Tristan claims glory at SA U-13 Champs

Pick up a pen and write down the name Tristan Galant. Because when this talented 11-year-old Western Province golfer wins his first pro title, you will want to say that you knew when he lifted the Nomads South African Under-13 Championship in 2013 he would become a champion.
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SAGDB players dominate in Boland

The top youngsters in the SAGDB's Boland programme enjoyed a fantastic run of form during September. They were on the podium at all four of the Boland Junior Golf events in which they played.
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Success for Hayden at De Zalze

The SAGDB's leading player in Western Province, 16-year old Hayden Garcia, added another accolade to his excellent season with a win the recent De Zalze Junior Open.
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Gift wins in Ermelo

Gift Zulu became the first SAGDB player to win an official junior golf event in Mpumalanga when he took at the title at the recent 2013 Ermelo Junior Open. The talented 16-year old shot a 36-hole score of 152 to emerge as the winner.
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Chuma wins at Kei Mouth

The top player in the SAGDB's Border programme, 17-year old Chuma Adonis, added another accolade to his career at the recent Kei Mouth Junior Championships.
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Accolades for SAGDB players in Boland

Two SAGDB players received special trophies at the recent Boland Junior Golf annual awards evening.
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Chandler wins at Junior Africa Challenge

One of the SAGDB's most promising youngsters in Central Gauteng, Chandler Shaw, won his division at the inaugural Junior Africa Challenge presented by S.A. Kids Golf. The tournament, held at Zebula Golf Estate and Spa in Bela Bela, hosted juniors from South Africa and nine visiting countries.
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Ofentse and Elias win Transformation event

The SAGDB in Gauteng North was recently approached by the Titans cricket franchise and Supersport to enter two players into a Transformation Event to be staged at the Supersport Park cricket stadium.
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WC Sports School comes close

The Western Cape Sports School in Kuils River has only been playing schools league golf for two years, but already they have made remarkable strides.
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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
Email: admin@sagolfboard.org
Tel: 021 852 8056

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