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Established with the goal of showcasing South Africa's foremost celebrity golfers in an atmosphere reminiscent of a US PGA Tour event, the SuperSport Shootout has reached its 21st year. This year’s tournament sees one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, Absa Group, named as co-title sponsor. The Absa SuperSport Shootout is poised to reach new heights of excellence and impact, with participants spanning high-profile corporate executives and legendary South African sports figures, who engage in friendly competition as the two Ryder Cup teams face off against one another. The weekend-long tournament features not only the traditional Individual and Betterball nett competitions but also fosters an environment of camaraderie and skill on the golf course.

Leveraging the unique blend of competitive golf and philanthropy, Absa intends on expanding the impactful work already underway with the “Possibilities Unearthed” initiative, which creates sustainable vegetable gardens at schools across the nation. The Absa SuperSport Shootout will take place from 31 May to 2 June at the breath-taking Zimbali Estate in Durban.


Ryder Cup Team Event

The focal point of the competition is the Ryder Cup Team Competition, pitting Team Absa against Team SuperSport. Over the course of the two-day tournament, the teams engage in a dynamic blend of Betterball and Singles formats. The team that amasses the highest point total by the conclusion of Sunday's play will claim the championship title. In the event of a tie, the teams will jointly hold the title, emphasizing the spirit of shared achievement and sportsmanship.


LR Image From Golf Day 2 at BCX Supersport Shootout 2023 _ Shot by Justin Reinecke for www


Running concurrently, there is an Individual nett medal competition played over 27 holes, with a triple bogey being the maximum score possible on any one particular hole.



A Betterball nett medal, with a triple bogey being the maximum score possible on any one particular hole,  runs parallel to the Team event and the Individual competition. Winners of the Individual and Betterball competitions are determined by the best cumulative scores over the 36 holes of play, with a count-out on the back 9 in the event of ties.


The Rules

  • The event will be governed by the rules of the R&A, the only exceptions being those areas where Zimbali Country Club local rules apply.

  • The on-site tournament referee will have final say on all matters relating to the rules and the scoring format.

  • Should there be a tie after 27 holes of play in the Individual and Betterball competitions, a countout will take place over the back 9 holes to determine the winner.

  • In the event of inclement weather curtailing play, a minimum of 18 holes will need to be completed on the same day to determine a winner.

  • All players to play off official handicaps, which will be adjusted to 75% of the full handicap for all competitions. All handicaps will be verified two weeks in advance of the Event.

  • A maximum handicap of 18 is allowed.



The event was conceptualised by Kevin Curren, former Wimbledon finalist. Kevin has a wealth of experience in the promotion of high profile sporting events.

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