MARCH 2018

Cole soars at Randpark

The Central Gauteng Golf Union held its annual Champion of Champions junior event at the RandPark Golf Club last month. The event is an invitational tournament for all the winners of tournaments the year before, but also includes an open competition.

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Tebogo gets a huge boost

For a number of years Tebogo Lefifi has been slowly making a name for herself in Central Gauteng golf circles. She has emerged as one of the most talented girls to come out of the SAGDB programme for many years.

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SAGDB graduate Neo Thubisi shared some of his experience with juniors in the Free State

Tour professional Neo Thubisi came through the SAGDB ranks before turning professional in 2014. At a recent clinic held in the Free State, the Schoeman Park golfer shared some of his experience with the current crop of youngsters in the development programme.

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Success at Kuils River

Players from the SAGDB's programme in Western Province put in an excellent showing at the recent Taylormade U13/U15 Championship at Kuils River. SAGDB juniors finished in the prizes in four divisions

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SAGDB players get an opportunity at KZN Invitational

As confirmation of the strong ties between the SAGDB and the KwaZulu-Natal Golf Union, the union invited five of the board's top players in the region to compete at the recent KZN Invitational Strokeplay.

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Good returns in Stilbaai

SAGDB players put in a promising showing at the recent Stilbaai Junior Order of Merit event in the Southern Cape. Juniors from the programme challenged for prizes across three 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.


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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