Highland Gate Golf Estate hosted The Vodacom Origins of Golf Tournament for the first time from 27 – 29 July. The tournament saw 96 of South Africa’s best professional golfers battle it out for the total prize money of R 750 000. The field also included players from Chile, Portugal, England and Italy. Even SA Open Champion Brandon Stone flew back to SA immediately after the British, to compete in this event
Long time pro Wallie Coetzee from Jeffreysbay took the early lead, but struggled in the tough windy conditions on the afternoon of the second. Seasoned pro and all-round nice guy Dougie McGuigan took the lead and held onto it through the final round, despite an excellent fight back effort by Brandon Stone, who had to be contend with 2nd place.
I attended the tournament the whole week, and was privileged enough to spend time with some of the pro’s and their caddies, and their comments were like a chorus – fantastic golf course and facilities. All of them were very impressed with the Ernie Els design, whilst I am sure other silently cursed the Big Easy, after missing the cut for the final round on Friday
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Written by Del-Monte Roberts, Property Professional at Zest Properties in Dullstroom. Although an avid golfer himself, he will not be featuring in any pro tournaments soon…..