A royal golfing experience awaits amateur golfing enthusiasts in and around Durban with the Duke of Edinburgh Championship Suncoast 2011 set to tee off at the Durban Country Club on Monday, 11 April 2011.
This local leg of South Africa’s most prestigious amateur golf tournament, sponsored by Tsogo Sun Gaming, is one of seven held across the country at properties owned and operated by the gaming giant.
Mike Dowsley, executive director of Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World in Durban, said “The tournament has become well known for the opportunity it provides to amateur golfers not only to flex their golfing muscle, but also to meet new people, socialise and perhaps even travel locally and abroad.
“We’re expecting a strong field again this year as local golfing enthusiasts prepare to try their hand on the course.”
Players can enjoy a premium golfing experience with their fourball and stand a chance to participate in one of the most exciting shootouts in South African amateur golf. Seven winners (one from each qualifying day) will compete in a Powerplay shootout at Pecanwood Golf and Country Club, from which the overall winner secures his or her place in the Duke of Edinburgh Cup Championship in the United Kingdom in September 2011.
Under the patronage of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh Cup Golf Tournament was established to raise money for International Golf for Youth Limited, which supports youth projects internationally. The tournament, which attracts participation from more than 10 countries around the world, has raised well over four million dollars for selected beneficiaries and numerous local causes since its inception in 2000.
The competition is an Individual Stableford over 18 holes off full handicap held in accordance with the relevant National Golf Union handicapping system. There is a maximum handicap of 28 for Men and 35 for Ladies. There are team prizes up for grabs. Each participant is required to have a valid handicap, capable of certification by their respective clubs. Unfortunately, no under 18’s are allowed to participate in this tournament.
Kickoff is April 2011, so gather your golfing gear. This is your key to a golfer’s trip of a lifetime with an opportunity to play at the Duke of Edinburgh Golf Cup Championship, in the United Kingdom.
For more information log onto www.dukeofedinburgh.co.za or contact Julie Bruyns on 011 315 9434 or firstname.lastname@example.org