwe. This may well be the last hurrah on South African soil for Dreyer,…
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Golf RSA | Jean Du Toit | Du Toit keeps control at Nomads Gowrie SA U-15 Challenge

Du Toit keeps control at Nomads Gowrie SA U-15 Challenge

29 April 2021 – While Ryan Dreyer tries to win the SA Mid-Amateur Championship in Stellenbosch, another Eagle Canyon member – 13-year-old Jean du Toit – has title hopes of his own in KwaZulu-Natal’s Midland. The slight youngster stretched his one-shot overnight lead in the Nomads Gowrie Farm SA U-15 Challenge in round two and…
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Golf RSA | Ryan Dreyer | Dreyer chasing unique SA amateur double

Dreyer chasing unique SA amateur double

29 April 2021 – Eagle Canyon’s Ryan Dreyer raced two strokes clear of the chasing pack with his second consecutive round under par at the SA Mid-Amateur Championships at Devonvale Golf Estate on Thursday. The 48-year-old has been in fine form this season. He gave the younger generation a run for their money in the…
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Golf RSA | Christopher van der Merwe | Van der Merwe the early pace-setter at Devonvale

Van der Merwe the early pace-setter at Devonvale

29 April 2021 – Wingate Park’s Christopher van der Merwe made the most of an early tee time on Wednesday to post the low round of the day to lead the first round of the weather-interrupted SA Mid-Amateur Championship. Making a great start in his national mid-amateur debut at Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate, the…
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Golf RSA | Christiaan Maas | Majestic Maas roars historic Nomads SA Boys victory

Majestic Maas roars historic Nomads SA Boys victory

28 April 2021 – Reigning SA Amateur champion Christiaan Maas eclipsed Masters champion Charl Schwartzel’s tournament record with an eight-shot victory in the Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play Championship at Waterkloof Golf Club. Schwartzel’s 72-hole tournament record of 272, set in Benoni in 2001, had stood for almost 20 years until the 17-year-old prodigy rewrote…
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Golf RSA | Jean Du Toit | Du Toit sets the pace at Nomads Gowrie SA U-15 Challenge

Du Toit sets the pace at Nomads Gowrie SA U-15 Challenge

Eagle Canyon’s Jean du Toit set the clubhouse target with an opening round of three-under-par 74 and his lead stood uncontested until action wrapped up in the Nomads Gowrie Farm SA U-15 Challenge at Gowrie Farm Golf Estate on Wednesday.
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Golf RSA | Van Rooyen lands breakthrough win Rose Bowl

Van Rooyen lands breakthrough win Rose Bowl

26 April 2021 – Isabella van Rooyen closed out victory in the Nomads SA Girl’s Rose Bowl Championship on Monday to secure her first national title and open the door to a new chapter in her young career. The 18-year-old Clovelly junior cruised to a two stroke victory at Durbanville Golf Club, resisting the pressure…
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Golf RSA | Megan Streicher | Streicher leads strong line up at Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl

Streicher leads strong line up at Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl

24 April 2021 – Reigning SA Women’s Stroke Play champion Megan Streicher will spearhead the challenge in the Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl Championship, which tees off at Durbanville Golf Club on Sunday. The national tournament features a 62-strong field that will contest for glory in the Championship, Silver and Bronze Divisions. It has been…
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Golf RSA | Double delight for Western Province Seniors in Stellenbosch

Double delight for Western Province Seniors in Stellenbosch

24 April 2021 – The Western Province Senior force produced an extra-ordinary effort on the final day of the 2021 SA Senior A-Division Inter-Provincial to power their way to double victory at Stellenbosch Golf Club on Friday. SENIORS Western Province had gunned to the top of the log on 10 points with two convincing 7…
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Golf RSA | North West and Boland celebrate success at Erinvale

North West and Boland celebrate success at Erinvale

22 April 2021 – North West turned the tables on Ekurhuleni to clinch the promotion battle while Boland celebrated an uncontested victory in the Super Senior Division in the 2021 SA Senior B-Division Inter-Provincial at Erinvale Golf Club on Friday. SENIORS North West proved once again proved that the die isn’t cast until the final…
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Golf RSA | North and South tussle on the cards in Stellenbosch

North and South tussle on the cards in Stellenbosch

22 April 2019 – If Western Province pulls out all the stops, they could deny Central Gauteng a 5th successive victory, but the Super Senior Lions are already in prime position ahead of Friday’s final round of the 2021 SA Senior A-Division Inter-Provincial at Stellenbosch Golf Club. SENIORS Western Province gunned to the summit with…
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Golf RSA | Ekurhuleni with a slight edge at Erinvale

Ekurhuleni with a slight edge at Erinvale

SOMERSET WEST, 22 April 2021 – Ekurhuleni will hope to ride their slight advantage to success in Friday’s final round, while the Super Senior battle for glory will do down to the wire in the 2021 SA Senior B-Division Inter-Provincial at Erinvale Golf Club. SENIORS Ekurhuleni regained the number one spot in the standings with…
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Golf RSA | Boland double up as Lions take control in Stellenbosch

Boland double up as Lions take control in Stellenbosch

20 April 2019 – Boland scored two convincing victories in the A-Division, and Western Province’s Super Seniors roared to a clean sweep, but it’s Central Gauteng who took control of the 2021 SA Senior A-Division Inter-Provincial after two rounds at Stellenbosch Golf Club. SENIORS KwaZulu-Natal held Central Gauteng to a 4-all draw, but Lions kept…
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Golf RSA | Ties the order of the day in B-Division tussles at Erinvale

Ties the order of the day in B-Division tussles at Erinvale

21 April 2021 – Mpumalanga and Free State rule the roost in the 2021 SA Senior B-Division Inter-Provincial, while Boland and Eastern Province are deadlocked for the lead in the Super Senior Division at the end of day two action at Erinvale Golf Club. SENIORS Although the four teams in action in Wednesday’s second round…
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Golf RSA | Ekurhuleni and Boland with early advantage at Erinvale

