Sydney “Sid” Brews
Sid Brews is the architectural mastermind behind the golfing challenge presented at Glenvista Country Club.
Sid was the 1st South African professional to campaign successfully abroad winning numerous titles including the Belgian Open, French Open (1934,1935), and Dutch Open (1934,1935). In 1934, he finished 2nd in The Open Championship held at Royal St. George’s, Sandwich losing out to Henry Cotton. In his prime, Sid was rated unofficially amongst the
Top 5 players in the world.
In South Africa, Sid registered 29 local titles throughout his career winning the SA Open 8 times from 1925-1952 & the SA PGA Matchplay Championship 6 times. He remains ranked 4th behind Gary Player, Mark McNulty & Bobby Locke in the most Sunshine Tour wins table.
After an illustrious professional golfing career, Sid was never too far from the fairways & greens that served him so well. He turned his attention to local golf course design and development. His imagination & vast experience are behind Beachwood Golf Course, Mount Edgecombe Golf Lodge, Umdoni Park Golf Course, Houghton Golf Club & Glenvista Country Club (His finest work!).