Record 11 amateurs primed for SA Open

Golf RSA | 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

Golf RSA | 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

Golf RSA | 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

Golf RSA | 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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Oosthuizen leads SA’s best at Randpark

Louis Oosthuizen heads to Randpark Golf Club this week as the defending champion and the new Player Host of the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg, and which this year is a true showcase of the brightest stars of the current and future generations of South African golf. Oosthuizen joined an exclusive…

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GolfRSA’s Premlall gets SA Open nod

Golf RSA | GolfRSA’s Premlall gets SA Open nod

23 December 2019 – Sixteen-year-old prodigy Yurav Premlall will make his second appearance in the South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Joburg, when he joins seven fellow GolfRSA National Squad members at Randpark Golf Club from 9 – 12 January. Premlall will be teeing it up with South Africa’s leading amateur Jayden…

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SAGA announces amateur line-up for 2020 SA Open

Golf RSA | SAGA announces amateur line-up for 2020 SA Open

25 November 2018 – The South African Open Championship has always enjoyed a rich history of amateur participation and the 2020 tournament at Randpark Golf Club from 9-12 January will once again feature six of South Africa’s most promising amateur talents. “Jayden Schaper, our current number one, will spearhead the challenge at Randpark alongside Casey…

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Rebula marches to Freddie Tait Cup glory in SA Open

JOHANNESBURG, 9 December 2018 – Reigning Amateur champion Jovan Rebula joined an extraordinary league of gentlemen when he claimed the coveted Freddie Tait Cup in the 2019 South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Joburg. The 21-year-old George golfer carried a two-shot overnight lead into the final round and sealed the low amateur…

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Historic SA Open triumph for emotional Oosthuizen

JOHANNESBURG (9 December 2018) – The emotion that flowed out of Louis Oosthuizen when he became only the fourth South African to win both The Open and South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg at Randpark Golf Club on Sunday showed a man playing as much for a few people who weren’t there…

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Els pushes, Rebula tightens grip in SA Open

JOHANNESBURG, 8 December 2018 – Spurred on by his famous playing partner, George amateur Jovan Rebula tightened his grip on the Freddie Tait Cup challenge in Saturday’s third round of the South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Johannesburg, at Randpark Golf Club. Teeing off in the same group as his four-time Major…

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Trio ready to give chase in SA Open

JOHANNESBURG, 7 December 2018 – Wilco Nienaber, Deon Germishuys and 15-year-old Yurav Premlall moved in on Jovan Rebula and threw this year’s hunt for the Freddie Tait Cup in the South African Open Championship at Randpark Golf Club wide open in Friday’s second round. The Freddie Tait Cup – awarded to the leading amateur who…

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Rebula lays down SA Open marker at Randpark

JOHANNESBURG, 6 November 2018 – Reigning Amateur champion Jovan Rebula laid down an early marker in the hunt for the Freddie Tait Cup after day one of the South African Open Championship, hosted by the City of Johannesburg at Randpark Golf Club. Rebula started Thursday’s first round alongside six fellow GolfRSA National Squad members and…

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Macnab & Mistry cruise into Match Play in Ireland

Macnab & Mistry cruise into Match Play in Ireland

16 August 2018 – South Africa’s Caitlyn Macnab produced the lowest round in the 36-hole stroke play qualifier to reach the match play stage in the 90th Girls British Open Amateur on Wednesday alongside GolfRSA Elite Squad team-mate Kajal Mistry in their championship debut at Ardglass Golf Club in Ireland. Sweden’s Ingrid Lindblad won the…

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SA pair in pursuit at Girls British Open

15 August 2018 – GolfRSA Elite Squad players Kajal Mistry and Caitlyn Macnab will try to hunt down the trio of players that head a tightly packed leaderboard in today’s second round of the Girls British Open Amateur Championship at Ardglass Golf Club. Lizzy Peeters from the Netherlands, Mathilde Claisse from France and Sweden’s Ingrid…

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SA juniors set to start British Open challenge in Ireland

13 August 2018 – South African juniors Kajal Mistry and Caitlyn Macnab primed to start the 2018 Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship, which tees off at Ardglass Golf Club in County Down, Ireland on Tuesday. The GolfRSA Elite Squad pair will line up in a field of 144 players from 24 countries in the 36-hole…

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Carlsson edges Woollam for Northern Amateur glory

16 March 2018 – Andrew Carlsson made sure that his 25th birthday will be one for the books after he edged out Chris Woollam to lift the Pro Shop Northern Amateur Championship title on Friday. The Bryanston golfer went toe-to-toe with Woollam from KwaZulu-Natal at Randpark Golf Club and clinched victory at the 37th hole.…

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