Franklin claims fourth place in Border

The SAGDB's Franklin Manchest continued his superb form in 2016 by finishing fourth at the Border Strokeplay at the end of July. The KeNako Golf Academy player carded rounds of 73, 72 and 70 to finish on one under par for the tournament.

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Cole comes close at Modderfontein

Central Gauteng junior Cole Stevens came tantalisingly close to securing his first National Order of Merit (NOoM) junior title at the NooM Modderfontein event during July. Given the way he performed, however, it won't be too much longer until the talented fifteen year old gets his name on a big trophy.

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Coach heads for Belarus

SAGDB coach Patrick Seekoei has always set an example for his learners in terms of how to play the game. Now he is also showing them the importance of education.

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Vuyo shines at Junior Open

The top SAGDB junior in the Northern Cape, Vuyo Klaas, put in an excellent showing at the recent Free State and Northern Cape Junior Open played in Kimberley. He ended as runner up in the u19 division.

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Cole and Franklin feature at High Schools Champs

Two of the SAGDB's top players, Cole Stevens from Central Gauteng and Franklin Manchest from the Southern Cape, put in strong showings at the recent SA High School Championship. The two were representing Curro Aurora and Rundle College respectively at the event that sees top schools competing against each other for the title of best golfing school in the country.

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Six SAGDB players in Boland teams

The SAGDB's programme in the Boland has become recognised as one of the strongest in the country. This is borne out by how consistently players from the region are included in age group provincial teams.

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Success in East London

Sixteen players from the SAGDB entered the recent Border Golf Union junior tournament played at East London Golf Club. In a strong showing for the development programme, three of them finished in the prizes.

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SAGDB players taste success in Ekurhuleni

Having recently reopened its operations in Ekurhuleni, the SAGDB is already seeing positive returns. Players from the development programme took prizes at two recent junior events in the province..

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Good scores in KZN

Players from the SAGDB programme in KwaZulu-Natal took home a number of prizes at recent junior events in the province. Their presence was felt at five tournaments during the July school holidays.

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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
Tel: 021 852 8056

South African Golf Development Board
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