Gauteng North, Central Gauteng, Mpumalanga and North West participated 16 & 17 June in a Junior Quadrangular event hosted by Mpumalanga Golf Union at Middelburg Country Club. GN were represented by players in the U/19, U/17, U/15 and U/13 boys age groups and managed to win both the U/15 and U/13 divisions. Congratulations to all players who participated in this tournament and thank you for representing Gauteng North with pride. A huge thank you must also go to the team managers for their assistance as well as parents for their support!
For the full list of results CLICK HERE
U/15 Winning team U/13 Winning team
The 2017 Liberty GNGU Mid Amateur and Senior Closed was held at Akasia Country Club over 3 & 4 June. This 36 hole stroke play event had 33 Mid Amateurs and 17 Senior players competing from Clubs around Gauteng North.
After round 1 Kelso Hannay, from Irene Country Club led the Mid Amateur section on 69, 1 shot ahead of Silver Lakes’ Danie Viljoen. Neil Goosen from Zwartkop was leading the senior division on 73, 1 shot ahead of Gerhard Strydom from Waterkloof.
Round 2 proved to be a lot tougher and resulted in a play off in the Mid Amateur section between Kelso Hannay and Louis Jonck (both from Irene) who finished the tournament on 146. Louis came out tops on the 3rd playoff hole to take the trophy for 2017.
Pieter Cooper, from Wingate Park won the Senior section, finishing on 151 for the tournament.
Pictured above is GNGU President, Johan Struwig with Mid Amateur Closed 2017 Champ Louis Jonck
CLICK HERE for the final tournament results.
May was a busy month for inter-provincial tournaments with the Challenge Cup, WGSA 72 Hole Teams Championships and the Development Triangular.
Unfortunately we were unable to bring home any trophies from these events, however the players contested well.
The Golf RSA Juniors came up top in the Challenge Cup. CLICK HERE for the final log.
The Kwa Zulu Natal team were crowned 72 Hole Swiss Team Trophy champs. CLICK HERE for the A Division final log and CLICK HERE for the B Division final log.
The Central Gauteng Development team were able to snatch the Development Triangular trophy, which is played between CGGU, Ekurhuleni Golf Union and Gauteng North Golf Union.
Thank you to these Team Managers and Teams who represented Gauteng North and Liberty for their continued support of our teams.
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
Karen van Huyssteen
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.
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:-
Larissa Du Preez Akasia Country Club
Catherine Lau Woodhill Country Club
Lindi Coetzee Services Golf Club
Lenanda van der Watt Akasia Country Club
Adele Beytell Woodhill Country Club
Cleo Jordaan Akasia Country Club
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!
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.
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!