MARCH 2012
Scots clinch a narrow victory at 2012 Triangular

They may have lost to the Scots and the Junior Proteas, but the SAGDB squad still had plenty of reason to celebrate after the third annual one-day Triangular at Randpark Golf Club.
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Scots give back at SAGDB clinic in Soweto

During February and March, the Scottish Golf Union National Men's Squad had a highly successful run competing on South Africa's amateur circuit.
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SAGDB presence to be felt at u/23 IPT

The u/23 Inter-Provincial Tournament (IPT) is one of the key breeding grounds for South Africa's golfing talent. The highly competitive event is an opportunity for the country's top young golfers to test themselves against their peers.
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SAGDB youngsters off to Fish River

In a show of strength, a host of SAGDB players have been chosen to represent their provinces at the 2012 Fish River Challenge inter-provincial. The annual inter-provincial event is contested by u/12 and u/14 golfers from South Africa's southern provinces.
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Good showings in the Southern Cape

Fifteen players from the SAGDB took part in the recent Southern Cape Junior Golf tournament at Riversdale Golf Club. The players are all part of the SAGDB's elite squad in the region.
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WP and Boland teams showcase SAGDB players

Nine SAGDB players turned out for the respective provincial teams at the recent Western Province versus Boland u/12 and u/14 Junior Challenge. The competition was contested over two weekends in February, the first at Somerset West Golf Club and the second at King David Golf Club.
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Promising returns in Border

Players from the SAGDB's programme in Border put in good showings at recent junior golf events in the region. Their performances confirmed the strength of the SAGDB's coaching efforts in the province.
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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.

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
Tel: 021 852 8056

South African Golf Development Board
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