Protea Hotel Ranch Resort recently appointed a new Sports, Team Building and Leisure Manager in the person of the ambitious Nico Myburgh who aims to attract more people to one of Limpopo’s most beautiful landmarks.
“I was appointed on 2 November and I am very excited to be part of a group of professional people in the Hospitality industry. My main duties are to manage the golf course and other, team building, sporting and leisure activities,” Myburgh said.
Myburgh is an enthusiastic golfer himself who completed his studies in golf directorship and management. He not only made name locally when he was crowned club champion of the Polokwane Golf Club in 2009, but also excelled on provincial level.
“From a young age I used to join my father on the golf course but it was at the age of 15 that I started playing seriously,” he said.
Myburgh is also a keen kickboxer and is currently head coach of the Limpopo Sport, Karate and Kickboxing Academy. In this field he was crowned triple South African champion, achieved a third place in the World Kickboxing Championship and became the first junior kickboxer to achieve a semi-pro title.
“Golf remains my first love and I am really focussed on hosting more events and activities, especially for local residents. The Ranch has all the facilities to accommodate awesome events. I am planning on hosting a monthly night golf event and regular fun runs or mountain bike challenges,” he said, adding that he would also involve local businesses for team building exercises at the Ranch.
The Par 3, 12-hole golf course offers a challenging play. “A golfer’s success lies in chipping and putting and the Ranch Golf Club offers just that. The course is perfect for a relaxing day of golf while the rest of the family could enjoy the day elsewhere at the resort. Spa treatments are also available at the golf club,” Myburgh said.
Part of Myburgh’s planning is to resume with the golfing academy where younger and older golfers can receive professional training on several techniques on how to play good golf. The Ranch Golf Club also offers a driving range, net practice, chipping and putting green and a state-of-the-art course. Specials and special golf days will also soon be hosted.
According to him a good golfer is disciplined and remains calm and focused. “Most importantly a good golfer has passion for the sport,” he concluded. The first special event taking place will be a night golfing experience on 4 December starting at 18:30.
For more information on upcoming events or to host and event at the Ranch Golf Club contact Protea Hotel Ranch Resort on 015 290 5000 or Myburgh on 076 342 7974.