Challenge IPT Team Selected

The Executive are pleased to announce the 2017 Team that have been selected to represent Gauteng North at the upcoming Challenge Inter Provincial Tournament that will be taking place at Atlantic Beach from 15 – 19 May 2017.

Chris van der Merwe – Zwartkop cc (Captain)
Dawid Opperman – Pretoria cc
Otto van Buynder – Blue Valley Golf Estate
Francois Pretorius – Irene cc
Kifentse Nukeri – Akasia cc
Clifford Thompson – Centurion cc
Pieter Muller – Pretoria cc
Etienne Janse van Rensburg – Akasia cc

The team will be managed by Paul Davel.
We wish the team the best of luck for the tournament and, as current holders of the trophy, we hope it stays with Gauteng North.

Reunion Tour 2017

A Team of 4 players were again invited to the 2017 Amateur Championships hosted by Reunion.  The team selected for the tour was Keegan McLachlan (defending champion), Chris van der Merwe, Richard Joubert and Dylan Kok, with past president Gerry Few accompanying the team as team manager.  A fantastic few days was had by all and Dylan Kok flew the Gauteng North flag high by winning the championship on 216, 3 shots ahead of second place.

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Senior IPT team selected

The GN selectors announced the Team last night to represent GN at the 2017 Senior Inter Provincial during the period 23 – 29 April 2017 at Simola Country Club in Knysna, Southern Cape.

The Team travelling:

William Skinner – Zwartkop CC – Captain

Gordon Wessels – Wingate Park CC

Gerhard Strydom – Waterkloof Golf Club

Derik Piek – Centurion CC

Adrian Kriel – Wingate Park CC

Philip Bierman – Akasia CC

Christie le Roux – Akasia CC

Conrad Rauch – Pretoria CC

Gerhard Lombard – Manager

 

The Union wishes the Team the best of luck and hope to see the Trophy on their return.

Venter braced for Leopard Creek defence

MALELANE, 27 February 2017 – South Africa’s Albert Venter is looking forward to his title defence in the African Amateur Championship at Leopard Creek Golf Estate in Mpumalanga this week.

Venter swept to victory in the inaugural international championship last year, in no small part thanks to two superb 65s in the first and third rounds. Continue reading

Du Toit delivers in North West Open

HARTEBEESPOORTDAM, 27 February 2017 – The final school year is tough on any golfer, but more so when your majors are mathematics and science.

Gauteng North rising star Danielle du Toit enjoyed a magnificent run in 2016, racking up victories in the Southern Cape Championship, the World Amateur Reunion Championship, the Nomads SA Girls Championship and the Liberty GNGU Gauteng North Match Play that rocketed her into the top five in the Womens Golf South Africa senior rankings.

Like all matriculants, academic pressure has forced the 18-year-old Menlo Park learner to put her golfing aspirations on the back burner this season, but Du Toit pushed the books aside for the North West Open and showed her class when she claimed victory in the North West Open on Sunday. Continue reading

Venter debuts at African Amateur Championship

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TSHWANE, 2 February 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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