Golfers play record 321 holes, raise R160 000 for charity

Cape Town, Feb.6: Seven golfers recently played a record 321 holes and raised a creditable 160,000 South African Rand for a charitable trust.

According to a Sports24 report, Steenberg’s Director of Golf, Ian Kennedy, and six other Steenberg PGA professionals played golf in a relay style format for twelve hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to raise the money for the iThemba House Trust.

The 321 holes was eight holes more than their previous record and is also their highest recorded monetary total so far.

The challenge was to see who could raise the most money and play the most holes in the allotted 12 hours.

The intention behind the challenge is to donate more funds for others.

Kennedy said he is likely to expand the challenge each year and next year is looking at a team in KwaZulu-Natal.

Steenberg is well known for their charity initiatives and Holes 4 Hope is yet another way that Steenberg Golf Club gives back to the community.

The money was raised through the generous donations and pledges by the Steenberg members.

The iThemba House Trust has several child welfare initiatives that they support, including a safe house for abused babies and children, and a self-supporting Bulelani creche catering for 102 children in the Delft.

Steenberg have also made a generous contribution to the Els 4 Autism Foundation which is one of Ernie Els’ charities.

The other six professionals who played were P.J. Pywell, Greg McLaughlin, Etienne Olivier, Darryn Pitout, Hendrik de Graaf and Adrian Raath. (ANI)