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Special Features: • • • • •

Knowledge is power                                                                       Golf course and club management                                          Gary Player’s 5 greatest NGC shots                                          Celebrity golfer profile – Odwa Ndungane                           Europe’s leading golf markets




On the Cover:

Our cover pic is of last year’s Nedbank Golf Challenge winner Alex Noren and with the NGC a few days away at the time of print we have a look at Gary Player’s choice of the top 5 greatest shots at the NGC to date. Christmas is around the corner now and we would like to wish our readers and advertisers all the best over the festive period. Until 2018, enjoy your golf, cheers.

SP E C IA L F E AT U R E S Knowledge is power


Golf course and club management


Gary Player’s 5 greatest NGC shots


Celebrity golfer profile – Odwa Ndungane 34 Europe’s leading golf markets



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Joburg Open makes history with tri-sanctioned status


he Joburg Open will make history as it becomes the first tri-sanctioned golf tournament on South African soil, and it also features a new date and venue on the Sunshine Tour this year.

what is one of the premier tournaments in world golf. I’m a proud winner on all three Tours and look forward to playing in Johannesburg again,” said Oosthuizen.

At the launch of the R16.5 million (approximately US$1.2 million) tournament at Soweto CC last month, Sunshine Tour Executive Director Selwyn Nathan announced that the Joburg Open will be played at Randpark GC over two courses from 7-10 December and will be sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, European Tour and Asian Tour.

The tournament will once again form part of the Open Championship’s The Open Qualifying Series, offering three spots into the Major for the leading three finishers in the top 10 who are not already exempt.

Royal Johannesburg and Kensington GC, the traditional home of the tournament, is undergoing extensive upgrades to its East Course. Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has also confirmed that he will play in the Joburg Open as it marks a new era in its history. “I’m very excited to be supporting the growth of

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The Joburg Open will also be the penultimate event on the Asian Tour schedule and will be crucial in the race for the Order of Merit title. “This is an exciting time for the growth of the Joburg Open and we welcome our new partners, the Asian Tour, in this endeavor,” said Nathan. The field for this December’s Joburg Open will be 240 professionals, including 30 Asian Tour members, four amateur invites, and then the remainder to be shared between the European Tour and Sunshine Tour.



LETTER TO THE EDITOR Send us your letters, giving us your views, opinions or articles of interest (max 500 words). The most interesting letter will be published in the next edition of SA Golf Trader.

To the Editor

Golf is a strange game isn’t it? It can transform the coolest person into an anxious wreck in the space of only a couple of shots. As everyone knows, golf is a much easier game when nobody is watching you. When you are on your own everything just feels right, your confidence is there and your breathing is even. However this all changes, of course, as soon as somebody starts watching you. Unexpectedly, your grip tightens up, your feet start moving, and your breathing virtually stops. When this occurs, you need to step back and remember to keep breathing. Playing good, consistent golf has a lot to do with your ability to remain calm and relaxed. When you begin to feel your heart beating at a rate of knots, you need to take some deep breaths to slow it down. Correct breathing can alleviate all kinds of issues (in golf and life). We all experience stress both on and off the golf course. When this ensues, it is important to focus on your breathing to calm yourself down. Once your heart begins to beat at a normal rate, you feel more relaxed, and you find yourself able to focus again on the task at hand.

something. For children, this could be having to give a speech in front of a class. For adults, this could be presenting a report to your boss. For golfers, this would be standing on the first tee with everybody watching you from the club house balcony. Remember to take a step back and take a deep breath, it works wonders! Regards Leroy Swart

Dear Leroy Thank you for your letter and your sage advice. So often we work ourselves into a state of anxiety over the smallest of things. We need to as you say “take a step back and take a deep breath” and I would add that we also need to put things in perspective. Go out there and enjoy your golf, enjoy life & don’t forget to smell the roses. Regards

From a young age, we were taught to take a deep breath when we are anxious about


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22 Our Sept/Oct edition winner was Kevin Levey.


1. Red blooded former coach of Tiger Woods (5) 4. This golfer on the LPGA Tour was the flagbearer for Paraguay at the 2016 Olympic Games where finished 44th. Surname (7) 8. Areas encircled by white lines (abbr) (3) 9. Don _ _ _ _ _ has played on the PGA, Nationwide & Champions Tours. He played college golf at Troy State University 10. Widely considered to be Mexico’s best ever golfer yet not commonly known by this name (5) 11. Ian Poulter’s favourite football side (7) 12. This South African golfer had his maiden win at the 1997 FNB Namibia Open (6,7) 15. The 2018 Scottish Open will be played at this East Lothian Links (7) 17. Haydn Porteous had a twinkle in his eye after winning this years Czech Masters (5) 19. Steel shafts come in two tip types, parallel and _ _ _ _ _ 21. Gary Hamish _ _ _ is a Scottish golfer now playing on the European Seniors Tour 22. Correct club selection is achieved with three feet and time (7) 23. The place on a golf club where the shaft is connected to the club head (5)



1. Bubba Watson played which type of shot in a playoff at the 2012 Masters to get within 10 feet of the hole and then two putt for victory? (3,4) 2. Solid as a rock this golfer from down under began playing on the European Senior Tour in 2012 and won his first title at the Pon senior open. First name (6) 3. Yoshiro _ _ _ _ _ _ _ won the 1950 Japan Open golf championship 4. Born in Pretoria, this golfer won his maiden European Tour title in 2014 at the Joburg Open (6,7) 5. The flagstick & a golfers warning will lead you to a transitional area (5) 6. This shot leaves a hole in one’s wallet (3) 7. Everyone raves about Jordan Spieth, his 2017 Open victory further asserts his brilliance (5) 13. This PGA pro is American despite his name (7) 14. One of Portugals oldest golf clubs, the caddies here are toilers (7) 15. An urchin that revolutionised golf balls (5) 16. Who uttered these words “Paetus it does not hurt”? (5) 18. In the middle is Ron with grooves (5) 20. Pardon me but Don should not be there if he is not up to standard (3)

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Dane Vosloo - PGA Professional Prince’s Grant Golf Estate 1. 2.


When did you qualify as a PGA Professional ? I qualified in 2014 What made you choose this career ? I have always been a sporty person but I grew up in a small town where the only thing I knew about golf was being a tour player. It was later in life when I moved to Durban and started getting coaching that I found out there was more to the game and my coach Alf Hopf said to me I should maybe look at doing my PGA.


Has it always been golf for you ? I would say I was a typical little boy growing up who always wanted to play a sport for a living but only really found golf later on around 16. Did you ever play or did you ever want to play on tour ? I think anyone who ever picked up a club wanted to play on tour and be a trend setter. I have been to Q-school twice but never managed to get through. Describe a typical work day for a PGA Club Professional. A day in the life of a PGA Pro could mean so many things! You could find yourself out side running around making sure everyone is having a great day or helping members with a few lessons. Then you could end up behind a desk and catching up with all the paper work. As much as we try and plan our days they can change in the blink of an eye or a phone call. You have only recently moved to Prince’s Grant Golf Estate from Durban CC, what have been the main differences you have picked up on so far? Its my 1st time working on a golf estate so there are some things that stand out. The members here are more like a big family everyone knows everyone and you can see it when they all come together for drinks after a round or just a club function. Where at DCC you have the members forming schools and almost losing

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the social aspect of everyone coming together at the club. What are the challenges at a golf club like Prince’s Grant Golf Estate that is a little further away from a large main town and that might not be so busy ? You have your challenges but you also have your advantages as well. During the week days you are a little quieter as you don’t have the walk in golfers and people book more over weekends. But something I have found is that our weekend is more Friday and Saturday then the normal Saturday Sunday as we have schools and groups booking a Friday round and Saturday morning then leaving on either the Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. The members of a golf club always come first. Do you agree with the phrase “The member is always right”? Yes and No. It all depends on the situation that you find yourself but something I work hard on with my staff is the way they treat members and visitors as being at an estate you see the same members a lot and it’s easy to slip into relax mode. We strive to make sure that weather you a member or visitor the service you get will be of the highest standard. Slow play is one of the biggest problems in golf today, how do you manage slow play at Prince’s Grant Golf Estate. ? I myself actually spend a lot of time out there on busy days and Saturdays marshalling the fields. But something I have found that works is making sure that

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golfers have references to the pace of play and check points that they can check themselves during a round this has helped with the marshalling as they can see if they falling behind or not. Does your position require you to be available on weekends, evenings, and holidays, and if so, does this place demands on your personal life ? Yes I work a lot of weekends and holidays as those are the busy days but my wife also knew how my life worked before we got married and she has also spent a little time working in the industry so she understands. What are your short & long term goals? I don’t really set goals for my life as it can change at the blink of an eye. I have more of a life plan but those changes as well. I see so many people set goals and then they fail them and the word comes to an end instead of seeing it as the next stepping stone or a sign to move a different path. I love my job and my plan is to be doing it for a while and learning and growing myself while I do what I love. What do you enjoy doing in your free time? What is free time? HAHAHA don’t get much of that. My wife Simone’ and I are homely people so on a day off we try and do as little as possible and just enjoy the time at home. Maybe get out the PS3 or just some movies on Netflex. Maybe even get out to a local coffee shop. Can’t beat a good cup of coffee!! Do you still get time to play ? Lately I have been able to play a little more with the members here at PG. I might get 2 or 3 rounds a month in with one of those being a pro-am. I still love the competitive environment so try and make sure I can get to the monthly Pro Am.



