6 December 2020 – Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Casey Jarvis scored a clean sweep for Ekurhuleni in the South African Open Championship on Sunday when Bezuidenhout added his name to the greats of South African golf with a five-shot victory  and Jarvis lifted the Freddie Tait Cup as the leading amateur at the Gary Player Country…

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December 2020 – The South African Open is one of the oldest golf championships, dating to 1903. Not surprisingly, Grand Slam champion Gary Player has the most victories, with Bobby Locke – the youngest champion at age 17 – second with nine. Gary Player: 1956, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981…

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December 2020 – “The thrill of lifting the national title was immense. Once your name is on that trophy, among those of some of the greatest players in the world, the thrill never goes away.” – Gavan Levenson, the champion in 1985 at Royal Durban Country Club. Two-time European Tour champion Gavan Levenson made it 40…

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December 2020 – “Ernie and I were neck-and-neck all through the final round and it was one of the best rounds of match play I can remember playing. Even if the records say I won by seven shots, it never felt like that.” – Tony Johnstone, 1993 at Durban Country Club. A young, freckled-faced Tony Johnstone…

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December 2020 – “I was absolutely seething that they wouldn’t give me a free drop and Brian Henning told me the best way to show them, was to go out there and win it. And so I did.” – Dale Hayes, 1976 winner at Houghton Golf Club. In 1953, Dale Hayes watched his father Otway lose…

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December 2020 – “It took me until the next SA Open to see my name on the trophy and finally believe that I’d done it. That’s the measure of the prestige of winning the SA Open.” – Allan Henning, champion in 1963 at Bloemfontein Golf Club. Allan Henning teed it up in 33 consecutive South…

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December 2020 – Christiaan Bezuidenhout has the chance to join South African golf royalty as he takes a five-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round of the South African Open at the Gary Player Country Club. Bezuidenhout signed for his third consecutive 67 to top the leaderboard on 15 under par, with Dylan Frittelli and Jamie…

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4 December 2020 – South Africa’s No 1 ranked Casey Jarvis demonstrated once again why he is considered one of the future stars of the game when he etched his name in the annals of South African golf history at the South African Open Championship on Friday. In a tension-fraught second round, Jarvis joined the…

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3 December 2020 – Reigning SA Amateur champion Casey Jarvis and in-form Christiaan Maas laid down early markers in the hunt for the prestigious Freddie Tait Cup on day one of the South African Open Championship at Sun City. Both GolfRSA National Squad players opened with rounds of one-over-par 73 on Thursday to tie for…

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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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2 December 2020 – No-one knows where or how the statuesque South African Open Championship trophy was acquired, but one thing is certain – since the first edition in 1903, South Africa’s golfers have clamoured to etch their names on this coveted piece of silverware. Some of this tournament’s greatest champions still regard their SA…

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2 December 2020 – The 110th playing of the South African Open at the Gary Player Country Club this week represents an incredible opportunity for the entire field, and none more so than for some of the Sunshine Tour’s golfers who see a victory this week as a career dream for them. “This ranks very highly…

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December 2020 – The Freddie Tait Cup is awarded to the leading amateur at the South African Open Championship, providing he survives the 36-hole cut. The prestigious trophy commemorates Lieutenant Freddie Guthrie Tait, a St Andrews young man who won the Amateur Championship in 1896 and 1897 and finished leading amateur in the Open six times.…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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City of Johannesburg drives new era of SA Open

22 October 2018 – The City of Johannesburg is the proud new host of the South African Open, and one of the most historic national Opens in golf will now be played at Randpark Golf Club from 6-9 December 2018. The Sunshine Tour announced on Monday that a decision was taken in partnership with GolfRSA,…

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