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2018 GNGU Senior Open

The 2018 GNGU Senior Open was held 20 & 21 January 2018 at Silver Lakes Golf Estate.  The course was in exceptional condition and the Union extends its thanks to the Club, members and staff for their assistance over the weekend.

Steven Williams shot 70 in round 1 and went into the 2nd round with a 1 shot lead over Chris Delport and Neil Fusedale, however his 69 in round 2 ensured a comprehensive victory, totaling 5 under par.  Tied for second place were Phillip Bierman, Francois Le Roux and Chris Delport.

For full results – CLICK HERE.

A highlight of this event was having the Reunion Tourism Board, with Air Austral, Lux* Saint Gilles and Reunitours sponsoring a fantastic lucky draw prize of a trip to Reunion Island.
Ben Botes was the lucky winner of this fantastic prize.
For more information on Reunion Island, on facebook go to @GotoReunionSA

GNGU Tournaments January / February 2018

2018 starts off with a bang with a number of tournaments being hosted by the Union in the first two months.
The new look Entries / Draws / Results page on our website is working well, and allows you to see all the upcoming tournaments for the year, as well as refine your search to select the category for which you want to view (eg. Open / Women / Mid Amateur / Senior / Juniors).
Entries for all tournaments are online and through payfast participants are required to pay by cheque card / credit card / EFT on entry to a tournament.
Tournament results will also be saved and archived here, so going forward players will be able to look back on past results.
CLICK HERE to go to this page now and have a look at what tournaments are coming up and ensure you enter before the closing date!

Gauteng North Senior Open

GNGU Senior Open 2018

Entries for the 2018 GNGU Senior Open are now online.
This year, we are excited to have an added Lucky Draw prize, that is sponsored by Air Austral, Lux* Saint Gilles, Reunitours and the Reunion Island Tourism Board.
Subject to the terms and conditions set out by the sponsors of the prize, players will be able to enter a lucky draw at the tournament and stand the chance of winning: –

2 Flight tickets to Reunion Island courtesy of Air Austral
Accommodation for 2 people for 5 nights courtesy of Lux* Saint Gilles (5*)
2 helicopter flights courtesy of Helico
Volcano excursion
Transfers

Entries for the tournament are online only and close Friday 12 January at 12h00.
CLICK HERE to enter.

Year End Delegates Meeting

The 2017 year end delegates meeting will be held at Irene Country Club on Tuesday, 28 November @ 18:30 in the cricket pavilion.
We strongly urge that all Clubs please send at least one representative to this final meeting of the year, where the 2018 budget will need to be approved.

Should you have any questions, please contact our offices on 012 667 1087.

Super Senior IPT Team Announced

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent Gauteng North at the upcoming Super Senior Inter Provincial to be held at Pezula Golf Club from 4 – 8 December 2017

Dirk Swanevelder       Woodhill CC
Giel van Wyk               Wingate Park CC
Philip Viljoen               Pretoria CC
Adrian Kriel                 Wingate Park CC
Rinus van Niekerk      Wingate Park CC
Etienne Groenewald  Centurion CC

The team will be managed by Dirk Swanevelder

Junior IPT Team Announced

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent Gauteng North in the Under 19 Inter Provincial Tournament taking place at East London Golf Club from 11 – 16 December.

Otto van Buynder        Blue Valley Golf Estate
Werner Deyzel             Woodhill Country Club
Keegan Mclachlan       Silver Lakes Golf Estate
Stals Swart                    Pretoria Country Club
Nicholas Souranis       Centurion Country Club
Murad Hoosen             The Els Club
Boipelo Raphiri            Akasia Country Club
Dino Capazario             Silver Lakes Golf Estate

The team will be managed by Craig Collins.
We wish the team all the best for the tournament ahead and are sure you will fly the GN flag high.

Silver Salver huge success

When it comes to winning, no-one in South Africa’s amateur golfing fraternity can hold a candle to Wilco Nienaber this season.

The 17-year-old Free State junior scored some valuable world amateur golf ranking points with his ninth visit to the winner’s circle in the weather-reduced Liberty GNGU Silver Salver, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, at Irene Country Club on Sunday.

The Bloemfontein golfer won by two points, in spite of a rather average start.

“I scored four points in the Modified Stableford format in the first round and trailed by eight points, but six points in the second round got me within five of Daniel Nduva from Kenya,” Nienaber said. “I racked up eight birdies in the third round, worth 16 points, to take the lead on 22 points.”

Nienaber headed into the final round with a two point lead over South Africa’s top ranked Jayden Schaper. Nduva was four points off the pace in a tie for third with Ruhan van Dijk (who had his first hole in one in round 3 on the 16th hole) from Ekurhuleni and Gauteng North’s James du Preez.

“A huge lightning storm was just about to hit. They suspended play but the organisers announced after 45 minutes that they were reducing the tournament to 54 holes because the storm wouldn’t pass in time for us to finish.”

 

“It was a nice change from the usual stroke play,” he said. “You had to get your head around the scoring format, but it was a lot of fun. Par was zero, birdie worth two points and a bogey was minus one. So, if you went par-bogey-birdie, you gained a point. The key was keeping a clean card.”

Johan Struwig, President of GNGU, made special mention of Union supporters Liberty, for their continued support.  He also high-lighted PriceWaterhouseCoopers involvement in the Silver Salver, who are tournament sponsors for this specific event.  Without their support, the tournament ‘spoils’ and extras would not be possible.  Irene Country Club members, Executive and staff were thanked for their support and giving up their course over the weekend to host this event.  Being the first year as a ranking tournament, the Executive were looking forward to growing this tournament and hosting a full field in future years.

CLICK HERE for final results

(Press report credit – Lali Stander)