Sistahs targeted to swing at golf day

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

The Crowned Plover Ladies Golf Club, which was formed in 2002, will stage their third yearly Charity Day at the Parkview Country Club on August 10.

The objective of the club is to get as many women as they can, so that the club should grow in leaps and bounds.

Juliana Makapan, the club's PR executive, said they were inviting more women to take part in the sport and to also learn more about the game of golf.

"Our organisation is predominantly made up of black women. And we're encouraging women from disadvantaged communities to come on board and play. We're aware that many of them view golf as either a white man's game or a rich man's sport.

"We'll be proud if more and more females can start playing this game, because we'll be able to network and to assist each other with one thing or another, and also to see our organisation grow," she said.

Makapan added that they also needed to get actively involved in some community projects, which they would discuss on the charity golf day.

She said they were not only inviting businesswomen to the club, but also ordinary women to be part of the club.

"We're also involved in social responsibility because a year ago we donated to the Othandweni Home for the Disabled, and last year to the Koorekile Children's Home for the Cerebral and this will be our third yearly charity tournament.

"We're inviting golfers from all regions because we are determined to raise a substantial amount this year."

Those who will be vying for top honours include Mitchell Williams, Bongi Duma, Lady Ratsela and Ross Vilbro.

She said there will be prizes to be won and she encouraged women to dress well for this ocassion. Tee off time will be at 11am and the entry fee is R250 per person. Call Juliana Makapan on 082-557-1863.