South Africa wins first ever Test against India

2016gts_teamrsa_cropKOLKATA, India (4 December 2016) – South Africa celebrated a crushing victory in the inaugural Golf Test Series against India at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club on Sunday.

The South African team vowed to win the Test for fallen team-mate Mellette Hendrikse. True to their word, the four-man senior and mid-Amateur sides clinched six of the eight Singles matches to defeat the host nation 11.5 – 4.5. Continue reading

SA golf mourns Mellette Hendrikse

SA Amateur Stroke Play Championships

The South African golfing community is reeling with shock at the unexpected passing of one of its most passionate administrators,

“Mellette Hendrikse. Mellette was a tour de force on the South African senior amateur golf circuit and he represented Gauteng North Golf Union and his home club with great pride, but he was also one of the most dedicated golf administrators to serve this country,” said Gauteng North Golf Union president Johan Struwig. Continue reading

Cullinan Golf Club crowned Inter-Club Champs 2016

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GNGU Inter-Club winning team. Brian Saunders, Mike Slabber, Jaco van Vuuren, Debbie Peens with Johan Struwig

This year’s edition was hosted at Cullinan Golf Club. The locals took full advantage and racked up 88 points to win by two from Akasia CC who also came second last year.

Although winners are named, the idea behind the event is for the movers and shakers of the various clubs to get together and mingle on a social level. Unfortunately not all the clubs Continue reading

Golf RSA appoints Board of Directors

Golf RSA today announced the confirmation of elected nominees to its Board of Directors.
Golf RSA today announced the confirmation of elected nominees to its Board of Directors.

Golf RSA today announced the confirmation of elected nominees to its Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Johann Rupert as the company’s Chairman to the Board of Directors and Cynthia Rayner, Dale Hayes, Jabulane Mabuza, Ken Walker and Zanose Kunene as independent, non-executive directors,” said Golf RSA chief executive office Grant Hepburn. Continue reading

SA eight named for India Test

14711439_1163360373731127_4825455901870731020_oCAPE TOWN, 26 October 2016 – The South African Golf Association (SAGA) is pleased to announce the eight players that will represent South Africa in a historic first foray to Calcutta, India this December.

“We have named the four Senior and four Mid-Amateur players that will fly the flag for our country in two Tests against India in the first week of December,” said SAGA Acting President Geoff Taylor. Continue reading

Gauteng North seals third at SA U-13 Champs

JOHADelareyVanTonder_Ace_6thHole_CropNNESBURG, 6 October 2016 – Ekurhuleni clinched their third successive Nomads SA Under-13 Championship title in formidable fashion at Killarney Country Club on Thursday, while Gauteng North narrowly lost the runner-up spot to North West.

Ekurhuleni claimed a roaring 53 stroke victory on 1161, while Gauteng North combined for 1214 to finish in third, just two shots shy of North West.

Congratulations are also in order for Delarey van Tonder from Waterkloof Golf Club, who achieved a hole-in-one at the Nomads SA Under-13 Championship! The Gauteng North junior aced the par-three sixth hole during the first round at Killarney Country Club. Continue reading

Gauteng North cross first hurdle in Umhlali

IMG-20161004-WA0004UMHLALI, 5 October 2016 – Gauteng North staved off a brave challenge from Border and Gauteng whipped Ekurhuleni as the match play section got underway in the 56th South African Women’s Inter-Provincial at Umhlali Country Club on Wednesday.

Gauteng A almost enjoyed a whitewash as the side swept to an 8 – 1 victory over Ekurhuleni, but in the second match in the top order of the A-Section, Gauteng North had to pull out all the stops in the singles to beat Border 5 – 4. Continue reading