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The MP-18 master moulds are handground by Mizuno’s Mastercraftsmen. Mizuno MP-18 MMC / Multi-Metal Cavity A three-year project lead by our Yoro master craftsmen to develop a highly stable, forgiving multi-metal construction iron – which satisfied their aesthetic demands at address.  Even with both lightweight Titanium and heavier tungsten parts sealed within its 1025E mild carbon steel head, the MP-18 MMC maintains a similar ‘tour ready’ profile and size to the MP-18 SC.   RH only 4-PW.  RRP £150 / Euro 195 per iron.

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tuition & instruction

The Importance of Setup


very golfer aspires to improve their game, they wish to have the confidence to tee it up, just swing the club and watch the ball will fly true and towards their intended target; however, golfers tend to go out day after day replaying the same mistakes repeatedly which results in frustration and an unpleasant day. It is essential for golfers to focus and improve their fundamentals as this will improve their scores and ultimately make their rounds more enjoyable.

Christopher Wright TGSE Coach POSTURE

The setup, I believe, is one of the most important swing fundamentals as this affects three major factors in the swing; balance, distance and direction. Balance Balance is vital throughout the swing as it allows the golfer to strike the ball on the centre of the clubface resulting in more consistent shots both in direction, trajectory and distance. To achieve proper balance the golfer must ensure he has the correct foot placements and posture as this will give him a greater chance in maintaining his balance from address to the end of the swing. What is the proper foot placement and posture? Foot Placement Feet should be shoulder width apart, having the outside of your shoulder line up with the inside of your heels for mid irons, short iron will be 2 inches narrower and driver 2 inches wider than the mid irons. Toes should be lightly turned outwards to improve natural hip rotation in the swing.


Weight should be distributed to the balls of your feet this will help maintain balance throughout the swing. Knees should be bent towards the balls of your feet as this too will improve balance. The spine is the axis of your rotation, the spine should be tilted from the hips towards the ball allowing the arms to hang naturally. This will help the club, arms and body move on the correct plan. Applying the above will get the body into a more athletic position and achieve better muscle readiness to execute the shot.

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tuition & instruction Direction Body alignment and ball position greatly influence both path and angle at which the club travels in the swing. Having correct ball position will encourage the club face to be squarer at impact resulting in straighter shots, it will also promote a better angle of attack at the ball increasing strike, trajectory and distance. Having proper body alignment and body angles will allow the golfer to swing the club on a straighter swing path; thus, improving starting line, reducing the curvature applied to the ball and resulting in straighter shots. It will also improve the angle at which the club attacks the ball reducing the chance of hitting fat and thin shots.

all components lining up, giving the golfer the best opportunity to reduce curvature on the ball resulting in a straighter shot. Distance Having proper setup will ensure the golfer will be able to rotate their body and transfer their weight correctly in the swing resulting in more distance. If the player fails to transfer his weight correctly it will hinder his ability to generate swing speed resulting in a loss of distance. The player should ensure his feet placement is at the correct width regarding his club he has selected. In the image we are using a (mid iron) Too narrow a stance the player won’t have a stable foundation resulting in a slower swing speed

What is the correct body alignment and ball position? Ball Position The ball position varies on the club you select, the shorter the club the more centred the ball should be placed in your stance as shorter clubs have a more upright lie angle, this requires the club to be swung at a steeper angle of attack. This will encourage hitting down on the ball ensuring the ball is struck first as the divot follows. Mid irons should be placed one ball left of centre, as the lie angle is slightly flatter it requires a shallower angle of attack, causing a shallower divot. With longer irons the ball should be placed 2 balls left of centre, as impact should occur at the bottom of the swing arc which results in taking very little divot. Driver should be placed inside the left foot or in line with the left heel, this will encourage hitting the ball on the upswing.

due to golfer trying to maintain their balance. Too wide and the player won’t be able to rotate correctly though the swing and the golfer will be unable to have correct weight transfer which will reducing their swing speeds and overall Body alignment distance. Feet, knees, hips, shoulders, forearms and eyes In conclusion, golf is made up of different moving should run parallel to the components. If the setup is done correctly it target line. As a visual allows these movements to flow in the propaid think of train tracks er manner, giving the golfer an advantage of and how they run parallel obtaining a good impact position. Ultimately, we to each other. This will want the golfer to pre-set themselves into the encourage a straighter positions to encourage effective movement and swing path due to the to achieve a solid impact.

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S pecial F eature – G olf course & club management

Golf Club


(A day in Golf course Superintendent’s shoes)


fter focusing my last two articles on Golf course management and explaining how complex the superintendent’s responsibilities are, I decided to close off the year with a break down on what an average day is like in the shoes of some of S. A`s top Golf Course Superintendents. Since my background comes from Golf Course Management, I am aware that the jobs responsibilities are certainly a grey area for many of us that play golf. The famous Alister Mackenzie said that “The Chief objective of an architect or Greenkeeper worth his salt is to imitate the beauties of nature so closely as to make his work indistinguishable from nature itself”. To create the “beauty” as Alister quoted, I spent some time with an old friend (due to contractual reasons I can’t mention his name or club he works for but let’s call him “John”) who has been nominated in the past as Superintendent of the year at his respective course and I also contacted Carel Buitendach at Irene Country Club, who has well over 10 years’ experience in the industry, to give us an idea of their detailed, daily responsibilities.


by Henk Buitendach, Thatchfield Golf Club

Asking “John”, who has been in the industry for nearly 20 years, to sum up the responsibilities of a Golf Course Superintendent and the intensity thereof, he said that a Superintendent’s knowledge of the industry and the job itself, is key to establishing and providing a product that is visually satisfying to the eye and physically enjoyable to any level of golfer. He mentioned that the programs and managing tools used are fundamental to running and maintaining an effective work environment of any high standard. However, in order to achieve this, he says the difference between an average or exceptional course, is without any doubt KNOWLEDGE. He summed it up beautifully, “Without a decent amount of experience/knowledge the responsibilities of a Superintendent will be unmanageable. If you don’t have knowledge of what the responsibilities are, or what is expected on your course, you won’t have programs and tools in place to manage any given situation. When programs are not in place or the correct ones as a matter of fact, you will be sitting with an unhappy client.” His course is without a doubt an excellent reflection of how this can be achieved.

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S pecial F eature – G olf course & club management Asking “John” to give me a breakdown on his average day of responsibilities at the club he gave me the following info:

Carel, who is at a more traditional parkland course, emphasised the fact that this job is not for the average individual because of the pressure that comes with the responsibilities. Apart from needing the knowledge to be able to do the job, as “John” explained so well, Carel explains that gaining all the knowledge does not come merely from text books, but rather in a DIY Approach. “How can you delegate and manage your own facility if you have not mastered the skill by doing it yourself” he said. He further explained that it is here, where you

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are required to gain experience in manual labour yourself, which lots of students decide to choose another career and move on. “Passion is an overused word with the youth these days. It certainly sounds nice when going for that job interview, but when it comes to the daily hard-grind required for years to come, while waiting to move up the ranks, passion easily flies out the window ” So REAL PASSION, and a lot of commitment towards the site is imperative. The passion Carel was talking about was definitely evident after spending some time with him and


S pecial F eature – G olf course & club management Carel gave me a run down on his average day:


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this reflected immensely on his course. Both of these individuals gave me their responsibilities only in a nutshell, the task is most certainly a lot more detailed as it stands here. I would also like to mention that what stood out for me was how similar their daily responsibilities are. As if the responsibilities, and their daily structures, are indicative of their level of knowledge keeping into consideration it is two completely different courses. A very bold statement, but one I believe, yes. To conclude the final article, my objective throughout the year has been to shed a bit more light on how effective courses are being managed. Focusing on water, all the way through to club structures, the history of


golf and “green keeping”, to what it entails to manage and run a course successfully. It was not just a privilege to write these articles, but more so an opportunity to touch on what this beautiful industry is all about. I have hopefully given you, the reader or golfer, more knowledge and insight as to what is happening in this great industry of ours. We the golfing industry thank you, the golf enthusiast for your loyal support, that always come back for more and always go the extra mile for your club.

