Win Tickets to the Nedbank Golf Challenge

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The player announcement for the 2010 Nedbank Golf Challenge took place recently. Twelve of the world’s top golfers will be teeing off on Thursday 2nd December at the Gary Player Country Club with 2010 being the 30th Anniversary of the tournament.  This year fans will be also treated to great entertainment both on the fairway and off! Adding to what is guaranteed to be a very special 30th Nedbank Golf Challenge, the African Continent’s premier golf tournament will also feature a senior event to be contested by eight of the game’s most recognisable over-50 champions.

The Nedbank Senior Golf Challenge has attracted an impressive line-up including multiple Nedbank Golf Challenge champions Nick Price and David Frost, as well as previous winners Corey Pavin, Mark McNulty and Fulton Allem. Adding lustre to this tournament will be Americans Jay Haas, Fred Funk and Tommy Armour III.

Be part of the action this year by answering one easy question and you could stand the chance to win tickets for you and 3 friends!

To enter, comment on this post with your answer to the following question:

How many players competed in the first ever Nedbank Golf Challenge?

Terms & Conditions

  1. The competition closes at 5pm on 26 November 2010.
  2. The winner will then be contacted by our team by Monday, 29 November 2010
  3. The winner must be willing to travel to Sun City.  Transfers to and from Sun City will be for the winner’s account.
  4. The prize includes four tickets to the Nedbank Golf Challenge 2010 on Saturday, 4 December 2010 excluding meals and accommodation.
  5. The winner will have to consent to use of their photographs in promotional material.
  6. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  7. The winner must be 18 years or older.
  8. The prize is not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash.
  9. The competition is open to residents of South Africa only.
  10. No member/employee of Sun International Management Limited and/or any of their affiliated companies, and/or agencies, and/or members of their immediate family; nor members of the sponsors of any competition listed on this page, and/or any of their affiliated companies and/or agencies, and/or members of their immediate family may enter the competition.
  11. All entries are subject to acceptance of these terms and conditions as well as Sun International Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions as published on

241 Responses to Win Tickets to the Nedbank Golf Challenge

  1. semule ncube says:


  2. Sakkie Booysen says:

    12 players

  3. Nadine Robertson says:

    there have always been 12 players
    million dollar golf challenge which started in 1981
    and changed to Nedbank golf challenge in 1994

  4. Kobie Prinsloo says:

    12 players

  5. Philip Viljoen says:

    12 Players

  6. Seipati says:

    12 top players aroud the world

  7. Stefan Snyders says:

    12 players

  8. Cathy Botha says:

    Twelve top golfers

  9. Farhaan says:

    I Just want to say that Nedbank and Sun International the most exciting Golf tournament in the whole of Africa. The Gary Player country club is the most stunning golf course in the whole world. The hospitality the organisers do for the players and families and all the invited guests is world class. The Nedbank Million Is Africa’s Major, hope one it be recognised as the 5Th PGA which can be hosted by us.


  10. Alistair Joel says:

    8 players

  11. Cathy Botha says:

    this must be one of the world greatest gold tournament

  12. 5 players contested in the first challenge

  13. Ajay Sukraj says:

    Five players

  14. Jack Osher says:

    Enjoy the atmosphere and just getting caught up with all the thrills.

  15. ANAND M says:

    30 players will be teeing off

  16. mary-ann allen says:

    A thrilling adventure! Would love to be there!!

  17. Gillian Magolie says:

    12 golfers

  18. whilma says:

    12 players

    I would love to win a holiday at Sun City

  19. Chantal Labuschagne says:


  20. Maryke du Toit says:

    10 Players competed

  21. Andrew Tshoke says:

    Eight (8) players competed in the first Nedbank Golf Challenge.

  22. LA-CELL says:

    How many players competed in the first ever Nedbank Golf Challenge?

    it is 9 PLAYERS

  23. Ivan Davids says:

    8 eight players I think

  24. How many players competed in the first ever Nedbank Golf Challeng?
    10 Players

  25. Ivan Davids says:

    8 players

  26. Jameel Nagdee says:

    5 in 1981

  27. muhammad says:

    there were 5 players that entered what would have been an exhibition. subsequently the Nedbank Million has become a regular event on the Golfing CAlendar. Surely something to look forward too, especially the final hole on the final afternoon!!! Well done to Nedbank and the rest of the Sponsors for putting SA on the World Map. There couldn’t be a better host then Sun City!!!

