East London to receive Sports Trust boost

For 14 years the SAGDB has been at the forefront of growing the game of golf in South Africa. Through its nationwide programmes it has introduced thousands of underprivileged youngsters to the sport and given the best of them opportunities to compete at all levels of the game.
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SAGDB influence to be felt at u19 IPT

The u19 Inter-Provincial Tournament (IPT) is one of the highlights of South Africa's junior golfing calendar. The event is an opportunity for the top young players in the country to compete for their provinces in one of the toughest tournaments of the year.
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Byron wins at Riverside

17-year old Byron Williams recently narrowly missed out on being selected for the Boland u19 inter-provincial team. However, he didn't let that disappointment get him down.
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Growth in KZN

The SAGDB has opened two new chapters in KzaZulu-Natal following a new agreement between the board and the KwaZulu-Natal Golf Union.
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New chapter at Eagle Canyon

In recent years Eagle Canyon Country Club has become one of Johannesburg's premier golf getaways. Located at the site of an old granite and sand quarry on the West Rand, the club has blossomed into a beautifully-kept and superbly-run facility.
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SAGDB team wins schools league

For the last five years the SAGDB has entered teams into both the north and south sections of the Western Province schools league. It has been invited to do so, since most of the schools which its players attend do not have league teams of their own.
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Esselen Park wins SAGDB Schools League

The final round of the SAGDB Boland School's League took place at the Riverside Golf Club on 25 October. The league was put in place to give more golfers in the SAGDB programme an opportunity to play competitive golf.
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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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