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Liberty Teams of 2 2017

Following the decision to open up all non-ranking tournaments to mixed gender, the 2017 Liberty Teams of 2 showed a great turnout of 44 pairs at Woodhill Country Club. The format of Betterball in the morning and Foursomes in the afternoon can be extremely fun and competitive, however unfortunately for the second year in a row the second round had to be called off due to lightning.

With 2 teams finishing the first 18 on a nett of 62.  Mid Amateur Provincial players Danie Viljoen and Alex van Heerden were counted out, which meant the trophy was awarded home ground players to Ivan Paiva and Kenneth Smith.  Pictured above are the pair with Vice President, Thea Nel.

For full results CLICK HERE

Mid Amateur Team Selected

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent GNGU at the upcoming Mid Amateur Inter Provincial, to be held at Oubaai 9 – 13 October.

Louis Jonck                       Irene CC
Gustav Verster                Irene CC
Leonard Loxton              Silver Lakes Golf Estate
Myburgh van Rooyen    Wingate Park CC
Alex van Heerden          Wingate Park CC
Jauqo Jacobs                   Irene CC
Menno Malherbe          Wingate Park CC
Danie Viljoen                 Silver Lakes Golf Estate

The team will be managed by Gerry Few.
We wish them the best of luck at the tournament and look forward to seeing them bring home the trophy!

2017 Women’s Inter Provincial Team

It gives us great pleasure to announce the 2017 Women’s IPT A & B Teams selected to represent GNGU at the upcoming Inter Provincial, taking place at Mossel Bay GC 25 – 29 September 2017.

A Team:
Larissa Du Preez                   Akasia Country Club
Lenanda van der Watt         Akasia Country Club
Lindi Coetzee                        Services Golf Club
Frankie Bosman                   Zwartkop Country Club
Adele Beytell                         Woodhill Golf Estate
Cleo Jordaan                         Akasia Country Club

B Team:
Karin Watts                           Services Golf Club
Holly Lau                               Woodhill Golf Estate
Marinda Pretorius               Akasia Country Club
Kaylin van der Merwe         Wingate Park Country Club

We wish these teams the best of luck at the upcoming tournament!

GNGU Tournaments

It is with excitement that, as per a decision by the Executive Committee, the Union will be changing tournament conditions by limiting the restrictions of most of our closed / non-national ranking tournaments in order to accommodate more golfers.  Handicap limits will be changed in order to accommodate golfers of all abilities (with divisions set where necessary) and tournaments will also accommodate both male and female golfers.  We are hoping to increase participation in our events and also hope that by opening these tournaments up, golfers affiliated to GNGU will have the opportunity to play at different courses, in different formats of competitions and enjoy the variety and benefit of being affiliated.
We have two tournaments coming up where the conditions of competition have been changed to accommodate this decision and encourage players to enter:
GNGU Foursomes CLICK HERE for tournament information and to enter  (Entries close 17 August).
GNGU Teams of two CLICK HERE for tournament information and to enter (Entries close 8 September).

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our offices 011 667 1087

2017 Premier IPT Team Selected

The 2017 Premier IPT will be held at The Bryanston Country Club from 18 – 22 September 2017.
It is with pride we announce the team selected to represent Gauteng North at this year’s tournament (In no particular order):
Richard Joubert (Captain)                    Akasia Country Club
Dylan Kok                                              Woodhill Country Club
Nicholaus Frade                                   Centurion Country Club
David Nortje                                         The Els Club, Copperleaf
Dawid Opperman                                Pretoria Country Club
Peetie van der Merwe                        Centurion Country Club
Keegan McLachlan                              Silver Lakes Country Club
Chris van der Merwe                          Zwartkop Country Club

The team will be managed by President, Johan Struwig.

Congratulations to the players selected – we are confident you will fly the GNGU flag high and wish you all the best during the next month and a half of preparations leading up to the event.  We look forward to watching your progress during the tournament and hope to see the trophy in Gauteng North soon!

For tournament updates and information CLICK HERE

Champion of Champions 2017

The Champion of Champions events for both the men and ladies were held on 23 July at Blue Valley Golf Estate and Waterkloof Golf Club respectively.
The men’s A Division – played over 36 holes medal, was tight after round 1, with Hendre Maree and Alex van Heerden both shooting 69.  However, Silver Lakes Junior member, Keegan McLachlan, continued his good form after winning the Inland Noom and shot 72, 67 to win the trophy, 2 shots ahe ad of Hendre Maree.
Both B and C Division played Stableford and the B Division trophy was taken by Neels Vermaak from Hillside Golf Club, having 39 points, whilst C Division winner George Schroeder from Cullinan had a remarkable 47 points.
In the Senior Division, William Skinner from Zwartkop cc shot 69, to finish 1 shot ahead of Etienne Groenewald.

At Waterkloof, the A Division, also played over 36 holes medal and Lenanda van der Watt from Akasia took the trophy after shooting rounds of 75 and 69 – 4 shots ahead of nearest competitor Gina Da Silva from Centurion.
The B Division was played over 18 holes and the trophy awarded to the Medal Nett winner.
Lenie Cronje took her home course advantage and won the B Division, shooting a nett 74.
C Division was exciting, with Cinteche du Plessis from Akasia and Enez de Wet from Woodhilll both finishing on 41 stableford points.  A count out, done on the back 9, resulted in Enez have 21 stableford points, however Cinteche had a fantastic 22 stableford points and was awarded the trophy.
The senior trophy is awarded to the Medal winner – which this year was Karin Watts from Services Golf Club.  She shot 86 and was 4 shots ahead of nearest competitor Marni Greyling from Waterkloof.

it is with excitement that Golf RSA will be hosting the inaugural National Champion of Champions at Glendower Golf Club on 6 – 7 November.  The regional A, B and C Division winners qualify for this tournament and we wish them luck, it would be great to see a Gauteng North Champion of Champions!

The Union would like to thank both Blue Valley Golf Estate and Waterkloof Golf Club for hosting the respective tournaments.  We would also like to make special thanks to Liberty for their continued support!

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