MC - Golf
From a modest start as MC at the University of Cape Town’s charity golf day while still a student, Dan has become South Africa’s most prolific host of golf events.
Foremost amongst his golf involvement, Dan travels annually to St. Andrews to host the gala dinner at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – an event that has included Samuel L Jackson, Michael Douglas, Bill Murray, Hugh Grant, Michael Phelps, Liz Hurley, Shane Warne, Andy Garcia, Johan Cruyff, Huey Lewis, Dan Quayle and Kelly Slater amongst the celebrity guests in the audience.
Dan has also hosted the Emirates Airlines Invitational in Abu Dhabi, the Freedom Day Golf Challenge in Dubai, the Investec JAG Invitational at Wentworth’s famed West Course in London, and the Air Mauritius Open.
Locally, Dan’s resume is extensive: eight years hosting Vodacom’s Origins of Golf Series on the Sunshine Tour, seven years hosting the pro-am dinner at the European Tour’s Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek, and multiple pro-am dinners at other European Tour events in South Africa, including the South African Open, the Joburg Open, and the Tshwane Open.
Dan has also hosted Sunshine Tour dinners at the BMG Classic, the Suncoast Classic, the Telkom PGA Championship, and the Vodacom Championship, and is a four-time host of the Sunshine Tour’s annual awards dinner. For seven consecutive years Dan has also presented the national final of Sanlam’s Cancer Challenge, South Africa’s largest sports event by participation, with over 40 000 golfers joining the fight against cancer.
Dan has served as MC at numerous prize-giving dinners at golf events across South Africa, including Tsogo Sun’s Duke Of Edinburgh Cup, BMW’s Golf Cup International, Absa’s Premier’s Invitational, Autopage Cellular’s Corporate Golf Cup, FNB’s Invitational at Fancourt, and the Orlando Pirates 75th Anniversary Golf Day. Other individual golf day clients have included Pioneer Foods, Metropolitan, Standard Bank, the Institute Of Directors, Pick ‘n Pay, Hugo Boss and TaylorMade.
Cementing his position in the South African golf industry, Dan has hosted three groups of competition winners on golf tours of Scotland with Bell’s, and has taken a touring group to Augusta to watch the Masters. Dan is also a brand ambassador for TaylorMade, and has hosted TaylorMade Invitational events with Sergio Garcia, Retief Goosen and Justin Rose.
- Alfred Dunhill Links Championship – St. Andrews
- Emirate Airlines Invitational – Abu Dhabi
- Investec JAG Invitational – West Course, Wentworth, London
- Air Mauritius Open – Mauritius
- Vodacom’s Origins of Golf Series (8 years)
- European Tour’s Dunhill Championship – Leopards Creek
- South African Open
- Joburg Open
- Tshwane Open
Sunshine Tour Dinners
- Sunshine Tour Annual Awards Dinner
- BMG Classic Dinner
- Suncoast Classic Dinner
- Telkom PGS Championship Dinner
- Vodacom Championship Dinner
- Tsogo Sun’s Duke of Edinburgh Cup
- BMW’s Golf Cup International
- Absa’s Premier’s Invitational
- Autopage Cellular’s Corporate Golf Cup
- FNB’s Invitational at Fancourt
- Orlando Pirates 75th Anniversary Golf Day
Individual Golf Day Clients
- Pioneer Foods
- Standard Bank
- Institute of Directors
- Pick ‘n Pay
- Hugo Boss