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Sanlam Cancer Challenge

Since its launch in 1993, the Sanlam Cancer Challenge (SCC) has made great strides in creating awareness and raising funds for CANSA to conduct research, educate the public and provide support.

The challenge has drawn more than 40 000 players countrywide in over 800 club competitions.

Registration for the 2016 Club Competitions is NOW CLOSED.

Club Registration

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Competition Phases

Important dates to remember, from registration to final entries

Tournament Guide & Entry Forms

All you need to know about the tournament and how to enter

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Competitions

Please note that The Final will be earlier this year due to NGC dates moving and thus all dates have been adjusted accordingly.

Important Dates:

  • Registration of Club Competitions: 1 February 2016 - 30 April 2016
  • Club Competitions: 1 March 2016 - 17 July 2016
  • Regional Finals: 18 July 2016 - 31 August 2016
  • Entries for Finals close: Friday 9 September 2016
  • Final: 10 and 11 October 2016

Please note that a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice prior to your Club Competition is required from the date of receiving your “Registration” online to ensure that prices are received in good time. Late registrations received post 31st March cannot be guaranteed prizes. All Clubs must comply with Terms, Conditions & Rules as laid out in the Tournament Guide.

Regional finals will take place in August 2016, final dates will be confirmed.

Men's Regional Final Dates

Date Regional Final Venue
31 July 2016 Southern Cape Golf Union + George Golf Club
07 August 2016 Gauteng North Golf Union Waterkloof Golf Club
13 August 2016 Free State Golf Union Harrismith Golf Club
13 August 2016 Northern Cape Golf Union Upington Golf Club
14 August 2016 North West Province Golf Union Klerksdorp Golf Club
14 August 2016 Kwazulu-Natal Golf Union (South) Umdoni Park Golf Club
14 August 2016 Kwazulu-Natal Golf Union (North) Victoria Country Club
20 August 2016 Central Gauteng Golf Union Country Club Johannesburg (Rocklands)
20 August 2016 Mpumalanga Golf Union (Highveld) Bankenveld Golf Estate
20 August 2016 Mpumalanga Golf Union (Lowveld) Sabie Country Club
20 August 2016 Namibia Windhoek Country Club
21 August 2016 Eastern Province Golf Union Uitenhage Golf Club
21 August 2016 Border Golf Union + King William's Town G.C
27 August 2016 Boland Golf Union Worcester Golf Club
27 August 2016 Limpopo Golf Union + Groblersdal Golf Club
27 August 2016 Ekurhuleni Golf Union + State Mines Country Club
28 August 2016 Western Province Golf Union Milnerton Golf Club
+ - Denotes that Regional Final is a combination of Men's and Women's Unions.

Women's Regional Final Dates

Date Regional Final Venue
31 July 2016 Southern Cape Ladies Golf Union + George Golf Club
07 August 2016 Gauteng North Golf Union Services Golf Club
13 August 2016 Northern Cape Ladies Golf Union Sishen Golf Club
13 August 2016 Free State Ladies Golf Union Bethlehem Golf Club
14 August 2016 Boland Ladies Golf Devonvale Wine & Golf Estate
14 August 2016 North West Women's Golf Potchefstroom G.C.
20 August 2016 Namibia + Windhoek Country Club
21 August 2016 Eastern Province Women's Golf + Uitenhage G.C.
21 August 2016 Border Ladies Golf Union + King William's Town G.C
27 August 2016 Limpopo Ladies Golf Union + Groblersdal Golf Club
27 August 2016 Ekurhuleni Women's Golf + State Mines Country Club
27 August 2016 Women's Golf Mpumalanga Nelspruit Golf Club
28 August 2016 Womens Golf Western Province + Milnerton Golf Club
28 August 2016 Kwazulu-Natal Ladies Golf Association (North) Maritzburg Golf Club
28 August 2016 Kwazulu-Natal Ladies Golf Association (South) Kloof Country Club
01 September 2016 Ladies Golf Gauteng Houghton Golf Club
+ - Denotes that Regional Final is a combination of Men's and Women's Unions.

Venue

The final round of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge will take place at Sun City and the famous resort will serve as a massive drawcard.

Final field

The final field will be available in September, once the regional events have been completed. The Final will be played on 10 and 11 October.

Results

The results from the Sanlam Cancer Challenge Final will be available in November.

Gallery

Images from the Sanlam Cancer Challenge Final will be added during November.

