The 2023 edition of the Annual Legends Golf Day will take place at the Houghton Golf Club in Johannesburg on Friday, 24 March 2023.
This time around the Legends Golf Day will be part of the 30-year Celebrations of Banyana Banyana and Bafana Bafana’s first matches since returning from international isolation in 1993 and 1992 respectively.
The inaugural event was held earlier this year (29 March 2022), with the President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Dr Danny Jordaan, teeing off at the Bryanston Country Club.
“The initial event was a great initiative and it was nice to see our former legends coming together and having a wonderful time. This is an exercise we must maintain and make sure this process is sustainable by bringing various stakeholders on board. As I said, the initial project was great and we are all looking forward to the next event,” said Dr Jordaan
Class of ’96 captain Neil Tovey was joined on the day by former players hailing from different eras like Mark Williams, Marks Maponyane, Lydia Monyepao, Doctor Khumalo, Reneilwe Letsholonyane, MacBeth Sibaya, Mark Fish, Andre Arendse, Edward ‘’Magents’’ Motale, Pollen Ndlanya, Jimmy Tau, as well as members of the Sydney 2000 Olympics Team Stanton Fredericks, Brian Baloyi, Matthew Booth and Aaron ‘’Mbazo’’ Mokoena.
It is expected that more players will sign up for the much-anticipated 2023 Edition after the successful inaugural event where golf enthusiasts in the mould of footballers, coaches, football officials took part and were also joined by football stakeholders in South African corporates like South African Breweries, Standard Bank, MetroWired as the headline sponsor with also prominent business people.
The Class Of 96 legends, led by Tovey, lifted the inaugural trophy.
“The 2023 Legends Golf Day will be bigger and better, so we call upon all football stakeholders, fans, corporates to come and be part of this celebration. We intend to defend our trophy as legends against corporates and hope you will save the date for this prestigious event,” said an excited Mark Williams who was part of the organising team.
More details of the 2023 Legends Golf Day will be revealed in due course.