Lindani Ndwandwe

Lindani Ndwandwe (born 26 February 1975)[1] is a South African professional golfer.

Ndwandwe grew up in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal.[2] He was introduced to the game by his brother Mandla who would use sticks and bottles as golf clubs and golf balls.[1] He honed his skills as a caddie at Durban Country Club[2] and Beachwood Golf Club.[1]

In 1997, Ndwandwe won the Natal Match Play and Natal Stroke Play events.[2] He turned pro two years later and qualified for the Sunshine Tour in 2000.[1]

Ndwandwe won the 2001 Western Cape Classic by a stroke over Richard Kaplan.[3] He was the second black man to win on the Sunshine Tour. He recorded a number of runner-up finishes through the decade[1] but would not win again until the 2009 Highveld Classic.[4]

Ndwandwe has four children.[1]

Professional wins (2)

Sunshine Tour wins (2)

  • 2001 Western Cape Classic
  • 2009 Highveld Classic

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Lindani Ndwandwe – Player Profile". Sunshine Tour. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Vlismas, Michael (28 September 2012). The Extraordinary Book of South African Golf. Penguin Random House South Africa. ISBN 9780143529729.
  3. ^ "Result – Western Cape Classic". Sunshine Tour. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Result – Highveld Classic". Sunshine Tour. Retrieved 8 October 2019.

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