What is National Golf Day?
The National Golf Day is a celebration of all things golf and a chance for all of us to challenge 6 of South Africa's Major winners in a live scoring event. You will be playing against South Africa's 6 major winners: Gary Player, Sally Little, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Retief Goosen and Trevor Immelman. You will play against them off your handicap in a Stableford scoring format. Don't worry if this sounds like Greek to you. Simply download our live scoring APP called ScoreCapture (it's FREE and available in both Android and IOS - www.scorecapture.co.za ) select the course you are playing at, enter your handicap and technology will do the rest!
Who do I play against?
Besides playing against 6 of South Africa's major winners: Gary Player, Sally Little, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Retief Goosen and Trevor Immelman, you will also be playing against the rest of South Africa; an exciting prospect in its own right!
What is the maximum handicap I can play off?
All players will be required to obtain their Handicap Index from the HNA website prior to registering for their round.
- The club must use their Course Handicap Conversion Tables to determine the player's Course Handicap for the day.
- All players can select the colour course they wish to play and use the corresponding Course Handicap applicable to the colour course.
- Players without official handicaps need to play off their last official handicap and if they never had a handicap before, they play off a maximum Course Handicap of 24. Please note that players without an official / registered handicap index will not be eligible for the overall prize.
When is National Golf Day?
1st of December 2019 - Sunday.
How do I book to play?
There are two parts to this booking process:
- To book your round, please contact the course you wish to play at and book directly with them. When arriving at the club on the day of play, you will also need to present a special code to access the discounted pricing. This code will be sent to each player after successful registration by SMS.
- To register to play against the 6 Major winners, please register and pay your R50 on the National Golf Day website.
Where is National Golf Day taking place?
We have 91 courses across South Africa that have signed up and opening their doors to you. We expect to have closer to 100 soon. To view the participating courses click here. But there is good news, even if your course is not listed here, you can still participate provided you registered for the National Golf Day and you score on the ScoreCapture app.
Who can take part?
Everyone! This incredible event is open to seasoned golfers, wannabe golfers or used to be golfers! It is open to you, your kids and your spouse. We hope to see as many families as possible taking part, as well as the regular fourballs that grace our country's fairways on a regular basis!
How do you contact us if you have any queries?
We have an online form you can use to contact us if you have any queries. We like to think we are pretty much on the ball, so you should hear from us within 24 hours! Contact us here.
Why is my course not listed?
All clubs are encouraged to participate, if you can't find yours it's because they have not yet chosen to be involved, speak to your Club Management and help them get involved.
Who is organising National Golf Day?
MoreCorp, the largest player in South Africa's golf and cycling markets is organising the National Golf Day.
Who is sponsoring National Golf Day?
We are privileged to have some great sponsors, without whom, events such as this just wouldn't be possible. We thank Lexus, PwC and Supersport.
What is ScoreCapture?
ScoreCapture is South Africa's leading digital, real time scoring solution. It is simply Smart Scoring! Say goodbye to broken pencils, no pencils or the forgotten scorecard in the pro shop. ScoreCapture makes your scores, in a myriad of competition formats, available real-time, with live leader boards etc. ScoreCapture is a free APP available in both IOS and Android formats. It also allows you to see how you are doing on the day, how your friends are doing and how everyone is doing against the 6 majors winners too. ScoreCapture will feature the National Golf Day Leader board for the day, so you won't need to join a specific game on the day. When you create your profile for ScoreCapture, your email address must match the one from your National Golf Day registration, so we can link your profile to your entry.
Do any of the proceeds go to charity?
Yes, the National Golf Day has decided to allocate proceeds from the day to each chosen Major winners’ charity.
What is the competition format?
You will be playing an Individual Stableford format.
What does it cost to play?
The courses that have come onboard have generously agreed to charge everyone their member rates or better on the day. So, even if you are not a member of a club you want to play at, you will pay their member rate. Dependent on club, this could vary from R100 to R400. The latter could include a compulsory cart etc. In any event, we are sure you will find a club that suits your specific needs. You will find a list of these courses on our website. Please book your round at the golf club of your choice.
To play against the 6 Major winners will cost you an additional R50. That's right only R50 to play against all six of them. To play against these Pro's please register and pay on the National Golf Day website.
How do I score?
It is important to note that you must use the ScoreCapture APP to score on the day. Please download it now from the i-Store or Google Play. It is available in both Android and iOS. Once you have done this, make sure you join the National Golf Day which will be set up on the day.
What can I win?
Every participant will be given a customised downloadable certificate, indicating the course you played at, your final point score and those of the Major winners. This is a piece of memorabilia that belongs at the top of your list, and a whole lot better than the toaster you won in 2003.