Highlights - Pre 2014
30 April 2011
I recorded my lowest score in many years of 3 under par 69 on day one of the Junior Masters held in Orlando Florida. I had a 10 stroke lead on day one and shot a 75 on day two, maintaining the 10 shot lead and in doing so won the tournament. My round considsted of 5 birdies, 11 pars and 2 bogies.
9 October 2010
I played the Sarasota City Championship and although a smaller field than normal there were very good players such as Landry Miller and Philip Knowles in the field The first day was close with a two way tie for the lead 70 with myself scoring a 3 under second 9 to tie the lead. We were two under going into Day 2 and I just managed to hold off Landry Miller by one shot when I posted a one over 73 to finish with a combined score of 143 (-1). This was my second win this year and first game since I broke my arm in April.
2 April 2010
I received an invitation to play in the Innisbrook Easter Junior Championship just outside Tampa Bay in Florida. On day I recorded a round of 1 under 71 and led the field by three shots into Day 2. On Day 2 I started fairly badly bogeying three holes before settling down and ended the day on a 76 to give me a score of 147 and still maintain a winning margin of three shots.
1 May 2009
I recorded my lowest and second and third lowest scores off the men’s tees in April and May of this year. The first was at Eagle Canyon where the course plays 6,350 metres ( 6,900 yards and scored a 79). The next time was at Kyalami a week later and the score was 78( Kyalami plays 6,700 metres which is over 7,000 yards) and then on the 1 May on the same course I scored 76 also over the same distance. The Pars 3’s play from 162 metres to 202 metres, Par 4,s from 347 metres( 370yards) to 460 metres ( 490 yards) and Par 5’s from 479 yards( 510 yards) to 570 metres ( 598 yards). My handicap is now 9.
30 December 2008
I played in the Pars Championship in Port St Lucie on the Ryder Course. Port St Lucie is in Florida, United States. I had a bad first day shooting 80 (2 holes cost me 5 shots). I practiced for two hours after day one to fix my putting and this helped as I shot a 74 on day to move from 19th place to 11th place after two days. I again practiced my bump and runs and putting and this again helped as I shot a 2 under 70 for day three which was the tournaments low round score. This comeback resulted in me finishing in 5th place just six shots off the winning score.
8 - 12 December 2008
I had the privilege of attending the IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida for a full week. The program covered all aspects of the game and spent every day on the course understanding and being taught course management. I learnt new routines for my practice from drivers through to my putting. My coaches were Lawrence, James and Adam. They were really good and relate very well with the younger players.
7 December 2008
I played on the South Eastern Junior Golf Tour event, the SouthWood Classic held in Tallahassee in Florida. I played in the 12-13 Age Group. I arrived the evening prior to the event from South Africa which was a 22 hour flight. We flew from Johannesburg to Washington, then to Orlando and drove up to Tallahassee. I managed only 4 holes before it got dark. The course measured 6,300 yards and I battled to convert metres to yards but still managed a 79 to be in fifth place. Day 2 was so cold we had to buy another jacket and beanie and hot rocks to keep warm. It was about -3 degrees Celsius and with the wind about -8. All players battled with the cold and I shot an 83 so thought I was out the running but the other player all shot worse scores and I ended up with a second place finish.
14 September 2008
I entered and played my first Kyalami Junior Open and won with a score of (80 gross) 70. I played against children aged seventeen and the course played some 6,700 metres. This equivalent to over 7,000 yards
28 June 2008
I was selected to represent the Littlekidsgolf Team at the South African 12& Under Team Championships at Clovelly Country Club in Cape Town. Our team finished fourth out of fourteen provinces (states). I was also awarded the Fair Play award after I called a two shot penalty on myself. No-one saw the incident where my ball moved in the wind while I was about to address the ball and I did not place the ball correctly, back in its original position.
30 May 2008
I visited St Andrews in Scotland and walked over the famous bridge on Hole 18 and also had a guided tour around the club house and hotel. We also met Prince Harry’s butler who was on duty at the time as Prince Harry was staying at the hotel.