Keep on swinging those clubs and happy golfing….

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Vodacom Origins golf clinics develop more than just good golfers


afeeq was too young to remember when his parents’ shack burnt down. He was so young that he thought the people who subsequently took him in were his parents. Recently he found out they aren’t. And that’s when the real work of the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) begins. Wafeeq was one of a group of children from the Southern Cape Chapter of the SAGDB who attended a golf clinic at the Sunshine Tour’s Vodacom Origins of Golf at the Simola Golf and Country Estate recently.

The value of these clinics has been shown in the countless examples of young golfers from impoverished communities – in this case Riversdale, Heidelberg and George – who benefit from the instruction they receive from the Sunshine Tour professionals.


Photo: Sunshine Tour professional Antonio Rosado with one of the young SAGDB golfers who attended the Vodacom Origins of Golf clinic at the Simola Golf and Country Estate.

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Martin and Lowry were crowned Turkish Airlines’ second Drone Golf Championship on the eve of the Turkish Airlines Open.


he Turkish Airlines Open took place at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort in Belek at the beginning of November. Martin Kaymer and Shane Lowry warmed up for the prestigious European Tour tournament with a drone victory, by beating Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson 2-1 and taking the title from the last year’ winner, the first Turkish Airlines’ Drone Golf Champion, Lee Westwood.

I’ve won it, with a great partner in Shane. Next year we should do it again and hopefully Ian can drop the ball out of the cup as well.

Kaymer and Lowry follow in the footsteps of Lee Westwood, who won the inaugural title last year, and they were presented with Turkish Airlines Business Class tickets by Turkish Golf Federation President Ahmet Agaoglu. Former world number one Kaymer said: “It’s a trophy that I always wanted in my house and finally

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Player lists his 5 greatest Nedbank Golf Challenge shots


ary Player has selected five of his greatest moments in the history of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, and which were made by the shots that he believes best define the “Stroke of Genius” campaign behind this year’s tournament. The Black Knight and official host of the Nedbank Golf Challenge starts his top five with Fabrizio Zanotti’s hole-in-one on the par-three fourth hole in last year’s tournament. The Paraguayan golfer hit a perfect seven iron to make the first hole-in-one in Nedbank Golf Challenge history. “The layout of the fourth hole is water in front of the green. If you miss the green right you’re really in great difficulty. The wind comes through that little valley there which always makes it more difficult. It’s hard to read the wind. It has a great effect on the shot. But from a high, elevated tee, the shot goes higher, so it stops quicker. So one is inclined to attack that pin,” explains Player. The Grand Slam champion’s next choice is Tiger Woods’s chip in on the 18th green in 1998 to force a playoff with Nick Price.


“First of all, you can imagine the pressure for Tiger to chip in on the 18th hole, to win a million dollars. What a dynamic golfer. He’s so focused and confident over that chip. Think about Nick Price standing there and watching this. He’s thinking, ‘This man’s going to chip in the hole’. I’m telling you. You could hear that roar. It made for a phenomenal tournament. That was really a stroke of genius, at the right time.” Player’s next stroke of genius was Thomas Bjørn’s final-round eagle on the par-five 14th on his way to victory in 2013. “The risk when you stand at number 14 – it’s do or die. The way the stage was set, he’s only going to win by one shot. In other words, he’s not going to win unless he does it. So you can’t play safe at that stage. If you look at where the pin was – it’s a tiny little green. And he’s probably roughly 260 yards from the flag. Now that ball could very well have stuck in the love grass. But he hits it in the right spot and it goes through the kikuyu fringe, onto the green about 10 or 12 feet from the hole and he holes the

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putt. He goes on to win by two shots.” Jim Furyk’s first Nedbank Golf Challenge victory in 2005 is also on Player’s list. The American was involved in a four-man playoff with Darren Clarke, Adam Scott and Retief Goosen, and then chipped in on the second playoff hole – the par-four 18th – to win.

the rough is very penal. Patricularly the trees. It’s essential to have a plan because your plan gives you confidence. Stenson realised that you keep the ball in play. He hits the ball very high, particulary with his three wood which he also hits as far as most people do their driver. He always used that club because that was his confident club,” said Player.

“You’ve got a four-man playoff on one hole to decide the event. There’s only one thought – you have to birdie the hole. You’ve only got one chance. Isn’t it amazing that the man who doesn’t hit the green and is worse off, going straight downhill, chips it in the hole. There is the stroke of genius.” And finally, Player lists Henrik Stenson’s 2008 victory by nine strokes as his final greatest performance. That week, Stenson never used his driver once and relied heavily on his three wood in one of the most strategic victories ever witnessed in the tournament. “One thing about the Gary Player Country Club,

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Odwa Ndungane,

South African Rugby Legend.


Where were you born and which schools did you attend? I was born in Mthatha, went to St Patrick’s junior school and Hudson park High school.


What was your best moment on a rugby field? It is very difficult to single out one moment as there are far too many, but winning the trophy is up there at the top.


You played a lot of rugby for the Sharks but which province did you first represent? Border Bulldogs.


To put you on the spot, who is the greatest wing to ever have played the game? Jonah Lomu was a beast.


When you first ran out for the Border Bulldogs 7. in 2000 did you ever think you would retire a seasoned professional after 17 years with 321 first class matches? It started off with a dream of being a professional rugby player, I had never thought I would be 8. blessed with so many great years playing top level rugby.



You played at fullback, and wing, what was your favourite position? I started playing fullback late in my career and I must say I really enjoyed it.

What do you make of the new rules that have come into the game, is rugby becoming overreffed? Most of the new rules I agree with because they improve the safety of the players. A try in your final game, in a Currie cup final, but unfortunately no win, must have been bitter sweet? I couldn’t have dreamt of a better start to the final, it was an incredible feeling. Losing in the end was very disappointing, but I am sure that the team will have many more opportunities to win the Currie Cup.

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What does the future hold for you after rugby? I have partnered up with the Teichmann group and opened a company called Ndungane civils, which I am very excited about. Also my brother and I have started a sports management company, our aim is to share the knowledge and experience that we have learnt over the years.

10. Does your brother also play golf and who is the more competitive between the two of you? Yes he does, I think we are the same. We are very passionate about golf. 11. What advice would you give to youngsters today as far as sport is concerned? Talent and hard work will get you far and nothing can stop you from achieving all your dreams.


When did you start playing golf? I think I started playing around 2008 .

What is your current handicap? 14 .

Are you a member of a golf club? Wild Coast Sun.

Which is your favourite golf course and why? Durban Country Club, it really tests your skill and game management.

Who do you play golf with at the Sharks, and who is the biggest competitor? There is a few guys that love the game, and my biggest competitor is Keegan Daniel.

Have you had any embarrassing moments whilst playing golf? No .

What is your favorite club in the bag ? My Taylormade M2 3 wood.

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Do you walk or take a cart? I used to take a cart but now that I have retired I will be walking.

If you could pick a golf swing, who’s would it be? Louis Oosthuizen.

Have you ever had a hole-in-one? Not yet.

What would be your ideal fourball? Louis Oosthuizen, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and me of course.


