The tournament was founded in 1996, and was co-sanctioned by the European Tour for the first two years, with enhanced prize money and fields as a result. Those first two events were won by former World Number 1 Nick Price and top South African player Mark McNulty.
In 2010, the tournament moved to the Fancourt Golf Estate in George in the Western Cape. The tournament is now played on the Montagu, Outeniqua as well as The Links golf courses for the first three rounds, with the final round played on the Montagu golf course.
Professional players compete in their own right for a professional prize fund, the winner being determined by the lowest overall number of strokes over the four-day tournament.72-Hole Betterball Medal (Professionals partnering amateurs)
Amateurs are teamed with a professional partner and together they compete for the Dimension Data Pro-Am trophy and an additional professional prize fund. They compete using the Betterball Medal scoring system whereby the lowest stroke, by either the pro or the amateur, is recorded for each hole. The amateur handicaps are taken into account.Golf courses
Golfers will play in teams of two, one professional and one amateur, experiencing three of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the country, the Montagu Golf Course, the Outeniqua Golf Course and Fancourt’s world famous The Links Golf Course.
The tournament will be played over three days on two different golf courses.
Amateurs are teamed with a professional lady golfer and together they compete for the Dimension Data Ladies Pro-Am trophy. They compete using the Better Ball Medal scoring system whereby the lowest stroke, by either the professional or the amateur, is recorded for each hole. The amateur handicaps are taken into account.Day 1 and 2
Friday 11 and Saturday 12 February to be played at the George Golf Course.Day 3
On Sunday, 13 February, the top 10 better ball teams will go through to play on the Outeniqua Golf Course at Fancourt along with the professional golfers, whose scores will carry over for the final round of the Ladies Professional tournament.