The Global Challenge is an international professional women’s golf tournament, where a selected team of 8 players from the Northern Hemisphere will challenge their Southern Hemisphere counterparts, teeing up for the Ralph Walton trophy.
With no prize fund included in this event, these dynamic professionals are dedicating their time and using this platform to raise funds for selected charities, by challenging their fans around the world to make a pledge to the #BangTheDrum campaign.
With the event positioned to showcase inclusivity in all areas of women’s sport, each captain has selected a world-class sportswoman with a physical disability. This will be the first time in history 2 players with a disability compete alongside their teammates and NOT in the disabled division.
Representing the Northern Hemisphere in 2018 for the first time will be world champion and gold medallist Paralympic wheelchair tennis sensation, Monique Kalkman from the Netherlands. Representing team South for the first time, we will see motivational speaker and golf champion, amputee Caroline Larsson from Sweden.
Again showcasing inclusivity The Global Challenge has been diligent in creating affordable sponsorship packages to allow small businesses the opportunity to be a part of and experience inclusion in a global sporting event of this nature. We would like to highlight the support of everyone in the community and not just those who benefit from tourism.
Hermanus Golf Club will once again play host to The Global Challenge in 2018 for the second year running as the magnificent setting showcases the beauty of the Cape Whale Coast. The Northern Hemisphere team won the Ralph Walton trophy last year.
The event kicks off on 9 November with the opening ceremony hosting Mango Groove in a live open-air concert for the whole town and surrounds to enjoy and join in the fun. Mango Groove will perform their revised version of #BangTheDrum for the first time, which was rewritten as the official anthem of The Global Challenge.
Charities & beneficiaries of the #BangtheDrum fundraising campaign are:
- Full Tummy Fund fulltummyfund.co.za
The #BangTheDrum campaign kicks off as players challenge their fans around the globe to support them by making a small pledge to enable many children to go to school with a full tummy.
- Just Care facebook.com/JUST-CARE-Hermanus-1607134706214904
- Hermanus, Overstrand Association for Persons with Disabilities (OAPD) overstrandapd.org.za
- Learn to Earn www.learntoearn.org.za
The line-up of world-class golfers for 2018 is as follows:
- Nora Angehrn – Captain
- Rachel Raastad
- Louise Larsson
- Monique Kalkman
- Emilie Piquot
- Mariell Bruun
- Clara Pietri
- Carlotte Austwick
- Morgana Robbertse – Captain
- Lejan Lewthwaite
- Melissa Eaton
- Monique Smit
- Caroline Larsson
- Bonita Bredenhann
- Nobuhle Dlamini
- Francesca Cuturi