MARCH 2016
SAGDB players impress at Sanlam SA Amateur

The Sanlam SA Amateur is one of the most prestigious events on the local golfing calendar. It draws some leading amateurs from across the world to compete in a 36-hole strokeplay qualifier, and then the matchplay competition for the trophy.
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Crystal takes third at Curro International

The SAGDB's leading girl, Crystal Beukes from the Boland, put in an excellent showing at the recent 2016 Curro SA Juniors International. The event is part of the Global Junior Golf Tour.
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Tumo returns to his roots

Golf has given SAGDB graduate Tumo Motaung a lot to be grateful for. The former Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation member is currently living in Singapore where he is coaching some of that country's up-and-coming juniors.
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Zethu continues her form

SAGDB graduate Zethu Myeki is establishing herself as one of the top amateur women golfers in the country. Not only was she recently selected to the national side for the first time, but she is featuring consistently in top local events.
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Western Province junior golfers get elite training

The Western Province Golf Union in partnership with Grindrod Asset Management has launched specialised high performance training for elite junior golfers. The first intake of twelve u13 golfers attended the golfLAB in Westlake industrial Park earlier this month.
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Andre shows promise in North West

The top player in the SAGDB's programme in the North West, Andre van Dyk, is enjoying an excellent start to the year. The fourteen year old from Klerksdorp featured strongly in three recent tournaments in the province.
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Success in the Northern Cape

The SAGDB's programme in the Northern Cape was only launched last year, but already it is starting to enjoy good results.
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Thamara wins in Bloemfontein

One of the SAGDB's most promising girls, Thamara Sandys, once again proved her potential at the recent Bloemfontein Golf Club Junior Open in the Free State.
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SAGDB players geared for Fish River

A total of nine players from the SAGDB will be representing Western Province at the upcoming Fish River Challenge that takes place later this month.
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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