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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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The World Masters Championship

23 Mar 2017

Fancy taking on some of the west coast of Scotland’s finest courses? Well here’s your chance – with the launch of the World Masters Golf Championship, a competitive event in a social environment that is open to all amateur golfers over 50 years of age who have an official handicap.

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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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Double SA joy in double play-off at Curro SAJI

09 Mar 2017

In an amazing twist of fate, both the defending champions in this year’s Curro South African Juniors International (SAJI) found themselves in the heat of the battle as the final rounds in both the Girls and Boys Competitions went into extra time on Thursday.

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SA Junior teams shine in Curro SA Junior International

09 Mar 2017

South Africa’s top ranked juniors produced a double victory for the country in the 36-hole Team Competition during the 2017 Curro SA Juniors International at Durbanville Golf Club.

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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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Nienaber, Macnab a fierce force at Curro SAJI

08 Mar 2017

Free State’s Wilco Nienaber fired a five-under-par 67 in round two to take a three-shot lead in the 106-strong Boys Competition at the Curro South African Juniors International (SAJI), while fellow South African Caitlyn Macnab edged out Australia’s Jihye Park to keep the overnight lead in the 42-strong Girls Competition on day two of the Global Golf Junior Tour event at Durbanville Golf Club on Wednesday.

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Lasalarie and Macnab set Curro SAJI pace

07 Mar 2017

France’s Alexandre Lasalarie fired a brilliant five-under-par 67 to take the first round lead in the 106-strong Boys Division on day one of the Curro South African Juniors International (SAJI) on Tuesday, while South Africa’s Caitlyn Macnab leads the 42-strong Girls Division in the 54-hole Global Golf Junior Tour strokeplay event at Durbanviile Golf Club.

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Higgo takes up title defence in Curro SA Junior Invitational

06 Mar 2017

Revenge will be on the cards for the international entrants when amateurs from 18 countries around the globe converge for the 2017 Curro South African Juniors International (SAJI) at Durbanville Golf Club from 7 to 9 March. 

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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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Lamprecht edges into African Amateur Championship lead

28 Feb 2017

Just four days after his record-setting victory in the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship, Christo Lamprecht constructed a flawless six-under-par 66 at Leopard Creek Golf Estate to sweep into the first round lead in the prestigious African Amateur Championship in Mpumalanga on Tuesday.

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Venter braced for Leopard Creek defence

27 Feb 2017

South Africa’s Albert Venter is looking forward to his title defence in the African Amateur Championship this week and to representing South Africa as a member of the GolfRSA SA Senior Team in the Team Competition at Leopard Creek Golf Estate this week.

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Sweet 16 Lamprecht rewrites Sanlam SA Amateur history

24 Feb 2017

Louis Oosthuizen Junior Academy prodigy Christo Lamprechtproduced a career-defining performance at Humewood Golf Club tobecome the youngest Sanlam South African Amateur champion in the 110 year history of premier international championship on Friday.

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Southern Cape duo to duel for Sanlam SA Amateur title

23 Feb 2017

The first all-South African final since 2014 will also be an all-Southern Cape affair in the Sanlam SA Amateur Championship after Caylum Boon and Christo Lamprecht showcased their skills in a four-club south-westerly wind that pummelled the players in first the quarterfinals and then the semi-finals at Humewood Golf Club on Thursday.

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Slatter & Kok slay giants at Sanlam SA Amateur

22 Feb 2017

On another balmy day at Humewood Golf Club, unheralded Keaton Slatter and Dylan Kok were a picture of mental calmness as they played their way into the quarterfinal of the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship on Wednesday.

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Taylor, Agherdien and Saaiman to guide SAGA

21 Feb 2017

The South African Golf Association, in support of GolfRSA, will be guided by 57 years of experience in golf administration after the three office bearers for 2017-2018 were elected on Tuesday.
Geoff Taylor was appointed President, Naadir Agherdien elected to the position of the Senior Vice-president and Martin Saaiman as the Junior Vice-President at the Annual General Meeting held during the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship at Humewood Golf Club.

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Juniors impress as big names fall at Sanlam SA Amateur

21 Feb 2017

Luke Mayo fought 17 players for a chance to start the match play stage of the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship and the KwaZulu-Natal junior didn’t put a foot wrong in the first round at Humewood on Tuesday.

