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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December 2020 – Dylan Frittelli believes so much in the history and tradition of the South African Open that he goes as far as to say he wouldn’t feel his career would be complete without adding his name to the trophy of the second oldest national Open in golf. “I’ve won on the European Tour…

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ROBERTSON, 18 November 2020 – Vicki Traut came through an intense battle of attrition on the final day at Robertson Golf Club to celebrate back-to-back victories in the South African Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. The Erinvale golfer got her title defence in the quaint Cape Winelands town off to a strong start with a two-over-par 74…

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ROBERTSON, 17 November 2020 – Nina Grey posted the low score of the day to reduce overnight leader Vicki Traut’s advantage in the South African Women’s Amateur Championship at Robertson Golf Club. Grey fired two rare birdies on a wet Tuesday in the Cape Winelands for a two-over-par 74 that boosted the Durbanville golfer surge…

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16 November 2020 – Vicki Traut’s title defence in the South African Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship got off to a strong start as the Western Province golfer opened up a four-shot lead in the first round on Monday. Traut bookended a round of two-over-par 74 at Robertson Golf Club with birdies to finish well clear of…

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November 2020 – Showing the same grit, determination and talent that earned her the leading amateur honour in the Investec SA Women’s Open in March, rising star Kaiyuree Moodley defended her the Western Province Women’s Championship title in early November. The GolfRSA Elite Squad member had hinted at a return to the winner’s circle with…

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November 2020 – GolfRSA National Squad member Sam Simpson got back to winning ways with a comfortable five-stroke victory in the Eastern Province Stroke Play Championship at Wedgewood. The 18-year-old matriculant from Western Province Golf shot rounds of 64, 65 and 70 to claim his first win since he claimed the Proudfoot Trophy at this…

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30 October 2020 – South Africa’s leading amateur Casey Jarvis will be rubbing shoulders with the cream of the Sunshine Tour and European Tour after the GolfRSA National Squad member received an invitation to tee it up in the prestigious Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek. The R29-million event will be played from 26-29 November,…

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October 2020 – There can’t be too many South African athletes who are able to draw positives out of the the Covid-19 pandemic, but for GolfRSA National Squad member Christiaan Maas, the hard lockdown turned out to be an unexpected blessing in disguise. The 17-year-old found himself at odds with his swing after a sudden…

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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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Zara le Keur never really considered golf as a career option. In fact, the closest the she got to the game was hitting golf balls at the driving range with her dad Wayne. However, a chance meeting with teaching professional Kurt Stripp at the Momentum Driving Range in 2017, changed her life. Just a year…

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Central Gauteng young gun Jaden Deltel took up the game at the age of nine, but until the family moved to South Africa in 2017, Jaden had played all his golf on a nine-hole course in Seychelles, which was previously a coconut plantation! His progress on the GolfRSA national junior circuit has been nothing short…

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10 August 2020 – Sarah Braude took the helm at Womens Golf South Africa at the end of April, shortly after the South African government issued the Alert Level 5 hard lockdown due to the international Covid-19 pandemic. In the ensuing months, Braude not only guided women’s amateur golf with great skill, but her expertise as…

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29 July 2020 – As the European Tour emerges from its Covid-19-enforced hibernation, former South African No 1-ranked amateur Wilco Nienaber has kept himself occupied with some eye-catching performances on the UK’s mini golf tours. <UPDATE> Nienaber seized his chance by claiming a fourth-place finish in the recent English Championship on the European Tour. The…

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CAPE TOWN, 17 June 2020 – Operational savings from its 2020 National Squad budget have paved the way for GolfRSA to add a further R500 000 to its ambitious #GolfRSAHelpFund, which provides assistance to caddies and casual workers that have been severely affected by the Covid-19 crisis. In April, the organisation set aside R1 million…

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GOLFRSA STATEMENT Announcement on the return to Golf 12 June 2020 GolfRSA and the Golf bodies welcome the efforts of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture that have allowed for the safe return of Golf. The Golf bodies wish to thank the Minister, Director General and their team of staff for their commitment to…

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GOLFRSA STATEMENT – RETURN TO GOLF 5 June 2020 A decision by government on Golf’s return and the timing of this return was made early in the week. GolfRSA’s delegation that presented the initial proposal on 30th April for the return of golf was commended by the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture for the…

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12 May 2020 Dear Golfers, On behalf of the golf industry delegation engaging with government, which comprises GolfRSA, the PGA of SA and the Club Management Association of South Africa, we wanted to provide an update since the last communication of a week ago. Today we received a formal response from Minister of Sports, Arts…

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1 May 2020 – GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn talks us through the recommendations from Minister of Sports, Arts & Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa on the way forward for the golf industry after a video conference with the umbrella body, the PGA of Southern Africa and the Club Managers Association of Southern Africa on Thursday, 30…

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The South African golf industry, like so many others, has been hard hit by the Covid-19 Corona Virus pandemic that has resulted in a government-mandated country-wide lockdown. In this interview that was broadcast recently on RSG, GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn discusses some of the challenges faced by the golf industry in South Africa and the…

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