Freddie Tait winner Schaper ready to chase more records

11 January 2020 – Not since Ernie Els in 1989 has an amateur finished in the top six of the world’s second oldest championship, but 18-year-old Jayden Schaper did just that on Sunday in the South African Open, hosted by the City of Joburg, at Randpark Golf Club. Paired with defending champion Louis Oosthuizen over…

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Grace shifts gears and guns to SA Open glory

12 January 2019 – South Africa’s Branden Grace carded an incredible final round nine-under 62 to win the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg at Randpark Golf Club on Sunday. Not only was it an amazing way to win his national Open, it was the lowest closing round to win an SA…

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Schaper uses crowd support as he chases SA Open history

JOHANNESBURG, 11 January 2020 – Amateur Jayden Schaper is relishing the crowd support at the SA Open hosted by City of Joburg, and with a solid third-round two-under 69 to move to 12-under in the third round, he will be using that atmosphere as he chases a unique piece of history at Randpark Golf Club…

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Oosthuizen poised to defend SA Open title

11 January 2020 – SA’s Louis Oosthuizen is poised to defend his South African Open title after a bogey-free seven-under 64 netted him a one stroke lead on 15-under in the third round at Randpark Golf Club on Saturday. Lurking a stroke adrift is England’s Marcus Armitage, and two behind is SA’s Jaco Ahlers on…

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‘Ancient history’ beckons at Randpark

10 January 2019 – History beckons at Randpark Golf Club this weekend for the final two rounds of the R17,5-million South African Open, hosted by the City of Joburg. It has been 61 long years since an amateur won the world’s second oldest title, and that honour belonged to Denis Hutchinson way back in 1959.…

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Budding star Schaper impresses at SA Open

JOHANNESBURG, 9 January 2020 – His GolfRSA National Squad team-mates dubbed him ‘Clutch’ when he won the Junior Players Championship last year, but super-cool Jayden Schaper earned a new nick-name in the press centre on day one of the South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Joburg. His uncanny ability to hit a…

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Record 11 amateurs primed for SA Open

Dreams do come true….just ask Gauteng pair Kieron van Wyk and Merrick van As, who pushed the amateur tally in the 2020 South African Open Championship to a record 11 when they booked their berths in Monday’s qualifiers. “I’m still pinching myself,” said elated GolfRSA National Squad member Van Wyk after he shared top honours…

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Hess: I want to win the SA Open for all the kids out there

Hailing from a small town in the Western Cape, Robertson-born Jacquin Hess has one thing on his mind at Randpark Golf Club this week – and that’s lifting the second oldest trophy in golf. The South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Joburg, begins on Thursday and the South African Golf Development Board…

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Stone lauds Randpark greenkeeping staff ahead of SA Open

Former SA Open champion Brandon Stone paid the greenkeeping staff at Randpark Golf Club the highest possible compliment when he called the fairways of the Firethorn and Bushwillow Courses the best he’s seen anywhere in the last few years. “They’re so perfect that you even feel guilty about taking a divot,” the 26-year-old said with…

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No par fives for the pros in SA Open

Every Randpark member knows there are eight par-fives – four on each of the Firethorn and Bushwillow courses – but for the professionals playing in this week’s South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg there are effectively no par-fives. How so? “Well, it’s just that most of the guys can hit every par-five…

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Oosthuizen leads SA’s best at Randpark

Louis Oosthuizen heads to Randpark Golf Club this week as the defending champion and the new Player Host of the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg, and which this year is a true showcase of the brightest stars of the current and future generations of South African golf. Oosthuizen joined an exclusive…

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Historic SA Open triumph for emotional Oosthuizen

JOHANNESBURG (9 December 2018) – The emotion that flowed out of Louis Oosthuizen when he became only the fourth South African to win both The Open and South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg at Randpark Golf Club on Sunday showed a man playing as much for a few people who weren’t there…

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Els pushes, Rebula tightens grip in SA Open

JOHANNESBURG, 8 December 2018 – Spurred on by his famous playing partner, George amateur Jovan Rebula tightened his grip on the Freddie Tait Cup challenge in Saturday’s third round of the South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Johannesburg, at Randpark Golf Club. Teeing off in the same group as his four-time Major…

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Rebula lays down SA Open marker at Randpark

JOHANNESBURG, 6 November 2018 – Reigning Amateur champion Jovan Rebula laid down an early marker in the hunt for the Freddie Tait Cup after day one of the South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Johannesburg at Randpark Golf Club. Rebula started Thursday’s first round alongside six fellow GolfRSA National Squad members and…

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