The cream of SA’s senior golfers will demonstrate their credentials when the inaugural Nelson Mandela Bay Classic takes place at the famed Humewood links course from Tuesday to Thursday (May 11 to 13).
The tournament is part of the Sunshine Senior Tour (for players over 50) and chief operations manager Neville Clarke is thrilled that Gqeberha has been included in the tour’s schedule.
After four years of negotiations, Clarke said an agreement with the NMB municipality had made it possible for the tournament to take place.
“A contract has been signed and it’s a brilliant development for both parties,” he said.
“It is important to have Port Elizabeth on our schedule as it fits with our Endangered Wildlife Trust programme for contributing to the conservation of animals charity, as well as other charities.
“In turn, PE needs a large golf event on the iconic Humewood links course, with TV providing the necessary exposure for tourism in the region and economic…