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A ffordable golf – G arden R oute

September | October 2017


R E S U LT S & R A N K I N G S Sanderson Farms Championship 26 - 29 October 2017, CC of Jackson

Sunshine Tour Sun Sibaya Challenge Mount Edgecombe CC Course 2, 23 25 October 2017

1 Alex Haindl 2 Jared Harvey T3 Jean Hugo Jonathan Agren Jaco Prinsloo Colin Nel T7 Tyrone Ferreira Chris Cannon Keith Horne T10 Adilson Da Silva Neil Schietekat


66-66-68 200 67-66-68 201 69-67-66 202 67-68-67 202 68-67-67 202 65-68-69 202 65-71-67 203 67-67-69 203 67-64-72 203 65-69-70 204 68-66-70 204

(-16) (-15) (-14) (-14) (-14) (-14) (-13) (-13) (-13) (-12) (-12)

R 118,875.00 R 89,250.00 R 42,750.00 R 42,750.00 R 42,750.00 R 42,750.00 R 20,875.00 R 20,875.00 R 20,875.00 R 16,312.500 R 16,312.50

Vodacom Origins - Sishen, Sishen GC, 10 -12 October 2017

1 Hennie du Plessis 2 Ockie Strydom T3 Callum Mowat Ruan de Smidt 5 MJ Viljoen Doug McGuigan 7 Justin Harding T8 Lyle Rowe Jaco Prinsloo Jean Hugo


66-66-72 204 70-67-67 204 74-69-67 210 67-67-76 210 70-71-70 211 70-70-71 211 70-70-72 212 72-71-71 214 69-73-72 214 71-67-76 214

(-12) (-21) (-6) (-6) (-4) (-4) (-4) (-2) (-2) (-2)

R 118,875.00 R 86,250.00 R 53,625.00 R 53,625.00 R 31,875.00 R 31,875.00 R 23,625.00 R 18,625.00 R 18,625.00 R 18,625.00

Sunshine Tour order if merit as of 29 October 2017

1 Oliver Bekker RSA 2 Jared Harvey RSA 3 Riekus Nortje RSA 4 Alex Haindl RSA 5 Doug McGuigan SCO 6 Peter Karmis RSA 7 Riekus Nortje RSA 8 Jean Hugo RSA 9 JC Ritchie RSA 10 Neil Schietekat RSA 11 Justin Harding RSA 12 Hennie du Plessis RSA 13 JJ Senekal RSA 14 Vaughn Groenewald RSA 15 Zack Byrd USA 16 MJ Viljoen RSA 17 Lyle Row RSA 18 Jake Roos RSA 19 Louis de Jager RSA 20 Keenan Davidse RSA

10 10 10 14 16 13 12 15 14 15 16 12 16 15 10 16 16 13 14 14

R 799,988.25 R 590,862.50 R 477,130.25 R 431,219.13 R 430,210.00 R420,668.50 R 408,956.25 R371,710.00 R 361,260.00 R 323,594.25 R 307,203.67 R 297,520.50 R 269,704.50 R 255,763.25 R 238,892.50 R 225,237.50 R 224,889.96 R 222,535.92 R 222,286.43 R 221,185.50

PGA TOUR THE CJ CUP 19 - 22 October 2017 , Nine Bridges 1 Justin Thomas 2 Marc Leishman 3 Cameron Smith 4 Whee Kim T5 Scott Brown Brian Harman


63-74-70-72 66-72-71-70 69-68-73-70 68-70-72-72 66-70-71-76 68-72-72-71

279 279 280 282 283 283

Other South Africans T15 Branden Grace T25 Charl Schwartzel

RSA 72-67-74-72 285 (-3) RSA 71-72-75-72 290 (+2)

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(-9) (-9) (-8) (-6) (-5) (-5)

$ 1,665,000.00 $ 999,000.00 $ 629,000.00 $ 444,000.00 $ 302,937.50 $ 302,937.50

$ 152,625.00 $ 62,900.00

1 2 3 T4

Ryan Armour Chesson Hadley Jonathan Randolph Smylie Kaufman Scott Strohmeyer

Other South Africans T25 Tyrone Van Aswegen


66-68-67-68 68-70-68-68 69-69-71-67 67-72-71-68 72-67-68-71

269 274 276 278 278

(-19) (-14) (-12) (-10) (-10)

$ 774,000.00 $ 464,400.00 $ 292,400.00 $ 177,733.34 $ 177,733.33

RSA 70-65-74-74 283 (-5)

$ 33,540.00

World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions 26 - 29 October 2017, Sheshan International GC 1 Justin Rose T2 Brooks Koepka Henrik Stenson Dustin Johnson T5 Rafa Cabrera Bello Kyle Stanley Other South Africans T15 Branden Grace T38 Haydn Porteous Richard Sterne T50 Charl Schwartzel 76 Brandon Stone 1 2 3 4 5


67-68-72-67 64-68-73-71 68-69-69-70 68-63-68-77 68-70-70-72 71-68-69-72

274 276 276 276 280 280


74-69-72-69 284 66-74-74-75 289 73-72-76-68 289 73-70-73-76 292 76-78-87-68 308

(-14) (-12) (-12) (-12) (-8) (-8)

$ 1,660,000.00 $ 679,666.67 $ 679,666.67 $ 679,666.66 $ 288,000.00 $ 288,000.00

(-4) $ 107,900.00 (+1) $ 64,500.00 (+1) $ 64,500.00 (+4) $ 51,875.00 (+20) $ 43,500.00

PGA tour order of merit as of 29 October 2017

Justin Thomas USA Justin Rose ENG Pat Perez USA Brendan Steele USA Marc Leishman AUS

Other Southern Africans 32 Branden Grace 45 Tyrone Van Aswegen 61 Charl Schwartzel


2 1 3 2 2

$ 1,766,500.00 $ 1,660,000.00 $ 1,642,438.00 $ 1,247,250.00 $ 1,063,500.00

3 2 3

$ 298,425.00 $ 194,740.00 $ 133,115.00 TOUR Tour regular season final order of Merit as of 29 October 2017

1 Brice Garnett 2 Sam Ryder 3 Abraham Ancer 4 Andrew Landry 5 Stephan Jaeger Other South Africans 75 Jacques Blaauw 106 Dawie van der Walt 160 Thomas Aiken


20 20 20 18 18

$ 368,761.00 $ 314,306.00 $ 295,528.00 $ 292,939.00 $ 278,364.00


18 20 8

$ 64,005.00 $ 39,302.00 $ 13,428.00

CHAMPIoNS TOUR Champions Tour order of merit as of 29 October 2017

1 Bernhard Langer 2 Scott McCarron 3 Kenny Perry 4 Miguel Angel Jiménez 5 Kevin Sutherland Other South Africans 34 David Frost 89 James Kingston


21 25 21 18 22

$ 3,622,359.00 $ 2,606,695.00 $ 1,673,070.00 $ 1,523,678.00 $ 1,521,732.00


23 7

$ 583,549.00 $ 60,565.00


calend A r

Sunshine Tour

DATE EVENT VENUE NOVEMBER 2017 2 - 5 9 - 12 30 Nov - 3 Dec

Vodacom Origins of Golf Final Nedbank Golf Challenge AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

Simola G & CE Gary Player CC Heritage GC

DECEMBER 2017 7 - 10

Joburg Open

Randpark GC

JANUARY 2018 11 - 14

BMW SA Open Championship

Glendower GC

Amateur events - Men DATE EVENT VENUE NOVEMBER 2017 3 - 5

Eastern Province Stroke Play

Humewood GC

4 - 5

Ekurhuleni Senior Open


11 - 12

Limpopo Senior Open

Koro Creek GC

13 - 15

The Bobby Locke

Parkview GC

17 - 19

Central Gauteng Open

Johannesburg CC

18 - 19

Otway Hayes Senior

Classic Zwartkop CC

21 - 23

Harry Oppenheimer Trophy

Maccauvlei GC

2 - 3

Limpopo Mid-Am Open

Polokwane GC

4 - 8

SA Super Senior IPT

Pezula CC

7 - 8

Joburg Junior Open

Johannesburg CC

11 - 15

Junior Inter-Provincial

East London GC


CONTAC T DETAILS Boland Golf Union Border Golf Union Central Gauteng Golf Union Eastern Gauteng Golf Union


(021) 873 6828 (043) 740 3899 (011) 485 4251 (011) 425 5316

Freestate and Northern Cape Golf Union Gauteng North Golf Union Karoo Golf Union Sunshine Tour

(057) 899 1724 (012) 667 1087 (054) 332 3323 (021) 850 6500

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calend A r

events calendar NOV, dec 2017 & jan 2018

Amateur events - Men (continued)

DATE EVENT VENUE JANUARY 2018 8 - 10 13 - 14 14 19 - 21 20 - 21 26 - 28

Nomads SA Boys U15 Free State Senior Open Central Gauteng Mid-Amateur Free State Open Gauteng North Senior Open Gauteng North Open

Kingswood GE Heron Banks GC Open Kyalami CC Bloemfontein GC Silver Lakes CC Waterkloof GC

