Fans can take part in ‘Africa’s Mini Major’ while pros play for ‘Africa’s Major’
Fans attending the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player will have the opportunity to be part of the golf action like never before and could even find themselves putting for glory on the 18th green on the Sunday of this Rolex Series tournament on the European Tour.
This year’s tournament, to be played at the Gary Player Country Club from November 14-17, will see the debut of “Africa’s Mini Major”, a unique putting competition that coincides with the professionals’ quest for glory in “Africa’s Major”.
The competition will include a six-hole putt-putt course with holes located in various positions around the Gary Player Country Club. By registering on the Nedbank Golf Challenge App to create a player ID, spectators will go from hole-to-hole and be able to test their skills against each other over the four days of the tournament.
Each day there will be a live leaderboard on the App for “Africa’s Mini Major”, and the fans who end the day tied in first place will have a putting playoff on the iconic ninth green after play to decide the day’s champion. All six holes need to be completed in order to qualify.
The daily winners of the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday competitions will go through to the grand finale that will take place on the 18th green after the final round of the tournament, and in front of the thousands of spectators in the grandstands around the green.
The winner of “Africa’s Mini Major” will win an array of incredible prizes in what is a truly money-can’t-buy experience that is open to all ages.
The competition adds to the overall drive to make the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge the most interactive in history in terms of fan engagement and activations, and also including a world-class entertainment line-up.
A new stage built over the Soho hotel pool with big screens flanking it will be the main arena for the daily entertainment after play in the Public Village.
Thursday will see the DJs take centre stage as DJ Jaysuu and DJ Jazzy D entertain the fans after the round on day one to kick off the entertainment line-up for the week.
On Friday there will be an eclectic mix of DJs and musicians thrilling the spectators, including performances by DJ Minx and the DJ duo Pascal and Pearce, as well as South African singer-songwriter Jethro Tait and the internationally acclaimed Locnville.
Saturday’s entertainment will feature what is bound to be an emotional performance by Jesse Clegg at a venue where his late father Johnny performed for years, as well as the talents of DJ Euphonik, DJ Vin Deysel and the exciting new talent of the chart-topping TiMO ODV.
And then Sunday will see the return of DJ Jazzy D and accompanied by Divinity Band as they bring down the curtain on another memorable Nedbank Golf Challenge.
General access tickets and luxury return shuttles for the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player can be purchased here. If you are looking for an experience, Circa has once again put together hospitality packages for the event, which can be purchased here.