Koster - Dean Burmester has joined in the fight to save endangered rhinos in
South Africa by adding his weight to the Birdies for Rhinos campaign which was
started by a fellow Sunshine Tour professional in February.
The man who
leads the Chase to the Investec Cup as the finale gets underway on Wednesday at
Millvale Private Retreat has pledged R100 per birdie he makes in all
tournaments and R200 for every eagle, with the money raised going to The Castle
Lager Mark Boucher Legacy Project. This adds to the project started by Justin
Walters during the Dimension Data Pro-Am at Fancourt.
involved in it was a no-brainer for me,” said Burmester.
“Justin has been
talking about getting involved with something for quite a while, and with it
all coming together with Mark Boucher at Fancourt for him, I’m looking forward
to trying to make as many birdies as I can so my son, who’s nearly eight months
old now, can grow up and see rhinos. At the rate they’re dying, it’s really a
for Rhinos campaign forms part of the Sunshine Tour Cares initiative, which has
been started by the Tour to give all its members an opportunity to get
assistance from the Tour and its media platforms in order to give both what
they are doing as individuals as well as the charities or initiatives they are
supporting some much-needed exposure and publicity.
said that he had also designated four tournaments on the Sunshine Tour schedule
‘majors’, and at those, he will donate R500 per birdie and R1 000 for every
“Those tournaments will be the Alfred Dunhill Championship, the Joburg
Open, the Tshwane Open and the Investec Cup,” said Burmester.