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GNGU Nomads Jnr Girls & GNGU Women’s Mid Am & Snr Open

Wingate Park Country Club was in absolutely magnificent condition and it was great to host the 2020 GNGU Nomads Junior Girls and GNGU Women’s Mid Am and Senior Open there.
Defending her 2019 title, Kiera Floyd once again lifted the Nomads Junior Girls trophy.  We are privileged to have Nomads Northerns support the Junior Girls tournament annually – Nomads do incredible work for Junior golf throughout South Africa.
The Mid Am Trophy for 2020 was won by Gina Da Silva from Centurion Country Club.  A prize was also awarded to the best Senior, Patricia Swarts from Modderfontein Golf Club.
Both tournaments saw prizes awarded to players in A, B and C Division as well as net prizes.  We are hoping to grow this event annually and thank all players for their support.
We also thank Wingate Park CC for their hospitality and their Committee and members for giving up the course to host the event.

For all the tournament results go to www.gngu.co.za/draws/ and click on the name of the relevant tournament to download the results

MEMO: WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM RULES OF HANDICAPPING – LEAGUE FIXTURES

We recently sent out a note to the Handicap and Senior Scratch League Co-ordinators stating that temporarily league players must enter a No Return for league fixtures into the handicap system due to some queries raised with regard to capturing scores for match-play into HNA. We have subsequently received feedback from GolfRSA and can confirm the following: CLICK HERE for Memo

Jarvis takes GNGU Open title

The 2020 GNGU Open was held at Centurion Country Club from 24 – 26 January.  Even with some rain and very wet conditions on the first 2 days, the players seemed to enjoy the course and after 36 holes, 67 players made the cut, with Casey Jarvis leading by 2 shots.
Round 3 saw Jarvis have a second bogey free round and extend his lead by another shot going into the final 18.  But in between the excitement of 2 hole in one’s during the tournament (Andrew Inggs and Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation’s Letsoso Letsai), as well as an albatross by Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation member, Siyanda Mwandla, Casey Jarvis kept his stride and ended up winning the tournament on 259 (-25) a fantastic 8 shots ahead of nearest fellow competitor Ryan van Velzen.

A huge thank you needs to go to Centurion Country Club management and staff for all their hard work on ensuring the course was in great condition, considering the flooding a month ago.  Thank you also to the Committee and members for giving up the course and allowing us to host this tournament here.

For full results CLICK HERE

Gleeson wins the GNGU Senior Open

Waterkloof Golf Club played host to the GNGU Senior Open on Saturday 18 January and Sunday 19 January. Saturday saw 96 players teeing it up on a wet course with rain falling for most of the day. Greg Gleeson from Kyalami Country Club took the first-round lead with a magnificent score of 67, 5 under par.

On Sunday the sun came out with a light breeze blowing. Greg Gleeson played a wonder full round of 71 to add to his score of 67 to claim the GNGU Senior Open on a total score of 138, 6 under par.

Schalk Naude won the Super Senior title with scores of 70 and 78 for a total of 148.

Full Results – CLICK HERE

Thank you to our partners for this event, Air Austral, Réunitours Voyages, HELILAGON , Hôtel le Grand Bleu, Ligue Régionale de Golf de La Réunion. Gordon Wessels was selected to represent GNGU at the World Amateur in Reunion Island in April.

A big thank you to Waterkloof Golf Club’s Management, Staff and Members for hosting a wonderful tournament and for giving up your course for the weekend!

GNGU would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Coenie Schoonhoven.  Coenie was director of golf at North West Golf Union and will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

Cullinan claim 2019 Inter Club

Blue Valley Golf & Country Club played host to the 2019
GNGU Inter Club on Sunday 3 November. The aim of the
day is to provide networking opportunities to clubs that
are affiliated to GNGU.  There were 13 teams competing
in a fourball alliance format.

Results:
1st   Cullinan Golf Club           86 pts
2nd  Akasia Golf Club              84 pts
3rd   Pebble Rock Golf Club   83 pts

We would like to thank Blue Valley Golf & Country Club and their members for affording
us the opportunity to host the tournament at their facility and being great hosts.

GNGU Coronation Cup

Steeped in history, the GNGU Coronation Cup dates back to 1937.  This mixed betterball competition,   took place on 27 October at Woodhill Country Club.
We would like to thank all the players that entered and congratulate all the prize winners.  This year Stefani and Jacob de Villiers from Waterkloof GC won the event on 47 BB Stableford points.
We would like to thank Woodhill CC for hosting the event and for their hospitality.
For full results CLICK HERE