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.

2018 GNGU Nomads Jnr Girls & 2018 GNGU Women’s Mid Am

Centurion Country Club hosted this year’s GNGU Nomads Junior Girls as well as inaugural Women’s Mid Amateur Open.

Each age section had an A (handicaps up to 9 playing stroke play), B (handicaps 10 – 18 playing stroke play) and C (handicaps 19+ playing individual stableford) division.

For the Junior Girls 2018 trophy, Kiera Floyd from Ekurhuleni went into round 2 with a 1 shot lead over Ladies Golf Gauteng’s Symone Henriques.   However, in round 2 Kaiyuree Moodley from Ladies Golf Gauteng shot a magnificent 68, to total 4 under for the event and take the A Division trophy.
B Division was won by Kyra van Kan of Ekurhuleni on +12 and C Division by Gizelle van der Westhuizen of Zwartkop cc, with 62 points for the 2 rounds.  Pictured above David Peerless, with Junior Girls winner Kaiyuree Moodley and Centurion Ladies Captain, Sue Smith.

It was with excitement that WGSA introduced ranking points for the Mid Amateur section and after round 1, Karin Watts from Services was leading by 1.  However, Adele Beytell from Woodhill cc, shooting rounds of 80 and 81 managed to win this first GNGU Women’s Mid Amateur trophy on a total of 163.
Valda Ford from Ladies Golf Gauteng won the B Division on 166 and Franci Coetzee from Silver Lakes had 65 stableford points to win the C Division.   Pictured above Women’s Mid Amateur winner Adele Beytell with Centurion Ladies Captain, Sue Smith.

Thank you to the Club for the special touches, including pink flags, pink cups and chocies given to players.  Also a big thank you to the committee and members for giving up their course for the day, as well as staff and management for their assistance.

Finally, thank you to Northern Nomads who once again sponsored the Junior section of this event – their support assists in adding great value to the juniors and is greatly appreciated.

Womens Mid Amateur Ranking and Events

It is with excitement that WGSA have now introduced an SA Mid Amateur Ranking for WGSA mid-amateur affiliated golfers.

CLICK HERE to view the explanatory document.

The GNGU Women’s Mid Amateur Open is taking place at Centurion Country Club on Sunday, 11 February 2018.  Entries close on Friday, 2 February at 12h00.  Please go to the Entries / Draws / Results tab for more information and to enter.