Derek James

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Derek James
Personal information
Full name Derek James
Born (1960-09-28) 28 September 1960 (age 56)
Durban, South Africa
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Nationality  South Africa
Residence Southbroom, South Africa
Turned professional January 1984
Former tour(s) Sunshine Tour
Canadian Tour
Professional wins 11
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour 7

Derek James (born 28 September 1960) is a South African professional golfer currently playing on the Sunshine Tour.

James was born in Durban and currently lives in Southbroom with his wife and two children. He was the 1984 South African Strokeplay champion, his biggest amateur win. He turned professional later that year and joined the Sunshine Tour. He won his first title there in 1991, and would add six more wins between then and 1994. He was also runner-up in the South African Open in 1992, and won the Canadian Tournament Players' Championship in 1994, in addition to picking up three minor tournament victories in the United States. He retired from competitive golf in 1997, and is now the head professional at Southbroom Golf Club.[1]

Amateur highlights[edit]

  • 1982–84 SA National Team
  • 1984 SA Strokeplay Champion

Professional wins (11)[edit]

Sunshine Tour wins (7)[edit]

  • 1991 (1) River Sun Challenge
  • 1992 (3) Iscor Newcastle Classic, Kalahari Classic, Mercedez Benz Golf Challenge
  • 1993 (2) Lombard Tryes Classic, Momentum Life Classic
  • 1994 (1) Sanlam Cancer Challenge

Other wins (4)[edit]

  • 1994 Canadian Tournament Players' Championship
  • 3 minor tournaments in the United States

Team appearances[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Derek James golf professional and Golf Director". Southbroom Golf Club. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 

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