2018 And the Winner Is…
So the International Women’s Day Global Golf Event 2018 has ended. We have entered and checked all the scores, and the computer has produced the results.
The Investec South Africa Women’s Open started on International Women’s Day, Thursday 8th March. The sun shone and it was windy! Ashleigh Buhai became our first Champion, playing the best opening round and going on to win the Title. (See her Tweet)
It was the third round of The All Africa Juniors Girls Championship in Morocco. “The weather was atrocious, and the girls were having to cope with torrential rain and strong winds so the scores were very poor.” Our Junior Champion is Rich Intissar of Morocco. The South African team – Kajal Mistry, Symone Henriques and Caitlyn MacNab – put in the best team score.
Right across the world weather was unseasonal. Storms and thunder in the Southern Hemisphere, ice and snow in the North. As if the weather wanted to challenge players, underline what #PressforProgress means – next year let’s hope the weather will reward us for rising to the challenge and putting for good!
Congratulations to the Golfcrowd.online Champions
- to our #PressforProgress Champion 2018 from Scotland
- to our Purple Ball Team Champions from England
- to all our National Champions, for the best round over 18 holes or 9 holes, and
- to the #PuttforGood Award Winners – organisers and players from South Africa, United States, United Kingdom and Australia who raised over US$ 5,000 for good causes.
The Golf Crowd celebrated International Women’s Day in style. About 500 golfers of those who entered were able to play and donated their fees, helping a whole host of good causes across the world. Even golfers who could not play – courses closed – made donations. We thank and applaud everyone – and look forward to sending everyone a memento. The special #PuttforGood awards recognise the efforts of Clubs and players
- for great photos and captions – “Against All the Odds”
- for large sums raised for Captain’s charities
Thank you to for your feedback… and for your quotes:
“We hope to do it bigger and better next year”
“Sun shone and we all had fun. Also played the purple ball which sadly did not provide the scores we hoped for!”
“At the moment all roads to the golf course (& the village!) are blocked with no sign of the snow disappearing anytime soon. We have a fair bit of interest, with members bringing friends, & having lunch afterwards. Just not sure when it will happen!”
“Sadly purple ball was lost in the water on the first hit. Must be the fastest lost ball ever!”
“Thanks for organising a great day, if we had better weather I would be sending you far more scores”