Investec Women's Golf Sponsorship

Investec is invested in the next generation of women. We are the title sponsor of the Investec South African Women's Open and have backed many women players on their rise to the top. 
 
 
Invested in women | the future | each other

Lejan Lewthwaite, Investec sponsored pro-golfer opens up on what's behind her recent winning form. Watch it here

Investec South African Women's Open

Investec South African Women's Open

SA Women’s golf: When will the pay, reflect the play?

Investec on Sports Buzz

Watch Investec juniors play with our sponsored pro-golfers


On 20 March, Investec was featured on SABC 1's Sports Buzz. Investec juniors spent the day with our sponsored pro-golfers.

Invested in the next generation of women

Watch as three aspiring professional golfers, step into the light of the women who’ve gone before them.

Kaylee

Kaylee Webster steps into the spotlight with Lejan Lewthwaite in projection.

Thando

Noluthando steps into the spotlight with Stacy Bregman in projection.

Phenyo

Phenyo Sebata steps into the spotlight with Nicole Garcia in projection.

Invested in the next generation of women
Kaylee
Thando
Phenyo

Watch as three aspiring professional golfers, step into the light of the women who’ve gone before them.

Kaylee Webster steps into the spotlight with Lejan Lewthwaite in projection.

Noluthando steps into the spotlight with Stacy Bregman in projection.

Phenyo Sebata steps into the spotlight with Nicole Garcia in projection.

2020 Sunshine Ladies Tour schedule

  • January

    Date  
    27 January Practice
    28 January Cape Town Ladies Open KDM – Rnd 1
    29 January Cape Town Ladies Open KDM – Rnd 2
    30 January Cape Town Ladies Open KDM – Rnd 3
    Date  
    27 January Practice
    28 January Cape Town Ladies Open KDM – Rnd 1
    29 January Cape Town Ladies Open KDM – Rnd 2
    30 January Cape Town Ladies Open KDM – Rnd 3
  • February

    Date  
    2 February Practice Lost City CC
    3 February Practice & Pro-am Gary Player CC
    4 February S/Sport Round 1 Gary Player CC
    5 February S/Sport Round 2 Gary Player CC
    6 February S/Sport Round 3 Gary Player CC
       
    11 February Practice George
    12 February Practice Fancourt
    13 February Practice George
    14 February Dimension Data Pro-Am
    15 February Dimension Data Pro-Am
    16 February Dimension Data Pro-Am
    17 February Practice
    18 February Pro-Am
    19 February SA Women’s Masters Rnd 1
    20 February SA Women’s Masters Rnd 2
    21 February SA Women’s Masters Rnd 3
    22 February Canon Serengeti Par 3 Challenge
    23 February Canon Serengeti Par 3 Challenge
    24 February Practice
    25 February Pro-Am
    26 February Joburg Ladies Open – Soweto CC
    27 February Joburg Ladies Open – Soweto CC
    28 February Joburg Ladies Open – Soweto CC
    Date  
    2 February Practice Lost City CC
    3 February Practice & Pro-am Gary Player CC
    4 February S/Sport Round 1 Gary Player CC
    5 February S/Sport Round 2 Gary Player CC
    6 February S/Sport Round 3 Gary Player CC
       
    11 February Practice George
    12 February Practice Fancourt
    13 February Practice George
    14 February Dimension Data Pro-Am
    15 February Dimension Data Pro-Am
    16 February Dimension Data Pro-Am
    17 February Practice
    18 February Pro-Am
    19 February SA Women’s Masters Rnd 1
    20 February SA Women’s Masters Rnd 2
    21 February SA Women’s Masters Rnd 3
    22 February Canon Serengeti Par 3 Challenge
    23 February Canon Serengeti Par 3 Challenge
    24 February Practice
    25 February Pro-Am
    26 February Joburg Ladies Open – Soweto CC
    27 February Joburg Ladies Open – Soweto CC
    28 February Joburg Ladies Open – Soweto CC
  • March

    Date  
    2 March Practice
    3 March Pro-Am
    4 March Jabra Ladies Classic - Glendower
    5 March Jabra Ladies Classic - Glendower
    6 March Jabra Ladies Classic - Glendower
       
    9 March Pre-Q
    10 March Practice
    11 March Investec SA Open Pro-Am - Westlake
    12 March Investec SA Open - Westlake
    13 March Investec SA Open - Westlake
    14 March Investec SA Open - Westlake
    Date  
    2 March Practice
    3 March Pro-Am
    4 March Jabra Ladies Classic - Glendower
    5 March Jabra Ladies Classic - Glendower
    6 March Jabra Ladies Classic - Glendower
       
    9 March Pre-Q
    10 March Practice
    11 March Investec SA Open Pro-Am - Westlake
    12 March Investec SA Open - Westlake
    13 March Investec SA Open - Westlake
    14 March Investec SA Open - Westlake
Upcoming tournaments

Investec South African Women's Open

The 2020 Investec South African Women’s Open will be held at the Westlake Golf Course, in Cape Town, for the third year. With a substantial prize pool of 200,000 Euro, the most anticipated event on the Sunshine Ladies tour will take place from 11 – 14 March. Co-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour, Investec South African Women’s Open attracts both professional and amateur players. The winner of the Investec South African Women’s Open receives entry into The Evian Championship & AIG Women’s British Open, and tournament winners category exemption for the remainder of the 2020 and the 2021 season on the Ladies European Tour.

In 2019, rookie Diksha Dagar beat the tough competition, which included several champions, to take top honours at the event. Kajal Mistry of the GolfRSA Elite squad took the Jackie Mercer Trophy as the winner in the amateur category.

