Marcel Siem joined a very exclusive club today when became the first player to eagle on the 17th during the 2014 Nedbank Golf Challenge - thereby winning a brand-new Volvo V40 T5 R-Design.
The 17th on the Gary Player Golf course at Sun City is notoriously tricky and Siem's eagle was one of only a handful recorded on the 17th in the history of this prestigious tournament. During the 12-year partnership between Volvo Car South Africa and the Nedbank Golf Challenge, only two players have managed to eagle on the 17th and win the Volvo up for grabs: Retief Goosen famously won a Volvo S80 in 2012 and now Marcel Siem has won a Volvo V40 T5 R-Design.
According to Michelle Naudè, Marketing and PR Director Volvo Car South Africa, "We're delighted that Marcel has won the Volvo V40. It's such a beautiful, sporty car and we're sure he'll love it."
The Volvo V40 T5 R-Design is Volvo's cutting-edge five-door luxury hatchback. In R-Design guise this beautiful Swede has unmistakeable road presence and plenty of sporty attitude. The Volvo V40 that was won in such spectacular fashion is on display at the 17th hole on the Gary Player golf course on a raft in the water.
As is tradition, Volvo Car South Africa has put another Volvo V40 up for grabs on the 17th.
Volvo Car South Africa is the proud vehicle partner of the 2014 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted at the spectacular Gary Player Golf course at Sun City this December. 2014 marks the 12th year of this successful partnership and Volvo is proud to be associated with this prestigious, premium landmark event in the golfing calendar.
An integral part of the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge is the tradition for Volvo to sponsor one or more vehicles that can be won out on the course and this year there are no less than four Volvos waiting to be won by the best (or luckiest) competitors in the field. So look out for the vehicles displayed at the following holes:
9th - First Albatross wins a Volvo S60 T5
16th - First hole-in-one wins a Volvo XC60 T5
17th- First Eagle wins a Volvo V40 T5 R-Design - Volvo has put another Volvo V40 up for grabs after Marcel Siem's Eagle.
18th- First Albatross wins a Volvo S60 T5 R-Design
Volvo models on display at this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge
The rugged and eye-catching Volvo V40 Cross Country is on display next to the Pro-Shop stand - this go-anywhere premium five-door hatchback is perfectly suited to the outdoor lifestyle. The vehicle on display looks fantastic in Osmium Grey and we encourage everyone at Sun City to come and take a closer look.
Alongside our beautiful V40 Cross Country we also have the award-winning Volvo XC60 D4, in Twilight Bronze, on display. The elegant and capable XC60 SUV is Volvo's best-selling model worldwide, including South Africa. Equipped with City Safety as standard (as are all new Volvo models), this car will brake for you up to 50km/h if it senses that the driver is distracted and won't be able to brake in time. Ideal for drivers who are imagining the perfect putt rather than concentrating on the traffic.
Behind the grandstand on the 18th, Volvo will have a static display showing images and details of the all-new Volvo XC90 which is due to arrive in South Africa in the second-half of next year.
The all-new Volvo XC90's interior is the most exquisitely designed of any Volvo to date, drawing inspiration from its country of birth - Sweden - which has a global reputation for integrating cutting-edge technology with design that is clean, beautiful and crafted from the finest materials.
The Volvo XC90 display near the 18th gives visitors a taste of what this beautiful new car will offer when it arrives in SA next year.