Royal Durban hosts Bridge Junior Series opener

The iconic Royal Durban GC hosts the opening tournament of Season 3 of the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series on Sunday 8 September 2019, as the country’s best young boy and girl golfers set their sights on the ultimate prize – an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the Junior North and South Championship at Pinehurst, USA in 2020.

The #BridgeJuniorSeries, which launched in July 2017, is endorsed by GolfRSA and managed by the SA Golf Development Board. Open to boys and girls in the U13 and U19 divisions, the Series is played across 18 tournaments hosted by leading courses countrywide and attracted over 1500 entries in Season 2. The 18 tournament winners contest 36-hole regional finals in April 2020 with the two winners jetting off to Pinehurst.

Season 2 saw Tyran Snyders become the first South African to win the North and South Championship at Pinehurst, which has hosted the Ryder Cup and 3 US Opens. The Durbanville GC junior, who was recently added to the GolfRSA national squad, now has his name emblazoned on the Perpetual Wall in Pinehurst’s main clubhouse and the victory earned him a return trip for the 2020 Men’s North & South Amateur.

“I can’t thank Bridge Fund Managers enough for giving our juniors a chance to compete for this experience. It was incredible to tee it up in a tournament where you rub shoulders with the cream of US junior amateur golf. This is undoubtedly the highlight of my career and I couldn’t be happier,” says Tyran.

“The Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series has captured the imagination of boy and golf golfers of all abilities, and we have been delighted by the bumper fields and quality of golf,” says Paul Stewart, Chief Executive at Bridge Fund Managers. “Tyran set the bar last season and we look forward to what the next generation of talented players will produce in Season 3.”

TaylorMade Golf has renewed its support for the Series and will provide prizes for the outstanding young golfers at the 18 regional events, as well as the two finals.

“Passion, love and respect for this incredible Game of Golf starts at a young age, and through the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series, we at TaylorMade Golf are able to play a small part in contributing towards this over the season ahead. To all participants, play in the best spirit of the game and enjoy making incredible memories, but more importantly friendships for life with your fellow golfers,” says TaylorMade Golf brand manager Aaron Russell.

Grant Hepburn, CEO of Golf RSA, encourages young golfers across to head for the website to enter as the tournaments provide opportunities for juniors to hone their tournament craft and make new friends.

Visit for the full schedule and entry mechanism, or contact Peter Little of the SAGDB on

Media Contacts:
Paul Stewart, Chief Executive Officer – 021 4920210.