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Vol. 77 • SEPT / OCT 2016 •

For the love of Golf,

get Married! Special Features:

• For the love of golf – get married • Ups & downs: Life on the Sunshine Tour • Celebrity golfer profile – Keegan Daniel • The wonderful Waterberg • KPMG women’s PGA Championship




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On the Cover:

Love is in the air in this edition as we take a look at some of the most romantic places to get married….and still enjoy your golf. We also look deeper into what the Waterberg region of Limpopo has to offer, chat to Keegan Daniel about rugby and golf and loads more, so put down the putter and start reading!

For the love of golf – get married


Ups & downs: Life on the Sunshine Tour


Celebrity golfer profile – Keegan Daniel


The wonderful Waterberg


KPMG women’s PGA Championship




Letter to the Editor


Golfing Gals


Trivia quiz


News from the PGA




Balderstone on golf


Know your rules








• The PGA of South Africa



• The Golf School of Excellence



• David Doubell



• Ryan Cairns



We wish to thank the following for their invaluable contributions;





SA Golf Trader directory


Laugh out loud


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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.

WINNING LETTER Hi Neville Something I always wonder about is how many people cheat at golf and I believe that many, many players do. For instance, have you ever taken a Mulligan? Ever decided to drop a ball near where you lost one, rather than hit a provisional from the tee? Or, maybe you’ve allowed yourself a “gimme” putt without your fellow player’s prior consent? A lot of players will not consider the aforementioned examples to be cheating, however– they are not in accordance with the rules. Yet, they happen, all the time out on the course, don’t they? “Don’t worry about it Rich, it’s the first drive of the day. Go ahead and take a Mulligan.” Or: “OK, I think my ball might be lost. Well, I’ll just drop one over here.” Most of us don’t even give these expressions a second thought. But according to the rules, they constitute cheating. But I guess that the devil lies in the details and whether or not one is playing for fun or not. What are your thoughts?

Dear Steven

Thank you for writing in. I think that many casual golfers break numerous rules without even knowing it however I feel that more importantly perhaps in this environment is etiquette. Watch your positioning, mind your shadow, leave the course as you found it. This is really what the game is about and ultimately ensures that everyone has an enjoyable round. Before you tee off decide how seriously you are going to abide with the rules and if you are a hugely competitive group then make sure you know the rules and then stick to them. Otherwise don’t fret too much about the odd rule infringement (so long as your fellow players know about it and its within reason) and worry more about your overall conduct on the course. You will enjoy a beer at the end of the day knowing that you may have taken a mulligan but that your conduct was exemplary and that you played in the spirit of the game. Regards

Regards Steven Knight


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Assad, Park & Dlamini through to LPGA Stage II 58th at four over 292 and Assad finished the gruelling four day test in a tie for 78th at six-over-par 294 in the group that closed out the top 92 competitors that advanced out of the Stage I Qualifying Tournament at Mission Hills CC to make the field for the Stage II Qualifier in October. Assad began her campaign with a 73 at the Dinah Shore Course and followed with rounds of 73 and 72 at the Arnold Palmer and Gary Player Courses. The final year Texas State University student closed with a 75 at the Dinah Shore Course secure a spot in the Stage II Qualifier at the Plantation G and CC from 17-23 October. Ekurhuleni amateur Lora Assad and Sunshine Ladies Tour campaigners Carrie Park and Nobuhle Dlamini all crossed the first hurdle in qualifying for the 2017 LPGA Tour in late August. Park sealed a top 20 finish at one-under-par 287, Dlamini grabbed a share of

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Unfortunately, former Sunshine Ladies Tour champion Nicole Garcia missed the top 130 mark in the third round, having finished at 12 over with rounds of 77, 73 and 77.




GALS Vote for your favourite Golfing Gal and she can win a host of exciting prizes. If you would like to see Esmiralda win then Email: SAGT SEPT/OCT to Terms and Conditions apply. 1. Name: Esmiralda Swart. 2. What is your handicap? Currently do not have a handicap. 3. When did you start playing Golf? 2015. 4. Who got you into playing Golf? My colleagues at TGSE. 5. Who is your favourite women’s and mens golfer? Female: Lexi Thompson Male: Rickie Fowler (Puma sponsored golfers). 6. Where are you currently doing? I am a golf specific strength and conditioning specialist at TGSE. 7. Tell us a little about TGSE... TGSE is a fantastic golfing school that not only provides the opportunity for you develop your skills as a golfer but its also a great environment to help you develop as a person and meet some interesting people that will probably be lifelong friends. 8. Have you ever had a embarrassing moment on the golf course? More than I’d like to. From completely missing the ball to nearly killing someone with a push shot. 9. Leopard Creek or Sun City (Gary Player)? Sun City. 10. What do you hope to achieve in the coming years? Golfing as well as career. Develop into a decent golfer and consistently shoot low 80’s, high 70’s. I would like to start training some touring professionals.

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HEALTH & LIFEST YLE First thing that comes to mind: 11. Any superstitions? I am not superstitious. 12. Favourite Movie: Ghostbusters (2016). It’s hilarious! 13. Things I can’t live without: Cuppachino (winter) and ice coffee (summer). Basically caffeine. 14. My guilty pleasure: Baked cheese cake and a bar one. 15. My favourite food: Seafood. 16. Happiness is: Love, friends and adventure. 17. Get me a plane ticket to: Norway (Aurora Borealis/ Northern lights). 18. Hole in One ? I will get one. 19. I’m not embarrassed to say that I: ...I will sing any and everywhere even though I can’t hold a note. 20. Favourite quote: “Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.” E.E. Cummings

Season EIGHT

If you would like to be considered as a SA Golf Trader “Golfing Gal” please submit three colour photo’s of yourself on the golf course and two photos of your choice to One girl per edition will be chosen by us (the editors decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into). The winner will be the girl who receives the most emails. The competition will be over six editions and closes on 31/08/2017. If you are selected by us you will have to answer the questions that SA Golf Trader puts to you.

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Congratulations to Riccardo de Sousa, our winner of the Trivia Quiz July/August edition: he receives two bottles of KWV 12 year old brandy.

1. Which golfer along with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods won three majors by the age of 25? a) Jordan Spieth b) Jason Day c) Rory McIlroy

a) Tiger Woods b) Tom Kite c) Nick Faldo

2. The Honda Classic is played every spring in which U.S. State? a) Texas b) Florida c) Hawaii

7. In 2015, the PGA of Australia established which medal that is awarded to the best Australian male or female golfer in a given year? a) The Steve Elkington medal b) The Greg Norman medal c) The Peter Thomson medal

3. Golf commentator Gary McCord has said that this golfer looks like he is trying to swing inside a phone booth. Who is it? a) Jim Furyk b) Kevin Kisner c) Chris DiMarco

8. Who is a collector of rare, fine wines with about 2,000 bottles in his collection? a) Jeff Sluman b) Paul Azinger c) Steve Stricker

4. Who studied art theory and practice in college, and enjoys painting and drawing when not on tour. In 2002, one of his oil paintings was auctioned by the PGA Tour for charity? a) Deane Pappas b) Luke Donald c) Justin Leonard

9. Who finished in the top-10 70 times on the PGA Tour and became the first golfer to earn a million dollars prior to winning a single professional tournament? a) Mike Reid b) Chip Beck c) Hal Sutton

5. Who played cricket at junior level and was included in the England under-15 and under-17 squads the latter included Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Alistair Cook and Samit Patel who would play Test cricket subsequently? a) Rhys Davies b) James Morrison c) Paul Lawrie

10. Justin Rose first broke 70 at what age? a) 12 Proudly sponsored by: b) 11 c) 10

6. American golfing student Cepelak famously battered which golfers Porsche 959 with a golf club, reportedly causing damage of ÂŁ10,000.

The winner of the trivia quiz will receive two bottles of KWV 12 year old brandy!

1. The first correct entry drawn will be declared the winner. The draw will take place on the 20th of October 2016. 2. The Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence either in terms of the questions, answers or winner will be entered into. 3. The answers to the questions and the name of the winner will be published on the quiz page in the following issue. 4. Results and answers will be published in the next edition of SA Golf Trader. Instructions: 1. Choose one of the answers for each question. 2. Send the 10 letters of your chosen answers in sequence via email to or Fax your chosen answer letters to 086 694 2185.

ANSWERS TO THE JULY/AUG EDITION 1.A 2.A 3.A 4.B 5.C 6.B 7.C 8.C 9.A 10.C 8

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PGA of SA ‘fourball’ shines in golf’s Olympic return PGA NEWS

Llewellyn van Leeuwen, head coach of the TuksSport Golf Academy and the PGA of South Africa’s 2015 Teaching Professional of the Year, is the man behind the swing of Brandon Stone who finished tied 55th in the first men’s Olympic golf competition in 112 years. And Doug Wood, head of the Wanna Be A Champion Golf Academy at Serengeti Golf Estate, coaches Ashleigh Simon who finished 50th in the women’s competition. “We are very proud of the contribution of our PGA professionals to the success of Team SA on such an historic occasion for world golf,” said Ivano Ficalbi, Chief Executive of the PGA of South Africa. “The game of golf was proudly exhibited to millions of people around the world who would never have viewed the sport before, and the success will lead to increased global participation.” Manyama said he was excited by what he saw in Rio and what it means for the future of golf at the Olympics. “It was a highlight of my career to be part of such an historic moment, and for me being the first South African rules official to achieve this was incredible. I think golf was a great success at the Olympics and there was a lot of interest in the competition. It

Photo: Soweto resident Theo Manyama made history when he became the first rules official from South Africa to officiate at the Olympic golf competition in Rio. Credit: Sunshine Tour.


The PGA of South Africa celebrated a successful return of golf to the Olympic Games as two of its Honorary Life Members and two of its top coaches played a part in South Africa’s presence in the Rio showpiece. Grand Slam champion Gary Player was captain of the South African men’s and women’s golf teams, while internationally respected rules official Theo Manyama made history when he became the first South African rules official to officiate at the Olympic Games during the men’s golf competition.

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was great golf to watch and I think both the men’s and women’s competitions had good champions who are amongst the best in the world. So I believe there will be an even better response at the next Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.” For Van Leeuwen, Stone’s continued presence in golf’s biggest tournaments is a key part of building his confidence and “a sense of belonging” at the highest level of the game. “The moment Brandon realises that he is actually playing better golf than most of his rivals will be when he will start to finish consistently in the top ten or better in major tournaments,” said Van Leeuwen. And Wood believes Simon is very close to a breakthrough in her own game, saying shortly before her trip to Rio that, “I just have a feeling that she’s on the brink of a breakthrough”.


tuition & instruction

Get the right idea by Michael Balderstone Managing Director & Performance Director


ne of the key elements of our coaching at TGSE is to make sure that our students have the correct concept or idea about the shot at hand. An incorrect concept can hamper the development of a skill or technique, and prevent a successful execution of a shot. I had the privilege of chatting to Jack Nicklaus a few years ago and he explained that he always tried to make the game as easy as possible for himself. This is the essence of our philosophy on concepts. With this in mind here are a few key concepts about the short game:

you will rarely 3-putt as your line will never be too far away from correct. But if your pace is out, you may often find yourself with lengthy second or third putts. Most people are too focused on getting the line right and don’t realise that all great putters have great feel for pace.

Putting Pace is 99% of good putting. You may argue that the ball will not go in if the line isn’t correct. But there are always numerous lines that you can take and still hole a putt. The key is to match the line with the pace you want to roll it at, choosing your pace first, then the line. Do you want the ball to just fall into the hole or hit the back of the cup? If you develop great feel on the greens then


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Chipping The idea here is to get the ball running on the green as soon as possible. All too often we see players flying the ball too high and too far in the air when there is plenty of green on which to run the ball. By taking the aerial route you give yourself more work to do (longer swing), put yourself under more pressure and leave yourself less margin for error. Hands up who wants to give themselves more work than they need to do. I thought not, but we see this time and again on the golf course. The correct procedure should be to pick the nearest available level landing area on the green, allowing a couple of metres from the fringe. Next figure out the trajectory that you need to hit the ball at, to land in this spot and roll to the hole. Visualise yourself throwing the ball to judge this. Once you have your desired landing area and trajectory you match this to the most suitable club. Practicing this with a variety of clubs can help save you many shots in a round.

