Ivanna, Eleonora and Shawnelle selected to represent South Africa

Heartiest congratulations on Ivanna Samu & Eleonora Galletti's selection to the Astor Trophy taking place in Adelaide, Australia in January 2015, and Shawnelle de Lange's selection to go to the Albatross Tournament in India in December 2014. It is a wonderful opportunity for our girls and a great recognition by WGSA, and we at Ladies Golf Gauteng are very proud to have three of our A team being selected.

Western Province win IPT

Western Province A have just won the Inter Provincials at Royal Cape Golf Club in Cape Town. Western Province took on Gauteng B and our team performed really well, halving the day with Western Province, giving them only one match point for the day which was enough to secure the win having already secured four points over the past two days.

Tough day for the Gauteng teams as they take each other on at IPT

The Gauteng teams, having achieved their aim in the qualifying rounds with both of them making it into the top 4, meant that they would over the course of the next three days, come up against each other. That happened today and it must have been extremely difficult for the teams to play against their fellow team mates.

Latest from IPT Wednesday 5pm

Well, unfortunately it is not great news for the Gauteng teams today after their brilliant golf yesterday. Neither of the teams were able to secure any match points today after losing to Western Province 3-6 and Gauteng North 1-8. In the A Team Natasha Carlsson and Eleonora won their matches. Natasha beat Jade Grey 5/4 and Eleonora beat Zayb Fredericks 2/1.

Day two of IPT Scoring and scoring format

The teams played foursomes this morning, the format is now match play for the rest of the tournament. There are 3 points availabe in the foursomes and 6 points available in the singles each day. A team has to achieve 5 points out of the 9 available for the day to win the daily two match points avaiable.The opponents will get zero. 4 1/2 points will mean the match is halved and each team will receive one daily match point.

Brilliant News for Gauteng Supporters

Both Gauteng teams have achieved the goal they set out to achieve today. They have both finished in the top four. Gauteng A on +22, Gauteng North on +27, Gauteng B on +34 and Western Province A on +37 which means that Gauteng A will take on Western Province A tomorrow and Gauteng B will take on Gauteng North A tomorrow in Division 1 of the A Inter Provincial.

Gauteng teams on track for top four finish after the foursomes rounds this morning

The Gauteng teams are both on track to finish in the top four in qualifying rounds. The teams have just completed the stroke play foursomes this morning and the Gauteng A have finished in first place on +4, Western Province A in second on +7, Boland third on +10 and Gauteng B and Gauteng North A in tied fourth on +13. The aim this afternoon is for both teams to remain in the top four of this division. They will then qualify in division 1 of the A Inter Provincial.

Top amateurs ready for the 54th SA Women's Interprovincial

The country’s top women amateurs will touch down in the Mother City this weekend for the 54th SA Womens Inter-Provincial at Royal Cape Golf Club from 6-10 October.  The championship layout will provide the stage for four days of intense competition for the 80 golfers contesting the A- and B- Divisions in the country’s largest national team championship.  “This is a high-energy tournament packed with four days of spirited challenges, high quality golf and tense battles between t

SA slips at Espirito Santo in Japan

5 September 2014 – The South African team drifted outside the top 25 in the Espirito Santo Trophy at the World Amateur Team Championships in Japan on a tough scoring day at the Karuizawa 72 East Golf Club on Friday.
The team dropped to joint 28th with Puerto Rico at six-over-par 438 after a third round 152. Monja Richards carded a 75 and Michaela Fletcher battled to a 77, while Cara Gorlei posted a non-counting 78 at a sopping wet Oshitate Course.

Team SA slip to Tied 14th at WATC

The South African Team of Michaela Fletcher , Cara Gorlei and Monja Richards slipped from tied 7th yesterday to tied 14 with the Phillipines today despite some good golf from the girls. They remained at -2 overall after today's level par round. The two best scores of three count and yesterday Michaela Fletcher (69) and Cara Gorlei (73) counted, Monja Richard (76) was scratched, giving the team a total of 142 on the par 72 layout.

Natalie Clayton has Hole-in-One at Bryanston CC

The Challenge Shields and Vi Frost Trophy was held at Bryanston Country Club today and we received news very early on that Natalie Clayton of Kyalami had had a Hole-in-One on the 4th Hole which measures 151m and she aced it using an 8 iron. Gill Van Der Meulen, President of Ladies Golf Gauteng, presented Natalie with a lovely Hole-in-One badge and certificate from Bryanston Country Club. Well done Natalie.

SA Team primed for WATC for Japan

1 September 2014 – South Africa’s Michaela Fletcher, Monja Richards and Cara Gorlei are primed for the Espirito Santo Trophy at the World Amateur Team Championships, which tees off at the Karuizawa 72 East Golf Club in Karuizawa, Japan on Wednesday.
“We shook off the jetlag with a nice walk around the Oshitate and Iriyama Courses on Sunday,” said Womens Golf South Africa president, Karen Olivant.