Investec Order of Merit

In 2020, the Investec Order of Merit will be awarded at the final tournament of the Sunshine Ladies Tour at Westlake Golf Course at the Investec South African Women's Open. The 2019 winner, Nobuhle Dlamini, will defend her title.
 
The 2020 Investec Order of Merit is based on a points system and the top three placed professionals on the final Investec Order of Merit will gain automatic entry into the 2021 Investec South African Women’s Open.
 
The winner of the 2020 Investec Order of Merit, at the conclusion of the Investec South African Women’s Open, will receive a bonus prize of R100,000.  In order to qualify for the Order of Merit bonus prize, players must have competed in at least four (4) events in the 2020 Sunshine Ladies Tour season.
Upcoming tournaments

TV Highlights schedule

Schedule Date Series Episode Schedule Time Duration Channel
18-Mar-20 Sunshine Ladies Tour Highlights Investec South African Open 21:00 1:00 SS8 / SS8A
19-Mar-20 Sunshine Ladies Tour Highlights Investec South African Open 6:30 1:00 SS8 / SS8A
19-Mar-20 Sunshine Ladies Tour Highlights Investec South African Open 18:00 1:00 SS8 / SS8A
20-Mar-20 Sunshine Ladies Tour Highlights Investec South African Open 7:00 1:00 SS10
20-Mar-20 Sunshine Ladies Tour Highlights Investec South African Open 13:00 1:00 SS8 / SS8A
21-Mar-20 Sunshine Ladies Tour Highlights Investec South African Open 10:00 1:00 SS8 / SS8A
Schedule Date Series Episode Schedule Time Duration Channel
18-Mar-20 Sunshine Ladies Tour Highlights Investec South African Open 21:00 1:00 SS8 / SS8A
19-Mar-20 Sunshine Ladies Tour Highlights Investec South African Open 6:30 1:00 SS8 / SS8A
19-Mar-20 Sunshine Ladies Tour Highlights Investec South African Open 18:00 1:00 SS8 / SS8A
20-Mar-20 Sunshine Ladies Tour Highlights Investec South African Open 7:00 1:00 SS10
20-Mar-20 Sunshine Ladies Tour Highlights Investec South African Open 13:00 1:00 SS8 / SS8A
21-Mar-20 Sunshine Ladies Tour Highlights Investec South African Open 10:00 1:00 SS8 / SS8A
 

Sponsored player profiles

Lejan Lewthwaite

Lejan Lewthwaite

‘Winning the 2019 SA Women's Masters as well as winning the Jacky Mercer Trophy for leading amateur.’  - Proudest moments in golf
 
Twitter: @LejanL0212
Instagram: @Lejanl02
Facebook: Leján Lewthwaite

Stacy Bregman

Stacy Bregman

‘Winning world Amateur in 2006, winning 5 times on the sunshine ladies tour, finishing 12th on the order of merit in Europe 2015 - Proudest moment in golf
 
Twitter: @stacybregman
Instagram: @stacybregman

Nicole Garcia

Nicole Garcia

‘Playing the US Open in my rookie year.’ - Proudest moment in golf
 
Twitter: @Nicole_Garcia72
Instagram: @nicolegarcia72
Facebook: Nicola Garcia
 

Meet the young stars of our campaign

Phenyo Sebata

Phenyo Sebata

Eleven-year-old Phenyo started playing golf at the age of two. She was introduced to competitive golf at the age of five. She’s competed in Junior Africa Challenge and Kids Golf World Championship held in Malaysia. Phenyo also represented Gauteng North in the Junior girls inter-Provincial champions in 2019 and finished 9th in her division. She was one of the seven junior girls who qualified to represent Gauteng North in the Primary school inter-provincial tournament in Dec 2019, where her team finished second.
Kaylee Webster

Kaylee Webster

Eleven-year-old Kaylee developed an interest in golf when she was just four. But it was when she started playing in SA Kids Golf Tournaments, aged seven that her “love” for the game developed. Currently Kaylee plays in the Gauteng North Junior League for Waterkloof GC and made the Nomads Gauteng North team for the Inter-Provincial. She also plays school league for Curro Hazeldean and made the Gauteng North U13 Schools team for the past three years. Kaylee won the Curro Hazeldean Golfer of the year in 2019 and the SA Kids “Nan Ryan” outstanding Sportsmanship Award for 2019. 
Noluthando Mdanda

Noluthando Mdanda

Eighteen-year-old Noluthando started playing golf when she was eleven.  Since then she has developed a real love and talent for the sport and has represented South Africa in several international golf tournaments, such as Curro Golf Internationals, NOMADS Golf International and the Jack Newton International Junior Classic. She was awarded full golf colours twice at her high school in 2018 and in 2019. Noluthando is not only talented in golf, but academically gifted too, resulting in her receiving two offers to attend university in the United States of America. She is yet to decide which scholarship to accept.

Other Investec golf initiatives

Soweto Golf Club upgrade

Soweto Golf Club upgrade

The upgrade of the Soweto Country Club is complete. This initiative was a partnership with the City of Johannesburg, Investec Property, SAIL Rights Commercialisation, the Gauteng Provincial Government and Bentel Associates International. 

The upgrade has transformed the Soweto Golf Club from a once near impossible course to play on aesthetically, to a beautiful bird haven with rolling greens and water sources around the course. The new clubhouse boasts new locker rooms for ladies and gentlemen, a kitchen and a hall to accommodate 80 people.

Investec South African Women’s Open, Westlake Golf Club, 11 – 14 March 2020

Investec women on the rise

Women on the rise

Read more inspirational stories from Investec women on the rise in business and education.