Kim Daniels to participate in 2011 Toya Polish World Junior Masters.
Three South African juniors have been generously sponsored with air tickets to Poland, enabling them to play in the next WJGS event. They are Paarl’s Armandt Scholtz, winner of the Kenako SA Junior Masters boys’ championship, Kim Daniels from Uitenhage and Lwazi Gqira from East London.
The Kenako SA Junior Masters, played at Kingswood Golf Estate last week, was the first event in the World Junior Series to be played this year. The next tournament is the Toya Polish Junior a WJGS Event to be played from 22 to 24 June 2011in Wroclaw, Poland and the field will include these three South Africans.
One of the missions of WJGS is to find patrons to support juniors who would need financial assistance to travel overseas. The patron made his generous offer through Jan Szmidt, father of one of the Polish players at Kingswood.
Events like this open up a whole new window of opportunity for young players to gain the international golf experience they need in preparation for making their mark in the professional ranks.
Selection was made by picking the top girl and boy who had come through the SAGDB program, Kim Daniel and Lwazi Gqira and our deserved winner of the boys event, Armandt Scholtz.
Erica Lefson, whose initiative it was to find a sponsor to bring the WJGS to South Africa was thrilled when WJGS tournament officials came with the surprising news of offering these three trips to Poland. “This falls in the mission of the South African golfing bodies to give as much international competition to our players to prepare them for a possible future in the game. What a great finish to a successful International tournament taking place on our doorstep and this bodes well for the future of Junior golf in South Africa.
“We will now plan for these players to move on to the Iceland Junior Masters in Hella, Iceland from 28 to 30 June a week after the Polish tournament.”