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KZN clinches SA Country Districts glory

20 May 2017

They say it’s never over until the last putt drops, and that proved the case in this year’s SA Country Districts as KwaZulu-Natal fought their way from the bottom of the log to claim A-Division victory at San Lameer Country Club on Friday.

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Limpopo sweeps to SA Country Districts promotion

20 May 2017

There is something about competing at the coast that bring out the best in the men from Limpopo. Exactly eight years after they won the B-Division at Mossel Bay Golf Club, the team rose to the occasion again and celebrated promotion with an unbeaten run in the 2017 SA Country Districts on the magnificent South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

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US sweeps to World Cup of Disabled Golf glory

19 May 2017

American Chad Pfeifer will have to buy an extra suitcase to take his trophy haul home to Boise, Idaho after he and partner Kenny Bontz marched to a colossal 42 stroke victory in the World Cup of Disabled Golf at King David Mowbray Golf Club on Friday.

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Showdown looms in SA Challenge Cup final

19 May 2017

The battle for the 15th SA Challenge Cup title will come down to a final round scrimmage between the GolfRSA Juniors and Western Province at Atlantic Beach Golf Club on Friday.

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Steyn makes it four Big Easy’s for GolfRSA Squad

18 May 2017

It took six extra holes, but Marco Steyn nailed the winning putt to beat Etienne Bond to become the second GolfRSA National Squad member this season and fourth in a year to win on the Big Easy Tour this season at Modderfontein Golf Club on Thursday.

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North West and Northern Cape sets the pace at San Lameer

18 May 2017

North West and Northern Cape wasted no time getting their noses in front when the rain-interrupted South African Country Districts finally got underway at San Lameer Country Club on Wednesday.

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Daisies need to dig deep against GolfRSA Juniors

18 May 2017

It’s a big day for defending champions Gauteng North, who head into the business end of the week at Atlantic Beach with a spring in their step after their first victory in this year’s SA Challenge Cup.
The Daisies gained two points for a 7.5 – 4.5 result against the Presidents Team in Wednesday’s third round to move into fourth spot on the log, but they will need to bring their A-game and more to their fourth round contest against the championship leaders GolfRSA Juniors today.

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Pfeifer doubles his SA Open delight

17 May 2017

American Chad Pfeifer called on his magical short-stick one last time and sunk a 20-footer for birdie from just off the 18th green at King David Mowbray Golf Club to win the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open for the second year running.

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USSA gives chase in SA Challenge Cup 2017

16 May 2017

University Sport South Africa stole the march on Gauteng North on day two of the SA Challenge Cup at Atlantic Beach Golf Club, while Western Province edged out Central Gauteng and GolfRSA Juniors strengthened their position at the top of the log on Tuesday.

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Pfeifer poised to pounce at SA Open

16 May 2017

Chad Pfeifer will go in search of a second successive Canon South African Disabled Golf Open title after another stunning two-under-par 70 earned the American a three shot lead over first round pacesetter Juan Postigo from Spain on Tuesday.
The defending champion moved to four-under-par 140 and will carry a three shot lead into the final round after the 21-year-old one-legged wizard Postigo followed a 69 with a 74.

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GolfRSA Juniors hit back at Challenge Cup

15 May 2017

South Africa’s rising talent fought back superbly to overturn a calamitous start to beat the University Sport South Africa (USSA) team in the opening round of the 15th SA Challenge Cup in Melkbosstrand on Monday.

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Seve’s Boy blows opposition away at SA Open

15 May 2017

Seriously, this may just be a contender for the greatest round of golf ever played in South Africa – Spain’s big-hitting, go-for-broke Juan Postigo shooting a remarkable three-under-par 69 while balancing on his only leg to take the first round lead in the Canon South African Disabled Golf Open at King David Mowbray Golf Club in Cape Town Monday.

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Start of SA Country Districts post-poned

15 May 2017

The first round of the 2017 SA Country Districts Inter-Provincial was cancelled after incessant rain over the last three days rendered the magnificent San Lameer Golf Estate course unplayable.

