6th - 8th NOVEMBER 2020
The Global Challenge takes place in the magnificent seaside town of Hermanus in South Africa. It is a golf tournament for professional women golfers and is contested by teams representing the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
The Global Challenge emerged from the need for a women's teams event that included professionals from the entire globe. To further position this event as a world-first, the decision was made to include an international sportswoman with a physical disability into each team.
This inclusive event, preceded by the Friday pro-am, has been a resounding success. Whilst The Global Challenge is fiercely competitive, this weekend event sees historic individual rivalry being set aside as team mates pull together for the honour of lifting the prestigious Ralph Walton Trophy.
The Opening ceremony traditionally features the legendary South African band Mango Groove. It is at this grand event that the 16 international women golfers and their teams are introduced and where the pro-am prize-giving takes place. It is also here where golf is used to unite the community of Hermanus.
Friday night culminates in a closing performance by Mango Groove with the crowd-rousing song Bang the Drum, the official anthem of The Global Challenge.
#BangTheDrum is a call to action to support women's golf in particular and the development of women's sport in general. It is also a call to raise much-needed funds for The Sports Trust..
"What a privilege to be selected to represent our Hemisphere and at the same time raise money for those who may be in need of that small bit of help that could change their lives forever. The fact that we can do this by doing what we love - PLAYING GOLF ... is completely amazing."