27 May 2008
I competed in the European Junior Championships played at Craigielaw just outside of Edinburgh. The wind was howling and the rain poured down on the first two days. I have had two real bad holes where my ball landed in the deep pot bunkers. On both occasions I recorded a nine on these holes which affected my score badly, I played much better on the last day with a score of 81. I finished 27th which could have been about 12 th if I scored 81 on all three days but I did not.
28 December 2007
I attended the David Ledbetter Academy in Orlando and met both Michelle Wie and Andy Bean who were practicing and having lessons. The Golf channel were there to interview Michelle on her comeback after she had injured her wrist. It was nice to talk to her and my parents spent some talking to her parents. Andy plays on the senior tour and is a real gentleman.
30 December 2007
I played in the 11-12 Age Division at the Pars Memorial at the PGA Club in Port Lucie and finished 11th. The course was very long and surrounded with over 300 bunkers on the Pete Dye Course. I also realized that I need to improve my short game especially from about 50 yards in. I enjoyed the tournament and had fun as I also went on a Disney Cruise and visited Disneyworld.
28 July 2007
I recorded the lowest score of 84 off the men’s tee in the SAGF golf championship. The course, Johannesburg Country Club played some 6,700 metres long and I won first prize for best gross score. It was almost – 4 deg C on the day and very, very cold
8 May 2007
While practicing for the Littlekidsgolf Tournament at E.R.P.M Golf Club I recorded my lowest ever round of the men’s tee by shooting a score of 82 with rounds of 40 +42. This course played about 6,500 metres (nearly 7,000 yards) long
1 May 2007
My coach Eugene who had been in America came back to South Africa and it was great to see him back. He is the best coach I have ever had and is helping me a lot in my game.
30 November 2006
My mom took me to Sun City to see the Players in the Nedbank Challenge where the winner took home prize money of $2 million. I met all the Players and had photo’s taken with them all. The best was meeting Jim Furyk as well as Sergio Garcia
22 July 2006
I was privileged enough to play Pinehurst No 2 Course at Pinehurst in North Carolina and scored 84 off the forward tees. It was a humble and great Honor to walk on the same course where Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open. I also finished 26th in the U.S. Kids World Championship which was not that good but still not bad with a field of over 100 players
18 -19 June 2012
I flew by myself to compete in the Pepsi Titan Championships in Quincy Illinois where Nan Ryan, the executive director of the tournament put me up with a host family. Nan is a wonderful person and went out her way to make me feel at home. I won this division with a two-day score of 140, a mark of 2-under par. I was tied on Day with a score of 72 with last year's champion, Zach Hoskins. I carded a 3-under 68 on day 2 and won this division by
nine strokes over Aaron Wirt of West Des Moines, Iowa. Highlight of the tournament was my day two round which included an eagle. I also won the putting competition at the same championships. My rounds posted were 72-69 = 141 over the two day competition.
5-6 November 2011
This was a crazy tournament with wind gusts of up to 40 MPH on Day one which created havoc. I scored 81 to be five shots off the leader who posted a 76. On day two, although the wind was blowing, but not as strong as day one I shot a round of 4 under 68 to overcome the five shot deficit and win by one. This six shot swing was the biggest comeback of my career and hope to continue to post good rounds. The score for the tournament was 81-68 = 149 which left me 5 over for the tou rnament, this after being nine over on Day 1.
6-7 October 2012
I played in the Redtail Junior Amateur Championships and posted a first round score of -2 to lead by one shot. On Day 2 I maintained the lead and then stretched the lead on the second nine to 3 shots for the day and ended up with a round of 71 ( -1). With a combined two day score of -3, I won the event by 4 shots. The rounds posted were 70-71 = 141.
I was part of the school team for both 2011 and 2012 who went onto to win the Orlando Regional championships. However I missed the team that played in the Florida Regional finals where our school finished sixth. We are hoping to win this event in 2013.
