Cape Town - The Sunshine Tour
has launched the new R1.5 million Limpopo Championship which will be held from March 7-10, 2019 at a course yet to be confirmed, but rumoured to be Euphoria Golf & Lifestyle Estate.
This latest Sunshine Tour tournament is powered by the Limpopo
Tourism Agency (LTA) and will feature a field of 156 professionals competing in
a 72-hole stroke play format.
The addition of Limpopo Championship to the
Sunshine Tour schedule was welcomed in the golf fraternity.
“We are delighted
to announce the new Limpopo Championship, which is one of several new
tournaments we will be announcing and which gives us a really strong local base
for our professionals to start their year off at home,” said Selwyn Nathan,
Commissioner of the Sunshine Tour.
Championship is poised to attract a strong field as players race to qualify for
the Sunshine Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship. The organisers will make a
concerted effort to attract more players from the SADC region and even further
into the continent to make this a truly African spectacle.
The province of
Limpopo is becoming a leading tourism destination in Southern Africa, so the
addition of the Limpopo Championship to the already diverse destination
portfolio of the province is a natural fit. The tournament complements the
Limpopo Tourism Agency’s mission of offering and promoting diverse tourism
experiences in collaboration with stakeholders and the drive for sector
The four-day golf
extravaganza offers golfers and non-golfers an opportunity to sample the
numerous tourist offerings of the region, venue and surrounding communities.
Participants and spectators can enjoy tailor-made tournament packages that
include entertainment, spa treatments, cable car rides, excursions and local
“As the event
organisers, Endaweni Media is very excited to form part of the Sunshine Tour
golf offering in the Limpopo province. The golf tournament will become an
annual spectacle that partners with local communities and government in order
to stimulate economic growth and all-inclusive participation,” said Jimmy
Headbush, Managing Director of Endaweni Media.