DECEMBER 2014
SAGDB's national squad meets in Cape Town

A group of 28 of the SAGDB's top players descended on Cape Town from November 27-30 to attend the board's National Training Camp. The players, all between the ages of 12 and 17 had the opportunity to play at Rondebosch Golf Club and hone their skills at the River Club in Observatory.
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Chandler wins on junior tour

The Golf School of Excellence (TGSE) Junior Tour launched this year as an exciting addition to the golf calendars in Central Gauteng and the Western Cape. The tour gives young players the opportunity to play in tournaments run along the same lines as professional events.
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It's a full circle for Siyanda

When Siyanda Mwandla graduated from the SAGDB programme last year, he was not only one of the board's top players in KwaZulu-Natal but anywhere in the country. He had famously even caught the eye of two-time major winner Retief Goosen, who spotted him at a coaching clinic at the South African Open Championship in 2011.
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A great day in George

The recent George Junior Open was the final junior order of merit tournament in the Southern Cape for 2014. It was the last chance for players to earn order of merit points, and was followed by the annual provincial prize-giving.
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Ntokozo heads to Silver Lakes

Ten-year old Ntokozo Masanabo has become the latest SAGDB player and one of the youngest ever to earn a call up to a provincial team. The youngster, who recently became a member at Modderfontein Golf Club, was selected to compete for the Central Gauteng girls team at the 2014 Curro Inter-provincial Primary School's Championship.
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Festive greetings

The SAGDB wishes all our sponsors, donors, patrons and supporters a restful and rewarding festive season and a prosperous new year. Thank you for your contributions to our aims of growing the game and building the nation!


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, 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.

Sponsors:
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

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