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
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!
Following the resignation of Rohan de Beer, the Union is looking to appoint an Assistant Golf Administrator.
CLICK HERE for details.
We thank Rohan for his invaluable commitment and service to GNGU and wish him and his family all the best!
Alex van Heerden, Johan Struwig and Danie Viljoen
The LIBERTY GNGU Open and Closed foursomes was held at Zwartkop CC, Sunday 27 August. The Mid-Amateur duo of Alex van Heerden (Wingate Park CC) and Danie Viljoen (Silver Lakes CC) won the tournament on a steady 4-under par score of 138.
The first round lead was held by Richard Joubert (Akasia GC) and David Nortje (The Els Club) on 3 under par followed closely by Gustav Verster and Louis Jonck (Both Irene CC) on two under par. Verster and Jonck eventually finishing in second place. They could however not keep up with the pace of van Heerden and Viljoen who shot a 3 under 68 during the afternoon round.
It was a landmark event for the Gauteng North Golf Union. It is the first event where male, female and mixed pairs were invited to participate in the same event and competition. 47 Pairs entered the event. Three female pairs and eight mixed pairs took to the field.
Heidi and Adele
Anthony and Chantelle
Neill and Riaan
The female pairing of Adele Beytell (Woodhill CC) and Heidi van der Berg (Services GC) won the A division Net, on a stellar score of 138. The Mixed pairing of Anthony Usmar and Chantelle Loots (Both Irene CC) were crowned B-division Net winners on 131, whilst the duo of Neill Malherbe and Riaan Hattingh (Both Akasia GC) won the B division Gross on a great score of 159.
A big thank you to our sponsor LIBERTY for making the event possible. Thank you to Zwartkop CC management and it’s members for allowing us the use of it’s facility.
It gives us great pleasure to announce the 2017 Women’s IPT A & B Teams selected to represent GNGU at the upcoming Inter Provincial, taking place at Mossel Bay GC 25 – 29 September 2017.
Larissa Du Preez Akasia Country Club
Lenanda van der Watt Akasia Country Club
Lindi Coetzee Services Golf Club
Frankie Bosman Zwartkop Country Club
Adele Beytell Woodhill Golf Estate
Cleo Jordaan Akasia Country Club
Karin Watts Services Golf Club
Holly Lau Woodhill Golf Estate
Marinda Pretorius Akasia Country Club
Kaylin van der Merwe Wingate Park Country Club
We wish these teams the best of luck at the upcoming tournament!
It is with excitement that, as per a decision by the Executive Committee, the Union will be changing tournament conditions by limiting the restrictions of most of our closed / non-national ranking tournaments in order to accommodate more golfers. Handicap limits will be changed in order to accommodate golfers of all abilities (with divisions set where necessary) and tournaments will also accommodate both male and female golfers. We are hoping to increase participation in our events and also hope that by opening these tournaments up, golfers affiliated to GNGU will have the opportunity to play at different courses, in different formats of competitions and enjoy the variety and benefit of being affiliated.
We have two tournaments coming up where the conditions of competition have been changed to accommodate this decision and encourage players to enter:
GNGU Foursomes CLICK HERE for tournament information and to enter (Entries close 17 August).
GNGU Teams of two CLICK HERE for tournament information and to enter (Entries close 8 September).
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our offices 011 667 1087
The 2017 Premier IPT will be held at The Bryanston Country Club from 18 – 22 September 2017.
It is with pride we announce the team selected to represent Gauteng North at this year’s tournament (In no particular order):
Richard Joubert (Captain) Akasia Country Club
Dylan Kok Woodhill Country Club
Nicholaus Frade Centurion Country Club
David Nortje The Els Club, Copperleaf
Dawid Opperman Pretoria Country Club
Peetie van der Merwe Centurion Country Club
Keegan McLachlan Silver Lakes Country Club
Chris van der Merwe Zwartkop Country Club
The team will be managed by President, Johan Struwig.
Congratulations to the players selected – we are confident you will fly the GNGU flag high and wish you all the best during the next month and a half of preparations leading up to the event. We look forward to watching your progress during the tournament and hope to see the trophy in Gauteng North soon!
For tournament updates and information CLICK HERE