APRIL 2016

Zethu part of South Africa's 12th AACT victory

SAGDB graduate Zethu Myeki was part of the South African team that collected an unprecedented 12th victory for the country in the 13th edition of the All-Africa Challenge Trophy (AACT) in Hammemet, Tunisia this month.
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Franklin and Steven star for President's Team

South Africa’s Presidents Team won the B-flight at the prestigious Africa Zone VI Golf Tournament with a commanding performance at the Royal Swazi Spa Country Club in Swaziland this month. And two of the four team members have connections to the SAGDB.
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Cole wins in Johannesburg

One of the SAGDB's most promising young players in Central Gauteng, Cole Stevens, confirmed his potential with an outstanding win at the recent Glacier Junior Series event at Country Club Johannesburg.
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Franklin claims top 15 at SA Boys U-19 Champs

The top player in the SAGDB's programme in the Southern Cape, Franklin Manchest, added to his growing list of achievements with a top 15 finish at the recent Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play Championship in Bloemfontein.
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Strong showing for Neswill

SAGDB graduate Neswill Croy from Stellenbosch put in an excellent performance at the recent Western Province Amateur Championships at Clovelly Country Club. He was amongst the top players in both the stroke play and match play events.
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Zethu inspired to dream big

Ernie Els’s role as a mentor to South Africa’s golfers was evident again when his words to Branden Grace during a cup of coffee inspired Grace to a maiden PGA Tour victory at the RBC Heritage this month. Els is also playing a big role in developing more top young golfers in the country through the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation (EEFF).
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An evening with Haydn

Haydn Porteous won his maiden European Tour title earlier this year when he claimed a two-stroke victory at the Joburg Open. It was a big moment for a youngster who has always shown incredible potential.
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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