Festival drives players to city

2017-09-12 06:01

Cape Town’s first golf festival has been deemed “a huge success”. The tournament – organised to counteract the drop in golf playing during winter – was held on four city golf courses from Monday 21 to Friday 25 August.

The tournament began at the Royal Cape Golf Club on the Monday, followed by the Durbanville and Clovelly golf clubs on Tuesday and Thursday, and concluded at the Milnerton Links Golf Club on the Friday.

“Our idea is to grow the Cape Town Golf Festival to the same magnitude as the Cape Town Cycle Tour and the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and to drive visitors to the Mother City during winter,” says tournament organiser Reg Ferreira.

Khomotso Mdhuli from Polokwane was the tournament’s inaugural winner.

The event is the first in a series of initiatives organised by the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa, the City of Cape Town, Cape Town Tourism, Wesgro and Accelerate Cape to assemble a local organising committee to combat seasonality in the province.

Cape Town’s first golf festival has been deemed “a huge success”. The tournament – organised to counteract the drop in golf playing during winter – was held on four city golf courses from Monday 21 to Friday 25 August.

The tournament began at the Royal Cape Golf Club on the Monday, followed by the Durbanville and Clovelly golf clubs on Tuesday and Thursday, and concluded at the Milnerton Links Golf Club on the Friday.

“Our idea is to grow the Cape Town Golf Festival to the same magnitude as the Cape Town Cycle Tour and the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and to drive visitors to the Mother City during winter,” says tournament organiser Reg Ferreira.

Khomotso Mdhuli from Polokwane was the tournament’s inaugural winner.

The event is the first in a series of initiatives organised by the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa, the City of Cape Town, Cape Town Tourism, Wesgro and Accelerate Cape to assemble a local organising committee to combat seasonality in the province.

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