Tags: South Africa

Branden Grace Defends His Title at Home

The eight-time European Tour winner Branden Grace, 30, returns this year to defend his title at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in the resort of Sun City, 125 miles north of Johannesburg. He talked about winning at home, hunting in the bush and how golf is more of a job these days than it used to…

Nedbank Golf Challenge: Hey! A Baboon Took My Golf Ball!

“The animals on the golf course are generally nonthreatening,” Player said. “But you can be lucky to perhaps be on one of the holes bordering the game reserve and see some rhino, giraffes or even a herd of elephants.” Conservation plays a key part to the Nedbank course, and Player feels golfers can coexist peacefully…

Nedbank Golf Challenge: Ernie Els Won for South Africa, Now He’s Giving Back

In 2006 he merged his charity with a foundation spearheaded by Hasso Plattner, co-founder of software giant SAP and owner of Fancourt Golf Estate in South Africa, to form the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation. There are currently 13 boys and four girls in the program. So far, 124 golfers have received membership. Els explained…