Crystal Cooper born in 1994, one of South Africa’s most exciting amateur golfer’s plays out of Wingate Park Country Club. Crystal makes no secret of her ambition, which is to turn pro when the opportunity affords her to do so. She is a favourite amongst those who have coached her and played at many of the amateur provincial and Sunshine Ladies Tour events.
In 2016 she played as an amateur at the Sunshine Ladies Tour Tshwane Open 2016, the Sunshine Ladies Tour Joburg Open 2016 and ended in 10th and 13th position respectively. When Crystal was asked about her recent successes on the Ladies Tour, she attributed it to a sound and regimental coaching and training programme set by her coaches and more so the support she receives from her family.
She added that the junior amateur tournament structures in South Africa allows the player to compete on various courses with conditions affected by the different climates and height above sea level. “One of the key ingredients for any golfer is to have the ability to play courses on the coasts of South Africa and in land. The ball moves differently and that impacts on the type of shot you will play and the swing one uses to manage your way around the course. I reckon this is one of the best country’s to learn and develop a strong and reliable game”
Crystal Cooper is not just an amateur hitting balls, but plays with a good sense of the game and will prove to be quite a challenge at the PinkStig Invitational taking place at the Lost City Golf Course, sun City.
Some of her results on the SA Amateur Tour 2016
North West Championship 2016 8th
Kwazulu Natal Championship 2016 9th
Free State Championship 2016 11th
Liberty GNGU Women’s Open and Closed Championship T19