The new Professional Golfers Association Apprentice Champion is none other than Riviera on Vaal Country Club’s Christo Roos. Winning his first major golf title, Roos bagged this win with an impressive 69 shots in the first round playing the East course and 73 in the second round playing the West course. “I finished the first day of the tournament leading by six shots; I played my best round on the most difficult course,” said the proud golfer.
PGA Apprentice Championship winner, Christo Roos
The tournament took place at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington course. Roos beat a total of 90 other golfers, playing 36 holes over the two day tournament. There were players from all over South Africa and some from neighbouring countries such as Botswana and Zimbabwe. Roos walked away from the win with a monetary prize as well as the chance to represent South Africa in the World Finals taking place in Australia later this year.
Now in the third year of his PGA training, Roos started playing golf under the encouragement of his father at the tender age of four years. The game of golf runs in his family with his older brother, sometimes mistaken for his twin brother, also being a qualified PGA Professional. “I enjoy playing golf because it doesn’t feel like work. I get to do what I teach on the course. When I play I get to practise and get away from everything,” said the budding professional.
The Riviera on Vaal Country Club’s General Manager, Leon Kruger said: “Christo has made us very proud by winning. He played an excellent game and deserves the Championship. He has been with the Riviera on Vaal Country Club for the past two and half years and he continues to add value to our company.”
Christo Roos gives golf clinics and lessons at the Riviera on Vaal Country Club. He says that he enjoys playing the Vaal River golf course because of its layout and views. He also enjoys interacting with the club members. His golf tip is that you should focus on your rhythm and to keep from hitting the ball too hard.
About the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club
A Luxury Hotel that’s the perfect all rounder – be it entertaining the whole family or hosting that all important business event – located 45 minutes away from Johannesburg on the banks of the Vaal River. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent river views and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport, conferencing and river cruising to relaxing spa treatments, there’s a lot to be enjoyed. The 18-hole golf course is very popular, as is the 9-hole Pitch & Putt, which is a great activity for couples, families and teambuilding. Also on offer are various restaurant options. This resort offers a very family friendly environment.
For more information please contact:
Renate de Villiers
Mario Milani Drive
Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930
Phone: 016 420 2310
Fax: 086 667 4469