Once in a lifetime

For 17 year old Hayden Garcia and 15 year old Franklin Manchest, July 2014 will be a month etched forever in their memories. The two young SAGDB talents, both of whom are currently enrolled at the KeNako Golf Academy in George, spent two weeks in the UK on a trip that they will still be telling their grandchildren about.
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More success for Franklin

There is something special about Franklin Manchest. He is one of those rare individuals who is blessed with both talent and the confidence to put it to its full use.
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Strong performances in Mpumalanga

The SAGDB's programme in Mpumalanga has made some big strides in a relatively short space of time. The SAGDB has only been active in the region for three years, but it has identified and supported some exciting talent from the start.
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Dylan wins at Caledon

One of the top SAGDB players in the Boland, 18 year old Dylan Fredericks, won his second junior title of the year when he finished on top of the leader board at last month's Caledon Junior Open.
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Development programmes prove their worth in KZN

The strength of golf development in Kwa-Zulu Natal was confirmed last month when two players who have come through programmes in the region were selected for the KZN team to compete at the 2014 South African Inter-Provincial Tournament.
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Hans Jurie takes the Oubaai title

Seventeen year old Hans Jurie Human notched up yet another good result for the SAGDB's programme in the Southern Cape by winning the recent Oubaai Junior Open. He carded a round of 72 to finish two shots clear of the rest of the field.
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Hole in One for Tebogo

Nine year old Tebogo Lefifi will remember the fourteenth of July for the rest of her life. Playing in the Central Gauteng Golf Union Junior Tournament at Observatory Golf Club, the tiny schoolgirl made a hole in one on the fourth hole.
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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, Limpopo, 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, 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
Tel: 021 852 8056

South African Golf Development Board
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