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HOW A GOLF COURSE CAN TRANSFORM A COMMUNITY

The rehabilitation of Soweto Country Club will not only define itself as an historic project for South African golf, but it could well emerge as a blueprint for all of South Africa as to how a golf course can uplift a once struggling community. Herman Mashaba, the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, has long told residents around the Soweto Country Club that once the golf course is fully operational, they will see its real benefits in the corresponding rise of their house prices. The golf course rehabilitation is now at an advanced stage, with all of the tees ready for grassing and irrigation having been installed on all of the holes. The growing medium has been installed on […]
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SUN CITY READY TO PARTEE AT THE 2018 NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE

Sun City has announced one of its most comprehensive entertainment line-ups in the history of the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, with the acclaimed resort featuring a world of entertainment during the week of ‘Africa’s Major’ from 8-11 November. Under the 2018 theme of ParTee on the Green, Sun City’s tournament entertainment begins as early as 8am on the Monday of the Nedbank Golf Challenge and continues right through and in almost every corner of the resort until midnight on the Sunday of the final round. Whether it’s a marimba band in the Cascades Hotel, drumming in The Palace of the Lost City, live music in the Superbowl or the major restaurants and bars, DJs at the famous […]
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THE AMERICAN LEGENDS GOLF TOURNAMENT DRIVES $56.6 MILLION IN DONATIONS FOR MOUNTAIN MISSION SCHOOL

One legendary day just generated a century’s worth of good. The American Legends for Mountain Mission Kids, an all-star charitable golf tournament held today at The Olde Farm in Bristol, Virginia, raised more than $56.6 million in support of the Mountain Mission School (MMS) endowment fund. The total is the largest single-day charitable gift in PGA Tour history, far surpassing the previous record of $15 million set in 2010 by The Olde Farm’s Big 3 event, which featured Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and the late Arnold Palmer. The tournament featured an iconic slate of sporting celebrities, including golf greats Nicklaus, Player, Lee Trevino, Lorena Ochoa, Tim Finchem, Lanny Wadkins and Betsy King; NFL icons Peyton Manning and Dan Marino; and […]
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A TRIUMPH FOR SOUTH AFRICAN GOLF

Gary Player Design continues to make progress in updating Soweto Country Club. The course has many new key additions such as a short, drivable par-4 along with brand new, exciting par-3s, and revamped par-5s. The new redesigned course has a wide variety of holes that will not only be challenging but also extremely entertaining and visually stunning as well. “The golf course was originally designed on land that has a pleasing slope from one side, providing good drainage and interesting holes,” said Phil Jacobs, who is leader of the golf course construction team of Southern Turf Management (STM) on behalf of the original designer Gary Player. Along with the Black Knight, Jeff Lawrence from Gary Player Design is leading Player’s […]
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