ISSUE 20
Mercedes-Benz Southern African Golf Hall of Fame Newsletter
NOVEMBER 2014  
 
 
Coming to a news stand near you

Get your Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame Collectors magazine together with Compleat Golfer's December issue on the bookshelf around 20 November. This is an amazing publication that not only features our Inductees and Harry Brews award recipients, but many other articles. These include the history of the never-before published Non-European Tour and the entire tour  
results over the years. Also, there's information on how to become a champion. This is a collector's edition that will be in heavy demand. So get your Compleat Golfer edition and enjoy our free publication.

 
Price on the Presidents Cup

Drawing players from the far-flung corners of the globe and trying to build a team just days before the Presidents Cup has affected the Internationals` poor record in the event. However, 2015 captain and Hall of Famer Nick Price has a few plans to change things around. Speaking at a news conference in Incheon earlier this month, he said it was difficult to build unity when players from different tours on  
different continents had only days to prepare together for the biennial event. Since the Cup was first staged in 1994, the United States have won eight and tied one of the 10 events. "There`s a lot of work ahead of us, coming up with a team that can take on the might of America. But I have a few tricks up my sleeve this year," he said.

 
OTHER HALL OF FAMERS IN THE NEWS

* South Africa's greatest-ever golfer, Gary Player, celebrated his 79th birthday on 1 November. He's won more majors (9) since the Second World War, than anyone other than Jack Nicklaus (18) and Tiger Woods (14). Only Argentinian Roberto de Vicenzo has won more tournaments in his career than Gary's total of 163.

* Ernie Els who turned 45 in October has conceded that his body - specifically, his right hip - is starting to betray him. Els said the issue has lingered for several months. He began the year at No. 27 in the world but has tumbled down the rankings (to No. 51) after a quiet year. Though he came alive late with top 12s at the Canadian Open, PGA Championship and Barclays, those were his best results since February.

* Two-time US Open champion Retief Goosen has reduced the price of his golf course home in Orlando, Florida, to about $2 million, down from $2.195 million last year. The residence, built in 1993, sits on half an acre along the back nine of the Tom Fazio-designed golf course at the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club. Goosen paid $1.1 million for the property in 2001. He moved to Windermere, Florida in 2012, purchasing a lakefront home inside theIsleworth Golf and Country Club for $3.5 million.


 
MEMORABILIA LOANED

* Print of the 1996 World Cup at Erinvale autographed by Ernie Els and Wayne Westner

* 1965 US Open programme won by Gary Player

* 1974 Open Golf Championship programme autographed by the winner Gary Player
 

 
GOLF HALL OF FAME TOURS

During 2015, the Golf Hall of Fame will be introducing golf tours to Vietnam, The Open, Masters, as well as the 2016 Olympic Games, where you will have the opportunity to meet some of the Southern Africa's golfing legends.

For further details contact Barry: bjcohen@mweb.co.za

 
WHO AM I?

As the caddy master at Clovelly CC during the sixties and early seventies, I was 'Papwa' Sewgolum's main rival (together with VincentTshabalala) during which period, only 'Papwa' was able to beat me at the Cape, but I was prevented from playing on the normal tour due to the Apartheid policies. I won 15 provincial titles on the Non-European Tour, second only to Papwa, as well as two South African Non-European Open titles in 1962 and 1972, coming second in 1955 and 1967, third in 1965, and fourth in 1964. Papwa and I teamed up to beat Gary Player and Vincent Tshabalala in a challenge match at Athlone GC in 1973.

Answer: Ismail Chowglay

I was Zwartkop's first golf professional; a position I held for 56 years, from 1940 to 1996. In 1937, I was a member of the first Springbok Golf Team. In 1960, I won the Mills Tournament, beating Bobby Locke in the semi-final. I am an Honorary Life Member of Professional Golfers Association of South Africa. In 1996, I received the Compleat Golfer Contribution to Golf Award. I passed away in 2002.

Answer: Otway Hayes

 
QUOTABLE QUOTES

" I won't have any alcohol to celebrate but I'll have a bit of cake and relax back at the hotel."

- Ernie Els celebrating his 45th birthday during the recent Hong Kong Open

"It's come too late for me."

- Papwa Sewgolum, in his twilight years, remarking on non-white golfers being given the opportunity to compete against whites in South Africa

"It sure doesn`t seem like 20 years has passed since that first Presidents Cup. Being here the last couple of days, the magnitude of the event has hit home."

- Nick Price addressing a news conference in Incheon on next year's event

"I am an animal when it comes to achievement and wanting success. There is never enough success for me."

- Gary Player

"That son of a bitch Locke was able to hole a putt over 60 feet of peanut brittle."

- Lloyd Mangrum, one of Bobby Locke´s 1940s tour rivals
 
COFFEE TABLE BOOK

The Southern Africa Hall of Fame is planning to publish a coffee table book on the 'lost' history of non-white golf and saluting the giants of the game. It is seeking financial corporate sponsors for the project.

To find out more contact Barry: bjcohen@mweb.co.za or 082 9907952.

 
ON SALE NOW
SA GOLF HALL OF FAME MERCHANDISE
FOR SALE IN MUSEUM RETAIL SHOP

- Branded shirts, pants, caps for men and women
- Fabulous autographed memorabilia
- Huge array of smaller branded items
(sale items will shortly be featured on our website)

Website: www.golfhalloffame.co.za
Facebook: Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame

Please contact Barry for further details bjcohen@mweb.co.za (c) 082 9907952


Visit the South African Golf Museum situated at the Hyatt Regency Oubaai, Herolds Bay, George, if you are visiting the Garden Route

 
 
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

The Hall of Fame is sending best wishes to all of its members celebrating November birthdays! To send your wishes, visit our Facebook page @ Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame on their special day or buy a commemorative brick on our Walk of Fame.

01: Gary Player
02: Desvonde Botes
17: Joyce Wethered
20: Bobby Locke
30: James Kingston
 
 
IS YOUR NAME ON THE
HALL OF FAME?


Acquire a brick on the Wall of Fame for R950, and add the words in remembrance for your club, friend, family, yourself, or just to show your support of the Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame and Museum and help us to keep our golfing history alive!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MEMBERSHIP

Support the Museum, become a member and enjoy various benefits

Website: www.golfhalloffame.co.za Facebook: Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame

Please contact Barry for further details bjcohen@mweb.co.za
(c) 082 9907952
 
 
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