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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

 

GNGU 2019 Silver Salver

Starting the 72 hole tournament tournament with an eagle, State Mines’ Casey Jarvis was always going to be one of the favourites to take the 2019 title.  However after being bogey free after the first 2 rounds, and obviously comfortable at Irene CC after winning the Tshwane Junior Open 2 years ago, Bellville’s Samuel Simpson went into the final day with a 6 shot lead over Jarvis.  Round 3 saw a total swing in the leader board with Jarvis shooting an unblemished 63 and going into the final round 3 shots ahead of Simpson and 5 shots ahead of Pretoria Country Club’s Christiaan Maas.  With the 63 under his belt, Jarvis was eager to seal the win and started round 4 with a birdie.  Finishing the tournament with 2 more birdies, a final round of 69 saw him win the event on 270 (-18) 6 shots ahead of Christiaan Maas and Samuel Simpson.

On behalf of the GNGU Executive and Staff, we would like to thank Irene Country Club for their fantastic hospitality.  The course was in superb condition considering the lack of rain and the staff went out of their way to assist.  We would also like to thank the members for giving up the course for the weekend.  A final thank you to all participants in the event.  This event has grown in the last few years and it is fantastic to see a great turn out!

For full results CLICK HERE