Des Terblanche

RSA
 
RepresentsKalahari Golf and Hunting Club
Date of Birth27th October 1965
ResidenceKathu, SA
Marital StatusMarried
Turned Pro1987
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Results

Date Tournament Pos Round Scores Total Winnings
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Order of Merit

Season Pos Winnings Played
2013 Sunshine Tour 94 57,376.00 10
2012 Sunshine Tour 71 166,029.00 20
2011 Sunshine Tour 69 112,159.13 17
2010 Sunshine Tour 63 168,382.55 25
2009 Sunshine Tour 86 86,140.13 15
2008 Sunshine Tour 110 36,886.83 15
2007 Sunshine Tour 21 369,387.90 21
2006/07 Sunshine Tour 13 462,998.88 23
2005/06 Sunshine Tour 41 154,440.66 19
2004/05 Sunshine Tour 9 323,906.09 19
2003/04 Sunshine Tour 15 219,381.96 14
2002/03 Sunshine Tour 40 110,721.88 8
2001/02 Sunshine Tour 24 228,289.64 6
2000/01 Vodacom Tour 26 182,752.36 8
1999/2000 Vodacom Tour 14 180,970.69 10
1998/99 Vodacom Tour 48 65,896.10 10
1997/98 Vodacom Tour 36 85,760.00 11
1996/97 First National Bank Tour 25 90,370.13 20
1995/96 First National Bank Tour 8 140,024.57 27
1994/95 First National Bank Tour 36 45,400.25 9
1993/94 First National Bank Tour 47 25,132.22 9
1992/93 First National Bank Tour 51 22,611.16 9
1991/92 Summer Tour 44 19,379.33 5
1991 PGA Winter Tour 2 35,647.00 14

Biography

Des was first shown the game of golf by his Dad at the tender age of 9, and began playing regularly at his home course, Vryburg Golf Club. Des quickly emerged as an awesome talent, and received his junior Springbok colours at the age of 15. He represented his country for 3 years, before going on to win the Junior World Championship in 1983. Des played collegiate golf in the States, attending the University of Houston. He later turned pro in 1987, and has since become an enormously popular figure on the Sunshine Tour. To date, Des has recorded 12 Tour victories, the last of which came in 2007 at the Samsung Royal Swazi Sun Open. He has recorded over R3.5 million in prize money during his career, and his unrelenting consistency has made him one of the longest serving players of the Sunshine Tour. Des has also tried his hand abroad, accumulating a wealth of international experience. He made his debut on the Asian PGA Tour in 1997, and finished a very impressive 8th in the Davidoff Tour Final Order of Merit. He also earned his Australian Tour card in 1999, where he recorded a 2nd place finish in the Benson and Hedges Malaysian Open. One of Des' greatest achievements came in 2000, when he finished in the Top 100 on the European Tour Order of Merit. He subsequently retained his card the following year, and still currently holds cards for the Asian, Australasian and European Tours. In between his travels and time on the course, Des is a family man. He was married in 1988, and has two daughters with his wife Zelda. He is also a big fan of fishing, and his best holiday memories have come in the form of safaris.

Career Highlights

Date Name Pos Score VSPAR Round Scores Winnings
15/11/89 Railfreight Bloemfontein Class 1 278 -10 74 67 67 70 40,000.00
13/02/91 Hollard Royal Swazi Sun Classi 2= 269 -19 68 67 67 67 25,438.00
13/09/96 Bearing Man Highveld Classic 1 200 -16 69 68 63 11,250.00
03/10/96 FNB Pro Series 3: West. Cape 2= 211 -5 68 72 71 7,120.00
17/10/96 FNB Pro Series 5: Botswana 1 200 -13 65 65 70 15,000.00
25/06/97 Vodacom Series: Eastern Cape 1 211 -5 75 68 68 23,550.00
24/07/97 Trustbank Gauteng Classic 2 210 -6 69 71 70 13,800.00
06/05/99 Pietersburg Classic 2= 203 -13 65 71 67 9,750.00
08/10/99 Vodacom Series: Western Cape 2 206 -10 67 69 70 23,000.00
15/09/00 Emfuleni Classic 1 203 -13 68 68 67 31,400.00
11/01/01 Nashua Nedtel Cellular Masters 2= 275 -5 62 71 69 73 92,100.00
16/11/01 Platinum Classic 2 205 -11 68 65 72 50,600.00
09/05/02 Limpopo Industrelek Classic 2 203 -13 67 67 69 25,875.00
27/03/03 FNB Botswana Open 2 203 -13 67 69 67 28,750.00
16/05/03 Capital All.Royal Swazi Open 1 36(pts) 13 18 5 39,250.00
21/07/04 Vodacom Origins - Sun City 2 207 -9 68 70 69 34,500.00
08/03/07 Mount Edgecombe Trophy 2= 277 -11 65 72 69 71 43,000.00
02/05/07 Samsung Royal Swazi Sun Open 1 50(pts) 14 11 13 12 94,200.00
* Not an OoM event. "pts" denotes a points-based event.

Performance Statistics

Description Result
Career Prize Money 3,589,933.08
Best Single Prize Money 144,980.83
Tournament Wins 14
Playoff Wins 2
Tournament Top Ten Finishes 91
Most Consecutive Cuts Made 28
Low Round Score 62
Stroke Average 71.68
Average against Par -0.15
Total Number of Eagles 108
Total Number of Birdies 2,838
Average Birdies per Round 3.74
Total Holes in One 2

Achievements

Amateur Highlights
1980 - 1983 Junior Springbok
1983 Junior World Champion
1985 SA under 23
Southern Africa PGA Tour Victories
1989 Railfreight Bloemfontein Classic
1989 Iscor Pro-Am
1989 SA Players Championship
1990 Caribbean Estates Wild Coast Sun Pro-Am (1)
1991 Kalahari Classic
1991 SA Winter Championships
1991 Chipkin Catering Supply Sun City Pro-Am
1993 Highveld Classic
1993 Mmabatho Sun Leopard Park Classic
1994 Royal Swazi Sun Classic.
1996 Bearing Man Highveld Classic
1996 FNB Pro Series 5: Botswana
1997 Vodacom Series: Eastern Cape
2000 Emfuleni Classic
2003 Capital Alliance Royal Swazi Sun Open
2007 Samsung Royal Swazi Sun Open
SA PGA Tour Victories (Non OoM Events)
International Victories
1997 Sabah Masters (Asian PGA Tour)
1997 Volvo Asian Matchplay (Asian PGA Tour)
2000 Thailand Open (Asian PGA Tour)
Other Victories or Awards
1991 Sharp Winter Tour Final Order of Merit
Team Events