december 2018

SAGDB presence felt at SA Open

Louis Oosthuizen was the big winner a this month's South African Open, but his wasn't the only success being celebrated during the week. In a display of just how far the SAGDB programme has come, no fewer than six graduates from the development board teed up to compete at this year's championship.

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Top five for Mazibuko

SAGDB graduate Makhetha Mazibuko put in a strong performance at the recent Big Easy IGT Challenge Tour event at Parkview Golf Club.

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SAGDB players show their mettle at Maccauvlei

Three players with links to the SAGDB finished in the top 20 at the recent Harry Oppenheimer Trophy played at Maccauvlei Golf Club. The tournament is a GolfRSA National Order of Merit event.

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Girls give it their all in KZN

Two of the SAGDB's most promising girls competed in the recent KZN Junior Championship at Kloof Country Club.

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Season's greetings from the SAGDB

The SAGDB would like to thank all of its supporters for the contributions they have made to the development programme over the course of the last year. Your commitment to the future of golf in this country is ensuring that we can continue to develop the stars of the future.

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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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