DECEMBER 2015
SAGDB players put in strong performances on the PAT

Back in 2010 the Western Province Golf Union introduced the Premier Amateur Tour (PAT). The idea was to model the Tour around the 'Race to Dubai' concept used by the professional European Tour.
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Strong SAGDB representation at 2015 IPT

The South African Junior Inter Provincial Tournament (IPT) is the highlight of the local u19 golfing calendar. The top juniors from across the country gather to compete for their provinces in a tough matchplay format that tests their skill and determination.
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Crystal sparkles on and off the course

Fourteen year old Crystal Beukes from the Boland is a special young lady. In so many ways, she epitomises the goals of the SAGDB.
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PGA of SA honours Johann Rupert

Johann Rupert has been awarded Honorary Membership of the PGA of South Africa, becoming the first amateur golfer in the 90-year history of the PGA of South Africa to receive this award.
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Cedric continues his form

After announcing his return to form in a big way with a six shot victory at the Bredasdorp Open in October, SAGDB graduate Cedric Rooi is quickly re-establishing himself as a force in Boland amateur golf.
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Success at Hex Valley

Players from the SAGDB programme in the Boland put in a positive showing at the recent Hex Valley Junior Open. Players were amongst the prizes in both the u19 and u13 categories.
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Micka makes her mark at Ladies Champs

Kimberley golfer Micka Poonawassy is one of the bright lights in the recently launched SAGDB programme in the Northern Cape. The keen youngster showed her promise at the inaugural Northern Cape Ladies Championships played last month.
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Thank you for your support

The SAGDB wishes to thank all of its sponsors, donors and everyone in the golfing community for their support over the past year. It has been another year of encouraging performances by our learners as the programme continues to grow from strength to strength.

As we reach the end of 2015, we know that more work lies ahead, but we remain determined to achieve 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, Central Gauteng, the Eastern Province, Free State, Gauteng North, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, the Northern Cape, North West, 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