ADM TO HOST ITS INAUGURAL GOLFING TOURNAMENT
06 FEBRUARY 2014
Amathole District Municipality (ADM) will host its inaugural Golfing Tournament to help unearth golfing talent in the district. This great event will take place on Friday, 07 February 2014 at Alexander Golf Club in Sunnyridge, East London.
The tournament is aimed at providing support to 40 emerging / non-professional golfers who will be taking part in this tournament. The golfers are drawn from all the seven local municipalities under ADM's jurisdiction.
This historic tournament is a precursor to the sought after Africa Open Professional-Amateur Golf Tournament in which first top six (6) golfers from ADM GT will take part. The tournament is scheduled to take place on 11 February 2014.
This groundbreaking initiative is a culmination of the 2013 Africa Open Golf Tournament, during which ADM Municipal Manager Chris Magwangqana laid a firm foundation on the district’s Sport Tourism’s mission as that of forging partnerships with various stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally.
Magwangqana further described the significance of ADM’s involvement in the Africa Open Golf Tournament as central in ensuring that the District’s sports tourism agenda becomes beneficial to both sports and business people under its jurisdiction.
“It is very important for us as Amathole [District] to ensure that we create partnership with our stakeholders including people in sports to increase the chances of improvement in our social positions,” he said.
The 2013 tournament was followed by a networking session which was led by ADM Municipal Manager together with the Chairperson of the Africa Open, Mr. Khaya Ngqula. Key issues which came into the spotlight were on the development of, not limited to, the sport of golf in the district.
Among these, were the dire conditions under which the emerging golfers were subjected to, which seriously prohibited their advancement in the sport, namely, lack of equipment, gear, as well as exorbitant membership fees to join already existing clubs.
In 2014 ADM WALKS THE TALK
In an effort to assist with the development and nurturing of golf as a sport, ADM has since facilitated for emerging golfers under its jurisdiction to formalize a structure that will represent the district. Furthermore, this structure will also be affiliated to the ADM Sports Council. Visit www.amathole.gov.za to read more on #ADM_Sport_Trourism_Strategy