Results of Regional Finals at Ruimsig Country Club on 28 August 2014

Today 61 ladies played the regional finals of the Gauteng Ladies Sanlam Cancer Challenge in very windy conditions on the links-type Ruimsig golf course. Notwithstanding the challenge from the elements, everyone seems to have had a great time and there were some very good scores! A Div winner was Margie Warwick from Parkview, B Div winner was Leone Brandt from Krugersdorp and C Div winner was Ruzanne Blyth from Kyalami. Photo link below.

SA Juniors claim Top 20 at Youth Olympic Games

South Africa’s Kyle McClatchie and Kaleigh Telfer delivered a champions’ performance in the final round to claim a top 20 finish in the Team Competition at the Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China on Tuesday.

In very wet conditions at the Zhongshan International Golf Club, the local heroes combined for an opening 65 in the foursomes to finish sixth, but lost their footing and dropped well outside the top 20 after a disappointing 72 in the second round Fourballs.

Solid start for SA in Youth Olympics Team Event

The South African team are well placed after the first round of the Mixed Gender Team Event at the Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.

Notwithstanding the very wet conditions at the Zhongshan International Golf Club, Kyle McClatchie and Kaleigh Telfer combined for an opening seven-under-par 65 to finish in sixth place.

The South Africans are four shots behind pacesetters, Korea, who set the target at 11-under-par 61.

Rule 4-4b Partners May Share Clubs

There was an incident at League this week where a player got to the golf club and realised to her horror that she had left her clubs at home. What are her options now, well as she is playing betterball match play and has a partner, she may share her partners clubs, however if she had been playing individual, she would have to hire a set of clubs or withdraw from the competition. See Rule 4-4a below:

Lora Assad wins Ekurhuleni Stroke play championships

Gauteng's Lora Assad won the Ekurhuleni  Championships yesterday held at Benoni Country Club, Shawnelle de Lange was second and Lara Weistein was third.

1st Lora Assad                     79,76,71

2nd Shawnelle de Lange        75,74,82

3rd Lara Weinstein               73,83,77

6th Eleonora Galletti             84,74,79

8th Natasha Carlsson           76,80,85

13th Jacqui Akers                87,74,84

Putting out after concession of Stroke

Decision 2-4/6 Putting out after concession of stroke

 Rule 2-4 does not cover the question of whether a player may putt out after his next stroke has been conceded. A player incurs no penalty for holing out in such circumstances. However, if the act would be of assistance to a partner in a four-ball or best-ball match, the partner is, in equity (Rule 1-4), disqualified for the hole.

Samu sizzles in Sanlam SA Amateur Match play Championships

Ivanna Samu claimed her third victory this year and by far the biggest when she won the Sanlam South African Women’s Amateur Championship at Ruimsig Country Club on Wednesday.

Samu beat Lora Assad 2&1 in the final.

“I’m over the moon. When I realised it I just started crying. It means so much to me,” said Samu, who was always one of the favourites playing her home course.

Sanlam SA Amateur Match Play Championships 2014 Day Three

Day three has come to an end with the quarter finals having been played this afternoon. In the championship, Eleonora Galletti beat Lara Weinstein 3&2, Lora Assad beat Bertine Strauss 1 up, Ivanna Samu beat Eugenie Clack 4&2 and Ruzanne Van Der Walt beat Carrie Park 2&1. The semi finals will take place tomorrow morning with Eleonaora Galletti taking on Lora Assad and Ivanna Samu taking on Ruzanne van der Walt.

Latest news from SA matchplay at Ruimsig

Round three is completed in the championship and round two of the plate. The results thus far are in the championship,  Eleonora Galletti beat Kirsten Campbell 3&1, Lara Weinstein beat Lejan Lewthwaite 5&3, Bertine Strauss beat Monja Richards 5&3, Lora Assad beat Chiara Contomathios 3&2, Ivanna Samu beat Lindi Coetzee 2&1, Eugenie Clack beat Zayb Fredericks 1up, Carrie Park beat Ethel Ruthenberg 4&3.

SA's top women amateurs gather for Sanlam Match play at Ruimsig

For the first time in three years, next week’s Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Match Play Championship will have a maximum field featuring the country’s top amateurs, including those returning from college golf scholarships in America.

One of the most prized trophies in South African women’s amateur golf will be contested by a full strength field of 64 players at Ruimsig Country Club from 3-6 August.

Kaleigh Telfer selected to represent South Africa in Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China

Ladies Golf Gauteng are extremely proud to announce that Kaleigh Telfer has been selected along with Kyle McClatchie to reperesent South Africa at the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from the 16th to 28th August 2014. Their manager/coach will be Gavin Raynolds and they leave on the 10th August. LGG would like to wish Kaleigh and Kyle all the best and great golf.

Filippi, Telfer complete Junior Open experience

South Africa’s Luca Filippi claimed a top 12 finish at the Junior Open Championship to top the African leaderboard while Kaleigh Telfer claimed a share of 80th in the prestigious biennial championship, presented by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A).

Filippi carded rounds of 74, 78 and 78 at the West Lancashire Golf Club to tie for 12th with four players on 14-over-par 230.