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Dan Nicholl announced as Expo18 Director

15 Feb 2012


Sport personality and MC the face of SA’s largest golf expo

February 9, 2012 (Johannesburg) – Expo18, South Africa’s largest golf expo set to take place 27-29 April, today announced respected media personality Dan Nicholl (@dannicholl) as its Director. An outspoken personality on South Africa’s sports scene, Nicholl is a well-known MC, broadcaster and writer, with extensive radio and television experience.

A presenter at Cape Talk radio for over six years, former host of etv’s Champions League football coverage, and a regular sports commentator, Nicholl now works extensively as an MC and presenter at events across South Africa, from the Cape Town Tens and Absa Cape Epic, to the Vodacom Durban July and Bell's Night Of The Stars. A former Sports Editor at iafrica.com, he is also a columnist with Sports Illustrated and Discovery Magazine, a brand ambassador for TaylorMade and adidas, and an ambassador for the JAG Foundation, the sports-based charity run by Elana Meyer.

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Nicholl’s passion for golf is evident through his involvement in the sport. Previously editor-in-chief of Golf Punk, contributing editor to Player magazine, and a columnist and feature writer with Compleat Golfer, Nicholl has extensive golf writing experience, as well as being host of numerous events, including Vodacom's Origins of Golf Series, Tsogo Gaming's Duke Of Edinburgh Cup, Audi's Quattro Cup, Sanlam's Cancer Challenge, and this year's Volvo Golf Champions at Fancourt, as well as the annual Sunshine Tour Golf Awards. Nicholl has also hosted the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship dinner at St. Andrews, the Emirates Airlines Invitational in Abu Dhabi, and the Freedom Golf Challenge in Dubai.

"No sport in South Africa is as consistently successful or inspiring as golf, and that's in no small part because we live in a country that's crazy about the game," says Nicholl. "Expo 18 offers the ideal platform to tap into that passion, as well as introducing more South Africans to golf. The expo promises to be a fabulous celebration of the game, and I can't wait to be involved."

Expo18 will take place on the 27th – 29th April at the Coco-Cola Dome in Johannesburg. With nearly 100 exhibitors, it will be South Africa’s most comprehensive and interactive golf show. Apart from helping to equip those who play the game, Expo18 also aims to introduce golf to more South Africans.

“Having Dan’s support of Expo18 will be instrumental in helping to grow the game of golf in South Africa,” says Louis Jonker, convener of Expo18. “We appreciate Dan’s humour, professionalism and respect among the sport community in South Africa.”

For more information, ‘Like’ Expo18 on Facebook and follow @Expo18SA on Twitter.

Or visit http://www.expo18.co.za/

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