The South African golf industry, like so many others, has been hard hit by the Covid-19 Corona Virus pandemic that has resulted in a government-mandated country-wide lockdown. In this interview that was broadcast recently on RSG, GolfRSA CEO Grant Hepburn discusses some of the challenges faced by the golf industry in South Africa and the…

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DROGHEDA, Ireland (2 June 2019) – GolfRSA National Squad juniors Martin Vorster, Casey Jarvis, Yurav Premlall and Jordon Duminy survived a baptism of fire at the Baltray Links in Ireland to make the 36-hole final in the East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship on Sunday. Vorster from Southern Cape and Ekurhuleni’s Jarvis both carded one-over-par rounds…

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LEEDS, England (2 June 2019) – Eastern Province golfer Kyle de Beer sealed a top five finish in the Brabazon Trophy, while GolfRSA National Squad member Wilco Nienaber closed out a top 30 finish in the English Men’s Open Amateur Championship on Sunday. After earlier rounds of 75 and 71, De Beer surged into the…

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LEEDS, England (1 June 2019) – Luca Filippi made huge strides on moving day in the English Men’s Open Amateur Championship to join the chase for the Brabazon Trophy with one round left at the Alwoodley Golf Club. The GolfRSA National Squad member fired a five-under-par 66 to surge upwards and finish seventh on his own on…

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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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3 May 2019 – Shani Brynard announced her arrival on women’s amateur golf’s biggest stage with a show of superb shot-making to lift the Flight Division title in the South African Women’s Amateur Championship on Friday. The Boland junior showed the nerves and composure of a true champion to hold off Pheletso Mota at Woodhill Residential…

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1 May 2019 – Boland junior Megan Streicher felled one of the big trees in this year’s South African Women’s Amateur Championship when she beat defending champion Jordan Rothman to reach Thursday’s quarter-finals at Woodhill Residential Estate and Country Club. The 16-year-old first beat Kyra van Kan from Ekurhuleni 3 & 2 in the morning…

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20 March 2019 – Kajal Mistry slept on the lead for two straight nights and on Tuesday, she finished the job to lift the South African Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship trophy for a second time. And Mistry was not the only one to reach the winner’s circle in wire-to-wire style. Western Province rising star…

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29 April 2019 – Kajal Mistry has given herself an excellent chance to claim a second South African Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship title after she snatched pole position on moving day. A bogey-free five-under 67 was a real statement of intent from the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation member. As the dust settled on day…

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27 April 2019 – Kajal Mistry hopes third times the charm when she lines up on Sunday in the South African Women’s Amateur Championships at Woodhill Residential Estate and Country Club. Mistry is heading to the United States in August, but before she takes up a golf scholarship at the University of Arkansas in August, the…

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25 April 2019 – Western Province junior Jordan Rothman will lead an elite cast of top ranked amateurs into battle when the South African Women’s Amateur Championships get underway in Pretoria on Sunday. The 16-year-old GolfRSA Elite Squad member will tee it up at Woodhill Residential Estate and Country Club in a bid to recapture the…

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11 April 2019 – South Africa’s leading amateurs Wilco Nienaber, Luca Filippi, Jayden Schaper and Therion Nel completed a successful title defence in the 25th Africa Region 5 Golf Tournament in Namibia on Thursday. The GolfRSA National Squad quartet signed off with a clean sweep in the Match Play final round at Rossmund Desert Golf…

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10 April 2019 – The four-man South African team has kept the country’s title defence on track in the Africa Region 5 Golf Tournament with another dominant performance at the Rossmund Desert Golf Course in Namibia on Wednesday. Ekurhuleni junior Jayden Schaper stretched a two-shot overnight lead in the 54-hole Stroke Play Seeding stage to…

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9 April 2019 – South Africa’s number one ranked junior Jayden Schaper – flanked by fellow GolfRSA National Squad players Luca Filippi, Wilco Nienaber and Therion Nel – boosted South Africa’s title defence bid with a strong start in the Africa Region 5 Golf Tournament in Namibia. Schaper opened with a one-under-par 71 and fired a sizzling…

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8 April 2019 – Four of South Africa’s top ranked amateurs will take up the country’s title defence in the Africa Region 5 Golf Tournament at one of only five registered all-grass desert golf courses in the world on Tuesday. Wilco Nienaber, Luca Filippi, Jayden Schaper and Therion Nel will aim to hunt down a 25th title…

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7 April 2019 – South Africa’s Kaleigh Telfer closed out a top 12 finish at Augusta National as the world’s top-ranked amateur Jennifer Kupcho from the United States became the first champion of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur on Saturday. Telfer began the inaugural event strong and was third on her own after an opening three-under-par…

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5 April 2019 – Tough scoring conditions got the better of South Africa’s Kaleigh Telfer in Thursday’s second round of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, who had to battle her way into the final round field in a sudden-death play-off. The GolfRSA Elite Squad member began moving day in third on three-under, but struggled to…

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4 April 2019 – Zethu Myeki, Sarah Bouch and Larissa du Preez dovetailed brilliantly over 54 holes to capture South Africa’s seventh successive Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy victory with a wire-to-wire performance in Eswatini. GolfRSA Elite Squad members Myeki and Bouch combined for an eight-over 150 in Thursday’s final round at the Nkonyeni Lodge and…

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31 March 2019 – Kaiyuree Moodley lifted the Stroke Play title and Erinvale’s Annelie Swanepoel defeated Kajal Mistry to capture the Match Play title in the Western Province Women’s Amateur Championships held at Clovelly Country Club. Bryanston’s Moodley was third after an opening one-over 73 and four shots behind first round leader Symone Henriques from…

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25 March 2019 – Womens Golf South Africa’s golf development programme certainly lived up to its billing as the six juniors in its GolfRSA Elite Squad stormed through the field to grab the six leading positions in the Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl Championship on Monday. The first round at the Langebaan Golf and Sports…

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