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 »

The tussle for number one – an intercontinental challenge

by Golfer on December 4th, 2010

For the first time in the 30-year history of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, the number one position on the Official World Golf Rankings is on the line. Lee Westwood knows that in order for him to retain his spot as the highest ranked player, he has to either win in … Read more »

Moving day

by Golfer on December 4th, 2010

The third round in any 72-hole golf tournament is known as “moving day.” It is during the penultimate round that a player can either position themselves to make a serious charge during the final round, or effectively play themselves out of contention. The Gary Player Country Club’s layout has shown … Read more »

Oldies but goodies

by Golfer on December 4th, 2010

It has been agreed that the addition of the eight-man field of senior professionals that contested separate event, the Nedbank Senior Golf Challenge, was a huge success. Consider this: Mark McNulty, who scored 67, made 31 on the back nine – if this isn’t golf of the highest standard, what … Read more »

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