FEBRUARY 2014
SA Juniors claim victory at triangular

The team of South African juniors triumphed over Scotland and the SAGDB at the annual triangular played at Randpark Golf Club this month. While the morning foursomes provided tight contests right through the field, the juniors stamped their authority in the singles to emerge as convincing victors.
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SAGDB proud of the team assembled to take on Scotland and the SA Juniors

When the SA Golf Development Board took to the Randpark Golf Club for this year's triangular match, no one could have doubted that they did so as anything other than equals. This is the fourth year this event has taken place, and the competitiveness of the SAGDB players has never been higher.
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Scottish internationals inspire Soweto youngsters

The Scottish golf team visited Soweto during their tour in South Africa to get a first-hand look at the work done by the SAGDB. The team spent two hours with youngsters at the Soweto Country Club and came away enthused with what they saw.
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Creating the Full Cycle

The SAGDB and the Sunshine Tour have become committed allies in developing the sport, and their relationship is blooming.
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Two SAGDB friends still at it

Neswill Croy and Keelan Africa have a lot in common. Both were introduced to golf by the SAGDB, both have earned places in the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation, and both love winning golf tournaments.
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Matseleng off to a great start

One of the top girls in the SAGDB's programme, Matseleng Mokoena, has started 2014 with a bang. The learner from the Free State programme has won two events from two starts this year.
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Great experience for youngsters at GNGU Open

In their shared drive to grow the sport in the region, the Gauteng North Golf Union (GNGU) and the SAGDB have formed a strong partnership. The bodies are finding innovative ways to enhance the development programme in the region and create a culture of golf in communities where it didn't exist before.
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Success for players in KZN

A number of youngsters from the SAGDB's programme in KwaZulu-Natal produced inspiring performances in the first few tournaments of 2014.
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Gonubie High School joins SAGDB programme

Thanks to support from The Sports Trust, the SAGDB is growing its footprint in the Border region. With funding generated around the Nedbank Golf Challenge, The Sports Trust is sponsoring a coaching chapter in East London.
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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.

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