21-25 March 2013
I was part of the volunteer team to help out at the Arnold palmer Invitational at Bay Hill which is 5 minutes away from where I stay. It was an honor to help and assist and I spent most of my time taking golf ball to the players on the range and managed to meet and see many of the world’s greatest players
I was accepted to play in the qualifier for the 2013 US Men’s Open Championship. The qualifier is been held at Shingle Creek in Orlando. Should I finish well in the event I advance to the sectional qualifier with the possibility of playing in the US Open in June at the Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania.
17-18 September 2011
We were under tropical storm watch this week just before the Grand Cypress Classic. The wind howled on day one and lots of rain but no lightning. I did not play well at all in round one shooting 84 but was only behind the leader. The wind made it almost impossible to play. On
day two the field managed to all finish nine holes and I was on level par 36 when the heavens opened and the tropical storm hit which forced them to cancel the event. I won by two shots with rounds of 84-36 = 120.
14-15 May 2011
I played in the Callaway World Qualifier at the Rio Pinaar Golf Course in Orlando. After 14 holes a severe rainstorm hit Orlando. All players were forced off the course and I was one under after the first nine holes on 35. The organizers then declared the nine holes as day one scores. On day two I scored 74 and much of it was played in rain. I managed to hold off Robin
Wang who finished one shot off the pace.
16 January 2006
I was honored to meet the worlds number 1 women's player, Annika Sorenstam at Woodhill Country Club. Annika is a wonderful ambassador for golf and her friendliness and kindness was a joy to behold. Annika was very kind to allow me to have a photo taken with her.
15 December 2005
I finished the week long clinic at the Gary Player World Of Experience in first place and received a trophy a gold trophy for my performance. The week consisted of numerous skills for chipping, putting and driving. I am pleased with my result and will have a break until New Year.
15 October 2005
The Littlekidsgolf Tour ended the year with prize-giving which was held at the Lonehill Primary School hall. The evening was attended by over 180 people including players and their parents. I received trophies for finishing first in all three order of merit standings, total points, average points and stroke averages. I was also honored to receive the Player of the Year award for boys.
25,27,30 September 2005
I recorded the lowest ever score for the Wedge and Putt Course at the World of Golf. This short course measures from 29 metres through to 69 metres, all Par 3's. I shot a 21 on three occasions in one week. This was 6 under par and recorded 6 birdies and three pars on each occasion. Gary Player recorded a 3 under 24 here when he opened the course. My previous best was a 24.
15 August 2005
I was invited to a special sports assembly with my parents where I was awarded the Trophy for "Exceptional Sports Performance in Golf" by the headmaster Mr. Neville Swain. It was a great honour to receive such an award accompanied by a certificate for outstanding sports achievement.
30 July 2005
I competed in the U.S.Kids World Championships and finished in 10th place despite a bad first day where I recorded a 40 and bounced back with a 36 on day, the 3rd best score of the day and a 37 on Day 3 which was the sixth best score. I received two silver engraved plates for best gross score for Day 2 & Day 3. On the final day I recorded an eagle on Hole 8 by chipping in from 57 yards out on the Par 5.
20 July 2005
I was lucky enough to play at the Coyote Hills Golf Club on the outskirts of Los Angeles. I played off the forward tees and recorded a five over 75. It was a Par 70 course. My round consisted of 9 one putts and 4 birdies. The course measured around 4,437 yards
14 July 2005
I came tied second in the Callaway World Championship (Largest Junior Tournament in the world) in the 7-8 age group with scores of 58-60-61 = 179 and was only one of 3 players to break 180. I finished second behind the 2005 World Champion, Joshua Martin of United States. I beat last year's world champion by 6 shots and I am please with my improvement
11 July 2005
I stunned all by recording my second Hole-in-one in the same round and this time on Hole 12 measuring some 92 yards. I used my 8 iron which landed 20 feet left of the hole but down the slope into the hole. I was very excited as was my parents. This is my fourth hole in one to date.
