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McClatchie conquers in KwaZulu-Natal

29 Aug 2016

Ekurhuleni amateur Kyle McClatchie added to his trophy haul this season after denying local favourite Matt Saulez a home victory in the KwaZulu-Natal Championship the past weekend.

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Mwandla takes aim at KZN Championship

25 Aug 2016

KwaZulu-Natal’s Siyanda Mwandla made the most of the sunny conditions at Margate Country Club on Thursday to win the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier for the eLan KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship in wire-to-wire fashion.

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Mwandla motors into KZN lead

24 Aug 2016

Six birdies on the back nine at Margate Country Club sent Siyanda Mwandla from Mount Edgecombe hurtling straight to the top of affairs in the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier for the KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship on Wednesday.
The Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation player opened with five-under-par 66 to lead Malcolm Mitchell from Kloof Country Club by one stroke.

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Strydom seals second IGT Tour title in style

24 Aug 2016

Tristen Strydom continued the amateur dominance of the 2016 IGT Tour season when he swept to a second victory in four weeks at the Wingate Challenge on Wednesday.

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McClatchie chases more success in KZN

23 Aug 2016

After positive forays on the country’s top golf development circuits, Kyle McClatchie is eyeing more success in this week’s KZN Amateur Championship. The Golf RSA National Squad player will start his title bid alongside a strong cast of rising stars in the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier that tees off at Margate Country Club today.

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Park’s gold medal performance in Rio captures the world

22 Aug 2016

Arms held over her head in triumph, Inbee Park showed about as much emotion as you are likely ever to see from the stoic South Korean golfer.
The 28-year-old seven-time Major winner held off the rest of the field Saturday in Rio to win gold at the first women's golf competition since 1900. She closed with a five-under-par to lap the field at 16 under — the same mark Justin Rose posted to win the men's competition.

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Reto, Ko on the rampage in Rio

20 Aug 2016

Paula Reto could tick the biggest box of all when she starts today’s final round in the Women’s Golf Competition at the Olympic Games as a definite medal contender in Rio de Janeiro.

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Player’s charges make a move in Rio

18 Aug 2016

Advice from South Africa’s team captain Gary Player helped Paula Reto to make a significant move on day two of the Women’s Golf Competition in Rio de Janeiro, while compatriot Ashleigh Simon’s decision to let go also paid dividends on Thursday.

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Rose strikes Olympic Gold on historic day for golf

14 Aug 2016

South African-born Justin Rose became golf's first Olympic champion in over 100 years, as the Brit outlasted British Open champion Henrik Stenson, in a brilliant advert for the game in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

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Can SA duo make the most of moving day in Rio?

13 Aug 2016

Australian Fraser maintained his lead at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Golf Course while South African golfers Jaco van Zyl and Brandon Stone will aim to make the most of moving day as they continued to struggle in the Olympic Men’s Golf Competition in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

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De Beer drives off with Africa Junior Open title

09 Aug 2016

A change in tactics at the fourth extra hole yielded a huge pay off for Eastern Province junior Kyle de Beer, who bagged his first national victory in the Africa Junior Open in a play-off on Monday.

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Filippi edges clear at Africa Junior Open

08 Aug 2016

Western Province’s Luca Filippi will be chasing his second junior title this season when he tees off in pole position in the final round of the Africa Junior Open on Monday. The country’s number two ranked junior will be looking to convert a one shot lead into victory but he could come under pressure from Jayden Schaper – already a two-time winner this season – and Kian Rose from Central Gauteng.

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De Villiers Graaff drives to SA High Schools victory

05 Aug 2016

Just a year after their first appearance in the SA High School Championship, De Villiers Graaff High School blew away the competition and celebrated victory in the prestigious high school team event in East London on Friday. Herman Loubser, Tyron Davidowitz and Daniel Cronje posted rounds of 228 and 219 at East London Golf Club to steer the team to a seven stroke victory on nine over 447.

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Krugerpark Primary clinches Ernie’s Championship

05 Aug 2016

Krugerpark Primary School celebrated an eight shot victory over Curro Serengeti in the sixth Ernie Els SA Primary School Championship on Friday. The champions combined for an opening total of 241 at Port Shepstone Country Club and protected their lead in the second round with a 260 to triumph on 501.

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Krugerpark cruise to lead at Ernie’s Champs

04 Aug 2016

Percy Hawken, Declan Brews and Johanco Welgemoed from Krugerpark Primary School combined for an opening 241 to open up a yawning gap on the field at the sixth Ernie Els Primary Schools Championship in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday.

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De Villiers Graaff takes SA High School Champs lead

04 Aug 2016

De Villiers Graaff High School grabbed pole position at the South African High School Championship with the help of a pair of eagles in the first round at East London Golf Club on Thursday.

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Naidoo nails Border Stroke Play victory

01 Aug 2016

Golf RSA National Squad player Dylan Naidoo rocketed to fourth in the Open Amateur rankings following a two stroke victory in the Border Stroke Play Championship at the Fish River Sun Country Club on Sunday.

