John Mashego

John Mashego
Personal information
Full name Mokgeteng John Mashego
Born (1951-01-03) 3 January 1951
White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Nationality  South Africa
Turned professional 1981
Current tour(s) Sunshine Tour
Former tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
Sunshine Tour 1

Mokgeteng John Mashego (born 3 January 1951) is a South African golfer who was the first black player to win a tournament on the Southern African Tour after it lifted its whites-only rule. His victory came at the 1991 Bushveld Classic, where he defeated Steve van Vuuren and Ian Palmer in a playoff.

Mashengo was born in White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa. He has played more than two hundred and fifty events on the tour, but he hasn't won again, the rules having been changed too late to allow him to play on the tour through his prime, though he finished sole or tied second in at least three more tournaments,[1] including the Cock of the North event as late as 2000-01. Since 2002 he has played on the European Seniors Tour, where his best finish is second.


  1. Full tournament records are only available from the official site for 1992 onwards.

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