Amateur events - Women DATE EVENT VENUE NOVEMBER 2017 6 - 8 25 - 26

SA Mid Amateur Championship Mpumalanga Championship

Kimberley GC Ermelo GC

DECEMBER 2017 4 - 5

KZN Junior Championship

Royal Durban GC

JANUARY 2018 Schedule not available on date of print

CONTAC T DETAILS KZN Golf Union Mpumalanga Golf Union Limpopo Golf Union North-West Province Golf Union

(031) 202 7636 (013) 692 3002 (015) 295 4118 (044) 533 3507

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Southern Cape Golf Union Eastern Cape Golf Union Western Province Golf Union Sunshine Tour (Joanne)

(044) 873 5823 (043) 735 4443 (021) 686 1668 (021) 850 6500



EUROPEAN TOUR Italian Open Golf Club Milano, 12 - 15 October 2017 1 Hatton Tyrrell T2 Aphibarnrat Kiradech Fisher Ross 4 Wallace Matt 5 Fraser Marcus T6 Coetzee George

Eng Tha Eng Eng Aus Rsa

69-64-65-65 64-67-68-65 68-66-67-63 64-65-67-69 67-62-72-65 65-69-65-68

263 264 264 265 266 267

Other South Africans T32 Fichardt Darren Sterne Richard T58 Burmester Dean

Rsa 67-67-70-69 273 (-11) € 45,460.00 Rsa 70- 66- 68- 69 273 (-11) € 45,460.00 Rsa 70-68-71-70 279 (-5) € 16,936.00

Andalucia Valderrama Masters Real Club Valderrama, 19 - 22 October 2017 1 Garcia Sergio 2 Luiten Joost 3 Brooks Daniel 4 Donaldson Jamie 5 Ormsby Wade Other South Africans T36 Lombard Zander T54 Walters Justin

Esp Ned Eng Wal Aus

66-71-68-67 66-70-71-66 70-72-64-71 73-67-68-71 73-70-67-70

272 273 277 279 280

(-21) € 990,399.00 (-20) € 516,129.00 (-20) € 516,129.00 (-19) € 297,121.00 (-18) € 251,959.00 (-17) € 166,982.00

€ 333,330.00 € 222,220.00 € 125,200.00 € 100,000.00 € 84,800.00

Rsa 75-71-72-70 288 (+4) € 12,800.00 Rsa 71-74-71-76 292 (+8) € 6,800.00 Eng Esp Eng Esp Eng

21 12 10 12 18

€ 4,050,351.00 € 3,184,582.00 € 2,993,754.00 € 2,898,457.00 € 2,561,237.00

Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa

11 13 26 24 21 22 19 29 19 17 18 21 30 11 16 9 8 16 11

€ 1,078,742.00 € 903,406.00 € 773,399.00 € 717,441.00 € 651,667.00 € 610,274.00 € 581,690.00 € 547,877.00 € 452,745.00 € 414,167.00 € 408,978.00 € 235,632.00 € 227,096.00 € 181,606.00 € 166,152.00 € 137,697.00 € 68,835.00 € 84,185.00 € 66,226.00

EUROPEAN CHALLENGE TOUR European Challenge Tour final Order of Merit as of 29 Oct 2017 1 Tapio Pulkkanen Fin 19 € 177,724.00 2 Julien Guerrier Fra 20 € 133,234.00 3 Aaron Rai Eng 11 € 131,485.00 4 Oliver Farr Wal 22 € 129,477.00 5 Erik Van Rooyen Rsa 20 € 125,976.00 Other South Africans 127 Jacques Kruyswijk Rsa 5 € 8,808.00 144 Christiaan Bezuidenhout Rsa 11 € 7,055.00 151 Louis De Jager Rsa 2 € 5,720.00 167 Martin Rohwer Rsa 6 € 4,071.00


European Seniors Tour as of 29 October 2017

Clark Dennis Chris Williams Philip Golding Magnus P Atlevi Peter Fowler

Other South Africans 12 James Kingston

Usa Rsa Eng Swe Aus

13 12 14 14 13

€ 202,583.00 € 177,384.00 € 160,475.00 € 153,238.00 € 147,216.00



€ 104,046.00

LPGA TOUR LPGA order of merit as of 29 October 2017

(-12) (-11) (-7) (-5) (-4)

European tour order of merit as of 29 October 2017

1 Fleetwood Tommy 2 Garcia Sergio 3 Rose Justin 4 Rahm Jon 5 Hatton Tyrrell Other South Africans 23 Schwartzel Charl 30 Grace Branden 39 Frittelli Dylan 43 Coetzee George 52 Burmester Dean 56 Stone Brandon 58 Sterne Richard 64 Porteous Haydn 87 Fichardt Darren 91 Van Zyl Jaco 95 Aiken Thomas 131 Lombard Zander 137 Walters Justin 150 Trevor Fisher Jnr 155 Kruger Jbe 165 Ernie Els 191 Norris Shaun 187 Ahlers Jaco 194 Otto Hennie

1 2 3 4 5

1 Sung Hyun Park 2 So Yeon Ryu 3 Lexi Thompson 4 Brooke M. Henderson 5 Cristie Kerr Other South Africans 87 Lee-Anne Pace 49 Ashleigh Buhai 131 Paula Reto


20 21 19 22 22

$ 2,161,005.00 $ 1,955,506.00 $ 1,681,686.00 $ 1,477,115.00 $ 1,400,484.00


21 20 23

$ 141,271.00 $ 359,627.00 $ 55,267.00

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR Ladies European Tour order of merit as of 29 0ct 2017

1 Anna Nordqvist 2 In-Kyung Kim 3 Georgia Hall 4 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 5 Caroline Masson Other South Africans 25 Lee-Anne Pace 42 Ashleigh Buhai 55 Nicole Garcia 67 Stacy Lee Bregman 139 Connie Chen

Swe Kor Eng Eng Ger

3 3 8 3 3

€ 555,556.33 € 519,539.95 € 320,991.39 € 278,136.12 € 196,887.41

Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa

5 2 8 7 2

€ 36,601.13 € 20,823.82 € 16,312.50 € 12,822.76 € 1,350.00

World Golf Rankings as of 29 OCTOBER 2017

1 Dustin Johnson 2 Jordan Spieth 3 Justin Thomas 4 Hideki Matsuyama 5 Jon Rahm 6 Justin Rose 7 Brooks Koepka 8 Henrik Stenson 9 Rory McIlroy 10 Rickie Fowler Other South Africans 23 Louis Oosthuizen 32 Charl Schwartzel 42 Branden Grace 103 Dylan Frittelli 121 Richard Sterne 123 George Coetzee 133 Brandon Stone 150 Dean Burmester 193 Jaco Van Zyl 200 Haydn Porteous


11.87 9.99 9.15 8.54 7.63 6.86 6.57 6.48 6.44 6.34

46 49 52 51 40 43 46 47 43 48


3.94 3.18 2.75 1.49 1.30 1.28 1.23 1.15 0.93 0.89

47 50 52 52 45 52 52 50 45 52

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Van Rooyen secures European card with China win the European Tour this season. “I am super stoked and it has always been a dream of mine to play on the European Tour,” he said. “To have that dream become a reality after today feels amazing. “I have played a couple of European Tour events and you


just really want to be there as rik van Rooyen secured his European

you really want to play against the best out

Tour status for 2018 by claiming a


maiden European Challenge Tour

victory at the Hainan Open.

“Dylan did the same last year and Julian – what an amazing guy and a great player –

The South African began the week on the

also won on the Challenge Tour and the Eu-

cusp of a European Tour card as he sat in

ropean Tour this season. It makes you want

tenth place in the Road to Oman Rankings,

to get there as, without sounding arrogant,

but after scooping a first-place pay cheque

you know that you are as good as them so

of €47,539 he is assured of a place on

you just want to be there with them.

Europe’s top tier next season.

“It has been a long year and I haven’t been

With his European Tour status guaranteed

home for so long. I have only been home

for next season, the 27 year old cannot

for ten days since May so it was relief and

wait to play alongside his close friends

happiness to have won on the Challenge

Dylan Frittelli and Julian Suri – both former

Tour as that was the next step in my career –

Challenge Tour players who have won on

it was very emotional and I am very happy.”


