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2019 GNGU Mid Am Open

The 2019 GNGU Mid Amateur Open was held on 3 March at Waterkloof Golf Club.

The course was in excellent condition and after the first 18 holes, Craig Collins, Dino De Abreu and Neil Rathmann had all shot 69 (-3) and with a pack of 7 only 3 or less off the pace, it was always going to be an exciting second round.  Ryan Dreyer from Killarney Country Club managed a fantastic 68 in the second round, leaving him on 139 (-5) for the tournament and winning the trophy by 3 shots ahead of Waterkloof Golf Club’s Jacques van Tonder.

For full results CLICK HERE

Thank you to Waterkloof Golf Club, its Committee, Management, staff and members for giving up the course for the day and your fantastic hospitality.

Willie Van Zyl

It is with a heavy heart that we heard the news of the passing of our Past President, Willie van Zyl.

Oom Willie was a true ambassador and stalwart in the golf industry, giving much of his time to the Gauteng North Golf Union on the executive, the SAGA and in recent times working with the South African Golf Development Board.

His contribution to the industry is unsurpassed and highly appreciated by all who worked with him.  He will be sorely missed.

Please note his funeral will be taking place on Friday, 1 March 2019 @ 11am – NG Kerk Monumentpark, 79 Elandweg, Monument Park


GNGU Nomads Jnr Girls & GNGU Mid Am & Senior Open

The 2019 GNGU Nomads Junior Girls and GNGU Womens Mid Amateur & Senior Open was held at Woodhill CC on 10 February.

A huge thank you to Nomads for your sponsorship to the Junior Girls Tournament.
Pictured here is Rieks Tiley, Woodhill CC Lady Captain, with Junior Open winner Kiera Floyd and Nomads representative Christo Smit.

The course was in absolutely fantastic condition and all players thoroughly enjoyed the test.  Kiera Floyd, from Ebotse won the Junior A Division on -3 over the 36 holes.  Liezl Smit from Vryheid Golf Club won the Mid Amateur A Division on +10.  For Junior A & B Division Results CLICK HERE, for Junior C Division Results CLICK HERE, for Mid Am / Snr A & B Division Results CLICK HERE, for C Division Results CLICK HERE

GNGU Open 2019

The 2019 GNGU Open was hosted at Silver Lakes Golf Estate from 25 – 27 January.

The tournament is a popular one on the National fixture list and with 180 players in the field it proved to be a highly competitive event.  Casey Jarvis from Ekurhuleni topped the leader board after round 2 and kept his lead going into the final round.  Free State’s Wilco Nienaber who was 5 behind Casey going into round 3, shot an incredible -17 in the last 27 holes to win take the trophy on -16, 3 ahead of Casey Jarvis, Anuerin Gounden and Garrick Higgo.

Thank you to all participants and spectators for supporting this event.  A huge thank you also to Silver Lakes members, Committee and staff – the course was in fantastic condition and the hospitality was great!

For full results CLICK HERE

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.