WGSA to support Women’s Golf In Southern Africa
The selection of the three Southern African players to the International Team to compete in the 72 Hole Teams Championship in May, confirms Women’s Golf’s commitment to support the growth of golf amongst women in all of the southern regions of Africa.
WGSA President Erica Lefson said that young South African players were fortunate to have strong structures behind them, enabling them to take their golf to the highest level. Top golfers are assisted to get to Provincial tournaments and regularly played against their peers. Young golfers in the Southern African countries beyond our borders do not have these opportunities and it is part of WGSA’s policy to support women’s golf in Southern Africa and to grow the game.
WGSA has therefore invited the three golfers who had performed best at the Sanlam SA Women’s Championships played at Port Elizabeth Golf Club this week, to make up an International Team to compete against South Africans at WGSA’s 72 Hole Teams Championships. This event will be played at Gracelands Country Club at the end of May and WGSA will cover all their expenses, including travel and accommodation.
The three players, all under 25 years old, are Kenyan Bhavi Shah, Swaziland’s Nobuhle Dlamini and Madina Hussein from Tanzania. Their team will bring the total numbers of teams competing in the event to 27, each consisting of three players.
In addition to this initiative, Botswana’s Ouname Mhotsha will join the 158 girls, all ages 18 and under, who will be competing in Nomads SA Girls’ Championships to be played at Orkney Golf Club from 24 to 27 April.