APRIL 2014
Tristan makes it three from three

He may only be 12 years old, but the SAGDB's Tristan Galant has already shown that he knows how to win. Last month the Western Province youngster recorded an extraordinary third national title at the Fish River Sun Golf Club in the space of 12 months.
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It's about more than just golf

"Golf is special," says the SAGDB's manager for communications and special projects, Andre Rossouw. "There are just so many ethics and values in the game that make it what it is.
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SAGDB influence felt at u23 IPT

Eight players with strong links to the SAGDB programme competed at the recent South African u23 Inter-Provincial Tournament (IPT) at the Royal Durban Golf Club. The players represented six different teams, showing how widely the SAGDB's influence is felt in the country.
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SAGDB presence at Zambian Ladies Open

The inaugural Zambian Ladies Open Championship took place at at the Ndola Golf Club at the end of March, and the field contained five players with close links to the SAGDB.
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Musi defends Soweto Cup title

SAGDB graduate and local hero Musiwalo Nethunzwi successfully defended his title at the 2014 Soweto Cup last month. The PGA tournament attracted a field of 30 professionals, and Musi once again topped the leaderboard.
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Boost for Eastern Cape golf development

With its rich sporting history and a sports-mad population, the Eastern Cape is often hailed as the centre of sports development in South Africa.
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SAGDB extends coaching to disabled children in Gauteng North

As part of its drive to grow the game of golf in all communities, the SAGDB in Gauteng North is reaching out to children with physical disabilities. The SAGDB is coaching more than 50 children from three schools in the area that cater to physically challenged learners.
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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, Limpopo, 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, Free State, KZN, Limpopo and 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:
Verucia Bell
Email: admin@sagolfboard.org
Tel: 021 852 8056

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