Photo Credit: Sunshine Tours, CEO of Limpopo Tourism Agency Nomasonto Ndlovu teeing off at the Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate
The second edition of the Limpopo Golf Championship has officially teed-off at Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate and Koro Creek Bushveld Gold Estate in Modimolle, Limpopo.
The 4-day event which has assembled over 200 professional golfers from 36 countries is co-sanctioned with Sunshine Tour and the European Challenge Tour and boasts a R3.5-million prize fund.
Teeing off to get the event going, the Chief Executive officer of the Limpopo Tourism Agency Nomasonto Ndlovu said the tournament has become bigger this year with the partnership with the European challenge tour. She added that, as a destination they were excited to expose the province to the professional golfers from around the world and was hopeful it will put Limpopo on the map.
‘’ For us, this is part of our marketing efforts and what is exciting is we have over 30 countries represented at this tournament, and most of these players have never been to Limpopo, they are experiencing the province for the first time. They will not only get to enjoy the golf but they will see some game while they play. Through this experience, we want them them to come back with their families to come back on holidays to experience the beauty and warmth of Limpopo’’ she concluded.
The Limpopo Championship made its debut on the Sunshine Tour schedule last year and it boasted a R1.5-million prize fund. The organisers promised to make the second edition bigger and better and that they have achieved.
In its second edition, the Limpopo Championship is co-sanctioned with the European Challenge Tour and boasts a R3.5-million prize fund. The much-bigger tournament will be played from 30 January to 02 February 2020, at Euphoria and Lifestyle Estate and Koro Creek Bushveld Golf Estate in Modimolle, Limpopo.
The format:72 holes of Stroke Play. All competitors will play one round each on the Euphoria and Koro Creek Course during round one and two. After 36 holes there will be a cut to the leading 60 professionals and those who tie on that score.
Rounds three and four will be played on the Euphoria course.
The field: 204 professionals.
Defending champion: JC Ritchie is the defending champion.