Danny Willett wins 2014 Nedbank Golf Challenge

Tournament: Nedbank Golf Challenge Date: Thursday December 4 – Sunday December 7, 2014 Venue: Gary Player Country Club, Sun City, South Africa Prize fund: US$6.5million Danny Willett produced a final round masterclass to land the biggest title of his career at the Nedbank Golf Challenge, carding a six under par 66 …

Disappointing week for South African Women’s Golf Duo

South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace was forced to withdraw from her last LPGA Tour start of the season, while Connie Chen’s second title bid on the Ladies European Tour was thwarted by Chinese Taipei amateur Ssu-Chia Cheng. Pace pulled a back muscle during the practice round of the CME Group Tour Championship, but teed …

SA pair in great form at Xiamen Open Golf in China

21 November 2014 – Ashleigh Simon lags just three off the pace from compatriot Connie Chen, who took a one stroke lead in the first round of the inaugural €250,000 Xiamen Open in China. Chen, with father Hong on the bag, toured the par-72 championship layout at the Orient Golf and Country Club in 68 strokes to …

Hennie Otto hunting form at 2014 DP World Champs

Hennie Otto hunting form at DP World Champs With the Sunshine Tour’s Lion of Africa Cape Town Open just a week away, South Africa’s Hennie Otto went hunting for form in the European Tour’s Final Series and found it in Dubai. The two-time Italian Open champion carded rounds of 70 and 68 to tie for 12th on five …

Disappointment for Louis Jager at Euro Q-School

There are many who say that qualifying school is the ultimate test for any golfer. A gruelling battle from start to finish, it can break the spirit of many a player, while launching a select few to the top. While Mikko Korhonen celebrates his status as the first Finnish winner in the history of the European Tour …

Top Central Gauteng golfers primed for International Teams

Top Central Gauteng golfers primed for International Teams VEREENIGING, November 2014 – Central Gauteng Open champion Matthew Spacey will lead a strong Central Gauteng assault, newly minted Harry Oppenheimer Trophy winner Tristen Strydom will spearhead the Ekurhuleni attack and South Africa’s number four ranked …

Jason Smith is named Gauteng North Golf Union’s Player of Year

13 November 2014 – On the day Jason Smith was named the Gauteng North Golf Union’s Player of the Year, the Pretoria amateur was halfway around the world, playing in the second round of the Stroke Play Qualifier in the 119th Argentine Amateur Championship in Pilar alongside compatriot, NJ Arnoldi. The top ranked …

Schalk Naude wins 2014 Ekurhuleni Senior Open Golf in South Africa

BENONI, 12 November 2014 – Gauteng senior Schalk Naude claimed the weather-affected Ekurhuleni Senior Open at Benoni Country Club on Sunday, after organisers were forced to scrap the first round and reduce the tournament to 18 holes. “The lightning storms and constant rain left the course unplayable on Saturday, …

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South Africa’s Jason Smith and NJ Arnoldi (pictured) combined for a ninth place finish in the 43rd Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup at the Los Lagartos Country Club in Pilar, Argentina on Sunday. Arnoldi from Ekurhuleni carded rounds of 71, 77 and 74 and closed with a three-under-par 68 for a final total of 290. Smith …

Louis de Jager won his 2nd title of 2014 at the Nedbank Affinity Cup

Louis de Jager won his second title of 2014 at the Nedbank Affinity Cup this week and it gave him considerable points in the Chase to the Investec Cup. The 27-year-old had to birdie the 17th and 18th in regulation play to earn a spot in a playoff with Vaughn Groenewald and Danie van Tonder, the latter of whom tops …