OCTOBER 2018

Cole tastes success with Central

Cole Stevens has been a revelation in South African junior golf this year. The SAGDB's top player in Central Gauteng has consistently challenged for top honours in tournaments around the country.

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Jaydon, a rising star

Western Province's Jaydon Galant put in two outstanding performances at recent events in the region. The 11-year old played in the u13 division of these tournament where most of his competitors are a year older than he is, but he more than held his own.

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SAGDB players boosted by Women's inter-provincial experience

Three juniors from the SAGDB turned out for their respective provinces at the recent SA Women's Inter-Provincial Championship at Devonvale Golf Estate. Boland's Crystal Beukes, Thamara Sandys from Free State and Mikah Poonawassy from the Northern Cape all made contributions to their team's efforts.

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Growing the game at Country Club Johannesburg

With over 100 years of history, the Country Club Johannesburg is one of the most famous clubs in South African golf. Its two championship courses in Woodmead are also amongst the top layouts in the country

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Jaydon helps lift WP to second at u13 Champs

One of the rising stars in the SAGDB's programme in Western Province, Jaydon Galant, was part of the provincial team that earned second place at the recent Nomads SA u13 Championship. The tournament was played at Koro Creek in Modimolle.

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Success in the Boland

Players from the SAGDB put in a number of strong showings at recent junior golf tournaments across the Boland region.

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Good returns in Uitenhage

Two players from the SAGDB programme in the Eastern Province recently tasted success at the Cutron Electrical Junior Open played at the Uitenhage Golf Club.

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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