2018 Presidents Invitational Golf

The third ever Presidents Invitational Golf was held at Randpark Golf Course on Wednesday 18th April 2018. A day with lots of fun!

2018 Presidents Invitational

 

On the 18thApril 2018, the IIG hosted it’s third ever Presidents Invitational Golf Day. Held at Randpark Golf Course, the beautiful autumn setting in Johannesburg was the perfect location for a fun-tastic golf day. 

 

Main sponsor to the event was Constantia, #InsuranceMadePersonal, who pulled out all the stops for the most exciting day! The morning started with golfers receiving their welcome goodie bags, filled with golfing goodies to enhance the experience. 

 

It’s been our biggest Presidents Invitational Golf Day ever! 74 insurance professionals took to the course with Better Ball Stableford as the format of the competition, with a twist…. Daniel Stevens, IIG President, had to tee off for all golfers on the 6thhole! Needless to say, this was met with some hesitation by some and great excitement with others. Daniel managed to impress us all with his strong swing and (not so strong) aim, the video is included in this post – Rate his swing and let us know what you think!

 

On the course, Constantia had two watering holes – taking care of all golfers with refreshments, snacks, give aways and fun golfing interactions and games. 

The Class of 2018 was also situated on the course and provided golfers with the opportunity to pledge funds towards their 2018 Charity Challenge: The AMOR Housebuild. Students provided golfers with exciting games to play, a raffle draw  to enter and giveaways to be won!

 

After a full day of golfing fun, the players enjoyed sundowners on the deck of the clubhouse. The prizegiving was held in the great jacaranda hall and as the sun set over the bushwillow course, the golfers were welcomed to a room filled with the sounds of a Live Acoustic South African band. Abrie van der Westhuizen and Singer: Elme, entertained the guests throughout the evening with sing-a-long favourites and popular dancefloor tunes. Thank you to Constantia for sponsoring the entertainment. 

 

Daniel opened the evenings formalities by thanking the sponsors and everyone involved, without support from sponsors and industry participants, the IIG would not be able to create the experiences that we do. 

 

One of the day’s highlights was the contributions made by the guests in attendance to the special charity portion of the event. Golfers in attendance and the IIG Class Of 2018 managed to raise whopping R23 572.00 towards the 2018 AMOR Housebuild challenge. Well Done! 

 

Daniel proceeded to announce all the lucky winners for the day:

Golf Day Lucky Draws and Competitions

IIG Class Of 2018: Two lucky Raffle draws were awarded. The prizes consisted of two hampers filled with golfing goodies, treats and snacks, champagne, Full picnic basket and picnic set. All valued at over R5000.00 

Winner One: D. Revd and Winner Two: C. Triskie. 

A special thank you is extended to SHA as the main supporter of the Class Of 2018 AMOR stand at this event, and to Emerald for making the largest pledge of the day with a R10 000.00 contribution! 

 

The Santam Lucky Draw was an exciting mix of golf goods, snacks and treats too. The lucky winner was Quentin van Wyngaardt of Echelon. 

 

Constantia had three lucky winners to announce: the first two were the winners of the Guess The Tee’s competition: Mark Hing and Brigette Wittstock. Their final winner won a huge hamper with a mix and variety of golfing goods and fun prizes! The lucky golfer to take this pack home was Chris Troski. 

 

Golf Competition Winners

Winning professional golf prizes, valued at over R24 000.00 included Cobra Ultralight Standbags, Megalite Stand Bags, Duffel Bags and F7 Ti Drivers. 

Nearest to The Pin: Francois Marais

Longest Drive: MJ Prinsloo

3rd Prize: Leon and Frikkie 

2nd Prize: MJ Prinsloo & Barry Ellis

1st Prize: N. De Bryn & N. van Heerden

 

The evening concluded with guests enjoying a full dinner whilst enjoying their opportunity to network and engage with fellow industry golfers and VIP networking guests. 

 

Without these sponsors this event would not have been possible! 

A very special thank you to Main Sponsor, Constantia, who put so much effort into ensuring every moment was guaranteed to be a memorable one. 

A great thank you is also extended to co sponsorSantam! 

 

Article By: Nina Joubert - IIG