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A Celebration of 100 Years

1914 - 2014

The first formally recorded beginnings of women’s golf was in 1889 at the Cape Golf Club where they admitted women for the first time, mainly because they were battling to keep the club alive. It would appear that golf was being played at various clubs around the country, and the first recorded photograph of women golfers was taken at Graaff-Reinet in 1897.

In 1898 Maritzburg Golf Club admitted women members whilst Durban Club only allowed ladies to join in 1903, and the historian tells us they were “merely tolerated – and were required to give way to male players if so requested”!

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Past Presidents

PRESIDENTS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN LADIES GOLF UNION which became WOMENS GOLF SOUTH AFRICA in 2005

  SALGU  
1914 - 1916 Mrs J.A.P. Gibb Johannesburg
1917 - 1918 Mrs C. Stuart  
1918 - 1919 Mrs May Brinton  
1919 - 1923 Mrs J.A.P. Gibb Johannesburg
1924 - 1925 Mrs K. Jooste Johannesburg
1925 - 1927 Mrs V. Grindley-Ferris Johannesburg
1928 - 1931 Mrs K. Jooste Johannesburg
1932 - 1933 Mrs V. Grindley-Ferris Johannesburg
1934 - 1935 Mrs H.R. Mullins  
1937 - 1939 Mrs G. R. Wilkinson  
1939 - 1948 World War  
1948 - 1950 Mrs Maud Leeds  
1951 - 1953 Mrs Guy Darwell Johannesburg
1954 - 1956 Mrs C.M. Catterall  
1957 - 1960 Mrs J. Pinchuck Johannesburg
1960 - 1963 Mrs E. Stuart Findlay Cape Town
1963 - 1966 Mrs W. Mac Gregor Cape Town
1966 - 1969 Miss D. Robinson Pietermaritzburg
1969 - 1972 Mrs E.M. Gallie Johannesburg
1972 - 1975 Mrs J.S. Dowie Dunn Cape Town
1975 - 1978 Mrs E.V. Butt East London
1978 - 1981 Mrs L. van Diggelen Pietermaritzburg
1981 - 1984 Mrs F. D.Daniel Durban
1984 - 1987 Mrs J.A. Eustice Johannesburg
1987 - 1990 Mrs E.B. Tribelhorn Cape Town
1990 - 1993 Miss E.M. Neethling Bloemfontein
1993 - 1996 Mrs F.D. Daniel Durban
1996 - 1999 Mrs V.V. Harrington Johannesburg
1999 - 2002 Mrs E.K. Van Schalkwyk (then Smit) Senekal
2002 - 2005 Mrs Alma Truss Johannesburg
  WGSA  
2005 - 2008 Mrs Caroline F. Kettlewell St Francis Bay
2008 - 2011 Mrs Erica Lefson Cape Town
2011 - 2014 Mrs Cynthia Rayner Somerset West
2014 - 2017 Mrs Karen Olivant Umtentwini
2017 -  Ms Sally Greasley   Port Alfred  

Past Secretaries

 1914 - 1918  Mrs K Jooste  Johannesburg
 1919  Mrs U Beres  
 1920 - 1924  Mrs V Grindley Ferris  Johannesburhg
 1924 - 1925  Mrs T Glencross  
 1926 - 1929  Mrs Y Lindsay  
 1930 - 1947  Mrs Maud Leeds  
 1948 - 1955  Mrs AHV Cooper  
 1956 - 1963  Mrs E Carelse  Durban
 1963 - 1965  Mrs H Wilson  Cape Town
 1965 - 1970  Miss EM Neethling  Bloemfontein
 1970 - 1997  Mrs Esther Cutler  Vereeniging
 1997 - 2008  Mrs Vivian Horak (Treasurer from 1999)  Randfontein
 2008 - 2012  Mrs Paddy Goodwin  Paarl
 2013  Ms Lali Stander  Somerset West
 2014 - 2017  Ms Sonia Schoeman  Somerset West
 2017 -   Ms Verucia Bell  Somerset West

Past Treasurers

1997 - 1999  Mrs Esther Cutler  Vereeniging 
2008 - 2010  Mrs Cynthia Rayner  Somerset West
2010 - 2012  Ms Sandy Smuts  Somerset West
2013 -   Ms Caroline Kettlewell  St Francis Bay

Introducing GolfRSA

Womens Golf South Africa and the South African Golf Association (Men) have joined forces to form GolfRSA, a new unified company that will professionally administer the commercial interests and golf operations of amateur golf in South Africa.

Look out for the new GolfRSA website coming soon.

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