Amateur Zethu Myeki notched up a victory joins a new union

Amateur Zethu Myeki notched up a victory, joined a new golf union and moved to Gauteng at the start of the year as she prepares to write a new chapter in her golfing career.

Myeki, 24, celebrated New Year in her native East London, but three weeks into the year, she moved to Randpark, joined Ladies Golf Gauteng and became a member at Randpark Golf Club.

In early February, she flew to Port Elizabeth and returned with Eastern Province Championship trophy.

Myeki was three off the pace after an opening three-under-par 69, but she reeled in overnight leader Kaiyuree Moodley with a four-under 68 in the second round at Port Elizabeth Golf Club. She stretched a one shot lead to two strokes at the turn in the final round and she provided the most memorable moments of the championship with incredible par-saves and birdies at 13 and 18 for a closing 71.

The six-stroke victory on eight-under 208 followed her success in the season-ending Mpumalanga Open last November.

At the end of a frustrating 2017 season punctuated by four runner-up finishes and six further top five placings Myeki celebrated a three-shot victory at Ermelo Golf Club.

And the good run of form continued at Sun City where, a week later, she outpaced the professional field in the Sun PinkStig Finale on the Sunshine Ladies Tour at the Gary Player Country Club to finish third overall.

For the last two seasons, the Border golfer maintained a third place ranking in the Womens Golf South Africa Senior Rankings, but she has set herself some lofty goals for 2018.

She is targeting the top spot, hence the move to Gauteng.

“My biggest goal is to complete my studies,” said the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation member, who just started her third year studying Golf Club Management through the Club Managers Association of America.

“My second goal is to shoot for the number one spot in the rankings. To give myself a realistic chance to get to number two, and then number one, I had to make this move. I have had the most amazing support from the moment I joined the South African Golf Development Board under their head coach Michelle de Vries 11 years ago, and I’ll never be able to repay Michelle or the SAGDB for all they did for me to give me a career in golf.

“But to reach number one, I need to compete more frequently. I need to raise my game and I need to play against stronger competition. It was a really hard decision to leave East London, my family and friends and everything that is familiar to me, but I believe I’ve done the best thing for my career.”

Myeki relocated just before the first GolfRSA Elite Squad camp at Bryanston Country Club.

“I gain so much from the camps and this time, in particular,” she said. “I’d really been struggling with my swing. Our national coach Val Holland and my new coach Constanza Trussoni identified some of the issues and I was able to work on my swing before the Eastern Province Champs.

“It wasn’t 100 percent when I arrived in Port Elizabeth and I struggled to hit the ball with confidence. My short game saved me, though. I made so many great up-and-downs and sand-saves and I putted really well. It felt really great to win after losing the last two years by one shot.”

Her next start is the Border Championship at East London Golf Club in on Friday, and Myeki be out for blood again, having lost to Swiss amateur Chloe Grand by one shot last year.

“I am in a really good place,” said Myeki. “I have the backing of the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation and GolfRSA.

I have a good home with Judy (Katzenellenbogen) and my studies are going well. I’ve been welcomed by Ladies Golf Gauteng and Randpark Golf Club. I’ve enlisted a new coach. Everything is in place and I set the tone for my season in Port Elizabeth. I’m ready to face all the challenges 2018 will bring.


Tulip Fever

The tulip flower was a flower one gave to declare their love to one the loved which lead to a high demand for tulip flowers in the17th-century. Set against the backdrop of the 17th-century Tulip Wars, a married noblewoman (Alicia Vikander) has an affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) and switches identities with her maid to escape the wealthy merchant she married. She and her lover try to raise money together by investing what little they have in the high-stakes tulip market. It is a romance/drama movie suitable for 16+ with a run time of 1hr4mins.

Atomic Blonde

This star studded movie will leave you on the edge of your seat. Sensual and savage, Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is the most elite spy in MI6, an agent who's willing to use all of her lethal skills to stay alive during an impossible mission. With the Berlin Wall about to fall, she travels into the heart of the city to retrieve a priceless dossier and take down a ruthless espionage ring. Once there, she teams up with an embedded station chief to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies played by James McAvoy. This movie has an age restriction of 16 LNSV with a run time of 1 hour 55 mins.

Diabetes day

World Diabetes Day falls every year on 14 November and is a day when millions of people around the world come together to raise awareness of diabetes, and what it is really like to live with the condition. It is a global campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) with activity taking place around the world.

Diabetes has come to the forefront of much discussion following the findings from the 2017 Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) mortality report, which positioned the disease as the second highest underlying natural cause of death among South Africans in 2015, surpassing HIV/AIDs. Diabetes has become an epidemic,

Better known as the silent killer and the figures are continuously increasing. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that over 2.3 million South Africans are living with diabetes today. However even more alarming is that more than 60-80% of people with diabetes in South Africa die before the age of 60 years. Novo Nordisk South Africa is a pharmaceuticals company that is committed to Changing Diabetes in South Africa

Novo Nordisk has been at the forefront in the fight against diabetes for a long time and this year they educated people about the disease, taught people how to live long lives even with the disease and answered the many questions that people had about the disease.

‘’Changing diabetes is our global mission, it’s the reason we exist and therefore it makes sense that we get involved with every opportunity to try to conquer this disease. And surprisingly, even though we make most of our business out of diabetes our mission is to ultimately conquer it, which is why the research that we do is actually tailored toward this as well,’’ said Dr Babalwa Maholwana, Medical Director at Novo Nordisk.

The most important message we want to drive is awareness and basic education about diabetes in terms of what it is, how one recognises it, why it’s so dangerous and why it’s so important to treat it correctly. These are the main messages that we really want to drive.


‘’It’s really important to know what happens in the body, and this is primarily because of the high sugar levels that reside in the circulation and how this affects your blood circulation in general and all the different target organs. Basically, what happens is that because there is high blood sugar, this becomes toxic or poisonous to the blood circulation – and therefore that affects the kidneys, the heart, eyes and the nervous system in general. This is why it is important to understand that because then the complications of diabetes are related to exactly this including kidney failure, heart disease which is inclusive of heart attacks, stroke, blindness and foot disease that ultimately may lead to amputation,’’ the Dr. explained


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