PGA inspires W. Cape golf clubs to work together

CAPE TOWN (27 August 2014) - The Western Cape's leading golf clubs need to pool their strengths as they work with the PGA of South Africa in taking the game forward in the province.

This was the major outcome of the Western Cape Interclub competition held at King David Golf Club this week, which brought together 23 golf clubs from the Western Province and Boland.

Each club was represented by a fourball including the club chairman or president, the manager, the captain and the club's PGA professional. The competition was won by the Atlantic Beach Golf Club team of Cobus Stander, Steve Riley, Bobby Bendin and Flippie Niemandt.

But the greater focus was on finding more synergy between the clubs in the province for the benefit of the industry.

"Our message was that we really need to work together as golf clubs in the Western Cape, and in this sense I think we achieved what we wanted to get across," said Louis Destroo, the Director of Golf at Stellenbosch Golf Club and the main organiser of the Interclub.

The success of the day was echoed by Andy Bean, the Business Manager of the PGA of South Africa.

"We want the golf clubs to know that they can use what the PGA of South Africa can offer them to add greater value to their members. Companies want to associate with golf clubs, and as a respected brand in South African golf we are there to facilitate this, from better insurance options to more competitive catering solutions for the clubs. We have developed very strong commercial partnerships and we want the clubs to know that we can spearhead such partnerships to their benefit as well," said Bean.

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