Comedian Roland Gaspar is gearing up to provide a side-splitting final evening to the Lexus Whack, Waggle & Win when the annual Humewood Golf Festival takes place in Port Elizabeth from May 29 to June 2.
With an exciting array of off-course entertainment lined up through a range of sporting celebrities, it is sure to be a memorable week, both on and off the course.
Golfers will be able to enjoy a round at the famous links course at a bargain green fee of R180, with a variety of competitions on the programme and an attractive spread of prizes up for grabs.
Afterwards, you can enjoy a buffet dinner while Survivor SA 2018 winner Tom Swartz takes you through an evening of entertainment.
This week festival organisers confirmed that former Springboks Robbi Kempson and Owen Nkumane, along with the Italy-capped Dries van Schalkwyk, would be on the couch for the rugby celebrity chat on the Friday evening.
Thursday’s post-golf entertainment will revolve around cricket, with South Africa taking on England in the opening match of the World Cup on that day.
Sporting fans will be able find the answers to all their questions through the ex-Proteas trio of Pat Symcox, Meyrick Pringle and Dave Callaghan, along with Warriors star Christiaan Jonker, who has also played for South Africa.
Reservations for these evenings must be done through firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is R150 a person or R1400 for a table of 10. Besides the buffet dinner, it includes a complimentary bottle of wine and the timing is 6.30pm for 7pm. Children are welcome!
Swartz will be the MC for the Thursday and Friday nights and Gaspar will provide some much-needed comedy to round it all off on Saturday night.
There will also be auction items every night, the primary prize of which will be the ultimate golf tour option, covering nine different courses from Katberg in the east to George in the west.
This, however, is a silent auction and you can put your bid in from Wednesday to Saturday. Each course will cater for a four-ball and the value of the tour is R25 000.
Humewood general manager Brendon Timm said they would be arranging different formats on the golf course.
“It will all be better-ball but we will be mixing it up – you could even play different formats on different holes in your round,” he said. “We really want to try to make it fun for everyone and make sure you are all entertained.”
He added that Lexus vehicles would be available for golfers to test-drive on off-road tracks around the course.
“You will get a chance to see what they can do, so come and play golf, go on a test-drive and have an off-road experience.”
Lexus spokesman Ofentse Boloko said they were relishing the prospect of being involved in the festival.
“We are really excited to partner with one of PE’s top golfing clubs,” he said. “At Lexus it’s not all about selling cars, but also about having good experiences, so we are grateful for this opportunity.”
“We want to encourage everyone in PE to visit Humewood and to experience the Whack, Waggle & Win in all its facets.”