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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Vorster lights up Firethorn to lead SA Stroke Play

2 February 2021 – Mossel Bay’s Martin Vorster stepped up his bid to win the South African Stroke Play title in Tuesday’s second round at Randpark Golf Club. Vorster opened his campaign on the Firethorn course with flawless 64. On another day of heavy rain, the GolfRSA National Squad member picked up where he left off…

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Goldhill goes low at Randpark

1 February 2021 – Oliver Goldhill led a birdie barrage on the opening day of the South African Stroke Play Championship at Randpark Golf Club after six days of unremitting rain rendered the ordinarily testing Firethorn Course defenceless. It was a memorable day for Goldhill, who a superb start with four birdies on the bounce.…

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Favourites have designs on SA Stroke Play title

31 January 2021 – Red-hot Christiaan Maas inserted himself among the favourites for the 2021 South African Stroke Play Championship with a convincing victory in the Gauteng North Open last week. The 17-year-old GolfRSA National Squad member will line up in the 106-strong international field at Randpark Golf Club on Monday brimming with confidence. Following…

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GolfRSA poised for 2021 South African Swing

18 January 2021 – Excitement is building as South Africa’s top amateur talents gear up for the annual South African Swing, which tees off in February. “It is disappointing that, due to the circumstances surrounding the worldwide pandemic and the restrictions imposed by countries abroad on travel to South Africa, we have lost some international…

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Record-breaking Jarvis triumphs in SA Stroke Play

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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Jarvis powers to commanding lead in SA Stroke Play

12 February 2020 – Overnight leader Casey Jarvis held steady during round three to take a commanding four-shot lead into the final round of the South African Stroke Play Championship at Randpark Golf Club. The fearsome Firethorn Course had proved scoreable in the first two rounds after torrential rain on the eve of the event…

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Jarvis on song at SA Stroke Play Champs

11 February 2020 – Casey Jarvis continued his love affair with the Firethorn Course at Randpark Golf Club as he carded a second-round 65 to surge into a two-shot lead on day two of the South African Stroke Play Championship on Tuesday. Jarvis and Irishman Rowan Lester began the day on six-under, two shots behind…

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Wilson leads logjam at SA Stroke Play

10 February 2020 – Scotsman James Wilson fired some exceptional approach shots and yielded a hot putter to fire a stunning eight-under-par 64 for the first round lead in the South African Stroke Play Championship at Randpark Golf Club on Monday. The Firethorn Course’s best defence – its fast and challenging greens – were left…

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Freddie Tait winner Schaper ready to chase more records

11 January 2020 – Not since Ernie Els in 1989 has an amateur finished in the top six of the world’s second oldest championship, but 18-year-old Jayden Schaper did just that on Sunday in the South African Open, hosted by the City of Joburg, at Randpark Golf Club. Paired with defending champion Louis Oosthuizen over…

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Grace shifts gears and guns to SA Open glory

12 January 2019 – South Africa’s Branden Grace carded an incredible final round nine-under 62 to win the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg at Randpark Golf Club on Sunday. Not only was it an amazing way to win his national Open, it was the lowest closing round to win an SA…

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Schaper uses crowd support as he chases SA Open history

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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Oosthuizen poised to defend SA Open title

11 January 2020 – SA’s Louis Oosthuizen is poised to defend his South African Open title after a bogey-free seven-under 64 netted him a one stroke lead on 15-under in the third round at Randpark Golf Club on Saturday. Lurking a stroke adrift is England’s Marcus Armitage, and two behind is SA’s Jaco Ahlers on…

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‘Ancient history’ beckons at Randpark

10 January 2019 – History beckons at Randpark Golf Club this weekend for the final two rounds of the R17,5-million South African Open, hosted by the City of Joburg. It has been 61 long years since an amateur won the world’s second oldest title, and that honour belonged to Denis Hutchinson way back in 1959.…

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Budding star Schaper impresses at SA Open

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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Record 11 amateurs primed for SA Open

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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Hess: I want to win the SA Open for all the kids out there

Hailing from a small town in the Western Cape, Robertson-born Jacquin Hess has one thing on his mind at Randpark Golf Club this week – and that’s lifting the second oldest trophy in golf. The South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Joburg, begins on Thursday and the South African Golf Development Board…

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Stone lauds Randpark greenkeeping staff ahead of SA Open

Former SA Open champion Brandon Stone paid the greenkeeping staff at Randpark Golf Club the highest possible compliment when he called the fairways of the Firethorn and Bushwillow Courses the best he’s seen anywhere in the last few years. “They’re so perfect that you even feel guilty about taking a divot,” the 26-year-old said with…

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No par fives for the pros in SA Open

Every Randpark member knows there are eight par-fives – four on each of the Firethorn and Bushwillow courses – but for the professionals playing in this week’s South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg there are effectively no par-fives. How so? “Well, it’s just that most of the guys can hit every par-five…

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