New Nedbank Junior Challenge a major boost for SA junior golf

14 April 2021 – South Africa’s top junior golfers will walk in the footsteps of Major winners, world number ones and Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup stars when they compete on the legendary Gary Player Country Club golf course in the Nedbank Junior Challenge from 3-5 May and for the chance to join golf royalty…

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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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Double delight for Mpumalanga’s Ngobeni

14 September 2020 – When Thami Ngobeni hit his first golf ball on a football field on Riverside Farm back nearly seven years ago, he didn’t have visions of Augusta or even nearby Leopard Creek. The Mpumalanga junior was just beginning his journey with the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) and he had no…

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Nkosi nails Nomads SA Under-15 Champs win

8 January 2020 – South African Golf Development Board rising star Rorisang Nkosi celebrated his first national victory in style on Wednesday, producing a strong closing round at Mbombela Golf Club to win the prestigious Nomads SA Under-15 Championship. Nkosi set himself a target of securing a first win on the national junior circuit in…

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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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SAGDB celebrates 20 years of changing lives

16 December 2019 – What started as one man’s dream to take the game to the people at grass-roots level has grown and blossomed and this year, the South African Golf Development Board proudly celebrates 20 years of growing golf in South Africa. “The South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) was founded by our patron,…

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Introducing GolfRSA Rising Star Tebogo Lefifi

This November, we shine the spotlight on one of GolfRSA’s rising stars Tebogo Lefifi. Having joined the South African Golf Development Board programme as an eight-year-old, the Lyndhurst junior rose through the ranks under the watchful eye of Gauteng regional manager Andy Ostle. “Tebobo caught the eye of the executive at Ladies Golf Gauteng and…

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SAGDB receives international award from PGAs of Europe

The South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) has become the latest project to be awarded the PGAs of Europe President’s Award for Golf Development at the 2018 Annual Congress Gala Awards Dinner Supported By Rolex at Costa Navarino in Greece. The SAGDB has been operating in South Africa since 1999 and has grown a network…

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Girl power rules as Jordan battles boys in Durbanville

Teenager Jordan Rothman won an exciting playoff in the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series tournament at her home club, Durbanville Golf Club. Rothman, the reigning Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Champion, had to overcome a strong field of boys including plus handicappers Ayden Senger, Louis Loubser Jnr, Francois Cilliers, Justin Behrens, Calin Sanderson and Matthew McCarthy,…

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Golfing Galant brothers dominate in Rondebosch

It was a proud day for the Galant family of Belhar as teen brothers Tristan and Jaydon dominated the u19 and u13 divisions respectively of the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series tournament at Rondebosch Golf Club on Tuesday 11 December 2018. Tristan, who recently turned 17, bookended his round with a birdie on the…

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‘No pressure’ as Van Wyk strides to victory at Clovelly

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A day after completing his Grade 12 exams, Southern Cape junior Ben van Wyk shot one of the rounds of his life to win the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series event at Clovelly with a round of 67 that included two bogeys in the final three holes. “I guess I just took the pressure off…

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SA quartet on the march in Jakarta

6 June 2018 – Jordan Rothman shot to the top of the pile at Damai Indah Golf fellow South African juniors Kiera Floyd, Rori Nkosi and Keyan Loubser also enjoyed a productive day in the Himbara World Junior Golf Championships, presented by Ciputra, in Indonesia on Wednesday. Rothman fired five birdies at the Pantal Indah…

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Galant aims to inspire Cape Flats kids

Tristan Galant, a prodigy who captured the imagination of the golfing world at age 12, has returned home after 4 years in the USA and the South African Golf Development Board player aims to inspire youngsters on the Cape Flats. A past winner of the SA U-13 Championships the strapping teen is back in Cape…

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Myeki’s season of smiles

18 December 2017 – You rarely see Zethu Myeki without a smile these days and it was there again when she stepped up to the first tee at the Eagleton Golf Resort in Bangalore, India on Monday morning. “I have so many reasons to smile,” said the 24-year-old Myeki from East London. “I’ve had a…

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