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 the most remote areas.
It currently operates in Boland, Border, Free State, Gauteng Central, Gauteng North, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, 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 9 regions.
Our primary impact lies with the sport itself. We actively broaden the golfing community and transform its composition to be more representative of society -The learners in our programmes are often children that would never have come into contact with golf, and the additional social benefit this exposure brings is immense. These children develop to become positive and stable role models in their own communities because of the discipline and deep values they learn through the game. They further develop into healthy and active members of society as adults, and become economically independent with their acquired skills.
The SAGDB started operating in Mpumalanga in 2011 with a 14-Player Program in Witbank. Since then we have grown to just under 200 players receiving coaching in Secunda, Ermelo, Middelburg/Witbank, Pilgrims Rest, Komatipoort and Malelane.
Our biggest success to date was winning the Nomads Imperial Auto MFC SAGDB Challenge at Benoni Lake Golf Club in 2015 - This was the first ever Inter Provincial type tournament that the SAGDB held.
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