CURRENT NEWS
June 2009

A bright future for Keelan

13-year old Keelan Africa is one of the brightest young stars in the SA Golf Development Board. Keelan, who currently plays off a 15 handicap, is a member of the Riverside Golf Club in Worcester.

Keelan recently showed his potential by finishing third at the Fish River Challenge - an inter-provincial u/13 tournament that featured teams from Boland, Border, Eastern Province, Western Province, Southern Cape and the Free State. He was tied for first after the first nine holes of the event, but unfortunately couldn't sustain that form through the full 36 holes. More...

Uitenhage GC backs SAGDB

The Uitenhage Golf Club has shown its commitment to the future of golf in South Africa by providing four memberships to children from the SA Golf Development Board. The club hopes that the initiative will provide a boost to the young players as they embark on their golf careers.

"We realise that we have a responsibility towards the community we serve, and from which we draw our strength," the club committee says. "We are in the very fortunate position where we can help others to enjoy golf as much as we do and develop themselves through the game. It is wonderful to be part of something this positive, and it makes us proud to be able to make a difference in a child's life." More...

Zethu leads the way for Border golfing girls

The Eastern Cape has been a rich source of talented girl golfers for the SA Golf Development Board. Sisters Siviwe and Yolanda Duma, who are both now members of the elite Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation (EEFF), came through the SAGDB's ranks in Border. Young star Kim Daniels, who is also now an EEFF member, is a product of the boards Eastern Province region.

The boards commitment to girls in the province is continuing to bear fruit. 16-year old Zethu Myeki was recently selected for the Border girls team for the u/16 inter-provincial event in Aliwal North. More...

Hole in One for 13 year old Lunga

13-year old Lunga Mqhayi achieved every golfer's dream when he carded a hole in one at a recent Junior Golf Foundation event in Ekurhuleni. The SA Golf Development Board player found the target with a 4-iron on the 16th hole at Lake Club Benoni. More...

Clubs support official development

The SAGDB would like to thank these clubs across South Africa that support our activities through reduced or waived playing fees and/or sponsored memberships. Your support is critical in exposing the SAGDB's learners to club etiquette and course play. We are extremely grateful for your commitment to developing these young South Africans. More...