North West Province Golf Union
NWGU News 1611
NORTH WEST SENIORS PERFORM WELL AT IPT
Our North West Golf Team for players over 60 years old returned victorious from S.A. Interprovincial last week, after winning the B Section and promoted to the A Section.
The victory celebrations were saddened with shortly after their return home the manager Hannes Botha passed away. Hannes was very passionate about golf and served on the North West Golf Executive form many years, captained Potchefstroom Golf Club and played for many years for the North West Senior team. The team comprised of Pierre Lotter (Klerksdorp), Basil King (Orkney), Shadrack Molefe and Lucas Lebeko (both Rustenburg).
The over 50 age group team maintained their A section status at the same tournament.
NWGU News 1610
DU PREEZ REGAINS THE NORTH WEST OPEN TITTLE
The North West Open championships was held from 1 to 3 April 2016 at the Gary Player designed Lost City Golf Course. A field of 165 entered to participate.
From the start it was clear that daylight will play a significant role during the tournament and the first day's play was only completed early on Saturday morning. Fortunately the field finished the second round on Saturday and a cut was made. The top sixty players and ties made it through to the final rounds. Once again it became clear that it would not be possible to complete the fourth round before darkness set in and the NWGU Executive made the decision to reduce the tournament to 54 holes.
At a testing course, where the players had to walk all the way, some magnificient golf was played. On day James du Preez of Pretoria Country Club shot a round of 64, which included 9 birdies and one drop. Daren de Smidt of Krugersdorp played a round of 67 and Ruaan Conradie of Wingate Park shot a 69. On Saturday it was Darin de Smidt and Tristen Strydom of Serengeti who shot rounds of 65. Daren took the lead after day 2.
The thrid and final round was tense with several players going under par. In the end James du Preez was victorius for the second time in three years. He also won the tournament in 2014 at Rustenburg.
The results were"
1st James du Preez - 64 71 68 = 203 (13 under par)
2nd Tristen Strydom - 71 65 69 = 205 (11 under par)
3rd Daren de Smidt - 67 65 75 = 207 (9 under par)
4th David Mcintyre - 71 66 72 = 209 (7 under par)
Dylan Naidoo - 71 66 72
Danie van Niekerk - 69 67 73
Full results is available under Tournaments on this webpage.
James du Preez receives the trophy from the President of North West Golf Union, Mr Petrus van Schalkwyk
NWGU News 1609
ROUND ONE EVENTUALLY FINISHED AT LOST CITY
The North West Open Championships is being played at the Lost City Golf Course at Sun City from 1 to 3 April 2016.
After the first round was not completed on Friday, all players finished the first round on Saturday. Play for the second round commenced as scheduled.
James Du Preez is the first round leader with a score of 64, eight under par. He is followed by Daren de Smidt on 67, Ruaan Conradie and Danie van Niekerk on 69.
For full results of the first round, go to Tournaments, Results, Open results.
NWGU News 1608
NEW EXECUTIVE ELECTED
On Wednesday 30 March 2016 the North West Golf Union held their Annual General Meeting at Potchefstroom Country Club.
During the meerrting a new Executive was elected. The following members will serve on the Executive for the period 2016/17:
President Peet van Schalkwyk
Vice President Leon Bevan
Members Hannes Botha
The President wished the Executive all of the best in their efforts to manage the sport in the North West Province.
NWGU News 1607
NORTH WEST SENIOR SIDES ANNOUNCED
The Executive of the North West Golf Union is proud to announce the teams to represent the NWGU at the Senior Inter Provincial Tournament in April.
The Senior side is:
Johan Coetzer, Bennie Kleynhans, Christo Reyneke (Capt), Henri Swanepoel, Roy van Blerk, John Durie, Solly Rautenbach and Gary Church. Mr Mike Lig will be their manager.
The Super Senior Side is:
Pierre Lotter, Basil King, Lucas Lebeko and Shadrack Molefe. Hannes Botha will be the manager.
The Executive wishes them all of the best during the tournament.