Dimension Data and Standard Bank to Host Inclusive Pro-Am Golf Tournament in South Africa, Showcasing Top Women’s Talent

Dimension Data, a leading IT solutions and technology provider, is set to host its next level four-day Pro-Am Sunshine Tour and European Challenge Tour event between 08-12 February 2023 in partnership with Official Financial Services Partner Standard Bank. The golfing tournament will focus strongly on the development and performances of amateur and professional women golfers from South Africa and Europe.

Hosted in Fancourt, George, the event brings together Dimension Data’s and Standard Bank’s top business partners and the finest golfing talent, providing players with the opportunity to play like a pro, with professionals, and for decision-makers across Emerging Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the USA to connect and network in a highly engaging environment.

This year, the tournament will see some exciting changes, starting with the playing field, as 2023 will be the first time that both the men’s and women’s tournaments will be at the same venue with women playing on the Montagu and Outenigue courses at Fancourt. The event will feature 156 professional men and 156 amateur men and 40 professional ladies and 40 amateur ladies. Nompumelelo Mokou, Managing Director Southern Africa at Dimension Data explains: “This year we are committed to elevating women’s sport as previously ladies were not front and centre of the big event. This is something that we are passionate about addressing in 2023.’’

Unlike previous years, the Dimension Data Ladies’ Pro-Am will receive the same level of television exposure on SuperSport – the channel will be showing the event live over the four days for both the ladies’ and men’s fields. This shift is not only to ensure that the ladies’ event gains the same status as the men’s event, but to create more opportunities within the sport for women and make it more sustainable, giving more women the opportunity to take up the sport on a professional level.

Standard Bank are the perfect partner as they share the same commitment to promoting ladies golf as Dimension Data. Both companies are invested in growing the sport, creating more opportunities for women, and celebrating women’s talent.

Some key facts about the event:

  • SuperSport will broadcast the four-day live broadcast from 08-12 February 2023.
  • Ladies will play the Montagu and Outeniqua courses with the male players.
  • Further elevation of the event is underway to become a Ladies European Tour co-sanctioned event as of 2024.
  • Sustainable change remains the focus with meaningful contributions to Birdies for Rhino and together with Standard Bank, supporting local initiatives through our Partner Programme.

Dimension Data will continue to blend its passion for sport and the development of a more diverse playing field. In 2022, Dimension Data’s parent company NTT extended its technology sponsorship of the Tour de France, to become the Official Technology Partner to Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. This means that NTT will now support the A.S.O. at four of its female events, including Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift, Flèche Wallonne Femmes, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes.

Overall, the Pro-Am is a platform for making connections, building partnerships, and exploring opportunities that drive sustainable change. This premier golf event allows Dimension Data and Standard Bank to showcase the strength of their partnership and the value of their technology solutions to existing and potential clients, while also promoting inclusivity and diversity in the sport of golf.

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