Year End Delegates Meeting

The 2017 year end delegates meeting will be held at Irene Country Club on Tuesday, 28 November @ 18:30 in the cricket pavilion.
We strongly urge that all Clubs please send at least one representative to this final meeting of the year, where the 2018 budget will need to be approved.

Should you have any questions, please contact our offices on 012 667 1087.

Super Senior IPT Team Announced

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent Gauteng North at the upcoming Super Senior Inter Provincial to be held at Pezula Golf Club from 4 – 8 December 2017

Dirk Swanevelder       Woodhill CC
Giel van Wyk               Wingate Park CC
Philip Viljoen               Pretoria CC
Adrian Kriel                 Wingate Park CC
Rinus van Niekerk      Wingate Park CC
Etienne Groenewald  Centurion CC

The team will be managed by Dirk Swanevelder

Junior IPT Team Announced

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent Gauteng North in the Under 19 Inter Provincial Tournament taking place at East London Golf Club from 11 – 16 December.

Otto van Buynder        Blue Valley Golf Estate
Werner Deyzel             Woodhill Country Club
Keegan Mclachlan       Silver Lakes Golf Estate
Stals Swart                    Pretoria Country Club
Nicholas Souranis       Centurion Country Club
Murad Hoosen             The Els Club
Boipelo Raphiri            Akasia Country Club
Dino Capazario             Silver Lakes Golf Estate

The team will be managed by Craig Collins.
We wish the team all the best for the tournament ahead and are sure you will fly the GN flag high.

Silver Salver huge success

When it comes to winning, no-one in South Africa’s amateur golfing fraternity can hold a candle to Wilco Nienaber this season.

The 17-year-old Free State junior scored some valuable world amateur golf ranking points with his ninth visit to the winner’s circle in the weather-reduced Liberty GNGU Silver Salver, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, at Irene Country Club on Sunday.

The Bloemfontein golfer won by two points, in spite of a rather average start.

“I scored four points in the Modified Stableford format in the first round and trailed by eight points, but six points in the second round got me within five of Daniel Nduva from Kenya,” Nienaber said. “I racked up eight birdies in the third round, worth 16 points, to take the lead on 22 points.”

Nienaber headed into the final round with a two point lead over South Africa’s top ranked Jayden Schaper. Nduva was four points off the pace in a tie for third with Ruhan van Dijk (who had his first hole in one in round 3 on the 16th hole) from Ekurhuleni and Gauteng North’s James du Preez.

“A huge lightning storm was just about to hit. They suspended play but the organisers announced after 45 minutes that they were reducing the tournament to 54 holes because the storm wouldn’t pass in time for us to finish.”

 

“It was a nice change from the usual stroke play,” he said. “You had to get your head around the scoring format, but it was a lot of fun. Par was zero, birdie worth two points and a bogey was minus one. So, if you went par-bogey-birdie, you gained a point. The key was keeping a clean card.”

Johan Struwig, President of GNGU, made special mention of Union supporters Liberty, for their continued support.  He also high-lighted PriceWaterhouseCoopers involvement in the Silver Salver, who are tournament sponsors for this specific event.  Without their support, the tournament ‘spoils’ and extras would not be possible.  Irene Country Club members, Executive and staff were thanked for their support and giving up their course over the weekend to host this event.  Being the first year as a ranking tournament, the Executive were looking forward to growing this tournament and hosting a full field in future years.

CLICK HERE for final results

(Press report credit – Lali Stander)

 

2017 PWC Silver Salver

The 2017 Silver Salver is underway this weekend at Irene Country Club.
For live scoring CLICK HERE
A reminder that the format of this event is Modified Stableford.  +8 points are awarded for an albatros, +5 for an eagle, +2 for a birdie, 0 for par, -1 for bogey and -3 for double bogey or worse.  Please note the live scoring is based on average points per hole – not on total points.  Once all players have completed 18 holes the leaderboard will reflect the leaders based on their points after the full 18 holes.

Thank you to tournament sponsors PriceWaterhouseCoopers and to Liberty for their continued support.

Liberty Teams of 2 2017

Following the decision to open up all non-ranking tournaments to mixed gender, the 2017 Liberty Teams of 2 showed a great turnout of 44 pairs at Woodhill Country Club. The format of Betterball in the morning and Foursomes in the afternoon can be extremely fun and competitive, however unfortunately for the second year in a row the second round had to be called off due to lightning.

With 2 teams finishing the first 18 on a nett of 62.  Mid Amateur Provincial players Danie Viljoen and Alex van Heerden were counted out, which meant the trophy was awarded home ground players to Ivan Paiva and Kenneth Smith.  Pictured above are the pair with Vice President, Thea Nel.

For full results CLICK HERE

Mid Amateur Team Selected

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent GNGU at the upcoming Mid Amateur Inter Provincial, to be held at Oubaai 9 – 13 October.

Louis Jonck                       Irene CC
Gustav Verster                Irene CC
Leonard Loxton              Silver Lakes Golf Estate
Myburgh van Rooyen    Wingate Park CC
Alex van Heerden          Wingate Park CC
Jauqo Jacobs                   Irene CC
Menno Malherbe          Wingate Park CC
Danie Viljoen                 Silver Lakes Golf Estate

The team will be managed by Gerry Few.
We wish them the best of luck at the tournament and look forward to seeing them bring home the trophy!