The GNGU Silver Salver was played from 23 to 25 October 2020 at Irene Country Club, the Home of Gauteng North Golf Union. The course was in fantastic condition that resulted in perfect conditions for low scoring. The Silver Salver marked the first National Ranking event since the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown that was imposed in March.
Round 1 saw Tyron Taylor and Kyle de Beer shoot 65, 7 under par, in the morning field to take the lead in round 1. Christiaan Maas joined them in the afternoon field by also shooting 65 later in the day.
In Round 2 Christiaan Maas just kept on going where he left off and carded a 64, 8 under par to move his score up to 15 under par. Other notable rounds came from Matthew Dennis who also carded a 64, 8 under par and Yurav Premlall who carded a 65, 7 under par. There was a 45 minute weather delay to cool things off due to lightning, but this didn’t stop the players from finishing on the day.
Sunday afternoon play was interrupted by a thunder storm but Maas cemented his 12 shot victory with two brilliant 66’s over fellow Pretoria Country Club member Dawid Opperman.
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Thank you to Irene Country Club’s Members, Committee and Staff for affording us the opportunity to host this wonderful tournament at your facility! The experience was truly 5 star!
Photo credit Ernest Blignault – GolfRSA
GNGU ALL AMATEUR SERIES TOURNAMENTS are open to any player with a valid handicap index of 8 or less, who is affiliated to a Club in the Gauteng North region and is in good standing with that particular club.
Series Format: The series will consist of 5 x 18 hole stroke play tournaments. An order of merit will be kept for each division based on dynamic rating. In order to qualify for the final prize, players need to have completed in 3 of the 5 tournaments and there need to be a minimum of 10 participants in a division to qualify for a prize.
Tournament Prizes: In each tournament, there will be a prize awarded to the best player on the day in each division. This prize is subject to there being a minimum of 8 participants in such division.
Series Prizes – The leading players in each respective Order of Merit, at the completion of the series will receive:
Open Male Amateur: Entry fee paid by GNGU for the 2021 SA Aon Amateur Championship plus R 5000-00 towards expenses. Should the player not be able to play in the tournament, they will receive R 5 000-00 contribution to their home Club spending / subs account. In the event that the player is unable to accept the tournament entry, or is balloted out of the SA Amateur, he will be offered an entry into the 2021 Gauteng North Open.
Open Female Amateur: Entry fee paid by GNGU for the 2021 SA Aon Amateur Championship plus R 3000-00 towards expenses. Should the player not be able to play in the tournament, they will receive R 3 000-00 contribution to their home Club spending / subs account. . In the event that the player is unable to accept the tournament entry, or is balloted out of the SA Amateur, she will be offered an entry into the 2021 Gauteng North Ladies Open Strokeplay.
Mid Amateur Open: Entry into the 2021 GNGU Mid Amateur Open plus R 3 000-00 into their home Club spending / subs account.
Senior Amateur Open: Entry into the 2021 GNGU Senior Amateur Open plus R 3 000-00 into their home Club spending / subs account.
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It is with deep sadness that we heard the news of the passing of Philip Viljoen. Philip was a member at Wingate Park Country Club and a dedicated player for Gauteng North. He represented the Union on numerous occasions. He will be greatly missed. On behalf of the Executive, staff and members we extend our condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
On behalf of the Executive and members of Gauteng North Golf Union, we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Edelweiss du Plessis on her passing. Edelweiss was a member and past Captain at Irene Country Club and Past President of the Northern Transvaal Ladies Golf Union. May she rest in peace.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that four GNGU players have been selected for the GolfRSA squad.
Christiaan Maas – Pretoria CC
New caps: –
Werner Deyzel – Woodhill CC
Zinan Maimane – Silver Lakes GE
Fabrizio de Abreu – Woodhill CC
Congratulations to these players!
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The GNGU Annual General Meeting was held Thursday 28 May at 19:00 via teleconference.
We thank those who were able to attend the meeting.
It gives us great pleasure in announcing the Committee for the year ahead: –
President: Paul Davel – Irene Country Club
Vice President: Thea Nel – The Els Club @ Copperleaf
Vice President: Petrus Pieterse – Services Golf Club
Honorary Secretary: Wayne Heine – Waterkloof Golf Club
Treasurer: Madeleine de Wet – Silver Lakes Golf Estate
Johan Struwig – Wingate Park Country Club (Past President)
Gerry Few – Akasia Golf Club (Past President)
Joey Prinsloo – Cullinan Golf Club
Craig Collins – Irene Country Club
Mika Moerat – Pebble Rock Golf Club (newly elected)
We take this opportunity to thank Karen van Huyssteen for all her dedication and input while she was a member of the Executive.
We would also like to thank Francois Anderson and Ronel van Deemter who had made themselves available for nomination onto the Executive.
We are pleased to announce that Brigid Cheyne was awarded honorary life membership to GNGU.
Lastly, we would like to convey our sincere appreciation to Johan Struwig, for all his passion and dedication during his time as President. Johan was awarded Gauteng North Colours (Honoris Causa) by the Executive on behalf of the Tshwane Sports Council.
Please CLICK HERE to read the update on cancellation status of National Tournaments.
Please note this notice is applicable to National events with National ranking points. Further information on GNGU tournaments and leagues will be published when we have more information from government on the lock down and other restrictions.
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