To correct the imbalance of black golfers in the world today, promoters of the Women’s World Cup of Golf launched "Project Golf 2014" at a function in Cape Town today, hosted by South Africa’s Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Amongst other women from government, the business sector and the golfing fraternity the President of the Women’s World Cup of Golf, Ms Mlambo-Ngcuka, proudly acknowledged the Women’s World Cup of Golf, in playing an integral part in building an awareness of the game both locally and abroad.
This global event has reached millions of people all over the world, but more importantly it has benefited a number of local community initiatives. "The Women’s World Cup of Golf has also fuelled further interest and excitement amongst South Africa’s youth particularly in rural communities," mentioned the Deputy President.
"Project Golf 2014 is an initiative that is long overdue, and where better to find black golfers than right here in South Africa." The project will focus on the introduction of golf and the various career opportunities open to children predominantly from rural communities.
However, the overall aim of Project Golf 2014 is to produce 2014 handicapped female golfers by the year 2014. In celebration of the final goal, the top twenty golfers from the project will partner twenty of the world’s top female golfers in a global challenge that will be staged here in South Africa in 2014.
In addition, to showcase a true contribution of twenty years of democracy, a business strategy has been devised, whereby the current management of Project Golf 2014 will hand over the reins of the business to candidates born out of this initiative.
"With South Africa conquering a successful twenty years of democracy in 2014," said Women’s World Cup of Golf CEO Tania Fourie. "I believe it is our responsibility to showcase our talents and achievements, via our youth, to the rest of the world.
"I’m looking forward to mentoring the girls involved in the project, and handing over the reins to one of them in 2014."
As did the Women’s World Cup of Golf mark its place in the history books in 2005 with it’s inaugural event, Project Golf 2014 is set to make a difference in the lives of our youth, and is gearing up to take it’s place in the history books once again, this time as the world leader of black world class women golfers.
The fourth Women’s World Cup of Golf is taking place on 18 – 20 January 2008 at the Gary Player Country Club, Sun City in the North West Province.
Forty of the world’s best professional women golfers from twenty countries will compete for a total purse of $1,4 million. For more information, visit the Women’s World Cup of Golf website .