Nienaber nails first pro win in Dimension Data Pro-Am

9 May 2021 – Wilco Nienaber made it a hat-trick of victories for South Africa in three consecutive weeks on the European Challenge Tour when he won the Dimension Data Pro-Am in a playoff at Fancourt on Sunday. After finishing tied for the lead with Swede Henric Sturehed on 19 under par on the Montagu…

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GolfRSA No 1 Maas to test himself against Sunshine Tour pros

22 March – South Africa’s number one amateur, Christiaan Maas, will have the opportunity to test himself against the Sunshine Tour professionals in this week’s Serengeti Pro-Am Invitational at Serengeti Estates, which tees off on Tuesday. The 17-year-old GolfRSA National Squad star and reigning South African Amateur champion will find himself in a field that…

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Breaking through in 2020

18 December 2020 – The masses may not remember this year the fondest terms, but for a trio of GolfRSA National Squad graduates, 2020 will go down as the year that they announced themselves on the international stage. Garrick Higgo Age: 21 World Ranking: 90th Professional wins: 4 Season earnings: €324,740.61 (R6.2 million) Having started…

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Old King Cole

December 2020 – When Cole Cruickshank fulfils his lifelong dream to play golf as a professional in the upcoming months, he will do so at the ripe old age of 23. That’s a full two years older than world No 14 Matthew Wolff, three years more life experience than rising South African star Wilco Nienaber…

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Bezuidenhout & Jarvis bank big wins in 2020 SA Open

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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Bezuidenhout chasing SA Open glory

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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Another historic milestone for Jarvis at SA Open

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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Golfers dreaming of a place in SA Open history

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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Maas, Duminy and Mbetse heading for SA Open at Sun City

1 December 2020 – The Covid-19 nationwide lockdown may have put the brakes on their 2020 season, but if you thought top ranked amateurs Christiaan Maas and Jordan Duminy were done for the year, think again. The GolfRSA National Squad pair came through today’s pressure-packed qualifiers alongside South African US-based Massimo Mbetse to join the…

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Frittelli excited for SA Open challenge

December 2020 – Dylan Frittelli believes so much in the history and tradition of the South African Open that he goes as far as to say he wouldn’t feel his career would be complete without adding his name to the trophy of the second oldest national Open in golf. “I’ve won on the European Tour…

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Jarvis gets Alfred Dunhill Championship nod

30 October 2020 – South Africa’s leading amateur Casey Jarvis will be rubbing shoulders with the cream of the Sunshine Tour and European Tour after the GolfRSA National Squad member received an invitation to tee it up in the prestigious Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek. The R29-million event will be played from 26-29 November,…

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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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Sun City the home of the 2020 South African Open

OCTOBER 2020 – The South African Open Championship will add the iconic Gary Player Country Club to its roster of celebrated golf courses that have hosted this championship as it moves to Sun City this year where it will be played from 3-6 December, with support from Nedbank and Sun International. The 110th playing of…

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GolfRSA’s Higgo claims maiden European Tour title in Portugal

20 September 2020 – Garrick Higgo became the first GolfRSA National Squad member to break through on the European Tour with a life-changing triumph at the Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos, thanks to a stunning bogey-free seven under par final round of 65. The left-handed South African, whose final bogey of the week occurred…

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Graduating, with honours

31 August 2020 – When Luca Filippi launched his pro career in the recent Betway Championship, the Western Province golfer became the 23rd Sunshine Tour professional to graduate via GolfRSA’s National Squad system. A tie for 39th hardly set the golfing world alight, but it is a first step towards Filippi’s goal of emulating fellow…

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Nienaber making hay on UK mini tours

29 July 2020 – As the European Tour emerges from its Covid-19-enforced hibernation, former South African No 1-ranked amateur Wilco Nienaber has kept himself occupied with some eye-catching performances on the UK’s mini golf tours. <UPDATE> Nienaber seized his chance by claiming a fourth-place finish in the recent English Championship on the European Tour. The…

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GolfRSA Statement – Announcement on the return to Golf

GOLFRSA STATEMENT Announcement on the return to Golf 12 June 2020 GolfRSA and the Golf bodies welcome the efforts of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture that have allowed for the safe return of Golf. The Golf bodies wish to thank the Minister, Director General and their team of staff for their commitment to…

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GolfRSA STATEMENT – GolfRSA reaction to High Court Ruling

GOLFRSA STATEMENT GolfRSA reaction to High Court Ruling 4 June 2020 – In light of the Gauteng High Court Ruling that declared the country’s Alert Levels 3 and 4 lockdown regulations unconstitutional and invalid, GolfRSA in conjunction with all the golf bodies, is taking action and legal advice to ascertain the repercussions the ruling holds in terms…

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GOLFRSA STATEMENT 30 MAY 2020

30 MAY 2020 Following the Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture’s briefing this morning, GolfRSA on behalf of all South African golf bodies, would like to go on record in expressing our disappointment around the continued uncertainty in terms of where the return of golf stands at Alert Level 3. There are sufficient examples globally…

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SA golf pays tribute to Denis Hutchinson

11 January 2020 – Denis Hutchinson’s immense contribution to golf will be celebrated through a new tournament in his honour and in partnership with the Sunshine Tour, PGA of South Africa, GolfRSA and the South African Golf Association (SAGA). The Denis Hutchinson Challenge Trophy will be played at Hutchinson’s home course of Royal Johannesburg and…

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