Els for Autism Golf Tournament

The Drive to SA Open Final Golf Tournament took place at the Highland Gate Golf Estate in Dullstroom on 15-16 November 2017. Here, 100 golfers gathered to enjoy some golf and raise awareness and funds for the Els for Autism Foundation, established by world class pro-golfer Ernie Els.

As main sponsor of the event, the VUCA team helped to facilitate with event preparations, registering players and handing out refreshments on the course.

Despite intermittent weather throughout Day 1, golfers maintained high spirits, making the most of their time on the golf course before returning to the clubhouse to relax and recoup before the evening activities.

Nico van Rensburg, Business Development Manager for the Ernie Els Group, helped to facilitate the auction held that evening, which resulted in over R300 000 being raised in favour of the Els for Autism Foundation, thanks to some very generous contributions!

Perfect weather allowed for an enjoyable Day 2, with golfers catching up on some of the rounds they missed the previous day and completing their games.

Players Buddy Woodburne and Karl Straszacker placed 1st in the event, thus qualifying to play alongside Ernie Els and other pro-golfers in the SA Open Pro-Am in January 2018.