Ekurhuleni and Boland with early advantage at Erinvale

20 April 2019 – Ekurhuleni flexed their muscles on the opening day of the 2021 SA Senior B-Division Inter-Provincial as Boland opened their Super Seniors campaign with a clean sweep at Erinvale Golf Club on Tuesday. SENIORS GolfRSA adopted a Single Medal Match Play format to facilitate the Senior and Super Senior A- & B-Division…
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Golf RSA | Lions signal early intent in Stellenbosch

Lions signal early intent in Stellenbosch

20 April 2019 – Defending champions Central Gauteng started the 2021 SA Senior A-Division Inter-Provincial with a bang, while KwaZulu-Natal and Western Province reignited their rivalry in the Super Seniors division on day one at Stellenbosch Golf Club. SENIORS GolfRSA adopted a Single Medal Match Play format to facilitate the Senior and Super Senior A-…
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Golf RSA | Saaiman confirmed as SAGA President

Saaiman confirmed as SAGA President

19 April 2021 – Ekurhuleni’s Martin Saaiman has been appointed as President of the South African Golf Association (SAGA) following the organisation’s Annual General Meeting held at the Protea Hotel in Stellenbosch on Sunday, 18 April. Saaiman, who has almost 30 years of experience in golf administration, will be joined by Senior Vice President Henk…
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Golf RSA | Magnificent Macnab makes history in Jabra Ladies Classic

Magnificent Macnab makes history in Jabra Ladies Classic

16 April 2021 – Reigning SA Women’s Amateur champion Caitlyn Macnab made South African golfing history on Friday when she powered to an eight-stroke victory in the Sunshine Ladies Tour’s Jabra Ladies Classic at Glendower Golf Club. In a scintillating final round, the 19-year-old GolfRSA No 1 sealed the victory in breath-taking fashion, firing five…
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Golf RSA | Excitement builds for GolfRSA team events

Excitement builds for GolfRSA team events

15 April 2021 – Excitement is building as amateur talents of all ages gear up for the recommencement of national team events across South Africa, starting with the Senior and Super Senior Inter-Provincials this April. GolfRSA cancelled all of its national team events across all its divisions following the hard lockdown that ensued in South…
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Golf RSA | Irrepressible Maas stays on a winning course

Irrepressible Maas stays on a winning course

14 April 2021 – GolfRSA No 1 Christiaan Maas rekindled his remarkable love affair with ERPM Golf Club to push his title haul since competitive golf resumed in September last year to 11 with a one-shot victory in the North Final of the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series this past weekend. The reigning South African Amateur…
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Golf RSA | New Nedbank Junior Challenge a major boost for SA junior golf

New Nedbank Junior Challenge a major boost for SA junior golf

14 April 2021 – South Africa’s top junior golfers will walk in the footsteps of Major winners, world number ones and Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup stars when they compete on the legendary Gary Player Country Club golf course in the Nedbank Junior Challenge from 3-5 May and for the chance to join golf royalty…
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Golf RSA | Manchest gets redemption with Soweto victory

Manchest gets redemption with Soweto victory

SOWETO, April 8 – Former GolfRSA National Squad member Franklin Manchest described his four-stroke victory in the Big Easy IGT Tour Chase To #22 at Soweto Country Club on Friday as redemption for the pain he suffered the last time he teed it up around this track. It was early in March last year –…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA 2021 National squads announced

GolfRSA 2021 National squads announced

8 April 2021 – Four new faces have joined the men’s and women’s National Squads as GolfRSA continues to identify rising talent and assist with the development of the country’s top amateur golfers. Royal Cape pair Isabella van Rooyen (18) and Zara le Keur (16) have earned their call ups in the women’s system, joining…
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Golf RSA | Katitani clinches Augusta glory in play-off

Katitani clinches Augusta glory in play-off

4 April 2021 – Japanese teen Tsubasa Katitani outlasted the field to lift the 2021 Augusta National Women’s Amateur title, while South Africa’s Kaleigh Telfer notched a top 22 finish at Augusta National Golf Club this past weekend. The second event had all the elements of the inaugural edition two years ago – passion, sportsmanship and…
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Golf RSA | Christiaan Maas

GolfRSA No 1 Maas to test himself against Sunshine Tour pros

22 March – South Africa’s number one amateur, Christiaan Maas, will have the opportunity to test himself against the Sunshine Tour professionals in this week’s Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational at Serengeti Estates, which tees off on Tuesday. The 17-year-old GolfRSA National Squad star and reigning South African Amateur champion will find himself in a field that…
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Golf RSA | Champion of Champions is back

Champion of Champions is back

The hunt for the country’s top club champions has begun as GolfRSA announced that its popular Club Champion of Champions event is back following the forced cancellation of last year’s event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event, which pits the country’s club champions – from multiple divisions – against one another has been running…
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Golf RSA | Macnab and Maas a cut above in SA Amateurs

Macnab and Maas a cut above in SA Amateurs

19 February 2021 – South Africa’s No 1-ranked Caitlyn Macnab became just the 12th woman to successfully defend her SA Amateur title since 1906, while 17-year-old Christiaan Maas continued his remarkable rise when he lifted the men’s title on Friday. Macnab won her second title in fine style with a convincing 11 & 9 victory…
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Golf RSA | Jack Dyer | Switched on Dyer and Streicher cruising in SA Amateur

Switched on Dyer and Streicher cruising in SA Amateur

17 February 2021 – Top seeds Jack Dyer and Megan Streicher looks to be the players to beat as the duo marched on to the quarter-finals of the South African Amateur Championships at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club. England’s Dyer – with compatriot and first-round casualty Zach Chegwidden on the bag – saw off…
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Golf RSA | Megan Streicher | Smoking hot Streicher storms to SA Women’s Stroke Play success

