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MEXICO TO HOST 2016 WORLD AMATEUR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Cancun, Mexico, has been selected as the site of the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships, the International Golf Federation (IGF) announced at its Biennial Meeting. Zimbabwe is one of the participating countries. The courses of El Camaleón Golf Club at the Fairmont Mayakoba and the Grand Coral Riviera Maya Resort will be used for the championships. These championships will be ...

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ZJGA SET TO HOST FUNDRAISING TOURNAMENT

Mbongeni Maphosa

THE Zimbabwe Junior Golf Association (ZJGA) will host a fundraising golf day at Chapman Golf Club next month in a bid to raise resources for the development of golf in the country for the period to December 2017. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO ZJGA president Themba Sibanda said they were extending invitations to individuals and corporates to support the fundraising golf day, ...

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BACK TO WINNING WAYS FOR BLAAUW, ZIM’S WILLIAMS TIED FOR FIFTH

Mark Williams

Day 3It has been nearly three years since Jacques Blaauw won a Sunshine Tour tournament, and he put on a putting masterclass on Saturday to take the R700,000 Vodacom Origins of Golf event at Sishen Golf and Country Club on the first hole of a play-off with Theunis Spangenberg. Source – Sunshine Tour He carded a six-under-par 66 to draw ...

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ZIMBABWE GOLF TEAM ALL SET FOR EISENHOWER 2016

David-Amm

The Zimbabwe golf team is all set for the country’s participation in the World Amateur Golf Team Championship commonly known as the Eisenhower Trophy 2016 to be played at the Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, Riviera Maya in Mexico. The 30th Eisenhower Trophy is to be played on 21-24 September. Representing Zimbabwe are Ben Follett Smith, Kieran Vincent and David ...

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DE JONG LOSES PGA TOUR CARD

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ZIMBABWE’S leading professional golfer Brendon de Jong is in danger of losing his playing privileges on the US PGA Tour for the first time in seven years starting next season after missing out on the ongoing money-spinning FedEx Cup playoffs. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 36-year-old Harare-born golfer missed last month’s Olympic Games in a bid to keep his full playing ...

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WOODS HOPES TO RETURN IN OCTOBER

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Fourteen-time major winner Tiger Woods hopes to return to action in October after more than a year out with injury. The American has twice had back surgery since his last appearance, at the Wyndham Championship in August 2015. The former world number one, now ranked 711, aims to play in the Safeway Open in California, starting on 13 October. “My ...

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KRUGER RELISHES “HOMECOMING” TOURNAMENT

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While all South African golfers who play overseas relish being back home, it feels extra-special this week for Jbe’ Kruger who tees it up in this week’s R700,000 Vodacom Origins of Golf event at Sishen Golf and Country Club. Source – Sunshine Tour The 30-year-old who now plays out of Serengeti Golf Estate in Ekurhuleni took many of his formative ...

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RORY WINS US PGA DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

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Rory McIlroy won the Deutsche Bank Championship to claim his first PGA Tour title for 16 months. The Northern Irishman started six shots behind overnight leader Paul Casey, but seven birdies in a six-under-par 65 saw him finish two shots clear at 15 under. England’s Casey, 39, missed an eagle putt on the final hole at TPC Boston that would ...

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2017 CO-SANCTIONED TOURNAMENT DATES CONFIRMED

2016 BMW SA Open: Day 1

2016 BMW SA Open: Day 1The Sunshine Tour will be welcoming The European Tour back to South Africa after the Christmas break with the 2017 BMW South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni at Glendower Golf Club from 12-15 January 2017. Source – Sunshine Tour The second-oldest national open championship in golf will be the third event ...

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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: CHITENGWA LEGACY LIVES ON

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ZIMBABWEAN sport has had its fair share of young prodigies but none is yet to capture the nation’s imagination the way the late golfer Lewis Chitengwa continues to do 15 years after his untimely death. Yesteryear profile with DANIEL NHAKANISO Chitengwa, whose legacy continues to inspire the next generation of Zimbabwean golfers, is fondly remembered for his famous three-shot victory ...

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