November 2011

Robin makes the grade

Robin Meyer will be playing for the Southern Cape at this year's u/18 IPT

George's Robin Meyer has become one of the most consistent performers in the SAGDB's Southern Cape programme during 2011. The 17-year old has had an excellent year, putting in notable performances in a number of tournaments.

He started the year with an outstanding showing at the Southern Cape u/23 Open, where he claimed the first nett prize. In the recent Southern Cape Open he shot rounds of 79 and 75 to finish ahead of some of the region's senior provincial players.

Its performances such as these, and the fact that he has brought his handicap down from nine to four over the last nine months, that have brought him to the attention of the provincial administrators. Now he has been rewarded by being chosen for the Southern Cape u/18 team that will compete in this year's inter-provincial tournament (IPT).

"Robin was ecstatic about his selection as we have been working towards this since the beginning of the year," says the SAGDB's development manager for the Southern Cape, Johan Erasmus. "Now he really wants to make sure that he contributes to the team by bringing his a-game to the tournament."

Robin earned his selection by working himself into eighth place on the Southern Cape junior order of merit. This was achieved through his good performances at Southern Cape Junior Golf tournaments throughout the year.

"He is a very hard worker and puts a lot of extra effort into his game," Erasmus says. "He has a membership at the Vodacom driving range and spends a lot of time there. He is a very dedicated and disciplined player."

Erasmus believes that the future is bright for Robin, both on the course and off it.

"He will make a success of his golfing career and even more so his personal life," he says. "He is just that kind of player and person."

He also had praise Robin's parents for the support they have been giving him.

"His mother is a nurse and his father is a teacher, and they give him a lot of assistance," he says. "They transport him to many of the tournaments he plays in."

With continued support from his parents, his coaches and the SAGDB, Robin's future looks bright.

The IPT will take place in the North West province from the 11th to the 16th of December.