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World Schools
Golf Challenge

—  Cape Town, 13-19 April, 2019  —

 

After a 3 year gap the World Schools Golf Challenge (WSGC) is back with the 7th Challenge being held in Cape Town, South Africa. Four local Cape Town clubs will host the four round team and individual strokeplay event.

Teams can be girls, boys or mixed, this format has proved very popular. Over the years it has been very satisfying to see some of our participants go on to win national championships, play on US college teams and carve out careers as professional golfers. Handicaps range from scratch to 20 plus with the players being put in a different four each day to maximise the opportunity for interaction. This event is considered a great learning experience for young golfers of all levels.

 

Highlights:

  • 4 rounds of golf - Milnerton GC, Mowbray GC, Royal Cape GC, Durbanville GC 
  • Opening Ceremony at The River Club Observatory Cape Town
  • Closing function at Gold Restaurant Cape Town
  • Services of local officials for admin + scoring + rules + starters for 2019 WSGC
  • 2019 WSGC Tournament Souvenir
  • Souvenir handbook
 
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Host Courses

Milnerton Golf Club

Milnerton Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72, 6101 metre challenging coastal course situated just 10 minutes north of the city of Cape Town. The “9 out, 9 in” links type layout is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and Rietvlei Lagoon to the east. It provides a golfing experience unique to South Africa - with its panoramic views of Table Mountain acting as a backdrop to the dramatic surroundings. Milnerton Golf Club is a truly memorable gateway to the “Fairest Cape in all the World”.

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Royal Cape Golf Club

With a history dating back to 1885, Royal Cape is a classic parkland course that provides a fine test of golf as well as a wonderful playing experience. The course is in superb year round condition with well grassed fairways, smooth greens and challenging bunkers. It is a course of championship stature, playing to a par of 72, which has hosted the SA Open ten times as well as many other professional and top amateur events. Winners at Royal Cape include Gary Player, Ernie Els, Mark McNulty and Trevor Immelman.

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Durbanville Golf Club

The course lies 30 minutes from Cape Town and is known for its open space, beautiful fairways, bent grass greens and immaculate condition; currently boasting some of the finest greens in the Cape. The course caters to all abilities of golfers and the reward for accepting the challenge and ascending the slopes is spoken about far and wide. Signature holes; Fire Agate; Maw Sit Sit and Snowflake Obsidian are just a few that have provided unparalleled experiences for many players. It also has a reputation for being relaxing and welcoming.

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King David Mowbray Golf Club

Mowbray Golf Club was formed in 1910. The original course was designed by a very talented member but over the years many changes have been made. Through the years, Mowbray has hosted the South African Open seven times, the Bell's Cup on three occasions and all major amateur championships. Many of the world's biggest names in golf have played Mowbray, including Bobby Locke, Norman von Nida, Gary Player, Seve Ballesteros, Vijay Singh (a winner of the Bell's Cup) Nick Faldo, Lee Trevino and Ernie Els.

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Open to any school golf teams around the world. 

The objectives of the challenge are:

  • To encourage participation and development of golf within high schools and the educational system.
  • To assist promising high school golfers to continue to develop their skills on new courses and in friendly competition with players from throughout the golfing world.
  • To provide a solid base for young golfers to plan their golfing future.
  • To provide educational opportunities and experiences in South Africa for students with an interest in golf.
  • To promote the enjoyment and qualities of golf as a recreational alternative for students regardless of their golfing abilities.
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Roger Carroll
Tournament Director
roger@govsl.com
+64 274 902 139

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