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GNGU Closed 2018

The 2018 GNGU Closed was held at Akasia Country Club on 15 April.  Unfortunately due to dangerous weather the 36 hole tournament had to be reduced to 18 holes.
Thanks must be extended to Akasia Country Club, their Committee, management, staff and members for giving up the course for the day.  Many compliments were received regarding the course and hospitality at the Club.  Also thank you to Spar and Spur for sponsoring the refreshments on arrival.

Congratulations and thanks to all players for participating in this event.  CLICK HERE for the final results.  Pictured above 2018 Champion Jacques van Tonder with President, Johan Struwig.

Challenge Cup Team Selection

The following players have been selected to represent GNGU at the upcoming Challenge Cup tournament taking place at Irene Country Club from 14 – 18 May 2018.

Kelso Hannay                       Irene CC
Anthony Usmar                   Irene CC
Gianni Pera                          Pretoria CC
Stals Swart                           Pretoria CC
Kifentse Nukeri                   Silver Lakes
Wessel Duvenhage             Waterkloof GC
Armand van Graan             WaterKloof GC
Antoine Sale                         Waterkloof GC

The team will be managed by Paul Davel.
We congratulate all players on their selection and wish them the best of luck for the tournament ahead.

A Club Champion

A Club Champion – 50 consecutive years playing Club Champs

At age 78 and playing off a 12 handicap, Brian Sander from Cullinan Golf Club will be playing in his 50th consecutive Club Championships this year.

‘I have over the past 50 years had the best and most memorable games that one could have, I have now made my 50th consecutive club champs this year and would like to finish off my golfing experience with that’ says Mr. Sander.
He has played in the A Division for 44 years and won 6 times, with his best result of 143.

Having joined Cullinan in 1967, he still plays golf once a week and his best handicap has been a 2.  He has also had an incredible 11 hole-in-one’s – 9 of which were on Cullinan’s hole number 8 – understandably his favourite hole.  His best memory also came during a round when he was playing on a Saturday in a four ball with three youngsters.  One of them asked if he had ever seen someone have a hole in one.  He, showed them that day, hitting the perfect shot on the 8th hole at Cullinan to add to his tally of hole-in-one’s.  He said the group were great fun, chanting and carrying him around the golf course – his best and nicest experience over the years.

Cullinan Golf Club wish him luck and thank him for all the hard work and effort that he has put into the Club.  Gauteng North Golf Union wish him all the best for the upcoming Club Champs and congratulate him on his achievements.  It is a privilege for any Club to have such a loyal, dedicated and passionate golf member.

To all members playing Club Champs this weekend, or whichever weekend your Club may be hosting their event, all the best!

GNGU Closed – 15 April 2018

The annual GNGU Closed tournament is taking place on 15 April 2018 at Akasia Country Club.
This event is now open to both male and female golfers, who are affiliated members at a Club within Gauteng North and have a valid handicap of 36 or less.
There will be 3 different divisions: –
A = handicaps <9 : Stroke Play
B = handicaps 0 – 18: Stroke Play
C = handicaps 19 – 36: Individual Stableford
This event will take place over 36 holes.
CLICK HERE for more information and to enter

GNGU Senior & Super Senior IPT Teams announced

It gives us great pleasure in announcing our Senior and Super Senior IPT Teams that will be participating in the A Section IPT’s at St Francis Links from 23 – 26 April 2018.
In no particular order:

Senior Team:
Chris Delport                           Zwartkop CC
Gordon Wessels                      Wingate Park CC
Derik Piek                                 Centurion CC
William Skinner                       Zwartkop CC
Pieter Cooper                          Wingate Park CC
Henry Roodt                            Silver Lakes CC
Phillip Bierman                       Akasia CC
Conrad Rauch                         Pretoria CC

Super Senior Team:
Etienne Groenewald               Centurion CC
Adrian Kriel                            Wingate Park CC
Rinus van Niekerk                 Wingate Park CC
Philip Viljoen                          Pretoria CC

Denis Dreyer will be the team manager.
We congratulate all players on their selection and wish them the very best of luck for the tournament ahead!

Mid Amateur Open 2018

The 2018 GNGU Mid Amateur Open was held on 4 March 2018 at Wingate Park CC.

The course was in immaculate condition and proved to be a tough test for the players.  However, unfortunately for the second year in a row, inclement weather resulted in the 36 hole tournament being reduced to 18 holes.

With a bogey free round of 70 (2 under Par), Ruimsig’s Tyran van Lieshout won this year’s trophy, one shot ahead of Louis Moolman and Ernest Botha.  GNGU’s top players were Alex van Heerden and Jacques van Tonder, both who finished level par for the round.

GNGU would like to thank Wingate Park Country Club’s Executive Committee and members for giving up their course for the day, as well as their Management and staff for their assistance with the event.  We would also like to thank all the entrants for participating in the event and look forward to seeing them again next year.

For full results CLICK HERE

Tshwane Open Junior Tournament 2018

On Sunday the 25th of February we had the
honour of hosting the 2018 Tshwane Open Junior Tournament at Irene Country Club. The juniors
were treated like royalty with each of them receiving a commemorative Tshwane Open shirt, cap and 2 meals through the day.

We had a full field of players teeing it for a chance to get an invite to play in Tuesday’s Tshwane Open pro-am at Pretoria Country Club.

With a great score of 70 two under par, Alessio Graziani was crowned as champion of the day which got him a spot in the Pro-am. The other two players who qualified were Michael Hempel (B-div winner) and William Reyneke (u/13 winner).

At prize giving we had the privilege of having the Executive Mayor of City of Tshwane Councillor Solly Msimanga and MEC of Community and Social Development Services Councillor Ntsiki Mokhotho handing over the prizes to our winners.

A great thank you to the City of Tshwane for making this event possible and creating fond memories for our junior players.

*Photo Credit Perfect Exposure.