Four Madibaz golfers have been recognised at a national level after being included in the University Sport South Africa team to play in the SA Challenge Cup in the Western Cape next week.
KPMG NMMU club members Kyle de Beer, Michael Maybery, Hando Brophy and Altin van der Merwe make up half of the eight-man team which will play in the week at Atlantic Beach Golf Club in Cape Town from May 15 to 19.
Joining them will be the SA Junior and President’s teams, along with provincial unions Gauteng North, Western Province and Central Gauteng. Gauteng North are the defending champions.
NMMU club president Karl du Preez said players were selected on their positions on the South African Golf Association’s amateur Order of Merit, indicating the healthy state of the sport at the varsity.
“Our partnership with KPMG has resulted in a very healthy and competitive golf team,” said Du Preez.
He added that the student-athletes tested themselves in internal order of merit events organised by NMMU and received points for attending practice and gym sessions.
Madibaz Sport golf manager Melissa Awu said they were delighted with the selection of the quartet.
“We are really proud of the recognition our golfers have received,” she said. “It proves, indeed, that we are among the best in the country.
USSA team: Clayton Mansfield (Independent Institute of Education), Michael Maybery (Madibaz), Jason Broomhead (Independent Institute of Education), David Nortje (University of Pretoria), Altin van der Merwe (Madibaz), Kyle de Beer (Madibaz), Hando Brophy (Madibaz) and Andrew Plint (University of Pretoria).