Windhoek — Namibian incumbent Volvo golf champion, Shaun Smith, is on the trip of a lifetime, after receiving an invitation from Volvo Cars SA to participate in the finals of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City.
He will get a chance of rubbing shoulders with the likes of Louis Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood and Charl Swartzel in the Nedbank Golf Challenge title, while a purse of US$1 250 000 up for grabs. The trip came courtesy of his winning the Namibian Volvo Golf Championship.
"I'm now looking forward to winning in Sun City, " said Smith. He admitted that he was excited about having the opportunity to watch golf legends play on the last day of the Nedbank Challenge. Smith has not played golf in over two years, which makes this a very exciting but also challenging opportunity.
The SA Volvo Golf Championship started yesterday and continues today and comprises of 30 players from all over South Africa. They will all be competing for the top spot in order to book a place in next year's Amateur Volvo World Challenge, slated for Durban in January.
The Amateur Volvo Golf Championship is where all amateur golfers converge for an opportunity to play shoulder-to-shoulder with golfing legends who have participated in the professional European circuit, and Smith will obviously be aiming for this top spot.