The Women’s World Cup of Golf will be hosting a golf development clinic on the day before the tournament featuring some of the leading women golfers in the world and with the support of the Department of Sport and Recreation and the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB).
The clinic forms part of the Women’s World Cup of Golf’s plans to use this historic event as a means of not only growing the game of golf but also improving the lives of women in South Africa.
The clinic will take place at The Links course at the Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate, the venue for the Women’s World Cup of Golf, on Thursday February 10 at 10am. The first Women’s World Cup of Golf in the history of the game will be played from February 11-13.
Dr. Bernhard Nagel, Chief Executive of the SAGDB said: “The Young Ladies from the SAGDB programme are fortunate to be able travel to Fancourt to view the Women’s World Cup of Golf and this will be the highlight of all these aspiring young golfers’ lives.”
The SAGDB celebrates its fifth operational year and is proud to have introduced the game of golf to approximately 7 000 underprivileged and previously disadvantaged children between the ages of 7 – 18 thus far, including 800 girls.
The clinic will be hosted by Tania Fourie, Tournament Director, Lesley Copeman, Tournament Operations, and professional golfer Letitia Moses.
Gert Oosthuizen, the Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation, will attend the clinic and will also be playing in the official Pro-Am of the event. The Sports Minister, Makhenkesi Stofile, is expected to attend the first day of the Women’s World Cup of Golf.
The first Women’s World Cup of Golf will take place at the Fancourt Hotel and Country Club Estate in South Africa from February 11-13 2005, with the three major stakeholders, the Ladies European Tour, the LPGA Tour and the WPGA of South Africa, fully endorsing another historic milestone in the women’s game.
A total of 20 nations are set to compete at The Links at Fancourt, the home of The Presidents Cup in 2003.
The event will feature the world’s leading women golfers competing for a purse of $1-million over 54 holes of Foursomes, Betterball and Singles.