The Fability Team pulls off yet another successful collaborative Event!! The World Class #JoburgOpen10
The Joburg Open, one of the most prestigious tournaments on the South African and European golf tours, was hosted by the City of Johannesburg 14-17 January 2016 for the 10th time.
“It has proven its value as a highly successful event to market Johannesburg to a huge international audience.” says Bongi Mokaba, the Director: Events Management who has seen the Joburg Open grow into a global tournament that’s broadcast to television audiences in 35 countries.
The tournament took place from 14 to 17 January 2016 – placing it close to the end of the competitive European Tour. It was hosted at the iconic Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Course –rated among the top-20 golfing venues in South Africa.
The prize money of Euro 1.5-million was shared among all players who made the halfway cut – with the winner walking away with the sought-after trophy and more than Euro 200 000.
More than 200 golfers from across the world would tee off for the first round, with the top-70 scores at the halfway mark, qualifying for the final two rounds. Johannesburg is the first City in the country to host its own golf tournament, with the initial event taking place in 2007. Among the top line sponsors are BMW, the Hilton Hotel Group, Primedia and The Pro Shop.
Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Parks Tau calls this “a valuable opportunity to showcase the City as a world-class golf and leisure destination.”
The South African golf industry generates revenue of more than R30-billion a year. Joburg wants to increase its share of the estimated 54-million golfers world-wide looking for new destinations to play the game.
Fability was invited to participate by the City. The Stand showcased innovative ways of how to play Golf for Persons with Disabilities among the many Services that Fability provides.
South African Singer: Mathys Roets and Jeff Yates were filmed and interviewed by SuperSport demonstrating how the motorized wheelchair works. Pro Golfer Brandon Stone joined, by getting into the chair and playing a round of Golf. Morné Marais chatted about Fability and the Services we provide during the SuperSport insert.
We would like to thank everyone for the support and the opportunity for being part of this prestigious event.
City of Johannesburg
Zain Bulbulia: Director Gauteng Office of the Premier
Jeff Yates: Adaptive Golf
Celebrity Guest and Golfer:
Bernadette Rigney: CEO of Fability
Morné Marais: Fability Accessibility Audits
Sylvia O’Brien: Talent and Acquisition
Charné Hugo: Professional Singer
Dylan Da Silva: ParaAthlete
Doug Anderson: Speaker