Palmer in three-man tie of lead at Arabella

Michael Palmer bogeyed his first hole of the opening round of the Vodacom Origins of Golf at Arabella Golf Estate but held it together afterwards to share the lead with Wynand Dingle and Keith Horne on three-under 69 on Thursday. On a cold and windy morning, Palmer made three birdies on his front nine and […]

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SAGDB golfer Hess comes full circle at Vodacom Origins

By Michael Vlismas As Sunshine Tour professional Jacquin Hess looked at the young kids in red shirts standing before him on the driving range at the Arabella Country Estate on Tuesday, he saw not only potential golf talent. He saw himself. In 2008, Hess was one of these kids from the South African Golf Development […]

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Groenewald set for tough defence at Arabella

The Sunshine Tour returns to Arabella Hotel and Spa this week for the Vodacom Origins of Golf event which was won by Vaughn Groenewald last year with a nine-under-par 207 score to defeat Stefan Engell Andersen by a single stroke. This week’s event is the second in a six-tournament series sponsored by Vodacom and a […]

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Confident Norris back in SA at Arabella

By Michael Vlismas Pretoria professional Shaun Norris is back from a groundbreaking international season and will tee it up on the Sunshine Tour this week in the Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament at the Arabella Country Estate. The 35-year-old Norris has been in incredible form this year. He won the Japan Golf Tour Championship, which […]

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Putting lets Oosthuizen down in PGA chase

Louis Oosthuizen completed a ‘grand slam’ of sorts on Sunday when he registered a runner-up finish in the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, two shots behind champion Justin Thomas. He has now been runner-up in all four majors, a fact he noted with some self-deprecating irony with a Twitter post of him lip-syncing to […]

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Kruger wins first title on SA soil

Jbe’ Kruger hit a nine-iron approach shot on 18 from 162 meters to within two feet of the flag to make birdie and win the Sun Carnival City Challenge by a single shot at Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate on Friday. It looked like the tournament would be decided through a play-off when Kruger – […]

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Oosthuizen leading SA player at Quail Hollow

With greens as fast as can be, and threatening to get out of control by the weekend, Louis Oosthuizen coped best of the South Africans in the opening round of the 99th PGA Championship being held at Quail Hollow, North Carolina. Thorbjørn Olesen will take a share of the lead into the second round after […]

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