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GNGU Women’s Open 2018 huge success

Kiera Floyd from Ebotse Golf Club was the only player to shoot a sub par round in the 3 rounds of the 2018 GNGU Women’s Open and with rounds of 73, 75 and 71 managed to lift the 2018 GNGU Women’s Open trophy,  This was a comprehensive victory, with her nearest rivals 6 shots behind her.

Lindi Coetzee from Services won the Closed tournament on a count out.

The B Division was closely fought, with Randpark’s Valda for and Pretoria Country Club’s Bronwyn Doeg both finishing in tied first.  However, after the first playoff hole, the 18th at Silver Lakes, Bronwyn came up tops to win the B Division title as well as the Closed trophy.

 

The C Division played 36 holes Individual Stableford and, with course proving to be tough, Irene Country Clubs Di Dyason had 2 good rounds with 33 and 31 points respectively to win the Bronze trophy for 2018.

One of the highlights of the tournament was the awesome lucky draw prize, of a trip for 2 people to Reunion, including flights courtesy of Air Austral, 5 nights accommodation courtesy of the Lux St Gilles, excursions and transfers courtesy of Reunitours.  A huge thank you to the Reunion Island Tourism Board and the Reunion Golf Association for this fantastic prize and also sending representation the our tournament, it is truly appreciated.

To Silver Lakes committee, members and staff a huge thank you for a fantastically hosted tournament as well as the spoils you gave to the participants!  It is greatly appreciated!

CLICK HERE for A & B Division results
CLICK HERE for Bronze Division results

New Course and Slope Ratings

On 3 September 2018 South Africa will be implementing a new Course and Slope Rating System that will influence your Handicap Calculation.  Under this system, your course handicap on any given day will be determined according to the difficulty of the course you choose to play.

Click Here for information on the new system and what influence this will have on your handicap.

For FAQ’s and additional information Click Here

GNGU Womens Open

The 2018 GNGU Women’s Open is taking place on 1 & 2 July at Silver Lakes Golf Estate.
This year there will be a fantastic lucky draw prize for a trip for 2 to Reunion Island.
CLICK HERE to enter into the A / B Division or CLICK HERE to enter into the Bronze Division.

2018 GNGU Mid Am & Snr Closed

The 2018 Mid Amateur and Senior Closed tournament took place 2 & 3 June at Silver Lakes Golf Estate.
After round 1 in the Mid Amateur A Division, the leaderboard was tight at the top, with homeboy Pierre Spies who had shot 71, 1 shot ahead of Danie Viljoen and Louis Moolman, who were in turn only 1 shot ahead of another 3 players.

Derik Piek, from Waterkloof GC, having had his first ever hole-in-one on the 9th hole, was leading the A Division Senior section after shooting 73, 5 shots ahead of his nearest rival.
The tournament would prove that holding the first round lead was a huge advantage, when both Pierre Spies and Derik Piek were crowned Champions in their age groups after the end of round 2.

The Union would like to extend a huge thank you to Silver Lakes Management, staff and Committee for their fantastic hospitality during the event, as well as Silver Lakes members for giving up the course Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning in order to host this event.

We would also like to thank all players for participating in the tournament and congratulate all relevant divisional winners.

For full results CLICK HERE

Daisies lift the Swiss Team Trophy

23 May 2018 – Danielle du Toit tapped in for birdie on 18, took off her shoes and jumped into the pond at the closing hole with her Gauteng North team-mates to end the SA Women’s 72-Hole Team Championship with a victory splash at Waterkloof Golf Club on Wednesday.

Du Toit, Lenanda van der Walt and Larissa du Preez went wire-to-wire with rounds of 138, 147, 148 and 146 to lift the Swiss Team Trophy with a thundering seven-shot victory on three-over-par 579, ending a four year winning drought for the Daisies, who dominated the team event with four successive victories from 2010.

“We are absolutely ecstatic; just over the moon…and very wet,” gushed Du Toit.

