RISING STAR | Let’s meet RJ Kinnear

RJ Kinnear was born in Standerton, Mpumalanga and started playing golf when he was two years old, and loved going with his dad to Standerton Golf Club. He plays out of Magaliespark and is part of the North West Golf Union.
At the age of seven he was taken under the wing of Edwin Compton – SAGDB who helped RJ immensely with his game, planned practices and short game drills.
When RJ turned 11 he joined the Grant Veenstra Golf Academy at Ebotse. Grant is always ready and willing to help via video training. RJ had to adapt with his new swing and after a year of constant swing practice it’s finally paying dividends.
According to RJ’s Dad, he is destined for golfing greatness, not because of all the talent and accolades he has received but because of his sheer will and determination that he possesses – always practicing hard even after cricket, rugby and athletics, he goes to practice his golf.

Here are some Fun Facts about RJ: 

Favourite golfer: Jordan Spieth

Best Major: Masters

Favourite food: Ribs and Pizza

Other sports: Cricket, Rugby, Tennis, Athletics

Best course played: Royal JHB & Kensington

Course most wanted to play: Leopard Creek

Milestone: RJ started walking when he was only nine months and 19 days old.

Golfing Goal: Becoming the youngest Master winner.


Achievement for 2021 so far:

  • Bridge fund Manager Jnr Series held at Royal JHB & Kensington – 2nd place
  • Bridge fund Manager Jnr Series held at Redding – 4th place
  • Bridge fund Manager Jnr Series held at Zwartkop – U/13 Winner 71 Gross

About Simone Anderson

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