The Jonsson Workwear Open will kick off from February 24-27 at both Durban Country Club and Mount Edgecombe Country Club with a field of the best young stars of the Sunshine Tour and Challenge Tour.
The 2010 South African Open was the last major international golf tournament at Durban Country Club, and where Ernie Els was crowned the champion.
This flagship event forms part of the Sunshine Tour’s strong and lucrative start to the 2022 Sunshine Tour season, with the Jonsson Workwear Open taking its place amid a series of seven tournaments approved along with the Challenge Tour and a wallet of R3.6 million.
Durban Country Club’s celebration of its centenary coincides perfectly with a new international tournament by a pioneering industry leader, which has Durban as the headquarters of the ever-growing Jonsson Workwear brand, and which resonates with its efforts to reach the region’s potential . Collaboration with the Sunshine Tour and Challenge Tour provides the opportunity to echo after which Nick Jonsson, CEO and Chairman of Jonsson Workwear, continues to work.
“This iconic event is on par with our belief in giving people opportunities to perform at their peak,” he said. “We recognize and celebrate hard-working people who unleash resilience and eagerness to achieve greatness. We are proud to launch the Jonsson Workwear Open and believe that this partnership will strengthen our works to revive Durban as a city and KZN as a region of endless possibilities. ”
Thomas Abt, commissioner of the Sunshine Tour, said: “We are very excited to add the Jonsson Workwear Open to our international co-sanctioned schedule with the Challenge Tour, and to be able to return to the beautiful city of Durban with a big sunshine. Tour opportunity.
“Our strong relationship with Jonsson has indeed revealed a brand that is true to its core vision of being a purposeful company that wants to help achieve top performance in its industry. This is a philosophy that joins our own belief that #GreatnessHere starts on the Sunshine Tour.
“We are also grateful to our other partners at this event, including Hilton Garden Inn Umhlanga, East Coast Radio and the Mfulawozi Wilderness Private Game Reserve. And it’s a very special occasion for us to return to Durban Country Club, which is celebrating its centenary this year. It is a track steeped in history and has experienced many memorable Sunshine Tour moments, and we hope to add a few more as it reaches this great milestone. ”
Jamie Hodges, head of the Challenge Tour, added: “The Jonsson Workwear Open is a key event in our South African Swing of Challenge Tour events and we are very excited about the role Jonsson will play in helping a strong run to anchor. of events in South Africa.
“The road to Mallorca is all about the opportunities we can create for our members so that they can take the next step in their careers. We can not do this without the loyal support that Jonsson and the Sunshine Tour offer. ”