NOVEMBER 2011
The Sports Trust gives a big boost to the SAGDB

The Sports Trust, in partnership with Nedbank and Sun International, have made their second significant contribution to golf development through the provision of golfing kit and equipment to the SAGDB. The items were officially handed over at Wanderers Golf Club during November.
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Siyanda earns a place in Ernie's Foundation

Two of South Africa's greatest golfers Ernie Els and Retief Goosen are good friends on and off the golf course. It also seems that they have a shared eye for talent.
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Keelan and Dylan kick on

For anyone involved in coaching sports, there is a special kind of excitement that comes from unearthing a prodigious young talent. It is hugely rewarding to find a player with potential and see that blossom into something substantial.
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Player predicts a great future for SAGDB's Grootboom

South Africa's Career Slam champion Gary Player is seldom at a loss for words. Yet, after hearing the story of up-and-coming George golfer Riaan Grootboom, the nine time major winner sat in stony silence for two full minutes.
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Nothing stands in the way of SAGDB's Bilitane

When you start your life in a squatter camp, has your destiny already been decided or can you rise above your circumstances or? For some, this may be the only life they'll ever know, but if your name is Thobani Bilitane, you know you are destined for better things.
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Phiwakahle shines in KZN

Over the last few years, the SAGDB's programme in KwaZulu-Natal has produced some exciting talent. One of the most promising young players to have benefited from the dedication of the development coaches in that region is 19-year old Phiwakahle Mkhoma.
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Robin makes the grade

George's Robin Meyer has become one of the most consistent performers in the SAGDB's Southern Cape programme during 2011. The 17-year old has had an excellent year, putting in notable performances in a number of tournaments.
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Compton kicks SAGDB programme up a gear in Mpumalanga

Edwin Compton knows what it means to put your dreams on hold, but never to give up on them. That's why the SAGDB's newly appointed regional development manager for the Mpumalanga province is the perfect man for the job.
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Hayden off to India

Hayden Garcia dreams of becoming a professional golfer. One day he hopes to compete in the US Masters and have a shot at the famous green jacket.
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SAGDB players recognised in Central Gauteng

Five SAGDB youngsters received awards at the recent Central Gauteng Golf Union Junior Awards Dinner. The five promising players were recognised for winning their respective divisions at junior golf tournaments during 2011.
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Boland recognises SAGDB players

A number of SAGDB players were presented with awards from Boland Junior Golf at a recent annual awards ceremony in Robertson. The function, which followed the Boland Junior Champion of Champions golf day, acknowledged players that have excelled during the year.
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Central Gauteng gets in the spirit

Since the SAGDB's operations in Central Gauteng were restored earlier this year, the golfing public in the region has embraced the vision of the programme. The SAGDB's development manager for the region, Andy Ostle, has been thrilled by support he has received from golfers, clubs and the corporate sector.
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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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South African Golf Development Board
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