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Combined Foursomes a huge success

Alex van Heerden, Johan Struwig and Danie Viljoen

The LIBERTY GNGU Open and Closed foursomes was held at Zwartkop CC, Sunday 27 August. The Mid-Amateur duo of Alex van Heerden (Wingate Park CC) and Danie Viljoen (Silver Lakes CC) won the tournament on a steady 4-under par score of 138.

The first round lead was held by Richard Joubert (Akasia GC) and David Nortje (The Els Club) on 3 under par followed closely by Gustav Verster and Louis Jonck (Both Irene CC) on two under par. Verster and Jonck eventually finishing in second place. They could however not keep up with the pace of van Heerden and Viljoen who shot a 3 under 68 during the afternoon round.

It was a landmark event for the Gauteng North Golf Union. It is the first event where male, female and mixed pairs were invited to participate in the same event and competition. 47 Pairs entered the event. Three female pairs and eight mixed pairs took to the field.

Heidi and Adele

Anthony and Chantelle

Neill and Riaan






The female pairing of Adele Beytell (Woodhill CC) and Heidi van der Berg (Services GC) won the A division Net, on a stellar score of 138. The Mixed pairing of Anthony Usmar and Chantelle Loots (Both Irene CC) were crowned B-division Net winners on 131, whilst the duo of Neill Malherbe and Riaan Hattingh (Both Akasia GC) won the B division Gross on a great score of 159.

A big thank you to our sponsor LIBERTY for making the event possible. Thank you to Zwartkop CC management and it’s members for allowing us the use of it’s facility.


Senior IPT team selected

The GN selectors announced the Team last night to represent GN at the 2017 Senior Inter Provincial during the period 23 – 29 April 2017 at Simola Country Club in Knysna, Southern Cape.

The Team travelling:

William Skinner – Zwartkop CC – Captain

Gordon Wessels – Wingate Park CC

Gerhard Strydom – Waterkloof Golf Club

Derik Piek – Centurion CC

Adrian Kriel – Wingate Park CC

Philip Bierman – Akasia CC

Christie le Roux – Akasia CC

Conrad Rauch – Pretoria CC

Gerhard Lombard – Manager


The Union wishes the Team the best of luck and hope to see the Trophy on their return.

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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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: or at 0126671087.

Taryn Broeders joins us in the post vacated by Magdel, e-mail 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 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.


Johan Struwig.

President: GNGU.