Tristan settling in at Bishops Gate

Tristan Galant is a name to remember. The SAGDB youngster from Western Province was twice national champion at u13 level and turned heads with his talent wherever he played.
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The Sports Trust extends its support of golf development

South Africans love winners. Our sports heroes are revered and loved in all parts of the country.
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Boland recognises SAGDB players

The SAGDB enjoyed a rewarding weekend at the recent Boland Mini Masters. Not only did the board's players perform brilliantly at the tournament itself, but they also earned a number of awards at the annual prize-giving that followed.
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Riaan and Franklin come close in SC

In a demonstration of its growing strength in the province, the SAGDB had three players progress to the quarter-finals of the recent Southern Cape Junior Matchplay Championships. Hans Jurie Human, Riaan Grootboom and Franklin Manchest were all amongst the last eight that took to the Fancourt Links for the last playoff rounds.
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Crystal off to India

The SAGDB's top girl player, Crystal Beukes, has been selected to compete at the 6th Albatross International Junior Golf Championships taking place next month in India. Crystal's participation is being made possible by Womens Golf South Africa.
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SAGDB coaches benefit from R&A rules course

The SAGDB's development manager for Central Gauteng, Andy Ostle, together with development coaches Prince Modiba, Tshepo Mokoena and Michael Khumalo were among 29 participants who attended the R&A Level One Rules Course at Randpark Golf Club in early November.
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Good results in KZN

The SAGDB's elite squad in Kwa-Zulu Natal came away with a number of prizes at four recent junior events in the province.
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Two good results for Craig

Craig Baba is one of many exciting talents coming through the SAGDB's ranks in Western Province. He is only 16 years old, but he has already brought his handicap down to scratch and is holding his own against top u19 players in junior tournaments in the province.
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Swellendam High wins SAGDB Boland Schools League

The final round of the 2014 SAGDB Boland Schools League was held at Riverside Golf Club on 30 October. The league was fiercely contested between four schools, Worcester Secondary, Esselen Park High, Breeriview High and Swellendam High.
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Nedbank Affinity Cup cheque handover

Louis de Jager walked away with R118,875 for his victory and Nedbank contributed an equal amount to help grow the game through the South African Golf Development Board.
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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, 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
Tel: 021 852 8056

South African Golf Development Board
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