Haven’t seen fairways as good as this in years – Brandon Stone

Haven’t seen fairways as good as this in years – Brandon Stone

BRANDON Stone, here at Randpark for the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg, has paid the greenkeeping staff the highest possible compliment by saying the fairways are the best he’s seen anywhere in the last few years. “They’re so perfect that you even feel guilty about taking a divot,” the 26-year-old said with a chuckle in a pre-tournament interview …

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Talented Ritchie says Firethorn a brilliant SA Open test

Talented Ritchie says Firethorn a brilliant SA Open test

For the casual follower of golf in South Africa the name JC Ritchie may not roll off the tongue as easy as, say, a Charl Schwartzel, a Branden Grace or a Louis Oosthuizen who will defend his title in the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg right here at Randpark next week. But Ritchie, a talented and powerful golfer who plays out of the Els Club, Copperleaf, could well be a serious contender in the tournament, co-sanctioned with the European Tour and with its R17,5-million purse …

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Louis for SA Open

Louis for SA Open

DEFENDING champion Louis Oosthuizen’s name is among the over 500 entries for the South African Open hosted by the City of Joburg here at Randpark from January 9-12. Because both Firethorn and Bushwillow are being used for the R17 500 000 tournament which is co-sanctioned by the European Tour, the starting field is 240 players – bigger than the normal 156 …

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Lots of rain now, lots of birdies in the SA Open – Innes

Lots of rain now, lots of birdies in the SA Open – Innes

AS of midday on Tuesday of this week 120ml of rain had fallen at Randpark inside five days, causing both the Firethorn and Bushwillow courses to be closed for play. “But,” said Head Greenkeeper Roger Innes on Tuesday, “we’ve actually got off relatively lightly compared to some other Gauteng clubs ….

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GolfRSA Proteas does SA proud in the USA

GolfRSA Proteas does SA proud in the USA

The GolfRSA Proteas continued South Africa’s success story on the international golfing stage with a superb performance in the highly-rated Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship in Texas. Martin Vorster from Southern Cape, Western Province’s Sam Simpson and Gauteng pair Zethu Myeki and Symone Henriques combined …

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Mixed fortunes for GolfRSA Proteas in Texas

Mixed fortunes for GolfRSA Proteas in Texas

The GolfRSA Proteas combined for five-under-par 139 to tie for 13th in the Combined International Competition of The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Texas on Thursday.
The 19 nations contesting the 54-hole, four-ball stroke-play competition teed off in pouring rain and it was the French …

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Boks inspire SA Golfers

Boks inspire SA Golfers

VICTORY by Siya Kolisi’s fabulous Springboks in the Rugby World Cup final over England has now given the country’s golfers competing on the European Tour a new-found “winning mentality” …

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South Africa’s much-loved Big Easy hits the big Five-0

South Africa’s much-loved Big Easy hits the big Five-0

Life begins at 40 is a saying we are all familiar with, but for Ernie Els it’s all about to begin (again) at 50. Yes, South Africa’s much-loved Big Easy hits the big Five-0 on Thursday this week, after an illustrious career that had us golf-lovers – over the years – glued to our television sets into the early hours of a Monday morning as our man won yet another tournament in America …

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