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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Beckley bags Liberty Gauteng North Open title

Potchefstroom’s Aubrey Beckley raised his fist and pumped the air as he boxed in a 10-footer for a birdie and victory in the Liberty Gauteng North Open at Wingate Park Country Club on Sunday.

His eighth birdie in the final round presented Beckley with a final round score of a seven-under-par 65 and served up a one stroke victory on 14 under 274 over Malcolm Mitchell from Kloof Country Club, who led the second and third rounds. Continue reading

GNGU Office update

After a disruptive period following the passing of Mellette Hendrikse, we also lost the services of Magdel Krajnc in December.  It pleases me to inform you that the GNGU has made two new appointments in our office.

Rohan de Beer will take over most of the functions previously done by Mellette. Rohan can be contacted at the following e-mail address: growgolf@gngu.co.za or at 0126671087.

Taryn Broeders joins us in the post vacated by Magdel, e-mail admin@gngu.co.za and at the same telephone number. She will look after the admin and financial side of the union.

Our office hours will be from 8:00 – 16:00.

We wish them both well and I am sure that they will add a lot of expertise to GNGU.

The e-mail address golfops@gngu.co.za will be dormant until further notice.

My gratitude and appreciation need to go to members of the executive for their assistance over this period, in particular our treasurer, Gerhard Lombard, who looked after the finances in a very capable way.

I also want to thank everybody- members, clubs and other unions for all the e-mails and other forms of support we received through these trying times.

Regards.

Johan Struwig.

President: GNGU.

Central Gauteng lifts SA U-19 IPT title

NELSPRUIT, 16 December 2016 – Gauteng North spoiled Central Gauteng’s party a tiny bit, but in the end the final round loss did nothing to dampen the excitement as the youthful side celebrated victory in the South African U-19 Inter-Provincial on Friday.

The 2016 champions were denied an unbeaten run in this year’s championship as a fiery Gauteng North showed up triumph 7.5 – 4.5 in the final round at White River Country Club. Continue reading