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South African Blind Golf Association (SABGA)
ISPS Handa SA Open - 2019
Glendower Golf Club, Gauging, SA
25 - 27 September 2019
The 2019 ISPS Handa SA Blind Golf Open
SABGA will be hosting the South African Open from 25th to 27th September 2019. This 36-hole event will take place at the Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg.
We would like to invite international and local players to apply for entry to the limited number of places available in this event.
Glendower Golf Club is an exquisitely designed, highly ranked parkland golf course in Gauteng, South Africa. Currently ranked number 2 in South Africa and number 1 in Gauteng.
The course boasts lovely kikuyu fairways with 64 bunkers, 27 on the front nine and 37 on the back nine and water hazards on 11 of the 18 holes. Glendower's par 72 layout truly offers a challenge, with accuracy being the key to success.
Glendower has hosted many prestigious events in its history, including 5 of the last 6 South African Open championships.
Programme and Entry Fee
The entry fee will be R2000 (South African Rands, approx. US$160) per player. Initial entries close on 18 May 2019.
Tuesday 24 September: Arrive at Johannesburg International Airport
Wednesday 25 September: Practice round
Thursday 26 September: 1st Round of Championship
Friday 27 September: 2nd Round of Championship
Gala Dinner and Prize-giving
Saturday 28 September Depart
We plan to offer the following prizes:
Best Gross: B1, B2 and B3
Overall Net (all players combined): 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Women's Net: Winner (only if there are 3 plus entrants)
Development/Stableford Division: Winner
Should two or more players tie for a particular prize the countback to determine the winner will be based on the approved IBGA countback procedure.
Breakfasts: Wednesday 25 September to Friday 27 September (at club) Saturday 28 September (at hotel)
Lunches: Wednesday 25 September to Friday 27 September (at club)
Closing Dinner: Friday 27 September
Golf Buggies and Club Caddies
Golf buggies will be available at an additional cost of approx.. US$25 per round.
For players who come without their own guide it should be possible for them to hire a club caddie at a cost of approximately US$25 per round. Such players would then walk with their caddie.
For participants wishing to spend some additional time in the area we may be able to arrange another golf day. There are many excellent golf courses around though, and players could make their own arrangements for additional golf.
Participants staying on should budget approx. $100 pps for accommodation (B&B), $20 for lunch and $30 for evening meals (although cheaper options may be available). Car hire from the airport can be arranged.
Arrival and Accommodation
Players should fly into the Johannesburg International Airport on Tuesday 24 September.
Accommodation will be at the 4-star Courtyard Hotel, Bruma Lake, Johannesburg. The hotel is approximately 5 km from the golf club, and a 10 minute drive from the airport. All rooms (twin/double) offer free wi-fi, satellite TV, air conditioning, etc., and there is an outdoor swimming pool.
Ernst Conradie; Garrett Slattery (Finance); Johan Kotze; Leon Strydom; Jurie Mare
International Blind Golf Association