Loft Angle Bounce Angle


Ground Line Sole Line

Bounce Angle

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Greenside Bunker Shot The idea of this shot is to present the bounce of the club to the sand, not the leading edge. Most people don’t know what it is and certainly don’t know what it does, but it is highly important. In a nutshell, the bounce on the sole is the angle between the back of the sole and the leading edge, and allows the club to slide through the sand instead of digging in. Chat to your local PGA Professional for advice on this. By opening the face we add bounce as well as loft to the club. In order to present the optimum bounce to the sand at impact, you need to swing the head so that it comes level with the hands (normally the hands are ahead of the club at impact). To do this you must let your right hand dominate the downswing, essentially early releasing the wrists as if you’re opening an upside down jar. Give it a try.


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Bagging the Ultimate



egend Golf & Safari Resort has rightfully captivated the imagination of many guests who wish for a different golfing experience.

First there was Legend’s 10-hole Tribute Course, with each hole modelled after the best par-3 holes in the world. Players are spoiled with an all-in-one experience, trying their hand at


the exact replica of Royal Troon’s Postage Stamp hole and the tricky 17th at TPC Sawgrass. Designed to be played in approximately two hours, the Tribute Course takes one on a great journey around the best holes in the world and provides a stunning additional golf experience to Legend’s one-of-a-kind 18-hole Signature Course. This golf course was born when 18 of the world’s top golfers each designed a hole and it was developed

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into the now world famous golf course. This par-72 begins with South African designer Trevor Immelman and ends with South African designer Retief Goosen, boasting amazingly wide fairways and immaculate USGA standard greens.

er-changing reddish hue of the mountain and an Augusta-like grassy slope leading up to the green. It’s complimented by free-roaming antelope and zebras, providing picture perfect photo opportunities for the bridal couple on the course.

Then came the Extreme 19th, known as the world’s longest and highest par 3, providing every golfer with an unforgettable golfing experience. Accessible only by helicopter, the hole is situated on the top of Hanglip Mountain with a 361 meter shot to the green, situated 400 breath-taking meters below the tee.

Another popular attraction close to the golf course is the Signature Clubhouse, designed as an exact footprint of the mysterious Fort Nyangwe, which formed part of the Monomotapa Kingdom. The influence can also be seen in aspects of the different house designs, as well as in the architecture of the Clubhouse buildings. The footprint of the buildings is natural and organic and blends effortlessly with nature and the bushveld ridge behind it. It is a no-brainer to host your pre-dinner drinks reception at this function venue as it offers beautiful vistas overlooking the golf course, mountain range and bushveld.

Conveniently situated only two hours from Pretoria and hosting up to 500 guests comfortably, it came as no surprise when golf related wedding enquiries started streaming in. We all know that your wedding venue is probably the make-orbreak factor on your special day and before they knew it the magnificent Hanglip Mountain was no longer reserved for tee off only. From romantic couple shoots after the wedding ceremony to having your wedding bash atop the voluptuous mountain, this spot is definitely the place to be after two wellknown figures from the golfing world exchanged their vows in this unique setting. Seve Ballesteros’ former coach Ian Godleman bagged his Extreme 19th birdie by marrying Ladies European Tour veteran Lynette Brooky in a ceremony on the tee box. Ian said: “I have been bringing golfers to this amazing resort for several years now and we thought what better place for two golfers to say “I do” to each other? We fell in love with the golf course and have now committed to each other on top of the golfing world.” Lynette added: “I have played golf all over the world but I can honestly say this was the most special day of my life. It seemed Ian and I could see all across Africa and to share this day with our friends, on top of the world, was something I will never forget.” It didn’t stop there. Golf enthusiasts from around the globe started to enquire if they could have their wedding ceremony on the golf course itself and by popular demand the 9th, 14th and 18th holes were introduced as wedding venues at the property. Designed by golf legends Justin Rose, Robert Allenby and Retief Goosen respectively this awe-inspiring scenery boasts a scenic lakeside setting etched against the ev-

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For those of you who don’t want to limit yourself to a golf vibe for the ceremony and reception, Legend also has over ten different wedding venues ranging from spectacular halls, a White Lion Boma with the lions roaring in the background and a Fig Tree venue, offering you a wonderful glimpse over the beloved Waterberg mountain range. When it comes to accommodation, you are also spoilt for choice as the resort boasts 220 luxurious rooms, built within the bush across the resort. Panoramic views are enjoyed through large picture windows while glass sliding doors lead onto a secluded outdoor patio. The combination of design elements and high quality finishes ensure a uniform standard of luxury and elegance throughout the Resort and a spectacular experience to guests who are seeking the best of both worlds. Partying in the heart of Mother Nature has never been this much fun. It’s important that you incorporate your passions into your big day and what better way than having these spectacular golf courses as your backdrop? It’s not just about the golf, it’s about the intertwining of the past and the present, mixing remoteness and luxury and bagging the ultimate birdie. This is truly what fairy tales are made of.

Contact details: Call 012 443 6700 or email for more info on their spectacular wedding venues.


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imbali Estate is a 700-hectare Coastal Resort


The remains of a ruined farmhouse framed around

situated on a pristine stretch of KwaZulu-Na-

an ageing wild fig tree dominate the entrance to

tal’s Dolphin Coast that is located north on the

the clubhouse. Again construction had to take

eastern coast of South Africa, overlooking the vast

place around nature and this feature not only marks

Indian Ocean.

the entrance of the modern, colonial-styled clubhouse, it also bears testimony to the preservation

Zimbali, the Zulu meaning for “valley of flowers”

ethos of the developers of Zimbali Country Club.

is a resort destination unlike any other. Offering

The clubhouse has been designed and decorated

irresistible ocean and forest views, exceptional water

in an African Classical theme, with extensive use of

and wetland features and an inspiring natural setting,

hand crafted décor, fittings and furnishings. Raised

Zimbali Country Club has developed the reputation

decks provide unparalleled elevated course and sea

of a memorable course with charisma and challenge.

views, trees grow through decking leading down to the 18th green and parking for the course was

With the agenda of “conservation takes precedence,”

carefully planned to minimize impact on the forest

international golf course designer and former British

surrounds. Impeccable service, superb catering, a

and South African PGA champion, Tom Weiskopf, had

well-appointed Golf Shop and plush cloakrooms

to integrate a “cart only” course into a property with

enhance the venue even further.

dramatic elevation changes, varying eco-systems and substantial residential sections. This was no easy task,

There no better place to say your “I Do’s” than at

but the end result is a prestigious South Africa golf

their beautiful Chapel deck which is nestled in an

course that is ecologically sound, yet it maximizes

expansive forest of butterflies, birds and tropical

the natural landscape. Having been described as “an

blooms. The mood is alfresco, the ambience sen-

enthralling journey through 18 holes,” the changing

sual, inspiring romance. The Chapel Deck exudes

terrain stretches the skill yet captivates its golfers.

an earthy romantic beauty that can never be

With the Weiskopf philosophy of “presenting a fair


challenge to any level of play,” the essence of this course is that it will reward the good shot and punish

Zimbali Country Club’s Crowned Eagle Restaurant

the bad.

offers the most exquisite and intimate atmosphere for a wedding reception. Their stunning reception

Being an eco-conscious golf course and estate,

venue is nestled within the jungle with views of

Zimbali’s tee boxes are often situated in slightly tricky

the Indian Ocean. This Balinese styled venue boasts

positions to avoid environmental disturbances. The

classical dark wood amidst an indigenous forest.

first eleven holes take you over rolling hills, which

Enhanced by spectacular views from the restaurant

present ideal vantage points from which to enjoy the

terrace, this venue offers dining with an extrava-

magnificent views. Thereafter, holes twelve to eigh-

gant and special touch and the engaging service

teen explore the Zimbali indigenous forest.

will make your special day one to cherish and remember.

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Langebaan Country Estate Situated in the heart of the charismatic West Coast, near the legendary Langebaan Lagoon, Langebaan Country Estate (LCE) is perfectly positioned, at just one hour’s drive from Cape Town. As the only 18-hole Gary Player Design’s Black Knight golf course on the West Coast, there should be no question of where to play. This course bears testament to Gary Player Design’s legendary philosophy with its well-positioned bunkers and routing for golfers of varying skill levels. Add amazing natural rock formations, a large water feature to divide the fairways, colourful carpets of natural wild flowers, abundant bird life and a variety of buck species, and you’re guaranteed a great round of golf, regardless of your score. For the non-golfers, the Estate has a wide range of activities on offer. LCE is situated on 450 hectares and offers several walking and cycling routes, bowls, tennis courts, conference centre as well as two gyms and children’s entertainment centre, among other things. Wanting to try get into the game, visitors can play Mashie golf (no golf experience needed), try a hand at Pro Putt or test their swing at the driving range. If you really don’t want to lift a finger, there is always the Zest Spa that offers a wide range of treatments, ready to relax and pamper anyone! The natural area around the Estate grounds is home to various indigenous wildlife and prolific birdlife. Not forgetting to mention, that this area has one of the largest varieties of tortoise species in South Africa, all complimented with the natural Fynbos and Renosterveld flora.


Weddings Make your special occasion one of the most beautiful days of your life, against the backdrop of the West Coast’s sun-blessed landscapes. With an elegant dining venue, flexible menu options, luxury accommodation and a wealth of lifestyle facilities, it’s no wonder so many people are saying “yes” to Langebaan Country Estate as their venue of choice. The Estate has safeguarded local indigenous and rare vegetation, presenting you with a lush, natural backdrop to your special day. Your celebration can be arranged in various idyllic spots on the Estate, all of which capture the true essence of the majestic West Coast scenery. Their Functions & Events team can accommodate your wishes and requests in any number of ways, and put you in touch with the best local decorators, florists and photographers. The possibilities for hosting your celebration there are as wide as the azure coastal horizon…

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The Grand old dame – BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal turns Ninety


fter three marriages, a few flings and a divorce or two, BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal celebrates her ninetieth birthday this year and the hotel seems to be enjoying a new lease on life. The Vaal Triangle’s commercial success is steeped in the industrial history books, thanks to Mr Van der Bijl and his expansion of Iscor into Vereeniging. The city of Vereeniging was founded in 1892 and much of its early growth was due to the nearby coal mines. Thousands of jobs were created as a commercial and industrial surge was spearheaded to the area. In those days, the banks of the Vaal River became a hub of leisure activity, holiday homes and hotels popping up as early as the 1920s, and one that has become synonymous with water, fun, golf and the high-life was what is now called BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal. The hotel will be celebrating its Ninetieth birthday this year. Taking in sweeping views of the hotel and the Vaal River from the historic Riviera on Vaal clubhouse, which was developed in 1937 and designed by the legendary Sir Herbert Baker, one is only left to wonder if those walls could talk… The site where the Riviera on Vaal Country Club is situated today was initially built as a kiosk to service revellers to the river who were popping down for a swim, boat ride or picnic on the banks. So popular was the site that the old farmhouse was converted into a hotel in 1926. One certain American film maker, entrepreneur and developer, Isadore William Schlesinger, fell in love with the area and built the ‘ultra-modern’ Riviera Hotel - ultra-modern because it featured a bathroom in each room; this was a luxury unheard of in those years. Mr Schlesinger opened the doors to the hotel on 29 August 1936 and the rest, as they say, is history. The hotel was a popular leisure destination in the years before and after the Second World War. But from the 1960s, the hotel’s popularity declined and it was left neglected. Thankfully, the decrepit hotel was taken over by


the Behr family and in 1970 and a completely renovated version was opened. Mrs Cynthia Behr, clearly a very good hotelier, is owed the accolades for the hotel’s success during this period. People once again started flocking to the hotel over the weekends, to enjoy the river, the golf course and the spectacular food. Sunday dinner and a movie became a hit as South Africans did not have the privilege of television until 1976. The Riviera on Vaal Hotel was the place to be and be seen. The hotel, thanks to the Behr family survived the devastating floods of early 1975, when most of the low-lying areas of Vereeniging were completely submerged in water, including most of the hotel grounds and the entire adjacent golf course. Anyone who remembers The Bee Gees or Depeche Mode will also have a story or two to share of their wonderful times spent at Riviera on Vaal. In the late 70s and early 80s, as casino fever hit South Africa, the hotel enjoyed a short courtship with Sun International who were hoping to secure a gambling licence. It was then bought by Sir John Sherry, who enjoyed much of the beauty of the property during the 1990s – even building a bird park. As a river ebbs and flows, the Riviera Hotel’s popularity decreased dramatically in the 1990s and early 2000s and it was placed on auction in 2003 and bought by businessman Mac van der Merwe, who saw its potential. The entire grounds were completely renovated and reopened in 2004 as the golf course and hotel benefited from the new energy. BON Hotels, which is a South African-based company that owns and operates hotels, took over in 2013 and has raised it to new levels of popularity. Flanked by two golf courses (Riviera on Vaal and Maccauvlei Country Club), along the banks of the river, with a spa, kids’ club, river cruises and stunning restaurants, the hotel offers Gautengers a wonderful recreational venue situated right in their backyard.

