March 2009

The growing strength of golf development in Border

The Eastern Cape is often hailed as the centre of sports development in South Africa. With a rich sporting history and a sports-mad population, the region is the birthplace of some of the countries greatest success stories such as Makhaya Ntini, Jongi Nokwe, Ashwell Prince and James Kamte.

The SA Golf Development Board (SAGDB) in the region aims to continue this tradition by providing its PGA-approved coaching to youngsters in the Border and Easten Province regions. More...

Success for Jamie-Lee in EP

9-year old Jamie-Lee Daniels is already turning heads in the Eastern Province. The youngster from the SA Golf Development Board recently registered the second best net score in the C-division of the Nedbank Eastern Cape Women's Championships.

Playing off a 27 handicap, Daniels carded a round of 103 at the Humewood Golf Club. That was good enough for fifth place on gross score, while her net of 76 placed her second in the 18-player division. More...

Top players benefit from the development programme in Soweto

There are currently 260 children in the SA Golf Development Board's (SAGDB’s) programme in Central Gauteng. These players are all benefiting from the board's PGA-approved coaching programme and its commitment to creating opportunities for talented youngsters.

Four of the top players in the region are based in Soweto, where they receive coaching from development coach Freddie Mkwanazi. They also receive additional instruction from veteran SAGDB head coach Zac Mavundla. More...

SAGDB's Border manager to play in world finals

Millie Zim, the SAGDB's development manager for Border, has qualified to play in the world finals of the Peugeot Challenge Cup. She won the national finals towards the end of February to earn her place at event in Paris.

The finals are contested in a Pro-Am format at two of France's most prestigious courses. More...

Top Players Showing Promise in the Free State

Over the past few years, the SA Golf Development Board (SAGDB) programme in the Free State has produced some of the board's top players. Tumo Motaung, Makgetha Mazibuko and Tumelo Wesi all graduated from the SAGDB's Free State programme to become members of the elite Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation.

The region is continuing to show progress, as a new group of youngsters is achieving success. Sello Lebeko, Ntsoaki Mokoena and Thuto Nthuli all represented their province at age group level in 2008 and are hoping to feature again this year. More...