AAAKEE Annual Charity Golf Challenge 2014

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On Wednesday, 2 April 2014, we will be hosting our first golf challenge for the year. The Annual Charity Golf Challenge will be held at the Observatory Golf Club.

The club was founded in 1912, and opened with a 9-hole course. In 1922, the course extended to 18-holes - just perfect for the most common format of golf. Observatory Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Johannesburg still operating from its original grounds. The layout of the course has changed somewhat in this time. The course is not that long, but with narrow fairways and smallish greens, is a true test of intellectual golf.

The current committee has been working over the past three years to improve the course, with a bunker renovation plan, additional irrigation on the fairways and small beautification projects on the course itself. The Clubhouse has seen many changes in the past two years, with a newly-renovated Halfway House, function room extension and the start of renovations in the bar.

Observatory Golf Club boasts a history rich in character. Bobby Locke, one of South Africa’s greatest golfers, won the Open Championship four times playing out of Observatory as his home club and the “Bobby Locke Corner” in the bar shows a picture history of this. Further the Henning brothers learnt to play their golf at Observatory.


The cost for a straight four-ball is R2800, which includes all fees associated with the club itself, as well as dinner and prize-giving. If you’d like to sponsor a hole to advertise your business, it will cost a total of R4000. The club will organise tables and chairs for those interested.

Carts and caddies will be made available at additional costs on the day, provided that they have been booked in advance. To do so, please contact the Observatory Pro Shop by calling them on (011) 487-3898.

The funds raised will be used for our Active Education and Food Funds. More information about these can be obtained by completing the form below.

To book your spot, and perhaps sponsor a hole for your business, please contact Michael Anthony on (011) 614-1247 / 759 or by completing the form below.

By partaking in this golf challenge, you’re helping us support children from disadvantaged backgrounds with the things that they need the most. For more information, please visit our website:

We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: 2 April 2014
Venue: Observatory Golf Club (Johannesburg, Gauteng).
Contact: Michael Anthony
Phone: 011 614 1247 / 1759

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