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)
The Champion of Champions Tournament was held at Blue Valley Golf and Country Estate on 20 July 2014.
Competing in the Tournament were the 2014 Champions in the following Divisions of the clubs in the Gauteng North Golf Union:
- A Division (Club Champion)
- B Division
- C Division
The A Division finished in a tie on 144 after 36 holes of Medal Stroke Play, between Alistair Bredenkamp (Blue Valley Golf and Country Estate), with rounds of 72 and 72, and Reinhardt Blaauw (Centurion CC) with rounds of 74 and 70. After 2 holes of play-off had failed to render a Champion, and with no daylight left, it was decided to jointly award the trophy to them for the first time in its history.
Illustrious names have captured this title in the past, including current stars like George Coetzee, Richard Sterne and Darren Fichardt. Hopefully this bodes well for the golfing careers of these two aspiring young golfers.
For more detail please follow this link: Champion of Champs 2014 MEN
Photo: From left to right = Reinhardt Blaauw (Centurion CC), Gerry Few (President Gauteng North Golf Union), Alistair Bredenkamp (Blue Valley Golf and Country Estate)
Akasia Country Club has been crowned Northern Provinces League Finals champions for the second time in three years.
After narrowly edging out Wingate Park Country Club in the Scratch League finals by half a point in the home and away fixtures they took this momentum to face the other champions of the Northern Provinces. The cup was contested 12 and 13 July, hosted by the Central Gauteng Golf Union at Modderfontein Golf Club.
Akasia have been crowned the Gauteng North Golf Union scratch league champions for the past 3 consecutive years each time meeting Wingate Park Country Club in the finals. During 2012 the Gauteng North Golf Union hosted the event at Akasia Country Club where Akasia won the tournament. The 2013 edition was hosted by the Limpopo Golf Union at Potgietersrus Golf Club. Potchefstroom Country Club beat Akasia in a fiercely contested event by half a point. This year Akasia revenged their narrow defeat by not losing any of their matches.
The Northern Provinces Cup originated in 1948. It was contested between the Golf Associations who were then part of the Transvaal Golf Union. After the split of Transvaal into separate provinces the Cup is still contested to this day by the current Northern Unions (Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Ekurhuleni, North West, Central Gauteng, Gauteng North).
From left to right: Steyn Zietsman (Akasia CC Club Manager), Fourie Zietsman, Chris Froneman, Marthin Scheepers, Robert Gouws, Phillip Croukamp, Hilliard du Plessis (Team Manager and Golf Director), Mellette Hendrikse (Captain), Zak Kleynhans and Ben Kleynhans. Kneeling: Neil Malherbe (Akasia CC Chairman) and Willie Madiba.
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Congratulations to the following gentlemen who have been selected to represent the Gauteng North Golf Union in the upcoming North, East, South, West tournament to be held on 16 and 17 August at Benoni Lake Country Club.
1. Mellette Hendrikse
2. Ben Kleynhans
3. Chris Delport (C)
4. Derik Piek
5. William Skinner
6. Leon Scheepers
7. Gerhard Strydom
8. Conrad Rauch
Reserves: Adrian Kriel and Christie le Roux
Super Senior Team:
1. Dirk Swanevelder (C)
2. Les Meyer
3. Ernie Motase
4. Rinus van Niekerk
Reserve: Dicky Viljoen
Both teams will be managed by Gerhard Lombard.