Holes 4 Hope raises R135 000
Cape Town - On Saturday, February 9, ably assisted by the entire Golf Operations team, Steenberg’s Director of Golf, Ian Kennedy, and six other Steenberg PGA professionals played golf in a relay style format from 06:00 to 18:00. This formidable team played 313 holes and raised an impressive R135 000 for the iThemba House Trust.
In 2012, Kennedy played the 12 consecutive hours by himself and played 247 holes. However this year he set the challenge to his fellow Steenberg PGA professionals to beat the 250 hole mark. The young professionals embraced this challenge and set their new record at 313 holes.
Steenberg is well known for their charity initiatives and Holes 4 Hope is yet another way that Steenberg Golf Club gives back to the community. Holes 4 Hope is one of their recent initiatives and in the two years since inception the event has raised R275 000.
The money was raised through the generous donations and pledges by the Steenberg members. Pledges were assured through the holes played as well as the birdies and eagles scored (the team scored 47 birdies and three eagles).
When asked about this year’s Holes 4 Hope, Kennedy said, “Saturday was a humbling and gratifying experience for all seven of us. Not only did we surpass our expectations of the holes played, but we did it in the much needed rain. The guys rallied together on their 36 hole loops and nothing could dampen our spirits when thinking of the difference which we were making in children’s lives. We are also all so grateful to our incredible members for their financial and spirited support of Holes 4 Hope and we are blessed to be a part of this great golf club. We have got an even better event planned for 2014 and it is our intention to improve on the occasion every year”
All the funds raised by Holes 4 Hope will once again go to the iThemba House Trust, which has several child welfare initiatives that they support. These include a safe house for abused babies and children as well as the self-supporting Bulelani crèche catering for 102 children in Delft.
The other six professionals who played their way through the busy Saturday field at Steenberg were PJ Pywell, Greg McLaughlin, Etienne Olivier, Darryn Pitout, David Gerhardi and Adrian Raath.
If you would like more information or would like still to make a contribution, please contact Ian Kennedy at Steenberg Golf Club on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about iThemba House, please visit their official website
.The Holes 4 Hope team handing over a cheque for R135 000 to iThemba House (Gallo Images)The Holes 4 Hope team (Gallo Images)