Club Tournament Guide and Entry Forms

Tournament Guide Download PDF
Registration Form for Club Competitions Download PDF
Regional Final Entry Form Download PDF
Final Entry Form Download PDF

Download our updated Sanlam Cancer Challenge logo

Sanlam Cancer Challenge Initiatives

Much-needed funds are raised by the Sanlam Cancer Challenge to assist CANSA with its valuable services, which include patient facilitation, a toll-free information line, counselling, day-care centres, interim homes and volunteer services.

In 2014 we helped raise a total of R3.4 million - the most successful year since the annual tournament began in 1993. This year we aim to reach R3.5 million, which will be used by CANSA to fund its unique integrated service that involves research, education and support.

CANSA spends approximately R12 million each year on valuable research.

More than R600 000 is contributed towards research projects in terms of environmental carcinogen (cancer-causing substances) to enable the public to make the right choices. The rest of the funding is used for the following:

  • Support to more than 31 research projects at universities
  • Grant bursaries to post-graduate students
  • Help fund research initiatives

Apart from its health awareness campaigns, CANSA reaches remote areas in South Africa through its Mobile Health Clinics to provide screening and early detection programmes.

CANSA's Mobile Health Clinics travel to remote areas in South Africa to provide screening and early detection programmes, which include:

  • Clinical breast examinations
  • SureTouch - screening for breast cancer pap smears
  • Screening test for the early diagnosis of cervical cancer
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests - a finger-prick blood test to help detect prostate abnormalities
  • FotoFinder screening - mole mapping dermoscope devices for detecting skin cancer
  • Colorectal cancer screening - testing for occult (concealed) blood in stool

The five health awareness campaigns that are actively driven by CANSA are:

  • Balanced Lifestyle
  • SunSmart
  • No-Tobacco
  • Women’s & Men’s Health, as well as Children & Youth Health
  • Environment

CANSA offers care and support through numerous mediums and initiatives.

  • Home-from-home accommodation at the CANSA Care Homes and the Theunis Fichardt Hospitium
  • Free transport to and from cancer treatment centres
  • Nutritious meals for cancer patients
  • Advice and specialist wound care
  • Support to children or teens and families affected by cancer
  • Free lodging for parents or guardians whose children are undergoing cancer treatment in Pretoria; Durban; at the CANSA TLC Paediatric Oncology Ward in Polokwane; and at the CANSA TLC Support Rooms in Kimberley and Port Elizabeth
  • Support to approximately 20 800 cancer patients and their families in over 333 communities with the help of 2015 volunteers
  • Providing medical equipment to cancer patients to help them cope (this include wigs, breast prosthesis and wheel chairs)
  • CANSA eKickButt – an online programme to help people quit smoking
  • iSurvivor – an online programme to help guide cancer survivors (www.isurvivor.org.za)
  • CANSA offers care & support – individual & group programmes
  • Stoma care units, which offer affordable & comprehensive stoma products
  • The CancerCare Coping Kit, which provides information and practical tips to make coping with cancer easier for patients and their loved ones

Money Raised So Far

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Gallery

Thank you to everyone who contributed towards the fight against cancer by showing interest and participating in the Sanlam Cancer Challenge. Congratulations, also to our golfing enthusiasts for their great achievements during the challenge. Celebrated golfers, proud moments and grand prizes are but a few of the captured features at the Sanlam Cancer Challenge.

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FAQ

Q: What is the Objective of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge?
A: To raise funds & create awareness in the fight against Cancer.

Q: What do Clubs gain from running a Club Competition?
A: Offers members an opportunity to join the fight against cancer, a disease that touches us all.

Q: How is money raised for CANSA?
A: R75 entry fee per participant goes directly to CANSA.
A: Additional funds through a raffle or auction arranged by the club or tournament representative.

Q: How do I register my Club?
A: www.sanlamcancerchallenge.co.za

Q: Can anyone play in a Club Competition?
A: Any male or female amateur golfer may take part, however only the host clubs members may advance to the Regional Finals.

Q: What is the cut-off date for a Club Competition hosting?
A: Competition must be played by 31 July.

Q: What is the format of Competition?
A: Individual Stableford

Q: What are the division Categories?

Men Division A Division B Division C
HDCP 0 - 9 10 - 18 19 - 30 Max
Women Division A Division B Division C
HDCP 0 - 16 17 - 24 25 - 36

Q: What assistance do the Tournament Organisers give the clubs?
A: Please contact Marya Roux ssanlamcancerchallenge@syner-g.co.za or (011) 234-9633 for further assistance for example:
- Generic insert for club newsletter making members aware of club competition
- Local community newspaper press release

Q: What are the prizes for the day?
A: Each club participating in the Sanlam Cancer Challenge will be provided with prizes.

