Major Friends Amateur Golf Challenge
Two of South Africa's most influential players have banded together to create a countrywide amateur golf tournament. Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel's Major Friends Amateur Golf Challenge encourages players to participate in four rounds of golf at clubs right across South Africa, with the tournaments running from May to December.
Golfers stand the chance to not only win some grand prizes, but also meet the masters themselves, as both Louis and Charl will be attending and hosting the final playoffs – held at the Blair Athol course in Gauteng – where players can freely mingle with the stars.
All in all, 61 golf clubs are taking part in the challenge and players need to be a member of one of these clubs to play in the tournament. The brains behind Major Friends has also had the foresight to launch a club in association with the challenge, which allows those not playing in the tournaments to subscribe and still be affiliated with Major Friends, and receive a multitude of brilliant membership benefits.
On the promotional site of the event, Oosthuizen and Schwartzel have stressed the fact that the goal of this tournament is to help grow and expand the influence and development of South African golf. It also promotes investment in local talent, which is a fantastic cause to place at the center of the event. SA based players will be given the chance to network and connect with their fellow golfers to heighten a feeling of local camaraderie.
With these two pros at the lead and the event being introduced as an annual affair, it seems as though the Major Friends Amateur Golf Challenge might mean great things for local fans and players of the game.
Check out the official Major Friends site for more details on the challenge and club. Hat tip to Clint for pointing us toward the site!