IN AID OF
Congratulations to Martin Vorster on winning the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship in a play off, at Leopard Creek. Very proud of yet another special achievement. Photo Credit : GolfRSA
Congratulations to Jordan Duminy on finishing T4 th at the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Leopard Creek. Another wonderful performance !
Congratulations to Jordan Duminy on representing SA, at the African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Leopard Creek, from 3-6 February 2020. We wish you and the rest of the GolfRSA Team, only the best !
Many congratulations to Jordan Duminy on your selection as part of the GolfRSA Team, to represent SA, during March in Egypt, in the All Africa Junior Golf Teams Championship.
Congratulations to Christo Lamprecht on winning the George Open, on a total of 140 ( 69 / 71) Proud of you !
Many congratulations to Ulrich Steinhobel on winning the Mossel Bay Junior Open, played on 3 November 2019, on a score of 3 under. Well done, proud of you!
Congratulations to Jordan Duminy on your Runner-up performance at the Simola Open. Jordan carded a 5 under score after 36 holes.
Well Done Jordan with your Hole In One at Irene Country Club, during the first round of the Silver Salver Tournament. Make some more!
Well done to Christo Lamprecht on winning the Knysna Junior Open on a score of 69. JP vd Watt and Ivan Verster (also Academy57) were second and tied third! You make us proud.
Many congratulations to Jordan Duminy on receiving his National colours, you make us very proud. Photo GolfRSA
Congratulations to Jordan Duminy on winning the Cape Town Junior Open, at Clovelly. Jordan won on -4 after the 36 hole Tournament. Well done on yet another fantastic performance.
Well done to Jordan Duminy on winning the Bridge Fund Junior Series WP. Jordan won the Tournament on a play off at Clovelly. We are very proud !
Academy57 is blessed, proud and privileged to have 3 Juniors in the 2019 International Junior Presidents Cup Team, to compete against the USA Team during December at Royal Melbourne Australia. Our Founding Member Louis Oosthuizen is also part of the Senior International Presidents Cup Team. Martin Vorster is an Academy57 member since 2010, Jordan Duminy since 2012 and Christo Lamprecht since 2015. A huge thank you to our coach Val Holland, Louis Oosthuizen, PING, Titleist, FootJoy, R&A, ATKV, SwitchGrips and Pinnacle Point. It is a very special time in the history of Academy57, founded in 2009 in Mossel Bay.
Congratulations to Jordan Duminy for receiving National Colours and Martin Vorster Senior National Colours. You make us very proud, it is well deserved!
Jordan Duminy and Martin Vorster ( Academy57) have been selected for the GolfRSA Protea Team to compete in the All Africa Golf Team Championship, during October in Mauritius. Martin will also represent SA in the biennial Spirit International at Whispering Pines. Well done on all your fantastic achievements.
Well done to Martin Vorster for finishing T7 at the Junior Players at TPC Sawgrass. The Tournament was won by Jayden Schaper (Benoni – GolfRSA) Jordan Duminy was T48. Thank you to Eden Thompson ( Manager GolfRSA) for looking after the boys). You make us and SA proud. Photo : Eden Thompson.
We wish Jordan and Martin as well as the rest of the GolfRSA Squad and Team Manager Eden Thompson well for the Junior Players at TPC Sawgrass. Enjoy the States and play well.
Congratulations to Christo Lamprecht, on winning the Patsy Parsons George Junior Open, on a gross score of 70. Ivan Verster was third and CJ v Wyk tied 5th. Michal Nortje of Academy57’s Performance Development Tier, was also T5 th . Well done to all the Juniors.
Kingswood Junior Open 2019
Oubaai Open 2019
Martin Vorster (current East Of Ireland and Tshwane Junior Champion) and Jordan Duminy (current SA Boys U/17 Champion) joined Louis Oosthuizen’s Academy57 when they were still very young. We believe in investing in young golf talent in the Southern Cape. Thank you to Vall Holland (Head Coach) and our main sponsors : R&A, PING, Titleist, FootJoy, ATKV and SwitchGrips for your continuous support.
Well Done Martin Vorster on winning the Tshwane Junior Open on -8 (play off) at Irene Country Club. Jordan Duminy finished in 4th position. So proud of your achievements.