Happy birthday grand lady!

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The Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, South Africa’s most successful charity golf tournament, will continue to receive support from The Coca-Cola Company and Sun International by partnering with The Player Foundation in


their commitment towards raising $100 million for charity worldwide.

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and gratitude about the future of this tournament.

The continued support of Coca-Cola and Sun International for a further three years is a resounding endorsement of a tournament that first teed off in 2000 as part of Gary Player’s vision to raise funds for underprivileged children in South Africa. The tournament has since grown to include a global series of six tournaments worldwide raising more than $62 million for charity. The Gary Player Invitational remains the single most influential series of charity golf tournaments in the game, travelling to Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Abu Dhabi and South Africa as part of Player’s quest to raise $100 million for underprivileged children. The South African tournament will be played from 24-27 November at the “African Inspired” Gary Player-designed Lost City Golf Course, and has already secured 2005 U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell and South African European Tour winner and rising star Haydn Porteous as part of a stellar field. At the official launch of the 2016 Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, Player expressed his excitement


“It is so humbling that every year we are able to bring together our friends, professional golfers, celebrities and some of the world’s most influential business leaders to take part in our pro-am tournament that has one common goal, and that is to help our fellow human beings,” said Player. “But you cannot do this without the support we receive from our partners. The Coca-Cola Company has been such a longstanding supporter of our philanthropic efforts and we are blessed to have them as our partner. Sun International also shares our vision and does an incredible amount of good in the local community around Sun City. I am extremely thankful to have a Major Champion such as Michael and a young star like Haydn lend their support to our cause. “I’m very proud to have such a powerful team behind our tournament, and it’s one of the reasons I know we will be able to reach our goal of raising $100 million for charity. It’s only when you have partners who are so closely aligned to your own vision that you can truly make a difference, and all our global sponsors have always shared this vision of creating a sustainable future for our communities.”

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A F F O R D A B L E G O L F - western C ape

September | October 2016


S P E C I A L F E AT U R E - U ps & downs: L ife on the S unshine Tour


By Ryan Cairns | Photographs by Petri Oeschger


September | October 2016

S P E C I A L F E AT U R E - U ps & downs: L ife on the S unshine Tour

Following our annual month-long ‘Winter break’ on the Sunshine Tour, we teed it up at Wild Coast Sun Country Club and caught the South Coast weather Gods in a pretty foul mood. It was the first event in Vodacom’s Origins of Golf series for 2016, which is always a favourite among the players. The world-class venues and entertaining evening functions really make this series of tournaments stand out, year after year.


s we had not seen each other for a few weeks, there was a Players Meeting scheduled on the eve of the first round. For the most part, these meetings are simply used to discuss any new sponsorships or events being added to the schedule, player-category adjustments and other general topics - It’s always the ‘General’ category on the agenda which brings out the best laughs in the meetings, courtesy of characters like Wallie Coetsee and Titch Moore. I’ll have to stealthily film and upload a snippet on social media after the next meeting, as no justice could possibly be done to their comedic timing through this short story - They may have missed their calling on the standup comedy circuit, as the whole room was almost in tears listening to them! The tournament rolled on and as so often happens at coastal courses, the cut was determined by either being on the good or bad side of the draw regarding the weather. Despite being on the wrong side of that coin, Madalitso Muthiya fired a seven under par 65 to take the early lead. He never looked back from there and finished -11 over the three days to claim his first Sunshine Tour win. Being from Zim myself and ‘Maddy’ from Zambia, we’ve formed a great friendship and also travel together. There is no question that Madalitso has formed a love affair with Wild Coast Country Club since, as last week we went back for the Sun International event and he finished 4th on -13, putting him 24 under in his last six rounds!

paid the price. Next up we returned to Gary Player Country Club after a five year hiatus from our schedule, for the start of the Sun International series of tournaments. This is not exactly the golf course you would like to walk onto, following a poor final round performance just a couple of days earlier. With confidence in my tee shots a little lower than usual, I survived the first sixteen holes until coming completely unstuck on the 8th tee box (my seventeen hole) - You never see this hole much on TV during the Nedbank Golf Challenge but I can assure you that even those top guys stand up there and gently whisper a Hail Mary before taking the club away into their backswings. From the Championship tees it takes a couple of seconds for your eyes to adjust and notice the thin sliver of fairway in the distance - Along with the encroaching bush and red-staked hazards surrounding this hole, comes a 220 yard carry just to reach the fairway over yet another, you guessed it - Water Hazard. Having reached this hole in a decent position, I Jaco Ahlers - Winner of the Wild Coast Sun Challenge

I was lying ninth heading into the final round, just three shots behind the overnight leaders but went backwards with a 77 to finish in 31st. Two keys to keep in mind when chasing a lead in windy conditions are 1) be patient and 2) swing smoothly - I unfortunately suffered from memory loss on both of these points for the duration of my round and

September | October 2016


S P E C I A L F E AT U R E - U ps & downs: L ife on the S unshine Tour proceeded to pull my tee shot so deep into the hazard that I had to take my penalty drop next to the bridge by the ladies tee box. Four shots later I was down for a double-bogey six and trudged to the ninth tee feeling like I had just been in a bar fight. The rest of the holes dragged on with little improvement and ended in a ‘short week’, which means ‘missed cut’ but sounds less painful. The tournament was won by Oliver Bekker on -8, with only nine of the one hundred and twenty players breaking par that week! ‘Bekks’ had been off the boil for a while before this win and I’m sure that it will kickstart another run of form, as he’s a very strong player and an all-round good guy. Arabella Golf Estate in Hermanus was next up on the schedule, which I decided to withdraw from in order to focus on some much needed range and gym time. Vaughn Groenewald won down in the Cape for his 5th career victory and 4th since turning 40. Vaughn is also such a great guy and seems to just be getting better each season! Last week we were back at Wild Coast, as mentioned earlier and following my week of training I felt ready to be out there again. Three of us shared the seven hour trip down in order to subsidize some of the inevitable traveling costs associated with playing golf on Tour. Coming through Pieter-

maritzburg however, my cam-belt snapped leaving us stranded on the side of the road until Frans, (the friendliest tow-truck driver on earth) pulled us into his mate’s garage. After waving goodbye to Frans, we entered into a full-blown negotiation with the mechanic. This involved us explaining that Sunshine Tour Players don’t make millions of dollars like Tiger and Rory - It wasn’t pretty for a while but proved fruitful in the end, with his quote coming in a lot lower than expected. With that issue out the way, we now had to find a lift for the remaining 200km to the Wild Coast. Thankfully Madalitso landed at King Shaka, rented a bigger car and then took the Maritzburg detour to our rescue. After only managing a nine-hole practice round I teed off in the afternoon on Day One, in perfect conditions at Wild Coast Country Club. Despite a shaky start I gathered myself and finished strongly with three closing birdies to shoot an opening 70, which is even par on the Wild Coast lay-out. The early morning weather for my tee time in round 2 was even better than the previous afternoon. I hit the ball much better than two weeks prior at Gary Player CC thanks to that extra week of work I had put in, but still wasn’t scoring well enough. Some costly mental errors over the first 34 holes found me at even par playing the par 3, seventeenth. With the ‘projected cut’ being displayed all over the on-course leaderboards at -1, this was not the


September | October 2016

S P E C I A L F E AT U R E - U ps & downs: L ife on the S unshine Tour ideal position to find myself in. The math was fairly simple though; if I don’t play the last two holes under par, I’m going home early, with no pay-cheque, oh and a R3,800 mechanics bill to pay before the lonely seven hour drive back to Joburg. What lay ahead of me on that 17th tee was 175 yards of par 3, into a cross wind, before the 400 yard par 4, 18th hole with a back right hole location, directly into the wind - a walk in the park? Having hit a seven iron to 30 feet on the 17th, I marched down from the tee box with my caddie Jake intensely discussing our strategy for trying to make this cut. After reading the line I assured him that “I’ve got it”, then took one last look at the hole and pictured it going in. The strike was solid and it started off on line. Curling just in front of the cup, it dived in and we were now on the cut line at -1, heading to the 18th tee. With the last hole being a dog-leg right, most players hit a long iron or 3-wood to the corner followed by a wedge to the green. The club of choice for me on these type of holes, is always my trusty 2-iron. With a welcomed feeling of relief having just birdied 17, I was not 100% focused on my tee shot in this moment. My trusty 2-iron flared way right off the club-face and was now hurtling uncontrollably into the middle of what looked like a scene location from the new Jurrasic World movie. Needless to say that it disappeared completely, as if being sucked into an abyss of broken dreams. At that moment I looked at my caddie and had a choice to make; either that ball is lost and we’re missing the cut OR we are going to find it and somehow rescue the par we need to stay alive in this tournament.

With four feet standing between you and the cut line, a few weird thoughts can enter your mind. In my experience, it’s always best to walk in, look at the hole and commit to hitting a solid putt. As soon as you start thinking about holing it, (or missing it), you’ve already lost the battle. So I took my last look, hit a solid putt and it snuck in on the left edge. Hands down, my personal best par, ever. I went out in the final round T34th as only the Top 40 make the cut in the Sun International and Vodacom events. With momentum on my side after the previous day’s finish I went on to shoot a closing 66 and move up to finish in 14th place. This game really does teach you so many lessons throughout each round, hole and sometimes even just how you choose to react to a single shot - I can almost guarantee, that if I had reacted negatively to my tee shot on 18 at Wild Coast, the end of this story would have been very different. Choices are always there to be made - So the next time your ball flies off in an undesirable direction, I hope that this story will remind you to choose wisely. Until then, swing freely and thanks for reading!

After a couple of minutes the ball was spotted, but lying down in what I can only imagine was once a well hidden bunker used in the Boer War. The only club I could get at the ball was a lob wedge. With every bit of swing speed available, the club face somehow got it out of there but only as far as the fairway bunker, still 125 yards from the green. Pitching wedge in hand now, I swung through and made clean contact before catching a glimpse of the ball clearing the bunker face. Running up the hill like a ‘99 Sergio Garcia, I then watched as the ball pitched 3 feet passed the pin and spun back 4 feet below it.