Q: Can a golfer use a golf cart?
A: Club Competition: Yes if permitted by the local rules agreed by the host club.

Q: Which tees do players play from?
A: All men: Irrespective of division, in which they participate, play from the same tee markers.
A: All Women: Irrespective of division, in which they participate, play from the same tee markers.
N: Clubs are encouraged to set up tee markers to ensure golfers of all abilities can play.

Q: I'm a senior golfer handicapped from the forward tees. What is my official handicap if I play from the club tees?
A: The Sanlam Cancer Challenge Conditions of Competition (which can be downloaded from www.sanlamcancerchallenge.co.za) state two things relevant to the answer to this question:
1. You need to play from your official handicap in accordance with the criteria laid down SAGA Handicapping System (see condition 3.5); and
2. All players in the Mens competition must play from the same tee (see condition 2.3).

So if a senior golfer, whose handicapped off the forward tees, has an official handicap of 18, for example, and plays in his club competition from the club tees then his handicap will be adjusted as outlined in the SA Golf Handicap Manual point 11(which is available on www.handicaps.co.za) as follows: assuming the course par for the forward tees is 72 with an SR of 70. The club tee course par is also 72 with SR of 72. The senior golfer in this case will play from his handicap + 2 shot = 20.

Q: How do clubs enter division winners into the Regional Finals?
A: Fill out the form “Regional Final Entry Form” and submit to affiliated Union, refer to Tournament Guide page 21.

Q: Where do we find the dates of our Regional Finals?
A: Visit www.sanlamcancerchallenge.co.za tab "competitions".

Q: How can we get hold of the draw for our Regional Final?
A: Contact your affiliated Union for the complete draw.

Q: Can a golfer use a golf cart?
A: Regional Finals: It is recommended that golf carts are not permitted. Check with host Union.
A: Final @ Sun City: No

Q: Which tees do players play from?
A: All men: Irrespective of division, in which they participate, play from the same tee markers.
A: All Women: Irrespective of division, in which they participate, play from the same tee markers.
N: Clubs are encouraged to set up tee markers to ensure golfers of all abilities can play.

Q: Who qualifies?
A: The top 10 clubs that raise the most amount of money for CANSA will go into a lucky draw.

Q: What is the prize?
A: Memorabilia signed by our Champion of Hope, Ernie Els.

Q: What is the Ernie Els Experience?
A: The purpose: to create awareness of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge, and its fundraising efforts, and highlight the involvement of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge’s Champion of Hope, one of South Africa’s greatest Golf ambassadors, Ernie Els.

Q: How to enter?
A: www.sanlamcancerchallenge.co.za/Competitions/Ernie Els Experience

Q: What is the Prize?
A: A game of golf (18 holes) at Oubaai Golf Club, George. A tour of Ernie Els Winery including Light Lunch, Evening dinner at the Big Easy Restaurant. All transfers, accommodation and meals for the two days; Return transport to the airport. All other costs are for the winner’s own account.

Our Co-Sponsors

Tempest Car Hire

Proud sponsor partner with over 25 branches across SA, Tempest Car Hire offers Sanlam Cancer Challenge participants a minimum of 10% off the best online rates.

Sun International

Sun International is Africa’s largest tourism, leisure and gaming group with 27 resorts, luxury hotels and casinos across the continent, and in Latin America.

TaylorMade Golf

The same values TaylorMade was founded on 30 years ago by Gary Adams are still followed today, with the mission to create the best-performing golf products in the world.

Ernie Els

The Ernie Els Group encompasses a collection of interests that include charity organisations, a golf course design company, winery, a chain of restaurants and clothing, beverage and lifestyle brands.

UTI

UTi South Africa is an industry-leading non-asset based, global third-party logistics provider with a group of companies that provide end-to-end supply chain solutions.​

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Exciting Changes and NEWS for 2016:
We constantly strive to improve on our service delivery so you have less to worry about and therefore have streamlined our logistics for 2016.

All Club Registration Queries, Communication and Prize Delivery will be handled through one central office, headed up by Marya Roux and her Events Team, any queries can be directed to:

Lana Martens:
Tel: 082 458 9916
Fax: 086 612 5969
Email: sanlamcancerchallenge@syner-g.co.za
(queries desk available: 08h00 – 12h00 weekdays)

(Please do not contact the Sanlam Office or Martel Coetzee as in the past) All relevant communication will follow post receiving your registration for Club Competition.

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