The South African Golf Development Board and how we make a difference
Golf’s history of tradition and etiquette, its handicapping system and discipline of self-regulation and integrity nurtures honourable qualities in its followers.
Primary – our primary impact lies with sport itself. we actively broaden the golfing community and transform its composition to be more representative of society.
Secondary – The learners in our programs 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 the society as adults, and become economically independent with their acquired skills.
Our goals are to:
“Take the game to the people”, including underprivileged communities, by providing free coaching and practice equipment. Nurture elite players by sponsoring equipment, club fees and competition participation. Make facilities more accessible.
Develop players to meaningfully participate at all levels of golf. Create heroes, stable role models and mentors in all communities.
The SAGDB aims to make golf accessible to all South Africans by providing and facilitating practice and playing opportunities for learners and talented players from all the underprivileged communities including previously disadvantaged communities. The SAGDB believes that golf is a powerful tool for social development, and growing the game will also help to build a nation to be proud of because it play and lives by the ethics and values of the game.
Through its national approved coaching programs, the SAGDB will identify and develop talented players from underprivileged South African communities who will popularise and spread the unique spirit of the game.
The SAGDB believes that moral, educational and socio-economic upliftment is vital to South Africa’s future. By making golf more accessible and more appealing, the SAGDB is recruiting South Africans to a sport that teaches an integral set of ethical rules and values, which can be applied in all spheres of life.