Articles tagged 'golf'

VFAPU golf tourney generates interest 18 August 2018 HARARE - The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit’s (Vfapu) Annual Fundraising Golf Day set for Harare on September 21, has generated a lot of interest with many teams confirming their participation with businesses and individuals raising their hands to partner in the conservation of Zimbabwe’s wild...
Follet-Smith wins Harare Open title 12 August 2018 HARARE - Benjamin Follett-Smith needed to keep his nerves and make a difficult chip on the 18th to save par on his way to clinching his second local title after winning the Harare Open golf tournament here yesterday. With the wind causing all sorts of problems for the golfers, Follett-Smith ov...
Allard leads at windy Chapman 12 August 2018 HARARE - Amateur golfer Jack Allard (pictured) mastered the windy conditions to shoot a four-under 68 to enjoy a two-shot lead after the first round of the Harare Open on Thursday. While foul weather created havoc for most of the players, Allard kept his cool to be one of the only three starte...
Zim golfers make Lombard Classic cut 23 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Benjamin Follett-Smith was the highest-placed golfer during the just-ended Sunshine Tour-sanctioned Lombard Insurance Classic at Royal Swazi Spa Country Club. Follett-Smith finished the tournament with a score of nine-under 209 to tie for 30th place together with the South ...
Williams, Follett-Smith shine at Swazi Open 10 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean golfer Mark Williams had a good start after the first round of the Sunshine Tour’s Investec Royal Swazi Open at the Royal Swazi Spa Country Club. Williams and South Africa’s Riekus Nortje are in second place on the leader board on 15 points and are just two points behind ov...
'Zim needs more young golfers' 3 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe needs more children to play golf if the country is to unearth another golfer in the mould of Nick Price (pictured), a top sport personality has said. Price, who is now playing on the senior circuit on the PGA Tour, won three golf majors — the PGA Championship (1993 and 94) an...
Easton wins Zim Open 23 April 2018 HARARE - South African Bryce Easton equalled the Royal Harare course record of nine-under 63 after coming from behind to win the 2018 Old Mutual Zimbabwe Open title yesterday. Easton started the final round on seven-under 209 after the first 56 holes and was six shots behind overnight leader a...
Ferreira, Basson pile pressure on Ritchie 22 April 2018 HARARE - Tyrone Ferreira and Christiaan Basson carded impressive rounds of 64 and 67 respectively yesterday to move within two shots of Old Mutual Zimbabwe Open defending champion and leader JC Ritchie. Ferreira and Basson are now on 11-under 205 for the tournament while Ritchie is on 13-under...
Ritchie extends Zim Open lead 21 April 2018 HARARE - Defending champion JC Ritchie now enjoys a four-shot lead at the top of the Old Mutual Zimbabwe Open golf tournament leaderboard after another superb six-under 66 during yesterday’s second round. Ritchie, who is now on 12-under 132, had signed off for another 66 after the first round ...
JC Ritchie in good start 20 April 2018 HARARE - Last year’s champion JC Ritchie has began the defence of his Old Mutual Zimbabwe Open Golf Tournament title with a solid six-under par 66 in yesterday’s opening round of the Sunshine Tour-sanctioned event. Martin Rowher, Vaughn Groenewald and Andrew van der Knaap are in second place a...
R2m purse for Zim Open 9 April 2018 HARARE - The prize money up for grabs at the 2018 Old Mutual Zimbabwe Open golf tournament has increased from R1,8 million to R2 million, organisers announced yesterday. This marks an 11,11 percent increase of the purse for the Sunshine Tour-sanctioned tournament which tees off at Royal Harare...
Golfer needs $2 500 for trip 1 April 2018 HARARE - Special Olympics Zimbabwe (Soz) golfer Lee-Roy Kasamba is just $2 500 short of realising his dream of representing the country at the Macau Golf Masters in Hong Kong, China this month. The games are scheduled for April 16 to 20 and Kasamba is supposed to travel on the 15th. Out of ...
