Putting Green Artists Impression

Induction

Simon (Cox) Hlapo

Simon (Cox) Hlapo

Leading black golfer in the Transvaal and OFS for many years, and probably South Africa before the advent of Papwa Sewgolum in 1960.


His career was curtailed due to the Apartheid policies of the time. He also played a role in the administration of Non-White golf affairs


N-E SA Tournament victories (18)

  • South African N-E Open 1955, 57, 58, 59
  • South African N-E- Open 2nd 1961, 4th 1967, 3rd 1968
  • South African N-E Open Preliminary Event 1969
  • OFS N-E Open 1961, 62, 63
  • OFS N-E Open 2nd 1966, 3rd 1968
  • Northern OFS N-E Championship 1959
  • Open Tournament (Kroonstad) 1959, 64
  • Griqualand West N-E Open 3rd 1964, 2nd 1965, 3rd 1967
  • Transvaal N-E Open 1957, 61, 63
  • Transvaal N-E Open 3rd 1954, 60 (low score of 63)
  • Transvaal N-E- Matchplay 1961 – Semi-finalist
  • T (N-E) G U Inivitation Tournament 1963
  • North Eastern Transvaal N-E Open 1957, 2nd 1958
  • Litchfield-Bornman Tournament 1958
  • Luyt Lager Tournament 1972

* these records are incomplete