Mark Calcavecchia | Player Profile | Nedbank Senior Challenge

by Golfer on October 6th, 2011

Soon after Mark Calcavecchia moved with his family from the cold plains of Nebraska to Florida, the then teenager made his mark by winning the State High School Golf Championship and was an obvious candidate for an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida. He had become a fanatical … Read more »

Nedbank Senior Challenge – Old School, Class Acts, Big Money

by Golfer on August 19th, 2011

Eight of the world’s top senior professionals will contest the 2011 Nedbank Senior Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City from 1 December – 4 December. Read more »

Nedbank Golf Challenge Speculation Heats Up

by Golfer on August 11th, 2011

On the eve of the season’s final major, the PGA Championship, South African golf fans are beginning to speculate on what big names are likely to make the 12-man field that will contest the 31st Nedbank Golf Challenge. Traditionally the final invitations are sent out after the result of this event is known. Of … Read more »

Soweto tees off with new golf facility | Kwadeda High School

by Golfer on August 3rd, 2011

The Sports Trust, in partnership with Nedbank and Sun International, has made another significant contribution to golf development through the launch of a new practice facility in Soweto.  The Kwadeda Golf Project was officially opened at the Kwadeda High School on Tuesday, with the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, in attendance. The facility … Read more »

Ochran Captures British Senior Open

by Golfer on July 25th, 2011

The 52-year-old American Russ Cochran fired a final 5-under par round to win his first senior major championship at Walton Heath by two shots – and became the eighth player from the US to triumph in Europe’s premier senior event in the last nine years. Noteworthy is the fact that no less … Read more »


by Golfer on July 19th, 2011

To be announced on the 18th green after The Open Championship as “the Champion Golfer of the Year” must have been music to Darren Clarke’s ears, and his victory in this revered championship was certainly deserved. The Northern Irishman has had his fair share of setbacks in recent times, not least of all tragically … Read more »

The Changing Of The Guard

by Golfer on June 30th, 2011

The dust has just settled after Rory McIlroy’s record-breaking performance in the US Open at Congressional’s Blue Course, and one might wonder what implications this and other recent results might have on the professional game. The first obvious change in the game has been the shift in power from the … Read more »

The Players Championship – Really The Fifth Major?

by Golfer on May 24th, 2011

With the dust having settled after another thrilling edition of The Players Championship, is will again be debated whether this event is worthy of its billing as “the fifth major”. If major status depended on the value of the purse, The Players Championship would certainly qualify; this is the biggest … Read more »

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