September | October 2016


R E S U LT S & R A N K I N G S Sunshine Tour

Sunshine Tour order of merit as of 4 September 2016

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Sun City Challenge Gary Player CC, 4 - 6 August 2016 1 2 3 4 T5 T7 T9

Oliver Bekker Shaun Norris Ockie Strydom Danie van Tonder Louis de Jager Jbe’ Kruger JC Ritchie

Werner van Niekerk Le Roux Ferreira Jacques Kruyswijk Doug McGuigan Erik van Rooyen


74-67-69 67-74-70 74-68-70 74-74-67 71-76-69 68-75-73 72-71-74 71-72-74 75-73-70 76-72-70 71-76-71 71-74-73

210 211 212 215 216 216 217 217 218 218 218 218

(-6) (-5) (-4) (-1) (0) (0) (+1) (+1) (+2) (+2) (+2) (+2)

R 110,950.00 R 80,500.00 R 56,000.00 R 44,100.00 R29,750.00 R29,750.00 R 20,650.00 R 20,650.00 R 15,400.00 R 15,400.00 R 15,400.00 R 15,400.00

207 208 210 210 211 212 212 213 213 214 214

(-9) (-8) (-6) (-6) (-5) (-4) (-4) (-3) (-3) (-2) (-2)

R 110,950.00 R 80,500.00 R 50,050.00 R 50,050.00 R 32,900.00 R 24,325.00 R 24,325.00 R 18,200.00 R 18,200.00 R 15,225.00 R 15,225.00

11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20

Vodacom Origins Of Golf Arabella CC, 18 - 20 August 2016 1 2 T3

Vaughn Groenewald Stefan Andersen

RSA KEN Neil Schietekat RSA Alex Haindl RSA 5 Danie van Tonder RSA T6 Ruan de Smidt RSA Keith Horne RSA T8 Jean-Paul Strydom RSA Merrick Bremner RSA T10 Theunis Spangenberg RSA Christiaan Bezuidenhout RSA

68-73-66 68-75-65 67-71-72 70-66-74 71-73-67 74-68-70 70-70-72 70-73-70 76-66-71 68-77-69 70-69-75

Brandon Stone RSA Haydn Porteous RSA Charl Schwartzel RSA Zander Lombard RSA Justin Walters RSA Christiaan Bezuidenhout RSA Dean Burmester RSA Anthony Michael RSA George Coetzee RSA Richard Sterne RSA Tano Goya ARG Ross McGowan ENG Jaco Van Zyl RSA Jacques Blaauw RSA Keith Horne RSA Louis de Jager RSA Dylan Frittelli RSA Adilson Da Silva BRA Mark Williams ZIM Jaco Ahlers RSA

6 6 1 9 7 7 8 10 6 6 3 6 7 10 8 15 7 8 11 14

PGA TOUR Wyndham Championship Sedgefield CC, 18 - 21 August 2016

1 Si Woo Kim KOR 2 Luke Donald ENG T3 Hideki Matsuyama JPN Brandt Snedeker USA T5 Rafa Cabrera Bello SPA Billy Horschel USA Graeme McDowell IRE Other South Africans T22 Thomas Aiken RSA T53 Dawie van der Walt RSA

68-60-64-67 65-68-64-67 66-64-68-67 65-68-65-67 63-68-65-70 66-68-64-68 68-66-64-68

259 264 265 265 266 266 266

(-21) (-20) (-19) (-19) (-18) (-18) (-18)

$1,008,000.00 $604,800.00 $324,800.00 $324,800.00 $189,840.00 $189,840.00 $189,840.00

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

270 274

(-10) (-6)

$ 45,665.46 $ 12,964.00

1 Patrick Reed USA 66-68-71-70 T2 Emiliano Grillo ARG 67-69-71-69 T3 Sean O’Hair USA 69-69-72-66 T4 Jason Day AUS 68-70-70-69 T4 Adam Scott AUS 69-72-65-71 T4 Gary Woodland USA 71-69-68-69 Other South Africans T18 Louis Oosthuizen RSA 72-73-70-67 T41 Tyrone Van Aswegen RSA 73-71-72-69 T53 Charl Schwartzel RSA 73-71-67-76

275 276 276 277 277 277

(-13) (-12) (-12) (-11) (-11) (-11)

$1,530,000.00 $ 748,000.00 $ 748,000.00 $ 351,333.34 $ 351,333.33 $ 351,333.33

282 (-6) 285 (-3) 287 (-1)

$ 114,750.00 $ 29,750.00 $ 19,404.28

269 271 272 273 274 274 274

$ 1,530,000.00 $ 918,000.00 $ 578,000.00 $ 408,000.00 $ 310,250.00 $ 310,250.00 $ 310,250.00

The Barclays Bethpage State Park 25 - 28 August

Well done Jaco with your 5th Sunshine Tour victory in the Wild Coast Sun Challenge

Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge Wild Coast Sun CC, 24 - 26 August 2016 1 T2 4 T5 T7


Jaco Ahlers Danie van Tonder Ruan de Smidt Madalitso Muthiya Jonathan Agren Doug McGuigan Rourke van der Spuy Mark Murless Stephen Ferreira Erik van Rooyen


61-66-66 62-67-67 64-64-68 64-68-65 67-67-65 63-68-68 70-64-66 66-67-67 65-64-71 67-62-71

193 (-17) R 110,950.00 196 (-14) R 68,250.00 196 (-14) R 68,250.00 197 (-13) R 44,100.00 199 (-11) R 29,750.00 199 (-11) R 29,750.00 200 (-10) R 18,550.00 200 (-10) R 18,550.00 200 (-10) R 18,550.00 200 (-10) R 18,550.00

R 3,625,470.83 R 3,089,005.58 R 2,932,250.00 R 2,655,668.67 R 2,162,516.67 R 1,995,628.33 R 1,937,130.67 R 1,572,397.00 R 1,375,895.7910 R 1,241,018.67 R 1,207,248.00 R 1,175,673.60 R 1,020,189.83 R 966,622.00 R 846,150.00 R 731,500.50 R 713,029.29 R 695,691.00 R 645,184.50 R 673,257.25

Deutsche Bank Championship TPC Boston, 2 - 5 September 2016

1 2 3 4 T5

Rory McIlroy Paul Casey Jimmy Walker Adam Scott Fabian Gomez James Hahn Patrick Reed Other South Africans T8 Louis Oosthuizen T41 Branden Grace Charl Schwartzel


71-67-66-65 66-66-66-73 68-64-70-70 67-71-70-65 66-71-68-69 65-74-66-69 68-67-70-69

RSA 71-69-64-71 RSA 72-68-74-66 RSA 70-70-66-78

(-15) (-13) (-12) (-11) (-10) (-10) (-10)

275 (-9) $ 212,500.00 280 (-4) $ 31,450.00 288 (+4) $ 17,000.00

September | October 2016

R E S U LT S & R A N K I N G S

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

PGA Tour order of merit as of 4 Sept 2016

Jason Day Dustin Johnson Adam Scott Patrick Reed Jordan Spieth Russell Knox Rory McIlroy Jimmy Walker Phil Mickelson Hideki Matsuyama


18 20 18 26 19 23 16 23 20 21

$8,045,112.00 $7,537,685.00 $5,885,740.00 $5,372,300.00 $5,125,370.00 $4,605,406.00 $4,230,835.00 $3,849,771.00 $3,800,459.00 $3,788,185.00

Other Southern Africans 26 Branden Grace 34 Charl Schwartzel 38 Louis Oosthuizen 102 Tyrone Van Aswegen 123 Retief Goosen 146 Ernie Els 164 Brendon de Jonge 171 Thomas Aiken 177 Dawie van der Walt 200 Rory Sabbatini 203 Tim Clark


17 17 16 31 16 21 30 23 25 20 7

$ 2,832,846.00 $ 2,393,557.00 $ 2,294,597.00 $ 1,025,632.00 $ 745,735.00 $ 559,024.00 $ 415,583.00 $ 347,686.00 $ 301,697.00 $ 150,236.00 $ 110,361.00 TOUR News Sentinel Open Fox Den CC, 18 - 21 August 2016

1 2 T3

J.J. Spaun USA Sam Ryder USA Ryan Brehm USA Rick Lamb USA 5 Jonathan Randolph USA No other South Africans

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

258 259 261 261 262

Winco Foods Portland Open Pumpkin Ridge GC, 25 - 28 August 2016

1 Ryan Brehm 2 Mark Anderson 3 Zack Fischer T4 Chris Baker Reid Edstrom Rhein Gibson Jack Maguire Ted Potter, Jr. Other South Africans T26 Kyle Scott

(-26) (-25) (-23) (-23) (-22)

$ 99,000.00 $ 59,400.00 $ 31,900.00 $ 31,900.00 $ 22,000.00


63-70-68-68 67-67-68-68 65-68-70-68 72-67-64-69 70-67-66-69 72-66-65-69 66-65-71-70 70-61-71-70

269 270 271 272 272 272 272 272

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

$ 144,000.00 $ 86,400.00 $ 54,400.00 $ 27,942.86 $ 27,942.86 $ 27,942.86 $ 27,942.86 $ 27,942.86



276 (-18)

$ 5,924.00 order of merit as of 4 September 2016 1 1 2 3 4 5

Wesley Bryan Wesley Bryan Richy Werenski J.J. Spaun Ryan Brehm Martin Flores


Other South Africans 135 Kyle Scott RSA 183 Garth Mulroy RSA

10 13 19 20 21 18

$296,092.00 $449,392.00 $351,770.00 $ 350,832.00 $ 281,809.00 $ 281,403.00

20 3

$ 21,417.00 $ 4,095.00

September | October 2016

CHAMPIoNS TOUR US Senior Open Scioto CC, 12 - 14 August 2016 1 Gene Sauers T2 Miguel Angel Jimenez Billy Mayfair 4 Ian Woosnam 5 Michael Allen Other South Africans T9 David Frost


68-69-71-69 68-70-69-71 69-67-75-67 69-72-70-68 68-71-73-68

277 278 278 279 280

(-11) (-10) (-10) (-9) (-8)

$ 675,000.00 $ 331,151.00 $ 331,151.00 $ 181,606.00 $ 151,339.00

RSA 71-73-68-70



$ 93,378.00

Boeing Classic TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, 26 - 28 August 2016 1 Bernhard Langer T2 Woody Austin Kevin Sutherland 4 Gene Sauers 5 Kirk Triplett Other South Africans T11 David Frost


69-67-67 69-67-67 72-67-64 65-67-72 65-71-69

RSA 67-72-69

203 203 203 204 205

(-13) (-13) (-13) (-12) (-11)

208 (-6)

Shaw Charity Classic Canyon Meadows G & CC, 2 - 4 September 2016 1 Carlos Franco T2 Michael Allen Bernhard Langer 4 Willie Wood 5 Jesper Parnevik Other South Africans T12 David Frost RSA


$ 300,000.00 $ 160,000.00 $ 160,000.00 $ 119,000.00 $ 95,000.00 $ 44,000.00

66-63-63 67-64-63 65-65-64 67-65-64 67-65-67

192 194 194 196 199

(-18) (-16) (-16) (-14) (-11)

$ 352,500.00 $ 188,000.00 $ 188,000.00 $ 139,825.00 $ 111,625.00




$ 49,350.00

Champions Tour order of merit as of 4 September 2016

1 2 3 4 5

Bernhard Langer Miguel Angel Jimenez Joe Durant Gene Sauers Woody Austin

Other South Africans 1 David Frost 146 Christopher Williams


16 8 18 16 17

$ 2,272,659.00 $ 1,304,362.00 $ 1,218,662.00 $ 1,140,379.00 $ 1,132,764.00


19 2

$ 866,974.00 $ 10,000.00

EUROPEAN TOUR D+D REAL Czech Masters Albatross Golf Resort, 18 - 21 August 2016 1 Peterson Paul Usa 2 Pieters Thomas Bel T3 Evans Ryan Eng Howell David Eng 5 Fitzpatrick Matthew Eng Other South Africans T11 Walters Justin Rsa T19 Sabbatini Rory Rsa Van Zyl Jaco Rsa T35 Burmester Dean Rsa T47 Lloyd Darryn Rsa T51 Kruger Jbe Rsa Lombard Zander Rsa Van Den Berg Ulrich Rsa

72-70-64-67 67-67-70-70 66-73-70-68 70-68-71-68 69-69-71-69

273 274 277 277 278

(-15) € 166,660.00 (-14) € 111,110.00 (-11) € 56,300.00 (-11) € 56,300.00 (-10) € 42,400.00

72-71-69-69 72-72-69-70 75-68-70-70 69-74-71-71 73-70-73-70 72-72-71-72 74-70-72-71 73-72-70-72

281 283 283 285 286 287 287 287

(-7) (-5) (-5) (-3) (-2) (-1) (-1) (-1)

€ 16,340.00 € 11,187.00 € 11,187.00 € 6,400.00 € 4,800.00 € 3,390.00 € 3,390.00 € 3,390.00


calend A r

Sunshine Tour

DATE EVENT VENUE SEPTEMBER 2016 8 - 10 21 - 23 29 Sep - 1 Oct

Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour Sun Carnival City Challenge Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour

Sishen GC Ebotse Links Simola G & CE

OCTOBER 2016 29 Sep - 1 Oct 5 - 7 12 - 14 20 - 22 26 - 28

Vodacom Origins of Golf Sun Boardwalk Challenge Sun Fish River Sun Challenge Vodacom Origins of Golf Sun Sibaya Challenge

Simola G & CE Humewood GC Fish River Sun CC Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro Mount Edgecombe CC

