South Africa – Entries are now open for the most prestigious annual amateur golf competition in South Africa – Tsogo Sun’s Duke of Edinburgh Championship – which will be contested over both of the Country Club Johannesburg courses, Woodmead and Rockland, on Monday 19 May 2014.
The winning pair from each course will qualify to play in the Duke of Edinburgh Championship World Finals in England during September 2014.
The coveted top prize includes a trip to London for the four winners, hotel accommodation for five nights, entry into the Individual World Final and into the World Pairs Trophy for the Duke of Edinburgh Championship, rounds of golf at both Mill Ride Golf & Country Club and The Buckinghamshire Golf Club, an invitation to play at the Royal Household Golf Club at Windsor Great Park and attendance at the prize-giving gala dinner at Windsor Castle attended by a member of the Royal Family.
The Duke of Edinburgh Championship is played in 10 countries around the world, with the South African leg qualifying as one of the most successful in terms of the number of players participating. The competition has given amateur golfers the opportunity to contribute to charitable causes through Tsogo Sun’s CSI programme which has raised over R8 million since the inception of the competition in 2000.
Kathy Scheepmaker, Tsogo Sun’s Project Manager for the tournament said: “This golf competition is one of the highlights on Tsogo Sun’s annual calendar as it not only helps to make a difference to many needy lives in South Africa but also because it gives local golfers the chance to take their well-earned place alongside other top amateur golfers from around the world.”
“Tsogo Sun is all about creating great experiences for all our guests. The Duke of Edinburgh Championship is a truly memorable experience for everyone who participates – and even more so for the winning pairs. We are proud of the role we play in ensuring the success of this tournament worldwide,” she said.