Rising Star | Keep Calm and Carry On Casandra

By Murray White
Pics by Murray White & Carl Fourie

Casandra Hall, Ladies European Tour and Sunshine Tour player, had an interesting introduction to the game of golf. She started playing at the age of 10, with regular visits to the World of Golf in Johannesburg with one golf club in hand.

Casandra loves to compete and is incredibly talented in many sports. Achieving provincial colours in hockey, netball, badminton (She also achieved her SA Colours) and athletics. She loved playing tennis at school, where she achieved her school colours, as well as girls soccer.

 

Player Profile

Name: Casandra Danielle Hall

Nickname: Cas

Birthday: 1999:08/13

Nationality: South African

Club: Glendower Golf Club

CREDIT CARL FOURIE

Chip shots…

Although no one in her family really played the game seriously, Casandra knew that the bug had bitten and this was her love. Starting off in the SA Kids events, where her talent continued to grow, she graduated into the GOLF RSA system. Her talent continues to thrive on the big stage with two great wins in 2020. First, at the Investec Royal Swazi Open and then the Saudi Ladies Team International. We were fortunate to spend some time with Casandra and chat about her journey and future plans in the world of ladies golf.

What has been your most memorable golfing experience?

The Ladies European Tour Qualifying (Q School). It was such an amazing experience and I gained so much from it. Q School took place in Spain in two stages. First was pre-q and then the final stage. It was a tough few weeks, mentally and physically but all totally worth while and most certainly something I will never forget. In Spain, I ended up making it to final stage, where only 20 of the best ladies from all over the world got cards. I ended up finishing 8th and receiving my full playing card for the season.

Best round of golf?

When I shot 65.

Are you Ladies Club Champion of any Golf Club?

Yes, in my amateur years. I had six collective wins at Benoni Country Club and Ebotse Links. From there, I turned Pro.

How many holes-in-one?

I’ve had two hole-in-ones. The first was at Ebotse Links, at club champs. The pin was at the top left of the green and you couldn’t really see the bottom of the hole, so I hit it and it looked good! The ladies started cheering. I didn’t want to get too excited, but when I got down to the green, I saw it was in the hole! It was great feeling! My second was when I was playing a WGSA / GOLFRSA event at Maccauvlei Golf Course. The pin was tucked over the bunker, in a little dip. Once again, I didn’t get to actually see it go in. So, two hole-in-one and I never got to see either of them, she laughs.

Other Interests?

Health and wellness is vital for me. I love my gym and take nutrition very seriously. I train and do my best to watch what I put into my body. I totally love fast cars and speed! The faster the better, LOL. Then, let’s not forget my sneaker collection… I love collecting sneakers. I have lots of Jordans. In fact it’s my new thing. When I have a win, I add to my growing shoe collection.

What do you like to do when not playing golf?

Most probably be in the gym or eating, she giggles.

What is your favourite music?

Hip Hop and “softer” rap. Currently my favourite artist is Russ. He’s a very chilled, mellow rapper.

Who are your sponsors?

Srixon Golf, Cleveland Golf, Glendower Golf Course and Bull Dog. I am very thankful for my sponsors and hope to make them proud!

Tip for juniors wanting to follow in your footsteps?

Work harder than anyone else and your dreams can come true. Stick with a good crowd that are motivated and driven and always surround yourself with greatness.

 

 

About Simone Anderson

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