11 July 2005
Recorded my third Hole-in-One at the Pine Glen Course at Singing Hills, San Diego. This was on Hole 3 measuring 102 yards and I used my 7 iron which landed on the green and bounced three times and then into the hole.
10 July 2005
I entered the Callaway World Junior Putting competition which I tied for first place with a score of 18 for 9 holes which included a I putt, 3 putt and 16 two putts. I won an Odyssey putter which Callaway will deliver to me.
11 June 2005
At a special function held at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club I received my official South African cap and shirt from th vice president of the South Africa Junior Golf Foundation. I was very proud .
15 May 2005
I won the Littlekidsgolf Tour event at Woodhill by 5 shots and the tournament was played over 9 holes. Except for one hole (triple bogey) I played well.
12 March 2005
I began lessons with my new coach Dave Usendorff who is the director of golf at Woodhill Country Club in Pretoria. I go for lessons two to three times a month. Dave and I work well together
27 February 2005
I played in the U.S.Kids World Qualifier at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington golf clubs and won by clear 9 shots after leading the field by 3 shots after day one. I now go onto to represent my country at both the Callaway World Championships and U.S.Kids World Championships in July 2005
20 December 2004
I bought out of my own money which I saved, a Scotty Cameron putter. It is much better than my old putter which I have been using for 3 years.
10 October 2004
I was privileged to receive my new set of clubs from Mizuno. My dad bought them for me after looking for months for a set that would best suit me. Nico of Mizuno was very kind in helping me have the clubs aligned and custom fitted.
5 October 2004
I was invited to a special assembly at school where I was awarded the High Flyer Award for outstanding achievement in sport, namely golf, for a sport not on the school curriculum. I was the youngest student to receive this award. I was very honoured.
24 September 2004
I played on the Wedge & Putt course at Vodaworld and recorded my best score of 24 ( 3 under par) .The course is all par 3's and I recorded 3 birdies and 6 pars
31 July 2004
The best part of July was flying home from San Diego via New York to Johannesburg was to be with my dad who I missed a lot. I played my last three tournaments with my mom as my caddy. Luckily Shannon and her mom were with us which made it easier. In the Callaway I was very unlucky as I incurred (my dad's word) a two stroke penalty for picking up my ball from a hazard instead of playing a provisional. My mom was talking to the marshal when we made the mistake. My mom and I were both upset by this and I could not recover and shot a 69 against a 61 the first day. However this is golf and we all make mistakes. The trip was fun but very hard and I also bought myself a King Cobra Driver. I was also fortunate to play at the famous Torrey Pines course where we beat the pants of my mom's and Monica (Shannon's mom.). Well, they wanted to challenge us. I also saw Shamu the whale at Seaworld which was great. I also won the Peoria Junior Masters in Illinois this month as well as finishing second after a playoff at the Country Youth Classic in Bloomington.
30 June 2004
The whole month of June I spent in the USA and met some wonderful people in Jeff and Dolores from the Starburst Junior Classic as well as Nan Ryan from the Pepsi Littlepeoples Golf Championship. I also met Matthew Plunkett again as well as Jay Trusty from the Exxon-BFI Future Tour Championship. Bill from Greenville and his team were very friendly and I enjoyed all the competitions I played in for this month.
31 May 2004
I left for the United States with my mom and my dad flew over a week later and met us in Greenville, Mississippi where I was practicing for the Exxon- BFI Future Tour Championship. I had traveled form Johannesburg via Dakar to New York. I then flew to Memphis via Atlanta and then drove down to Greenville. Total time of traveling including layovers at airports ……. 33 hours. This was very long for me. Please click on the Tournament Tab for the results as well as the red tab "USA Tour -June/July for full details of all my competitions
25 April 2004
I played in the Sunday Times/Business Day competition where all adults were playing and won the division off the ladies tees. Combining the men's and ladies tee's I finished 3rd overall on points.
