FEBRUARY 2015
SAGDB keeps improving at International Triangular

Sportsmanship was the ultimate winner in the annual International Triangular between the South African Golf Association's Junior Team, the SA Golf Development Board (SAGDB) and a team from the Scottish Golf Union at Wanderers Golf Club this month.
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Cassidy wins Boland Ladies Junior Champs

Cassidy Williams has started 2015 with a bang. The 17-year old from the SAGDB's programme in Stellenbosch recorded the biggest win of her career when she took first place at the Boland Ladies Junior Championship at Paarl last month.
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Samuel shows the way in KZN

The SAGDB's top player in KwaZulu-Natal Samuel Gouma has enjoyed a fantastic start to 2015. The 17-year old won two junior tournaments and finished third in another during January to start the year on a high note.
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Amateur golf receives 10-million reasons to smile

The South African Golf Association (SAGA), in association with the SA Golf Development Board (SAGDB), will launch a South African National Golf Squad programme. This is thanks to a timely sponsorship of R10-million from business leader, Johann Rupert.
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SAGDB graduates flying the flag in KZN

Former SAGDB players Siyanda Mwandla and Kwanele Mkhoma are inspiring young players in the region to follow in their footsteps. The two have recorded some excellent results at recent amateur events in the province.
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Riaan rules at Worcester

Over the years Worcester has been one of the centres of golf development in Boland, and a number of SAGDB players have enjoyed success there. The latest to join the ranks of winners at the Worcester Junior Open is Riaan Rooi, who won this year's event with a scintillating round of 68.
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SAGDB players get noticed at Durbanville

Three players from the ranks of the SA Golf Development Board in Western Province finished in the top 10 at the recent Durbanville Junior Open. There were also successes for SAGDB players in the B and C divisions of the event.
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SAGDB players thrive on Festive Tour

During December and January the Central Gauteng Golf Union ran its Junior Festive Tour for young golfers in the province. The tour consisted of nine tournaments at different venues, with players able to earn points at each event towards an overall order of merit.
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Hard work is key to results

14-year old Given van Willingh from Atlantis Golf Club proved that hard work and dedication always reap rewards.
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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.

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