APRIL 2015
SAGDB players take lessons from SA Boys

Nine players from the SAGDB's programmes around the country teed up at the recent Nomads SA Boys u19 Championship. The youngsters came from seven different regions, namely Border, Western Cape, Boland, Southern Cape, Central Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Free State.
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SAGDB players shine at Curro SA Junior International

Eight boys and one girl from the ranks of the SAGDB entered the recent Curro SA Juniors International at Durbanville Golf Club. The event is part of the Global Junior Golf Tour and received entries from a number of foreign countries including Zimbabwe, Germany, France, Finland and Scotland.
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Hayden finished sixth in Reunion

One of the SAGDB's most promising young players, Hayden Garcia from Rondebosch Golf Club, put in an excellent showing at the recent World Amateur Golf Audi Reunion event on Reunion Island. Hayden carded rounds of 78, 72 and 79 over the tight Golf Du Bassin Blue course to finish 12 shots behind local winner and former professional Franck Michel.
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A strong year for the SAGDB in KZN

With the support of the KwaZulu-Natal Golf Union, the SAGDB's programme in KZN is flourishing. It is now consistently producing players able to compete at the highest amateur levels.
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Neswill wins in Malmesbury

SAGDB graduate and current Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation member Neswill Croy made a big statement at the Malmesbury Open on 15 March. Neswill carded two superb rounds of 68 and 69 to win the tournament by six shots.
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SAGDB golfers come out trumps at club champs

A number of recent club championships in Western Province saw some outstanding performances by the local SAGDB players. To be crowned club champion is an honour that all golfers strive for, but only few can achieve.
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Steven takes the honours at Free State Closed

The SAGDB's three top players in the Free State all finished within the top five of the junior event at the recent Free State Closed Tournament at Bethlehem Golf Club.
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Anglo supports SAGDB in Mpumalanga

Global mining giant Anglo American has backed golf development in Mpumalanga by donating R10 000 towards coaching programmes in the province. The money was used to host a regional training camp for the best players and coaches in the region.
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SAGDB players tops at Fish River

Four players from the SAGDB's programme in the Border region were amongst the prizes at the recent Fish River Junior Open.
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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
Email: admin@sagolfboard.org
Tel: 021 852 8056

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