Smoking hot Streicher storms to SA Women’s Stroke Play success

16 February 2021 – Swellendam’s Megan Streicher rode a red-hot putter to shoot the day’s low round of 67 on the West Course and rally from four shots back overnight to win the South African Women’s Stroke Play title at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club on Tuesday. The 18-year-old GolfRSA Elite Squad member held…
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Golf RSA | Amilkar Bhana | Braveheart Bhana delivers big SA Amateur upset

Braveheart Bhana delivers big SA Amateur upset

16 February 2021 – Amilkar Bhana ousted defending champion Casey Jarvis, top seed Jack Dyer from England battled to cross the first hurdle and 48-year-old Ryan Dreyer recorded the biggest win in the match play opener of the 119th South African Amateur Championship at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club on Tuesday. Bhana – the…
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Golf RSA | Jack Dyer | Late heroics hand England's Dyer the Proudfoot win

Late heroics hand England’s Dyer the Proudfoot win

15 February 2021 – England’s Jack Dyer produced a powerful finish to claim a two-stroke victory in the 119th South African Amateur Championship qualifier at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club on Monday. The 22-year-old from Boyce Hill Golf Club graduated from California State Fullerton University last year and has spent the last month in…
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Golf RSA | Jack Dyer | Late heroics hand England's Dyer the Proudfoot win

Whateley, Dreyer steps up at Royal Johannesburg

14 February 2021 – Sam Whateley delivered a mature and disciplined performance to lead the first round of the South African Women’s Stroke Play Championship, while veteran Ryan Dreyer turned back the clock in the 119th South African Amateur Championship qualifier on Sunday. Whateley, who has risen to third in the WGSA Open Ranking following…
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Golf RSA | Caitlyn Macnab | Macnab wary of strong field ahead of SA Amateur title defence

Macnab wary of strong field ahead of SA Amateur title defence

13 February 2021 – While Casey Jarvis heads into the defence of his title in hot form after lifting the African Amateur Championship last week, there is a little more pressure on fellow 2020 champion Caitlyn Macnab in the SA Amateur Championships at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club from 14-19 February. Twelve months ago,…
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Golf RSA | Martin Vorster | Watch: Highlights of the 2021 SA Stroke Play Championship

Watch: Highlights of the 2021 SA Stroke Play Championship

When Martin Vorster thanked his physiotherapist & biokineticist for his 23-under win, he had good reason. After missing over 5 months due to injury, South Africa’s highest ranked amateur celebrated a remarkable comeback to lift the 2021 SA Stroke Play Championship title in style at Randpark Golf Club.  
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Golf RSA | Jarvis closes out the first GolfRSA Triple Crown at Glendower

Jarvis closes out the first GolfRSA Triple Crown at Glendower

11 February 2021 – Casey Jarvis added to the annals of golf once again with one of the most incredible feats in SA amateur history when he lifted the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship title on Thursday. The 17-year-old GolfRSA National Squad member was in a league of his own at Glendower Golf Club as he…
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Golf RSA | Larissa du Preez | Du Preez lays SA Women's Amateur marker with grandstand finish in PE

Du Preez lays SA Women’s Amateur marker with grandstand finish in PE

11 February 2021 – Larissa du Preez’s well-timed victory in the Eastern Province & Border Championship delivered a welcome injection of confidence ahead of the upcoming SA Amateur Championships at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club. The Silver Lakes golfer eagled the par-five final hole at Port Elizabeth Golf Club to edge out former champion…
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Golf RSA | LISTEN: The best bits of The Long and the Short Of It

LISTEN: The best bits of The Long and the Short Of It

We are delighted to bring you the best bits of The Long and the Short of It – featuring interviews with some of the biggest names in golf, including Grand Slam winner Gary Player, Major winner Sir Nick Faldo, former English professional and founder of International Sports Management, Chubby Chandler, Golf Channel presenter Dougie Donnelly and…
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Golf RSA | Jarvis takes two shot lead into last lap at Glendower

Jarvis takes two shot lead into last lap at Glendower

10 February 2021 – Casey Jarvis moved into a two shot lead on moving day in the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship, and within touching distance of the GolfRSA South African Swing trifecta on Wednesday. Jarvis achieved the rare double last year – winning the SA Stroke Play and SA Amateur titles in the same…
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Golf RSA | Jarvis leads the chasers in African Amateur

Jarvis leads the chasers in African Amateur

9 February 2021 – Local favourite Casey Jarvis gave the Ekurhuleni golf fans plenty to cheer about as he moved into the outright lead at Glendower Golf Club on day two of the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship. The reigning SA Amateur champion was composure personified as he bettered his opening round 71 with a…
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Golf RSA | Canon SA Disabled Golf Open Restructured

Canon SA Disabled Golf Open Restructured

Owing to the current global climate and ensuring we adhere to COVID-19 protocols, the Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open has been restructured to feature a series of four regional opens which will culminate in a Champion of Champions event. Promising to still bring you an exciting sporting event, the South Africa Disabled Golf Association…
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Golf RSA | Kistensamy claims early African Amateur lead

Kistensamy claims early African Amateur lead

8 February 2021 – A blaze of birdies on his back nine boosted KwaZulu-Natal teenager Kyle Kistensamy to the summit of a congested first round leaderboard in the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Glendower Golf Club on Monday. After the soggy build-up over the last two weeks, the clear skies and the sun dappling…
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Golf RSA | Long hopes to make short work of wet Glendower