I won closest to the pin in the same competition on Hole 3 at the Glenvista Golf Club with my ball finishing 8 ft from the hole. I used my 5 wood and the Hole measured 109 yards.
21 April 2004
This was a very special day for me where my mom and dad organized my golf day to raise money for my overseas trip. There were over 108 people playing with 27 four-ball's participating. I managed to play with 18 of the four balls and on this day recorded 4 pars off the ladies tees. They were on a Par 3 (155 yards)and three on the Par 4's. (320-350 yds).Dave Usendorff was kind enough to host a clinic for me and did the prize giving.
6 February 2004
I finished tied for first place in the combined C/D Division at Maccauvlei Golf Club. I recorded a nett 69 ( 34+35). I enjoyed the game but prefer the yardage by age system
27 January 2004
I went to Houghton to watch the players practice for the Dunhill Championship and I met Carlos Rodiles. He was really friendly and so was his caddy Mike Weir. We took some photographs and he also signed a golf ball for me. He is from Spain
20 - 23 December 2003
I played in the Doral-Publix Junior Classic in Miami, United States. I finished 8th which I am very proud of. I recorded rounds of 36 and 35
and every hole had bunkers or water around the green.
14 December 2003
I was invited to as a guest to appear on our national TV. The program was a Golf program called " The Golf Bag" and was on SABC 3. My coach, Brett also appeared with me. It was really fun especially seeing yourself on TV.
8 December 2003
I birdied Hole 8 ( 113 metres) at the Johannesburg Country Club. I used my 5 wood and the ball came to rest on the lip. I just tapped it in for my birdie.
23 November 2003
While playing at Kyalami I hit my longest drive ever. I was on the Tee on Hole 15 and it was slightly downhill. It measured 181 metres. I went on to par the hole (off the ladies tee)
28 September 2003
I recorded a par on Hole 1 322 metres at Kyalami and another on Hole 15 335 metres.
18 September 2003
I recorded my second birdie also at Kyalami Country Club on Hole 3, 140 metres. I used my driver and a "bump 'n run with my seven iron and into the hole. On the same day I recorded 48 for 9 holes.
14 September 2003
Played at Kyalami Country Club and recorded my first birdie from the ladies tees on hole 12 (par 4) at 312 metres. I hit my driver, 3 wood and 8 iron into the hole!
25 August 2003
Played at Glenvista Country Club in another SAGF Tournament and came 5th in the C Division. I shot a 114 (27 points) from the ladies tee on a handicap of 36.
23 August 2003
Played at Leeukop Country Club in a South African Golf Foundation Tournament and came 7th in the C Division. I shot a 119 (23 points) from the ladies tees on a handicap of 36.
30 July - 2 August 2003
Played in the World Junior Championships and came 23rd. I was fortunate to meet Ivan Lendol ( a famous tennis legend in his time) who was his daughter's caddy
20 - 23 July 2003
Played in the Desert Junior Invitational held in Palm Springs California and brought home 3rd place in my division and was awarded a crystal trophy. I won a Ping i3 Wedge for winning the Chipping Competition.
18 May 2003
Presidents Golf Day in Pretoria - I met the President of South Africa Mr. Thabo Mbeki and Mr. Trevor Manual the Minister of Finance as well as Ferdi from Big Brother.
21 April 2003
Played in my first South African Golf Foundation Tournament at the Glendower Golf Course. I played from the Ladies tee and scored a 111 (25 points) on a handicap of 36.
I finished 9 in the C Division and am the youngest player ever to play.
23 March 2003
I recorded my lowest ever score off the ladies tee's at Magaliesig Country Club in scoring 104 ( 52 & 52) in " The Cha-Cha's" golf day. I played in a three ball and we won the first and second prize as I was the swivel player. On this day I recorded my two longest drives ever, a 149 metre and then two holes later a 161 metre drive ( it was a little downhill slope).