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Jacquin Hess wins the Big Easy Tour Order of Merit


acquin Hess entered the final round of the Big Easy Tour Championship tournament held at Observatory Golf Club trailing by five shots, but a strong seven-under-par 65 final round earned him his maiden Big Easy win while also winning the tour’s Order of Merit. While he admitted that this is his best season in his five years as a professional, Hess had not won anything before and Thursday’s win not only marked his first-ever win but it also delivered him victory in the Order of Merit. He acknowledged the support he’s received along his development path and particularly the South African Golf Development Board


and the Gary Player Class of 2017-18. “I have to thank the Gary Player Class of 2017-18 for what they are doing,” an excited Hess said. “This is another feather in the cap for the Gary Player Class of 2017-18, SA Golf Development Board, SA Students, Boland Golf, and now after five years this is my first win.”

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Team England break world record for fastest hole of GOLF


eam England, led by Ian Poulter, sensationally set a new Guinness World Records title for the fastest par-5 hole of golf by a team of four ahead of the Turkish Airlines Open. The effort at the Regnum Carya resort shaved two seconds off the previous record time

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and beat Team South Africa by the finest of margins. The European Tour challenged some its stars to break the existing record of 34.87 seconds, which was set last April by a French team. England set a blisteringly fast new record of 32.70 seconds.





n early November Tiger announced that he will make his return to competitive golf on the 30th November in the Hero

World Challenge in the Bahamas.

the past nine months with a back injury. In that stretch, Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving while avoiding conviction for driving under the influence. He com-

“I am excited to return to competitive golf

pleted treatment to help manage his pain

at the Hero World Challenge,” Woods said

medications and a sleep disorder.

in a statement on his website. “Albany is the perfect setting, and it will be great to join this outstanding field. I want to thank Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for their continued support of this tournament and my foundation. I would also

He has been working his way back to the sport in recent weeks, posting videos on his progress: It appears he will be ready to return to action next month in one of the tougher

like to thank the fans for their unwavering

fields in the world.

support during my injury.”

The Hero World Challenge is an exclusive

Woods competed in this event last year

18-player tournament that includes the top

and finished 15th out of the 17 players who completed the four rounds. His only other tournament in the 2017 season was

four players in the world rankings and 16 of the top 25. Woods earned a spot as a host, while Daniel Berger filled out the list as an

the Farmers Insurance Open in January,


and he failed to make the cut.

Hideki Matsuyama won $1 million with his

The 14-time major champion has been out

first - place finish at the event last year.


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Southern Cape seals

historic SA Mid-Am promotion


hree times they were denied, but Southern Cape is the bridesmaid no more. The Garden Route side routed Free State 8 – 4 in the final round in the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial to punctuate a historic promotion with an unrivalled performance at Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa.

grips with this course under all conditions.

“We were determined to make it to the finish line this year, but with the level of competition in the B-Section, that meant going unbeaten for the week,” said manager Billy Valentyn

We looked forward to finally rubbing shoulders with the top guns in the A-Division next year.”

“When the other teams were badly affected by the wind and rain this week, our guys took on the course and that sealed the promotion for us. I am incredibly proud of the effort from every member of this team. They saw it through from start to finish.

B-SECTION FINAL LOG (Pos-Union-Played-Won-Drawn-Lost-Points-Matches won)

“Historically, our downfall has been a poor start, so the first two matches were crucial. I asked the guys to bring everything they had and they did. From there they just kept pushing.”


Southern Cape

(6, 6, 0, 0, 12, 54.5)


Eastern Province

(6, 5, 0, 1, 10, 44)


Free State

(6, 3, 1, 2, 7, 39.5)

Valentyn said the victory was down to a dedicated effort from every player over a six month stretch.



(6, 3, 0, 3, 6, 33.5)



(6, 1, 1, 4, 3, 24)

“Our preparation started March,” said Valentyn. “The guys competed in all the events here at Oubaai and they a played a lot of individual rounds to come to



(6, 0, 2, 4, 2, 31)


Northern Cape

(6, 1, 0, 5, 2, 25.5)


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Lions revel in SA Mid-Amateur IPT glory


entral Gauteng produced an unparalleled performance over the first four rounds at Oubaai Golf Resort and Spa to secure the South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial title for a fourth time last month. With the victory, the mid-amateur team also completed a Grand Slam of SA Inter-Provincial titles for the Lions. “This is an incredible moment for the whole team,” said manager Jaco du Plessis. “Our juniors won last year, our seniors and premier teams both won this year and now this incredible league of gentlemen completed the cycle for Central Gauteng. “I think only the past winners of this tournament can understand the pride we share as a team right now. It was incredibly cold and the wind was really strong. We knew the final round would be a real battle of attrition. Our guys knew what was required and they went out there and got us the crucial points in some tightly contested skirmishes.” “Throughout the week, everyone on the team had a moment where they need to perform and they all delivered a champions’ performance,” said Du Plessis. “We set our combinations before we arrived and that added to the sense of continuity and, as much as golf is an individual game, our team spirit was phenomenal and definitely a huge factor in our victory.

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“Congratulations to Ruan (Botha) and Dylan on taking first and second on the Most Valued Players list and a big thank you Andy Truluck, the best assistant manager any team can have. Andy, I look forward to returning the favour at the SA Under-19 Inter-Provincial in December.” Gauteng North scored a decisive 9.5 – 2.5 victory over North West to cement fourth spot in the final log and KwaZulu-Natal downed Ekurhuleni 7.5 – 4.5 to tuck into fifth on six points. North West’s victory over Boland and a draw against Ekurhuleni secured the side sixth place, which means Boland got the wooden spoon 12 months after winning the battle for promotion at Rustenburg Golf Club..

A-SECTION LOG (Pos-Union-Played-Won-Drawn-Lost-Points-Matches won) 1

Central Gauteng

(6, 5, 0, 1, 10, 50.5)


Western Province

(6, 5, 0, 1, 10, 42.5)



(6, 3, 1, 2, 7, 36.5)


Gauteng North

(6, 3, 0, 3, 6, 36.5)



(6, 3, 0, 3, 6, 33)


North West

(6, 1, 1, 4, 3, 28.5)

7 Boland

(6, 0, 0, 6, 0, 24.5)



Schaper stakes his claim at ERPM The 16-year-old from Benoni threw his name in the hat for the North Regional Final when he raced to a four-stroke victory at ERPM GC Schaper racked up five birdies and an eagle at the par-five 17th to win with a flawless seven-under-par 65, recording the lowest winning score in the series to date and the GolfRSA National Squad member was delighted with the result.


outh Africa’s top junior Jayden Schaper lived up to his top billing with a superior performance in the seventh Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series last month.

“I’ve played a lot of golf in the last few months, including the Junior Presidents Cup last month, but with exams coming up, I really only had this event to qualify,” said the Ebotse golfer.

“I had one chance and I got the job done, so I’m one step closer to the big prize. The competition for the two spots to the North and South Junior All 18 winners in the Under-19 A-Division of the is really stiff, because every junior on the circuit nationwide series will challenge in two regional finals for two coveted spots in the field of the pres- is gunning for this opportunity. Even though all tigious junior North and South Junior Champion- the winners will still have to shoot out for the two spots, it’s a huge relief to know I’ve qualified.” ship at Pinehurst Resort from 2-4 July 2018.

Rose edges Stevens for Junior Series win


ian Rose from Bedfordview won the eighth event in the popular Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series in a play-off last month.

The pair headed back to the first tee for the play-off.

“We both hit good drives and both drove the green with our second shots,” explained Rose. Rose set the clubhouse target at the Wanderers “I hit five-iron and had about 20 feet to the pin GC at four-under-par 67, but Cole Stevens from and Cole was about three feet behind me. We Parkview reeled in a pair of birdies on the back were both back right on the green, with the nine to force the tournament into extra time. flag was back left. “Cole’s eagle putt looked like it was going in all the way, but it just shaved past the hole. I took a few practice swings, a deep breath and rolled mine in for the win.” Rose was thrilled to add his name to the U-19 A-Division winners’ list. “All the winners will compete for two spots in the North and South Junior Championship at Pinehurst Resort from next July,” he said.


