PinkStig Invitational Press Release

Unimedia Pro in association with Sun International’s much awaited PinkStig Invitational is finally taking place at The Lost City Golf Course, Sun City on the 28 November.

The PinkStig Invitational is a new and an exciting initiative in women’s professional golf in South Africa, that will showcase some of our aspiring pro golfers, giving them the opportunity to compete more. After several meetings, interactions and census with the players, Unimedia has uncovered some of the challenges that these players face.

Top of the pile of course is the lack of financial sustainability as most of the current tournaments take place from January – March. The question is what happens after the month of March? The objective of this inaugural event is to put a face to our players, unleashing true talent with limitless potential.

Our field of players at this event will include 18 local professional players, 3 international players and several young amateurs who are on the brink of turning pro. Our main focus is to locally manufacture our players and attract more international events to South Africa. This retention of existing talent will realize more competition, more broadcasting of women’s golf on all media platforms and increase the value of local player’s management.

The gala dinner event will see Sally Little, legendary golfer who has won 15 tournaments and 2 majors be inducted into the SA Hall of Fame, ensuring the baton is passed onto the current pro’s who in turn are able to reach out to our champions such as Sally. Furthermore, the amateur players receive the experience of playing with a pro.

The PinkStig initiative is a catalyst in the golfing fraternity for corporate and stakeholders to understand the value of women golf and its traction out in the market place on and off the golf course.

This campaign has received much media attention and the time has come for UniMedia to showcase SA women’s golf talent. UniMedia Pro has ensured a prize money of R100 000 for the PINKSTIG INVITATIONAL inaugural on the 28th November and wish to increase this by 2017 for the upcoming series to be announced at the gala dinner.

South African Players

Alra van den Berg (RSA), Crizelda van Niekerk (RSA)Francesca Cuturi (RSA)Henriette Frylinck (RSA)Ivanna Samu (RSA)Kim Williams (RSA)Leanda Schulze (RSA)Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA)Liezl Klotz (RSA)Mae Cornforth (RSA),Melissa Eaton (RSA)Michelle Leigh (RSA)Monique Smit (RSA)Monja Richards (RSA), Morgana Robertze, Nicole Becker (RSA), Tandi von Ruben (RSA) and Tijana Kraljevic (RSA)

International Players

Kiran Matharu (ENG), Bonita Bredenhann (NAM) and Carrie Park (KOR)

Amateur Players

Crystal CooperLynette Fourie, Xavier Arries

For further media enquiries about the event please email:

info@unimediapro.com

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