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News from Golf RSA

01 Aug 2016

At long last, the registration of Golf RSA has been finalised. We are both relieved and excited that the organisation is now officially registered. This letter serves to communicate the steps that are currently underway or will occur very shortly.

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Spotlight on Eisenhower Trophy challengers

29 Jul 2016

Jovan Rebula, Marco Steyn and Dylan Naidoo from South Africa will challenge 71 nations for the Eisenhower Trophy at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships in September.
Let’s take a closer look at the trio inspiring to become the first South African winners in the prestigious biennial international amateur competition, conducted by the International Golf Federation, this September.

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Lefson to take charge of SA course rating

28 Jul 2016

Golf RSA has recently contracted former Western Province Director of Golf Eric Lefson to coordinate a course rating programme that will bring the rating of South African golf courses in line with the USGA’s course rating system.

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SA juniors named for Italian U-16 Championship

27 Jul 2016

Christo Lamprecht and Martin Vorster from Southern Cape, Ekurhuleni’s Jayden Schaper and Wilco Nienaber from Free State will represent SA at the 10th Reply Italian International Under-16 Championship at Golf Club Biella in Italy at the end of August.

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Higgo’s purple patch continues in the USA

20 Jul 2016

Fingers crossed for Boland junior Garrick Higgo, who starts the match play stage of the 69th US Junior Amateur at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee tonight. The 17-year-old De Zalze golfer carded rounds of 75 and 72 in the weather-interrupted stroke play qualifier to tie for 30th on three over 147.

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Final Fields confirmed for Olympic Golf

20 Jul 2016

South Africa's Jaco van Zyl, Brandon Stone, Ashleigh Simon and Paula Reto are among the 120 men and women who will create golf history in Rio de Janeiro next month at the Olympic Games competition at Reserva de Marapendi Golf Course between August 11 and 20.

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Super-cool Schaper scores at Tshwane Junior Open

15 Jul 2016

Just three days after his Nomads National Order of Merit victory, Ebotse golfer Jayden Schaper produced a nerveless display to defeat Ge-Rico Muller at the third hole of a sudden-death play-off to scoop the Tshwane Junior Open title at Pretoria Country Club on Friday.

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Leach takes Tshwane Junior Open lead

14 Jul 2016

Bryce Leach from Central Gauteng will carry a one stroke lead over Dawid Opperman and Kyle de Beer into the final round of the Tshwane Junior Open at Pretoria Country Club on Friday.

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Lamprecht, Son sign off at Junior Open

14 Jul 2016

As one prestigious Open wrapped up on Wednesday, another started in Scotland and, having flown the flag for South Africa with great pride in the Junior Open Championship this week, two of the country’s brightest prospects were eager to get to Royal Troon to for the first round of The Open Championship.

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McClatchie, Moralee impress on Big Easy Tour

12 Jul 2016

South Africa's first golf Olympian Kyle McClatchie claimed an impressive joint runner-up finish in the Big Easy Kempton Park, while Freddie Tait Cup winner Cameron Moralee from Gauteng also bagged a top 10 finish at Kempton Park Golf Club on Tuesday.

 

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Schaper survives to clinch NOoM Modderfontein

12 Jul 2016

Ebotse’s Jayden Schaper produced two moments of brilliance on the 18th hole to savour a play-off victory in the Nomads National Order of Merit at Modderfontein Golf Club on Tuesday. The 15-year-old Ekurhuleni golfer defeated Cole Stevens and Dylan Mostert with par at the first play-off hole to triumph.

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Higgo hits big time in USA

12 Jul 2016

As the excitement builds for South Africa’s debut at the Olympics and the start of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon is eagerly anticipated, Garrick Higgo from Boland made a little history of his own when he punched his ticket to the US Amateur Championship on Monday.

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Son and Lamprecht make solid start at Junior Open

12 Jul 2016

South Africa’s top ranked Woo-Ju Son from Gauteng and recent Dimension Data Junior Open champion Christo Lamprecht from Southern Cape are rubbing shoulders with the cream of junior golf in the Junior Championship in Scotland.

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Schaper hits front at Modderfontein

11 Jul 2016

Reigning Nomads SA Boys U-15 champion Jayden Schaper fired an opening five-under-par 67 to lay down a marker for his second national junior victory this season in the Nomads National Order of Merit at Modderfontein Golf Club on Monday.

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Meyers motors to Limpopo Open victory

11 Jul 2016

David Meyers crusied to a seven-shot victory in the Limpopo Open on Sunday. The Dainfern golfer fired rounds of 70, 69 and 67 at Koro Creek Golf Club to triumph on 10-under-par 206.

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Three-way tie at Limpopo Open

08 Jul 2016
Free State's Steven Le Roux, Christopher Van Der Merwe from Gauteng North and David Meyers from Central Gauteng share the first round lead in the Limpopo Open Stroke Play Championship.
Le Roux, Van der Merwe and Meyers top the leaderboard at Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Estate on two-under-par 70.
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Double USSA Championship joy for NMMU

08 Jul 2016

For the full 90 holes of the University Sport South Africa (USSA) Championship, the eight lads from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University executed a well-laid plan and the outcome was a double celebration at Humewood Golf Club on Friday.