Long hopes to make short work of wet Glendower

7 February 2021 – There will be a palpable sense of nervous anticipation when reigning Amateur champion Joe Long tees off from the 10th at Glendower Golf Club on Monday in the 2020 African Amateur Stroke Play Championship. Long will line up alongside the leading lights of South African amateur golf, including GolfRSA No 1…
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Golf RSA | Vorster wins SA Stroke Play in style

Vorster wins SA Stroke Play in style

4 February 2021 – Martin Vorster slept on the lead for two straight nights and on Thursday, South Africa’s top ranked amateur finished the job and won the South African Stroke Play Championship by four shots. Vorster once again showed he is man for big moments when he secured the national title on 23 under…
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Golf RSA | Unflappable Vorster on course for SA Stroke Play glory

Unflappable Vorster on course for SA Stroke Play glory

3 February 2021 – Martin Vorster and Kieron van Wyk shone the brightest at Randpark Golf Club on moving day in the South African Stroke Play Championship. South Africa’s top ranked Vorster – the only player to have posted three rounds in the 60s – is in within striking distance of claiming his fifth international…
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Golf RSA | Vorster lights up Firethorn to lead SA Stroke Play

Vorster lights up Firethorn to lead SA Stroke Play

2 February 2021 – Mossel Bay’s Martin Vorster stepped up his bid to win the South African Stroke Play title in Tuesday’s second round at Randpark Golf Club. Vorster opened his campaign on the Firethorn course with flawless 64. On another day of heavy rain, the GolfRSA National Squad member picked up where he left off…
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Golf RSA | Goldhill goes low at Randpark

Goldhill goes low at Randpark

1 February 2021 – Oliver Goldhill led a birdie barrage on the opening day of the South African Stroke Play Championship at Randpark Golf Club after six days of unremitting rain rendered the ordinarily testing Firethorn Course defenceless. It was a memorable day for Goldhill, who a superb start with four birdies on the bounce.…
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Golf RSA | Favourites have designs on SA Stroke Play title

Favourites have designs on SA Stroke Play title

31 January 2021 – Red-hot Christiaan Maas inserted himself among the favourites for the 2021 South African Stroke Play Championship with a convincing victory in the Gauteng North Open last week. The 17-year-old GolfRSA National Squad member will line up in the 106-strong international field at Randpark Golf Club on Monday brimming with confidence. Following…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA poised for 2021 South African Swing

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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Golf RSA | Maas seals Nomads double with masterclass at ERPM

Maas seals Nomads double with masterclass at ERPM

13 January 2021 – GolfRSA National Squad member Christiaan Maas once again underlined his credentials as one of the games future stars when he produced a grandstand finish to defend his Nomads National Order of Merit Inland title on Tuesday. Maas opened with an imposing four-under 68 to match early first round leader Christopher Bagnall at…
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Golf RSA | Keegan Shutt

Sweet Nomads SA U15 success for Shutt at Selborne

8 January 2021 – Keegan Shutt from Zimbabwe celebrated his first victory on South African soil in the Nomads SA Under-15 Championship at Selborne Golf Club on Friday. The 14-year-old sandwiched a flawless one-under 71 between two rounds of 75 to record a two-shot triumph on five-over 221. The South Coast once again proved a…
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Golf RSA | Cubitt claims first Nomads win for 2021 season

Cubitt claims first Nomads win for 2021 season

5 January 2021 – KwaZulu-Natal junior Jack Cubitt combined a solid short game with home course advantage to claim the first GolfRSA trophy of the 2021 season with a come-from-behind victory in the Nomads National Order of Merit Coastal at Selborne Golf Club on Tuesday. Zimbabwe’s Keegan Shutt set the first round target with an…
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Golf RSA | 2021 African Amateur moves to Glendower

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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Golf RSA | Jarvis is 2020 AGC Men’s Player of the Year

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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Golf RSA | GolfRSA National tournaments are a GO in 2021

GolfRSA National tournaments are a GO in 2021

30 December 2020 – GolfRSA is delighted to confirm that the three Nomads national events scheduled for January 2021 will go ahead in compliance with the National Government Regulations and GolfRSA Consolidated Risk Mitigation Guidelines. The 2021 season will kick off on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, where the Nomads National Order of Merit (NOoM) Coastal…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA Statement - 29 December 2020

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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Golf RSA | Festive Season message from GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn

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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Golf RSA | GolfRSA - A look back at the 2020 highlights

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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Golf RSA | Old dog Daniel sparkles in GolfRSA Race to 2021

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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Golf RSA | Telfer hitting the high notes in the US

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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Golf RSA | GolfRSA Rising Star: Introducing Kesha Louw

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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Golf RSA | Vorster eyes comeback in 2021

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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Golf RSA | Breaking through

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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Golf RSA | Double delight for PGA of SA’s Ficalbi in Mbombela

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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Golf RSA | Lin lucks out with birthday wish in the SA Blind Open

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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Golf RSA | Old King Cole

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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Golf RSA | SA Blind Golf Open tees off at Glendower

SA Blind Golf Open tees off at Glendower

8 December 2020 – After all the excitement at Sun City this past weekend with Christiaan Bezuidenhout celebrating another victory for South Africa in the SA Open, local blind golfers are hoping to follow suit in the South African Blind Open Championship, which teed off at Glendower Golf Club today. Former Protea blind cricket player…
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Golf RSA | Bezuidenhout & Jarvis bank big wins in 2020 SA Open

Bezuidenhout & Jarvis bank big wins in 2020 SA Open

6 December 2020 – Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Casey Jarvis scored a clean sweep for Ekurhuleni in the South African Open Championship on Sunday when Bezuidenhout added his name to the greats of South African golf with a five-shot victory  and Jarvis lifted the Freddie Tait Cup as the leading amateur at the Gary Player Country…
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Golf RSA | SA Open Fast Facts - Most Prolific Champions

