GolfRSA confirms 2018 Fellowship Cup dates
GOLFRSA announced recently that the third Fellowship Cup between South Africa and India will take place in India from November26 to 30.
The inaugural Fellowship Cup featured senior and mid-amateur teams from both countries, and was hosted by the Indian Golf Union (IGU) at Royal Kolkata.
The reverse fixture was played at Leopard Creek in South Africa and featured senior, mid-amateur, open amateur and junior (under-19) teams from each country.
“We are extremely pleased to announce the date and selection criteria for this year’s Fellowship Cup, although the 2018 edition will feature a senior team and mid-amateur team only,” said GolfRSA chief executive Grant Hepburn.
“Regrettably it was simply not feasible to include open amateur and junior teams this year, due to too many schedule conflicts both locally and internationally.
“However, these sections will both be involved again when we host the IGU in South Africa in 2019.”
South African Golf Association (Saga) president Geoff Taylor said positive discussions between the local union and the IGU streamlined the criteria for this year’s Test.
“The age categories between Saga and the IGU vary, but thanks to productive discussions with the IGU on this matter, the union has graciously agreed to use the Saga age categories to determine the selection of the teams for the 2018 Fellowship Cup,” Taylor said.
“This compromise is hugely important to us, as it permits us to select our teams directly off the Saga rankings and enables us to reward our top-performing players with national colours and international exposure. We are extremely thankful to the IGU for this concession.”
Saga second vice-president Martin Saaiman and GolfRSA Golf operations assistant manager David Younge will accompany the two teams to India.
The venue for the third annual Test will be announced in due course. – African News Agency (ANA)