  28. Can’t wait to see the Nedbank Golf Challenge this year.

  29. faan venter says:

    5 players

    This Nedbank Golf Challenge is like an early Christmas to us!!!

    CANT WAIT!!!

  30. Tine-Marie Mudde says:


  31. Erica Coetzee says:

    12 players competed in the first ever Nedbank Golf Challenge.

  32. Sandra De Lange says:

    I think this event that you do at Sun City is amazing. I would love to win tickets because this is the most amazing place and I never went to the Golf tournament.

  33. Queen Mogane says:

    12 players competed

  34. Charmaine Olivier says:



    Five Players

  35. Johan Herbst says:

    keen golfer and would like to watch at sun city

  36. Erica Coetzee says:

    8 players competed in the first ever Nedbank Golf Challenge.

  37. Nkhensane Legodi says:

    twelve contenders

  38. Tanya Viljoen says:


  39. Jeanette Pillay says:

    It will be the most amazing experience to watch the Nedbank Golf Challenge in person with friends who love to play and who are passionate about playing the sport.

  40. Laurence says:

    12 PLAYERS

  41. Stuart Hyslop says:

    12 players in the 2000 Nedbank Challenge

  42. Kevin Burke says:

    Got to get to Sun City with my 2 eleven year olds – They Golf Mad like Me

  43. Asila Chetty says:

    I enjoy receiving this emails because Sun City is my favourite holiday spot.

    The answer to the question is Twelve.

  44. Asila Chetty says:


  45. Shane Sewpersad says:

    I love sun city, I have just come back from holiday there end september, also enjoyed staying at the palace.


  46. LILLY MABOTE says:

    Twelve of the world’s top golfers will be teeing in the first ever Nedbank Golf Challenge

  47. Marius Spies says:

    I would like to join you as I tried every year to visit the Million Dollar at least one day. Great event!!

    This year I would like to take my 15 year son (handicap also 15) with me.



  48. Marius Spies says:

    I would like to spend at least one day at the Million Dollar with my 15 year old son

  49. Nico Hechter says:

    There were only 5 players in the first Nedbank Golf Challenge

  50. Nico Els says:

    Only 5 (five) players competed in the first ever Nedbank Golf Challenge.

  51. Marius Spies says:


  52. Jean Venter says:

    10 players

  53. Almari Viljoen says:

    12 players in the first Nedbank Golf Challenge in 1981

    Almari Viljoen

  54. Khali Jamnda says:

    there were eight players

  55. Craigen Adams says:

    1981 – 8 Players later increased to 10

  56. Joanne Wachenheimer says:

    The first ever Nedbank Golf Challenge – 30 years ago – featured a field of only FIVE players!

  57. Robert Kieser says:

    awesome field of players – I would love to see the action in person!!!

  58. Gerald Moore says:

    Answer:- 12 players

  59. Ayanda Khanyile says:

    10 players compited in a first ever NEDBANK golf challenge.

  60. Helenor Whitecross says:

    10 people entered the first Million Dollar Golf Challenge

  61. marcia gorlei says:

    12 players

  62. Harry Nathaniel says:

    Twelve Players

  63. Mark Smith says:

    Answer to the questions is 12 players. Nedbank Challenge, proudly Africa’s major

  64. Brian Stolzenberg says:

    Answer: 12
    Hope I win

  65. Jacobus Brink says:

    Nine (9)

  66. Jacobus Brink says:

    Eight (8)

  67. Maurice Correia says:

    5 entrants

  68. THere were twelf golfers.

  69. THe best golf tournament ever in Africa

  70. Ian Pardy says:

    5 Players competed in the first one 30 years ago

  71. 5 Players competed in 1981

    Johnny Miller, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Niclaus, Lee Trevino and Gary Player (Won by Johnny Miller)

    Thanks, Zane Oberholzer

  72. Dave Bakker says:

    I was at the very first milion dollar when Johnny Miller won the trophy after a play off with Seve Ballesterous I think they played the last three holes three times before Miller won it on the eighteenth. What a way to start a 30 year tournament.