NOVEMBER 2016 3 - 5

Vodacom Origins of Golf Final

St Francis

Amateur events - Men DATE EVENT VENUE SEPTEMBER 2016 1 – 2 1 – 2 2 – 4 4 – 5 10 – 11 12 – 13 17 – 18 19 – 23 30 Sep – 2 Oct

KZN Senior Spring Classic Western Province Mid-Amateur Open Mpumalanga Open KZN Senior Tournament Border Mid-Amateur Open Louis Oosthuizen Junior Club Championship Lowveld Senior Open SA Inter Provincial Ekurhuleni Open

Umhlali CC Royal Cape GC Middelburg CC Zimbali CC TBA Mossel Bay GC Nelspruit GC Fish River Sun GC Reading CC

OCTOBER 2016 1 – 2 4 – 6 10 – 14

North West Senior Open Nomads SA U13 Championship SA Mid-Amateur Inter Provincial

Potchefstroom CC Killarney CC Rustenburg 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 SEPT, OCT & NOV 2016 Amateur events - Men (continued)

DATE EVENT VENUE OCTOBER 2016 10 – 11 18 19 – 21 NOVEMBER 2016 5 – 6 5 – 6 12 – 13 14 – 16 18 – 20 19 – 20 22 – 24

Sanlam Cancer Challenge Finals Madala Challenge INDWE SA Senior Amateur Championship

Sun City GC Kyalami CC Kyalami CC

Eastern Province Stroke Ekurhuleni Senior Open Limpopo Senior Open The Bobby Locke Central Gauteng Open Otway Hayes Senior Classic Harry Oppenheimer Trophy

Humewood GC Germiston GC Koro Creek GC Parkview GC Royal Jhb And Kensington GC Zwartkop CC Maccauvlei GC

Amateur events - Women

DATE EVENT VENUE SEPTEMBER 2016 4 - 5 11 - 12 12 - 15 14 - 17 24 - 27

Northern Cape Championship Ekurhuleni Junior & Senior Championship Duke of York Young Champions Trophy World Amateur Teams Championship Boland Championship

Kimberley GC TBA Royal Birkdale GC Cancun, Mexico Arabella GE

OCTOBER 2016 3 - 7 10 - 11 15 - 16

SA Womens Inter Provincial Teams Championship Sanlam Cancer Challenge Finals Ackerman Championship

Umhlali CC Sun City Clovelly CC

NOVEMBER 2016 31 Oct - 2 Nov 26 - 27

SA Mid Amateur Championship Mpumalanga Championship

George GC Graceland GC

DECEMBER 2016 5 - 6

KZN Junior Championship

Royal Durban GC

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

September | October 2016

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


R E S U LT S & R A N K I N G S Made in Denmark Himmerlad Golf & Spa Resort, 25 - 28 August 2016

1 2 T3

Pieters Thomas Bel Dredge Bradley Wal Lipsky David Usa Otaegui Adrian Esp 5 Lagergren Joakim Swe Other South Africans T6 Van Zyl Jaco Rsa T10 Sterne Richard Rsa T13 Aiken Thomas Rsa T26 Burmester Dean Rsa Kruger Jbe Rsa T34 Van Der Walt Tjaart Rsa T50 Roos Jake Rsa 61 Walters Justin Rsa

62-71-69-65 63-66-72-67 65-70-67-67 68-66-68-67 62-70-71-68

267 268 269 269 271

(-17) (-16) (-15) (-15) (-13)

€ 300,000.00 € 200,000.00 € 101,340.00 € 101,340.00 € 76,320.00

67-75-66-65 66-67-73-69 68-67-74-67 70-73-68-69 71-66-73-70 68-72-72-69 65-72-74-73 70-72-70-76

273 275 276 280 280 281 284 288

(-11) (-9) (-8) (-4) (-4) (-3) (0) (+4)

€ 58,500.00 € 33,360.00 € 28,260.00 € 16,290.00 € 16,290.00 € 12,960.00 € 7,740.00 € 4,950.00

(-17) (-17) (-14) (-12) (-11) (-11)

€ 450,000.00 € 300,000.00 € 169,020.00 € 135,000.00 € 104,490.00 € 104,490.00

Omega European Masters Crans-Sur-Sierre GC, 1 - 4 September 2016

1 2 3 4 T5

Noren Alex Hend Scott Johnston Andrew Westwood Lee Bland Richard Quesne Julien

Other South Africans T18 Coetzee George T41 Fichardt Darren T49 Sterne Richard

Swe Aus Eng Eng Eng Fra


69-63-66-65 65-67-65-66 65-68-68-65 72-66-67-63 67-64-69-69 65-68-71-65

263 263 266 268 269 269

Willett Danny Stenson Henrik Mcilroy Rory Cabrera Bello Rafa Oosthuizen Louis Grace Branden Wood Chris Noren Alex Westwood Lee Hatton Tyrrell

Other South Africans 22 Schwartzel Charl 35 Stone Brandon 44 Van Zyl Jaco 60 Porteous Haydn 61 Aiken Thomas 68 Sterne Richard 75 Fichardt Darren 90 Lombard Zander 94 Coetzee George 95 Walters Justin 109 Fisher Jnr Trevor 97 Frittelli Dylan 129 Burmester Dean 152 Kruger Jbe 157 Horne Keith 161 Els Ernie 170 Van Der Walt Tjaart 174 Norris Shaun 184 Otto Hennie 185 Blaauw Jacques 188 Van Rooyen Erik


1 T2

Frittelli, Dylan Rsa Angles Pep Esp Fox Ryan Nzl 4 Langasque Romain Fra 5 Walker Sam Eng No other South Africans

71-65-66-66 66-68-67-69 69-65-69-67 66-67-70-68 62-71-69-70

268 270 270 271 272

(-20) (-18) (-18) (-17) (-16)

€ 30,000.00 € 18,500.00 € 18,500.00 € 12,000.00 € 10,000.00

Well done Dylan on your second Challenge Tour win. Rsa 70-69-67-66 272 (-8) Rsa 70-68-71-68 277 (-3) Rsa 66-73-72-67 278 (-2)

€ 32,040.00 € 15,390.00 € 11,070.00

European Tour Order of merit as of 4 September 2016 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Rolex Trophy Golf Club de Genève, 14 - 17 August 2016

Eng Swe Nir Esp Rsa Rsa Eng Swe Eng Eng

18 12 11 17 12 12 20 16 16 17

€ 3,209,845.00 € 3,130,447.00 € 2,487,204.00 € 1,804,178.00 € 1,693,329.00 € 1,684,680.00 € 1,611,932.00 € 1,546,738.00 € 1,379,310.00 € 1,374,435.00

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

9 18 17 23 5 15 13 11 15 17 17 8 11 14 8 9 11 9 13 7 5

€ 893,437.00 € 632,066.00 € 490,916.00 € 357,845.00 € 356,845.00 € 331,440.00 € 237,391.00 € 243,963.00 € 228,712.00 € 225,423.00 € 186,286.00 € 167,122.00 € 153,909.00 € 95,510.00 € 92,810.00 € 87,956.00 € 71,668.00 € 61,253.00 € 50,540.00 € 44,727.00 € 40,358.00

Bridgestone Challenge Heythrop Park Resort, 25 - 28 August 2016

1 2 3 T4

Detry Thomas Bel Lawrence Thriston Rsa Ovesen Martin Den Huizing Daan Ned Stalter Joël Fra Other South Africans 60 Frittelli Dylan RSA

60-67-69-63 66-65-69-71 67-68-70-67 68-72-68-65 68-68-69-68

259 271 272 273 273

(-29) (-17) (-16) (-16) (-15)

72-66-73-76 287 (-1)

€ 28,800 € 19,800.00 € 12,600 € 9,900.00 € 9,900.00 € 603.00

Cordon Golf Open Golf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val André, 1 - 4 September 2016 1 2

Velasco Alvaro Knappe Alexander Stark Oscar 4 Smith Jordan L 5 Schwartz Antoine Other South Africans 62 Lawrence Thriston

Esp Ger Swe Eng Fra

68-68-70-62 68-61-69-71 71-64-68-66 63-69-74-65 69-65-69-69

268 269 269 271 272

(-12) (-11) (-11) (-9) (-8)

€ 32,000 € 18,000.00 € 18,000.00 € 12,000.00 € 9,000.00

Rsa 68-71-75-72 286


€ 570.00

European challenge Tour order of merit as of 4 Sept 2016 1 2 3 4 5

Jordan L Smith Romain Langasque Alexander Knappe Ryan Fox Dylan Frittelli

Eng Fra Ger Nzl Rsa

Other South Africans 58 Thriston Lawrence 99 Jacques Blaauw 103 Christiaan Bezuidenhout 127 Darryn Lloyd 153 Michael G Palmer

Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa

16 13 14 7 13

€ 102,046.00 € 94,946.00 € 92,585.00 € 88,362.00 € 87,170.00

4 6 6 15 13

€ 20,370.00 € 10,845.00 € 10,510.00 € 6,163.00 € 3,945.00

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EUROPEAN SENIORS TOUR Willow Senior Golf Classic Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & CC, 26 - 28 August 2016 1 2 T3

Marks Gary Harwood Mike Kingston James Drummond Ross Golding Philip Other South Africans T17 Williams Chris

Eng Aus Rsa sco Eng

67-63-72 68-68-68 67-68-70 66-69-70 71-70-64

202 204 205 205 205

(-14) (-12) (-11) (-11) (-11)

Lydia Ko



$ 2,382,167.00


Ariya Jutanugarn



$ 2,132,483.00


Brooke M. Henderson



$ 1,350,430.00


Sei Young Kim



$ 1,221,219.00


Anna Nordqvist



$ 1,217,282.00


Brittany Lang



$ 1,110,514.00


Haru Nomura



$ 1,025,311.00


In Gee Chun



$ 917,554.00


Stacy Lewis



$ 904,392.00

Amy Yang



$ 842,331.00

26 Lee-Anne Pace



$ 416,114.00

70 Paula Reto



$ 169,976.00

European Seniors Tour order of merit as of 4 Sept 2016

106 Ashleigh Simon



$ 73,210.00

1 Paul Broadhurst 2 Colin Montgomerie 3 Bernhard Langer 4 Magnus P Atlevi 5 Peter Fowler Other South Africans 11 David Frost 22 Chris Williams 23 James Kingston

133 Bertine Strauss



$ 33,478.00

Rsa 69-70-73

212 (-4)

€ 5,826.00

Sui Eng Wal Aus Aut

69-70-69 69-71-72 71-68-73 72-68-73 68-74-71

208 212 212 213 213

(-8) (-4) (-4) (-3) (-3)

€ 60,009.00 € 34,005.00 € 34,005.00 € 20,063.00 € 20,063.00

Other South Africans T10 Kingston James Rsa Williams Chris Rsa

70-73-74 69-77-71

217 217

(+1) (+1)

€ 8,344.00 € 8,344.00


LPGA order of merit as of 4 September 2016 1

Travis Perkins Masters Duke’s Course, Woburn GC, 2 - 4 September 2016 1 T2

€ 61,115.00 € 40,743.00 € 21,420.00 € 21,420.00 € 21,420.00

Bossert André Golding Philip Woosnam Ian Fowler Peter Manson Gordon

Eng Sco Ger Swe Aus

8 3 4 8 9

€ 353,235.00 € 271,736.00 € 194,148.00 € 131,840.00 €119,462.00

Rsa Rsa Rsa

3 9 8

€ 86,273.00 € 59,520.00 € 59,225.00

LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR Ladies European Tour Order Of Merit As Of 4 Sept 2016 1 Beth Allen 2 Catriona Matthew 3 Shanshan Feng 4 Isabelle Boineau 5 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 6 Florentyna Parker 7 Nuria Iturrios 8 Charley Hull 9 Nicole Broch Larsen 10 Camilla Lennarth Other South African 1 Lee-Anne Pace 46 Ashleigh Simon 47 Stacy Lee Bregman 83 Nicole Garcia 120 Connie Chen

Usa Sco Chi Fra Swi Eng Spa Eng Swi Swe Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa Rsa

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9 3 2 8 9 8 4 2 7 9 1 4 4 5 6

€ 147,553.89 € 119,735.88 € 102,101.47 € 101,429.98 € 97,207.67 € 80,927.77 € 73,136.05 € 72,057.18 € 70,217.89 € 66,632.45 € 29,777.02 € 17,999.93 € 17,782.43 € 7,884.82 € 2,868.87

Other South Africans

Official golf world ranking as of 4 September 2016 1

Jason Day




Dustin Johnson





Rory McIlroy





Jordan Spieth





Henrik Stenson





Adam Scott





Bubba Watson





Patrick Reed





Rickie Fowler







13 Branden Grace




18 Louis Oosthuizen




28 Charl Schwartzel




79 Jaco Van Zyl




94 Brandon Stone




129 George Coetzee




147 Dylan Frittelli




150 Dean Burmester




151 Retief Goosen




170 Thomas Aiken




10 Justin Rose


Other South Africans


A F F O R D A B L E G O L F - the garden route


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“Hutchy” talks golf in the Kalahari

Denis Hutchinson (centre) Merrick Bremner (left) MC Dan Nicholl. Denis Hutchinson has played golf with Ben Hogan and seen him hit every shot in the book on just one hole. He’s been around the game long enough to have seen Dale Hayes as a baby in a

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carry cot. And in early September he was back at Sishen Golf Club, a course that he last played with a then 13-year-old Des Terblanche.

cont. on page 51



Keegan Daniel - Springbok and Sharks loose forward 1. Where were you born and which schools did you attend? I was born in Humansdorp in the Eastern Cape and attended Dale junior (92), Gonubie primary (93-98) and Dale College (99-03). 2. Who did you first play provincial rugby for? I first played for Border in 03 in the Craven Week, and then moved up to KZN where I played junior level in 05, before starting my pro career with the Sharks in 06.

