The South African Women’s Masters celebrates a new chapter in its history, with Standard Bank taking over as title sponsor of the event.
The Women’s Masters will take place from 19-21 February at the San Lameer Country Club in Southbroom on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.
The 54-hole championship forms part of a seven-week build-up on the Sunshine Ladies Tour to the Investec South African Women’s Open, which is jointly sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour and the Women’s PGA of South Africa.
“Ray Nkonyeni Municipality championed the SA Women’s Open for many years, and when the flagship event moved to Cape Town in 2018, the municipality didn’t hesitate to support the SA Women’s Masters,” said WPGA Chair Margie Whitehouse. “Thanks to Standard Bank’s commitment to growing the women’s professional game in South Africa, the Standard Bank SA Women’s Masters will continue to flourish as the crown jewel in the new Standard Bank Pro-Am Series 2020."
The Standard Bank Pro-Am Series 2020 will consist of seven one-day Pro-Am events including the title sponsorship of the Standard Bank SA Women’s Masters.
“Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and Standard Bank’s sponsorship aims to support and grow the development of women’s golf locally and across Africa at large,” said Standard Bank’s Schalk Kotze. “Standard Bank aims to drive the development of female players at grass roots level and empower talented professional female golfers by creating opportunities for more playing time, which will enable them to hone their skills further.”
“Female representation in golf is lacking as female golfers make up less than 20% of registered golfers in the country. Standard Bank’s contribution to the growth of the golf ecosystem will not only create new revenue opportunities for professional golfers, but will also help young female golfers transition successfully from the junior and amateur ranks into a world of professionalism.”