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Sunshine Tour breaks barriers: Disabled golfers secure spots in Waterfall City Tournament of Champions

Posted : 30 January 2024

Six golfers from the South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) have earned the opportunity to compete in the Sunshine Tour’s Waterfall City Tournament of Champions powered by Attacq, marking an inclusive move in South African professional golf.


Taking place at the Royal Johannesburg Golf Club’s East Championship Course from May 2-5, 2024, this tournament boasts a diverse field, including champions from various sectors of South African golf.


The SADGA golfers, namely David Watts, Daniel Slabbert, Iglin Grobbelaar, Robin Singh, Charles Williams, and Kelvin van Baalen, will participate in the main tournament over 36 holes of medal play, showcasing their considerable talent. The event, with a first prize of R1 million and live coverage on SuperSport, signifies a significant step in recognizing and promoting golf for the disabled in South Africa.


Pieter Verwey, Non-Executive Director at SADGA, commended the Sunshine Tour and sponsors Waterfall City and Attacq for their innovative vision in including golf for the disabled in a major Sunshine Tour event. He believes this opportunity will elevate the profile of disabled golf in South Africa, and the talented participants will rise to the occasion.


Thomas Abt, Commissioner of the Sunshine Tour, expressed delight in celebrating the best of South African golf and including golfers with disabilities in this unique tournament. The SADGA golfers are seen as an integral part of the golf community, inspiring others with their passion for the game.


The Waterfall City Tournament of Champions will feature a diverse field, including winners of various Sunshine Tour awards, leading players from international tournaments, winners from the Sunshine Ladies Tour, and more.


The inclusion of golfers with disabilities reflects a commitment to diversity and showcases the broad spectrum of talent within South African golf. The move is considered innovative and marks a step forward in promoting inclusivity in professional golf tournaments.


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