FEBRUARY 2016
Zethu set to make history

SAGDB graduate Zethu Myeki from Border will make an historic debut for Womens Golf South Africa when she lines up in the prestigious All-Africa Challenge Trophy (AACT) alongside top ranked Kaleigh Telfer and Ivanna Samu in Tunisia this April.
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Scots claim International Triangular, but SAGDB players shine

Scotland claimed a comprehensive victory in the seventh International Triangular against the South African Golf Association's Junior Team and the SAGDB at The Wanderers Golf Club in mid-February.
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Zethu earns her stripes

Most golfers would be seriously frustrated to shoot 20 over par in a 54-hole championship and even more so if you are ranked among South Africa's top three amateurs.
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Gauteng North going strong

The SAGDB programme in Gauteng North is producing encouraging results. There are now 224 children in the programme, with six clubs supporting the coaching effort. The children come from areas such as Mabopane, Soshanguve and Klipgat.
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A winning start in the Southern Cape

SAGDB players in the Southern Cape got the year off to the best possible start at the first two tournaments of 2016. The youngsters walked away with prizes at both events.
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SAGDB scores at Citrusdal

SAGDB players walked away with a fistful of prizes at the recent Citrusdal Junior Closed in the Boland. The performance once again underlined the programme's strength in the region.
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Zethu comes close in EP

In another sparking performance, SAGDB graduate Zethu Myeki claimed second place in both the stroke play and match play at the 2016 Eastern Province Championships. The Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation player lost out to Swiss amateur Azelia Meichtry in both events.
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Success in Queenstown

Four SAGDB players took home prizes from the recent Queenstown Junior Open in Border. This included victory in both the A and B divisions.
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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.

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