Looking back at 2021

Golf RSA | 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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Bezuidenhout leads Team SA’s Olympic finish

Golf RSA | 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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Buhai joins Higgo and Bez at 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Golf RSA | 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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Higgo, Bezuidenhout qualify for Tokyo Games

Golf RSA | 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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Higgo breaks into top 40 in world rankings

Golf RSA | 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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Higgo headlines next wave of international talent

Golf RSA | 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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Higgo romps to 3rd European Tour title in Canary Islands

Golf RSA | 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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Breaking through in 2020

Golf RSA | Breaking through

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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GolfRSA’s Higgo claims maiden European Tour title in Portugal

Golf RSA | 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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Graduating, with honours

GolfRSA | 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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Cool-head Schaper takes control at De Zalze

Golf RSA | Cool-head Schaper takes control at De Zalze

27 February 2019 – A flawless nine-under-par joint course record 63 at De Zalze Golf Club boosted South Africa’s top ranked junior Jayden Schaper to the top of the leaderboard in the second round of the South African Stroke Play Championship. The Ebotse golfer got off to an eagle-birdie start and racked up five birdies…

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Higgo heads log-jam at Leopard Creek

Golf RSA | Higgo heads log-jam at Leopard Creek

12 February 2019 – Garrick Higgo carded a five under second round 67 at Leopard Creek Golf Club to surge to the top of a packed leaderboard and set up an exciting third round at the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship on Tuesday. The Boland golfer moved to seven-under, courtesy of an almost flawless performance,…

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SA’s Nienaber leads The Amateur in Scotland

18 June 2018 – South Africa’s top ranked amateur Wilco Nienaber was in ascendancy again as the highly anticipated 123rd Amateur Championship got underway at Royal Aberdeen and Murcar Links on Monday. A total of 288 amateurs from 38 countries started the first round of the stroke play qualifier in the East of Scotland and…

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GolfRSA Squad reboots for Amateur Championship

11 June 2018 – Trouble at the notorious Road Hole for Christo Lamprecht and Therion Nel. Five bogeys for Matt Saulez. Back-to-back double bogeys to start and two bogeys to finish for Luca Filippi. You would imagine the quartet would have plenty to lament after they wrapped up the St Andrews Links Trophy in Scotland…

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Lamprecht back in pursuit in Links Trophy

10 June 2018 – Barely a week after he went wire-to-wire in Ireland to become the youngest champion and first foreign winner of the East of Ireland Amateur Open, Christo Lamprecht is in pursuit of another prestigious European title in Scotland. Englishman Laird Shepherd shot 65 on Saturday to lead the field in the St…

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Filippi sets SA pace at St Andrews

9 June 2018 – Just a few days after he joined the GolfRSA National Squad on the annual UK Tour, Western Province amateur Luca Filippi fired himself into early contention at the St Andrews Links Trophy in Scotland. With next to no rain in the area for nearly two months, the New Course at St…

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Amateur trio set to give chase at BMW SA Open

In December 2009, two-time European Tour champion Dylan Frittelli edged out JG Claassen and Ryan Dreyer for the Freddie Tait Trophy as the leading amateur at Pearl Valley. That marked the last time that three amateurs made the cut in the SA Open. On Friday, three of the GolfRSA National Squad’s most promising talents broke…

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