18th August 2014 | Big Easy IGT Golf

Momentum World of Golf and IGT Tour partner for golf development

2014GaryPlayerSchoolOfChampions_PapersMIDRAND, 18 August 2014 – Momentum World of Golf announced a partnership with the IGT Pro Golf Tour on Thursday to provide additional growth opportunities for the professionals and amateurs campaigning on the country’s premier golf development Tour.

“Since its launch in 2010, we have watched the IGT Pro Golf Tour grow to become undoubtedly the nation’s largest developmental pro golf circuit,” said general operations manager Gareth Madden.

“Momentum World of Golf views the IGT Pro Golf Tour as a vital tool in the developmental process of our future stars and our Momentum Gary Player School for Champions has even adapted their performance students’ schedule to facilitate their participation in the IGT Pro Golf Tour events.

“We strive to help friends play better golf and thus we are delighted to extend our support of golf development with additional opportunities for growth to all IGT Pro Golf Tour members and temporary members.”

The partnership qualifies IGT Pro Golf Tour members for a reduced unlimited access joining fee, a special pass rate from Monday to Wednesday, or special single day access rates on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as well as a special member companion access rate.

“We are also pleased to offer reduced fees to the IGT Pro Golf Tour’s temporary members, especially designed for the large volume of international players that campaign on the Tour,” Madden said.

In addition to membership and access discounts, IGT Tour members also qualify for special discounts on Momentum Gary Player Golf Experience services like Sam PuttLab Analysis, the Golf Functional Movement Analysis with their TPI experts and Individual Golf Training Plans at the Gary Player Golf Fitness Centre.

IGT Pro Golf Tour commissioner, Cois du Plooy, welcomed the partnership.

“Our aim has always been to provide a competitive platform for young amateurs and aspirant professionals to develop their physical and mental skills and to prepare them for the cut-throat environment of the pro circuit,” Du Plooy said.

“The Gary Player Golf Fitness Centre at the Momentum World of Golf is specifically designed for the development of performance golfers, and we welcome the opportunity for our members to utilise this world-class facility and the special rates also extends to MoreGolf’s MomentumGolf Villages at Centurion and Gillooly’s.

“This partnership extends that platform by giving our members access to the most comprehensive practice facility in the country at superb rates, and makes Momentum World of Golf a perfect fit for the IGT Pro Golf Tour.”

Momentum Gary Player Golf Experience general manager Danny Baleson said the IGT Pro Golf Tour partnership is a natural extension of the company’s ongoing involvement with golf development in South Africa.

“We have been involved with a number of development initiatives for years, including free weekly coaching sessions for learners from the Blair Athol School Community Project and free clinics to the international qualifiers from SA Kids Golf,” Baleson said.

“We offer the free use of the facilities for the Central Gauteng chapter of the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB), we have donated golf balls and junior hard-cover coaching books and have provided free coaching clinics to the needy since 2002.

“The Gary Player School for Champions has also offered annual sponsorship up to R300,000 a year to Central Gauteng development performance players since 2006. In fact, we are giving ongoing support to our graduates on the Sunshine Tour, Musi Nethunzwi and Sipho Bujela.

“Nine of our former students, including Haydn Porteous and Callum Mowat, cut their teeth on the IGT Pro Golf Tour and seven of our Gary Player School for Champions performance students are currently campaigning on the Tour.

“We are delighted to find yet another avenue to give our rising stars the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

The Momentum World of Golf will also sponsor the IGT Pro Golf Tour with complimentary tees and a unique pencil set for all new members.

PHOTO: Current and former Gary Player School for Champions; GPSFC

Back, from left to right: Ben Cobbet, Sipho Bujela (pro), Lloyd Herbst and Evance Vukeya

Front, from left to right: Joe Mudau Gustav Gouws, Musi Nethunzwi (pro), Jason Froneman, Werner van Wyk and Michael van Hoeck.

PARTNERSHIP DEALS – IGT Tour members

Unique special access offer: Monday – Wednesday pass @ R150

Single day access Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday @ R60

Unique special unlimited access membership offer: R500 Joining Fee plus R50 card fee & R450 per month, including grass tee membership

Unique special companion access offer: Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday @ R60 (NB: Companion must accompany the IGT Tour member)

Staff prices on Car Wash

Sam PuttLab Analysis at half-price

Golf Functional Movement Analysis with our TPI expert at half-price

Individual Golf Training Plans at the Gary Player Golf Fitness Centre at half-price

PARTNERSHIP DEALS – Temporary IGT members

One month full access membership @ R500, plus R50 card fee.

For more information, please contact:

Gareth Madden

Momentum World of Golf General Operations Manager

Tel: +27 11 545 8600

Email: garethm@theworldofgolf.co.za

Danny Baleson

Momentum Gary Player Golf Experience General Manager

Tel: +27 11 545 8645

Email: dannyb@GPGE.co.za

For more information on the Moregolf Group, visit http://morecorp.co.za/

For more information on the Momentum World of Golf, visit http://worldofgolf.co.za/

For details on the Momentum Gary Player School for Champions, visit http://gpge.co.za

For more information on the IGT Pro Golf Tour, visit www.igtgolf.org

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