OCTOBER 2011
SAGDB players hit success in Free State

Ever since the South African Golf Development Board launched in 1999, Ratha Motaung has been working furiously to grow the programme in the Free State and Northern Cape province. Throughout the installation and development of the programme, the SAGDB's development manager for the region kept a close eye on all his charges, patiently waiting for the fruits of his labour to blossom.
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Positive signs from SAGDB players at u/12 Nationals

Nine players from the SAGDB were part of various provincial teams at the recent KeNako 2011 u/12 Teams Tournament held at Kingswood Golf Estate in George. The players represented six different teams - Central Gauteng, Boland, Western Province, Border, Eastern Province and SA Kids Golf - at what is the premier inter-provincial tournament for this age group.
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SAGDB's Van der Watt committed to growing Northern Provinces golf

Stephan van der Watt is often asked what possessed him to give up a solid career in Human Resources to teach a bunch of kids to play golf. On the odd day, the SAGDB provincial coach for the Northern Provinces coach might take a couple of seconds to formulate a reply, but usually he answers off the bat...
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SAGD juniors lead KZN to victory at SA Games

Three players from the SAGDB were part of the winning KwaZulu-Natal golf team at the recent SA Games in Polokwane. Siyanda Mwandla and Phumlani Mkhoma, who is also a member of the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation, played for the u/18 boys team, while Monique Ramkisson turned out for the u/18 girls side.
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Success in Southern Cape

The SAGDB's programme in the Southern Cape region is going from strength to strength. Players are putting in consistently good performances in junior golf tournaments and coming into contention for selection to their age group provincial teams.
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Boland youngsters shine in junior golf events

The SAGDB's top players in the Boland continue to put in strong displays in the region's junior golf events. They were once again in top form at the recent junior opens at Swellendam and Hermanus.
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Success for Soweto juniors

A team from Soweto Country Club that included four SAGDB players finished third at the recent junior inter-club event held at Modderfontein GC. The four juniors are all being coached by SAGDB stalwart Zac Mavundla.
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Grant's Tips

Improve your golf with the SAGDB's technical director, PGA coach Grant Hepburn...
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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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