JANUARY 2012
SAGDB's gift to Hess keeps on giving

Although Jacquin Hess had to leave the SAGDB's golf development programme when he turned 18, the Boland golfer says that their gift to him still keeps on giving.
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First win for Ruben

SAGDB junior Ruben Raubenheimer got 2012 off to the perfect start when he claimed the Somerset West Junior Open in early January. The event, which was played on Ruben's home course, was the first Western Province Junior Golf event of the year.
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SAGDB juniors join Western Cape Sport School

For the first time in 2012 the Western Cape Sport School has added golf to the list of sporting codes it offers. The first intake into this new programme is four SAGDB players, three of whom are also members of the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation (EEFF).
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SAGDB more than just charity for Maritz

Although Pretoria professional Martin Maritz has been based in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the United States since 1996, his heart has never left South Africa. The lanky golfer returns home every summer to campaign on the Sunshine Tour and it was his recent visit in November that inspired Maritz to throw his weight behind golf development.
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A morning at the Sandton Police Station

A group of children from the SAGDB enjoyed an unique outing towards the end of 2011 when they were the guests of the Sandton Community Police Forum (CPF). The youngsters from Alexandra, Bramley and surrounding areas were invited to the Sandton police station to get a glimpse of what goes on in its daily operations.
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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 South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) is a non-profit organisation with section 18A donations tax exemption status. Since its formation in 1999, the SAGDB has grown a network of coaches and officials who work across the country to develop the game in the cities and also the most remote areas. It currently operates in Boland, Border, the Eastern Province, Free State, Gauteng Central, Gauteng North, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, the Southern Cape, and Western Province.

Through its PGA-approved LTAD coaching programme, the board currently has the capacity to coach 2,500 children per week in 10 regions.

Since its inception, the SAGDB has coached over 17 000 youngsters, produced 1 senior national player and 4 players in the senior national squad, 25 senior provincial and u23 players, 108 junior provincial players, and four players in the senior national squad. Over 1 500 players have participated in junior golf tournaments and 34 of its most talented players have been invited to join prestigious and recognised High Performance Centres such as the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation. Six former SAGDB players have earned their tour cards on the Sunshine Tour.

The SAGDB wishes to thank the following donors and patrons for their continued financial support:
Mr. J. P. Rupert and Associates, The Remgro Group, Alfred Dunhill Links Tournament and The Dunhill Championship.

Sponsors:
The Sports Trust, Nedbank, Ethekwini Municipality, The Richer Foundation, and The Ernie Els Invitational,

Product Sponsors:
The Sports Trust, City Lodge, Taylormade, Sunshine Tour and Free to Grow.

SAGA Provincial Union Contributors:
Gauteng Central, Western Province, Boland, Mpumalanga, Southern Cape, Gauteng North, Border and Free State Northern Cape.

The South African National Department of Sport and Recreation the Sunshine Tour, the R & A, the South African Golf Association, the PGA of South Africa, the Women's PGA of South Africa officially endorses the SAGDB.

For more information please contact:
Marianne Niewoudt
Email: admin@sagolfboard.org
Tel: 021 852 8056

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South African Golf Development Board
Telephone: + 27 21 852 8056 - Email: info@sagolfboard.org
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