Sunshine Tour golfers take time to give back

Doug McGuigan, Nic Henning and Mike du Toit spent time preparing meals for very appreciative children in Elandsdoorn during a break on the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour.

The three hung up their golf bags on Friday and took to the kitchen to feed the youngsters at the Ndlovu Care Group, which benefits from the support of the Vodacom Origins of Golf charity initiatives.

The Ndlovu Care Group was established in 1994 and is one of five charities to benefit from the Birdies for Kiddies campaign, which has already raised R950,000 in 2011.

The care group identifies malnourished children in the community, typically infants up to the age of four, and nurses them back to health.

A world away from their next event at Simola Golf Estate, the players donned aprons and set to work in the kitchen to cook for the children, which was a humbling experience for the golfers.

“Even the worst day on the course doesn’t match up to the everyday challenges that these little ones face,” said McGuigan.

Once the children had eaten they were treated to sweets, which the golfers enjoyed distributing before saying a sad goodbye.

“It has been an absolute blessing being here today and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed trading in my golf club for a serving spoon,” said Henning.

Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour repeats the charity challenge to its players ahead of the Simola event starting on July 27: go out and make birdies!

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