SA Open Fast Facts – Most Prolific Champions

December 2020 – The South African Open is one of the oldest golf championships, dating to 1903. Not surprisingly, Grand Slam champion Gary Player has the most victories, with Bobby Locke – the youngest champion at age 17 – second with nine. Gary Player: 1956, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981…
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Golf RSA | SA Open Memories - Levenson's Longevity

SA Open Memories – Levenson’s Longevity

December 2020 – “The thrill of lifting the national title was immense. Once your name is on that trophy, among those of some of the greatest players in the world, the thrill never goes away.” – Gavan Levenson, the champion in 1985 at Royal Durban Country Club. Two-time European Tour champion Gavan Levenson made it 40…
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Golf RSA | SA Open Memories - Johnstone's Double Glory

SA Open Memories – Johnstone’s Double Glory

December 2020 – “Ernie and I were neck-and-neck all through the final round and it was one of the best rounds of match play I can remember playing. Even if the records say I won by seven shots, it never felt like that.” – Tony Johnstone, 1993 at Durban Country Club. A young, freckled-faced Tony Johnstone…
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Golf RSA | SA Open Memories - Hayes' Revenge

SA Open Memories – Hayes’ Revenge

December 2020 – “I was absolutely seething that they wouldn’t give me a free drop and Brian Henning told me the best way to show them, was to go out there and win it. And so I did.” – Dale Hayes, 1976 winner at Houghton Golf Club. In 1953, Dale Hayes watched his father Otway lose…
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Golf RSA | SA Open Memories - Allan makes it a Henning Treble

SA Open Memories – Allan makes it a Henning Treble

December 2020 – “It took me until the next SA Open to see my name on the trophy and finally believe that I’d done it. That’s the measure of the prestige of winning the SA Open.” – Allan Henning, champion in 1963 at Bloemfontein Golf Club. Allan Henning teed it up in 33 consecutive South…
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Golf RSA | Bezuidenhout chasing SA Open glory

Bezuidenhout chasing SA Open glory

December 2020 – Christiaan Bezuidenhout has the chance to join South African golf royalty as he takes a five-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round of the South African Open at the Gary Player Country Club. Bezuidenhout signed for his third consecutive 67 to top the leaderboard on 15 under par, with Dylan Frittelli and Jamie…
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Golf RSA | Another historic milestone for Jarvis at SA Open

Another historic milestone for Jarvis at SA Open

4 December 2020 – South Africa’s No 1 ranked Casey Jarvis demonstrated once again why he is considered one of the future stars of the game when he etched his name in the annals of South African golf history at the South African Open Championship on Friday. In a tension-fraught second round, Jarvis joined the…
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Golf RSA | IGF Board elects Annika Sorenstam as new President

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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Golf RSA | Jarvis, Maas lead amateur challenge in SA Open

Jarvis, Maas lead amateur challenge in SA Open

3 December 2020 – Reigning SA Amateur champion Casey Jarvis and in-form Christiaan Maas laid down early markers in the hunt for the prestigious Freddie Tait Cup on day one of the South African Open Championship at Sun City. Both GolfRSA National Squad players opened with rounds of one-over-par 73 on Thursday to tie for…
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Golf RSA | Amateur glory beckons at 110th SA Open

Amateur glory beckons at 110th SA Open

2 December 2020 – Eight amateurs will peg the ball up on day one of the 110th South African Open Championship at the Gary Player Country Club this week. For most South African amateurs, competing in the SA Open alongside top professionals from across the world, the SA Open is the Holy Grail; the pinnacle…
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Golf RSA | SA OPEN MEMORIES: Hutchie's Horseshoe

SA OPEN MEMORIES: Hutchie’s Horseshoe

2 December 2020 – No-one knows where or how the statuesque South African Open Championship trophy was acquired, but one thing is certain – since the first edition in 1903, South Africa’s golfers have clamoured to etch their names on this coveted piece of silverware. Some of this tournament’s greatest champions still regard their SA…
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Golf RSA | Golfers dreaming of a place in SA Open history

Golfers dreaming of a place in SA Open history

2 December 2020 – The 110th playing of the South African Open at the Gary Player Country Club this week represents an incredible opportunity for the entire field, and none more so than for some of the Sunshine Tour’s golfers who see a victory this week as a career dream for them. “This ranks very highly…
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Golf RSA | The SA Open - Freddie Tait Cup Story

The SA Open – Freddie Tait Cup Story

December 2020 – The Freddie Tait Cup is awarded to the leading amateur at the South African Open Championship, providing he survives the 36-hole cut. The prestigious trophy commemorates Lieutenant Freddie Guthrie Tait, a St Andrews young man who won the Amateur Championship in 1896 and 1897 and finished leading amateur in the Open six times.…
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Golf RSA | Fearless Floyd conquers all in Mpumalanga

Fearless Floyd conquers all in Mpumalanga

December 2020 – Four weeks after a crushing performance in Cape Town, Benoni golfer Kiera Floyd added two more trophies to her silverware haul with a winning performance in the Mpumalanga Women’s Championship. Floyd charged straight to the summit with a flawless opening round of 65 at Middelburg Country Club on 21 November and the…
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Golf RSA | Maas, Duminy and Mbetse heading for SA Open at Sun City

Maas, Duminy and Mbetse heading for SA Open at Sun City

1 December 2020 – The Covid-19 nationwide lockdown may have put the brakes on their 2020 season, but if you thought top ranked amateurs Christiaan Maas and Jordan Duminy were done for the year, think again. The GolfRSA National Squad pair came through today’s pressure-packed qualifiers alongside South African US-based Massimo Mbetse to join the…
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Golf RSA | Frittelli excited for SA Open challenge

