Van Vuuren fires to Nedbank Junior Challenge victory

26 April 2024 – Vian Jansen van Vuuren was crowned champion of the fourth edition of the Nedbank Junior Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City in April. The Centurion Country Club teen held his nerve in a tense play-off, the first in the tournament’s history, on the iconic par-five ninth hole…

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Hunt is on for Nedbank Junior Challenge glory

19 April 2024 – South Africa’s premier junior golfers are preparing for the highly anticipated fourth edition of the Nedbank Junior Challenge, scheduled to unfold at the iconic Gary Player Country Club from April 22nd. The limited field of 78 participants heading to Sun City will be led by defending champion Bryan Newman, while leading…

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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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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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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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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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Premlall prevails to lift the Freddie Tait Cup

Golf RSA | 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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SA Open Delight for Daniel

Golf RSA | SA Open Delight for Daniel | Daniel Van Tonder

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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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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Premlall goes wire-to-wire at Nedbank Junior Challenge

Golf RSA | 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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Premlall feels the heat at Nedbank Junior Challenge

Golf RSA | 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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Premlall powers to Nedbank Junior Challenge lead

Golf RSA | Premlall feels the heat at Nedbank Junior Challenge

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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New Nedbank Junior Challenge a major boost for SA junior golf

Golf RSA | 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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Bezuidenhout chasing SA Open glory

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

Golf RSA | 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

Golf RSA | 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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Golfers dreaming of a place in SA Open history

Golf RSA | 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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The SA Open – Freddie Tait Cup Story

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

Golf RSA | 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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Sun City the home of the 2020 South African Open

Golf RSA | 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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