Swinging at cancer

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

South African women will take part in the Breast Health Foundation Women's Golf Day to raise funds to create awareness of cancer at the Parkview Golf Course on September 12.

Tournament organiser Tarryn Edwards said they were expecting a field of 120 players, among them famous faces such as Nthati Moshesh, Tiffany Kelly, Annie Malan, Natalie Chapman, Brumilda van Rensburg, Basetsana Kumalo, Wendy Appelbaum and Catriona Andrew.

She said this will be the sixth consecutive year that the Foundation will be hitting the greens to raise funds to create awareness of breast cancer.

"As more money is raised annually through the golf day, so too is the understanding heightened as more people, especially women in rural areas, are able to be reached and educated on breast cancer," she said.

"The day is for anyone who is up for a good day of fun in the sun.

"The field is limited to 120 players. Teams are encouraged to play in corporate gear," she said.

For more information call Edwards at 083-327-9522.

Meanwhile, the Observatory golf driving range celebrated its 10th anniversary at the revamped venue yesterday.

As part of the revamp, the driving range will be open at night and there's also a putting green as well as a green surrounded by bunkers where players can work on their short game.

All of this is the brain child of Bobby Jones who has long been associated with the club, as well as the practice facilities next to the club.

In another development, the Golf School of Excellence, headed by top PGA teaching professional Michael Balderstone, has also relocated to Observatory.

"We are a full-time academy for players wanting to turn professional and also give lessons to members of the public," he said.

l The Southern District Golf Club will host a golf day at Klerksdorp on Sunday.

The green fee is R110 a player and tee-off time is at 10am.