Frittelli excited for SA Open challenge

December 2020 – Dylan Frittelli believes so much in the history and tradition of the South African Open that he goes as far as to say he wouldn’t feel his career would be complete without adding his name to the trophy of the second oldest national Open in golf. “I’ve won on the European Tour…
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Golf RSA | Traut battles back to SA Women’s Mid-Am glory

Traut battles back to SA Women’s Mid-Am glory

ROBERTSON, 18 November 2020 – Vicki Traut came through an intense battle of attrition on the final day at Robertson Golf Club to celebrate back-to-back victories in the South African Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. The Erinvale golfer got her title defence in the quaint Cape Winelands town off to a strong start with a two-over-par 74…
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Golf RSA | Grey closes in on Traut in Robertson

Grey closes in on Traut in Robertson

ROBERTSON, 17 November 2020 – Nina Grey posted the low score of the day to reduce overnight leader Vicki Traut’s advantage in the South African Women’s Amateur Championship at Robertson Golf Club. Grey fired two rare birdies on a wet Tuesday in the Cape Winelands for a two-over-par 74 that boosted the Durbanville golfer surge…
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Golf RSA | Traut takes charge in SA Women’s Mid-Amateur

Traut takes charge in SA Women’s Mid-Amateur

16 November 2020 – Vicki Traut’s title defence in the South African Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship got off to a strong start as the Western Province golfer opened up a four-shot lead in the first round on Monday. Traut bookended a round of two-over-par 74 at Robertson Golf Club with birdies to finish well clear of…
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Golf RSA | Western Province double for Moodley

Western Province double for Moodley

November 2020 – Showing the same grit, determination and talent that earned her the leading amateur honour in the Investec SA Women’s Open in March, rising star Kaiyuree Moodley defended her the Western Province Women’s Championship title in early November. The GolfRSA Elite Squad member had hinted at a return to the winner’s circle with…
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Golf RSA | Simpson runs clear in EP

Simpson runs clear in EP

November 2020 – GolfRSA National Squad member Sam Simpson got back to winning ways with a comfortable five-stroke victory in the Eastern Province Stroke Play Championship at Wedgewood. The 18-year-old matriculant from Western Province Golf shot rounds of 64, 65 and 70 to claim his first win since he claimed the Proudfoot Trophy at this…
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Golf RSA | Jarvis gets Alfred Dunhill Championship nod

Jarvis gets Alfred Dunhill Championship nod

30 October 2020 – South Africa’s leading amateur Casey Jarvis will be rubbing shoulders with the cream of the Sunshine Tour and European Tour after the GolfRSA National Squad member received an invitation to tee it up in the prestigious Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek. The R29-million event will be played from 26-29 November,…
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Golf RSA | Cream of amateur crop named for SA Open

Cream of amateur crop named for SA Open

October 2020 – Five of South Africa’s most promising amateur talents will join the star-studded field in the South African Open Championship at the Gary Player Country Club from 3-6 December. The South African Golf Association (SAGA) announced on Tuesday the amateur quintet exempt for qualifying in the R19.5 million tournament, supported by Nedbank and…
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Golf RSA | Selborne Park to host Nomads National double in 2021

Selborne Park to host Nomads National double in 2021

  October 2020 – The country’s juniors can look forward to taking to the lush fairways of Selborne Park Golf Estate in January when back-to-back Nomads National tournaments will launch the 2021 GolfRSA national schedule. The Nomads Coastal National Order of Merit – a World Amateur Golf Ranking event – will kick off the season…
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Golf RSA | Memorable Silver Salver triumph for Majestic Maas

Memorable Silver Salver triumph for Majestic Maas

October 2020 – There can’t be too many South African athletes who are able to draw positives out of the the Covid-19 pandemic, but for GolfRSA National Squad member Christiaan Maas, the hard lockdown turned out to be an unexpected blessing in disguise. The 17-year-old found himself at odds with his swing after a sudden…
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Golf RSA | Big Easy Tour winner Van Velzen leads strong squad challenge at Silver Salver

Big Easy Tour winner Van Velzen leads strong squad challenge at Silver Salver

October 2020 – GolfRSA National Squad member Ryan van Velzen made picking a favourite to win the Silver Salver this weekend even tougher after the Benoni golfer became the seventh amateur to win on the Sunshine Big Easy Tour on Wednesday. Van Velzen kept up the trend of strong performances by the squad members on…
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Golf RSA | Sun City the home of the 2020 South African Open

Sun City the home of the 2020 South African Open

OCTOBER 2020 – The South African Open Championship will add the iconic Gary Player Country Club to its roster of celebrated golf courses that have hosted this championship as it moves to Sun City this year where it will be played from 3-6 December, with support from Nedbank and Sun International. The 110th playing of…
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Golf RSA | Traut targets repeat SA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship glory

Traut targets repeat SA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship glory

October 2020 – Somerset West golfer Vicki Traut will be bidding for back-to-back titles when she leads a stellar field in the South African Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship in the Western Cape next month. The flagship event will be contested at the magnificent Robertson Golf Club in the heart of the famous wine country from 16…
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Golf RSA | Williams returns to winner’s circle in Ackerman Championship

Williams returns to winner’s circle in Ackerman Championship

October 2020 – Durbanville golfer Kaylah Williams put the perfect exclamation mark on her final competitive appearance for the 2020 season with a masterful victory in the prestigious Ackerman Championship on Sunday. The 18-year-old fashioned a blistering closing loop of 31 featuring an eagle and four birdies in the final round at Clovelly Country Club…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA Rising Star: Introducing Filip Sakota

GolfRSA Rising Star: Introducing Filip Sakota

October 2020 – Filip Sakota takes center stage this October as we continue our Rising Star series. This ERPM Golf Club standout was honoured as Ekurhuleni Golf Unions’ Under-15 Player of the Year in 2019 and in June, the talented 15-year-old was selected to the GolfRSA National Squad. We caught up with Filip during lockdown…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA Help Fund Update

