til første side Debattsiden
Atlantic Beach Country Club, det 3. hullet. Dette er en links-bane
Gode nyheter til en slunken
LET har annonsert en ny turnering i Sør-Afrika. Det er gode nyheter for damene.
Etter turen til Australia med fire turneringer med start 1. februar går turen nå
rett videre til Sør-Afrika. Her spilles the Investec South African Women’s Open
at Atlantic Beach Country Club i Cape Town.
LET har ikke vært i Sør-Afrika siden 2014. I det året vant MArianne Skarpnord
South African Women's Open.
Her er pressemeldingen fra LET:
LET set for return to South Africa
CAPE TOWN, 15 January 2018 – The Investec South African Women’s Open is set to
return to the Ladies European Tour schedule thanks to a new agreement with the
Sunshine Ladies Tour and the Women’s PGA of South Africa (WPGA).
After the 2018 LET season tees off on 1st February with an Australian swing
comprising the Oates Vic Open, ActewAGL Canberra Classic, Australian Ladies
Classic – Bonville and the Women’s New South Wales Open, the LET will head
straight to Cape Town for the Investec South African Women’s Open at Atlantic
Beach Country Club, from 8-10 March.
Atlantic Beach Country Club boasts an 18-hole championship links-style golf
course, set in what is arguably the most magnificent location in Cape Town, with
spectacular views across the Atlantic Ocean and the historic Robben Island
through to Table Mountain.
The tournament will mark the LET’s first visit to South Africa since 2014, when
the championship was held at San Lameer Country Club in KwaZulu-Natal.
“The Ladies European Tour is delighted to co-sanction this tournament with the
Sunshine Ladies Tour and pleased to offer our members at least five playing
opportunities within a six-week period early in 2018,” said the LET chairman,
“South Africa is a proud sporting nation which has produced some of the world’s
leading golfers and we would like to say a huge thank you to the Sunshine Ladies
Tour for welcoming our international competitors, as well as to Investec for
their support as title sponsor.
“In terms of a tournament venue, we could not ask for more. Atlantic Beach
Country Club is one of the finest and most picturesque courses in South Africa
and previously hosted qualifying for The Open Championship in 2004 and 2005. We
are excited to be able to bring our international players to compete alongside
South Africa’s local talents and we look forward to the renewing our partnership.”
Sunshine Tour Chief Executive Selwyn Nathan commented: “We are delighted to
announce that the LET will be a full co-sanctioning partner to this year’s
Investec South African Women’s Open. The Sunshine Ladies Tour and the WPGA are
extremely excited to welcome back the LET for the first time since the 2014 SA
“This partnership is a huge step forward in restoring the status and prestige
befitting our national championship. Partnering with the LET also provides the
opportunity to improve the strength of the field through the greater depth of
international players currently competing on the Ladies European Tour.”
The prize money earned in the prestigious championship will count towards both
the Investec Property Fund Order of Merit and the Ladies European Tour Order of
Merit. The winner will receive full membership of the LET until the end of 2019.
“We are absolutely delighted with the confirmation from the LET,” said Danni
Dixon, head of Marketing for Investec Property. “Following our initial
investment in the Sunshine Ladies Tour to aid the promotion and growth of South
African women’s golf, both locally and internationally, we decided to take up
the title sponsorship of the South African Women’s Open this year.
“The Investec South African Women’s Open echoes our brand’s position of high
performance and, having the Sunshine Ladies Tour partner with the LET, is
another fantastic and positive milestone in our vision to promote women in sport
and the ongoing development of our professional golf circuit.”
The tournament will mark the Ladies European Tour’s first visit to South Africa
since 2014, when three-time champion Lee-Anne Pace from South Africa prevailed
in a play-off against Holly Clyburn from England to lift her first of three
titles at San Lameer Country Club in KwaZulu-Natal.
Cherise Paxinos and Liza Gröpp-Els, the co-chairpersons of the WPGA, lauded the
initiative between the Sunshine Ladies Tour, the LET and promoter World Sports
“South Africa is known around the world as a fantastic golf destination and
boasts several co-sanctioned and tri-sanctioned events on the Sunshine Tour,”
“The Investec South African Women’s Open is the crown jewel of the women’s
professional golf circuit and it is entirely fitting that the event stands
proudly alongside the world-class tournaments in South Africa. This is a very
exciting time for women’s golf in our country and we would like to pay tribute
to the Sunshine Ladies Tour, the LET, Investec and World Sports Promotions for
their commitment to the women’s game.”
Liza Gröpp-Els added: “On behalf of our members, we thank Investec, the Sunshine
Ladies Tour and the LET for investing in our national championship. We also want
to applaud the City of Cape Town for embracing the South African Women’s Open
and for throwing its full support behind the event.
“The City of Cape Town joined the Sunshine Ladies Tour as the host sponsor of
the annual Cape Town Ladies Open in 2015 and we were proud to play a key role in
reviving the South African Women’s Masters last year, after an absence of eight
“An event of this stature will also further enhance Cape Town’s status as the
events capital of South Africa. With world class golfers from across the world
heading to South Africa, the national championship will generate huge interest
even beyond the borders of the golfing community. We look forward to hosting all
the players at Atlantic Beach in March.”
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