Southern Africa Hall of Fame launched

DG Proudfoot, one of the inducteesThe 23 of December, witnessed the birth of the Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame at a glittering ceremony, preceded by a Celebrity Charity golf day.

The event was attended by every great Southern Africa golfer such as Ernie Els, Mark McNulty, Sally Little, and Retief Goosen, as well as other inductees such as Johann Rupert, Dale Hayes, and Denis Hutchinson. Those who could not attend, like Nick Price, David Leadbetter, and David Frost sent DVDs messages of acceptance, whilst Gary Player accepted his nomination but defered his induction until March 2010 when he will be inducted in person.

In all, there were 23 inductees which covered not only the great players, but also the founding fathers, as well as those who help to develop the game, from Media, golf course design, and benefactors.. Each of the Inductees were introduced by a famous golfing personality, and then accepted by the inductee.

The project which consists of a Museum, Celebrity Charity Golf Day, and a Gala Induction Ceremony will not only honour and record the history of golf and those inducted into the Hall of Fame, but will also inspire the youth, raise funds for charity whilst further opening the doors as a major tourist attraction for the Garden Route. It is anticipated the the museum will be completed late March

This gala event, which is the first Golf Hall of Fame outside of the USA & Canada, was attended by major politicians, captains of industry, the media, and golfing identities, many of whom traveled from abroad.

The Golf Hall of Fame, has been created under the auspices of the Sid Brews Golf Heritage Trust, and is the original brainchild of Harry Brews, whilst Barry Cohen is the driving force behind the project.

Given that Southern Africa has produced the most major winners outside of the USA, the Hall of Fame is a great new addition to the South African golfing calendar, and a fitting honour to those Inductees who proudly fly the flag.

For further information call Barry Cohen: Mobile +27 82 990 7952

website: Southern Africa Hall of Fame

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