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Mistry marches to Ackerman glory


outh Africa’s top ranked Kajal Mistry continued her dominance of the women’s amateur golf circuit as she raced to her third victory in as many months in the prestigious Ackerman Championship in October. The 16-year-old from Parkview defied gale force winds and sweeping rain to construct a four stroke victory on four under 220 with rounds of 74, 74 and 72 at Atlantic Beach CC The reigning Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Stroke Play champion admitted that she had high hopes of winning the Gus Ackerman Trophy when she boarded the plane in Johannesburg for the weekend trip to Cape Town and she was justifiably delighted with the result.

a close second with the Nomads SA Girls and Rose Bowl titles. We all want to win these five titles, so am thrilled that I can tick another box on my bucket list.” “Luckily no-one made a big charge on the back nine. I am really pleased, because I dearly wanted to win. The Ackerman Championship has so much history and prestige and it’s a real honour to know my name will go on the trophy alongside so many of South Africa’s greats.” Sarah Bouch from Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate finished second on 225, while Kelsey Nicholas from Royal Johannesburg and Kensington tied for third with Myeki on 11-over. Kaylah Williams from Durbanville and Clovelly’s Katia Shaff were the top performers for Western Province and finished in a tie for seventh.

“This was definitely one of my toughest victories yet, but I am absolutely thrilled,” said Mistry. Sonja Jonker from King David Mowbray Golf Club lifted the Raymond Ackerman Trophy after a four “The Ackerman Championship is one of the most stroke victory in the B-Division. Steenburg’s Michelle sought-after titles on the circuit. If the Sanlam SA Godfrey edged out Marilyn Franklin from Westlake Amateur Stroke Play and Match Play Championships for the Jonathan Ackerman trophy. She won the are at number one, the Ackerman Championship is C-Divison in a count-out on 39 points.

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All-Africa champions elated and humbled


waZulu-Natal trio Malcolm Mitchell, Clayton Mansfield and Matt Saulez and Garrick Higgo from Boland successfully defended South Africa’s title in the All Africa Golf Team Championship last month, but the quartet left in Zimbabwe with much more than a trophy. The team headed into the final round at Elephant Hills GC with a 22 shot lead and posted a team total of 209 to win the title for an eighth successive time by 30 strokes on 845. Mitchell also won the Individual Competition on 12-under-par 276 with rounds of 67, 68, 73 and 68, while Higgo, Mansfield and Saulez finished fourth, fifth and eighth respectively. Mitchell described the event a real eye-opener. “It was the first time Matt and I wore the green and gold outside South Africa’s borders and the first time Garrick and Clayton played for South Africa as seniors,” Mitchell said. “We were obviously keen to continue South Africa’s proud record and we were elated with the result, but on the trip home this past weekend we reflected on just how privileged we are as South Africans. Saulez, who will be travelling with Mitchell to Argentina in November to represent South Africa in the Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup and the Argentine Amateur Open, added that the competing against


the other African nations put things into a different perspective for the team. “Like Malcolm said, I don’t think any of us realised just how privileged we are until it stared us right in the face,” he said. “I think that is why we all enjoyed hosting a golf development clinic for little juniors from a nearby school. It was an hour out of our lives, and a small thing really when you think about it, but to see the excitement on their faces was humbling. It was incredibly gratifying to teach them and to give back, even just a little, to the game that gives us so much.”

Teams Leaderboard – Final (Top 5) 845

South Africa

211 209 216 209



225 215 218 217



222 221 221 226



219 220 227 229



226 229 221 226

Individual Leaderboard – Final (Top 5) 276 Malcolm Mitchell


67 68 73 71

285 David Amm


76 67 70 72

286 Issa Abu Al Ela


71 72 70 73

287 Garrick Higgo


68 77 72 40

290 Clayton Mansfield


78 70 71 71


73 74 72 71

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Full marks for Ferdie at SA Senior Amateur


hen asked about his highlights of the Fellowship Cup, Matt Saulez didn’t talk mention his debut or South Africa’s roaring 26 – 6 victory. Instead, Saulez talked about friendships forged with the Indian competitors and the chance to run shoulders with the rest of the GolfRSA squad during the three-day Test at Leopard Creek.

Unheralded Ferdie van der Merwe sealed a sensational maiden victory when he clinched the SA Senior Amateur Championship title in dramatic fashion at Hermanus GC last month. The 51-year-old from Wellington stunned the field when he shot into contention with successive rounds of 72 in his debut on the senior amateur national circuit. Not surprisingly, the ‘rookie’ earned overwhelming applause after he defeated reigning Players champion Andre van Dyk at the first extra hole of a sudden-death play-off. “I feel 10 feet tall,” said the beaming Van der Merwe. “I’ve won more than 50 titles in club opens or Boland Golf Union events, but this is such a special moment. “I’ve hit the ball so well all week, but the putts refused to drop. It was frustrating, but I had my partner Cornel (de Jager) on the bag and she kept me calm and confident that the putter would warm up. I holed a short one for birdie at 12, but it took another seven holes before it warmed up again. “That last putt wasn’t very long – maybe six feet – but it rolled on the perfect line all the way and when

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it dropped, I almost couldn’t believe it. You know, I nearly didn’t even enter. They told me I had to enter online and I couldn’t figure it out, so if it wasn’t for Mariette at Boland Golf Union, I wouldn’t even have been here this week. “I’ve played Hermanus just twice in the last 18 years. We had to endure three club winds in all three rounds and this week was a real test of patience, but what a fantastic test of golf. To beat some of the legends of the game and to win on the senior circuit has been a dream, but now it’s a reality. I am sure this is how David felt when he knocked down Goliath.” Le Roux closed with a 75 to finish third on 223 in a tie with Watson, who signed for 82.


Ferdi van der Merwe

72 72 78 (play-off / first extra hole)


Andre van Dyk

71 76 75


Francois le Roux

74 74 75

Graeme Watson

72 69 82


Stephen Johnston

74 73 77


Craig Poulton

77 73 75

Rurik Gobel

75 75 75

Morgan Phillips

75 72 78


Jock Wellington

73 73 80


Brian Mampies

80 75 72

Stanley de Beer

75 76 76

Richard Bruyns

74 72 81


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angebaan Country Estate celebrated the launch of their new driving range clubhouse on 2 September 2017. The new facility complements the Langebaan Country Estate’s 18-hole Gary Player designed golf course. The resort’s Head Golf Professional, Max Birkenhead, says, “I reckon this is the only facility of its kind in South Africa. We have three tiers of grass bays for up to 60 golfers hitting out to our 270m long-grass range. The tees here are all grass, cut three times a week to the fairway length of our main course. There are also two indoor bays for


coaching and fitting using Flightscope, which allows me to scientifically evaluate swing technique and provide a fuller teaching experience. And if the weather changes for the worse we simply close the doors and continue in comfort away from the elements, we’ve definitely got the best of all worlds,” Max enthuses. “There’s also a great short game area with bunkers to hone your skills, and a purpose-built putting green is in the process of being constructed.” The Langebaan Country Estate driving range (along with many other facilities at the resort) is open to the public.

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A ffordable golf – M pumalanga

WALKERSONS GOLF PACKAGE an easy drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, and is ideal for a luxurious weekend break in the country, or the perfect venue for a wedding or a business conference.


alkersons Hotel & Spa, set in the rolling hills of the Mpumalanga highlands with beautiful views and unrivalled serenity, just beyond the picturesque hamlet of Dullstroom, is known for its stylish country charm and famous for its fishing. Its fishing industry dates back to the early 1900s and fishermen have been flocking to Dullstroom ever since. The cosy country hotel, built in 1993 offers an indulgent choice of 27 hotel suites: 14 thatched Lakeside Suites and 11 slightly larger, Luxury Lakeside Suites; the Manor Suite with two bedrooms (sleeps two adults and two children over the age of 6); a Honeymoon Suite with an extra-long king size four-poster bed, plus six fully-furnished, spacious self-catering cottages (sleeping from 4 to 10) dotted around the grounds, suitable for families with children under 12.

It is also perfect for a spot of Golf - Walkersons Hotel & Spa has, for your golfing pleasure, partnered with the Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate (a magnificent golf course, rated as one of the best in South Africa), to offer you a special Golf Package: Book two nights or more at the Walkersons Luxury Lakeside Suite and you will receive a complimentary round of golf at the Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate. This special offer is valid from 15 January to 31 March 2018.

No matter how long your stay at Walkersons – it certainly will not feel like it is long enough! Rates: From R2 425 per person in a Lakeside Suite on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis or R2 800 per person in a Luxury Suite on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. To book, call Reservations on 013 253 7000 or email,

The Flying Scotsman and Terrace restaurants treat guests and day visitors to unpretentious country fare and light meals, all lovingly prepared by a passionate team. The Walkersons Spa offers an extensive pampering menu with bespoke signature treatments delivered by expert therapists. Walkersons, awarded the 2017 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, is

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is the Golfer from the past?

