Shaw committed to the journey

He knows he has a very long road ahead, but the SAGDB's Chandler Shaw is crystal clear about where he means to finish his golfing journey.
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Riaan serious about making his own mark

Worcester's Riaan Rooi is 13 years old, going on 30. He may took like a kid, but talks golf like a veteran as he explains why, at such a young age, he is seriously working on becoming a professional player.
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Big SAGDB influence in Riverside's league win

When Riverside Golf Club teed up against Wellington Golf Club in the Boland league finals in Robertson last month, there was a clear SAGDB flavour to its line-up. Six of the players in the club's eight-man team were past or present members of the development programme.
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Good returns in KZN

The SAGDB programme in KwaZulu-Natal is a vital cog in golf development in that region. Over the last decade, it has proved that there is plenty of talent waiting to be unearthed if young players are just given the chance.
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Five Border players earn provincial honours

The SAGDB programme in the Border region was given a boost this month when it was announced that five of its players had been selected for age group provincial teams.
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Three SAGDB players in Southern Cape teams

A trio of players from the SAGDB's programme in the Southern Cape have been selected to represent their province at an up-coming inter-provincial event in Somerset West.
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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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