- Golfers with a disability to compete in major new Sunshine Tour event.
- Waterfall City Tournament of Champions powered by Attacq celebrates diversity within South African golf.
South Africa’s leading golfers with a disability have been given a unique opportunity to compete in the Sunshine Tour’s 2024/25 season opening tournament, the Waterfall City Tournament of Champions powered by Attacq, alongside a quality field of champions from all quarters of South African golf.
A total of six golfers from the South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) have been selected to join one of the most diverse and inclusive fields in South African professional golf when the new Waterfall City Tournament of Champions powered by Attacq is played at the Royal Johannesburg Golf Club’s East Championship Course over 72 holes from 2-5 May 2024 with a first prize of R1-million and with live coverage on SuperSport.
The SADGA golfers who have been selected to compete within the main tournament over 36 holes of medal play are David Watts, Daniel Slabbert, Iglin Grobbelaar, Robin Singh, Charles Williams and Kelvin van Baalen.
SADGA Non-Executive Director, Pieter Verwey, praised the vision of the Sunshine Tour as well as tournament sponsors Waterfall City and Attacq for creating an opportunity to showcase the considerable talent within the ranks of golf for the disabled.
“The vision of the Sunshine Tour to include golf for the disabled in a major Sunshine Tour event is incredibly innovative and will certainly help raise the profile of golf for the disabled in South Africa. We are blessed with a wealth of fantastic talent within our association and know that the invited participants will rise to the challenge of the occasion.”
Thomas Abt, Commissioner of the Sunshine Tour, said: “The Waterfall City Tournament of Champions powered by Attacq aims to celebrate the best of South African golf and we’re delighted to include the country’s golfers with a disability in this unique tournament. The SADGA golfers inspire all of us with their passion for the game and they are an integral part of our golf community.”
The field will already include the winner of the 2023/24 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit delivered by the Courier Guy, the 2023/24 Fortress Rookie of the Year, the leading Papwa Sewgolum Class player from the 2023/24 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit delivered by the Courier Guy not otherwise exempt, South African Winners of international tournaments held outside of the borders of South Africa from 1 January 2023 until the Waterfall City Tournament of Champions powered by Attacq, the winner of the 2024 Sunshine Ladies Tour Order of Merit, Sunshine Ladies Tour winners from 2024, the winner of the 2023 Altron Big Easy Tour Order of Merit, the winner of the 2024 African Amateur, the leading amateur from the GolfRSA Order of Merit as nominated by GolfRSA, and five wild card entries.
About Waterfall Management Company:
Waterfall Management Company (WMC) is the property, asset and operational manager for the Waterfall City land. WMC is responsible for managing and coordinating all the current and future developments on and for the Waterfall City development, on behalf of the Landowner. WMC has been working with developers and investors since 2004, to create the largest mixed-use development in Africa. The company holds extensive expertise in the field of leasehold and as such are the appointed specialists in the leasing agreements for the developments in Waterfall City.
Each year sees Waterfall City expand, offering more top-notch facilities to its residents, commercial tenants, visitors and communities in the surrounding area, making it a truly remarkable development within Gauteng. It is a modern city that takes into consideration unique design aesthetics to ensure Waterfall City lives up to the development’s goal of offering integrated stay-work-play environments that provide unsurpassed quality of life in a vibrant urban setting.
About Attacq Limited:
Attacq Limited and its subsidiaries is an innovative Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), based in South African and listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), with a vision to create sustainable value for all stakeholders through a value-based strategy, ensuring a positive impact in our communities and the environment we operate in. Attacq is well-positioned to deliver on its purpose to create smart, safe and sustainable community spaces providing remarkable experiences in our managed hubs.
Attacq’s portfolio is diversified across different asset classes, geographies and quality counterparties, providing the building blocks for resilience and enabling additional value added real estate opportunities.
Attacq’s focused approach is on: (1) Waterfall City, comprising its completed real estate portfolio, developments under construction and leasehold land; (2) Rest of South Africa, comprising the remainder of its South African completed real estate portfolio; and (3) Other investments, comprising a 6.5% interest in MAS P.L.C. (MAS) and its Rest of Africa retail investments. Going forward, business diversification will be the fourth focus area, achieved through investing in opportunities complementary to Attacq’s real estate portfolio.