Helicopter adds twist to golf day

2016-02-24 06:00
Linkside Pre-Primary boys preparing for their school’s annual Air Africa Golf Day. The boys, from left, are Marcus Liphokojoe, James Barber, Duncan van der Meulen, Joshua Jefferies, and Cameron Pretorius. In front is Avethandwa Dlanga. Photo: SUPPLIED

Linkside Pre-Primary boys preparing for their school’s annual Air Africa Golf Day. The boys, from left, are Marcus Liphokojoe, James Barber, Duncan van der Meulen, Joshua Jefferies, and Cameron Pretorius. In front is Avethandwa Dlanga. Photo: SUPPLIED

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HUNDREDS of golf balls will be launched from a helicopter that will swoop over a designated spot at the Humewood Golf Club as part of Linkside Pre-Primary School’s annual Air Africa Golf Day, which takes place on March 4.

As part of the day’s events, the event organisers have arranged a helicopter hole-in-one.

PTA Chairperson, Candice Barber, who came up with the idea of adding a helicopter hole-in-one to their event, said the golf ball drop will be something different for Port Elizabeth.

“We wanted to deliver the ‘wow’ factor to those who were kindly supporting us, and I came across the idea after scrolling through different websites.”

“Numbered golf balls will be purchased from the school and released from a helicopter hovering over a designated location at the Humewood Golf Club in an effort to get a hole-in-one. The first golf ball in the hole or closest to the hole wins.”

The prize of the helicopter hole-in-one is a two-night stay at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve worth R20 000 plus R1 000 in cash.

Barber added that they expect the helicopter to arrive at the Humewood Golf Club just after 5pm.

“We believe that this event is a first for the Eastern Cape, if not the first of its kind to take place in SA,” Barber said.

The money raised at the annual golf day event will go directly towards the school.

The day features a four-ball start over 18 holes at a cost of R300 per player, which includes green fees, light refreshments and prizes.

For more information about Linkside Pre-Primary’s Air Africa Golf Day, contact Linkside Pre-Primary on 041 373 6019.

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