The South African Women’s Masters will celebrate a new chapter when Standard Bank takes over as title sponsor of one of the most iconic events on the women’s professional golf circuit this year.Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and Standard Bank’s sponsorship aims to support and grow the development of women’s golf locally and across Africa at large.
The Standard Bank SA Women’s Masters will carry a prize fund of R250 000 and will take place from 19-21 February at San Lameer Country Club.
The 54-hole championship forms part of an impressive seven-week build-up on the Sunshine Ladies Tour to the Investec South African Women’s Open, which is jointly sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour and the Women’s PGA of South Africa (WPGA).
Standard Bank has been a proud sponsor of leading and innovative sporting initiatives and its contribution to the development of sporting programmes across the continent has significantly helped elevate the role of sports in Africa’s growth story. To this end, we are delighted to be part of this major development for the WPGA.
Through the sponsorship, it is our aim to drive the development of female players at grass roots level and empower talented professional female golfers by creating opportunities for more playing time which will enable them to hone their skills further.
Female representation in golf is lacking as female golfers make up less than 20% of registered golfers in the country. Standard Bank’s contribution to the growth of the golf ecosystem will not only create new revenue opportunities for professional golfers but will also help young female golfers transition successfully from the junior and amateur ranks into a world of professionalism.
Her Worship the Mayor of Ray Nkonyeni Municipality, Councillor Nomusa Mqwebu, welcomed the new partnership between the WPGA and Standard Bank.