OCTOBER 2016

Crystal sparkles in Boland

The SAGDB's top girl player, Crystal Beukes, claimed a massive breakthrough win with victory at the recent Boland Ladies Matchplay. This is a huge achievement for the young star, and confirmation of her incredible potential.

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Hans-Jurie plays his part in the Southern Cape's historic win

The Southern Cape claimed an historic victory at this year's South African Inter-Provincial Championship played in Port Alfred. The team defeated Gauteng North 7.5 to 4.5 in the final round to take the title for the first time in the event's 56 year history.

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Nedbank Golf Challenge backs the SAGDB once again

The SAGDB has received another major boost from the Nedbank Golf Challenge, hosted by Gary Player, and its partners. The Challenge made a donation of R450 000 to the board's various projects at a recent handover in Johannesburg.

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More success for SAGDB Boland players

The leading juniors in the SAGDB's programme in the Boland put in outstanding performances at two recent events in the province. They made their presence felt at both the De Zalze Junior Closed and Paarl Glacier events over the last month.

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Zethu on the podium again

SAGDB graduate Zethu Myeki continued her outstanding form with a third-place finish at the recent Ekurhuleni Championship in Benoni. The Border golfer shot rounds of 79, 75 and 70 to finish with the top three.

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Ethan helps Paarl GC to third at SA Junior Club Champs

One of the SAGDB's top players in the Boland, Ethan Smith, was part of the Paarl Golf Club side that competed at the 2016 Louis Oosthuizen SA Junior Golf Championship at Mossel Bay Golf Club last month. The event pits top junior club sides against each other for the national title.

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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