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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Dr Andrew Mlangeni remembers the day during the 26 years and four months that he was incarcerated on Robben Island when he found three golf balls that gave him hope. Three golf balls, hidden away in the long grass of a field he and his fellow political prisoners were clearing on the island. When he…

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Louis Oosthuizen heads to Randpark Golf Club this week as the defending champion and the new Player Host of the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg, and which this year is a true showcase of the brightest stars of the current and future generations of South African golf. Oosthuizen joined an exclusive…

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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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12 July 2018 – Sam Simpson must be relishing a victory after a flawless six-under-par 66 in the opening round of the Tshwane Junior Open put him the mix for a fourth straight week. He racked up three birdies on the front nine, pencilled in a fourth red number on his card at the par…

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18 March 2018 – Oliver Bekker took home five awards, including the prestigious Commissioner’s Award at the Maslow Hotel where the Sunshine Tour and Golf RSA held their awards ceremony on Sunday. Bekker, who won three times during the 2017-18 Sunshine Tour season, was recognised for his overall contribution to golf on the Tour in…

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The Sunshine Tour (Southern Africa PGA Tour) announced at its AGM on Wednesday that respected tournament promoter Thomas Abt has been appointed as the new Deputy Commissioner of the Tour. Selwyn Nathan, the Commissioner of the Sunshine Tour, said the new appointment formed part of the Tour’s succession plan, with Abt being groomed for the…

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14 January 2018 – The large crowd ringside at the 18th at Glendower Golf Club cheered on popular Kyle McClatchie as he holed his final putt to capture the crown jewel of amateur golf – the Freddie Tait Cup – as the leading amateur in the BMW SA Open, proudly hosted by the City of…

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6 December 2017 – South Africa’s top ranked amateur Kyle McClatchie hopes to pour every drop of experience gained in 2017 season into a successful Joburg Open campaign. South Africa’s first golf Olympian and world number 128 will lead a four-man amateur challenge into battle in the first event co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, European…

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17 November 2017 – The South African Open Championship has always enjoyed a rich history of amateur participation and the 2018 edition at Glendower Golf Club from 11-14 January will once again feature the cream of South Africa’s amateur ranks. “The reigning Sanlam SA Amateur champion automatically qualifies for the world’s second oldest national championship…

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