With La Motte’s participation, this is a clear sign of the impact of women’s golf on corporate. The game is special to many South Africans especially those who have seen how it changes the lives of many of SA’s female golfers such as the legendary Sally Little and our current number one Lee-Anne Pace.
La Motte was acquired in 1970 by the late Dr. Anton Rupert, an internationally respected industrialist who established a global business empire, and was held in high regard as a committed conservationist. Dr. Rupert and his art-devoted wife Huberte also played an immense role in the preservation of art.
La Motte is owned by the Rupert’s daughter, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, one of South Africa’s leading mezzo-sopranos. She is married to Hein Koegelenberg, Chief Executive Officer of La Motte Wine Estate.
La Motte is one of three wine estates owned by the Rupert family. Hanneli’s brother, Johann Rupert, owns L’Ormarins, formerly owned by the younger brother, Anthonij, who tragically died in a car accident in 2001. Hanneli and Johann are in partnership with the Rothschild family of France, producing wines on the Fredericksburg farm under the Rupert & Rothschild label.
Great wines combined with great golf is part of the golfing landscape in this region. As UniMedia is bringing amateur and pro golfers to this event, the ladies participating will relish a unique experience supported by corporate with a forward vision of harnessing in on the power of golf.
We applaud our anchor sponsors Pam Golding, Golf Data, Sun International, Supersport, Maserati, TaylorMade, Real Promotions and ValdeVie Estate for holding this vision with UniMedia Pro as we move forward in developing and growing women golfers in South Africa. Through our ‘Adopt-A-Pro’ programme we will unpack how to ensure longevity for our golf talent.