Combined Foursomes a huge success

Alex van Heerden, Johan Struwig and Danie Viljoen

The LIBERTY GNGU Open and Closed foursomes was held at Zwartkop CC, Sunday 27 August. The Mid-Amateur duo of Alex van Heerden (Wingate Park CC) and Danie Viljoen (Silver Lakes CC) won the tournament on a steady 4-under par score of 138.

The first round lead was held by Richard Joubert (Akasia GC) and David Nortje (The Els Club) on 3 under par followed closely by Gustav Verster and Louis Jonck (Both Irene CC) on two under par. Verster and Jonck eventually finishing in second place. They could however not keep up with the pace of van Heerden and Viljoen who shot a 3 under 68 during the afternoon round.

It was a landmark event for the Gauteng North Golf Union. It is the first event where male, female and mixed pairs were invited to participate in the same event and competition. 47 Pairs entered the event. Three female pairs and eight mixed pairs took to the field.

Heidi and Adele

Anthony and Chantelle

Neill and Riaan

 

 

 

 

 

The female pairing of Adele Beytell (Woodhill CC) and Heidi van der Berg (Services GC) won the A division Net, on a stellar score of 138. The Mixed pairing of Anthony Usmar and Chantelle Loots (Both Irene CC) were crowned B-division Net winners on 131, whilst the duo of Neill Malherbe and Riaan Hattingh (Both Akasia GC) won the B division Gross on a great score of 159.

A big thank you to our sponsor LIBERTY for making the event possible. Thank you to Zwartkop CC management and it’s members for allowing us the use of it’s facility.

 

2017 Women’s Inter Provincial Team

It gives us great pleasure to announce the 2017 Women’s IPT A & B Teams selected to represent GNGU at the upcoming Inter Provincial, taking place at Mossel Bay GC 25 – 29 September 2017.

A Team:
Larissa Du Preez                   Akasia Country Club
Lenanda van der Watt         Akasia Country Club
Lindi Coetzee                        Services Golf Club
Frankie Bosman                   Zwartkop Country Club
Adele Beytell                         Woodhill Golf Estate
Cleo Jordaan                         Akasia Country Club

B Team:
Karin Watts                           Services Golf Club
Holly Lau                               Woodhill Golf Estate
Marinda Pretorius               Akasia Country Club
Kaylin van der Merwe         Wingate Park Country Club

We wish these teams the best of luck at the upcoming tournament!

GNGU Tournaments

It is with excitement that, as per a decision by the Executive Committee, the Union will be changing tournament conditions by limiting the restrictions of most of our closed / non-national ranking tournaments in order to accommodate more golfers.  Handicap limits will be changed in order to accommodate golfers of all abilities (with divisions set where necessary) and tournaments will also accommodate both male and female golfers.  We are hoping to increase participation in our events and also hope that by opening these tournaments up, golfers affiliated to GNGU will have the opportunity to play at different courses, in different formats of competitions and enjoy the variety and benefit of being affiliated.
We have two tournaments coming up where the conditions of competition have been changed to accommodate this decision and encourage players to enter:
GNGU Foursomes CLICK HERE for tournament information and to enter  (Entries close 17 August).
GNGU Teams of two CLICK HERE for tournament information and to enter (Entries close 8 September).

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our offices 011 667 1087

2017 Premier IPT Team Selected

The 2017 Premier IPT will be held at The Bryanston Country Club from 18 – 22 September 2017.
It is with pride we announce the team selected to represent Gauteng North at this year’s tournament (In no particular order):
Richard Joubert (Captain)                    Akasia Country Club
Dylan Kok                                              Woodhill Country Club
Nicholaus Frade                                   Centurion Country Club
David Nortje                                         The Els Club, Copperleaf
Dawid Opperman                                Pretoria Country Club
Peetie van der Merwe                        Centurion Country Club
Keegan McLachlan                              Silver Lakes Country Club
Chris van der Merwe                          Zwartkop Country Club

The team will be managed by President, Johan Struwig.

Congratulations to the players selected – we are confident you will fly the GNGU flag high and wish you all the best during the next month and a half of preparations leading up to the event.  We look forward to watching your progress during the tournament and hope to see the trophy in Gauteng North soon!

For tournament updates and information CLICK HERE

Champion of Champions 2017

The Champion of Champions events for both the men and ladies were held on 23 July at Blue Valley Golf Estate and Waterkloof Golf Club respectively.
The men’s A Division – played over 36 holes medal, was tight after round 1, with Hendre Maree and Alex van Heerden both shooting 69.  However, Silver Lakes Junior member, Keegan McLachlan, continued his good form after winning the Inland Noom and shot 72, 67 to win the trophy, 2 shots ahe ad of Hendre Maree.
Both B and C Division played Stableford and the B Division trophy was taken by Neels Vermaak from Hillside Golf Club, having 39 points, whilst C Division winner George Schroeder from Cullinan had a remarkable 47 points.
In the Senior Division, William Skinner from Zwartkop cc shot 69, to finish 1 shot ahead of Etienne Groenewald.

At Waterkloof, the A Division, also played over 36 holes medal and Lenanda van der Watt from Akasia took the trophy after shooting rounds of 75 and 69 – 4 shots ahead of nearest competitor Gina Da Silva from Centurion.
The B Division was played over 18 holes and the trophy awarded to the Medal Nett winner.
Lenie Cronje took her home course advantage and won the B Division, shooting a nett 74.
C Division was exciting, with Cinteche du Plessis from Akasia and Enez de Wet from Woodhilll both finishing on 41 stableford points.  A count out, done on the back 9, resulted in Enez have 21 stableford points, however Cinteche had a fantastic 22 stableford points and was awarded the trophy.
The senior trophy is awarded to the Medal winner – which this year was Karin Watts from Services Golf Club.  She shot 86 and was 4 shots ahead of nearest competitor Marni Greyling from Waterkloof.

it is with excitement that Golf RSA will be hosting the inaugural National Champion of Champions at Glendower Golf Club on 6 – 7 November.  The regional A, B and C Division winners qualify for this tournament and we wish them luck, it would be great to see a Gauteng North Champion of Champions!

The Union would like to thank both Blue Valley Golf Estate and Waterkloof Golf Club for hosting the respective tournaments.  We would also like to make special thanks to Liberty for their continued support!

For full list of all the results go to http://www.gngu.co.za/draws/ 

Flying the Gauteng North flag high

Congratulations to Cleo Jordaan from Akasia Country Club who recently won the plate division of the 2017 SA Sanlam Women’s Amateur Matchplay at Stellenbosch Golf Club.
Keegan McLachlan, from Silver Lakes Country Club, also flew the Gauteng North flag high at the recent Inland NOOM held at Houghton Golf Club, shooting rounds of 73 and 66 to win by one shot.
We are proud to see our rising stars doing so well and look forward to watching their success’s further.