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19th October 2014 | Sunshine Ladies Tour

SA Women’s Open confirmed till 2021

2014SAWO_LesIvanBarbs_SLTThe Ladies European Tour (LET) and Women’s Professional Golf Association of South Africa (WPGA) are delighted to jointly announce their agreement with World Sport Promotions to extend the South African Women’s Open through to 2021.

 

The success of the tournament over the first three years of the relationship has created a tremendous boost to women’s professional golf in South Africa and all parties are delighted to announce a ground breaking extension, which sets the foundation for continual growth of the game in the region from grass roots development to the professional game.

 

Ladies European Tour CEO, Ivan Khodabakhsh, commented: “We are thrilled to deepen our relationship with the WPGA and with World Sport Promotions who deliver high quality golf tournaments.

 

“An extension until 2021 is an expression of our commitment to South Africa and our wish to help grow the game. The Ladies European Tour members always enjoy competing in the region and are committed to inspiring more young girls to participate.”

 

Barbara Pestana, Executive Director of the WPGA, said: “The seven year extension of the SA Women’s Open to 2021 is testament to the joint success story between the WPGA, The Ladies European Tour and World Sport Promotions.

 

“This extension underlines the significance of this championship and the long term commitment mirrors our joint goal to provide a sustainable competitive platform to continue shaping the future of our players for years to come.”

 

Lesley Copeman, Tournament Promoter of World Sport Promotions, added: “World Sports Promotions is proud to have the opportunity to extend the contract with the LET and the WPGA.

 

“The South African Women’s Open is the flagship event of the WPGA and provides the local professionals and top amateurs the opportunity to compete at the highest level. Having events of this calibre and with substantial prize-money goes a long way toward empowering our young female golfers.”

 

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PHOTO CAPTION: Lesley Copeman (left) from World Sport Promotions, Ladies European Tour CEO Ivan Khodabakhsh and WPGA Executive Director Barbara Pestana (right) jointly announced a seven-year extension of the South African Women’s Open to 2021; Justin Klusener.

 

For further information please contact:

Tournament Spokesperson
Lesley Copeman, World Sports Promotions
Tel: +27 (0) 83 628 6378 Email: lesley@sawomensopen.co.za

Ladies European Tour
Bethan Cutler
Media Manager, Ladies European Tour
Tel: +44 (0) 7980056045 Email: bcutler@ladieseuropeantour.com

WPGA
Barbara Pestana
Tel: +27 (0) 82 781 4653 Email: barbara@wpga.co.za
 

WPGA and Sunshine Ladies Tour Media
Lali Stander
Tel: +27 (0) 82 990 7150 EMAIL: lalistander@gmail.com