Disappointing Start for ‘The Fish’

by John Botha on December 3rd, 2009

World Matchplay champion Ross Fisher made a less than spectacular start to his first Nedbank Golf Challenge. The 29-year-old Englishman showed brilliant form in the Pro-Am, when he shot a six-under par 66, but after the first round of the tournament proper “The Fish” found himself languishing in last place, …

Nedbank Golf Challenge 2009 Pro-Am Results

by John Botha on December 3rd, 2009

Although this is their first visit to the Sun City, Gary Player Country Club, Hunter Mahan and Ross Fisher wasted no time in finding the secret to low scoring on the layout, and both posted 6-under rounds of 66 in the Pro-Am. Next best was another first-timer in the Nedbank …

The Goose to drive home in luxury Volvo

by John Botha on December 3rd, 2009

Retief Goosen became the first player to eagle the 17th hole, and by doing so he won a Volvo S80 D5. Goosen had been experiencing mixed fortunes on the course where he was crowned champion of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in 2004. “I was playing solidly on the front nine,” …

It must be love…

by John Botha on December 2nd, 2009

Not for the first time, a golfer that arrived in Sun City fell in love with the place. Rory McIlroy, ranked number 10 in the world, was so impressed with the resort that he immediately “phoned his girlfriend Holly in Northern Ireland and insisted that she join him.” Holly arrived …

2009 Nedbank Golf Challenge Broadcast Schedule

by Jana Kotze on December 1st, 2009

Broadcast Schedule – 2009 Nedbank Golf Challenge The Nedbank Golf Challenge kicks off with a Player’s Banquet at the Sun City Superbowl tomorrow evening and this will be followed by 4 days of supreme golf. With a host of golf’s elite taking part in the tournament, it’s set to wow …

Nedbank Golf Challenge Is Going Green

by Jana Kotze on November 24th, 2009

At this year’s tournament, Sun International aims to make the Nedbank Golf Challenge the first certified green golf event in South Africa and within 2 years, the first carbon-neutral golf event. Greening the Nedbank Golf Challenge involves a number of aspects of the event ranging from the organisation and planning, …

Top-class field for 2009

by Jana Kotze on October 29th, 2009

Two multiple major championship winners, the current Masters champion, the current     Players’ champion, the hottest young property in world golf, five Presidents Cup players, three Ryder Cup players and a combined more than $200 million in career prize-money. The field for the 2009 Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City from …

First two players confirmed for 2009

by Jana Kotze on October 22nd, 2009

The first two players to be invited to the 2009 Nedbank Golf Challenge have both accepted their invitations and confirmed that they will be vying for one of golf’s richest prizes at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City from 3 to 6 December. As always, the first invitation …

Sun City Springbreak 2009: Wrap-up

by Cabanas on October 1st, 2009

The turnout at this years Springbreak was fantastic. We got to meet so many people having fun in The Valley of Waves and around Sun City. If you were there, I’m sure you have your own special memories. In the meantime, here are our highlights. 1. Meeting Tamara Dey from …

Flash Republic and Ministry of Sound Party at Springbreak 09 and more…

by Cabanas on September 26th, 2009

The day’s events started with Flash Republic in The Valley of Waves. As usual, the magic combination of Tamara Dey, Ryan Dent,Craig Massiv and Martin Rocker made the crowd come alive. Their energy on stage left us in no doubt that Springbreak is the place to be this weekend. The …

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