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Daisies determined to rise to the challenge

14 May 2017

Gauteng North are feeling confident ahead of their title defence at the 15th South African Challenge Cup, which tees off at Atlantic Beach Golf Club from 15-19 May.

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US pair primed for disabled dog-fight

14 May 2017

Team America say they intend to come out firing in the 54-hole Canon SA Disabled Golf Open, which tees off alongside the 12-nation World Cup of Disabled Golf in Cape Town on Monday.

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Williams targets SA Open double

13 May 2017

If former Canon SA Disabled Golf Open winner Williams is a super star of disabled golf, so is his namesake Charles Williams.
After all, the 23-year-old from Lavender Hill in the Western Cape is South Africa’s top ranked deaf golfer.

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Meet South Africa's top ranked amateur Kyle McClatchie

13 May 2017

This month we introduce you to South Africa’s number one ranked amateur Kyle McClatchie, the first South African golfer to hit a shot in the Olympics when he represented the country in the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing alongside Kaleigh Telfer.

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Douries ready to battle Goliaths in SA Open

12 May 2017

Ignation Douries is not just targeting success in the Les Autres* Division at this year’s Canon SA Disabled Golf Open. The 18-year-old from Citrusdal is aiming for the overall prize and the prospect of facing global champions at King David Mowbray Golf Club from 15 to 17 May does not dent his title aspirations.

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MacDermott leads foreign charge at SA Disabled Open

10 May 2017

Reigning World Disabled Golf champion Bob MacDermott flew into the City of Cape Town ahead of a whole slew of global winners arriving this weekend to do battle in the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open from 15-17 May.

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Pfeifer ready to fire in Cape Town

09 May 2017

Big-hitting American Chad Pfeifer is primed to start his title defence in the Canon SA Disabled Golf Open at King David Mowbray Golf Club from 15-18 May.

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GolfRSA Squad named for United Kingdom Tour

05 May 2017

GolfRSA has announced a team of GolfRSA National Squad players to take part in its annual tour to the United Kingdom this June.
The team of 10 will participate in various top-ranked international tournaments over a four-week stretch, including the Carrick Neill Scottish Men’s Open Championship, the St Andrews Links Trophy and the British Amateur Championship.

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Steyn joins SA golf’s young stars with Prince’s Grant win

03 May 2017

Central Gauteng’s Marco Steyn joined an illustrious list of champions including Charl Schwartzel, Brandon Stone and Haydn Porteous when he won the Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational on Wednesday.
Steyn won by four strokes on a tournament total of 286 and with a final round of 70.

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McClatchie romps to 7-shot Big Easy win

03 May 2017
He probably sealed the deal with his three birdies in the opening nine at Killarney Golf Club, but there was more to GolfRSA National Squad player Kyle McClatchie’s win in the season-opening Sunshine Big Easy Tour event there.
He started the day with a four-stroke edge over the other amateur in the field, Slade Pickering, and, despite bogeys on 10 and 13, he signed for a three-under 67 to finish up with a seven-stroke margin over Maritz Wessels, who carded the low round of that day with a four-under 66.
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Mayo, Steyn share lead at Prince’s Grant

02 May 2017

KwaZulu-Natal’s Luke Mayo and Central Gauteng’s Marco Steyn came through the challenge of 36 holes, another windy afternoon and a tougher course set-up to share the lead in the Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational on Tuesday.
The two golfers head into Wednesday’s final round locked together on level par for the tournament and four shots clear of their nearest challenger in Darin de Smidt.

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Man on a mission McClatchie

02 May 2017

Just two days after he lifted the Western Province Amateur title at Westlake Golf Club, South Africa’s number one ranked amateur Kyle McClatchie rode a rich vein of form to lead the first event of the 2017 Big Easy Tour on Tuesday.
The 19-year-old from Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate crafted a magnificent seven-under-par 63 to take pole position at Killarney Country Club. He leads by three shots from fellow amateur Slade Pickering and he is five shots clear of Bennie van der Merwe.

