It is with great pleasure that we announce that Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) has continued its sponsorship support of the Gauteng North Golf Union (GNGU). The relationship between PWC and the GNGU has been growing from strength to strength for a number of years.
PWC makes a significant contribution towards the annual Silver Salver tournament hosted by the GNGU. This is an invitation only tournament in which the GNGU invites the best of the best to compete for this prestigious title. Some of the previous winners include names like Hugh Baiocchi, John Fourie, Andries Oosthuizen, Gavin Levenson, Andre Kruse, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Louis Oosthuizen and most recently our own Zander Lombard.
PWC is also a proud sponsor of our Premier Inter-provincial Team. This team won the title during the 2013 edition for the first time in 29 years. We have selected a very strong side this year and know that the players will do us proud.
We want to take this opportunity to thank PWC for its continued support and in particular Mr. James du Preez.
Our Premier Inter-provincial Team, who are defending champions at Westlake Golf Club in Cape Town later in September, was announced on 24 August 2014 at Sandy Lane Golf Club. The President, Gerry Few, invited the players and their families to enjoy a round of golf at the spectacular Sandy Lane Golf Estate followed by lunch and the teams’ announcement.
The GNGU 2014 Interprovincial squad in order of their bag numbers:
8 Christoff Els
7 Leon Scheepers
6 Andrew van der Knaap
5 Keegan de Lange
4 Jason Smith
3 Hendrikus Stoop
2 Philip Kruse
1 Teaghan Gauche (Captain)
Mellette Hendrikse wins again.
Mellette Hendrikse reaffirmed his position as the number one senior amateur player in the country by winning the Mpumalanga Senior Open held at Graceland Golf Club.
Blustery conditions and a change in golf clubs saw the number one player in the country shoot a reckless 79 on day one of the tournament. “At one point I just felt like going home” Mellette was heard saying afterwards. He however pulled himself together like a true professional (in a manner of speaking) put his old clubs back in the bag and fired a 68 on a wind-swept Graceland Golf Club to win the open by three shots.
He played the last 3 holes level by means of single putts. A testament to true grit and a never say die attitude.
Mellette’s year in review:
Wins the GNGU senior open
4th in The Players Championship
11th in the Central Gauteng senior open
7th in the Cape Winelands senior open
Wins the Vaal senior open
Wins the Mpumalanga senior open
The Champion of Champion’s Ladies tournament was held at Irene Country Club on a freezing Sunday, 20 July 2014.
The 2014 Champions in the four divisions (A, B, C and Seniors) of the clubs in the Gauteng North Golf Union competed in the tournament. The A Division played 36 holes Stroke Play and was won by Gina Switala from Centurion Country Club with rounds of 73 and 75. Congratulations to her, it was well played.
The GNGU wants to take the opportunity to thank all the ladies for attending this special day. It was cold, but great fun.
For all the results of the Tournament click on the links provided: Champion of Champs 2014 LADIES
Gina Switala and Thea Nel (Vice-President GNGU)