Local school gives hero’s welcome to emotional Stone

By Michael Vlismas The soil around Rustenburg appears barren, but scratch a little deeper and it’s filled with some of the richest minerals on the planet. And as South African professional Brandon Stone experienced, it has an equal richness in humanity. On Wednesday, two Volvo courtesy cars from this week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge, hosted by […]

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Grace aims for sweet home victory at NGC

Seven-time European Tour winner, Branden Grace, says he will be aiming for nothing less than a victory at this week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, having finished in a share of third here last year. “It’s great to be back,” he said on Wednesday. “I have played well here the last couple of […]

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Burmester calls on ‘new’ putter at NGC

Alex Noren’s 14-under-par 274 in last year’s Nedbank Golf Challenge handed the Swede his fourth European Tour title of that season but this week will be a different ball game as a determined nine-man South African contingent aims for nothing less than keeping ‘Africa’s Major’ within the borders come the weekend. Noren was trailing by […]

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Porteous fired up for Sun City challenge

Haydn Porteous is one of nine South Africans hoping to end a win drought by the locals in this week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player stretching back to Trevor Immelman’s victory in 2007. The 23-year-old has won on the European Tour this year, in the D&D Real Czech Masters, and he has fond […]

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Frittelli ready to roll at Sun City

Dylan Frittelli’s brilliant second-place last week has been a game-changer, and he goes into this week’s Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player with more than just the proverbial momentum in his favour. Frittelli came second to major champion and Olympic gold-medallist Justin Rose in the Turkish Airlines Open, in the process vaulting his way […]

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Player inducted into SA Hall of Fame

By Michael Vlismas South Africa celebrated one of its favourite sons when Gary Player was inducted into the South African Hall of Fame at Sun City on Monday. South Africa’s most successful sportsman and one of the most successful golfers in the history of the game was inducted at a glittering gala dinner featuring a […]

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Kruyswijk through to European Q-School Final Stage

Jacques Kruyswijk topped the leaderboard of the European Tour’s Second Stage Qualifying School at Las Colinas Golf and Country Club in Alicante in Spain yesterday to give himself a shot at earning his playing privileges in Europe next year. He moves to the Final Stage which gets underway next week on November 11 at Lumine […]

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