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Wind serves up surprises at SA IPT

2016SAIPT_RuanEstiaanConradie_GNGUPORT ALFRED, 19 September 2016 – The Fish River Sun Country Club lived up to its billing as one of the Eastern Cape’s toughest tests as the first round of the 56th South African Inter-Provincial Championship, sponsored by Tempest, turned into a tale of wind and woe.

Gauteng North, Southern Cape and Ekurhuleni made most of the gentle conditions to hoard some points in the foursomes before the east-north-easterly wind bared its teeth in the afternoon.

Having painted defending champions Central Gauteng into a corner with a 2 point lead, Gauteng North rode their momentum to a 7.5 – 4.5 victory. Continue reading

Daisies make a solid start at SA IPT

GautengNorthGreat start by the Daisies on day one of the 56th South African Inter-Provincial to lead defending champions Central Gauteng 3 – 1 in the Foursomes at the Fish River Sun Resort on the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast.
Dylan Kok & Richard Joubert win 1-up
Andrew van der Knaap & Marco Loubser win 2 & 1
Ruan & Estiaan Conradie win 5 & 3
Albert Venter & Philip Kruse lost 2 & 1

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SA pair joint 25th at Duke of York

2016DOY_DanielleDeon_Rnd3_GNGUSOUTHPORT, England (16 September 2016) – South African juniors Danielle du Toit and Deon Germishuys wrapped up their Duke of York Young Champions Trophy campaign in a tie for 25th at Royal Birkdale on Thursday.

On another glorious day on the Lancashire Coast, reigning Nomads SA Girls champion Du Toit from Gauteng North signed off with a birdie-birdie finish for a 78.

Germishuys from Western Province – the winner of the 2016 Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play Championship – returned a 75 in the final round and finished alongside Du Toit and Peyton Callens from Canada on 14 over 230. Continue reading

Mixed results for SA pair at Birkdale

2016DOY_DeonDanielle_Rnd2_GNGUSOUTHPORT, England (15 September 2016) – Gauteng North’s Danielle du Toit vaulted 13 spots on day two of the 2016 Duke of York Young Champions Trophy, while Deon Germishuys slipped outside the top 20 at Royal Birkdale in England on Wednesday.

Du Toit battled a balky putter in her opening round of 80, but the reigning Nomads SA Girls champion found her mojo on day two and returned a much-improved 72 in the second round to tie for 18th.

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SA duo get DOY campaign underway

2016DOY_Rnd1_DeonDanielle_GNGUSOUTHPORT, England (14 September 2016) – South African juniors Deon Germishuys and Danielle du Toit made a battling start to the 2016 Duke of York Young Champions Trophy in fickle weather conditions at Royal Birkdale in England on Tuesday.

The first round teed off in sunny conditions, but heavy rain, thunder and lightning contributed to a difficult afternoon on the course.

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Top SA amateurs gear up in England and Mexico

2016DOY_DeonDanielle_GNGUThis week will launch some significant activity in the ranks of world amateur golf with the 16th edition of the invitation-only Duke of York Young Champions in England and the start of the prestigious World Amateur Teams Championships (WATC) for both men and women, being held back to back near Cancun in Mexico this September.

DUKE OF YORK YOUNG CHAMPIONS
First up, Danielle du Toit from Gauteng North and Western Province’s Deon Germishuys will face 49 of the world’s top ranked juniors from 28 countries at Royal Birkdale from 13-15 September.

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Exciting Test await top SA Seniors and Mid-Amateurs 

SA Amateur Stroke Play ChampionshipsCAPE TOWN, 9 September 2016 – South Africa’s top ranked Senior and Mid-Amateur golfers are in for an exciting experience when they go head-to-head with the cream of Indian senior and mid-amateur golf this December.

“The South African Golf Association, in conjunction with its newly formed operations company Golf RSA, is very pleased to announce that we are launching an annual reciprocating tour in partnership with the India Golf Union,” said South African Golf Association Acting President Geoff Taylor.

“Both countries will select a four-man Senior and four-man Mid-Amateur team each and the tour will launch on the first of December in Calcutta, India, with two Test matches. We believe the tour will become a very popular attraction for Senior and Mid-Amateur golfers in both countries. Continue reading