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Woollam slays Brown to lift Proudfoot Trophy

20 Feb 2017

KwaZulu-Natal teenager Chris Woollam stunned with a profound victory in the 36-hole stroke play qualifier for the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship when he defeated reigning English Amateur champion Dan Brown in a sudden-death play-off on Monday.

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Pickering picks his way to Sanlam SA Amateur lead

19 Feb 2017

Slade Pickering went on a birdie barrage down the back nine at Humewood Golf Club to lead Sunday’s first round of the 36-hole stroke play qualifier the 2017 Sanlam South African Amateur Championship in Port Elizabeth.
The North West junior fired a flawless nine-under-par 63 to open up a one shot lead over Pierre Pinaeu from France and he holds a two shot advantage over Chris Woollam from KwaZulu-Natal and Frenchman Anthoine Auboin.

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Higgo targets Sanlam SA Amateur

18 Feb 2017

Boland junior Garrick Higgo believes that the time has come to end the foreign dominance in the Sanlam South African Amateur Championship. When Craig Ross won last year, his was the second successive victory by a Scottish golfer and the fourth win for Scotland in the last six editions of the South African Golf Association’s flagship event, but Higgo believes South Africa has the depth of talent to win the premier international championship, which tees off at Humewood Golf Club on Sunday.

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SA duo in running for Junior Presidents Cup

17 Feb 2017

GolfRSA national squad members Garrick Higgo and Luca Filippi are both in the running for the Junior Presidents Cup from 25-26 September 2017. According to the selection and eligibility criteria for the inaugural event, Higgo from Boland and Filippi from Western Province are respectively third and eighth in the official International Team Standings that were announced this morning.

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Gleeson doubles up at Central Gauteng Senior Open

14 Feb 2017

Greg Gleeson says he doesn’t mind doing things the hard way after the Kyalami senior captured his second title in as many months at the Central Gauteng Senior Open at Ruimsig Country Club on Sunday.

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Vive le Bleu for SA Stroke Play champion Catherine

10 Feb 2017

The prestigious South African Stroke Play Championship trophy is back in French hands after Edgar Catherine triumphed at Kingswood Golf Estate on Friday. 

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Irish eyes SA Stroke Play double

09 Feb 2017

Jack Hume did it in 2016. Now Irishman Robin Dawson has similar designs on the prestigious South African Stroke Play Championship trophy after he edged into the lead in Thursday’s third round at Kingswood Golf Estate.

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SA duo tucked in foreign logjam at SA Stroke Play

08 Feb 2017

Southern Cape duo Brandon Cloete and Andre Nel shared the top 10 at the South African Stroke Play Championship with a Swede, an Irish pair, a Scot, three Frenchmen and an Englishman after second round action wrapped up on a soggy Wednesday in George.

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Sizzling Swanepoel surprises at SA Stroke Play

07 Feb 2017

The saying goes ‘when life hands you lemons, make lemonade’, but if Phillip Swanepoel didn’t have three rounds left in the South African Stroke Play Championship, the Stellenbosch student would have started brewing champagne after coming up trumps at Kingswood Golf Estate on Tuesday.

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SA players set for foreign invasion in George

06 Feb 2017

South Africa’s top amateurs are ready to take on a wave of international players when the South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship gets underway at Kingswood Golf Estate in George on Tuesday.

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Venter debuts at African Amateur Championship

02 Feb 2017

The second African Amateur Championship at the end of February will be a significant occasion for defending champion Albert Venter, who will wear the national blazer for the first time.
The South African Golf Association (SAGA) named Venter – along with Aubrey Beckley, Kyle McClatchie and Marco Steyn – to the Senior Team that will represent South Africa alongside a Junior Team at the prestigious international championship at Leopard Creek from 28 February to 3 March.

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Beckley bags Liberty Gauteng North Open title

30 Jan 2017

Potchefstroom’s Aubrey Beckley raised his fist and pumped the air as he boxed in a 10-footer for a birdie and victory in the Liberty Gauteng North Open at Wingate Park Country Club on Sunday.

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Mclachlan and Mitchell lead the way at Wingate

28 Jan 2017

Gauteng North’s Keegan Mclachlan and Malcolm Mitchell from KwaZulu-Natal are locked at the top of the leaderboard heading into the final day of the Liberty Gauteng North Open after the pair carded matching rounds of 67 at Wingate Park Country Club on Saturday.

