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 »

Els joins Golf’s most Elite club

by Golfer on May 12th, 2011

Ernie Els became only the third South African golfer to be inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame, and his name now joins his celebrated countrymen Bobby Locke and Gary Player as well as the most notable names in the sport to be honoured. Els can also boast the distinction … Read more »

A huge loss, a big win and a great honour

by Golfer on May 11th, 2011

There has been no shortage of news in the world of golf of late, and particularly for South African fans, there has been a lot to talk about. The golf world was rocked by the death of Seve Ballesteros, and while not totally unexpected after the Spanish star’s battle with … Read more »

The week that was

by Golfer on December 6th, 2010

What a week – there was hardly a moment for golf fans to catch their breath, and if the 2011 season can pick up from where 2010 season left off, we are in for a rollercoaster ride. Ladies first – Sweden’s Maria Hjorth won the season-ending LPGA Championship by a … Read more »

30 Years, The World’s best golfer, 17-under PAR

by Golfer on December 6th, 2010

The final leaderboard at the 30th anniversary of the Nedbank Golf Challenge failed to tell the whole story. Yes, Lee Westwood won, but even his emphatic scoring around what is considered by most golfing cognoscenti as the finest test of championship golf on the African continent, hardly did him justice. … Read more »

The Toughest of them all!

by Golfer on December 5th, 2010

Not for the first time, the fearsome 17th hole has proven to be the least popular with the players in the Nedbank Golf Challenge. To say that this par four is “challenging” is something of an understatement. When the course was originally opened 32 years ago, this was a rather … Read more »

The Grand Finale – Nail-bitter or Anticlimax?

by Golfer on December 5th, 2010

With Lee Westwood five stokes clear going into the final round most golf fans believe that it is highly unlikely that any of the chasing pack is going to be able to overtake him. His two closest rivals, Ross Fisher and Tim Clark, and perhaps Miguel Jimenez, who is a … Read more »

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