JUNE 2011
Mkhoma wins KZN u/23 Champs

19-year old Phiwakahle Mkhoma has made history by becoming the first black African to win the KZN Toyota u/23 Championships. The former SAGDB player clinched the title at Scottburgh Golf Club on 12 June, following 36 holes of superb golf.
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SAGDB's Raubenheimer bends it like Bubba

There is little similarity between the golf styles of PGA professional Bubba Watson and the SAGDB's Ruben Raubenheimer.
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SAGDB's coach Kulk still up for the challenge

After spending the last 40 years putting children of all ages through their paces, South African Golf Development Board coach Kulk Martinus says his commitment to coaching has lost none of its passion.
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City Lodge renews its support for the SAGDB
One of the SAGDB's most long-standing sponsors, City Lodge Hotels, has announced the renewal of its support for a further year.
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SAGA's Burger joins SAGDB board
Current SA Golf Association (SAGA) president Colin Burger has accepted a position on the SAGDB's board as a non-executive director. Burger's appointment confirms the ongoing importance of the relationship between the two organisations.
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A bright future for Central Gauteng and the SAGDB
In a move that promises to boost the growth of golf in the sport's most vibrant province, the Central Gauteng Golf Union and the SAGDB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will unite their efforts to spread the game in the region.
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Glacier Junior Series golfers say Ernie is still number one
Major winners Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen are fast becoming the nation's new heroes, but a quick poll during June's Glacier Junior Series at Oubaai Golf Estate near George revealed that the tournament host is still everybody's hero.
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Let's Play and Nike get behind SAGDB
Nike Golf SA and Supersport's "Let's Play" initiative have handed over a donation of 19 full sets of golf clubs to be used by the SAGDB in their Gauteng North, Ekurhuleni and Free State regions. The donation, which is worth around R450 000, will make an enormous contribution towards ensuring that the SAGDB's best players have suitable equipment.
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About the SAGDB

The SAGDB is a non-profit organisation (with section 18A donations tax exemption status). Through its PGA-approved coaching programme, the board currently has the capacity to coach 1,500 children per week in nine areas. The SAGDB is sponsored by SAA, City Lodge and ProRange.

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