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Defending Champion:
Morten Orum-Madsen (DEN)
EVENT: 104th South African Open Championship
DATE: 8 – 11 January 2015
VENUE: Glendower Golf Club
PRIZE MONEY: €1-million
FIELD SIZE: 156
Format: 72 holes of stroke play

PRACTICE TIMES
Open to public:
WEDNESDAY 07h00-07h40 for successful qualifiers (1st tee only)
07h50-15h00 from 1st tee only (1st and 10th tee will close at 15h00)
07h00-09h00 from 10th tee (9 holes only)

COURSE
Glendower Golf Club is a great favourite amongst the professionals: Triumphant European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley played in the South African Open there last year, and had this to say: “It’s one of the best I’ve ever played, very visual, really well bunkered and extremely well set up. We don’t get to play on many traditional courses anymore and I was delighted. I could see this as a real potential venue for a US Open if it was in America.”
The club was opened in March 1937. Such was the standard of the work and layout that after only two years the club played host to its first big tournament, the Transvaal Open Championship. This was won by Bobby Locke in a world record score of 265 shooting rounds of 66, 69, 66 and 64. In 1946, 40 professionals from South Africa and Rhodesia played in a tournament for 100 pounds, the largest purse ever for a South African tournament at the time.
In 1973 the club was proclaimed a nature reserve. This proclamation was in order to preserve the excellent bird-life that is to be found on the course.
During the 80s the course saw a major face change. All 18 greens were reshaped and rebuilt, new tee positions were added, existing water hazards were cleared and extended and new water features added at a number of holes. The changes have made the club one of the most challenging and beautiful courses in South Africa and at present it is rated the best course in Gauteng and in the top 10 in South Africa by Compleat Golfer.

TICKETS
From TicketPro (www.ticketpros.co.za)
Practice round 7 January: R20
Thursday-Friday 8-9 January: R50 per day
Saturday-Sunday 10-11 January: R100 per day
Tournament package 7-11 January R200

HOST SPONSOR WEBSITE: http://www.ekurhuleni.gov.za/

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