Drive to see SA female golfers go pro

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Ladies golf in South Africa is on the rise despite not enjoying the same support as their male counterparts. South Africa continues to produces more womens professionals.

Ladies golf in South Africa is on the rise despite not enjoying the same support as their male counterparts. South Africa continues to produces more womens professionals.

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Ladies golf in South Africa is on the rise despite not enjoying the same support as their male counterparts. South Africa continues to produces more womens professionals.

Ladies golf in South Africa is on the rise despite not enjoying the same support as their male counterparts. South Africa continues to produces more womens professionals.

SUN CITY - Ladies golf in South Africa is on the rise despite not enjoying the same support as mens golf.

South Africa continues to produce more women professionals, and at a recent tournament, international players praised the state of the game in the country.

LPGA and Ladies European Tour winners Lee-Anne Pace and Ashleigh Simon are two female professional golfers from SA who have stood out in recent times.

And more recently, Sun City played host to the Pink Stig Cubs initiative, where local golf authorities and sponsors hope to see young girls making their way to pro level in years to come.

READ: Initiative raises profile of women’s golf in SA

The initiative aims to raise awareness of and interest in women’s golf around the country.

Ivanna Samu is one young South African who will now turn out on the Ladies Sunshine Tour after turning pro a month ago.

*eNCA sports reporter Justin Ford has more on this story - watch his video report in the gallery above.