september 2018

Rorisang shines in Italy

One of the SAGDB's most promising talents, Rorisang Nkosi from Pecanwood Golf & Country Club is not just making a name for himself in South Africa, but on the international stage as well.

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Cole comes close

The SAGDB's top player in Central Gauteng, Cole Stevens, came within a whisker of winning the Nomads North and South Junior Championships at the Country Club Johannesburg last month.

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Lyle wins in Kathu

Lyle Pedro is just 14 years old, but the SAGDB youngster is establishing himself as one of the top juniors in the Northern Cape. He was once again at his best last month when he took first place at the Sishen Junior Open in Kathu.

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Pepler impresses at Irene

SAGDB graduate Gerhard Pepler nearly got his name on his first big tournament trophy at the IGT Challenge Tour #10 at Irene Country Club last month.

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Tour pros dish out tips at Arabella

A group of Sunshine Tour professionals took some time out of their own practice to share their knowledge with youngsters from the SAGDB ahead of the recent Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament at Arabella Country Club.

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Mwandla hitting the right notes in KZN

SAGDB graduate Siyanda Mwandla is an inspiration to youngsters in the programme in the region. Not only has he become a coach himself, but he continues to record strong performances in amateur events in the province.

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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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