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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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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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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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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Thrilling contests loom in 2021 SA Amateur Championships

18 February 2021 – The stage is set for the finals of the SA Amateur Championships, with three mouth-watering matches to look forward to that will determine the country’s champions of the year at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington’s East Course. In the women’s event, top seed and recent SA Women’s Stroke Play winner Megan Streicher…

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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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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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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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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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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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Mental strength nets Maas maiden Nomads title in Benoni

11 January 2020 – There’s nothing quite like a bit of pressure to focus the mind, even if it is self-applied, as Christiaan Maas discovered en route to claiming the Nomads Order of Merit Inland 1 tournament by five shots over fellow GolfRSA National Squad member Cole Stevens at Benoni Country Club. Despite cruising down…

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GolfRSA Proteas Teams named for African Amateur Championship

15 December 2019 – Four of the country’s five Junior Presidents Cup representatives and three new junior caps will be representing South Africa in the fifth African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at the magnificent Leopard Creek from 3-6 February 2020. South Africa’s number one ranked amateur Jayden Schaper teed it up in the Junior Presidents…

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Bhana seals graduation with Italian triumph

BIELLA, Italy (6 September 2019) – Amilkar Bhana chalked up another brilliant victory for the GolfRSA National Squad with a winning performance in the 13th Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship at the Golf Club Biella Le Betulle on Thursday. The 14-year-old Gauteng golfer overturned a six-shot deficit in the third round to tie overnight pacesetter…

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Meet GolfRSA Rising Star Christiaan Maas

His four goals for 2019 was to win a junior event, break into the top five of the Under-19 Rankings, make the SA group for Italy and get chosen for the GolfRSA National Squad…. He won the Dimension Data Junior Open in wire-to-wire style, shot to 8th in the Junior Rankings, is bound for the…

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SA juniors named for Italian U-16 challenge

17 July 2019 – Yurav Premlall is savouring his third consecutive start in the Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship and hopes third times’ the charm as he goes in pursuit of the Theodore Soldati Trophy from 3-5 September. The 16-year-old Glendower junior will line up alongside fellow GolfRSA National Squad members Amilkar Bhana and Nash…

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Maas makes a big move at St Francis Links

ST FRANCIS BAY, 3 July 2019 – Southern Cape’s Jordan Duminy remains the man to catch at St Francis Links, but Pretoria junior Christiaan Maas mastered the windy afternoon conditions to get within striking distance in the Nomads SA Boys Under-17 Championship on Wednesday. On a day when the morning breeze became an afternoon gale,…

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