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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Maas on track to make SA Stroke Play history

Golf RSA | 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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Maas rises to the top at Randpark

Golf RSA | Maas rises to the top of 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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Team South Africa triumphs in African Amateur

Golf RSA | 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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Fantastic Five set for SA Open

Golf RSA | 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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Cubitt doubles it with Tshwane Junior Open win

Golf RSA | Cubitt double 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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Maas eager to make amends as SA Open returns to Sun City

Golf RSA | 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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Majestic Maas roars historic Nomads SA Boys victory

Golf RSA | Christiaan Maas | 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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