Betway leads a safe golf resumption
Realizing the economic effect of the lockdown restrictions on all activities, Betway South Africa is obliged to play its role in assuring that the golf sport resumes in the safest way possible from August.
Betway announced its partnership with the newly launched Rise-Up Series, in collaboration with the Sunshine Tour, to be held between August and September.
The two-month period, which will offer much-needed economic relief to players, caddies, groundsmen and the golf ecosystem as a whole, will consist of five tournaments played this year between August and September.
The leading sports betting and entertainment business will formally tee off the first edition between 19 and 20 August at the Killarney Country Club to officially mark the return of golf. With the tournament scheduled to reunite some of the world’s best golfers, including also three brand ambassadors, Anthony Michael, Toto Thimba and Merrick Bremner.
Marketing Manager of Betway SA, David Rachidi said the brand was honoured to play a crucial role in restoring the golf ecosystem of the country.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected every perspective of the sporting value chain, including the livelihoods of a variety of individuals and societies.
The brand will launch the Betway Birdie Challenge as part of its bid to the Betway Championship, where the player who finishes with the most Birdies during the whole series will earn their share of Betway’s R50 000.
In addition to their Rise-Up Series sponsorship, the company is delighted to be donating to a worthy golf-related cause.
This is in continuation of the monthly #BetwayCares CSR programme, which has seen Betway impact meaningfully through different communities through its dedication to community sport growth.
Speaking on behalf of Toto Thimba the Betway golf ambassadors, the return of some live sport would bring much-needed economic relief to players, groundsmen, caddies and a host of behind-the-scenes workers. They help make the golf sport enjoyable for all.
There will be no spectators allowed into the venue following government health and safety lockdown regulations, but a limited number of media will be given access.
The final round will be available on streaming platforms as well as on TV for viewing on the Sunshine Tour.