JANUARY 2014
Grace impressed with young talent at Volvo Golf Champions

Four-time European Tour champion Branden Grace was all fired up to instruct a group of SAGDB learners on the basic skills of golf at a clinic held at Durban Country Club before the Volvo Golf Champions. But he discovered much more than he had expected.
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Great Experience at The Sports Trust Challenge

The annual Sports Trust Challenge is a rare opportunity for amateur golfers to experience golf as the professionals play it. Held on the Monday after the Nedbank Golf Challenge, it gives competitors the chance to play the Gary Player Country Club exactly as it was set up for the last day of main event.
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What does this year hold for the SAGDB?

2014 marks the SAGDB's fifteenth year of involvement in South African golf. And it has all the promise of being a great year for the development of the sport.
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SAGDB players start the year on a high

The first few weeks of 2014 have already brought great success for a number of SAGDB players across the country. Youngsters in three different provinces recorded wins in early season events.
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A moving testimonial

I am a teacher at a school whose pupils benefit from the work of the SAGDB. I just wanted to share these few words with you.
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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
RECOGNISED BY:
South African Golf Development Board
Telephone: + 27 21 852 8056 - Email: info@sagolfboard.org