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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.

GolfRSA Squad Update

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!
For the full story CLICK HERE

GNGU Update

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.

GolfRSA Covid-19 Updated

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.

Contact Information

Please note, that the office is currently closed and we are working from home during this period.  Kindly contact Taryn on or 084 833 7878 / Morne or 083 356 4834.

Senior and Super Senior IPT Teams Selected

It gives us great pleasure to announced the following teams, who will be selected to represent Gauteng North at the upcoming Senior and Super Senior A Section IPT taking place at Stellenbosch CC 21 – 24 April 2020.

Senior Team (in no particular order): –
William Skinner (Captain)          Zwartkop CC
Gordon Wessels                          Wingate Park CC
Pieter Cooper                              Wingate Park CC
Gerhard Strydom                        Waterkloof GC
Derik Piek                                     Waterkloof GC
Neil Goosen                                 Zwartkop CC
Corne Basson                              Zwartkop CC
Leon Scheepers                          Zwartkop CC
– Managed by Morne Engelbrecht

Super Senior Team (in no particular order):-
Dirk Swanevelder (Captain)      Woodhill CC
Adrian Kriel                                  Wingate Park CC
Phillip Viljoen                               Wingate Park CC
Phillip Bierman                            Akasia GC
Managed by Petrus Pieterse

We wish both teams the best of luck for the tournaments and hope you bring the trophies home!

Van Tonder takes 2020 GNGU Mid Am Open Title

The 2020 GNGU Mid Amateur Open was held at Pretoria Country Club this weekend.
The course was in magnificent condition and proved a true test to all the players.  After round 1, 2019 GNGU Premier IPT Captain and winning
Mid Am IPT team member, from Waterkloof Golf Club, Jacques van Tonder held a 2 shot lead over Clive Palm and Etienne Karsten.  Jacques kept his cool and with rounds of 69, 68 won the 2020 title by 6 shots ahead of Clive Palm and Travis Fraser.

A huge thank you to Pretoria Country Club’s Committee and members for giving up the course for the day.  We also thank management and staff for their hospitality.

For full results CLICK HERE