No doubt 2015 will go down as the year many South African golfers will want to forget quickly – except George Coetzee.
Coetzee set the pace this year by being the only South African player to win twice on the Sunshine-European tours co-sanctioned stage.
The Pretoria-born Coetzee lifted the Tshwane Open trophy at his home course – Pretoria Country Club – in March by carding a score of -24 for 264.
In May, he made another big catch by capturing the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open title at Heritage Golf Club in Mauritius, registering -13 for 271.
Branden Grace won the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in January by -19 for 269.
Trevor Fisher was awarded the Africa Open silverware for his impressive -24 for 264 victory at East London Golf Club in March.
Last month saw Charl Schwartzel become the Alfred Dunhill Championship winner after recording -15 for 273 at Leopard Creek Country Club in Malelane, Mpumalanga.
Generally, this has been a tough year for many local golfers in big leagues abroad as they have been battling to make a mark.
The US-based PGA Tour fairways, in particular, continued to be a thorn in the flesh for South Africans as no one has captured any of the events there.
For Coetzee, winning twice was a moment to savour.
Grace also finished on a good note. He was ranked 14th in the official world rankings this week.
Former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen’s name appeared 17th on the rung.