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 – Five of South Africa’s most promising amateur talents will join the star-studded field in the South African Open Championship at the Gary Player Country Club from 3-6 December. The South African Golf Association (SAGA) announced on Tuesday the amateur quintet exempt for qualifying in the R19.5 million tournament, supported by Nedbank and…

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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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October 2020 – Filip Sakota takes center stage this October as we continue our Rising Star series. This ERPM Golf Club standout was honoured as Ekurhuleni Golf Unions’ Under-15 Player of the Year in 2019 and in June, the talented 15-year-old was selected to the GolfRSA National Squad. We caught up with Filip during lockdown…

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In June, 11-year-old Zinan Maimane from Silver Lakes Golf Club became the youngest golfer yet to join the GolfRSA National Squad. In a career spanning just six years, this grade six Tyger Valley College learner has bagged more than 50 trophies and celebrated back-to-back wins in the victorious Gauteng North teams that won the 2018…

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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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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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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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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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12 March 2020 – The 2020 All-Africa Junior Golf Teams Championship, scheduled to take place at the Palm Hills Golf Course in Egypt in two weeks, has been postponed due to the ongoing threat posed by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision to postpone the event was made by the African Golf Confederation…

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13 February 2020 – Casey Jarvis etched his name into the record books as the youngest winner in South African Stroke Play Championship history when he claimed the prestigious title in dominant fashion at Randpark Golf Club on Thursday. At 16 years, 6 months and 17 days, Jarvis broke a record that had been held…

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6 February 2020 – South African teenager Martin Vorster was born for the big moments. On Thursday the 18-year-old Southern Cape golfer boxed a 30-footer for eagle in the final hole of regulation play to force a play-off, then wore down his opponent in the fourth hole of the sudden-death shoot-out to win the African…

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4 February 2020 – Benoni junior Ryan van Velzen finished a yawning seven shots ahead of reigning Amateur champion James Sugrue from Ireland and compatriot Martin Vorster at the 36-hole mark of the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship. The 18-year-old eagled the 18th at Leopard Creek for a second day in a row to post…

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3 February 2020 – Ekurhuleni junior Ryan van Velzen started the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship on Monday like a house on fire as he carded a superlative eight-under-par 64 around Leopard Creek Country Club, giving him a three-stroke edge over his nearest competitor. Starting on the 10th, Van Velzen birdied his first two holes,…

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28 January 2020 – The South African Golf Association selected GolfRSA National Squad members Casey Jarvis, Sam Simpson, Jordan Duminy and Christiaan Maas to represent South Africa in the prestigious All-Africa Junior Golf Teams Championship in March. The talented GolfRSA Protea junior quartet will pursue a 22nd consecutive victory for South Africa at the Jack…

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JOHANNESBURG, 11 January 2020 – Amateur Jayden Schaper is relishing the crowd support at the SA Open hosted by City of Joburg, and with a solid third-round two-under 69 to move to 12-under in the third round, he will be using that atmosphere as he chases a unique piece of history at Randpark Golf Club…

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JOHANNESBURG, 9 January 2020 – His GolfRSA National Squad team-mates dubbed him ‘Clutch’ when he won the Junior Players Championship last year, but super-cool Jayden Schaper earned a new nick-name in the press centre on day one of the South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Joburg. His uncanny ability to hit a…

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Dreams do come true….just ask Gauteng pair Kieron van Wyk and Merrick van As, who pushed the amateur tally in the 2020 South African Open Championship to a record 11 when they booked their berths in Monday’s qualifiers. “I’m still pinching myself,” said elated GolfRSA National Squad member Van Wyk after he shared top honours…

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