“After the third round, we made a pact that we would jump in the pond like the ANA Inspiration winner jumps into Poppy’s Pond. It felt great to tap in that last putt for the win, but making that jump with Lenanda and Larissa was the best feeling ever. I hope Waterkloof names that pond after the Daisies.”

Gauteng North opened up a six shot lead in the first round and still led Ekurhuleni by seven shots after 54 holes.

Lenanda van der Watt, Danielle du Toit and Larissa du Preez ended a five-year winning drought for Gauteng North with a wire-to-wire victory in the Swiss Team Trophy of the SA Women’s 72-Hole Teams Championship at Waterkloof Golf Club. Pictured with WGSA vice-president Sarah Braude; credit Ernest Blignault.

Van der Watt went off first and erased a trio of bogeys with three birdies for an even-par 72 to keep her the team in the driver’s seat. “It was another tough day on the greens but I limited my mistakes and bounced back after every bogey,” she said. “The greens are so tricky and it’s easy to get sucker-punched by one bad shot. The moment you lose your focus, this course punishes you. The key to our success was patience and playing the course, not our opponents.”

Du Preez, who returned a non-counting 76, added that the team’s credo for the week was to fight until the last putt dropped.

“Take Danielle, who was two down to Caitlyn with four holes to play in the final round,” Du Preez said. “Caitlyn bogeyed 17 and Danielle made a great up-and-down to save par. She laid up on 18 and hit a brilliant wedge to an inch. Caitlyn missed her birdie putt and Danielle tapped in to tie her for the lead. It’s never over till it’s over and we fought for every shot.”

Reigning Sanlam SA Women’s Stroke Play champion Casandra Hall backed up Macnab with a one-under 71 for a final round 146 that sealed second for Ekurhuleni A.

Kajal Mistry, Woo-Ju Son and Zethu Myeki secured a third place finish for Gauteng A on 591, while Kaylah Williams, Kelly Erasmus and Jordan Rothman sealed fourth for Western Province A on 609.

Ekurhuleni also featured prominently the Individual competition. Macnab shared the first prize with Du Toit, Du Preez finished in third and Kajal Mistry from Gauteng was fourth on 296, while Floyd and Hall shared fifth on 297. Sarah Bouch, also from Ekurhuleni A, tied for eighth on 300.

Click HERE to view the final results of the Swiss Team Trophy.

Written by Lali Stander on behalf of GolfRSA.

2018 Womens 72 Hole Teams Championship

This year we have the privilege of hosting the 72 Hole Teams Champs which will be held at Waterkloof Golf Club from 20 – 23 May 2018.

We are proud to announce the following players have been selected to represent us for this event.

A Team:
Larissa du Preez               Akasia Golf Club
Danielle du Toit                Pretoria Country Club
Lenanda van der Watt     Akasia Golf Club

B Team:
Adele Beytell                     Woodhill Country Club
Catherine Lau                    Woodhill Country Club
Holly Lau                           Woodhill Country Club

C Team:
Shanice de Gee                Woodhill Country Club
Cleo Jordaan                     Akasia Golf Club
Karin Watts                       Services Golf Club

Adele Beytell will Captain the teams, with Joey Prinsloo and Madeleine de Wet managing the teams,

We congratulate all players on their selection and wish them luck for the tournament ahead!

GNGU Closed 2018

The 2018 GNGU Closed was held at Akasia Country Club on 15 April.  Unfortunately due to dangerous weather the 36 hole tournament had to be reduced to 18 holes.
Thanks must be extended to Akasia Country Club, their Committee, management, staff and members for giving up the course for the day.  Many compliments were received regarding the course and hospitality at the Club.  Also thank you to Spar and Spur for sponsoring the refreshments on arrival.

Congratulations and thanks to all players for participating in this event.  CLICK HERE for the final results.  Pictured above 2018 Champion Jacques van Tonder with President, Johan Struwig.