  73. 5 Players competed at the Sun City Million Dollar in 1981

  74. 5 Players competed in 1981 (Johnny Miller, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Gary Player)

  75. Patsy Ehmke says:


  76. Gillian Smith says:

    I love the Nedbank Challenge. Have been to Sun City to watch whenever I can and the atmospher is always great. When I am not able to be there I watch on TV. It is an awesome tournament and I think that our camera men are the best in the world with their coverage and how they follow the flight of the ball. I watch a lot of the Golf on TV and always think that our SA camera men do the best job!!

  77. Banie v Vollenhoven says:

    There were 5 players in the 1981 tournament.

    They were John Miller, Steve Ballesteros, Jack Niclaus, Lee Trevino and Gary Player, which John Millar won!

  78. Gerhard Janse van Rensburg says:

    8 players

  79. Roy Smith says:

    Only five players competed in the first ever Nedbank Golf Challenge

  80. John Thorold says:


  81. Andre says:

    12 Players in total

  82. Wesley Hill says:

    There were 8 players competing in the first ever “Nedbank Golf Challenge” way back in 1981.

  83. Evelyn says:

    Answer: 3 players
    I’d love to win tickets to attend this prestiges event. Want to feel what it’s like being amoungst the “STARS”…

  84. Quanita says:

    8 players :)

  85. Sanjay Singh says:

    There are 12 players.

  86. Lester says:

    The Greatest golfing tournenent in Africa

  87. Virginia says:

    My Mom and Dad have been to 25 Nedbank Golf Challengers, they moved to DBN so have not been to the last 5 challengers.

    My father turns 85 years old on the 12 November, his birthday wish from his children is to go to the 30th Challenge, unfortunately due to the economic climate we are in, we as a family do not have the means to make his wish come true.

    So his only alternative is to watch it on tv at home.



  88. Yolande says:


    Answer : 12 players will be competing

    I would love to go, as my husband goes balastic over this time of the year. To surprise him with some tickets,,,,it would definetly make not just his day, but definetly his year!

  89. Yolande says:

    Please choose me as your lucky winner! I would love to spoil my husband and his Father and 2 brothers !

  90. Helen Rossouw says:


  91. Sue Tyrrell says:

    Would love to experience watching this most exciting event. On my bucket list but cannot afford

  92. Clinton says:

    I can’t wait to go and watch the best golf golfers in the world! Last year was a blast and I am definitely expecting this year to be even better

  93. doreen du plessis says:

    50 players

  94. Stefan Stolz says:


    The answer is 10 players.

    Thank you


  95. Neville Lang says:

    12 men stroke play

  96. Piet Snyman says:

    10 Players. The excitement of the 30th challenge is really something to lokk forward to. cannot wait to be there.

  97. Frank Montgomery says:

    Five players

  98. Tom Burns says:

    The tournament is a twelve man invitational stroke play event, with the field being made up of defending champion, the Sunshine Tour order of merit winner, the four major winners and then completed with the top players in the Official World Golf Rankings following the U.S. PGA Championship.

  99. jj booysen says:

    10 players

  100. T.J. Nel says:

    Twelve players

  101. PETER BOOT says:

    Fantastic ideas to keep Sun City up there with the rest – your Marketing team is a ‘wonder’ !!!

    Answer is – 5 Players

  102. R BOSCH says:


  103. Andrea Johnson says:

    Only 5 players took part in the first Nedbank Golf challenge

  104. T BOSCH says:


  105. Clinton says:

    There were 5 players in the field of the first “Million Dollar Challenge”

  106. Clinton says:

    The five players in the 1981 Million Dollar Challenge were:

    J Miller ( Winner )
    S Ballesteros
    J Nicklaus
    L Trevino
    G Player

  107. Louis Wainwright says:

    There were only 5 players in the very first challenge.
    My first son was born on the 7th November 1980 – just before the first event. We enjoyed many a good weekend walking the course with some very fine golfers from ’85 to ’90.

