Golfing for Rhinos

 

Clarens is in for a rare sight early next week.  Heinrich Adriaan du Preez is a South African amateur golfer, and the holder of 28 golf related world records, including 15 Guinness World records, is taking on a new challenge in order to raise funds for The Rhino Orphanage.   From the 19 – 27 July, he is trading in his golf cart for a New Holland T5 Tractor.  He is aiming to play a round of golf in all 9 SA´s provinces in just 9 days – using the New Holland T% Tractor (which has the same top speed as a standard golf cart….35km/h) as his golf cart – and as his mode of travel between the different golf courses.  (He will be  about 2000 km and playing 9 rounds of golf in just 9 days.)

From the 19th to the 27th of July I will trade in my golf cart for one of these beasts. A New Holland T5 Tractor!  My aim would be to play a round of golf in all 9 SA´s provinces in just 9 days. So, where´s the catch? We´re doing it in Radical style with a New Holland T% Tractor. The top speed of this beautiful machine is the same as a standard golf cart…35km/h. So it should be tough enough to travel the 2 000km in just 9 days…and squeeze in 9 complete rounds of golf whilst doing it. The trip will cover all 9 South Africa´s provinces, and the courses I´ll be playing (in order) will be as follows: Beaufort West golf club – Western Cape; Richmond Golf Club – Northern Cape; Middelburg Golf Club – Eastern Cape;  Clarens Golf Club – Free State; Ladysmith Golf Club – KwaZulu Natal; Graceland Casino & Golf Resort – Mpumalanga; Woodhill Country Club – Gauteng;  Seasons Eco Golf Estate – North West;  Legends Golf Resort – Limpopo

Travelling at a maximum speed of 35km/h the going will be very tough, since we have to travel way into the night and get up very early on most days. Our total hours spent on the road will amount to close to 100 during the 9 days. On the 29th of July we´ll be hosting a golfday to raise additional funds. For more info please click here. This golfday will take place at the Woodhill golf estate in Pretoria. During this golfday we will hand over a anti poaching vehicle to the Friends of Rietvlei, which was proudly built by Golf and Bush Car SA and sponsored by Rubber 2 Metal. To be a part of this epic adventure you can sms the word “baby” to 38774. All sms entries will go into a lucky draw to win a Hot Air Balloon Safari proudly sponsored by Life Ballooning.

Rhino 2 RHINO

Ok then, why are we doing this? The reason behind this epic road trip is to raise funds for the world´s only Rhino Orphanage. This facility looks after baby rhinos who´s mothers have been killed by poachers. To find out more about the rhino orphanage please click here

Heinrich Adriaan

 

We have joined forces with Jacques van Wyk of JVW Media who will capture the entire adventure on film. Our entire journey will be tracked by Ctrack, and through this all our supporters can join us on this magnificent journey every single day.   Also a great thank you to all our sponsors:

    

 

  

Please click on the following link for more information http://www.radicalgroup.co.za/index.php?p=n&mr=1&id=358

You can also visit our website for more information on our Company, Radical Group, www.radicalgroup.co.za

You can click on this link for more information on the celebrity radical golfer, Heinrich du Preez , and all his records so far http://www.radicalgroup.co.za/index.php?p=home&mr=1&i=1

 

Clarens News:  July, 2014