More Champions Confirm For One Of The World's Biggest Golfing Events At Fancourt In South Africa


The Garden Route will be the setting  for one of the world's biggest golfing events ever to have taken place on South African soil, when The Links at Fancourt plays host to the Volvo Golf Champions between 19 and 22 January 2012. Recognised as one of the world's finest golfing events, locals and tourists, fans and celebrities alike will gather in George to watch the world's top golfing talent in action.

Players already confirmed for the event include local superstars, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen and Retief Goosen. The international contingent includes Colin Montgomerie, Matteo Manassero, Tom Lewis, Thomas Bjorn, Paul Casey and the current open champion Darren Clarke, while Lee Westwood, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Martin Kaymer, Rory Mcllroy and Miguel Angel Jimenez are eligible to play, and are still to confirm their attendance.

Featuring only those players who won on the 2011 European Tour and who have 10 or more European Tour career wins, the event will chase a first prize of approximately £300,000.

With a total prize fund in the region of £1,760,000 the Volvo Golf Champions at Fancourt will be the first solely-sanctioned European Tour event of 2012.

The event will offer spectators a four day feast of golf in the spectacular surrounds of The Links - recently voted the number one course in South Africa by Golf Digest. Since opening in 2000, The Links has consistently featured amongst the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World, and has hosted many prestigious golf tournaments, including the Presidents Cup, Ladies World Cup, SA Open and Berenberg Bank Senior Masters.  The Volvo Golf Champions can now proudly be added to this list, and ranks right up there with The Presidents Cup in terms of the quality of field that will grace the fairways of The Links, with no less than 40 European Tour Champions participating.

South African charity Star for Life will benefit from the event, receiving 25% of the event ticket and programme sales revenue. Star for Life is a HIV prevention programme with the desire to 'build attitudes and change behaviours in the youth, and empowering them to realize their dreams of a better future'.

Tickets for the Volvo Golf Champions are available from Computicket, as well as at the gates (main Fancourt entrance) daily, Refreshments will be available to purchase.  Gates will open at 07:30 on the Friday, and at 09:00 on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

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For further information please look at Fancourt's website www.fancourt.co.za

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Ethos Marketing is the UK Sales, marketing and PR office for:

Serena Hotels - Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda & Rwanda
Rani Resorts - Mozambique and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Blue Train - South Africa
Garonga Safari Camp - Limpopo Province, South Africa
Motswari - Greater Kruger National Park,South Africa -
Fancourt - Garden Route, South Africa
Mont Rochelle - Franschhoek Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
Steenberg - Cape Town, South Africa
Amakhosi Safari Lodge - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Cathedral Peak Hotel - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Isandlwana Lodge - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Fordoun Hotel & Spa - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Ghost Mountain Inn - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Pakamisa - KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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