2017/8 Executive Committee

The 13th Annual General Meeting of the Gauteng North Golf Union was held on 10 May 2017 at Wingate Park Country Club.
The Union is pleased to announce the following members of the Executive Committee for the year ahead:-
Johan Struwig – President
Paul Davel – Vice President
Thea Nel – Vice President
Denis Dreyer – Secretary
Gerhard Lombard – Treasurer
Gerry Few
Neill Malherbe
Karen van Huyssteen
Joey Prinsloo
Madeleine De Wet
Susan Deyzel – Junior Golf

GNGU Executive Committee colours were presented to Joey Prinsloo (who had previously served as a co-opt member) and Madeleine De Wet for their election onto the Committee.
Willem Roberts, who had stepped down was thanked for his contribution during his time on the Executive.

72 Hole Team Championship Selection

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent Gauteng North at the WGSA 72 Hole Team Championships at Polokwane from 22 – 24 May 2017:-

A Team:
Larissa Du Preez             Akasia Country Club
Catherine Lau                 Woodhill Country Club
Lindi Coetzee                  Services Golf Club

B Team:
Lenanda van der Watt   Akasia Country Club
Adele Beytell                   Woodhill Country Club
Cleo Jordaan                   Akasia Country Club

C Team:
Karin Watts                     Services Golf Club
Shanice de Gee              Woodhill Country Club
Genee Marais                 Blue Valley Country Club

These teams will be managed by Karen van Huyssteen and Joey Prinsloo.
We wish these ladies the best of luck for the tournament ahead!

2017 Liberty GNGU Closed

This year’s 2017 Liberty GNGU Closed took place at Pretoria Golf Club. 42 players entered the 36 hole tournament, with 4 players competing in the C Division (Hcp 11 – 18), 10 players in the B Division (Hcp 6 – 10) and 28 players in the A Division (Hcp 5 or less). Kelso Hannay and Craig Collins, both from Irene Country Club, started the final 18 holes at level par.  However, in round 2 Craig came up top, shooting 73 to win by 4 shots ahead of Etienne Janse van Rensburg from Akasia.
For the full result list CLICK HERE.
We would like to thank Pretoria Golf Club, their Committee, staff and members for their fantastic hospitality. Being the oldest Golf Club in Pretoria it was in great condition and proved to be a good test for all that played.
We would also like to thank Liberty for their continued support, which make tournaments like this possible.

Development IPT Team

On 22 May, Benoni Country Club will be hosting the annual Gauteng Development Golfers
tri-angular.  This tournament is played between Gauteng North, Ekurhuleni and Central Gauteng.  Each team consists of 8 players, and the format is foursomes in the morning followed by singles in the afternoon.
Following our Development League, won by The Els Club, the top 15 players were selected to participate in trials, held at Irene Country Club on 24 April 2017.  The top 8 players for the day have been selected to go through represent Gauteng North at the tri-angular:-
Phillip Rametsi                     The Els Club
Daniel Molaudzi                   The Els Club
Thabiso Tekane                    Irene Country Club
Albert Makhonjwa               Pretoria Country Club
John Rammaba                    Centurion Country Club
Sphiwe Majola                     The Els Club
John Mahlangu                    Woodhill Country Club
Windy Skosana                    Zwartkop Country Club

We would like to thank Liberty for their partnership with Gauteng North and focus on assisting Development Golf.
We wish the team the best of luck for the tournament ahead!

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
Nicholaus Frade – Centurion 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.

CLICK HERE for full results


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.