  108. Willie Maritz says:

    5 players

  109. Jenni Wilson says:

    I feel like a winner!!!

  110. Paul Pretorius says:


  111. louis oosthuizen says:

    Hi there,

    I think there was 8 players in 1981.


  112. Riaan Bosman says:

    Answer: 5

    Great course & good to see THE BIG EASY back in the mix!!!

  113. Manie Badenhorst says:


  114. Manie Badenhorst says:


  115. Robert Haward says:


  116. Frikkie Nel says:

    The event was conceptualised by Gary Player and founded by Sol Kerzner in 1981, the tournament was known as The Million Dollar Challenge back then because of its US$1 million prize fund,

  117. Willem Sliep says:

    Thank you for the opportunity!!!

  118. Bev says:

    Answer – 10

  119. Sisa Mbuli says:

    12 players

  120. Wessel Oosthuizen says:

    6 Players

  121. Menko says:

    8 Players.

  122. Theuns Kotze says:

    8 players

  123. duduzile hlatshwayo says:

    twelve players competed

  124. Leon Powell says:

    Can’t wait to see a couple of hole in one’s!!!

  125. duduzile hlatshwayo says:

    this competition attracts a whole lot of people and i would like to be part of them this year.

  126. Willa Conradie says:

    8 players

  127. duduzile hlatshwayo says:

    it will be great for me to win this competition as i’ve always wished to have an experince of watching the nedbank challenge.

  128. Mike Povey says:

    12 Players

  129. Rose Sekati says:

    Answer: The challenge started only with 5 players.

  130. Sonja de Beer says:

    Twelve players participated in the first ever Nedbank Golf Challenge. It was known as the Million Dollar Challenge back then and the first ever winner in 1981 was Johnny Miller from the USA with a score of 277 (-11).

  131. Angela D'Amato says:

    Good day

    The answer is 12 players.


  132. Fareed Ismail says:

    8 players

  133. Michelle Peters says:

    8 players

  134. Michelle Peters says:


  135. deon gouws says:

    10 golfers

  136. Naomi Campbell says:

    This experience is the best opportunity for our Junior Golfers to see what they watch on TV. My 15yr old daughter has represented South Africa under 15 in Jakarta this year and has been playing for 3 years off a 4 handicap now. This is the highlight of her golf every year, walking with players and getting their signatures. What an unbelievable experience.

  137. Deon de Bruijn says:

    Answer 5 players in 1981

  138. Deon de Bruijn says:

    As a golfer I look forward to this event with the same anxiety as the other majors. The difference being that it is local and accessible and always a memorable day which I have done on three previous occassions

  139. RIYAZ PATEL says:

    J Miller
    S Ballesteros
    J Nicklaus
    L Trevino
    G Player

  140. Kirsten Campbell says:

    This is the gr8. Can’t wait to get there and see all the players. Even some caddies are very friendly and give us some advice. Good Luck to all the players.

  141. Graeme Boucher says:

    Answer : Six players

  142. Jon-Jon Ferreira says:

    5 players competed in the first ever Nedbank Golf Challenge?

    Jon-Jon Ferreira

  143. Hayley Snoyman says:

    12 players played in 1981 Nedbank Gold Challenge

  144. Judy says:

    12 golfers by invitation participate in the Challenge

  145. Naomi Campbell says:

    Answer: 12 players
    What a great event. A fantastic opportunity for young South African boys and girls to see their heroes playing. Good luck to all the players.

  146. Brian says:

    What agreat event, can’t wait, go South Africa.

    The answer is 12 Players.

  147. R BOSCH says:

    competition answer: 12

  148. C BOSCH says:

    Answer to question: 12

  149. Wikus Visser says:


  150. Pieter v/d Merwe says:

    12 Players

  151. Rebone Daniel Matau says:

    5 players.

