Vorster takes aim at US Amateur

5 August 2021 – Reigning South African Stroke Play Champion Martin Vorster is the lone South African challenger in this year’s US Amateur Championship, being played at the iconic Oakmont Country Club from 9 – 15 August. Based on his position within the top 50 of the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Vorster received an automatic…

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Wire-to-wire win for dominant Burke at Modderfontein

4 August 2021 – Christiaan Burke took his second title in as many weeks on the Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour when he claimed the Chase to the Sunshine Tour #30 at Modderfontein Golf Club on Wednesday by four strokes with a 54-hole total of 10-under-par. The North West amateur, who led from start to…

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GolfRSA celebrates three Momentum gsport Awards finalists in 2021

3 August 2021 – South Africa’s No 1-ranked Caitlyn Macnab, media manager Lali Stander and the federation itself made it a hat trick of finalists for GolfRSA in the 16th Momentum gsport Awards. The Momentum gSport Awards is Africa’s longest running women’s sport recognition awards and is endorsed by the Department of Sport, Arts and…

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GolfRSA’s Burke blossoms in 2021

5 July 2021 – GolfRSA National Squad member Christiaan Burke created quite the international stir on social media when his scorecard from a medal competition at Potchefstroom Country Club last Sunday went viral. The 20-year-old had eagled one par-4 and three par-5s and fired eight birdies to cruise to victory with a blemish-free 16-under-par 56.…

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GolfRSA’s Rebula heads to US Forme Tour

17 June 2021 – Look out for GolfRSA National Squad member Jovan Rebula making his pro debut on the new PGA Tour’s Forme Tour this June. At the completion of the 2021 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Golf Championship Stroke Play competition at the end of May, 15 collegiate golfers punched their tickets to professional golf…

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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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Nienaber is a glimpse into golf’s future

Well before thunder and lightning rolled through the Lowcountry and suspended play for a bit late in Friday’s second round of the Palmetto Championship at Congaree, Wilco Nienaber was delivering his own violent turbulence. The 21-year-old GolfRSA National Squad graduate has turned plenty of heads this week in his PGA Tour debut with eye-shocking power.…

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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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Nienaber nails first pro win in Dimension Data Pro-Am

9 May 2021 – Wilco Nienaber made it a hat-trick of victories for South Africa in three consecutive weeks on the European Challenge Tour when he won the Dimension Data Pro-Am in a playoff at Fancourt on Sunday. After finishing tied for the lead with Swede Henric Sturehed on 19 under par on the Montagu…

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Irrepressible Maas stays on a winning course

14 April 2021 – GolfRSA No 1 Christiaan Maas rekindled his remarkable love affair with ERPM Golf Club to push his title haul since competitive golf resumed in September last year to 11 with a one-shot victory in the North Final of the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series this past weekend. The reigning South African Amateur…

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Manchest gets redemption with Soweto victory

SOWETO, April 8 – Former GolfRSA National Squad member Franklin Manchest described his four-stroke victory in the Big Easy IGT Tour Chase To #22 at Soweto Country Club on Friday as redemption for the pain he suffered the last time he teed it up around this track. It was early in March last year –…

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GolfRSA 2021 National squads announced

8 April 2021 – Four new faces have joined the men’s and women’s National Squads as GolfRSA continues to identify rising talent and assist with the development of the country’s top amateur golfers. Royal Cape pair Isabella van Rooyen (18) and Zara le Keur (16) have earned their call ups in the women’s system, joining…

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GolfRSA No 1 Maas to test himself against Sunshine Tour pros

22 March – South Africa’s number one amateur, Christiaan Maas, will have the opportunity to test himself against the Sunshine Tour professionals in this week’s Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational at Serengeti Estates, which tees off on Tuesday. The 17-year-old GolfRSA National Squad star and reigning South African Amateur champion will find himself in a field that…

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Thrilling contests loom in 2021 SA Amateur Championships

18 February 2021 – The stage is set for the finals of the SA Amateur Championships, with three mouth-watering matches to look forward to that will determine the country’s champions of the year at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington’s East Course. In the women’s event, top seed and recent SA Women’s Stroke Play winner Megan Streicher…

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Jarvis closes out the first GolfRSA Triple Crown at Glendower

11 February 2021 – Casey Jarvis added to the annals of golf once again with one of the most incredible feats in SA amateur history when he lifted the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship title on Thursday. The 17-year-old GolfRSA National Squad member was in a league of his own at Glendower Golf Club as he…

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Jarvis leads the chasers in African Amateur

9 February 2021 – Local favourite Casey Jarvis gave the Ekurhuleni golf fans plenty to cheer about as he moved into the outright lead at Glendower Golf Club on day two of the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship. The reigning SA Amateur champion was composure personified as he bettered his opening round 71 with a…

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Kistensamy claims early African Amateur lead

8 February 2021 – A blaze of birdies on his back nine boosted KwaZulu-Natal teenager Kyle Kistensamy to the summit of a congested first round leaderboard in the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Glendower Golf Club on Monday. After the soggy build-up over the last two weeks, the clear skies and the sun dappling…

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Long hopes to make short work of wet Glendower

7 February 2021 – There will be a palpable sense of nervous anticipation when reigning Amateur champion Joe Long tees off from the 10th at Glendower Golf Club on Monday in the 2020 African Amateur Stroke Play Championship. Long will line up alongside the leading lights of South African amateur golf, including GolfRSA No 1…

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Vorster wins SA Stroke Play in style

4 February 2021 – Martin Vorster slept on the lead for two straight nights and on Thursday, South Africa’s top ranked amateur finished the job and won the South African Stroke Play Championship by four shots. Vorster once again showed he is man for big moments when he secured the national title on 23 under…

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Unflappable Vorster on course for SA Stroke Play glory

3 February 2021 – Martin Vorster and Kieron van Wyk shone the brightest at Randpark Golf Club on moving day in the South African Stroke Play Championship. South Africa’s top ranked Vorster – the only player to have posted three rounds in the 60s – is in within striking distance of claiming his fifth international…

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