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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Thursday, November 29th

Transfer from George airport
Arrival and practice round
Training with the Tour coaches
Cocktail & Welcome dinner at Fancourt Resort

Friday, November 30th

1st round of the Tour Championship on the Links course
Fitting session, personal training with the Tour coaches
Free evening

Saturday, December 1st

2nd round of the Tour Championship on the Links course
Gala dinner and prize-giving ceremony at the Fancourt Resort

Sunday, December 2nd

Free morning, departure for George airport by courtesy car

HOTEL

The Fancourt Hotel is a fine blend of modern luxury and classic elegance which offers accommodation that caters to every taste. 115 luxurious bedrooms and suites are all fully equipped with everything you need to make your stay as comfortable and unforgettable as possible.

Golf Course

FANCOURT, The Links, Par 72, 7578 Yards

The Links at Fancourt was added in 2000, an awe-inspiring example of magnificent design and golf-course construction. The Links at Fancourt is without a doubt the most impressive piece of golf design and construction ever in South Africa.

Fancourt owner Dr Hasso Plattner, who took a very hands-on approach in the creation thereof, commissioned a golf course, which would not only be a thorough test for every golfer, but would also rank among the top courses in the World.

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Information / Commodities

George Airport:
Address: Old Mossel Bay Road, George 6530, Afrique du Sud
Code: GRJ
Telephone: +27 44 876 9310
9,4 KM, 12 min by car

Local Interests

South Africa boasts one of the most astonishing wine tasting experiences worldwide. With the wide variety of wine tasting available, it’s no wonder the wine tours are becoming more and more popular. Wine tours through the Garden Route and Little Karoo have become one of the major icons for establishing a different wine tasting experience from the Cape Winelands.
The little Karoo offers the visitors an adventure wine tour, driving over passes to taste the unique texture of Calitzdorp wines with the beautiful sunset view top of the Rooiberg Mountains through to the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains where the area is known for its scarce water supply.

The Tour Championship – The Links at at Fancourt 

Dramatic Final gives Tour Championship Title to Sam Irving as Christophe Guedon cruises to 2018 World Amateur Tour Champion’s title.

Christophe Guedon, 2018 World Amateur Tour Champion 

The Links at Fancourt was chosen to be the home for the Tour Championship, 6th and final leg of the 2018 World Amateur Tour. The n°1 Gary Player’s golf signature offered the players the most beautiful conditions for a unique South African experience.

As the players started the first round on the Links course under a beautiful sunshine, we could feel an extreme tension in the air when the last few teed off.

Frenchman Christophe Guedon, 2nd place in the order of merit, just needed a 4th place to secure the Annual Title as Parisian Yann Robin could still make it with a Tour Championship win.

The Championship quickly turned into a one-to-one match between Yann Robin shooting 34 points on the first round ahead of Englishman Sam Irving with a 33 points score.

During the second and last day, both Robin and Irving where playing a great golf and nobody could tell how it was going to end. Sam Irving was scoring birdies on 3rd, 12th and 14th, as Robin only birdied the 17th giving himself the tie for lead going in the last and final hole.

Royal Lytham resident Irving was going to be the first one to putt for birdie on the 18th and made a wonderful 15 footer putt as Robin lipped out also for birdie and let the title go.

In the hunt for the 2018 World Amateur Tour Title, Christophe Guedon said he couldn’t believe that he would feel such pressure teeing off for the last round. He finally made a 4 footer putt on the 18th to shoot a final round of 27 points just enough to secure top three finish in the tournament and 2018 World Amateur Tour Champion Title.

For his third participation, François De La Villardière won for the first time in the Senior series.

In the Ladies Series, Anne-Catherine Robin, member at Le Prieuré Golf Club in Paris, was the favorite to win at Fancourt with a lot of advance on Stéphanie Chapon. But England’s Elizabeth Agha produced a very consistent game over the two days and came to finish in front of Anne-Catherine Robin who secured the 2018 World Amateur Tour ranking.

 Elizabeth Agha 2018 Tour Championship winner Ladies Series

“I was so happy to discover the beautiful Links at Fancourt” said Agha “and also found a great new Irish coach to help me on my game the last few weeks”.

No doubt that Elizabeth will be a serious contestant for next year’s World Amateur Tour Title.

After a great effort and cumulating 180 000 points at the final championship, Anne-Catherine and Yann Robin, both members at Le Prieuré Golf Club, captured the Club Ranking over Paris International Club.

The players will now meet in Dubai for the 2019 Inaugural tournament from March 3rd to 6th.

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