The game in Japan is still an amateur sport; hence it is not as competitive as a Currie Cup. The average stanndard of the player there is vastly different to the kind of player you find in the Currie Cup. The game is evolving but there is a resistance to change and using more effective ways to improve the game. As far as a country, I loved my experience over there. It is vastly different to anything I had experienced before and it required me to step out of my comfort zone. I would definitely return with friends to explore the country.

5. Are you now fluent in Japanese? Not even close. It’s a very complex language and not easy to pick up. 3. To date you have played five tests for the Springboks with your last one being against Argentina in 2012. Argentina have made big strides in their rugby, do you think they could have a chance of winning the next World Cup? They have made huge strides; they play an exciting brand of rugby and with them being in the Super comp, they are only going to get better. As far as World Cups are concerned, it’s all about the draw that you get; it really is a door wide open scenario. We’ve seen the likes of Japan in the last World Cup create a few upsets, so world rugby is catching up to the so called power-houses of world rugby.

4. You spent two seasons with the Kubota Spears over in Japan, how was that and how did it compare for example to playing in the Currie Cup?


6. In three words what can be done to improve South African rugby? Skills, skills and skills. 7. An incident that I personally always remember concerning you was when the Sharks were playing the Cheetahs and “the Beast” Tendai Mtawarira held you in the air for a few seconds demonstrating impressive strength. What did you say to him after that and did the boys chirp you in the change room after the game? I It wasn’t the first time he had done that. There was an instance with Anton Breslar, who weighs a lot more than I do, and beast was able to look after him. Beast is an incredibly powerful human being and it shows on the field. I think beast would’ve been the one getting chirped had he dropped either of us.

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SPECIAL FEATURE - CELEBRIT Y GOLFER PROFILE 8. You have won the Currie Cup twice with the Sharks and they have started this season well, could 2016 be number three? I’ve actually had the privilege of winning it 3 times, 08, 10, 13 and this year would make it a fourth. For me the Currie Cup is the competition I love the most. We’ve had a good solid start to the season so far and need to keep on improving; ultimately we want to give ourselves the chance to host a home semi and final. Those are the two games that matter most. 9. What are your thoughts on Super Rugby and where it should be headed (more teams/less teams)? I think the competition is saturated and can be restructured to a format consisting of fewer teams. The biggest change that I believe needs to happen is that we need to go back to a round robin type format, where each team plays everyone once. That is the fairest way in which you can judge which teams are the top teams. 10. Who was your hero when you were a boy? Rugby wise it was Corne Krige and Jonny Wilkinson and cricket was Darryl Cullinan.

GETTING ON TO GOLF • When did you start playing golf? Probably around the age of 18 or 19, but if I played 3 times a year that would be a lot. I only really started getting into golf about 6 years ago. • What is your current handicap? It’s a very good 16. Ha ha ha. • Are you a member of a golf club? Yes, at Simbithi CC.

• Which is your favourite golf course? Durban has so many to choose from, but for me, Zimbali, Simbithi and DCC are always great courses to play, each offering different challenges. • If you had to play a round of golf with one club, which one would you choose? It would have to be my 6 iron. • Do you walk or take a cart? We have to take carts, as not to tire out the legs during the week, but I actually prefer to walk, it gives you chance to think about your game and enjoy the course. • Your favourite golfer is? Who doesn’t love Andrew “beef” Johnston. You can see he just loves what he does, but I have always admired Tiger Woods, he had an incredible talent. He changed world golf with his dominance and brought the crowds. • Have you ever had a hole-in-one? Never. Not from a lack of effort though. One day.

11. Which would it be; a lovely meal at a fancy restaurant or a braai? Without a doubt a braai! Nothing beats having your mates over, sitting around the open flame, having a few drinks and having a good time.

• What would your ideal fourball be? Tiger Woods, Will Smith, Barack Obama. That would be a fun 18 holes of golf.

12. Where do you like to go to relax and get away from it all? Up to the Midlands, where life is a step or two slower and you can spend some time in the fresh air of the mountains.

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NE WS CLIP cont. from page 45... Sunshine Tour, and the man known worldwide as the “Voice of Golf” for his commentary on the European Tour never thought there would ever come a day when he’d see a R700 000 tournament being played in the Kalahari. “I remember playing in my very first tournament in America in 1960. I played with Dave Marr, who went on to win the PGA Championship. The tournament we played in was the first of the $50 000 tournaments. We all thought that was so much money. I was lying third at one point, and Dave said to me, ‘Hutchy, another round like that and the car won’t be big enough for the money you’ll take home’. Today’s pros wouldn’t walk across the road for $50 000.” Hutchinson won the South African Open as an amateur, added three South African Masters titles and also an SA PGA Championship title amongst his 15 professional victories.

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The 84-year-old “Hutchy” delighted in remembering the rounds he played with Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and so many others and the times he beat some of them, rather than the fact that an 11th-place finish in the Dutch Open earned him zero prize money in those days. Yet if there is one thing he could change about the game, it would be making it easier for the average golfer. “It’s become too difficult for the ordinary golfer. The ball goes so far for the modern pro, but the ordinary club golfer still struggles.” And then he recalled how far Sunshine Tour campaigner Merrick Bremner hits the ball and added, “I don’t know how he does it, but I do know that every time he does, that little golf ball says ‘ouch’.




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A F F O R D A B L E G O L F - T he wonderful Waterberg

Mabula Game Lodge Mabula Game Lodge is a true African Safari Destination and a mere two and a half hours’ drive from Johannesburg in the malaria free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. The surrounding beauty of the African bushveld and the presence of the Big Five are sure to relax the body and sooth the soul, it is perfect for family getaways and is also the ideal location for corporate functions and conferences. Distinctly African in style, Mabula Game Lodge offers comfortable thatch-roof suites with luxury finishing’s. With soft neutral bushveld colours throughout and massive windows bringing the African wildlife indoors, guests will experience unprecedented comfort while enjoying the sights and sounds that Mabula Game Lodge has to offer. The famous Lekgotla – Mabula whisky bar which is a perfect venue for pre-dinner drinks, recently received a complete revamp with a sophisticated new look, complemented with modern easily accessible stacking timber doors, well suited for a cosy winter evening or to appreciate a light summer breeze. The distinctive Mabula terrace deck exudes a refreshed energy with natural Everwood composite timber flooring as well as new comfortable, superior quality terrace furniture. These spectacular finishes are all complemented with a magnificent view of the striking ancient Fig Tree, making the Mabula Terrace Deck a perfect spot for a light lunch or sundowners after an adventure-filled naturally wild Mabula experience. Relax at the Mabula Spa with a range of soothing treatments and packages, or cool off in one of Mabula’s crystal clear swimming pools, relax on the pool loungers reading a book or sip a refreshing cocktail from the poolside cocktail bar. Kids will adore their time at Mabula Game Lodge, with the supervised children’s program that is run


during school holidays and on weekends. The conference facilities at Mabula Game Lodge, provide the ideal environment for a productive and successful conference. Three fully equipped, state of the art conferencing venues are available and a variety of team building activities are on offer. The Marula conference venue seats up to 60 delegates in cinema-style, offering a fixed projector and AV facilities. The largest conferencing venue on offer at Mabula Game Lodge is Kingfisher conference centre which can accommodate up to 160 delegates in cinema-style. Kingfisher has its own bathroom facilities. Baobab conference centre is the smallest of the three venues and seats up to 40 delegates in cinema-style. As part of their conferencing experience, delegates can choose from an interesting array of themed tea and coffee breaks. At the Mabula wildlife centre a variety of activities such as horseback safaris, tennis, star gazing, quad bike safaris & guided bush walks can be arranged. Keen birders will enjoy the regular birding drives or walks, spotting such species as the Amur Falcon, Lilac-breasted Roller and Red-crested Korhaan, while guided walks provide the perfect setting in which to follow animal tracks, identify plants and insects and spot some of the area’s most beautiful birdlife. Experience the varied habitats of Mabula Private Game Reserve that provide ideal conditions for an astounding selection of large mammals including the Big Five, other predators such as Hyena and Jackal and a variety of antelope from Red Hartebeest to Eland and Gemsbok to Blesbok . A Mabula game drive safari in open 4x4 vehicles will truly delight your senses. Mabula Game Lodge is truly the perfect African Safari Destination.

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A F F O R D A B L E G O L F - T he wonderful Waterberg


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A F F O R D A B L E G O L F - T he wonderful Waterberg

Zebula Golf Estate & Spa - Africa’s premier bush, golf and spa destination


olf estates abound in South Africa but few can match Zebula, a stunning and totally unique lifestyle destination a mere two hours’ drive north of Johannesburg in the magnificent malaria-free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. Located on 1600 hectares of pristine bushveld in the shadow of the Waterberg Mountains, Zebula commands a most spectacular setting. Undulating, indigenous tree-covered hills and wide-open grasslands are punctuated with frequent dams and waterholes – a diverse landscape that supports a wide variety of game, birds and small wildlife. Upmarket luxury homes are tastefully designed and privately positioned so as not to impose on the surroundings. The Peter Matkovitch designed golf course respects the environment, following the natural contours of the terrain, a masterful symphony of indigenous bush and landscaped areas. Surprising for its bushveld location, water supply is both abundant and sustainable, ensuring that the quality of the greens is unrivalled and that playing surfaces are always top notch.

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Naturally occurring game include Kudu, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Blesbok, Red Haartebeest, Giraffe, Eland, Jackal, Warthog, Ostrich as well as many other indigenous species. Visitors and residents are able to walk, run, cycle or drive on the estate and get up close and personal with the wildlife, making a trip to Zebula a true back to nature experience. Those seeking the thrill of the Big 5 can be indulged at the adjoining Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. Zebula offers 3hr roundtrip game drives. Guests at Zebula can enjoy face to face encounters with elephants, while their resident cheetah takes the wildlife experience to whole new level, further confirming their status as a golf and leisure destination unlike any other on the continent. The Zebula Clubhouse is the estate’s crowning glory, occupying a prime position for sundowners on the deck while watching a blood-red African sunset over the distant Waterberg after a day spent on the golf course, languishing in the spa, or making memories with your family and friends.