Many congratulations to Martin Vorster and Christo Lamprecht, on winning the Toyota Junior World Cup, in Japan, as part of the GolfRSA Team. They are following in the footsteps of Louis Oosthuizen which was part of the SA Team in 2001, the first time that this prestigious tournament was won by South Africa. Well Done to the rest of the GolfRSA Team and Management. You make us proud!!!
RISE UP FOR ETHAN
Posted on 24 October 2019
Amongst his peers, Ethan is known for his excellent sportsmanship. He excels in hockey, cricket and rugby and always strives to do his best.
In December 2018, we noticed Ethan was uncharacteristically tired and pale with a few aches and pains. We believed it was just harmless whining rather than something that required our attention. By January 2019, however, we realised his condition had worsened and I decided to take him to the doctor.
The pediatrician was very concerned and told us to prepare for a trip to George Hospital. That same night, Ethan received two units of blood and the next morning the doctors instructed us to get him to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital without delay.
On 16 January 2019 Ethan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Our lives changed in the blink of an eye. We left everything to support him in Cape Town. They started him on treatment for standard risk ALL. A month later, another lumbar puncture was performed after which they informed us that the treatment had no effect. He then started receiving treatment for high-risk ALL. It was much more intense and took a few months longer than the treatment for standard risk ALL.
On top of the shock and sudden changes, Ethan also has an incredible fear of needles. Unfortunately, there is no way around it and it’s something he has to face almost every day. Each time, it takes a few people to hold him down and the emotional damage is devastating. Then there’s all the medication; so much of it and Ethan outright refuses to drink it. It makes the process so much harder. Two to three times, every day, we spend hours on end begging, bribing, getting angry, crying… But there is good news too. The treatment is working.
In August 2019 we headed home. Ethan still takes medication every day and needs to receive chemotherapy once a month until he’s in remission. The medication side has become easier, but the fear of needles… I don’t think he’ll ever overcome it; it’s as if it’s just getting worse.
Even though we’re past the initial shock and treatment, we’re left with many other ‘scars’ such as Ethan’s drastically altered temperament. However, I believe with enough help and support he will be the bubbly and energetic boy he was before. He’s also returned to school. The interaction is good for him and he really enjoys it. He’s really looking forward to playing sports again, but he still lacks the stamina to keep up. We’re staying positive. It’s the only thing we can do now…
Two years down the road with cancer and the obstacles are still huge. Ethan is still on a 3 year Chemo programme. He is now in his 3rd year of treatment, which entails daily medication and monthly visits to hospital. Physically, its goes well with Ethan, but unfortunately the cancer left many “emotional wounds” Ethan could not attend school the past two years, because of his illness. The isolation and lack of school attendance, resulted in a backlog and progress, regarding school work. When school re-opened in February 2021, I, as a single mom, looked so much forward that Ethan’s life could return to “normal”. Unfortunately, Ethan got so used to the isolation and hospitals, that attending school and facing his school friends, became too much of an emotional obstacle for him, to overcome. He has a fear that he will be labelled as someone that is not “normal”. We trust that the psychological support that he currently receives, from professionals, will put him back on track and that his self-belief and dignity, will return soon.
Please reach out to as many as you can to help this family 🙏🏻
It is with very sad hearts that we learned of Nicole’s passing. Our prayers
are with her family that God may comfort them during this difficult time.
Louis, Nel-Maré and Foundation57 Team
Posted on 19 February 2018
And so the battle with the beast ended in August 2017. It has been a long ride and feelings are overwhelming. Gratefulness, hope, relief, joy but also fear. It’s a complex set of emotions.
And so the new chapter begins…
Nicole van Rooyen
Posted on 22 March 2017
Nicole van Rooyen is a sparkling 15-year-old high school girl from Point High School in Mossel Bay. She is a top 10 academic achiever and sportswoman with sporting highlights that included regional athletics in high jump as well as hockey.
Events57 recently held a Foundation57 Charity Golf Day, at the spectacular Pinnacle Point. Thank you to our main sponsors Global Golf Gloves and Pernod Ricard. Congratulations to our winners Gerrie Earle, Leon Campher, Morne Strauss and Gawie Van Heerden. We also had the privilege of Louis Oosthuizen, founding member of Foundation57, being present and playing in the day. The day was in aid of Foundation57’ beneficiaries, Leolan Academy (Autism, Down-Syndrome), Kids With Cancer, iPapa57 Feeding Programme and Academy57’ Golf Development Programme.