Looking back at the SA’s US Open champions

17 June 2021 – The 121st U.S. Open tees off today at on the formidable South Course at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California with eight South African hopefuls in the field. Only three South Africans – Gary Player, Ernie Els and Retief Goosen – have captured the US Open title 1965: Gary Player at…

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LISTEN: The best bits of The Long and the Short Of It

We are delighted to bring you the best bits of The Long and the Short of It – featuring interviews with some of the biggest names in golf, including Grand Slam winner Gary Player, Major winner Sir Nick Faldo, former English professional and founder of International Sports Management, Chubby Chandler, Golf Channel presenter Dougie Donnelly and…

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SA Open Fast Facts – Most Prolific Champions

December 2020 – The South African Open is one of the oldest golf championships, dating to 1903. Not surprisingly, Grand Slam champion Gary Player has the most victories, with Bobby Locke – the youngest champion at age 17 – second with nine. Gary Player: 1956, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981…

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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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Sanlam Cancer Challenge winner inspired by son’s fight against cancer

Sanlam Cancer Challenge winner inspired by son’s fight against cancer

Not much could perturb Kempton Park Country Club’s Clifford Gous in the final round of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Tuesday as he grabbed a thrilling one-point victory in the Men’s A Division. The tournament’s theme of raising awareness of cancer certainly resonated with Gous, whose son Noel, a…

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Aspiring Tour pro in hunt for Sanlam Cancer Challenge glory

Aspiring Tour pro in hunt for Sanlam Cancer Challenge glory

One of the most pleasing aspects of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge is how it is a tournament for golfers of all abilities, even in the National Finals, but there are also the notable players whose ability extends well beyond the amateur level. Former Sunshine Tour professional Schalk van der Merwe, playing out of Gobabis Golf…

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Ex-Springbok Breyton Paulse celebrates heroes of a different nature

Ex-Springbok Breyton Paulse celebrates heroes of a different nature

While former Springbok wing Breyton Paulse was delighted to see some of the current Springboks at Sun City on Monday – and he made a point of telling them how impressed he has been with their recent Rugby Championship performances – the prolific try-scorer said the people he considered the biggest heroes at the famous…

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SA golfers open their hearts for CANSA

SA golfers open their hearts for CANSA

The finalists for the 2018 Sanlam Cancer Challenge National Final have been decided and players will tee it up at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City on the weekend of 8-9 October to try and become the national divisional champions of South Africa’s greatest charity golf tournament. The 2018 Sanlam Cancer Challenge drew…

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