Crocker qualifies for The Open 22 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's Sean Crocker will be playing at golf's oldest major, the 147th Open at Carnoustie, United Kingdom in July after qualifying at the SMBC Singapore Open on Saturday. Crocker will be joined by Danthai Boonma and Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand and Australia's Lucas Herbert. ...
Zim golfers in BMW Champs Qualifier 9 January 2018 HARARE - At least three Zimbabwean golfers will be hoping to make the cut when they take part in the BMW SA Open Championship Qualifier to be held across three golf courses in the City of Ekurhuleni, South Africa. Ryan Cairns, Mohammad Rauf Mandhu and Sheldon Steyn will be among the 364 hopefu...
Williams on the money in Mauritius 2 December 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwean golfer Mark Williams made a good start at the triple-sanctioned AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the Heritage Golf Club as he currently sits in seventh place on the leaderboard. This tournament is sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, the European Tour and the Asian Tour and carri...
Harsh economy grounds Amm 14 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's leading amateur golfer David Amm’s participation at the Junior International Orange Bowl Championships to be held in the United States is hanging in the balance due to sponsorship challenges.  Amm is racing against time to secure sponsorship for the tournament to be held at...
PPC holds golf day 8 November 2017 HARARE - At least 100 golfers took the greens on Friday to battle for honours in the inaugural PPC Golf Day which became the latest corporate golf day to be added to Harare's annual corporate golfing calendar. The field was drawn from PPC's customers, suppliers and business partners with prize...
Hwange finally pays 2015 winning golfers 21 October 2017 HARARE - Professional golfers who claimed honours at the 2015 Hwange Open have finally been paid. This comes after Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) which reported a $115 million loss in 2015 alone, had put players’ payments on hold citing financial constraints. The company owes its credi...
TC for Hwange Open 19 October 2017 HARARE - Tongo Charamba is among an illustrious cast of golfers who have entered to play the Hwange Open Golf Championship which was last year restricted to amateur golfers due to financial constraints. The Hwange Open is set to tee off on Friday in heat-wave like conditions that have seen low...
Follet-Smith dreams big 12 October 2017 HARARE - The fear of being another golf amateur who turned pro too early must have been at the back of Benjamin Follet-Smith’s mind as he teed up last week in his first tournament as a professional. That he could go on to spend years struggling on mini-tours even made his impromptu decision al...
Price praises US team 3 October 2017 HARARE - Defeated Internationals’ team captain Nick Price was full of praise for the US team after another Presidents Cup win at the Liberty National Golf Course in New Jersey on Sunday. The US team prevailed 19-11 to clinch their 10th title having dominated the previous rounds and at one stag...
Nac HIV/Cancer Pro-Am launched 27 September 2017 HARARE - The second edition of the National Aids Council (Nac) HIV/Cancer Prevention Pro-Am Golf Tournament was officially launched at Royal Harare Golf Club on Monday evening. Minister of Health and Child Care David Parirenyatwa was the guest of honour at the launch of the tournament set to b...
Mabelreign UMC hosts golf day 20 September 2017 HARARE - The Mabelreign Circuit United Methodist Church (UMC) is set to hold its second edition of the Annual Golf Day at Warren Hills Golf Club to raise funds for their development projects. Funds raised at the event set to be held on September 29 will go towards building a house for the pari...
20 teams for All Africa Golf Championships 7 September 2017 HARARE - At least 20 countries will take part at this year’s All Africa Golf Team Championships scheduled for next month at Elephant Hills Golf Course in Victoria Falls. The tournament which is a continental national amateur event is scheduled to start on October 8 to 14 and is being organised...
Scott Vincent finishes 9th in Fiji 21 August 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwean golfer Scott Vincent is hoping to ride on the momentum of his first outing at the tropical destination of Fiji. Vincent signed for a closing round one-under 71 for a total eight-under 280 to close in a share of ninth place at the tri-sanctioned Fiji International at the Nat...