SA golf has its true fairy tale in Jacquin Hess

By Michael Vlismas Jacquin Hess’s victory in the Big Easy Tour Championship this week to clinch the Order of Merit should go down as the most remarkable fairy tale triumph of South African golf this season. Hess’s rise from a young golfer who was a product of the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) to becoming […]

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‘Mental strength’ gives Hess BET Champs victory

Jacquin Hess entered the final round of the Big Easy Tour Championship tournament held at Observatory Golf Club trailing by five shots, but a strong seven-under-par 65 final round earned him his maiden Big Easy win while also winning the tour’s Order of Merit. “I showed some guts to come back from a two-shot penalty […]

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Groenewald leads at Observatory ahead of final round

Coert Groenewald carded a second round seven-under-par 65 at Observatory Golf Club and said a proper warm-up did the trick as he moved to 10-under for the week and climb to first on the leaderboard ahead of the final round. “Today I got going a bit quicker,” said Groenewald. “Yesterday, the front nine and playing […]

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Fleetwood set to take on Nedbank Golf Challenge

Race to Dubai leader Tommy Fleetwood has confirmed his participation in the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, and will arrive in South Africa at a crucial point in his bid to be named European Number One. The Englishman will tee it up in the penultimate event of the season from November 9-12, as […]

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Calm Hess leads by a shot at Observatory

Jacquin Hess says he had to remain calm on his way to posting a flawless four-under-par 68 opening round of the Big Easy Tour Championship at Observatory Golf Club and take a one-shot lead in windy conditions on Tuesday. “Today I just came out and said ‘OK, don’t put pressure on yourself’, because that’s what […]

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Porteous gets lifeline with WGC-HSBC Champions entry

He’s currently 72nd on the Race to Dubai rankings just two weeks ahead of the Turkish Airlines Open, and Haydn Porteous has been thrown a lifeline in his quest to get into that tournament as well as the Nedbank Golf Challenge and the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship. His decision not to play […]

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Van den Bergh seeks main tour form at BET Champs

Desne van den Bergh needed a win or a second-place finish at last year’s Big Easy Tour Championship to earn himself a Sunshine Tour playing card and his objective was achieved as he came in a share of second with Bryandrew Roelofsz, two shots behind eventual winner Jason Viljoen. “Last year it was tough out […]

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