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16 November 2007 - S.A. Amateur 2008
S.A. Amateur Entry Forms will be available from your union offices in the near future
25 October 2007 - 4 South Africans to tee up in the Spirit International
Four of South Africas top amateur golfers tee up in the Spirit International, a 72 hole stroke play competition played at Whispering Pines Golf Club
2 August 2007 - De Jager still on top in the golf rankings
Louis de Jager, the Centurion Country Club and Gauteng North golfer, is still South Africaís top ranked amateur golfer according to the latest World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) and South African Golf Associationís Player Rankings released this week.
18 July 2007 - Dutch win Test after a playoff
After both teams tied on 12 points, on conclusion of 4 foursome and 8 singles matches, it took a sudden death playoff to determine the result of the golf test match between the Netherlands and South Africa.
4 July 2007 - Oliver Bekker wins in US
Oliver Bekker won the 56th Winnie E. Cole Cotton States Invitational
21 June 2007 - NEW SOUTH AFRICAN HANDICAPPING SYSTEM AVAILABLE
The new South African Handicapping System for Men and Woman, effective from 1 July is now available for viewing on the SAGA website.
19 June 2007 - TOP SA GOLFERS STRUGGLE IN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Playing in perfect weather conditions did not help any of the fourteen South African Amateur golfers make an impression on the leader board after the first round of the Amateur Championship being played over both the Royal Lytham and St Annes and St Annes Old Links Golf Clubs in England.
24 May 2007 - KwaZulu Natal win S.A. Country Districts
KwaZulu Natal won the 2007 S.A.Country Districts tournament at San Lameer Country Club. Mpumalanga, who won the B section are promoted to the A section in 2008
23 May 2007 - Gauteng North win the Challenge IPT
Gauteng North just edged out neighbours Central Gauteng in a tight finish to the 2007 Cahllenge IPT
1 March 2007 - S.A vs France Test match
Day one of the test match between S.A and France gets under way with the teams pairing up as follows;
26 February 2007 - Branden finishes well amongst the Pros
Young Southern Cape golfer, Branden Grace had a slow but solid weekend at the Telkom PGA Championship to record a top 15 finish at the Country Club Johannesburg layout.
23 February 2007 - Branden shows good form
After a blistering first round 65, Branden Grace of the Souther Cape has got off to a steady start in the second round of the Telkom PGA Championships at the Country Club Johannesburg
3 January 2007 - The 106th All India Golf Championship
It was announced today that the venue for the 106th All India Golf Championship was changed from Bangalore to Coimbatore
2 January 2007 - National team named for the 106th All India Golf Championship
Neale Kunhardt, President of the SAGA named Branden Grace and Ruan Botha as the two man team who will represent SA at the 106th All India Golf Championship.
20 November 2006 - Schietekat takes the 2006 Central Gauteng Open
Neil Schietekat beat off a very strong field to win his home Unions 2006 Open at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Course over the weekend. Neil finished the 72 holes 3 ahead of his closest rivals Wesley Worster and Charl Coetzee.
13 November 2006 - Inaugural mid Amateur Success
The Central Gauteng A side tasted success in the first Mid Amateur Interprovincial held from the 7-10 November 2006 at the Pollak Park Golf Club.
10 October 2006 - Attie takes Ekurhuleni Open
Attie Schwartzel, brother of European Tour player Charl Schwartzel won the Ekurhuleni Open Strokeplay title on the weekend by 4 shots from Eisenhower team member Charl Coetzee.
26 September 2006 - 2006 SIXT Interprovincial
The Gauteng Unions handled conditions better then their coastal counterparts at the recent SIXT Interprovincial at the East London Golf Club when Central Gauteng and Ekurhuleni defended the titles they won at the 2005 event in Benoni
12 September 2006 - Hewan wins again.
David Hewan shook off the dissapointment of missing out on an Eisenhower spot by winning the Mpumalanga Open in a playoff from Louis de Jager
29 August 2006 - 2006 WATC Press Release
The SAGA and WGSA on Monday 28th August named their teams to contest the 2006 WATC
28 August 2006 - SA Team for the Eisenhower Trophy
The President of the South African Golf Association today announced the 3 man team to play in the 2006 Eisenhower Trophy.