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Quartet share lead at windy Prince’s Grant

01 May 2017

Mistakes were made, but amongst the leading quartet of Marco Steyn, Darin de Smidt, Gregory McKay and Dean Martin there was relief that they weren’t too costly on day one of the Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational on Monday.

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Magwaza ready to take his chance at Prince’s Grant

01 May 2017

The little villages nestled amongst the rolling fields of sugar cane on KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast already have a golfer they can be proud of. And now Thabiso Magwaza is hoping he can give them something more to talk about. Magwaza teed off in Monday’s first round of the Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational determined to take advantage of the invitation he has been given to one of South African golf’s premier amateur tournaments.

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Confident Steyn chasing Prince’s Grant Amateur glory

01 May 2017

Marco Steyn heads into today’s Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational as the highest ranked player in a quality field and with his game having turned a corner after a difficult start to the year.

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SA Amateurs chase title wins of Schwartzel, Stone

28 Apr 2017

Multiple European Tour winner Brandon Stone says next week’s Oxigen Prince’s Grant National Amateur Invitational tournament always awakened in him the same feeling Jordan Spieth must have every time he steps onto Augusta National Golf Club during the Masters.

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Fabulous Frade triumphs at Westlake

27 Apr 2017

Nicholaus Frade from Gauteng North finally got the putter going and it paid off with a provincial breakthrough in the Western Province Amateur on Wednesday.

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Saulez has control at Westlake

26 Apr 2017

Just four days after Clayton Mansfield lifted the Boland Amateur Stroke Play title, fellow Durban Country Club golfer Matt Saulez will attempt to make it two in a row for KwaZulu-Natal when he starts the final two rounds of the Western Province Amateur Stroke Play Qualifier in pole position at Westlake Golf Club.

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Els helps SA golf to keep giving back

24 Apr 2017

A near-death experience when Ernie Els was just starting his career certainly gave the four-time Major champion an appreciation for the value of life. And it’s perhaps no surprise that he’s since become one of golf’s most ardent supporters of charity.

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SAGA salutes Michael Sherriff

24 Apr 2017

It was with sadness that the South African Golf Association learned of the unexpected passing of one of the country’s rising stars, Michael Sherriff, who lost his life in a car accident over the Easter weekend.

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Chips Shots with Garrick Higgo

23 Apr 2017

GolfRSA National Squad member Garrick Higgo celebrated his debut in the prestigious Junior Invitational with a tie for 45th at Sage Valley Country Club in South Carolina. The De Zalze junior posted rounds of 79, 73 and 76 to finish on 12 over 228.
We chatted to the ambitious firecracker from Boland and found out more about what drives him, his likes and dislikes and what he still hopes to accomplish this year. 

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Third time’s a charm as Niemans wins Junior Invitational

23 Apr 2017

Joaquin Niemann from Chile celebrated his third start in the Junior Invitational with a four stroke victory over American Austin Eckroat at the Sage Valley Golf Club.
The Chilean carded rounds of 67, 70 and 67 to triumph on 204 and don the prized Gold Jacket as the prestigious junior championship’s second international champion after 2015 winning Marcus Kinhult from Sweden.

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Mansfield clings to Boland Amateur Open lead

21 Apr 2017

It wasn’t quite as special as his flawless 63 in the first round,  but KwaZulu-Natal’s Clayton Mansfield did more than enough to maintain his overnight lead in the Boland Amateur Open at Stellenbosch Golf Club in Thursday’s second round.

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Mansfield motors to Boland Amateur Open lead

20 Apr 2017

KwaZulu-Natal’s Clayton Mansfield fired a flawless nine-under-par 63 to open up a three shot lead on Boland amateur Christiaan Basson in Wednesday’s first round of the Boland Amateur Open at Stellenbosch Golf Club.

