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Southern Africa has produced 10 Major winners, 2 Women and 8 Men, who have won a total of 28 majors (including amateur titles), with 27 since the 2nd World War.

Major winners:

  • Maud Gibb
  • Bobby Locke
  • Gary Player
  • Sally Little
  • Nick Price
  • Ernie Els
  • Retief Goosen
  • Trevor Immelman
  • Louis Oosthuizen
  • Charl Schwartzel

* Bobby Cole won the 1966 British Amateur
* Alison Sheard won the 1979 British Ladies Open

In addition, Sid Brews (2nd 1934 British Open) was ranked in the world top 5, whilst Sewsunkum (Papwa) Sewgolum (rated as a major domestic opponent of Gary Player's) was denied the opportunity to compete on the world stage due to the Apartheid policies of the day.

The objectives of the Southern African Golf Hall of Fame & Museum are to:

  • Safeguard the past history of golf in Southern Africa (including pre-democracy)
  • Recognise those who have made a significant contribution to the sport of golf in Southern Africa and on the World stage
  • Consolidate memorabilia
  • Grow the game and inspire the youth

South African Golf Heritage Trust

Golf RSA has registered the Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame & The South African Golf Museum. The trustees include Dorian Wharton-Hood, Sir Rupert Gull, Barry Cohen, Peter Sauerman and Alan Brews, assisted by the South African Golf Association, the Women's Professional Golf Association and PGA of South Africa.

The South African Golf Association PGA of South Africa Woman's Professional Golf Association

Available Now

Blazing The Trail - Barry Cohen Blazing the Trail: Celebrating 90 years of Black Golf in Southern Africa
(Barry Cohen Email | 0829907952)

The South African Golf Association The History of Golf in South Africa
(Peter Sauerman Email | 0835509070)


Nick Price

2017 Inductees Announced: Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame

The following golfers have been annouced as the Southern African Golf Hall of Fame inductees for 2018

  • Rory Sabbatini
  • Bobby Verwey
  • Micky Janks
  • Ismail Chowglay
  • Laurette Maritz

In addtion, special awards (Cock ‘O North) have also been afforded to Ken Treloar and Gaby Tomlinson.

View the Inductees section of the site for more info on each individual.

Our 6th Induction Gala Banquet was hosted on the 4th of April 2016, at the Lookout Deck’s Equinox restaurant, Plettenberg Bay, in conjunction with the EWT SA Senior Open | View the evenings events

The Harry Brews Award

The "Harry Brews" Award in honour of an individuals or organisations selfless contribution to the betterment, improvement, and growth of the game of golf, has for 2017 been awarded to Vernon Dickson.

6th Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame Induction

View recorded highlights of the 2015 6th Annual Induction Ceremony - YouTube

5th Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame Induction

View recorded highlights of the 2014 5th Annual Induction Ceremony - YouTube

A special tribute to Tony Johnstone from Nick Price and Mark McNulty - YouTube

View the Highlights of this great event.

4th Annual Induction Ceremony and Celebrity Golf

View highlights of the 2013 4th Annual Induction Ceremony held at Steenburg (17 min) - YouTube

You are invited to see all of the photos of this event on our Facebook page.

Administration Sponsors

Red Squirrel Networks

Hall of Fame Newsletter

Issue 37 of the monthly newsletter with detail about the museum, hall of fame, and various events is now available online. We hope you enjoy the read. [Also available Issue 36, Issue 35, Issue 34, Issue 33, Issue 32, Issue 31, Issue 30, Issue 29, Issue 28, Issue 27, Issue 26, Issue 25, Issue 24, Issue 23, Issue 22, Issue 21, Issue 20, Issue 19, Issue 18, Issue 17, Issue 16, Issue 15, Issue 14, Issue 13, Issue 12, Issue 11, Issue 10, Issue 9, Issue 8, Issue 7, Issue 6, Issue 5, Issue 4, Issue 3 & Issue 2]


  • View SuperSport's/SuperGolf's coverage of the golf museum opening (3:45) - YouTube
  • An overview of the launch of the Southern African Golf Hall of Fame (12 min) - YouTube
  • View highlights of the 2010 Induction event (12 min) - YouTube
  • 2010 Induction event featured in Compleat Golfer
  • View highlights of the 2009 Induction event (10 min) - YouTube
  • 2009 Induction event featured in Compleat Golfer
  • View messages of support for the event

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Maud Gibb
British Ladies Amateur: 1908 (playing for Scotland)

Bobby Locke
The Open: 1949, 50, 52, 57

Gary Player
Masters: 1961, 74, 78
The Open: 1959, 68, 74
US Open: 1965
PGA: 1962, 72

Alison Sheard
British Ladies Open: 1979
(only became a major in 2001)

Sally Little
LPGA: 1980
Dinah Shore Invitational: 1982
(only became a major in 1983)
Du Maurier Classic: 1988

Nick Price
The Open: 1994
PGA: 1992, 94

Ernie Els
US Open: 1994, 97
The Open: 2002, 2012

Retief Goosen
US Open: 2001, 04

Trevor Immelman
Masters: 2008

Louis Oosthuizen
The Open: 2010

Charl Schwartzel
Masters: 2011

Senior Major Winners

Gary Player
US Open: 1987, 88
PGA: 1986, 88, 90
The Players: 1987
British Senior Open: 1988, 90, 97
* British Senior Open only became a major in 2003

Bobby Verwey
British Senior Open: 1991

John Fourie
British Senior Open: 1992

Simon Hobday
USA Senior: 1994

Denis Watson
PGA Senior: 2007

Mark McNulty
Tradition: 2007

David Frost
Regions Tradition 2013