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South African Blind Golf Association (SABGA)
ISPS Handa SA Open - 2020
Glendower Golf Club, Gauging, SA
8 - 9 December 2020
The 2020 ISPS Handa SA Blind Golf Open
SABGA will be hosting the South African Open from 8th to 9th December 2020.
This 36-hole event will take place at the Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg.
We would like to invite international and local players to apply for entry to the limited number of places available in this event.
Glendower Golf Club is an exquisitely designed, highly ranked parkland golf course in Gauteng, South Africa. Currently ranked #2 in South Africa and #1 in Gauteng. The course boasts lovely kikuyu fairways with 64 bunkers, 27 on the front nine and 37 on the back nine and water hazards on 11 of the 18 holes. Glendower's par 72 layout truly offers a challenge, with accuracy being the key to success.
Glendower has hosted many prestigious events in its history, including 5 of the last 7 South African Open championships.
Programme and Entry Fee
The entry fee will be R2000 (South African Rands, approx. US$150) per player. Initial entries close on 29 November 2020.
Sunday/Monday 6/7 December: Arrive at Johannesburg International Airport
Arrange with club: Practice round
Tuesday 8 December: 1st Round of Championship
Wednesday 9 December: 2nd Round of Championship
Prize-giving at club
Thursday 10 December: Depart
We plan to offer the following prizes:
Best Gross: B2, B3 and Women
Overall Net (all players combined): 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Should two or more players tie for a particular prize the countback to determine the winner will be based on the approved IBGA countback procedure.
Lunches: On playing days
Closing Dinner: Wednesday 9 December
Golf Buggies and Club Caddies
Golf buggies will be available at an additional cost of approx. US$25 per round.
For players who come without their own guide it should be possible for them to hire a club caddie at a cost of approximately US$25 per round. Such players would then walk with their caddie.
For participants wishing to spend some additional time in the area we may be able to arrange another golf day. There are many excellent golf courses around though, and players could make their own arrangements for additional golf.
Participants staying on should budget approx. $100 pps for accommodation (B&B), $20 for lunch and $30 for evening meals (although cheaper options may be available). Car hire from the airport can be arranged.
Accommodation, for those who need it, will be at the 4-star Courtyard Hotel, Bruma Lake, Johannesburg. The hotel is approximately 5 km from the golf club, and a 10 minute drive from the airport. All rooms (twin/double) offer free wi-fi, satellite TV, air conditioning, etc., and there is an outdoor swimming pool.
Garrett Slattery (Finance)
International Blind Golf Association