November 2019, Johannesburg:Steyn City celebrated the fifth edition of its annual Golf Challenge with a day full of high spirits and equally high competitiveness.
This year, the usual four teams (Team Cricket, Team Media, Team Steyn City and Team Rugby) were joined by an additional two squads: Ladies and Team Soccer. With more talent in the mix, there was even more excitement.
“We wanted to take this annual event to the next level and make it even more memorable. The introduction of Team Soccer seemed an obvious step, as this is such a well-loved sport in South Africa, while the inclusion of a Ladies’ team was particularly important for us. After all, Steyn City is working hard to promote women’s golf and make the sport more accessible for female players,” explains Kevin Eden, Golf Operations Manager.
The Challenge was won by Team Cricket, captained by Victor Mpitsang (574), while second place went to Team Steyn City, captained by Giuseppe Plumari (570). Team Media, with Louis Hattingh at the helm, took third place (561).
Among the high profile players were Naas Botha, Ben Karpinski, OG Molefe, Toks van der Linde, Morgana Robbertse, Nobuhle Dlamini, Brian Baloyi, Matthew Booth and Jimmy Tau.
Prizes were sponsored by Johnny Walker and a new trophy designed so that the club can record previous years’ team winners on the plaque.
“This is always such a fun event on the Steyn City calendar – we love to show off our golf course, while enjoying the glamour our celebrity sportspeople bring to the parkland,” says Giuseppe Plumari, CEO of Steyn City Properties.
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