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National Team seals 21st victory for SA at Africa Region 5

17 Apr 2017

South Africa’s top talent rose to the occasion to successfully defend the country’s A- and B-Division titles in the Africa Region 5 Golf Tournament in Zambia.
The National Team reeled in the country's 21st victory in the premier African teams' championship, while the GolfRSA Team combined to lift the B-Division title for a second successive year.

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Nienaber in class of his own at Northern Cape Open

27 Mar 2017

Two years ago, unheralded Wilco Nienaber hit the South African amateur junior circuit like a tidal wave. Swing problems forced the GolfRSA National Squad member off the golfing radar, but on Sunday, the Free State tsunami underlined his comeback to the top tier with an emphatic seven stroke victory in the Northern Cape Open.

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Freiburghaus seals rare Northern Amateur double

24 Mar 2017

Jeremy Freiburghaus from Switzerland sealed a rare double in The Pro Shop Northern Amateur Championship when he became the first player to win the stroke play qualifying and the match play stages since Scotland’s David Law achieved the double in 2011.

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Nienaber to face top local talent in Northern Cape Open

23 Mar 2017

In-form GolfRSA National Squad member Wilco Nienaber will be hunting a third victory this season in the Northern Cape Open, which tees off at Kimberley Golf Club today.

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Swiss bliss for Freiburghaus at Randpark

22 Mar 2017

Swiss golfer Jeremy Freiburghaus edged out South Africa’s Albert Venter to win the 72-hole Stroke Play Qualifier for the 2017 Pro Shop Northern Amateur Championship at Randpark Golf Club on Tuesday.

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Loubser and magnificent seven graduate to big time

22 Mar 2017

It is said that Qualifying School is the ultimate test for any golfer. A battle from start to finish, Q-School is a gut-check week that launches the select few to the top and breaks the spirit of many. And this year, the Sunshine Tour upped the ante even further.

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Rest in peace, Mrs Rules

18 Mar 2017

It is with great sadness that we learned of Carol Goldsbury’s passing on Friday morning 10th of March.  Fondly known as ‘Mrs Rules’, Carol lost her battle against cancer.

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Scots depart SA with confidence soaring

09 Mar 2017

The Scottish Golf National Squad flew back to Scotland having brought down the curtain on a successful six week sojourn to South Africa with victory in the International Triangular at Houghton Golf Club on Tuesday.

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Johnston seals Scottish double at African Amateur Championship

03 Mar 2017

Liam Johnston from Scotland made it a Scottish double at the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship when he lifted the trophy after an epic tussle with compatriot Connor Syme and South Africa’s Christo Lamprecht at Leopard Creek Golf Estate on Friday.

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Leopard and baboons standoff at Africa Amateur Championship

03 Mar 2017

A rare encounter between a big cat and a troop of angry baboons during the recent African Amateur Championship at Leopard Creek Golf Estate on Wednesday left Trevor Saulez with a unique experience that he will never forget.

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Scots celebrate as Lamprecht hangs on at Leopard Creek

02 Mar 2017

Scotland celebrated an early victory at the African Amateur Championship with a successful title defence in the Team Competition, but the visitors are still trying to catch Christo Lamprecht in the 72-hole Stroke Play Championship at Leopard Creek Golf Estate.

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Sanlam celebrates 25 years of working together for hope

01 Mar 2017

The Sanlam Cancer Challenge, South African golf’s greatest contribution to the fight against cancer, celebrates a 25-year partnership with the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) and the country’s passionate amateur golfers this year, and with a host of new prizes and incentives on offer.

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Syme stalks Lamprecht at Leopard Creek

01 Mar 2017

Connor Syme from Scotland will be stalking South Africa’s Christo Lamprecht when the third round of the African Amateur Championship tees off at Leopard Creek Golf Estate on Thursday.

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The South African Golf Association and Womens Golf South Africa have joined forces to form GolfRSA, a new unified company that will professionally administer the commercial interests and golf operations of amateur golf in South Africa.

Look out for the new GolfRSA website coming soon.

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