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Thursday, 12 March 2015

CPUT golfer turns professional

ACTION: After a colourful amateur golf career CPUT student Dwayne Basson has recently turned professional ACTION: After a colourful amateur golf career CPUT student Dwayne Basson has recently turned professional

CPUT student Dwayne Basson is set for a bright golfing career after recently turning pro.

Dwayne started playing golf at about 14 years old when he used to accompany his father to golf courses when he played.

“I just pushed his bag around and that's how I got into it, but I only started taking it a bit more serious at about 16 when I started playing in Boland’s junior golf events.”

From there he went on to represent the Boland under-18 team for two years and then its under-23 team for another two years where he also captained the team in his second year. He also represented the WP u23 team last year.

During the last six months of his career as an amateur Dwayne won the Arabella Open, the Strand Open where he shot 66 in the final round to win by one and later the Ceres Open in January where he scored his first ever hole-in-one.

img-CPUT-golfer-turns-professional-2LIKE FATHER LIKE SON: Dwayne's father, CPUT staff member Johnny Basson, encouraged him to play golf and become a professional

Most recently he took part in the pre-qualifiers to get into the Africa Open, his third tournament as a professional.

“The feeling of being a professional hasn't quite sunk in yet, but it is definitely a totally different environment compared to the amateur scene,” says the Sport Management student.

“My aim for the year is just to gain as much experience as I can while retaining my Sunshine Tour card for next year. Ultimately I look to take my career to great heights where I can compete in major championships one day.”

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.