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2019 sees the 16th anniversary of the Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament; one of the most prestigious events of the SA sporting calendar. Throughout August, September and October, participants of the tournament compete across the country in some of South Africa’s most prestigious golf clubs, including Arabella Hotel and Spa, Zimbali Country Club, and St Francis Links.
In partnership with Sunshine Tours, Vodacom has been a part of the tournament since its inception.  

The first event in the series took place from 25 to 29 July at Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate in Mpumalanga. The Pro-Am tournaments group amateurs with some of South Africa's top golfers and these form the backbone of the winter leg of the Sunshine Tour. They allow Vodacom Red customers to tee off next to captains of industry and golf's upcoming stars.

2019 will also be the first year to see women taking part in the tournament, bringing the number of competitors up to eighty across the entire event. Ultimately, all the competitors will be competing for an R100k cash prize, not to mention the bragging rights from having won one of SA’s most prestigious golfing events.

In the continually evolving new world of business, golf is no longer only about spending time away from the office but is an opportunity to network and interrogate one of the key challenges facing small and large businesses; predicting and being ready for the future. Change is happening at an unprecedented rate and to thrive in an uncertain world, businesses need to be flexible, responsible and always connected.

Each stop along the Vodacom Origins of Golf tour sees multiple activities taking place across three days. Day 1 is when the players register themselves for the event and pick up their branded merchandise. This day proceeds on the driving range and is capped off by a sumptuous dinner where competitors are encouraged to network with their fellow competitors from the day's golf. The game of golf is about so much more than the sport itself- It allows people to build new relationships and forge partnerships.

Throughout the second and third day, the qualifiers from day one will get the chance to play against a chosen professional, letting them hone their skills against some of the world’s greatest golfers. At the close of the third day, the top five qualifiers are announced and this group will then go on to play in the final Vodacom Origins of Golf event at the end of October. Prizes this year consist of a spot in the Golf Hall of Fame, an all expenses paid trip to Seychelles, as well as a cash prize of R100k. 

The beauty of the game is not just about the perfect swing – it is also an optimal opportunity to do business in the finest surroundings in the world. It is for that exact reason that 16 years on, Vodacom has maintained the relationship and association with some of South Africa’s most prestigious golfing events, Vodacom Origins of Golf.

As a Red customer, the value garnered from the choice to take up the package has gotten you used to experiencing the best lifestyle rewards and opportunities from Vodacom, and with Vodacom Origins of Golf, you could be rubbing shoulders with captains of industries and golf's future superstars.

Vodacom Origins of Golf is a series of pro-am tournaments that gives amateurs the chance to play alongside some of the leading golfers in South Africa, as part of the winter leg of the Sunshine Tour.

Origins of Golf Tournament dates 

August 22-24

Sishen Golf Club

September 26-28

Humewood Golf Club

October 3-5

Stellenbosch Golf Club

October 17-19

Selborne Park Golf Club

October 31-November 2 (Final)

Simola Golf & Country Estate


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