GolfRSA Help Fund Update

October 2020 – GolfRSA support to thousands of caddies and golf club casual workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, has come to an end. Over the course of five months, during which time many caddies and casual employees have been unable to work, the organisation distributed 17 630 food vouchers, supporting more than 4 000 individuals from…
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Golf RSA | Magnificent Macnab on the rise again

Magnificent Macnab on the rise again

October 2020 – South Africa’s leading amateur Caitlyn Macnab picked up where she left off with yet another dazzling victory in the Ekurhuleni Women’s Championship this October. The Serengeti golfer Macnab cemented her spot at the top of the Womens Golf South Africa Open and Junior Rankings in February with a superior performance in the…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA Rising Star: Introducing Zinan Maimane

GolfRSA Rising Star: Introducing Zinan Maimane

In June, 11-year-old Zinan Maimane from Silver Lakes Golf Club became the youngest golfer yet to join the GolfRSA National Squad. In a career spanning just six years, this grade six Tyger Valley College learner has bagged more than 50 trophies and celebrated back-to-back wins in the victorious Gauteng North teams that won the 2018…
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Golf RSA | Africa’s Els & Price honoured by R&A Golf Club of St Andrews

Africa’s Els & Price honoured by R&A Golf Club of St Andrews

28 September 2020 – Ernie Els and Nick Price are among four of golf’s great champions to have accepted invitations to become Honorary Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. With 11 major championship victories between them, Els, Price, Catriona Matthew OBE and Padraig Harrington and Nick Price are among the most…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA’s Higgo claims maiden European Tour title in Portugal

GolfRSA’s Higgo claims maiden European Tour title in Portugal

20 September 2020 – Garrick Higgo became the first GolfRSA National Squad member to break through on the European Tour with a life-changing triumph at the Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos, thanks to a stunning bogey-free seven under par final round of 65. The left-handed South African, whose final bogey of the week occurred…
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Golf RSA | R&A bursaries a career boost for SA women in golf

R&A bursaries a career boost for SA women in golf

18 September 2020 – Like most countries in the world, the golf industry in South Africa is slowly recovering from the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic, but as they say, every cloud has a silver lining and in this case, the PGA of South Africa received exciting news for three women looking to start…
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Golf RSA | Double delight for Mpumalanga’s Ngobeni

Double delight for Mpumalanga’s Ngobeni

14 September 2020 – When Thami Ngobeni hit his first golf ball on a football field on Riverside Farm back nearly seven years ago, he didn’t have visions of Augusta or even nearby Leopard Creek. The Mpumalanga junior was just beginning his journey with the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) and he had no…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA Rising Star: Introducing Megan Streicher

GolfRSA Rising Star: Introducing Megan Streicher

September 2020 – There was no sign of lockdown blues as GolfRSA rising star Megan Streicher sprinted to the winner’s circle in the third event on this year’s Bridge Fund Manager Junior Series on Sunday. Last year the Swellendam junior upstaged the boys to win the Individual Competition in the SA High Schools Championship and,…
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Golf RSA | Saaiman appointed acting President at SAGA

Saaiman appointed acting President at SAGA

CAPE TOWN, 8 September 2020 – Vice-President Martin Saaiman has been appointed acting President of the South African Golf Association (SAGA), while reigning President Naadir Agherdien takes a leave of absence due to medical reasons. Agherdien was elected President at the SAGA Annual General Meeting in February 2019 and he was due to hold office…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA announces huge auction drive to boost GolfRSA Help Fund

GolfRSA announces huge auction drive to boost GolfRSA Help Fund

4 September 2020 – Celebrated sport celebrities, eminent artists and generous benefactors have once again opened their hearts to help GolfRSA continue to provide relief for the South African golf industry’s caddies and casual workers most severely impacted by the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown. “Our first auction was hugely successful, so we have partnered once again…
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GolfRSA | Graduating, with honours

Graduating, with honours

31 August 2020 – When Luca Filippi launched his pro career in the recent Betway Championship, the Western Province golfer became the 23rd Sunshine Tour professional to graduate via GolfRSA’s National Squad system. A tie for 39th hardly set the golfing world alight, but it is a first step towards Filippi’s goal of emulating fellow…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA Rising Star: Introducing Zara Le Keur

GolfRSA Rising Star: Introducing Zara Le Keur

Zara le Keur never really considered golf as a career option. In fact, the closest the she got to the game was hitting golf balls at the driving range with her dad Wayne. However, a chance meeting with teaching professional Kurt Stripp at the Momentum Driving Range in 2017, changed her life. Just a year…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA Rising Star: Introducing Jaden Deltel

GolfRSA Rising Star: Introducing Jaden Deltel

Central Gauteng young gun Jaden Deltel took up the game at the age of nine, but until the family moved to South Africa in 2017, Jaden had played all his golf on a nine-hole course in Seychelles, which was previously a coconut plantation! His progress on the GolfRSA national junior circuit has been nothing short…
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Golf RSA | Women’s Month Spotlight: 2020 Momentum gsport finalist Sarah Braude

Women’s Month Spotlight: 2020 Momentum gsport finalist Sarah Braude

10 August 2020 – Sarah Braude took the helm at Womens Golf South Africa at the end of April, shortly after the South African government issued the Alert Level 5 hard lockdown due to the international Covid-19 pandemic. In the ensuing months, Braude not only guided women’s amateur golf with great skill, but her expertise as…
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Golf RSA | Women’s Month Spotlight: 2020 Momentum gsport finalist Caitlyn Macnab

Women’s Month Spotlight: 2020 Momentum gsport finalist Caitlyn Macnab

10 August – South Africa’s top ranked Caitlyn Macnab has been making her mark in the South African golfing landscape over the last 18 months and deservedly, the 18-year-old recently made the shortlist of finalists in the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards. Only a handful of women have won Womens Golf South Africa’s flagship events in…
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Golf RSA | Women’s Month Spotlight - Dyason makes history at Irene Country Club