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Golf RSA Junior team announced

28 Jan 2017

Golf RSA has named the leading four juniors on the South African Golf Association Junior Rankings – Christo Lamprecht, Luca Filippi, Garrick Higgo and Jayden Schaper – for the upcoming African Amateur Championship at Leopard Creek and the 2017 All-Africa Junior Golf Championship in Zimbabwe from 28 – 31 March.

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Lamprechts leads logjam at Wingate Park

28 Jan 2017

Erhard Lambrechts fired an opening four-under-par 68 to lead the Liberty Gauteng North Open at Wingate Park Country Club on Friday, but there is a large crowd looming in the Bolander’s rear-view mirror.

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Smith makes stylish comeback after knee surgery

27 Jan 2017

When Jason Smith starts the Gauteng North Open today, he won’t be thinking about Sunday’s triumph at the Free State Open.
“It would be a big mistake to start thinking about back-to-back victories at Wingate Park because that course warrants all your attention,” said the former SA Stroke Play champion after his practice round at the Tshwane layout on Thursday.

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Storm holds off McIlroy for SA Open title

15 Jan 2017

It has been 10 years since he tasted success as a professional golfer, and Graeme Storm made his second victory as memorable as can be as he defeated world number two Rory McIlroy on the third play-off hole on Sunday in the BMW SA Open proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni.

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Jeffrey’s Proudly South African moment at Glendower

15 Jan 2017

Sunshine Tour caddie Thama Jeffrey Nkonyane is about to collect the biggest cheque of his 32 year long career after helping England's Graeme Storm to victory in the BMW SA Open at a packed and trilled Glendower on Sunday afternoon.

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Delight and heartbreak for BMW SA Open Ammies

14 Jan 2017

Over the last 12 months, the sun has risen over the careers of South Africa’s leading amateurs Marco Steyn, Kyle McClatchie and Jovan Rebula. The trio was among a nine-strong amateur contingent to tee off in this year’s BMW SA Open, proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni, however, two sobering days in the star-studded field left these rising stars with a lot to chew on.

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McIlroy primed to pounce at BMW SA Open

14 Jan 2017

Rory McIlroy had to overturn a three-shot deficit if he wants to lift the BMW SA Open crown and get his 2017 season off to a winning start in the City of Ekurhuleni.

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Calm Storm keeps cool for SA Open lead

14 Jan 2017

It’s hard to quibble when the 54-hole leader last made a bogey 41 holes ago, but that’s exactly the position in which England’s Graeme Storm finds himself after the third round of the BMW SA Open proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni.

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Legacy Project leaners revel in BMW SA Open Golf Clinic

14 Jan 2017

Enthusiastic young golfers from Ekurhuleni enjoyed the chance to show off their blossoming skills in a golf development clinic before catching some of the action at this year’s BMW SA Open hosted by The City of Ekurhuleni.

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Clouds move in over BMW SA Open

13 Jan 2017

Graeme Storm fired a course record nine-under-par 63 to hit the front at Glendower Golf Club, but neither the Englishman’s feat nor the cut worries of South Africa’s two top ranked amateurs ranked high on the minds of the golf fans after the second round of the BMW SA Open proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni was suspended on Friday.

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McClatchie conquers at Glendower

12 Jan 2017

South Africa’s first Olympian golfer Kyle McClatchie beat the nerves with an impressive show of composure to lead the nine-strong amateur delegation on day one of the BMW SA Open hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni.
The 19-year-old from Ekurhuleni crafted a magnificent one-under-par 71 at the championship layout of Glendower Golf Club on Thursday to grab a share of 43rd.

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Horne, Fisher lead McIlroy & Co

12 Jan 2017

South Africans Keith Horne and Trevor Fisher Jnr managed to upstage Rory McIlroy on Thursday in the opening round of the BMW SA Open proudly hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni at Glendower Golf Club – but only just.
The duo each carded six-under-par 66 to have a one-stroke edge over the world number two, with four other players on five-under-par 67 with McIlroy – South Africans Thomas Aiken, Dean Burmester and Jbe’ Kruger, and England’s Jordan L Smith.

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BMW SA OPEN Amateur Watch

11 Jan 2017

Here are the amateur pairings and tee times for the first round of the 2017 BMW SA Open Hosted by Ekurhuleni at Glendower Golf Club on Thursday, 12 January. Good luck to all our rising stars!!

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