1 February 2003
I played at Kyalami at the World Championship distances and recorded my second albatross. It was measured at 168 metres and used my driver and then 8 iron straight into the hole. This is my best course.
16 February 2003
My mom and dad bought me two more woods, a Cleveland launcher 1 wood and 3 wood. Cleveland are my favourite clubs now.
10 December 2002
I won the South African Qualifying Event for the World Junior Championships 2003.
29 November 2002
For the second year in a row I was awarded Legend of the Year for the Crawford Schools nationally. This is one of my top ten highlights.
22 November 2002
I was very fortunate to hit a few balls with Retief Goosen before the Nedbank Challenge. He signed a golf ball for me as well as a picture of him with the PGA Trophy. I have now managed to meet Ernie Else, Nick Price and Retief who are all my favourite golfers.
20 October 2002
I played in the Future Junior Masters Under 8 category and finished 2nd but under the World Championship classification category of 6 & Under I finished 1st.
17 September 2002
Recorded 4 under par at Kyalami Golf Club for 9 holes. This was as per the JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDARD measurements for the 7 year olds. The Par 5's I played at 200 metres, Par 4's at 140 -150 and Par 3's at 65-85 metres.
The total meterage was 969 metres. I went eagle,bogey,birdie,birdie,par,par,par,birdie
30 August 2002
The Sandton Chronicle published a half page article on the World Championships
29 August 2002
The Star Newspaper published a story about my trip to the World Junior Golf Championships.
2 - 3 August 2002
Competed in my first World Junior Golf Championship in Williamsburg Virginia, USA. I finished tied 6th with a 1 over par 37. With me being only 5 - I am now ranked # 1 for Under 6 in the world. All the other boys that beat me were 6½ and nearly 7
29 July 2002
Recorded my first ever Albatross at the 5th hole par 5 Bray Links course in Williamsburg Virginia, USA.
1 May 2002
I was featured in the Travel News Weekly about my achievements as well as my participating in the World Junior Championships to be held on the 31 July to 3 August 2002 in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
See Press Cuttings Section.
28 April 2002
Featured in the Rapport newspaper publishing my first major win in the NAGCE tournament in Pretoria. See Press Cuttings Section.
16 April 2002
I was featured on the national television in South Africa. The footage was shown on the news at 13:00, 18:00 and 20:00. It was a proud but also humble moment to see myself on TV and appreciate the skill God has given me.
15 April 2002
I won the NAGCE Invitational Junior Golf Classic at Woodhill Golf Club with a 3 over 32 score. I won by 23 shots from the next best score of 55. I was second from all the groups playing Under 9. I won a trophy and medal and was one of five divisional winners. I loved this day, as it was so special.
12 February 2002
First competition on a Par 72 course at Silver lakes.
I recorded a score of 119 (less 36 H/Cap) nets a score of 83. The course played over 5000 metres.
19 December 2001
Scored a 3 on Hole 3, a Par 3 measuring 118 metres at Sparrebosch Golf Course. This was my first par on a course rating Par 72. It was almost a birdie but my dad says there is no "Remarks" column on the scorecard, so it is a par.
1 December 2001
I was awarded the Legend of the Year award by the Crawford group of schools.
30 November 2001
The Sandton Chronicle published an article on my Hole-in-One achievement
24 November 2001
Reached another milestone in my little career by recording my 100th birdie and this was on the Par 3 68 metre Hole at World of Golf. In one week I recorded 11 birdies in 4 games.
18 November 2001
Recorded my Ninetieth birdie at the same course and on the same hole.
3 November 2001
Recorded my Eightieth birdie on the Vodacom Course in Midrand at Hole 1 - 66 metres. This is the first time I played here.
12 October 2001
I played 18 holes on the Wedge & Putt Course and recorded 5 birdies. The picture is of me with the birdie balls. I scored 3 birdies in a row on Hole 6,7,8. I scored a total of 26 and a 29 for the 18 holes.
