Mayoral academy golfers reach professional status

2017-08-03 06:00
Newly graduated professional golfer Siphelele Luthuli tees off at the Margate Country Club.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Newly graduated professional golfer Siphelele Luthuli tees off at the Margate Country Club.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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THREE golfers from the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality Mayoral Golf Academy graduated to professional status this month.

RNM mayor Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu said Professional­ Golf Association (PGA) trainer Collin­ Idd confirmed that Siphelele Luthuli, Akhona Khuzwayo and Siyamthanda Mvuguse­ from the academy are now members of the Margate­ Country Club and have participated­ in the KwaZulu-Natal junior tournament.

She said the municipality sourced funding of R250 000 from various sponsors to fund the trio’s membership affiliation fees, tournament fees, catering and transport.

“The municipality wishes to extend a word of appreciation to the sponsors who contributed­ so far to make the dream of having a viable golf academy,” said Mqwebu.

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