Amazing Grace wins SA Open

Amazing Grace wins SA Open

Amazing Grace. There are no other words to describe Branden Grace’s remarkable come-from-behind victory in the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg at Randpark Sunday …

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Freddie Tait winner Schaper ready to chase more records

Freddie Tait winner Schaper ready to chase more records

Not since Ernie Els in 1989 has an amateur finished in the top six of the world’s second oldest championship, but 18-year-old Jayden Schaper did just that on Sunday in the South African Open, hosted by the City of Joburg, at Randpark Golf Club …

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‘Ancient history’ beckons at Randpark

‘Ancient history’ beckons at Randpark

JOHANNESBURG: History beckons at Randpark Club this weekend for the final two rounds of the R17,5-million South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg. Actually, in terms of the way golf has developed over the decades, make that “ancient history” beckoning. By way of explanation: It has been 61 long years since an amateur won the SA Open, and that honour belonged to Denis Hutchinson way back in 1959 …

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If Louis can win SA Open so can I – Charl

If Louis can win SA Open so can I – Charl

THE golf careers of Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel  have almost mirrored each other’s ever since they first met in junior competition in 1996 aged 14 and 12 respectively. Louis would win a tournament and Charl would follow suit, and vice-versa …

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No par-5s for the pros in SA Open

No par-5s for the pros in SA Open

TO THE Randpark members there are, as everybody at the club knows, eight par-fives – four on each of the Firethorn and Bushwillow courses. But for the professionals playing in this week’s South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg there are effectively no par-fives. How so? “Well,” explains big-hitting Jacques Kruyswijk,” it’s just that most of the guys can hit every par-five in two so we really are treating them like par-4s.”

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