The real legacy of the Tshwane Open is its long-lasting impact on the lives of the people of the city, and one such legacy project is that of golf development. Through this project young golfers from disadvantaged backgrounds get to take part in a sport traditionally regarded as the preserve of the wealthy, with the helping hand of world-class professional players to guide them through their practice their shots at the Mabopane Driving Range.
Tshwane is one of the most active golf development regions in the country, with some 200 children from Klipgat, Soshanguve, Mabopane and Hillside taking up golf. Every year, ahead of the Tshwane Open, some of these young players spend a day with 10 of the European and Sunshine Tours professionals picking up tips on how to improve their game. Tshwane is looking forward to the day one of our development players becomes a South African golfing champion.
Who knows, the next Ernie Els may come from Mabopane.
We would like to thank Spar North Rand for all their support, providing delicious food and drinks for the young golfers.