About Windhoek Lager International Pairs:
International Pairs Worldwide was created in England in 1999 and started as a regional inter-club “pairs” competition in the Hampshire area to celebrate the Millennium. That was 16 years ago and the tournament has grown into an International event of some significance. The success of International Pairs as a concept has been its simplicity and in enabling participating countries to hold qualifying events through which the process to identify pairs of ordinary club golfers to represent their country at the International Pairs World Final each year.
In 2005 South Africa were added to the list of participating countries as we contested the World Final at Celtic Manor. Old Mutual had taken the Title Rights to the tournament – which became known as OMIPSA. By the time the previous Title Rights Holder decided that a nine-year involvement was sufficient, there were nearly 10 000 participants at close to 150 qualifying events each year.
In 2016 Windhoek Lager stepped up to the plate and have signed a 3-year sponsorship deal.
In addition to the Windhoek Lager International Pairs Tournament, an additional tournament will take place – the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket Tournament. The Top A-, B-, and C-division players, as well as the top lady, who do not qualify in theWLIPSA regional qualifying event, will qualify for the South African Final of the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket tournament. The winners of the above categories at the SA Final will go through to the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket final in Namibia, where up to 10 other African countries partake!
There will thus be two opportunities for the club qualifying pair to reach an international final.
So there is more than enough reason for your club and members to be part of the largest amateur golf competition in the world; one that is highly competitive, cost-effective and provides the opportunity for any club golfer to potentially represent their club, region and country against other golfers from around the country and possibly the world.