Golf challenge for cancer

THE Cancer Golf Challenge is set for the Fish River Sun on Saturday.

The challenge is part of a country-wide campaign to raise R2.5million for cancer control services between March and July 2010 through various golf challenges.

To be part of this campaign to help Cansa save lives, companies or individuals are encouraged to sponsor a tee-box or a green for R500 or donate prizes for the competition.

Profits from the golf day will go towards Cansa. “They can also encourage others to participate in this note-worthy event,” said Fish River Sun operations manager, Wessel Benson.

The resort’s golf course is voted 28th in Golf Digest’s list of the top 100 courses in South Africa, and has a reputation for being one of the most beautiful.

The 18 hole, Gary Player-designed course is a Parklands Course and not a Links, but when the wind blows, it offers a great challenge to all handicaps.

It is also beautifully kept and in designing the course, Player went to great lengths to ensure that the outstanding natural features of the area were not compromised.

Sports promotions sales assistant Stefan Ferreira said the format of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge will be an individual stableford for men and women and tee-off will be from 8am to 10.30am on the day.

“The entry fee of R100 per person will go to Cansa,” said Ferreira.

Winners from each of the three divisions will qualify (these winners must be members of The Fish River Sun Country Club) to enter the regional finals.

The women’s and men’s regional final will take place on August 29 at the Uitenhage Golf Course.

Winners of the regional finals will qualify to play in the finals of the competition taking place at the Sun City, Gary Player course on October 25 and 26.

For more information about the event, contact Ferreira on 0415831968. – By BRIAN McLEAN

source: Daily Dispatch

Uitenhage golf day a huge hit

by Meshack Khotha (Sowetan)

Uitenhage Golf Course in Eastern CapeAn amount of R100000 was raised during a fundraising golf tournament held at the Uitenhage Golf Course in the Eastern Cape at the weekend. This was a dream come true for Butityi “BK” Konki, boss of BK Investment Holdings, who was the organiser of the one- day event to celebrate his 50th birthday.

“It has been my wish to stage a development tournament in Uitenhage. I am chuffed about the way things happened and would like to thank all participants who made this day a success.

“ The money that was raised in this tournament will benefit aspirant golfers at school level in the area,” said Konki, who added that the event will be held yearly .

It was the second development tournament sanctioned by Konki after the successful Butityi Konki Schools Rugby Tournament won by Solomon Mahlangu High School last season. Konki’s 50th birthday celebrations ended with a glittering function at the Barkly Theatre in Uitenhage on Saturday.

Prominent people who attended the tournament included former Springbok manager Zola Yeye and former Uitenhage Springboks Morgan Cushe and Vusunzi Nakani. Others were Eastern Cape MEC for sports, arts and culture Noxolo-Abraham Ntatiso and boxing legends Philip Ndou, Dingaan Thobela and Welcome Ncita.

source: Sowetan newspaper