ISSUE 24
Mercedes-Benz Southern African Golf Hall of Fame Newsletter
MARCH 2015  
 

Hall of Famers versus the US


Nick Price has named fellow Zimbabweans Mark McNulty and Tony Johnstone as his assistants for this year's Presidents Cup in South Korea. McNulty and Johnstone, who both assisted Price at Muirfield Village in 2013, will join Korean K.J. Choi to complete the Internationals leadership team. The tournament has been won by the US eight out of 10 times, and Price is desperate to reverse that trend. Reacting to the selection of Johnstone and McNulty, Price said: 'We have known each other since childhood, playing with and competing against each other at junior tournaments and becoming great friends away from the golf course over the last 40 years or so.' He said they both immersed themselves in their roles in the year leading up to the 2013 Presidents Cup and 'it was an easy choice for me to ask them to return again.' The President Cup will be played in Asia for the first time at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon from October 8 to 11.

 

OTHER HALL OF FAMERS IN THE NEWS

* Gary Player will open the Mercedes-Benz South African Golf Heritage Hall of Fame & Museum at the Cape Town V&A Waterfront on Tuesday, 02 June. This will be followed by the 6th Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame Induction Gala Banquet at the Waterfront where Player will be formally inducted as part of the Class of 2009.

* Nick Price, the International team captain for the upcoming Presidents Cup, will receive the Gold Tee Award from the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association at the 64th National Awards Dinner on June 9 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. The three-time major winner joins a list of past recipients that includes the likes of Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez, Tom Watson, Annika Sorenstam, Phil Mickelson, and last year's honoree Fred Couples.

* Ernie Els has confirmed his participation in this year's Irish Open at Royal County Down on 31 May. He will join Rory McIlroy whose charitable foundation will be the tournament's official host.

 
NEW MEMORABILIA

A collection of some of the Lewis Chitengwa memorabilia being donated to the Hall of Fame museum which will also house Louis Oosthuizen's British Open trophy.

All memorabilia, trophies, books donate or loaned sincerely appreciated

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WHO AM I?

I was born on 25 October 1953 and was one of the leading players on the European Tour from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, securing the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking for 83 weeks from 1987 to 1992. My step-father was an amateur pilot who had an airstrip on our Zimbabwe farm. When he was diagnosed with epilepsy, he was forced to give up flying, so he converted the airstrip into a three-hole golf course. This is where I first learned to play golf. I became an Irish citizen in 2003 at the age of 50. I now live in Sunningdale, England.

Answer: Mark McNulty

 
QUOTABLE QUOTES

“Whatever I say is going to be an understatement. It seems like we're not playing in the same ballpark right now. If I could play like that, like he just did the last four days in a major championship, that would be my ultimate golfing week.”

- Ernie Els’s reaction to Tiger Woods’ runaway victory at the 2000 US Open at Pebble Beach

“As we all know... golf is a puzzle without an answer.”

- Gary Player

“As great a player as Nick Price has been, he’s even a better person.”

- Metropolitan Golf Writers Association President Bruce Beck

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

 
 
MARCH BIRTHDAYS

The Hall of Fame is sending best wishes to all of its members celebrating March 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.

04: Roger Wessels
10: Richard Kaplan
11: Brett Liddle
13: Michiel Bothma
14: Denis Hutchinson; Bob Charles
16: Vincent Tshabalala
17: Bobby Jones
19: J.H. Taylor
20: Chris Williams
26: Ian Hutchings
30: Louis de Jager
31: Tommy Bolt
 
 
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