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SA team takes control in Kolkata

03 Dec 2016

The South Africa team was in commanding form as they extended their first round advantage to three points in Saturday’s second round of the inaugural Golf Test Series in India. The local heroes racked up victories in three of the four Fourballs games and will head in to the final round on Sunday leading Indian 5.5 – 2.5.

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SA team edges ahead in India

02 Dec 2016

South Africa’s Senior and Mid-Amateur teams swept into the early lead against India in the opening round of the inaugural Golf Test Series at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club on Friday.

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SADGA salutes Eugene Vorster

02 Dec 2016

South African Disabled Golf Association chairman Enver Hassen announced on Friday that CEO Eugene Vorster will be leaving the organisation at the end of 2016 to pursue new interests.

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SA teams set for ground-breaking test in India

02 Dec 2016

South Africa’s Senior and Mid-Amateur teams have thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent hospitality from the Indian Golf Union since their arrival in India on Tuesday, but the two four-man sides are ready for the gloves to come off when the ground-breaking Golf Test Series tees off at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club today.

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Tribute to Mellette Hendrikse

02 Dec 2016

On behalf the South African Golf Association, and in particular the Senior and Mid-Amateur national teams on tour in India at the moment, I extend our heartfelt condolences to Mellette’s family and friends.

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Funeral Notice - Mellete Hendrikse

28 Nov 2016
The Hendrikse family wishes to announce that Mellette's funeral service will be held on Thursday, 1 December at 11h00.
The family requests that those attending please wear their highest golfing attire, i.e. local, provincial or national blazers.
Venue - NG Kerk Wonderpark at 1849 Berg Avenue in Akasia, Pretoria.
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SA golf mourns Mellette Hendrikse

24 Nov 2016

The South African golfing community is reeling with shock at the unexpected passing of one of its most passionate administrators, Mellette Hendrikse.
“Mellette was extremely well known and respected, both as a player and golf administrator, and we were incredibly saddened to learn that he passed away after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday afternoon,” said South African Golf Association acting president Geoff Taylor.

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Heroic Higgo triumphs at Central Gauteng Open

21 Nov 2016

Boland junior Garrick Higgo bounced back from a narrow loss in last week’s Bobby Locke Open to celebrate success in the Central Gauteng Open on Sunday.

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Stylish Stapes seals Bobby Locke Open

17 Nov 2016

Shaun Stapleton put the finishing touches on his prep for the upcoming SA Mid-Amateur Test against India with a superb one shot victory in the inaugural Bobby Locke Open at Parkview Golf Club.
The Wanderers golfer opened with a 70 in the weather-hit first round on Monday and carded a 69 in the second round to pull within two shots of the 36-hole leader Garrick Higgo.
On Wednesday morning, Stapleton overhauled the rising star from Boland with another 70 in the third round and he followed with an even-par 72 in the afternoon to secure victory at seven under 281.

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SA amateurs do SA proud

14 Nov 2016

The South African junior quartet competing in the 8th Albatross International Golf Championship India arrived home on Sunday boasting top 10 finishes in the two team events, as well as three top 10 places in the Individual Competitions at the Classic Golf and Country Club near New Delhi.

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Mwale shines for SA in India

10 Nov 2016

South African Golf Development Board member Carl Mwale grabbed a share of the lead in the Boys 13-14 Category at the 8th Albratross International Golf Championship India in Gurgaon on Thursday.

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McLatchie triumphs in Argentina

10 Nov 2016

South Africa’s first golf Olympian Kyle McClatchie blazed to a new tournament record in the 36-hole stroke play qualifier for the 121st FiberCorp Argentine Amateur Championship in Argentina on Monday.

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SA seals top five finish in Argentina

07 Nov 2016

Kyle McClatchie and Aubrey Beckley extended South Africa’s proud history in the Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup with a top five finish as Agustin Tarigo and Juan Alvarez capture Uruguay’s first victory at the 45th edition of the prestigious event at Los Lagartos Country Club on Sunday.

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Boon banks EP Stroke Play title

06 Nov 2016

Southern Cape golfer Caylum Boon picked up his first win of the season in the Eastern Province Stroke Play Championship after a sudden-death play-off against Paul Colditz from Western Province on Sunday.

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Golf RSA appoints Board of Directors

04 Nov 2016

Golf RSA today announced the confirmation of elected nominees to its Board of Directors including Johann Rupert as chairman and Cynthia Rayner, Dale Hayes, Jabulane Mabuza, Ken Walker and Zanosi Kunene as independent, non-executive directors.

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No place for discrimination or violence in SA golf

31 Oct 2016

The South African Golf Association (SAGA) today stated that any acts of discrimination or violence by its members will not be tolerated.
“The SAGA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious, sex or national origin, nor does it condone any form of violence from its members,” said SAGA Acting President Geoff Taylor.

