The Country Club Johannesburg, South Africa has been announced as the host venue for the sixth qualifying round of the 16th annual Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge 2014. The only round to be held outside the GCC countries, the full-field invitational will be held on Wednesday, July 16th, at the Woodmead Golf Course, Johannesburg, South Africa.
On the day, leading golfers from across South Africa will compete in two-player teams for a place to play in the grand finals at the end of the year in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
“We are delighted to bring the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge to South Africa once again, and we hope that the sixth qualifying round will be an unmatched business networking opportunity on the greens”, said Dan Smith, Director, Integrated Marketing, Xerox Middle East & Africa. “The Country Club’s Woodmead Golf Course promises to be a challenging course for our players, and we look forward to welcoming the winning team to the excellent venue for the finals.”
The Country Club Johannesburg is one of the leading premium golfing facilities in South Africa. The two top-quality golf championship courses, Woodmead and Rocklands, are constructed to USGA specifications and designed with excellent grassland and tree-lined fairways.
The tournament so far has concluded three qualifiers in the UAE and one in Qatar, and has received tremendous support from sponsors such as Prestige Wealth Solutions, Skandia International, and long-time supporter ECCO. Destination Partners for the challenge are Ras Al Khaimah Tourism, Waldorf Astoria (RAK) Al Hamra Golf Club and Tower Links Golf Club. Crystal Gallery, ProGolf International, Dubai Golf, and OnSide Sports are Event partners, and Golf Digest, Sport 360, Arabian Golf TV, and UAE Golf Online are Media partners.
“ECCO is delighted to be associated with the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge, which was voted the best Corporate Tournament in the Middle East (at Sport 360 MEGA's), and we are very pleased to see the event extended to South Africa, another famous golf destination!” said Nimal Perera, Commercial Director, ECCO Middle East.
The 2014 Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge is supporting the Noor Dubai Foundation, and aims to raise a sum of US$60,000. This is the cost of one mobile Eye Camp that can bring 4,000 treatments and up to 500 surgeries in a developing nation.
Winners of all qualifying rounds will compete in the 2-day grand final round hosted on two iconic golf courses, Tower Links Golf Club and Al Hamra Golf Club, along with overnight stay in the magnificent Waldorf Astoria, in the region’s emerging golf destination, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. To know more about the tournament, www.xeroxcgc.com .