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Vodacom Ultimate Par 3 Challenge
2013 champion: JJ Senekal (played at St Francis Links)


EVENT: Vodacom Origins of Golf presented by Samsung

DATE: 29 – 31 October 2014

VENUE: Pezula Golf Club


FIELD SIZE: 72 professionals; 60 amateurs


Team: Better Ball Stableford (1 Amateur & 1 Professional) on Wednesday and Thursday.

(Amateurs will drive on carts)

Individual Stableford: Top 15 amateurs to play on Friday from the 10th Tee.

START: Two-tee (10 minute intervals)


One of the longest-running series of tournaments on the Sunshine Tour is the Vodacom Origins of Golf Series, this year presented by Samsung.  Each tournament of the series of six carries a prize-fund of R600,000, and the final is set for Pezula Golf Club on October 29. The theme of the tournaments this year is ‘Evolution’ – of the game, of equipment, of rules, and of players.


Pezula Championship Golf Course is located in the Western Cape in the picturesque town of Knysna, the jewel of the Garden Route. The stunningly beautiful golf course is a sweeping spectacle of fairways and greens rolling through the pristine Southern Cape landscape. The breathtaking, award-winning 18-hole golf course, designed by David Dale and Ronald Fream of GolfPlan USA, offers visitors an unsurpassed golf experience, and rates amongst the best and the most scenic golf courses in the world. In 2001, just a few months after it opened, the course was awarded Best New Golf Course in South Africa. Compleat Golfer has rated Pezula Championship Course a Five Star Golf Experience every year since February 2005.


The Vodacom Origins of Golf presented by Samsung series will also have a competition within it: It is a cumulative par-three competition – the Ultimate Par-Three Challenge – where the leading 10 players most under par on all the par-threes throughout the series will qualify for a shootout on the Tuesday of the Final, for a prize of R50,000.

The prize fund will be split as follows‎:

  • each qualifying player will receive R2 500
  • the winner of the shootout will receive R25 000

Date: Tuesday, 28 October

Time: 17:00

Hole: 18th hole at this stage, TBC Monday, 27 October 2014

Format: The leading 11 players will participate in the shoot-out, of which 4 players will be eliminated. Thereafter another 4 players will be eliminated and again another player to be eliminated. Of the final two players, the winner will receive R25,000.


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