The 18-country GEC Open global golf tour recently made its South Africa debut at Ruimsig Country Club in the Westrand Roodepoort territory. The events witnessed competitive and gripping golf played by top corporates and industry leaders of the region.
Playing in stableford format in three handicap classes, Freddy Greaver, Donald Khuse and Busi Kubayi claimed podium finish to secure coveted world final spots. The trio will join the field of national qualifying round winners from the other participating countries for the popular world final- Dubai Corporate Golf World Cup 2017. DCGWC will be held over two days on 13th & 14th December at two world class golf courses in Dubai.
In GEC Open South Africa, Zack Rasego who is the caddie for European Tour professional Brendon Grace was present as a guest speaker at the prize presentation. Zack has also caddied for Gary Player and Louis Ooosthuizen in the past. The winners Dodo Khuze and Freddy Greaver are associated with football clubs Kaizer Chiefs and Sundowns FC as former player/coach and a board member respectively. Busi Kubayi has learned her golf from the legendary Vincent Tshabalala and also runs a golf development program in Johannesburg’s suburb Alexander. Malebo Phage was instrumental in bringing and organising the GEC Open in South Africa. Malebo was one of the world finalists from Ghana last year.
GEC Open is an initiative to bring leading global organizations and executives on a unified platform; growing the bond and strength of business while working to improve the lives of others though charitable causes.
With humble beginnings in 2014 in just one country, GEC Open has grown into a global platform for networking and a nursery for everlasting friendships and international business relations. The 2017 edition will see 29 golf rounds played across 18 countries amongst 2400 CXO’s under the aegis of 800+ global organisations.
“The encouraging feedback of our participants in the previous editions, pushed us organise the 2017 edition of GEC Open at a much larger scale. So far, we are proud to say that GEC Open has been widely celebrated in all the locations. In South Africa, the golfers had a great time and the event was able to deliver a unique blend of competitive golf and networking opportunities. Much thanks to our partners and host club for their continuing support in the making it one of the most sought-after events in the world. We will continue to expand this platform and associate GEC Open with more golfers and corporates across the globe.”, said Tushar Sahoo, MD, GEC Open.
GEC Open brings together leading global organisations and executives on a common platform through golf. GEC works to improve the lives of others through charitable causes while growing the bond & strength of business between corporate leaders.