Mpumalanga Senior Open Champ

Mellette Hendrikse wins again.

Mellette Hendrikse reaffirmed his position as the number one senior amateur player in the country by winning the Mpumalanga Senior Open held at Graceland Golf Club.

Blustery conditions and a change in golf clubs saw the number one player in the country shoot a reckless 79 on day one of the tournament. “At one point I just felt like going home” Mellette was heard saying afterwards. He however pulled himself together like a true professional (in a manner of speaking) put his old clubs back in the bag and fired a 68 on a wind-swept Graceland Golf Club to win the open by three shots.

He played the last 3 holes level by means of single putts. A testament to true grit and a never say die attitude.

Mellette’s year in review:


Wins the GNGU senior open


4th in The Players Championship

11th in the Central Gauteng senior open

7th in the Cape Winelands senior open


Wins the Vaal senior open


Wins the Mpumalanga senior open


Francis Themane and Mellette Hendrikse