By FOCUS REPORTER
THE Western Cape regional elimination, leading up to the 17th World Golfers Championship for amateur golfers, was welcomed by enthusiastic entrants who arrived at West Lake Golf Club in high spirits and ready to put their golfing skills to the test in the hope of winning a place in the national finals.
After a challenging, but exhilarating day on the course, Dale Hayes Technical Director of golf, announced the winners who will represent the Western Cape as Duane Fisher and Rodney Richards in the 0 – 5 flighting, Rodelo Bougard and David Gleeson in the 6 – 10 flighting Trevor Davenport and Terry Brooks in the 11 – 15 flighting, Tony Hug and Everesto Cupido in the 16 – 20 flighting and Sedick Daniels in the 21 – 25 flighting. The Western Cape team will now move onto the next stage of the competition where they will compete for an opportunity to wear the World Golfers Championship blazer for South Africa at the SA Finals from September 26-29th at Zimbali Country Club in KwaZulu-Natal.
Commenting on the Western Cape regional elimination, Craig Clay-Smith, spokesperson for World Golf Events South Africa, said, “We would like to thank all the entrants for their participation and enthusiasm. The advantage of the regional eliminations is that entry is not limited to the province you reside in. Any interested amateur golfer who missed the Western Cape regional elimination or did not win a position in the finals, can still enter into any of the remaining regional eliminations taking place on August 31 at the Bryanston Country Club in Johannesburg, on September 3 at the Zebula Golf Estate in Limpopo and the final elimination on September 13 at the Bloemfontein Golf Club.”
The World Golfers Championship, gives all amateur golfers over the age of 16 years and with an official handicap, the opportunity to not only experience the thrill of an international event and the dream of winning a world golfing title, but also the opportunity to meet and forge friendships with amateur golfers from all over the world. This is the first year that the World Golfers Championship will be hosted in South Africa and will be played across four of KwaZulu-Natal’s premier golf courses in October. For further information or to enter at the remaining regional elimination venues, please visit www.wgesa.com