Namdeb sponors second event of Namibian Golf Tour
03 Jun 2017 11:10am
WINDHOEK, 03 JUN (NAMPA) - The Namibia Golf Tour (NGT) will from 09 to 11 June host its second event at the Oranjemund Golf Course.
Sponsored by Namdeb to the tune of N.dollars 200 000, the second NGT tour will be called NGT Namdeb Sperrgebiet Open and will see South African and Zambian golfers compete with local golfers.
Earlier this year, the NGT tour hosted their first ever trials at the Windhoek Country Club Golf Course for amateur golfers who want to turn professional and become part of the club.
In Oranjemund, 48 professional and amateur golfers will compete for the top honour over three-days. They will battle it out over 54 holes, of which 18 will be played on Friday and the rest on Saturday and Sunday.
The first NGT, which was called the Coastal Classic Tour, was held in Swakopmund.
Speaking to the media on Friday, NGT Golf Director Hafeni Nghinamwaami said the aim of this tournament is to have an elite group of golfers participate in the various tournaments hosted over the next 12 months.
He said Namibia has about 29 professional players and the NTG will give them an opportunity to collect enough points for entry into top competitions in the region.
Having a local tour creates opportunities for Namibian professional golfers to showcase their talent locally and internationally, thereby attracting more investments to the game, both at amateur and professional level.
He said the NGT Namdeb Sperrgebiet Open will be followed by the Match Day play championships in Windhoek during the first week of July.
Dundee Precious Metals, a major global player in the mining and downstream sectors, are partnering with the NGT as sponsor of this event this year.