**** 4 October 2001 ****
Recorded my first ever Hole-in-One at the Vodacom Wedge and Putt course. The hole measured 38 metres on the day and was Hole 2. This was a very special moment for me.
30 September 2001
I stunned my parents by recording 5 birdies in two successive rounds. This enabled me to meet my 2nd big milestone of recording my first sub par round of 2 under (25 on the Par 27 Wedge & Putt Course)
***** 1 st Hole in One *****
29 September 2001
Recorded my seventieth (70 birdies) whilst recording around of 30
9 September 2001
I turned 5 years old and scored another 29 (2 under).
7 September 2001
Recorded 3 birdies in a row at the Wedge and Putt course. These were achieved on hole 7, hole 8 and hole 9.
3 September 2001
Recorded my first big milestone, which was my fiftieth birdie (50 birdies). This is still when I am four.
15 August 2001
The very next day recorded another 29 with two birdies as well, Hole 7 and Hole 8. (30 & 41metres)
14 August 2001
Equalled my best score for the Vodacom Wedge and Putt course of 29 (2 over) and recorded two birdies, one on Hole 3, which is 37 metres, and my best on Hole 6, which are 66 metres.
22 June 2001
My folks bought me a new club from California, a 3 wood called La Jolla. I now drive in excess of 110 metres with the carry between 60 - 80 metres.
8 June 2001
Recorded a 4 at hole 5 (178 meters) on same course.
7 June 2001
Putted a 42 ft putt on hole 7 at Sardinia Downs. (166 meters)
3 June 2001
Drove all 9 greens in regulation at the Vodacom Wedge & Putt course. Also recorded 5 pars and 1 Birdie to record a score of 3 over par 30.
30 April 2001
Recorded my thirtieth birdie on Hole 5 Par 3, 58 metres at the Wedge & Putt course.
7 April 2001
Recorded a score of 63 for nine holes on the Nigel Golf Course. The best holes were Hole 11 Par 4 293 metres (recorded a 6), Hole 13 Par 3 126 metres (recorded a 5) and Hole 15 Par 4 275 metres (recorded a 6).
29 March 2001
Scored a birdie on hole 7, an 87 meter par 3 and a total score of 35 for 9 holes!
29 March 2001
Drove my longest drive at the coast, 101 meter on hole 9, a 117 meter hole at the same course.
28 March 2001
Scored 75 on Wagner's "Pitch & Putt" in Cape Town. This is a 1390 meter course!
28 January 2001
10 balls chipped in while practicing - between 15 - 18 metres.
14 January 2001
8 balls chipped in while practicing - between 12 - 15 metres.
28 December 2000
Recorded a 74 for 9 holes at the Kyalami Country Club.
I placed 2nd in the Optimist International Tournament of Champions held at the International Course at Championsgate. I was tied for 1st place on Day with a score of 69 (-3). On day two I held the lead from hole 6 to hole 15 but lost the lead as I bogeyed the 16th and Camilo Mexson birdied. We both pared the next and both birdied the last. I finished level par for day 2 and total for the tournament of -3. It was close and out of the 54 players who qualified from 16 countries only three players recorded less than par for the tournament.
I represented my school at the Outback Invitational which was held in Tampa Bay. There were18 schools comprising 6 players per team. It was soggy, rainy and windy and eventually they called the tournament off due to tropical storm winds and rain. I however placed second with a round one under from a field of 108 players when play was suspended.
In December I travelled up to Ponte Vedra beach to play in the Junior Players Championships at the famous TPC Sawgrass Golf Club. They hold the PGA Players Championships here and is world renowned for it's Par 3 Hole 17. This hole is extremely daunting and the slope is really a test of your nerve as to where to place your ball dependent on the pin position. If the pin is on the front right of the green, just in from the bunker you are lucky to walk away with a par. You only have about 20 feet to play with on that side of the green. A memorable experiance and more special as I came back from 7 shots behind on Day 1 to win by one shot after two days play in most trying and windy conditions.