South African Match Play


 

The South African Match Play

 
The South African Match Play tournament results, listed below, are sorted by year and feature the title sponsor, name of winner, golf tournament venue, score and prize money.  

The South African Professional Match Play Championship was first played in 1923. Dunlop became the title sponsor in 1957, at the same time as the PGA of South Africa took over the running of the tournament. Three years later, in 1960, Dunlop moved their golf sponsorship in South Africa to a new tournament, the Dunlop South African Masters, and the era of the Match Play came to an end.

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1959
Dunlop
3 & 1
Played as the Dunlop South African Match Play Masters (replaced in 1960 by the Dunlop South African Masters). Player (S Africa) beat Harold Henning (S Africa) 3 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1958
Dunlop
3 & 2
Played as the Dunlop South African Match Play Masters. Rees (Wales) beat Ken Bousfield (Eng) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1957
Dunlop
2 & 1
Played as the Dunlop South African Match Play Masters (a renamed version of the SA Professional Match Play Ch'ship, which dated from 1923). Jacobs (Eng) beat Gary Player (S Africa) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1956
SA Golf Union
Redford, Ken
2 & 1
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Redford (S Africa) beat Gary Player (S Africa) in the 36-hole final. [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1955
SA Golf Union
7 & 6
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Locke (S Africa) beat Brian Ellmore (S Africa) 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final. [Zwartkop CC, Centurion, nr Pretoria, RSA].
1954
SA Golf Union
Verwey, Jock
11 & 9
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Verwey (S Africa) beat A.N. Thomas 11 and 9 in the 36-hole final. [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1953
SA Golf Union
Ritson, Philip
12 & 11
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Ritson (S Africa) beat A.J. Bullock 12 and 11 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1952
SA Golf Union
Brews, Sid
7 & 6
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Brews (S Africa) beat Philip Ritson (S Africa) 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final. [Humewood GC, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1951
SA Golf Union
4 & 3
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Defending champion Bobby Locke (S Africa) beat Harry Bradshaw (Ire) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1950
SA Golf Union
9 & 8
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Locke (S Africa) beat M.S. Hart 9 and 8 in the 36-hole final. [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1949
SA Golf Union
Verwey, Jock
Maccauvlei
5 & 4
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Defending champion Verwey (S Africa) beat G.S. Van Niekerk (S Africa) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Maccauvlei GC, Vereeniging, Free State, RSA].
1948
SA Golf Union
Verwey, Jock
5 & 4
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Verwey (S Africa) beat James Ockendon Jr (Eng) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1947
SA Golf Union
Guthrie, Sandy
5 & 4
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. A.R. "Sandy" Guthrie (S Africa) beat James Ockendon Jr (Eng) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Mowbray GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1946
SA Golf Union
10 & 9
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship (not played 1941-45). Locke (S Africa) beat Sid Brews (S Africa) 10 and 9 in the 36-hole final. Locke continued where he left off before WW2, winning the event for the fourth straight time. [Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Jo'burg, RSA].
1940
SA Golf Union
11 & 9
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Locke (S Africa) won this event for the third straight year beating Bertie Elkin (S Africa) 11 and 9 in the 36-hole final. [Humewood GC, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1939
SA Golf Union
12 & 11
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Defending champion Locke (S Africa) beat M. Goldsmith 12 and 11 in the 36-hole final. [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1938
SA Golf Union
Maccauvlei
4 & 3
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Locke (S Africa) beat Sid Brews (S Africa) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [Maccauvlei GC, Vereeniging, Free State, RSA].
1937
SA Golf Union
Robertson, John
37th hole
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Robertson beat A.N. Thomas at the 37th hole in the 36-hole final. [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1936
SA Golf Union
Brews, Sid
9 & 7
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Brews (S Africa) beat John Robertson 9 & 7 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1935
SA Golf Union
De Beer, J.
5 & 4
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. De Beer beat G Brews 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Parkview GC, Johannesburg, RSA].
1934
SA Golf Union
Brews, Sid
6 & 4
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Defending champion Brews (S Africa) beat Bertie Elkin (S Africa) 6 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Humewood GC, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1933
SA Golf Union
Brews, Sid
Maccauvlei
6 & 5
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Brews (S Africa) beat A.N. Thomas 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final. [Maccauvlei GC, Vereeniging, Free State, RSA].
1932
SA Golf Union
McIlvenny, Charles
6 & 5
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. McIlvenny (Eng/S Africa) beat Robert "Bob" Grimsdell (Eng/S Africa) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final. [Mowbray GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1931
SA Golf Union
McIlvenny, Charles
10 & 9
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. McIlvenny (Eng/S Africa) beat Jock Brews (S Africa) 10 and 9 in the 36-hole final. [Port Elizabeth GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1930
SA Golf Union
Tomsett, Arthur
37th hole
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Tomsett (S Africa) beat defending champion Charles McIlvenny (Eng/S Africa) at the 37th hole in the 36-hole final. [East London GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1929
SA Golf Union
McIlvenny, Charles
8 & 7
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. McIlvenny (Eng/S Africa) beat Robert "Bob" Grimsdell (Eng/S Africa) 8 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
1928
SA Golf Union
Brews, Sid
2 & 1
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Sid Brews (S Africa) beat his brother Jock Brews (S Africa) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1927
SA Golf Union
McIlvenny, Charles
Maccauvlei
3 & 1
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. McIlvenny (Eng/S Africa) beat Robert "Bob" Grimsdell (Eng/S Africa) 3 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [Maccauvlei GC, Vereeniging, Free State, RSA].
1926
SA Golf Union
Brews, Sid
11 & 10
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Sid Brews (S Africa) beat his father(?) George Brews (Eng/S Africa) 11 and 10 in the 36-hole final. [Port Elizabeth GC, Eastern Cape, RSA].
1925
SA Golf Union
Brews, Jock
3 & 2
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Brews (S Africa) beat Robert "Bob" Grimsdell (Eng/S Africa) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Jo'burg, RSA. Club known as Johannesburg GC at the time].
1924
SA Golf Union
Brews, Jock
4 & 2
Played as the South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Brews (S Africa) beat Archie Tosh (Scot/S Africa) 4 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [Durban CC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa].
1923
SA Golf Union
Elkin, Bertie
4 & 3
R100
Played as the inaugural South African Professional Match Play Ch'ship. Elkin (S Africa) beat Jimmy Johnstone (S Africa) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Cape GC, Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].
 

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