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NMMU gunning for USSA Championship double

07 Jul 2016

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University will be gunning for a double celebration after both the A- and B-teams reached the final round of the University Sport South Africa (USSA) Championship on Thursday.

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Nienaber coasts to SA Boys U-17 triumph

07 Jul 2016

Free State junior Wilco Nienaber sealed his first victory this season with a commanding wire-to-wire performance in the Nomads SA Boys Under-17 Championship in George on Thursday.
Nienaber opened with a three-under-par 69 at Kingswood Golf Estate, kept his one shot overnight lead in tact with a second 71 and completed his march to victory with a final round 70 to claim a four shot victory on six-under-par 210.

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Big battles brew at USSA Championship

06 Jul 2016

Local favourites Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University A, both teams from the defending champions University of Pretoria and this year’s dark horse Varsity College will be heading into battle for the Cup Champion honours at the University Sport South Africa (USSA) Championship on Thursday.

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Nienaber keeps command at Kingswood

06 Jul 2016

Mother Nature made life tough for the juniors competing in the Nomads SA Boys U-17 Championship in George, but Free State golfer Wilco Nienaber hung tough to preserve his overnight lead in Tuesday’s second round at Kingswood Golf Estate.
The 16-year-old Bloemfontein golfer followed an opening 69 with a 71 to finish one shot clear of Daniel Cronje from Boland at four-under-par 140.

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Brilliant Big Easy triumph for Beckley

05 Jul 2016

North West amateur Aubrey Beckley claimed the Big Easy – Irene by one-stroke from Makhetha Mazibuko after a flawless final round six-under-par 66 at Irene Country Club on Tuesday.
Beckley’s victory marks a second time this season that an amateur has won on the Sunshine Tour's development circuit after fellow HPC Tuks Golf Academy player Dylan Naidoo claimed the opening event on this year’s schedule.

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NMMU take flight at USSA Championship

05 Jul 2016

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s A-team made the most of their home course advantage to soar to victory in the 36-hole stroke play seeding qualifier at the University Sport South Africa (USSA) Championship on Tuesday. 

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Nienaber sets SA Boys U-17 pace at Kingswood

05 Jul 2016

Free State junior Wilco Nienaber overcame a slight stumble on the back nine at Kingswood Golf Estate to pull one stroke clear of the chasing pack in round one of the Nomads SA Boys U-17 Championship in George on Tuesday.

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NMMU show their teeth at USSA Champs

04 Jul 2016

Luke Jerling led the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University A-team to joint first on day one of the University Sport South Africa (USSA) Championship at the Humewood Links in Port Elizabeth on Monday.
Jerling boosted NMMU A with a solid opening two-under-par 70. Michael Mayberry added a 73 and Jacques Smit and Colin Baldie supplemented their 221 total with a pair of 78s.

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Lamprecht, Jarvis triumphant at Fancourt

01 Jul 2016

Southern Cape junior Christo Lamprecht and Casey Jarvis from Ekurhuleni braved high winds, rain and icy conditions to come up trumps in the Dimension Data Junior Open at Fancourt on Friday.

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Filippi takes a bow in St Francis

27 Jun 2016

Luca Filippi went through an intense battle of attrition when he wasted an eight shot lead to lose the Dimension Data Junior Open last July, but the young Western Province standout finally got his just deserts when he claimed the St Francis Links Nomads National Order of Merit event on Monday.

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SA seven impress in Europe

27 Jun 2016

The South African Universities team took fourth in the World Universities Golf Championship in France, South Africa’s top ranked Jovan Rebula led the SA pack at the Brabazon Trophy in England and Southern Cape junior Caylum Boon made a great recovery to finish 33rd in Switzerland on Sunday.

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SA trio still solid at Brabazon Trophy

25 Jun 2016

South Africa’s top ranked Jovan Rebula and reigning African Amateur Stroke Play champion Albert Venter will lead the local charge into the final round of the Brabazon Trophy at the London Golf Club today.

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Solid start for SA Universities in France

25 Jun 2016

The South African Universities Team are in a strong position heading into the weekend at the 16th World University Golf Championships at Golf de Planchetorte in Brive-la-Gaillarde in France.

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Boon shares lead in Switzerland

25 Jun 2016

South Africa's Caylum Boon shared the overnight lead after the first round of the Swiss International Amateur Championships with Germany's Mauro Anderi in Switzerland.

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SA team named for World Amateur in Mexico

24 Jun 2016

The South African Golf Association (SAGA) have named Southern Cape’s Jovan Rebula and Central Gauteng pair Marco Steyn and Dylan Naidoo to represent South Africa at the biennial World Amateur Team Championships in September.

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SA trio march on at Brabazon Trophy

24 Jun 2016

South African trio Albert Venter, Jovan Rebula and Tristen Strydom survived the cut after the weather-hit second round of the Brabazon Trophy was completed on Friday at the London Golf Club in Kent, England.

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