South Africa’s leading golfers with a disability have been given a unique opportunity to compete in the Sunshine Tour’s 2024-25 season opening tournament, the Waterfall City Tournament of Champions powered by Attacq, alongside a quality field of champions from all quarters of South African golf.
A total of six golfers from the South African Disabled Golf Association (Sadga) have been selected to join one of the most diverse and inclusive fields in South African professional golf when the new Waterfall City Tournament of Champions powered by Attacq is played at the Royal Johannesburg Golf Club’s East Championship Course over 72 holes from 2-5 May with a first prize of R1-million and with live coverage on SuperSport.
The Sadga golfers who have been selected to compete within the main tournament over 36 holes of medal play are David Watts, Daniel Slabbert, Iglin Grobbelaar, Robin Singh, Charles Williams and Kelvin van Baalen.
Sadga non-executive director Pieter Verwey praised the vision of the Sunshine Tour as well as tournament sponsors Waterfall City and Attacq for creating an opportunity to showcase the considerable talent within the ranks of golf for the disabled.
“The vision of the Sunshine Tour to include golf for the disabled in a major Sunshine Tour event is incredibly innovative and will certainly help raise the profile of golf for the disabled in South Africa. We are blessed with a wealth of fantastic talent within our association and know that the invited participants will rise to the challenge of the occasion.”
Thomas Abt, commissioner of the Sunshine Tour, said: “The Waterfall City Tournament of Champions powered by Attacq aims to celebrate the best of South African golf and we’re delighted to include the country’s golfers with a disability in this unique tournament. The Sadga golfers inspire all of us with their passion for the game and they are an integral part of our golf community.”
The field will already include the winner of the 2023-24 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit delivered by the Courier Guy, the 2023-24 Fortress Rookie of the Year, the leading Papwa Sewgolum Class player from the 2023-24 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit delivered by the Courier Guy not otherwise exempt, South African winners of international tournaments held outside of the borders of South Africa from 1 January 2023 until the Waterfall City Tournament of Champions powered by Attacq, the winner of the 2024 Sunshine Ladies Tour Order of Merit, Sunshine Ladies Tour winners from 2024, the winner of the 2023 Altron Big Easy Tour Order of Merit, the winner of the 2024 African Amateur, the leading amateur from the GolfRSA Order of Merit as nominated by GolfRSA, and five wild card entries.