SA to host Amateur World Golf Champs- 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00
South African amateur golf has received a boost this week with the announcement that the country will host the World Golfers Championship for the second consecutive year.
This follows the success of last year’s event by World Golf Events South Africa.
Craig Clay-Smith, spokesperson for World Golf Events South Africa, the SA event owners and organisers, said: ‘When we received the official handover from Thailand to host the 17th amateur WGC last year, we set ourselves the objective to stage an event that would not only be memorable for our visiting international golfers, but one that would leave them yearning to return to South Africa the following year. We are thrilled that we not only achieved this goal, but also exceeded the expectations of the WGC committee and patrons.’
‘This year’s entries are now open and we are looking forward to making this event even bigger and better. We are thrilled to welcome Tsogo Sun, our new host venue and accommodation partner for this prestigious international event.’
Graham Wood, managing director, Tsogo Sun-hotels added: ‘We are proud to be partnering with The 18th Amateur World Golfers Championship and look forward to the opportunity to showcase the very best in South African hospitality.’
The World Golfers Championship is an international amateur golf tournament that gives amateur golfers the unique opportunity of experiencing the thrill of competing as a professional against competitors from all over the world.
Founded by the late Sven Tumba, the event is also supported by the patronage of world-class golfers, Arnold Palmer and the late Severiano Ballesteros.