JULY 2015
Mpumalanga wins first ever SAGDB teams challenge

Sixty of the SAGDB's brightest talents showcased their golf expertise in the inaugural SAGDB / Nomads Imperial Auto MFC Golf Challenge held at Benoni Country Club on 6 and 7 July.
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Franklin picked for IPT

The SA Inter-Provincial Tournament (IPT) is the most important teams event on the local golfing calendar. The top players from all of the fourteen golf unions affiliated to the SA Golf Association come together to compete for the honour of being named the best province in the country.
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SAGDB players make their presence felt at Nomads SA Girls

The Nomads SA Girls Championship is one of the highlights of the local junior golfing calendar. It attracts not only the top girl players from across the country, but also gives a chance for any girl playing at any level to compete in one of the four divisions.
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Clubs support growth in EP

The importance of growing the sport of golf in South Africa is understood by everyone involved with the game. In order for it to be sustainable, clubs need to keep working to attract new members and increase their player base.
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Top ten for Franklin at Dimension Data Junior Open

The SAGDB's Franklin Manchest kept up his streak of good form with a tie for tenth place at the inaugural Dimension Data Junior Open at Fancourt earlier this month. The tournament gave exemptions to the top 78 players on the SA Golf Association's junior order of merit, meaning that most the best U19 golfers in the country were there.
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Nine SAGDB players in the prizes at Kei Mouth

In a wonderful result for the development programme in Border, nine players from the SAGDB in that region earned prizes at the recent Kei Mouth Junior Open.
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Siviwe defends her club title

Siviwe Duma is a role model for many young girls in the Border region. She came through the SAGDB programme there to become one of the province's top amateur women, leading the way for a number of others who have followed her.
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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, 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.

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