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R&A Rules School in Cape Town a huge success

29 Oct 2016
The comments varied from tough and tricky to entertaining and fun, but all the delegates who attended the R&A Level 3 Tournament Administrators and Referees Schools (TARS) this past week agreed that the three-day event at Steenburg Grow Club was well-constructed and highly informative.
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SA eight named for India Test

26 Oct 2016

The South African Golf Association (SAGA) is pleased to announce the eight players that will represent South Africa in a historic first foray to Calcutta, India this December.

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Historic win for Williams at SA Senior Champs

21 Oct 2016

South Africa’s number one ranked Steve Williams became the first player in the country’s golfing history to hold both the senior national titles on the amateur and pro circuit concurrently after he closed out a wire-to-wire victory in the 28th Indwe Risk Services SA Senior Stroke Play Championship at Kyalami Country Club on Friday.

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Gobel eyes breakthrough at SA Senior Champs

20 Oct 2016

Thanks to four rounds on some of the toughest Links courses in Scotland at the recent Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, unheralded Rurik Gobel will be gunning for the 28th Indwe Risk Services SA Senior Stroke Play Championship title on Friday.

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Madalas fire at Kyalami

19 Oct 2016

First round leader Steve Williams and former champion Mellette Hendrikse steered the Madala team to a 13 point lead in the first round of the Madala Challenge at the 28th Indwe Risk Services SA Senior Stroke Play Championship on Wednesday.

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Williams starts with a bang at SA Senior Champs

19 Oct 2016

Top ranked Steve Williams from Modderfontein Golf Club in Gauteng made a superb start in the 28th Indwe Risk Services SA Senior Stroke Play Championship at Kyalami Country Club on Wednesday.

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Pros share their knowledge with SAGDB’s young stars

19 Oct 2016

The South African Golf Development Board’s (SAGDB) Limpopo chapter was given the chance for eight of its elite squad golfers to receive coaching from a few of the professionals competing in this week’s Vodacom Origins of Golf at Euphoria Golf Estate.

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Western Province celebrates SA Mid-Am IPT success

14 Oct 2016

Western Province defeated Ekurhuleni to complete an unbeaten week and a welcome return to the winner’s circle in the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial Championship at Rustenburg Golf Club on Friday.

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Boland banks promotion at SA Mid-Am IPT

14 Oct 2016

Boland blew Mpumalanga out of the water in their final round skirmish to bank promotion to the A-Section for next season at the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial Championship at Rustenburg Golf Club on Friday.

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Rivals set for epic showdown at SA Mid-Am IPT

13 Oct 2016

Western Province are in a strong position to celebrate South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial glory on Friday after making the most of their penultimate match against Gauteng North, while Mpumalanga took back the prime spot in the promotion battle on day four at Rustenburg Golf Club.

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Seniors set for SA Stroke Play challenge

13 Oct 2016

A blend of past winners, 2016 champions and a prime piece of real estate promises to serve up an intoxicating cocktail when the Indwe Risk Services South African Senior Stroke Play Championship tees off at Kyalami Country Club from 19-21 October.

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Western Cape golfers claim Sanlam Cancer Challenge glory

12 Oct 2016

Golfers from the Western Cape dominated the finals of the 2016 Sanlam Cancer Challenge that was played at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City on Monday and Tuesday this week.

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WP, Boland in fiery form at SA Mid-Am IPT

12 Oct 2016

Western Province painted Central Gauteng and Eastern Province into a corner on day three as Boland strengthened their claim for promotion in the B-Section clashes in the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial at Rustenburg Golf Club on Wednesday.

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Central solid as EP takes a bow at SA Mid-Am IPT

11 Oct 2016

Central Gauteng strengthened their position in the A-Section as last year’s B-Section winners Eastern Province got off the mark on day two of the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial at Rustenburg Golf Club on Tuesday.

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Southern Cape fires at SA Mid-Am IPT

11 Oct 2016

Free State edged Mpumalanga for the top spot in the standings, but Southern Cape went on a winning spree to get within striking distance of the log leaders on day two of the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial at Rustenburg Golf Club on Tuesday.

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WP, Gauteng and Mpumalanga sizzle at SA Mid-Am IPT

10 Oct 2016

Western Province and North West forced defending champions KwaZulu-Natal on the back foot in the opening round of the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial, while Central Gauteng took two scalps and Mpumalanga got their promotion campaign off to a flying start at Rustenburg Golf Club on Monday.

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Ekurhuleni seals SA U-13 Champs hat-trick

06 Oct 2016

Ekurhuleni clinched their third successive Nomads SA Under-13 Championship title in formidable fashion at Killarney Country Club on Thursday. The six-strong side claimed a roaring 53 stroke victory on 1161, while North West edged out Gauteng North by two strokes to finish in second on 1214.

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Ekurhuleni widens gap at SA U-13 Champs

05 Oct 2016

Thanks to the courageous efforts of Zamokuhle Nxasana, Christopher Bagnall, Nash de Klerk, Kiera Floyd and Hunter Walker, Ekurhuleni is in the driver’s seat and just 18 holes away from a hat-trick of wins in the Nomads SA Under-13 Championship.

