Amateur glory beckons at 110th SA Open

2 December 2020 – Eight amateurs will peg the ball up on day one of the 110th South African Open Championship at the Gary Player Country Club this week. For most South African amateurs, competing in the SA Open alongside top professionals from across the world, the SA Open is the Holy Grail; the pinnacle…

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Simpson runs clear in EP

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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Cream of amateur crop named for SA Open

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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Internationals come up short in Junior Presidents Cup

VICTORIA, Melbourne, Australia (9 December 2019) – The United States Team fended off a feisty challenge from the International Team on Monday to win the Junior Presidents Cup for a second consecutive time. The American juniors carried a comfortable 9 – 3 lead from the opening day’s Four-Ball and Foursomes sessions into the final round…

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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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GolfRSA Proteas does SA proud in the USA

10 November 2019 – The GolfRSA Proteas continued South Africa’s success story on the international golfing stage with a superb performance in the highly-rated Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship in Texas. Martin Vorster from Southern Cape, Western Province’s Sam Simpson and Gauteng pair Zethu Myeki and Symone Henriques combined for an impressive ninth place finish…

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GolfRSA Proteas on the move abroad

9 November 2019 – While the GolfRSA Proteas made positive strides in the Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship in Texas, fellow South African Kyle de Beer broke into the top 25 in the Argentine Amateur Stroke Play Championship on Friday. The South African team finished in joint 12th on 12-under alongside Chinese Taipei when action…

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Mixed fortunes for GolfRSA Proteas in Texas

8 November 2019 – The GolfRSA Proteas combined for five-under-par 139 to tie for 13th in the Combined International Competition of The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Texas on Thursday. The 19 nations contesting the 54-hole, four-ball stroke-play competition teed off in pouring rain and it was the French…

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GolfRSA Proteas pumped for Texas action

7 November 2019 – The Spirit International Golf Championship has been a training ground for stars of tomorrow spanning the globe, and GolfRSA Proteas Zethu Myeki, Symone Henriques, Martin Vorster and Sam Simpson are among the 80 players hoping to go on to bigger and better things after this week. The first championship in 2001…

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GolfRSA juniors sign off at Duke of York

13 September 2019 – GolfRSA Junior Proteas Sam Simpson and Caitlyn Macnab felt both tapped out and buoyed after the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy wrapped up in Northern Ireland on Thursday. For a third successive day, the field battled gale force wind and howling rain brought on by the marriage of Hurricane Dorian…

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SA Juniors battle on at Royal Portrush

12 September 2019 – The majority of the international field – including GolfRSA Junior Proteas Sam Simpson and Caitlyn Macnab – backpedalled in the second round of the 2019 Duke of York Young Champions Trophy on another punishing day at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Simpson posted a frustrating 13-over-par 85 and slipped out of the…

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Mixed fortunes for GolfRSA duo at Duke of York

11 September 2019 – Sam Simpson needed every ounce of the experience he gained during the GolfRSA National Squad Tour to Great Britain and Ireland in June to finish in the top four on a tough first day of the Duke of York Younge Champions Trophy in Northern Ireland. A late starting time on Tuesday…

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GolfRSA five headed Down Under for Junior Presidents Cup

9 September 2019 – Five of South Africa’s top junior golf talents – Jayden Schaper, Martin Vorster, Christo Lamprecht, Sam Simpson and Jordan Duminy – will be heading to Australia for the 2019 Junior Presidents Cup in December. The GolfRSA National Squad quintet have qualified for the 12-strong International Team that will face off against…

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De Beer and Duminy capped for South Africa

9 September 2019 – The South African Golf Association has named six GolfRSA National Squad members to fly the flag for South Africa in four prestigious international events coming up in October and November. “We currently have an amazing depth of talent in our amateur pool in South Africa and this leaves us in the incredibly…

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Macnab and Simpson set for Duke of York

9 September 2019 – Two of South Africa’s brightest golf prospects – Caitlyn Macnab and Sam Simpson – fine-tuned their games for today’s start of the 19th Duke of York Young Champions, while HRH Prince Andrew kept an eye on the action in Monday’s practice round at Royal Portrush. The Duke of York was visiting…

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GolfRSA Boys seal record World Cup win

TOYOTA CITY, Japan (June 21, 2019) – Eighteen years after Major winner Louis Oosthuizen won the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup with Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, Albert Kruger and Christian Ries, two protégées from his Junior Golf Academy – Martin Vorster and Christo Lamprecht – did the Open champion proud with a record-breaking victory for…

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GolfRSA Boys Team poised to strike in Japan

TOYOTA CITY, Japan (June 20, 2019) – Just 24 hours after posting a historic second round, GolfRSA National Squad juniors Sam Simpson, Martin Vorster and Casey Jarvis gave new meaning to the term ‘moving day’ when they went five shots better in the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, supported by JAL, at the Chukyo Golf…

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Premlall sets SA pace in Ireland

DROGHEDA, Ireland (1 June 2019) – South African junior Yurav Premlall fired an opening four-under-par 68 at County Louth Golf Club to lead the seven-strong GolfRSA National Squad crew in the East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship on Saturday. The 16-year-old Glendower golfer fired three birdies on the bounce over the last three holes to…

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National Squad to build on recent success in UK tour

8 April 2019 – South Africa’s top amateur male golfers will once again test their mettle on a demanding tour to the United Kingdom and Ireland as the GolfRSA National Squad seeks to emulate its successful 2018 trip. Last year’s squad bettered all expectations when they returned with three big international wins, a handful of…

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Van Wyk victorious in Nomads SA Boys Match Play

30 March 2019 – George teenager Ben van Wyk ended Sam Simpson’s dream of the winning the elusive Nomads SA Boys Under-19 Championship double when he fired four superb shots at the first extra hole to capture the Match Play title on Saturday. The pair were tied after a thrilling 36-hole skirmish at Humewood Golf…

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