On Monday, 21 June 2021, businessman TT Mbha hosted the #TTMbhaCaddyGolfDay at the Soweto Country Club, putting the
spotlight on 72 caddy golfers and spotters between the ages of 18-35 years old.
This is the first ever Caddy Golf Day which the idea generated by TT post the cancellation of the #SowetoYouthGolfDay due to protests on June 16th.
Attended by the Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu, Acting CEO of Gauteng Tourism Barba Gaoganediwe, Community Leaders and media delegates; The #TTMbhaCaddyGolfDay set the precedent for the first ever Caddy Golf Day, where all caddy’s and spotters, received branded caddy bibs, beanies, a halfway house meal, their standard caddy fee for the day & a prize for every participant. Prizes were awarded for top performing Players in First, Second and Third place along with a prize for the Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin.
This day was about making sure we bring the economy back to the township and encourage youth entrepreneurship by making the Caddy’s the stars of the Day” TT Mbha says.
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu encouraged the aspiring golfing
champions to dream bigger than the restrictions.
“Caddies should think outside of the box and use golf as a means of creating employment and we will support them.”
Gauteng Tourism has committed to putting all caddies on a week-long
empowerment program, upskilling them as tour guides in their community with the opportunity for entrepreneurship leveraging tourism and golf as a sport. “We are offering all caddy golfers the opportunity to learn about the history of their province, in particular Soweto, which is embowed with history and heritage that drives tourism. We are looking forward to have some of these caddies establishing their own tour companies as part of this program,” says Acting CEO at Gauteng Tourism, Barba Gaoganediwe.
the event organisers.