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Ekurhuleni hunt Nomads SA Boys U-13 hat-trick

04 Oct 2016

Ekurhuleni’s finest young prospects lined up a hat-trick of wins in the Nomads South African U-13 Championship after they marched to an overwhelming first round lead at Killarney Country Club on Tuesday.
Twelve months after the side powered their way to a successful title defence at Royal Durban Golf Club, the two-time champions picked up where they left off to open up a yawning gap on the field with a first round total of 389.

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Southern Cape claims historic SA IPT win

23 Sep 2016

Southern Cape mowed down Gauteng North in a pressure packed final round tussle to claim a historic first victory in the 56th South African Inter-Provincial Championship on Friday.

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KwaZulu-Natal nails promotion at SA IPT

23 Sep 2016

KwaZulu-Natal earned the coveted promotion in the 56th South African Inter-Provincial Championship, sponsored by Tempest, with an unbeaten performance at the Fish River Sun Country Club on Friday.

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Aussies win, SA seals 31st at WATC

23 Sep 2016

South Africa wrapped up their Eisenhower Trophy campaign with a frustrating tie for 31st as the Australians captured their fourth World Amateur Team Championship title this weekend in Mexico.

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SA IPT 2016 – A-SECTION Final Round Foursomes Update

23 Sep 2016

Southern Cape made a solid start in the fight for glory against Gauteng North to lead the final round foursomes 2.5 – 1.5 at the 56th South African Inter-Provincial Championship, but the Garden Route side had to dig deep after Gauteng North fought back hard on the back nine at the Fish River Sun Country Club. Ekurhuleni and Central Gauteng drew 2-all and Western Province set up a second successive victory with a 3 – 1 lead over Boland.

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SA IPT 2016 – B-SECTION Final Round oursomes Update

23 Sep 2016

Log leaders KwaZulu-Natal edged out Eastern Province in the final round foursomes to take a one point lead into the last eight singles at the 56th South African Inter-Provincial, while North West will need to dig deep if they want to stay alive in the promotion battle after drawing with Free State. Mpumalanga made the most of the calm start to the final day to claim 3.5 points against Limpopo.

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Aussies take control as SA slip at WATC

23 Sep 2016

Australia rocketed to an eight-stroke lead in the Eisenhower Trophy, while South Africa lost some ground in the second round of the 30th World Amateur Team Championship (WATC) in Mexico on Thursday.

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Three-way tussle for glory at SA IPT

22 Sep 2016

There will be a three-way fight for glory in the 56th South African Inter-Provincial after a brutal south-westerly wind immobilised Gauteng North and Central Gauteng in Thursday’s fourth round Fish River Sun Country Club.

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EP, North West pursue KZN in SA IPT promotion battle

22 Sep 2016

The battle for promotion at the 56th South African Inter- Provincial will come down to a scrimmage between log leaders KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Province and North West on Friday.

 

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B-SECTION - Round 4 Foursomes Update

22 Sep 2016

While KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Province are enjoying their fourth round bye, Border made the most of the windy conditions at the Fish River Sun Resort to take the lead against Free State and hold Mpumalanga to a draw in the foursomes the 56th South African Inter-Provincial Championship, sponsored by Tempest. Free State got the early edge on Free State and the foursomes between North West and Limpopo ended in a draw.

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A-SECTION – Round 4 Foursomes Update

22 Sep 2016

Southern Cape and Boland both made a promising against Central Gauteng on day four of the 56th South African Inter-Provincial Championship, sponsored by Tempest, while Gauteng North and Western Province drew 2-all in the foursomes at the Fish River Sun Resort.

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SA start solid as Scotland leads WATC in Mexico

22 Sep 2016

Scotland opened with a 10-under-par 134 lead Australia by one stroke, while South Africa tied for 22nd with Finland, Iceland, Italy and the host nation Mexico in the first round of the Eisenhower Trophy at the 30th World Amateur Team Championship (WATC) on Wednesday.

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Showdowns looming at SA IPT

21 Sep 2016

On another day of upsets and jostling for position, Ekurhuleni and Central Gauteng pulled one out of the bag, while Gauteng North drew a bold line under their intention to win this year’s South African Inter-Provincial on Wednesday.

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KZN, EP keep fireworks going at SA IPT

21 Sep 2016
On day three at the 56th South African Inter-Provincial, the Eastern Province claimed a decisive victory over Free State to keep their promotion battle on track while KwaZulu-Natal finally took a little breath of relief after coming through another two tough matches unscathed on Wednesday.
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B-SECTION – Round 3 Foursomes Update

21 Sep 2016

KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Province were motoring in the third round foursomes at the 56th South African Inter-Provincial Championship, while North West got an early edge on Border in the calm, sunny conditions at the Fish River Sun Country Club.

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A-SECTION – Round 3 Foursomes Update

21 Sep 2016

The inland teams were king of foursomes on day three of the 56th South African Inter-Provincial Championship with Ekurhuleni taking the biggest cut of the points ahead of the afternoon singles at the Fish River Sun Country Club.

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