Our mystery golfer was born on the 8th of May 1893 and is frequently referred to as the “father of amateur golf” in the United States. He won the 1913 U.S. Open in a playoff with Harry Vardon & Ted Ray. The biggest crowds ever seen in American golf at the time followed the playoff. His U.S. Open success is credited for bringing golf into the American sporting mainstream. He never turned professional and he decided before his U.S. Open success that he wanted to work in the world of business. However in a highly controversial decision the USGA stripped him of his amateur status, reasoning that he was using his celebrity standing to aid his own sporting goods business and was therefore making a living from golf. In 1918, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of lieutenant. After the war, the USGA quietly reinstated his amateur status. He won the U.S. Amateur twice & in 1951 became the first non-Briton elected Captain of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club. He mentored and encouraged Gene Sarazen at a young age. A Street in Greenside, Johannesburg close to the Parkview Golf Course is named after him. He died on September 2nd, 1967, at the age of 74. Answer on page 80

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Barton Vineyards Villas. 4 night weekend getaway for 6 people - 5 Star self catering Villa. R 5 000-00 for all 4 nights. Contact 083 293 0220.

KZN, MIDLANDS & DRAKENSBURG Cathedral Peak. Weekend for two incl d/b/b R2 500. Contact 082 705 8764.

Lodge @ Atlantic Beach. 2 night stay for 2 people incl breakfast. R 2000 Contact 082 705 8764. De Zalze Lodge. 2 night stay for 2 people incl breakfast. R 2400. Contact 082 705 8764.

BAGS Luxury w/end for two to Mabula Game Lodge. (Warmbaths). In the hart of the Waterberg region. Including all meals and game drives. Total cost R 4 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220. FREE STATE Luxury w/end for two to Riviera on Vaal. (Vereneging ). Including d/b/b. Total cost R 2 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220.

Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort - 2 night weekend getaway for two - Bed & Breakfast and golf included. R 2 000-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764. Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort. 4 night getaway for 6 - Self Catering and golf included. R 4 000-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764. Monks Cowl (Near Champagne Sports Resort) - 2 night weekend getaway for two - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and golf included. R 2 000-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764. San Lameer Hotel. 5 night stay for 2 people incl breakfast. R 5000. Contact 082 705 8764. Selborne Hotel. 2 night stay for 2 people incl breakfast. R 2000. Contact 083 293 0220 LIMPOPO Luxury w/end for two to Monate Game Lodge (Nylstroom). In the hart of the Waterberg region. Including all meals and game drives. Total cost R 3 500-00. Contact 083 293 0220


Weekend for 8 people to Vaal de Grace Golf estate (Parys). Including 1 round of golf p/p & carts. Self catering house on the Nick Price designed golf course. Total cost R 7 000-00. Contact 082 705 8764. MPUMALANGA Luxury w/end for four to Graceland Hotel, casino & golf club. (Secunda). Including b/b & a round of golf. Total cost R 1 800-00. Contact 082 705 8764. Sabi River Bungalows. 2 night weekend getaway for two. (Hazyview) including Dinner/Bed/Breakfast. R 2 500-00 all in. Contact 083 293 0220. Luxury w/end for two to Hulala Lakeside Lodge. (White River). Including d/b/b. Total cost R 2 000-00. 083 293 0220. WESTERN CAPE 1x Luxury w/end for 8 people to Langebaan Golf Estate. 4 Bedroom Lodge. (West Coast). Self catering including a round of golf per person. Total cost R 5 500-00. Contact 082 705 8764.

Cobra imitation leather bag. Very good condition. R 400-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Taylor Made synthetic stand bag. R 600-00. Good condition. Contact 082 440 9827.


Battery operated moonbuggy for sale. 3 months old – Ideal for golfers, last up to 36 holes when fully charged. Can also be used as a mobility scooter. Reason for selling: Storage space. R 8 000-00 negotiable. Contact 082 497 2249.


Titliest 917 D3. 9.5 with fujikura fuel xstiff shaft. R5 500-00 Contact Neil Titliest Driver 910 D3 9.5 degree loft. Fijikura Rombax pro 95 stiff shaft. R2 500.00 Contact: 081 464 6612 / 081 748 8988 Cleveland Classic 290 driver for sale. It has 9.0 of loft with a 43� Stiff Miyazaki shaft. Still brand new and asking price is R1 750. Contact: | / 082 853 9022. Stiff shaft , as new. R 4 000-00. Contact 082 830 8880. Callaway Alpha driver stiff stock shaft. As new. R 4 700-00. Contact 082 805 4277. Cobra bio cell driver (black&white) plus stiff shaft. As new. R 4 000-00. Contact 082 805 4277.

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SLDR 430 TP driver (only one in RSA). Brand new. R 5 000-00. Contact 082 805 4277.

Mizuno JPX EZ forged, 4 to sandiron, XP105 Shaft. R 7 900-00. Contact 082 375 7757.


Titleist 714, AP1 irons (Longest Iron in Golf) 4-PW (stiff or regular flex). New Dynamic Gold XP 95 shafts KBS tour and Dynamic gold s300/x100 shaft also available for this product. R 7 99900 or R 6 900-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

Callaway 3 deep fairway wood. R 2 600-00. As new. Contact 082 805 4277. Taylor Made Burner 3 Fairway wood 15deg. Good condition. R 800-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Titleist 980F 3 Fairway wood 15deg. Good condition. R 800-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Taylor Made SLDR 15 degree, new. R 1 500-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Titleist 913 F and FD, fairway metal, new, with head cover. R 2 000-00. Contact 082 375 7757.


Taylormade M1 Irons. Buy a set of Taylormade M1 irons and receive a FREE Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter. R 15,999.00. Contact 083 449 4243. Titleist 735CM irons. Shafts S300. R 4 000-00. Contact 082 644 9041. Mizuno MP 32 irons 3-PW, Dynamic Gold Lite R300 shafts. As new - 10 rounds played. R 2 500-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Ping Eye 2 #1 iron. Good condition. R 400-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Ben Hogan Apex PC irons. 3-SW. Good condition. R 1500-00. Contact 082 440 9827. Cleveland TT, stiff flex brand new in the box. 4-SW. Only R5 000-00. Get 3 new, Z stars balls included. Contact 082 375 7757. Cleveland 588 MB Forged Irons (3-PW) DG. R 10 500-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Cleveland 588 ALTITUDE STEEL (4SW) R 5 750-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Cleveland 588 ALTITUDE GRAPHITE (4-SW). R 6 650-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

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Ping G20 irons. Mint condition. R 5 400-00. Contact 082 375 7757.


Cyclops HD Golf Video camera for rental for events like Golf Days and functions. Can be rented per day for R500 inclusive. Portable and simple Plant, Point and Shoot. Contact Michael 079 443 2070 in Gauteng. Sonacaddie Golf GPS V500. Pre-loaded with SA courses, excellent condition, full working order. Easily 2 rounds without re-charging. Complete with all accessories, instructions, box. R1200 or nearest. Johannesburg. Contact 082 652 1144.


Taylor Made Spider Blade Putter with cover. R1 500.00. Contact: 081 464 6612 / 081 748 8988 Scotty Cameron putters with original grips shafts and head covers for sale. Newport 2 studio select R1800. Contact 071 855 0000. Newport 2.6 select black head 3

button centre shaft R2500 & Red X like new R1800. Pretoria. Contact 071 855 0000. Nike Method 35 inch, slim 2.0 grip. Great condition. R 750-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Nike Method mod, mallet putter. Used, immaculate condition, great putter. R 2 000-00. Contact 082 375 7757.


Plot for Sale : Nkonyeni Golf Estate (Swaziland ). Situated on 4th Green. Beautiful landscape. Close to all amenities on this magnificent Golf Course. Please contact me on E-mail should you need more info contact 071 897 1285 or email


Fujikura flywire xx green shaft new. World Number 1 long drive shaft 3 years in a row. R 2200-00. Contact 084 483 8880.


Titleist Vokey SM 5 wedge series 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62 and 64 degree wedges available. R1300-00 per wedge. Any 3 wedges R 3 750-00. Contact 082 375 7757. Cleveland Rtx Wedges. 54 & 60 degree X 100 shafts, brand new. R 2 000-00 for both or R 1 100-00 per wedge. Contact 082 375 7757. Cobra BIG trusty rusty (new) 50 degree. R 650-00. Contact 082 375 7757.

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