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SAGDB presence felt at Sanlam SA Women's Amateur

Players with ties to the SAGDB put in encouraging performances at the recent Sanlam SA Women’s Amateur Championship at Stellenbosch Golf Club. The event is one of the premier tournaments on the local women's circuit.

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Good showing at Sun City

A strong field of local juniors teed up at the Sun City SA u15 & u13 Challenge at Sun City last month. Played over the Gary Player Country Club, which is the home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, the event gave some of South Africa's top up-and-coming juniors the opportunity to test themselves against this iconic course.

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Long-time SAGDB servant retires

The SAGDB's development manager for the Free State region, Ratha Motaung, retired at the end of July. Motaung has been with the development board since 2002, and has made a significant impact on growing the game in his home province.

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Cole and Carl in winning Curro Aurora team

The SAGDB's two top juniors in Central Gauteng, Cole Stevens and Carl Mwale, were both part of the Curro Aurora team that claimed a thrilling victory at the SA High School Championship at the Rustenburg Golf Club this month.

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Great day for SAGDB at Hermanus

Juniors from the SAGDB programme in Boland delivered an excellent showing at the Hermanus Junior Closed earlier this month. They took gold medals in three out of the four age groups.

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Top ten finish for Cole in Tshwane

Cole Stevens continued his strong run of form this year with a good showing at the recent Tshwane Junior Open. The 16-year old from Parkview Golf Club put together rounds of 76 and 73 to finish in a tie for seventh place.

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Almost a clean sweep for SAGDB at Royal Oak

Players from the SAGDB's programme in Ekurhuleni won prizes in all three divisions at the recent junior open tournament at Royal Oak Golf Course.

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Gerhard does it again

The SAGDB's top player in Limpopo, Gerhard Pepler, continues to rack up the successes. The 17 year old defended the Mogol Open title he won last year, carding rounds of 73 and 72 to take the trophy.

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Siyanda wins in Umhlali

SAGDB graduate Siyanda Mwandla added another success to his 2017 season with victory at the North Coast Open Championships played at Umhlali Country Club. Mwandla, who is currently a development coach with the SAGDB, carded rounds of 66 and 71 to finish five under par.

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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

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