The Sunshine Tour, in partnership with Sun International, has announced that Nedbank, one of South Africa's leading financial institutions, has been named as the title sponsor the inaugural Nedbank Affinity Cup to be held at Sun City from 26 to 28 November.
In an historic move, the 72-man field will tee off in a curtain-raiser ahead of the prestigious 2007 Nedbank Golf Challenge.
The Affinity Cup carries a R500 000 purse and will be held at Sun City's Lost City Golf Course. the bank will donate an amount equivalent to the winner's cheque to a golf-related development project.
"By linking a worthy golfing beneficiary to the Nedbank Affinity Cup we are able to build on existing golf-related corporate social investment initiatives and invest money into the growth of the game," says Andy Scott, head of the bank's group sponsorships. - Sowetan