MAY 2012
Sanlam Women's SA Stroke Play gives Qwa-Qwa girls their wings

While Nobuhle Dlamini from Swaziland celebrated her emphatic 10-shot victory in the Sanlam Women's SA Stroke Play Championship last month, two bubbly teenagers from Qwa-Qwa in the Free State had reasons of their own to float on cloud nine at Umhlali Country Club.
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Positive showing from SAGDB players at u/15 champs

A total of 16 players from the SAGDB competed at the recent SA Boys Under 15 Golf Championships held in Somerset West. While six turned out for their respective provinces, nine youngsters entered the event as SAGDB players on invitation from the South African Golf Association's (SAGA) Junior Committee.
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More support from Sun International

Over the last few years, Sun International has made a number of major contributions to the SAGDB. Both through the Sports Trust its own initiatives, it has become a true example of how corporate support can make a real difference to growing golf within South Africa.
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Strong showing in Robertson

Ten players from the SAGDB's elite squad in Boland competed at the recent Robertson Junior Open. The event is part of the official junior golf calendar in the region.
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More success in EP

14-year old Rushane Peters is establishing himself as one of the most exciting prospects in the SAGDB's programme in Eastern Province. The youngster is performing consistently well in official junior golf tournaments in the region and is always in contention for provincial honours.
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Good return for Central Gauteng players

With the support of the Central Gauteng Golf Union (CGGU), the SAGDB's programme in the region continues to make big strides. Players are performing consistently well in official junior golf tournaments and their achievements are not going unnoticed.
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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
Telephone: + 27 21 852 8056 - Email: