His pioneering work in golf development has led to the successful structures in South African golf today, and will be told to a new generation of Soweto’s young stars.
He reached out to his fellow professionals and was interested in their careers. We are pleased, as the city of his birth and where his career began, to welcome him back to this historic venue for a day in which his career can inspire a whole new generation of Soweto golfers,” said the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Mpho Parks Tau.
In a year in which Player is being honoured around the world for his golf achievements in still being the only non-American and one of five players in history to have won the career Grand Slam, the Black Knight said it will be particularly emotional to share this with the people of Soweto.
Should any riders decide not to take the museum tour that portion of the cost will revert to charity.
Harley-Davidson Europe has donated a 2006 VRSCR Street Rod worth R151 000 to the Soweto Eagles in memory of club members Manny Ramphekwa and long-time Harley employee Andries Molise, who were killed in motorcycle accidents.
“So many of the young golfers of today never had the opportunity to watch Gary in his prime, and many of them aren’t aware of just how much he did for South African golf through his career,” said Selwyn Nathan, Executive Director of the Sunshine Tour.
“This is an opportunity to inspire a new generation of golfers and, as Gary has always said, to find our own Tiger Woods from Soweto.” The Sunshine Tour will be using the funds from the golf day to help further develop Soweto Country Club, which has a longstanding history within South African golf.
Harley-Davidson and the Soweto Eagles motorcycle club will host their sixth annual Soweto Day run on Sunday, November 12, when hundreds of Harley riders get an unrivalled opportunity to explore the flamboyant city life of Soweto on their bikes.
The riders will meet at the Apartheid Museum at Gold Reef City at 8.30am for a tour of the museum.
The riders will stop at the circle for a group photograph, and a 15-30min break for socialising and sidewalk shopping.