The Els Club Copperleaf, Johannesburg, will host the sixth qualifying round of the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge on Thursday, 18 August 2016.

This is the 19th consecutive year that this tournament is being conducted, and South Africa is the only country outside the Arabian Gulf countries to host a full-field invitational qualifying round.

In this qualifier, invited golfers from across Johannesburg (South Africa) will form two-player teams and challenge the Ernie Els designed, 7 999 yard course, for a berth in the 2-day grand finals to be played later this year in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.

Head of marketing for Xerox Middle East & Africa Region, Pui-Chi Li, says: “We are happy to be back in South Africa for another year and bring the Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge to avid golfers from across Johannesburg. Securing a berth at the grand final is proving to be a mark of pride for our region’s golfers, and we’re looking forward to seeing some great golf during this qualifier.”

The Els Club Copperleaf features an 18-hole championship course with an enormous driving range and putting green offering guaranteed five-star golfing experience, along with the ideal way to golf competitions with landscaped recreational areas.

New on-course competition this year is the King of Pars, sponsored by deVere Acuma. The teams that perform best on Pars 3, 4 and 5 win prizes as well as entry into the ‘Golden Ticket’ draw, which will bring a wild-card entry into the 2016 Grand Final.

This years’ Xerox Corporate Golf Challenge is supported by the Emirate of Ajman, as 2016 host city, and destination partners include the Ajman Palace, Ajman Kempinski, and Ajman Saray. Fairmont Ajman hotels and Ajman’s Al Zorah Golf Club are venue sponsor for the 2016 Grand Final. Other sponsors of the tournament include deVere Acuma, Chrysler, and Select Property.