1 March 2022 – GolfRSA’s Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl Championship takes on a grand new look when it tees off at the iconic Lost City Golf Course in March as part of an exciting multi-year sponsorship deal with Sun International.
The prestigious new venue represents an exciting new chapter in the development of women’s golf in South Africa, which has recently seen a surge in participation.
Additionally, the World Amateur Golf Ranking points on offer at the Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl Championship presented by Sun International should help to encourage greater international participation.
“We are delighted to announce and welcome Sun International as an additional sponsor partner for the Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl Championship,” said Womens Golf South Africa (WGSA) president Sarah Braude.
“The partnership with Sun International offers our junior girls in the Championship, Silver (B) and Bronze (C) divisions the opportunity to compete on a top championship course. An important part of the sponsorship package sees Sun City offering attractive accommodation packages for players for the duration of the tournament and of course, access to all the amazing facilities at this world-renowned resort.”
Stuart McIver, National Chairman of Nomads, was excited by the prospect of hosting the country’s premier girls event at such an iconic venue. “To host the SA Girls Rose Bowl Championship at Lost City really elevates the stature of an event that has played such a key role in helping Nomads achieve one of top priorities, which is furthering the game of golf for all,” he said.
The Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl Championship, open to girls born in or after 2004, is one of GolfRSA’s two flagship junior girls events, the other being the Nomads SA Girls Championship.
“GolfRSA has a proud association with the Nomads Golf Club of South Africa, and we have partnered with Nomads for over a decade in staging our two flagship National and World Amateur Golf Ranked 54-hole junior girls championships,” said Braude.
“We have seen these two events gain huge popularity and right now it’s an exciting time for women’s golf and the ongoing growth in our Development Programme. Last year 83 juniors contested the Championship and Silver Divisions of the Nomads SA Girls Championship, and in this year’s South African Amateur Championships we had no fewer than 27 girls aged 15 and under competing.
“Women’s golf is going from strength to strength, and it is through partnerships with Nomads and Sun International that we are able to fuel the growth in women’s golf from a young age and look to produce champion golfers of the future.”
Sun International’s sponsorship of the Rose Bowl demonstrates the organisation’s commitment to golf at all levels. The host of the SA Open for the past two years, Sun City is also the venue for the Nedbank Junior Challenge, where Yurav Premlall will defend his title in May.
“We are delighted to add women’s junior golf to our stable of sponsorships and to be part of the strong development of women’s golf in South Africa,” said Sun City’s director of golf Ken Payet. “We look forward to hosting the girls in the Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl next month and we are certain that the Lost City course will be a fun, yet challenging venue for all the divisions.”
The Nomads SA Girls Rose Bowl Championship, presented by Sun International, takes place from 21-22 March 2022 at the Lost City Golf Course.
To enter, go to www.golfrsa.com | Women | Tournaments & Results