South African golf will have one of its most inclusive seasons in history with the 2024 Sunshine Ladies Tour set to feature a strong schedule of its own as well as representation on the men’s Sunshine Tour.
The upcoming Sunshine Ladies Tour season will consist of nine tournaments running from February to April 2024, two of which will be co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour and with live coverage on SuperSport.
Added to this, the winners of each of these events as well as the overall Order of Merit champion will earn a place with the men in the Sunshine Tour’s new Waterfall City Tournament of Champions powered by Attacq where they will compete for a first prize of R1-million at Royal Johannesburg Golf Club’s East Championship Course from 2-5 May 2024.
It’s another significant step in the ongoing drive towards equal opportunity within South African professional golf and builds on the 2023 Vodacom Origins of Golf Series on the Sunshine Tour where the leading Sunshine Ladies Tour professionals competed in the same tournament as the Sunshine Tour professionals for the same prize money.
“The strength of South African professional golf lies in our collective strength to create a product that showcases our diversity as a country capable of producing champions in the men’s and women’s game,” said Thomas Abt, Commissioner of the Sunshine Tour and speaking on behalf of the Sunshine Ladies Tour.
“We are privileged to have sponsors and partners who share this vision with us and which allows us to not only put together a strong independent Sunshine Ladies Tour schedule, but also to incorporate the strength of both our tours into a unified product that offers greater value to the professionals, the fans and to our sponsors.”
The 2024 Sunshine Ladies Tour will be anchored by two co-sanctioned tournaments with the Ladies European Tour – the Joburg Ladies Open at Modderfontein Golf Club from 18-21 April and the season-ending Investec South African Women’s Open at Erinvale Golf Estate from 25-28 April.
The schedule will tee off with the Dimension Data Ladies Pro-Am at Fancourt from 16-18 February and will also include the SuperSport Ladies Challenge presented by Sun International at the Lost City Golf Course from 21-23 February, the Sunshine Ladies Tour Invitational from 6-8 March at a venue still to be confirmed, the Cape Town Ladies Open at Royal Cape Golf Club from 13-15 March, and the Jabra Ladies Classic at Glendower Golf Club from 10-12 April.
There are also two new events on the schedule in March and April which will be announced at a later date.
2024 SUNSHINE LADIES TOUR SCHEDULE
- 16-18 February: Dimension Data Ladies Pro-Am – Fancourt
- 21-23 February: SuperSport Ladies Challenge presented by Sun International – Lost City Golf Course
- 6-8 March: Sunshine Ladies Tour Invitational – Venue TBC
- 13-15 March: Cape Town Ladies Open – Royal Cape Golf Club
- 23 March: New Tournament TBA – Venue TBC
- 4-6 April: New Tournament TBA – Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate
- 10-12 April: Jabra Ladies Classic – Glendower Golf Club
- 18-21 April: Joburg Ladies Open – Modderfontein Golf Club (co-sanctioned with LET)
- 25-28 April: Investec South African Women’s Open – Erinvale Golf Estate (co-sanctioned with LET)