21 August 2006 - Southern Cape Open
In a rain shortened Southern Cape Open, Justin Harding who represented South Africa in The 2005 Southern Cross Cup won the title by 3 shots from current SA squad player Christiaan Basson with Charl coetzee a further shot adrift.
27 June 2006 - Hewan takes the Berkshire Trophy
Dave Hewan won the Berkshire Trophy with fellow South Africans Jb Kruger ending 2nd, Branden Grace 4th and Charl Coetzee 6th.
8 June 2006 - SA lose out in France
South Africa lost to France in a return Test match played at the Morfontain golf Club in France
5 June 2006 - Mpumalanga and Southern Cape Victorious
Mpumalanga gain promotion back to the Premier Interprov while Southern Cape gain promotion to the A section.
19 May 2006 - Final day dawns on the 2006 Challenge Cup
The final days play will see matches in both the A and B sections deciding the final outcome
17 May 2006 - Boland and Gauteng North move to the Top
Boland and Gauteng North registered good wins on day three to move to the top of their respective sections
8 May 2006 - Coetzee and Grace remain in form
George Coetzee and Branden Grace remain the inform players with their performances over the last two weeks
28 April 2006 - Southern Cape win U 23 Teams Tournament
Southern Cape finished a dream week at the top of the log as they won their final day
28 April 2006 - Tight finish to 2006 U 23
In the closest finish for years Southern Cape retain the top spot going into the final days play
27 April 2006 - Southern Cape strengthen their position at the Top
Southern Cape easily overcame Central Gauteng 10 - 2 to maintain there lead in the A section
26 April 2006 - New boys Southern Cape move ahead
Southern Cape narrowly beat KwaZulu-Natal to take the lead after two days
25 April 2006 - Gauteng North get off to good start at the 2006 SA U23 Teams Tournament
Gauteng North convincingly beat their neighbours Central Gauteng on the opening day of the 2006 SA U23 Teams Tournament.
25 April 2006 - 2006 S.A. Under 23 Logs
Team Logs
10 April 2006 - Coetzee takes Northern Amateur
George Coetzee won the 2006 Northern Amateur Open after a 36 hole final against Christiaan Basson on Friday
7 April 2006 - Steves run comes to an end
After a very succesful week on the Golf course Steve Williams was beaten in the Semi finals of the 2006 Northern Amateur Open
6 April 2006 - Williams forges on
Steve Williams continued to use his rich vein of form and course knowledge to advance through into the third round of match play
5 April 2006 - Williams walks it
Despite being twice as old as his fellow competitors Steve Williams showed that there is no substitute for a cool head under preassure when he won the Northern Open by three shots after a gruelling 36 hole final day.
4 April 2006 - Jbe takes the lead
Jbe Kruger shot a superb best of the day 66 to take a one shot lead going into the final 36 holes at the Northern Open Amateur 2006.
3 April 2006 - De Kock takes EP/Border title
Allistair de Kock out scored everyone in the final round to win the EP and Border Championship at Fish River.
3 April 2006 - Four Share first round lead.
Four players shared the first round lead on 67 with SA National players David Hewan and Tot Thimba leading the bunch.
3 April 2006 - Scott takes North West Title
Little known Kyle Scott held off a quality field to win the 2006 North West Open Stroke Play title with an 11 under par total of 205.
27 March 2006 - George James passes away
George James who was co-opted on to the SAGA Executive as the Associations legal advisor passed away early on Sunday the 26th March. George leave his wife Blanche and 3 sons Grant, Wayne and Shawn.