  152. Pieter v/d Merwe says:

    5 players

  153. Neville Busse says:

    Five Players took part in the first tournament in 1981

  154. Elize-Marie Muller says:

    12 players

  155. Deon Smith says:

    The first event was held in 1981 and consisted of only 5 players. among them were greats like Ballesteros, Nicklaus and Player. That deserves winning tickets.

  156. Michael Cahill says:


  157. Karin Swanepoel says:

    Twelve of the world’s top players

  158. Francois van Niekerk says:


  159. Graeme Boucher says:

    5 Players

  160. Daryl Hutchinson says:


  161. Jannie Holtzhausen says:

    10 Players

  162. Charles Kingsley says:

    5 players

  163. monica says:

    Hi , Twelve of the world’s top golfers will be teeing off 2010 and i will love to be their .
    Anser:Five Players took part in the first tournament in 1981.
    Thank you

  164. Juan Swart says:

    5 – There were only five contestants: John Miller, Steve Ballesteros, Jack Niclaus, Lee Trevino and Gary Player.

  165. Dot van Ryneveld says:

    12 players

  166. Billy Andraos says:

    Twelve (12)

  167. CARL KNEPPERS says:

    5 Players in 1981

  168. Koos Van Greunen says:

    5 Players

  169. Maureen says:

    5 players

  170. Billy Andraos says:

    5 Players

  171. Colleen Dundas says:

    There were 8 players in 1981

  172. Bashir Nagdee says:

    5 players

  173. Motselisi Molapo says:

    There 12 players.
    This is a great post.

  174. Dave Pieterse says:

    There was 5 Players in the first Nedbank Golf Challange

  175. Willie le Roux says:


  176. Christell le Roux says:


  177. Willem le Roux says:


  178. Jacques Du Plessis says:

    8 players

  179. Natalie Botha says:

    12 players

  180. jessman says:

    8 players

  181. jessman says:

    i cant wait to see the first tee off

  182. Aradhna Sanjith says:

    12 Players

  183. Karin SMith says:

    12 players

  184. Chris Kruger says:

    12 players

  185. Lynne Kirkpatrick says:

    12 players

  186. Paresh says:

    12 world class players

  187. Martin Smith says:

    They were 5,
    Johnny Miller (Winner)
    Seve Ballesteros (Close second)
    Jack Nicklaus
    Lee Trevino
    Garry Player

  188. 10entrants and the winner was Johnny Miller

  189. Stefan Pretorius says:


  190. Greg McDavid says:

    12 Playes in the first ever NEDBANK Golf Challenge.

  191. Vevegan James says:

    12 players

  192. Jalal Razavi says:


  193. Mmabatho says:

    Question = How many players competed in the first ever Nedbank Golf Challenge?

    Answer = 5

  194. Karen Taylor says:

    12 Players

  195. Jennifer Brink says:

    5 players played in the first Million Dollar !!

  196. Bev Walker says:

    Twelve [12]

  197. Stuart Johnson says:

    Eight (8)

  198. Arthur Heinrich says:

    5 players competed in 1981

  199. Colleen Walsh says:

    12 players

  200. Janneman Nortje says:

    The answer is 5 if you go back to the first one in 1981.

  201. Christo Cloete says:

    5 players

  202. Montie Lloyd says:

    Great Tournament!

    5 Players.

  203. Con van den Berg says:


  204. Hawa Haffejee says:

    12 (twelve) players

  205. Keith says:

    12 players

  206. Fanie laubscher says:

    Million Dollar Challenge 1981 : 5 players , since it became the Nedbank Challenge : 12 players

  207. P. Prinsloo says:

    12 players

  208. CAREL BARKLEY says:

    12 PLAYERS

  209. There was only 8 players in 1981. Regards Justin Beneke

  210. nisha mohan says:

    12 players in 1981

  211. Lesley Lambie says:

    5 players

  212. Christine Botes says:

    5 players.

  213. Charlie Simkin says:

    5 Players

  214. Saadiq Fredericks says:

    5 Players

  215. marcel booyens says:

    10 players competed in the first Golf Challenge

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  219. Lucas says:

    10 Players Competed in the first Nedbank Million Dollar Golf Challenge in 1981

  220. Anelize Maloney says:

    5 players!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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