Women’s Month Spotlight – Dyason makes history at Irene Country Club

10 August 2020 – Di Dyason wrote her name in the South African golfing history annals when she became the first elected female Club Captain in the 109 year history of Irene Country Club in August. The Pretoria-based club has been leading the way in transformation, by actively promoting and embracing necessary change in the…
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Golf RSA | Strong showing from SA’s Telfer in US Women’s Amateur

Strong showing from SA’s Telfer in US Women’s Amateur

9 August 2020 – South Africa’s Kaleigh Telfer enjoyed a great run in the 120th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship before her maiden bid for glory was thwarted by world number 9 Rose Zhang in Saturday’s quarter-finals. In her first competitive outing since she won her second collegiate title in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in March, Telfer fired…
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Golf RSA | Mistry makes US Match Play with majestic comeback

Mistry makes US Match Play with majestic comeback

6 August 2020 – American Rachel Heck walked away with the medallist honours, but it was South Africa’s Kajal Mistry who produced the fireworks in the final round of the stroke play qualifier for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship on Wednesday. Demonstrating the same grit and determination that earned her the rare double in the…
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Golf RSA | SA pair debut in U.S. Women’s Amateur

SA pair debut in U.S. Women’s Amateur

3 August 2020 – Two of South Africa’s top ranked amateurs are making their debut in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in Maryland today. Kaleigh Telfer – the country’s highest ranked amateur on the world rankings – and Kajal Mistry both qualified for the prestigious event at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, where the typical…
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Golf RSA | Braude, Macnab make 2020 Momentum gsport Awards Shortlist

Braude, Macnab make 2020 Momentum gsport Awards Shortlist

1 August 2020 – GolfRSA is delighted to announce that Womens Golf South Africa President Sarah Braude and GolfRSA’s top ranked Caitlyn Macnab both made the short-list of finalists for the 2020 Momentum gsport awards. This year marks the 15th edition of the longest-running women’s sports awards in South Africa, which honour South African athletes…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA salutes Phillip Viljoen

GolfRSA salutes Phillip Viljoen

30 July 2020 – It is with great sadness that we mourn the unexpected passing of Phillip Viljoen early this morning. “Phillip was a feisty competitor and a passionate golfer and he will be sorely missed by the golfing fraternity,” said Grant Hepburn, CEO of GolfRSA. “We had the pleasure of working with Phillip on…
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Golf RSA | Nienaber making hay on UK mini tours

Nienaber making hay on UK mini tours

29 July 2020 – As the European Tour emerges from its Covid-19-enforced hibernation, former South African No 1-ranked amateur Wilco Nienaber has kept himself occupied with some eye-catching performances on the UK’s mini golf tours. <UPDATE> Nienaber seized his chance by claiming a fourth-place finish in the recent English Championship on the European Tour. The…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA Help Fund

GolfRSA HELP FUND Raffle

We are offering two categories on our Raffles platform to boost the #GolfRSAHelpFund, aimed at supporting the caddies and casual workers hardest hit by the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown. Our raffles are proudly hosted by  iTickets South Africa – the leader in online ticket sales in South Africa since 2007 Our 1st PREMIUM RAFFLE features a round of golf…
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Golf RSA | Good news day for GolfRSA Help Fund and new National Squad caps

Good news day for GolfRSA Help Fund and new National Squad caps

CAPE TOWN, 17 June 2020 – Operational savings from its 2020 National Squad budget have paved the way for GolfRSA to add a further R500 000 to its ambitious #GolfRSAHelpFund, which provides assistance to caddies and casual workers that have been severely affected by the Covid-19 crisis. In April, the organisation set aside R1 million…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA Statement - Announcement on the return to Golf

GolfRSA Statement – Announcement on the return to Golf

GOLFRSA STATEMENT Announcement on the return to Golf 12 June 2020 GolfRSA and the Golf bodies welcome the efforts of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture that have allowed for the safe return of Golf. The Golf bodies wish to thank the Minister, Director General and their team of staff for their commitment to…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA Statement - 8 June 2020

GolfRSA STATEMENT – 8 June 2020

GolfRSA STATEMENT 8 June 2020 GolfRSA has today received an official reprimand from the Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture following certain golf estates and facilities opening up for golf last week and this past weekend. According to the official letter from the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, “the opening of these facilities is…
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Golf RSA | GOLFRSA STATEMENT – RETURN TO GOLF

GOLFRSA STATEMENT – RETURN TO GOLF

GOLFRSA STATEMENT – RETURN TO GOLF 5 June 2020 A decision by government on Golf’s return and the timing of this return was made early in the week. GolfRSA’s delegation that presented the initial proposal on 30th April for the return of golf was commended by the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture for the…
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Golf RSA | GolfRSA STATEMENT - GolfRSA reaction to High Court Ruling

GolfRSA STATEMENT – GolfRSA reaction to High Court Ruling

GOLFRSA STATEMENT GolfRSA reaction to High Court Ruling 4 June 2020 – In light of the Gauteng High Court Ruling that declared the country’s Alert Levels 3 and 4 lockdown regulations unconstitutional and invalid, GolfRSA in conjunction with all the golf bodies, is taking action and legal advice to ascertain the repercussions the ruling holds in terms…
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Golf RSA | GOLFRSA STATEMENT 31 MAY 2020

GolfRSA STATEMENT – 31 May 2020

31 MAY 2020 GolfRSA continued discussions today at the highest level of government regarding the re-opening of golf at Alert Level 3. “We had a very positive meeting this morning with a key representative of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture,” said GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn. “Please rest assured that the overriding priority of…
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