12 March 2006 - Edwards takes Amateur Champs (incl pic)
Nigel Edwards from Wales won the SANLAM SA Amateur in a tight battle with Won Joon Lee of Australia
11 March 2006 - Amateur titles leave the country
With Christiaan Basson eliminated from the main draw and the remaining three SA players out of the Gobold, the SA Amateur match play titles swill leave the country
9 March 2006 - Christiaan on track in Amateur
Christiaan Basson won through to the quarter finals this afternoon with a 2/1 win over Dave Horsey.
8 March 2006 - Branden Grace takes SANLAM SA Amateur Strokeplay
With a solid final round of 70 (-2) in windy conditions Branden Grace held of Jsamie Fisher from England to win the SANLAM SA Amateur
7 March 2006 - Richardson takes 54 hole lead at the SANLAM SA Amateur
With 3 consecutive rounds of 68 Edward Richardson took the lead at the SANLAM SA Amateur after the third round
6 March 2006 - Frederico takes the half way lead
Frederico Colombo from Italy leads the 2006 SANLAM SA Amateur by one with a 36 hole total of 135 (-9)
2 March 2006 - French Team Victors
The French beat the south Africans 7.5-4.5 in a closely contested Test match
27 February 2006 - Charl makesTop 10
Charl Coetzee finished at 2 under par an din 9th position at the Vodacom Tour Championships at Pretoria Country Club
24 February 2006 - Jbe wins the FS and NC Open

20 February 2006 - SANLAM SA Amateur web site-DRAW
A web site dedicated to the 2006 SANLAM SA Amateur is now up and running with a link from the SAGA web site.
16 February 2006 - Jbe Kruger gets new Cap
As replacement for Rossouw Loubser, Jbe Kruger has been selected for his first cap to represent South Africe vs France in the 2nd March Test match at Atlantic Beach.
16 February 2006 - Rossouw Bows Out
Rossouw Loubser has withdrawn from the National side and the SANLAM SA Amateur to enter Tour School
6 February 2006 - Jan-Carel takes the GNGU Etonic Open
In a rain shortened event Jan-Carel Nel (GN) lifted the Gauteng North Etonic Open title on a three round total of 211 by one shot from Charl Coetzee and Christiaan Basson.
31 January 2006 - Van de Venter takes the KZN Open
Michael Van de Venter played exceptional golf in winning the KwaZulu Natal Open by 4 shots with a 279 total at the demanding San Lameer Golf Club
31 January 2006 - Strong Field At Sanlam SA Amateur
INTERNATIONALS IN SA AMATEUR
20 January 2006 - 2006 Faldo International Series
Neil Schietekat Ends Fifth In Hong Kong
8 December 2005 - 2006 SAA Open-The Links at Fancourt
With just less then two weeks to go before the playing of the 2006 SAA Open, 83 amateur golfers are preparing to take on some of the worlds best golfers.
8 December 2005 - 34th Juan Carlos Tailhade Cup
After a solid start to the event in trying conditions the South African team of Charl Coetzee and Louis Moolman held the flag high with a credible 7th place finish at the Los Logartos Country Club.
1 December 2005 - Schietekat gets Selected
An excellent run of form has seen Neil Schietekat from Central Gauteng selected to represent South Africa at the Faldo Series International Trophy in Hong Kong from 16-20 January 2006.
30 November 2005 - Trophies both in Gauteng
Central Gauteng strolled to an emphatic victory under the captaincy of Norman Raad in the 2005 Sixt Inter-Provincial at Benoni.
30 November 2005 - Schietekat Takes Title In The East
Schietekat Takes Title In The East
30 November 2005 - SA End Runners Up
SOUTH AFRICA END RUNNERS UP
30 November 2005 - Dawie loses out at Merion
Dawie van der Walt was beaten 6/4 in the Quarter Finals of the 2005 US Amateur Championship by an inform and eventual champion, Edoardo Molinari.
30 November 2005 - Teams selected to represent SA
The South African Golf Association recently selected the following teams to represent South Africa