The Ultimate Golf Experienceon December 2, 2011
The Nedbank Golf Challenge prides itself on being the ultimate golf experience for not only the invited professionals, but also the thousands of fans who stream into Sun City for this annual event. And these expectations are met from the minute you step into the Nedbank Golf Challenge Expo Centre on your way to purchasing a ticket.
The Expo Centre showcases all things golf, including the latest fashion items such as a belt with a pitchmark repairer clipped into the stylish buckle, to individual swing analysis sponsored by Nedbank, and even some of the greatest memorabilia to be found in the game.
One of the more popular stalls is the Best of Golf South Africa, which offers great golfing memorabilia for the serious collector – such as the R200 000 Masters collage and signatures from 1957 champion Doug Ford to 2009 winner Angel Cabrera – as well as affordable items such as framed individual player photographs from the Nedbank Golf Challenge’s 30th anniversary tournament in 2010. “This is our fourth year in the Expo Centre and we’re very happy with the response every year,” said stall owner Ruth Haremza, who is originally a professional from England and is a former winner of the Girls British Open Amateur Championship.
There’s even an opportunity to get the most up-to-date weather forecast through one of the new stalls this year – Golfweather.com. “The vibe here has been amazing,” said Moshe Adir, owner of Golfweather.com. “This is a fantastic exhibition facility. It’s very well laid out and the flow of people has been great.” Adir has himself had a memorable Nedbank Golf Challenge. England’s Lee Westwood was so interested in his offering that he downloaded the iPhone application for it. “I didn’t think this event could get any better, until that happened,” said Adir.