A F F O R D A B L E G O L F - T he wonderful Waterberg


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A F F O R D A B L E G O L F - T he wonderful Waterberg

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Du Toit drives to victory in Southern Cape lot of international experience and a great competitor.” Du Toit lagged two off the pace from Gauteng’s Kajal Mistry after an opening 71 and – despite a double bogey finish in the second round, she set the 36-hole target at three-under-par 141. She began the final round two shots clear of KeNako Golf Academy’s Meichtry, who carded rounds of 70 and 73. The Pretoria CC player kept the reigns through the turn, but Meichtry closed the gap with birdies at 12 and 13 and the Swiss amateur grabbed a share of the lead at five under when Du Toit dropped a shot at the pat three 14th. Both players birdied 15, but Du Toit holed a birdie putt at 16 to reclaim the lead and matched Meichtry with pars over the closing holes to seal the victory. Du Toit converted a handful of top 10 finishes in 2015 with her first provincial victory in the 35th Ackerman Championship in October and carried that winning form to turns in the winner’s circle at the World Amateur Reunion Championship in March.


auteng North rising star Danielle du Toit edged out local favourite Azelia Meichtry to celebrate a third victory this season in the Southern Cape Championship in George late last month. The 17-year-old from Pretoria CC staved off a spirited challenge from the top ranked Swiss amateur to clinch a one stroke victory at Oubaai GC “I am really, really proud of this win, because Azelia applied a lot of pressure in the final round,” said the Grade 11 Menlo Park scholar. “I knew off the bat that Azelia was going to be tough to beat when she finished within two strokes of me after round two. She lives down in the Southern Cape and she is familiar with the courses and conditions in the region. “My only aim for this tournament was to try and minimize mistakes and to take advantage at the holes where I could get up birdie opportunities. I’m really proud that I kept my focus and stayed calm and in the moment to close it out. “To finish ahead of Azelia is a huge confidence booster for the rest of the season, because she is a class player with a


Runner-up finishes in the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Championships in March and May suggested another victory was imminent and Du Toit delivered when she defeated number one ranked senior Ivanna Samu for the Nomads SA Girls Championship title in June. She won the Liberty GNGU Gauteng North Match Play in July and reached the semi-final of the Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur a week later. “I can definitely see how my game has improved and that I am getting more consistent in my results,” Du Toit said. “You put in so much time into improving your game and it makes all of that effort worthwhile when you can convert those performances into another victory.”

SOUTHERN CAPE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Top 10 132 209 218 219 220 222 223 224

Danielle Du Toit Azelia Meichtry Casandra Hall Kajal Mistry Shawnelle De Lange Sarah Bouch Kelsey Nicholas Lenanda Van der Watt Zethu Myeki Chiara Contomathios

71 70 67 70 73 66 72 76 70; 69 75 74 75 70 74 73 76 71; 73 74 73 76 74 72 74 79 70 73 74 77

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De Villiers Graaff drives to SA High Schools victory founded just over two years ago in the small Boland hamlet. “I am incredibly proud of their achievement, considering that the academy is only two years old and this is only their second appearance in this championship,” said De Villiers Graaff High School principal, Gesina Loubser. “We were so excited when they finished fifth overall last year, so you can only imagine our excitement after winning this year. To see them go all the way to the winner’s circle is unbelievable. We are a very small high school with only 252 learners and this will not only inspire the rest of our scholars, but it will really motivate the younger pupils at the Golf Academy. “Our primary school team also played in the Ernie Els SA Primary School Championship for the first time last year. They finished ninth overall and this year, they took third place. We are going home with a gold and a bronze from both school team events and that really is an incredible achievement for the teams, the schools and the De Villiers Graaff Golf Academy.” Loubser also clinched the Individual Competition on three under 143. He finished one stroke ahead of Franklin Manchest from Rundell College, who vaulted to second with a blistering eightunder-par 65 in the final round.


ust a year after their first appearance in the SA High School Championship, De Villiers Graaff High School blew away the competition and celebrated victory in the prestigious high school team event in East London last month. Herman Loubser, Tyron Davidowitz and Daniel Cronje posted rounds of 228 and 219 at East London GC to steer the team to a seven stroke victory on nine over 447. The trio laid the foundation for their success with an opening 228. Loubser guided the team home with a final round two-underpar 71, while Davidowitz and Cronje produced a pair of 74s for a 219 that cemented the side’s victory.

TEAM RESULTS (top 5) (Best 3 scores of 4 to count) • 447 De Villiers Graaff 228 Herman Loubser 72 Tyron Davidowitz 78 Daniel Cronje 78; 219 Herman Loubser 71 Tyron Davidowitz 74 Daniel Cronje 74 • 454 St. Dunstans College 235 Casandra Hall 77 Jayden Schaper 78 Jordan Burnand 80; 219 Jayden Schaper 69 Jordan Burnand 73 Casandra Hall 77 • 458 Curro Aurora 234 Kieron van Wyk 74 Woo-Ju Son 79 Cole Stevens 81; 224 Kieron van Wyk 71 Cole Stevens 74 Woo-Ju Son 79 • 459 Hoërskool Rustenburg 235 Barend van Zyl 76 Ray J van Rensuburg 78 Christoffel Enslin 81; 224 Christoffel Enslin 73 Barend van Zyl 73 Ray J van Rensuburg 78 • 464 Rundle College 244 Franklin Manchest 79 Jethro Newton 81 Caylum

Reigning Tshwane Junior Open champion Jayden Schaper fired a four under 69 and Jordan Burnand and Casandra Hall contributed rounds of 73 and 77 to lift St Dunstan’s College to second on 454. Kieron van Wyk, Cole Stevens and Woo-Ju Son combined with respective rounds of 71, 74 and 77 for Curro Aurora, who finished third on 458. Loubser, Davidowitz, Cronje and Willem Boshoff – the fourth member of the De Villiers Graaff High School team are all members of the De Villiers Graaff Golf Academy that was

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Boon 84; 220 Franklin Manchest 65 Caylum Boon 76 Jethro Newton 79


Herman Loubser

72 71


Franklin Manchest

79 65


Kieron van Wyk

74 71


Jayden Schaper

78 69


Barend van Zyl

76 73



De Beer drives Africa Junior Open victory “Luca hit his second to the far side of the green and he had at least 10 metres to the pin, so I attacked the pin. The ball rolled about 10 feet past the flag. Luca lagged his putt to tap-in distance and I knew I had to nail the birdie putt to win. “I got really nervous over the putter at the last two holes in regulation play and I missed two short putts. This time I just blocked everything out. I went through my routine like I would for any putt at any hole and I struck it perfectly.” Filippi broke in the Nomads National Order of Merit event at St Francis Links in June and the 17-year-old Milnerton junior looked to be heading to the winner’s circle for a second time after taking the 36-hole lead with rounds of 67 and 72. De Beer had gone into the final round two shots behind Filippi and one off the pace from Ekurhuleni’s Jayden Schaper – already a two-time winner this season – and Kian Rose from Central Gauteng. The St Dominic’s Priory matriculant closed the gap with birdies at three, eight and nine and surged into the lead with another pair of birdies at 14 and 15. I didn’t expect to be in a play-off, but when he also missed his par putt, it was game on. It definitely helped to play the playoff against Luca, because we are very good friends and I didn’t feel nervous going into extra time against him.


change in tactics at the fourth extra hole yielded a huge pay off for Eastern Province junior Kyle de Beer, who bagged his first national victory in the Africa Junior Open in a play-off last month. The 18-year-old Port Elizabeth golfer had taken the outright lead in the final round at the Fish River Sun CC, but squandered his chance at victory with back-to-back bogeys at the closing holes. De Beer got a reprieve for his late wobble, though, when Luca Filippi from Western Province also dropped a shot at the closing hole. De Beer’s 69 and a 71 from the overnight leader saw them tie for six-under-par 210 at the end regulation play. The pair was still dead-locked after playing the 18th hole twice and one trip down the 10th. “Neither of us got really aggressive at the first three play-off holes, but I changed my tactics when we went down the 18th for a third time,” De Beer explained.


“I’m absolutely ecstatic. The biggest thing for me was keeping my focus, but I had the late wobble and was lucky to get a second chance in the play-off. Those two putts at eight and nine was key, because I’d been struggling with the putter lately and to knock in back-to-back birdie putts gave me a lot of confidence and the birdies at 14 and 15 just reinforced my self-belief. “I can’t say how much this means to me. I’ve had massive encouragement from my family and my coach, Graeme Whale, and the members at Port Elizabeth GC and it’s to pay back their support with this first win.”


Kyle De Beer

70 71 69


Luca Filippi

67 72 71


Jayden Schaper

72 68 74;

Alex van Wyk

71 70 73


Herman Loubser

74 70 71


Keegan Mclachlan

77 67 72;

Dylan Mostert

74 70 72

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Mwandla takes aim at KZN Championship


waZulu-Natal’s Siyanda Mwandla made the most of the sunny conditions at Margate CC last month to win the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier for the eLan KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship in wire-to-wire fashion.

under after carding respective rounds of 72 and 70. Mitchell will go head-to-head with fellow Shark, Walter Malevu from Kilbarchan GG, while Broomhead will aim to get past David Nortje from North West.

In July last year, the 21-year-old Mwandla defeated former professional Graham Inggs 4 & 3 to become the first black club champion of Mount Edgecombe CC.

Other KwaZulu-Natal players who will join the match play action include Graham Fabricius from Port Shepstone, Durban CC trio Matt Saulez, Lisanthan Moodley and Clayton Mansfield, Louis Albertse from Dundee, Sean Baker from Kokstad and Mount Edgecombe’s Luke Mayo.

The overnight leader followed an opening 66 with a fine four under 67 that featured seven birdies. He to set the target in the 36-hole qualifier at nine-under-par 133 and his leading score remained unchallenged. Mwandla got off to a birdie start at the 10th, added another birdie at 12 and surrounded a bogey at 17 with a trio of birdies to complete the loop in four under 32. He surrendered back-to-back shots at the second and third, but eliminated the damage with further gains at five and nine. The former SAGDB graduate finished one shot clear of Western Province’s Luca Filippi, who booked his spot in the match play stage with a tidy 66. Mwandla will face Richard Joubert from Gauteng North, while Filippi goes up against Royal Durban’s Sebastian Terblanche, who both make the top 32 cut at four over. Angus Ellis-Cole from Ekurhuleni carded rounds of 70 and 67 to take third at five under. He takes on another player who finished in the bus at 146, NJ van der Walt from Northern Cape. Malcolm Mitchell from Kloof and Durban CC Jason Broomhead head the local challenge in the qualifier in join fourth on three

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The local supporters will no doubt back the KwaZulu-Natal contingent, but they should keep an eye on Albert Venter from Gauteng North. The reigning Africa Amateur Stroke Play champion was beaten by Herman Loubser from Boland in a closely contested 36-hole final last year and will be looking for a fast start in his opening match against Mpumalanga’s Quinton Wilsnach.

FINAL RESULT – STROKE PLAY QUALIFIER Top 10 133 134 137 139 140

Siyanda Mwandla Luca Filippi Angus Ellis-Cole Jason Broomhead Malcolm Mitchell Louis Albertse Tristan Brice Darin De Smidt Luke Mayo Kyle McClatchie Mohit Mediratta Matt Saulez

66 67 68 66 70 67 69 70; 67 72 71 69; 68 72; 69 71; 68 72; 73 67; 69 71; 73 67



McClatchie conquers in KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal Amateur Championship winner Kyle McClatchie. Photo by: Ernest Blignault


kurhuleni amateur Kyle McClatchie added to his trophy haul this season after denying local favourite Matt Saulez a home victory in the KwaZulu-Natal Championship late last month. Coming off a maiden win on the IGT Tour, the Golf RSA National Squad member made sure he was tucked in the log-jam of the 36-hole Stroke Play Qualifier and secured his spot in the 32-strong field for the match play stage with a top eight finish at Margate CC. McClatchie defeated KwaZulu-Natal’s Clayton Mansfield 3 & 2 in round one and eliminated another local hope, Tristan Brice, at the 21st hole to advance to the quarter-final. The Wanna Be A Champions Academy player despatched fellow Ekurhuleni amateur Angus Cole-Ellis 3 & 2 and booked his spot in the final match when he knocked out Western Province junior Luca Filippi at the 20th hole. Saulez was also in blistering form during his campaign to the final. He whipped Emilio Pera 6 & 5 in the first round, knocked out Louis Albertse 3 & 2 in round two and handed Graham Fabricius an 8 & 7 thumping to reach the semi-final. He set a date with McClatchie with a 5 & 4 victory over Jason


Broomhead, but on the day, the Durban Country Club standout couldn’t hold off the in-form number six, who took the 36-hole match 3 & 2. “I think the runner-up finish on the Big Easy Tour followed by the win on the IGT Tour gave me a lot of self-belief, especially to keep fighting even when the stakes are down,” said McClatchie, who rose to third in the South African Golf Association Open Amateur Rankings on Monday. “It definitely helped me to pull through in the matches that went into extra holes and against Matt in the final.” McClatchie was one down through five, but drew level with Saulez when the KZN amateur dropped a shot at the sixth. “I birdied seven and nine to go 2-up at the turn,” McClatchie said. “We both played really well on the back nine and made of loads of birdies. It was very tight. I won 14 with a birdie to go 3-up, but lost 15 to an eagle from Matt. I birdied 16 and we both birdied 18, so I had a 3-up lead going into the last 18 holes. “My putter saved me, because the match stayed really tight, but I made the crucial putts to keep the lead. I was dormie up at 16 and closed out the win with a par. It was a very tight final, even if the score doesn’t suggest it. It was great fun going up against Matt in the final. He was a great opponent who gave as good as he got.”

