Mercedes-Benz Southern African Golf Hall of Fame Newsletter
Class of 2014 announced

The South African Golf Heritage Trust Induction panel consisting of Denis Hutchinson, Dale Hayes, Dorian Wharton-Hood, Sally Little, Peter Sauerman, and Barry Cohen have selected the following Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2013 for induction into the Golf Hall of Fame:

- Tony Johnstone (Zimbabwe),
- Simon Hobday (Zambia),
- Joe Dlamini (Swaziland),
- Arthur Walker,
- Ruby Bright,
- Rae Hast

Retail giant Raymond Ackerman has been selected for the Harry Brews Award. Ackerman managed to persuade former Prime Minister BJ Vorster to allow the Clovelly Country Club to admit all races in 1978. In addition, he is honoured for donating the club to its members, and for his work with the Raymond Ackerman Golf Academy.

The Inductees records

Rae Hast

- Teaching Professional at Erinvale Golf Estate from 1997
- National Coach of the Year
- Springbok 1980
- Represented South Africa in the World Amateur Team Championship 1980, 1982
- WPGA President 2010 - 2012

Amateur Career

- South African Strokeplay Champion 1980
- South African Strokeplay and Matchplay Champion 1982
- Natal Strokeplay champion 1980, 1983 Matchplay finalist 1980
- Western Province Strokeplay Champion 1983
- Border Strokeplay and Matchplay Champion 1983
- Castle Champion of Champions 1980, 1982, 1982

Professional Career

- Winner - The United Friendly Insurance Open (Ladies European Tour) 1984
- Winner - The WPGA Championship (South African Tour)

Simon Hobday (Zambia)

- Represented Zambia 1966 Eisenhower Trophy
- Won twice on the European Tour, six times on the Sunshine Tour and five times on the PGA Senior Tour
- Won the US Senior Open

Tony Johnstone (Zimbabwe)

- Professional wins x 25 (6 on the European Tour, 17 on the Sunbshine Tour and twice on the European Senior Tour)
- He represented Zimbabwe 8 times in both the World Cup and the Alfred Dunhill Cup
- Sunshine Tour Order Merit winner 1988/89 and 93/94
- Topped the European Tour's short game statistics in 1998, 99 and 2000
- He workes as a television golf broadcaster on the European Tour

"King" Arthur Walker

- Represented SA from 1957-1959
- Complete domination of Amateur golf from 1956 to 1959
- He was the best bunker player of his era

Tournament record

- SA Amateur in 1959
- SA Amateur Runner-up 1956, 58
- SA Amateur Proudfoot Trophy leading qualifier 1958
- Represented SA in the team that won the Commonwealth tournament 1959
- English Amateur 1957
- British Amateur semi-final 1957
- Transvaal Amateur 1957, 58 and runner-up 1952, 55
- Natal Amateur 1954, 56, 58
- Transvaal Stroke Play 1956
- OFS Amateur in 1956, 57 and was Runner-up 1950, 51, 58
- Silver Vase 1956, 57
- Leading Amateur in 3 pro Tournaments from 1957-1962
- Eastern Transvaal Open Amateur 1957 and was Runner-up 1955, 56
- Western Transvaal Amateur 1956, 58 and was runner-up 1959
- Maccauvlei Open Match Play 1956, 57
- Oppenheimer Trophy ( Vaal Amateur ) 1960, 62, 63

Ruby Bright (Armstrong)

- SA Ladies Championships 1908, 10, 11
- SA Ladies Championships 1913 3rd
- SA Ladies Championships 1920 - Lost in semi-final
- SA Ladies Championships 1923
- Port Elizabeth GC championships 15 times

Joe Dlamini (Swaziland)

- Disadvantaged due to Apartheid policies.
- Lifetime head professional and coach at the Royal Swazi Country Club
- 1989 Mitshushiba ProShop Swazi Pro-Am
- 1996 TPA Tournament
- 1998 Marby Classic

* these records are incomplete

Take a bow!

Ruby Bright (Armstrong) who has been confirmed as an Inductee in the Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame (Class of 2014) is one of the pioneers of the ladies game in South Africa. Pictured here in the early 1900s, she won the SA Ladies Championships in 1908, 1910 and 1911. In addition, she finished third in 1913.  
When the tournament switched to match play in 1920 she lost in the semi-final, but won the title three years later. She won the PEGC championships a total of 15 times.


- The Presidents Cup is looming fast and Nick Price has his work cut out for him ahead of the 10th edition. This is the final week for players to earn a spot on the teams before Fred Couples and Price get two captain's picks. Price has a short list that doesn't resemble a ''Who's Who'' as much as a ''Who's That?'' Move past Tim Clark at No. 11 and his choices include Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat. ''There's a lot of rookies,'' Price admitted.

- The Cliffs at Mountain Park Golf Course, an 18-hole layout designed by Gary Player, will make its debut September 26. The venue in Greenville, S.C., is one of only a handful of new courses opening in North America this year.

- Dale Hayes is batting for his old club Mowbray which is in financial difficulty amid reports that it may be forced to close its doors.


- Branded shirts, pants, caps for men and women
- Fabulous autographed memorabilia
- Huge array of smaller branded items

03: Jeff Hawkes
04: Tom Watson
04: Raymond Floyd
08: Bobby Lincoln
10: Kelli Shean
10: Arnold Palmer
10: Larry Nelson
11: David Frost
15: Fulton Allem
22: John Bland
25: Tjaart van der Walt
26: Trevor Dodds
26: Steve van Vuuren
28: Derek James
28: Wayne Westner
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"There would have been no fuss if it hadn't rained"
- Sewsunker "Papwa" Sewgolum who was forced to received his trophy after the 1963 Natal Open at the Durban Country Club in the rain because of the country's race laws. The incident sparked an international outcry.

"I dug very deep today and brought it out. Whenever I had a putt that I had to make, I made that putt."
- Ernie Els, moments after securing his first Major, the 1994 US Open at the Oakmont Country Club.

"They said they would kill me. I had policemen guarding me. It cost me seven strokes."
- Gary Player reflecting on the 1969 PGA Championship at the NCR Country Club in Dayton, Ohio when anti-apartheid protesters hounded him throughout the tournament, seriously affecting his concentration.

"I felt like I needed to win this today somehow, from what happened yesterday. But, it's just a game. It's not a life-or-death situation. There' are a lot of people out there worse off than me. I wasn't going to look at it like if I don't win, it's the end of the world."
- Retief Goosen after winning his first Major, the US Open at the Southern Hills Country Club in 2001 following a play-off.

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