Kaleigh Telfer

Birthday: 
Fri 3rd Jul 1998
From: 
Johannesburg
Residence: 
Kyalami Estate
Golf Club: 
The Bryanston Country Club
Handicap: 
+1
Province: 
Gauteng
When did you start golf: 
Age 6
Influenced by whom: 
No one in particular
Interests: 

Wildlife, photography and sport

Statistics: 

Stroke Average: 74

Driving distance: 260m

Putts per round: 28

Tournaments won: 9

Top 10 finishes: 26

Career low round: 66

Biography
Personal Achievements: 
  • Being awarded a scholarship for St Peters College
  • Achieving Victrix Ludorum in athletics in 2010 and 2011
  • Being capped for the U13 Gauteng Girls Cricket team as wicket keeper for 5 consecutive years and Captain in 2011
  • Selected as a member of the Ernie Els Fancourt Foundation 2014
  • First female golfer to represent South Afric as an Olympian

Favourite quote " Golf is a marathon, not a sprint"

Career Highlights: 

2008

  • Competed in the South African Team at the World Youth Team Challenge in Chicago, USA; and
  • Pepsi Little Peoples Golf Tournament, in Illinois, USA, 7th place Girls 9 age division.

 

2009

  • US Kids World Championship, Pinehurst, USA. 58th place out of 74 girls in the Age 11 Category;
  • Optimist International Junior Golf Championships held at PGA National in West Palm Beach, USA. 20th out of 24 girls in the Age 10 – 11 Category;
  • Bronkhorstspruit Golf Club Amateur Girls Champion, 2009;
  • Received the Bronkhorstspruit Sports Centrum’s Sub Junior Sportswoman of the Year Award for 2009, in recognition of her sporting achievements both locally and internationally as a representative of the Bronkhorstspruit community and through her membership of the local golf club; and
  • Little Kids Golf Tour – two 1st place and four 2nd place finishes in 2009.

 

2010

  • 4th place in Girls 11 age group in the US Kids European Championship in Scotland in June 2010;
  • Gauteng North Golf Union Junior Girls Championship 2010 – 33rd (Gross score) or 11th (Nett score) out of 41 girls between the ages of 12 to 18 years;
  • Re-awarded the Bronkhorstspruit Sports Centrum’s Sub Junior Sportswoman of the Year Award for 2010
  • Bronkhorstspruit Golf Club Championship 2010 Ladies A Division –2nd place (Gross & Nett scores);
  • SA Kids Golf Tour – two 1st place and six 2nd place finishes in 2010.
  • SA Kids Golf Tour – 2nd Place in Order of Merit, Stroke Average and Average points, 3rd in Total Points in Girls 11-12 division.

 

2011

  • 9th place in Girls 12 age group in the US Kids European Championship in Scotland in June 2011;
  • Re-awarded the Bronkhorstspruit Sports Centrum’s Sub Junior Sportswoman of the Year Award for 2011;
  • Bronkhorstspruit Golf Club Championship 2010 Ladies Player of the Year; and
  • Improved her handicap by almost 10 shots during the year.

 

2012

  • T 10th in the Gauteng North Golf Union Junior Girls Championship 2012;
  • Played in the St Peters College golf team; and
  • Qualified to play in the US Kids European Championship in Scotland and the US Kids Golf World Championships in the USA in 2012.
  • 3rd US Kids Golf European Championship

2013

  • 1st Mpumalanga Ladies Championships
  • 1st Kwazulu Natal Junior Championships
  • Won Bryanston Country Club Junior and Ladies Championships
  • WGSA Most improved Junior player of the Year (2012/2013)

2014

  • 1st Curro SA World Juniors
  • 1st Gauteng Junior Championships
  • Represented South Africa in Youth Olympic Games and R&A Junior British Open
  • WGSA Junior player of the year and Most Improved Senior Player of the Year (2013/2014)
  • Gauteng Honours Colours
  • Bryanston Club Champion

2015

 

  • 1st Freestate and Northern Cape Championships
  • 1st Southern Cape Championships
  • 1st Ekurhuleni Ladies Championships
  • 1st Boland Ladies Championships
  • Represent South Africa in Japan, Sweden, Scotland and USA
  • Junior and full Protea Colours
  • 4th Girls British Open Stroke play championships
  • Captained Gauteng A in winning 72 Hole Team Championship
  • Bryanston Country Club Champion

2016

  • 1st KZN Ladies Championships
  • Represent South Africa in Tunisia and USA