Elton James takes over the captaincy of the WP Premier IPT team. Former KZN player, James and his team will want to halt the charge of Central Gauteng from winning their third IPT in as many years.
In the last 15 years WP and Central Gauteng have dominated this tournament with both teams winning 6 times.
WP last won this tournament in 2012 when they, in fact, shared the trophy with Boland at the Port Elizabeth Country Club. On the final day, points, games, matches couldn’t separate the teams and it was decided that both provinces should share the trophy.
With five days of golf, morning foursomes and afternoon singles, no team can afford to be complacent. From day one the team needs to get a good start.
Gauteng North were the winners in 2013, only to lose the following year and were relegated to the B Section.
This year’s venue of Fish River Sun should favour the coastal provinces who know a thing or two about taming the wind.