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GNGU Senior Open 2019

The 2019 GNGU Senior Open was held at Akasia Golf Club 19 & 20 January 2019.  CGGU players Craig Kamps and Jock Wellington led the Senior and Super Senior divisions respectively and both managed to hold their lead and take the respective titles, Craig finishing on -5, six shots ahead of nearest rivals Johan du Toit and William Skinner.  Jock Wellington finished on +4, five shots ahead of nearest rival Adrian Kriel.

The course was in great condition and we would like to thank Akasia Golf Club’s management, committee, staff and members for hosting the event.

For full results, CLICK HERE

All players entered into a lucky draw prize to win a trip to play in the Audi World Amateur tournament in Reunion.  This awesome prize included a return flight courtesy of Air Autral, accommodation courtesy of Boucan Canot, transfers and an excursion courtesy of Reunitours and entry into the tournament courtesy of the Reunion Golf Association.  We thank the Reunion Island Tourism Board for their support.  For more information on Reunion Island contact Marie-Line Anelard
The winner of the lucky prize was Phillip Bierman.

Larissa du Preez wins Dr Hasso Plattner Award

The Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation had their annual awards function at Rand Park Golf Club. Akasia Golf Club Member and Ladies IPT Captain Larissa du Preez won the prestigious Dr Hasso Plattner Award for Academic Excellence.


New inductees for 2019 from GNGU were Shanice de Gee from Woodhill Country Club and Boipelo Raphiri from Akasia Golf Club.

*Photo Credit – Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation

PWC Silver Salver Huge Success

The 2018 Silver Salver was played at Irene Country Club from 19-21 October 2018. The Tournament winner was Yurav Premlall (-5) who shot rounds of 72, 69, 70 to win the Salver by 2 shots over Kieron van Wyk (-2) who was in a close second.

Fridays first round saw 108 players teeing it up with the dream of adding their name to the greats who won the Silver Salver in the past. Local boy Andrew Williamson had a dream round of 65 which included a Hole in One on the par 3 7th.

Round 2 was tormented by adverse weather that meant that the round only could be completed on Sunday morning, this reduced the tournament to 54 holes. Round 2’s best round was played by Karabo Mokoena 6 under par 66.

On a score of 4 under par 68, Jayden Schaper and Daniel Nduva were the players with the lowest rounds in round 3.

For the results CLICK HERE

We would like to thank Price Waterhouse Coopers for the sponsorship and their continued support of the event and the Union. We also like to thank Irene Country Club and their members for presenting beautiful course making the facility available for the event.

GNGU PWC Silver Salver Update

Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, round 2 has been suspended for the day – 20 October 2018.  Players to be at their balls at 06:30am to resume round 2 on Sunday 21 October.  Following the completion of round 2, the cut will be processed with the top 60 and ties making it through to the round 3.  Unfortunately the tournament has been reduced to 54 holes.

CLICK HERE for live scoring.

GNGU Teams of Two

The 2018 GNGU Team of Two Tournament was held on the 16th of September at Silver Lakes Country Club. Adding to the initiative to grow the smaller events and to give more golfers the opportunity to play, the tournament was open to both men and women with no handicap limit. The tournament had 30 pairs entered.

The format of the day was Betterball Medal Net in the morning and Foursomes Medal in the afternoon. It was a battle of the local players with Madeleine de Wet and Franci Coetzee on a total of 135.5 nett snatching victory with only 0.5 between them and second place Willem Kloppers and Yolandi Kloppers who had the best morning round of 58 nett.  Third place went to Joe Mnyandu and Clifton Stanley.

For full results CLICK HERE

Thank you to Silver Lakes CC and its members for allowing us to host the tournament at your Club and for your assistance and hospitality.

The next teams event is on the 7th of October at The Els Club at Copperleaf.  This is the Coronation Cup.  It is another opportunity for any affiliated golfer to enter and have a fun day out on the golf course.  CLICK HERE to enter online for this event.

GNGU Events – October

Entries for the following events are now open: –

Coronation Cup – 7 October 2018.  This tournament is a 18 hole Mixed Betterball event taking place at The Els Club, Copperleaf.  It is open to all affiliated golfers, however pairs must be mixed gender in order to enter.  CLICK HERE to read more about the event and to enter.

PWC Silver Salver – 19 – 21 October 2018.  The annual Silver Salver event has reverted back to a Stroke Play tournament, taking place over 72 holes at Irene Country Club.  This tournament is open to male affiliated golfers with a handicap index of 4 or less.  GolfRSA and World Ranking points are available for those competing in this event.  CLICK HERE for further information and to enter.