GolfSixes League South Africa Limpopo Series supported by The Emole Group

Mopani Leopards victorious in GolfSixes League Limpopo

GolfSixes League Limpopo Team

GolfSixes League South Africa Limpopo Series supported by The Emole Group

The Mopani Leopards were crowned the first champions of the GolfSixes League South Africa Limpopo Series supported by The Emole Group contested at Polokwane Golf Club in March.

The GolfSixes League, which is played over a six-hole layout, adopts the Texas Scramble Format and features relaxed rules aimed at welcoming novice players to golf within a sociable and supportive setting.

“We had six teams contesting the first GolfSixes League South Africa Series in Limpopo, namely the Toshiba Tigers, Mopani Leopards, Ga-Moeti Mambas, Zebediela Eagles, Polokwane Sharks and the Baylis Academy Bumblebees,” explained event organiser Lara Weinstein, GolfRSA Manager: WHS & Related Projects.

MEET THE TEAMS

“These teams competed against each other in a three-event series, with the first two rounds on the 2nd and 3rd of March, and the final round on the 10th of March 2024.

“We loved how each team introduced themselves with a theme song and a dance before starting their six holes of golf. It really added to the team dynamic and the camaraderie in the teams. The kids just loved the team aspect of the competition and had a great time out on the course with their playing partners.

“The series culminated with the Mopani Leopards at the top of the final leaderboard. Congratulations to Thateho Manamela, Noko Mapoulo, Muhammed Suliman, Karabo Luphondo, Lefa Selepe and Kagiso Mashale, who edged the Toshiba Tigers by one point to triumph on four over par.

“Thank you to Ms. Nakedi Kekana, MEC for the Department of Sport, Arts & Culture for Limpopo, who handed out the medals and trophies during prize giving and had some encouraging words in her keynote speech for our beginner golfers.”

GolfRSA extends its appreciation to all the sponsors and partners whose support of the GolfSixes League South Africa Limpopo Series supported by The Emole Group ensured an unforgettable experience for all involved.

“Our sincere thanks goes out to The R&A, The Department of Sport Arts & Culture, The Emole Group, Limpopo Golf Union, The South African Golf Development Board, Sterling Productions, Toshiba Limpopo, Park Inn by Radisson Polokwane, Polokwane Golf Club, Sterling Proshop, Sharks Golf Invitational, Gozone Water, Lebato Hygiene and Cleaning Services, Galito’s and Callaway Golf. Your incredible collaboration ensured that no stone was left unturned to make the first series a roaring success,” Weinstein said.

ABOUT THE GOLFSIXES LEAGUE SOUTH AFRICA

GolfSixes League South Africa is a shorter and faced-paced version of the traditional game, and this fun and inclusive adaptation offers the perfect platform to introduce the youth to golf. For more information on the GolfSixes League South Africa, please contact Michael Johnston, GolfRSA WHS & Related Projects Administrator, on michaeljohnston@golfrsa.co.za.