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Naidoo nails Border Stroke Play victory


olf RSA National Squad player Dylan Naidoo rocketed to fourth in the Open Amateur rankings following a two stroke victory in the Border Stroke Play Championship at the Fish River Sun CC last month.

The 18-year-old from Modderfontein reeled in four birdies from the second hole in the first round and another gain at nine saw him lead the field at the turn. However, a costly eight at the par five 12th put paid to his challenge and he closed with a 70 to finish two shots off the pace from Western Province junior Luca Filippi. Naidoo got off to a fast start in the second round with back-toback birdies and a run of 16 pars saw the HPC Golf Academies player sign for a second 70. In the final round, the Central Gauteng golfer offset a lone bogey with four birdies to close with a four under 68 and sealed his victory on eight-under-par 208. Filippi, who triumphed in the St Francis Links Nomads National Order of Merit event in June, followed an opening 68 with successive rounds of 71 to finish in second on six under 210, four strokes ahead of Ekurhuleni’s Kyle McClatchie. The Border victory came on the heels of a tie for 51st in the 110th Southern Amateur Championship at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club in South Carolina and marks his first success on the South African Amateur Association Open Amateur circuit this season.

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FINAL RESULT (top 10) 208 210 214 215 218 218 219 220 220 221 221

(-8) (-6) (-2) (-1) (+2) (+2) (+3) (+4) (+4) (+5) (+5)

Dylan Naidoo Luca Filippi Kyle McClatchie Franklin Manchest Jovan Rebula Richard Joubert Andre Nel David Mcintyre Clayton Mansfield Malcolm Mitchell Neswill Croy

70 70 68 68 71 71 74 72 68 73 72 70 75 71 72 72 72 74 74 73 72 72 74 74 76 76 68 74 73 74 75 73 73


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Turning back the clock is the Golfer from the past?


• Our mystery golfer was born on the 23rd August 1929 in Brunswick Australia. • He is best remembered for his five wins in the British Open between 1954 and 1965. • In the era that he won his first four Open Championships, very few of the leading professionals from the United States travelled to Britain to play in that event. However he demonstrated with his win in 1965 that he could beat a field of the world’s very best players, as that victory came against a field that included Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tony Lema. • He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985. • Among golf’s top players; he has perhaps been the most active as a golf writer, having contributed to the Melbourne Age for some 50 years, since the early 1950s. • He has designed over a hundred golf courses in Australia and around the world.

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KPMG proud to be the title sponsor of the second-annual 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit serve as catalysts to empower women on and off the golf course. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship represents a world-class Major golf championship with the purpose of elevating women’s golf. As the first partnership between the LPGA Tour, PGA of America, and KPMG, it further demonstrates KPMG’s commitment to the development, advancement, and empowerment of women. The Summit is an investment in the next generation of women leaders by providing content, tools and networking to encourage their advancement to the C-suite.


Broadcast in partnership with NBC and Golf Channel, it combines a world-class, annual major golf championship with a women’s leadership summit (KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit) and an ongoing charitable initiative (KPMG Future Leaders Program) – all focused on the development, advancement and empowerment of women on and off the golf course. The events took place in early June at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington. The Championship offered a $3.5 million purse, among the highest in women’s golf and Brook Henderson won.


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Brooke Henderson is now a Major Champion

The 18-year-old Canadian defeated world No.1 Lydia Ko on the first playoff hole at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship to capture her first Major title and second win on the LPGA Tour. Henderson made a charge on the Sunday at Sahalee Country Club to catch Ko, carding a final round six-under par, 65 to match Ko for the low round of the week and force extra holes with Ko. The duo returned to the tee at the par 4, 18th for the first playoff hole where both found the fairway off the tee. Ko hit her approach to 20 feet then Henderson responded, stuffing her approach to three feet and the win. The week seemed to belong to Henderson from the start. The world No.4 opened with a four-under par on the Thursday which included her first ace on Tour to take the outright lead on day one. Henderson fell back into a share of the lead on the Friday and trailed by two entering the final round. The victory was the first for Henderson as a member of the LPGA Tour and first Major title. Her first win at the 2015 Cambia Portland Classic came as a non-member.

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Sorenstam Recognized for Breaking Glass Ceilings in Women’s Golf and Inspiring Future Generations of Women Leaders. LPGA legend and entrepreneur Annika Sorenstam received the 2016 KPMG Inspire Greatness Award today at the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit. Awarded by the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit advisory council with the support of the PGA of America and the LPGA, Annika was recognized for her unmatched career achievements in women’s golf, and her ongoing commitment to empower new generations of women. Last year, 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice received the inaugural KPMG Inspire Greatness Award.


Aligned with the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship goal of elevating women’s leadership in business and golf, the KPMG Inspire Greatness Award honouree is an industry pioneer who has exemplified a personal commitment to the community to empower future generations of women, and who recognizes golf as a relationship development tool.

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“Exemplary leaders inspire rising generations by demonstrating and redefining what is possible, and helping to pave the way for their future successes,” said KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO Lynne Doughtie.

10 major championships over a 15 year career. She is the all-time leading prize winner on the LPGA Tour and the only woman to cross the $20 million mark in career earnings. She remains the sole woman to break 60 in an officially sanctioned round, accomplished at the 2001 Standard Register Ping. As the first woman to compete professionally against men in 58 years, Annika carried the torch for women’s golf when she played on the PGA TOUR’s 2003 Bank of America Colonial. This landmark accomplishment raised the profile for female athletes

“Annika’s unparalleled success in golf, entrepreneurial spirit in business, and the impressive ways she continues to pay it forward to young women through her foundation make her a tremendous role model for aspiring women leaders. We are very pleased to celebrate her many achievements with this year’s KPMG Inspire Greatness Award.” Annika served as a keynote speaker at the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit – an event that brought together highly-accomplished leaders in business, politics, sports and media to inspire the next generation of women leaders – held in conjunction with the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship of the same week. “I’m so encouraged to see women leaders continue to break barriers in business and on the golf course,” said Annika. “I’m honored to receive the KPMG Inspire Greatness Award and look forward to the new heights that will be achieved by our next generation of women leaders.”

About Annika Sorenstam

Annika is regarded as one of the greatest women golfers, amassing 89 professional victories including

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and represented a seminal moment in the efforts of the LPGA Tour to level the playing field. In 2008, Annika stepped away from competitive golf to pursue a family, build her foundation, and further establish herself as an entrepreneur with the ANNIKA brand of businesses. Through her ANNIKA Foundation she is dedicated to teaching children, particularly girls, the importance of fitness and nutrition, and providing a platform for aspiring junior golfers. The ANNIKA Foundation annually conducts five major golf events for aspiring junior girls including the award-winning AJGA tournament, the ANNIKA Invitational. Since 2014, the Foundation has also annually hosted the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, a college tournament featuring 12 of the top Division I schools.




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

KZN, MIDLANDS & DRAKENSBURG Cathedral Peak Hotel. 2 night weekend getaway for two - Dinner/Bed/Breakfast. R 3 500-00 all in. Contact 082 705 8764.

SWAZILAND Royal Swazi Sun. 6 night stay for 2 including breakfast. R 6000.00. Contact 083 293 0220.


Cobra imitation leather bag. Very good condition. R 400-00. Contact 082 440 9827.

game drives. (Naboomspruit)Total cost R 3 500-00. Contact 083 293 0220. Luxury w/end for two to Euphoria Golf Estate. In the hart of the Waterberg region. Including b/b and a round of golf per person. (Naboomspruit)Total cost R 1 600-00. Contact 083 293 0220. FREE STATE Luxury w/end for two to Stonehenge River Lodge. (Parys). Including b/b. Total cost R 1 500-00. Contact 083 293 0220. Champagne Sports Resort. Weekend for two incl. all meals. R2 500. Contact 082 705 8764. 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. LIMPOPO Luxury w/end for two to Monate Game Lodge (Nylstroom). In the hart of the Waterberg region. Including all meals and


MPUMALANGA Luxury 4 night break for 6 to Mjejane Game Reserve on the banks of the Crocodile river in the Kruger Park. Self catering. All in R6 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220. Sabi River Bungalows. 2 night weekend getaway for two - Dinner/Bed/Breakfast. R 2 500-00 all in. Contact 083 293 0220. Luxury 7 night week stay at Kruger Park Lodge for 4 people. Self catering. R 8 000-00. Contact 083 293 0220. WESTERN CAPE 1x Luxury w/end for 8 to Langebaan Golf Estate. 4 BedroomLodge. (West Coast). Self catering including a round of golf per person. Total cost R 5 500-00. Contact 083 293 0220.

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 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. Taylor Made R11. S driver & 3 wood. 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. SLDR 430 TP driver (only one in RSA). Brand new. R 5 000-00. Contact 082 805 4277.

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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.


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

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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. 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.

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

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.



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.

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.

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


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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Something Funny! The A to Z of Golf D•E•F D

The Dance Floor - The green. Perhaps the term conies from the smooth surface and relative flatness of the green, or maybe it is meant to convey the joy that accompanies finally making it there. Delay - Golfers are expected to play “without undue delay.” The question of exactly what constitutes undue delay has been under intensive study since 1971. Double Eagle - Three strokes less than par for a given hole. This unusual achievement might be accomplished by, say, taking advantage of a tailwind on a straight par-5 hole to get down in two strokes, scoring a hole-in-one on a short par-4 or just skipping entirely a difficult par-3 hole. Drive for show and putt for dough - “He who putts the best wins the most.” This timeless golf cliche supports the contention of some PGA Tour critics who say the professional game amounts to little more than a weekly putting contest. Dub - To mishit a shot badly, causing it to roll on the ground and come to a stop far short of its tar-


get. A dubber is the guy in the group flies off the face of the club and the player flies off the handle. ahead who takes fourteen shots to reach the green and still insists he’s having fun. First Tee - See FLUFF, HOOK, SCLAFF, Duffer - A golfer whose actual score SHANK, SLICE, TOP and WHIFF. on any given hole is ordinarily more than twice his or her reported score. Follow through - The part of the swing that takes place after the ball has been hit but before the club has Eagle - Unusually low score on a hole been thrown. achieved by a golfer with an excepFore - The first of several four-letter tionally good drive and one or two exceptionally good follow-up shots, words exchanged between golfers or by a golfer with an exceptionally as one group of players hits balls toward another in front of them on poor memory. the course. Elephant burial ground - Collective term for the huge mounds found on Four-jack - To take four putts on a hole. Only tolerable for those who the greens of certain golf courses. Where good scores often go to die. can drive the green on a par five. When asked how he four-jacked a hole at the Masters, Seve Ballesteros Etiquette - The rules of behaviour replied, “I miss. I miss. I miss. I make.” in golf. There isn’t room here for a complete list, but a few of the more Well said. important ones are: Front Nine - The first half of an Never put tees in your nose. 18-hole golf course. A golfer who, Never sneeze into your glove. by the end of the 9th hole, has shot Never concede a chip shot. within a few strokes of par for 18 is Never practice drives against a entitled to skip the second half of backboard. the course and head directly for the Never wear golf shoes to a dance. 19th hole. Explosion Shot - A shot in which, after a poorly swung sand wedge Answers: fails to contact enough sand, the ball Ball 5, Peter Thomson



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